Nassau Interests, a Darien-based real estate development firm, is one of the first builders in Darien to design and build a new home registered with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program. By teaming up with Darien-based Neil Hauck Architects, the two local firms were able to build the new-LEED certified home at 49 Mansfield Ave.Until the beginning of 2008, LEED certification, an acronym for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”, was...Continue Reading!
In the 25 years I've lived in town, I have never felt unsafe,day or night. The weekly police reports generally feature, car burglaries,domestic disputes and driving infractions. But if you're thinking of living here, there is a new way to check it out for yourself.The Darien,CT Police Department is now participating with www.CrimeReports.com. The site features local maps which display police activity by location. You can also subscribe for daily,weekly or monthly crime alerts by visiting the Darien Police Department website,www.darienpolice.org.and...Continue Reading!
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! I have listed an adorable farmhouse for rent. It has a fully renovated kitchen and bathrooms,large living room/dining space and an extra family room.It's locatedon a sought after, dead end street close to the Merrit Pwy and Talmadge Hill station to NYC. .Price $3400/mo. Contact me for more photos of this rental or dozens of others in all price ranges. 203-554-0951 ...Continue Reading!
GNOMES MISSING FROM DARIEN HOME...... Five garden gnomes, valued at $75 each, were reported stolen from the front lawn of a residence on Edgewood Road at noon on Monday, Nov. 16, according to Darien Police. The gnomes had last been seen in their usual place at 3 p.m. the day before. A garden globe, worth $30, was also reported stolen that day. Three days later, on Thursday, Nov. 19, the resident noticed a 40-pound gnome, valued at $80, was missing...Continue Reading!
The town of Darien is kind of slow recording all the property transfers and so the attached list, although dated ,is all we have right now.I publish the closed sales each week in my market report but I'm told that some people like to view the addresses,closing prices and the names of the tranferers (is that a word?). I'll continue the post these as they are recorded. Darien CT Property transfers that were recorded in the town clerk’s office between August...Continue Reading!
As usual, here is the weekly market report for Darien Real Estate for November 20,2009.Again while there were those properties that closed well below asking, there also continue to be sales at full price....when they are priced correctly from the start. Cant believe the year is almost gone.Whew! Happy Thansgiving everyone! Continue Reading!
Thought all of you who are thinking of moving here, would like a little taste of Christmas Darien,CT style. Attached is a spot TV ad showing some of our great retail shops. Its a zip file so it'll take a minute to open.Ill figure out how to shorten the download. If anyone knows how,please let me know. https://rcpt.yousendit.com/778806708/4ca97162f27aa293f4eba32f4a2beb6cContinue Reading!
On November 6, the President signed into law an expansion and an extension of home buyer tax credits. "First Time" home buyers received an extension of the $8,000 tax credit until April 30, 2010 and had the qualifying income limits increased to $125,000 for singles and $225,000 for joint tax filers. This represents a significant increase from the $75,000 and $150,000 (respectively) earning limits previously in force.This now allows those buyers who are interested in homes for sale in Darien,CT to enter the...Continue Reading!
In case you missed it, The Darien Times published a very complimentery article about www.thegoldcoaststandard.com "(Karen) strives to represent the community through a variety of voices." (She)" jumped into the void and encourages dialogue with her readers The site is far from a series of self serving proclamations and listings.... Toot Toot.....thats me blowing my own horn!Continue Reading!
Is your agent doing all they can to market your home on the Internet? Are they still using pretty postcard websites and waiting for the phone to ring ? Isn't your location or neighborhood in Darien,CT a big part of what is going to sell your home? Of course. But Google Maps or interior videos won't convey a feel for how special Darien,Ct homes and its' neighborhoods are. If you wish to market your Darien home, and have a technological edge on the competition,let...Continue Reading!