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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
I am pleased to announce to the sale of 62 Franklin Street in Danbury,CT This property can continue it's history as a mixed use property (subject to city restrictions) or be converted into a 3 family apartment house. With 3400 square feet, this grand home will benefit from renovation, as the first floor has to be put back together after a pipe damage the 3rd floor was last renovated in the mid 1980s, and the 2nd floor is in  generally acceptable shape will benefit from fresh paint and some improvements. Main level unit offers central air, a 2 car garage plus good parking, public water/sewer, natural gas heat for 2 of the apartments and is centrally located between downtown Danbury and the west side.  Due to particulars, this has been the most difficult property I had to represent, but w...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
I am pleased to announce the sale of 44 Locust Ave in  Danbury, CT. This property sold in July 2024. A Family Treasure Transitions to New Hands in Danbury, CTIt is with great pleasure that I announce the recent sale of a beloved family home in Danbury, Connecticut. Karen and Don, the former owners, entrusted me with their precious property, a home that has been part of their family's story for generations. Set in a desirable location mere moments from Western Connecticut State University and the Danbury Hospital, this residence represented an exceptional opportunity for a wide array of buyers.The charm and potential of this home did not go unnoticed, garnering interest from enthusiastic first-time homebuyers to savvy long-term investors. The sellers sold the home for $390,000, $20,000 m...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Just purchased. Congratulations to my repeat clients and friends on buying their 'Dream' end unit luxury townhome at the Rivington community. After searching off and on for a couple of years exploring different options, they opted to purchase only a couple blocks away from where we started.  They are fortunate to have this great 3600 square foot townhome with all the upgrades they wanted.  There are 3 bedroom, 3.5 baths, a finished basement with 3 rooms, 2 car garage, gas fireplace, central air and an fantastic eat in kitchen. They also have access to the great on-site amenities offered including fitness center, indoor pool, plus recreational and social opportunities.I thank them for their trust and business, and not giving up their search. See you around town.Thinking of moving? Feel f...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Working a Little Harder for that MealWe just had the garden areas cleaned up and fresh mulch added. It all came out very nice. One of the negatives, however, was the area below the bird feeder, where the ground critters would scratch for the leftovers. I noticed the mulch had been disturbed but didn't see the reason until early Friday afternoon.It was as though the chipmunk was trying to burrow a new home, but then it moved.  Another was doing the same.It may take a few days for enough to be dropped from the feeder so that they can stop the digging. Working a Little Harder for that Meal
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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 Giant Sized Flag in Cheshire CTI pass a Cheshire CT business often, House of Doors, where one can buy any type of replacement door imaginable. They have a rather large guardian that doubles as their flagpole.This Paul Bunyan statue was once one of the many story images that lined the entrance of the old Danbury Fairgrounds, long since replaced by a mall, that may not be the heathiest with the online shopping reality we live in today.He does get noticed on his resent spot and I will give a quick wave when I pass by, probably more so for the flag. Friday Flags  A Giant Sized Flag in Cheshire 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 )
What Happened in The Prospect CT Real Estate Market Prospect June 2024?   Prospect CT is a town of App 11,000 residents located in New Haven County. It is bordered by Waterbury, Cheshire, Naugatuck and Bethany.  Once noted by Money Magazine as one of the top 300 towns in the Nation, it has since adopted the title of Best Small town in CT.It serves as a predominately residential community whose residents commute to the nearby towns.  It has a well recognized Regional school system shared with Beacon Falls CT.  It is also recognized as a well managed town with taxes under control.  Search for homes in Prospect CTCurrently in Prospect CT there are 11 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 776 square ft, 2-bedroom mobile home listed at $ 95,000 ...
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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 George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 )
Happy 4th of July 2024 to all my ActiveRain friends.  Tomorrow is the 4th of July, and my wife will be traveling to my nephew's house in RI for a family cookout.  My youngest son and his wife will also becoming up from Mananas, VA, and will spend the weekend with us. We don't get many opportunities to get the family together, so these family get together's are very special.  Everyone brings a side dish or desert, and my nephew normally provides the hot dogs and hamburgers.  This year I will also be bring buffalo chicken blue cheese patties that a local grocery store has just started making.  I cooked one on the grill last week and it was amazing. Hopefully all of you will also have a very special Happy 4th of July, and spend quality time with your family and friends, or maybe just sit ...
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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 )
Summer Colors in the Yard in Prospect CTOur spring blooms were plentiful, and the summer astilbes and day lilies don't last very long. It is always pleasant to look into the yard and see the wall of blue hydrangeas that last so long.We had some rain during the night and the water dropped the blossoms, but with some sun they will spruce right back to smile. Summer Colors in the Yard in Prospect CT
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 )
This month Kath Streib and Wanda Kubat-Nerdin are hosting the June ActiveRain Challenge titled "Fork It Over: June ActiveRain Recipe Challenge".  Even though it is a cooking challenge, and I am not much of a good cook, I can grill, so even I am able to participate in this challenge.My wife and I love the way food cooked on an outdoor grill tastes, so during the Summer months we cook on our Weber gas grill as much as possible.  One of the simple  dishes we cook on the grill (by we, I mean me) is chicken shish kebabs.  We will do various chicken shish kebabs throughout the Summer, but our favorite is chicken shish kebabs we marinate in Italian salad dressing.  Even though this is a simple receipt, it does take a little planning, because you need to allow time for the chicken to marinate i...
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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 Hotchkiss Field Prospect CTThe largest park in Prospect CT is Hotchkiss Field. It has athletic fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts and track runs,There is always a lot of activity there and at the back of the field is a flagpole.Being a flag whisperer, it only takes a thought, and the winds provide a full billowing flag.I got a beautiful banner to share.Friday Flags in Hotchkiss Field Prospect CT 
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By Lisa Brown-McDonald CT Real Estate Agent, Fairfield & Litchfield County REALTOR®
(The Brokerage of New England)
Open House  Galloping Hill Estates 8 Galloping Hill Rd Bethel CT 06801Sunday June 30, 2024 from 12 - 2pmOpen House this Sunday in Galloping Hill Estates. Stop by and check out this home located at 8 Galloping Hill Rd in Bethel, Connecticut. Perfect situated at end of cul-de-sac in the desirable Galloping Hill Estates subdivision. An incredible opportunity to own this exceptional move-in-ready home. Impeccably maintained, freshly painted and well appointed with custom millwork and built-ins. Nestled on 1+ acre lot, partially fenced, beautifully maintained and professionally landscaped. Conveniently located with easy access to major commuting routes and Metro-North railway. Close to schools, parks, trendy restaurants and shops. Motivated Seller! New Price! Don't miss this one, nothing to ...
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By Lisa Brown-McDonald CT Real Estate Agent, Fairfield & Litchfield County REALTOR®
(The Brokerage of New England)
Open House Lake Zoar 76 Pine Rock Road Southbury, CT 06488Saturday June 29, 2024 from 11am to 1pmOpen House this Saturday on Lake Zoar. Stop by and check out this Waterfront home offering captivating water views and charming details throughout. Featuring vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and stone wood burning fireplace. Plus an expansive two-tier deck, hot tub and side patio ideal for outdoor gatherings or relaxing. Galley kitchen with stainless appliances. Lower level complete with bedroom, bath, living space and walk-out to deck overlooking lake.  Other features include central air, recessed lighting, laundry room, shed, dock, public water. Plus, this lake home comes completely furnished. Don't miss this one. Azeem Haq, REALTOR®The Brokerage of New EnglandOffice: 203-788-8611Fairfield, ...
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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 Watertown CT Home Worth, May 2024 Watertown CT is a town in Southeastern Litchfield county, Connecticut.  The Zip codes for Watertown are 06795 (for most of the town) and 06779 (for the Oakville section). It is a suburb of Waterbury, CT.  It's population is app 23,000 and has a town manager form of government.   It occupies an area of 29.5 sq miles.  It is also a gateway to Litchfield county along the eastern end.Currently in Watertown CT there are 25 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Watertown CT range from a 932 square ft, 2-bedroom cape listed at $269,000 to a 3,908 square ft, 5-bedroom, colonial listed at $849,000.  Search for Homes in Watertown CTThe average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Watertown CT is $435,100.  The av...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
We are seeing demand for buyers looking for a single story living choice for condos. Although the Greater Danbury does over a large amount of condos, you may be limited but there are choices.Some of the newer communities and generally more upscale, built since the late 1990s would includeCrystal Bay and Poet's Landing DanburyLake Place-DanburyOriginal Sterling Woods-DanburyNewbury Village-BrookfieldThe Mews at Rivington'Enclave' at Rivington'Regency at Rivington' (coming soon)Summit at BethelLiberty at NewtownNewtown WoodsRegency at NewtownWalnut Tree village in Sandy HookNashville village in BethelIn addition, there are others that may be more budget friendly -Shepherd Hill Danbury-Rollingwood Brookfield-Park Ridge  Danbury-Lakewood Danbury-Park Brook Danbury-Birchwood Danbury-Westwood...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Inc, Serving NY, NJ, PA, CT, NH, RI, MA, VT & ME
(Westchester Modular Homes Inc)
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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 )
Friday Flags in Thomaston CT with a ConcertI had to dop some documents off to a lawyer in Thomaston CT for a closing. I thought I heard singing on the way in and as I came out it was still there.I walked across the street to the gazebo on the center green in town and the voices were from the school children offering their songs but no audience, except myself.I stood and listened to them sing and applauded when they were done. I mentioned to the teacher that it was highly unusual to get a concert on the green at that time of day to which she responded that the kids have a curfew.As to put the icing on the cake, I looked to my right and on the other end of the circle, the flag was waving to me as if to say don't ignore us.And I didn't. A great way to start the week, with music a Friday Fl...
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