Wallingford, CT Real Estate News

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The next Quinnipiac Chamber Business After Hours On May 19, 2016 will be at Masonicare Healthcare Center.  The Masonicare Healthcare Center, and Hospital are among the best and most respected facilities in the area. The Quinnipiac Chamber Business After Hours On May 19, 2016 will provide an excellent opportunity to see this excellent facility, but to also network with other business professionals, and be treated to food &, drink. So make sure you register early by sending an RSVP to Maribel Carrion, and e-mailing her at maribel@quinncham.com  or calling her at (203) 269-9891.  Quinnipiac Chamber Business After Hours Masonicare 27 Masonic Avenue Wallingford, CT 06492 Thursday, May 19, 2016 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.      **************************************************************************...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 This Sunday, May 1st. Choate Rosemary High School, in Wallingford, CT will be hosting the Wallingford, CT Walk For Autism 2016.  Many of the members at my church, The Ward Street Church of Christ, will be participating again this year in support of one of our former member's niece, Katie, who has Autism.  Members of our church have participated every year that the Wallingford, CT Walk For Autism since it has been held at Choate Rosemary Hall High School, and hope to continue to participate in future years. This is the type of event that the whole community as well as others can get behind.  We will not only be participating as a Church, but as a family activity as well. If you have never participate in one of these events, this one may be the perfect one  to start, and help raise money...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The Square Foot Theatre Company is now into its 9th season, and I am looking forward to their next production when The Square Foot Theatre Company Presents Seussical Jr. April 29 - May 7 in Wallingford, CT.  In this special Musical Play Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your your other favorite Dr. Seuss Characters come to life on stage.The Play is narrated by the Cat in the Hat, who tells the story of the journey of Hortan the elephant, who finds a speck of dust containing tiny little people called Whos.  One of the Whos is a Who Child that keeps on getting in trouble for thinking too many "thinks".Horton the elephant finds himself having to both protect the Whos, as well as guarding an egg abandoned by a Mayzie La Bird.  During his journey Horton the elephant encoun...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
 Everybody loves it when the carnival comes to town!Once again, Wallingford's Church of the Resurrection is sponsoring their annual carnival April 27th through the 30th in the parking lot adjacent to the church. The weather forecast for the four day event is for rain on Wednesday morning followed by bright sunshine in the afternoon, partly cloudy on Thursday, mostly sunny on Friday, and mostly cloudy for Saturday, with temps ranging from 61 to 70 degrees. But regardless of the weather, everyone will enjoy the fun, games, rides and great food that always accompanies this much anticipated first carnival of the season!The venue will open nightly at 6pm and features a midway with more things to do than you can shake a stick at! Some of the fun to be had includes games of skill, chance and j...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  I always enjoyed school plays when my two sons were in school, and I still go see a few of the area school plays every year.  One that has caught my eye because I have not seen it preformed at an area school before is Shrek At Lyman Hall, High School In Wallingford, CT. April 28 - 30, 2016.If you have not been to a school play in your area, you should try to attend one.  Not only will you be supporting your area schools, but you will also be impressed by the quality of these plays.  And who knows you may just be watching the next big TV or Movie Star.   ******************************************************************************  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 Con...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
 Once again it is our pleasure to feature the work of another local artist on our "Wallingford Inspires..." art wall, Alyssa Davison. Alyssa is a life-long Wallingford resident and a high school student in the Wallingford Education Enhancement Program. Alyssa's art is as unique and bold as she is, and she creates it in a rather unorthodox way. "Digital art is my favorite medium, and I create all my art on an iPhone app called Medibang Paint," she says. "My work is an extension of my emotions, or a scene I daydreamed while listening to music. Each new piece I do adds to my skills to be used in future work." We'd say her skills are doing just fine.As we do with all our artists, we are holding an art open house for Alyssa so everyone can see her beautiful artwork. Read on for details…When:...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
For as long as I've lived in Wallingford, and for many years prior to my arrival, the town has marked the Independence Day holiday with a spectacular fireworks display that draws thousands, residents and non-residents alike. In 2009, the town stopped funding the fireworks but found funds for them from savings on a town insurance policy. Beginning the following year, however, funding for the annual event was again eliminated from the town budget, this time for good. Thanks to the heroic efforts of Jason Zandri and a group of volunteers, funds were raised from private sources to ensure that the holiday spectacle would continue. They have successfully raised the funds each year, allowing the citizenry to enjoy a long-standing family tradition of coming together in civic pride and community...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
A number of my friends have been into model trains for a long time, and I have gotten to see a few of their set ups.  After seeing the different model trains each of them have, and the way they have set them up, it is easy to see why they are hooked on them.  So I am looking forward to going tomorrow to the Model Train Show AT Sheehan High School In Wallingford, CT On April 3, to see some more Model Train displays.One of the nicer Model Train setups I have seen is one a friend of mine has circling his back yard through a bunch of tunnels and over bridges.  Another friend has one which runs along a track he built close to the ceiling in his office building and circles the office from room to room.It is the type of hobby that can really capture the imagination of people of all ages. I hop...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 March has been a busy month packed with networking events, and March will come to an end tomorrow with a Quinnipiac Chamber Business After Hours On March 30th with excellent information for members with young children.The Quinnipiac Chamber Business After Hours On March 30th will be hosted by the Children of The Sound Play & Swim, and the  Cruz Family Day Care.  Those in attendance with young children will have an opportunity to ask question & even enroll their children while they are there.Everyone in attendance at the Quinnipiac Chamber Business After Hours on March 30th  will tour the Children of The Sound Play & Swim, and be treated to Caribbean & Italian specialties, beer, wine, and soft drinks.  Also everyone will receive a free open bounce and swim coupon.  Besides everything al...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 There is a number of things to do every weekend in Connecticut.      No matter what the weekend there is always plenty to choose from.  So in order to take advantage of the many weekend activities and events that are always going on it takes advance planning.  So right now is a good time to mark your calendars for Saturday, March 19th for the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra "Vive La France" Concert. The Wallingford Symphony Orchestra "Vive La France" Concert is yet another excellent opportunity to experience what Connecticut has to offer in the performing arts.  So don't miss out on this special performance by the local and very talented Wallingford Symphony Orchestra. Wallingord Symphony Orchestra"Viva La France"Paul Mellon Arts Center  Choate Rosemary Hall Wallingford, CT 06492Saturda...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
The real estate market is heating up, just as Spring is approaching with its longer days and warmer temperatures. Competition for agent of the month is also heating up and several agents were in the running right up to the last day. After the dust had settled and the we crunched the numbers, we were happy to see that the winner was a first-time winner of the award, and it was well earned and deserved. She is a hard worker, with a dogged determination to succeed, and we are happy to have her with us!We are proud to announce our Agent of the Month for February 2016:Jane HuelsmanCongrats once again to Jane, all your hard work and perseverance is paying off! If you'd like Jane to help you with your real estate search, contact her at janebh@harrimanre.com, or call her at 203-213-5500!
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The Square Foot Theatre Company is now into its 9th season and on March 11-19 The Square Foot Theatre Company Will Perform The Full Monty in Wallingford, CT.  The Full Monty is a different type of play than is usually performed locally.The Full Monty is a play about a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo who get together one night to spy on their wives who are out on one of their "Girls Night Out" at a local male stripper club.  While watching the male strippers they come up with the idea of giving it a try themselves and making some quick money.  The play is an upbeat comedy which focuses on the emotional and physical experiences this odd group of men goes through. Right up to the end of the play those in the audience on March 11-19, will be left wondering if this group of mis...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The Quinnipiac Chamber has started registration for the Quinnipiac Chamber 2016 Golf League.  There are only 24 spots available, so all Golfers in the Quinnipiac Chamber who want to join need to do so quickly.The Quinnipiac Chamber 2016 Golf League will start up on May 5, 2016, and meet every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. until August 4th, at the Wallingford Country Club.  Remember only 24 spots available, so register quickly.For more information go to the Quinnipiac Chamber website at  http://quinncham.com or contact Maribel Carrion at the Quinnipiac Chamber (203) 269-9891 or maribel@quinncham.com Quinnipiac Chamber  2016Golf LeagueWallingford Country Club195 Longhill RoadWallingford, CT 06492Maribel Carrion (203) 269-9891 maribel@quinncham.comhttp://quinncham.com    *************************...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
We hope everyone in the Northeast is enjoying this spring-like weather, it sure is nice to be able to relax and not have to shovel knee-deep snow for a change! Two people who haven't been relaxing lately are the winners of our monthly Agent of the Month award. Not only did they win it a year ago this  month, they also took home the award last month, too! Talk about being consistent! We are proud to announce our Agents of the Month for January 2016, Mikell Germond & Megan Foggitt, otherwise known as:CT Property Sisters!Congrats once again to Mikell and Megan, all your hard work and perseverance is paying off! If you'd like them to help you with your real estate search, contact them at ctpropertysisters@harrimanre.com, or call them at 203-214-3053 0r 203-710-9895!
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Since the start of January it has been our pleasure to feature the work of another local artist on our "Wallingford Inspires..." art wall, Patricia Tencza Reig. Pat is a 5th generation Wallingford resident and retired nurse. She started with with pen and ink designs but now favors smooth pastels as her favorite medium, and her favorite scenes to paint are landscapes and beach scenes. Pat expresses her lifelong love of art to making her own clothes, Halloween costumes, and curtains and drapes for her home. Pat married her high school sweetheart, Bob, 55 years ago and has a daughter, Christi, and two beautiful grandchildren. As we do with all our artists, we are holding an art open house for Pat so everyone can see her beautiful artwork. Read on for details… When: Thursday, February 4th 2...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
2015 Annual Agent Awards Announced at Harriman Real EstateIt seems like it was just yesterday that I was writing this post announcing the 2014 annual agent awards, but here it is a year later and things have only gotten better for us here at Harriman Real Estate: we began our Heroes Home Advantage rebate program which gave back over $37,000 to our local heroes; we added several more amazing agents to our growing family; overall performance was up by more than a whopping 70%; and we again honored our community by featuring six more local artists on our “Wallingford Inspires” art wall. All in all it was a year to remember, and we owe it all to the most amazing group of agents anyone could ask for. It’s an honor to work with them, and it is our great pleasure to recognize the best of the b...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Christmas Tree Pickup for Wallingford and Meriden  Now that Christmas is over and 2016 is staring us in the face, many people may be wondering what to do with that Christmas tree before it drops all its needles all over the living room rug. Here's the info you need for both Wallingford and Meriden: Wallingford In Wallingford, the Department of Public Works will begin curbside pick-up of Christmas trees on Monday, January 11th in all sections of town. Trees must be stripped of all decorations, tinsel, bows, etc, and be placed by the curb no later than Sunday, January 10th. This is a one-time pick-up, so be sure to have your trees out at the curb prior to the deadline. In the event you miss it, however, you can take the tree to the Wallingford Compost Area at no charge. The Wallingford Co...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
If you look out a window or at a thermometer, you'd never guess it was just 4 days til Christmas! No snow on the ground and temps in the 50's and 60's might be a normal for the South or maybe California, but in New England it's a rarity and a gift we all appreciate. Another gift we're thankful for today is the addition of yet another agent to our growing real estate family, Rick Rocco! Rick has only been a REALTOR® for about a year, but we are very impressed by his work ethic and desire to learn, and we're excited to have him join us. Prior to starting his career in real estate, Rick was a church pastor for 20 years and studied at Gulf Shore Bible College. Rick moved to Wallingford four years ago with his wife of 34 years, Lisa, and love it here. They have a foster son, Taylem, who is 3...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The Quinnipiac Chamber 2015 Holiday Party is scheduled for Thursday, December 17th at the beautiful new Hilton Garden Inn ballroom .  The Hilton Garden Inn is a brand new Hotel in Wallingford, CT and I am anxious to see it.Besides and abundant assortment of hors d'oeuvres and wine listed above in the flyer, there will be live performances by the Noah Baerman Jazz Trio.  The Quinnipiac Chamber 2015 Holiday Party promises to be a fun evening, and great networking opportunity as well.  So make sure your RSVP is sent to Brittany Bishop at maribel@quinncham.com or call 203-269-9891  Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce 2015 Holiday PartyThe Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom 1181 Barnes RoadWallingford, CT 06492Thursday, December 17, 2015  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For More Information CallMaribel Carrion(2...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The 2015 Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Women In Network Holiday Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, December 16th from 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m. at The Farms Country Club in Wallingford, CT.  The Quinnipiac Chamber Women In Network is a very active group, and their annual Holiday Luncheon is always a very popular event and excellent networking opportunity for the women members of the Chamber.Women members who plan on attending should RSVP as soon as possible.  Also bring lots of business cards to pass around to others in attendance. Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce 2015 Women In Network Holiday LuncheonThe Farms Country Club 180 Cheshire RoadWallingford, CT 06492Wednesday, December 16, 2015  12 Noon to 2:00 p.m. For More Information CallMaribel Carrion(203) 269-9891   ***********************...
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