131 Beacon Street, Hartford’s West End

131 Beacon St, Hartford

Here’s your opportunity to own an outstanding smaller home in the West End.

An oversized front porch welcomes your guests and is a perfect spot to relax and connect with neighbors and friends. Inside, you’ll find a traditional Colonial floor plan with great natural light. The entry foyer opens to a spacious living room with wood burning fireplace and lovely period lighting. The formal dining room is made for entertaining. A short hallway from the dining room leads to an updated powder room and on to the renovated kitchen. The kitchen features plenty of cabinets and workspace, an eat-in area, and a desk space.

Upstairs offers a flexible floor plan. A spacious bedroom with large closet at the rear of the home is adjacent to a remodeled full bathroom, which would make a lovely master suite. There are three additional bedrooms and another renovated full bathroom, which also conveniently houses the laundry.

Outside there is a patio, landscaped garden beds, and a 1-car detached garage.

The home offers gas heat and hot water, hardwood floors throughout, and original detailed moldings.

131 Beacon Street is offered at $254,900. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing, or call me at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details and a photo tour are available.

126 Kenyon Street, Hartford’s West End

126 Kenyon St, Hartford

Plenty of space and original architectural charm make this home a great West End opportunity. The sunny enclosed porch is a quiet space to read and watch the world go by. Step inside and you’ll be wowed by the beautiful hardwood floors, original woodwork, stained glass windows, and pocket doors.

The first floor plan is open and perfect for entertaining. The foyer connects the formal living room, formal dining room, and den. There is a large kitchen with eat-in space and an original butler’s pantry. A small office, powder room, and mudroom complete the first floor.

Upstairs, the second level has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. One of the full bathrooms can accommodate the washer and dryer. There is a fully finished third floor which has three additional bedrooms, an extra finished space, and a full bathroom.

The fenced back yard features a mahogany deck, plenty of green space, and a 2-car detached garage.

The home has a new roof, Buderus heating system, updated electrical, and low maintenance vinyl siding.

126 Kenyon Street is offered at $349,900. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing, visit the open house on Sunday 4/23/2017 from 1:00 to 3:00, or call me at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details and a photo tour are available.

1 Linden Place, Unit 309, Hartford

The Linden

Welcome to the Linden! This charming historic building is just steps from all that Downtown Hartford has to offer.

You’ll be greeted by 24-hour onsite security as you enter and can take the elevator or stairs to your updated unit on the third floor.

The open floor plan of the unit offers a foyer area, adjacent to an office/den space. Beyond the entry is a combination living room and dining room. The living area has ten foot ceilings, exposed brick, and a bay window. The remodeled galley kitchen is located off the dining room, with plenty of cabinet and counter space. An updated powder room is adjacent to the kitchen and the in-unit laundry is tucked away in a closet. The master bedroom has a fireplace with more exposed brick, a bay window, double closets and offers a refreshed full bathroom.

The condo comes with newer windows, a deeded parking space, access to a storage unit, and a lovely common courtyard area.

1 Linden Place Unit 309 is offered at $155,000. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing, or call me at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details are available.

25 South Highland St, West Hartford

25 South Highland

Lots of space and move-in condition make this 4-bedroom, 2.1-bathroom Colonial a perfect home.

Welcome your guests through the double door vestibule with tile floor and closet. Inside, the entry foyer is flanked by the formal living room with fireplace and dining room with French doors. The kitchen is fully renovated and features granite counters, stainless steel appliances and is open to the dining room. A bright, heated sunroom provides a nice space for an office, playroom or den. An updated powder room completes the first floor.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has double closets and a sitting area. There are three additional bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which was recently remodeled.

The basement is partially finished for a more casual living area. There is also great potential in the walk-up attic for more finished space, or just a nice storage spot.

The home offers gas heat and hot water, fresh paint, hardwood floors throughout, a level yard, and a 2-car detached garage.

25 South Highland Street is offered at $285,000. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing, or call me at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details and a photo tour are available.

March Contracts: Bouncing Back

Hartford County finished March with 984 single-family contracts, a 2.3% increase over March of 2016. The slight outperformance brought the year-to-date contract total to within one deal of the first quarter of 2016.

2017-04-07 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in March 2017

The market continues to be very active, with strong demand from buyers. The County-wide market is on the verge of being a seller’s market, which is traditionally defined as having less than 3 months of inventory. In general, sellers have an advantage at low price points and buyers have an advantage at high price points. However, people actually in the market looking to buy or sell need to look closely into the dynamics of the individual towns, price points, or both, to get a true picture of their situation.

The count of active listings for this time of year is down compared to recent years. The MLS reported 2,471 active single-family homes in Hartford County when I downloaded data a few days ago. Last year at this time there were 3,178. There were 3,188 in 2015.

Since the number of deals is virtually identical to last year, but the number of active listings is about 22% lower, it seems safe to conclude that the “problem” is on the supply side. Meaningfully fewer owners have listed their property for sale this spring, limiting the supply of available homes.

Too few listings is a great problem for property owners. It gives people thinking about a move some comfort that there will be buyers interested in their home. Hopefully the favorable dynamics will allow them to sell for a good price. We’ve been telling our seller clients to consider getting their home onto the market sooner rather than later.

If you’re considering a sale, we would love to have a chance to interview for your listing and provide a more in-depth analysis about your situation. Feel free to reach out to us at any point.

Finally, I should note that the table showing the number of contracts by town has been updated to include the year-to-date totals. Monthly results can be quite volatile, especially for the smaller towns. Adding the deal total over a longer time period should give a better sense of what is happening in each town’s market.

2017-04-07 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in March 2017 by Town