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!
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!
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!
Tucked away just off the Post Road on the Darien/Norwalk border is a small enclave eight homes known as Highmeadow.These homes,built in 2001 have never traded on the open real estate market but instead have been lovingly transferred from owner to owner privately. Such is the demand for these homes. They are a cross between a single family home and condominium. Residents own the property the house sits on but not the common areas which are maintained by the homeowners...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!
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!
Here is an update on the Stamford,Ct. Harbor Point project which I have written about in the past. In spite of what the Times calls a "speed bump",it doesnt change the fact that this is and will be a great place to live. It just might take a little longer.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/realestate/connecticut-in-the-region-stamford-development-hits-a-speed-bump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss If you are interested in seeing the apartments just contact me at 203-554-0951. If youre reading about this for the first time, the general rule of thumb for rent here is $2000/mo...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!
I've written before about Harbor Point the unbelievable new residential, rental,community in Stamford's South End. Once the home of small factories,auto body shops and vacant lots,Harbor Point is a development worthy of the Romans...There are several rental properties which have become the talk of the town.The Lockworks,The Lofts and 101 Park. All are totally unique rentals, one two and three bedrooms and they are EXTREMELY popular. I had lunch with a friend today who reminded me that you can remember...Continue Reading!
Well one way or another you have found your way to this blog.As advertised I try to write about news and views of living here in Darien,CT. Yes,I am a Realtor and yes I do want your business. But I could go about prospecting for business by advertising on say Facebook,Trulia,Zillow etc which, from time to time, I do indeed tinker with. But what I hope to really accomplish here is to fill in a much needed gap between information and...Continue Reading!