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Luminary Lighting Set for December 12th, 2010. Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

Luminary Lighting Set for December 12th, 2010. Fairfield County, Connecticut.

HOPE LIGHTS LIVES”  originated in 1973 and has become an annual community event that raises money for the Center for HOPE and The Den for Grieving Kids. The lighting of Luminaries is set for December 12th, 2010 at 5:00 pm, with thousands of families from Greenwich to Wilton will adorn their front lawns with luminaries.  Darien Boy Scout Troop 53 will also light up Darien’s Tilley Pond Park, across the street from Darien train station, with hundreds of luminaries.

Last year over 5,000 families purchase the Luminary kits. In Darien there were over 170 block captain to help order kits and organize the event. If you have missed ordering with your block captain you can still pick up the Luminary kits at local retailers.  William Raveis Real Estate is one of the leading sponsor’s of this year’s event. Additional Luminary Kits can be picked up at the William Raveis offices in Darien and Rowayton.  For a complete list of where to get your Luminary Kits in Darien, Rowayton, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Weston and Wilton click here.  

Luminary Kits, Fairfield County, Ct.

Each kit costs $25 and contains 12 tea light candles, 12 white paper bags and 12 plastic deli containers.  All proceeds benefit Family Centers’ critical illness and bereavement support group offered through the Center for HOPE and The Den for Grieving Kids. You can learn more about Family Centers at their website – http://www.familycenters.org/ 

For information on Luminary night, Dec. 12, 2010 please click here.

Block Captains will be delivering pre-ordered kits from Wednesday Dec 8th to Saturday December 11th, 2010. Rain date for lighting of Luminary’s is Sunday December 19th, 2010.

If weather is questionable check with websites http://www.familycenters.org/ or http://www.centerforhope.org/ 

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David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien.  David grew up in Rowayton and is 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.
  • Is a LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) by the United States Green Build Council (USGBC) and member of the Connecticut chapter (CTGBC).  
  • Certified Green Professional (CGP) of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Associate member of the local chapter HBRA-Fairfield County, Ct. .
  • Contact David Popoff for all your real estate needs in Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton and other parts of Connecticut.

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~ David A. Popoff ~ Licensed Connecticut Realtor ~ LEED GA accredited ~ Cell (203) 228-0646 ~

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Darien & Rowayton, Connecticut Housing Data for Thanksgiving week, 2010.

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 under deposit 1
  • 48 homes on the market for sale.

*This information is based on the Darien MLS is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. Information deemed critical to buying decision should be independently verified.

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Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.     

 

David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien.  David grew up in Rowayton and is 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.
  • Is a LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) by the United States Green Build Council (USGBC) and member of the Connecticut chapter (CTGBC).  
  • Certified Green Professional (CGP) of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Associate member of the local chapter HBRA-Fairfield County, Ct. .
  • Contact David Popoff for all your real estate needs in Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton and other parts of Connecticut.

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Where to go for Cape Cod Vacation Rentals.

 

Where to go for Cape Cod Vacation Rentals. 

 

 With over 450 listings and five office locations throughout the Cape Cod area, www.CapeCodVacation.com is the go-to website for Cape Cod vacation rentals. CapeCodVacation.com is part of the William Raveis Real Estate family of services that are offered throughout New England.

With a specialized team of non-commissioned, licensed real estate agents that deal exclusively in rental properties and who can help you with any questions you may have. Working with property owners to deliver quality and satisfaction to vacationing families, groups, weddings and more.

The a Team at CapeCodVacation.com are known as TheRentalCompany at William Raveis and handles over 1,500 Cape Cod Vacation rental leases each year with the majority of them being one to two weeks.  The average rental is around $2500 per week but can range from $800 to over $10,000 per week. The busy time is between mid June to early September with peak time from beginning of July to mid August.

 Offices are located throughout the Cape Cod arm at Chatham, East Orleans, Eastham, Falmouth and Osterville.  Many of the owners and renters are repeat customers and  tend to book a year in advance, so now  is the time to start booking for the coming summer.

“TheRentalCompany” at William Raveis offers:-

  • 26+ years of rental experience
  • Personalized service from your rental consultant
  • 24 hour emergency service during the summer
  •  When renting instead of a security deposit there is a $55 insurance policy to cover accidental damages
  • $60 reservation/handling/paperwork fee paid to the office
  • An Optional vacation coverage insurance package
  • Click here for more information on the comprehensive rental policy.

 

Visit www.CapeCodVacation.com or call 508-240-2222 to answer all your questions about Cape Cod vacation rentals. William Raveis can also assist you in purchasing or selling real estate on Cape Cod and throughout the Northeast. On average people tend to vacation rental for two to five years before deciding on purchasing a vacation home.

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David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien.  Having grown up in Connecticut and vacationing in Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard for many, many years I would recommend CapeCodVacation.com and “TheRentalCompany” at William Raveis to all of my clients, friends and family for their expert advice and friendly help.

 Being part of the William Raveis family we all work together, when contacting “TheRentalCompany” at William Raveis please tell them I sent you.

  • Member of the Connecticut Association of Realtor’s, CAR.
  • Member of the National Association of Realtor’s, NAR.
  • Is a LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) by the United States Green Build Council (USGBC) and member of the Connecticut chapter (CTGBC).  
  • Certified Green Professional (CGP) of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Associate member of the local chapter HBRA-Fairfield County, Ct. .
  • Contact David Popoff for all your real estate needs in Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton and other parts of Connecticut.

 

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Homes & History of Wilson Point, Norwalk, Ct.

 

Long Island Views & Norwalk Islands off of Wilson Point, Ct.

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Homes & History of Wilson Point, Norwalk, Ct.

Wilson Point is tucked between the quaint fishing village of Rowayton and the historic district of South Norwalk, if you were not looking for it you would miss the entrance just off of Route 136 (Wilson Avenue). As you enter Wilson Point past the guardhouse on Shagbark Road you enter a piece of history with narrow winding streets running among hills, woods, beaches and the rocky coast. Made up of just over 80 homes on 150 acres, Wilson Point boundary to the north runs along Wilson Avenue and from there juts out southward into Long Island Sound with Wilson Cove to the west and Village Creek inlet to the east.

The homes are a wide range of styles from farmhouse to large Tudor and a few contemporary. With the majority of lots over one acre and up to three acres plus. Prices tend to start at over one million and range up to five million and more. Many homes have direct water front access while others are higher up creating spectacular views of Long Island Sound and the Norwalk Islands. Many of the original homes are still standing with renovations and additions done but the original character still intact. The original homes had nicknames such as The Nob, South Wind, Gatehouse, High Hedges, Stone House and Naramoke Farm which are still used today by some of the residents.

Currently there are 12 homes for sale in Wilson Point, listing prices range from $939,000 up to $6,495,000 with square feet range of 3,200 to 7,973 and property size of 0.71 acres to 2.896 acres. There are also 5 homes for rent running from $8,500 to $15,000 per month plus expensive.

The Wilson Point community organizes neighborhood get togethers, tennis tournaments and parties throughout the year. There is also a Beach Clubhouse for only the residents of Wilson Point to join, with beach amenities, kayak storage and changing room. The Wilson Point Property Owners Association (WPPOA) oversees repairs of street signs, road plowing, and preserves the area’s natural splendor through clean ups and regular maintenance.  

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Wilson Point Beach, Ct.

 

Norwalk Yacht Club, Wilson Point, Ct.

Wilson Point is also the home to the Norwalk Yacht Club. The Norwalk Yacht Club was founded in 1894 and was on the eastern side of Wilson Cove (Bluff Avenue) but as it grew the club needed more space. In the early 1960’s property on Wilson Point became available and new club house was built in 1964. This spot was originally developed in the 1880’s by the Housatonic Railroad Company and was used as a freight and ferry terminal.

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A History Time Line of Wilson Point, Norwalk, Ct.

In 1640 Daniel Patrick, an English soldier purchase the point from local Indians. By 1685 Norwalk was declared a township of which Wilson Point was a part of, John Belden acquired the point and it was known as Belden’s Neck.  Belden’s Neck remained in the family till the 1800’s.

Lewis O. Wilson a well to do textile business man from NYC married Harriet Belden in 1825 and became part owner of Belden’s Neck. By 1837 Wilson would own all 240 acres of Belden’s Neck and then became known as Wilson’s Point. Wilson in 1856 gave a portion of the northern point property to his son Oliver to be divided equally among him and his four brothers. 

Fortunes were made and lost during these times and by 1879 Wilson remaining property was foreclosed on and sold to Lunette Burchard.

In 1882 by right of eminent domain the railroad obtained the land lying along the Cove. The Housatonic Railroad Company used the location as a freight and ferry terminal. This was later taken over by the New Haven line in the early 1890’s and was operated until a fire destroyed the complex in 1899. During World War I the US Emergency Fleet Corporation used the location as a naval storage base. Even though not used the Railroad still had a right of way along the old railroad spur until 1980. After a two year wait the association was able to purchase the land for $4,000.

The Wilson Point Land Company was formed in 1920 and purchased 154 acres of the point from the estate of Lunette Burchard. The land company mapped out 64 parcels and by 1922 had nineteen lots sold with many of them under construction.

By the end of 1929, 80% of the Land Company’s holdings have been sold and some 30 families had homes on the point, the Wilson Point Property Owner’s Association (WPPOA) was incorporated.

Reference: A Point in Time, Wilson Point A History.   By  Wilson Point, Conn.: The Association, 1987

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For help with these properties and/or others in Fairfield County contact David Popoff at William Raveis Real Estate in Darien, Connecticut.

David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien.  David grew up in Rowayton and is 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.
  • Is a LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) by the United States Green Build Council (USGBC) and member of the Connecticut chapter (CTGBC).  
  • Certified Green Professional (CGP) of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Associate member of the local chapter HBRA-Fairfield County, Ct. .
  • Contact David Popoff for all your real estate needs in Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton and other parts of Connecticut.

 

 

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OCTOBER HOUSING DATA ~ Darien, Rowayton, New Canaan, Connecticut.

 

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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Real Estate, Darien, Rowayton, New Canaan, Ct.

Real Estate, Darien, Rowayton, New Canaan, Ct.

* This information is based on the William Raveis Real Estate Local Housing Data report and is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. Information deemed critical to buying decision should be independently verified

  Median price is half are below, half are above. Average price are all sold prices are added together into a sum; the sum is then divided by the number of houses that sold.

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.
  • Is a LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) by the United States Green Build Council (USGBC) and member of the Connecticut chapter (CTGBC).  
  • Certified Green Professional (CGP) of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Associate member of the local chapter HBRA-Fairfield County, Ct. .
  • Contact David Popoff for all your real estate needs in Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton and other parts of Connecticut.

 

 

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Realtors and Seller’s, 7 Reasons to list your House during the Holiday Season.

Realtors and Seller’s, 7 Reasons to list your House during the Holiday Season.

 

 

Yes it is a good time to list your house now, think outside the box and create a sale. Here are seven great reasons why to list now.

1.     After the summer rush homeowners tend to take their homes off the market, thus fewer homes to compete with.

2.     As a result of fewer inventories you may sell your house for more money.

3.     Your home will show great with the holiday decorations.

4.     Ready and willing buyers have more time to look over the fall and winter holidays.

5.     You may have fewer showing but buyers tend to be more serious, motivated and qualified.

6.     January is the biggest transfer month of the year, transferees cannot wait till spring.

7.     It only takes that one buyer for your home, don’t miss out if you are ready to sell, sell now.

And of course as a home owner you can restrict showings during your family events, get together and holiday parties. Don’t miss out on that one possible purchaser for your home.  If you are ready to sell now is the time to put your home on the market.

 

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.
  • Accredited LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) and member with the United States Green Build Council (USGBC) and the Connecticut chapter (CTGBC).  
  • Certified Green Professional (CGP) of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Associate member of the local chapter HBRA-Fairfield County, Ct. .
  • Contact David Popoff for all your real estate needs in Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton and other parts of Connecticut.

 

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Certified Green Professional (CGP) at William Raveis Real Estate.

Certified Green Professional (CGP) at William Raveis Real Estate.

    

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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. The CGP curriculum incorporates training by leading building industry practitioners and academics on a range of topics, including strategies for incorporating green-building principles into homes using cost-effective methods of construction, and how green homes provide buyers with lower maintenance and good indoor air quality. Techniques are also discussed for competitively differentiating your home products with increased indoor environmental quality as well as energy and resource efficiency.

CGP program graduates are required to maintain their designation by completing 12 hours of continuing education every 3 years a portion of which pertain to green building activities.

ABOUT NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 175,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct 80 percent of the more new housing units projected for 2010, making housing one of the largest engines of economic growth in the country.

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 and an accredited Certified Green Professional (CGP) of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the local chapter HBRA-Fairfield County, Ct.
  • Contact David Popoff for all your real estate needs in Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton and other parts of Connecticut.

 

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~ David A. Popoff ~ Licensed Connecticut Realtor ~ LEED GA accredited ~ Cell (203) 228-0646 ~

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