New Haven County, 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 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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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Happy Labor Day 2021Labor Day is a Federal holiday in the United State celebrated on the first Monday in September in any given year to honor and recognize the American Labor movement  and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.  Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade unions and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. "Labor Day" was promoted by the Central Labor Union, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day. Canada's Labour Day is also celebrated on the first ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
September 2021 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 21 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 $231,424 with average days in market of 45. There are also currently 63 properties under contract or hard deposit. For the first 8 months of this year there have been 139 closed listings in the 06705 zip code of Waterbury with an average sales price of $178,260 and days on market of 36. The same period in 2020 saw 125 closings with an average s...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Unexpected Summer Colors Revisited Last week I posted about the over-sized Hibiscus flowers that I saw while driving to an appointment.  Then we got hit with all the rain from Tropical storm Henri and the fear that it would cause damage to the flowers. Well Henri didn't hurt the flower and there were actually more blossoms on the flower today as I went by purposely to see it again. I was also happy to find it's cousin about a mile away only a different color and just as large.While cousin Red didn't have as many blossoms, it had a lot of pods ready to soon burst. The previous blog  can be found here:  Unexpected Summer ColorsUnexpected Summer Colors Revisited
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Henri Was Just Like The Wolf In The Nursery Rhyme Last week the NorthEast was preparing for a big blow from Hurricane Henri that was considered a category 1 storm that was tracking for the heart of Connecticut. We were expecting lots of rain and wind and up to 70% of the state was expected to lose power.  Late Saturday evening the rain started in advance of the storm but sometime in the night the storm turned and ran a more easterly path and entered the area closer to the Rhode Island border. With diminished force all we got as a bit of wind and lots of rain.At the end of the storm, there was a sense of relief to have gotten away from the worse.In the nursery rhyme, the 3 little pigs had houses of straw, sticks and bricks.  When the big bad wolf came through it was able to blow down the...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What’s My Wolcott CT Home’s Value July 2021 Currently in Wolcott CT there are 46 active residential listings for sale, with 13 new listings being added in July. The homes for sale in Wolcott CT range from a 1,288 square ft, 3-bedroom raised ranch listed at $130,000 to a 9,747 square ft, 6-bedroom colonial listed at $1,399,000.Search for Homes in Wolcott CT The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Wolcott CT is $412,385. The average days on market for these homes are 36 days.  There are currently 69 homes under contract in Wolcott CT.  In July 2021, 22 homes closed in Wolcott CT. They ranged from an 988 square ft, 3-bedroom ranch, which sold for $245,500 to a 5,031 square ft, 6-bedroom colonial that sold for $1,262,500. The average price for the closed properti...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Unexpected Summer Colors As I was driving along you an appointment this past week, my eyes were distracted briefly by a splash of pink near the roadside.  I kept going to not be late, but did go back later to capture a photo. Giant pink hibiscus flowers that just caught my eye.  They are a perennial so I am amazed that they could survive the winters especially so close to the roadway. The leaves were almost 12" across and all I had was a standard piece of paper, 8 1/2 x 11 and the flower was not over covered.I will have to drive by later this week so see how it survived Henri. Unexpected Summer Colors
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
The NorthEast Is Expecting  A Visitor Named Henri The Western Hemisphere is into it's storm season and it will last until late September. Normally they develop in the Lower Atlantic and work their way north as tropical storms that eventually fizzle out. That's not the case with this storm which has been upgraded to a category 1 Hurricane with winds expected to be in excess of 80 mph.As the storm makes it's way up the East coast, the latest track shows it making landfall off of Long Island near Fire Island and then crossing Long Island Sound and coming into Connecticut through New Haven Harbor. We will see rain from early morning Sunday to late morning Monday.  Before it's over the utility companies are expecting more than 50% of the state to be without power with no idea when all will b...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What’s My Cheshire CT Home Worth, Market Statistics for July 2021  Currently in Cheshire CT there are 54 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,176 square ft, 4-bedroom cape listed at $224,500 to a 5,194 square ft, 4-bedroom colonial listed at $1,399,000. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $603,757. The average days on market for these homes is 84 days. For the month of July, there were 13 new homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT.  Search for Homes in Cheshire CT There are currently 73 homes under contract in Cheshire CT, 29 of which went under contract in July. The average list price for the homes under contract is $534,116 with average days on market of 52 days.   In July 2021, 34 homes closed in Cheshire CT. They rang...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Throw Back Thursday  When The Rains Were Too Much It Was 66 Years ago today when the results of 3 days of rain caused by Hurricane Diane left the tate with never to be forgotten memories.  There were no flood control dams in place, and the valley created by the normally  mild Naugatuck River became a deadly and violent tsunami destroying all in it's path.The Naugatuck River cuts south from the Mass state line and ultimately flows into Long Island Sound after merging with  the Housatonic River.  From where I grew up in Waterbury's South End, I could walk to the end of the street and see the tops of the factory buildings that lined the banks of the river.The vew I got was considerably different than the  photo below offers.When the waters inally receded, 47 people had been killed, some ne...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Naugatuck CT Real Estate Statistics for July 2021  Currently in Naugatuck CT there are 47 active residential listings for sale, with 19 new listings being added in July. The homes for sale in Naugatuck CT range from a 1,459 square ft, 3-bedroom raised ranch home, listed at $144,900 to a 2,460 square ft, 4-bedroom ranch listed at $589,900.  Search for Homes in Naugatuck CT The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Naugatuck CT is $267,958. The average days on market for these homes are 73 days. In addition, there are currently 33 homes under pending status and 41 under hard deposit Naugatuck CT, with 34 having gone under contract in July.  In July of 2021, 54 homes closed in Naugatuck CT. They ranged from a 648 square ft, 2-bedroom mobile home, which sold for $4...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Prospect CT 36th Car Show and Sock HopNostalgia will reign supreme at the Prospect CT 36th Annual Car Show and Sock Hop, Sunday Aug 22.The music provided by a DJ will have toes tapping for those with enough age to remember their baby sitters singing to them.Free AdmissionDash Plaques for the first 500 cars in attendance.Smiles and a great time for everyoneProspect CT 36th Car Show and Sock Hop
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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 July 2021?    Search for homes in Prospect CTCurrently in Prospect CT there are 18 active residential listings for sale, with 11 new listings added in July. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 939 square ft, 2-bedroom colonial, listed at $219,900 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 $389,761. The average days on market for these homes are 57 days. In addition, there are currently 7 homes in show status and 9 homes under hard deposit in Prospect CT.  In July, 7 homes closed in Prospect CT. The homes that sold in Prospect CT ranged from a 1,103 square ft, 2-bedroom ranch, which sold for $235,000 ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Raised Ranch For Sale in Waterbury CT Zip 06705Located at 224 Birchfield Dr, Waterbury CT 06705MLS# 170428399 Beautifully maintained 3/4 bedroom,3 full bath, raised ranch home with a 2 car garage located in desirable Mapleridge section of Waterbury! Main level features spacious living room , eat-in kitchen with a formal dining area. Rear deck that overlooks a pool in the private, totally fenced in yard. Large master bedroom has a full bath and ample closet space. Lower level features large family room with a full bath and laundry room. New roof in 2016, double - hung windows , walk-in shed. Parking for a boat or motor home. Cozy totally rebuilt pellet stove keeps heating costs down in the winter. Separate bonus room off garage can be a private office or even a 4th bedroom. Large level f...
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
I spend much of my day resolving taxpayer issues with the IRS.  And though everyone wants to focus on the cool stuff - making massive debts vanish for pennies on the dollar - it actually all starts with "Tax Compliance."So what is Tax Compliance you may be asking...good question!Tax Compliance means that the taxpayer has filed all returns due and owing as of this moment (yes you non-filers!), defined as the last 6 years, and is making their current tax period payments.  So as I sit here in August 2021, Tax Compliance would nean having 2015 - 2020 filed (if the 2020 return is on extension, than it would be 2014 - 2019).  It also means that the taxpayer is making their current tax payments, so: An employee is having sufficient withholding done so they will not owe money at the end of the ...
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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 July 2021 Currently in Waterbury CT there are 120 active residential listings for sale, with 41 new listings being added in July. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from a 464 square ft, 1-bedroom cottage listed at $89,900 to a 6,278 square ft, 6-bedroom  colonial listed at $598,000. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06702, 06704, 06705, 06706, 06708, 06710, and 06720.  Search for Homes in Waterbury CT The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Waterbury CT is $226,154. The average days on market for these homes are 38 days.  There are currently 244 homes either under show status or hard deposit in Waterbury CT.   In July 2021, 90 homes closed in Waterbury CT. They ranged from a 900 square ft, 2-bedroom col...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
August Market Trends For Waterbury CT's West End Side, Zip 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 54 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 $246,870 with average days in market of 301. There are also currently 96 properties under show or hard deposit contracts.For the first 7 months of this year there have been 240 closed listings in the 06708 zip code of Waterbury with an average sales price of $213,099 and average days on market of 41. This suggests an absorption rate of 34 sales per month which means the current inventory ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Throw-Back Thursday:  A Beluga Whale At Mystic AquariumThe most visited tourist attractions in Connecticut are in Mystic CT and are quite close to each other.  The most visited is the Mystic Aquarium and the second place goes to the Mystic Seaport.  And for those that favor nostalgia, there is also Mystic Pizza. We have been to the aquarium many times, especially when grandson Raphael was younger and for all of us the most favorite attraction was the  Beluga whale exhibit.I share that whale below.  Throw-Back Thursday:  A Beluga Whale At Mystic Aquarium
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
In this week’s Tax Rep Network Podcast, Eric discusses why those tax rep clients are pure gold, and how you should consider these cases to save the client, elevate your practice and help all of us tax paying citizens!Check out the podcast (episode 108) here: https://taxrepllc.com/subscribe-tax-rep-network-podcast/ 
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