Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Signed, Sealed, Delivered in Crown Heights: 1190 Union Street & 1134 Bergen Street

Here they are, "signed, sealed, delivered" - for a few lucky couples, they're yours!  Two more properties seen first on HomeCanvasr.com officially go in contract this week.  First, our house at 1134 Bergen Street finally seals the deal yesterday after a few open houses and a little "negoash".  Buyers with a significant downpayment were able to pluck this killer 3-Family house under asking price of $1.895M.  As we always caution, nothing is binding until both parties have signed the contract of sale and money has changed hands, but lots of contracts go astray during the in between times.  With yesterday as the deadline to sign 1134 Bergen contract, a few last minute unapproved changes made it to the contract the buyers signed & sent over.  Since we couldn't make last minute changes and send them back something they hadn't agreed to,  it wasn't going to happen to us either.  Luckily, cooler heads prevailed and at the 11th hour, the contract that was agreed to was signed by both parties.  Tread carefully when trying to herd the cats of buyers, sellers, buyers' attorney, sellers' attorney, and brokers all onto the same pages all at once.  The tiniest change can take hours, days, or weeks to hammer out and any little debris on the tracks can derail the whole train.  But it's nice to see the deal finally stick.  Crown Heights and this house have certainly come a long way in the short year & half since 1134 Bergen Street closed for just over $1.2M last January.  From limestone love at first sight to in contract for $1.8M, that little gem rode a nice wave.

Then, the single-family up Nostrand at 1190 Union Street, which we told you about weeks before it was on Zillow as a FSBO for $1.299M.  House already had an accepted offer from a HomeCanvasr buyer before any public open house.  Buyers got to walk through with one of the contractors from the stunning Clinton Hill reno at 102 Gates Avenue and take a peek at another renovation of basically the same house on the block at 1196 Union Street.  Contract was out while open houses for back up offers were taking place.  A few contingency miscues between attorneys could've thrown the whole deal off.  Sometimes it feels like that contract is dwindling...

But it patched back together easily, since even over asking price a good deal was there to be had for buyer & seller alike.  Another HomeCanvasr production brings supply & demand together.

Sometimes, when you're on the hunt from BK's Finest...

If you wait around until it's on Zillow, you might find yourself tardy to the party.

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