Most sellers don't take my advice but I always recommend that homeowners pay the $500 or so for a home inspection BEFORE they ever list it.Obviously, after living in a home for 10 or 15 years there are bound to be small problems that you may have ignored or are unaware of. There may be some wood rot around your sills or even some critters that may have taken up residence along with you. Certainly none of that would come as a...Continue Reading!
This is a" boots on the ground" kind of post regarding my observations of the spring Darien real estate market so far.First, its still early-calendar wise.However, the warm weather seems to have brought out potential buyers. As I wrote last week, I was bumping up against other agents in town while showing homes. Renters seem to want to come off the fence but there is still a reticence to pull the "trigger". People are still concerned about job security, particularly...Continue Reading!
Quite by accident ,I stumbled across this information which is fascinating.It details which states people are moving to and which states they are moving from. The details are surprising. ,New Jersey and New York are big losers though and Connecticut has turned the cornerr into an "outbound" state. <a href="http://www.atlasvanlines.com/infographics/2011-migration-patterns/"> <img src="http://www.atlasvanlines.com/infographics/2011-migration-patterns/2011-migration-patterns-410.jpg" width="410" alt="2011 Migration Patterns"></a><br /><a href="http://www.atlasvanlines.com/infographics/2011-migration-patterns/">2011 Migration Patterns</a> by <a href="http://www.atlasvanlines.com/">Atlas Van Lines</a>Continue Reading!
According to the new census, a full 23% of Darien,Ct's residents are under the age of 18...this is the highest in the state. Come on up. Plenty of people to play with. Continue Reading!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9UxXS4CJWg[/youtube] This video speaks for itself..another great Darien Ct resource...another great reason to raise a family in Darien CT.Continue Reading!
IF YOU LIVE IN DARIEN, CT, YOU KNOW HOW RIDICULOUS THIS IS. IF YOU'RE THINKING OF MOVING HERE,ALL THE CHICKENS ARE GONE...... Continue Reading!
The New York Post reported today that real estate in the Hamptons is looking rosier, sooner due to the mild winter. Last weekend we saw some of the same thing here in the Darien real estate market. Last year at this time, buyers and agents alike took their lives in their hands just trying to reach front doors where snow and ice were piled high. This year it seems more buyers are coming out earlier,partly due to moderate temperatures.Open houses reported...Continue Reading!
I've written before about Harbor Point the unbelievable new residential, rental,community in Stamford's South End. Once the home of small factories,auto body shops and vacant lots,Harbor Point is a development worthy of the Romans...There are several rental properties which have become the talk of the town.The Lockworks,The Lofts and 101 Park. All are totally unique rentals, one two and three bedrooms and they are EXTREMELY popular. I had lunch with a friend today who reminded me that you can remember...Continue Reading!
When I moved here 25 years ago had a very anemic looking, downtown.Few shops,no movie theatre and practically no restaurants. Lots of empty and negelected buildings,a couple of pharmacies and a bunch of delis. What a difference today. For those moving here from New York City,Darien now has a vibrant night life owing largely to a bunch of new restaurants that have opened in town.We have so many now that Darien has its own Restaurant Week coming up starting February 6. In 1985...Continue Reading!