Daily Archives: June 3, 2014

Contracts

 

112 Old Stone Bridge

112 Old Stone Bridge

112 Old Stone Bridge, $1.525 million. I wasn’t blown away by this house or its yard, but these days ….

15 Pierce Rd

15 Pierce Rd

And 15 Pierce Road, in Riverside, $1.399, which I did like, and said so last Thursday when it first came on, is gone already.

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Sales reported

 

59 Dandy Drive

59 Dandy Drive

59 Dandy Drive, a rather unappealing acre-lot (all rock ledge and hill) has sold for $925,000. I imagine that its neighbors can look forward to a dynamite summer.

 

19 Stoney Ridge

19 Stoney Ridge

19 Stoney Ridge, in Riverside, sold for $3.350 million – it had originally asked $3.9.

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Talk about stamina

Teacher had sex with student for a year, say cops.

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Off to open houses but first …

 

The making of a conservative

The making of a conservative

Liberal Austinite shocked to discover that she is “other people’s money”. 

“I’m at the breaking point,” said Gretchen Gardner, an Austin artist who bought a 1930s bungalow in the Bouldin neighborhood just south of downtown in 1991 and has watched her property tax bill soar to $8,500 this year.

“It’s not because I don’t like paying taxes,” said Gardner, who attended both meetings. “I have voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I can’t afford to live here anymore. I’ll protest my appraisal notice, but that’s not enough. Someone needs to step in and address the big picture.”

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24 Rocky Point

24 Rocky Point

24 Rocky Point asked for $2.699, sold via bidding war for $2.825.

Over at 464 Cognewaugh, Zillow estimated a contemporary at $1.8 million plus, but the market has spoken (after 722 days) and said $1.3 million. This was an interesting home, but its yard was a cliff and kitchen was up a flight – the only lipstick red hot tub in town was, however, located on the ground floor. Nice guest cottage, too.

 

10 Winding Rd before

10 Winding Rd before

10 winding Lane asked $4.650 million, got $4.5.

After

After

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Breaking news from the science front

 

Lemme just fix my hair

Lemme just fix my hair

Scientists: “Not all blondes are dumb.”

Operative word being, “not all.”

A blonde cop stops blonde motorist and asks for her driving license.

The blondette rummages around in her purse and can’t find it. She says, “I must have left it at home, officer.”

“Well, do you have any kind of identification?” The driver fishes in her purse again, and finds a pocket mirror.

She looks at it and says to the cop, “All I have is this picture of myself.”

The cop says, “Let me see it, then.” So the blonde gives her the mirror ; she looks at it, and says, “Well, if I had known you were a police officer, I wouldn’t have even pulled you over. You can go.”

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