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Old 05-06-2014, 04:06 PM
 
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You mean 70?

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There's 76 between $300k-$400k for comparison.

There's also 56 under $200k.
Um no, 12. Uncheck condos and apartments and don't count land listings. There are 12. I'm looking on Zillow which is pretty reliable. Now if you include Sandy Hook, there are more, but definitely not 76.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Um no, 12. Uncheck condos and apartments and don't count land listings. There are 12. I'm looking on Zillow which is pretty reliable. Now if you include Sandy Hook, there are more, but definitely not 76.
52 single family homes.

And condo's/townhouse's are still valid.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:13 PM
 
Location: CT, New England
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The fact that houses are dripping in the 200k range when they would have been in the 300k should be alarming enough for Newtown.

The values I'm talking about are 2007 vs 2010. 400k to 250k is not exaggerating, mate. When my family did house hunting, several houses that were valued around 419k were dropping to 320k, but, it was still out of our price range. When I checked back a year after (2010), those houses were around 280k. I don't have pictures or evidence, you're gonna have to believe my word. But, I wouldn't exaggerate, there's no purpose for me to. I actually feel bad, cause, people who wanted to move from Newtown were hit with the price loss and it was heartbreaking to see their frustration. :/

I haven't seen many of the houses around Newtown recover till recently. Outta curiosity, are you from around here, SeaDoo?
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:14 PM
 
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And condo's/townhouse's are still valid.
Not in this thread...if you go back and read it, a poster was talking about HOMES. I don't think they would be floored at how many condos they can get in the 200's, do you?

It looks like youre including Sandy Hook....in which case, there aren't many houses worth a lot in Sandy Hook....a lot of the houses are run down cottages on Lake Zoar, that's why they are priced so low. If you lived in this area, you would know there is a distinct difference between Sandy Hook and the rest of Newtown...

So if you're talking about NEWTOWN, outside of Sandy Hook, there are 12 houses between 200-300. Look it up

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Old 05-06-2014, 04:15 PM
 
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Outta curiosity, are you from around here, SeaDoo?
Yep, lived in the next town over for two decades. How long have you lived here......?
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:35 PM
 
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Yep, lived in the next town over for two decades. How long have you lived here......?
I lived in Newtown for 15 years, until last summer. Those price drops may not be average, but they are very plausible for many homes.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:52 PM
 
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Look it up
Roger.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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If you lived in this area, you would know there is a distinct difference between Sandy Hook and the rest of Newtown...
Sandy Hook is Newtown. I grew up one town over from Newtown, miles from the border...

In fact, I lived in the area just as long as you have.
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:13 PM
 
Location: CT, New England
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I've lived in a combination of Newtown proper and Sandy Hook for over a decade. I went to the school systems here and everything. But, still, I was curious to know if you knew this area a bit considering alotta posters here seem to be from Lower FFC or Hartford/New Haven. That's all. Not necessarily to gauge your stripes, lol! People in Newtown can be ignorant of their own town. Goes for anywhere, really. I asked in good intent, not to javelin your thoughts and opinion by pulling rank or something, lol! Just want to make it clear! x_x

Newtown proper and Sandy Hook have their differences in real estate. Generally speaking (NOT ALWAYS!) Sandy Hook is cheaper than Newtown. This is not to say that Sandy Hook is cheap or dirty or what have you. Sandy Hook overall, is gorgeous, and has several neighborhoods with amazing real estate. In all other matters, Sandy Hook is Newtown like how Bronx is NYC. That's how I've always viewed it. Some people try to create a divide between Sandy Hook and Newtown and I dunno their purpose, but, people seem to forget the town's only high school: Newtown High School, is located in Sandy Hook.

Anyways, the houses we were looking for in 2009 were in proper Newtown because we wanted to stay as close as possible (even walking distance, if possible) to my uncle's house who resides in Newtown proper. Those are the same houses I'm talking about in my previous post. Ultimately, we settled in Sandy Hook cause of our circumstances at the given time.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:08 PM
 
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Sandy Hook is Newtown. I grew up one town over from Newtown, miles from the border...

In fact, I lived in the area just as long as you have.
Uh yeah, I know it is. But people who live in Sandy Hook, have "Sandy Hook" on their licenses, not "Newtown". And the huge majority of the houses from 200-300k are in Sandy Hook. Newtown proper has 12. If you ask someone in Newtown where they live, they will tell you either Newtown or Sandy Hook. If they live in Sandy Hook, they won't tell you Newtown. Get it now?
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