9 Roberta Lane, $3.1 million, already has an executed contract after just 18 days. I always thought that the chief virtue of Roberta Lane was its Ez-On, Ez-Off access to the graveyard behind St. Michael, but young families live there too, apparently.
And 363 North Street is back again, with an impressive new price tag of $5.295 million. The owners tried and failed to sell this from 2008 -2012, starting at $4.350 and dropping all the way down to $3.495, which still proved to be too much. This is a great old 1930s house but it was quite a prospect to bring it up to date and no buyer was willing to step up and take on that job. So the owners have done it themselves, according to the listing, and performed a total renovation.
I’m curious to see how this works out, but it could come out well for the owners. Project houses are not popular these days, so a gracious older house, ready-to-go, might find buyers that it’s older version could not. I’m thinking of
49 39 Doubling Road, same era, which is either at the foreclosure knackers or soon to be there. It once sold, foolishly, for $6.250 back in 2007 and $2.5ish would have taken it last month. Sooner or later, someone’s going to restore it and return it to the market, I hope, and maybe a success here at 363 North will inspire that effort.