Darien, CT Real Estate News

By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
3 Diamonds in the Rough ~ Homes for Sale, Darien, Connecticut. You can either buy a new house or buy a used house. Buyers tend to want to buy a used house that is new, they go in and start looking for items wrong with the house and miss the big picture. With a background of over twenty-five years experience in home renovations, remodeling and new construction I understand what it takes to buy a fixer upper.  Below are what I consider 3 Diamonds in the Rough located in Darien, Ct. that need a range of TLC from simple interior painting and floor refinishing to major renovations and additions.  Darien, Connecticut is about 50 miles east of New York City on the coast of Connecticut. It is a 55 minute train ride to NYC with easy access to I-95 and the Merritt Parkway.  3 Diamonds in the Roug...
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By Lesley Burton-Dallas, Environmental Consultant
(Turtle Clan Global)
Wanted to share in this post an incredible time in my life... My lifelong dream and purpose is  finally coming to fruition in a few weeks if everything continues to go as well as it has been. We are finalizing funding of sustainable manufacturing project in both Canada and US that would employ 300 Aboriginal and Native Americans on tribal reservations in it's first phase. We will be saving trees and replacing plastic with our first two products that will revolutionize the building market... Imaging a sustainable home that gets insulating factor of over R-40 for wall, R-60 for ceilings!! Here is the latest article that came out in Indian Country Today if you'd like to read more... http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/archive/Green-collar-work-99848819.html
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By Lesley Burton-Dallas, Environmental Consultant
(Turtle Clan Global)
This just happened to a client of ours and I thought it might be a good topic to write about. Beware of companies working 'too closely' with each other, I call them 'THE MOLD MAFIA', and the recommended remediator lists! If you have ever spoken to me about getting your home tested for mold, one of the first things I teach my clients is toBEWARE of Mold testing companies that Test AND Remediate!!!  Huge conflicts of interests...like having a home inspector who also owns a roofing company...it's where the monkey business in this industry sometimes unfortunately occurs. So, now what? Are you on your own to go and interview MORE companies to FIX the mold?? We offer our clients a 'remediation company referral list' of anywhere from 6-12 companies we have delt with and have done our due dilig...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
July'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 ~ July  2010 Current sales for July were 39 homes, an increase from July '09 of 28 sales. The Year to Date Average Sales Price July 2010 is $1,753,103 Year to date July 2010 units sales is 161 up from YTD unit sales July 2009 of 97. Current month inventory of homes 202 units.               . . .   New Canaan ~ July  2010 Current unit sales for July were 38, up  from July 2009 of 22. The Year to Date Average Sales Price July 2010 is $1,632,81...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Gardening in Connecticut, August harvest. It has been a hot summer in Connecticut and with that comes a bountiful harvest out of our organic garden of vegetables and cut flowers. Now in August we get to reap the benefits multiple times. Fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, beets and carrots just to name a few. Of course to go along with our delicious vegetables we have the Herb garden full of basil, sage, chives, parsley, rosemary and even some hot peppers. A planned flower garden is wonderful because it provides cut flower from Spring, through Summer and into the early Fall. Some of the favorites here in Connecticut are Blackeye Susan's, Daisy's, Echinacea,  Delphiniums, Lily's, Dalia's, Hollyhock's, phlox, sunflowers just to name a few. Another benifit of having a garden is that is it a great d...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
   Custom Cherry Mantel, Darien, Ct.  06820 Even with the slow down in new home construction, you will see many small home renovation projects taking place around Fairfield County, Connecticut. I came across this wonderful designed custom made solid cherry mantel in Darien, Connecticut. It has a Waterlox Tung Oil Finish, 8 coats, and ties in with a cherry wall unit in the family room. It's a pleasure to be a Realtor in Connecticut finding quality work and materials in the area homes and meet the local craftsmen. Your local real estate agent can recommend local tradesmen to help you with your renovations, obtain building permits and help with designs and idea's.  To view homes and local housing data in Fairfield County, Ct. please click here For further information on Real Estate in Dari...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
    Darien, Ct.  Real Estate is Diversified !!!                    June17th, 2010  After driving around this week looking at a lot of open house in Darien, Ct. I realized that Darien Real Estate is Diversified!!!!   No matter what you are looking for you will probably find it here in Darien, from $500K up to $10+ million dollar home. Currently there are over 200 homes for sale. If waterfront, water-view or walking to the shore is important to you then Darien has approximately 16.5 miles of shoreline along Long Island Sound.  You can find fixer uppers with some of them up past the 1 million dollar mark. There are a good number of renovated and new homes for sale to choose from with many of them using green build technology and materials. Darien is diversified, no matter what style of hom...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
May, 2010 Real Estate Activity Report ~ Darien, Rowayton, New Canaan, Ct.  William Raveis is a family of companies includes Real Estate, Mortgage and Insurance.  William Raveis offers these services to streamline and ease the process of buying a home.  William Raveis is New England's largest family owned Real Estate Company. The statistics for May's activity in Darien, Ct. are now available; it has been compiled by Darien Board of Realtors, Inc.  May 2010 compared to May 2009 show that home sales are up 56% with the average sale price up 30% from $1,481,172 to $1,934,370. May, 2010 Activity Report ~ Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton, Ct. **                                                       Property Area    Available Inventory   New Listings   Deposits   Sales   Avg. Sale Price YTD   Avg....
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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     is a wonderful local casual place to go for a simple dinner with the kids or just with friends! Post Corner Pizza Restaurant is located on the corner of the Boston Post Road and Route 124 in Darien, CT.     There are several parking lots nearby, one behind the restaurant, and parking on the street in front.    Directly across the street is the Darien Volunteer Firehouse, so you can imagine the excitement when there is a fire siren that goes off.  All eyes are on the firehouse, watching the firemen inside readying the fire engines to go.    When they finally go, all kids are "eyes glued."   I must admit that I also am watching all of the excitement inside that building.   Enough about where it is.....    The menu is part Greek, part Italian, and a lot ...
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By Vincent Socci
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
More and more often, I am passing ‘for sale' signs that have a rider with a vanity domain plastered on it and I think to myself, it's finally catching on! Single-property sites are powerful, cost-effective tools to promote property listings both online and offline and for a long time I think they've been an overlooked resource that Realtors® haven't fully taken advantage of. Back in February 2007, Joel Burslem wrote a post about single-property sites on the future of real estate marketing blog. Since then a number of providers have joined the single-property site arena - AgencyLogic, SPS, ListingDomains.com, VFlyer, and Postlets to name a few. All the sites have the same general features allowing for you to create 123anywhere.com - adding photo tours, lengthy descriptions, branding info...
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By Vincent Socci
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
There's been a lot going on at REALTOR.com® recently. Among a number of new features the site has released, the find a Home search path has been reconstructed to dramatically enhance consumers home search experience - making it faster and easier for them to access information and complete a search. According to the website, The REALTOR.com® home page, Search Results Page (SRP), and Listing Details Page (LDP) have all been completely redesigned as well. Additional Details and New Features A New Face On The Home Page Warm color pallet, visually clean presentation, and streamlined design. Rotating Photo Carousel presents engaging images of homes currently for sale rather than stock photos. The display learns from a consumer’s search behavior, changing from Extreme Homes – highest priced ho...
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