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Private Island Getaway in Branford Sells for $4.2 Million

September 10, 2020

It’s not very often that a property of this caliber, let alone one on a private island, hits the open market. Between its breathtaking, 360 degree water views, top-notch amenities and proximity to the Northeast’s two major metropolitan areas, the island truly is what many would consider to be a ‘dream home.

The Craft Brewery Scene in Branford, Connecticut

August 7, 2020

Photo of a box of Stony Joe beer from Stony Creek Brewey

The great thing about craft breweries is that they're always changing their offerings, so there's usually something completely different every time you visit. And since Branford's breweries have a surprisingly large capacity, you'd struggle to try them all.

Branford, Connecticut, is known for its abundance of marinas and storied history. However, the craft brewery scene gives it an entirely different appeal for beer lovers all over Coastal Connecticut.

Coastal Connecticut's 2020 Property Tax Rates

March 17, 2020

Throughout Connecticut, properties are taxed using a mill rate. In this formula, one mill equals one dollar of taxes due per $1,000 of assessed property value. For example, if a town has a mill rate of $23.45, it means that the homeowner must pay $23.45 for every $1,000 of property value annually.

The assessed rate of a home in Connecticut is 70% of its appraised value. So if you own a home with an estimated worth of $500,000, you'll only have to pay property taxes on $350,000 of it.

Getting to Know Branford, Connecticut

November 12, 2019

When buying a house in Branford, keep an eye out for older character places in historic districts like Branford Center, Branford Point, Canoe Brook, Route 146, and Stony Creek-Thimble Islands. These neighborhoods are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and will give you a unique home to call your own.

 

Veterans Day Events on the Connecticut Shoreline

November 5, 2019

While you won't find Veterans Day parades in every town, some smaller ceremonies will likely take place at other locations on the Connecticut Shoreline, as well. Keep an eye out for gatherings that remember the efforts and sacrifices of the brave men and women who have gone to war to protect our way of life.

Veterans Day is an important holiday in this country, so make sure you get out there to show your support for the people who have risked or given their lives for our freedom.