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General Area in New London County : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Sep 22, 2013
Jim answered:
Have you looked at 36 Smith Ave? Just came on the market.
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Thu Jun 27, 2013
Brandnewme.ss58 answered:
I'm 30 ive lived in new London from the day I was born. Im trying to et out as fast as possible! I have 2 small children which I absolutely will not raise there! I live in an ok place. yet still at 11pm I have disrespectful people riding by my home ratteling my walls with their music, my kids asking me what the bad words means cause they hear it. Just about every young person you see in new London plus some older men sag their pants to their knees with their boxers hanging out like someone wants to see it! I have a 3 bdrm very place with utilities included I pay 1300$ a month which is good for the inside of my home but if I had a choice I wouldn't live their for free! ... more
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Thu Jun 27, 2013
Brandnewme.ss58 answered:
Niantic ct! its awesome the people there are amazing right around the Morton motel that street and side streets. a lot of older people and very nice homes as well as a bunch of thig within walking of luck! ... more
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Brian Takiff answered:
That's a pretty open ended question.
If you like the house the best thing to do is decide what it's worth to you and put your best foot forward.
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
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Fri Jan 6, 2012
Jill Commins answered:
In addition to craigs list, I also find very helpful to the consumer for finding rentals especially if you can download the app to a smart phone. It links directly to the CTMLS and so is updated instantly. Alternatively I've added my ctmls link, each agent Realtor has one of these available and you can save your search and request showings.
If you are over 55 or 62 our shoreline area has AHEPA and Twin Haven apartments that are subsidized. They do not list on the MLS or internet, you need to stop at their buildings and get on a waiting list. Their lists are sometimes 2 years wait depending on your age and/or disability.
Hope this was helpful, Jill
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Tue May 18, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
Let me play the contrarian and say that, in many cases, that's not close to being the very first concern of anyone buying a house.

Agreed, it's an important, legitimate question. But among buyers with kids in school, the top question seems to be: "Which areas have the best schools?" And it's not always the best areas.

Further, often the best areas don't always offer the best values. I can think of some areas in Northern Virginia that are considered very upscale, very high quality. And they are. Many areas of McLean, for example. But you pay a substantial price for that. Go about a mile away--in this example, to Falls Church--and you're still in a great area, but it doesn't quite have the cache of McLean, and the prices are more reasonable. McLean, overall, may be "better" but many would consider Falls Church to be a better value.

I tend to agree with Mack that the market speaks with price: The higher the price, the more the market values an area. But that's not always the best for an individual buyer.
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Wed Apr 28, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
The town sets up a budget. (as an example consider the following) They need $1,000,000 to run. They have 1,000 houses in the town all identical and worth the same amount.

If each house would sell for $10,000 they will have to pay $1,000 to fund the town.
If each house was worth $1,000,000 they will each have to pay $1,000 to fund the town.

The mil rate will almost certainly drop only after house prices rise enough to allow the town to take the same amount of money based on a higher house value. It makes no sense to think otherwise.

Even if the mil rate drops expect (in real life) taxes ($$$) paid to go up. There is no way to avoid it unless more expensive property comes into town without adding to town expenses.
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Sat Sep 27, 2008
Laura answered:
Are you still looking for a home rental in Niantic, CT?
i am not a Realtor. I own a beautiful home on Giants Neck Rd.
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Mon Apr 28, 2008
Stacey Brown answered:
I usually love to give analogies, but I can't find one or this. If I were showing the house, I would probably ignore it, but my clients may pick up on it. Also, if I had the lsiting, I would recommend to my client that the sign may do them better down than it does the community to be up. ... more
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Fri May 25, 2007
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky answered:
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Fri May 25, 2007
Linda Davis answered:
The New London Day and the Norwich Bulletin cover the New London County area. Both of these newspapers have excellent online sites but I'd give a slight edge to the New London Day for the overall appearance and search capability. The Norwich Bulletin does a better job with updates throughout the day plus their stories stay active for a much longer period. ... more
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Sun May 20, 2007
Linda Davis answered:
You'll find tax information by visiting the Vision Appraisal website or the Town of Ledyard's own website. More information can be found at the web reference link below.
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Fri May 18, 2007
Linda Davis answered:
Ledyard is located on the shoreline of Connecticut about 2 hours from Boston and 2 hours from New York City. And less than 30 minutes to Rhode Island!
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