How can a home located in Port Chester, NY be listed/advertised as being located in Greenwich, CT? Isn't that materially misleading?

Asked by kimhcostello, 06870 Tue Oct 22, 2013

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Stevens Kenc…, Agent, Greenwich, CT
Sun Jan 12, 2014
Kim,

do you have an address for a specific home you are concerned about? As you can see by many of the answers here, there are several cases where a home is physically in Port Chester (one town) while it has an address in Greenwich (another town). That SHOULD be clearly disclosed by the listing agent.

Best,

Scott
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Ken Edwards, Agent, Cos Cob, CT
Sun Dec 1, 2013
There are also homes in Stamford, CT that have a Greenwich, CT mailing address. This is due to the fact that these homes are much easier to serve from the Greenwich Post Office than from the Stamford Post Office. Interestingly the owners are entitled to receive Greenwich beach and park cards, use the municipal pool in Byram, and use the public golf course since they have a legal Greenwich address as shown on their utility bills. If the property is physically located in Stamford, however, it will be tied to Stamford schools and taxes and this will come up on the property card. Asking the listing agent will clear up what services and taxes are connected to the property.
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Noreen A. Da…, Agent, Millersville, MD
Sat Nov 2, 2013
Definitely misleading, worth looking into further. Trying reaching out to the listing agent and check the tax records.
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Chelsea, Home Buyer,
Sat Nov 2, 2013
Misleading but Greenwich & Port Chester are so close you often can't even tell when you leave one town and enter the other.
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Galletta Sosa, Agent, Cos Cob, CT
Fri Nov 1, 2013
A client just bought a house at 58 Riverdale, 2/3 of the land was in Port Chester and 1/3 in Greenwich. Interestingly 100% of the house is located in Greenwich. So properties may straddle the border. Where this is the case, it is very important that one finds out property taxes for both States; does title search on both; and reviews Planning & Zoning regs for each state in event one is considering improvements.

good luck in your home search.
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Lynne Carrie…, Agent, Greenwich, CT
Wed Oct 30, 2013
There are homes that have property located in both states. It is usually reflected on the listing in the taxes. Then sometimes it is a mailing address. An agents can sort out this information for you easily.
If I had the listing number it could be easily checked for you.
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Peter Janis, Agent, Greenwich, CT
Tue Oct 22, 2013
There are a couple homes that are half in Port Chester & Half in Greenwich This maybe one of them. If its on Pilgrim Road thats one of the roads that does that.

Peter Janis
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Jay Cooke, Agent, Newark, NJ
Tue Oct 22, 2013
Kim, the answers to date seem to cover the options. The key i think is the school district. If it is advertised as being IN Greenwich as opposed to HAVING a Greenwich address then your point is well-taken.

Not sure where you saw the ad, but do reach out or flag as appropriate.

Best, Jay Cooke
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Deb Halsey, Agent, Greenwich, CT
Tue Oct 22, 2013
Check out the tax card... There are properties on town borders and the listing should say that taxes are in two states
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Laura Feghali, Agent, Stamford, CT
Tue Oct 22, 2013
Hi Kim,
King St. (for example) weaves in and out of Greenwich,CT and Port Chester, NY so this could be a property that may have a piece of land in both municipalities. I would need to know the address to determine if this is the case on the home that you are referencing.

Hope this helps!

Laura Feghali
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties
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Bruce Ogan, Agent, Farmington, CT
Tue Oct 22, 2013
I've seen this happen before ...at least between two towns in the same state ... when the parcel of land -or the house itself - lies on two (or more) town borders.
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Thomas Moser, Agent, East Northport, NY
Tue Oct 22, 2013
I would agree that is misleading.
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