I can't believe we are closing in on another year end! Here are the Darien real estate statistics for the first week of December, 2010.Usually by this time of year things are in the drip mode with precious little going on. If I may continue with the coffee metaphors we are seeing things continue to perk along. Nothing over the top but moving forward.Last year at this time, the market actually took off in the last weeks of the year and defied...Continue Reading!
In the Police blotter this week, there was a report of a stolen Patek Phillippe watch from a local Darien gym....Really......you left your Pat in your locker?[space]Continue Reading!
This post is completely disconnected from the topic of Darien real estate. Being the author of this blog has given me a certain confidence in my writing.As a result, and on a lark,I submitted a freelance article to The New York Times regarding how todays parents tend to overprogram our children. and overuse the word "passion" to describe their activities. I am proud to say that this past Sunday,November 14,the article was published in the Metropolitan section of the paper.I'm aware...Continue Reading!
Having just sent my last child off to college this fall,my husband and I have been strongly considering downsizing.We don't want the hassle of grass to mow and plow but still need space for the three kids when they come home for the holidays.We aren't quite ready to move but I did find a great free standing condo in the Silvermine area of Norwalk in a small development called, The Falls. Built in the 1980's, The Falls at Silver Creek has...Continue Reading!
Last week, I had the opportunity to visit 101 Park Place , a brand new luxury rental building that has just opened in the new Harbor Point development in Stamford, CT.In case you don't know,Harbor Point is an amazing project.It bills itself as "lifestyle oriented community" that marries urban convenience with waterfront living. The development is massive in scale and will,when all is said and done, house residential,office, hotel and retail development contained within five distinct neighborhoods.Harbor Point is located in...Continue Reading!
Disappointing numbers have been posted this month in Darien real estate due to a market seems to be settling into a familiar seasonal cycle. Last year at this time the Darien CT market remained fairly strong through the end of December. Given these numbers, and from the way Darien Novemeber reale estate sales look to be heading, the year end will probably finish with a whimper. That said the home sales market during the previous nine months made a remarkable comeback over 2009. Prices continue to moderate and...Continue Reading!
Not everyone who moves to the town of Darien is ready for a white picket fence,two dogs and a acre of land.Many people,particularly first time Darien buyers and downsizers are more interested in condominium life. If that's you're situation Darien has several complexes to choose from. Most of the Darien condos were built in the 1980's and have features typical of that building period.Open floor plans,lofts, and high ceilings are commonplace among condos built around that time. Almost all of the...Continue Reading!
Noroton Heights is a neighborhood within the Town of Darien.It is currently anchored by a series of strip mall style o retail establishments located across the street from the Noroton Heights Metro North train station. A local developer, Tom Golden, has submittedand been approved for new,mixed use development zone that will incorporate retail, office,and residential space.It's a sorely needed project in an area of town with a dense population .See the details below as published online at Darien Patch. P&Z Approves Golden's Noroton...Continue Reading!