Client Greenwich Time
Categories Award-winning Stories, Real Estate & Home Design
Date 2009-09-20
URL Launch Project

This story was awarded an Honorable Mention in In-Depth Series from Society of Professional Journalists’ Connecticut chapter in 2010.

Part three of a three-part real estate series on buyers, agents and sellers

Timothy and Barbara Nolan had a plan.

The couple, who built their contemporary central Greenwich home in 1977, a year after they married, have wanted to spend more of the winter down in Palm Beach, Fla., where they have a condo. That would entail selling the place on Cotswood Road and downsizing to a condominium or ranch in town.

As Barbara Nolan prepared to retire in January as director of the nonprofit social service agency Community Centers Inc., she and Timothy, 84, who had been a urological surgeon at Greenwich Hospital until 13 years ago, decided it was time to put their plan in motion.

Then the market crashed.

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