10/27/2015: Big Red (399 Waltham) just closed for…

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$900k. Really such a great tradition we have here. Someone moves to the neighborhood and I tell everyone how much they paid. Must feel so welcoming.

The bigger story here is me being clairvoyant. Told you guys this would be around $900k. I mean I saw the sale price and thought my god Dave you can legit tell the future.

Hope my new superpower doesn’t change things between us. Still the same guy. Just can tell the future. No biggie.

9/28/2015: What’s the sale price of Big Red going to be?

So you guys were chirping me at Parktoberfest about the final sale price for Big Red — AKA 399 Waltham — AKA the Samuel Wheat House. Telling me it’s gonna sell for list price of $995k. The home is currently under agreement and scheduled to close Oct. 26th.

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Not so sure about that you guys. This is a historic house with most of the rear yard already parceled off, sold and developed. Not always easy to find a buyer for a home like this.

So I’m saying the house goes for under $900k. Please keep in mind I’m a licensed real estate professional. I have also recently discovered I may be clairvoyant after several Coors Lights. So I think under $900k. What do you think?

9/23/2015: Big Red (399 Waltham) has found a buyer

The Samuel Wheat House — aka Big Red — is under agreement. You guys remember this place: built in 1734 and only 6 owners in past 281 years. Looks like owner #7 will be closing just before Halloween.

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Dr. Wheat used to see patients in his dining room. And by patients I mean guys who got banged up during the French & Indian War. Dr. Wheat died in 1770, which means he didn’t even live to see the American Revolution. Guy was probably like don’t even talk to me about the Continental Congress. Just help me get blood off the dining room floor.

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6/4/2015: Big Red for sale… again

So the Samuel Wheat House — AKA Big Red — is back on the market for 995,000 shillings — I mean dollars.  You guys may remember this place was built in 1735 for Dr. Samuel Wheat.  Only 6 owners in 280 years.  It was listed for 6 months last year at $995k and didn’t sell.

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As a licensed real estate professional, I can disclose that this home isn’t an easy sell.  I know you guys are thinking the market is on fire so the broker should hold an open house and then collect offers.  Maybe even make up some shit for marketing like Paul Revere rode past this house or George Washington slept here.  But Big Red has 3 things working against it: location on Waltham St, weird lot that’s been chopped up to make room for 20 Princess Rd in the back and the historical restrictions on what you can/can’t do with it.

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This is the kinda sale where you only have 1 buyer.  May take some time to find ’em. Hopefully not 280 years.

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