Middletown, CT Real Estate News

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Empower in Middletown, Connecticut is a new business in town which offers a fun, team building, and action packed activity for all who dare to participate, and take the challenge that they offer.  Empower in Middletown, Connecticut uses a Zip Line Course, which consists of 5 Zip Lines to engage individuals or groups in developing self confidence, and stronger relationships with others, through different programs designed for: Friends & Family Group Outings Teambuilding Teambuilding Leadership Development Personal Leadership Empower in Middletown, Connecticut trys to teach team building and self confidence through one or all of the following.  Traversing suspension bridges 40 feet in the air Climbing cargo nets up into the tree tops Zipping from tree to tree, obstacle to obstacle Cruisi...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  ****************************************************************************************************************** Info about the author: George Souto is a Loan Officer who can assist you with all your FHA, CHFA, andConventional mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, Cromwell, Portland, Higganum, Haddam, East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or gsouto@mccuemortgage.com
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  ****************************************************************************************************************** Info about the author: George Souto is a Loan Officer who can assist you with all your FHA, CHFA, andConventional mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, Cromwell, Portland, Higganum, Haddam, East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or gsouto@mccuemortgage.com
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
After you have purchased your beautiful new home in Middletown, Connecticut, and gone to Smith & Bishel for your new locks, paint, and all the tools and supplies that you will need to prepare you house for moving in. You will next want to go to the Stone Post Gardens in Middletown, Connecticut to get plants and flowers to spruce up the outside of your beautiful new home. The Stone Post Gardens in Middletown, Connecticut, is located right on Randolph Road, RT 155. At the Stone Post Gardens in Middletown, Connecticut, you will find all of the plants and flowers that you are looking for to make your beautiful new house standout from all the others in the neighborhood. The Stone Post Gardens in Middletown, Connecticut is a family owned and run business by the Eddinger Family. The Eddinger’s...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
When I do a Mortgage Loan for a Borrower, one of the first things that I always advise them to do is to replace all of the locks on their new house as soon as possible, and the place that I tell them to go to is Smith & Bishel Hardware In Middletown, Connecticut.  They can go to one of the big boys like Home Depot, or Lowe's, but non of those places will give them the type of personal and professional service like they will get from Scott Bishel at Smith & Bishel Hardware In Middletown, Connecticut. Smith & Bishel Hardware In Middletown, Connecticut is probably the oldest business in Downtown Middletown.  Smith & Bishel Hardware was started by Scott Bishel's Great, Great Grandfather in 1898.  For those of you who have a hard time doing math, that is 111 years that this family owned and ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The Harborpark area in Middletown, Connecticut has played an important role in the development of the Connecticut River, the City of Middletown, and the State of Connecticut, from the early days of Indian settlements, to the present day. Settled by the English and early Pilgrims, Harborpark in Middletown, Connecticut quickly developed into an important port along the river. Shipbuilding began on almost as soon as the first settlers arrived. Shipbuilding and steamboat construction became a major industry. Many of our fighting ships in the Revolutionary and Civil wars were launched from Harborpark in Middletown, Connecticut, including the first commissioned warship in the newly established United States NavyHarborpark in Middletown, Connecticut was also the home base during the Revolutio...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Westlake Drive in Middletown, Connecticut or more commonally known as just Westlake, is a short stretch of road of only 1.4 miles, but within those 1.4 miles there are 12 Condominium Complexes, and 3 Apartment Complexes.  One might say that Westlake, Middletown, Connecticut is Condo Haven, for anyone looking to purchase a condominium.  When you say Condominium and Middletown in the same sentence there is no doubt in anyones mind as to where you are talking about. If you are looking to purchase a condo, you will find several styles, size, and price range to choose from in Westlake, Middletown, Connecticut.  There are thousands of condo's within these 12 Condo Complexes in Westlake, Middletown, Connecticut, and you are certain to find one that will fit your needs at: The Meadows Carriag...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Middletown Connecticut can be identified by five major sections, South Farms, Westfield, Westlake, Downtown, and the Northend. With the most rural, and diverse sections being the Westfield, and South Farm sections of town.  Of these two sections South Farms, Middletown, Connecticut is the most centrally located to major through-ways, shopping areas, as well as Downtown. South Farms, Middletown, Connecticut is bordered by RT 9 & 155.  While this section of town has a very country atmosphere to it, you can be Downtown, grocery shopping, taking in a movie, or having your favorite fast food within 5 minutes. While South Farms, Middletown, Connecticut is the home to several small farms that are still run by families that first started them, such as the Lee, Graves, Harris, and Brock familie...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Cedar Village Planned Residential Community, Middletown, Connecticut, also known as Julia Terrace, is located in the South Farms area of Middletown, Connecticut near RT 9.  It is one of the five Planned Residential Communities that were built in Middletown, Connecticut during the 70's and 80's.  The other four were Wesleyan Hills, Sand Hill Road, Knox Boulevard, and The Farms. Unlike the Wesleyan Hills Planned Residential Community which I wrote about yesterday, Cedar Village Planned Residential Community, Middletown, Connecticut did not follow the original plan that it was supposed to be developed under.  Cedar Village was suppose to be developed in three different phase, which it was, but before the first phase was completed the original builder filled bankruptcy and left the sub con...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Wesleyan Hills Planned Residential Community, Middletown, Connecticut was one of five Planned Residential Communities that were built in Middletown, Connecticut during the 70's and 80's.  Of the five Planned Residential Communities Wesleyan Hills, Cedar Village, Sand Hill Road, Knox Boulevard, and The Farms, Wesleyan Hills was the largest and best planned of the five. Wesleyan Hills Planned Residential Community, Middletown, Connecticut is comprised of over 560 units, which are almost split equally between single family homes and condominiums.  Wesleyan Hills is divided into sections that are identified by colors, and within each section all the street begin with the section color. The Blue, Yellow, and Green sections are composed of moderately priced houses that are affordable to "Fir...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
When "Purchasing A House In Middletown, Connecticut", you truly have a wide range of houses to chose from, which reflects the diverse community that Middletown is.  Middletown has whatever type of house that you may be looking for both price and style.  If you are a "First Time Homebuyer" "Purchasing A House In Middletown, Connecticut", Middletown has multiple areas that are affordable for "First Time Homebuyers" that are spread through out the town.  "First Time Homebuyers" can find both house and condominiums of different levels of pricing, and in different types of neighborhoods that have a country, city, or residential settings.  If you like the smell of cows we have a house for you, if you like urban residential neighborhoods we have a house for you, if you like Downtown City livi...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  After 32 years I finally had to replace my roof, and when that time came to find Roofers in Middletown, CT.,  there was no question in my mind as to who the "Roofing Company Of Choice In Middletown, Connecticut" would be, Turner & Sons.  Turner & Sons have been replacing roofs windows, and siding in the Middletown Connecticut area since 1956.  Hayden Turner, the father and owner, is not only a professional in the way he runs his business, but has also been a tremendous asset to the community out the years through his involvement in civic, charitable, sports and other community organizations. I first met Hayden when our two sons were just starting out playing soccer here in Middletown.  Both boys are now 27 years old, and my son Matthew is teaching, and Doug Turner is being trained by...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  ****************************************************************************************************************** Info about the author: George Souto is a Loan Officer who can assist you with all your FHA, CHFA, andConventional mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, Cromwell, Portland, Higganum, Haddam, East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or gsouto@mccuemortgage.com
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Most Sales People have goals, whether they are put in writing or not.  But how many of us know what our purpose is, or even ashed ourselves what our purpose is.  You might ask what is the difference, aren't goals and purpose the same?  I would say they are not. We can have a purpose in life or in business without any particular goals attached to that purpose.  But I do not think that we can have goals with out a purpose, and if we do, then that might be the reason why we fail to meet our goals. Purpose in my opinion is dependent on: Knowledge Attitude Sense of Worth Goals in my opinion are more: Vision Driven Ability to stay on task Accomplishment Purpose asks why am I here, and what do I want to accomplish, while goals are results orientated, setting strategies to accomplishing what we...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Three weeks ago I got a call from the local William Raveis Real Estate in house Loan Officer.  She had a loan that met FHA Guidelines, but she could not get an approval on it, because their investor did not like the limited number of credit lines that the Borrower had.  I wanted to make sure that I would not have the same problem so I went over to my Underwriter and ran the scenario by her.  She told me that we would not have a problem with that and to bring the loan in.  I called the other Loan Officer back to let her know that we should be able to do it.  At this point she added one more little twist, we had to get it done within 8 business days, and that Friday was a day off for the 4th of July.  I told her that we should be able to get it done in time as long as she could get all of...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  ****************************************************************************************************************** Info about the author: George Souto is a Loan Officer 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, East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or gsouto@mccuemortgage.com
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Yesterday I wrote the first of two blogs introducing the New Truth In Lending (TIL) Guideline changes.  In this second blog I will go into more detail as to why I feel that these changes will create significant delays in the Loan Closing Process. First let me recap the four major changes that will go into affect at the end of the month: As of July 31 ALL Loan transactions will require that the initial Truth In Lending (TIL) statement be issued within 3 days of the Loan Application, and no Loan Transaction will be allowed to Close before the 7th Business Day after the Borrower has been sent or given the initial TIL. Business Days are defined as all calendar days except Sunday and the Federal Public Holidays The new Guidelines will also require that there be an additional 3 day waiting pe...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Finally the whether has warmed up enough and the rain stopped long enough to enjoy the pool, and the kids had a blast.  The three on the right are triplets. *************************************************************************************************************** Info about the author: George Souto is a Loan Officer 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, East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or gsouto@mccuemortgage.com
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
During my time here on ActiveRain I have read several blogs about how important it is for a Seller to prepare their house before they put it on the market for sale. These blogs have provided excellent advice, and suggestions on how to make a house attractive to prospective buyers. One of the common themes in each of these blogs has been how extremely important it is for a house to make the best possible first impression that it can. All these blogs show how important it is to prepare a house for sale, but how much thought do we Loan Officers and Realtors, put in preparing our own house for sale? What kind of first impression do we give when we present ourselves to our potential clients and business partners? I know that when I talk to Realtors, the first impression that I get of them pl...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The Connecticut Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce has a very busy month of July planned.  Besides the upcoming Business After Hours event Monday July 13th that I bloged about earlier this week, they also have three other events that are great opportunities to network. All three are the week of the 20th, and starting on Monday July 20 with the Member Breakfast Meeting.  The monthly breakfast draws from 600 to 800 members every month and this month it should be a packed house, because Caron Butler, of the Washington Wizards and former UCONN basketball Star will be the guest speaker. The Member Breakfast Meeting will be followed by the Middlesex Businesswomen's Alliance on the 22nd.  This will be a Ladies Nite (sorry guys) at the Lyman Orchard Glof Club, where the Ladies will be treated...
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