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Sep 152014
 

SOLD SIGNTown Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this most recent list of property transfers in the town of Orange.

• 831 College Street, $190,000, John Greenspun to Daniel Fitzmaurice, filed at town hall on Sept. 2.

• 564 Lamplight Lane, $620,000, Jennifer Polla to Fengnian Xia, filed on Sept. 2.

• 42 Skyview Road, $920,000, Roger Elias to Abisola Afolalu, filed on Sept. 8.

• 344 Fairlea Road, $250,000, Dennis Mendillo to Linda Loschiavo, filed on Sept. 8.

• 302 Goose Lane, $585,953, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Sharon S. Melmed TR, filed on Sept. 10.

• 433 Derby Ave, $165,000, Jesenia Knipping to Che R Tiernan, filed on Sept. 11.

Aug 292014
 

ISxzxppbs6kkhs0000000000Absolutely perfect 3 bedroom 2 bath updated kitchen wood floors all new paint new roof gutters windows perfect for large party’s huge outdoor patio off the kitchen this is a must see on a corner lot. city water

Check out 464 Lambert Road on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 1-3 p.m.

Nice 1,704 sq ft home on 1.12 acre lot.

Has central air, security system, 1 car attached garage, all for $359,900.

 

 

 

Aug 282014
 

-home-for-sale-sold-sign.167190117_stdI know someone who’s been trying to sell her home for nearly a year. The place is gorgeous on a beautiful property in a great neighborhood, so, why isn’t it selling?

It could be the price, or the fact that there are other beautiful homes in the area that also are on the market.

This series, though, is geared toward the typical middle class home buyer.

There are 10 things you should know, according to housemaster.com

Any one of these 10 things could be a red flag for the home buyer.

Orange Live will run each of the items on different days so you will be able to absorb the information and check your prospective home for any problems.

#1 — You’re also buying a neighborhood:

“Neighborhoods are a vital part of the home buying process – make sure you visit at different times of the day to get a true sense of the neighborhood.

Also, consider trends when looking for your next home.

Does the neighborhood have a Homeowners Association (HOA)?

Are the homes in need of repair? Is the neighborhood going down rather than up-and-coming?

What is local crime like?

A neighborhood can be the most obvious red flag for a buyer.”

— source housemaster.com

 

Aug 242014
 

Stunning, inside and out

Stunning, inside and out

595 Cedar Grove, Orange

STOP Looking! Custom Colonial located on Cul-De-Sac in Private Broadview Subdivision.

Grand 2 Story Entry Foyer, Architectural Windows, Gourmet eat in kitchen w/ Granite countertops, Pantry & High End appliances w/ Slider to 2 Tier Deck w/ Jacuzzi Tub , Open fireplace, livingroom w/ fireplace, dining room  w/ Crown Molds & Chair Rail, Den, 3-4 Bed, 3 Full Baths, Master Suite.

Finished Media Room in lower level, Bonus Room, Pocket & French Solid  Core Doors, hard wood floors, 2 Car Garage, C AIR, City Water, Private Location, Walk to Trails & Golf Course.

All the Bells & Whistles. Seeing is Believing!

Request a private showing with Charles Kroopneck. Call 203-668-4954.

Move in condition 2,712 Sq Ft home on 1.81 acres. Offered for $539,999 (Sellers lowest price).

Elementary School: Turkey Hill Middle School: Amity High School: Amity

Aug 112014
 

40 Woodside Drive

40 Woodside Drive

Looking for a rental home in Orange?

Check out this one at 40 Woodside Drive.

It’s available immediately for $2,100 month — one year lease. Two month deposit ($4,200 on signing)

The 1,876 sqft home has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, attached 2 car garage, fireplace, lawn and storage space.

Located in a quiet neighborhood off of Route 34.

Aug 112014
 

SOLD SIGNThe Town Clerk’s Office released the latest list of property transfers from the town of Orange.

Here’s what sold between and August 6-8.

• 100 Cummings Drive, $363,000, Carol Konowitz to Joanna Korsh, filed at Town Hall on Aug. 6

• 34 Williamsburg Drive, $492,369.80, Bryan Chang to Francine Lytwinick, filed on Aug. 8

Aug 112014
 

an aerial shot of the Ohman Ave. property

an aerial shot of the Ohman Ave. property

At the last Town Plan And Zoning Commission meeting, Zoning Enforcement Officer Paul Dinice said a settlement had been reached with Frank Rogers (aka Fran Clark Woodruff Rogers), whose blighted properties have been a thorn in the town’s side for several years.

Rogers owns properties at 238 Old Grassy Hill Road, 661-663 Orange Center Road, and 158 Ohman Avenue, all of which have at one time or another been under investigation for alleged violations of the Anti-blight ordinance.

With the TP&Z blessing, Dinice lodged fines against Rogers, which began to run into the tens of thousands of dollars.  ($26,000 per property)

A settlement was finally reached on Aug. 1, which includes the following:

Rogers is to pay the town of Orange $4,000 of which $500 would be payable in cash, certified check or bank check immediately. The remaining $3,500 would be paid over a seven-month period beginning Aug. 2014.

The town would put liens and deeds on all three properties, and Rogers must agree to sell the home on Ohman Avenue, which has been the subject of conversation at the TPZC meetings for various reasons for several years.

The properties will be closely monitored and cannot violate any of the town ordinances hereon in.

At our request Dinice obtained and released the details of the settlement agreement today.

The full 37 page settlement agreement can be found HERE

Aug 062014
 

-home-for-sale-sold-sign.167190117_stdTown Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released the latest list of property transfers from the town of Orange.

Here’s what sold between July 15 and August 5.

• 382 Dogwood Road, $314,150, Scott McNamara to Stacey Lynn Capella, filed with town hall on July 16.

• 817 Taft Road, $145,000, Sheryl Lynn Lofgren to Teresa Valerio, filed on July 18.

• 130 Sunrise Circle, $537,139, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Robert Fertel, filed on July 18.

• 667 Derby Milford Road, $278,000, Billie Sue Ferris Tr to Anne Marenna, filed on July 18.

• 454 Barton Drive, $380,000, Alasdair Roe to Jesse Gosselin, filed on July 22.

• Address unavailable, $730,000, Tim Marsh to Kerrie F. Gagliardi Residential Trust, filed on July 23.

• 26 Hall Drive, $325,000, Carolyn Bonvicini to Judith Smith, filed on July 24.

• 377 Dogwood Road, $298,000, Linda Sheehan to Matthew Welander, filed on July 28.

• 620 South Greenbrier Drive, $425,000, Audrey Schulman Trust to Soo Jung Jang, filed on July 29.

• 494 Ridge Road, $365,000, Michael DiRienzo to Richard Isacoff, filed on July 30.

• 955 Old Coach Road, $350,000, Castleberry Associates LLC to Matthew Rabuse, filed on July 31.

• 667 High Ridge Road, $317,000, Sara Restrepo EXIX to Branimir Lah, filed on July 31.

• ___ Prudden Lane, $400,000, Michael Coppola Jr. to Dara Peck, filed on July 31.

• 601 Saddle Ridge Road, $155,750, Carolyn Vaughn Tr. to Ru Jun Wang, filed on July 31.

• ___ Howellton Road, $$225,000, Carmela Lachina Est. to Pascal Panza, filed on July 31.

• 834 Dentree Drive, $343,000, Harriet Lattanzi Est. to Alan Baubonis, filed on Aug. 4.

• 252 Currier Drive, $685,000, Tea Canna to Matthew Eagle, filed on Aug. 5.

• 620 East Slope Drive, $409,000, Jeffrey Kornblut to Joseph Cannizzaro, filed on Aug. 5.

 

 

Aug 052014
 

The location of a proposed Dunkin' Donuts with drive thru.

The location of a proposed Dunkin’ Donuts with drive thru.

The Town Plan & Zoning Commission will meet at the Orange Town Hall, Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m.  Here’s the agenda:

      1. SITE PLAN APPLICATION – Submitted by Sixty Five Marsh Hill Road, LLC – Frank Dilieto for property known as 0 Salemme Lane a.k.a Assessor’s Map 3-1-6. The proposal is for the use of the property as a temporary warehousing/dumpster supply company. Empty dumpster-containers will be stored on-site and enclosed with a slatted chain link fence.

      3. Review of the Minutes from the July 15, 2014 Special Meeting.

4. Old Business.

5.   New Business.

  1. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS *(4)    

APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE – Submitted by Mike LaRocco for property known as 119 Old Tavern Road. The proposal is to construct an addition to an existing garage.   A larger ground coverage is requested as per Section 383-26 I (3) (a) of the Orange Zoning Regulations.

 

*APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY SPECIAL USE EARTH MATERIALS REMOVAL & FILLING – Submitted by Tramontana, LLC. & 226 Boston Post Associates, LLC. For property known 226 Boston Post Road & 308 Indian River Road. The proposal is to construct a 1,825 sq. ft. new bakery/takeout store (Dunkin’ Donuts) with parking and associated site work. An APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES has also been submitted.

 

*APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE – Submitted by Tramontana, LLC. & 226 Boston Post Associates, LLC. For property known 226 Boston Post Road & 308 Indian River Road. The proposal is to construct a 1,825 sq. ft. new bakery/takeout store (Dunkin’ Donuts) with parking and associated site work. A special permit is required for a Drive-thru Service Window, ordering at a service counter, and take out service. A SITE PLAN APPLICATION, an ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT, and a LIGHTING SUPPLEMENT have also been submitted.

 

*APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY SPECIAL USE EARTH MATERIALS REMOVAL & FILLING – Submitted by MLG Real Estate LLC. For property known 205 Edison Road. The proposal is to construct a 40,280 sq. ft. addition to an existing 75,000 sq. ft. industrial building. An APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES a SITE PLAN APPLICATION, an ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT, and a LIGHTING SUPPLEMENT have also been submitted.

Jul 292014
 

DSC09801The consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has analyzed the federal data and found the best places for homeownership in Connecticut, and out of 60 communities Orange ranked among the top ten.

Owning a home in Connecticut can be expensive – that’s why nerdwallet’s methodology rates affordability, as well as population growth and housing availability. Orange scored well by these metrics, boasting a high homeownership rate of 87.4%.

Here’s what NerdWallet Researchers had to say about Orange.

9. Orange

Just a few miles outside New Haven, Orange is proud of its rural roots; indeed, it still maintains some active farmland and puts on a local country fair, with an emphasis on its agricultural origins. Yet the town also takes care to maintain economic viability, housing the North American headquarters for the candy maker Pez, the United Illuminating Company and Southern Connecticut Gas. Efforts by the Orange Economic Development Corporation have also been largely successful, with 32 new businesses in 2012 alone.

You can see the full story on NerdWallet HERE.