If Tuesday’s tour (houses west of North Street) was a disappointment, filled with grossly unappealing, overpriced homes, today’s gave me encouragement, because there were lots of good values. Is that a phenomenon that eastern Greenwich gets it while the west doesn’t? Probably not – I think it’s no coincidence that the houses I saw and liked today were all listed by experienced, professional agents whose advice must have been heeded. And why not? All agents are not alike, and if you won’t listen to yours or don’t trust what you’re hearing, go find someone else.
Anyway, here are some of the best from today’s tour.
There’s nothing spectacular about this builder’s special, but it’s convenient to town, has a very nice yard and is huge – 7,000 sq. ft., if you include the walk-out basement. But it’s in very nice shape, tons of room, has a pool, and a sauna in that basement (plus a bar/entertainment area) and all in all, I liked it very much. It’s assessed for $1.999 and priced at $2.050. I’d be happy to show this to my $2 million customers and not be the least bit embarrassed Maria Rugerberger (oh hell, you try spelling Maria’s last name) listing. Maria knows how to price a house.
It was a good day for waterfront homes too. This one at 35 Cove Road in my favorite of all neighborhoods, Lucas Point, was purchased for $8.2 million a few years ago, had $800,000 put into it and is asking $7.5 million. Absolutely top quality, beautiful views, and a pool. You’d be a chump not to buy it, if you have kids and the money. I love this house.