Darien, CT Real Estate News

By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
  November Housing Stats, Darien, Rowayton & New Canaan, Connecticut. For single family properties as we are nearing the end of 2010 we are beginning to see the house trend for the year. The numbers seem to indicate and upward momentum from 2009 with more homes sold and with an average home price up in some markets. Darien number of sales is up 43% from last year with a year to date average sales price of $1,681,472. New Canaan's home sales year to date as of November compared to last year up 47% and Rowayton showing steady at a gain of 2%. Single Family Properties. Darien ~ November 2010 Current sales for November were 10 homes. The Year to Date (YTD) Average Sales Price to November 2010 is $1,681,472. Year to date November 2010 number sold units is 226 up from totals in YTD November 2...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Christmas Lights in Darien, Ct. ~ 2010   Growing up our grandparents used to bundle us up at night and get all of us in the car and drive around the  town to look at all the Christmas lights  and decorations.  Of course back then it took the car about half an hour before the heat kicked in so we would just be getting back home by then. The good thing is that afterwards we all had Hot Chocolate and voted on the house that we liked best. My wife and I did this over the weekend; here are some of our favorite pictures from Darien Connecticut. Which one do you like best? Happy Holidays to everyone and Best Wishes in 2011.                           . David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien. David is a lifetime Fairfield County resident who grew u...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for hardwood flooring for your home in Darien CT? Or, maybe you just want to refinish your existing hardwood floors or change their color.  We know it's a big decision and you want to make the right one.  What is the best type of hardwood and right species for your home?  What's the best style and color?  Which company can you trust?  Well here's where we can help.  We make hardwood flooring fun and simple. We bring the store to your door. This is the best way to do it. You can see all the colors in your own home and lighting...yes, it does look different in your home vs. the store. We will provide design guidance and make sure you get the best construction of wood for your home, your needs and your budget. We will take measurements, so you can get a true estimate and co...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Darien & Rowayton, Connecticut Housing Data for Thanksgiving week, 2010.              According to the Darien Multiple Listing Service* (11/24/2010) the residential housing statistics seem to be on an upswing from 2009.  Here is a quick look at Darien and Rowayton, Connecticut residential home data (single family homes) for current listings, homes under contract and deposit, year to date home sales compared to 2009. Currently in Darien for 2010 ·         222 closed sales year-to-date, up from 182 total sales in 2009. ·         Homes under contract are 10 ·         Homes with deposits 23 ·         131 homes on the market for sale. Currently in Rowayton for 2010. ·         40 closed sales year-to-date, up from 38 total sales in 2009. ·         Homes under contract are 9 ·         Homes un...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
OCTOBER HOUSING DATA ~ Darien, Rowayton, New Canaan, Connecticut. Single family homes sales year to date and prices are up from October, 2009. With interest rates still at a low point this momentum seems likely to continue on to year's end with homes sales in Lower Fairfield County on an upswing. Another good sign is that building and zoning permits are up, which is evident as you drive around and see more renovations and additions being done. William Raveis Website, Raveis.com, has a great tool for owners, sellers & buyers called ‘Local Housing Data'.  On this page it will give you all the local up to date data & statistic for the town you are interested in. Here is an easy to read housing data chart for Single Family Properties in Darien, Rowayton, New Canaan, Connecticut. .          ...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Certified Green Professional (CGP) at William Raveis Real Estate.     PRESS RELEASE Darien, Ct. ~ November 12, 2010  David Popoff, of William Raveis Real Estate recently became one of the select groups of professional builders, remodelers, and other industry professionals nationwide who have earned the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation, identifying him as someone with knowledge of the best strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes.  The CGP program is administered by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Education and sponsored locally by Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Fairfield County, HBRA. In three days of course work, the CGP curriculum incorporates a variety of information tailored to green building and business practices. ...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
  WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAY IN CONNECTICUT ~ It's A Dog's Life.                    YOU CAN FOLLOW RED DOG CALI VIZSLA ON FACEBOOK, just mention ActiveRain in the request.   David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien.   A life time resident of Fairfield County he has worked throughout lower Fairfield County and now resides in Darien, Ct since 2004.  Member of the Connecticut Association of Realtor's, CAR. Member of the National Association of Realtor's, NAR. David Popoff is an accredited LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) and member with the United States Green Build Council (USGBC) and the Connecticut chapter (CTGBC).   Associate member of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the local chapter HBRA-Fairfield County, Ct. Contact David Popoff f...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
  Fall Foliage South Western Connecticut.   Even though it snowed Monday morning ( Nov.8/2010 ) here in South-western Connecticut, there is still fall foliage on some of the trees. With the morning sun intensifying the colours which range from yellows and browns to bright orange and reds. Take a look at these pictures from Rowayton & Darien, Connecticut.  My not so-so Wordless Wednesday, maybe more of a Whimsical Wednesday.                             David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien.   A life time resident of Fairfield County he has worked throughout lower Fairfield County and now resides in Darien, Ct since 2004.  Member of the Connecticut Association of Realtor's, CAR. Member of the National Association of Realtor's, NAR. David Pop...
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By Victoria Lorusso, Florida and CT Real Estate
(Illustrated Properties)
The Real Estate picture is turning around nicely for Darien, CT.  So far for the first 10 months of 2010 we are seeing a rebound in the median home price which fell from a high of $1,437,000 in 2007 to $1,143,500 in 2009. This year so far it is closely back to 2008 levels at $1,325,000. In 2007 the sales volume was 342 home sale for the year falling to 187 &182 for years 2008 & 2009. This year, trending with the median home price, volume so far is 216.  This is definately a market on the rebound!
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
#1 Connecticut Real Estate Website & FREE.     Do you want comprehensive, up-to-date, easy to use, local real estate information, data, and mapping? Then here is the #1 website for you to use and it is FREE. Company wide award winning 2009 in excellence in website design and functionality, the William Raveis website is your one stop website for Real Estate in New England. Covering all of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.         You will find many links on the William Raveis site such as: ·        Find a Home ~ just click on the state you are interested in. ·        Open houses ~ Gives location and time of local public open houses, no more searching through the paper. ·        Mapping ~ Hyper local mapping, houses for sale, sold, scho...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
OKTOBERFEST Saturday Oct 23, 2010 ~ Darien VFW, Ct. Attend the fund raising event for the Darien VFW will be holding their Oktoberfest on Saturday October 23, 2010 (Rain or Shine). Doors open at 2:00 pm, food will be served from 5 to 7 pm and the PIMPINELLA concert will be from 7:00 to 11:00 pm with plenty of dancing. The event will be held at the Darien Post 6933 Veterans of Foreign Wars, 205 Noroton Avenue, Darien, Ct. The event is open to the public, a $15 per person admission fee that includes door prizes and one complimentary glass of Oktoberfest Draft Beer. Authentic German style food will be served from 5 to 7 with specialties of knockwurst, brats, sauerbraten, German meatloaf, bockwurst and more. Additional drinks are available to purchase at bar. Members of Darien Post 6933are ...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
HOPE FLOATS, Tilley Pond, Darien, Ct., Oct 23, 2010.   Come out and support HOPE Floatson October 23, 2010 at Tilley Pond, Darien. Ct. A community family event for all, build your boats together and decorate them before putting them to sail. Glue, markers and other art supplies will be available to personalize the boats. Sail boat launching will begin at 4 p.m. Rain date October 24, 2010. Free addmission, boat kits are $10 each and are available for pick up at Tilley Pond on the day of the event. You can place orders for sailboat kits (go to https://familycenters.securesites.com/products/show.php?id=14817&sub=&type=1454 ) or kits are available at Family Centers' offices in Greenwich (40 Arch Street) and Darien (590 Post Road). Those purchasing sailboat kits will be given tickets for fre...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
 ~ Connecticut Paella ~ We have been making this dish for years and all of our friends love it. The best thing about Paella is that there are no fixed rules, the dish changes with the seasons and what is available at the local market. That being said there are a few key ingredients such as Spanish Rice, Paella pan, chicken stock and fresh seafood (if you like). We really like our local produce and fresh seafood from Connecticut. Our basic recipe is: 1 green pepper cut narrow lengthwise 1 red pepper cut narrow lengthwise 1 onion medium diced 1pack chicken legs (6) 1 pack chicken thighs (4) 1 pack Chorizo (2-3 links) sliced 1/4 inch 6 - 12 large shrimp 1 lb of Monk fish (in the picture we have sea scallops) 12- 18 little neck clams or mussels 2 cups Spanish rice 4 1/2 cups Chicken stock 1...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Tokeneke Pumpkin Carnival, Oct 16th, 2010.       The Tokeneke Pumpkin Carnival is setting up ready to go on Saturday October 16th, 2010 from 10 am to 4 pm, rain date: Sunday October 17th.  Included in this year's events will be the Haunted House, rock climbing, bouncy castles and rides for all ages. The proceeds from the carnival will go the funding of enrichment programs for the children of Tokeneke Elementary School. Additional parking will be at 100 and 120 Tokeneke Road, just up the street from the school. David Popoffis a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien.   A life time resident of Fairfield County he has worked throughout lower Fairfield County and now resides in Darien, Ct since 2004. David Popoff is an accredited LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) a...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
September’s 2010 Local Housing Data ~ Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton, Ct. William Raveis Website, Raveis.com, has a great tool for owners, sellers & buyers called ‘Local Housing Data'.  On this page it will give you all the local up to date data & statistic for the town you are interested in. Here is what is happening for Single Family Properties:- Darien ~ September 2010 Current sales for September were 13 homes. The Year to Date Average Sales Price to September 2010 is $1,669,112 Year to date September 2010 number sold is 211 up from YTD July 2009 of 131. Current month inventory of homes 192.   New Canaan ~ September 2010 Current sales for September were 18 homes. The Year to Date Average Sales Price to September 2010 is $1,748,610. Year to day September 2010 number sold is 155 up from...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Waterfront Estates, Darien, Connecticut. Direct Waterfront Estates in Darien, Connecticut, the majority of these estates run from the three million dollar price tag and up will past the ten million mark. These estates range from having old world charm from when they were first built in the late 1800's and early 1900's and run the gamete up to newly built state of the art homes.  Average size tends to be between four thousand square feet up to six thousand square feet and beyond. The majority of properties are one plus acres with a few reaching up past four acres, but what they all have in common is direct waterfront and along with that beautiful views, some close to being 360 degree's wide. Take a look at a few of the pictures I was able to take and enjoy.  There are a few waterfront pr...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Post Corner Pizza in Darien CT - a favorite restaurant! Post Corner Pizza in Darien, CT is an institution.  It has always been there as far back as I can remember, which is a very long time.  I have been in the area for over 40 years, and it has always been right there on the Post Road in Darien, CT.   It is located at 847 Post Road in Darien.  Their phone number is 203-655-7721.  They are open every day for lunch through dinner.           The menu at the Post Corner Pizza is  pizza, obviously, lots of pastas, Greek foods, hamburgers, and of course many great entrees and salads.   We have always gone and enjoyed a wine or beer and burgers with a salad.   We have left happy, full, and having had a great time.  The wait staff is always very pleasant and happy to see us.    The Post Corner...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
ArtWorks '10, Darien, Connecticut. ArtWorks '10 in Darien, Connecticut is a family Arts Fair that is held at the Grove Street Plaza. Darien Arts Center's teachers and students will have displays and performances and activities from 1:00 to 5:00pm.  From 5 to 9 pm  StageWorks will take place at the same location with various performances by singers, comics and musical theatre talents. ArtWorks '10 in Darien Connecticut is in partnership with the Darien Arts Center, Darien Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Baywater Properties. From September 13 to 20 downtown Darien merchants will be showcasing local artist's works.                 David Popoffis a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien.   A life time resident of Fairfield County he has worked throughout...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Nature Center, Darien, Connecticut. The Darien Nature Center was founded in 1980 to create a place for the study of nature and environmental education. The Darien Nature Center is located at Cherry Lawn Park and is a non-profit membership organization and is open year round to the public. A small walking trail system is accessible at the rear of the building through the woods that ends up at a pond; the whole park is about 26.5 acres with playgrounds, tennis courts and a community garden. The Darien Nature Center offers programs and exhibits for both young and old alike. They also offer many after school programs, pre-school programs, seasonal exhibits and year round special events.  The Darien Nature Center now has an Animal Rescue program and works in conjunction with many of the area...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Darien Library, Connecticut ~ LEED Gold Accredited.  The New Darien Library opened January 10, 2009 with a LEED Gold accreditation from the U.S.Green Building Council (USGBC). The 54,000 square foot, three story building has such Green features as geothermal heating and cooling, a bioswale and underground storage to catch storm water runoff, dual flush toilets, and an automatic CO2 sensors to help control interior airflow, day lighting and temperature. The project cost $27 million, with $3 million from the sale of the old library and the rest from local fund raising. The Darien Library has 21 wireless access points, a "power library" in the basement full of public access computer and a room dedicated to all office needs. The "Teen Room" next door offers computer, games for the younger g...
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