Who among us can’t take a joke?

132 Henry Street, over in Byram, is a 1919 home that, after a “fantastic renovation”, sold for $660,000 in 2004. The buyers tried reselling it for $928,000 in 2007 and that listing expired unsold at $825,000 in October, 2007. The listing agent was changed and the new agent raised the price to $898 without success, for some reason. That same agent is still at it but now he and his clients have a foreclosing bank (whoever took over Countrywide) to deal with and so are asking $699,000. Maybe, but I’ve seen no evidence that we’ve gone above 2004 levels, especially in Byram. Maybe the seller can ask Chris Dodd to bail her out.

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8 responses to “Who among us can’t take a joke?

  1. What does this mean in the listing copy:
    SALE SUBJECT TO 3RD PARTY APPROVAL

    Short sale?

  2. Anonymous

    it’s a lovely house with very nice renovations in & out. very well kept. that’s unfortunate to see owners underwater and now subject to a short sale.

    it’s also been on the market for quite some time (at least a year to a year and a half) as a sale, and in recent several months, as rental.

    that street is slowly & steadily improving, as is the neighborhood.

  3. Cos Cobber

    sad really. what a cute home.

  4. When I first saw this link there were no photos so I’m glad you added them. I second the others – what a very cute home. Let’s hope they can work out something with the bank. If I were a billionaire, I’d go around and find hard-working families who, through no fault of their own, are losing their homes. Then, I’d pay off their mortgage, anonymously, of course, and let them get on with the business of being a family. Alas, I can not, but I wish I could.

  5. AJ

    And close to the Dorothy Hamill Rink, Cos Cobber.

  6. Anonymous

    that photo isn’t accurate. must pre pre-’04. now, it’s blue-grey with white trim. interior renovations look first-rate, like they sunk a lot of $ into it thinking it’d be their home for years to come (or foolishly try & flip it in the hayday).

    found a photo link, here ya go: http://hotpads.com/real-estate/132-Henry-Street-Greenwich-CT-06830–23gz3d4kqqamn