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The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Back "in the day" I used to post my favorite "House of the Week" on this blog but as usual things have gotten complicated. Legally, I am not allowed to post any information much less a review of any other agents' listings. It is considered advertising and one agent does not have the right to advertise another's listing without expressed permission. Since no one would grant me permission to write an unbiased review of a home, there is no sense to...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!

New Listings Pick Up in Darien….Darien Real Estate and Homes

FINALLY, we are seeing more inventory come onto the Darien home marketplace. Its been a" fits and starts" sort of thing up until now,particularly in the entry level price point. So if you're interested in buying a home from $700,000-$1,500,000 NOW is the time to keep your eyes and ears open. These houses will go to the swiftest of buyers and those who are willing to step up in multiple bid situations. What does that mean exactly? Well just the way it sounds. If...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!

Looking to Sell in 2014? This Could Be Your Year…..

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Five years ago, you practically couldn't give houses away...Homes that were on the market were overpriced and buyers were burrowing in their bunkers awaiting better news of the economy, election results, bonuses, you name it. We knew it had to happen and eventually it did. All the first time home buyers from New York City,  now with one child living in a closet and another in a dresser drawer have re emerged to create a hot, entry level market in Darien,CT...Continue Reading!

Darien Real Estate, Year End Report By The Numbers….

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

For those of you wanting more in depth analysis of last years market in the area, William Pitt Sothby's publishes a great, comprehensive report.. http://www.williampitt.com/eng/market-reportsContinue Reading!

Darien Real Estate Remains On An Even Keel in 2013….

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

The numbers are out and maybe you've seen them already. If not, The real estate market in Darien in 2013 remained even where it needed to be and strong where it needed to be. Let me explain. Homes sold last year was down by only three homes or 1% of the total number conveyed. A stable number indeed. The average days on the market was down (another strong indicator) was just off slightly by two days. Behind this number however, are some deeper...Continue Reading!

Thinking of Buying a Home in CT….Think Twice About Using Zillow…..

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Here's a brief but accurate assessment of the assessments on Zillow known as Zestimates. The public has embraced them as a "go to "site for buyers and sellers alike but as we know.....you cant believe everything on the Internet. Anyway, here's what Ive known all along.....Zillow is just plain wrong.....a lot!   <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lFZ6p9-z0-o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>Continue Reading!

Darien Real Estate, Ten New Listings in Two Days….Told Ya….

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

As predicted, this week,  heralds the beginning of the fall market in Darien real estate. So far there have been ten new listings, which included, a smattering of everything from rentals to $6million compounds in North Darien. Many of the listings are also in our sister town of Rowayton. Nice selection in all price points. Come and get 'em...while they last....Continue Reading!

The Fall Darien Real Estate Market….Let us Pray…. for Inventory

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Tomorrow is the big day. The official beginning of the fall real estate market here in Darien and throughout Fairfield County, We are all praying for lots of nice,entry level homes to fill the screaming need in this price range. The next two weeks or so will be interesting.Sellers in that price range....700-1.5million.... price it right and they will come.... hopefully allowing you to trade up and bump the higher price points. Homes have been selling all summer but at the rate of one...Continue Reading!