Waterbury, CT Real Estate News

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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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
January 2015 Real Estate Market Statistics for Waterbury CT    Search for Homes in Waterbury CT   Currently in Waterbury CT there are 378 active residential listings for sale, with 110 new listings being added in January. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from a 1,613 square ft, 3-bedroom REO ranch listed at $29,900 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 $121,634. The average days on market for these homes are 134 days.   There are currently 52 homes under contract in Waterbury CT, with 24 having gone under contract in January.   In January 2015, 39 homes ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
January 2015 Market Statistics for the Country Club Rd Area of Waterbury CT     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 3 new listings being added in January. 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 2,893 square ft, 4-bedroom, cape listed at $330,000. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06708.   One (1) home closed in the Waterbury Country Club area in January 2015.  It was a 912 square ft, 3-bedroom split level which sold for $109,000. The house was on the market for 225 before it closed.   By comparison in January 2014,  2 homes closed with an average value of ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Mercury Energy Services A Full Service Oil Company in Waterbury CT   We have been having some exceptionally cold weather in Connecticut so far this winter. It has been putting a strain on heating systems and I don't think my furnace has shut off more than a couple of minutes at any time so far this January.  So it was of a concern for me when I thought the furnace was straining to fire and even mis-firing as well.  Time to call the oil company to get it looked at so I wouldn't be waking up in the middle of the night with an exceptionally cold nose.   A call to my oil company, Mercury Energy Services, and I had a technician at the house within 4 hours.  I have been with this same company for the 18 years I have been here and over that time have had 3 or 4 instances where emergency servi...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Polar Plunge in Watertown CT Sat Jan 17, 2015   The Waterbury CT YMCA is sponsoring a Polar Plunge on Saturday Jan 17 at Camp Mataucha, the YMCA Camp in Watertown CT.   The plunge will begin at 12:30 PM.  Members are encouraged to register their teams for a minimum of $100 in donations per team.  All entrants must be a minimum of 18 years old.   All proceeds will go to the benefit of the Meghan Beebe Scholarship for campers at the YMCA summer camp.   As we have been having balmy single digit temperatures, some time will be allowed to chop through a certainly thick ice covering prior to the plunge. Saturday's temp in Watertown is projected to be in the low 20's but sunny.   Camp Mataucha is located at 270 Smith Pond Rd ,  Watertown CT, 06795   Applications or donations can be obtained o...
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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, December 2014?     Search for homes in Waterbury CT Zip code 06708   Currently in the Country Club Road area of Waterbury there are 20 active residential listings for sale, with 4 new listings being added in December. The homes for sale in the Country Club Road Section of Waterbury CT range from a 1,017 square ft, 3-bedroom cape listed at $39,820 to a 2,893 square ft, 4-bedroom, cape listed at $350,000. 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 $137,055. The average days on market for these homes is 166 days.       Four (4) homes closed in the Waterbury Country Club area in December 2014.  The cl...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
A Bank Accountant Thought They Saved a Few Dollars Earlier in the year I started to work with a distressed family on a short sale. They had been through an attempt at loan modification and were denied but the bank was willing to wait for them to attempt a short sale.   When I made contact with their file manager, they gave me the bank's required number based on an appraisal done within the previous 30 days. It seemed high to me, but banks seldom move off their numbers within a short period of appraisal.  With weeks passing and no offers due to pricing and the condition of the home, the bank decided to go to the auction process. A new number was gotten from a new appraisal which was still high. The auction procedures were also a bit excessive as potential buyers would need to allow a cre...
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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  December 2014     Search for Homes in Waterbury CT Currently in Waterbury CT there are 378 active residential listings for sale, with 110 new listings being added in December. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from a 1,024 square ft, 2-bedroom row house listed at $17,000 to a 1,140 square ft 3-bedroom, horse ranch on 12 acres ranch listed at $450,000. 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 $98,777. The average days on market for these homes are 86 days. There are currently 70 homes under contract in Waterbury CT, with 23 having gone under contract in December.   In December, 45 homes closed in 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 Country Club Rd Neighborhood Home Worth, November 2014?         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 4 new listings being added in November. The homes for sale in the Country Club Road Section of Waterbury CT range from a 1,017 square ft, 3-bedroom cape listed at $39,820 to a 2,893 square ft, 4-bedroom, cape listed at $350,000. 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 $153,343. The average days on market for these homes is 182 days. There are also 3 homes currently under deposit in the Country Club Road Area of Wat...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Open House 94 Bouley Avenue Waterbury, CT  06705 – Sunday, December 21, 2014 2-4 p.m. Come and join William James Walton, Sr. of Weichert, Realtors® - Briotti Group  on December 21, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a personal tour of this beautiful ranch home on 94 Bouley  Avenue. Features of this home, being offered for $155,000, include Large living room with fireplace and cathedral ceiling Formal dining room Large eat-in kitchen 3 bedrooms  Two full bathrooms Fully finished basement Covered patio and pool with deck Hardwood floors   Call William James Walton, Sr. at (203) 558-7463 to arrange a private showing, or visit him Sunday at the Open House.     Directions: Wolcott Road to Manor Avenue to Bouley Avenue, or Meriden Road to Manor Avenue to Bouley Avenue
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
East End Waterbury CT Ranch For Sale OverviewMapsPhotos $155,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,344 sqftLot: 0.31 acre(s) Location 94 Bouley AvenueWaterbury, CT 06705USA 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 Bunker Hill-Waterbury CT Split-Level Ranch for SaleBucks Hill Waterbury CT Hi-Ranch For SaleBristol Condo For SaleNew West End Waterbury CT Homes For SaleSouth End Waterbury, CT Colonial 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 )
It Took Far Too Long But The Smiles Showed Relief These first time home buyers were hoping to celebrate a simple wedding on the deck of their home with family and friends over the Labor Day weekend. We had their home under contract in Mid July so it seemed possible especially as their lender had indicated they were pre-approved. That was the first lie. Over the next few weeks, it was a trial by torture as the processor and underwriter would continue to ask for additional paperwork, then a few days later request the same paperwork claiming it had gotten lost.  Over the next 90 days, it was request, extension request, re-submit documents, wait some more, all the while the seller was getting as frustrated and threatening to pull the deal and cause them to forfeit their deposit. The process...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
The Greater Waterbury CT Board of Realtors and Wm Raveis are combining to host a Toys for Tots Campaign to help needy children this Christmas.       Toys can be dropped off at:   The Greater Waterbury Board of REALTORS®, Inc.  161 North Main St., Waterbury   or   William Raveis Real Estate 141 Main St. North, Southbury   by December 10, 2014     Please support this toy drive so needy children can have a great Christmas!   PS, You do not need to be a real estate agent to contribute   Thank you!   Realtors and Toys for Tots in Waterbury CT
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Another Waterbury CT Home Buyer With A Gem of  House A buyer that had been looking at homes for 8 months, found the one that made them most anxious to get in and see what the rest of the house looked like. Although the age of the house might make many shy away, the outside appearance showed neat and well kept, with the yard manicured and the plants and flowers all well groomed.   The inside was all updated and restored to almost it's original state, with the mechanicals of the home as modern as many other in the neighborhood. Granite counters, maple cabinets in the kitchen; hardwood floors; new roof, replacement windows bought to match the style and age of the house but not to compromise efficiency and thermal energy savings; new pressure boiler; upgraded electrics; and central air. The...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Holiday Food Fest in Waterbury CT On Saturday Nov 22, the local Greek Church will hold a mini Food Fest in their Social hall. The fest will be from 11 AM to 7 PM offering many of the same tasty dishes as they offer at their annual Mother's Day Event. Some of the menu items included: Gyro, shaved meet in a rolled pita bread, Chicken Moussaka, broiled layers of eggplant with seasoned beef, cheese and cream sauce Along with spinach pies, and cheese pies. There will also be those tasty Greek deserts The church is located at 937 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708 Waterbury CT Greek Holiday Food Fest Nov 22, 2014      
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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  October 2014     Search for Homes in Waterbury CT   Currently in Waterbury CT there are 469 active residential listings for sale, with 69 new listings being added in October. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from a 1,404 square ft, 4-bedroom cape selling as a short sale, listed at $22,900 to a 1,140 square ft 3-bedroom, horse ranch on 12 acres ranch listed at $450,000. 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 $122,658. The average days on market for these homes are 128 days.   There are currently 87 homes under contract in Waterbury CT, with 27 having gone under contract in October.     In October,...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Another Waterbury CT Home Owner Avoids Foreclosure   While some parts of the country are experiencing a robust real estate market, that is not the case for many people in Central Connecticut Many home owners are still having difficulty in maintaining their mortgage payments and their alternatives to foreclosure may be limited. The owner of this Waterbury CT residential property was having trying to renovate the home while living within the property. All was going well until  a sequence of unfortunate events sent his life spiraling away.  A medical condition  and a work related injury put the owner into an extended care health facility. The combination of bills and piling debt put him into a sever underwater situation. While in recovery at the facility, the home was vandalized and stripp...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
A Haunted House for Kids and Adults An indoor Haunted House with twists and turns that will definitely scare. Located at 1058 Wolcott St, in Waterbury CT   Admission: $10Hours: Fri: 6pm - 12midnight ​​Saturday: 6pm - 12midnight ​Sunday: 6pm - 11pm Last Ticket SOLD: 12:00  midnight Additional information can be obtained on theNightmare on Wolcott ST Web site   The haunted house is open Fri Sat and Sunday only through Halloween   A Haunted House for Kids and Adults      
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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, September 2014?    Search for homes in Waterbury CT Zip code 06708   Currently in the Country Club Road area of Waterbury there are 26 active residential listings for sale, with 6 new listings being added in September. The homes for sale in the Country Club Road Section of Waterbury CT range from a 1,292 square ft, 3-bedroom split-level listed at $79,900 to a 2,893 square ft, 4-bedroom, cape listed at $350,000. 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 $179,850. The average days on market for these homes is 107 days. There are also 6 homes currently under deposit in the Country Club Road Area of...
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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  September 2014      Search for Homes in Waterbury CT   Currently in Waterbury CT there are 495 active residential listings for sale, with 89 new listings being added in September. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from a 1,404 square ft, 4-bedroom cape selling as a short sale, listed at $22,900 to a 1,140 square ft 3-bedroom, horse ranch on 12 acres ranch listed at $450,000. 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 $124,490. The average days on market for these homes are 124 days.   There are currently 87 homes under contract in Waterbury CT, with 29 having gone under contract in September.         ...
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