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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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 Winter Has Officially Arrived In Middletown, CT with our first 2017/2018 Winter snow storm.  We got about 5" of snow which is a good amount of snow for our first snow fall.This first snow fall was the very wet sticky kind and froze up very quickly, making it difficult to shovel, especially at th...

By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
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If you are considering buying a home in Danbury, CT it is important to know some general housing market information as part of the steps on your decision making process. So far, across the board the average price for a sold single family home has been $324,200 with a median sales price of $302,00...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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The Federal Housing Finance Authority (FHFA) has announced their conforming conventional loan limits for 2018 earlier this month, and more recently FHA announced their loan limits as well for 2018.  While the FHFA conforming conforming loan limits apply pretty much across the country, the FHA loa...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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After a 2.5 hour drive from New York City to Madison, CT to provide a Feng Shui Consultation, I decided to explore the town a bit more and found a lovely gem called, " R.J. Julia Bookstore." Talk about great Feng Shui energy -- this store has it!! It was one of the first stores on the stripe that...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Multifamily Homes as an Investment Vehicle”  Hey Joe, Hope all is well. I just had a few questions on how to go about purchasing my next multi family? What is some stuff I’ll need to get in order? Finally is it better to try and purchase as an llc or should I keep purchasing them in my name? Als...

By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
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Home Buying Closing Cost Comparison Westchester County-NY vs. Fairfield County-CT. It is not just price and taxes you should look at when purchasing a home but the different fees for closing costs that can save you thousands of dollars when looking in Westchester County, N.Y. or Fairfield County,...

By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
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As your real estate professional to help you the find the right home, I understand that it takes more than more house hunting trip out to make up our find. It is partiacually true if your price range leaves several neighborhoods open to you or if you are not sure which town in the area that you e...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“The Explanation” The wife came home early and found her husband in their bedroom making love to a very attractive young woman.And she was somewhat upset. 'You are a disrespectful pig' she cried.'How dare you do this to me -- a faithful wife, the mother of your children! I'm leaving you ... I wan...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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I do not know how many Veterans who have a home have VA Mortgages, but from my experience I would say Very Few Veterans Have VA Mortgages.  This is probably surprising even for those of us in the Real Estate, and Lending industries.  After all VA Mortgages are a "0" money down mortgages with NO P...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“It is Never Fun to be Fired, Great to be rehired”  I owe you an apology Joe. As you know I was pissed off about how long my niece’s 203 K loan was taking and all the stupidity that went with that. I want you to know that the loan has finally closed after 5 months of working with another company....

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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My Wife and went out for lunch today after Church, and I had to take a picture of where we ate at.  Those who follow Sally K. & David L. Hanson blog will know right off the bat why I felt the need to take a picture of Matty's Next Door Sports Bar.  Sally and David often blog about on or their fav...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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      Winter is here and the bare trees are proof of that as you can see in my Eighth Blog Of The 2017 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middlefield, CT.  With the arrival of Winter in Connecticut, which means my Progression Of Fall Colors series I started six years ago is coming to an end. The firs...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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This is the time of year when everyone seems to be in a giving spirit.  The Coginchaug Regional High School in Durham Ct is doing there part with the  Coginchaug Regional High School Community Round-Up tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  At the Community Round-up the Coginchaug Regional High S...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, CT interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.92%, which is still near record lows in comparison to recent history! The interest rate you secure when buying a CT home not only greatly impacts your monthly ...

By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Is it Smart to Take Equity out of a Home to Pay off Debt?”   Good morning Joe,Thank you for returning my call yesterday. It's probably easiest to communicate through email as I am a nurse and usually can't answer calls.To recap our conversation, we want to refinance and pull out equity to pay of...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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 Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to be jolly then purchasing delicious Holiday cookies at the Woodrow Wilson Middle School Cookie Sale This Saturday December 2nd in Middletown, Ct from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The Woodrow Wilson Middle School Cookie Sale is not only a great way to ...

By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
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Many of today’s buyers like 'light and bright' and minimalistic décor when home shopping.                                       BEFORE - Where does the fireplace end and bookcases begin? The word ‘dated’ is used often by the prospective buyer when the perception is one of being old dark dingy or ...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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Owning a CT home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed. Zillow recently reported that: “In reality, buying or renting a home is an ...

By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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GOING ON WINTER VACATION WHILE YOUR HOUSE IS ON THE MARKET?   Two major vacations you will have in a year. Summer vacation and winter vacation.   Your home is on the market and ready to sell – it could be snapped up any day now, but you have a vacation coming up or would like to take a trip out o...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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Don't miss the Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords 2017 Winter Concert On Dec. 3rd, at the Portland High School, Portland, CT.  I have always enjoyed the performances that I have attended in the past.  So if you have not heard the Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords, then you are in for a treat this Sun...

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