For Me And My Family Our House Is Not Just A House, It Is Our Home.

Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149


I have lived in my present house In Middletown, CT since August of 1981.  There is nothing special about the looks or style of this house.  It is a small Cape on a small lot, but it has all the grass I have ever wanted to cut, and lots of love within it.  This house is where both my sons were raised in, and the house I have grown old matured with my wife in.  For Me And My Family Our House Is Not Just A House, It Is Our Home.

This house may not be a special architecturally designed house, but what this house lacks in looks and style, it makes up ten-fold in the memories it has given me and my family as our home.  A house is a structure, but a home is much more.  A home goes far beyond the physical structure.  A home is the people within it, their joy, their laughter, their tears, and their love.

There are many houses that look exactly the same as mine, but my home is one of a kind.  A house can be replaced, but a home is irreplaceable.  A home is not made up of bricks and mortar, it is built from love and joy.  A home is family where everyone always returns to.

My home is everything I have described and much more.  There is nothing fancy about my home as I have already stated.  My home is a very modest place, it is a reflection of myself and my family.  My home is one in which everyone is welcomed, especially those without family near by.  That is especially true every Thanksgiving when we fill our home with those who we know do not have family close by, such as college kids, and others who are to far away from family to share Thanksgiving with.  On occasions like  Thanksgiving those we invite become our family and our home, their home.

There is no special room in my home, because all of them have special memories, but my wife would tell you the den is my favorite room as long as I can control the remote control to the TV set. 

My family and I have created many special memories in our home for over 35 years, but we are not done creating memories.  There are still many more memories to be made here.  My two boys are married now, and I have my first grandchild, with hopes of many more.  They will come to know this simple structure as their home, and where Vavu (grandfather) and Vavo (grandmother) live.  We will make special memories for them here, so they can share with their children.

I love what I do, because as a Loan Originator I help others purchase houses which they will turn into a home, as I have mine.



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George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator 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, #Moodus, #Chester, #Deep River, and #Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or

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George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who is licensed in #CT, #RI, #MA, #NH, & #FL and can assist you with all your #FHA, #Conventional, #VA, #USDA, and #State Bonded Progam #mortgage needs in #CT, #RI, #MA, #NH, & #FL. George resides in Middlesex County which includes #Middletown, #Old Saybrook, #Middlefield, #Durham, #Cromwell, #Portland, #Higganum, #Haddam, #East Haddam, #Moodus, #Chester, #Deep River, and #Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or


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Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

Great post Home is where the heart is, have a super week!

Mar 21, 2016 10:21 PM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

More people in our industry should realize your is not a "strictly business" business !

Mar 21, 2016 10:24 PM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning George. I love this post and agree completely. My home is my sanctuary too and I love it.

Mar 21, 2016 10:31 PM #3
Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

George Souto You are a special guy, for sure. It is a real pleasure to know you here on AR.

Bill Roberts

Mar 21, 2016 10:45 PM #4
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

George, this is a touching post and I think you give a lot to many & good things will always come back to you.

Mar 21, 2016 11:37 PM #5
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

George, what a sweet post, and have seen photos of your Holiday gatherings, with lots of love.    That is the reason I used House to Home as my company name --- for the very reasons you state!  

Mar 21, 2016 11:37 PM #6
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi George - hands down, this is my favorite post read today. You capture perfectly the difference between a house and a home.

Mar 22, 2016 01:03 AM #7
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello George Souto 

This should be a feature - it is wonderful and the perfect post on what a HOME is.

Mar 22, 2016 01:04 AM #8
Glenn and Rebecca Hauer
Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. - Vernon, CT

Beautiful sentiment George Souto .

Mar 22, 2016 01:48 AM #9
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi George - I think this is a great and obviously heart-felt description of what's really important about a piece of real estate.

Mar 22, 2016 06:13 AM #10
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi George.  Beautiful blog.  Do you keep a pumpkin year round in front of your door?

Mar 22, 2016 07:24 AM #11
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George, many people have shelters and live comfortably but it is the love in the family unit that makes it a true home.  I would like to think we have the same

Mar 22, 2016 09:49 AM #12
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Thank you for pulling the curtains back to show us who you are and how you live. I think your home is just enough because of the love of family. It's a roof over your head and a place where all can lay down their heads and sleep well without guilt, anger, or any hope for more than what is satisfying. That's exactly what makes it perfect for you.

By the way, I love it!!!

Mar 22, 2016 09:51 AM #13
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

What a lovely post George and your house is full of love that is why it is a home. It is nice that you are content and want to continue to make memories here.

Mar 22, 2016 12:18 PM #14
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning George. Believe me, I understand. Wonderful post!

Mar 22, 2016 06:49 PM #15
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi George.  I totally understand.  I also realize that when it comes to the eventual sale of your home, your Realtor will have his hands full!  

Mar 22, 2016 09:43 PM #16
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning George Souto ,

What a lovely post!! I like Gabe Sanders and the others totally understand your sentiments. Memories can never be stolen from you and obviously your home has a house full to the brim that you can enjoy when ever you choose too!

Mar 22, 2016 09:50 PM #17
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

George, I love the look of that house!  In all of my life, I have never lived in anything larger than 1300 square feet.  I would likely feel lost in anything larger!

Mar 23, 2016 11:35 AM #18
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

George your descriptive post showed what makes a house a home.  I do understand why it is so hard for some sellers to let go.....the memories.

Mar 23, 2016 12:59 PM #19
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