Monday, June 26, 2017

Home Selling Tips

Selling a home in Mystic Stonington Westerly doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.

Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t mean a buyer will too. If you have hardwood floors that need refinishing, be sure to get it done—hardwood is a huge selling point. Buyers like to snoop around, so be sure to fix any sticky doors or drawers as well. Finally, don’t forget to address any issues with the exterior—fences, shingles, sidewalks, etc. After all, without curb appeal, some buyers may never get to see the inside.


Neutralize. You want buyers to see themselves in your home. If your living room has lime green shag, wood-paneled walls, and all your collectibles and personal photographs, this will be much harder for them to do. Try replacing any bold color choices in your floors and walls with something more neutral—beiges, tans, and whites. Repainting and reflooring will make everything look fresh and new, and help prospective buyers imagine all the possibilities.

Stage. Once your house is clean and updated, it’s time to play dress up. Home stagers can add small details and d├ęcor touches that will bring out the possibilities in the various spaces in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw rugs and pillows, flowers, decorative soaps and towels, patio furniture. Home staging can be particularly useful if your home is especially old or if the exterior looks dated. Think of it as a little mascara and rouge—if it’s done right, you notice the beauty, not the makeup

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Ledyard Real Estate Market Report June 2017 from Bridget Morrissey

The Ledyard Real Estate Market Report is a monthly statement of the median sales price for homes, the number of sales, the average price per square foot for homes, the number of homes for sale, and the average listing price of Ledyard homes for sale.

06339, Ledyard median sales prices

According to Wikipedia,the principal communities of Ledyard are Ledyard Center (also known as Ledyard Village) and the Gales Ferry section (including Christy Hill Estates, Devonshire Estates, Ferry View Heights, Glenwoods, Pheasant Run, Sherwood Forest, and Woodridge Estates).

Other minor communities and geographic areas are Aljen Heights, Barrett Park, Colonial Manor, Cranwood Homestead, Highlands, Lakeside, Lantern Hill, Long Pond, Parsonage Hill Manor, Presidential Estates, Quaker Town, and Stonehenge.

The town also contains the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation, in the northeastern corner of the town.

Number of sold homes in 06339, Ledyard

Ledyard Center is located at the crossroads of 2 state highways: routes 117 and 214. It is home to Ledyard Town Hall and is one of the main commercial areas in the town. Every year in September, the fairgrounds host the popular Ledyard Fair, bringing families to the area for the weekend to enjoy carnival rides, entertainment and agricultural competitions.

06339, Ledyard average property price
Gales Ferry is centered around Route 12 and is one of the main commercial corridors in the town. The area is largely residential and contains 2 national register historic districts, a post office and library. It does offer typical neighborhood commercial services.

Each year in June, the Yale-Harvard regatta brings rowing teams and spectators to the riverfront and life to each school’s boathouse, both of which are located in the village.

06339, Ledyard – number of properties

06339, Ledyard average price per square foot

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Westerly Neighborhoods – Misquamicut

According to Fox 61 News, Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly, Rhode Island, has made a top 10 list of affordable beaches for families in the US by Family Vacation Critic.

The beaches were hand-picked by the editors of Family Vacation Critic and Misquamicut was recognized for offering showers, restrooms, a snack stand, gift shop and lifeguards.

Recognized as being popular with local beach-goers, the beach was listed as a top trip for travelers, who will appreciate the beach’s “calm waters and laid-back, yet fun-filled location in Westerly, with nearby attractions including Watch Hill Lighthouse, classic amusements at Atlantic Beach Park, and a statue of Mrs. Potato Head.” Also mentioned was the Water Wiz of Westerly, a water park with three slides located on the beach.

Friday, June 23, 2017

South Kingstown Real Estate Market Report June 2017 from Bridget Morrissey

The South Kingstown RI Real Estate Market Report is a monthly statement of the median sales price for homes, the number of sales, the average price per square foot for homes, the number of homes for sale, and the average listing price of South Kingstown homes for sale

South Kingstown median sales prices

Number of sold homes in South Kingstown

South Kingstown average property price

South Kingstown – number of properties

South Kingstown average price per square foot

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Westerly Neighborhoods – Downtown

The Westerly Downtown Historic District is a historic district encompassing most of the commercial and civic business district of Westerly. It extends from Broad and Union Streets eastward along High Street, and north along Canal Street to Railroad Avenue, where it extends to include the historic railroad station.

The district contains a compact and cohesive collection of commercial and civic buildings built primarily during the later part of the 19th and early part of the 20th century. Prominent buildings in the district include the Old Town Hall (1872–74), current Town Hall (1912), the Spanish Colonial railroad station (1912), and the Classical Revival Post Office.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

East Lyme Real Estate Market Report June 2017 from Bridget Morrissey

The East Lyme Real Estate Market Report is a monthly statement of East Lyme Median List Price, the East Lyme Zillow Home Value Index, the East Lyme Median Sales Price, and the East Lyme Zillow Rent Index.

East Lyme Median List Price
Located just 20 minutes south of famed Mystic, Connecticut, and just two hours from New York city or Boston, MA., sits the quaint village of Niantic Connecticut.

East Lyme Zillow Home Value Index

Niantic is a warm, friendly and inviting seaside village easily accessible by car, foot, boat or train. It is a wonderful place to visit, play, and live. It's a place where residents and visitors alike gather for specialty shopping, a wide-array of gourmet and eclectic dining choices, creative entertainment and arts, and water related activities within a village that has maintained its historic past.

East Lyme Median Sale Price

Niantic is the only community on the Connecticut coast where the "Main Street" runs parallel to the beautiful Long Island Sound. Downtown Niantic is the traditional center of East Lyme, with a Town Hall, a non-chain specialty supermarket, a famed movie theater, various restaurants and pubs, a one-of-a-kind book store, several antique and boutique shops, and a town beach all within walking distance.

East Lyme Zillow Rent IndexWhile it's a great place to spend the day, there are also a couple of great bed and breakfasts and inns to suit the out-of-town visitors. Niantic has become a tourist destination in its own right, with Niantic Bay and Long Island Sound to the south, and the Niantic River to the east.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Stonington Neighborhoods – Latimer Point

Latimer Point is East of Masons Island in Mystic and 
on the western shore of the Stonington River.

"Latimer Point, originally known as Noyes Neck in the 1920's, is the southern most end of the Quiambaug Valley - though that ridge splinters in many ways, and ends in a variety of small hills and inlets.

The Wilcox Fertilizer Factory was located on Latimer Point Stonington passed an ordinance prohibiting the plant from operating when the wind was blowing onshore because the smell was so bad that it had its own name, "eau de menhaden".

The Quiambaug/Mistuxet ValleyA History of a Valley and its Two Ridges
Bryan A. Bentz

Today, according to there are about 20 homes on Latimer Point Road, mostly three or four bedrooms ranging in value from $450,000 to over $2 million for waterfront with an average of about $734,000. East Shore Road and N Shore Way are populated with many 2 bedroom homes on less than a .25 acre but the values rise for those located on the waterfront.

Click here for The Official Latimer Point Facebook Page!