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Ledyard Photo Friday - Food Pantry

Now opened for over a year, the Ledyard Food Pantry receives generous food donations from our residents on an almost daily basis.  What you might not know is that the pantry also collects travel/hotel sized toiletries to be used in gift bags for our guests. Today we received a fun donation from resident Sarah Monroe who donated her Disney collection of hotel toiletries.

The Ledyard Food Pantry will happily accept your hotel or travel samples. Feel free to leave yours in a plastic bag in the boxes at Holdridge Farm Nursery, Village Market, Holmberg Orchards or the hallway at Gales Ferry Landing. Or at the Ledyard Food Pantry in Ledyard Center which is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9-11AM and Thursday evening 5–7PM.

Food Pantry - Sarah Monroe


Town of Ledyard Meeting Schedule

Ledyard

The fifth week of the month is typically a quiet week in Ledyard but there are some interesting events scheduled this week. The Charter Revision Commission will be holding their required Public Hearing immediately followed by their first meeting on March 29th.

There will an Informational Session about Ground Spraying for Gypsy Moths presented by  Bartlett Tree Experts at the Bill Library on March 28th at 6:30PM.  Due to a late start,  aerial spraying in Ledyard will not be possible this year but there are measures you can take to protect your trees. This session can help you decide about ground spraying.

I will be presenting an overview of what I heard on Facebook when I asked 3 questions in a survey of members of the Ledyard Community Forum . The answers were an interesting look at what members think about bringing and retaining business in Ledyard. This session will be held on March 30th at 6:00PM at the Bill Library for the Ledyard Business Network but everyone is welcome to attend.

The Ledyard Town Council and other Ledyard Committee and Commission minutes and meeting agendas for the week beginning March 27th can be accessed by going to www.OpenLedyard.com.  Select all meeting groups on the pull down menu on the left or just the meeting you are interested in.

Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings except those held in executive session. Resident and Property Owners are invited to comment  at the start of regular meetings.

Board of Education meetings can be found at the BOE web portal.

Ledyard Meetings


Ledyard and Gales Ferry 2017 Town Wide Yard Sales

Registration is now open for our Ledyard and Gales Ferry Town Wide Yard Sales. Here’s how it works. You hold the sale in your own yard, driveway or cul de sac  between 8AM and 3PM on June 3rd (06335) or June 10th (06339).  We will provide the publicity plus lists, maps and yard signs while supplies last. Creating lists and maps does take some work so In order to participate you will need to register by May 20th to be included on our maps.

Join us for this great community event!  Merry Cassabria and I had so much fun last year and it promises to be even bigger this year.  Bale sales welcome!

Register by clicking on the zip code link in Gales Ferry 06335 or Ledyard 06339.

Yard Sale 2017

 

This event is sponsored by Merry Cassabria and Linda Davis of RE/MAX Realty Group.


Ledyard Real Estate Quick Stats

Quick Stats:  Active Listings in Ledyard remain at a historically low number while closed sales prices are up from 2016. The numbers presented below have remained mostly stable over the last two months. The median price of residential home sales in Ledyard in 2016 was $204,000 so we are seeing a nice uptick as we head into the spring market.

Quick Stats

Listings and sales reported by the members of the CT MLS, Inc and may not represent all sales.
Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.


Eastern CT Mortgage Monday

Keith-TurnerEastern CT Mortgage Monday by Keith Turner of McCue Mortgage

The biggest delay in processing a mortgage is collecting all of the documentation required.  So when a buyer is beginning the home buying process, it is best for them to create a folder and gather up these documents as soon as possible.  Some loan types don’t require all of these documents but it’s better to have them ready if they are needed.

1.  W2’s or 1099’s for the past 2 years

2.  1 month’s current pay stub(s) or Disability/Pension/Retirement letter

3.  Residence addresses for the past 2 years (start/end dates)

4.  Names, addresses, and phone of each employer – past 2 years (start/end dates) – (Unofficial School Transcript if right out of school)

5. ALL PAGES of last 2 months bank statements for all checking, savings, mutual funds/401k’s, etc. (Must show account number, your name, & bank’s name on documents)

6.  Green Card (if applicable)

7.  Certificate of Eligibility (VA)

8.  Last 2 years complete, signed Federal Tax Returns and all schedules. (Last 3 years if CHFA)

9.  Copy of Divorce Decree (if applicable)

10. Fully Executed Purchase Agreement (The Contract) AND a Copy of deposit checks for purchase of home

11. Driver’s License (Front and Back)

12.  Gift (if applicable): Bank Statement showing the donor has the funds available to give.

It’s all about organization.  The more organized, the easier and less stressful the process is for your clients and therefore you as well.  Let me know if you have any questions about this.  I would be glad to help.

You will find Keith’s contact information HERE.


Town of Ledyard Meeting Schedule

Ledyard

A regular Town Council meeting will be held on March 22nd.The final Town Council Budget Workshop will be held on Monday, March 20th! The Finance Committee will next hold a meeting and recommend a budget to the Town Council who will then bring a budget forward to a Public Hearing on April 17th.

The Ledyard Town Council and other Ledyard Committee and Commission minutes and meeting agendas for the week beginning March 20th can be accessed by going to www.OpenLedyard.com.  Select all meeting groups on the pull down menu on the left or just the meeting you are interested in.

Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings except those held in executive session. Resident and Property Owners are invited to comment  at the start of regular meetings.

Board of Education meetings can be found at the BOE web portal.

 

Ledyard Meetings


Ledyard Real Estate Quick Stats

Quick Stats:  Active Listings in Ledyard remain at a historically low volume while closed sales prices are up from 2016. The median price of residential home sales in Ledyard in 2016 was $204,000.

Quick Stats

Listings and sales reported by the members of the CT MLS, Inc and may not represent all sales.
Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.


Ledyard Real Estate Quick Stats

Quick Stats:  Active Listings in Ledyard remain at a historically low volume while closed sales prices are up from 2016. The median price of residential home sales in Ledyard in 2016 was $204,000.

Quick Stats

 Listings and sales reported by the members of the CT MLS, Inc and may not represent all sales.
Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.


Lakeside Condominiums

3L LakesideI've always had a fondness for Lakeside Condominiums. I’ve listed and sold many over the years. They are priced moderately and offer lots of amenities including a swimming pool, tennis courts, a playground and a clubhouse. The country setting is unique for a large condo project. Highlands Lake is adjacent to the complex and provides swimming, play areas and recreational opportunities. Lakeside was the first condominium project in Ledyard and still remains the largest. There are 140 units at Lakeside, 26 of those units have garages.

I remember the publicity when Lakeside Condominiums were converted from apartments back in the early 1970's. I found an old sales brochure from back then and had to chuckle when I read the hype.

"Hook Your Kids on Fresh Air - The fabled days of Mark Twain conjure up images of freckled faces, dirt roads and swimming holes. Those days are all but gone from our lives. But they were good days. Lakeside recreates the idea of growing up in the country. Away from the pressures and distractions of the city. It's a family place. For the young family, a place to grow as your children grow. Surrounded by trees, grass and the good life. You'll do great things at lakeside. Like picnicking in your own backyard...swimming in the pool...playing tennis....or just sitting in the sun. Children need a place like Lakeside. Some don't thrive on the confinements of the city life. They need that room that old Huck Finn knew so well. And what our children need...we need too."

Who would have thought that 30 years later that same ad would be a fair housing violation due to the promotion of Lakeside as a place for families? Or that Lakeside Condominiums would be in the shadow of Foxwood's, the world's largest casino? Yes, Huck, times do change.