Waterbury, CT Real Estate News

By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
2023 Connecticut Sales Tax Free Week It's back to school time and with that is the shopping for back-to-school clothes and supplies.Highlights: This year will be Connecticut's 23rd Sales Tax Free Week. According to state statute, Sales Tax Free Week begins on the third Sunday of August and runs until the following Saturday. 2023 Sales Tax Free Week dates are Sunday, August 20, through Saturday, August 26, 2023.  Clothing or footwear when sold for less than $100 will be tax exempt. A detailed list of items can be found on the CT.Gov website. Safety apparel items are taxable even if sold for less than $100 during sales Tax Free Week. Shop early and take advantage of the savings.  2023 Connecticut Sales Tax Free Week 
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What’s My Waterbury CT Home’s Value July 2023Waterbury CT is the second largest town in New Haven County with a population of app115,000. It is 33 miles southwest of Hartford, 25 miles north of New Haven and 77 miles northwest of New York City. The larger factories that once dominated the Connecticut manufacturing economy are no longer in Waterbury, essentially changing form the brass mills they used for raw materials and converting to cheaper and lighter aluminum or plastic. Currently in Waterbury CT there are 67 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from an 1,260 square ft, 3-bedroom REO cape listed at $99,900 to a 1,215 square ft, 2-bedroom  cape listed at $750,000. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06702, 06704, 06705, 06706, 06...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Market Trends For Waterbury CT's East End, Zip 06705 August 2023 The East End of Waterbury CT is highly residential and is also the preferred side of town for people that need to commute to Hartford. Many fine neighborhoods encompass the East End such as Fairlawn, Pierpont and East End.   There are currently 8 active listings in the 06705-zip code with the average value of the homes for sale in Waterbury's 06705 zip code available for sale is $249,000 with average days in market of 28. There are also currently 31 properties under deposit. For the first 7 months of this year there have been 98 closed listings in the 06705-zip code of Waterbury with an average sales price of $239,518 and days on market of 36. The closed homes also sold at 103% of list so competition is fierce. The same pe...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What’s My Waterbury CT Home’s Value June 2023Waterbury CT is the second largest town in New Haven County with a population of app115,000. It is 33 miles southwest of Hartford, 25 miles north of New Haven and 77 miles northwest of New York City. The larger factories that once dominated the Connecticut manufacturing economy are no longer in Waterbury, essentially changing form the brass mills they used for raw materials and converting to cheaper and lighter aluminum or plastic. Currently in Waterbury CT there are 66 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from a 924 square ft, 2-bedroom ranch listed at $120,000 to a 1,526 square ft, 4-bedroom cape listed at $399,900. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06702, 06704, 06705, 06706, 06708, 0...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags in Waterbury CT Top of the HillAt the top of the western most hill in Waterbury Zip code 06708 is the Western Hills Golf Course.  It is a part of the Waterbury CT Parks system but has a restaurant with views of the hills and the course.Adjacent to the main building is a flagpole.On the day I was there, the breeze was constant, and I waited for a full breeze to unfurl the flag. I only noticed the cloud forming a base for the flag as I was getting to load it for the post.The course is a challenge, and I may return one day to see how I can fare on it.Friday Flags in Waterbury CT Top of the Hill 
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags in Waterbury Zip 06706 East MountainAs one drives up Rt 69 out of Waterbury, they are met with a grassy expanse which is the earthen dam of the East Mountain water containment reservoir. No longer used for drinking water, it is just place where anglers will try to catch the fish that have they water as their home.The water itself is not safe for swimming and on occasion it claims a victim.The striking feature that captures attention is the name of the neighborhoods and a carefully placed flag in detail.The neighborhood itself is all residential homes and covers a lot of area of almost 300 homes. There is a friendly association that holds monthly meetings mostly for the benefit of the youth teams they sponsor.  It is the East Mountain Neighborhood Association.Solar lights ke...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Waterbury CT July 5, 2023 Housing Trends for Zip Code 06708The 06708 Zip code encompasses the west side of Waterbury with 4 neighborhoods known as Brooklyn, Town Plot, Lower and Upper Bunker Hill. It is also the largest zip code in Waterbury. There are currently 17 active listings in the 06708 zip code with the average value of the homes for sale in Waterbury's 06708 zip code available for sale is $325,112 with average days in market of 42.  This is up from the 8 active listings for the month of May 2023 and the average sales price of $315,338.This demonstrates that in a 30-day span, inventory increased by 55% while values appreciated by 3%. The 06708 Zip code of Waterbury, or West Side is a very active market for real estate.There are also currently 16 homes under pending/show status a...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags in Waterbury, CT Zip Code 06706I was walking up the 18th fairway at East Mountain golf course Sunday morning and paused to appreciate the look of the flag outside the clubhouse. I hoped that it would unfurl as I got closer.My patience was rewarded as by the time I had finished putting, I looked up from across the green and the flag was shining in the sunlight.It made the end of the round just that more pleasant. I'm sure there is pride across the globe by people for their country and flags, but somehow, I don't feel it carries the same positiveness as our American flag.Friday Flags in Waterbury, CT  Zip Code 06706 
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What’s My Waterbury CT Home’s Value May 2023Waterbury CT is the second largest town in New Haven County with a population of app115,000. It is 33 miles southwest of Hartford, 25 miles north of New Haven and 77 miles northwest of New York City. The larger factories that once dominated the Connecticut manufacturing economy are no longer in Waterbury, essentially changing form the brass mills they used for raw materials and converting to cheaper and lighter aluminum or plastic. Currently in Waterbury CT there are 57 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from an 865 square ft, 2-bedroom contemporary listed at $155,000 to a 4,042 square ft, 5-bedroom  colonial listed at $775,000. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06702, 06704, 06705, 067...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Waterbury CT June 5, 2023 Housing Trends for Zip Code 06708The 06708 Zip code encompasses the west side of Waterbury with 4 neighborhoods known as Brooklyn, Town Plot, Lower and Upper Bunker Hill. It is also the largest zip code in Waterbury. There are currently 8 active listings in the 06708 zip code with the average value of the homes for sale in Waterbury's 06708 zip code available for sale is $384,088 with average days in market of 58.  This is down from the 16 active listings for the month of May 2023 and the average sales price of  $315,338.This demonstrates that in a 30 day span, inventory decreased by 50% while values appreciated by 18%. The 06708 Zip code of Waterbury, or West Side is a very active market for real estate.There are also currently 32 homes under pending/show stat...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Greater Waterbury CT Memorial Day EventsAs a weekend of festivities are in full flow, and to remember the brave men and women that gave their lives for our country, below are some events in the Greater Waterbury area for people to enjoy and participate.SundayWATERBURY: Parade will start on Freight Street at 1 p.m. and conclude in front of the Elks Lodge on West Main Street followed by ceremonies on the Green. The parade route will start on Freight Street, east on Grand Street, north on Bank Street, west on the south side of the Green on West Main Street and pass the Elks Lodge to Meadow Street, where the parade will end. Ceremonies on the Green will start after the parade. Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee will host its annual Memorial Day patriotic services at 2 p.m. at the Green. ...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags in Waterbury CT 06706As I was approaching the hill leading to the 9th green at the East Mountain golf course, I looked up to see the flag billowing in the breeze that had caused havoc with the golf ball all morning.The billowing of this flag was far more appreciated than the wind effect on the ball in flight or as rolling across the greens.We enjoy so many freedoms and me especially when my wife gives me permission to play a little golf.Friday Flags in Waterbury CT 06706
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
April 2023 Real Estate Sales Report for Waterbury CTWhat’s My Waterbury CT Home’s Value April 2023Waterbury CT is the second largest town in New Haven County with a population of app115,000. It is 33 miles southwest of Hartford, 25 miles north of New Haven and 77 miles northwest of New York City. The larger factories that once dominated the Connecticut manufacturing economy are no longer in Waterbury, essentially changing form the brass mills they used for raw materials and converting to cheaper and lighter aluminum or plastic. Currently in Waterbury CT there are 63 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from a 1,168 square ft, 3-bedroom half duplex listed at $161,500 to a 4,042 square ft, 5-bedroom  colonial listed at $775,000. These listings are...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags in Waterbury CT 06705Earlie this week, I was passing through the East End of Waterbury, Zip code 06705.I had to pause in front of a cemetery as a long procession was entering.  The flag in front of the plot was fluttering in the breeze, and once I could I pulled into a lot to walk up and take a photo.There wasn't enough wind to make it unfurl completely but my patience was rewarded with this shot.How appropriate if the burial was for a veteran and the angels were honoring the departed as well.I am never too hurried to honor the flag for which I also served.Friday Flags in Waterbury CT 06705
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
51st Annual Mother's Day Greek Festival in Waterbury CT May 11-14Waterbury CT Mother's Day Greek Festival May 11-14 Sponsored by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church937 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708The tent is up, the chairs and tables are in, the booths and food cases are still empty, but when it starts on Thursday morning, all will be ready for the festivalCome and Enjoy authentic Greek food, entertainment and the fellowship of your friends and neighbors.There will be plants for sale, Greek delicacies, and beverages, dance demonstrations and for the willing, try your best at the ‘Zorba’ dance.The Festival Web Site offers the full menu and schedule of events.Some of the menu items included:Souvlaki, Greek shish kabobPastitsio, Baked layers of macaroni with seasoned beef, cheese and ...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Waterbury CT May 2, 2023 Housing Trends for Zip Code 06708The 06708 Zip code encompasses the west side of Waterbury with 4 neighborhoods known as Brooklyn, Town Plot, Lower and Upper Bunker Hill. It is also the largest zip code in Waterbury. There are currently 16 active listings in the 06708 zip code with the average value of the homes for sale in Waterbury's 06708 zip code available for sale is $315,338 with average days in market of 55. There are also currently 14 under pending/show status and 25 under hard deposit status. Through 4 months of this year, there have been 82 closed sales in this zip code with the average value of homes sold at $248,004 with average days on market of 43 days. Through the same period of 2022 there were 87 closed listings in the 06708 zip code of Waterbury...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
May 2023 Market Trends For Waterbury CT's East End, Zip 06705 The East End of Waterbury CT is highly residential and is also the preferred side of town for people that need to commute to Hartford. Many fine neighborhoods encompass the East End such as Fairlawn, Pierpont and East End.  There are currently 12 active listings in the 06705 zip code with the average value of the homes for sale in Waterbury's 06705 zip code available for sale is $229,758 with average days in market of 26. Also, there are currently 23 properties under contract or hard deposit. For the year 2022 there were 219 closed listings in the 06705 zip code of Waterbury with an average sales price of $218,269 and days on market of 32. Through the current period of 2023, there have been 55 closings with an average sales p...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Earth Day 2023  Working to Save our Environment Today is Earth Day, and in communities across the country people are mobilizing to clean up their shared green spaces and waterways, plant air-cleaning trees and bring more attention to climate change.This year’s Earth Day theme is “Invest in Our Planet.” EarthDay.org, which works with more than 150,000 partners in 192 countries, is inviting people to pledge online to take actions like growing more trees, support sustainable fashion or helping end plastic pollution.History of Earth Day Earth Day was the brainchild of Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, a staunch environmentalist who hoped to provide unity to the grassroots environmental movement and increase ecological awareness.Nelson—whose efforts in Congress included legislation protectin...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What’s My Waterbury CT Home’s Value March 2023Waterbury CT is the second largest town in New Haven County with a population of app115,000. It is 33 miles southwest of Hartford, 25 miles north of New Haven and 77 miles northwest of New York City. The larger factories that once dominated the Connecticut manufacturing economy are no longer in Waterbury, essentially changing form the brass mills they used for raw materials and converting to cheaper and lighter aluminum or plastic. Currently in Waterbury CT there are 57 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from a 1,024 square ft, 2-bedroom row house listed at $70,000 to a 4,042 square ft, 5-bedroom  colonial listed at $775,000. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06702, 06704, 06705, 0670...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
I Don't Have Any Hot WaterI received an early morning phone call from a distressed young lady. She identified herself as a new tenant in a condo. I asked her where the condo we located and she told me, which brought an image to mind.I have no hot water she sobbed. How do I get it?  I told her to look at the electrical panel and see if the breaker was on or off.I also suggested that she look at the hot water heat after I told her where it might be located and see if it had a valve that was turned off.I also told her that if the breaker had been turned off, then she would have to wait for the water to heat up before she could use it.I then asked her how she came to call me, and she said mine was the only number on the website. Actually, it was a blog post I had written about the complex y...
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