Need more convincing that the real estate scene in the Irish Channel is completely bonkers? This very average three-bedroom home hit the market in November with a $410,000 ask. Three days later there was a sale pending, which isn't so out of the ordinary. But wait. The 1,810-square-foot Laurel Street home ended up selling for $420,000 — $10,000 over the asking price, which rarely happens 'round here. The place is newly renovated with nice hardwood floors and a sleek kitchen but clearly, the buyers are seeing something here that we aren't. Thoughts?
· Listing: 3016 Laurel St. [zillow]