IF YOU LIVE IN DARIEN, CT, YOU KNOW HOW RIDICULOUS THIS IS. IF YOU'RE THINKING OF MOVING HERE,ALL THE CHICKENS ARE GONE...... Continue Reading!
The New York Post reported today that real estate in the Hamptons is looking rosier, sooner due to the mild winter. Last weekend we saw some of the same thing here in the Darien real estate market. Last year at this time, buyers and agents alike took their lives in their hands just trying to reach front doors where snow and ice were piled high. This year it seems more buyers are coming out earlier,partly due to moderate temperatures.Open houses reported...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!
When I moved here 25 years ago had a very anemic looking, downtown.Few shops,no movie theatre and practically no restaurants. Lots of empty and negelected buildings,a couple of pharmacies and a bunch of delis. What a difference today. For those moving here from New York City,Darien now has a vibrant night life owing largely to a bunch of new restaurants that have opened in town.We have so many now that Darien has its own Restaurant Week coming up starting February 6. In 1985...Continue Reading!
I was talking to a friend the other day and she said that she visits many realtor websites thinking that different real estate agencies will show different properties. I told her that all Darien brokerages participate in a local MLS and that it populates all websites, but she didn't really get it. Here's the deal. MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service and that is exactly what is is. The Multiple Listing Service was originally formed as a tool for Realtors to communicate with each other regarding properties for sale...Continue Reading!
Starting in 2012,Ill be publishing at least monthly, the Darien,Ct Market Tracker which will allow readers to keep on top of the broader trends affecting Darien, Ct real estate. This is in addition to articles about local flavor, individual properties and general real estate stories and information. Hope its helpful. 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!
Happy New Year everyone. Below is the first Darien home market report for the new year of 2012.As always the report shows,new listings (appearing very slowly),deposits and closings. There have been no accepted offers that I know of in the past couple of weeks. We are off to a slow start but in real estate we see more listings and sales as the weeks go on. If you're thinking of selling, I really don't see any reason to wait until...Continue Reading!
Year end numbers have not been released for Darien, Ct and environs, but that won't stop me from making some general predictions about the real estate market in 2012. None of this is earth shattering but Fairfield County typically acts as its own market within the state of Connecticut and trends here are worth observing since they diverge somewhat from other areas. Everyone constantly asks, "How's the market?" There is no one answer. Homes are selling, although not at previous levels,and will...Continue Reading!