And a private sale on Jofran

5 Joran Lane

5 Joran Lane

5 Jofran Lane has sold via in-house agency sale for $3,237,500 million, a decent premium from its 2013 sale price of $2.725. The seller probably did well here; she didn't have to expose her house to the full market, which might very well have valued it at a bit less, and she didn't have to endure strangers tracking winter mud over her carpets.

Of course, sometimes bringing a house onto the MLS results in a higher sale price than that suggested by the owner's agent but in this case, I think the seller came out just fine, and if the buyer's happy, well that's nice too. 

2013 listing info

2013 listing info

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Disposable weekender?

3 Little Cove Place

3 Little Cove Place

3 Little Cove Place, Old Greenwich, has sold for $2.175 million. Owners paid $2.150 for it in 2003 and renovated, so no money maker here, but they did get 14 years of enjoyment from it, and some close up looks at Irene and Sandy. What price, excitement?

In fact, I think this was a perfectly sensible purchase for someone who's aware of the risk of living in a coastal flood zone and has the financial wherewithal to deal with what may come (and go). It's a great neighborhood, 

And for the perfect house-warming gift ....

And for the perfect house-warming gift ....

The activity's still all in the low end

6 Stallion Trail

6 Stallion Trail

While the death of the Greenwich real estate market may have been exaggerated, what life it has is mostly centered around the bottom quintile of the price range. Case in point is today's sole pending contract (so far), 6 Stallion Trail, asking $1.295 million. Certainly no one's idea of the perfect street, and 1980s architecture hasn't improved since it was first unleashed on the world, but at this price, it's no surprise that it's gone so quickly after the owner gave up and dropped to this price.

He paid $850,000 for it in 1990, and has had it on the market since 2013, when it debuted at the relatively modest price of $1.750 million; even that proved too high for this location, this house, but $1.295? Sure 

If for some reason watching Brady's successful flea-flicker TD last night wasn't enough to make your entire week, there's this

I personally love flea-flickers - it's football the way it should be played, and was, back on the hallowed playing fields of Riverside School, but here's an even better story, and still more fun.

Meet Scott Koteskey from Montana who was in D.C. for the inauguration of Donald Trump. On his way home, flying out of Baltimore through Seattle, Scott was berated by his female seatmate on the flight for daring to support Trump, leading to this hilarious Facebook status update and now-viral video of the encounter:

Just had the craziest experience ever on an airplane:

I’m boarding my flight from Baltimore to Seattle and approach my seat. I had an upgraded seat that I paid a little extra for because of the long 6 hour flight. As I approach my row I smile and motion to the husband and wife sitting in the aisle and middle seat that Imy seat was next to the window. I put my backpack in the overhead and the wife with a very stern voice says to me:

“Did you come here to cheer or to protest?”

“I came here to celebrate democracy ma’am”

… I knew this was going to be a long flight at this point. She then proceeded with: (somewhat paraphrased as my memory allows)

Her: “You put a crazed man in charge of the nuclear codes! You should be ashamed!”

Me: ‘Well we’re all entitled to our opinions here ma’am.”

Her: “And I’m entitled to get drunk and puke in your lap! I’m going to throw up right in your lap! You make me sick! Don’t talk to me! Don’t look at me! Don’t you dare even put your arm on that rest. You disgust me! You should be ashamed of yourself! You put a maniac’s finger on the button” (assuming she’s means nukes). You are a bigot. You should get off this plane!”

Me: “ma’am, by definition, bigotry is disparaging someone prior to knowing them simply by their beliefs and opinions. Thank you for being the very thing you preach against.”

She the proceeded with other various rantings such as my lack of critical thinking and other insults. Finally a flight attendant came over as you will see in the video followed by a supervisor informing that she would have to deboard the plane per captains orders.

After much fuss, airport police came and removed her from the plane. The lady across from me filmed that and was gracious to sent it to me. Many others around me defended me insisting the lady had caused all the commotion and was verbally assaulting not just me but others wearing various Trump apparel boarding the plane.

As the lady was removed I saw that I was surrounded by blacks, Latinos, Asians, and whites, all who had chimed in asking her to be removed and who had defended me. I was touched and moved knowing later that not all these people were trump supporters. The black man who took the seat next to me was a registered Democrat and he and I had a very good discussion about the beauty of free speech and coming together when people insult and commit acts of violence just for having differing views.

It truly was a great demonstration of AMERICA and its people coming together and standing up for one another. Hope you enjoy.

There are two videos at the link; here's the first. Absolutely the best part is the shocked look on the ugly lady's face when she's informed by the stewardess that "you don't have that right" to demand that her seat mate be moved because she doesn't like his politics. Honey, that world ended last Friday, at noon

Or you'll do what, make fun of him on TV?

okay, now you've done it, now you've made me really mad!

okay, now you've done it, now you've made me really mad!

Hollywooders flock to D.C. to attend women's protest march and while they're at it, "warn" Trump not to cut federal funding for government art.

This sounds very much like the never/Trumper Republicans now whining about not being invited to join the administration. Face it: if Trump had needed the Republican establishment, mainstream media or the entertainment industry to win, all the window smashing and car burning that took place last night wouldn't have happened. 

So f' off.