Archives for the month of: April, 2011

Sweet Deal – with 258 days on market, this home is one of those deals that happen during times such as these…..

  • LP $4,650,000
  • 8.38 acres in RA4 zoning!
  • 5165 SF
  • Built 1990 – Renovated 2009
1003 Lake Ave Front
Sunny Kitchen
Privacy Galore
Flat – Level – Parklike

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This certainly dampens the “increase” in March home sales from February…and credit continues to be tight. Credit scores now need to be 760 from 720.

According to DSNews – all cash sales had a record market share at 35% last month up from 27% from March 2010. 22% of the sales activity came from investors.

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This beautiful property sold  – pheww… after taking it down from $10,300,000 in 2008 through several price reductions to the last one – $7,900,000 and selling for $6,600,000 – BARGAIN! Assessed value is $5,944,540. 10,000 sf of brick and slate – it has an oooh and aaah factor for sure.
36 N Stanwich Front

GRANDE Entry

Relax

Tennis?

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When a man was spotted by his neighbors sunbathing nude in his driveway in Old Greenwich somewhere in the vicinity of Tait Road (which for those of you not familiar with Old Greenwich – the homes are rather close to one another) – they called the cops. When the police arrived, the man did admit that he was sunbathing nude al fresco, however, the police said that there was a fine line since the private parts were exposed on private property, however, they warned him that he could potentially be arrested in the future. If the police determine that an individual is out of line, or causes alarm, they could be charged with disorderly conduct. Is seems rather subjective – what is alarming to one could be entertainment to another….and there is always the perspective that there should be something left to the imagination 🙂
Fun In The Sun
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I love the name of this road – it just sounds right…and this house looks right….beautiful 10,000 SF shingle style home was only on the market for 116 days which is great – considering the average DOM is considerably higher.
High ceilings, great detail and construction, 5 fireplaces, 4 car garage, beautiful setting….

The list price at the time of sale was $7,595,000….

48 Partridge Hollow Front

Where dreams are made

The Library
Summertime

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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!  PLEASE COME VISIT THIS GREAT HOME. THERE IS LOTS OF INTEREST ALREADY – SO GET IT IN GEAR – LOAD THE KIDS, COME ON DOWN AND BE READY FOR SUMMER…….WHY STRESS HAVING TO MOVE AT THE LAST MINUTE?

AND RATHER THAN A VACATION, CONSIDER THAT THERE IS A FRESH WATER BEACH JUST DOWN THE STREET – SWEET 🙂

THIS HOUSE PROVIDES THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR SOMEONE TO ADD THEIR PERSONAL TOUCH….SO ALL OF YOU FRUSTRATED DECORATORS – THIS IS IT!

ASKING (I DID SAY ASKING) PRICE $1,325,000

REDUCED FROM $1,595,000

SITTING PRETTY

LOTS OF COUNTER SPACE – STORAGE

CATHEDRAL CEILING  – ADJACENT TO THE KITCHEN

JUST STEPS AWAY



TAXES ARE LOW – UNDER $10K – 4 BEDROOMS – 3 BATHS – 2 FIREPLACES – HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT – OVER 3000 SQ.FT – A YOUNG COLONIAL – YOU’D BETTER HURRY!

According to RealtyTrac – foreclosures in Connecticut are down 39% from the 4th quarter of 2010 and 65% percent from last year.

According to James J. Saccacio, RealtyTrac’s CEO, said that it was due to “weak demand, declining home prices and the lack of credit availability…..the dual threat of a looming shadow inventory of distressed properties and the probability that foreclosure activity will begin to increase again as lenders and servicers gradually work their way through the backlog of thousands of foreclosures that have been delayed due to improperly processed paperwork.”http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=debhalsey&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1413310591&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr
There is a barn – and what a barn!  + What beautiful property!

It seems that the investors have been on a rampage for backcountry homes with divisable land….first Leona’s home, then 1003 Lake Ave on 8 or so acres, then in contract last week – 9 Bayberry Lane on 8 acres….soon this beauty may be swooped up as well. Just reduced from $7,950,000 to $6,950,000

BEAUTIFUL LAND
Barn Slash Basketball Court!

23 CLIFFDALE RD – 9.54 AMAZING ACRES
APPROVED FOR 8 BEDROOMS

WELCOME

AAAWWW SO CUTE – THIS IS THE COTTAGE – 2077 SF

Assessed at $3,840,480 Taxes $33,012

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Potting Shed Creations Grow Bottles

24 Varieties to 

Jumpstart Spring!

Gardening tools and gear for beginners and pros

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Made from recycled wine bottles – 24 herb-growing kits
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After 399 days on market, this beautiful stone home has  found love.


$4,300,000 close price – reduced from $6,750,000
2.79 acres
6550 SF
4 fireplaces
6 bedrooms
7+ baths
Relax!
Cook’s Kitchen

Sweet!

Lots to love

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