Preschools: Darien, New Canaan & Stamford

As parents who have moved out of Manhattan or Brooklyn ourselves, and with about 60% of our buyers being families who move out of New York City, we really understand the thought process and needs in buying a home in a suburb of New York City. Among space, cost and quality-of-life in motivating … [Read more...]

Memorial Day activities in Fairfield County

Every year we forget where and when the Memorial Day Parades take place in our towns. Here's a list for 2015! Darien Memorial Day Parade: Monday at 10 a.m. Greenwich Parade: Monday at 10 a.m. kickoff thrown by Sound Beach Fire Sound Beach Avenue and Shore Acre Drive. New Canaan Parade: … [Read more...]

I am honored to be top 1% of agents in the country in 2014! Thank you Clients!!

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Kelly Cooper

They say that moving is one of the most stressful things a person can do. Whoever said that obviously has not met Nicole Steel. When you transact with Nicole, you feel as if you're her only client. (You're not by the way...and I still have no idea how she manages to give all her clients such … [Read more...]

Why Do For Sale By Owner (FSBOs) Sell for Less?

Question: Why Market your home with a Realtor, when you can sell yourself and avoid paying commissions? Answer: Results. More cash in your pocket. It is a proven fact FSBO homes sell for less than they would if they were professionally marketed by a Realtor. Even after a FSBO home is … [Read more...]

Halloween Activities 2013 New Canaan & Rowayton

Annual New Canaan Halloween Parade Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:00 PM Downtown New Canaan Led by the Old Faithful Antique Fire truck, ghosts, goblins, fairy princesses and superheroes of all ages are invited to participate. This great event begins at 12pm, rain or shine, with all … [Read more...]

Sellers and home buyers, repeat after me…appraisal, appraisal, appraisal!

While values have stabilized and most of the markets I cover in Lower Fairfield County have even seen upticks, it's all about the appraisal. Repeat after me, the most important thing in buying and selling real estate besides the meeting of the minds between buyer and seller is the APPRAISAL!!! … [Read more...]

Believe in the “Fall Market”

If you aren't ready to go on the market until Spring, that's one thing (for a later blog). But if the house looks tip-top and you are ready to move forward there are benefits to listing in the fall. I get this question from sellers and buyers a lot. If you are reading this, you are likely real … [Read more...]

Summer Concerts – Rowayton, Darien, New Canaan & Stamford

If you are looking to check out the atmosphere of each of the towns, the free summer concerts at Bayley Beach, Pinkey Park, Waveny Park and Columbus Park are the way to go! So much to love about these towns in the summer. Enjoy! ROWAYTON & DARIEN Rowayton Summer Concerts at Bayley Beach and … [Read more...]

New Canaan Market Report: June 2013

The overall positive trend in the housing market has not missed New Canaan. A premium continues to be paid for turn key, recently renovated, well-decorated homes and new luxury construction. New Canaan continues to attract buyers from Manhattan, relocations and neighboring towns for its relative … [Read more...]

Farmer’s Markets in New Canaan, Darien & Rowayton

As much as we love ordering Fresh Direct and our local grocers, don't forget about the Farmers Markets!! NEW CANAAN: Summer Farmers Market Old Center School Parking Lot Corner of South Avenue, Maple Street, and Main Street New Canaan, CT 06840 Open every Saturday May 11, 2013 through … [Read more...]

4th of July in New Canaan & Darien

A couple of the most celebrated local events are the 4th of July Fireworks at Waveny Park in New Canaan and the 4th of July parade in Darien: What: The Push-and-Pull parade in Darien, CT When: July 4th at 10:00 am (the parade starts at 10:30am Sharp) Where: Goodwives Shopping Center - 25 Old … [Read more...]

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