Restoring Asylum Hill’s Historic Homes

115 Sigourney - Living Room

Earlier this week I had a chance to tour the latest projects from NINA (Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance), which is a non-profit working to rehabilitate blighted houses in the Asylum Hill area of Hartford. They have two adjacent buildings under construction, a brick 1-unit home at 115 Sigourney Street, and a large 3-unit building at 117 Sigourney Street. Although we’ve sold NINA properties in the past, it has always been on the resale market as

September Contracts: A Strong Month

Hartford County Single Family Contracts in September 2019

The Hartford County single-family home market extended its late-summer strength through September. The County finished the month with 797 contracts, which was more than 16% higher that the unusually slow month observed in September 2018. On a year-to-date basis 2019 was 3.7% ahead of the 2018 contracts total through three quarters. Inventory continues to trend below both 2018 and 2017. The chart below shows it moved down slightly over the past two months. The reduction

Energy Efficiency Day

Energy Efficiency Day

Today, Wednesday October 2, 2019, is Energy Efficiency Day in Hartford. The City’s Sustainability Office is hosting an Eco Expo at City Hall from 4:00p to 7:00p so residents and businesses can learn about different ways to improve their property’s energy efficiency. They are having free energy efficiency workshops for residential properties starting at 6:00p, and ask that folks RSVP. We had an energy audit of our home a while back and got some good

Investigating a Job Fair

Visiting a Job Fair

Jobs are very important to the real estate market. The more information I have have about employment trends in Greater Hartford, the better I can advise clients as they look to buy and sell homes. I decided to attend a local job fair to see firsthand which companies are hiring, and how that compared to the number of job seekers. The quick summary is that Connecticut Convention Center’s top level ballroom was filled with both

The Glastonbury Sign Disappearance

Glastonbury Signs

One of our yard signs disappeared from a listing in Glastonbury, so my daughter and I investigated. What we’ve learned is that the Town of Glastonbury recently began enforcing a zoning regulation about where real estate signs may be placed on a property. They need to be set back one distance from the street when there is no sidewalk, and a different distance from the sidewalk. The vast majority of Greater Hartford real estate agents