Not only do you need a Realtor but you need an experienced Realtor. In small Fairfield County towns such as Darien and New Canaan there are builders and then there are builders. The high quality, established builders have almost all been around for a long time. Even when the market was down and new construction was non-existent, they busied themselves with remodels. The local builders are known quantities and their product has a reputation around town. The experienced Realtors all know...Continue Reading!
Don't let anyone tell you the weather doesn't affect home sales. No one wants to venture out in the snow and ice and home buyers are no exception. The January numbers in Darien,CT real estate reflect the classic winter deep freeze.Listings are down,sales are down etc. It'll thaw. In fact there has been an uptick in showings at the few new listings that have come out.on the Darien MLS. One home, listed at under $1 million last week, reported showings all afternoon. Smart...Continue Reading!
If you are thinking of moving to Darien,CT and your child has special needs, you should learn all you can about the town and State of CT resources. Hope the following link will help. If you are looking to buy,I can introduce you to local Moms in the same boat and you can learn firsthand about what the town and State has to offer. https://dariensepac.wordpress.com/resources/Continue Reading!
Things are starting to percolate a bit in Darien real estate. I went to a few open houses today and oddly saw two homes priced exactly the same. I thought one was overpriced and the other underpriced at around $2.3 million. Same general neighborhood.Which was which? Call me to find out why. 203-554-0951.Continue Reading!
How’s the market? That's the evergreen question posed to me at the gym,supermarket and every cocktail party in town. At any given moment the state of real estate in Darien can be up, down or even sideways.It all depends on price point, seasonality and supply of listings and buyers. What we Do know is whats happened in the recent past, so let’s take a look backward at how Darien real estate fared in 2014. In a word, I’d say FINE. The statistics for 2014 demonstrate that...Continue Reading!
The Town of Darien in an effort to make more parking spaces available for commuters have begun to implement some changes to present conditions. There is still plenty of room to park and pay but the plans are aimed at getting those residents holding onto annual passes to relinquish them and reorganize existing parking for commuters,shoppers and diners in Darien. This article explains it all. If you're not familiar with downtown and are interested in more details, give me a...Continue Reading!
Its not yet 2015 but no doubt those thinking of buying a home in Darien or just about anywhere are all wondering the same thing. When should I begin my search? Is January too soon? May too late? Do prices spike in the spring? Is there anything wrong with homes that didn't sell over the winter? What do I do first? These are all reasonable questions with simple answers. As you've undoubtedly heard, all real estate is LOCAL. What holds true...Continue Reading!
When prospective Darien homeowners begin their search online, there is no shortage of information on homes for sale. There are multiple websites that feature bits and pieces about the experience of living here. However, there really hasn't been a comprehensive publication that functioned as a guide for potential newcomers; one that offers in print format the true flavor of living in our town. Until now. In conjunction with Moffley Media, the Darien Board of Realtors (of which I'm Treasurer incidentally), has produced a...Continue Reading!
Traditionally, the real estate market slows to crawl in the months of November and December while homeowners deck their halls ,trim the tree and yes shovel their driveways. People hunker down to wait out New England's increasingly long winter months and put all hopes of selling their homes until the cherry blossoms emerge. Homeowners temporarily remove their homes from the market and just wait for spring. No seller WANTS to do this but for whatever reason their home has not sold during...Continue Reading!
Don't breathe a word. I'll be listing a Darien home this week in the impossibly hard to find $1million price range. It's a three bedroom classic Cape, with a den, beautiful big,new mudroom, one and a half baths and carpeted, finished basement. The bedrooms are all upstairs and the house is sited on 1/2 acre in the Tokeneke School district. The kitchen has been updated and even has a Sub Zero fridge. The property is private with sliders and a stone patio off...Continue Reading!