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Rentals Scarce in Darien,CT,Darien Real Estate

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Just a boots on the ground observation. If you are looking to be settled in Darien for the upcoming school year and are not  quite ready to buy,begin your rental search NOW. For wahtever reason the purchasing market has slowed and rentals are flying, especially in the $4-6,000/month range. They last only a day or so on the market and people are taking them, sight unseen.I  don't know what this portends for the future.Just a word to the wise. Call me...Continue Reading!

Property of the Week,A Slice of Heaven in Darien, CT for $26 Million…Give or Take…

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

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!

Darien Weekly Real Estate Market Report,March 27,2012

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Here is the list of new listings,accepted offers,deposits and closings. As you can see the Darien real estate market is in full swing.Homes are selling across all price ranges. We even had a sale for $11 million!As always, the most popular price range is Darien entry level,namely 500K to $1.5million. Prices continue to moderate and homeowners are more realistic than in years past. There are two homes that I particularly like, one on Hillside Ave and the other on Pilgrim...Continue Reading!

Zestimate,Schmestimate…Why Buyers and Sellers Should Beware…

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

I cannot tell a lie. This article been lifted wholly from but it really explains why buyers and sellers alike should take these  Web based real estate estimates with a grain of salt....or a bag of salt. Data is a good thing to have at your disposal but when it comes to buying and selling real estate in Darien or elsewhere, its only a small part of the picture. The old saying is "Garbage in, garbage out" and thats what Web estimates amount...Continue Reading!

Darien Real Estate Market Update,New Listings,Deposits and Solds…

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

As you can see the market is heating up. Volume is still down from last year but homes are selling...if you are in the's the time. Continue Reading!

February 2012 ,State of the Market,Darien Real Estate

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

So far it isnt pretty but the real story will begin to be told as the Spring market gets under way. For information about any of the properties below, contact me at 203-554-0951 or [email protected]        Continue Reading!

How to Sell Your Home in Two Weeks…..Darien Real Estate

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

I'ts that time of year again. No, its not Christmas already.(Thank God) It's Spring and prime time for real estate in Darien CT and the country as a whole. So this is kind of like a Christmas card.It's my annual plea to sellers to price their homes correctly if they are really serious about selling.I get that no one wants to leave money "on the table" so the instinct is to place your home on the market to see "what happens"....Continue Reading!

Good News,Bad News, Darien Real Estate,Spring 2012

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

This is a" boots on the ground" kind of post regarding my observations of the spring Darien real estate market so far.First, its still early-calendar wise.However, the warm weather seems to have brought out potential buyers. As I wrote last week, I was bumping up against other agents in town while showing homes. Renters seem to want to come off the fence but there is still a reticence to pull the "trigger". People are still concerned about job security, particularly...Continue Reading!

Are People Moving Away From Connecticut?

Quite by accident ,I stumbled across this information which is fascinating.It details which states people are moving to and which states they are moving from. The details are surprising. ,New Jersey and New York are big losers though and Connecticut has turned the cornerr into an "outbound" state. <a href=""> <img src="" width="410" alt="2011 Migration Patterns"></a><br /><a href="">2011 Migration Patterns</a> by <a href="">Atlas Van Lines</a>Continue Reading!

Darien Ct, Kids,Kids and More Kids…

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

     According to the new census, a full 23% of Darien,Ct's residents are under the age of 18...this is the highest in the state. Come on up. Plenty of people to play with.        Continue Reading!