New Britain, CT Real Estate News

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The McCue Mortgage Company Collecting Non-Perishable Food Items For The Holidays.  During this Holiday Season the McCue Mortgage Company will be collecting Non-Perishable Food donation to the Friendship Center in New Britain, Connecticut.  This is something that we have done at McCue Mortgage for the 8 years that I have been at McCue Mortgage. Food Banks normally have high demands for food at this time of the year, so their supply ofcanned foods, cereal, peanut butter, jams & Jellies, and other Non-Perishable Food items run low.  Through efforts like what McCue Mortgage is doing, food banks like the Friendship Center in New Britain, Connecticut are able to provide for families who are in need. If you happen to be in New Britain, Connecticut stop by McCue Mortgage at One Liberty Square,...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Kate McCue is the Project Coordinator for The Friends of Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden, and the professionals at McCue Mortgage (ALL our employees are professionals, and very proficient at what they do) have helped to maintain the Rose Garden since its inception in 2009.  Every Spring and Fall several of the professionals at McCue Mortgage show up on a designated Saturday for a Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden Work Day.  The Rose Garden is only a ten minute walk from our office in New Britain, Connecticut, so it is a perfect project of our company. In the Spring we open up the Rose Garden and prepare it for the coming season.  In the Fall we get the Rose Garden ready for the Winter.  There is a lot of work involve in both the Spring and the Fall, but with the help of several of the McCue Mo...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
McCue Mortgage has a Hall of Famer!  McCue Mortgage First Executive Vice President, Frank Haran was recently inducted into the New England Mortgage Bankers Association Hall of Fame. Frank joined McCue Mortgage in 1983, and heads our Whole Sale Department.  Frank's 39 years in the Mortgage Industry has made him one of the most knowledgeable people that I know in our industry, and a great resource for McCue Mortgage. Frank is a founding Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association (CMBA), which he helped to create in 1984.  Frank served as the CMBA's President from 1986 to 1988, and he has been the manager of the CMBA's Legislation Committee.  Frank also works closely with the Connecticut Department of Banking and the Connecticut Legislature...
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Hopefully my dentist doesn't take offense to the title. Dr. Ted, you and your staff are first class, and make every trip to your office as easy and painless as a 1 lien GMAC short sale. If you ever need a dentist in Connecticut, I highly recommend Thaddeus S. Michalski DMD in Rocky Hill, CT. FHA short sales as a whole are very predictable, and should not be rocket science for any lender. Well in this case it seems to be that way with McCue...rocket science short sales. There was some lack of knowledge on the negotiators part regarding closing costs ( easily overcome ), communication was difficult at times ( not the negotiators fault entirely, she's probably underpaid and overworked ), and then there were the major flaws in McCues policies and procedures that were just RIDICULOUS! ( Not...
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If you get a chance and are around the New Britain area, stop by Walnut Hill Park and visit their beautiful Rose Garden. The roses are currently in full bloom, and on a sunny blue sky day like today, their colors are vibrant and inviting. But today and tomorrow there will be an extra treat there…Sun Boxes!  As stated by the New Britain Herald: “A two-day production involving the serenity of yoga will ease its way into the Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden Wednesday and Thursday. “Sun Boxes,” a contemplative sound installation by Connecticut native Craig Colorusso, involves 20 sound speakers each with a solar panel powering the sound of a guitar chord. The public is invited to walk the garden and experience the serene effect of the surround of peaceful, relaxing sound ideal for a rose garden ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  Come Enjoy The Musical Sound Of The Sun Boxes at the Rose Garden in Walnut Hill Park, New Britain Ct.  The Walnut Hill Rose Garden Committee, which is headed by Kate McCue of McCue Mortgage, is inviting everyone to join them at the Rose Garden for what promises to be a unique, and relaxing time of enjoying the very unique musical sound that is produced by Sun Boxes that will be installation by Connecticut native, Craig Colorusso next week, July 25 & 26th. Sun Boxes produce a solar powered sound that is made up of twenty speakers operating independently, each speaker (Sun Box) is powered by the sun through solar panels which together make what is referred to as a Bb chord. Because the sun rays loop through each Sun Box in different length, they each produce a unique separate sound whi...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
FHA 203K Loans have been around for a long time, but there is a new kid on the block that also offering a 203K Rehab Program.  The new kid is the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA).   The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) 203K In New Britain CT has many of the features of existing traditional FHA 203K Loan Product, but the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) 203K also includes some of the features that are specific to CHFA.  Below are some of the highlights of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) 203K In New Britain CT as well as in all towns throughout Connecticut. Owner Occupied Single Family Houses and Owner Occupied FHA Approved Condominiums Only. First Time Home Buyer or previous Home Owner who presently does not own another property and i...
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3 lien short sale success with Midland mortgage, CHIF, and a partial claim in a pear tree! :-)   This particular client had already had a loan modification ( a HUD partial claim ). As has been my experience with most loan modifications, it is often too little too late. The great " favor " and " modification " for this particular client was for Midland mortgage to file a partial mortgage insurance claim to bring the borrower current. What does this do? It takes all the money that the borrower was behind and tacks it onto the end of the loan. Some favor eh? So it was really no surprise to the client or myself that he was having financial difficulty again. The " loan modification " did nothing to fix the problem. Reduced hours at work and increased expenses. Desparate for help, I received ...
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By Linda Edelwich, Serving Glastonbury & Beyond | 218 New London Trnk
(William Raveis Real Estate)
3 Family with Updates! Overview Maps Photos Virtual Tour $169,900 Multi Family Main Features 5 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms3 UnitsInterior: 2,916 sqft Location 753 East StreetNew Britain, CT 06051USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: linda edelwich (860) 8183610lae135@cox.nethttp://activerain.com Listed by: Linda Edelwich, Coldwell Banker Our recent listings 3 Family with Updates!Single Family Residential for $525,000 in S. GLASTONBURY, CTGreat Value for Move in ready!Location is Key!Single Family Residential for $389,900 in East Hampton, CT Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
When we think of credit card debt, we often think the student who is swimming in credit card debt after years of paying for meals, books, and other college expenses that loans failed to cover or the middle class family who carries credit card debt while struggling to keep up with bills and other demands. Often overlooked is the demographic that actually accounts for more than 20 percent of all bankruptcy filings – the elderly. Alarmingly, the number of people 55 and over who are either drowning in credit card debt, filing bankruptcy, or suffering from poor credit is growing. Eileen Soherty, the director of the Colorado Gerontological Society says “[senior’s are using credit] for gasoline, they’re using it for food, they’re using it for prescriptions, they’re using it for copayments.” Do...
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By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
Avoid These Kitchen Contractors in New Britain, CT – Connecticut   Avoid These Kitchen Contractors in New Britain, CT – Connecticut Your kitchen may be outdated, or you may feel as though you need something new and exciting in your home; either way, it is time to search for kitchen contractors in New Britain. Finding kitchen contractors won’t be difficult, but determining which contractor you will hire for the kitchen remodel can sometimes be challenging. You want quality and craftsmanship in your kitchen, not a mess of mistakes attempted to be hidden. Unfortunately, there are many kitchen contractors that aren’t professional and can put you and your home’s value at risk. To avoid working with an unsafe kitchen contractor, follow these four steps, and feel confident that you will be wor...
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By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
Dangerous Bathroom contractors in New Britain, CT – Connecticut   Dangerous Bathroom contractors in New Britain, CT – Connecticut Your bathroom may be outdated, or you may feel as though you need something new and exciting in your home; either way, it is time to search for Bathroom contractors in New Britain. It is simple finding Bathroom contractors, but deciding which contractor you will hire for the bathroom remodel can sometimes be difficult. You want quality craftsmanship in your new bathroom, not numerous mistakes attempted to be hidden. Unfortunately, there are many dangerous Bathroom contractors that can put you and your home’s value at risk. To avoid working with an dangerous bathroom contractor, follow these four steps, and feel confident that you will soon be working with a p...
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By Kirsten Shafer, Real Estate Broker in Arizona 480-440-3446
(Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty)
New Nextage Realty Office Announced in New Britain, CT - Real Estate Careers - Become A Real Estate Agent Enjoy a hotdog while watching the Rock Cats Double-A baseball team; play a round of golf at the newly redesigned, 27-hole, Stanley Golf Course; or simply take a quiet stroll through historic Walnut Hill Park. Whichever you choose, New Britain, Connecticut has it to offer! What else will New Britain soon have to offer? All together now - A NEW Nextage Realty Office! Congratulations to Robb Heering, owner of Nextage First Class Realty, our first franchise in the state of Connecticut. The exact location has yet to be determined, so look for more information on this office coming soon. We wish you all the best in Connecticut, Robb. With your vision and excitement, we know you'll have gr...
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By Brent Bell, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, Hartford County
(RE/MAX Premier, Realtors)
Currently, there are 69 3-family homes on the market in New Britain, priced from $59,900 for 2,844 sf at 329 Broad Street to $299,900 for 3,960 sf at 106 Hayes Street. The median-priced property is 17 Day Street, offering 3,360 sf for $220,000. There are 17 3-family homes under contract (MLS statistics on August 14). The asking prices range from $60,000 for 2,697 sf at 107 Pleasant Street to $295,000 for $,580 sf at 121 Farmington Avenue. The median-price property currently under contract is 12 Ward, with 3,048 sf and an asking price of $150,000. With almost an 8-month supply of 3-family homes for sale in town, this is another buyers' market! If you own a 3-family with good cashflow, you may want to hold on until the market improves.  For the first half of 2008, there were 30 closed sal...
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By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
Credit Repair in New Britain CT National Credit Fixers: 330 Roberts Street 4th Floor East Hartford CT 06108 phone: 860-282-6181 www.nationalcreditfixers.com National Credit Fixers boasts of 12 years experience repairing low FICO scores. Whether your credit has been damaged by a foreclosure, bankruptcy, slow credit, collections, judgments, repossessions, etc. we can help. We are the experts in credit restoration and credit repair. We have helped numerous residents in New Britain CT repair and restore their good credit standings. We have corrected and or deleted every type of credit account. When you want your credit score improved in a timely and efficient manner call National Credit Fixers at 860-282-6181.   Average FICO score increase in 6 months: 50 points   Score increase in 35 days ...
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By Brent Bell, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, Hartford County
(RE/MAX Premier, Realtors)
There are currently 59 3-family homes for sale in New Britain. Depending on the location and condition of these buildings, the asking prices range from $84,900 to 309,900. The median-priced property is offered at $225,000 on the East side of town. 52 Belden Street has 4,513 sf and the rents appear to be below market average--$650, $750 &$750. During 2008, there were 39 sales of 3-family homes in town. Prices paid by purchasers ranged from a low of $42,000 to a high of $286,000. The median-priced sale was $205,000 for 21-23 Wallace Street. This property has a 3-bay garage and the unit rents at the time of the sale (5/9/2008) were close to market--$700, $800, & $900. For help in finding the best 3-family for your individual situation, contact Brent today! If you want an approximate value ...
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By Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889
(Johnson Real Estate, Inc.)
EAST SIDE RESTAURANT   131 Dwight Street New Britain, CT 06051 There are so many Italian, Chinese, and fast food restaurants around in Connecticut. There is only ONE great German Restaurant and that is the East Side Restaurantin New Britian CT.  This restaurant is very family friendly, and they are always in a good mood... maybe it is all the beer???? I've been here a few times, and it never seizes to amaze me on how wonderful the food is.  The Sauerbraten and the German Pot Roast are my favorites.  If you are looking to be entertained while eating this restaurant won't let you down.  The backroom is for banquets and large parties, there are  100's of glass beer steins hanging from the ceiling, and if you order a BIG beer you will hear "Ticki Tocki Ticki Tocki... Hoy! Hoy! Hoy!" You fee...
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By Frances C. Rokicki, Broker-Mentor,CRS
(Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC)
Trying to get all these things in my coaching plan done.  I go into the tracker and post my stats daily.  The corporate-business lunches are making me step out of my zone, but, they are getting done.  On Wednesday, I attended a corporate luncheon at our local minor league baseball park.  It seemed odd to go into the ballpark without my family and without casual clothes on.  The event was held in one of the ballpark suites, which overlook the playing field.  Workers were busy out there, readying the field for the night's game.  The president of the league spoke and thanked us for our participation and support.  One of the sponsor's offered a few door prizes.  Would you believe gas cards?  They were an insurance company.  At my table sat, three people who represented The Pack Rat Storage ...
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By Jessica Beganski
(William Raveis Real EState)
Tour pre-screened bank-owned single families and multi-families in New Britain, Connecticut with licensed Realtors, Jessica Beganski and Leslie Bajorski of RE/MAX Precision Realty, Kelly Meuser from McCue Mortgage, Pillar to Post Home Inspections and Attorney Will Watson. Meet and talk with industry pros without obligation and for no charge.  You don't have to buy a home at the end of the tour.  This is a no-pressure classroom on wheels. Not only will you tour up to five properties, you will learn how to buy foreclosures, what financing is available, what legal pitfalls to avoid and how to evaluate the condition of properties.  Ask questions about the real estate market in Connecticut, how to deal with banks, and what red flags to look for. In addition, you will receive a packet includi...
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By Brent Bell, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, Hartford County
(RE/MAX Premier, Realtors)
Currently, there are 83 3-family houses for sale in New Britain, Connecticut (as of 2/21/2008). Listed prices range from $345,000 to $138,000, with the average price (median) at $259,000.In 2007, there were 76 sales of 3-family houses in town. Buyers paid prices ranging from $335,000 to $120,000 with the average price paid (median) at $245,000. Both owner-occupants and investors purchased these versatile properties. It is still possible for an investor in town to realize positive cashflow from the careful purchase of a 3-family house in New Britain!For comparison purposes, there were 125 sales of 3-family houses in 2006. Buyers paid prices ranging from $495,000 to $57,500 with the average price paid (median) at $232,000.Resolve to purchase your first 3-family in 2008; begin building you...
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