Compelling Location and Price Point in Quaker Hill
By Gretchen A. Peck
If you’ve followed the local real estate market over the past few years, you’ve noted that houses in New London County, listed for under $300,000 were hard to come by. When they came to market, they had many suitors, who sought to out-bid other buyers. The price point is particularly compelling for New London County.
The two-bedroom raised ranch at 3 Bloomingdale Road in Quaker Hill comes in at well under $300,000. The seller, who is represented by listing agent Gigi Giordano Taylor and Page Taft-Compass’s Essex brokerage, is asking $249,000 for the property.
Built in 1954, this home has 1,339 square feet of living space and an attached one-car garage. The interiors will benefit from a buyer who has a vision for renovation and updated décor. The main level has a living room with built-ins and a wood-burning fireplace. It’s open to the adjacent dining area. There’s a kitchen, with access out to a deck; two bedrooms and a full bath to complete the floor plan.
“There are newly refinished [oak] hardwood floors throughout the main level,” Giordano noted.
A walk-out lower level provides additional space for a family room and wet bar—a great space to entertain friends. There’s a wood stove for supplemental heat during the winter; interior access to the garage; and a laundry room.
The house is situated on an oversized 0.88-acre lot.
“The yard could be turned into an oasis,” Giordano Taylor suggested. There’s an existing in-ground pool in the backyard. For buyers interested in keeping chickens and harvesting fresh eggs, there’s a chicken coop already on site.
Asked about the Quaker Hill location, Giordano Taylor explained that the property is close to the New London line, which allows for easy access to the local colleges and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Shopping and day-to-day conveniences are nearby, and some of the area’s major employers—Electric Boat, Pfizer, L&M Hospital, the two major casinos and resorts—are all a quick commute away. Plus, Quaker Hill is just a few miles from some of Connecticut’s most beautiful beaches and state parks.
Property: 3 Bloomingdale Rd., Quaker Hill
Square Footage: 1,339
Asking Price: $249,000
Seller’s Agent: Gigi Giordano Taylor, Page Taft-Compass, Essex brokerage; Mobile: (203) 671-2155; firstname.lastname@example.org