Ledyard Trunk or Treat

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The 4th annual Ledyard Trunk or Treat event will take place this Friday, October 28th. Forty eight vehicles are now registered and the weather looks to be mighty fine for the last days of October. If you are attending Trunk or Treat, you WILL NOT be admitted before 6:00PM. Children with sensory issues and those under 3 may arrive at 5:45 when those with trunks will refrain from using strobe lights, blinking lights, motion activated items, and scary or loud music.

What started out four years ago as a small  event organized by a single parent with only 48 hours notice has grown to a large community event with many businesses and volunteer organizations participating.

IMPORTANT: Parking will be at Ledyard Center School for those not hosting a trunk. Enter by way of the rear entrance as seen in the map below. For safety reasons, please do not park across the street!

Set up time for those with trunks will begin at 4:30.

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Town of Ledyard Meeting Schedule

The Ledyard Town Council and other Ledyard Committee and Commission meeting agendas for the week beginning October 23, 2016 can be accessed on the Accela (IQM2) Web Portal 
The Ledyard Town Council Meeting on Wednesday will include discussion on the Project Report of the Committee to Transform the Budget.

Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings except those held in executive session.

Town of Ledyard Meetings


Christmas in Ledyard - Just the Facts

Judging for the Second Annual "Christmas in Ledyard - Home Decorating Contest" will begin on December 12th.

The following will be awarded by the judges.

The Chevy Chase aka Clark Griswold Award- over the top display with lots of lights. Eversource loves you.

The House Beautiful Award - Tasteful, beautiful, elegant - Martha Stewart would be proud.

The Charlie Brown Award - Simple display but still conveying the Christmas spirit. The polar opposite of the Chevy Chase Award.

Innovative Ideas Award - most creative. You march to the beat of a different drummer.

Oh Holy Night Award - Best display with a religious theme. It is the season after all.

Forum favorite Award - this award will be voted on by members of the Ledyard Facebook Forum  from a list of finalists chosen by the judges – Linda Davis (that’s me), Merry Cassabria and Bev Nachtwey

Winners will receive a sign in front of their home designating their superiority over the rest of us. No trips, cars or cash. This is all about bragging rights people.. (OK, maybe some M&M's).

Registration is available by filling out our Christmas in Ledyard Form. You will need to register in one specific category in addition to Forum Favorite.

This contest is for exterior residential decorations including decorations in windows that are visible from the exterior. (No professional decorating.)

Fan Favorite


Town of Ledyard Meeting Schedule

The Ledyard Town Council and other Committee and Commission meeting agendas for the week beginning October 9, 2016 can be accessed on the Accela (IQM2) Web Portal 

The Ledyard Town Council Meeting on Wednesday will include a presentation by the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resources Recovery Authority (SCRRRA)

Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings.

REMINDER: Town Hall will be closed on Monday October 10, 2016 For Columbus Day

Ledyard Meetings


Ledyard Real Estate Update

Best FrontFor those of you that have been following my Ledyard Real Estate report for a long time, you know I always say that September and October are good solid months to sell a home. This year is proving no exception. Pending sales reached 36 sales this month, the highest number of "pendings" since June. 

September continues the good news from August as the median sales price eeks slowly higher and the number of active listings drops to the lowest level since January. I have hoped to say this for a long time but I believe our buyer's market has ended in Ledyard!  If the trend continues we may find ourselves in a seller's market next spring. For now, I will cautiously say since we have less than 6 months of inventory, we are in a balanced market* Keep in mind that certain price ranges do sell quicker than others..

*Real estate professionals agree that a 6 month supply of inventory is a balanced market where neither the buyer or the seller holds the advantage. As inventory drops to a 5 month supply, buyers will have fewer homes to choose from, causing prices to rise.

On the Market

Inventory dropped slightly in August and again in September. In fact, inventory is at the lowest level since January. (good news for sellers). There are currently 103 single family homes on the market. The median list price is $275,000. There were 23 new or back on the market listings reported in September. Having shifted from a buyer's market to a balanced market we are beginning to see a small increase in prices.

Current Pending Sales

There are currently 36 pending listings with a median list price of $222,000. There were 13 new pending sales reported in September with a median list price of $168,000.  There are currently 13 pending sales but "Show for Backup" with a median list price of $195,000. Homes are often listed as "Show for Backup" when there may be a concern about contract contingencies including financing. 

Closed Sales

There are currently 190 closed sales in Ledyard with a median sales price of $205,000. There were 24 closed listings in September. 

While it is useful to follow month by month, a 6 month trend is a better indicator of market conditions. The median price of the 148 homes that have closed in the past 6 months is $207,000. This number is trending up and exceeds the median sold price in 2015!

The median price of the 148 homes that have sold in the past 6 months is $207,000.

1 - 2015 Ledyard Home Sales

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Data to Consider

This LINK will take you to 2015 New London County Market Statistics by Town, including Ledyard as prepared by the Eastern CT Association of Realtors using sales reported by the members of the Connecticut Multiple Listing Service. 

 

About the author:  Linda Davis has been a licensed real estate agent in Ledyard CT for over 35 years. She has a long history of community service and currently serves as Chairman/Deputy Mayor of  the Ledyard Town Council. Linda is the administer of the popular Ledyard Community Forum on Facebook and also teaches and speaks on technology, mostly for beginners. Linda can help with homes for sale in Ledyard as well as homes for sale in Eastern CT including, Groton, Mystic, Stonington, Norwich, Montville, New London, East Lyme, or Waterford.

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

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Little Bites of Ledyard

Bites of LedyardLittle Bites of Ledyard is a compilation of Ledyard news, events and items of interest in the Ledyard Community. Not enough for a blog post but just a bite with direct links to more information!  This week I have news about the the next Ledyard Town Council Meeting, the Wednesday’s Farmers Market, voting and the Ledyard Food Pantry.

Ledyard MEETING NOTICE: The Ledyard Town Council meets Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00PM at the Town Hall Annex. Items on the agenda include purchase of a document management system, discussion of extra individual trash carts for a fee, change of start time for trash/recycling collection pick up from 7AM to 6AM.

There is still good stuff to be had at the Ledyard Farmers Market.  Check out their NEWSLETTER for a list of vendors and food trucks.  Yes, Ekonk Turkey Farm will be back with their famous turkey salad.

Only 42 days left until the Presidential Election. Comprehensive voter information is found at www.votect2016.org

The Friends of the Ledyard Food Pantry now have donation boxes at Village Market, Holdridge Farm Nursery, and the Hallway at Gales Ferry Landing. Household products from the new Dollar Tree in Gales Ferry make up our wish list! If you would like to donate from your couch, check our Friends of the Food Pantry wish list.

 

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New London County Real Estate Update

This report of Single Family Home Sales in New London County is generated by the 10th of each month with information from the previous month.  It includes new listings, pending and closed sales in New London County for the month of August.  What’s up and what's down from a year ago? The good news is that the number of closed sales Year to Date (YTD)  in New London County is up 15% from a year ago.  The number of new pending sales Year to Date is  up 7%  for that same period. The number of active listings (2082) is down from from a year ago and also down from July.  The median year to date sold price of $205,000 is the same as a year ago but the median sold price in July of $220,000 is up 7 percent from a year ago. Please note that statistics will vary from town to town.

For a complete (and easier to read) New London County Real Estate report including condos and single families click on the photo below.

2016-09-24 New London County

    

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Data Source: CoreLogic. Statistics calculated September 6, 2016.

About the author:  Linda Davis has been a licensed real estate agent in Ledyard CT for over 35 years. She has a long history of community service and currently serves as Chairman/Deputy Mayor of  the Ledyard Town Council. Linda is the administer of the popular Ledyard Community Forum on Facebook and also teaches and speaks on technology, mostly for beginners. Linda can help with homes for sale in Ledyard as well as homes for sale in Eastern CT including, Groton, Mystic, Stonington, Norwich, Montville, New London, East Lyme, or Waterford.


Little Bites of Ledyard

Bites of LedyardLittle Bites of Ledyard is a compilation of Ledyard news, events and items of interest in the Ledyard Community. Not enough for a blog post but just a bite with direct links to more information!  This week I have news about upcoming Ledyard Town Meetings, the Ledyard Food Pantry and of course the Ledyard Farmers Market.

The Town Council meetings for the week beginning September 18, 2016 can be accessed on the Accela (IQM2) Web Portal . Meetings are open to the pubic.

Rolling Tomato and Munchies food trucks will both be at the Ledyard Farmers Market on Wednesday. Perfect timing to grab dinner!  You will find market information plus a list of all the vendors in this week’s market newsletter.

I launched the Friends of the Ledyard Food Pantry this week on Facebook.  While the Town of Ledyard encourages donations of basic foodstuffs to the Ledyard Food Pantry, "Friends of the Ledyard Food Pantry" was created to provide and encourage the donation of additional food options, personal care items and household products. The pantry is opened on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9-11AM as well as Thursday from 5-7PM. Signing up as a friend is free and you will be updated with latest news and activities of the Ledyard Food Pantry.

Speaking of the Ledyard Food Pantry, starting Monday, September 19 and lasting until September 30, the Ledyard Public Libraries will be accepting items for the Ledyard Food Pantry in lieu of fines.

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Little Bites of Ledyard

Bites of LedyardLittle Bites of Ledyard is a compilation of Ledyard news, events and items of interest in the Ledyard Community. Not enough for a blog post but just a bite with direct links to more information!  This week I have news about the Ledyard Regional Visiting Nurse Agency, the next Ledyard Town Council Meeting, Joining Night for the Ledyard Cub Scouts and Wednesday’s Farmers Market

Healthcare today is rapidly changing and Ledyard Regional Visiting Nurse Agency is changing with it. Many Ledyard residents don’t know about the Town Nurses or that they make home visits. The only thing you have to do is ask for your Ledyard nurses from your doctor or hospital/nursing home discharge planner. If you don’t, due to the competitiveness that now exists in healthcare, another agency will be sent to your home. Here is a testimonial:

“Excellent, excellent care. Nikki, Brenda and Krista exceeded all expectations. My only regret is that I did not take the time to do this earlier. Ledyard VNA provides a much needed service and are to be commended. I thank them for all they do.” -  Claire Murphy - Ledyard

For more information 860-464-8464 - Ledyard Regional VNA

Ledyard Town Hall AnnexLedyard MEETING NOTICE: The Ledyard Town Council meets Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00PM at the Town Hall Annex. Items on the agenda include Letters of Commendation from Police Chief John Rich, a Library Commission Report from John Bolduc and a vote on end of Fiscal Year 2015-201 budget transfers as well as a vote on the replacement of the existing Town Hall boilers to propane units.

Ledyard Cub Scout Joining Night will be held at Gallup Hill School or Ledyard Center School from 6-8PM on September 14th This is an opportunity to learn about Cub Scouts and what it has to offer. Open to boys entering grades K-5. You do not need to come right at 6 or for the whole time.

My favorite Turkey Pot Pie and Turkey Salad will be offered by Ekonk Hill Farm Wednesday Night at the Ledyard Farmers Market!  You’ll find all the information in their Newsletter.


Ledyard Real Estate Update - September Edition

8 Birch St LedyardI'm hoping that when we look back on Ledyard Real Estate in 2016, we can say that August was the month when we turned the corner. Both the average and the median sales price have finally crossed the $200,000 mark and there were 6 homes which closed in August priced over $300,000. A home at 43 Pheasant Run Drive on 10 acres closed at $409,000, the highest price of the year. 

August is typically a slow month but not in 2016. We had 17 pending sales with a median sales price of $234,900. September and October are usually solid months so we should have more good news coming up. 

On the Market

Inventory dropped slightly in August. (good news for sellers). There are currently 109 single family homes on the market. The median list price is $255,000. There were 24 new or back on the market listings reported in August. I am ready to report that we have shifted from a buyer's market to a balanced market which would indicate that prices should start rising.


Current Pending Sales

There are currently 29 pending listings with a median list price of $234,900. There were 17 new pending sales reported in August with a median list price of $265,000. 

There are currently 20 pending but "Show for Backup" with a median list price of $209,000. Homes are often listed as "Show for Backup" when there may be a concern about contract contingencies including financing. 

Closed Sales

There are currently 167 closed sales in Ledyard with a median sales price of $203,000.  There were 28 closed listings in August. 

While it is useful to follow month by month, a 6 month trend is a better indicator of market conditions. The median price of the 138 homes that have closed in the past 6 months is $202,000. This number is trending up and now (Finally) exceeds the median sold price in 2015!

The median price of the 138 homes that have sold in the past 6 months is $202,000.

1 - 2015 Ledyard Home Sales

 

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Data to Consider

This LINK will take you to 2015 New London County Market Statistics by Town, including Ledyard as prepared by the Eastern CT Association of Realtors using sales reported by the members of the Connecticut Multiple Listing Service. 

About the author:  Linda Davis has been a licensed real estate agent in Ledyard CT for over 35 years. She has a long history of community service and currently serves as Chairman/Deputy Mayor of  the Ledyard Town Council. Linda is the administer of the popular Ledyard Community Forum on Facebook and also teaches and speaks on technology, mostly for beginners. Linda can help with homes for sale in Ledyard as well as homes for sale in Eastern CT including, Groton, Mystic, Stonington, Norwich, Montville, New London, East Lyme, or Waterford.

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