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Darien Real Estate Market Update,New Listings,Deposits and Solds…

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As you can see the market is heating up. Volume is still down from last year but homes are selling...if you are in the market...now's the time. Continue Reading!

February 2012 ,State of the Market,Darien Real Estate

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

So far it isnt pretty but the real story will begin to be told as the Spring market gets under way. For information about any of the properties below, contact me at 203-554-0951 or [email protected]        Continue Reading!

How to Sell Your Home in Two Weeks…..Darien Real Estate

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

I'ts that time of year again. No, its not Christmas already.(Thank God) It's Spring and prime time for real estate in Darien CT and the country as a whole. So this is kind of like a Christmas card.It's my annual plea to sellers to price their homes correctly if they are really serious about selling.I get that no one wants to leave money "on the table" so the instinct is to place your home on the market to see "what happens"....Continue Reading!

Inspections….Not Just For Buyers Anymore,Darien Real Estate

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

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!

Good News,Bad News, Darien Real Estate,Spring 2012

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

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!

Are People Moving Away From Connecticut?

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!

Darien Ct, Kids,Kids and More Kids…

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     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!

Darien Arts Center, Paint,Dance,Play!

[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!

Just for Fun Friday…Three Chickens Die in Darien

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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!

Global Warming Works For Darien Real Estate….

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

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!