Darien, CT Real Estate News

By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Noroton Green Condominiums on West Avenue in Darien, Connecticut 06820 Located in Darien, CT, Noroton Green Condos were built in 2012. This complex is eight colonial style detached homes. The units are spacious at approximately 2,800 square feet each. Each home has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The spacious downstairs living areas boast 9 foot ceilings. Noroton Green is  ideal for entertaining with all of its space and fireplaces. The kitchen and laundry room feature state of the art, energy saving appliances. The three bedrooms are finished with easy to maintain hardwood floors, walk in closets, and each have their own full bath. Units have attached two car garages, and pets are welcome at Noroton Green. Noroton Green is unique in the fact that the complex has been certified by the...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Sedgwick Village Condos on Sedgwick Village Lane, in Darien, CT 06820  Sedgwick Village Condominiums in Darien, Connecticut is a peaceful and well maintained community of 22 townhouses. Built in 1988, these ranch style units provide one and two bedroom units with a range from 920 to 1,410 square feet. Each town home is light and airy with high ceilings, open living spaces, and large windows. Some kitchens have been renovated, with top-notch appliances, new cabinetry, and granite countertops.  Bedrooms are spacious with enough closet space and large master baths. Central air will keep residents cool throughout the summer. Most units have hardwood flooring throughout. Tucked away, all town homes either have a fenced in patio area with enough space for a small garden or a small deck overlo...
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By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Darien Close condos on Old Kings Highway North, Darien, CT 06820 Darien Close Condominiums, located in the seaside town of Darien, CT, is a private community of 21 condo units. Built in 1988, there are 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units offered ranging from 1,166 to 1,700 square feet. Many of the units have renovated kitchens with bold new appliances and granite countertops. The bay window lets in light, making the space bright and airy. The living room has a cathedral ceiling and opens onto a private brick terrace. The spacious bedrooms on the upper level feature wall to wall carpeting. The master bath, renovated in 2008, features white marble. Included with units are a one car garage and one additional parking space. The grounds are always professionally maintained and enhanced for the season....
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Big Connecticut  Rebates For Energy Efficient Renovations & New Homes. If you are considering a home renovation or building a new home here in Connecticut then take a look at these rebates that you can get when using energy efficient appliances, heating / cooling system and smart building choices. Upgrading your Heating and/or Cooling system you can earn $100 to $500 or more on rebates by installing an ENERGY STAR certified central AC or up to $600 for a natural gas warm air furnace. Replace your old hot water tank heater with and ENERGY STAR certified high efficiency natural gas fired tank-less water heater and earn a rebate up to $500. Talk to your HVAC contractor when installing new furnaces and boiler for current rebates.        Earn $1,000’s in rebates when building New Residential...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Greenway Paving for Residential Driveways in Fairfield County, Ct. I highly recommend Greenway Industries for residential paving and driveway installations here in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Greenway Industries is a family owned business and a subsidiary of A&J Construction who since 1979 has done large commercial and state paving projects. Greenway Paving provides full range of driveway services:- Asphalt Paving & Milling. Asphalt Reclaiming Excavation and Fine Grading Belgium Block & Masonry Drainage Eco-friendly construction methods Full depth reclamation Milling & Material Recycling Schedule an estimate appointment with Danny Augusto one of the principal owners. Our project had some difficult aspects, he listen to our concerns and was fully able to answer all questions.  He was...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
The Darien Boy Scouts Annual Tag Sale Sunday May 4, 2014. The Darien Boy Scout Annual Tag Sale this weekend is a great way Recycle, Reuse & Reduce waste. This is a win~win for all involved by helping the local community and the environment. Recycling and Reusing items that many times end up in landfills are now being used by others. As well as decreasing our demands on the landfills the event also raises money to support the local Boy Scouts with all donations being tax deductible. This is one of the largest tag sales in Connecticut and it will happen Rain or Shine on Sunday May 4th, 2014 sponsored by the Darien Boy Scout Troops 35 & 53, The annual Darien Boy Scout's Tag Sale starts at 8:30 am on Sunday May 4th, 2014 and will run all day till 4:00 pm. This one day event is held at Andre...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Top 25 Cities for Family Renters with 4 in Fairfield County, Ct.     Rent.com just completed its 2014 list of best cities for renters raising families with four of them being in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Rent.com looked at data based on high concentration of family households, high rental inventory, and median income greater than $50K, low crime rate, high school scores and more. The list of 25 best cities for Renters Raising Families includes ten states from across the nation with Fairfield County, Connecticut have four of the cities: #24 Ridgefield, Ct. median rent for a 2 bedroom $2,850 #18 New Canaan, Ct. median rent for a 2 bedroom $4,429 #12 Wilton, Ct. median rent for a 2 bedroom $3,383 #6 Darien, Ct. median rent for a 2 bedroom $3,590 Livingston, NJ topped the list with med...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
2014 Power Broker Report Shows Increase of $150+ Billion in Real Estate Sales. RISMedia’s 26th Annual Power Broker Report is now out. The report ranks the top 500 firms by closed transactions and sales volume for 2013. According to the national survey of more than 1,000 responding brokers who reported: Sales volume for 2013 of $925,032,639,680 an increase of more than $150 Billion from 2012. 3,244,460 closed transaction an increase of more than 250,000 in 2012. The Power Brokers ranked the top consumer groups as most important to business in 2013 with the top five being: Move-Up Buyers 48% First-Time Homebuyers/Millennials 25% Investors 8% Luxury Buyers 8% New Construction Buyers 4% Along with that the Power Brokers said home prices have in their region: 90% said Increased 10% said rema...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
FAQ’s about Appraisals for Home Buyers. RISMedia article on “Common Myths about Appraisals in the Home-Buying Process” answers many of the day to day questions Realtors answer about the appraisal process. Here are some of the key points covered in the article. Lenders are not permitted to communicate with the appraiser. False ~ Lender must communicate with the appraiser and in essence provide appropriate information such as the intended of use of the appraisal, the scope of the work necessary for credible assignment results and more. An appraiser is hired by the borrower. False ~ Even though the borrower may pay for the appraisal, the appraiser is hired by the lender and the report goes to them. Majority of the time the lender may forward a copy to the borrower. Of course besides applyi...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Realtors® & Green Homes in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Nationwide Green Home construction accounted for $36 Billion in 2013 according to a recent market research by McGraw-Hill Construction . The report shows that green home construction is expected to more than double to $83 - $105 Billion in 2016. Connecticut Builders and Contractors should affiliate themselves with trained Realtor® in the field of energy efficiency and sustainable practices to help sell their Green Homes in Fairfield County, Connecticut. DMK Real Estate & Property Management has over 25 years’ experience in residential construction and is a National Association Realtor GREEN designee specializing in selling green homes and a sustainable lifestyle. DMK Realty is professionally trained to sell green homes and is: Ac...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Grand Opening DMK Real Estate & Property Management, Darien, Ct.     It is official now that DMK Property Management has expanded and now is a full license Connecticut Real Estate Broker as DMK Real Estate.  DMK operates out of Darien and serves lower Fairfield County. With fewer overhead costs DMK Realty can fulfill buyers and sellers needs locally and on the internet at lower costs compared to the larger national brands. DMK Real Estate specializing in Buyers & Sellers requirements:- ·         First time home-buyers ·         Family home buyers  ·         Downsizing ·         New Construction ·         Home Remodeling Specialist ·         Investment & Multi-family Properties ·         Weekend homes ·         Green Build Properties  ·         Staging & Preparing for Sellers ·         F...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Over the past year, the Darien single family real estate market has been improving in number of sales and in prices.  From 2012 to 2013, there was an 11 percent increase in the median sale price ($1,350,000 vs. $1,200,000) and a 3% increase in the number of sales (276 vs. 269). The number of Days on Market has decreased from 2012, which is good news for home sellers:   However, the number of homes available for sale has also decreased, frustrating home buyers. - See more at: http://www.fairfieldcountyshoreline.com/blog?post=Darien-Year-End-Market-Report-2013&xid=040600-02#sthash.jhom7DAV.dpuf
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
DMK Realty Assisting Builders with Selling Energy Star Homes Fairfield County, Ct.When it comes to selling Energy Star Homes Builders and Contractors should affiliate themselves with a trained Realtor in the field of energy efficiency and sustainable practices to help sell their unique Green Homes in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  DMK Real Estate & Property Management has over 25 years’ experience in home residential construction and is a National Association Realtor GREEN designee specializing in selling green homes and a sustainable lifestyle. TO READ MORE ABOUT GREEN HOMES PLEASE CLICK ON LINKS BELOW.What Is An Energy Star Home?All About Energy Efficient Mortgages.Energize Connecticut ~ Saving Programs & Tips.Green Home Market Grows to $36 Billion and Predicted to Double!Green Tips ...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
What Are Connecticut Condo Resale Certificates, Bylaws & Declarations? The Connecticut Condominium Laws was enacted partly to protect the purchaser by requiring certain disclosures. In order to purchase a condo the seller must furnish you with the Declaration, association bylaws, rules and regulations and a resale document. (For condominiums greater than twelve units). The Resale Document/Certificate is a package of disclosure documents given by the seller to the buyers of common interest ownership unit. These documents must include: Monthly common charges Unpaid charges the seller owns the association. Any restriction on a maximum or minimum resale amount.  The owners’ right to use or occupy the unit.  Owners’ ability to lease the unit.  Amount of reserve for capital expenditures. Any ...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
What is the Connecticut Real Estate Home Buyers Agreements? Buying a home in Connecticut, what you should know about Real Estate Home Buyers/Agency Agreements. Just as there are different types of real estate agreements with sellers, there are different types of agreements with buyers. For Connecticut Real Estate Agents the licensing regulations require licensees to execute a written agreement with a buyer before negotiating a purchase for that buyer. A buyer agent must have a written contract before:  Asking the buyer to disclose confidential information;  Expressing an opinion or giving advice about particular real estate;  Physically showing the buyer property listed with another firm;  Discussing an offer with the buyer  Engaging in any verbal or written negotiations on the buyer's ...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Should You Buy That Fixer-Upper? Best Tips from 30 Realtors®.    Michael Martin of RemodelingExpense.com  recently asked 30 Realtors® from around the United States “What is the one TIP you’d give to someone buying a Fixer-upper as a First time home buyer?” If you are a first time home buyer and/or someone looking to buy a fixer-upper  these responses from experience in the field Realtors® could save you thousands of dollars from making that BIG mistake. The answers are fully explaining such issues as: Knowing the actual Market Value What are you’re Limits, financially, skill and time restraints. Consult local building experts and get proper quotes before you buy. Understand the scope of repairs and be sure to have a home inspection. Budget and have a Cash Reserve. Leave Emotion behind a...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Home Staging Works → Great Photos = More Traffic + Sales! Home staging is an art where the stager will transform and present the home into what today’s buyers want. They can either use your existing furnishings and rework rooms, change colors and de-clutter for showing or they can start from a blank canvas and create a welcoming environment to invite buyers to sit down in their future home. You never get a second chance of making a first impression. Staging design sells a lifestyle that current buyers are looking for and with the right price can sell your house faster and for more money. Here are a few links to find your local professional Home Stagers. Real Estate Staging Association ~ RESA. American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners. International Association of Home Staging Pro...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
 Cost Vs Value Real Estate Remodeling & Trends ~ 2014. Remodeling.com has published its 2014 Cost Vs Value & Trends Report and for the second year it is showing that the value of remodeling is up for ALL 35 projects in the survey. The 3 projects that had the largest gains out of the 35 nationwide are: Back-up power generator Attic bedrooms Deck Addition The US National Data Cost VS Value 2014 Report  is broken up into 9 regions: East North Central Pacific East South Central South Atlantic Middle Atlantic West North Central Mountain West South Central New England New England is showing a better increase of return in most projects when compared to the National Average with the best returns in: Wood Deck Additions New England returns 101% vs nationally 87.4% Vinyl Siding Replacement New En...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Energize Connecticut ~ Start Saving With These Programs & Tips. EnergizeCt.com is the go to place for Connecticut residents, businesses, nonprofits, communities, government & municipalities for information about programs available in saving and reducing energy costs. The Residential section has a whole page on simple smart ways to start saving on your energy costs with easy to use tips about: Lighting Appliances Hot Water HVAC ~ heating and cooling Electronics The residential section also provides a comprehensive guide to all the programs available to homeowners, renters, remodelers’, Condo owners and Income Eligibility programs as well. Currently there are 27 programs available under this section dealing with: Home Energy Solution Audits Residential Solar Investment Program Multi-famil...
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By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
Darien Real Estate Market Home Prices are Up for 2013. 1/10/2014 2013 Year end statistics show that average sold single family home prices are up 6.7% in Darien, Connecticut for 2013 when compared to 2012. The average sale price for single family homes came in at $1,651,044 with 284 homes sold in 2013 vs 287 in 2012. There were 380 new listings in Darien for 2013 which is a decline of 6.4% when compared to 2012.* $790,424 was the average sales price for Condominium in Darien for 2013 an increase of 29.2% from 2012 with a total of 11 units sold. Currently on the Darien MLS there are 87 single family homes listed for sale starting at $349,000 and going all the way up to a record setting $30 million for a waterfront estate.       Darien, Connecticut is a residential community of approximat...
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