Middletown, CT Real Estate News

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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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The 2016 Middletown, Connecticut 4th Of July Fireworks Festival, has been scheduled for this Friday, July 1st.  This year's Fourth of July Fireworks Festival in Middletown, CT will follow a similar format to the last two year's Fourth of July Fireworks Festival. There will be a music festival before the Fireworks Display on the Connecticut River, by Harbor Park, and in front of City Hall.  The Festival will start on the City Hall front lawn at 5:00 p.m. with The Rust'd Keys, 6:15 p.m. Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, at 7:30p.m. the Jay Hoggard Quartet.  Then from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the Middletown High School Jazz Ensemble will play music at Harbor Park.   At 8:30 p.m. the music starts back up again on the City Hall front lawn with the Middletown Symphonic Band playing patriotic music thro...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Middletown, CT, CT is a very divers town.  We have a vibrant down, as well as working farms.  The picture above as well as the pictures below are of farms just down the street from me, less than 1/4 mile away.  Besides the cows, horses, and crops on these farms, they also grow their own hay.  This week a few of the Local Middletown, CT Farmers Are Out Cutting & Bailing Hay. For these Farmers this is nothing special and a lot of hard work.  But for a city folks like me, watching them haying and then bailing it is a special sight.  The local Farmers will do this several times during the Summer and beginning of Fall.  The hay they produce and bail is what their animals will survive on during the Winter months.  I hope you enjoy the pictures below of the Local Middletown, CT Farmers Out Cu...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 School is almost out which means parents will be looking for constructive activities for their children to participate in.  One of the activities parents with children entering grades 6-9 would be wise to consider is the Xavier High School 2016 Summer Athletic Camps In Middletown, CT.Xavier High School in Middletown, CT will be offering several camps this Summer which will be staffed by Xavier High School Coaches.  Below is a list of Athletic Camps which will be available at Xavier High School this Summer.    Rowing Camp   Director:Mr. Peter Belmonte, Head Crew Coach  Coaching Staff: Xavier High School and Wesleyan University           coaches, as well as high school varsity athletes.  DATES: July 18 - 22, 2016  TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm    Wrestling Camp  Director: Mr. Mike Cunningham,...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The cartoon above appeared in our local newspaper the Middletown Press.  I got a laugh out of it, so I thought I would share it.  For $15 An Hour I would give serious thought to working that window a few years from now when I retire.   ******************************************************************************  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 gsouto@mccuemortgage.com
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Even though we just started Summer, it will not be long before Fall will be here in Middletown, CT., and that means Middletown Tigers Youth Football & Cheer In Midlletown Ct 2016 Registration.  The Middletown Tigers Youth Football & Cheer Program is a very large program in Middletown, Ct., but even a program of this size has limited spots for kids on teams and cheer squads.  So that means if you want to assure your child a spot on a team, you need to register him or her early in the year.If you live in Middletown CT., in order to register your child you normally need to go to the Middletown Tigers Youth Football website www.themiddletowntigers.com and click the Register Tab to register.  However, the Middletown Tigers Youth Football & Cheer is trying to offer some opportunities to regi...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The 19th Annual Cruise Night On Main, June 15, 2016 In Middletown, CT.   The Annual Cruise Night On Main is hosted by Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Middletown tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The rain date for this event will be the following Wednesday, June 22. The 19th Annual Cruise Night On Main Street is the Third car show we have had in the last three weeks.  Even though I have enjoyed all the prior car shows, this one is my favorite. Main Street Middletown, CT will be lined up and down with hundreds of cars and spectators for this once a year event.  This is a great way to spend a weekday evening watching some amazing cars cruise Main Street Middletown, CT.  Those planning to attend should show up early to pick out a good spot.  The 19th...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Selling rental properties and dealing with landlords & tenants can be tricky and many Realtors are not equip to deal with issues that arise during the transaction.  Well the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce is providing an excellent opportunity to learn how to approach these issues when they arise, on Wednesday, June 15, from 11:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m at the Middlesex Chamber Of Commerce - Rentals, The Right Way Lunch & Learn.Agenda and topic which will be covered at the Middlesex Chamber Lunch & Learn are: Those planning to attend the Middlesex Chamber Of Commerce - Rentals, The Right Way Lunch & Learn should call Johanna Bond at (860) 347.6924 or register online  to reserve a seat ahead of time. Middlesex Chamber Real Estate CouncilLunch & Learn Rental, The Right Way 393 Main Street  Middle...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  Tomorrow, June 13th is the next Middlesex Chamber Business After Work AT Mattabesett Canoe Club.  The Mattabesett Canoe Club is and excellent restaurant located at Harbor Park, in Middletown, CT with great views of the Connecticut River.If you follow my blog then you know I love to Network, and try to make it to as many Networking Events as possible.  Networking Events are a great way to make new valuable contacts that  can help us grow our business, and have fun at the same time. There is always excellent food, and drink at all of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Networking Events, and the Middlesex Chamber Of Commerce Business After Hours at the Canoe Club will maintain that tradition by providing complimentary hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer & soft drinks.  As always the m...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  Car enthusiast will be in there glory again this year with the four Car Shows At Harbor Park, Middletown, CT. From June - September 2016.  All four car shows at Harbor Park will be held on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 12 Sunday, July 10 Sunday, August 14 Sunday, September 11 The first one is tomorrow, Sunday, June 12th.  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...
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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 June Book Sale 2016 will be held this coming Friday.  This month is the end of the school year for Middletown, CT students, so this maybe a great time to attend the Russell Library In Middletown, CT June Book Sale 2016 to pick up ready material for the kids for the Summer. Russell Library has been holding a Book Sale every month for the last few years.  So if you miss this one, you will get an opportunity to attend the next one on the second weekend in July.  The Russell Library does not generally give a lot of notice for their Book Sales, but the Book Sales tend to be on the second weekend of every month. Besides the Russell Library In Middletown, CT June Book Sale 2016 being a great opportunity to pick up reading material for the kids for the S...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The 2016 Relay For Life At Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Middltown, CT will take place on June 11-12.  Woodrow Wilson Middle School is located on Hunting Hill Road Middletown, CT next to the Middletown Board of Education.Woodrow Wilson Middle School is the perfect place for a Relay For Life Event.  Woodrow Wilson Middle School has an excellent track, and the neighborhoods around the school are safe, and a great place to take a walk or run.The 2016 Relay For Life At Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Middltown, CT  is a excellent way to contribute to a very worthy cause, as well as to get some exercise.  If you have not made plans to participate I hope you consider it, and join the many this will be participating that weekend. Relay For LifeWoodrow Wilson Middle SchoolMiddletown, CTJune 11-1...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 I live right by the South Fire District Fire House in Middletown, CT, and at least twice a year the Firemen do Vehicle Rescue Training At The South Fire District.  During the time the Vehicle Rescue Training is taking place at the South Fire District, there are a number of smashed up cars in there parking lot.  Even after the training the recked cars are left in the parking lot for a while to provide a very powerful visual effect for everyone driving by.This training involve the use of heavy machinery like the Jaws of Life, to rescue passengers and drivers involved in a car accident.  Looking at the number of cars and school buses in the parking lot really hits home on how important it is for us as drivers to take all of the precautions possible when we are behind the wheel of a car. Y...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  One of the challenges that Summer brings, is what to do to keep the kids busy once school is over.  For families in Middletown, CT there are some excellent fun Summer Time Activities to do with the kids.  One of the places families can take the kids to keep them busy and have a lot of fun, is to get a 2016 Middlesex Pool & Tennis Club Membership. Middletown, CT has been the home to the Middlesex Pool & Tennis Club since 1969.  The Middlesex Pool & Tennis Club is member owned, so members have complete control of how this wonderful facility is operated, and it is open for use by members from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The Middlesex Pool & Tennis Club offers a several membership options which will meet the need of anyone who is considering joining: Family Couple individual ...
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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, and the Jackson Chevrolet Blood Drive On Wednesday, May 25th., is an excellent opportunity to help alleviate the present shortage.  This is the first time I have seen a local car dealership provide a community service like this. If you are not near Jackson Chevrolet in Middletown, CT on Wednesday, May 25th., 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 d...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Middletown, Connecticut 2016 Youth Soccer Travel Team Registration is going on right now for both boys and girls.  Youth Soccer is a very popular sport in Middletown, and is a great opportunity for your children to interact with new kids in town, as well as some of their classmates and friends.Both of my boys played soccer as they were growing up and it is a sport all players got a lot of playing time.  If you live in Middletown CT  and have younger children go to the Middletown Youth Soccer Website  and register them today.  *************************************************************************************************** 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. ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The 2016 school year is quickly coming to an end, and the Cromwell High School Boys & Girls Cross Country teams have one final fundraiser for the year.  The fundraiser will be the Cromwell Teacher VS Students 5K On May 21st.This will be the 7th annual Cromwell Teacher VS Student fundraiser.  The goal is to promote awareness of the Cromwell High School Boys & Girls Cross Country teams, as well as healthy living for students, teachers, and the whole Cromwell Community.  I can't think of a better way to do this then a good healthy competition between students and teachers.For more information visit the Cromwell High School Boys & Girls Cross Country website, and plan to support the Cromwell Teacher VS Students 5K On May 21st.  **************************************************************...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The 2016  Middletown Kids Health & Safety Day ON Saturday, May 14th will be on Main Street downtown Middletown, CT.  This is a wonderful event each year for parents with young children, and even for individuals without children.The 2016 Middletown Kids Health & Safety Day is for the whole family, and will be packed with valuable information and special events up and down Main Street for everyone who attends.  Those who attend the 2016 Middletown Kids Health & Safety Day On Saturday, May 14th in Downtown Middletown, CT will receive:  INFORMATION Adoption, Autism, Child Care Licensing, Childhood Disease Education, Early Head Start Emergency Response (911 Simulator), Exercise & Fitness, Family Wellness, Foster Care, Healthy & Unhealthy Children's Beverages, Injury Prevention, Juvenile Di...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
I keep on reading articles about how Zillow and other Internet Companies like Zillow are going to replace Realtors and Loan Originators. We are in a great age, the age of technology.  This is a time we can have almost any information, or most anything we want at the click of a button.  Technology helps us run our business faster and more efficiently through computer automation. But no matter how sophisticated computers and technology get, they cannot eliminate what in my opinion is still desired most by clients, human contact. For this reason The Internet Will Not Replace The Human Touch In Real Estate.In the Mortgage Industry we have Loan Origination Programs which make it possible for us to produce loan documents and put a loan in process quickly.  These Loan Origination Programs enab...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  I have a couple of blogs I blog about every month, and one of them is the monthly Russell Library Book Sale.  I have made this one of my monthly blogs, because I feel it is important to support our local institutions who provide important services to our community.  The Russell Library In Middletown, CT Book Sale On May 13-14, 2016 will be next opportunity to help support this very important establishment in our community.  May is always a good month to find bargains on books at the Russell Library in Middletown, CT.  The Russell Library Book Sale is held each 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...
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