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By Deb Halsey | Agent in 06830
  • Rocker Rob Zombie Selling his Woodbury Home

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Woodbury, Home Selling in Woodbury, Celebrity Homes in Woodbury  |  June 21, 2014 5:28 AM  |  152 views  |  No comments

    $2,285,000

     

    RON ZOMBIE'S WOODBURY RETREAT 

    A highly unlikely property for a rocker to own - and we'll see if his celebrity will be leverage against some of the things that buyers don't seem to relate to any longer. Low ceilings, vintage homes, and charm - but who knows, celebrity sometimes resonates with a buyer who wants bragging rights - look at Ron Howard's Conyers Farms estate - rumor has it that it has a deal after just a few weeks. Not that this has equal footing, but everything's relative.


    The property is beautiful but unfortunately, there are no photos of the 22+ acres...nor are there photos of the lighted tennis court, or in ground pool :-(



    ONE OF A FEW ORIGINAL FIREPLACES 


    RESTORED WITH ORIGINAL BEAMS AND FLOORS
    CHARM WITH TECH
    2200 SF BARN

     

    HOW SWEET

     

    OLD WITH NEW

     


  • Contracts yesterday in Riverside

    Posted Under: General Area in Riverside, Home Buying in Riverside, Home Selling in Riverside  |  June 12, 2014 3:02 AM  |  106 views  |  No comments

    Sounding like a broken record (actually millenials might not recognize the relevance of this expression) but the highlights are again in Riverside.

    Two contracts - 


    36 GRIFFITH RD - LIST: $1,079,000

    This has not been on the market for years - the sellers bought it in 1979 and short of going to town hall to further investigate the sales history, let's just say that they are probably making out OK on this deal.


    83 S. LANCER RD - LIST: $1,050,000

    This has been on the market for years but has served as a rental - but most likely with resistance to rent above $4200, it will be an end user.

    Seller bought it in 2002 for $697,000 and succeeded in renting it for $4150 but failed to sell it at $999,000 in 2005 (is Riverside exceeding the bubble?) it expired at $1,069,000 and $4500 for rent in 2013 and now there's a contract...
  • First Time Home Buyers are Like Teenagers

    Posted Under: Home Buying, Agent2Agent, Home Ownership  |  June 9, 2014 6:05 AM  |  130 views  |  2 comments
    They have to fail on their own terms...even though you try to guide them into making the right decision, buyers often have to lose a great house, and/or make their own mistakes. How many times have I heard , damn, I should have listened to you. That was a good deal, or house, or location....and they go back again and again - what about that blah blah blah, and I'm kicking myself. It has happened last year at this time with a buyer/client, and it's happened again this season, at exactly the same time...they say that history repeats itself...all comments and solutions are welcome...Calgary Bidding Wars in real estate
  • 276 Riversville Rd Finally Sold Today 6/4/14

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Greenwich, Home Selling in Greenwich, In My Neighborhood in Greenwich  |  June 4, 2014 1:24 PM  |  158 views  |  No comments

    I drive by this home at least 4 times a week, and in recent weeks, I have noticed workers like bees swarming the place - there may have been some things found at inspection, which is not surprising, given the long and tired history...Since 2005, when it was on the market for $4,495,000 - to the most recent listing when it was owned by USA Blue Dragon, LLC - cancel > expire > cancel > expire > cancel...or it could be a savvy buyer who wanted to right the ship...

    This was then - looking cheerful


    This is now - looking repaired but not so lush


    The long and winding road

  • 10 Winding Lane Closed Today - $4.5M

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Greenwich, Home Selling in Greenwich, Design & Decor in Greenwich  |  June 3, 2014 6:52 AM  |  178 views  |  No comments
    Renovated and expanded - this property was purchased by the sellers in 2011 for $2,525,000 - and totally redone. Renovations did not address ceiling height, but this proves that if everything is done, there is still a strong market for properties that are otherwise beautifully done - as this one is. 4 bedrooms, 4+ baths, 5688 SF - no gym, no theater, no wine cellar and no pool and only a 2 car garage...but you can't beat this setting so close to town.




  • Eventually Anything Sells

    Posted Under: General Area in Greenwich, Home Buying in Greenwich, Home Selling in Greenwich  |  May 30, 2014 11:02 AM  |  179 views  |  No comments

    98 Riverdale Ave Extension, has a contract. It's  been on the market so long, we could have had a time lapse video to show how the cedar shakes have changed color during the life of on market days....

    Here we were in 2006 when it was priced at $925,000


    2006

    Here we are in 2014 with an offer and a list of $625,000 - my preference is to feature the stone wall - and the angle, for this property,  is just better than the one below

    ... and on a personal level - I like the American flag - call me not PC


    2014

    This cape built in 1940 and last "renovated" in the 80's - has 1910 SF, 3 bedrooms, 2 full and 1/2 bath, 1 fireplace, .12 acre  - GB zoning will allow for a small business.

  • 15 Cathlow Back on Market - Door#1 or Door#2?

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Greenwich, Home Selling in Greenwich, In My Neighborhood in Greenwich  |  May 30, 2014 10:55 AM  |  185 views  |  No comments

    This is a beautiful property - saw it when it was on the first time...

    I found this "new" listing interesting, because it came back this week with a different broker and being offered with the same house, same 4.39 acres for the same price as when it expired in April this year after 208 days in market - HOWEVER...

    ... it's also  being offered with 3.72 acres for $16,000,000, which excludes the extra lot and separate 3 bedroom house on an undersized .67 acre lot. 

    Both properties would have beach and dock rights to Harbor Point. They obviously want to sell the main property first, and will most likely market the other separately afterwards - provided that it would sell the latter way...

    If you can have the whole enchilada for $18,225,000 and possibly sell the other property - what's wiser? Make a little cash on the 2nd? or mitigate having the shared drive and a property within eye shot of the other?

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