Here’s what went on and off the market this week. Thanks to Gail DuBois (email) of Keller Williams for supplying the town’s new listing information for the week.*
New on the market
- 24 Main Street (map) – 8 room, 4 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial, Antique – $445,000
- 1 and 7 Sears Road (map) – 20 room, 6 bed, 4f 2h bath Queen Anne, Colonial Revival – $3,450,000
- 23 Woodbury Road (map) – 5 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch – 19 days on the Market, Listed at $399,900
- 10 Cain Circle, Unit 10 (map) – 6 room, 2 bed, 2f 1h bath HalfDuplex – 20 days on the Market, Listed at $589,900
- 29 Lynbrook Road (map) – 12 room, 4 bed, 2f 2h bath Colonial, Contemporary – 123 days on the Market, Listed at $795,000
- 15 Stockwell Lane (map) – 10 room, 4 bed, 2f 2h bath Colonial, Garrison – 17 days on the Market, Listed at $839,000
- 139 Deerfoot Road (map) – 9 room, 4 bed, 3f 1h bath Colonial – 275 days on the Market, Listed at $1,250,000
- 7 Carriage Hill Cir, Unit 7 (map) – 5 room, 2 bed, 2f 1h bath Townhouse – 6 days on the Market, Listed at $595,000, Sold at $580,000
- 1 Killam Farm Lane (map) – 11 room, 4 bed, 3f 1h bath Colonial – 19 days on the Market, Listed at $800,000, Sold at $810,000
- 3 Schipper Farm Lane (map) – 12 room, 4 bed, 4f 1h bath Colonial – 161 days on the Market, Listed at $1,275,000, Sold at $1,225,000
- 6 Metcalf Lane (map) – 12 room, 4 bed, 4f 1h bath Colonial, Craftsman – 46 days on the Market, Listed at $1,585,000, Sold at $1,560,100
*Listings for the week are based on data pulled from MLS on Thursday mornings.
At least the Leavitt house at 24 Main St. reached the open market. How long before St. Mark’s bids on it?
Wish I could afford it!
The reason Non Profits are able to purchase these older homes is because the laws that apply to private citizens do not apply to them. According to our Historic Committee Chair, a Non Profit can demolish ANY property they own. The demolition delay does not apply to them. Which is why The Peters School will be razed. Unfortunately, creating an unintended (?) consequence and less tax revenue.
Peters School? Do you mean Peters annex?
Good question! I wasn’t very clear.
To be more specific, older homes in town are being purchased by non profits because the cost of maintaining these houses is high and renovation/demolition laws do not apply to non profits (as they do to private citizens). There are other factors as well I’m sure. Peter’s Annex/Police Station will be razed as part of the deal with the town. Although no tax revenue is lost, an older building is demolished. As a direct abutter, trying to do the same but told I can not, I find it frustrating. However, as an optimist, I believe in our town and its people. Good things will continue.
Too bad we can’t stop St. Marks from buying up the downtown. It is such a shame. We keep losing tax dollars hand over fist and the pay pittance in PILOT money.
We are really hoping to sell it to someone who will love this home as much as we did for the past 61years. It’s a great home filled with love and happy memories. Hard to let it go
I wish I could!
So do I.
24 Main Street is a beautiful home, no doubt about it. What is even more beautiful is the legacy of the people who lived there. Mrs.Leavitt devoted decades to this town on the Conservation Committee and Ms. Molly Leavitt has served us well with the Historic Society and Museum.
Thank you Leavitt Family and best wishes to you on the sale of this asset.