18 Highview Avenue
18 Highview Avenue, Old Greenwich, asked $2.050 million, got $2.050. When you price your house right, buyers usually have very little negotiating room, because there’s someone behind them ready to step up.
Just as an aside, this same house tried and failed to sell at $2.1 in 2008 – bad market back then.
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444 Riversville Rd
444 Riversville Road, asking $2.050 million, reports a contract after a year. The market for homes out here is certainly much smaller than that in the eastern side, but for those who find this location convenient, there are some very decent deals available, like this one.
I always promised you a rose garden
Rare to see a general stand up to pressure from Obama, but good for him.
Obama’s National Security advisor lied to the American public about this rat, falsely saying, when she knew full well that it wasn’t true, that “he’d served with distinction and honor”. And, of course, our official State Idiot, Senator Chris Murphy, just had to chime in:
371 Taconic Road: if your tent were here, you’d be home by now!
371 Taconic Road, 4 acres (a 1/2-acre of which is in Stamford) has been returned to the market as land, asking $2.890 million. Back in 2008, Tamar Lurie tried for $4 million but, a couple of years and a couple of brokers later, it sold for $2.350, in 2010.
The current owners appear to have, quite appropriately, torn down the house that was there and designed and gotten town approval for a 10,000 sq. ft. new home. It’s a beautiful site, backing up the Stanwich golf course, but this close to Banksville has always been a depressed section of Taconic Road. And, at least in my experience, buyers who want to build a custom home want to build their own custom home, so plans for a different one are worthless.
Maybe not; someone can save at least a year of construction time here, and if the approved house design is to their liking, they may buy it. Otherwise, it’s back to land value only, and land up here has not increased in value since 2010.
Kids’ll be kids – what can you do?
Two terrorists caught in Austria, posing as refugees.
Two suspected Isis militants believed to have links to the Paris attacks have been found posing as refugees in Austria.
The two men were found in a transit camp for asylum seekers in Salzburg at the weekend, reportedly carrying fake Syrian passports after travelling from territory held by the so-called Islamic State.
Austria’s Kronen Zeitung reported that the suspects are French, with Algerian or Pakistani heritage, and were awaiting orders for further terror attacks.
They are believed to have entered Europe via Greece and travelled along the Western Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Africa.
He slipped, he dipped – what difference, now, does it make?
To be more accurate, she’s still in that business, but she’s restricted her practice to a single client: her husband.
Saudi businessman acquitted of rape after testifying that he slipped and accidentally penetrated young girl.
Mail Online also reported that Judge Martin Griffiths had allowed Mr Abdulaziz to give evidence in private.
I’d say he gave evidence about his privates, not in private, but that’s just me.