It’s always been here of course but we’re seeing more lis pendens filed. Or I think we are. 11 Green lane, in Pemberwick, showed up again today as a short sale – there’s more owed on the house than the house is worth. It was originally listed at $895,000 in April 2007 (the owner paid $699 for it in July, 2004) and endured nine price cuts over the ensuing months until it finally hit $515,000 in October. Now it’s back up to $544,300, a number precise enough to make me think that that’s what’s owed. Someone has obviously lost out on this property, and that’s too bad. The listing says “fast sale required” but offers only a 1% seller’s commission, which probably isn’t going to drive the real estate community into a frenzy of activity.