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Two Homes, One Price..Darien CT Real Estate

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Things are starting to percolate a bit in Darien real estate. I went to a few open houses today and oddly saw two homes priced exactly the same. I thought one was overpriced and the other underpriced at around $2.3 million. Same general neighborhood.Which was which?  Call me to find out why. 203-554-0951.Continue Reading!

Darien Ct. Commuter Parking Update….Darien, Ct .Real Estate

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

The Town of Darien in an effort to make more parking spaces available for commuters have begun to implement some changes to present conditions. There is still plenty of room to park and pay but the plans are aimed at getting those residents holding onto annual passes to relinquish them and reorganize existing parking for commuters,shoppers and diners in Darien. This article explains it all. If you're not familiar with downtown and are interested in  more details, give me a...Continue Reading!

Thinking of Moving to Darien,CT? Everything You’ll Need to Know.

When prospective Darien homeowners begin their search online, there is no shortage of information on homes for sale. There are multiple websites that feature bits and pieces about the experience of living here. However, there really hasn't been a comprehensive publication that functioned as a guide for   potential newcomers; one that offers in print format the true flavor of living in our town. Until now. In conjunction with Moffley Media, the Darien Board of Realtors (of which I'm Treasurer incidentally), has produced a...Continue Reading!

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!