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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 Happened in The Prospect CT Real Estate Market Prospect June 2024?   Prospect CT is a town of App 11,000 residents located in New Haven County. It is bordered by Waterbury, Cheshire, Naugatuck and Bethany.  Once 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 11 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 776 square ft, 2-bedroom mobile home listed at $ 95,000 ...
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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 A Cemetary Pair of Sentinels in Waterbury CTAs I was heading into a cemetery this week to water flowers on a family gravesite, I was happy to see a flagpole with a waving banner ready for me.As I walked over to take the photo, I was also happy to see a pair of sentinels holding flags and saluting as well.This week especially we should be more appreciative of the liberties we enjoy and mindful of how it as earned. Friday Flags A Cemetary Pair of Sentinels in Waterbury CT
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Celebrating Freedom It Carries a High PriceOur War of Independence was a battle fought by professionals on one side and by determined colonists, many farmers and shopkeepers with some soldiers intermixed.The decisive battle was fought in Yorktown, VA, with the French fleet blocking the sea and the Continental Army encamped on land.The Continental Army was assisted by a French force of 5,000 men and 450 officers under the command of General Jean Baptiste de Rochambeau. The had landed in Rhode Island and made a forced march in 14 weeks to meet Washington's army for the final siege and battle at Yorktown.That march took the army right through Waterbury CT and a non-descript marker, almost completely covered by weeds is the only reminder of that passage through the area. There are symbolic ...
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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 Area July 4th Fireworks Displays  2024With the July 4th holiday falling on a Thursday, fireworks are being fired at various sites in the area.WednesdayMeriden: Independence Day Fireworks – East Peak in Hubbard Park, 999 West Main St., music starts at 7 p.m., fireworks after 9 pm. Rain date: July 12.This is a great venue with the covered stage and plenty of space to hear the music and see the fireworks at dusk. ThursdayBristol: Fireworks – Lake Compounce Family Theme Park, 185 Enterprise Dr., Bristol, 9 p.m. Admission requiredMiddlebury: 3D Fireworks – Quassapaug Amusement Park, 2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, after dark.admission requiredSaturdayWaterbury: Food Truck and July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza 2024July 6-7, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., each dayThe two-day event will take ...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Summer Colors in the Yard in Prospect CTOur spring blooms were plentiful, and the summer astilbes and day lilies don't last very long. It is always pleasant to look into the yard and see the wall of blue hydrangeas that last so long.We had some rain during the night and the water dropped the blossoms, but with some sun they will spruce right back to smile. Summer Colors in the Yard in Prospect CT
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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 Hotchkiss Field Prospect CTThe largest park in Prospect CT is Hotchkiss Field. It has athletic fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts and track runs,There is always a lot of activity there and at the back of the field is a flagpole.Being a flag whisperer, it only takes a thought, and the winds provide a full billowing flag.I got a beautiful banner to share.Friday Flags in Hotchkiss Field Prospect CT 
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By Lisa Brown-McDonald CT Real Estate Agent, Fairfield & Litchfield County REALTOR®
(The Brokerage of New England)
Open House Lake Zoar 76 Pine Rock Road Southbury, CT 06488Saturday June 29, 2024 from 11am to 1pmOpen House this Saturday on Lake Zoar. Stop by and check out this Waterfront home offering captivating water views and charming details throughout. Featuring vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and stone wood burning fireplace. Plus an expansive two-tier deck, hot tub and side patio ideal for outdoor gatherings or relaxing. Galley kitchen with stainless appliances. Lower level complete with bedroom, bath, living space and walk-out to deck overlooking lake.  Other features include central air, recessed lighting, laundry room, shed, dock, public water. Plus, this lake home comes completely furnished. Don't miss this one. Azeem Haq, REALTOR®The Brokerage of New EnglandOffice: 203-788-8611Fairfield, ...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Lebanese Farina Cake  A Special TreatAs our church is having it's Taste of Lebanon this weekend, the parishioners are being asked to prepare dishes to be sold. My wife was asked to make the farina cake, harisat-el-louz. ris-to-laws.  The farina most often eaten at breakfast on a cold morning is something with which many have a great deal of familiarity. It is a coarser grain designed to stick to the ribs. With a finer grained farina, the Lebanese make a cake, which is considered a true delicacy. The recipe below offers a couple of alternatives. Ingredients2 cups of farina        1 cup of the breakfast farina, (boxed)        1 cup of finer also called semolina1 stick of unsalted margarine/butter3 1/2 tablespoons of sugar1 cup milk2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder1 cup simple syrupMelt but...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Another 5-Star Review for a Smooth CT ClosingI have never been one to do any type of job looking for special recognition. Like so many of us, we do what we can to make a transaction flow smoothly and to keep a client informed of the entire process.This seller was hesitant when I offered suggested a selling price and we compromised to ease his tensions. When the multiple contracts came in, he was shocked and looked for suggestions on which to take.We reviewed all and took he ne that would offer the best profit, and $25,000 over asking. Under contract within 4 days of listing and closed within 6 weeks after contract and a big smile on his faces.I got a text from him last night to look at the email he had sent, which I had already seen.Ed Silva was professional and available during the ent...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
24th Taste of Lebanon Waterbury CT  6/21-6/23 2024The 24th annual Taste of Lebanon Festival will be held this weekend, June 21-23 at Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 8 East Mountain Rd, Waterbury Come and get an experience in the foods and traditions of a typical Lebanese party. A friendly and lively culture steeped in tradition.This is the largest fundraiser for the church and offers so much to the entire community that recognizes the efforts by the parishioners to maintain the connection to their heritage.    When:  September 21-23 2024 Where:  Our Lady of Lebanon Church                1 East Mountain Rd                 Waterbury, CT Times:   Fri  6/21      6:00  pm  to 11:00 p.m.                Sat 7/22  11:00 am  to 10:00 p.m.                 Sun 6/23  11:30 a m to  7L00 p.m. Cost:  Grou...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
St Anthony's Church Prospect CT Touch-a-Truck Fundraiser TOUCH-A- TRUCK is an opportunity for kids to safely explore vehicles they are normally told to stay away from: police vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, public service, emergency, utility, construction, delivery .. and some special "other" trucks.Children are invited to touch, climb on and ask questions about their favorite trucks.  There will be folks on hand to teach children about the trucks and how they have an important role in the community. . When:  June 22, 2024 Where:  St. Anthony's Church parking lot Time:   11:00 am - 3:00 p.m. Cost:  Suggested donation of $5 per child, $10 for 2+ St Anthony's Church Prospect CT Touch-a-Truck Fundraiser
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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 2024Waterbury 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 82 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Waterbury CT range from an 864 square ft, 2-bedroom cape listed at $127,000 to a 2,390 square ft, 4-bedroom colonial listed at $540,000. These listings are within the town zip codes of 06702, 06704, 06705, 06706, 06708...
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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 Happened in The Prospect CT Real Estate Market Prospect May 2024?   Prospect CT is a town of App 11,000 residents located in New Haven County. It is bordered by Waterbury, Cheshire, Naugatuck and Bethany.  Once 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 7 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 938 square ft, 2-bedroom mobile home listed at $119,000 to...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Any Pond Will Do for a RestWill I am doing my rehab, I can't play golf as yet, but at the very least we take walks on the golf course, with a watchful eye for stray shots.  We stay pit f view and are respectful of the golfers when they take their shots. I also keep my chuckles to myself when their shots are a little off-line.On one fairway, after a particularly heavy storm activity where there would not normally have been any caught my eye.This male and female were in a storm pond, and he was very attentive to her. Must be mating season.There is a reservoir adjacent to the golf course and many areas where they can have more privacy and maybe even make a nest so she can lay her eggs.At the very least they were away from all the other birds and ducks and he could make his pitch.Any Pond W...
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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 a State in Mourning for a Fallen Connecticut OfficerIt was a tough week for people in the state and especially police officers as they held services for one of their own.  Trooper First class Aaron Pelletier a father of 2 and a loving husband as well as a decorated state police officer was killed on I-84 by a drunk driver who then fled the scene.The services were Wednesday and there were representatives from police forces from all over the state, New England and even from the surround states.It ws a senseless loss of life and the driver was apprehended and is in custody and most likely will not be seeing freedom for quite some time. Friday Flags a State in Mourning for a Fallen Connecticut Officer
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Where a Public Notice that is Seen by All in Prospect CTThere are advantages to living in a small town. Such is the case with Prospect, CT where the center of town is the junction of 2 state roads and long lights.The town hall sits just off the intersection with an expanse of green in front, very much visible from the roadway.I have seen as many as 12 signs on that expanse letting all know what is coming.It is also the location of political rallies in season as the candidates want to be visible.This one was just added, and I will seek out the schedule of artists as it is always an entertaining evening.Not your typical bulletin board, but very few in town can say they don't know what is happening. Where a Public Notice that is Seen by All in Prospect CT
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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 Mountain, Zip Code 06706 May 30, 2024The hill heading south along RT 69 in Waterbury is called the East Mountain area of Waterbury CT. Its most prominent feature is the hillside which carries the name and also serves as the retainer for the watershed once known as the East Mountain reservoir. Adjacent to the reservoir is one of the 2 public courses in Waterbury East Mountain golf course.It is another highly residential and is also an easy commute to New Haven or Hartford. The 06706 zip code also includes the neighborhoods known as Washington Hill and the South End. There are currently 17 active listings in the 06706 zip code with the average value of the homes for sale in Waterbury's 06706 zip code available for sale is $254,894 with average days in...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
A 2024 Memorial Day Story That Brings Closure to a FamilyI was going to post a blog this morning consistent with the thoughts of all on Memorial Day, to remember to honor those that gave their lives for freedom. As I do normally, I was having a cup of coffee to get the mind started and wanted to glance at the paper as well.Reading online has its advantages, and it also offered the title to an article that needed to be read.This is the story of Kenneth McKeeman, the service man on the left on the left in the photo, who lived in Waterbury, until the death f his parents and at 13 years old, moved to Brooklyn to live with his older brother. He enlisted in the Air Force and was part of a bomber crew that was shot down after a bomb run over the coast of France. The Germans gathered the remain...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Blooms A Poppin' in Prospect CT 7We are into the last Sunday of May and as Memorial Day is on the horizon, so is the end of my Spring flower blog. Not that the flowers are over in our yard, but all should have their colors by now.The rhododendrons are starting to bloom and, in our yard, there are 10 plants with blooms starting to show their colors.As one enters our driveway, the irises are in bloom and the day lilies are not very far behind.We will enjoy our yard and all the perennials that are getting planted to light up the decks as well.Hope you enjoy the colors in your areas as well. Blooms A Poppin' in Prospect CT 7
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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 West End Side, Zip 06708  May 21, 2024The 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 24 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 $341,652 with average days in market of 42. There are also currently 18 properties under pending status and 29 properties under hard deposit contracts.For the year 2023 there were 257 closed listings in the 06708 zip code of Waterbury with an average sales price of $277,154 and average days on market of 38.  In addition the closed properties sold at 100% of list.This suggests an ab...
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