From the Star Ledger:
The Westfield ‘Watcher’ house finally sells — at a $400K loss
Five years after purchasing their Westfield home and receiving threatening letters from a mysterious “Watcher,” Derek and Maria Broaddus have finally sold it — but for much less than they bought it for.
The couple claimed the previous owners failed to disclose the existence of the “Watcher,” a letter-writer who said he was carrying on a family tradition of stalking the house and its occupants.
The Broadduses never moved into the property because they were spooked by four threatening letters from the “Watcher,” including the first letter received just three days after buying the home.
But now another couple has taken the infamous property off their hands.
The deed filed with the Union County Clerk’s office on July 1 shows the Broadduses sold the home for $959,360 to Andrew and Allison Carr. The Broadduses bought the home for $1,355,657, and it was originally listed for $1.25 million in March 2016.
One of the brave new homeowners, Andrew Carr, declined to comment on the purchase when reached by phone. The Broadduses did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment.
In December, the entertainment blog Deadline reported that Netflix won the rights to adapt a widely read story on the case, published this fall on New York Magazine’s The Cut.
“I’m happy for them they sold it,” said Lee Levitt, the Broaddus’s lawyer who represented them in suing the former owners. “I hope this nightmare is behind them, and I look forward to the Netflix version.”
Netflix must really be getting desperate for content.
Lol. Heard it on the radio this morning.
Biden has been marinating his brain in booze For too long. It’s shot. I think he’ll eventually collapse on the campaign the same way Hillary did.
His health and worldwide corruption and influence peddling will be his undoing.
“We choose science over fiction. We choose truth over facts.”
–Joe Biden 8/8/19
No worse than the tweeting buffoon already in office. His mental errors are too many to list. Neither are mentally fit to be president
He’s old and white. Was probably scared to say poor “black” kids in fear of being called a racist. You can’t win this day and age when it comes to racism. If you are white, you are racist. End of story. That’s how whites are now treated in this country.
Neither are mentally fit to be president
Who would you prefer?
Neither Ed. And I think years ago, you would have laughed if Trump ran as R but this is where we have been for sometime. It is Alabama Auburn, Duke UNC, OSU MI, Yankees Redsox..nothing is rational and the other side is evil, just because. Too bad this is way more serious than sports but it is the national mentality.
A majority of economists in a WSJ survey now prefer “trade war” over “trade dispute,” “trade tensions” or other terms to describe the situation between the U.S. and China
For its part, The Wall Street Journal, which until recently avoided “trade war,” now deems the term “appropriate given the severity of the disagreement.”
I mean, is there a person out there that you would willingly endorse. And I become an Auburn fan ever since that wild ending a few years ago against LSU. Or was it Alabama? lol.
We’re literally going now where as a country.
Many thanks for the blog, it truly is filled with a lot of handy info. This .
Essex – be happy you made it this far
From yesterday’s thread IB’s can’t fill tech roles. The issue is unless the pay is better tech people would rather have the freedom(an likely more interesting work) found in a tech company, IB’s are very restrictive from a control standpoint not the most fun environment to be a developer in.
The banks aren’t paying the premium anymore and are treating their developers like cattle. Quality developers make technology projects succeed and there are not tons of them, anyone who manages technology projects knows there is a big delta between the people who drive projects vs. the filler that is around them. India has the same challenges, tech people want to work on interesting stuff and their best people either are here or want to be here, since there is market demand you have a lot of people there working as developers who have no business doing so.
People in tech roles at IB’s feel underappreciated and underpaid, viewed as an expense rather than a value add. Technology is the future of finance and the dinosaurs running banks don’t have a strategic view, thinking the status quo will continue indefinitely. Technology will transform finance in ways no one has imaged all the way the way from the client to settlements, it will eventually change.
Really only argument for trump is that the dems will halt the trade war. Unfortunately I think the Chinese are banking on Trump losing, we need to get concessions from them and the Democratic candidate likely drops the trade war. Supply chains need to be adjusted to reduce the risk of being dependent on China and we need to protect higher value industries as well as our IP.
Supply chains need to be adjusted so that our country’s rules against slave / child labor are enforced. And yes absolutely, the IP theft going unpunished for a couple of decades is ridiculous.
August 9, 2019 at 11:48 am
Supply chains need to be adjusted to reduce the risk of being dependent on China and we need to protect higher value industries as well as our IP.
newflash – man carrying gun in walmart arrests man carrying gun in walmart.
China is going to hack the election.
They need our consumers firing on all cylinders.
Strange bedfellows indeed.
Here in San Diego. Wow.
Great city. Puts LA to shame.
Has your life become worse under trump’s presidency? If you ignore the media headlines, life is great right now. I don’t know one individual that can’t find a job, that’s bonkers. People getting raises left and right. No way trump doesn’t get elected.
Remember when the media said a trump presidency will crash the market? Yes, how that work out? And we have been at a trade war for two years already. We just realize it now.
The democrats have nothing of value to offer. They still don’t get it. This, coming from a guy that always went democrat. I don’t know what happen to that party, but it’s not the party I love that represented the working man and made this country great for a good high majority of the population.
Still some good democrats in nj, a few other states, and at the national level. The majority of democrats, which is representative of the party, are nuts.
Right Grim without our consumers where will all the children in China work TONIGHT?
Sure dummy, except all the people here complaining that we got shit down to zero raises and/ or bonuses the last two years. Or, that finance and banking (aka the core area drivers) is sucking wind It is not like we got together and decided to collude to undermine your great economy theory. You are just to dumb to take the good micro data found here and apply it.
Not sure anymore. A centrist liberal or moderate R but they don’t exist anymore and I don’t think they would get anything done with morons in Senate and House. Just don’t like the Orange raccoon.
Making a fire out back tonight and burning that sign!
Respect denim camel toe
Now it known that a great commercial venture could be available in Wayne. Who comes for it next? Amazon distribution center? It is a great location near everything afterall.
Speaking of AMZ..hah.
Become a Seller
Amazon allegedly scammed out of $370K by 22-year-old’s return shipments of dirt
A 22-year-old has been arrested in an alleged scam of the largest internet retailer that totaled nearly $370,000 by sending return packages filled with dirt.
James Gilbert Kwarteng, of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, allegedly swindled Amazon Opens a New Window. by filling up the ordered items’ boxes with dirt and registering with the exact weight of the product. He would then receive a refund from Amazon and sell the original item, according to El Español Opens a New Window. and El Diario de Mallorca Opens a New Window. .
The return packages would end up sitting around in Amazon’s warehouses where they aren’t checked often
I’m walking on sunshine!!!
Lower Mortgage Rates Aren’t Likely to Reverse Sagging Home Sales
Wow. Grim, under contract. Wonder what it sells for?
Didn’t think that house would ever sell. Nice home in a terrible location.
No worries, high density and affordable housing will be in there soon enough.
One day you will be right.
“One market bear says portfolios are headed for their worst returns since the Great Depression — and explains why now is the time to flee stocks”
With how long planning takes. I’m good for a couple years for now. Maybe economy will bust and I’ll buy it up at a discount.
August 10, 2019 at 9:00 am
No worries, high density and affordable housing will be in there soon enough.
Under suicide watch and somehow pulls it off. Sounds fishy.
I wouldn’t count on it. There is chum in the water. Developers probably blowing up his phone as we speak. You already took a hit with this proposal, when the final plans for high density are announced, you crater.
NOT under suicide watch…..Justice is now investigating why not….I think we may know…
Conspiracy Theorists are generally 100% complete nut jobs but that doesn’t mean the Jeffrey Epstein death isn’t 100% a conspiracy.
Man, that guy that runs the financial samurai blog was dead on with his call.
“In Boise and Grand Rapids, the Housing Market Looks Red Hot
Many Midwestern markets have heated up so quickly they are now experiencing shortages of inventory and rising prices”