Another issue is your land/lot. In town the lots tend to be .3 acres and under. The property taxes are also quite high (I live in a 900 sq ft house on .16 acres, worth around 250K and we pay 4200 in taxes total) If you were to buy a 500K house in town you are looking at 8-12 in taxes....
If you want more land and lower taxes, go with wilton or greenfield. you lose the convenience to downtown and the malls, but you gain land and money in your pocket from saved taxes. the difference between the two besides location? greenfield is more "country"--rolling hills, woods, a few neighborhoods but mostly custom houses, trailers, farms, very patchwork. i happen to love greenfield--if it weren't for my husband's commute, i would live there :-) wilton is very cookie cutter suburbs in my mind....yes you have some trailer parks and some very nice neighborhoods, but it is full of newer construction houses....which is appealing to the masses.
hope that helps. i'm not an agent so i can actually give you my opinion about toga....and it's great!! you will love it here.
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My family relocated at the end of last year (from Berlin, Germany) with children in elementary and my husband working in Malta (although my office is in Latham). Luckily, although gone for some time, this was the area I grew up in. So I have the benefit of a deep knowledge and the eyes of a new-comer.
I have looked at all the neighboring areas and feel very comfortable that I can discuss the pros and cons of every region. The price range you are thinking of will allow you to buy almost any home you would be interested in (not all, but most).
Whether you are coming in sooner or later, I'd love to chat about the area: the reason I returned to the real estate field after being out of the country for so long was because I love the field, love exploring neighborhoods, love meeting people and discussing the market and love to help people find an area and a home that they will be happy in.
Give me a call or drop me an e-mail and I can share what I learned as we looked for ourselves.
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Keller Williams Capital District
Please feel free to use my website at saratogacountynyhomefinder.com to look at various homes for sale in the area you wish and by the price you wish. You get to see everything I do. When you are ready and are looking for a realtor to represent you in your purchase, I would be glad to do so.
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Carol DeChiro, firstname.lastname@example.org or call me any time to discuss possibilities...........518-221-8855 cell or 518-326-0711 home office
You will have many, many choices in that price range in our market. Our median price is right around $300K, so your budget will buy something in most of the nicest neighborhoods in the region. Most of the school districts within a 15 minute radius of Malta are excellent, and three (Saratoga, Clifton Park and Burnt Hills) are among the best in NY State.
Please feel free to use the map-based MLS search on my website, http://www.CecilProvost.com. You can define your own search parameters and receive automatic updates whenever something new comes on the market, read the school district report cards for the area, get community reports on each town in the region, and get a great feeling for life in our region.
I moved here from Boston 25 years ago (tech industry relocation) and absolutely love it. I'm sure you will too!
All the best,
Cecil Provost, GRI
Keller Williams Realty Saratoga Springs
Welcome to Saratoga County. Saratoga is a beautiful place to live. I will be happy to send you information on the different neighboorhoods in Saratoga. Are you interested in living in an area with Homeowners Association Fees, or would you rather avoid HOA? How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you prefer.
If you can email or call me I would be happy to provide you with the information you request. I would be happy to assist you and make this transition as smooth as possible for your family.
Shelley Englert, Realtor