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January Contracts: Where’s Winter?

February 4th, 2016 | Discussion: No Comments »

It’s a balmy 50 degree day as I report on the January contracts. The weather so far in 2016 has not followed traditional winter patterns. One meager snow storm so far, with about 3 inches of snow at our house. It really hasn’t been that cold either. The real estate market seems to be taking […]


2015 Hartford County Single-Family Sales Data

January 15th, 2016 | Discussion: Comments Off on 2015 Hartford County Single-Family Sales Data

2015 was a good year for Hartford County real estate. The total number of closed single-family sales recorded in the Connecticut Multiple Listings Service (CTMLS) database was 7,701 (as of 1/6/2016). The number of closed sales increased by 9% over the 2014 total. As the above chart shows, the market is approaching the activity levels […]

23 Bath Crescent Lane, Bloomfield

January 12th, 2016 | Discussion: Comments Off on 23 Bath Crescent Lane, Bloomfield

Move right in to this updated townhouse in the Balbrae community. The formal living room, with fireplace, opens to a private elevated deck. Enjoy the updated kitchen with stone counters, butler’s pantry, and elegant dining room with wainscoting. The kitchen opens to a den that is a terrific place to relax. Retreat upstairs to a […]

December Contracts: Sunny and Warm

January 7th, 2016 | Discussion: Comments Off on December Contracts: Sunny and Warm

The Hartford County single-family market finished December with 529 contracts, an increase of 23% over the 429 observed in December of 2014. For the full year there were 8.980 total contracts, which was an increase of 14% over 2014. The above chart shows that 2015 outperformed every month of 2014 except January. In general, the […]

Agents, Take Your Own Damn Photos

January 5th, 2016 | Discussion: Comments Off on Agents, Take Your Own Damn Photos

Tonight Kyle was looking through the MLS and discovered that another agent is using one of our property photos for their listing. He knew this because it’s a rare listing photo that he took on his own. We hire professional photographers for all of our listings, but in this case it was a rainy day, […]

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