Middletown, CT Real Estate News

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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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Townwide Tag Sales have really caught on in Connecticut.  Throughout the Summer several towns in CT. will be having Townwide Tag Sales, and Middletown, CT will be among them.  If you live in Middletown, Connecticut you will have an opportunity to participate in the Middletown, CT 2016 Townwide Tag Sale on Saturday, September 17. The Middletown, CT 2016 Townwide Tag Sale will provide the perfect chance on Saturday, September 17th, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Middletown, CT. residents to part with those precious treasures they no longer want, but do not want to just throw away.  This may seem like a long way away, but it is only two months away.  That is not much time to coordinate a large event like this which will most likely attract many Middletown, CT residents.  I need to go thr...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The ARTFARM will be performing their version of a Shakespeare classic, The Servant of Two Masters At The Middlesex Community College Grove from next Wednesday, July 13 - 17 & 20 - 24.   Every performance is held outdoor, and will be proceeded by an hour of live music at 6:00 p.m.  The Grove at The Middlesex Community College is perfect for a picnic while listening to live music.  Those who plan to attend should bring lawn chairs and/or blankets to sit on. The ARTFARM is a Non-Profit Organization, which has been performing high quality theater performance since 2001.  The ARTFARM is a very appropriate name for this performance group, because their hope is to purchase a farm in Connecticut which will be both a working farm and theater.  In the mean time the ARTFARM is holding their perfo...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Middletown Youth Lacrosse 2016 Registration is going on right now.  We did not have Lacrosse when I was growing up in East Providence, RI, but Boy OH Boy would I have loved to play this sport.  Just imagine being able to run up and down a field with a stick and whacking people.  Now that is something that I really could have gotten into, and excelled about back then.OK all kidding aside, Lacrosse is really a fun sport and becoming more and more popular.  You can registering your child for the Middletown Youth Lacrosse by going on the Middletown Youth Lacrosse Registration website and register your child.  Don't wait, register your child now while there are still openings available.  ***************************************************************************************************** In...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Mercy High School in Middletown, CT is an all girl private high school.  However, during the Summer months Mercy High School offer excellent two week long programs in Academics, Athletics, and the Arts area girls in 5th - 8th grades.  Below are the date, time, and description of the Summer Programs At Mercy High School In Middletown, CT being offered this Summer.The first Summer Program being offered at Mercy High School is called the  Higher Achievement Program (HAP).   HAP will start July 11th and run through Jully 22nd from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.  HAP is designed to "assists and prepares students entering Grades 7 and 8 for high school, reinforcing Reading, Language and Math skills needed for the HSPT (High School Placement Test)."   HAP also strives to give these young girls a feel ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
I try to walk a minimum of 10,000 steps each day, but my goal is to do at least 5 miles per day.  It is boring to walk the same route everyday, so I try to mix it up.  One of the advantages of walking as much as I do and mixing up the routes, are what I see along the way, especially the Wild Flowers Along My Walk.Nature is amazing, even with the lack of rain we have had in the last 3 weeks the flower in the pictures below which are produced from weeds, thrive even in the dry conditions we have had.  Nature knows how much sun and rain they need, as well as being able to survive the dry conditions we have been in.My wife labors to try to grow and maintain the store bought plants we have and flowers which come up every year in our front yard.  But Nature does what my wife labors to do, in ...
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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 July schedule, and they will continue to have Anything Goes Open Mic In July At The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT.  every Monday evening for the month of July, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  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 July 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 microphone is yours for the asking. Community spirit prevails. If you are a Poet, Singer, Dancer, or just want to read fro...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  2016 Music at the Mansion, Middletown, CT outdoor FREE Concert will start up again on  Wednesday, July 6, 2016.  All of the concerts will begin at 6:30 pm on the grounds of the Wadsworth Mansion, 421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, CT. If you are going to attend one of the Music At The Mansion free concerts, make a whole evening of it, arrive early and picnic before the concert beginnings.  The grounds will be open at 5:30 pm, and parking will be available at the Mansion, the Wilbert Snow School 299 Wadsworth Street, and at Mercy High School 1740 Randolph Road. Concerts will be held in light rain or showers, however, concerts will be canceled if there is a threat of thunder and lighting. Below is a list of dates and performers for the month of July. Music at the Mansion Summer Series J...
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