Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Peaceful Retreat


Picture yourself here, the owners simple description is that you actually feel like you're living ON the water when you're here.  One of the most peaceful sites I've come across as a Realtor in 20 years.  This re-build of a waterfront cottage was inspired by the traditional charm of New England cottages.  The owners re-built this year round home from the ground up with watchful eyes on craftsmanship and attention to detail, and waterfront living.  Every corner reflects simplicity and comfort.  This adorable cottage feels like a retreat once inside.

Location, Location, Location


Located on a quiet road behind Eagle Landing State Park (16 preserved acres), near the historic Swing Bridge, connecting Haddam and East Haddam.  This area is sought after for many reasons.  The birding is so special that Audubon Connecticut and CT DEEP recently announced the establishment of an Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in this part of the Lower CT River Valley.  You'll also be tucked away in your own private home with a front row seat to the most spectacular foliage tour on the shoreline.  Others not so fortunate will board an excursion train on the Essex Stream Train and Riverboat. The Goodspeed Opera House sits northerly across the CT River and has been a major attraction for live plays for over 50 years. 

Start Living a Simple and Spectacular Waterfront Life 

Call Jody Lynn, Realtor, now to set up a private tour.

See more pictures and floorplan here.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Friendly Neighborhood on Private Lot


SO many employees are working from home these days.  The fourth bedroom typically translates to home office and this one has the best view in the house, it looks out to the private wooded backyard and serene landscape.


This could be your new home.  Move right in.  The color palette and the quality improvements will immediately set you at ease in this relaxing 4 bedroom house set in the woods of a private cul-de-sac subdivision. 


Finding a level yard in the northeast is sometimes like finding a needle in the haystack.  This one has it.....no misleading pictures that leave you disappointed upon visiting the home, just a purely enjoyable lot with flat topography.  Another benefit is that the driveway is a gentle grade resulting in LOW stress winters and easy access.


New roof, new septic tank, new heating system, new interior paint, just move right in and not lift a finger.  This leaves you free to spend you money on other improvements you'd enjoy.

Call me for a private tour of this quintessential new England home.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Real Estate Deals to be Had

2015  - A Year for "Deals to be Had"

Happy New Year!  The most asked question I get lately is "how's the market, Jody?"  A loaded question to be sure.  Although, the bottom line is that it looks like a good year coming our way.

2014 was a very productive year in real estate in CT.  Buyers and sellers alike saw some very good deals.  The numbers tell the whole story but those are somewhat technical. Working full time as a realtor in the Beautiful Lower CT River Valley for almost 20 years I can feel that there are some positive changes coming for the area.  Not only did inventory levels even out but bank owned properties were less of a factor in determining market price.  (If you'd like the full statistics please let me know and I'll send them to you.)

As the year begins I am already excited to see some really great deals out there, deals that don't have unrealistic asking prices, deals that are easily financed, deals that will not take months to close.  This is the time to get your feet wet if you'd like to start looking.  And remember whether you are buying or selling looking at houses is important.  It is my job and I take your real estate needs seriously.


1.  It is not a waste of my time, it is only an opportunity to educate you on market prices.
2.  The right time comes sooner than you would think, the more you see the more you know.
3.  If you need to sell first looking at homes, now, will help you understand pricing to sell.
4.  Only serious sellers/buyers are in the market at this time which means negotiations will have results.
5.  Looking now helps narrow down focus and goals to achieve your ultimate goal of a well priced deal.

Get in touch with me if you'd like to talk about upgrading/downsizing and we can begin a plan of action for your real estate needs.

Monday, September 29, 2014

See the Foliage in the Lower CT River Valley

There is no beauty like the Fall Foliage on the Connecticut River as seen by rail. 
Click HERE to find out more about the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat excursions.

Waterfront Home Within Your Reach

If you can pay rent, you can own this home: waterfront, flat yard, huge interior, beautiful deck for relaxing or entertaining. This is a smart buy, not only as an investment but as a welcoming retreat at the end of your workday. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Original Toll House in Haddam... a piece of history available now.

The original Toll House which operated on Walkley Hill Road in Haddam is now for sale.  The red classic shingled home is often admired and has been featured on Historic Home Tours.  This home has been lovingly cared for, preserved and meticulously maintained by the present owners who have been the ambassadors to this historical home for 35 years.  Located on beautiful and highly sought after Walkley Hill Road in the heart of Haddam this home is sure to please those who can appreciate colonial homes and their unique charm and character.  A full cooking fireplace with bee-hive oven is featured prominently in the kitchen.  The 2 acre lot features a post and beam barn in magnificent condition.  There is also a breezy screened in porch for cool summer evenings.  While the house has been preserved in many ways, you'll enjoy modern touches such as granite counters in the kitchens and bathrooms and central air conditioning.

Click here and take a peek at this gem and call to book a personal tour.


This area is a nature lovers paradise.  Walk to the Cockaponsett State Forest, Walk to the Haddam Meadows State Park on the CT River with beach side picnic areas.  Enjoy all the Lower CT River Valley has to offer from this gorgeous rural town.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Don't Dilly Dally

It's beginning to look like a new market.  I won't go as far as say a "seller's market" because it is not.  However, the Realtor Community  in the Lower CT River Valley and the Greater Hartford area has seen a lack of inventory over the last 90 days and this means one thing -

homes priced well are going to MOVE QUICKLY.  

As a buyer you need to be prepared and 
take steps to get the house you want.

Top four things to do to be prepared: Take it from me that after hundreds of negotiations the buyers who had the following four items found greater success in the offer and negotiating process than those who didn't .  They were also more likely to be on the winning side if there were multiple offers. 

1.  Get Pre-Qualified.  I don't mean use an "on line" mortgage calculator.  I mean sit down with a mortgage professional.  There are so many factors that can effect your mortgage approval which you should know ahead of making an offer.  This way you can make an offer with confidence. 

2. Understand Buyer Agency.  As a licensed Realtor I am bound by CT State Law & the  National Association of Realtors' Code of Ethics to represent you in the highest form of Agency agreement.  Expect complete professionalism and ethics as I negotiate on your behalf.

3. Be Tech Ready - Must have a smart phone which you can receive email with PDF's and MLS listings.  Also must have a printer/scanner/copier...you will NOT know the value and importance of these tools until you are about to lose out on the house of your dreams because you don't have instant access to your e-mail or because you can't sign and send back important written agreements with you signature. 

4.  Be Honest - as your Buyer Agent I am bound to keep all conversations and personal information private.  I need to know your thoughts, goals, and above all your objections in order to successfully  negotiate on your behalf. Honesty is the best Policy!

Now lets go look at some houses!!!!

and always remember don't sign a thing until you consult with Jody Lynn, licensed Realtor.