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Just for Fun Monday,Worst MLS Photos

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

THESE THINGS CONTINUE TO AMAZE ME WHENEVER I COME ACROSS THEM. THIS HOME FEATURES A FRESCOED CEILING,BOXES OF OLD BABY CLOTHES AND CABLE BILLS FROM LAST MAY.OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY.Continue Reading!

Rentals in Darien Ct, A Mixed Bag

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

There are lots of reasons people choose to rent in Darien. They can be renovating a home elsewhere,  haven't found the home of their dreams in town or are test driving the area, so to speak. Then there are those that have bought a new home and found they were unable to sell their previous home and so list it for rent. Whatever the reason, there are currently around 30 properties for rent in Darien Ct in the price range of around...Continue Reading!

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year…Just Not For Darien Real Estate

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

I regularly post both weekly and monthly reports regarding volume, average price,closing etc. But at this time of the year, I feel it is prudent to take a break both from what is boring and irrelevant. Real estate is a seasonal business and there is little of significance that I expect to occur between now and the beginning of 2012.Listings will dribble onto the market and homes will sell at a sluggish pace. Nothing big will occur as concerns pricing...Continue Reading!

This Weeks Property Transfers, Darien Homes

Here is the list of this weeks property transfers here in Darien. Don't you wish you could make the list too? You can, you know. You know who to call.   39 Tower Dr.: Jeffrey Scofield sold to Charles E. McCarthy and Deborah E. McCarthy for $2,235,000. 7 Whaling Rd.: Kenneth J. Kutz and Nora M. Kutz sold to Michael P. Kuehler and Karen N. Kuehler for $1,580,000. 5 Red Cedar Dr.: Andrew L. Wright and Melanie A. Wright sold to CL Darien Partners...Continue Reading!

Darien Real Estate Third Quarter Market Report

Every quarter William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty puts out a comprehensive report on the state of real estate in Connecticut.They do a much more comprehensive job than I can in this space. So if you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Darien or elsewhere in the area,do not pass GO. It's a must read. http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ddb5fafd#/ddb5fafd/1Continue Reading!

Just for Fun Friday…..Darien Real Estate

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Well here you are looking for info on Darien real estate. Instead, I'm posting a "just for fun" entry. This is a real sign I saw at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Now I kn0w someone out there is going to contact me and tell me why snow globes are a threat to national security but for the life of me I can't understand how it could be a problem that would merit signage in a New York metro airport.Just sayin.....  ...Continue Reading!

How Far Down Will Darien,CT Real Estate Dip?

I've just returned from visiting friends in Las Vegas where it seems that the local real estate market is down on its heels. There is some new construction in the area but lots of land that was originally cleared for building seems to be laying fallow. It got me thinking about various markets and why some seem to have the bottom drop out and others remain viable. The answer for me is what I call, "intrinsic value". Now we all know that real...Continue Reading!

Foreclosures in Darien,CT…Not So Much

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

I was speaking with a client yesterday about the stste of the market and whether there are any signigificant foreclosure properties. The short answer is a curt ,"No." Oh sure you may say,of course DARIEN cant have a foreclosure issue but even a cursory web search on www. foreclosures.com shows that this town as well as a couple of surrounding communities have eluded the foreclosure crisis. When you think about it, it makes sense.  Many people here in town bought at the...Continue Reading!

Rowayton Ct, Sister Town to Darien….

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I'm always writing about real estate in Darien,CT but thought I'd offer up an amazing alternative to our great little town,namely Rowayton,CT. Long considered a sister town to Darien,Rowayton is actually part of the town of Norwalk. Located on Long Island Sound,Rowayton has traditionally been a real estate choice among young and old alike who may be moving to or from Darien. Less than two miles from the center of Darien, it feels more like Cape Cod, or Cape May,New...Continue Reading!

The Darien,CT Blog Post I Never Wanted to Write….

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

I cannot tell a lie.We have a problem in Darien,CT.As my readers know,I've lived here in Darien for over 25 years and it is one of the safest communities I know of. You can send your children to sleepovers without worrying for them,walk the streets at all hours and until recently leave your home for a few minutes or go on a vacation without worrying. However,recently there has been a rash of burglaries that have left residents unnerved. Now,in the spirit...Continue Reading!