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MRTCPA, Home Buyer in Connecticut

With a $450k budget, would you rather own a smaller older home in Glastonbury or a newer larger home in

Asked by MRTCPA, Connecticut Mon Apr 6, 2009


I'm assuming that the school systems are the primary driver of price differences between the two towns, but if schools were not an issue (private school or no kids), which town do you prefer in that price range?

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Personally I would choose Glatonbury because I don't like the sprawl of Manchester but it's a personal preference. What about Vernon Lake street area or Bolton?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 2, 2010
Good Morning,
$450K can buy you a great house in both towns. I would suggest having your agent pull up the homes in your price range in both towns and simply taking a look. Once you begin the search, you'll have a better feel for where you're more comfortable.
If you need assistance, I'd be happy to send you listings.
You can call 860-214-6893 or e-mail dtomlin_century21@yahoo.com for more information.

Good Luck in your houseing search
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 21, 2010
I lived in Glastonbury when I first moved to the states in the late 80's. And to see the development from what it was, to what it is becoming is a postive sign of healthy growth. It's the town of "New Money".
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 14, 2009
I believe that Glastonbury will have a better resale for a home of that price range later on down the road. I work with SSG in Glastonbury and can help you out.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 29, 2009
Glastonbury, no doubt.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 18, 2009
If you take schools out of the equation, I would always prefer new construction....as long as the quality is there. But then again, there are many people who would only want to live in a certain town. It really is an individual decision. I am working with clients right now who would love to have a home in Glastonbury, but for less money they can get larger, new construction in Manchester. (Their children go to private schools.)...so Manchester it is.

Hope this helps.....Amanda
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 6, 2009
When trying to decide between towns, here are some things I have my clients take into consideration:
Resale value (age could be a factor here)
Quality of Schools
Amenities (parks & Rec, shopping, recreation, etc.)
Convenience to work/family/recreation of choice
Character of the neighborhood or town.

Since most of these things are subjective, only you can decide most of them. For the taxes, your agent can give you the numbers for comparable houses in each town, or you can check with the town assessors office.

Hope this helps

Dan Ross
Web Reference: http://www.danrossre.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 6, 2009
If school systems are not an issue than you will probably find more newer homes in Manchester for this price. You might get around the same sq ft in each town but you will get an older home in Glastonbury. I work in both towns if you need an agent you can contact me anytime.

Diane Gombieski
C 21 Classic Homes
2008 Quality Service Award
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 6, 2009
With that budget, you should be able to get a great house in Glastonbury. Much better school system.

But, why buy now is the better question? What's your situation?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 6, 2009
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