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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags A Cemetary Pair of Sentinels in Waterbury CTAs I was heading into a cemetery this week to water flowers on a family gravesite, I was happy to see a flagpole with a waving banner ready for me.As I walked over to take the photo, I was also happy to see a pair of sentinels holding flags and saluting as well.This week especially we should be more appreciative of the liberties we enjoy and mindful of how it as earned. Friday Flags A Cemetary Pair of Sentinels in Waterbury 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 )
Celebrating Freedom It Carries a High PriceOur War of Independence was a battle fought by professionals on one side and by determined colonists, many farmers and shopkeepers with some soldiers intermixed.The decisive battle was fought in Yorktown, VA, with the French fleet blocking the sea and the Continental Army encamped on land.The Continental Army was assisted by a French force of 5,000 men and 450 officers under the command of General Jean Baptiste de Rochambeau. The had landed in Rhode Island and made a forced march in 14 weeks to meet Washington's army for the final siege and battle at Yorktown.That march took the army right through Waterbury CT and a non-descript marker, almost completely covered by weeds is the only reminder of that passage through the area. There are symbolic ...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Waterbury CT Area July 4th Fireworks Displays  2024With the July 4th holiday falling on a Thursday, fireworks are being fired at various sites in the area.WednesdayMeriden: Independence Day Fireworks – East Peak in Hubbard Park, 999 West Main St., music starts at 7 p.m., fireworks after 9 pm. Rain date: July 12.This is a great venue with the covered stage and plenty of space to hear the music and see the fireworks at dusk. ThursdayBristol: Fireworks – Lake Compounce Family Theme Park, 185 Enterprise Dr., Bristol, 9 p.m. Admission requiredMiddlebury: 3D Fireworks – Quassapaug Amusement Park, 2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, after dark.admission requiredSaturdayWaterbury: Food Truck and July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza 2024July 6-7, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., each dayThe two-day event will take ...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Lebanese Farina Cake  A Special TreatAs our church is having it's Taste of Lebanon this weekend, the parishioners are being asked to prepare dishes to be sold. My wife was asked to make the farina cake, harisat-el-louz. ris-to-laws.  The farina most often eaten at breakfast on a cold morning is something with which many have a great deal of familiarity. It is a coarser grain designed to stick to the ribs. With a finer grained farina, the Lebanese make a cake, which is considered a true delicacy. The recipe below offers a couple of alternatives. Ingredients2 cups of farina        1 cup of the breakfast farina, (boxed)        1 cup of finer also called semolina1 stick of unsalted margarine/butter3 1/2 tablespoons of sugar1 cup milk2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder1 cup simple syrupMelt but...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
24th Taste of Lebanon Waterbury CT  6/21-6/23 2024The 24th annual Taste of Lebanon Festival will be held this weekend, June 21-23 at Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 8 East Mountain Rd, Waterbury Come and get an experience in the foods and traditions of a typical Lebanese party. A friendly and lively culture steeped in tradition.This is the largest fundraiser for the church and offers so much to the entire community that recognizes the efforts by the parishioners to maintain the connection to their heritage.    When:  September 21-23 2024 Where:  Our Lady of Lebanon Church                1 East Mountain Rd                 Waterbury, CT Times:   Fri  6/21      6:00  pm  to 11:00 p.m.                Sat 7/22  11:00 am  to 10:00 p.m.                 Sun 6/23  11:30 a m to  7L00 p.m. Cost:  Grou...
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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’s My Waterbury CT Home’s Value May 2024Waterbury CT is the second largest town in New Haven County with a population of app115,000. It is 33 miles southwest of Hartford, 25 miles north of New Haven and 77 miles northwest of New York City. The larger factories that once dominated the Connecticut manufacturing economy are no longer in Waterbury, essentially changing form the brass mills they used for raw materials and converting to cheaper and lighter aluminum or plastic. Currently in Waterbury CT there are 82 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from an 864 square ft, 2-bedroom cape listed at $127,000 to a 2,390 square ft, 4-bedroom colonial listed at $540,000. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06702, 06704, 06705, 06706, 06708...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Any Pond Will Do for a RestWill I am doing my rehab, I can't play golf as yet, but at the very least we take walks on the golf course, with a watchful eye for stray shots.  We stay pit f view and are respectful of the golfers when they take their shots. I also keep my chuckles to myself when their shots are a little off-line.On one fairway, after a particularly heavy storm activity where there would not normally have been any caught my eye.This male and female were in a storm pond, and he was very attentive to her. Must be mating season.There is a reservoir adjacent to the golf course and many areas where they can have more privacy and maybe even make a nest so she can lay her eggs.At the very least they were away from all the other birds and ducks and he could make his pitch.Any Pond W...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Market Trends For Waterbury CT's East Mountain, Zip Code 06706 May 30, 2024The hill heading south along RT 69 in Waterbury is called the East Mountain area of Waterbury CT. Its most prominent feature is the hillside which carries the name and also serves as the retainer for the watershed once known as the East Mountain reservoir. Adjacent to the reservoir is one of the 2 public courses in Waterbury East Mountain golf course.It is another highly residential and is also an easy commute to New Haven or Hartford. The 06706 zip code also includes the neighborhoods known as Washington Hill and the South End. There are currently 17 active listings in the 06706 zip code with the average value of the homes for sale in Waterbury's 06706 zip code available for sale is $254,894 with average days in...
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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 2024 Memorial Day Story That Brings Closure to a FamilyI was going to post a blog this morning consistent with the thoughts of all on Memorial Day, to remember to honor those that gave their lives for freedom. As I do normally, I was having a cup of coffee to get the mind started and wanted to glance at the paper as well.Reading online has its advantages, and it also offered the title to an article that needed to be read.This is the story of Kenneth McKeeman, the service man on the left on the left in the photo, who lived in Waterbury, until the death f his parents and at 13 years old, moved to Brooklyn to live with his older brother. He enlisted in the Air Force and was part of a bomber crew that was shot down after a bomb run over the coast of France. The Germans gathered the remain...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Market Trends For Waterbury CT's West End Side, Zip 06708  May 21, 2024The 06708 Zip code encompasses the west side of Waterbury with 4 neighborhoods known as Brooklyn, Town Plot, Lower and Upper Bunker Hill. It is also the largest zip code in Waterbury. There are currently 24 active listings in the 06708 zip code with the average value of the homes for sale in Waterbury's 06708 zip code available for sale is $341,652 with average days in market of 42. There are also currently 18 properties under pending status and 29 properties under hard deposit contracts.For the year 2023 there were 257 closed listings in the 06708 zip code of Waterbury with an average sales price of $277,154 and average days on market of 38.  In addition the closed properties sold at 100% of list.This suggests an ab...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Market Trends For Waterbury CT's East End, Zip 06705 May 21, 2024 The East End of Waterbury CT is highly residential and is also the preferred side of town for people that need to commute to Hartford. Many fine neighborhoods encompass the East End such as Fairlawn, Pierpont and East End. There are currently 14 active listings in the 06705 zip code with the average value of the homes for sale in Waterbury's 06705 zip code available for sale is $292,100  with average days in market of 15. Also, there are currently 26 properties under a pending status contract or hard deposit. For the year 2023 there were 159 closed listings in the 06705-zip code of Waterbury with an average sales price of $241,209 and days on market of 38.  The homes also sold at an average of 101% of list price. Through ...
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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’s My Waterbury CT Home’s Value April 2024Waterbury CT is the second largest town in New Haven County with a population of app115,000. It is 33 miles southwest of Hartford, 25 miles north of New Haven and 77 miles northwest of New York City. The larger factories that once dominated the Connecticut manufacturing economy are no longer in Waterbury, essentially changing form the brass mills they used for raw materials and converting to cheaper and lighter aluminum or plastic. Currently in Waterbury CT there are 76 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from an 1,024 square ft, 3-bedroom row-house listed at $119,900 to a 2,390 square ft, 4-bedroom colonial listed at $540,000. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06702, 06704, 06705, 067...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Market Trends For Waterbury CT's East End, Zip 06705 April 23, 2024 The East End of Waterbury CT is highly residential and is also the preferred side of town for people that need to commute to Hartford. Many fine neighborhoods encompass the East End such as Fairlawn, Pierpont and East End. There are currently 11 active listings in the 06705 zip code with the average value of the homes for sale in Waterbury's 06705 zip code available for sale is $254,963 with average days in market of 11. Also, there are currently 13 properties under a pending status contract or hard deposit. For the year 2023 there were 159 closed listings in the 06705 zip code of Waterbury with an average sales price of $241,209 and days on market of 38.  The homes also sold at an average of 101% of list price. Through...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Market Trends For Waterbury CT's West End Side, Zip 06708  April 23, 2024The 06708 Zip code encompasses the west side of Waterbury with 4 neighborhoods known as Brooklyn, Town Plot, Lower and Upper Bunker Hill. It is also the largest zip code in Waterbury. There are currently 19 active listings in the 06708 zip code with the average value of the homes for sale in Waterbury's 06708 zip code available for sale is $304,769 with average days in market of 73. There are also currently 17 properties under pending status and 22 properties under hard deposit contracts.For the year 2023 there were 257 closed listings in the 06708-zip code of Waterbury with an average sales price of $277,154 and average days on market of 38.  In addition, the closed properties sold at 100% of list.This suggests 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’s My Waterbury CT Home’s Value March 2024Waterbury CT is the second largest town in New Haven County with a population of app115,000. It is 33 miles southwest of Hartford, 25 miles north of New Haven and 77 miles northwest of New York City. The larger factories that once dominated the Connecticut manufacturing economy are no longer in Waterbury, essentially changing form the brass mills they used for raw materials and converting to cheaper and lighter aluminum or plastic. Currently in Waterbury CT there are 61 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from an 1,024 square ft, 3-bedroom row-house listed at $119,900 to a 1,215 square ft, 2-bedroom  cape listed at $750,000. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06702, 06704, 06705, 06706,...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags: Jarjura's,  A Waterbury CT Year-Round Farmers MarketThe flag for this week was easy to spot as the wind was blustery. It stood outside a Waterbury CT Landmark at the edge of the parking lot of Jarjura's Farm Market.Established in 1917, this market has been selling wholesale and retail fresh fruits and vegetables all over the State of CT, and in 1993 opened its retail outlet.To this day it is a family run operation, and they stock the retail side with produce regularly and often items not found in some of the larger stores in the area.https://youtu.be/jG8AC0J3xaQThe market is just off the downtown area and astride the highway that traverses through the town.My wife shops here regularly and I will get our garden plants here when the time comes in May. Friday Flags: Jarjura's...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags In Waterbury CT's West SideEarlier in the week while leaving the Waterbury Hospital entrance, it appeared that the flag winds were trying to make me wait longer than I wanted for a photo.With a little patience, however, the winds cooperated, and I got a photo that I could be pleased to offer up today.Even it if took a change in wind direction to get it done. Friday Flags In Waterbury CT's West Side
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags A Bit of Texas in ConnecticutWe have a couple of big box stores in Waterbury, and they are relatively close to each other.I was on my way to one when the restaurant adjacent was calling to me.This gave me an opportunity to not only offer our proud American flag in the breeze, but also the National Flag of Texas right beside it.After a couple of comments from citizens of that country on my recent flag post, I wanted them to know that it is easy to flag photos if you just take the time.This took me all of 5 minutes from getting my gas, but the satisfaction was well worth it.The wind kicked up enough for me to get the last shot as well. Friday Flags A Bit of Texas in Connecticut
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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’s My Waterbury CT Home’s Value February 2024Waterbury CT is the second largest town in New Haven County with a population of app115,000. It is 33 miles southwest of Hartford, 25 miles north of New Haven and 77 miles northwest of New York City. The larger factories that once dominated the Connecticut manufacturing economy are no longer in Waterbury, essentially changing form the brass mills they used for raw materials and converting to cheaper and lighter aluminum or plastic. Currently in Waterbury CT there are 52 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from a 1,024 square ft, 3-bedroom row-house listed at $149,900 to a 1,215 square ft, 2-bedroom cape listed at $750,000. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06702, 06704, 06705, 06706...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
March 4, 2024 Market Trends For Waterbury CT's West End Side, Zip 06708The 06708 Zip code encompasses the west side of Waterbury with 4 neighborhoods known as Brooklyn, Town Plot, Lower and Upper Bunker Hill. It is also the largest zip code in Waterbury. There are currently 24 active listings in the 06708 zip code with the average value of the homes for sale in Waterbury's 06708 zip code available for sale is $310,960 with average days in market of 42. There are also currently 21 properties under pending status and 20 properties under hard deposit contracts.For the year 2023 were 255 closed listings in the 06708 zip code of Waterbury with an average sales price of $273,459 and average days on market of 38.  In addition the closed properties sold at 100% of list.This suggests an absorpti...
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