Stratford, CT 06615
2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom
Buy this condo, get this view!
1460 Elm St. #228
Stratford, CT 06615
2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom
You can't beat the view here! Overlooking the pool and the Housatonic River, this ranch style, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom condo is in a very desirable section of the building! This unit needs some updating and TLC, but it does have a brand new water heater and tons of potential! There is plenty of parking, the laundry room is nearby the unit, there is a designated, secure storage area in the basement and there are elevators throughout the building! Tide Harbor is a well maintained complex in a great location!
We recently found the perfect location for my clients' construction demo business in East Hartford! Close and easy access to I-84, over-sized bay doors, plenty of space and plenty of parking for trucks and trailers. A great find and a great fit!
22 Thomas St
East Hartford, CT 06108
$1600 per month
55 W Shore Dr.
Enfield, CT 06082
3 bedroom, 1 bathroom
A great opportunity to own in a lake neighborhood! This 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home sits up on Pine Hill and offers great views looking down over the lake. The main level master bedroom has hardwood floors and a walk in closet. The living area has plenty of space for living and dining with hardwood floors and a wood stove. The views from the sun room can't be beat, step out to the deck to get an even better look! Enjoy more lake views from the upper level bedroom which has a small bonus room attached. Or take the super cool spiral staircase down where you'll find a third bedroom, laundry, storage and more! Large driveway offers plenty of parking.
Shaker Pines Lake offers community living at it's best. The neighborhood has it's own fire department, little library box and a long list of special seasonal activities including boat parades, fishing derbies, block parties, casino bus trips, pasta dinners, out door movie nights, pumpkin carving, friendsgiving dinner, Christmas tree lighting and easter egg hunt. This unique community is waiting to welcome you! Life is better at the lake!
8 Longview St.
Ellington, CT 06029
3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom
$2200.00 per month
53 Elm St.
Westfield, MA 01085
2 bedroom, 1 bathroom
$1100.00 per month
When that rent check leaves your hand every month (or, more likely, you click the button on the website), you feel a little lighter in the wallet and a bit more empty inside. Every month, that money goes into your landlord’s pocket, pays down their principal, helps them increase their net worth and you get what? A roof over your head that hasn’t been updated since the Reagan administration and neighbors that seem to not realize that while their band is lovely, 2 am is not the time to crank it up to 11.
No, you’ve had it! It’s time to move.
It’s time to buy your own house. You’re ready to have some control over your own living situation. Aren’t you?
Spend Some Time Soul-Searching Before You Pre-Qualify
There are far too many articles out there that discuss homebuying readiness in terms of dollars and cents, neglecting all the other things that are involved in a truly successful homeownership experience. So, we’re going to assume you’re able to qualify for a loan and just skip that part. You’ve read enough of that by now, that’s old news.
Anyone who tells you that buying and owning a house isn’t a deeply emotional experience is someone who has never done it. People become strangely attached to their homes, they experience deep heartbreak when a contract falls through at the last minute, they feel almost rapturous when they finally sign on the dotted line. The first problem their home develops gives them a sick feeling in their gut. There’s a huge emotional and social component to homeownership, but no one ever talks about it.
What even drives us to buy? Two main things: an urge to increase our social standing and a hope to give ourselves some kind of financial security. Theoretically, right? At the end of the day, that’s what it amounts to. In some economies one or both of those may be on pretty shakey ground, but they’re always beneath it all. Before you get there, let’s do a reality check.
Reality Check: Are You Really Ready?
You’re qualified, you’re flush with cash, but you may or may not be really ready to buy a home. After all, these are untested waters for you. It’s not as if no one has gone this way before, plenty have and even lived to tell the tale. But for you to really get off on a good foot, you should dig deep and make sure you have these items in check:
Wanderlust. Think of buying a house a little like getting a tattoo. It’s not a thing that’s easily undone. Even if you just walk away, you have a foreclosure hanging over your head for years and years, your credit’s damaged, you could even owe some balance from the sale of that house (depending on the local laws). If you have wanderlust left in you, get it out now. Go live in Nepal while you can, because once you buy, you’re going to have to live in it for a while. That’s not to say you can’t visit Nepal, but you can’t stay around for months on end once you have a mortgage that has to be paid.
Emotional Maturity. Living in a neighborhood with people you can’t easily move away from also requires a bit of emotional maturity. The guy across the street may drive you nuts because he loves bright, annoying Christmas lights. Don’t punch him in the face, just hang some blinds. In addition, learn to tame your inner worrier. All houses have problems, every single one, even the brand new ones. So when you notice that the air conditioner’s condensation line is backed up, take a deep breath and get to flushing it or call in a pro. In short, don’t panic, there’s a solution to everything.
Career Security. All jokes aside, it’s really very important that your career is fairly secure before you jump into a mortgage that’s 30 years long. If you hate what you do or you’re not really sure you want to do it over the long term, you may not want to commit to a mortgage just yet. Maybe wait until you get that first year under your belt and see if what you learned in class is anything like what the field really is in practice. If you would need to return to school or move out of state to find a new opportunity, it could be very difficult while trying to maintain a mortgage.
Relationship Security. The thing no one wants to say to you is the thing this blog is going to say right now. Is your relationship really sure enough to be buying a house with that person? No, really. This is on the level of having a child with someone, it’s a huge financial commitment and one that could obliterate you for years and years if things soured quickly. Whether you’re married or not, make sure this person is one you can count on for the rest of the term of that loan, as romantic as that notion may be. You’re in this mortgage together, make sure it’s an equal partnership.
These are really important parts of your life to examine before you decide to buy a house. It also helps to be a good saver and a little handy (or at least brave enough to try to fix the small stuff). Not every problem will be one your can handle on your own, but you should at least be able to stabilize your issue so it doesn’t get worse before you call the experts in!
Original post from HomeKeepr.com