8 Seagate Road (for some reason, this link still works, as of this writing) has sold for $9.250 million. That’s not the $14 million original price, a figure that was such an overreach that it kept this house on the market for three years, but it’s not chump change, either.
13 Perryridge, which we’ve discussed here before but whose details are no longer available because of the rules of the GAR, closed at $2.435 million. Just 91 days from opening at $2.635 to contract. Very much not a house I’d choose for my personal residence, but that’s irrelevant.
80 Birch Lane finally closed, at $2.025 million. Brother Gideon remembers that we went over there together back in 2009 and suggest an asking price in “the low $2s”. To be honest, I don’t remember this specific house, but I’ve certainly given plenty of price opinions in that range, for houses of this era, in this area. Regardless of my memory – and I trust Gid’s more – the owner listed it at $3.485 that year, with predictable results.
I suppose the reason I can’t remember this price opinion jaunt is that it’s identical to so many others.
I’m not whining; this is all part of the real estate business, just observing.
The Army in its great wisdom has finally reversed itself and permitted Sergeant Martland to remain a soldier after initially kicking him out. His crime? In 2011, he shoved an Afghan officer to the ground after catching him sodomizing a boy chained to a bed.
The Army initially dismissed Martland for beating down an Afghan rapist in 2011 while on deployment in Afghanistan. When Martland confronted the Afghan commander for chaining a boy to a bed post and raping him repeatedly, the commander laughed in his face, prompting Martland to shove him to the ground, which earned him the ire of higher-ups in the military. He was sent off the base and then sent home.
The United States military has a strict policy against expressing disapproval of our allies’ quaint sexual customs – Sergeant Martland should have read that memo, and heeded it, according to his “superiors”.
Or I think so. 160 Bedford, which sold for $3.3 million in 2007, closed today at $2.2. The house itself, which was in pretty good shape back in 2004 when the owner at the time sought $6.4 million (didn’t get it), but it declined over the years to a pretty-much valueless structure.
But eight, beautiful acres of meadows make me envious.
26 Glen Avon, Riverside, continues to drop its price and as of yesterday, is now asking $3.995 million, down from its 2014 ask of $4.495.
It sold for $5.495 in 2006, then $4.775 in 2009 to the present owners. I like the house, and love the street, but between flood concerns (the street, not the house, which sits high and dry) and I-95 noise coming across the harbor, it’s meeting buyer resistance.
13 Aiken Road, off upper Round Hill, sold for $6.9 million in 2002, started off this time at $6.995 in 2013 and is now priced at $5.7.
“This move is long overdue”, White House Spokescis Dennis Hastert told FWIW. “Far too many fine individuals, including at least one of the current applicants for the presidency, have been stopped at the gate before they even have a chance. That’s just un-American.”