3 Connecticut sold for $658,000. It was just purchased last spring for $575,000, had a new roof and other amenities added and listed again this past October for $685,000, receiving an acceptable offer in just 9 days.
38 Dairy Road had a longer trail to the selling block. Purchased in 2000 for $1.640, it’s been on and off the market since then, being rented out during some of that time. It started at $2.595, eventually dropped to $1.865 and now it’s going. It was listed as land as well as a residence and to my mind, its value is that of a building lot. I wasn’t wild about it because, although Dairy Road’s a good location, this land is down off the road and my father once taught me that water flows downhill. But that’s nothing that can’t be corrected with a proper (read, “expensive”) drainage system and it’s always possible in this age of miracles that the law of gravity has been repealed. Hey, it’s working for the Democrats, isn’t it?