Middletown, CT Real Estate News

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The Russell Library In Middletown, CT Book Sale, April 7-8, 2017 will be going on this Friday through Saturday.  April is always a good month to find bargains on books at the Russell Library in Middletown, CT.  The Russell Library Book Sale is held every month by the Friends of the Russell Library.  This is a great opportunity to pick up books for the whole family. There will be both fiction and non-fiction books for sale, as well as cookbooks, travel, religious, history, home, hobby, biography, and children picture books.But books will not be the only thing for sale at Russell Library In Middletown, CT Book Sale, April 7-8, 2017, there will also be VHS cassettes, and books on tape.  The price, are you ready, $5 per bag.All of the money from the Russell Library In Middletown, CT Book S...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The Coleman Brother's 2017 Carnival Is In Middletown, CT April 6 - 15. Coleman Brothers is a small Carnival that comes to Middletown, Connecticut every year, and all the kids in town look forward to it.  As you can see from the banner above, and the pictures below, the Coleman Brother's Carnival is mainly geared to the younger kids, but there will lots of teenagers around all week partaking in the fun. The Coleman Brother's Carnival is easy to get to, it is located at Palmer Field right off of Washington Street, RT66 in Middletown, CT.  I took the pictures early in the day before they opened up, that is why there is no one in the pictures, but trust me these rides will be packed with kids later in the day and evening. Coleman Brother's 2017 Carnival Is In Middletown, CT April 6 - 15,...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The next Middlesex County Chamber Of Commerce Business After Work is the Middlesex Chamber Business After Auction & Taste Of Downtown, March 28 at the Italian Society.  This is one of my favorite Middlesex County Chamber Of Commerce Business After Work events, because besides the great networking, they also have an Auction, and Taste of Downtown. Last year I got to taste the food of some of the best Middletown Downtown Restaurants, some of which I had not been to before.  Since then I have frequented several of the Restaurants and the food was even better than what they served at the Taste of Downtown.  Along with the food there is also an open bar with complimentary beer, wine, and soda all evening. I also enjoy the Auction every year.  This year there will be approximately 100 item...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 One of the most valuable things we have is our time, so making the best use of our time is very important.  That is why the Middlesex Chamber Time Management Workshop On March 21st is a must attend.  The "Time Management: The Two Faces of Time Management" Workshop will be held at the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, at 393 Main Street, Middletown, CT on March 21, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m,At the "Time Management: The Two Faces of Time Management" workshop attendees will learn ways to control their day, even with all the interruptions we face throughout the day.  The techniques on how to plan and prioritize our day more effectively will benefit those in attendance not only professionally, but also in our personal life.  Managing our time will effectively reduce stress and make us m...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The Russell Library In Middletown, CT March 2017 Book Sale is this weekend.  All the Russell Library Book Sale in Middletown, CT are always very well attended, and the March Book Sale should also have a good attendance as well.  It is starting to get close to the end of the school year so kids may need reading material for book reports, and the March Book Sale would be a great opportunity to pick up books for those book reports.  Besides picking up material for those end of the school year book reports, the Russell Library In Middletown, CT Book Sale March 2017 is a great opportunity to pick up reading material for the whole family.  There will be both fiction and non-fiction books for sale, as well as cookbooks, travel, religious, history, home, hobby, biography, and children pictur...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The old saying if March comes in like a Lion it leaves like a Lamb, and if March comes in like a Lamb it leaves like a Lion.  But the last three years March has not followed this pattern, and I am hoping it breaks that pattern this year.  Three years ago March came in like a Lion, and left like a Lion.  Two year ago it was more like two year ago March coming in like a Lion and leaving like a Lion Cub.  Last year after a not so nice February, March came in like a Lamb and left like a Lamb, but then nature played an April Fools Joke on us, when we got hit with snow April 3rd. This Year March Has Come In Like A Lamb, I Hope It Goes Out Like A Lamb. This year we got a huge snow storm that dumped 18" of snow on us.  But for the most part we have had an unusual warm February, so I am hoping ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The Russell Library, In Middletown, CT Is Offering Online Magazines for its members.  The online downloadable magazines are made available through "LION" the world's largest newsstand.  The "LION" online magazines are full color interactive digital magazines.  Because the magazines are downloadable there is no checkout period, and no limit on the number of magazines which can be downloaded.All Russell Library members need to to is to click the link below to view some of the magazines available:ZINIO - DOWNLOADABLE MAGAZINES 123 Broad StreetMiddletown, CT   *************************************************************************************************  Info about the author: George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with all your #FHA, #CHFA, and #Conventional ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The Daffodils Are In Disagreement With The Groundhogs.  It was 65 degrees in Middletown, CT today and the daffodils seem to be disagreeing with the groundhogs.  The groundhogs predicted 6 more weeks of Winter, but the daffodils are saying it feels like Spring and we are ready tp start blooming.    *************************************************************************************************  Info about the author: George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with all your #FHA, #CHFA, and #Conventional #mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes #Middletown, #Middlefield, #Durham, #Cromwell, #Portland, #Higganum, #Haddam, #East Haddam, #Moodus, #Chester, #Deep River, and #Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or gs...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 I think these people are nuts but as you can see from the pictures in the flyer above, they may be nuts but they appear to be having a lot of fun.  I could not imagine jumping into ice cold water in the middle of Winter, but that is what participants in the Annual Special Olympics 2017 Penguin Plunge In Middletown, CT February 25, 2017 at Crystal Lake by the Polish Falcon's Club. February tends to be one of our coldest month, and as a result Crystal Lake has frozen in the past.  But hopefully the temperature will be warm enough for the lake not to freeze, and participants will be able to take their plunge.  I am shivering just at the thought of doing that.The Penguin Plunge is the Connecticut Special Olympics largest fundraiser and Middletown is just one of the locations in Connecticut...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
We got very little snow in Middletown, CT this Winter, that is until Thursday.  On  Thursday we got blasted with 18" of snow, and now that it has started there has been Two More Snow Falls For Middletown, CT.  It just does not seem to want to stop!  Since Thursday we got about another 1" of snow from Friday night into Saturday, and then starting at about 10:00 a.m this morning we got another 4"-5".  Now it is raining freezing rain, so the commute to work tomorrow morning should be real fun.I hope this is it for a while, but something tells me now that Winter is showing its ugly side, it will not stop until sometime in April.  Hopefully we will get some warm weather to melt some of the snow away before we get hit with a big one again.  I am running out of room to stack up the snow.  :(  ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Don't miss out on this excellent Social Media Marketing Workshop At The Middlesex Chamber On February 14th. Learn how social media can work for you business by learning how to use social media effectively.Creating an effective posting schedule.Proper posting techniques, what works.Collecting Emails.E-blasts.Facebook Ads.So register right now to make sure you have one of the limited spots available. ******************************************************************************************************* Info about the author:George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with all your #FHA, #CHFA, and #Conventional #mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes #Middletown, #Middlefield, #Durham, #Cromwell, #Portland, #Higganum, #Haddam...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 A month ago we were supposed to get hit with a major snow storm but we luck out and only got 6".  Well We Did Not Luck Out This Time, We Got Hit With 18" Of Snow In Middletown, CT yesterday.The snow started to come down before 6:00 a.m. and kept on coming down really heavy until about 3:30 p.m.  To top it off the wind was blowing pretty good, which made it very difficult to snow blow the snow.  To top it off I could only blow the snow in one direction, or else it would just blow right back in my face.  Even with blowing the snow with the wind, some of the snow still blew back on my face as you can see from the picture on the right.  The icicles on my mustache did not want to thaw out, even after I came back into my nice warm house from snow blowing my driveway and my neighbors for 4 ho...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The February calendar is now posted for the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown Connecticut, and they will continue to have Anything Goes Open Mic In February At The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT.  The Buttonwodd Tree will continue to have Anything Goes Open Mic every Monday evening for the month of February  from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. like they have in previous months.  Open Mic Night is a great opportunity for all hopeful performers to get on stage and show what they got.  Anything Goes Open Mic At Buttonwood Tree is open to all types of performances, experienced and novice a like.  So every Monday in the month of February will be an opportunity to showcase your talents, and nurture them with this supportive group. Recite a poem, sing a song, dance, read some spoken word, the micropho...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Women's Business Alliance and The Real Estate Council will be hosting the Create With Clay, Network & Have Fun at the Creative Girl Studios at 360 Main Street, Middletown, CT.   At this event those in attendance will be making their own clay pins or pendants.  Also at this event the Chamber will provide refreshments and snacks, but if anyone wants to have a beverage with a little more kick they will need to bring their own.I don't understand why the Middlesex Chamber's Women's Business Alliance and The Real Estate Council is limiting this event to just female members.  How do they know we men would not enjoy the Create With Clay, Network & Have Fun event on February 8th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. as well???  Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Women's Busines...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The Tempest by William Shakespeare was his last play, so you will not want to miss it when the Oddfellows Playhouse Presents The Tempest From January 26th - February 4th.  The Tempest is a Shakespeare classical about a shipwreck which goes awry when a sorceress and her daughter entice a group of Italian Royal Castaways onto a magical Island. This will be an excellent opportunity for area residence to not only see William Shakespeare's last play, but also an opportunity to see some aspiring young performers show their talents at a very young age.  Below is a schedule of dates when The Tempest will be performed at the Oddfellows Playhouse from January 26th - February 4th, 2017.     For more information contact the Oddfellows Playhouse at the phone number or e-mail below. Oddfellows Pla...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The Middlesex Chamber Of Commerce will be holding an Open House on Wednesday, January 25th between 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Chamber Office at 393 Main Street, Middletown, CT.  The Middlesex Chamber Of Commerce Open House On January 25th. is an effort by the Middlesex Chamber to increase membership.The Middlesex Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most active Chamber of Commerce in CT.  There is always something going on at the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, and plenty of opportunities to get involved.The Middlesex Chamber Open House wil be hosted by the Chamber Ambassadors, and members of the Chambers Young Professionals Alliance, who will provide information to those in attendance about the benefits, resources, and opportunities the Middlesex Chamber offers to its members.  At ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The American Red Cross Is In Need Of Blood Donations once again, and the Grace Lutheran Church Blood Drive On Monday, January 16th., is an excellent opportunity to help alleviate the present shortage.  If you are not near the Grace Lutheran Church in Middletown, CT on Monday, January 16th., and want to help by donating blood, you can follow this link on the American Red Cross website to find a location near you.According to the American Red Cross O-Positive blood is always the most in demand, because 45% of the people in the United States have either O-Positive or O-Negative blood.  Donors with type "O" blood are universal donors, their blood can be given to people of all blood types.Here are some facts that I did not know about the American Red Cross and donating blood: The American R...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
We Lucked Out Again In Missing The Brunt Of Another Snow Storm Yesterday.  Even though the snow started to come down around 10:00 a.m. and did not stop until after 9:00 p.m., we only got about 6" here in Middletown, CT.   This was the second snow storm of the year, and so far we have been on the low side of both snow falls.  However, January is starting off with lots of the white stuff, and more is expected on Tuesday. Even though we missed out on the brunt of the snow yesterday, the roads were very slick, and we had a 20+ car pile up on I-91.  The pile up caused I-91 here in Middletown, CT to be closed for several hours. Above is a picture of my neighbor snow blowing his driveway, and his grandson D'Andre doing a fantastic job of supervising grandpa.  Below are a few more pictures to ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  We have lucked out so far this year in my part of Connecticut, but the Northern part of the state has not been as lucky.  We got a couple of snow falls in December, but nothing major.  At about 3:00 a.m. today the snow started to fall for Our First Snow Fall In Middletown, CT In 2017, but once again it was only a few inches. It is very unlikely we will continue to luck out and avoid the major snow storms, but for now I am happy we have not got hit with on so far this Winter.  Below is a couple of pictures of Our First Snow Fall In Middletown, CT In 2017.         ******************************************************************************  Info about the author: George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with all your #FHA, #CHFA, and #Conventional #mortgage ne...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown Connecticut has put out their January schedule, and the Buttonwood Tree will host Acoustic Open Mic Night With Bob Gotta On Thursday, January 5th. from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  So if you can play the piano, congas, or any other instrument, Acoustic Open Mic Night with Bob Gotta is a great Opportunity to get on stage and show what you got! Sign-up's for Acoustic Open Mic Night with Bob Gotta begin at 6:30.  So show up early and  do not miss out on this opportunity to strut your, and show everyone what you got at the Buttonwood Tree, in Middletown, CT.     Buttonwood Tree 605 Main St., Middletown, CT “Acoustic Open Mic Night With Bob Gotta January 5, 2017 7:00 p.m. To 10:00 pm     ************************************************************************...
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