Why Wasn’t My Offer Accepted?

Houses on Cone Street

Hi there. Welcome, and I am very sorry to hear that the offer you made on that home was not accepted. Even though I (probably) don’t know anything about your situation, I might still be able to help you understand this unfortunate development! I have found that sellers generally reject offers for a few reasons, so one very likely applies to your situation. 1. You Didn’t Offer Enough $$$ Sellers usually pick the offer with

October Contracts: A Fall Bounce

No Zoom Room

Who says that the market cannot have a fall bounce even though the late summer was extremely busy? Hartford County finished October with 1,133 contracts, which was a modest uptick from the September 2020 total and a huge 45% increase over October 2019. To put this result in context, the previous busiest October was 812 contracts in 2018. And not counting 2020, the previous all time busiest month was 1,125 in May 2019. Last month

Keep Your Storm Drains Clear

Storm Drains

We live near a modest low spot in the street. Our neighbors have a storm drain in front of their home that is critical to removing water from the area. They understand its importance and keep it clear, and we periodically joke about battling the “leaf terrorists.” There have been times during our many years here when a heavy rain washed enough leaves into the previously clear drain to clog it. Water builds up in

126 Westerly Terrace, Hartford’s West End

126 Westerly Terrace, Hartford

Don’t miss this gracious stucco and timbered Colonial with 1920s character! A portico with oversized door opens into the main entry and turned staircase. A front-to-back living room features a fireplace with stone surround and detailed mantle. French doors lead to a den with another fireplace, built-ins, and access to a covered patio and the back yard. The oversized dining room has a recessed alcove perfect for a buffet, while the bright kitchen includes a

88 Goodwin Circle, Hartford’s West End

88 Goodwin Circle, Hartford

Welcome home to this updated Ives townhouse, overlooking the woods at the popular Goodwin Estate. The main level features an open plan with hardwood floors throughout. The living area has a slider to the private deck, a dedicated dining area, and a kitchen with eat-in space, stone counters, 48-inch cabinets, and stainless appliances. A powder room completes the first floor. The finished lower level is an oversized entertaining room with radiant floor heating, a climate-controlled