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Happy Thanksgiving

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GIVING THANKS!

Market Activity 11/27

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SOLD ACTIVITY 11/27 + DAYS ON MARKET 3 HEARTHSTONE - RIVERSIDE - $3,120,000 New construction - 5 bedrooms just over 5000 SF - it's a different day in Riverside... 5 MARTINDALE - $2,925,000 Sellers bought this home in 2007 for $3,595,000 and put some money into it - so surely they're not thrilled...great location and surely the buyers are happy. 43 GLENVILLE ST - $635,000   It is what it is - split on a  busy street...hence the price 76 WINDING LANE - $10,832,000 Been on the market for a long time - 460 days, starting at $14,950,000 - over 16000SF and 6 bedrooms - 4.55 acres - close to town 2 CARY RD - RIVERSIDE - $410,000 Convenient to the Post Rd :-)

But he looked like such a nice guy...

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Market Activity 11/25

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6 STANWICH LANE - GREENWICH - LIST $1,685,000 - SOLD $1,620,000 600+ days on market (having been listed as high as $2,450,000) - the seller bought this home for $1,400,000 in 2000. It claims to have had an addition at the time, and SF is inconsistent between the 2000 listing and the most recent one...bottom line is that after 13 years, and well maintained, with not seemingly any major improvements - some sellers have not fared this well. 34 PARK AVE - OLD GREENWICH - LIST$1,775,000 - SOLD   $1,712,000 - DOM 14 Someone wanted to live in Old Greenwich, coupled with ultra low inventory from between $1.5 and $1.7 - only 4 at the time of the time of the accepted offer - or it may become a rental property? 40 LINCOLN AVE - CENTRAL GREENWICH - LIST $2,385,000 - SOLD  $2,200,000 - DOM 27 Sellers bought this home in 2007 for $2,350,000 - deceivingly small - it's only a 3 bedroom home - under 3000SF. But hey, it's in-town and it has a 2 car garage...important to many y

Sold Activity 11/21

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73 WEAVER ST #18 - GLENVILLE 73 Weaver - #18 - List $1,195,000 - Sold $1,065,000 - DOM - 771- it is what it is 337 NORTH ST - GREENWICH 337 North St - List $4,100,000  - Sold $4,050,000 - DOM - 219 - I hope that the new owners keep their kids and pets indoors, because the driving crazies speed through North St like their hair's on fire in the morning 514 RIVERSVILLE RD 514 Riversville Rd - List $3,550,000 - Sold - $3,175,000 - DOM 161 - Built in 1989 and renovated in 2008, 5000 SF, 6 bedroom, 5+ bath home is a good value with privacy on 4 beautiful acres 218 VALLEY RD - COS COB 218 Valley Rd - List $1,595,000 - Sold - $1,525,000 - DOM 103 - Still under construction, and with "green" features - foam insulation and technology 9 RIDGEVIEW 9 Ridegview Ave - $2,999,999 - Sold $2,500,000 - DOM 1406 - this was listed as a DIY/do your own due diligence/Buyer Beware - Bank owned...and not finished - lots of days/years on market - it's one ac

Open House Pick Today 11/21

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There were not many new open houses today, but I missed the first open house for this listing - so here goes...       What I liked about it, is that it flowed well, and thought was given to every convenience. The interior finishes were often a bit "specific", but it was a nice home for many reasons. It had a great master suite - specifically the closet was outstanding Elevator - since the home lives on 4 levels - this comes in handy Over 11000 SF of space Staff Suite 6 bedrooms 7+ baths Great millwork and flooring Garage is a 4 bay but can hold 6 cars with the lift Generator - may come in hand once in a while :-) It was first listed for $6,295,000 and the new reduced price is $5,295,000.    

Sold Today November 20

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7 SHADY BROOK LANE - OLD GREENWICH - LIST $1,745,000 - SOLD $1,525,000     72 STANWICH RD - GREENWICH - LIST $1,590,000 -SOLD $1,300,000 OK they're not lookers, but someone got a deal - especially Stanwich. It is 1.32 acres, and the assessed value is $1,372,910! Whoever said that there were no more deals left is eating their words.   

#1 Tip for Home Buyers

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Don't think that you're wasting someone's time, when you are in the "just in the looking mode" - this is part of a real estate agent's job - and if they don't like it, they should find another profession. This is your time to get to know which agent you will want to use when the time comes to buy your home, and they will act as your guide for the initial process of getting a mortgage commitment and financially ready to make an offer. It's as much a people business as a commodity business. You have to like and trust the person who can really help you with the process of buying the right property. Be smart. I am reminded everyday that many consumers still don't understand how valuable it is, to have a buyer's agent. They will call about a property asking to speak directly to the listing agent, and often, will just go along and make an offer without an agent representing their interest. It's a bit nutty to say the least. My first bi

SOLD - 11/18/13

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329 RIVERSVILLE RD - GREENWICH - $2,575,000 - 6B/6+BA It had been on the market for $2,799,000 and then re-introduced for recent list of $2,695,000. With overhead views of the Merritt, this 8700+ SF home sold today - the selling broker finding a buyer from a nether region - and one who obviously is not adverse to noise. Large scale rooms, open space, dark floors and neutrals throughout - all things that seem to get the buyer in today's market. The sellers must be dancing for joy. 3 LONG MEADOW RD - RIVERSIDE - $2,200,000 - 4B/4BA Originally listed for $2,495,000, then reduced to $2,275,000 - 3 Long Meadow sold today as well. Half the SF as above - a 6th of the property, but it's Riverside 2013. 11 MEADOW DR - COS COB - $695,000 - 3B/2BA Only 27 days on market and a direct sale - the sellers originally asked $749,000 - reduced it to $665,000 - so they also must be thrilled with the outcome.

Some Activity Today - 11/15/13

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  SOLD 1076 LAKE AVE - FINALLY SOLD AFTER OVER 500 DAYS - $2,875,000 - LIST $3,295,000 Great value, 4 acres - nice house, and lots to work with...6800SF + 6 bedrooms and 7+ bathrooms, 5 fireplaces and a pool  9 KNOLL ST - RIVERSIDE - $2,195,000 This gem was bought in 2005 by the sellers for $2,150,000 - nicely updated and maintained throughout the years...it looks as though the sellers were just ready to move on 9 ROBERTA LANE - GREENWICH - $3,050,000 Listed for $3,100,000 it was on the market for only 18 days - the sellers bought it 2010 for $2,850,000 - beautiful, fresh and relevant - just what buyers are looking for today, and what moves properties quickly   ACCEPTED OFFERS 1038 LAKE AVE - GREENWICH - AFTER 1656 DAYS - FINALLY... This property was re-packaged by Pinpat, so it will be intersting to see how it closes...when I first saw this home, every room was decorated with plaid - plaid carpeting, plaid painted floors, plaid uphosltery - it wa

633 Steamboat #1 - Cash is King

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Between accepted offer 11/4 and close - today 11/14 - must be cash, and propitious timing for the buyer....originally on the market for $1,995,000 in March this year, it was reduced to $1,650,000 then the most recent price of $1,300,000 - sellers must be less than thrilled.

2 Dingletown Sold - 11/12/13 - $2,137,500 - 2 Acres

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2 DINGLETOWN 2 ACRES 50's home (low ceilings) with a 2010 redo + addition. It was purchased by the sellers in 1997 for $870,000. After only 35 days, they had an accepted offer with a list price of $2,295,000. Timing, low inventory 'slim pickins' 2010 RENOVATIONS ONLY 16 PROPERTIES BETWEEN $2M - $2.5 SOUTH OF THE PARKWAY 5 WITH NO RENOVATIONS - AND NOT EXACTLY SPRING CHICKENS

Open House Pick of the Day - 2 Roberta Lane - Greenwich - NICE!

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This was by far the most optimistic home of the day....it is immaculate - smelled so fresh - nicely appointed and obviously well maintained.. 5 BEDROOMS 3+ BATHS 4880SF BEAUTIFUL LOWER LEVEL CLOSE TO TOWN 1 ACRE GENERATOR DRAWBACK IS THE CURVED DRIVE - BUT IF THIS WAS ON A PERFECT SITE - THE PRICE WOULD BE A LOT STEEPER  2 ROBERTA LANE - CLOSE TO TOWN MOVE IN CONDITION NICE WINDOWS - LIGHT THROUGHOUT

The current market for 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Condos/Coops - 3 Putnam Hill #4F - AWESOME VALUE

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ACTIVE LISTINGS FOR COOPS AND CONDOS UNDER $350,000 GREENWICH Fair is fair - of the 3 Putnam Hill Coops - my vote, bar none, is #4F -  1) it is on the top floor 2) Most recently renovated  3) move-in condition  4)  AND IT IS THE BEST VALUE!  $290,000!!! 3 PUTNAM HILL #4F DINING #4F LIVING ROOM #4F BEDROOM #4F BATHROOM #4F KITCHEN #4F NEW APPLIANCES _______________________  Unless you're in the mood to remove tired wallpaper and spend more money? $30K More? #4K - $320,000 Or you may enjoy pitter patter above your head, and spend again more money on the first floor? Asking $325,000 1D - 1ST FLOOR - PUTNAM HILL