244 Stanwich Road, asking $1.925 (remember, last ask price is probably not what the actual selling price will be). Owners paid $2.1 for it in 2008, and have been trying to move it, on and off, since 2010. Nice house, but I’m always wary of properties that lie downhill – that’s how water flows.
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475 Round Hill Road, asking $8.250 million. Ogilvy started this off back in 2013 at $9.750 million; when that listing expired, unsold, Sally Maloney of Hooligans & Lawyers took over and priced it at $8.250. Took almost another year, but a buyer has appeared.
78 Summit Road, in Riverside, came on six days ago at $1.699 and already has a contract.
39 Oval Avenue, also in Riverside, asking $1,897,000.
30 Old Stone Bridge, now $1.4 million. No yard, and a bit dated, but $1.4 for this neighborhood sounds appealing. The owner paid $1.550 for it in 2006 but then, that was 2006.
634 North Street, now $7.499. The builder/owner hasn’t been able to move this thing since he erected it in 2009. Perhaps that’s because of its unconventional styling, perhaps it’s because it enjoys the Merritt Parkway as its backyard neighbor, or maybe it’s the price.
Or a combination of the three.
5 Randolph Place, $950,000. Old, small (1,344 sq.ft), but decent neighborhood, and there’s a lot of FAR left to expand.
A reader sends along this link to a video. We’ve discussed all this previously: 20 year leases will commit you to technology that will be obsolete in 5, buyers may not want the things, or the lease payments, the additional lease payments may push your buyer past his credit rating, etc. etc. But the video’s fun, and provides a nice refresher course.
Advocates for stripping male college students of their civil rights so as to address a crisis of sexual assault on campus cite a figure of 20,000 students per 100,000 that are sexually assaulted each year. That ridiculous figure has been debunked so often and so thoroughly that you’d think only morons and liars would continue to use it. In our Connecticut Democratic legislators’ case, of course, they’re both.
So what is the real figure? According to the FBI, it’s 6 per 100,000. Not 20,000, but 6. Somewhere, 19,994 women have disappeared.