Explain this one to me please. Elegant if dowdy Victorian lists for $2.349 million in September 2010 and sits there for three months with no takers. Relists in April at $2.3 million and in contract seven days later at $250,000 over asking price. Calls to the no-doubt-jubilant listing agent for some clarification were not returned, but the only thing I can think of to explain it is a brief and bloody bidding war.
[Ed. Update: 4/14/11: Thanks to John Farnham, the listing agent, for getting back to me. There was indeed a bidding war. Won by the guy with the all-cash offer and a promise to close in 7 days. And the extra $250,000 in cash.]