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More Darien Single-Family Homes on the Market This Past August Than a Year Ago

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While the 225 single family homes that were for sale in Darien in August represented a 13.5 percent decrease over the previous month of July, they represented a 19.7 percent increase in homes for sale over August of 2017. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Will Having a Swimming Pool Help You Sell Your Home? Farrell on Real Estate

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After living through our recent heat wave here in Fairfield County, one might seriously contemplate installing a backyard pool (or perusing one of the 60 homes on the market in Darien with a pool). (more…) Continue Reading →

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When the Price is Right in Selling Your Home — and When It Isn’t: Farrell on Real Estate

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Despite many homeowners wanting to price their beloved homes at the highest price point possible, fair and accurately researched pricing of their homes actually works out best in the end for them. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parks Make Darien a Nicer Place To Live and Can Help Property Values

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After driving through Cherry Lawn Park recently, on one of our seemingly rare sunny spring days, I was struck by the park’s beauty, and felt so lucky to live in this town of many beautiful parks (11, in fact). (more…) Continue Reading →

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Historic 18th Century Home with a 20th Century Story in Darien: Farrell on Real Estate

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A historic home can offer a one-of-a-kind experience for a buyer who can appreciate it. When you walk through the doors of this house for sale at 40 Swifts Lane in Darien, you realize that you are being transported back in time, to an age when things were tremendously different. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Looking to Sell? Some Outdoor Improvements Bring Returns on Investment — Some Won’t: Farrell on Real Estate

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Despite our recent bouts with wintery weather, spring really is on the way. And if you are dreaming about getting outdoors and doing some planting, you will be happy to know that landscaping improvements bring big returns on investment for the homeowner. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Sell Now or Later? Some Things to Consider: Farrell on Real Estate

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With spring on the horizon, you may be considering if 2018 is the year to sell your home. One of the most compelling reasons to put your home on the market this year is that current interest rates, just above 4 percent, are still low by historical standards. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Top Ways to Spruce Up Your Home If You’re Gearing Up to Sell It: Farrell on Real Estate

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Despite Punxsutawny Phil predicting six more weeks of winter, you may be giving some thought to selling your Darien home in this spring’s real estate market. Making your home as inviting and attractive to buyers as possible should be a priority when putting it up for sale. (more…) Continue Reading →

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