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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!
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!
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!
One of the staples of real estate marketing in Darien and everywhere else for that matter is the ubiquitous,Sunday Open House. Every listing gets one or more during its time on the market and the papers and Internet are full of them. But do they really work? Well, it depends on what you mean by work? Over the past eleven years 'Ive personally only seen open houses sell a property a handful of times. They usually draw a cross section of...Continue Reading!
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!
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!
The summer has set in and new listings are few. This is no surprise since most of the town has gone AWOL until after Labor Day. If you are looking for a home, unless it is in the upper price ranges of $2.5million or above, the choices are slim. Anything new that comes on the market- if it's a value, sells immediately.Rentals are basically all gone again except in the upper price reaches. However, I will be listing a rental on a...Continue Reading!
I've never heard of this in my life but I must admit it is a brilliant idea...outdoor excercise equipment.Sure we've all been to yoga or boot camp on a beach but this brings it to a whole new level. Another great reason to consider buying a home in Darien,CT..http://darien.patch.com/announcements/darien-ymca-presents-newly-installed-outdoor-exercise-equipment-at-weed-beachContinue Reading!
Lots of chatter in the Darien, Ct real estate market this week about a spectacular,waterfront property which came on the market. The address is 27 Contentment Island,which is located in the prestigious, Tokeneke area of town. The property is unique even by Darien standards due to its total privacy,unparalleled water access, and amenities.There are over five acres of grounds most with stunning water views. The main house itself is warm and livable.The spaces are lovely but one never gets the feeling...Continue Reading!
We have our share of celebrity journalists in Farifield County, Brian Williams,Ashleigh Banfield, Scott Pelle and Mike Lupica just to name a few. It is unusual however, when one of their homes comes on the market and is affordable to entry level buyers. The home of Andy Rooney of "60 Minutes" fame is now on the market in Rowayton,Ct at an asking price of $749,500. I went to the estate sale there a few weeks ago and there were all manner of memorabilia,including Emmy statuettes and...Continue Reading!