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Open House Pick Of The Day

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36 LISMORE LANE - GREENWICH - 9,750,000 This property is fabulous, and like the listing says, "it chic and defines casual elegance". From the moment you enter, the sense that the flow will organically lead you through one fabulous space to the next is magical. It has everything, gated entry, parking court, elegant facade, the finishes are fantastic - soft and neutral from the lower level to the top level. Sumptuous master suite and dressing areas, the kitchen is outstanding, the paint and wall finishes are exquisite, but not fussy. If this is in your price, run.

Another Bidding War

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19 ROCKWOOD LANE SPUR - 3,495,000 CLOSED TODAY FOR 3,625,000 15 DAYS ON MARKET Non-conforming lot (1.93 in 2 acre zoning) built in the 50's, renovated in late 80's, and it looks just like it was built in the 50's and renovated in the 80's. I don't get it, but there must be some pent up demand for Rockwood Lane Spur? Listed: Tamar Lurie/Coldwell Banker

This Is As Rare As It Gets In This Market

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Old Greenwich is faring better than most areas as reported in Q1 - down by only 1% and unit sales were increased by 46% over Q1 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8MUgjNCE9w&feature=youtu.be 30 Park Ave  - Old Greenwich - Closes In A Bidding War. But that's not all - built in 2011, which is the year that the sellers bought it for 2.5M, it closed at 2,850,000 - 7 days on market - on an asking price of 2,795,000. Cash wins Obviously the buyers were ready with pent up demand, but there's another set of buyers out there folks! The formula for success: Clean and open with a touch of 50"s inspiration Traditional neutral and white marble bathrooms Island kitchen with good appliances that opens to a family room Flat backyard  Master Suite Same Agent got both sides.  Listed: Carol Zuckert/Sothebys

Shoehorned on the Tracks - Another Riverside Property Reports a Contract

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Click to View 32 HENDRIE AVE - 1,999,000 An older home built in 1916, starting at 2,450,000 last year at this same time, this home reports a contract. If you don't mind the sound of the train, or lack of privacy - it's perfect.

A Saga For Sure

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Click to View 150 RIVERSIDE AVE - RIVERSIDE - 2,500,000 This lovely Victorian suffered one of the longest listing journeys in Riverside. It sits back nicely from the road (for those of you who don't know, the R Ave is a double line throughway from Rt. 1) Starting at 4,150,000 in March 2014 - this was the biggest downfall. The owners changed the color, changed firms, changed a few details - but the biggest change will be the final price.

Change of Color, Agent Genius or Price - Contract in 6 Days

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I'd say that it's choice #3 - After 4 agents, going from high 4's to mid 3's, it doesn't take a wizard to figure it out. And there are only 3 homes on the market in Riverside priced between 3.5 and 3.6. The street/location won among few choices. I'm surprised that the 1st listing didn't go to the agent who sold this property back in 2009 for $4,775,000. But the agent who did get the listing in 2013, priced it at 5,195,000, so there you go.  Also surprising is that the newest listing didn't go to the agent who at least got a lease accomplished in 2016. There is the possibility that he didn't want the listing.   6 GLEN AVON DRIVE - RIVERSIDE Forget loyalty, it's the dog that barks the loudest that gets heard. Listed: Metalios / Raveis

Beautiful Home Gets a Quick Deal

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Getting to the right price is the quick way to sell a home, in any market. It helps that the owner of this property, was also the agent representing the sale. Starting at 3,790,000 in February, followed by a $300K price drop on April 1st, brought a buyer. 10 BROOKRDIGE DRIVE TOUR Seller paid 2,310,000 in 2004 - expanded the property 3000SF and improved it dramatically. The new buyers are getting a beautifully improved home that is close to town. List Agent: Julianne Ward/Berskshire Hathaway

CASH 18 Days on Market

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190 CLAPBOARD RIDGE TOUR Listed with Sotheby's / Leslie McElwreath

Forget About Wow - This Is Spectacular!

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112 INDIAN HEAD RD - RIVERSIDE CT ...As quoted in the listing itself: "THE BEST OF THE BEST. A SWEEPING TREE LINED DRIVEWAY LEADS TO THIS MAGNIFICENT STONE & CLAPBOARD GEORGIAN STYLE HOME NESTLED ON A RARE, LEVEL 2+ACRES WITH BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPING, SWEEPING LAWNS, NO WETLAND & DEEDED ACCESS TO L. I. SOUND. DOUBLE HEIGHT,FRONT TO BACK ENTRY WITH RICH OAK FLOORING & ENORMOUS WALLS OF GLASS CREATE A PANORAMIC EFFECT WITH NATURAL OUTDOOR VISTAS FROM EVERY ROOM, STYLISH ENTERTAINING IS EASY HERE THANKS TO SPACES LIKE DOUBLE HEIGHT LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM WITH UNIQUE CUSTOM BUILT GLASS ENCLOSED BAR, LIBRARY WITH FIREPLACE & GYM/OFFICE. CHEF'S OF ALL LEVELS WILL BE BLOWN AWAY BY THIS EXPERTLY APPOINTED KITCHEN WITH 2 ISLANDS & BREAKFAST ROOM THAT SEATS 10. THE MASTER WING IS A SELF SUFFICIENT RETREAT, SPACIOUS AND SUPREMELY STYLISH WITH 4 EXPOSURES."

Enjoy Your Custom Home

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...but if you think that the next buyer is going to enjoy your choices, you're not managing your expectations. 15 GREENBRIAR LANE It's priced attractively, under assessed value, so there's room for the new buyer to make some changes. Listed with Gila Lewis / Houlihan Lawrence

Neighborly Way Only Took 692 Days

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5 NEIGHBORLY WAY Starting out in 2017 for 1,950,000, this finally reports a contract today. The approach to the house on a street that has a bit of a pitch, may have been a challenge. That combined with the little back yard, and the yard that falls off after the fence - but as we say, price fixes everything. Listed with Robert Pulitano / Berkshire Hathaway

Riverside Deal

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34 HENDRIE AVE - RIVERSIDE CT Sellers bought this in 2011 for a little over 3M. On the market for nearly a year - not exactly a home run, but no recent updates either - we will see where it closes. Listed by Ginny Hamilton / Houlihan Lawrence