Daily Archives: April 16, 2013

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How much house will $260,000 get you in  Southwestern Connecticut?

Greenwich readers, save your money.

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Things look a little weaker for the gun owners and Tea Party theories propounded by CNN and the Democrat Underground

Pressure cookers used to contain the two bombs.

These types of pressure cooker explosives have been used in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, according to a July 2010 joint FBI and Homeland Security intelligence report. One of the three devices used in the May 2010 Times Square attempted bombing was a pressure cooker, the intelligence report said.

“Placed carefully, such devices provide little or no indication of an impending attack,” the report said.

“Copy cats”, sniffed Wolfe Blitzer. “They did it just to annoy me.”

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Back from the mean streets of Greenwich

Some more activity report today. In fact, quite a bit, but winnowing out previously reported accepted offers, condos and rentals, we’re left with five of some interest (to me, and who writes this blog, anyway?)

24 Burning Tree

24 Burning Tree

I didn’t think much of 24 Burning Tree when it came on at $1.895 , million back in January, 2012, but it slowly dropped to $1.699 and someone negotiated downward from there, to a final selling price of $1,587,500.

114 Stonehedge

114 Stonehedge

114 Stonehedge Drive, asked $1.05, sold for $930,000. A lot of land and a decent house for not a huge amount of money.

14 Perryridge

14 Perryridge

14 Perryridge just zoomed off the market. It came on at $1.695 and has a contract 8 days later.

15 Stanwich

15 Stanwich

15 Stanwich, $1.250 million, never dropped its price a penny during its 209 days on the market but has a buyer now. All good things come ….

548 Stanwich Rd

548 Stanwich Rd

Speaking of which, 548 Stanwich also has a contract. It started at $7.9 million in early 2012, dropped to $6.8 recently and that seems to have done the trick. Owners paid $6.450 million for it in 2002, when I believe it was newly built, and put some substantial money into it. Nice house, and good news for its neighbors that the area up there still attracts some heavy hitters.

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Low inventory = quick sales

24 Horseshoe

24 Horseshoe

24 Horseshoe, Cos Cob, $1.195 million, accepted offer, 14 days.

22 Nimitz Place

22 Nimitz Place

22 Nimitz Place, Havemeyer, $869,000, accepted offer, 4 days.

I’m not suggesting this as an iron-clad rule, but if you have a property in the $900,000 – $1.5 range and haven’t received at least one offer in its first three weeks on the market, you may want to reconsider its price.

UPDATE:

14 Bonwit

14 Bonwit

And another: 14 Bonwit Road, Riverside north of Post Road, $745,000, a/o. 7 days.

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Here we go again

ObaMa GolfIn Obamaworld, there is no terrorism; not at Fort Hood (“workplace violence”), not at Benghazi (“spontaneous street demonstration inspired by a disrespectful video”, and certainly not in Boston yesterday, which the leader of the free golf world described last night as an “incident”, and “events in Boston”, and “senseless act of violence” , never mentioning the word terrorism, and referred to the bombs as “explosions” (at the time of those “explosions” it was unknown whether they were bombs or not, as reflected on this blog: by the time Obumski spoke to that part of the nation which still listens to him (I was reading a book), the police had found at least two more “explosive devices” in trash cans and defused them, so yes, they were bombs).

Are we children, too timid to hear the obvious, or is this man trying to cover up his friends the Saudi’s (okay, right-wing extremist tax dodgers – take your pick) ongoing campaign of terror? Beats me.

UPDATE: Or perhaps Obummer was mincing his words so as not to distract attention from his Secretary of State’s anti-gun rant overseas. That official, ostensibly traveling to Asia to placate and appease the North Koreans, blamed American gun owners for the reluctance of Japanese students to study in this country. Explosions and senseless tragedies they can deal with: revolvers, not so much. Thanks for that useful contribution, John.

UPDATE II – those whacky, fun loving Muslims celebrate the event on Facebook. This would be what they’re enjoying so much:

Boston Massacre

Boston Massacre

Eight-year-old Martin Richard, left, from Dorchester, Massachusetts, was killed as he was standing at the finishing line waiting to give his father, Bill, who was competing in the Boston Marathon, a hug. His six-year-old sister lost a leg in the blast and his mother Denise is in hospital after undergoing brain surgery.

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