174 West Ridge Drive, West Hartford

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This nicely updated split level is located at the end of a quiet cul de sac, in the Norfeldt/KP/Hall district.

Inside, you’ll appreciate the fresh paint and refinished hardwood floors throughout. An open floor plan on the main level connects the living room and dining room. Adjacent to each is the fully updated kitchen with new cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash and flooring, as well as an eat-in space. Walk out to the newly added deck through a slider in the dining room. This is perfect additional space for entertaining.

Upstairs, you’ll find three nicely sized bedrooms. Both the master bathroom and hallway bathroom have been completely remodeled.

Downstairs, there is a family room space with an updated powder room. You’ll also find laundry, access to the attached 2-car garage and a slider out to the backyard space on this level.

The outside provides both the deck and a paver patio, as well as a sunny, level yard. Enjoy central air conditioning, a newer high efficiency gas furnace and hot water heater, new roof, and vinyl siding. There is nothing to do but move in and take advantage of all that West Hartford offers.

174 West Ridge Drive is offered at $329,000. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing, or call me at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details and a photo tour are available.

19 Rodney St, Hartford’s West End

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This classic West End colonial is nicely updated, freshly painted and move-in ready. You’ll find vintage details throughout with high ceilings, original moldings, and French doors, plus many updates for today’s living needs.

The open front porch is a great space to relax or entertain. Inside, a slate tiled foyer opens to the formal living room with fireplace and formal dining room. The kitchen is renovated with new cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and is open to the dining room. A remodeled three-quarter bath completes the first floor.

The second floor features the master bedroom which was opened to an adjacent bedroom, creating an attached dressing room. Two additional bedrooms and a refreshed full bathroom round out the space.

The walk-up unfinished third floor offers great potential for additional living space or plenty of room for storage.

An enclosed rear porch looks out over the partially fenced, level yard and two car garage. The home has a newer roof, newer boiler and replacement windows. There is nothing to do but move in and enjoy life in the West End!

19 Rodney Street is offered at $259,900. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing, or call me at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details and a photo tour are available.

October Contracts: Mirroring Last Year

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There were 752 single-family contracts that came together in Hartford County during October 2016. The total was virtually identical to the October 2015 deal count. Activity in the county is 10% ahead of 2015 on a year-to-date basis, though essentially all the gains were made in the first half of the year.

When breaking down the year-to-date deal count by price band, the trends have evened out considerably. There were three price bands with gains of more than 20% through the end of June. Only the $200,000s stand out in the data through October, with gains of 18%. Most of the other price bands showed gains of about 12% plus or minus a couple percent.

The extreme ends of the pricing spectrum both have fewer deals than at this point in 2015. Contracts on properties with asking prices of less than $100,000 are down about 12%. The reduction is mostly related to a strong pricing environment created by demand for entry level properties. Homes are selling for more than they did last year, in the lower $100,000s instead of below that line.

Sales are down about 10% for homes with asking prices of more than $1,000,000. However, this only corresponds to a difference of four properties, so it’s not clear how meaningful the result actually is.

Trends over the past few months suggest that the real estate markets will experience their traditional winter slowdown. Buyers will still be out shopping for homes, though there will be fewer of them than there were during the warmer months of the year. Sellers need to understand the dynamics of their town and neighborhood markets, and make sure that they price their property correctly for the environment. Feel free to reach out to us with questions, we’re always happy to help.

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133 Kenyon Street, Hartford’s West End

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Perfection in the West End! This 1897 home was designed by William H. Scoville, a popular architect for the time period, and has been renovated from top to bottom for today’s living.

The bright and open floor plan provides a contemporary feel, while all of the classic architectural elements remain. A sizable foyer features a seating area to welcome your guests. The oversized formal living room offers a large bay window and working fireplace. The dining room has a built-in corner cabinet and flows into the kitchen and living room for easy entertaining. The gourmet kitchen has been fully renovated and opened to the dining room. It offers granite counters, stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar, and an abundance of cabinet space. A dedicated mudroom and renovated powder room complete the main level.

On the second floor, the large master bedroom offers a full spa bath and walk-in closet, complete with organization system. The master bath has been remodeled and features a tile shower, soaking tub, his and her vanities, and heated radiant slate flooring. There are three additional bedrooms, one of which has been converted to a laundry room and additional closet space, as well as a renovated full bath offering a tile shower and tub.

A clever custom bookcase conceals the door to the third floor. Walk up to see a stunning expansion of space. Large windows and a vaulted ceiling make the huge open room a favorite gathering place. Many possibilities include a great room, play room, office space, or even a master suite. There is also an oversized finished closet space with built in shelving and a powder room.

Outside, a paver patio leads to a fully fenced backyard and detached 2-car garage. A charming, open front porch offers more outside space.

The home has a new high efficiency Buderus gas boiler and gas hot water heater, central air conditioning, new windows throughout, and 200amp, buried electrical service.

133 Kenyon Street is offered at $525,000. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing, or call me at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details and a photo tour are available.

69 Foley Street, West Hartford

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You’ll find a great owner occupant or investor opportunity with this West Hartford two family home. Many updates have already been done for you.

The first floor unit features a formal living room and dining room with a heated sun porch. The kitchen is updated and has a pantry for additional storage space. There are two bedrooms and a full bathroom.

The second floor unit has a similar layout except that the wall between the living room and dining room has been opened to create one large space. It also has a heated sun porch, kitchen with pantry, two bedrooms and a full bathroom.

Both units have hardwood floors. The basement has separate laundry hook ups for both units, as well as separate gas mechanicals for each unit. The exterior of the home has a newer roof, vinyl siding and replacement windows. There is parking space for three cars.

Conveniently located close to shopping, highways, CT Fastrak, and the local elementary school.

69 Foley Street is offered at $299,000. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing, or call me at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details are available.