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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
It's Time to Push the Clocks Ahead AgainI for one look forward to this time of year as I consider it the beginning of the end of winter and spring is just around the corner.It is the annual return to Daylight Savings Time, at 2 AM on Sunday. So, unless you want to be late for everything Sunday morning, you had better turn that clock back before you go so bed tonight.And while you are preparing for the time change, it is also a good time to change out the batteries in the smoke detectors as well. It's Time to Push the Clocks Ahead Again
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What Happened in The Prospect CT Real Estate Market Prospect February 2022?   Prospect CT is a town of App 10,000 residents located in New Haven County. It is bordered by Waterbury, Cheshire, Naugatuck and Bethany.  One noted by Money Magazine as one of the top 300 towns in the Nation, it has since adopted the title of Best small town in CT.It serves as a predominately residential community whose residents commute to the nearby towns.  It has a well recognized Regional school system shared with Beacon Falls CT.  It is also recognized as a well managed town with taxes under control.   Search for homes in Prospect CTCurrently in Prospect CT there are 8 active residential listings for sale, with 4 new listings added in February . The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 2,320 square ...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What Happened in The Prospect CT Real Estate Market Prospect January 20221?   Prospect CT is a town of App 10,000 residents located in New Haven County. It is bordered by Waterbury, Cheshire, Naugatuck and Bethany.  One noted by Money Magazine as one of the top 300 towns in the Nation, it has since adopted the title of Best small town in CT.It serves as a predominately residential community whose residents commute to the nearby towns.  It has a well-recognized Regional school system shared with Beacon Falls CT.  It is also recognized as a well-managed town with taxes under control.   Search for homes in Prospect CTCurrently in Prospect CT there are 8 active residential listings for sale, with 2 new listings added in January. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 2,320 square ft...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Which Home Improvements Bring the Most Return in Central Connecticut We are still in the heart of winter and with temps so low, it is hard to justify home remodeling. Yet, when the Spring market hits, buyers will be anxious and sellers want to make sure their home gets the best attention. So where to begin?  If you have lived in the home a long time, your objectivity could be clouded so it may be best to seek the advice of a professional. It could be the agent you intend to list with, or even a home stager that would offer information on the decor of the rooms and what should be taken away as well as colors, that show best. PaintingA fresh coat of paint will not only clean up rooms, but also offer a prospective buyer a more secure feeling on placing an offer. Buyers that are spending bi...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
A January Nor'Easter in Connecticut   1.29.22The first major snowstorm of 2022 left a lot of snow and with winds the drifts were deep. Some areas of the state got dumped on with almost 24" of snow in some areas.  Here in Prospect CT, I measured 8" of snow in my yard and some areas several ties that with drifts.  All together it sowed for almost 24 hours and the temps never went beyond the 20's so it was a light and fluffy snowfall.It looks so pretty as it covers with its heavy blanket, but it still needs to be shoveled and plowed to allow access into and out of the home.Some people do appreciate the snow, nd no one more than kids as it allows for a few fun runs down a nearby hill.Soon enough it will be ugly, but for a day or so it is pretty.  As for me, I prefer the grass that it's cove...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Prospect CT 2021 Year End Real Estate Market AnalysisProspect CT is a town of App 10,000 residents located in New Haven County. It is bordered by Waterbury, Cheshire, Naugatuck and Bethany.  Once noted by Money Magazine as one of the top 300 towns in the Nation, it has since adopted the title of Best small town in CT.It serves as a predominately residential community whose residents commute to the nearby towns.  It has a well recognized Regional school system shared with Beacon Falls CT.  It is also recognized as a well managed town with taxes under control.The year 2021 continued the market rush that started with the Pandemic crisis of 2020, and the continued lower interest rates.  In the world of real estate, the exuberance of the business that had started in 2019 started to slow the ...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What Happened in The Prospect CT Real Estate Market Prospect December 2021?   Prospect CT is a town of App 10,000 residents located in New Haven County. It is bordered by Waterbury, Cheshire, Naugatuck and Bethany.  One noted by Money Magazine as one of the top 300 towns in the Nation, it has since adopted the title of Best small town in CT.It serves as a predominately residential community whose residents commute to the nearby towns.  It has a well-recognized regional school system shared with Beacon Falls CT.  It is also recognized as a well-managed town with taxes under control.   Search for homes in Prospect CTCurrently in Prospect CT there are 13 active residential listings for sale, with 2 new listings added in December. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 960 square ft...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Wishing All a Healthy and Happy New YearAs we approach the 2nd anniversary of this virus, we go forward into the new year with high hopes that the worse is behind us.  I especially, as it has struck our family. From a business perspective, 2021 was without a doubt far above anything we had experienced before and there are few indications it will be any different into the first quarter of 2022.So, my wish for you is continued prosperity into the New Year and health and happiness for you and your families.Wishing All a Healthy and Happy New Year 
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Merry Christmas from Prospect CT 2021To all our ActiveRain friends, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and happiness and good health into and through the New YearAnd However you choose to say it:Merry ChristmasBuon NataleFröhliche WeihnachtenJoyeux NoëlWesołych ŚwiątFeliz NatalFeliz NavidadEid Milad SaeidMele Kalikimaka  Merry Christmas from Prospect CT 2021
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Will We Have a White Christmas in Prospect CTAs we started our day today, on Christmas Eve, we were greeted by a light dusting of snow.Pretty to be sure, but if it gets to be too deep, it will make traveling for last minute shoppers as well as gatherings later in the evening tenuous.In the short term it's a delight to see. It is going to change to rain at some point but for a while we can appreciate natures' beauty.It's probably for the better, however as it's been reported that there are large armies at the border waiting to overrun our town.Will We Have a White Christmas in Prospect CT
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Decorated Street Signs in Prospect CTHere in Prospect CT the competition for best decorated street sign is in full aggressive mode.   I had done a post earlier in the month just as a precursor to one in which I would hopefully get more signs to share.  I did a little driving early this morning to find some more signs and it seems as if the residents are feeling a little in the Hum-Bug mode as there were very few decorated.Here are a few more that I felt needed some recognition:It's not likely that there will be more decorated signs over the next week.  People have a lot of things to do before Santa arrives.My previous post can be fund from the link below:It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas in Prospect CTAt the very least, the residents that did take the time to decorate their si...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Throwback Thursday:  A Special Visit from SantaIn looking for some photos, I came across a few taken at one of our early Christmas luncheons. This particular year we were going to disappoint a few youngsters as Santa had called and was under the weather.Fortunately, I was inspired by an article that I saw in our local paper that the Volunteer Fire dept was having Santa at various stops in town and their last was going to be at the end of our cul-de-sac.  I offered a donation to the charity of their choice if Santa could just stop in briefly to say hello to the kids.Santa and Mrs. Claus showed up in front of the house riding on the top of a ladder truck. The kids and even a few of the adults were impressed.The 2 boys on Santa's lap are in their last years of college.The youngster to the ...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What Happened in The Prospect CT Real Estate Market Prospect November 2021?    Search for homes in Prospect CTCurrently in Prospect CT there are 22 active residential listings for sale, with 7 new listings added in November. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 1,368 square ft, 3-bedroom ranch, listed at $269,000 to a 3,592 square ft, 4-bedroom new construction colonial listed at $849,900. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Prospect CT is $429,481. The average days on market for these homes are 98 days. In addition, there are currently 11 homes in show status and 14 homes under hard deposit in Prospect CT.  In November, 8 homes closed in Prospect CT. The homes that sold in Prospect CT ranged from an 896 square ft, 2-bedroom ranch, which sold fo...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas in Prospect CTAs I was driving home from an appointment earlier today, I passed a couple of streets where residents were decorating the street sign posts. Last year, the town had a challenge to residents to see which street came up with the best decorated signpost.It's still a little early and some of the work done last year will be hard to surpass but at least one street did themselves proud.It will be interesting to see, over the next week, how many other streets work up for the Challenge this year and decorate their street signs.It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas in Prospect CT
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Prospect CT Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade 2021Sunday December 5, 2021 starting at 5 PM  The traditional Christmas parade will be held on Sunday Dec 5 through the town center.  People are invited to decorate their vehicles and join the parade.Santa will be there to wave and hear the singing as well.At the end of the parade, the town's Christmas tree on the island in front of town hall will be lit to officially open the Christmas season.This year, as the town has sidewalks along the central business corridor, merchants and business are participating in the holiday season by opening their doors with refreshments.Full details of offerings can be found by following the LINKProspect CT Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade 2021
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
I Messed Up in Spreading the Lawn LimeI do enjoy doing my yard work and just this past week spread lime so that it would give me a sweet-smelling lawn next spring.  Somehow I must have been a lot more tired when I did the back yard, however as I spread that white powder all over the sidewalk and in the flower beds.When I went out for the paper this morning, I also had extra lime on the front lawn, but it seems to have dissolved with the light rain we had.Guess I will need to be more careful next year. especially when we have moisture falling in late November.I Messed Up in Spreading the Lawn Lime 
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Things I Am Thankful For:  FamilyThe holidays are all about enjoying the company of those we hold dear, our family and occasionally a few close friends that are like family. As we sit down to enjoy the meal prepared with a lot of effort and love today in our households we will have 4 generations at the tables.Mom and Dad will feed themselves and know the names at everyone at the table. No small feat for a couple whose combined ages total 200. My soul mate, Cauna, will be somewhere near me as we enjoy a Thanksgiving celebration for our 34th year as a couple, and even though we know it was not supposed to happen way back then, I could have only hoped we had gotten together sooner.As the family grows the emotions grow as well.  We just had a family wedding and in the spring hope to have an...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What Happened in The Prospect CT Real Estate Market Prospect October 2021?    Search for homes in Prospect CTCurrently in Prospect CT there are 26 active residential listings for sale, with 7 new listings added in October. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 808 square ft, 2-bedroom cape, listed at $99,900 to a 3,592 square ft, 4-bedroom new construction colonial listed at $849,900. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Prospect CT is $393,585. The average days on market for these homes are 76 days. In addition, there are currently 11 homes in show status and 115 homes under hard deposit in Prospect CT.  In October, 10 homes closed in Prospect CT. The homes that sold in Prospect CT ranged from a 1,105 square ft, 3-bedroom cape, which sold for $15...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
It's The Time For Frost On The PumpkinWe gained an hour but it also brought something else with it.  We are into the morning frost time of year.Looking out at the trees and grass and there is definitely a tint of white to the tips. It is frost on the pumpkin time, but our pumpkin is gone but the dwarf maple in the front yard thinks it has to carry the saying.For the first day in DST, this is a hard sign of a tough winter to come.It's The Time For Frost On The Pumpkin 
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
The Colors Of Fall Are Here in Prospect CTProspect CT is a small town in New Haven County with lots of tree lined roads. They can be a distraction this time of year for the colors of the leaves on the hardwood trees so prevalent in our area.As I was driving near the watershed area of Connecticut Water Co,  I stopped to take a few photos of the trees that lined a small pond.Going a bit further up the road I came to Merriman Pond which is located in a park behind the Prospect Town Hall.  The trees here were also strutting their colors as well.And adjacent to the town are some tennis courts and the trees there were also in full foliage blossom.Money magazine once ranked Prospect CT as one of the best small towns in America. As a long time resident I can agree with that 101%.As a real estat...
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