One of the nifty (yes, that's a word that still I use) about having a blog is that there is a tool on the "back end "as they say in blogville,that allows the writer to see what the most popular articles are. As good as that is, the tool can't tell me what my readers would like or are HOPING to find on this site. So here's the thing. I'd love to hear from you. Let me know what you would...Continue Reading!
Looks like we're off to a good start this year.Continue Reading!
I mentioned briefly in my year end report that Darien home sales saw a "pop" in December when over 20 new contracts were signed. This trend appears to encompass much of Fairfield County thereby feeding optimism for the real estate market in Darien and environs may have bottomed out. Sales in New Canaan,Ct also posted 35 fourth quarter sales over 14 in 2008.No one expects the market to bounce back like a rubber ball but the feeling is that we...Continue Reading!
Looking for a home here in Darien Ct? Always dreamed of an antique home with all the charm of years gone by but totally updated for todays lifestyle. Stay tuned to http://www.thegoldcoaststandard.com for a new listing. Nearly one acre, with a studio out building perfect for work at home, in law suite or au pair. The house dates from 1865 with new kitchen and baths, 10 foot ceilings,leaded glass etc.I don't want to give too much away so stay tuned or...Continue Reading!
So, after all the jawboning and constant "pot watching" ,how did the year 2009 turn out for Darien,CT real estate? Well, actually not too badly. Bear in mind, that 2009 followed what was arguably the worst year in recent history for the homebuyers and sellers alike and that no analysis would be complete without reexamining 2008. Suffice it to say that 2008 saw home values in Darien and surrounding towns down around 22% and volume down nearly 50%. (more…)Continue Reading!
Below is the list of Darien home property transfers as recorded by the Darien Town Hall for the months of November and December 2009.Publication of transfers typically runs a few weeks behind and I'll try to keep up and post them as they are published.Most people like reading them to see what Darien homes sold for and even who their new neighbors might be! 64 Camp Avenue, Robert and Rachael Rangelov to Andrea Capasso Puzio, 1,137,000. • 61 Holly Lane, Holly Lane Associates...Continue Reading!
Below are this weeks,new listings,deposits and closings. Of note are a couple of homes which bindered after only a couple of weeks on the market. They were 78 Brookside, a renovated Victorian, and Middlesex Rd. which is a small farmhouse. Continue Reading!
For all of you who live here or are considering it,please remember that its NOT address,location, number of bedrooms or whether your granite has been imported from Michelangelos' quarry in Italy...... It's the LOVE INSIDE the house that counts. Merry Christmas everyone.Continue Reading!