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Old Well

December 16th, 2014 | Discussion: No Comments »

Lots of houses in Greater Hartford have wells. But how many still have the old well? This photo was taken at a mid-1700s property. Although the well is boarded up, the equipment is still there. Just bring your own bucket and rope.

November Contracts: Happy Holidays

December 9th, 2014 | Discussion: No Comments »

November single-family contract data showed the seasonal decline in the real estate market that almost always happens this time of year. With that said, this November outperformed last November. The number of contracts were a little over 4% higher than they were in the same month of last year. On a year-to-date basis, 2014 single-family […]

Regulations in Hartford: Theory vs Practice

November 23rd, 2014 | Discussion: Comments Off

The occupancy debate centered on 68 Scarborough Street in Hartford is a conflict between the theoretical concept of “family” and practical implementation of the City of Hartford’s Zoning Regulations. On one hand, everyone should ideally be able to define their “family” as they see fit. In the abstract, there is no need to create an […]

October Contracts: Fall Bounce

November 7th, 2014 | Discussion: Comments Off

The month of October finished with 643 single-family homes going under contract in Hartford County. The total was a slight increase from the previous month, and a slight decrease from October of 2013. The real estate markets continue to plug along without much flash or excitement. Inventory levels declined since the September report. At 6.4 […]

Connecticut Temple Progress

October 30th, 2014 | Discussion: Comments Off

Construction of the Hartford Connecticut Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is making good progress. The actual site is on Farmington Avenue (Route 4) in Farmington, CT across from the entrance to Winding Trails and the Devonwood community. Plans for the temple were announced in 2010, and a groundbreaking ceremony was […]

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