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The Fall Darien Real Estate Market….Let us Pray…. for Inventory

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Tomorrow is the big day. The official beginning of the fall real estate market here in Darien and throughout Fairfield County, We are all praying for lots of nice,entry level homes to fill the screaming need in this price range. The next two weeks or so will be interesting.Sellers in that price range....700-1.5million.... price it right and they will come.... hopefully allowing you to trade up and bump the higher price points. Homes have been selling all summer but at the rate of one...Continue Reading!

Last Two Weeks Before September….All Quiet on the Darien Real Estate Front…

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

You can stay in the hammock for a few more weeks. The real estate market here basically in summer mode with the exception of one or two sales a week. Inventory remains low in the entry level price point and there has been some movement in the $2-3 million dollar range in the past few weeks both in Darien and Rowayton. Some homes are even selling within a week. There are precious few of these however so if you're in...Continue Reading!

The Gold Coast Standard Sees Reader Spike Along with Warmer Temperatures…

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My Google Analytics is showing me that readership of this blog has really taken off since the temperatures have spiked through the 90's to nearly 100 degrees in the New York metropolitan area. Most of you that are finding me are living in or around New York City where I'm sure the sidewalks are literally sizzling. This isn't a complete surprise since most of Darien's new homeowners come from the Manhattan and surrounding boroughs. If indeed you are curious about the town and...Continue Reading!

Abnormal is the New Normal…Darien Real Estate,July 2013

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Im through trying to predict what will go on in this market. The numbers are down across the board and  I thought surely the summer doldrums would settle in along with the excessive heat to dampen the market further. Never mind that the Norwalk and Westport and Wilton markets are on fire (not literally of course), we in Darien seemed to be plodding along nicely,especially given the last few years. All of a sudden this week there are nine new listings including one...Continue Reading!

The Little Recovery That Couldn’t, Darien Real Estate….

If you had asked me last April, if things had turned the corner in Darien real estate, I would have answered with a resounding yes!. In fact, I believe I  wrote just that on this blog. Three months later, the picture is different and quite mixed.  Pending sales are down from last year over 6% and the number of homes sold is down 10%. That said, this time, the reasons for the drop are different than in previous years. Before, we had...Continue Reading!

Yours Truly Gets A Nod from the Wall Street Journal, Darien Real Estate…

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This weekends article in The Wall Street Journal article about life and real estate  in Darien, CT features a brief, but riveting comment from "moi". Take a look. Reading!

Darien Spring Market Sees Multiple Bids Again….but….

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  You can see from other local bloggers that  Darien spring real estate is in full swing.As I've mentioned before buyers are out in force.Inventory is sparse and that's creating a bit of a frenzy. As a result several properties in the past few weeks have gone to multiple offers,a situation we haven't seen in a consistent way for awhile.One new listing had  back to back appointments from Thursday through Sunday. This is potentially a very good thing but....In a perfect world, the law...Continue Reading!

Go Ahead. Ask me Anything….Darien Real Estate

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Sometimes you're just starting to  THINK about buying or selling a home in Connecticut and you just have one measly little question. Who do you ask? Well how about me? Ive been selling and listing real estate for almost twelve years and have lived in Fairfield County twice as long as that. I've put three children through Connecticut schools,belong to a local country club and know tons of people from plumbers to tax accountants. If there is anything you want to know about the area and...Continue Reading!

Darien Real Estate Turnaround Finally Comes Around….

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For years, specifically the past six or more,we've all been reading  reports that the real estate market in this country is showing signs of life.  A tick up in new home starts, word of rising prices in some markets and persistently low interest rates are a constant.Yet,  as a realtor here in Darien Ct, I never really felt it-until this year. Sure homes have been selling over the years since the real estate downturn but at a fraction of the pace and...Continue Reading!

Darien Real Estate … The Most Important 2012 Year End Statistic

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It's that time of year again when everything from politics to fashion gets recapped. We'll soon see 2012's most important events,photographs,people, films, stocks and kitty videos trotted out before us. Similarly, Realtors and brokerages will soon regale us with statistics that invariably point the Darien real estate market in the "up" position. (I happen to agree, this year.) No one has seen the full year 2012 stats yet, but I have seen them as of November. I don't expect any significant variances in December, so I...Continue Reading!