70 Cone Street, Hartford’s West End

70 Cone Street

Many recent improvements make this West End Victorian a perfect mix of new and vintage.

Refinished hardwood floors and fresh paint accentuate the original architectural elements including pocket doors, tin ceilings, multiple fireplaces and various built-ins. Beautiful entertaining spaces await with a formal foyer, living and dining rooms. A completely remodeled kitchen with eat-in space and dedicated pantry await the new owner. A laundry room and a refreshed three-quarter bath complete the first floor.

Upstairs, the master bedroom suite has a large walk-in closet and full bathroom. A second bedroom has a fireplace, alcove and fully remodeled en-suite bath. The third bedroom also features a fireplace and tin ceiling. A small office finishes the second floor.

The third floor provides additional space with two bedrooms, finished storage areas and a remodeled bathroom.

Outside, enjoy your time on the classic front porch and relaxing or gardening in the level, full-sun backyard.

70 Cone Street is offered at $329,000. If you’d like to see this property, 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.

May Contracts: Continued Strength

Hartford County Single Family Contracts in May 2016

Hartford County’s active real estate market continued, with 1,056 single-family homes going under contract in May. The year-to-date contract total is more than 19% ahead of this point in 2015.

The top chart shows that June was the peak of 2015 sales activity. The peak is usually a month or two earlier, which will make next month an interesting data point. Will the market be able to produce a 3rd consecutive month with over 1,000 contracts? That’s what it will take to continue outperforming 2015.

There is nothing particularly new to report in how the deals break down into the various price bands. Lower price bands are driving the overall market, as they have the larger raw deal totals, and show very strong percentage gains over 2015.

Similarly, the inventory of available homes continues to follow previously described trends. The higher the price point, the more options buyers have – at least as a percentage of the number deals over the past 12 months.

Hartford County Single Family Contracts in May 2016 by Town

5a Linden Place, Hartford

5a Linden Place, Hartford

Welcome to your new townhome at the historic Linden community, steps from Downtown Hartford’s numerous amenities.

The formal living room is a light, bright space with bay window, white washed brick, original fireplace and built-in shelving. Down the hall, the remodeled kitchen opens to the family room space with exposed brick wall. It also connects to the dining area, which walks out to a private porch, overlooking the community’s lovely garden space. A powder room and numerous closets are also located on the first floor.

Upstairs, the oversized master bedroom features a private balcony, fireplace, bay window, large closet, and en-suite bathroom. There are two additional bedrooms, both with good closet space, one with another private balcony overlooking the garden. A hallway full bathroom and laundry closet complete the second floor.

There are two new heating/cooling units and thermopane replacement windows throughout the unit. A deeded garage space and storage unit in the basement provide additional convenience.

Enjoy a short walk to work, the library, theaters, museums, restaurants and Bushnell Park!

5a Linden Place is offered at $329,000. If you’d like to see this property, 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.

April Contracts: Four Digits

2016-05-04 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in April 2016

With 1,031 single-family contracts, April 2016 took over as the single most active month in the Hartford County real estate market since we began tracking contract data in 2009. The County is 21% ahead of last year’s deal pace.

April was the first month in our data set in which the contract total reached four digits. June of 2015 was the previous leader, with 994 contracts. There have only been five months overall that broke into the 900s.

The step up in activity is likely to push the final number of sales into the range observed in the early 2000s. The chart below shows the number of closed single-family sales by year since the CTMLS moved online in 2001.

2016-01-06 Hartford County Single Family Sales

If 2016 is able to maintain its current pace of 20% ahead of 2015, and if contracts turn into sales at the same rate as last year, then 2016 would be projected to finish the year with about 9,240 deals.

Our best guess is that the second half of the year will be a bit less active than the first. It seems clear that 2016 will build on the number of deals in 2015, but there’s a long way to go before we’re comfortable predicting that this year will be better than the peak years of the early 2000s.

2016-05-04 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in April 2016 by Town

641 Broadview Ter, Hartford

641 Broadview Terrace, Hartford

This updated Colonial located in Hartford’s Behind the Rocks neighborhood is move in ready with refinished floors, fresh paint and plenty to offer its next owner.

An enclosed front porch greets you and is a nice space for reading or enjoying your morning coffee. Inside you’ll see architectural touches such as natural woodwork, period moldings, and stained glass windows. The formal living and dining rooms are great for entertaining. On the first floor you’ll also find a remodeled kitchen with eat-in space, bedroom, and updated half bath.

Upstairs you’ll find 2 bedrooms, a large walk in closet, and a renovated full bath. There is also walk up attic space for plenty of storage.

Outside you’ll love the oversized .40 acre lot which boasts mature gardens and plantings, as well as a paver patio. Additionally, there is a huge 3-bay garage for all of your auto and storage needs. Maintenance is relatively carefree with vinyl siding, replacement windows, and gas mechanicals.

641 Broadview is offered at $190,000. If you’d like to see this property, 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.