12 Baldwin Farms is back, now at $5.7 million. Started at $12.495 (guffaw) back in 2007, went to its lender via foreclosure, eventually, and they in turn sold it to Summit Development who tried without success to sell it at various prices, starting at $7.499 and ending lower. Third time the charm? I’m not sure – it’s now five years old and, overpriced or not, that’s a lot of buyers who’ve looked and passed on this place. It’s got to appeal to someone, at some price, but I’m not sure who those buyers are or what that price will be.
101 Indian Head Road in Riverside is a new land listing, one acre, $2.995, but the listing says there are “protected parties”, meaning someone’s standing in the wings, ready to snatch it if and when another buyer appears. Not worth the effort.
114 Hendrie Avenue, $790,000, on that part of the street that plunges down from the school to Binney Park, is on for the first time since its owners bought it in 1947 (!). I don’t know what they paid for it then but its safe to say it was less than $800K. Worth visiting if only to see what passed for a new, acceptable house back in the immediate post-war era. 1,170 sq.ft., a couple of bedrooms sharing a bath and that’s about it – probably raised a half-dozen kids in here, all of whom grew up to be better citizens than the drug dealers we’re breeding up in the back country.
But I digress.