Multiple Bids

16 Webb Avenue, Old Greenwich, has multiple offers and I’m not surprised. It is two buildings on .2 acres (R-7 zone), and the three separate rental units have a yearly rent roll reported to be $64,740 (I showed the place and the rents seem about right, maybe even a bit low).

Anyway, this looks like a pretty good deal, and it’s not to late to get your bid in, you have until Wednesday at 5 PM (my client declined).

16 Webb Avenue, Old Greenwich, $1.078M. Only 800 feet from Old Greenwich train station. What's not to like?

16 Webb Avenue, Old Greenwich, $1.078M. Only 800 feet from Old Greenwich train station. What’s not to like?

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For The Week: 30 Accepted Offers

8 Taylor Drive. Cos Cob, $1.495M. Broker open house on Thursday, deal by Monday. Gideon Fountain. listing broker.

8 Taylor Drive. Cos Cob, $1.495M. Broker open house on Thursday, deal by Monday. Gideon Fountain. listing broker.

30 accepted offers, which includes:

8 executed contracts  (never reported as “accepted offer”)

1 multi-family dwelling

141 Cat Rock Road, Cos Cob, $1.295M. Had a deal. lost a deal, had a deal, signed a deal!

141 Cat Rock Road, Cos Cob, $1.295M. Had a deal. lost a deal, had a deal, signed a deal! List: BK Bates. Sell: Beverly Toepke.

For The Week: 32 Accepted Offers

75 Clapboard Ridge Road, $10.995M. As the French are fond of saying, "Oooh, la lå!"

75 Clapboard Ridge Road, $10.350M, accepted offer. As the French are (reportedly) fond of saying, “Oooh, la lå!”

And yes, these are all carefully “vetted” (no, not by Dr. Goldstein); no repeats, no mere status upgrades, just genuine new deals, all made in the last week.

32 accepted offers, including…

6 executed contracts (skipped “accepted offer” status)

1 multi-family

1 land listing

Martin Goldstein, Holistic Veterinarian

Marty Goldstein's excellent book. You don't have to read the whole thing, but use it as a reference, to look up specific pet problems.

Marty Goldstein’s excellent book. You don’t have to read the whole thing, but use it as a reference to look up specific pet problems.

I’m skeptical of everything, including skeptics. When it comes to medicine, conventional or alternative, I’m ultra-skeptical, although I readily acknowledge conventional medicine’s role in increasing the average American’s life expectancy by decades over the last century. Dogs and cats are missing out on this life expectancy improvement, however, because they suffer from multiple cancers and other serious health problems. A lot of it’s probably the result of over-breeding, and maybe low-quality food, but who knows?

So when The Pet Pantry alerted me to a Saturday morning lecture at their New Canaan branch by noted holistic veterinarian, Dr. Martin Goldstein, I went and listened, and was impressed. Not because of his celebrity clients, or his theories about “pollutants in our environment” and “climate change”, or even his somewhat extreme anti-vaccine philosophy*.  Nope, what impressed me was his observations, gleaned from a forty-year career, on what works and doesn’t work, for keeping cats and dogs healthy.

The next day, I started plowing through his 350-page book, “The Nature Of Animal Healing“.  This is not an easy book to read. Here is an excerpt:

“Another is an enzyme called SGOT – serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase. In people, SGOT is found both in muscle and liver cells. In animals, oddly enough, it’s found mostly in muscle. So its usefulness is specific. Yet it’s rarely noted unless a pet has, for example, acute heart disease; by then, all it does is indicate the obvious. Then there’s LDH – lactic dehydrogenase- which unfortunately is no longer included in most standard blood tests. LDH is closely involved with lactic acid, which builds up when carbohydrates from food are not being metabolized properly. Carbohydrate metabolism is handled primarily by the pancreas. So LDH is an especially good indicator of pancreatic function. And because of its link with lactic acid, it also tells us whether the blood is too acidic or too alkaline- a crucial yardstick for metabolic balance.”

See? It’s just a tad “dense”, wouldn’t you say? And what are the odds Dr. Goldstein’s celebrity clients, folks like Oprah, Jerry Seinfeld, Martha Stewart, et al, have actually read even one page of this thing? Zero.

And given the average celebrity’s record on investing, choosing political candidates, or just making it through the day without saying something stupid, would you trust any decisions they make? You would not.  But you can trust me; this vet is worth considering. He and his associates can be found practicing animal medicine at:

Smith Ridge Veterinary Center, 1 Smith Ridge Road, South Salem, New York 10590  (914) 533-6066.

P.S. As a non-celebrity (kills me to write that), I was naturally shunted off to a mere “associate”, a Dr. Jacqueline Ruskin, but she is as well-qualified, and as steeped in the Goldstein philosophy as ol’ Marty himself.

* Goldstein’s against nearly all vaccines. If you want a further understanding, read the book.  In the meantime, take one piece of his advice: Don’t let your vet administer multiple vaccines to your pet on the same day.

Larry Kudlow On Saturday Morning Radio

Larry Kudlow, talking about the morality of capitalism vs. the immorality of socialism. Saturday mornings WABC radio, 10:00 AM, 770 AM dial.

Larry Kudlow, talking about the morality of capitalism vs. the immorality of socialism. Saturday mornings. WABC radio, 10:00 AM, 770 AM dial.

If you’re driving around this morning, tune in 770 on your AM dial at 10:00 AM, and listen to Larry Kudlow’s Saturday morning show on WABC radio. Kudlow and his guests, mostly economists and financial people, are an antidote to all the left-wing blather that poured over you during the week.

You may not even be aware of the pro-government slant of the usual news program, so Kudlow’s show might shock you, but I don’t think you’ll disagree with any of his conclusions. This week, I expect him to opine on Greenwich’s own David Stockman, among other things.

For The Week: 26 Accepted Offers

Ok, you regular readers know the drill…

These are pretty good numbers (as well they should be at this time of year) and we’re seeing a few bidding wars and properties getting deals before they’ve even had the broker open house; that’s a busy market.

Here are this week’s deals:

26 accepted offers, which includes…

4 executed contracts (that bypassed the “accepted offer” phase)

1 land listing

2 multi-families

548 Stanwich Road, $6.8M, truly amazing compound, is among this week's deals. Listing broker Catherine Stahl.

548 Stanwich Road, $6.8M, truly amazing compound, is among this week’s deals. Listing broker: Catherine Stahl.