Middletown, CT Real Estate News

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 September 11, 2001 We Will Not Forget.  9/11 will Always Be In Our Hearts, and each of us has our own special reason why that day will always be a day we will never forget.  Today is a day of not only remembering the vicious attack on our country fifteen years ago, but also a day to reflect the memories, and thoughts which went through our mines as the events of September 11, 2001 unfolded. I have shared what I remember most about 9/11 before, and have made a commitment to share this memory each and every year on September 11.  Below is a special memory of that day, it is an event which hit close to home and will forever live in my heart and mind.Many innocent people lost their lives on September 11, 2001, including one whom I personally knew.  His son and my youngest son grew up playi...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Car enthusiast in upper Middlesex County have been in there glory this year with several car shows we have had.   Car enthusiast will have one more opportunity to see a car show at the Final Car Shows At Harbor Park, Middletown, CT For 2016 tomorrow, Sunday, September 11.The first three Car Shows at Harbor Park, Middletown, CT were a big success, and the final one tomorrow, Sunday, September 11th should have an equally big turnout.  Harbor Park is very visible from RT9, so anyone traveling through Middletown, CT on RT9 will be able to see it, and there is an exist right there.   These Sunday Car Shows at Harbor Park Middletown, CT are actually Cruise Nights on the CT. River from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and all the proceeds will be donated to the CT Children's Hospital Medical Center.  ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 I don't know of anyone who is not for saving money, doing things more efficiently, and conserving our natural resources.  Resident within driving distance of Middletown, CT will have an opportunity to learn how they can do that during the 2016 National Drive Electric Event In Middletown, CT September 10th. at Harbor Park from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.The 2016 National Drive Electric Event In Middletown, CT September 10th. is a part of the National Drive Electric Week being celebrated from September 10th. to 18th.  The National Drive Electric Week is a national effort which began in 2011 to bring more awareness to "availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more."  These vehicles are not only fun to...
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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 September 2016 Book Sale is this weekend.  All the Russell Library Book Sale are very well attended, however, the Russell Library September Book Sale seems to attract a higher attendance than the other months.  It my be because kids are back to school or families are back from their vacations, but the attendance always seems to be better. The Russell Library in Middletown, CT has a Book Sale every month on the second weekend of the month.  So if you miss one you will get an opportunity to attend the following month.  The Russell Library In Middletown, CT September 2016 Book Sale is a great opportunity to pick up reading material for the whole family.  There are always fiction and non-fiction books for sale, as well as cookbooks, travel, religious...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The Great Make Believe Improv Comedy Show At The Buttonwood Tree Cancelled This Month, but will be re-scheduled for the month of October.  This has become one of the popular events in Downtown Middletown Connecticut.  Downtown Middletown has become very well known for our many restaurants, as well as how Downtown Middletown comes alive in the evening hours.  One of the more popular places in Downtown Middletown, CT to go see Unique Performances is The Buttonwood Tree.  The cost of the performance are very affordable, and always entertaining.  This month the Buttonwood Tree, will continue to provide a number of special performances, but unfortunately the The Great Make Believe Improve Comedy Show will not be one of them this month.  So those who are looking to share their comedy skill...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
School starts up in Middletown, CT this week, and when my two sons were growing up the one thing my wife & I would search the newspaper for each in everyday for the month of August was the School Bus Schedule. Back then the Middletown Connecticut School Bus Schedule was not available on the Internet.  The only way we could get it was to wait for it to be published in our local newspaper, and we only got one shot at it.  If we missed it on the day it was published, we had to then run around to the neighbors to see if they cut it out of the newspaper and kept it.  Today it is very easy to find out what the School Bus Schedule is by just going on to the Middletown, CT School website and clicking on the link for the Middletown Connecticut 2016-2017 School Bus Schedule. On the Middletown Sch...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Anyone who follows my blog knows I write about and promote the town I live in, Middletown, CT every week with my Localism blogs. Noah Seidenberg is hosting an ActiveRain contest this month titled "Love Where You Live- An ActiveRain Contest August".  There are several reasons why I feel Middletown CT Is A Great Place To Live And Call Home!  In order to not make entry into Noah's contest in one lengthy blog, I have decided to submit two blogs even though I know only one will count towards the contest.In the first blog "Middletown CT Is A Great Place To Live And Call Home! ...... Part 1", I gave Five Reasons Why I Love Living In Middletown, CT.  In this second blog Middletown CT Is A Great Place To Live And Call Home! ...... Part 2 I will share a sixth reason for why I love living in Mid...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Anyone who follows my blog knows I write about and promote the town I live in, Middletown, CT every week with my Localism blogs. Noah Seidenberg is hosting an ActiveRain contest this month titled "Love Where You Live- An ActiveRain Contest August".  There are several reasons why I feel Middletown CT Is A Great Place To Live And Call Home!  In order to not make this entry into Noah's contest in one very long blog, I have decided to submit two blogs even though I know only one will count towards the contest.In this first blog Middletown CT Is A Great Place To Live And Call Home! ...... Part 1, I will give five reason why I love living in Middletown, CT, and in the second blog Middletown CT Is A Great Place To Live And Call Home! ...... Part 2, I will give a sixth reason of why I love liv...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The Middletown, CT Wadsworth Mansion Open Air Market & Festival On, August 28th is a really special event to take the whole family to.  The 700 foot long lawn area leading up to the historic Wadsworth Mansion, in Middletown, CT will be transformed into a marketplace & festival for local vendors and residents.The local vendors will be made up of both local made products and locally grown produce.  You can walk from tent to tent and purchase items such as:Fresh Produce,FruitsCheeseBreadsPrepared FoodsPaintingsPotteryJewelryAnd much more! There will also be live music performed on the patio of the Wadsworth Mansion which families can listen to while enjoying their lunch.  The Wadsworth Mansion Open Air Market & Festival On, August 28th is truly a special experience, so make it a point sh...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 It is almost back to school time and the Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church is trying to getting kids ready for school with their Celebrate Me Cultural Bazaar & Back To School Day On, August 27th.  Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church has hosted this event for several years now, and are looking forward to another big turnout this year.At the Celebrate Me Cultural Bazaar & Back To School Day On, August 27th. kids will be provided with free school supplies, and will be treated to food, games, and entertainment as well.  This will be a fun packed day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  So if you have school age kids and are in the Middletown area, stop by the Celebrate Me Cultural Bazaar & Back To School Day On, August 27th., and get your kids ready to go back to school.   *****************************...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Last week we lost power for 6 hours and I Got To Use My Generator For The First Time! Don't get me wrong I do not want to lose power and have to use the generator, but it sure feels good to know it is there when I need it.In On August 27, 2011 we got hit with Hurricane Irene here in CT.  With limited notice I prepared for Hurricane Irene as best as I could by doing most of the items listed on the Hurricane Preparedness List below.  The precautions I took were good for most of the Hurricanes we have had in the past, since most of the time we only lose power for a few hours.Hurricane Irene hit CT hard, and the CT coastline received major damage, but here in most parts of  Middletown, CT we only lost power for a short time.  However, Hurricane Irene was followed two months later by a major...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The nets are already up for the 30th Middletown Connecticut Mud Volleyball Tournament, August 20th.   Every year the Middletown CT Mud Volleyball Tournament takes place at Zorn's Pond in Middletown, Connecticut, to raises money for the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut. The tournament has grown each year, and there have been years in the past they had to put teams on a waiting list, because the Middletown Connecticut Mud Volleyball Tournament was not able accommodate all of the teams who applied. The picture to the right is the tournament winners for the last two years, 99 Problems. I get a kick out of reading some of the names of the teams, my favorite was a few years ago, "I Hope That's Mud".Last year there were 187 teams who participated in the 29th Middletown Mud Volleyball Tourna...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  This has been another excellent year of Car Shows At Harbor Park, in Middletown, CT, and tomorrow will be the 3rd Car Show At Harbor Park, In Middletown, CT.  All the car shows at Harbor Park are held on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Harbor Park is very visible from RT9, so anyone traveling through Middletown, CT on RT9 will be able to see it, and there is an exist right there.  Harbor Park hosted these Car Shows for the first time two years ago, and it looks like these car shows have become an annual event.  Harbor Park is right on the CT River, so this is a beautiful location for a car show, and I am looking forward to seeing what cars are there this year. Don't miss out on this 3rd Car Show of this year tomorrow at Harbor Park, in Middletown, CT. from 3:...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Middletown and area residents are in for a real treat at the 5th Annual Middletown Music Festival On August 12th.  There will be not only excellent music, vendors, games, and auction, but to top it off it is FREE.There will be two stages on the grounds of Middlesex Community College, in Middletown, CT for the 5th Annual Middletown Music Festival On August 12th with 30 local bands, singers, and songwriters.  The music will range from jazz, funk, folk, alternative, hip hop, and rock & roll.  So no matter your music taste there will be a band for you.  This is an excellent event to take the whole family to. Middlesex Community College100 Training Hill RoadMiddletown, CT 06457.August 12, 2016 Contact: Jennifer Shafer (860) 770-4111   *********************************************************...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
    The Middletown Motorcycle Mania 2016 will be held this Wednesday, August 10th.  We have had a number of Car Shows here in the Middletown, CT area, but this is the only Bike show I am aware in the area this year.  This is the 11th Annual Middletown Motorcycle Mania event, and each one has drawn thousands of people to Main Street Middltown,CT to see these amazing bikes. Main Street Middletown will be blocked off for Middletown, CT Motorcycle Mania 2016, but there is plenty of parking in parking lots around Main Street.  Hopefully the weather cooperates and this event goes off as scheduled.  For more information go to www.motorcyclemania.com Below are some pictures I have taken of past Middletown, CT Motorcycle Mania events.   Middletown Motorcycle ManiaMain Street Middletown, CT 0645...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The Great Make Believe Improv Comedy Show At The Buttonwood Tree, in  Middletown Connecticut.  Downtown Middletown has become very well known for our many restaurants, as well as how Downtown Middletown comes alive in the evening hours.  One of the more popular places in Downtown Middletown, CT to go see Unique Performances is The Buttonwood Tree.  The cost of the performance are very affordable, and always entertaining.  This month the Buttonwood Tree, will continue to provide a number of special performances, of which The Great Make Believe Improve Comedy Show In Middletown, CT. tomorrow night Sunday, August 7th is one of their most popular.   The Great Make Believe Improv Comedy Show   The Great Make Believe Improv Comedy Show At The Buttonwood Tree, is organized by The Great Make...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  This weekend is the Old Saybrook, CT 53nd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival July 30 & 31, 2016, and a great opportunity for the whole family to spend quality time together.  Admission & parking are free, and the Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on the Old Saybrook Town Green, so it is easy to get to and admission & parking are free. The 53rd Arts & Crafts Festival will feature fine art and hand-made crafts such as: Acrylics Photography Jewelry Oil Painting Wood Sculptures Glass Creations   There will also be food, and live acoustic music throughout the weekend.  So make plans to take the whole family this weekend to the Old Saybrook, CT 53rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival July 30 & 31, 2015, and spend excellent time together.   Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce 53rd Annual Arts & Crafts...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Kali Stoddard Performing At The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT on July 29th. from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Kali Stoddard is an alternative/folk artist and singer-songwriter.  Kali has opened for many well know artist and groups, and is presently working on his new recording "Laugh Live Love"Kali is a very talented young man who began his music career at the age of 17, and has a passion for music.  “I strive to create more than Feel Good Music, I create Get Good Music. Music is medicine for the masses. When we come together, we treat the ailments in our society and communities. This is something I cannot ignore, nor should anyone else.”Kali's performance at the Buttonwood Tree this Friday, July 29th, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. promises to be a special time for those in attendance, so...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
   The Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater along with the Middletown, CT Commission on the Arts, Kids Arts Program is sponsoring the 28th Annual Children's Circus In Middletown, CT On July 29.  The 28th annual performance of the Children's Circus will be held at Spencer School in Middltown, CT  at 5:00 p.m.  Children entering 3rd grade in September (or 8 years old) up to and including the age of 14 will be performing skills they have been learning and training for the last 5 weeks.  Children performing at the 28th Annual Children's Circus In Middletown, CT come from all walks of life and back grounds, which makes this an even more special annual event. Make sure to show up early on Friday, July 29th to ensure a spot at the 28th Annual Children's Circus In Middletown, CT.  For more infor...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 On my daily walks I pass by three farms.  Each of them have various farm animals, especially cows.  Normally all of the animals appear to be happy grazing on the grass which is plentiful this time of the year.  However, to day was hot and humid, and it was not pleasant to be outside, not even for the normally happy farm animals.  This one guy in particularly did not look to be having a good time.  He had flies all over him, and just looked miserable.  Which left me thinking Have You Ever One Of These Days???  ****************************************************************************** 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 whi...
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