Middletown, CT Real Estate News

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 All you need to do is to take a look at the two pictures above to see how Crazy Midletown, CT Weather has been this year.  It is had to believe that these two pictures were taken a week apart.  The picture on the left was taken last Friday, and the picture on the right was taken yesterday. We got clobbered with a blizzard like storm last Thursday, it dumped over 12" of snow on us, and the temperatures were in the single digits.  Yesterday the temperatures were in the 60's, with the sun shining.With temperatures that high the snow disappeared quickly. But it will not be like this for long, because the temperatures are dropping again, and more snow early next week.It is not unusual for us to have Crazy Midletown, CT Weather but this is extra crazy!!!  ************************************...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Above is a picture of how cold it was this morning at 9:08 a.m. went left my house in Middletown, CT to go to Church.  The temperature had warmed up to -1 degree.  I say warmed up because it was -9 degrees at sunrise.  These kinds of temperatures give a new understanding to the song "Baby It's Cold Outside".It is suppose to get much warmer by the end of the week, but in the meantime inside a warm house is the only place to be!!!  *************************************************************************************************  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, #...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Oddfellow Playhouse, In Middletown, CT 2018 Spring Registration is underway. Oddfellows Playhouse in In Middletown, CT is Connecticut's Largest Youth Theater, and offers Acting and Performing Classes for ages 3 to 19.  Oddfellows Playhouse Classes provide an opportunity for those who participate in the classes to perform on stage in a number of plays they present through out the year, or in their Children's Circus.  Oddfellows Playhouse teachers are among some of the best performing artists in Connecticut, and will teach skills which all class participants will benefit from regardless of their skill level or experience. Below is the list of classes and age levels for all classes offered at the Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown, CT.  Ages 3-4: Little FellowsAges 5-6: First ActGrades 1-...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The January calendar is now posted for the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown Connecticut, and they will continue to have Anything Goes Open Mic In January At The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT.   Every Monday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. will be a great opportunity for area residents to be entertained by aspiring artist. Open Mic Night is also a great opportunity for these aspiring artists 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 August 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 sp...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
2018 New Year Dinner At The Souto House.  We had our New Year's Day traditional Dinner today, and once again it was worth the wait.  Every New Year's Day we get together as a family, and we celebrate the coming of the New Year with a special New Year's Dinner, which the main course is always lobster.  With my oldest son now living in South Caroline this year it was just my wife an I and our youngest son and his wife.  Even though the whole family could not be together, the dinner was still very special. This year we each had a 7lb jumbo lobster per family.  These lobsters were so big, that one would have been enough for everyone.  We had enough left over for us all to have another meal. Along with the huge lobster tails and claws we also had stuffing, twice baked bake potatoes, diver s...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Today is Saturday and we are experiencing Another Middletown, Connecticut Saturday Snow Fall.  I am starting to think the pattern for this Winter will be welcoming in the weekend with snow.  None of the snow storms we have had so far this year have yield much snow, but all of them have dropped just enough snow to make the streets extremely slippery.The plus side is that it keeps people off the streets, and spending some quality time at home.  Let's see if this Patten continues next weekend.   ***********************************************************************************************  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 w...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 This morning I woke up to the sight of snow falling on Christmas Day for the first time in many years.  It is not unusual for us to have snow on the ground on Christmas Day, but it is unusual for it to be snowing on Christmas Day.  I can't remember the last time this happened, but for once I did not mind getting up and shoveling the snow.We only got a couple of inches of snow, as you can see in the pictures, but it was enough to turn everything white and pure.  In fact it was almost like getting an early Christmas present, and gave a little extra meaning to the song "I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas".    **********************************************************************************************  Info about the author: George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Merry Christmas To All My ActiveRain Friends In 2017.  The last couple of year's Christmas has been a little different.  Christmas has always been a day my wife and I have spent with our two son's, but now that both of them are married and out of the house we have to share them with others. My oldest son oldest son moved to South Carolina the beginning of last year, and even though my youngest son is still in CT we have to take turns sharing the Holidays with the In-Laws.  So we have had to get a little more creative then in the past. This year we are lucking out and it is our turn for my youngest son and his wife to spend Christmas with us.  We will have a special late lunch/dinner, and after  we eat we will gathered around the TV set, and FaceTime on our wide screen TV set with my ol...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  This is a time of the year for Christmas Concerts and other special Christmas presentations.  One such special Christmas presentation is A Child's Christmas In Wales At The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, CT.  On December 23th. Peter Loffredo, accompanied by John Cappaletti on piano, will bring Dylan Thomas' Holiday Classic "A Child's Christmas In Wales" to life at the Buttonwood Tree, in Middletown, CT.  "A Child's Christmas In Wales" is about a Child's memories of Christmas in Wales, in the early 1900's.  "A Child's Christmas In Wales" is a show the whole family can enjoy, and the price of admission is what each one in attendance chooses to give, as well as a donation of non-perishable food items for the Amazing Grace Pantry.  What a great way to welcome in Christmas Day. There will...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
32th Annual Holiday On Main St Middletown, CT   This weekend is the Final Week Of The 32nd Annual Holiday On Main St In Middletown, CT.  This is the fourth weekend of events leading up to Christmas week.  The first weekend was two days of events, and each weekend after has had events only on Saturday.  Every weekend has its own theme and is packed full of activities.  Below is the schedule for this fourth and final Saturday.   Saturday, December 9th 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. The Rotary Club of Middletown will be selling Popcorn & Hot Pretzel. Holiday Music by Harvest Woods Audio. The Fun Train will offer free rides on the sidewalk around the downtown throughout the day. Greet Santa and Free Horse & wagon Rides. Free Rides for Children & Adults on two mechanical animals. Holiday Photo Booth...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
One of the things I enjoy most about this time of the year is how many homeowners decorate their homes.  Some homeowner will put up a few decorations and lights, and then there are others who go ALL OUT!  This is the case on a street about a half mile from my house here in Middletown, Connecticut, on Sandhill Road.  The homeowners on this street go ALL OUT in decorating their homes and it is definitely My Favorite 2017 Holiday Display.  In fact this display of lights has been my favorite for several years. These homes on Sandhill Road are easily the best Holiday Display in Middletown, Connecticut, and I wish there was an award I could give them for the great job they do every year.  The residents on the street also put out a box for those who are stopping by to see their homes all lit ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Winter Has Officially Arrived In Middletown, CT with our first 2017/2018 Winter snow storm.  We got about 5" of snow which is a good amount of snow for our first snow fall.This first snow fall was the very wet sticky kind and froze up very quickly, making it difficult to shovel, especially at the end of driveways because of snowplows.  I do not like shoveling snow, but even I have to admit it is beautiful when it first comes down turning everything white.Below are a few pictures of our first 2017/2018 Winter snow storm in Middletown, Ct., hope you enjoy them.         ******************************************************************************  Info about the author: George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with all your #FHA, #CHFA, and #Conventional #mortgage...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 This is the time of year for fun, holiday cheer, and celebrating, and local residents will get an excellent opportunity to do that at the First Church Candlelight Christmas Concert In Middletown, CT On Dec 10th. starting at 4:00 p.m.  The First Church is located at 190 Court Street, Middltown, CT right off of Main Street. At the First Church Candlelight Christmas Concert this Sunday you will get to hear all your favorite Christmas music and much more.  The concert is free, but there is limited seating, so if you plan on going make sure you arrive early.   First Church Candlelight Christmas Concert190 Court StreetMiddletown, 06457Sunday, December 10, 2017   ******************************************************************************  Info about the author: George Souto NMLS# 65149 is ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
32th Annual Holiday On Main St Middletown, CT   This weekend is Week Three Of The 32nd Annual Holiday On Main St In Middletown, CT.  This is the third of four weekends of events leading up to Christmas week.  This first weekend was two days of events, and each weekend after will only have events on Saturday.  Every weekend will has its own theme and is packed full of activities.  Below is the schedule for this Saturday.   Saturday, December 9th 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. The Rotary Club of Middletown will be selling Popcorn & Hot Pretzel. Holiday Music by Harvest Woods Audio. The Fun Train will offer free rides on the sidewalk around the downtown throughout the day. Greet Santa and Free Horse & wagon Rides. Free Rides for Children & Adults on two mechanical animals. Holiday Photo Booth (fre...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
My Wife and went out for lunch today after Church, and I had to take a picture of where we ate at.  Those who follow Sally K. & David L. Hanson blog will know right off the bat why I felt the need to take a picture of Matty's Next Door Sports Bar.  Sally and David often blog about on or their favorite local establishments, Matty's Bar & Grill which is also a sports bar.  So as soon as I saw the sign above, I automatically taught of Sally and David.  By the way the food was very good.  ****************************************************************************************************** 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...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to be jolly then purchasing delicious Holiday cookies at the Woodrow Wilson Middle School Cookie Sale This Saturday December 2nd in Middletown, Ct from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The Woodrow Wilson Middle School Cookie Sale is not only a great way to purchase some delicious Holiday cookies, but a great way to help support the Woodrow Wilson Middle School Athletic Program at the same time.So make sure you get to the Woodrow Wilson Middle School Cookie Sale This Saturday December 2nd in Middletown, Ct from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m early and get you pick of your favorite cookies first! Woodrow Wilson Middle School Cookie Sale370 Hunting Hill AveMiddletown, 06457  ************************************************************************************...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The last Holiday Fair every year here in Middletown, CT is the Holy Trinity Church Middletown, CT Holiday Fair On December 2nd.  So this is one last opportunity to find Christmas gifts for those hard to buy for people.  Holy Trinity Church is located in Downtown Middletown, CT, and right next to the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, so it is an easy Holiday Fair to find and get to.  At the Holy Trinity Church Middletown, CT Holiday Fair On December 2nd there will be something for everyone.  There will be: Crafters Christmas Decorations Silent & Teacup Auction Plants Gift Baskets Baked Goods Cookie Walk Tag Sale   Plan on stopping by the Holy Trinity Church Middletown, CT Holiday Fair On December 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m to get some Christmas shopping done, and eat some good food. ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Winter maybe almost here, but it does not mean you need to wait until Summer to enjoy swimming again.  In fact The Middlesex YMCA Is The Perfect Place To Swim All Winter Long.  At the YMCA families can take advantage of the Parent/Child Aquatic Program, or just drop by anytime and enjoy the pool at their own convenience.So don't miss out on Summer fun during the cold Winter months.  Join the the Middlesex YMCA and treat the family to great quality family time and fun!   *****************************************************************************************************  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 #Mi...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Thanksgiving Dinner At The Souto Household In 2017 Was Truly A Day To Be Thankful!.  Thanksgiving at the Souto house is a day of family, and giving thanks for how blessed we are.  This year the Souto Household received an extra special blessing.  For the first time in three years we were all able to be together again.  My oldest son Matthew, his wife Ashley, and my gorgeous granddaughter Elizabeth flew from South Caroline to be with my youngest son Brandon and his wife Leah, and my Renee and I for this very special Thanksgiving. Today we ate, we laughed, we prayed, and we were thankful.  My granddaughter Elizabeth kept everyone entertained, and made the whole day perfect.  I am so thankful for her, she is a beaming light.  She sees no wrong, and is excited by even the smallest of things...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  Happy Thanksgiving 2017 I hope that everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving today.   Do not let the day go by without taking a few minutes to truly give thanks for all you have been blessed with, and if possible take the opportunity to be a blessing to someone else.  Today should not only be a day of giving thanks in word, but in deed as well.   Happy Thanksgiving From My House To Yours.   **************************************************************************************************************  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, #E...
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