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Old 07-14-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: pennsauken
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Thinking of renting out my current home and buying in either collingswood or haddon township. Will both these towns experience home appreciation in the next 5 to 10 years?
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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As hard as it is to predict the future, both towns are desireable, particularly for young families. Obviously very convenient to shopping, transportation and entertainment. So my guess would be either one is a safe bet.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:03 PM
 
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My only concern with Collingswood is the Lumberyard townhouse debacle. I wonder if that will make a difference.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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We faced this choice two years ago and ultimately chose Haddon Twp. Basically because we fell in love with a house, and the rep of the schools being slightly better. We are pleased with our decision. The location we chose is right on the border of the two towns and a block off Haddon Ave. We get to utilize the best of both towns!
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:29 PM
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Both are great towns. That said, I would imagine Haddon Township would be the (slightly) safer play, given that it's more family-oriented and has a better school district. Collingswood's more transient nature, especially with its more hip, somewhat younger "scene," would give it greater potential for either a rapid upswing or decline. I doubt either will happen, but if you're into playing percentages down to the T, I suppose Haddon Township would be the more risk-averse choice.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Collingswood
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I live in Collingswood right on the Haddon Township border. I think both towns will remain desirable, especially if gas prices stay high. There are few towns that have walkability and PATCO access in South Jersey. The safest play is Haddonfield, but it's also the most expensive. I agree with Haddon Township recommendations if K-12 schools are your prime concern. However, if they're not and you find a place in Collingswood, you should definitely check it out. The home prices are less, and the town will recover from the Lumberyard liabilities in the next few years.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: pennsauken
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Thanks everyone. I have 3 boys ages 12,9,and 6. It seems haddon would be better for the kids. I drove by and seen the sign for a new town center. Are they close to start construction soon or is there some litigation slowing down the process.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. I have 3 boys ages 12,9,and 6. It seems haddon would be better for the kids. I drove by and seen the sign for a new town center. Are they close to start construction soon or is there some litigation slowing down the process.
I would love to know myself. But based off the last 5+ years of seeing that sign, it is not going to be built anytime soon!!!!
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