Middletown, CT Real Estate News

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  This is an excellent time of the year for local church fairs, and the 2017 St. Sebastian Church Harvest Fair On November 4th is one of the better ones.  The St. Sebastian's Church Fair in Middletown, CT has a little something for everyone.  There will be: Music Food Crafts Raffles Auction And Much More   So don't miss out on the 2017 St. Sebastian Church Harvest Fair On November 4th, I promise you will have a great time.   St. Sebastian Church2017 Harvest Fair, November 4, 2017155 Washington Street Middletown, CT 06457Phone (860) 347-2638 Website      ****************************************************************************************************  Info about the author: George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with all your #FHA, #CHFA, and #Conventional #...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  This is the season for Christmas Fairs and Bazaars, and this weekend there will be several of them going on.  One of the Fairs to stop at if you are near Middletown, CT is the 2017 St. Pius Church Sleigh Bells Ring Fair In Middletown, CT.   The St. Pius Church Sleigh Bells Ring Fair this weekend will have booths with with: White Elephant Gag Gifts Arts & Crafts Face Painting Plants Country Store Gourmet Coffee Fresh Baked Goods Raffles Food & Beverages   As you can see from the list above the 2017 St. Pius Church Sleigh Bells Ring Fair In Middletown, CT. is a great place to take the whole family to this weekend.  So make plans to stop by and have a lot of fun, as well as do some early Christmas shopping.   St. Pius Church Sleigh Bells Ring Fair Saturday, November 4th,  10:00 a.m To 7...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  Fall has arrived and that means the leaves are starting to turn color.  Fall is also the time of the year to visit all the area Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Hayrides.  My first stop this year was the  2017 Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze & Hayride At Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT.  Lyman Orchards is the place to go for fresh fruit, and fresh baked pies, but Lyman Orchards also has a lot more to offer, especially in the Fall.  Lyman Orchards is located at the intersection of RT 146 and Rt 157 in Middlefield, Connecticut which makes Lyman Orchards very easy to get to from any where in the State. Lyman Orchards In Middlefield Connecticut was first established in 1741, and is the twelfth oldest family-owned business in the United States.  Lyman Orchards consists of 1,100 acres on which ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  2017 Middletown, CT South Fire District Fire Prevention Week Oct 8-14, starts this Sunday.   However, before the start of the 2017 Middletown, CT South Fire District Fire Prevention Week the Middletown, CT South Fire District will kick it off with an Open House this Saturday, Oct 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The theme this year for Fire Prevention Week is "Every Second Counts". 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 befor...
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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 October 2017 Book Sale is on the 13th - 15th.  All the Russell Library Book Sale are always very well attended, and the October Book Sale should also have a good attendance as well.  The kids are back to school and may need reading material for book reports, so the October Book Sale would be a great opportunity to pick up books for those book reports. The Russell Library in Middletown, CT has a Book Sale every month on the second weekend of the month.  So if you miss this one you will get an opportunity to attend the following month.  Beside picking up material for book reports, the Russell Library In Middletown, CT October 2017 Book Sale is a great opportunity to pick up other reading material for the whole family.  There are always fiction and ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Next weekend Middletown and area residents will have a new carnival to go to.  It is the first year of The Westfield Community Carnival On October 6th, 7th, & 8th, sponsored by the Third Congregational Church at 94 Miner Street in Middletown, CT.This new Fall Carnival will have professional entertainers such as CJ West & the Downtown Train, and Prelude.  There will also be all of the great carnival rides everyone loves to go on, as well as lots of my favorite foods which are not good for me, but they are must haves at a carnival.  Admission is free as well as the parking.  In additions there will beRidesGamesMagic ActsSkitsBandsDance PerformancesMartial Arts DemonstrationsArts & CraftsRafflesAnd Lots More All this adds up to a whole lot of fun for the whole family.  So make it a point ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Hurricane Jose is suppose to start paying the Northeast a visit tomorrow.  Even though we are not suppose to be hit hard here in Connecticut, I am not taking any chances and making sure my generator is in good working order. Don't get me wrong I do not want to lose power and have to use it, but it sure feels good to know My Generator Is Ready To Kick On If Needed!In On August 27, 2011 we got hit with Hurricane Irene.  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 ...
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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 2017 National Drive Electric Event In Middletown, CT September 16th. at Harbor Park from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The 2017 National Drive Electric Event In Middletown, CT September 16th. is a part of the National Drive Electric Week being celebrated from September 9th. to 17th.  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 fu...
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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 2017 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 2017 Townwide Tag Sale On Saturday, September 16th. The Middletown, CT 2017 Townwide Tag Sale On Saturday, September 16th, 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.     ******************************************************************************  Info about the author: George Souto N...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  This Sunday is Final Cruise Night & Car Show At Harbor Park, In Middletown, CT For 2017.  Car enthusiast have already been tread this year to three previous car cruise nights at Harbor Park, and will be treated to one final one All Cruise Nights & Car Shows at Harbor Park were held on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 11 Sunday, July 9 Sunday, August 13 Sunday, September 10 Harbor Park is very visible from RT9, so anyone traveling through Middletown, CT on RT9 is able to see it, and there is an exist right there.  Harbor Park hosted these Cruise Nights & Car Shows for the first time three years ago, and it looks like these Cruise Nights & Car Shows have become an annual event.  Harbor Park is right on the CT River, so this is a beautiful location fo...
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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 2017 Book Sale is next 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 2017 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)
School started 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 2017-2018 School Bus Schedule. On the Middletown S...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The next Middlesex Chamber Business After Work, Lady Katharine Cruises Sept 13th.  I attend as many of the Business After Work events in the area as possible, but have never been to on one of the Lady Katharine ships. The Middlesex Chamber Business After Work on September 13th will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the"Mystique".  The "Mystique will leave out of Harbor Park in Middletown, Ct for a fun short networking cruise. There is just something about being out on the water that just makes things seem so much more peaceful and serene.  The Lady Katharine Cruise Line has a saying "Life may not always offer calm waters, but while we are here, we may as well cruise. There will be hot & cold hors d'oevures, wine, beer, soft drinks, and excellent networking opportunities at the Middle...
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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 2017 Book Sale will be on the 9th and 10th of September.  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 2017 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 coo...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  As I stated in my blog 3rd Cruise Night & Car Show At The Middletown Elks Club earlier this week, this weekend is the third of back to back car cruise nights. With the 3rd Cruise Night & Car Show At The Middletown Elks Club  is this Saturday followed by the 3rd Cruise Night & Car Show At Harbor Park, In Middletown, CT this Sunday.   Car enthusiast have already been tread this year to two previous back to back car cruise nights at the Elks and Harbor Park, and will be treated to one more cruise night at Harbor Park next month.  All Cruise Nights & Car Shows at Harbor Park are held on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 11 Sunday, July 9 Sunday, August 13 Sunday, September 10 Harbor Park is very visible from RT9, so anyone traveling through Middletown, ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The third of the back to back car cruise nights will be held this weekend.  With the 3rd Cruise Night & Car Show At Harbor Park, In Middletown, CT this Sunday and the 3rd Cruise Night & Car Show At The Middletown Elks Club this Saturday, August 12th. Car enthusiast have already been tread this year to two previous back to back car cruise nights at the Elks and Harbor Park, and will be treated to one more cruise night at Harbor Park next month.  All Cruise Nights & Car Shows At The Middletown Elks Club Harbor Park are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month, and this is the last one. Saturday, June 10 Saturday, July 8 Saturday, August 12 The Elks Club is very easy to get to.  Maynard Street is right off Old Saybrook Road, and the Elks Club is next to Bielefield Elementary School.  This is...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 OK so may be It isn't a real Canadian Invasion!  But a few days ago this farm just down the road from me was loaded with Conadian Geese that  descended on us here in Middletown Connecticut.  Just in the short time that I was standing there, the Canadian Geese were flying in and out, so much so that it felt like a Canadian Invasion.The Canadians are our friends, so their flying long neck honking critters are welcomed here in Middletown Connecticut any time, especially if it is to take a little rest before going South or back to Canada.  However, my car may have a little different opinion of how welcome they are.  Our friends from the North seem to like to use my car for target practive!  ********************************************************************************************** Info ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The 2017 Middletown Motorcycle Mania, August 9th. will be held this Wednesday, August 9th.  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 12th 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 the 2017 Middletown, CT Motorcycle Mania, August 9th, 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 St...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
My Wife's Spring To Fall Blooms.  Belinda Spillman is hosting an ActiveRain Challenge for August titled "Show Us Your Summer Blooms and Crops".  In her challenge she challenges us to share pictures of our landscape, flowers or crops from our vegetable garden.  I have never had any success at gardening, but my wife does a good job with her plants and flower.  However, almost of all the flowers she hase are perennials which come up in the spring.   Such as the crocuses to the right which come up so early in the Spring that most years they are fighting their way up through the snow.  The daffodils to the left come up about a week or two after the crocuses and produce a flower for most of the Spring.  We have different varieties of daffodils, and each year more bloom than the year before.So...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 If you like good music, then you will want to make it a point to catch all or part of the 2017 Middletown Music Festival, August 4-6, at Middlesex Community College. The Middletown Music Festival is a local celebration with two stages featuring 26 local bands, and is free to the community, however, donations are welcomed.The 2017 Middletown Music Festival, August 4-6 is made possible through a  grant from the Middletown Commission on the Arts, and support from WESU 88.1FM, and Middlesex Community College.  Below is a schedule for the weekend, followed by a video of last year's Middletown Music Festival.     For more information on the 2017 Middletown Music Festival, August 4-6 contact the Middletown Commission on the Arts (860) 638-4510  ************************************************...
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