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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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    The Eastern CT Job Fair On Monday, April 24th is a great opportunity for job seeker, and employers looking to hire more employees.  This is a win, win for everyone!     For more information and to make a reservation, call (860) 701-4200,      ********************************************************************   Info about the author: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 gsouto@mccuemortgage.com
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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From a business standpoint it has always been difficult getting meetings arranged in the summer due to vacations.This year I decided to go with the flow and take a few short vacations.  I am really glad I did since my calendar for September is filling quickly.The sea is a great place to relax.A Schooner out of Mystic, CT sailing Block Island Sound.  Fishers Island is in the distance.  High Noon. Enjoying the last lazy days of Summer Time to shift gears now.  Tomorrow is September first.  Back to work and back to school.
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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 You will want to make sure you mark your calendars for the Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta This Saturday, June 18th at the Mystic Shipyard, 100 Essex Street, Mystic, CT.  This is a special event for participants as well as spectators, and an excellent opportunity to help raise funds to combat cancer.For those not familiar with the Sails Up 4 Cancer (SU4C), their mission statement best describe who they are."SU4C is a non profit organization dedicated to funding research in the education, prevention, and cure for all types of cancer through the art and enjoyment of sailing"In order to accomplish this the SU4C partners up with local yacht and sailing clubs to organize regattas like the one in Mystic, CT to raise money to fight this terrible disease which has taken countless lives.Besides the r...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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 Eastern Connecticut Premier Home ShowMarch 5 & 6, 2016 The Eastern Connecticut Premier Home Show, is hosted and managed by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut and The Builders and Remodelers Association of Eastern Connecticut, and it is going the coming weekend.  With more that 80 vendors on hand, the Eastern Connecticut Premier Home Show 2016 On March 5 & 6 is an excellent event to get ideas for Spring time projects for your home.Among the vendor who will be present are:Home ImprovementsKitchen DesignBathroomRoofingSidingSolar EnergyGreen Home SolutionsWindowsPaintingGarage DoorsHome & GardenPools & SpasBasement Remodeling Eastern Connecticut Premier Home Show 2016 On March 5 & 6 will draw a large crowd next weekend, because it will have a vendor for whatever your home need...
By Tim Bray, B.S. Real Estate (UConn)
(Seaport Real Estate Services)
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Masons Island is the island you have dreamed of - picturesque and unspoiled - preserved for the recreation and enjoyment of those who love nature and wish to dwell comfortably and conveniently amid beautiful surroundings. The natural contour of Masons Island along with its sweeping views of two great bodies of water, superior dockage capabilities, 47 acre nature preserve and rich history make this destination unequalled for the quintessential summer home or year-round resident.  Those who are familiar with the island's unique beauty can understand why the Masons Island Company has long protected one of Connecticut's natural gems from overdevelopment.  The Allyn family, who has now lived and owned property on the island for five generations founded the Masons   Island Company in 1912, en...
By Jeremy St. Louis, If you are buyer or seller, let me point you HOME!
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A day for Veterans at S&P Oyster Co. in Mystic, CT It is my pleasure to write about such a wonderful and well thought out event. I was talking to one of the owner's of S&P Oyster Company, Cathleen Holland, yesterday and if her level of enthusiasm for this event is a precursor, the event will be a GREAT success. I couldn't help but feel that this event needed any bit of exposure I could add...so here we are. The S&P Oyster Company Veteran & Troop Rally in Mystic, CT is being held on 11/11/10 from 11:30a-10:00p. The restaurant will be donating 20% of sales for the day to support the Connecticut Department of Veteran Affairs, Give2TheTroops.org and Veteran Honor Flights. In addition to providing funds to these great charities, S& P Oyster Co. and Veteran Honor Flights are committed to send...
By Jeremy St. Louis, If you are buyer or seller, let me point you HOME!
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Holiday Carnival in Olde Mistick Village Mystic,CT   Attending a great event held in Olde Mistick Village Mystic , CT on December 4, 2010 will help you prepare for your Holiday season and be a fun outing for the whole family. The stores will be operating in holiday season hours open from 10a-8p Monday to Saturday and Sunday 11a-5p. The event is scheduled from 1p-6p. The Holiday Carnival is a fun event that is great fun and fairly priced. All event held outside are free, while each store has the opportunity to hold events inside and charge $1.00 per person for entrance. You can target which stores events work for you and yours. A detailed list of times and events can be found at the Olde Mistick Village website.      The outdoor activities include a large array of local and fun possibili...
By Jeremy St. Louis, If you are buyer or seller, let me point you HOME!
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"Taste of Mystic" a great activity for the Mystic, CT community!  One of the "can't miss" event's of the year in the Mystic area. The "Taste of Mystic"is a gastronomical delight. Over thirty local restaurants come out for the weekend to provide us with an amazing variety of their delectable offerings. If you like food you will like this event! I have been attending for as long as I can remember and have many fond memories of wandering down the street with awe at all of the options.  From pizza and burgers to fresh local seafood and a very diverse variety between. Two of the largest casino's in the world and many other attractions have brought the level of food available in the area to an amazing level.  This weekend long event is a great burst of activity to the community that is starti...
By Jeremy St. Louis, If you are buyer or seller, let me point you HOME!
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 Hi All,  I need your help! Help me pick a phone. Okay, so I hate to admit this but here we go... I have an old phone! I haven't upgraded in quite a while(3yrs.), I think it is about time!  I am a Verizon customer and I am happy with the service, so I have limited my search to those available on their network. I am leaning towards a Andriod, the HTC Incredible, Motorola Droid X, or Droid 2. All will cost about the same amount.  Do any of you have one of these phones? If so how do you like it, what are the pros and cons? I really appreciate an input / feedback you can offer. Thanks in advance! www.mysticrealestateagent.com  
By Jeremy St. Louis, If you are buyer or seller, let me point you HOME!
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Mystic outdoor art festival is a annual event that has been going on for over fifty(53rd) years! It is one of my favorite events of the year. There is so much beauty to observe from my town in all its glory to the amazing work of local and traveling artists. It is a great way to spend the day, come by and keep an eye out for your neighborhood Realtor! http://mysticchamber.org/?sec=event&id=2238 http://www.mysticrealestateagent.com  
By Jeremy St. Louis, If you are buyer or seller, let me point you HOME!
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5 things to do in Mystic today!   1) Visit the Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration. Spend some time checking out all the species. Bring a family or go by yourself. The Aquarium is fun for all ages!   2) Visit the Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea. A great way to gain insight on the history of the area and America.   3) Walk and shop Downtown Mystic. Check out the parks and shops.   4) Go to the Mystic Arts Center. A beautiful gallery.   5) Eat Lunch or dinner at S & P Oyster Co. Great food and amazing views of Mystic the river, downtown and the drawbridge. www.mysticrealestateagent.com 5 things to do in Mystic, CT today!  Hope you enjoy!
By Jeremy St. Louis, If you are buyer or seller, let me point you HOME!
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Hiking Mt. Washington is a lot like being a Realtor Hi All,   I recently hiked Mt. Washington. It was an amazing experience and a long trek, which gave me a lot of time to think(and no cell service). I realized that the hike and and my career are very similar. The trek to the summit (6,288ft. !) and the descent are quite like being a Realtor. There are obstacles, hard work some disappointment and a very gratifying sense of reward.   I have worked on a number of difficult listings and with clients facing hard times, tough decisions and obstacles. Climbing up a mountain can be a difficult and dangerous slope(pardon the pun) to tread. It is very similar to the choices that we require of our clients, and ourselves. If we stick in there and are a resource to our clients, we provide a service...
By Tim Bray, B.S. Real Estate (UConn)
(Seaport Real Estate Services)
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I recently met with two of my favorite sellers whose home is located in Mystic. For half an hour we discussed the positioning of their property in the market place, the possibility of changing the photos, and recent sales whose characteristics were similar to their home and ultimately effected the value.  All variables that are crucial in getting their property sold so that they can move on to the next stage of their lives and be closer to loved ones down south.  As we were wrapping up the meeting a question was asked regarding the number of sales that have historically taken place in what is thought to be "the off season." Bray Consultants as a group rely on facts so I was reluctant to answer the question without the statistics in front of me. Over the next few hours I downloaded all o...
By Jeremy St. Louis, If you are buyer or seller, let me point you HOME!
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 Hi All, My hypothesis is yes and no. I can go with my family and limit my work load but cannot leave my phone and email capabilities. This is an interesting industry(kind of like Texas Hold'em Poker), where there is often some static waiting/patience(for the mortgage, clear to close or for the reply to a request for repairs after inspections) with moments of feverored activity(offers/counteroffers, getting the house listed or getting everone to the closing table). No matter how prepared or systematic, there seems to be an issue(solvable most of the time) that pops up and needs to be handled before close. If I were to ignore any of these, I lose a deal. I don't like to hand off my clients to someone else in the office. So my final answer to the question can a Realtor take a vacation is ...
By Tim Bray, B.S. Real Estate (UConn)
(Seaport Real Estate Services)
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Mystic is the Cornerstone of Southeastern CT.  This sea Faring village is bound by Fishers Island Sound to the south, split by the Mystic River and attracts millions of visitors per year from all over the Globe. Historically a leading seaport of the area, the story of Mystic's nautical connection can be found at the Mystic Seaport, the world's largest maritime museum. As a major New England tourist destination, the village is also home to the Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, where the researchers are dedicated to the rehabilitation of marine life.   The nearby shops of Olde Mistick Village serve as an escape for the shopping enthusiast.   People recognize Mystic for its famous restaurants, including Mystic Pizza starring Julia Roberts, which was filmed in Mystic, Stoningto...
By Tim Bray, B.S. Real Estate (UConn)
(Seaport Real Estate Services)
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Groton Long Point surpasses the definition of a Waterfront Community. Gorgeous waterfront homes line the beaches and coastline of this summer oasis while smaller cottages make up the interior portion of the community.  There are a total of 590 homes on this +- 100 acre parcel of land governed by the Groton Long Point Association, which was established by CT legislation in 1921. The borough of Groton Long Point provides an active lifestyle for those interested in walking the boardwalk, biking, or kayaking with a picturesque Fishers Island Backdrop. Spend your days playing on white sand beaches that spill into the Long Island Sound.  Utilize the Yacht Club for swimming, sailing, or tennis lessons. The Yacht Club often times organizes activities such as movies, dances, and scavenger hunts ...
By Tim Bray, B.S. Real Estate (UConn)
(Seaport Real Estate Services)
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My team and I religiously track the real estate market in search of information that will give us a competitive advantage and help our clients. On a biweekly basis we take each of our listings and monitor the # of properties in direct competition; how many new properties have been added to the market; how many price reductions; # of properties under contract; # of properties closed; etc. Over time trends emerge...but I have never seen a trend like the one I discovered yesterday. Keep in mind that over the past 5 years it has been our primary goal to market properties better than the competition and simply get them under contract. 95% of the time these properties would go through the motions and successfully close. Times have changed.  As an example I would like to show you the Groton re...

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