MOVING IN: Windsor Locks

MOVING IN: Windsor Locks

There are 13 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Oct 19, 2008, titled MOVING IN: Windsor Locks. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2 Square Feet: 1,382 Land: 0.3 acres List Price: $149,900 Price Paid: $149,900 Taxes: $2,757 Days On The Market: 27 When Kevin Mattia decided to get back into the housing market, he set his ...

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Anonymous

United States

#1 Oct 20, 2008
Is every house you see clean? By clean I mean spotless! Everyhouse has mold in it, and oh my goodness! Roofs leak once in a while. If you arn't rich you might not have all the money to fix this problem. Obviously, if the house was headed for forclosure, the previous owner was embarassed enough. Now that all of Connecticut can see this, how do you feel? If this was your house, and you saw this over dramatic article, what would you do? Do you have any sympathy for people? While this is a very well written arcitle, and everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion, there is a fine line between stating an opinion, and being down right careless. I congradulate the new owner and too, on his hard work. But must newspapers be so harsh?
wl resident

Hartford, CT

#2 Oct 21, 2008
Every house has mold in it? I don't think that would be a healthy environment for anyone. Perhaps if the owner had tried to work with the guy when he originally wanted to buy it he could have avoided this mess. After all,$179,000 for a 2 bedroom house with barely a quarter acre would be a high price even if the house were in good shape. The seller also wanted the buyer to assume any liens, and siphoned all the oil out? Sounds like the sellers didn't care at all about this house only the $$$ they could get out of it. I wonder what the total for the buyer was after purchase and repairs. I'm sure it is way over what the house is valued. I bet the seller wishes they had negotiated the first time around. I wouldn't blame the reporter for this one.
Anonymous

Milford, CT

#3 Oct 21, 2008
Really! Everyhouse has a bit of mold in it. Go look at your sink, look under the faucet and in your bathtub. Also, you do not know for a fact that the seller siphoned all the oil out! What you know is what you are reading in a newspaper. Have you learned nothing from watching news? Not everything is true. So if there was an article in a paper that sale HOUSE FOR SALE!! Big house with 2 bedrooms, a basment and bathroom. Would you want to read that or one that says: HOUSE FOR SALE!!! Huge ranch with brightly painted (two) bedrooms. Finished basment and re-done bathroom. Would you read that? The answers is yes. You would read the second one, because it had more details. Things are completly overdone, and not all details are true. Please take that into consideration. Thanks :)
Anonymous

Milford, CT

#4 Oct 21, 2008
Just to set the record straight the owner DID not siphon the oil out. He was locked out and could not afford it. The previous owner was unhealthy and could not work. The real estate agent made the offers, not the owner. After losing every thing and trying to get on with his life, to see that article was a huge blow.The new owner could have wrote a nice article without bashing the previous owner. Good luck with your new house but know your facts before you speak!!
The previous owners ex wife
WindsorLocksTras h

West Hartford, CT

#5 Oct 23, 2008
Thats windsor locks trash for you.
just me

United States

#6 Oct 30, 2008
WindsorLocksTrash wrote:
Thats windsor locks trash for you.
wow what class from west hartford. could you not find anything more intellegent to write ?
WL Native

Hartford, CT

#7 Oct 31, 2008
WindsorLocksTrash wrote:
Thats windsor locks trash for you.
Windsor Locks Native (46 years) & Proud of It !!!!!
Anonymous

Durham, CT

#8 Oct 31, 2008
WindsorLocksTrash wrote:
Thats windsor locks trash for you.
It is very presumptuous of you, West Hartford, to make a general statement calling anyone Windsor Locks trash. I assure you that I know people in West Hartford who also behave trashy, so please get off your high horse. I was raised in Windsor Locks and chose to come back here after college, and, I know this may come as a surprise to you, I am proud to call this town home.
Chodestick

West Hartford, CT

#9 Nov 1, 2008
WL Native wrote:
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Windsor Locks Native (46 years) & Proud of It !!!!!
You shouldn't brag about it.

The school system is awful and all those private nationality clubs are drug dealing havens.
Chodestick

West Hartford, CT

#10 Nov 1, 2008
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
It is very presumptuous of you, West Hartford, to make a general statement calling anyone Windsor Locks trash. I assure you that I know people in West Hartford who also behave trashy, so please get off your high horse. I was raised in Windsor Locks and chose to come back here after college, and, I know this may come as a surprise to you, I am proud to call this town home.
Wow what a local hero you chose to comeback to WL. Its a mill town that never went anywhere.
Anonymous

United States

#11 Nov 2, 2008
What is wrong with people today? a simple respond has to turn nasty? Somebody is just trying to defend someone and all of a sudden they are trash?? Sounds like some one thinks they are better than everyone else. Guess again!! good luck to the new homeowner and good luck to the poor guy who lost everything!!May you never have the misfortune to lose it all but if you do I hope more people have compassion for you than you do for others!!
Anonymous

White Plains, NY

#12 Jan 13, 2009
Know the new owner,

I would say the oil was siphoned out, there was oil in the driveway all over the driveway, smell was strong, and the tank went from 1/2 full to empty in 2 weeks time, maybe less. WOuld be shocked if anything else happened to that oil, even in january. the oil all over the drivewya leads to think that.

Heard the previous owner was a decent man, was definately a stickler in closing this deal.

And the morons bad mouthing Windsor Locks are nothing but morons. I grew up in town, along with many close friends. Your statements of the town and its people are ignorant and completely false. And in any dealings with West Hartford people I am glad I grew up in a town where people know how it feels to work for something opposed to being given everything and feeling entitled as better then the next person. I would never live in WH...
WLOCKS FIRST XMAS TREE

Windsor Locks, CT

#13 Jan 23, 2009
I TOO AM A PROUD WINDSOR LOCKS NATIVE

THAT WINDSOR LOCKS IS TRASH COULDN'T BE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH

Still, that first American Christmas tree had to be somewhere...

Then, just before I was about to give up, a dramatic and historic discovery! The first American house to celebrate Christmas with a decorated tree was in Connecticut! In a delightfully written book published by the Windsor Locks (Connecticut) Historical Society in 1978, I found a well-documented account of how a Hessian soldier by the name of Hendrick Roddmore, captured in Bennington, Vermont, in 1776, went to work on the farm of one Samuel Denslow of Windsor Locks. Each Christmas for the subsequent 14 years he lived with the Denslow family, Hendrick Roddmore put up and decorated a Christmas tree at the Denslow farm.
I am peacefully content that the Denslow farm Christmas tree was the first genuine American Christmas tree.
That is, until someone proves otherwise.
Merry Christmas, everyone.

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