You will have options in New Canaan or Greenwich but probably not in Darien. The key to success these days is being signed up to receive new listings. New properties with appeal that are well priced are moving quickly. Have your agent sign both of you up for the new listings as they come to the market. Have your financing in place and be ready to move forward with the right option. There are a lot of buyers out there for the limited inventory.
Good luck with your search,
I know of several in that area in your price range and would be happy to help you out. Please feel free to call or email me.
Kelly Associates Real Estate
780 Boston Post Rd.
Darien, CT 06820
Tel: (203) 722-6754
Hope to be of help and feel free to contact me anytime
3 bedroom in Darien for $500K is not possible; they start in the $700K. New Canaan currently has two listing under $500K: the first is 72 Heritage Hill for $429K, and second is 33 East Hills for $454,900. I would be happy to provide additional details on both of these units and arrange a showing - just let me know how I can help you.
Stephan von Jena
2012 Gold Award Winner - Top Producer
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
26 Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
1057 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820