Remember last week’s post about the rare double lots in Stratford, Connecticut? Well, it looks like another one has bitten the dust with the completion of a new subdivision. The owner at 98 Margherita Lawn has subdivided the property and sold it off for a new house to be constructed next door – or so we think. Based on town records, this empty lot next to 98 Margherita Lawn was last sold in 2004 for $74,166. It was just recently sold to a property developer in February 2019 for $130,000.
The owner of 98 Margherita Lawn appears to have also sold their house on August 20 of this year 2020 for $480,000. That home was last purchased in 2004 for $74,166. With the home sale and lot sale combined, that is not a bad payday! With home prices in Stratford getting frothy again, it looks like the property owner made a great choice cashing in and moving on. Then again, they will no longer live in this great community a short walk to the beach.
Taxes on the home in 2004 are listed as being $4,669. In 2020, property taxes have swelled to an incredible $11,771. That represents a 152% increase in property taxes in that period; meanwhile median wage growth has averaged only 3% growth per year. To see actual wage growth rate charts click here. Town governments can make it hard to hold onto a good thing.
So, what was constructed on this lot that sold for $130,000? A beautiful new cape style home with three dormer windows has just reached completion, and looks like it will be 100% complete very soon. With new construction there is no need to worry about home repair for a long time, which is a huge plus. We’ll keep you updated when the listing goes live.
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