Dead Men May Tell No Tales, But Titles Do
Mary Jane Carpenter
Finding a new occupation at the age of 45 is either a testimony to necessity being the mother of invention or pure foolishness. Who knows? Nothing was going particularly well when my husband and I moved to Martha’s Vineyard in 1988. I was exhausted after a having a huge garage sale and then packing up the contents of a 10-room house on the mainland and moving to a summer cottage with six rooms, plus a storage unit that would be emptied when the addition to said summer cottage was completed. My husband was now the business manager for the Vineyard Gazette.
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4 Troy Street, Oak Bluffs
On a quiet street off the intersection of East Chop Drive and Temehegan Road, this five bedroom Victorian-style house offers exceptional water and sunset views overlooking Vineyard Sound. The custom home, built in 1998, invites you to relax outdoors on the wrap-around porch or large landscaped lawn. The property also features a hot tub, outdoor shower and space to add a pool.
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Featured Home: South Shore Views
Offered By Tea Lane Associates
Private home set on 3 acres directly off Moshup trail. Walk to south shore Atlantic Ocean beach. Completely renovated in 2003, this five bedroom 7.5 bath 3800 square foot home is custom built in every respect. Solid mahogany wide board floors, mahogany doors and walls and hand made bronze hardware throughout the whole home.
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Featured Home: Spring Point, Chilmark
Offered by Conroy & Company Real Estate
Expansive family compound. Custom built 4 bedroom farmhouse with separate studio, barn and fenced outbuildings. The in ground pool is private and serene and the spacious rooms with 4 fireplaces, high ceilings and oversized windows showcase the water view, ancient stonewalls and stately trees.
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Featured Home: 93 Slough Cove Road
Offered By Wallace and Co
Enjoy the open feeling of Katama and the summer breeze at this ideal vacation home.  Offered here is a contemporary home in Katama overlooking Herring Creek Farm, the airfield, and the dunes to the Atlantic. The house has been well-maintained and recently updated.
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123 Golf Club Road, Tisbury
Bernadine A. Prygrosky, Gertrude A. Prygrosky and Carol B. Prygrosky purchased 123 Golf Club Road in Tisbury from Raymond Maciel Jr. and Patricia Maciel for $1,220,000 on Dec. 28.
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4 Golden Road Way, Chilmark
Alan Dershowitz purchased 4 Golden Rod Way in CHilmark from James Goodman for $385,000 on Dec. 28.
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Lake Tashmoo Estate
Wallace & Co. Sotheby's International Realty
Offered by Wallace & Co. Sotheby's International Realty

Private waterfront estate on Lake Tashmoo with 5 separate structures including a 3500 sq.ft main house featured in Architectural Digest, a Hutker designed home perched on the water's edge, a water view 1 bedroom studio, a rustic guest cottage surrounded by gardens and a large shed/workshop. When you arrive at this property you will find colorful perennial gardens sprinkled around a rolling landscape with mature trees. Enjoy over 200ft of waterfront on Lake Tashmoo with 2 deep water moorings. This is truly the best kept secret on the Island.
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39 Sengekontacket Road, Oak Bluffs
39 Sengekontacket Road in Oak Bluffs sold for $1,200,000 on Nov. 19. 
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Flat Market, Low Land Bank Revenues Lead to Fewer Purchases
Sara Brown

And although money is coming in, executive director James Lengyel said the lank bank is not in the position to be acquiring new properties, with a still slumping real estate market. Last week, the land bank reported revenue of $0. Mr. Lengyel said a week without revenue is infrequent for the land bank, though it has happened before. The last time, he said, was within the last year.

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