After 691 days, 3 Gisborne Place reports a contract.
It didn't help its chances that it started off in April, 2015 at $4.595, or that the builder never dropped his price below this last one, $3.849. He paid just a million for the land, so I don't understand his stubbornness, but if he's getting anything close to that last asking price then I suppose he'll be proved right, to himself anyway: two years is a long time to let a house lie empty and capital sit things out.
Gisborne's a decent little cul-du-sac of 3 (4?) houses, and there is nothing particularly off-putting about this house, though its yard is a little bit sketchy. I'd say price kept it on the market so long, and nothing else.
And speaking of long time market denizens, 12 Guinea Road has closed, for $1.575 million.
A firm I used to work for listed, and sold this property to the seller for $2.340 back in 2005, a price I didn't think much of but whenever you have an office pricing party there's bound to be at least one skunk.
Ogilvy brought it on at $2.4 million in 2013, which was a reasonable attempt to help the owner almost break even, but reasonable and futile often coincide, and it took three years, a number of price cuts and a few new agents to bring this to fruition.
Dark house, in the woods, on a sort-of-unpopular street, and dated; not a winning combination, though the new owner can probably fix most of those drawbacks.