Middletown, CT Real Estate News

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Second Blog Of The 2018 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT.  Fall Has arrived in Connecticut, which means it is time for my Progression Of Fall Colors series I started seven years ago.  This is a series I hoped to continue for many more years to come, and have been able to do so far. The first two years the pictures were of a farm which is only about a minute walk from my house.  five years ago I decided to change the location for the 2014 Progression Of Fall Color Series to a lake about 5 minutes from my house on RT17.  I tried that location for two years, but the colors were not as good as I expected them to be.  Three years ago I decided to change locations again to a site on Lyman's Orchards in Middlefield, CT.  But once again that site did not produce the colors I had hop...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
First Blog Of The 2018 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT.  Fall Has arrived in Connecticut, which means it is time for me to begin my Progression Of Fall Colors series I started seven years ago.  This is a series I hoped to continue for many more years to come, and have been able to do so far. The first two years the pictures were of a farm which is only about a minute walk from my house.  five years ago I decided to change the location for the 2014 Progression Of Fall Color Series to a lake about 5 minutes from my house on RT17.  I tried that location for two years, but the colors were not as good as I expected them to be.  Three years ago I decided to change locations again to a site on Lyman's Orchards in Middlefield, CT.  But once again that site did not produce the color...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 2018 Middletown, CT South Fire District Fire Prevention Open House Oct 6, this Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The theme this year for Fire Prevention Week is "Look, Listen, Learn". A fire not only destroys homes, but is also devastating emotionally for the whole family.  Smoke Detectors are one of the best ways may be catch a fire early, and save the lives of those in the home.  Below are some facts about Smoke Alarms you may not be aware of: Three out of five home fire deaths are in homes without working Smoke Alarms.. A family has as little as 3 minutes to get out of a house before a fire becomes deadly. The death rate from a fire is twice as high in homes without Smoke Alarms as in homes with them. 47% of the reported fires in homes with Smoke Alarms, the Smoke Alarms had mi...
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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 2018 National Drive Electric Event In Middletown, CT September 15th. at Harbor Park from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.The 2018 National Drive Electric Event In Middletown, CT September 15th. is a part of the National Drive Electric Week being celebrated from September 8th. to 16th.  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)
 September 11, 2001 Never, Never 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 seventeen years ago, but also a day to honor those who lost there lives.  It is also a day for us to reflect on 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 on...
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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, and Middletown, CT will be conducting their Middletown, CT 2018 Townwide Tag Sale next weekend.  It is getting late, but if you live in Middletown, Connecticut you may still have an opportunity to participate in the Middletown, CT 2018 Townwide Tag Sale On Saturday, September 15th. The Middletown, CT 2018 Townwide Tag Sale On Saturday, September 15th, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Middletown, CT will be an excellent opportunity for area residents to find some special treasures they have been looking for.  For more information on locations for the  Middletown, CT 2017 Townwide Tag Sale, call (860) 346-7937.  
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Labor Day this year is bright, sunny, and hot, which means a great day for all the Labor Day plans that have been made.  For me the only thing I have planned for today is to just get some much needed extra sleep and rest. Normally we plan on having the family over and putting some food on the grill.  But we decided to do that yesterday, and have some good friends over to enjoy it with us as well.  We put some rib-eye steaks on the grill, baked potatoes, and corn on the cob.  We had a great time and lots of laughs, so it was a perfect day.I hope that each and everyone of you spend this Labor Day doing what you enjoy, you have earned it.  Whatever you do make sure this is a safe and happy Holiday for you and your family!!!  
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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 church I attend, Ward Street Church of Christ Blood Drive On Wednesday, September 5th., is an excellent opportunity to help alleviate the present shortage.  This blood drive has a special meaning to our church because it is being held in honor of one of our long time members who past away earlier this year.  During his illness Bob required several blood transfusions, and numerous pints of blood.  This is our church and family's way of saying thank you for the blood that Bob received, and a way to give someone else in need of blood the opportunity to receive it.  If you are not near the Ward Street Church of Christ in Wallingford, CT on Wednesday, September 5th., but want to help by donating blood, you can follow t...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 One of the things I will miss as Summer Is Coming To An End is being able to buy fresh produce on my daily walks.  There is just something extra special about hand picking my own fresh veggies off a local Farm Stand like the one in the pictures.  For now I will enjoy them for as long as I can.  
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 On my walk the other day I came across this guy, and I did not know what to make of it.  The temperature was in the 90's, so I doubt he was wearing the outfit because he was cold.  So the only thing I could think of is that he felt the need to Going Undercover by wearing this zebra costume, or maybe he is a zebra wannabe!  
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
We all have goals in life, and this guy is fulfilling his goal of Aspiring To A Higher Calling.  
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
You cannot beat Nature for beauty, and that was very evident this morning.  I went out for a long walk this morning and a long the way I came across the weeds/flowers in the pictures below.  I thought they had a simple beauty to them and it made me thing Are They Weeds Or Flowers?  So I though I would ask the opinion of those who read my blog.  So the question I pose to those who are reading this blog is in your opinion Are They Weeds Or Flowers?   
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Today is 2018 Memorial Day In Middletown, CT.  Memorial Day is a day our Country has set aside to honor the fallen men and women who have served in our Armed Forces, and put their lives on the line to ensure the freedoms we have.Memorial Day has also become a time where families get together for picnics and family fun.  Some may even attend a local parades or participate in one.  Whatever you do today I hope a part of the day is spent on reflecting upon the meaning of this day, and those who we honor.  For many today will involve traveling a fair distance to be with family and friends.  So my annual messages has become the one above, and hope today will be a day free of accidents and loss of lives.  I Hope Everyone Has A Safe AndEnjoyable 2018 Memorial Day!!! 
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Don't miss the 2018 Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords Spring Concert On May 5th at the Portland High School, Portland, CT.  I have always enjoyed the performances that I have attended in the past.  So if you have not heard the Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords, then you are in for a treat on Saturday, May 5th.The Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords perform a wide variety of music such as: Patriotic Songs Classical Songs Songs from the 1940's to the present Christmas & Hanukkah Songs The majority of the funds raised by the Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords are donated to local High Schools to fund grants for their senior students who are pursuing a career in nursing or music.  This is an excellent opportunity to help local High School Students achieve their dream both in Nursing and Music, by att...
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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 Book Sale, April 13-14, 2018 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 13-14, 2018, 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 Bo...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The Coleman Brother's 2018 Carnival Is In Middletown, CT April 5 - 14. 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 2018 Carnival Is In Middletown, CT April 5 - 14, so ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Happy Easter Sunday 2018.  This is a special day my family and I look forward to each year.  The day starts out with all of us going to at Church.  Once Church Services, and Bible Class are over we all head to my house for a special lunch/dinner. This year will are having a stuffed pork roast, and then spend time together as a family.  However, the family time will be a little bit different again this year since my oldest son Matthew, his wife Ashley, and my gorgeous granddaughter Elizabeth are now living in Greenville, SC.  So after dinner we will do FaceTime with them, and watch my granddaughter Elizabeth open up the gifts and candy we sent her.I always enjoy the special meal my wife so lovingly puts together, but it is the time we spend together as a family that truly makes this day ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The South Fire District In Middletown, CT 2018 Easter Flower Sale starts next Thursday, March 29th and will continue through Saturday, March 31st.  The South Fire District has had an Easter Flower Sale for several years now, and they always have an excellent selection of flowers to pick from.  I am making it a point to be there on Thursday so I get first picks before most of them are gone.The money that the Firemen raise goes to support a number of charities in Middletown.  So this is a great opportunity to not only get a special someone flowers for Easter, but help support area charities as well.  If you have not bought that special someone Easter Flowers yet, than consider purchasing them at the South Fire District In Middletown, CT 2018 Easter Flower Sale.  Middletown, CT South Fire...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 34th ANNUAL BUSINESS AFTER WORK AUCTION & TASTE OF DOWNTOWN "Sock Hop: Hopping for the Holidays" The next Middlesex County Chamber Of Commerce Business After Work is the Middlesex Chamber Business After Work Auction & Taste Of Downtown Sock Hop, March 27 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...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The 2018 Middletown, CT Craft & Vendor Fair will take place at Farm Hill School on Ridge Road this Saturday, March 24th.  The Craft & Vendor Fair will go on rain or shine between 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.The 2018 Middletown, CT Craft & Vendor Fair is an excellent  opportunity to eat good food, purchase great crafts, and have a lot of fun with the whole family.  So mark your calendar for this Saturday, March 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the 2018 Middletown, CT Craft & Vendor Fair.
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