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Who’s Watching Me?

January 20th, 2015 | Discussion: No Comments »

Buyers, have you ever wondered if you’re being recorded when you tour a house? I was talking about that with some clients this weekend when one made a comment about being recorded when we were viewing a home. One thought it could happen, the other didn’t. I offered that I work under the assumption that […]


2014 Wrap-Up: Single-Family Results

January 16th, 2015 | Discussion: No Comments »

The headline trend in the Hartford County single-family real estate markets in 2014 was that there was no prevailing narrative. After a few years of uncertainty in the late 2000s following the financial crisis, the markets enjoyed a few years of obvious recovery. The results of 2014 cannot be explained in comparable terms. The simple […]

I’ve Got a Guy

January 14th, 2015 | Discussion: No Comments »

“Do you have an electrician that you can recommend? How about a plumber? Floor refinisher? Painter? Kitchen designer? Landscaper?” A peppering of questions came from a buyer client this past weekend. They’re looking to buy a place that needs some work and feel somewhat overwhelmed by the number of contractors they need to find and […]

202 Laurel Street, Hartford’s Asylum Hill

January 9th, 2015 | Discussion: Comments Off

Built in 1901, this Colonial in Hartford’s Asylum Hill neighborhood was completely renovated in 2012. The architectural elements begin immediately with the detail work above the front porch. Inside, the original banister and a diamond shaped stained glass window anchor the foyer. Walk past the living room on the front of the home to the […]

December Contracts: The Finish Line

January 8th, 2015 | Discussion: Comments Off

Hartford County home sales finished 2014 with 429 single-family contracts in December, representing an 8.1% increase over December of 2013. The final month of the year is consistently the least active, and this year was no exception, but the contract count was the highest yet in the real estate market’s continuing recovery. Activity in the […]

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