It did not take very long for this year's market to give us a new shocker.
1417 Pine (4br/3ba, 2350 sq. ft.) is a unique remodel of a 1940s original with a great sense of style. It's a darling place that triggers feelings – call it "an emotional house," as one of our colleagues sometimes does.
This home launched at $1.850M, but didn't make it to the first open house.
This one came out before the Super Bowl, at a time of epic low inventory, and then, added to the stew, there's cheap money and the sense of a rising market and the emotional "must have" quality of this house and... whew, it was off to the races.
The winner of the bidding war paid more than $300K over list: $2.162M.
It's all the more amazing when you consider the limitations of the home: