Archives for the month of: July, 2012

134 Shore is in a coveted location; Old Greenwich – south of the village – it was on the market for only 3 months, and sold for the exact same price as the list price: $2,495,000.

3144 SF
4 Bedrooms – 2.5 baths
1 Fireplace
2 car garage
Price was $100,000 over assessed value: $1,440,950
Lot  .387 acre
Built in 1868
Renovated 2011
Is this an anomaly? Or are prices getting higher? Or was the timing ideal for for both parties?

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This road always seems to enjoy quick turn. It was listed on May 21 and it sold yesterday. Last list was $2.895 – sold for $2.5

It’s a great country retreat – tennis court, swimming pool – great quiet street.

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Sometimes it hurts

20 Carpenters Brook finally sold yesterday – with a long history. It last sold for $700K in 1998 after hovering on the market for a couple of years – from between $875k and $795k

It had been on the market since then for as high as $4m in 2007! Overpriced = sit + wait.

20 Carpenters Brook Front

Back Yard with pool

Large Kitchen
  • 2 acres
  • Assessment – $798,550
  • Taxes – $8,267
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3 car garage
Finally after 461 days…Original list was $7.950m – most recent was $5.495 and it closed at $5.150.

244 Byram Shore Road – Greenwich, CT
Unique locations are turning – always in the Greenwich area – and here is another example. A new Victorian, built in 2000 – typically not everyone’s cup of tea, but this one is new – so high ceilings, and modern flow. Sometimes you overlook certain criteria to make the right move, for the right price.
Waterfront is precious….
Some numbers:
Assessed: $4,234,020
SF: 6,576
.70 acres
$45,049 taxes
5 bedrooms
5+ baths
3 car garage
3 fireplaces

Elizabeth Hasselbeck of the View and husband Tim, gave up the view in Manhattan – and just purchased a home in Greenwich at 62 Brookridge Drive for $4.2m.

In my opinion, they were lucky to have sold their Manhattan condo for $3.1m – having purchased it in 2008 for $3.3m. Let’s hope that the uncomfortable looking chairs were inclusions 🙂 . And with 3 floors in Greenwich, little creatorsave their own place for their easel and work table.
Obama unfortunately was elected as our leader because he promised hope. Arrogance is ignorance, and he proves it once again. Mr. Teleprompter gaffed yet one more time in Roanoke, VA yesterday by saying that successful Americans did not achieve wealth on their own.
Let’s hope this angers hard working Americans who have achieved success through strong work ethic, ingenuity, and perseverance enough to enlist voters to stand behind a president who is not going to make this country fat and lazy living off the dole, while taxing the hell out of businesses.
Just to reinforce what an idiot we have as our president….please enjoy this video…May God Bless America!

Here’s what sold yesterday – lised on the Greenwich MLS – DOM relative difference between list and close.


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