Home Energy Fair In Milford CT



57 New Haven Avenue

January 26th 2008*       10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Energy Advice, Product Vendors, Programs, Services,
Informational Displays and much more!


Clean Energy Providers
Solar Energy Companies
Green Building Specialists
Energy Efficient Appliance Vendors
Environmental Education Resources
Electric & Gas Utility Representatives
Loan and Grant Program Information
Clean Energy Advocacy Groups
Energy Conservation Advisors

Special Guest Sara Uhl,
Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut:
Bring your toys to learn how safe they are.

Sponsored by the Friends of Milford Library, the Clean Energy Task Force and the Environmental Concerns Coalition,
with the generous support of the Connecticut Clean Energy FundFor more information call 783-3230

*Snow Date 2/9/08

Milford Cub Scout Pack 722 Going Green

j0433860.pngj0422352.jpgSince the Boy Scout of America’s inception in 1910, members have learned to live the principles of the Scout Oath and Law through community services and “helping other people at all times.” With that history in mind, the BSA has developed a service initiative  Good Turn for America.
Cub Scout Pack 722, based at Orchard Hills School Milford Ct is Going Green by collecting Recyclable Ink cartridges, cell phones, and Toner cartridges for the Good Turn For America Program.

There are collection boxes at OHS School on Marino Drive in Milford and St Agnes Church 400 Merwin Ave Woodmont CT.

All profits from the effort benefit Scouts in the Wepawaug Valley of the CT Yankee Council.

Some area businesses in Woodmont section of Milford are helping us out now like Edward Jones Financial, MilfordBank, and The News Den.

Please check here for the cartridges that we are currently collecting.  Or visit Pack 722 for more information and click on go green.

If anyone has any questions or locates a large amount of ink cartridges, toner, or cell phones please contact Edward Abbazia directly at edward.abbazia@gmail.com .

Green Demolitions A Kitchen and Demolition Donation Program

On Sunday my husband, who is a builder and I visited Green Demolitions in Norwalk CT.  Green Demolitions is a donation program for Recovery Unlimited, a non-profit organization supporting an addiction recovery program.  Green Demolitions offers FREE demolition based on quality of cabinets and countertops, brand and the age of appliances.

The store, which is really a warehouse (See above video) has everything from kitchen sinks, tubs vanities, lighting fixtures and tables to really beautiful custom kitchen cabinetry.  Some of the items are brand new with tags still on like an Acrylic Tub which would normally retail around $800.00 being sold for $100.00.  The lighting fixtures were a great deal as well if they fit your personal and homes style.  It’s like a TJMaxx where they get new items in all the time and you never know what it might be. 

Dancing Horse, Beautiful…

Every time I watch this it brings a smile to my face.  I am posting this in memory of “Billy” a beautiful horse from Bethany, my heart goes out to you Vickie – All my love, Kim 

Going Green in Milford CT


Just read about two forward thinking entrepreneurs Dayan Moore and Alison Grieveson who met while working at Café Atlantique, a downtown Milford, CT café and all around fav meeting place for those who want a little down time before and after their train ride .   Grievenson who designed their website www.gg2g.com   has a degree in advertising design form the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and now works as a free lance graphic artist.   These cool chicks have developed their own line of fashion accessories from recycled items such as billboard ads (who knew?) and bicycle inner tubes.  They have taken the bright colors which have earned such great brand recognition for companies such as Dunkin Donuts, Saab and others and transformed them into hip one-of-a kind handbags, belts, purses and much more!  

 They also support local businesses such as Bruce and John Barrett, who own a billboard company and Deborah Row who owns a Daniel Street bicycle shop by obtaining their materials from them.   So in addition to making the earth a greener place they are supporting local companies and reducing their waste. You Go Girls!!

You can find their custom items (and help save the planet by choosing them) locally at Given to Gauche a downtown boutique located at 4 Daniel Street, Milford, CT  or on their website http: www.gg2g.com.   Their “revinylized” bags are water resistant without the uses of chemicals so they are also being offered through several Whole Foods supermarkets as a great alternative to the ‘paper or plastic’ you usually have as a supermarket bagging option. 

What is on the horizon for these two dynamos—well they are looking into canvas, nylon and other products used in making sails and you guessed it – since Milford is a seacoast town they are talking to a local sail maker…


Rates are Outstanding!

j0398795.jpg30 year fixed 5.25% with 1 point
30 year fixed 5.5% with Zero points
CHFA 30 yr Fixed is 5.25% with 1 point for First Time Homebuyers
FHA 30 yr fixed 5.875% with Zero points AND reduced Private Mortgage Insurance
JUMBO loans to 1.5 Million 30 year fixed @ 6.125% Zero Points
5.75% JUMBO 5/1 Arms at 5.75% with Zero points
Yes we still can do No Income Verified loans.  Yes we can still do NO Documentation Loans.  Yes we can do Investment properties with only 10% down (1-2 units).  And Yes I will still offer the 10% off all Closing Costs.

Scott Mastropietro
Senior Loan Officer, N E Moves Mortgage, LLC
Direct:203-982-9566 Private E-Fax: 781-663-6638
Email: scott.mastropietro@NEMoves.com

Woodbridge CT Market Report 2002-2007


FHA Loan Limits Have Increased for New Haven County in CT

j0398775.jpgGreat news for the New Haven County area, Scott (Loan Officer) just passed this information on to us regrading rates in  Milford CT.

” Please review the new FHA loan limits in New Haven County, this increase is great news for buyers with less than perfect credit and looking to put little money down!  Also, the Federal Legislature has past a bill stating that Mortgage Insurance will remain a tax deduction until 2010 at least.    To go with the new limits FHA rates are as good if not better than Conventional rates at this time.”

  If you have any questions or would like more information on FHA any of this information or FHA in general please feel free to give Scott a call.
MSA Name              MSA Code  – 353000 –           One-Family-    $294,500    
NEW HAVEN-                                                            Two Family –   $331,700
MILFORD CT                                                             Three Family -$403,000 
Last Revised 01/01/2008                                        Four Family – $465,000   

Scott Mastropietro
Senior Loan Officer, N E Moves Mortgage, LLC
Direct:203-982-9566 Private E-Fax: 781-663-6638
Email: scott.mastropietro@NEMoves.com

Healthy Home Maintenance Checklist

Family photo and HouseThe National Center for Healthy Housing (Formerly the National Center for Lead-Safe Housing) was founded as a nonprofit organization in October 1992, to bring the public health, housing, and environmental communities together to combat our nation’s epidemic of childhood lead poisoning. As the National Center for Healthy Housing it continues its important role in reducing children’s risk of lead poisoning and has expanded its mission to help to decrease children’s exposure to other hazards in the home including biological, physical, and chemical contaminants in and around the home.The following checklist was developed for the Healthy Homes Training Center and Network as a tool for healthy home Maintenance Healthy Home Maintenance Checklist.   


CT Home Team
Kim & Donna

Ring out the old, ring in the new.
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

    — Alfred, Lord Tennyson

 Wishing  you a Happy New Year
and may Real Estate be strong in 2008!
Milford, Woodbridge, Orange, Bethany and New Haven Connecticut