Prospect, CT Real Estate News

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 January 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 6 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 1,584 square ft, 4-bedroom ranch listed at $365,000 to...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Groundhog's Day 2024 in Prospect CTIt's Groundhog Day, and as the tradition offers, if the burrowing rodent doesn't see its shadow when it peeks from its burrow, then it's a sign that we are in for an early spring.It's not likely that the little guy saw his shadow today for 2 reasons.The power went out in town early morning and was off for 3 hours so his alarm may not have worked.It's overcast and raining which is a better reason.Regardless, I welcome an early chase to the cold weather and will be appreciative of warm days when we return from the south.I hope Bill Muray has the same results we experienced and will face a new day tomorrow so he can watch the team his son coaches win another basketball game, unless he's enjoying the Pro-Am at Pebble Beach.Groundhog's Day 2024 in Prospect ...
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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 at A Prospect CT Veterinary FacilityThe one nicety of a brisk day in winter is that the wind creates enough movement to make finding flags waving easier. Such was the case with a set-back flag that was still in the holiday spirit in Prospect CT recently.This is the location of the Prospect Veterinary hospital on the Waterbury Rd in Prospect CT. It not only tends to sick animals, but in the same building is a training and boarding facility.A one stop location for all a pets' needs for residents of Prospect CT and surrounding towns.And just for people that can't read quickly, the rest of the facade has a visual that may offer an insight as to what gets served within.If it's good enough for a celebrity like Snoopy, then the family pet will also get good attention as well.Frida...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Now is the Time to Prepare to Sell Your Prospect CT Home in 2024 For Prospect CT Homeowners that are looking to sell their home in 2024, it is essential to make the home as attractive as possible and to ensure that it gets its best exposure.  While it is still too cold to do anything outside, the inside of the home can be addressed so as to make it ready for a spring market. Homeowners must be mindful to start a list of repairs that need to be addressed as the hot sales market is still there and buyers want a move-in ready home and are prepared to buy a well-maintained house.Pre-Listing InspectionIf you have been in the use for a while, it might be a good idea to bring in a professional inspector to evaluate the house. A trained eye is objective and will see things that a homeowner may ...
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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 at McGrath Pond in Prospect CTMerriman pond is a town recreation rea just off the town's center. It is art of a large recreational area with some walking trails, tennis/paddle ball courts, even a picnic table for a relaxing repast in the fresh air.The pond itself is manmade and is stocked with fish so all can enjoy, complete with fishing derbies for the kids.It is not very friendly in the cold months and when the weather blows even less so.As I was driving past on a day with winter in full blow, the flag at the park was waving to me to at least stop and take a photo, which I did and share as well.It was cold, sleeting, and as I just pulled to the shoulder to take the photo, I didn't want to stay there lang as it's a downhill slope.I hope to come back again in warmer, breezy...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
It's Always Festive in Prospect CT's CenterOur town of Prospect CT is a small town with barely 11,000 in population. A few years back we were recognized as a top 300 place to live by Money Magazine in their annual review.Town government is well managed and there are celebrations and recognition of all major holidays.The town center has an island that serves as an informational area as signs are allowed to be posted to recognize special events.It's also decorated for the time of year and for the Christmas holidays, the evergreen that is on the green is covered with lights.We didn't have snow for Christmas, but we have it now and as I was driving through town, I stopped long enough to grab this photo.It was too cold to wait for it to get darker, but I thought this was almost as good.It'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 )
Prospect CT 2023 Year End Real Estate Market AnalysisProspect 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.The year 2023 continued the market rush that started with the Pandemic crisis of 2020, and the continued lower interest rates.   In the world of real estate, the exuberance of the business that had started in 2020 started to slow the...
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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 December 2023?   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 4 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 3,221 square ft, 4-bedroom colonial listed at $499,90...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
First Snow of The Year in Prospect CTThe name of the storm is Aspen, and like it's namesake in Colorado, it felt it needed to put some white stuff on the ground.It is not an official Nor'easter' but with the northwest corner of the state getting 14" of snow, it can't be too far from that.Here in Prospect CT, at least in our area, we topped off at 8", of the shite stuff which came down first as snow, they a little sleet then back to snow.The trees are not naked. as Dr. Paula McDonald   wrote in her post today.The back yard is less dramatic as the trees are further away from the house.Our front yard looks to be in another neighborhood and is really a winter wasteland.The snow is good for the grass and plants as it tends to allow the fall fertilizer and lime to set better.In short order 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 )
Happy New Year  Start Off on the Right FootWe begin a new year and we were so anxious for a clean slate that we watched the ball in New York in Times Square at midnight EST, and the Music Note makes its descent in Nashville at midnight CST.We want a clean slate and lose the negative memories of 2023.Many people will make resolutions as they believe that's the right thing to do but they last far too brief.Most of what we don't like about our lifestyle can be altered, as it just takes a bit of determination and the desire to see smiles on the people we impact and not the side glance of 'I can't believe you did that".Think back to the first time as a kid you put your hand near that too hot stove or BBQ grill. It was easy to remember the negative the next time and most of us didn't allow a ...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Charity Always Begins at HomeThe month of December is an active month for charities and organizations looking to get monthly pledges so as to continue doing the work they do. Whether it's for animals, children, or veterans. the work needs help and as the expression goes: You have no chance unless you ask.I get it, and we do it, most of which is locally with the church charities that feed the poor, through pantries.Even Santa's helpers with their red pots and bells in front of stores get assistance.For me, however, the commissions I earn have gone to the Susan Komen foundation for breast cancer and the Children's Miracle network for kids. The foundation for which I get a personal thank you is the Dennis Antonacci Jr Scholarship foundation.This is a charity that was established by my wife...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Prospect CT Residents Decorate EverythingOur little town of Prospect CT works to keep community spirits high throughout the year. It is especially high for the Christmas season starting with the lighting of the town tree right after Thanksgiving along with the Christmas parade.Residents are encouraged to show off their pride with decorations and prizes for best decorated house as well as street signs. I did a little driving early this morning to find some worthy signs and it seems as if the residents are feeling a little in the Hum-Bug mode as there were very few decorated.I was able to find a few where all seemed quite festive, and I share some of them below.All of the judging was to have been completed this past week. I haven't seen any posting of the winners and am curious as to what...
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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 at Prospect CT Middle School:   Part 2My flag post this week got some curiosity going since it was a flag positioned in front of our middle school.  As a kid, I remember we had a brief moment after attendance was called, where some pupil was asked to get the flag that was furled in the corner and stand in front of the class so all could recite the Pledge of Allegiance.As the world has gotten so sensitive to equality and a sense of 'propriety', it was natural for those of us who remember different days to be curious. I reached out to someone that would definitely know. This person is a superintendent of a public school system here in CT and just this past month was selected as Superintendent of the year for 2024 in CT.  If anyone would know, it would be him.Every classroom h...
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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 At Prospect CT Middle SchoolThe Prospect CT Town Hall, conveniently located at the center of the town, rests on a knoll. While walking across the parking lot to enter the office a look backwards offers a view of the Region 16 Middle School, Long River Midde school.The flagpole located outside the main entrance stands tall and our flag stands proudly giving the attendees a look at our banner each day.On this day the breeze was healthy, and I had many opportunities to get a good shot at the flag.So good that the kids are exposed daily and hopefully with the walls they are given the history of the flag and the proud heritage they may one day be asked to defend. Friday Flags At Prospect CT Middle School
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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 November 2023?   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 8 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 2,244 square ft, 3-bedroom colonial listed at $299,90...
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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: Veterans Respect the FlagI had a tone to my Friday Flags that would have been more appropriate around Veteran's Day, earlier in the month. If only I had thought of it, then.Exiting our little cul-de-sac, it was readily apparent that neighbors do display the flag. The sad part about that, however, is that of the owners that display are service veterans. With 14 houses on the street, we have 3 prominent flags displaying.At the bottom of the street is the home of a former Marine, who was called home a year ago.  His service was in Southeast AsiaThe corps flag was deteriorated, so his wife just out the state flag.My neighbor across the street is US Army and he also served in Southeast Asia.Then there's my flag, which is always out there. I am US Army as well.I have one friend ...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Thanksgiving 2023  A Day of CelebrationThere is a reason that the Thanksgiving holiday is the heaviest travel time of the year. People want to go 'home' to celebrate the holiday with family and close friends.It's not about the meal, although it is special. It's about being close to those special people in or lives and enjoying a laugh or a tear as it has been a while.The issues of life can be severe and being able to sit and enjoy the rewards that we worked so hard to obtain.However, you may spend the day, I hope that it will bring smiles and maybe a few tears, all good.Happy Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving 2023  A Day of Celebration
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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 October 2023?   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 14 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 1,040 square ft, 3-bedroom ranch listed at $265,000 t...
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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 on Prospect CT RoadsOut Central CT weather has been unfall like this week with temps well above normal. This also meant no fall breezes to get the flags waving, and I passed a few making mental notes to come back on a windy day.As if on cue, while driving back home early this morning the winds stirred a bit and I noticed a flurry that gave me a smile.The center of Prospect CT consists of a stop light where 2 state roads, intersect. Rt 69 which runs north and south and Rt 68 which runs east and west.Adorning each utility pole is an American flag. I notice then when the traffic is light but when the roads are busy, they go somewhat unnoticed.  Except not this morning.They are always there and if one should come down for any reason, someone will stop and place the flag near it...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
The  Prospect CT Pumpkin Festival Was a Fun Time 2023The annual Prospect CT Pumpkin fest, which was originally supposed to be on Sat 10/15 was pushed ahead a day due to a rainy forecast.The new Sunday date was far better as the sun was out as where the crowds. Sunday seems to work better for some people.The array of pumpkins was impressive as it covered over 60ft of bleacher space. The awards were also displayed on the winners as each child did their best and some had impressive creativity.  We were there for a couple of hours walking the displays of vendors all with big smiles.The bookstore was also open with bargains galore and a free book for each adult that came in accompanied by a child. The child got the book.The food court area was very busy and the variety of offers filled the a...
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