You're right. There's nothing worse than being tossed around from agent to agent and having to describe your likes and dislikes more than once. That is the primary reason why I became the only agent in Darien & New Canaan to work fully out of both offices. I lived in Darien for 11 years and have lived in New Canaan for 13 years. I am fully able to give you the pros and cons of both towns since I have lived in both and my children have attended school in both towns as well.
My website and blog will show you of my commitment and expertise to both Darien & New Canaan. I am a top agent, Diamond Level Top Producer, ranking #1 in both Darien and New Canaan and #3 company-wide. I give comprehensive market reports, real estate advice and incomparable service based on 16 years of experience. Website address: http://RachelWalshHomes.com. Contact me and i will help you get on your way. Rachel Walsh, 203-912-5908.
To note - there are a lot of similarities in the two towns, and both have excellent school systems. Sometimes the intricacies are ones some agents won't tell you about. Questions you should ask your agent: Would an in-town buyer buy this house? Would you buy this house? Does this street flood? Is there any pending litigation surrounding this house or its neighbors? Has this house been affected by the changes in the local wetlands and flood zone regulations? Does your agent live in the town they are selling or have they lived there in the past? That's important if you want an "insider's scoop." What company does the agent work for - do they advertise locally, nationally, even globally like my company, William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty, does? Internet advertising and internet presence is HUGE and the local, one office, boutique firms cannot compete with an international firm. Check out my blog and website to learn more about me and my company. I look forward to hearing from you!... more
Hi Tammy - you never know a Seller's situation!
If your working with an agent, have them contact the listing agent of the desired home and ask. It never hurts to ask, and you won't know until you try!
Many sellers are looking for anything that can help them. Although they may not be looking to lease long term, they may look at it as an opportunity to cut their losses for a few years then try to sell again when the market rebounds. Of course, that is IF they can afford to do that.. You never know a sellers situation!... more
I like the Town of Fairfield.
- Great public schools, if that is in your consideration set
- Train service to Grand Central runs a little over an hour.
-Good mix of people, diverse, non-confrontational, very nice & welcoming
-family oriented & welcome club
-Most likely you would need a car for travel within in town
-Homes tend to be on the older side, 50+ years or older = higher yearly maintenance cost
Hope this information may spark some interest and more questions. Good Luck!... more
Call or email me so I can give you some insight about New Canaan Commercial Real Estate.
Feel free to visit my website http://hannelore.raveis.com/
You will have to pay both NY and CT income taxes, but weigh that against the much lower property taxes in either Greenwich or New Canaan and it might work to your advantage. As far as why are property taxes lower, there are many reasons, which would make it almost impossible to answer that question here. Call the city gov't and speak to them about it. You'll be able to get more specifics from them. NY has all the surprise taxes, not CT. Both locations are considered highly desirable, but Greenwich is a much easier commute into NYC. If I can be of further assistance please feel free to contact me. I also have a wealth of info on both locations that I can provide you with...just let me know. Thank you, Gary McIntosh, 203-979-2132.... more