News and views about real estate in Greater Hartford

MDC’s Permeable Pavement Experiment

August 29th, 2014 | Discussion: No Comments »

The Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) is the water utility for a number of towns in the Hartford area. They are in the middle of a massive effort called the Clean Water Project, whose goal is to reduce the amount of untreated sewage that finds its way into local rivers and streams during storms when the […]


The Foreclosure Sale Experience

August 27th, 2014 | Discussion: No Comments »

A small crowd gathered near the trash and recycle bins of a pale yellow home on the corner of Whitney and Fern. Saturday at high noon is traditionally the time of reckoning for properties subject to foreclosure auctions, and the appointed hour grew near. The group that was forming was an eclectic bunch. Investors walked […]

Removing Graffiti

August 25th, 2014 | Discussion: 1 Comment »

Some graffiti is interesting, thought provoking, and requires talent – it’s a form of art. We don’t find artwork on the silver MDC box in our front yard. No, the tags we regularly see are just vandalism. For a while there was an individual called “Shot One” who marked up our box, and other boxes […]

Visible Progress at 179 Allyn in Hartford

August 20th, 2014 | Discussion: No Comments »

Dakota Partners is in the process of rehabilitating the historic Judd & Root building at the corner of Allyn and High streets in Downtown Hartford into 63 one bedroom apartments over ground floor commercial space. The developer’s project page notes that tenants are expected to begin to move into the units in the summer of […]

187 Ridge Crest Circle, Wethersfield

August 19th, 2014 | Discussion: No Comments »

This LaCava-built raised ranch is move-in ready and has been meticulously maintained. The home has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths over 1,939 square feet. The main level has an open floor plan for the living and dining rooms. The remodeled kitchen has granite counters, an eat-in space and access to the deck which overlooks the […]

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