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State of the Market,2014 Wrap Up, Darien, CT Homes

How’s the market? That's the evergreen question posed  to me at the gym,supermarket and every cocktail party in town. At any given moment the state of real estate in Darien can be up, down or even sideways.It all depends on price point, seasonality and supply of listings and buyers. What we Do know is whats happened in the recent past, so let’s take a look backward at how Darien real estate fared in 2014. In a word, I’d say FINE. The statistics for 2014 demonstrate that...Continue Reading!

Darien Real Estate,So Hot Yet So Cool, June 2014

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

How do I describe the doings in Darien Ct real estate this year so far? Well first, the season ,as we all know was severely delayed to to severely lousy weather,and a late spring that still is grudging. Repairs needed from ice dams, slowly melting snow and dazed homeowners kept things in a deep freeze well into April, 2014. Then came the thaw, or should I say partial thaw. Homes were listed and anything with a working front door and a price tag...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.... 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.. 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!

Norwalk, CT Best Kept Secret…The Homes at Highmeadow…

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

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!

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 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="//" 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!