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New Feature,Darien Real Estate Market Tracker

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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!

The Gold Coast Standard and 2012,There Is Much to Learn, Grasshoppers…

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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!

Darien Real Estate Market Report, January 2012

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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!

Darien Homes Market Outlook for 2012

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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!

Cesco’s Trattoria Comes to Darien,Now You Really Have to Move Here…..

We had our William Pitt Sothbey's International Realty Christmas party in this new restaurant located in downtown Darien and I was blown away. Darien had seen a big uptick in the number of new reswtaurants in the past few years but this may be the best. The restaurant itself is in The Goodwives Shopping Center (yes that's really the name), right in the middle of town. The owners,Also and Barbara set up the most yummy buffet. All the dishes were totally...Continue Reading!

Just for Fun Monday,Worst MLS Photos

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Rentals in Darien Ct, A Mixed Bag

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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

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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. Reading!