Just a boots on the ground observation. If you are looking to be settled in Darien for the upcoming school year and are not quite ready to buy,begin your rental search NOW. For wahtever reason the purchasing market has slowed and rentals are flying, especially in the $4-6,000/month range. They last only a day or so on the market and people are taking them, sight unseen.I don't know what this portends for the future.Just a word to the wise. Call me...Continue Reading!
I've never heard of this in my life but I must admit it is a brilliant idea...outdoor excercise equipment.Sure we've all been to yoga or boot camp on a beach but this brings it to a whole new level. Another great reason to consider buying a home in Darien,CT..http://darien.patch.com/announcements/darien-ymca-presents-newly-installed-outdoor-exercise-equipment-at-weed-beachContinue Reading!
The article from Darien Patch speaks for itself.http://darien.patch.com/articles/darien-high-school-ranked-seventh-best-in-the-stateContinue Reading!
Lots of chatter in the Darien, Ct real estate market this week about a spectacular,waterfront property which came on the market. The address is 27 Contentment Island,which is located in the prestigious, Tokeneke area of town. The property is unique even by Darien standards due to its total privacy,unparalleled water access, and amenities.There are over five acres of grounds most with stunning water views. The main house itself is warm and livable.The spaces are lovely but one never gets the feeling...Continue Reading!
Sixteen homes sold in Darien,CT just last week.....now thats what Im talkin'about!!!!Continue Reading!
Click on the link below for the latest in Darien real estate market statistics as of the end of March 2012. Some good stats, some not so good. The number of homes sold is up by 25% but that is misleading since its based on a small number to begin with namely 12 versus 15 this year. As usual the sweet spot for listings and sales is the $1-2million dollar range. The luxury market,$3million and up. has yet to make itself clear.Stay tuned. I'm predicting...Continue Reading!
Darien, Ct is a smallish town (around 18,ooo) people on the Gold Coast of Connecticut. It is situated between the larger cities of Norwalk and Stamford just an hour from New York. Although I've lived here for over 25 years,I'm always amazed how shopkeepers greet me by name and are so friendly.Lately we've stepped up the towns' retail game and brought in some upscale chains like Brooks Brothers, Joseph A Bank, Elizabeth Arden and Whole Foods. But to me it's the small...Continue Reading!
I was watching a program last night on TV called..."Say Yes to the Dress" which features brides to be shopping for a wedding dress.Often they enter the process thinking that they know exactly the kind of dress they are looking for but wind up disappointed when they don't like the way it fits. Maybe I should start a show called "Say Yes to the House" because the process seemed similar to the house hunting .Just like brides, home buyers to be,...Continue Reading!
Here is an update on the Stamford,Ct. Harbor Point project which I have written about in the past. In spite of what the Times calls a "speed bump",it doesnt change the fact that this is and will be a great place to live. It just might take a little longer.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/realestate/connecticut-in-the-region-stamford-development-hits-a-speed-bump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss If you are interested in seeing the apartments just contact me at 203-554-0951. If youre reading about this for the first time, the general rule of thumb for rent here is $2000/mo...Continue Reading!
Whether this is your first time buying a house or you’ve done it before, here are a few tips for how to prepare for a successful search in today’s market. With 25 years of experience in this community, I’ve got lots more where these came from – so feel free to contact me, even if you just have questions. No obligation. No kidding. 1. A TRAIN RUNS THROUGH IT. Be aware that popular real estate web sites that offer “estimated” home...Continue Reading!