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I Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself…Darien and New Canaan Real Estate News

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Here is an unbiased report from Darien/New Canaan Magazine about the new normal in this areas real estate market....http://www.newcanaandarienmag.com/n/March-April-2014/The-Real-Estate-Survival-Guide/Continue Reading!

Doings in Darien,CT Week of March 6,2014

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

This little compendium is compliments of my friend ,Nicole Lyons. She has a great website called www.AllAboutDarien.com and you can get a real flavor of the town just by going to her site. In the meantime, here is a list of things to do this week....as usual its all (or mostly) about the little ones. Enjoy.http://allaboutdarien.com/2014/03/whats-doin-in-darien-weekend-of-march-6th/Continue Reading!

Ice Could Dam Up The Spring Market in Darien…..Darien Real Estate

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

By now you  know about the inventory issues in Darien real estate. If you're looking to buy a home below $1.6million, you have few to no choices. Now that the weather  has for the moment, turned warm all the ice and snow that has built up on the roofs of Darien homeowners is finding its way indoors. Ice damming has been a big issue during this cold snap and as the deep freeze abates, water will continue to make an appearance in family rooms...Continue Reading!

Darien, Ct Nursery Schools….Something for Everyone….

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

I wrote a post a few years ago about nursery schools in Darien Ct. Although most of the schools are still around I thought Id update the information a bit. When clients first come home shopping here, they often tell horror stories about enrolling children in pre-school in New York City and how the most popular schools command upwards of $25,000 annually. Rest assured that is NOT the case everywhere and certainly not in Darien CT. Choices here are varied, everyone swears...Continue Reading!

Darien Spring Market Sees Multiple Bids Again….but….

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

  You can see from other local bloggers that  Darien spring real estate is in full swing.As I've mentioned before buyers are out in force.Inventory is sparse and that's creating a bit of a frenzy. As a result several properties in the past few weeks have gone to multiple offers,a situation we haven't seen in a consistent way for awhile.One new listing had  back to back appointments from Thursday through Sunday. This is potentially a very good thing but....In a perfect world, the law...Continue Reading!

Go Ahead. Ask me Anything….Darien Real Estate

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Sometimes you're just starting to  THINK about buying or selling a home in Connecticut and you just have one measly little question. Who do you ask? Well how about me? Ive been selling and listing real estate for almost twelve years and have lived in Fairfield County twice as long as that. I've put three children through Connecticut schools,belong to a local country club and know tons of people from plumbers to tax accountants. If there is anything you want to know about the area and...Continue Reading!

Darien Real Estate Turnaround Finally Comes Around….

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

For years, specifically the past six or more,we've all been reading  reports that the real estate market in this country is showing signs of life.  A tick up in new home starts, word of rising prices in some markets and persistently low interest rates are a constant.Yet,  as a realtor here in Darien Ct, I never really felt it-until this year. Sure homes have been selling over the years since the real estate downturn but at a fraction of the pace and...Continue Reading!

Come See What Everyone is Talking About, Kensett, Darien

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Ive been writing here and elsewhere about the new development in Darien called Kensett. It is a development of 60 or so luxury condominium homes here in town. Until now, the models have been under construction but they are now ready to be shown. Of course, Id be happy to show anyone who wishes to make an appointment but there's another way  to see them as well. Next Thursday October 18 from 6-8PM I will be hosting a model home viewing...Continue Reading!

The Kensett is Coming!! Darien,CT Real Estate

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

For years residents of Darien,CThave bemoaned the lack of single family housing that allowed them to take advantage of Darien and all it has to offer without the bother of home upkeep and expenses. Also lacking has been a place for long-time residents and empty-nesters to scale back on their homes while staying in Darien. Weep no more, Darienites. Kensett is coming. Kensett represents an entirely new way to live in Darien.  Set on 15 acres, the development will be home to over 60 homes in a...Continue Reading!

One of My Favorite Local Websites, CT Bites….

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

For those of you coming out of the city and wondering what will you do without NYC restaurants, fear no more.  The website www.CTBites comes to your rescue. If you think your move to the 'burbs means you'll be giving up trendy and delicious foods you couldn't be more wrong. This website gives a great overview of all the gastronomic wonders of Fairfield County. New restaurants, farmers markets, openings (and closings), festivals,food events, wine info  and all things  food and drink in CT! Highly...Continue Reading!