Daily Archives: February 13, 2013

Lockwood & Mead Valentine’s Day Special!

Happier days in Cos Cob

Happier days in Cos Cob

We here at L&M Realty were shocked to learn that in England,  couples are being forced by the high cost of alternative shelter to stick together despite their deep, unabated hatred for one another, even long past their divorce! We wondered, could that be happening here and if so, what could we do to help?

Well the answer was obvious: tomorrow only, CCF will dust off his law degree and together with Fuducker will offer a Valentine Special: one free divorce, one free listing for the family love nest and two reduced commissions on the purchase of new cabins for each of you. Call now, because as we like to say in this dignified profession, this one won’t last.

UPDATE: Turns out that here in Greenwich 30% of all grooms marrying in town are doing so for the second time. In view of that, and considering the extra burden imposed on alimony-paying hedge feuders, L&M has decided to extend our offer to include a “Trophy Wife Package”: a reduced commission on the purchase of the new Round Hill Road digs for the new little lady and no commission at all on the sale of the former incumbent’s house so she’ll get the hell out of town. And we’ll toss in a box of chocolates for each.

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Immigration reform, Obama style

DHS won’t track aliens enrolling on welfare rolls.

In a response letter to four top Republican lawmakers, the Department of Homeland Security revealed it initiated only one case against an immigrant for becoming a “public charge,” or being primarily dependent upon the government, in fiscal year 2012. The case was later withdrawn.

While the department’s response to Republican Sens. Jeff Sessions, Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch and Pat Roberts’ August oversight request offered an overview of the centuries-old federal public-charge restrictions, it noticeably avoided several of the senators’ direct questions and demonstrated potentially significant inadequacies in record-keeping by immigration officials, who legally should be enforcing public-charge rules for immigrants both inside and outside of the country.

The response, for example, failed to explain why immigrants are only assessed for their potential reliance on just two of the more than 80 federal means-tested welfare programs when the government determines if they are “public charges” prior to their entry into the U.S. — meaning that they are likely to become primarily dependent on federal aid for subsistence after arriving.

 

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Second of the pair goes to contract

35 Shore Rd

35 Shore Rd

35 Shore Road in Old Greenwich reports a contract. (Last) asking price was $2.695; the same house next door, same builder, just sold for about $2.5 so I’d expect that’s what this one is selling for. Neither were unattractive and at this price, a pretty good deal for new construction in OG, even on a busy road like Shore.

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He may be an idiot, but he’s a truth-speaking one

And that puts him way ahead of his boss.

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Speaking of fire sales

(Not necessarily representative of actual house)

(Not necessarily representative)

78 Doubling Road, last discussed here in December when ownership switched to a relocation company, reports a contract. Bought new in 2007 for $8.6 million, reduced over time to $6.1, someone is presumably picking this up for around, what – $5.75? Not bad.

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Is Paris burning?

Death Panel

Death Panel

One small part of it is, apparently. Frenchman self-immolates after being denied unemployment benefits. So far, Obama has contented himself with merely encouraging the unemployed to drop out of the job market and go on disability so as to lower the official unemployment rate, but like all of his type he’s a Francophile, so don’t be surprised if this nouvelle technique drifts over here.

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Surprisingly, this rarely works

 

Sunshine, on my shoulders makes me whacky ....

Sunshine, on my shoulders makes me whacky ….

48 Sunshine Avenue, previously priced at $889,000, has raised its price to $899,000.

 

30 Montgomery

30 Montgomery

The only new listing today, so far, is 30 Montgomery Lane, (click link above for both listings) $2.350 million. I like the street, within reason, and this price is a good spot to be in right now, so I’ll be interested to see the open house tomorrow.

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