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Old 12-20-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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Depends on where in CT. CT's " Gold Coast", the first several shoreline towns and bit inland along 1-95 from NY is ridiculously expensive ( with the exception of some areas of Norwalk & Stamford). Several hundred thousand dollars is a tiny cottage and often million dollar homes are tear-downs.

However, towns along the 1-684 corridor are very reasonable in value for the overall region. The commute to NYC is long and tough and really not feasible, but the commute to central Westchester and the Stamford area is decent.

Property taxes in CT are much less than Westchester, Long island or NJ.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Armonk NY
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I've always been under the impression that CT overall has lower property taxes than NY but much higher upfront home prices, especially in the Greenwich area. Is that true?
Very accurate. The setoff is prop taxes but hard pressed to find anything nice in Greenwich for under $2M unless you are in Byram area -- which is not an appealing area. Public schools are a big issue in Greenwich as well. Some good and some not. GHS not great by any means.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:29 PM
 
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There is a huge range of prices within a 40 mins. radius.
Armonk is one of the highest priced towns in the region.
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Westport, CT
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Very accurate. The setoff is prop taxes but hard pressed to find anything nice in Greenwich for under $2M unless you are in Byram area -- which is not an appealing area. Public schools are a big issue in Greenwich as well. Some good and some not. GHS not great by any means.
This statement is so false its humorous.

Glenville, Riverside, Cos Cob are all nice areas that have great homes under 900k.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Armonk NY
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This statement is so false its humorous.

Glenville, Riverside, Cos Cob are all nice areas that have great homes under 900k.
Sure Rip Van Winkle, if by great homes for under $900k you mean a 1,200 square foot contemporary backed up to someone else w/ no yard I guess you are spot on....keep drinking...
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Westport, CT
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Sure Rip Van Winkle, if by great homes for under $900k you mean a 1,200 square foot contemporary backed up to someone else w/ no yard I guess you are spot on....keep drinking...
Nope, not what I meant. Keep trying though. Or just do your homework next time.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Armonk NY
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Show me a listing in Cos Cob, Glenville or Riverside for $900,00 that is not a fixer upper that is less than 2000 square feet. I looked in Greenwich two years ago and there was nothing "nice" for less than 1.8M. Maybe things have changed, but I doubt it.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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96 Florence Rd, Greenwich, CT 06878 - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - realtor.com®

MLS #99039961 in Greenwich, CT 06807 - Home for Sale and Real Estate Listing - realtor.com®

43 Sinawoy Rd, Cos Cob, CT 06807 - New Home for Sale - realtor.com®

An Unaddressed Cos Cob, CT 06807 New Home for Sale - realtor.com®

561 River Rd, Greenwich, CT 06807 - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - realtor.com®
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:58 AM
 
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Cute tudor for $598k
1 Ferris Dr, Old Greenwich, CT 06870 - New Home for Sale - realtor.com®
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Armonk NY
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Thanks for proving my point ShouldHaveLeft914!

Good work --Your New Year's Day research highlights several dumps with no property (or no usable property) none of which look half way decent in staged realtor photos. I am especially fond of the home which has a portable space heater sitting in the middle of the bathroom floor w/ the toilet seat up too boot.... Thats a winner!

FYI that last listing appears to sit on I-95. Must be lovely!

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