15 Freedom Way unit 35 Niantic SOLD


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Master 2Another Condo $old!  15 Freedom Way unit35 Niantic

Have a similar property to sell in the Niantic area?  Then we need to talk- as there are many folks still in the market for a Condo in Niantic, Waterford, Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Guilford- as well as Essex, Deep River, Old Lyme….and many other local areas!

Call me today so we can put together a plan that makes sense for you and sell your property NEXT!!!!  860-575-5001  Dawn McNary at Heritage Properties spc Niantic CT where I am committed to “Making YOUR Real Estate dreams a reality!”


Are you a Connecticut Ambassador?


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Are you a Connecticut Ambassador?Gilettes Castle East Haddam









What is a Connecticut Ambassador?Chapman Falls








LI soundLove Connecticut and want to impress friends and family with your knowledge of all the wonderful places and things to do in this great state?  Then become a Connecticut ambassador- at CTVISIT website today!!!

Breaker Box- deal breaker or deal maker?


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Breaker BoxBreaker Box- Is your breaker box a deal breaker…or maker?

Today’s home buyer is interested in a home that is ready to move in and get comfy.  This means your home must be dressed to impress.  If you have been in your home for some time and have added electrical service items here and there over the years there is a chance your breaker box may need a review to see if it is up to the task.  Knowing what to look for and how to make a ‘fix’ is best done by a licensed electrician.

If over the years you have added a den, in-law suite, rec-room, finished basement, bathroom or similar then there is a good possibility that a panel upgrade or the addition of a second panel may be required. (or should have been done…) The cost for an upgrade like this can vary from $700-$2000+ so it is best to know what you need and get an estimate and work done from a qualified electrician.

Even at the top end of that range, $2000, the payoff- in the eye of the buyer- can be well worth it.  A buyer seeing the service is properly done and there is unlikely potential for problems early on during home ownership will make a buyer feel much more comfortable offering at or near ‘asking’ price.  [Whereas a crowded electrical panel can quickly drop an offer by many many thousands of dollars- and then when the inspection report comes back and points out the obvious- another few thousand in ‘repair’ costs/concessions will be requested!]

So yes- a breaker box can be a deal maker- or a deal breaker, but the choice is yours.  Getting a home ready, in the eyes of the buyer, takes the ability to look at things objectively- as a buyer- and make adjustments/repairs.

Thinking of selling your home today- or a year from now- you owe it to yourself to give me a call and let’s put together a plan that makes sense for your unique situation!

Call Dawn at 860-575-5001 at Heritage Properties spc of Niantic where I am committed to “Making YOUR Real Estate dreams a reality!”

56 Elm St Unit 30 SOLD


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Enfield Back Patio May 2014CONDO $old!  56 Elm St unit 30 Enfield sold-

Great location-

Have a similar property to sell in the Enfield area, or down south/central part of CT?  Then we need to talk- as there are many folks still in the market for a Condo in Enfield, Middletown, Rocky Hill, Niantic, Waterford, Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Guilford- as well as Essex, Deep River, Old Lyme….and many other local areas!



Call me today so we can put together a plan that makes sense for you and sell your property NEXT!!!!  860-575-5001  Dawn McNary at Heritage Properties spc Niantic CT where I am committed to “Making YOUR Real Estate dreams a reality!”

15 Freedom Way UNIT 35 Niantic CT 06357 Open House


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OPEN HOUSE, March 01, Sunday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
15 Freedom Way #35, Niantic, CT
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3 BATHROOMS (2 full, 1 half)
1820 Square Feet
Amazing opportunity Garage unit w/3 finished levels. Situated to take advantage of maximum Natural Light. Two Masterbedrooms, bracketed for ceiling fan, Stainless Appliances, Laundry on 2nd Floor, (Front loader Washer and Dryer convey!) Storage in Garage area, Contemporary Fixtures, recessed lighting in living space, conduit in wall for mounted Flat Screen and attention to details make this a MOVE IN and ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME property! Green space within the Condo complex and Rocky Neck across the street mean outdoor time and activity is limitless AND available in 4 seasons!! Location and…
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So done with winter…Gardening and Lawn talk Part 3


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Spring FlowersSo done with winter…Gardening and Lawn talk part 3.

So we have the lawn we desire, we have fertilized and watered properly.  The result can quickly (or slowly) be that we now need to cut our lawn.  Best process?

The best way to cut grass is very short as it eliminates the need to cut frequently and allows the lawn time to continue to grow.  Uh- NO!!!!!!  Although doing things properly requires a bit more time and energy it is worth the effort.

Cutting a lawn to a height of 3-3.5 inches.  In order to produce the result you are seeking it is critical that you start each season with sharpened blades on your mower.  Keep in mind that cutting lawn to the proper height will use less water, be more weed resistant and will maintain a deeper greener color.

Your lawn is now in good hands!!!  Ready, Set , Enjoy…..and if the time comes that Amazing Curb Appeal needs to be written into your Listing description as you decide to list and sell your home- then give me a call- I’m always available to list and sell homes all in an effort to help you ‘make YOUR real estate dreams a reality!’

Happy House Hunting- 860-575-5001 Dawn with Heritage Properties Niantic CT

So Done with Winter….Gardening and Lawn Talk part 2


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Spring FlowersSo done with winter…Gardening and Lawn Talk.  Part 2

This week is about watering.  How much, when and how often are three key questions that homeowners face when trying to establish and maintain a lawn worthy of the phrase…’Amazing Curb Appeal’.

When I water does not really matter…True? False?  False!  Making this valuable resource count- is critical.  Therefor keep in mind that watering early morning or evenings after sunset will minimize evaporation and lead to deeper watering of the soil and root systems.

How often? Why every day, of course! No No No- See above statement regarding making every drop count and achieving deeper watering.  In order to do this you should water every 2-3 days.  The goal being to maintain a ratio of an inch of water to 12 inches of soil in order to maintain optimal conditions for the established lawn.

Share your lawn care secrets- or prized lawn photos!!! Would love to see the fruits of your labor!!!


So done with Winter…Gardening and Lawn Talk


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Spring FlowersSo done with winter…Gardening and lawn Talk!

We may be buried under feet of snow…with temps ranging in the negative more often than the positive, but it is never too early to be thinking about Spring gardening!  Oh sure there is practical gardening- veggies and herbs and such, and there is the gardening of passion of flowers and bulbs all of which we can address as the weeks begin to warm up and the local nurseries begin to open their doors again!

For now let’s talk about a Real Estate focused item- Lawn & Lawn Care.

If you do not have a lawn service and are thinking more along the DIY lines then it is critical that you separate the Truth from Fiction as it relates to lawn care.  Let’s start with one item that comes up about this time of year- year after year.

We are going to list our home in late Spring- as we first want to replace the lawn! Oh no!  Too little too late!  If you want to replace your lawn- totally- then the best time to get that process underway was LAST FALL.  Late summer and early fall- the end of crabgrass growing season and the time when temps are most consistent is the perfect time to be sowing seeds.

So now that you have a lawn in place knowing when to fertilize is will be key…Spring of course, right?  Again, not so fast. Couple things here to note- first is if you use fertilizer do so responsibly.  Keep in mind that we must always protect our lakes, streams and rivers.  When you do choose to fertilize do recognize that different species of grass will require different release rates of nutrients.  Choosing the proper nutrient to release at the proper time is critical to strong summer lawns.

Looking for great advice check out your local gardening center/nursery- share with us your favorites!






You sold your house! Congrats! What do you need to leave for new owners?


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Dawn Iphone Feb132014 193You sold your house! Congrats!  What do you need to leave for new owners?

So after the Public Open Houses and the Broker Open Houses not to mention the Virtual Open Houses and the staging and constant showings that always seem to come when you had planned to sleep in ‘that one’ Saturday of the month…your house is sold and it is closing time!!!!

As you get to closing it is important to know what you need to leave behind for the new home owners.  Here are a few helpful hints:

  1. Garage Door Openers
  2. House Keys- Extra sets
  3. Shed or separate Garage Keys
  4. Manuals for appliances that are transferring with the property
  5. Code to security system and monitoring company along with expiration date of monitoring if applicable
  6. If you have a list of tried and true or trusted service providers from yard service and plumbers and electricians to even the fun stuff like Best Take Out in the area- or top three Take Out and Top Three sit down restaurants.
  7. Local spots for relaxation & entertainment. (especially if you know, through negotiations, that your home’s new owner is from out of the area) From Theatre to Summer Music on the River to Shopping Secret spots or your favorite Hot Yoga or Spa retreat.

and oh yes- CONGRATS on the closing of your home and the beginning of your next great adventure!

Selling/Buying/Investing- You owe it to yourself to call Dawn McNary, REALTOR® , with Heritage Properties spc Today!  Let me help  ‘Make YOUR real estate dreams a reality!’

Let’s get the conversation started- Call me at the office Mon-Fri 860-739-4455 ext 33 or afterhours reach me via cell/text 860-575-5001


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