Home Sale Price UP 7.63% for Darien, Ct.

Year-To-Date the average sold home price compared to same time last year is UP $113,315 in Darien, Connecticut.

Year To Date for the end of September, 230 homes have sold in Darien at an average price of $1,597,992.

To view current homes for sale or rent in Darien and other Connecticut municipalities click here.

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Property Tax Rates Fairfield County, Connecticut ~ 2013.

Property Tax Rates Fairfield County, Connecticut ~ 2013.

To view Ct Property Mill Tax Rates 2014 click here.

In Fairfield County and the rest of Connecticut the property assessment is equal to 70% of the fair market value of the property as established by the municipal Assessor. The property tax rate is expressed in mills or thousandths of a dollar. A tax rate (mill rate) of 11.74 mills is equivalent to $11.74 of taxes per $1,000 of assessed value.

Each town sets its own mill rate; some municipalities have different mill rates for different districts within that town. Assessment dates for property on the Grand List must be assessed by October 1st of the preceding year. So for property taxes due July 1st, 2013 and January 1, 2014 are determined from assessments computed by the town assessor prior to October 1, 2012. Typically the majority of Connecticut towns, real property taxes are payable for the current tax year on July 1st and January 1st, this is the same as the state’s fiscal year. But in some towns payments are made quarterly so check with town hall first.

Home sellers take note that the Connecticut Real Estate Conveyance Tax has increased 0.25% as of July 1st, 2011, click here to read more.

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Darien Real Estate Market Seeing Steady Price Increase ~ 2013.

Darien Real Estate Market Seeing Steady Price Increase ~ 2013.

July 23, 2013.

The real estate market in Darien, Connecticut has seen a steady rise in prices so far this year with the Average Sold Price Year to Date up 7.9% compared to same time last year. Homes sold year to date   compared to last year are down 11.94% but along with that new listing supply is down 12.07% for the same time period. Yet currently reported on the Darien MLS there are an additional 64 homes under deposit and/or with accepted offers in the pipeline. Continue reading

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Stunning Updated New Canaan Ranch on Manicured 1 Acre Lot For Sale.

For Sale in New Canaan, Ct on 1.06 acres stunning renovated ranch with open floor plan ranch recently renovated, finished wood floors, updated kitchen with granite counters, energy efficient windows and a three room separate suite over garage.  Many improvements including new appliances, wet bar with wine refrigerator, energy efficient windows and built-ins cabinets. Partial finished basement perfect for playroom/gym and/or home office along with workshop.  Extra-large two car garage for plenty of storage along with two sheds and an outdoor fireplace. Secluded large fenced in rear yard with stone patio. Conveniently located to Metro North and Merritt Parkway.

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Forbes Magazine Names Darien, Ct. in Top 25 List Best Place for High-end Retirement.

This month’s Forbes magazine has put together a list of the best places to retire in the United States if you are looking for a high-end retirement lifestyle. In the New England states only two made the list with Darien, Connecticut being one of them.  Darien is about an hour train ride from NYC on the Long Island Sound “Gold Coast” of Connecticut and boasts nine private clubs for yachting, swimming, tennis and golf.

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To look for homes for rent and sale in Darien, Ct please click here for an easy to use search.

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‘Green’ Energy Efficient Homes for Sale in Darien, Ct.

May 10,2013.

The spring market in Darien, Ct has been active with prices ranging from $375,000 up to $15,900,000. Currently there are about 130 single family homes for sale on the Darien MLS and today we will be previewing three of them that are ‘green’ energy efficient homes.

The first home is a certified LEED Platinum home that was originally a 1925 home but was totally renovated and remodeled in 2011. The home scored a HERS rating of 37 which makes it approximately 63% more efficient than a new built home. The home won the Connecticut Green Building Council’s (CTGBC) 2012 ‘Residential Green Building Award’. Continue reading

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Greenwich, Ct. Real Estate Market Report April 2013.

April 30th, 2013.

Currently the Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, GMLS, is reporting 539 single family homes listed for sale in Greenwich, Ct. The prices range of these homes range from $449,000 for a one bedroom  1,141 square foot home on 0.21 acres up to a $32,995,000 seventy-five acre estate with a 15,862 square foot Elizabethan inspired Tudor Mansion.

Year to date the GMLS reported that there have been 127 single family home sales with an additional 185 homes under accepted offer and/or contracted to sell.*

To find home for rent or for sale in Greenwich, Connecticut please go to this easy to use link.

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