We have our share of celebrity journalists in Farifield County, Brian Williams,Ashleigh Banfield, Scott Pelle and Mike Lupica just to name a few. It is unusual however, when one of their homes comes on the market and is affordable to entry level buyers. The home of Andy Rooney of "60 Minutes" fame is now on the market in Rowayton,Ct at an asking price of $749,500. I went to the estate sale there a few weeks ago and there were all manner of memorabilia,including Emmy statuettes and...Continue Reading!
Here is the list of new listings,accepted offers,deposits and closings. As you can see the Darien real estate market is in full swing.Homes are selling across all price ranges. We even had a sale for $11 million!As always, the most popular price range is Darien entry level,namely 500K to $1.5million. Prices continue to moderate and homeowners are more realistic than in years past. There are two homes that I particularly like, one on Hillside Ave and the other on Pilgrim...Continue Reading!
I cannot tell a lie. This article been lifted wholly from Realtor.com but it really explains why buyers and sellers alike should take these Web based real estate estimates with a grain of salt....or a bag of salt. Data is a good thing to have at your disposal but when it comes to buying and selling real estate in Darien or elsewhere, its only a small part of the picture. The old saying is "Garbage in, garbage out" and thats what Web estimates amount...Continue Reading!
Sometimes I just can't believe what I see on the MLS..... Continue Reading!
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!
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!
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!
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!