Marsha Charles' Blog

Posted on 02/21/2021
Navigate the Homebuying Journey Like a Pro
The homebuying journey may seem long, complicated and time-consuming at first. Fortunately, there are lots of things a property buyer can do to streamline the process of finding his or her dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a homebuyer navigate the property buying journey like a pro. 1. Narrow Your Home Search If...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Home Security Tips that Help Prevent Burglaries
A struggle that everyone faces is keeping priorities straight. As careers advance, families grow, and financial responsibilities increase, some priorities fall by the wayside. One example of how that can happen is with home security. When you have your mind on twenty other things that need to be taken care of this week, it's easy to forget about consistently...
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Posted on 02/09/2021
27 Dunning Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 now has a new price of $2,875,000!
Wonderful six bedroom Colonial with gorgeous level two acre property on coveted cul-de-sac close to schools, train station, and the center of town. Spacious open floor plan, with solarium, family room and office on first floor. Relaxing master suite with luxurious master bath and huge walk in closet. There is also a separate oversized bedroom suite on this level. The outdoor terraces are extensive and provide amazing outdoor entertaining with hot tub, outdoor shower, fire pit , heated pool, and temperature controlled charming pool house/private office. Recent renovations include bathrooms, mudroom, solarium, terrace, wine cellar, roof,...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Determining Fair Market Value
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock The term "fair market value" is the price at which an interested but not desperate buyer is willing to buy and a motivated but not distressed seller is willing to sell on the open market in your location. The set value depends on recently sold similar-sized homes with like amenities, upgrades, and...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Video Tour - 19 Weeds Landing, Darien, CT 06820
Enjoy year round living, weekends or summers, from your heated pool and spa, offering the most amazing views from this magical elevated property. Soaring ceilings & open floor plan welcome family and friends where they will immediately engage with the calming and peaceful setting only water can provide. Choose from one of two luxurious master suites either on the first or second floor overlooking the water. Two additional bedrooms, one w/French Drs to balcony, plus 2 baths along with an office/exercise room complete the second floor. Some of the many amenities include custom gourmet kitchen, built-in outdoor grill/cooking center, access...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
19 Weeds Landing, Darien, CT 06820 is now new to the market!
Enjoy year round living, weekends or summers, from your heated pool and spa, offering the most amazing views from this magical elevated property. Soaring ceilings & open floor plan welcome family and friends where they will immediately engage with the calming and peaceful setting only water can provide. Choose from one of two luxurious master suites either on the first or second floor overlooking the water. Two additional bedrooms, one w/French Drs to balcony, plus 2 baths along with an office/exercise room complete the second floor. Some of the many amenities include custom gourmet kitchen, built-in outdoor grill/cooking center, access...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
How to Fix or Replace a Window Screen
Photo by Chris Thornton from Pexels Thanks to screens, we can enjoy being outdoors without all the dirt and insects. Open windows let the breeze in without letting in anything else, and we can picnic on our screened-in porches without the bug spray. Screens can generally take a lot of wear and tear, but when subjected to winds,...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Another Property Sold - 122 White Oak Shade Road, New Canaan, CT 06840
The ultimate Connecticut Farmhouse masterfully reinvented by renowned architect James Schettino overlooking an exceptional 2.4 acres. The private backyard features a 40ft gunite pool with spa & cabana while the barn boasts a 26x24 basketball court & private loft office with fireplace. Step inside the warmth of a spacious entry & gourmet kitchen opening to the family room while 6 generous bedrooms and 7 baths welcome rest and relaxation. Enjoy the screened in porch with fireplace, recreation room, gym, terraces, gardens, w/geothermal, solar power, generator & more. The perfect home retreat with multiple offices only 1.2 miles...
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Posted on 01/30/2021
Video Tour - 89 Dabney Road, New Canaan, CT 06840
Renovated and expanded in 2008 and 2009 with high end finishes and details including all new custom thermopane windows, Carrera marble counter tops and island in kitchen with commercial grade appliances and breakfast room with vaulted ceiling all open to family room with fireplace and terrace for outdoor living. The living/media room with fireplace is the perfect spot for relaxing or entertaining. Four bedrooms with connecting baths and luxurious master bedroom and bath complete the second floor. Finished walk-out lower level opens to serene and picturesque property visible from almost every room. Located only 2 miles from town in a...
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Posted on 01/30/2021
89 Dabney Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 is now new to the market!
Renovated and expanded in 2008 and 2009 with high end finishes and details including all new custom thermopane windows, Carrera marble counter tops and island in kitchen with commercial grade appliances and breakfast room with vaulted ceiling all open to family room with fireplace and terrace for outdoor living. The living/media room with fireplace is the perfect spot for relaxing or entertaining. Four bedrooms with connecting baths and luxurious master bedroom and bath complete the second floor. Finished walk-out lower level opens to serene and picturesque property visible from almost every room. Located only 2 miles from town in a...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Guidelines for Finding the House of Your Dreams
Finding the house of your dreams is a process that requires a lot of clarity, diligence, and patience. While it is possible for the first house you look at to be the ideal choice, it's a lot more likely you'll have to look at a dozen or more houses before finding the one that matches your requirements and...
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Posted on 01/20/2021
Another Property Sold - 58 Lakeview Avenue #11, New Canaan, CT 06840
Sleek and Stylish townhouse renovated in 2020 with the most current materials including porcelain, marble fixtures in the new kitchen and all bathrooms. Painted from top to bottom and gleaming hardwood floors throughout including the first-floor master suite with a luxurious master bath and walk-in closet, two spacious bedrooms on the second floor with a newly designed hall bath. Striking formal dining room with vaulted ceiling opens to the living room with a fireplace and there is a family room with a fireplace and sliders to a new terrace, vegetable garden with raised beds, and spacious outdoor space. Just a short stroll to town and...
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