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!
Here is the latest article from the Fairfield County Business Journal about yours truly..... Q&A from the Corner Office Karen Brewer, Realtor at William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Darien and founder of interactive website, The Gold Coast Standard.com shared from personal experience how the Information Age has evolved the ways a broker advertises. Q: How are agents using social media to market themselves and their listings? Brewer: “I continue to be...Continue Reading!
Nassau Interests, a Darien-based real estate development firm, is one of the first builders in Darien to design and build a new home registered with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program. By teaming up with Darien-based Neil Hauck Architects, the two local firms were able to build the new-LEED certified home at 49 Mansfield Ave.Until the beginning of 2008, LEED certification, an acronym for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”, was...Continue Reading!
GNOMES MISSING FROM DARIEN HOME...... Five garden gnomes, valued at $75 each, were reported stolen from the front lawn of a residence on Edgewood Road at noon on Monday, Nov. 16, according to Darien Police. The gnomes had last been seen in their usual place at 3 p.m. the day before. A garden globe, worth $30, was also reported stolen that day. Three days later, on Thursday, Nov. 19, the resident noticed a 40-pound gnome, valued at $80, was missing...Continue Reading!
The town of Darien is kind of slow recording all the property transfers and so the attached list, although dated ,is all we have right now.I publish the closed sales each week in my market report but I'm told that some people like to view the addresses,closing prices and the names of the tranferers (is that a word?). I'll continue the post these as they are recorded. Darien CT Property transfers that were recorded in the town clerk’s office between August...Continue Reading!