All About Connecticut Real Estate

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
“New Way to Look at Pest Control” A woman was having a passionate affair with an Irish inspector from a pest-control company. One afternoon they were carrying on in the bedroom when her husband arrived home unexpectedly. ‘Quick,” said the woman to the lover, “Into the closet!” and she pushed him in the closet, stark naked. The husband, however, became suspicious and after a search of the bedroom discovered the man in the closet. “Who are you?” he asked him. “I'm an inspector from Bugs-B-Gone,” quickly replied the “exterminator.” “What are you doing in there?” the husband asked. “I'm investigating a complaint about an infestation of moths,” the man replied.“And where are your clothes?” asked the husband.The man looked down at himself and cried, “Those little b@st@rds!”
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By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
“A Grocery Store Line” Mr. PetrowskyNever in a million years would have believe that standing in line at a grocery store in Saco Maine would have let me to a conversation with you about a mortgage. As it turns out we were both at the right place at the right time. Since I am a believer, you were put there for me to meet you. Since our conversation I looked you up on Linkedin, for sure you are the real deal. I was impressed when we met, was impressed when I checked you out and now comes the real work. Thank you for the email, will start putting all the documents together that you are asking for. Thank you in advance and I look forward to our working together, JD You never know when you come in contact with someone that needs your help, but that is exactly what happen during my recent Mai...
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By Joseph Orabona, Your defense against the IRS
(Vector Tax & Accounting LLC)
It is one of the scariest things that can befall a taxpayer - the dreaded notice from the IRS stating you owe them more money you can’t pay. When you open up the mailbox and see the return address of the tax agency staring back at you, your heart is bound to skip a beat (or two).   Few people look forward to communicating with the IRS, but plenty of taxpayers receive these notices every year. If you do find yourself on the receiving end of such a notice, knowing what to do next could make all the difference, and possibly save your bank account. Here are seven critical steps to take if the IRS disagrees with the income (or expense) figures you have reported.   Note: If you fall behind on filing your taxes, you’re not alone and we can help. Reach out to our tax resolution firm and we’ll ...
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By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
“Refinancing, Not in My Best Interest” Good morning Joe, I thought you were in the mortgage business? I fully expected get a new mortgage application done yesterday, but that wasn’t the case. I watched with anticipation as you were making you magic, but was surprised when you told me that refinancing was not in my best interest. I not sure if I was shocked or relieved, but you took the time to explain what the cost would be and the amount of the monthly savings. I guess it also told me what a great rate you got me 4 years ago when I originally purchased. I was blown away by your statement, refinancing would be good for you, but not me. OK, I get it. I am going to send you a testimonial, because not refinancing was in my best interest. As always, thank you for looking out for me and all ...
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By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield & Litchfield County + Candlewood Lake
(The Brokerage of New England)
New Listing Alert in Danbury, CTThe Village at RivingtonListed for sale by Lisa Brown, REALTOR® The Brokerage of New England, 203-733-1613, PropertyGalCT@gmail.com, www.BrokerageNE.com32 Moorland Dr, a stunning 3 bedroom townhouse located in the Village at Rivington. A premier resort style community in Danbury, Connecticut. Turn-key with welcoming front entryway, open floor plan, high ceilings, custom lighting, designer hardwood flooring and custom crown molding. Beautiful Chef's kitchen with white cabinetry, title backsplash, granite countertops, center island with wine cooler, 2 breakfast bars and pantry. Open to dining area with custom cabinetry, dining room, living room, powder room and coat closet. 32 Moorland Dr offers a spacious Master Bedroom Suite with vaulted ceilings, walk-in...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
September 2021 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 43 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 $232,219 with average days in market of 47. There are also currently 93 properties under show or hard deposit contracts.For the first 8 months of this year there have been 282 closed listings in the 06708 zip code of Waterbury with an average sales price of $216,736 and average days on market of 40. This suggests an absorption rate of 35 sales per month which means the current inv...
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By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
“Have you ever heard of the saying”  “The further your name is away from you, the more successful you probably are?’For example:Name on your shirt/name tag – not very successful.Name on your desk – doing better.Name of the outside of your door – doing well. Name on the outside of the building – you have arrived.” 
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
September 2021 Market Trends For Waterbury CT's East End, Zip 06705 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 28 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 $232,264  with average days in market of 45. There are also currently 60 properties under contract or hard deposit. For the first 8 months of this year there have been 141 closed listings in the 06705 zip code of Waterbury with an average sales price of $178,639 and days on market of 36. The same period in 2020 saw 125 closings with an average ...
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By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
“When You Inherit a Lot of Money” Hi Joe, It has been a few years since we have spoken and you may be the only person that we trust enough to discuss our current situation. By the way, all is good with Bill and our children. Both kids are actually in college, believe it or not.Here is the situation, I have inherited a large amount of money, actually over a million dollars and we want to be smart with how and what we do with the money.The only real obligation we have is our current mortgage which is just under $600,000. The loan you originally got for us was $750,000 and making our mortgage payment is no issue. Now that we have these funds, we have always wanted to purchase a beach house, which we can do at this point. We anticipate a purchase between $900,000 and 1 million, we can easil...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
September 11, 2001 is a day I will never forget!  It is a day forever imprinted on my heart and mind.   September 11, 2001 is a day each of us has a special reason why this day will forever be remembered.  September 11, 2001 is a day we will not only forever remember the vicious attack on our country, but also a day to honor those who lost there lives.  It is a day for us to reflect on the memories, and thoughts which went through our mines as the events of September 11, 2001 unfolded 20 years ago. I have shared what I remember most about 9/11 before, and have made a commitment to share this memory each and every year on September 11, so today I am fulfilling that commitment once again with this blog.Below is my special memory of that day, it is an event which hit close to home, and wil...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
20 Years Later, A New Order To Our LivesAs people were preparing to go about another routine day, events were unfolding that would shock our country and the world.  At airports in the East coast, people boarded planes and prepared for flights.As best as can be acknowledged, groups of flight trained terrorists, commandeered 4 domestic flights and  set to their agenda.The first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade center in New York City shorty after 8:30 Am.  Within minutes, the South Tower was also hit.In Washington DC, a 3rd plane struck the Pentagon building, and alert passengers, listening to news in a fourth plane intended to hit the White House, retook the plane, which crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.With so little information available, government authorities put t...
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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 August 2021Currently in Waterbury CT there are 117 active residential listings for sale, with 37 new listings being added in August. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from a 1,449 square ft, 3-bedroom colonial listed at $80,000 to a 6,278 square ft, 6-bedroom  colonial listed at $598,000. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06702, 06704, 06705, 06706, 06708, 06710, and 06720.  Search for Homes in Waterbury CT The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Waterbury CT is $225,017. The average days on market for these homes are 46 days.  There are currently 242 homes either under show status or hard deposit in Waterbury CT.   In August 2021, 102 homes closed in Waterbury CT. They ranged from a 744 square ft, 2-be...
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By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
“She Said Call Joe” Morning Joe,How are you doing, I have an embarrassing situation and as usual my wife was right. As soon as we decided to refinance, she said call Joe, but stupidly I thought it would be easier working with our current mortgage servicer. The bank is (Flagstar) Their communication sucks and the follow-up even worse.I've been working with them since April and we are now in August and still we are nowhere, I ask for them to issue me a letter stating that we are no longer going forward with the refi, but they have not done so yet. Because of their slow to process things and market upturn I would also like to change the terms of the refi and get some cash out for repairs.I gave them a horrible review, they should be taught to do mortgages by you. What a waste of time. Plea...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Market Statistics for Southington CT August 2021    Search for Homes in Southington CT Currently in Southington CT there are 46 active residential listings for sale, with 20 new listings being added in August 2021. The homes for sale in Southington CT range from a 1,056 square ft, 2-bedroom mobile home listed at $70,000 to a 1,807 square ft, 3-bedroom, ranch listed at $1,650,000. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Southington CT is $411,366. The average days on market for these homes are 40 days. In addition, there are currently 40 homes under contingency contract and 71 homes under hard deposit.   In August 2021, 77 homes closed in Southington CT. They ranged from a 750 square ft, 2-bedroom mobile home, which sold for $86,900 to a 4,625 square ft, 5-bed...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What Happened in The Prospect CT Real Estate Market Prospect August 2021?    Search for homes in Prospect CTCurrently in Prospect CT there are 29 active residential listings for sale, with 11 new listings added in August. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 808 square ft, 2-bedroom cape, listed at $124,900 to a 2,476 square ft, 4-bedroom new construction colonial listed at $599,900. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Prospect CT is $366,210. The average days on market for these homes are 57 days. In addition, there are currently 3 homes in show status and 9 homes under hard deposit in Prospect CT.  In August, 8 homes closed in Prospect CT. The homes that sold in Prospect CT ranged from a 1,726 square ft, 3-bedroom cape, which sold for $200,000...
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By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
‘It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say What You Say” A man in Melbourne walked into the produce section of his local supermarket and asked to buy half a head of cabbage. The boy working in that department told him that they only sold whole heads of cabbage. The man was insistent that the boy ask the manager about the matter.Walking into the back room, the boy said to the manager, "Some old bastard outside wants to buy half a head of cabbage."As he finished his sentence, he turned around to find that the man had followed and was standing right behind him, so the boy quickly added, "...and this gentleman kindly offered to buy the other half.” The manager approved the deal and the man went on his way.Later, the manager said to the boy, "I was impressed with the way you got yourself out o...
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By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield & Litchfield County + Candlewood Lake
(The Brokerage of New England)
Buying a home in Fairfield County, ConnecticutFind a local and experienced REALTOR® 203-733-1613 | BrokerageNE@gmail.com | www.BrokerageNE.comBuying a home in Fairfield County, Connecticut? We are your "go to" for all things home. Experienced, passionate and local. We've been assisting home buyers and sellers in and around Fairfield County since 2004. Experience matters, give us a call today 203-733-1613See what our clients are saying: Lisa is fantastic! We highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a realtor (buy or sell). Lisa scores the highest by far in our experiences with real estate agents. We sincerely recommend her for: -Market intelligence -Professionalism -Creative marketing -Acumen representing her clients to agents, buyers and sellers. She is off the charts in this a...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Labor Day this year is a bright, sunny day, which means a great day for all the Labor Day plans that have been made.  For me the only thing I have planned for today is to just get some much needed extra sleep and rest, after a long drive back from my vacation. Normally we plan on having the family over and putting some food on the grill.  But given my wife and I just returned from vacation, we are just going to put a couple of nice thick filet mignons on the grill and enjoy them together.I hope that each and everyone of you spend this Labor Day doing what you enjoy, you have earned it.  Whatever you do make sure this is a safe and happy Holiday for you and your family!!! 
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Happy Labor Day 2021Labor Day is a Federal holiday in the United State celebrated on the first Monday in September in any given year to honor and recognize the American Labor movement  and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.  Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade unions and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. "Labor Day" was promoted by the Central Labor Union, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day. Canada's Labour Day is also celebrated on the first ...
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