Daily Archives: March 24, 2014

From twenty-five years ago, when our wetlands agency was just wetting its feet

Old-time residents were unenthusiastic to embrace the new order, as seen in this report a client of mine found in Town Hall today.

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North Street contract

 

 

520 North Street

520 North Street

520 North Street, asking $2.750, a 4-acre (indivisible) back lot and a gracious old renovated barn. It was asking $4.7 million back in 2008 and that obviously wasn’t the price; this one was. Gone in about a month.

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Bank sale on Bible Street

 

195 Bible Street

195 Bible Street

Not a bible sale on Bank Street, however. 195 Bible Street, now bank-owned, is back on the market at a suggested price of $1.2 million. It went as low as $1.050 back in 2011 with the notation that that number “was just a number-we’ll help negotiate a short sale.” I don’t know whether the bank wouldn’t cooperate, which often happens, or no buyer appeared, but the owners lost their house and now the lender has it. I like Bible Street, especially up at this end of it, and an acre of land should have some value. The house? Probably not much.

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I say we agree with Joe and call in the Catholics

 

A bit too stiff?

A bit too stiff?

Biden declares that “Obama deserves sainthood.”

Vatican’s got a secret and deadly project to mummify saints.

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Another “new” listing

37 Calhoun Drive

37 Calhoun Drive

37 Calhoun Drive, which failed to sell for $10.950 million, is back now at $11.950 million. Some sellers believe that buyers will respond favorably to the prospect of being beaten for failing to buy when the price was right, but except for British expatriates with a taste for flogging, that’s never seemed to be a great strategy.

Nice house, though.

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Bank Sale

 

38 Duncan Drive

38 Duncan Drive

39 Duncan Drive, in Baliwick, asking $899,000, reports a pending short sale. Owner paid $1.150 for it in 2005 which, in retrospect, seems ill-advised.

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New Listings

1 Indian Chase Dr

1 Indian Chase Dr

One Indian Chase Drive, one acre, 1913 house, $20 million. I have my doubts.

122 Old Church Rd

122 Old Church Rd

122 Old Church Road is technically a new listing, at $6.5 million, but in fact it’s been kicking around since March, 2012, when it was asking $10.750 million. I didn’t much like its price back then – in fact I suggested it would never sell close to it, but this new price should help its prospects. Lovely, grand old house 3, probably-indivisible acres high up on a good street. A promising combination, if money is put into the house itself and not its purchase.

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