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The owner of 1038 Lake’s new project?

  Purple house – entirely purple –  goes on sale in England

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1038 Lake sells at foreclosure auction for $3 million

A lawyer friend of mine sends this: Chris Auction was held  at 12:00 in the rain.  There were four bidders. The winning bid was $3,000,000.00 by Patriot National Bank, which held the second and third mortgages. Astoria Federal held the … Continue reading

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1038 Lake Avenue foreclosure auction

This has been scheduled before, but I’m guessing May 14th may finally see this property go, either back to Patriot or to a third party. As the owner, Steven Braverman, owes $6,250,000 on the place, I’m guessing it winds up back … Continue reading

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But before all you owners of overpriced homes breath a sigh of relief

35 Byram Shore Road’s success notwithstanding, we’re still seeing price reductions. 10 Copper Beech Road, which sold new in 2008 for $8.295 million and has been attempting to find a new owner for a while now, dropped its price today … Continue reading

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Clown Palace sells

And two others. 1038 Lake Avenue sold yesterday for $4.025, after one foreclosure and 1,662 days (on the market). Former owner Steven Braverman bought it new for $4.4 million, in 2003, desecrated it, then returned it to the market in … Continue reading

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Lumbering out of the elephants’ graveyard

Two contracts for houses we’d long since given up for dead. The former Steven Braverman Clown House at 1038 Lake Avenue, asking $4.295 million, has found a buyer. A long time ago (1,656 days, in fact) in a universe far, … Continue reading

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Not much sales activity today, but there have been three price cuts of note

The good, the not-so-bad and the repulsively ugly 625 North Street, a beautiful 1795 home that still has 2 of its original acres has been reduced again, to $3.9 million. I don’t know what the eventual selling price will be, … Continue reading

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How hot is the market? Almost anything can sell – well, almost anything

537 North Street, 10,000 sq. ft. up, 5,400 sq. ft. unfinished basement, has sold for $6.425 million. That’s a discount from its spec builder’s 2006 price of $9.995, but a significant amount more than the $3 million he spent on the … Continue reading

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Hope springs eternal

Not much in the way of (new) open house listings today, but two old favorites are back. 10 Blanchard, over in Baliwick, has tried three times to find its price: 2010: $2.795 2011; $2.895 Today: $2.995 Perhaps $5 million will … Continue reading

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Uh oh

[power was out in Greenwich for some hours – I’m still without cellphone coverage – go figure – but the Internet’s back up, so as I was saying….] Reader “Max” sends this notice of foreclosure auction on Steven Braverman’s house … Continue reading

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Nobody’s going to steal this house!

44 Close Road was built in 2003 and has sat empty ever since. The current owner paid $9.5 million for it in January ’05 and, convinced that he’d struck a bargain, immediately re-listed it for $12.5 million. Three million dollars … Continue reading

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Some people are so stupid it’s hard to feel sorry for them

Back in 2003 an odd parcel of land in the westernmost reaches of town was put up for sale at $1.2 million. I saw it and wondered who the hell would pay that much for such a clearly unmarketable location … Continue reading

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Patriot Inventory

A reader asks what other spec houses are out there with Patriot mortgages attached to them. It’s an odd situation, where land records sometimes contradict Patriot’s own claims but here are some that I’m pretty sure are Patriot loans: We … Continue reading

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Mel Gibson ain’t selling

But he’d like to. HookedonHouses.com has a great photospread of the unwanted mansion of the movie star (or the unwanted movie star’s mansion). Last time the poor lady dared post pictures of a Greenwich house, she got a cease and … Continue reading

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Aw, the big bully!

BJ O’Rourke, attorney, lawyer and a member of the bar, must have sent the same threatening letter to Hookedonhouses.com, a perfectly nice website maintained by a non-lawyer, non-realtor, and browbeat her into removing her own post on beautiful 1038 Lake Avenue, … Continue reading

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Letter to the lawyers

Re: 1038 Lake Avenue Dear Attorney O’Rourke – always a distinct pleasure to hear from a brother of the bar. I’m puzzled at what you find actionable about the posting on my blog – are you unaware that it came … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s not just the price

[Edited at the request of the seller’s lawyer – sorry!] Another real estate web site, hooked on houses, has posted an interesting collection of interior shots taken at 1038 Lake Avenue, a house that has languished hidden from the market since it … Continue reading

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A bellwether

This large house way up on Lake Avenue on 4 acres sold for $4.4 million in 2003. So far as the listing shows nothing was done to it between purchase and January, 2005 but the buyers put it back up … Continue reading

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Just because it’s a slow night

I thought I’d amuse myself by posting some interior shots of 7 Ford Lane, discussed here a couple of days ago in the contract. This 2004 house went in a bidding war for $5.6 million in 2012 and now its … Continue reading

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Open House report

  449 Round Hill Road, mentioned here yesterday, had to be the star of the day. At $8.250 million, you’d expect it to be, but nonetheless, a very impressive home. Its pictures don’t capture it somehow, but every room is … Continue reading

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