Wallingford, CT Real Estate News

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The 2015 Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Holiday House Tour is always a popular event and an excellent opportunity to tour some exceptional home.  I was not able to do the tour the last couple of years, but I am looking forward to this year's House Tour this Saturday, December 5th.  Tickets are on sale right now at the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, so purchase your tickets now, and make sure you do not miss out on the 2015 Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Holiday House Tour.  Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce 2015 Holiday House TourSaturday, December 5, 2015  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For More Information CallMaribel Carrion(203) 269-9891   ******************************************************************************  Info about the author: George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who ...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Where does the time go?? It seems like just yesterday it was Summer and we were basking in the warmth of the long days, and Thanksgiving and Christmas seemed a long way off. Now here it is November, Thanksgiving is behind us, and Christmas is so close you can taste it. In fact, it’s 25 shopping days close, if that brings it into closer focus for ya! But it’s also time once again for Wallingford Center, Inc.’s 7th Annual Holiday Stroll through the streets of downtown Wallingford on Friday, December 4th from 4PM to 9PM. As part of this festive occasion, Wallingford Center, Inc. will also sponsor the “Stroll, Shop, Win” event, a fantastic raffle with prizes of gift cards from many of the participating stores. First prize is $1,000, second place is $600, and third place is $400. How do you ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The Holiday Craft Fairs continue this weekend with the Lyman Hall High School 2015 Holiday Craft Fair in Wallingford, CT.  School Craft Fairs are a excellent way to show support for local schools, and this tomorrow is an opportunity to do just that by stopping by the Lyman Hall High School 2015 Holiday Craft Fair.  School Craft Fairs are also a great way to find special Christmas gifts for those hard to buy for people.I still remember when my two sons were in school, my wife and I would spend our day helping to set up, man a booth, and then help take down things at the end of the day.  It was a lot of work, but it never seemed like work, it was fun.  Now we get to just go and enjoy the Craft Fairs we use to assist at.If you are near the Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford, CT tomorrow...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 If you are a runner, then the Kiwanis Turkey Trot Road Race On November 22, 2015 is the event for you.  The Kiwanis Turkey Trot Road Race is just four days before Thanksgiving, and what better way to make more room for some extra turkey than to run off a few pounds.There is a division category for everyone, so no matter the age there is a race for you.Men's & Women'sSenior Golden Master (70+)Golden Master (60-69)Grand Master (50-59)Master (40-49)Sub-Master (30-39)Open (20-29)Teen (13-19)Under 12 Those who want to participate or volunteer for this event need to register online.Click here for Race Registration Form Click here for Sponsorship Registration Form    2015 KIWANIS Turkey Trot Road Race    5 Mile Road Race Sunday, November 22, 2015 *****NEW START TIME - 9:00 A.M.***** E.C. Stev...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Janet Samperi Joins Harriman Real EstateHot on the heels of our latest addition to our growing real estate family, we are proud and honored to welcome yet another amazing agent to our family, Janet Samperi. Janet has been a REALTOR® for twenty-eight years and we are very fortunate to be able to work closely with an agent with her considerable knowledge and experience, which includes four years as an Office Leader/Manager. She has also been the recipient of many sales awards over the years and guided her office to the Top Realty Office Award in 2012. Janet is a lifelong resident of North Haven where she raised two daughters, April and Amy. She holds the GRI (Graduate, Realtor® Institute) designation, a degree in Business Communications and a Bachelor degree in Business Management, and al...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What’s My Waterbury CT Home’s Value September 2015  Search for Homes in Waterbury CTCurrently in Waterbury CT there are 474 active residential listings for sale, with 108 new listings being added in September. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from a 2,281 square ft, 4-bedroom REO colonial listed at $9,900 to a 1,648 square ft, 3-bedroom, raised ranch listed at $399,900. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06702, 06704, 06705, 06706, 06708, 06710, and 06720. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Waterbury CT is $125,546. The average days on market for these homes are 110 days.There are currently 70 homes under contract in Waterbury CT, with 24 having gone under contract in September.   In September 2015, 71 homes closed in Waterbury CT. T...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  This weekend was the Celebrate Wallingford 2015 and it was very well attended even though the event was postponed two weeks because of hurricane Joaquin.  Celebrate Wallingford is held in the heart of Main Street, Wallingford, Ct., and has something for every member of the family.  There was: Great food Music Face Painting Several Vendors representing a wide range of business Fire Trucks Police Vehicles Ambulances There was much more than what I listed above, but these are a good example of what those in attendance were treated to.All vendors had give always for those who stopped by their booth.  Two years ago my son Matthew and I had a booth at Celebrate Wallingford 2013 and we gave away umbrellas.  The umbrellas were a very timely give away, because on Sunday there was a mist of rai...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The next Quinnipiac Chamber Business After Hours On October 7, 2015 will be at the Mozzicato de Pasquale Bakery & Pastry Shop. Mozzicato's is one of the most popular bakeries around, and those who attend this Quinnipiac Chamber Business After Hours will not be disappointed. The Quinnipiac Chamber Business After Hours On October 7, 2015 will provide an excellent opportunity to network with other business professionals, and taste some of the best pastries around.  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 Mozzicato de Pasquale Bakery & Pastry Shop 731 North Colony Road Wallingford, CT 06492 Wednesday, October 7, 2015 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.      *...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
[UPDATE: Due to impending inclement weather from Hurricane Joaquin, this year's Celebrate Wallingford has been postponed until the weekend of October 17-18. Any changes in events, entertainment or food vendors will be made as the information becomes available.]October 3rd marks the start of the 29th Annual Celebrate Wallingford Festival this year, and it will be here before you know it! Get ready for two amazing days of activities, displays, food tasting, crafting, contests, and entertainment, all set in the beautiful uptown area of Wallingford Center.The main venue for the event will once again be along North and South Main Streets and Simpson Court, with other activities taking place at the Railroad Station green at 11 Hall Avenue. The festivities begin on October 3rd at 11 AM and con...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
We are excited to announce that the tenth artist in our series of local artists has taken their spot our “Wallingford Inspires…” art wall, with a series of beautiful pastels paintings of Wallingford scenes, people and still life!We are honored to have local artist Kathy Singer displaying her amazing pastel paintings in our office until the end of October. Kathy breathes incredible feeling and life into her artwork with every brush stroke, creating incredible canvasses that showcase her skill and love of art!  "Pastels are my passion...""Pastels are my passion," Kathy says, "I've tried other mediums, but I found a home in my first box of colors." Kathy spent 30 years as a second grade teacher at Holy Trinity School and has taught painting classes for Wallingford Parks & Recreation, Adult...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Harriman Real Estate Named Best Real Estate AgencyOur local newspaper, the Meriden Record-Journal, just concluded their annual Reader’s Choice Awards contest and we at Harriman Real Estate are proud to announce that our brokerage has been chosen as Best Real Estate Agency by the readership! In addition, two of our agents received awards as well: Christine Zygmont-Ross was chosen as Best Real Estate Agent and our broker/owner Pat Harriman was awarded Honorable Mention! For the rest of the contest results, CLICK HERE.  We are honored and humbled to receive this award and it just strengthens our ongoing commitment to providing the best possible service and assistance to you, our clients. You are the reason we do what we do, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for placing your tr...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce's  will be hosting their 2nd golf tournament the 2015 Quinnipiac Chamber Golf Classic On August 24th.  This is an excellent opportunity for golfers to not only get to play the game they love, but to network, make new business contacts, and help support area charities. In addition to an outstanding day of golf, gifts and exceptional food, there will be several other activities going on.  If you are interested in golfing, or being a Sponsor for the 2015 Quinnipiac Chamber Golf Classic On August 24th, make sure to contact Maribel Carrion at 203-269-9891 or e-mail her at maribel@quinncham.com.    2015 Quinnipiac Chamber Golf Classic The Farms Country Club 180 Chester Road Wallingford, CT 06492 Monday, September 8, 2014     ******************************...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Art Open House for Beth Hulsizer at Harriman Real EstateI recently posted about the latest artist to be featured on our Wallingford Inspires art wall, Beth Hulsizer, and we'd like to invite the public to come into our Center Street office and take a look at her amazing work! Read on for details…When: Thursday, August 20th 2015Hours: 5:30PM to 7:30PMWhere: Harriman Real Estate LLC office, 116 Center Street, WallingfordWho’s Invited: Everyone!Who to contact: Pat Harriman, 203-605-3873The art being displayed is just a small sample of Beth's photographic talents, and the subject matter ranges from still life to landscapes to portraiture to nature. Beth's well developed eye for content and composition makes these photos a joy to behold, and we have been honored to have her artwork displayed ...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Our Lady of Fatima Church Carnival ReturnsOur Lady of Fatima Parish in Yalesville is hosting its annual carnival beginning at 6PM on August 4th and running through 10PM on August 8th. This is always a highly anticipated event in the community and never falls short in fun, food, entertainment and excitement! Read on for some of the highlights:EntertainmentTuesday: DJ by Rockem Sockem Entertainment LLCWednesday: DJ George DThursday: DJ George DFriday: Js Jazz BandSaturday: 42nd Street Band There will also be a midway with unlimited rides for $22 per person with wristband, a country store, games of chance with nightly drawings and instant ticket prizes, a Kiddie Korner, nightly Bingo games, and a raffle with the winner to be drawn Saturday, August 8th at 10PM. Here’s the raffle prize struc...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
HRE Art Wall Features the Art of Beth HulsizerWe are proud to announce the ninth artist in our series of local artists has taken their spot our “Wallingford Inspires…” art wall, a striking collection of gorgeous photographic images of Wallingford!"Photography has always been a passion of mine..."We are honored to have local photographer Beth Hulsizer displaying her amazing photography in our office until August 31st. Beth's keen eye and use of composition produces eye-catching imagery and pulls you into the story between the frame. The collage below are just a few examples of her colorful, expressive artwork! Pat and I are very pleased to have Beth’s work on display on our art wall, and we hope you’ll stop into our office to check it out. We will be holding an art open house for Beth in...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The 2015 Wallingford, Connecticut Youth Soccer Registration is going on right now for both boys and girls ages 4-18.  Youth Soccer is a very popular sport in Wallingford, so it is a great opportunity for your children to interact with new kids in town, as well as some of their classmates and friends. Both of my boys played soccer as they were growing up and it was a sport that all the players got a lot of playing time.  If you live in Wallingford, CT and have children from the age of 4-18 go on to website WYSL.NET and register them right away for the  The 2015 Wallingford, Connecticut Youth Soccer.   **********************************************************************************************  Info about the author: George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  This North Haven & Quinnipiac Chamber Women In Network Event on July 22nd is great opportunity to just sit back and enjoy an evening of relaxing by the pool at the Fairfield Inn in Wallingford, Ct.  Not only will this be an evening to sit back and relax, it is also a time to have some excellent wine, special mixed drinks, delicious hors d'oeuvres, fantastic deserts, and great networking. So make it a point to attend this North Haven & Quinnipiac Chamber Women In Network Event on Wednesday, May 22nd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and bring lots of business cards!       *********************************************************************************  Info about the author:George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with all your #FHA, #CHFA, and #Conventional #mortg...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Wallingford Gardeners Market Set to Open July 11th The Wallingford Gardeners Market is set to kick off its 16th year of operation this Saturday, the 11th, at 9:00am sharp! Come down to the Railroad Station Green and visit the many local vendors who will be displaying and selling their produce, flowers, products and services. Support our local economy and purchase direct from the producer!Where: The Railroad Station Green at Johanna Manfreda Fishbein ParkWhen: Every Saturday starting July 11th running for 10 weeks through September 12thTime: 9:00am – 12:00 NoonCost: FREE! (Except for what you buy!)Contact Info: lizlandow@wallingfordcenterin.com or call Liz Landow at 203-284-1807Web Site: http://www.wallingfordgardenmarket.com/  Here’s a list of projected vendors: Farmer Joe's Gardens - v...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Jumping Jacks is a facility located in Wallingford, Ct where children can go and play in organized recreational classes, as well as a play gym offering mommy/daddy and me time.  Jumping Jacks Children's play Gym In Wallingford, CT focuses on developing children's physical and social skills through appropriate play and fun activities. Classes at Jumping Jacks Children's play Gym In Wallingford, CT include "sensory motor integration, units focusing on balance, coordination, flexibility, fine and gross motor development, and socialization with peers."  Jumping Jacks Children's play Gym In Wallingford, CT provides day time classes for children ages 9 months to 8 years old, and after school and evening classes for children ages 4 to 11. The links below provide more detail on each class for ...
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By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
Founded in 1670, Wallingford, Connecticut has been my home town for over 20 years. The population at the 2010 census was 45,135, but that doesn’t mean it feels like a big town. Indeed, there are many things about Wallingford that make it an amazing place to live! After surveying several hundred Wallingford residents...Here are the top ten reasons to live in Wallingford CT:1. Central location. Located just a few miles south of the geographic center of the state, Wallingford is ideally situated for easy access to the rest of the state. Interstates 91, 95 and 84 and Route 15 are all close by, making getting to your favorite locations (beaches, parks, attractions, concert venues, casinos, etc.) pretty easy. I was able to drive to Springfield, MA for a show in less than an hour, and that inc...
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