Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range

Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range | MyKCM

CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) Report revealed,

National home prices increased 3.6% year over year in July 2019 and are forecast to increase 5.4% from July 2019 to July 2020.

They also analyzed four individual home-price tiers, showing the increase in each.

Here’s the breakdown:

Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range | MyKCM To clarify the methodology, CoreLogic explains,

“The four price tiers are based on the median sale price and are as follows: homes priced at 75% or less of the median (low price), homes priced between 75% and 100% of the median (low-to-middle price), homes priced between 100% and 125% of the median (middle-to-moderate price) and homes priced greater than 125% of the median (high price).”

What does this mean if you’re selling?

Price appreciation can differ depending on your price range. If you’re a homeowner thinking of selling, let’s get together to find out how much your home is increasing in value, so you can price it competitively for today’s market.


Sept. 16, 2019

Wreath Making Crafts & Sip with Agnew Florist

Join us + Agnew Florist just in time for fall to create classic autumn wreaths perfect for any setting!

Tickets are $35 per person
**include a glass of wine + all wreath making materials**

Hawk Ridge Vineyards

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Sept. 13, 2019

Beer & Oysters on the Sound Sept. 15, 2019

Beer & Oysters on the Sound 2019



The New Haven Land Trust's Beer & Oysters on the Sound benefit will return in 2019 to celebrate its 5th edition, on September 15th, from 4 to 7 PM, in the historic carousel at Lighthouse Point Park overlooking Long Island Sound. 

Beer & Oysters on the Sound is a fun tasting event that brings together the bounty of the land and sea to celebrate the success of another year of community building through gardening, urban farming, and environmental education for all.


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Sept. 12, 2019

Hill Top Corn Maze Sept 15-Oct 27th

Hill Top Corn Maze


Come and enjoy the most fun you’ll ever have getting lost this fall in the Hill Top Corn Maze!  Featuring 5 acres of towering corn and over 3 miles of pathways, the Corn Maze has a new challenging design each year with fun trivia questions throughout to help you reach the end.  A true labyrinth with no dead ends, our maze offers a confusingly delightful experience exciting and thrilling those seeking to find the one and only exit from the twists and turns of golden & green corn maze stalks!

Maze is open weekends from 11AM to 5PM starting September 15th

Admission: $8/person (children 2 and under are free) Outings and group visits: The Hill Top Corn Maze is a fun and unique venue for group visits, corporate events and team-building opportunities. Ask about the Pond Side Pines event space and maze packages! For more information, email us. Visit our FAQ page to answer all of your questions regarding the Hill Top Corn Maze.


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Sept. 11, 2019

Milford Irish Festival September 13 - 14

Milford Irish Festival

September 13 - 14


Festival with day and night live music and entertainment, food trucks, beer tents, Irish wares and free childrens activities. Gaelic football and Hurling tournaments on Saturday afternoon.


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Sept. 9, 2019

Laugh Full at Half Full


  • Thursday September 12th 07:30PM - Counter Weight Brewing, Hamden, CT
  • Counter Weight Comedy Craft Beer Night
  • Join us for an unforgettable evening of laughing and drinking, featuring some of the funniest and most talented comics from all over the Northeast. The Comedy Craft Beer Tour brings the best of Northeast comedy to local breweries, wineries, and any other venue that serves alcohol throughout New England and beyond for an evening of that keeps the drinks flowing, and the laughs coming. This tour has been doing shows in Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maryland, for 3+ years, adding more, and more venues each year. Our comics have done comedy all over the globe and now bring their experiences to some of the best local venues around for intimate evening of laughs, drinks, food, and fun. We provide the absolute funniest comedy around, featuring comics w/ television and movie credits, who perform at the major clubs and festivals throughout the country, and are some of the brightest stars of today and tomorrow. All you need to do is get your tickets and join us for a show. ***1st Beer is FREE Tonights Show Features: Marty Caproni- Sirius/XM, Regular at Comix Roadhouse and Laugh Boston Beecher- HBO,  Kristine Blinn- You Up w/ Nikki Glaser


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Sept. 9, 2019

New Partnership Promises an Exciting 2019 Kitchen Tour! 9.29.19

Following on the heels of last year's successful Kitchen Tour, KBDC is making plans for the 2019 Kitchen Tour, creating a new partnership with the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington. This unique collaboration was brought about by KBDC Owner Lorey Cavanagh and her identification with the fascinating story of Hill-Stead’s visionary and architect, Theodate Pope-Riddle. As a woman in the male dominated field of construction, Theodate Pope-Riddle’s trailblazing journey as the first licensed female architect in Connecticut resonates with her.

Black and White photograph of Theodate Pope-Riddle, Architect of Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT.Black and White photograph of Theodate Pope-Riddle, Architect of Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT.
Theodate Pope-Riddle, first liscensed female Architect in Connecticut and visionary of the Hill-Stead Museum.

“Her story is fascinating!” comments Cavanaugh, “There are few women architects now, and there were even fewer in the early part of the 20th century. As a woman in the construction field, I can totally relate to her trials and tribulations. Women in both architecture and construction are still under represented. Additionally, in the field as a whole, we’re really beginning to face a shortage of quality tradespeople, both male and female, and the fact that young women are not considering or being directed to these professions is a disservice to both. I’m excited to be featuring our work, created by women, and support an organization like the Hill-Stead, that was pioneered by a woman. We have been met with nothing but enthusiasm from the Hill-Stead Museum and I can foresee many successful kitchen tours in the future.”

“We are thrilled that Theodate Pope-Riddle’s contribution and place in history is being recognized by Lorey and her company at Kitchen & Bath Design + Construction,” says Hill-Stead Museum Director of Development, Susan Orred. “We strive to make Theodate’s story an example for young women today heading toward STEAM careers.”

The 2019 Kitchen Tour will showcase a variety of original kitchen styles designed by Kitchen & Bath Design + Construction with each stop featuring a special guest or event. All ticket sale proceeds will benefit the Hill-Stead Museum and its mission of making this exceptional house and collections accessible to the public. For the first time, this year’s self-guided kitchen tour will be held on a Sunday, September 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  More details will be revealed as they become available so be sure to visit our website often.


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Sept. 9, 2019

Mayflower Shakespeare Garden Soirée

Mayflower Shakespeare Garden Soirée

September 12


Is the backdrop for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, actually Connecticut, and not Long Island? There is certainly a case for it. Mayflower's garden soirée is a social scene where you can dance to the sounds of live music, and sip bespoke drinks inspired by the great authors that incorporate herbs from the organic garden and locally distilled liquor and dance the night away in style under Art Deco-inspired lights. Guests are welcome to dress in 1920s-style attire to complete the scene. Complimentary passed hors d’oeuvre and music.


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Sept. 4, 2019

Savor Litchfield


Savor Litchfield Is Bigger and Better Than Ever Third Year at South Farms in Morris, Connecticut

Expanded Vendor Space and All-New VIP Lounge.

TownVibe and Litchfield Magazine present the food-lover’s party of the year - Savor Litchfield - held at South Farms in Morris, Connecticut.

Foodies and other fun-loving folk can enjoy tastes and sips from more than 20 restaurants and specialty markets from the Litchfield area, all in the beautiful surroundings of the 90-acre South Farms in Morris. In addition to fine cuisine, craft cocktails, artisanal wine, craft beer, and sweets, there will be live music by the Switch Factory, local business pop-up shops, a mixology session by Litchfield Distillery, and an art tent for kids by Art Room Atelier. “Good things happen when people connect over good food,” says TownVibe publisher Geoffrey Morris.

Litchfield Distillery brand ambassador and award-winning mixologist Dimitrios Zahariadis will provide a special mixology session. He will build three delicious cocktails perfect for late summer and early fall, sharing tips that can help people take their cocktails to the next level.

The restaurant and spirits list is still growing but to date includes BritsBrand, Ciesco Catering, Community Table, Fifth State Distillery, Hopkins Vineyard, John’s Cafe, Josh Cellars, Litchfield Distillery, Market Place Tavern Litchfield, Mayflower Inn & Spa, Mine Hill Distillery, Spring Hill Vineyards, Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Sweet Lab Confections, The BakeHouse of Litchfield, West Shore Seafood, White Horse Country Pub & Restaurant.

They will be creating an array of delicious and diverse options for participants. Cuisine ranges from sustainable and seafood-focused to old-school Italian comfort food to handmade caramels. The event will also offer various wines, beers, and spirits to create the perfect ensemble—all available for one ticket price. Local businesses that will be on hand include: The Spa at Litchfield Hills, Byrde + the b, J. McLaughlin, Oliphant, Forsythia Skin Care, and Shop Cathy B.

Your chance to win tickets will be sold in support of Torrington’s FISH NWCT. Founded in 1972, FISH NWCT has evolved into the area's largest emergency homeless shelter (with 35 beds) and free food pantry. Chance to win items include certificates to New Morning Market and Forsythia Skin Care, a gift basket from Pergola, special products from Byrde + the B, and more! Guests are invited to bring donations of canned tuna, beans, rice, condiments, peanut butter, jelly, pasta sauce, healthy cereal, olive oil, laundry and dish detergent.

Pre-purchased general admission is $50, which includes food, drink, and entertainment all afternoon. A VIP pass is $100 and provides food, drink, entertainment, private parking, and access to a lounge with TV and food service. Children 15 and under are $20. Day-of-the event tickets are $60 for general admission and $110 for the VIP lounge.

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Sept. 4, 2019

Southington Music on the Green—-Sound Revue Band



Southington Music on the Green—-Sound Revue Band


Thu, 05 Sep 2019, 01:00


Southington's 26th annual "Music on the Green" outdoor concert series will feature Sound Revue on Wednesday, September 4th from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Southington Town Green (Route 10/Main St.). A classic car show will also be held at this event. In the event of inclement weather, the concert and car show will be postponed to Thursday evening. Admission is free. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating and enjoy the show! 


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Sept. 4, 2019

Brass City Brew & 'Que

The Brass City Brew & 'Que is one of the largest brew fests in New England, now in it’s 14th year includes an Amateur Pit Master BBQ competition along with barbeque inspired food options available for purchase. Music and entertainment are included in ticket price. ONLY 2100 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS **** EARLY BIRD PRICE $30 after 6/30/19 midnight price is $35   Advance Price: $35 / Day-of-Event: $40 - Provides entry & sampling in all tents - 1pm to 5pm

VERY INTIMATE PREVIEW (VIP) SESSION **** EARLY BIRD PRICE: $40 after 6/30/19 midnight price is $45   VIP Price ($45 total in advance) / Day-of-Event price: $50 - Provides entry & sampling in all tents - A maximum of 700 tickets will be sold for the Preview Session - VIP attendees will enjoy the festivities from 12 noon until 5 pm

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