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Are you a dog lover living in or exploring through Connecticut? If so, you might want to take a moment and have a quick look below because I'll be highlighting some local dog lover's favorite places and adventures that are something to bark at! 

Let's start by looking at some fun, upcoming activities, and events for your furbaby: 

Custom Size Dog Coat: Virtual Sewing Class:

When: Saturday, April 17th, 2021 - 10:00 am

Where: Spark Makerspace 225 State St, New London, CT 06320

Price: $27-36

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dog-coat-class-tickets-147188750515

Dog Days at the Market:

The dog days of summer are the hot, sultry days of summer. We think it's much more fun to celebrate a man's (or woman's) best friend. Our Dog

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Homes for Sale on Groton Long Point Click Here

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 Groton Long Point, a subdivision of the town of Groton administered by Groton Long Point Association, was established in 1920’s.  It is a small residential community overlooking Fisher’s Island Sound (NY) with views of Watch Hill (RI) to the east. This attractive beach neighborhood is surrounded by Mumford Cove, a ½ mile long boardwalk, salt marshes, Venetian Harbor and Palmer Cove.

Over 200 families call Groton Long Point home but life changes dramatically with the season. Summer attracts many seasonal home owners with its easy water access, recreational activities and close community relationships. Only a small number of residents are left in the cozy winter months.

Active lifestyle, beaches,

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Simply stated, a Mill Rate is the adjustable measure that calculates how much the tax man collects from you on an annual basis. The concept itself is easily understood.

However, more insight is necessary to identify and understand the underlying, and often unforeseen market forces that can drive YOUR Mill Rate up or down, saving or costing you more money in taxes, depending upon where you choose to buy a home.

Note that each town imposes a different mill rate depending upon that town's grand list and how much revenue they must generate to cover their yearly costs. 

“A mill rate is equal to $1 in taxes for every $1,000 in assessed value. To calculate your tax based on your mill rate, divide your assessed value by 1,000 and multiply the

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182 Pearl

Lifestyle Property. Exceptional, Morgan Point, west-facing waterfront home located at the mouth of the Mystic River with a protected deep-water dock and mooring.  Enjoy unobstructed ocean views from almost every window of this 5-bedroom 5.5-bathroom contemporary with open concept living. Well-appointed features include hardwoods, new stainless-steel appliances, oversized 3 car garage, three magnificent fireplaces, dual laundry locations, master bedroom suite with steam shower, radiant bathroom floors and whirlpool tub, balcony, spacious basement with exercise room and potential to expand. Boat, fish, swim and clam off from the 100’ Southwest facing seawall and beach. Morgan point is located at the tip of Noank Village, a quaint seafaring community,

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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and many of us are scrambling for those last-minute ideas to gift our loved ones. Frantic thoughts may be flying: Where should you eat, should you grab flowers or chocolate, what gift can you give that says the words you never take the time to say?

But does love need to cost money and does it take a particular day to show it; or is that something that our society has ingrained in our minds? To me, it’s reminiscent of New Years’, in that New Year’s Day is the day to reset and create new habits while Valentine’s Day is the day to express your love to your partner. Creating new habits or expressing love and emotions can be done any day of the year, not just on token days.

Showing your love doesn’t require the

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Unlike the stock market, where most people understand and accept the risk that prices may fall, most people who buy a house don't ever think that the value of their home will ever decrease.

The housing market, like other assets, is susceptible to unsustainable gains, and bubbles are formed over time even though many people feel it is a sure bet for growth.  That's because of the large transaction costs associated with purchasing a home, not to mention the carrying costs of owning and maintaining a home discourage speculative behavior. However, housing markets do go through periods of irrational exuberance.

This article will help to explain real estate cycles, triggers that cause them, and why consumers should be cognizant of the forces at play

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The year is already beginning to pass by, and with it, so are many people’s resolutions to keep staying on top of the goals they set in anticipation of making positive changes in 2021. What is it about the date of January 1st that causes people to think that is THE day to get a fresh start? We can actually make the choice to create a habit any second of any day. It just takes making a decision. That in itself is no easy task, but once you have made the decision, changes begin and new habits are formed.


Making light, half-hearted “goals” to start on January 1st fail for the majority of people for numerous reasons. One reason could be the fact that we try to cram in every large, life-shifting goal at once. How can we be expected to achieve such

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The Growing Gap between Price and Value 

YEAR-END REVIEW

Breaking News: Residential Real Estate markets are on fire. Thank you Captain Obvious. No matter the cause, this is always newsworthy in and of itself. What makes this story especially compelling is the fact that it is being written in the middle of a global pandemic with jobs being lost and a larger economic contraction forthcoming. The short answer that explains this recent phenomenon is simple: city dwellers are fleeing concentrated, highly populated areas, and suburban markets are reaping the benefits of their relocation and ability to now work from home. Add to this, historically low-interest rates, fiscal stimulus, and a lack of grounded market awareness, it becomes easier to explain

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Originally appeared on MYMOVE.com

Written by Hedy Phillips

The holiday 2020 season may look different but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate, including with your loved ones. This is the year for shopping online — which has already seen a huge increase  and continues to be the safest way to buy things for yourself and others. Though the U.S. in particular is experiencing a new COVID-19 surge this holiday season, there are ways to create new and safe holiday traditions for 2020.

Ahead, we’ll share tips for how you and your loved ones can still find joy in the holidays during COVID, whether it’s setting up Zoom dance parties or mailing gifts to out-of-state friends. We also understand the incredible amount of stress you might be under,

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Vacancy Rates - Vacancy shows the current number of un-rented units.


How do you calculate the vacancy rate?


This is typically calculated on an annual basis and is shown as a percentage.
You simply:
Multiply the number of vacant units by 100.
Divide the result by the total number of units in the property.


For example, if an apartment with 10 units has two vacant units, you would multiply 2 x 100, giving you 200. Then divide by 10 units for a 20% vacancy rate.


Why are vacancy rates important?


Vacancy rates are ultimately aimed to be kept as low as possible, but they will always happen and need to be accounted for. A sound investor can not rely on a tenant to pay on time and to stay in and maintain the premises in a satisfactory manner.

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