Factors Affecting Real Estate

Transportation

Bus – CTRides at  http://ctrides.com/index.php?page=eastern-connecticut-9-12

Rail
Shoreline East at http://www.shorelineeast.com/service_info/schedules.php
Shoreline East New London Train Station at http://www.shorelineeast.com/service_info/stations/new_london.php

Air – Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT at  http://www.bradleyairport.com/home

T.F. Green Airport, Warwick, RI at http://www.pvdairport.com/

Connecticut Department of Transportation – http://www.ct.gov/dot/site/default.asp

Energy costs and availability

Norwich Public Utilities – http://www.norwichpublicutilities.com/

Groton Utilities – http://www.grotonutilities.com/

Connecticut Light & Power – http://www.cl-p.com

Choose your energy supplier at http://ctenergyinfo.com/compare-energy-suppliers

Connecticut Regional Retail Heating Oil Prices – http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/energy/energyprice/ct_heating_oil_regional_retail_prices.pdf

Infrastructure

Connecticut infrastructure 2013 report card at http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/connecticut/connecticut-overview/

Jobs/Unemployment

Major employers

Electric Boat – http://www.gdeb.com/

Naval Submarine Base – http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrma/installations/navsubbase_new_london.html

Casinos
Foxwoods – http://www.foxwoods.com/

Mohegan Sun – http://mohegansun.com/

Connecticut Labor Market Information – http://www1.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi/index.asp

Connecticut Department of Labor Research – http://www1.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi/research.asp

Small business issues

Northeast Small Business Assistance at http://ctsbdc.org/

Southeast Small Business Assistance at http://www.southeasternctscore.org/

Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region – attracting business to southeastern Connecticut

Tax base and tax rates

Current town tax rates can be found on the individual town profiles at https://www.easternctrealtors.com/townprofiles.html

Land use and zoning

https://www.easternctrealtors.com/landusezoning.html

Environmental issues (includes lead, radon and mold)

https://www.easternctrealtors.com/current-environmental-issues.html

A Homeowner’s Guide to Septic Systems – http://www.epa.gov/owm/septic/pubs/homeowner_guide_long.pdf 

Affordable Housing

https://www.easternctrealtors.com/housing-opportunities-for-everyone.html

Schools

Connecticut Department of Education School Profiles at                                                                                                                                              http://sdeportal.ct.gov/Cedar/WEB/ResearchandReports/SSPReports.aspx?type=SSP

Insurance

Find an insurance agent to obtain insurance quotes at http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/choose_your_policy/agent_locator.jsp

Do you need flood insurance? Obtain flood maps at: http://msc.fema.gov/portal