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Open House Pick for the Week - Surprise and Delight

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20 ANDREWS FARM ROAD - $7,850,000 TO SEE THE FULL LISTING CLICK HERE This was a treat to tour this week...the luxury finishes, attention to detail and quality of construction are superior to many properties that are priced much higher. Some of the surprises - the electronic window shades and theater adjustments in the master. The master has fabulous closets - amazing, luxurious and practical - organization and beauty Even the pool house was finished to perfection...with custom paneling and everything fresh and crisp, with an additional bedroom and gorgeous bath.  The lower level is a get fit, have fun area - golf, wine cellar and poker room, theater and bar, and Equinox. SIMULATOR ON ONE SIDE AND PUTTING GREEN ON THE OTHER Andrews Farm is not immune to fun and games - most of the properties have all the bells and whistles, but this one stands out. Priced in the  middle of where some others have sold, and lots of space, but not enormous....just under 10

OPEN HOUSE LIST FOR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20

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FEATURED LISTING 24 SHORE ROAD - OLD GREENWICH - UBER CHARMING! $1,595,000 TO SEE THE FULL LISTING CLICK HERE I toured this property recently, and it is a really cute starter or weekend house. Just a bike ride or stroll away is Tod's Point or the super charming village - I don't know, but life is short, and this would be a great way to enjoy it! TO SEE A FULL LIST OF OPEN HOUSES FOR SUNDAY 9/20 CLICK HERE

August in a nutshell - Prices Up - Inventory Down - Days on Market Up - 2015 Trending Flat

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Single family sales are down 27% from August 2014 There were 831 Active Listings in August 2014 and this August there were 815 active listings We are trending to be flat overall for 2015 as compared with last year   Prices are up 15% this year compared with August 2014    New listings are down nearly 10% this August as compared with last year  

Open House Pick for Yesterday's Tour - 9/17/15

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65 HUNTING RIDGE ROAD - NOW $9,950,000 The construction is solid, and the finishes are expensive. The interior would most likely be a sore subject for the buyer who wants nothing to do with decorating, because there are certain wall and floor treatments that may not resonate with a more youthful thinking buyer. The property and setting are beautiful. Extras include a beautiful guest house, a pool with spa that is surrounded by beauty, an elevator and a har-tru tennis court. TO SEE THE FULL LISTING CLICK HERE It's not the first time on the block. It has had two other listings each lasting for 180 days with no buyers. One in 2011 for $10,750,000 and another in 2012 for $8,700,000. Some improvements/painting were done to the property in 2015. That combined with an improved market may have contributed to the 15% increase since 2012.  The market will have the last word - all I can say is that it's a good house with lots to offer.

What an Amazing Property and Opportunity! Run Don't Walk - 74 Upper Cross Road

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This is truly one of the most beautiful homes that I've ever seen...beautiful finishes, windows, light and flow.....built luxuriously to last. Located in Conyers Farm on 17 acres. It was such a special treat to tour this property today - the photos do not do it justice. The price is compelling - the sellers bought it for 13,500,000 in 2012 and renovated everything to the highest standards, and today it was reduced to $9,500,000. This property sold in 2000 for $10M and it was not nearly the house that it is today. I wouldn't be surprised if they receive multiple offers. Beautiful extras: private pool, terraces, outdoor kitchen, amazing wine cellar, tasteful theater and fantastic gym. Every level, and space is magical - and there's the most romantic Adirondack style log cottage with twin porches located in the rear of the property - so sweet! TO SEE THE FULL LISTING CLICK HERE

Is That Vaseline on the Lens - Or Are you Sad to See It?

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It's so lazy that a realtor would list a property using these photos... It looks like the property could be upside down, based on the fact that there are several mortgages and tax liens against the property...but no excuse for marketing a property like this... WHERE THERE'S FIRE THERE'S SMOKE  One should be lit under this listing agent's butt! DON'T JUMP! 12 GLENVILLE STREET #211 - $603,900

Big Ticket Closings Today North and South

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26 WOODDALE RD - $7,778,500 - 175 DAYS ON MARKET The seller bought this property in 2010 for $8.2 - so surely they are less than thrilled...11K SF, 6 bedrooms, 2 acres. Original asking price $8.7M 179 BEDFORD ROAD - $8,145,000 - 783 DAYS ON MARKET Sellers bought this for $5,809,696 - the crazy number is most likely the result of a bidding war, and this was the number recorded in the tax record - not the MLS. They originally listed it for $9,750,000. They of course not only maintained the property beautifully, but added on...there are lots of goodies - outbuildings, a pool, tennis court and 9+ acres...

RX - Clear Out Most of the Furntiure and Paint

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Handsome exterior, but that 90's thing inside. Listed as new today - they let the previous listing expire, and brought it back at the reduced price of $6,895,000..... very tricky :-)     It had been listed for $7,195,000 which is where it sat for 188 days. Otherwise no changes - so unless a buyer loves 8700SF of dated interiors, it most likely will fetch around $6.5M   11 BAYBERRY LANE - NOW $6,895,000 faux walls+color trim+asian rugs yellow+brown+burgandy and blue  asian rugs+mirrored walls

CONTRACTS!

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2 ONEIDA DR - B2 - $4,495,000 TO SEE FULL LISTING CLICK HERE This beautiful condo cluster that's across the street from the Delamar, is selling like hotcakes - which goes to show, build it like they want and they will come...not cheap, but they've thought of everything to make in town living fun, functional and tasteful - great outdoor spaces, 2 car garages, elevators, luxury finishes. 31 OWENOKE WAY - RIVERSIDE - $3,895,000 TO SEE THE FULL LISTING CLICK HERE Starting at $4,395,000 nearly a year ago, it obviously was a bit high for the market...It was built in 2007, 6200 SF - nice features: high ceilings, open floor plan, finished lower level and generator..

What an Amazing Property and Opportunity! Run Don't Walk

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This is truly one of the most beautiful homes that I've ever seen...beautiful finishes, windows, light and flow.....built luxuriously to last. Located in Conyers Farm on 17 acres. It was such a special treat to tour this property today - the photos do not do it justice. The price is compelling - the sellers bought it for 13,500,000 in 2012 and renovated everything to the highest standards, and today it was reduced to $9,500,000. This property sold in 2000 for $10M and it was not nearly the house that it is today. I wouldn't be surprised if they receive multiple offers. Beautiful extras: private pool, terraces, outdoor kitchen, amazing wine cellar, tasteful theater and fantastic gym. Every level, and space is magical - and there's the most romantic Adirondack style log cottage with twin porches located in the rear of the property - so sweet! TO SEE THE FULL LISTING CLICK HERE