April Contracts: Smoothly into Spring

2019-05-09 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in April 2019

April was a very strong month for the Hartford County real estate market. Single-family sales easily topped the 1,000 level, and outpaced the observed total from April 2018. On a year-to-date basis 2019 pulled slightly ahead of 2018.

Market activity has been smoothly building throughout the spring. This year has been consistently strong for sales, but it wasn’t until April that we saw the market transition into full-fledged spring mode.

Inventory levels continue to be on the low end of the normal spectrum, with just under 3 months of homes available on a County-wide level. That said, there are sub-markets (towns and/or price points) with less activity than the overall market.

The current stats technically favors sellers because of the low inventory, however we are seeing home shoppers require that asking prices be at the right level before they are comfortable buying a home. Values are not appreciating on their own – owners have to actually improve their properties in order to push the value upwards.

We see the strong spring market continuing, so it’s not too late to get involved as either a buyer or a seller.

2019-05-09 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in April 2019 by Town

87 Meadowbrook Road, West Hartford

87 Meadowbrook Rd, West Hartford

This is the West Hartford Center home you’ve been waiting for!

An open concept plan gives the main level of 87 Meadowbrook a spacious and comfortable feel. The living room includes wainscoting and a gas fireplace, while the dining room is perfect for entertaining. The updated kitchen is finished with stylish black cabinets that complement the stainless appliances and granite counters. A cleverly designed space off the dining room provides access to the back deck with space for a desk or buffet. The main level also includes a mud room and an updated powder room.

Upstairs, the en-suite master bathroom is perfection. It includes a vaulted ceiling, two vanities, a water closet, a glass shower enclosure, and heated marble floors. The master also includes a walk-in closet outfitted with organizers. Two additional bedrooms and a spacious bathroom complete the upper level.

Downstairs, a heated bonus room with two windows and a door to the back yard provides a bright and flexible space. The lower level also houses the laundry, the garage, and the gas mechanicals.

The outdoor space at 87 Meadowbrook is just as attractive as the indoor space. Spend your summer relaxing on the main level deck, which spans the entire width of the home. The deep back yard is very sunny, and perfect for gardening and other fun.

Don’t miss these great features, plus a location that is about a quarter mile from West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square!

87 Meadowbrook is offered at $419,900. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing or call Kyle at 860-655-2922 to schedule a visit. More details are available.

26 Sawka Circle, Windsor

26 Sawka Cir, Windsor

Fantastic updates, an open layout, and quiet cul-de-sac location make this contemporary Cape a rare find.

Soaring ceilings with an upper balcony capture your eye as you enter the living room, featuring a wood burning fireplace. The space opens to the fully remodeled kitchen and dining room, making for easy entertaining. The kitchen was thoughtfully designed with cherry cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, bar seating, and a generous pantry. The spacious first floor master bedroom has a nicely renovated bathroom with a double vanity and tiled tub/shower.

Upstairs, a balcony overlooks the living room below. There are two bedrooms with ample closet space and another fully remodeled bathroom.

The lower level adds 400 square feet and is the perfect entertainment space.

A bright, 4-season sunroom connects the living space to the 2-car attached garage.

The sunny, level, fenced backyard offers limitless possibilities. Relax on the expansive deck, garden to your heart’s content, and enjoy plenty of space to play. A convenient storage shed holds all your lawn items.

There are hardwood floors throughout the first floor, newer windows and slider doors, and a newer boiler.

A peaceful location, yet conveniently located near highway access, this updated home is a must see!

26 Sawka Circle is offered at $285,000. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing or call Amy at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details are available.

125 Ridgewood Road, West Hartford

125 Ridgewood Rd, West Hartford

If you want updates, space, and a terrific location, 125 Ridgewood Road is the home for you. The current owners have made many thoughtful cosmetic and mechanical improvements that you’ll enjoy.

The first floor features a show stopper chef’s kitchen with Thermador and Subzero appliances, maple cabinetry, stone counters, beautiful tilework, dedicated eat-in space, and a pantry. It opens to a bright family room with vaulted ceiling, skylight, exposed beams, built-in cabinetry, and gas fireplace.

There is plenty of space to spread out, as the first floor also offers a traditional living room with gas fireplace and built-ins, formal dining room, a dedicated office, sunroom, laundry room, mudroom, full bathroom, and an additional powder room.

Upstairs, the master bedroom is a retreat. The remodeled spa bath offers double vanities, a tiled shower, and beautiful soaker tub. The walk-in closet is its own room with a convenient organization system. There are three generously-sized additional bedrooms, a hallway bathroom, and a lofted space open to the family room below. The third floor features a large fifth bedroom and attic access.

The home has replacement windows throughout, a high efficiency gas boiler, new air conditioning, and storage galore. The 3-car attached garage has a loft area above for even more storage room.

The backyard is level and sunny, perfect for outside time.

Close to West Hartford Center, Corbins Corner, and highway access, you’ll love its convenient location.

125 Ridgewood Road is offered at $675,000. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing or call Amy at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details are available.

4 Kenwood Circle, Bloomfield

4 Kenwood Cir, Bloomfield

Looking for a spacious, move-in ready home in a popular, quiet, convenient Bloomfield neighborhood? 4 Kenwood Circle is the perfect Colonial for you.

Curb appeal abounds with the nicely manicured lot featuring mature plantings, stone walls, and a curved slate front walkway.

Inside, you’ll find stained oak hardwood floors, contemporary paint colors, and lots of natural light. The living room features a beautifully tiled gas fireplace with handsome mantel, built-in book shelves, and French doors that lead to the backyard. The adjacent four-season sunroom is a cheerful space, the perfect place to stretch out and relax.

An updated kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and eat-in space offers plenty of work area and storage. The pass through between the kitchen and formal dining room connects the rooms and makes for easy entertaining. A powder room completes the first level.

Upstairs, the oversized master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. There are three additional bedrooms, all nicely sized, with lots of closet storage.

Outside, a level backyard has space for gardening and play, and a paver patio with room to grill and relax. An attached shed neatly stores your yard items.

The home has an attached 2-car garage, new vinyl siding, a new roof, a newer Buderus high efficiency gas boiler, and gas hot water heat. It’s on public water and sewer and located close to shopping and highway access.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!

4 Kenwood Circle is offered at $320,000. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing or call Amy at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details are available.