Daily Archives: April 24, 2010

Er, aren’t we supposed to have some courthouse security around here?

See you later, alligator!

Prisoner decamps while jury considers her fate.

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Scusie espies Big Pussy

Pussy's last ride

I don’t have to make this s**t up, Greenwich Time does it for me!

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Well I do, certainly

"13? Hell, old enough to bleed, old enough to butcher, honey - come here and have some drugs"

Polanski’s lawyer: U.S. wants to see him in shackles.

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Charter skool two clothes

Operated by Stanford’s education department, it is a feel-good, happy happy institution – only problem is, its graduates can’t read.

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Goldman screwed Ghana

Why, oh why, would anyone hire Goldman as a financial advisor when the firm has an unbroken track record of betraying its clients?

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Australia fights the yellow peril

Reimposes stiff rules against furriners buying up real estate. Those Asians are flooding the country, driving up prices. Seems like a nice thing to happen for property owners, so why subsidize new home buyers at the expense of existing owners?

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What are these people thinking?

I’ve been out all morning with clients (and going back out in a hour), checking off  houses that I did not recommend but which they wanted to see for comparison purposes. I won’t name addresses here but we saw one that, in my client’s opinion, was worth at best $4 million – and I agree – but that started at $12 or so and is still priced in the $10s.

Look: you can’t go cheap, cut every corner possible, and then try to get a ridiculous price for your project. Buyers at the high end are not only particular, they have usually already owned, perhaps even built, a high quality house, and they aren’t fooled. Yes, this is “Greenwich”, where houses can go for extraordinary sums, but you’d better have something to back up that price or you aren’t going to get it.

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