Off to the open house (singular) tour

Greenwich realtors head for open houses

Public schools are closed this week, no doubt so the children can stay home and consume wholesome organic foods prepared by their power nannies, so there’s not much for real estate agents to gnaw on. A few retreads in the way Back Country that, at $4 a gallon for gas, aren’t worth revisiting, one overpriced one in the same area – same response – and one that, while priced reasonably for its location, promises to be old and decrepit. But I won’t know that until I see it so off I go.

I do see one listing described as “ready for the modern family” and if it weren’t so far north I’d be tempted to go see it (again) – I’ve always wanted to meet the Jetsons.

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8 responses to “Off to the open house (singular) tour

  1. What dirt have you heard on the street about that “development” off Taconic that’s almost in Banksville called Cherry Blossom Lane or Cherry Blossom Road. I know at least one house near the entrance (to a gatehouse that is not even manned) is sitting empty and has been since it was built. Dish.

    • That was another failed Antares project, with our favorite lender involved too. Antares is gone, one house supposedly sold for a large sum (rumor says not), another for $4 -$5 million less and the remaining land was either sold off or is just sitting there, I can’t remember. Nothing happening on it, either way.

  2. AJ

    Decrepit? That’s the house for me. I like ’em pre-wrecked, then I don’t have to worry about being too careful not to wreck the place and I can put car parts in the living room, so I don’t have to go all the way down to the basement to get them. As an added bonus, I don’t have to listen to my wife carrying on about how we need a charwoman, as she likes to call them, to keep the place clean. I hate having cleaning ladies sniffing around in my business and putting things where I can’t find them; decrepit is just fine with me. What kind of wuss needs a special room for a man cave: I thought that what houses were built for.

  3. Inagua

    Chris,

    Are Cabrera and Beninati still living across from Carrington Estates? These kind of guys generally go broke with investor’s money, and escape the wreckage with a decent net worth.

    • that they did. what a country! On the other hand, Dickie Fuld continues to sprawl in luxury on his 50 + acre estate just down the road so everybody wins who deserves to win, the rest of us losers don’t. Or something.

  4. Inagua

    Fuld won the same way Walt did — by not eating the dog food they fed investors. Both Fuld and Walt took out every penny they could every chance they got. Only their investors got screwed; not them. The Greenwich Way, if not the American Way.

  5. AJ

    “It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.” — George Carlin

    I thought Dick Fuld was hiding out in Montana or Wyoming or some place like that, hunkered down in some cabin in the woods with all sorts of guns and ammo, sort of like some wealthy Ted Kackzynski. Did he sneak back into Greenwich? Look at a picture of his face: central casting couldn’t find a better character straight out of a Dickens novel. He personifies the wicked and evil.

  6. Greenwich Gal

    I guess sometimes I find it hilarious at the outrage that some people in high finance are selling dog food! Well of course they are! Everybody is selling dog food in some form or another. You, the consumer, have to be be smart and not a stoodge. Buyer Beware. Coke? A deadly chemical concoction that offers nothing nutritionally. Cigarettes? Of course we know that story. MacDonalds? Designer Jeans? Starbucks Coffee at 5 bucks a cup? The Jaguar? The Ford Pinto? Seat Rights to the NY Jets? Fairfield Greenwich Group access to Bernie Madoff’s Fund? Enjoy. I’ll keep my money thank you very much.