Building permits are published locally in a number of newspapers as such is the law.I was perusing the Fairfield County Business Journal the other night and casually remarked to my husband that it appeared that the number of building permits were rising.For a while there ,particularly in 2008 you could drive around town and never see a new construction project or evidence that a homeowner was renovating. (more…)Continue Reading!
I've published a snapshot report of how the real estate market in Darien fared over this past year. In spite of gloomy reports from other markets around the county, Darien is bouncing back from a poor 2009. All the numbers are headed in the right direction for recovery,owing largely to the recuperation on Wall Street. For those of you who don't know,Darien, Ct is to Wall Street what Silicon Valley is to Northern California.It's the engine that drives this market. As ...Continue Reading!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDdyF2sdIYY[/youtube] This is a brand new town video produced by my office at William Pitt Sothebys International Realty in Darien.I helped with the production and personally I think it turned out well. It gives a good feeling of what Darien, Ct is all about . Im even in the video a couple of times.See if you can spot me.Continue Reading!
I have a client/builder in town who is looking for anyone interested in building a home here in Darien Ct. The lot he would build on is on a premier street a full 1/2 acre in Darien that has not been fully developed nor built on, in the last 15 years or so. It is walk to town,train and Royle school . This home could be between 2000-3000 sq ft, full finished basement,two car garage and custom designed for a...Continue Reading!
Come Christmas time in Darien, there is nothing ho ho hum.Streets are lined with lights,the Darien Sport Shop lights its 30 ft tree and entire parking lot and best of all residents spruce up their homes from understated New England elegance to over the top merry! Guess which one this is! photo by Kara Glover BillhardtContinue Reading!
This comes under the heading of unabashed promotion but if you are a seller and want to know what Sotheby's International Realty can bring to the sale of your Darien home that the local firms cannot, simply read on. I leave this article behind on all my listing appointments. Very few of the other local Darien Realtors are in this league and in a market such as ours, sellers need all the help they can muster. RIS media has written a...Continue Reading!
This year for the first time in ages my husband and I decided to cut down our own Christmas tree. The kids are working or off in college so we would have to contend with only our own opinions about how big, what type,who gets to saw etc. There are no tree farms in Darien of course so we had to do a little driving.The day was moderately cold with just a bit of wind, so off we went. Jones...Continue Reading!
Dariens'own Brian Cashman, General Manager of The New York Yankees decided to repel down one of Stamford,Ct's tallest buildings. He was participating in the Stamford Holiday extravaganza where an elf repels from the locally famous Landmark Building. The video below shows a run through of the eventand features a few words from the Yankee GM. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtE-rX5k0CM&feature=related[/youtube]Continue Reading!
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!