98 Lower Cross Road asked $1.950 in June and got into a bidding war that month. Sold today for $2.050. This was my brother Gideon’s listing back in 2009, when it sold for $1.850 million. Despite its ridiculously non-conforming size; 0.5 acre in the R-4 zone, it’s a very nice house inside and backs up to the Babcock Property, so you won’t run out of recreational space. It’s a reach to town but obviously there are people out there willing to deal with that. I know I would.
And behind the hospital, 2 Sheldrake, what the new listing broker describes as an “interesting” split-level is back at $1.296 million after expiring unsold this past April at $1.155. The owners have been trying to sell this since at least 2010, when they priced it at $1.290, so they clearly are in no rush to move it. The recovering market will probably enable them to get their price, eventually.