Waterbury, CT Real Estate News

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
May 2015 Real Estate Market Statistics for Waterbury CT  Search for Homes in Waterbury CTCurrently in Waterbury CT there are 453 active residential listings for sale, with 150 new listings being added in May. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from a 1,779 square ft, 4-bedroom REO colonial listed at $21,200 to a 2,200 square ft, new construction 3-bedroom, raised ranch listed at $379,000. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06702, 06704, 06705, 06706, 06708, 06710, and 06720. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Waterbury CT is $123,806. The average days on market for these homes are 93 days.There are currently 76 homes under contract in Waterbury CT, with 33 having gone under contract in May.    In May 2015, 46 homes closed in Waterbury ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
New HUD Disclosures Will Make Closing More Challenging after Aug 1 The new CFPB rules regarding the buyer loan process will take effect on Aug 1, and there will be a lot of angst created because of them.  The purpose is to make the closings more buyer friendly and are intended to allow the Borrower, who will now be called the Consumer, to get a more competitive loan.  Our local Board hosted a breakfast this week with representatives from Fidelity Title to discuss the new rules and forms. A lawyer was also present, as all closings in CT are done through attorneys. It should be mentioned first, that any loans started prior to Aug 1 can proceed under the old rules and forms. All loans initiated after Aug 1 must follow the new guidelines and use the new forms.   Loan Estimate:  New Consumer...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Memorial Day 2015, a start to Summer and a Day of RemembranceOur country has it's problems, but for all the ills, we are still the country that is revered almost all over the world by those that have access to the Internet and can see the real truth about us.We can show people demonstrating in the streets in support of a cause and even against the politics of our land.  This is not possible in almost 90% of the rest of the world where people would be immediately jailed or worse.The Internet brought down the walls of Communism in Eastern Europe, once people were able to see more than their  governments allowed the to see.People attempt to cross our borders daily trying to find a place to live an work to support families.With hard work, anyone can make a good life, and with some risk, can...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Memorial Day Parades in Greater Waterbury CT Area Sunday May 24, 2015 Cheshire:  The two-mile parade steps off at 1:30 p.m. today from Highland Elementary School along Route 10 to Cheshire High School. Rain date is May 31. The parade is cosponsored by the town and the Veterans Council of Cheshire. Call 203-272-2743 for information. Middlebury:  The Middlebury Lions Club will sponsor a Memorial Day service at noon at the Middlebury Cemetery on Route 64. The town parade will form at 4 p.m. at the corner of Bronson Drive and Route 188, then step off at 5 p.m. from Bronson Drive to Dwyer Road to South Street, turning onto Route 188, past Westover School and ending at Town Hall for a brief ceremony. Waterbury:   Parade steps off at 1 p.m. today in downtown Waterbury. Groups gather on Freight...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Upper Fulton Park Single Family Home For Sale Overview Maps Photos $125,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,199 sqftLot: 0.15 acre(s)Year Built: 1990MLS #: W10037704 Location 569 Hill StreetWaterbury, CT 06704USA William James Walton Sr WEICHERT Realtors - Briotti Group(203) 633-6189william@williamsplaces.nethttp://www.williamsplaces.net       Listed by: Weichert, Realtors® - Briotti Group Our recent listings Upper Fulton Park Single Family Home For SaleEast End Waterbury CT Ranch For SaleBucks Hill Waterbury CT Hi-Ranch For SaleBristol Condo For SaleNew West End Waterbury CT Homes For Sale Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Waterbury CT Foreclosures for Sale - April 2015 Currently there are 54 Active Foreclosure Listings in the Waterbury CT area, and shown on the Statewide MLS system. Prices range from $22,900 to $179,900. Bank owned foreclosures can be a good deal for home buyers provided they have the patience for them and can qualify for some of the special financing sometimes needed to make the purchase.  Not many foreclosures can qualify for an FHA or even some conventional mortgages. Therefore, unless the buyer has a large cash reserve they should get pre-qualified for a rehab loan. Getting pre-approved is even better as it could mean the difference in a tight multiple bidding situation as banks are always looking for the buyer that can close the soonest with the least number of contingencies. Some C...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What’s My Waterbury CT Country Club Rd Neighborhood Home Worth, April 2015?     Search for homes in Waterbury CT Zip code 06708Currently in the Country Club Road area of Waterbury there are 31 active residential listings for sale, with 12 new listings being added in April. The homes for sale in the Country Club Road Section of Waterbury CT range from a 778 square ft, 2-bedroom cape listed at $79,900 to a 1,804 square ft, 3-bedroom, colonial listed at $309,900. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06708. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in the Country Club Road area of Waterbury CT is $161,907. The average days on market for these homes is 105 days. There are also 2 homes currently under deposit in the Country Club Road Area of Waterbury CT. Fou...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
 What’s My Waterbury CT Home’s Value  April 2015     Search for Homes in Waterbury CT Currently in Waterbury CT there are 440 active residential listings for sale, with 81 new listings being added in April. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from a 1,808 square ft, 4-bedroom REO colonial listed at $20,000 to a 2,200 square ft, new construction 3-bedroom, raised ranch listed at $379,900. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06702, 06704, 06705, 06706, 06708, 06710, and 06720.The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Waterbury CT is $122,425. The average days on market for these homes are 98 days. There are currently 66 homes under contract in Waterbury CT, with 30 having gone under contract in April.     In April 2015, 45 homes closed in Waterbu...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
 The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church  Mother's Day Festival is this weekend on the grounds of the church at 937 Chase Parkway, Waterbury CT.The tent is up, the chairs and tables are in, the booths and food cases are loaded and waiting for the people to arrive. The stands will the plants and flowers are loaded but by the end of the weekend, all will be gone. As I pulled into the almost full parking lot for lunch today, the music was n the air and the good feelings began to stir. Heading straight to the gyro stand, and impatiently waiting in line, the smell was breath taking.  The gyro sandwich which is a heated pit bread, filled with shaved, barbecued beef or lamb, with tomatoes, onions, and seasoned with tahini sauce. For sure I wil find my way back there.  Come and Enjoy authentic G...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
2015 Realtors at the CapitolAssembly was at the Bushnell in Hartford, a short walk from the state capitol and the Legislative Office building.  App 500 real estate professionals from the state were there to hear opening remarks and then head over to meet with law makers to discuss concerns an hear their responses.This past session several proposed laws were defeated that would have had impact on agents and their clients.Specifically:A defeat of a law to make it illegal to have an exclusive listing agreement.Mandatory sprinklers in new residential construction starting 2017.Permitting landlords to have a waiver of a first offense for housing violations.Mandatory requirement for labs to report radon all radon test results and radon remediation to a government agency.After meeting with the...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
A Very Successful Scholarship DinnerThe Dennis J Antonacci Jr Scholarship was a very successful event Dennis F Antonacci, Jr Memorial Scholarship. Dennis was held to raise funds to  increase the reserves of the scholarship fund.  140 people came in to enjoy the food, the raffles and socialize with their fellow friends. This was the first year the scholarships were awarded and both recipients were there to accept the accolades of the family. The actual awards will be held at their respective schools in May at Wolcott High School and Berlin High School. Complete information on the Memorial scholarship can be found at their web site: Dennisjrscholarship.org. For those that were unable to attend but wish to still donate, they can log onto  the web site. A donation to the scholarship fund ca...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Dennis F Antonacci Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner April 24, 2015 Friday April 24 is the night friends, family and acquaintances will gather for a bit of fun and a dinner to raise funds for the Dennis F Antonacci, Jr Memorial Scholarship. Dennis was the only son of my wife, Cauna Silva. As a way of remembering him, the family created a scholarship fund to award 2 scholarships in his memory to a qualifying student from Wolcott High School, and Berlin High School. This year, 2 recipients will each receive $500 awards to graduates pursuing a college degree in social work, counseling or psychology. Both of this years' recipients, whom have been selected, but not notified as yet, have demonstrated a desire to become qualified social workers. The event will be held at the Cedars Ha...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What’s My Waterbury CT Home’s Value  March 2015    Search for Homes in Waterbury CT Currently in Waterbury CT there are 358 active residential listings for sale, with 81 new listings being added in March. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from a 1,808 square ft, 4-bedroom colonial listed at $24,000 to a 1,140 square ft 3-bedroom, horse ranch on 12 acres ranch listed at $399,900. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06702, 06704, 06705, 06706, 06708, 06710, and 06720. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Waterbury CT is $121,499. The average days on market for these homes are 116 days. There are currently 76 homes under contract in Waterbury CT, with 40 having gone under contract in March. In March 2015, 40 homes closed in Waterbury CT. Th...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
A split level home in Waterbury CT 06708MLS# N10023509      Price $126,500Large living room with dining area. Eating Space KitchenLarge first level living space that can be a family room or a home officeFreshly shampooed carpeting with hardwood under carpeting on first levelFinished lower level family roomNew gas boiler and hot water heaterNewer roofPrivate yard with picnic area, mature plantings Convenient to services, highways and schoolsWill qualify for CHFA or FHA financing, move in condition Waterbury CT 3 Bedroom Home in Bunker Hill Section 06708 
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What’s My Waterbury CT Country Club Rd Neighborhood Home Worth, March 2015?    Search for homes in Waterbury CT Zip code 06708 Currently in the Country Club Road area of Waterbury there are 22 active residential listings for sale, with 7 new listings being added in March. The homes for sale in the Country Club Road Section of Waterbury CT range from a 1,482 square ft, 3-bedroom ranch listed at $65,000 to a 1,804 square ft, 3-bedroom, colonial listed at $309,900. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06708. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in the Country Club Road area of Waterbury CT is $155,677. The average days on market for these homes is 157 days. There are also 2 homes currently under deposit in the Country Club Road Area of Waterbury CT.  ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Someone Actually Got the Message  Looking for a Buyer's Agent I received an inquiry last night through ActiveRain from someone that had picked up on one of my Localism blogs on a condo complex.  It was a very specific inquiry as to where and what they had for an interest.    When I replied back, I offered to meet with them to discuss their options for purchasing and also what was available in their price range in that complex.  They then came back  with a request that I got for the first time in my 10+ years as an agent: "We are looking for an  ABR. Are you a Buyer Agent, or are you the selling or listing agent for these properties?" Somewhere along the way they did the right research and realized that they should have their own agent representation to allow their real estate transactio...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What’s My Waterbury CT Country Club Rd Neighborhood Home Worth, February 2015?      Search for homes in Waterbury CT Zip code 06708 Currently in the Country Club Road area of Waterbury there are 19 active residential listings for sale, with 6 new listings being added in February. The homes for sale in the Country Club Road Section of Waterbury CT range from a 962 square ft, 2-bedroom ranch listed at $105,000 to a 1,804 square ft, 3-bedroom, colonial listed at $309,900. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06708.     The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in the Country Club Road area of Waterbury CT is $162,479. The average days on market for these homes is 165 days. There are also 2 homes currently under deposit in the Country Club Road Area of Wate...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What’s My Waterbury CT Home’s Value  February 2015       Search for Homes in Waterbury CT   Currently in Waterbury CT there are 344 active residential listings for sale, with 110 new listings being added in February. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from a 736 square ft, 2-bedroom cape listed at $26,900 to a 1,140 square ft 3-bedroom, horse ranch on 12 acres ranch listed at $399,900. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06702, 06704, 06705, 06706, 06708, 06710, and 06720.    The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Waterbury CT is $119,193. The average days on market for these homes are 127 days.   There are currently 58 homes under contract in Waterbury CT, with 20 having gone under contract in February.    In February 2015, 40 homes closed...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Another sold listing and the sellers are now buyers. With a surplus of homes in the area,  this colonial was not going to last long on market getting under contract the first full day it was listed. The owners had taken wonderful care of the house and were also very diligent with the repairs and upgrades. Refinished hardwood flooring; upgraded baths and kitchen; replacement windows, new boiler, and new roof to name a few. It was only natural that the buyers would be so quick to act on this listing especially after seeing so little comparable of it's style in town. There were delays that had to be overcome for the buyer that stalled the seller's moves to get their next home, but they are now ready for the weather to break so they can get their move-up home and enjoy their next phase of h...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Valentines' Day is a Day for Special Gifts Valentine's Day is a day when many loved ones will receive a gift of flowers and candy as well as a night out for dinner and possibly even a special extra little gift.  It is a day that allows people to just show that special person in their life that they do love and appreciate them.   Candy is special on this day most likely as chocolate has always held a special place in peoples heart going back many years.   The cocoa bean requires warmer climates to grow and South and Central America are a large source of the world's supply of chocolate. In its early uses it was used as a fermented beverage, possibly an early version of chocolate schnapps.   The Aztecs used the cocoa bean as currency and for years would exact tribute form it's conquered na...
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