Prospect, CT Real Estate News

By Ed Silva, 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 2021?   Prospect CT is a town of App 10,000 residents located in New Haven County. It is bordered by Waterbury, Cheshire, Naugatuck and Bethany.  One 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 13 active residential listings for sale, with 2 new listings added in December. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 960 square ft...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Wishing All a Healthy and Happy New YearAs we approach the 2nd anniversary of this virus, we go forward into the new year with high hopes that the worse is behind us.  I especially, as it has struck our family. From a business perspective, 2021 was without a doubt far above anything we had experienced before and there are few indications it will be any different into the first quarter of 2022.So, my wish for you is continued prosperity into the New Year and health and happiness for you and your families.Wishing All a Healthy and Happy New Year 
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Merry Christmas from Prospect CT 2021To all our ActiveRain friends, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and happiness and good health into and through the New YearAnd However you choose to say it:Merry ChristmasBuon NataleFröhliche WeihnachtenJoyeux NoëlWesołych ŚwiątFeliz NatalFeliz NavidadEid Milad SaeidMele Kalikimaka  Merry Christmas from Prospect CT 2021
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Will We Have a White Christmas in Prospect CTAs we started our day today, on Christmas Eve, we were greeted by a light dusting of snow.Pretty to be sure, but if it gets to be too deep, it will make traveling for last minute shoppers as well as gatherings later in the evening tenuous.In the short term it's a delight to see. It is going to change to rain at some point but for a while we can appreciate natures' beauty.It's probably for the better, however as it's been reported that there are large armies at the border waiting to overrun our town.Will We Have a White Christmas in Prospect CT
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Decorated Street Signs in Prospect CTHere in Prospect CT the competition for best decorated street sign is in full aggressive mode.   I had done a post earlier in the month just as a precursor to one in which I would hopefully get more signs to share.  I did a little driving early this morning to find some more signs and it seems as if the residents are feeling a little in the Hum-Bug mode as there were very few decorated.Here are a few more that I felt needed some recognition:It's not likely that there will be more decorated signs over the next week.  People have a lot of things to do before Santa arrives.My previous post can be fund from the link below:It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas in Prospect CTAt the very least, the residents that did take the time to decorate their si...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Throwback Thursday:  A Special Visit from SantaIn looking for some photos, I came across a few taken at one of our early Christmas luncheons. This particular year we were going to disappoint a few youngsters as Santa had called and was under the weather.Fortunately, I was inspired by an article that I saw in our local paper that the Volunteer Fire dept was having Santa at various stops in town and their last was going to be at the end of our cul-de-sac.  I offered a donation to the charity of their choice if Santa could just stop in briefly to say hello to the kids.Santa and Mrs. Claus showed up in front of the house riding on the top of a ladder truck. The kids and even a few of the adults were impressed.The 2 boys on Santa's lap are in their last years of college.The youngster to the ...
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By Ed Silva, 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 2021?    Search for homes in Prospect CTCurrently in Prospect CT there are 22 active residential listings for sale, with 7 new listings added in November. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 1,368 square ft, 3-bedroom ranch, listed at $269,000 to a 3,592 square ft, 4-bedroom new construction colonial listed at $849,900. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Prospect CT is $429,481. The average days on market for these homes are 98 days. In addition, there are currently 11 homes in show status and 14 homes under hard deposit in Prospect CT.  In November, 8 homes closed in Prospect CT. The homes that sold in Prospect CT ranged from an 896 square ft, 2-bedroom ranch, which sold fo...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas in Prospect CTAs I was driving home from an appointment earlier today, I passed a couple of streets where residents were decorating the street sign posts. Last year, the town had a challenge to residents to see which street came up with the best decorated signpost.It's still a little early and some of the work done last year will be hard to surpass but at least one street did themselves proud.It will be interesting to see, over the next week, how many other streets work up for the Challenge this year and decorate their street signs.It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas in Prospect CT
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Prospect CT Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade 2021Sunday December 5, 2021 starting at 5 PM  The traditional Christmas parade will be held on Sunday Dec 5 through the town center.  People are invited to decorate their vehicles and join the parade.Santa will be there to wave and hear the singing as well.At the end of the parade, the town's Christmas tree on the island in front of town hall will be lit to officially open the Christmas season.This year, as the town has sidewalks along the central business corridor, merchants and business are participating in the holiday season by opening their doors with refreshments.Full details of offerings can be found by following the LINKProspect CT Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade 2021
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
I Messed Up in Spreading the Lawn LimeI do enjoy doing my yard work and just this past week spread lime so that it would give me a sweet-smelling lawn next spring.  Somehow I must have been a lot more tired when I did the back yard, however as I spread that white powder all over the sidewalk and in the flower beds.When I went out for the paper this morning, I also had extra lime on the front lawn, but it seems to have dissolved with the light rain we had.Guess I will need to be more careful next year. especially when we have moisture falling in late November.I Messed Up in Spreading the Lawn Lime 
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Things I Am Thankful For:  FamilyThe holidays are all about enjoying the company of those we hold dear, our family and occasionally a few close friends that are like family. As we sit down to enjoy the meal prepared with a lot of effort and love today in our households we will have 4 generations at the tables.Mom and Dad will feed themselves and know the names at everyone at the table. No small feat for a couple whose combined ages total 200. My soul mate, Cauna, will be somewhere near me as we enjoy a Thanksgiving celebration for our 34th year as a couple, and even though we know it was not supposed to happen way back then, I could have only hoped we had gotten together sooner.As the family grows the emotions grow as well.  We just had a family wedding and in the spring hope to have an...
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By Ed Silva, 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 2021?    Search for homes in Prospect CTCurrently in Prospect CT there are 26 active residential listings for sale, with 7 new listings added in October. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 808 square ft, 2-bedroom cape, listed at $99,900 to a 3,592 square ft, 4-bedroom new construction colonial listed at $849,900. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Prospect CT is $393,585. The average days on market for these homes are 76 days. In addition, there are currently 11 homes in show status and 115 homes under hard deposit in Prospect CT.  In October, 10 homes closed in Prospect CT. The homes that sold in Prospect CT ranged from a 1,105 square ft, 3-bedroom cape, which sold for $15...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
It's The Time For Frost On The PumpkinWe gained an hour but it also brought something else with it.  We are into the morning frost time of year.Looking out at the trees and grass and there is definitely a tint of white to the tips. It is frost on the pumpkin time, but our pumpkin is gone but the dwarf maple in the front yard thinks it has to carry the saying.For the first day in DST, this is a hard sign of a tough winter to come.It's The Time For Frost On The Pumpkin 
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
The Colors Of Fall Are Here in Prospect CTProspect CT is a small town in New Haven County with lots of tree lined roads. They can be a distraction this time of year for the colors of the leaves on the hardwood trees so prevalent in our area.As I was driving near the watershed area of Connecticut Water Co,  I stopped to take a few photos of the trees that lined a small pond.Going a bit further up the road I came to Merriman Pond which is located in a park behind the Prospect Town Hall.  The trees here were also strutting their colors as well.And adjacent to the town are some tennis courts and the trees there were also in full foliage blossom.Money magazine once ranked Prospect CT as one of the best small towns in America. As a long time resident I can agree with that 101%.As a real estat...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What Happened in The Prospect CT Real Estate Market Prospect September 2021?    Search for homes in Prospect CTCurrently in Prospect CT there are 29 active residential listings for sale, with 7 new listings added in September. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 808 square ft, 2-bedroom cape, listed at $119,900 to a 3,592 square ft, 4-bedroom new construction colonial listed at $849,900. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Prospect CT is $389,166. The average days on market for these homes are 77 days. In addition, there are currently 8 homes in show status and 15 homes under hard deposit in Prospect CT.  In September, 5 homes closed in Prospect CT. The homes that sold in Prospect CT ranged from a 1,252 square ft, 2-bedroom ranch, which sold fo...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
The Fall Colors Are Here In Central CTWe are appreciating the colors of fall with a great burst this past week.  We are not quite to peak as yet and with the rain that is supposed to fall this week the leaves may just fall and leave us with bare trees.As I took my weekly walk across some open fairways, I took an occasional stop to share a bit of color as well.The Fall Colors Are Here In Central CT 
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
The Colors Of Fall Are ComingWe are into  very colorful time of year in Connecticut but there is no set schedule for it's arrival.  It's all based on the weather and with the amount of rain we have had this year, the colors should pop.For me, the colors seem to be just a bit brighter on a golf course, possibly because there is so much open grass area to allow the trees to stand out a bit more. Hopefully not hiding my ball as well.On this fairway, I took a photo Sunday afternoon of a tree stand trying to make a change.And after our Zoom call I met up with some friends to play a few holes and as if overnight a burst of color.While the day itself was sunny Tuesday vs an overcast sky on Sunday, it was still a beautiful sight.The added advantage for me as someone else would be raking these l...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Prospect CT Pumpkin Festival  Oct 9, 2021It's time for the pumpkins to be featured in Prospect CT once again.  Every year except last year, the town sponsors a challenge for the elementary school children to decorate a pumpkin to be judged for style and originality.To highlight the challenge there is an all day party on the center green with all manner of activities. There will be music for the ears, a competition for rolling hay balls, A maze made from burlap fencing and the rows upon rows of judged pumpkins In the even of rain, the festival will be held on Sunday Oct 10.It will be a fun day and there will be much to see and do all day.Additional information can be found on the Pumpkin Festival on the town's web site.This is just another one of the special things that makes Prospect CT...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
20 Years Later, A New Order To Our LivesAs people were preparing to go about another routine day, events were unfolding that would shock our country and the world.  At airports in the East coast, people boarded planes and prepared for flights.As best as can be acknowledged, groups of flight trained terrorists, commandeered 4 domestic flights and  set to their agenda.The first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade center in New York City shorty after 8:30 Am.  Within minutes, the South Tower was also hit.In Washington DC, a 3rd plane struck the Pentagon building, and alert passengers, listening to news in a fourth plane intended to hit the White House, retook the plane, which crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.With so little information available, government authorities put t...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What Happened in The Prospect CT Real Estate Market Prospect August 2021?    Search for homes in Prospect CTCurrently in Prospect CT there are 29 active residential listings for sale, with 11 new listings added in August. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 808 square ft, 2-bedroom cape, listed at $124,900 to a 2,476 square ft, 4-bedroom new construction colonial listed at $599,900. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Prospect CT is $366,210. The average days on market for these homes are 57 days. In addition, there are currently 3 homes in show status and 9 homes under hard deposit in Prospect CT.  In August, 8 homes closed in Prospect CT. The homes that sold in Prospect CT ranged from a 1,726 square ft, 3-bedroom cape, which sold for $200,000...
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