Is Money Less Green in Hartford?

I’m perplexed. It appears that money available to be earned in Hartford is less valuable than money that can be earned in West Hartford. Even though that goes against the basic idea that a dollar is a dollar. We have a 2-unit building for sale in Hartford that is quite close to the West Hartford town line. For those interested in the specifics, it’s at 307 New Park Avenue, which is across the street from

2018 Condo Sales: Steady Market

Hartford County condominiums maintained their pace of sales in 2018. The deal count increased by 2 properties from 2017 to finish with a total of 2,204 sales. The median condo sales price increased by 2% from the previous year, reaching $153,000. The positive direction was the first meaningful step upwards for the median price in a decade. One of the reasons for the long-term downward trend in the median price is that developers have sold

Strong 2018 Hartford County Single-Family Sales

Hartford County finished 2018 with a closed deal count in the mid-8,000s for single-family homes for the third year in a row. Median single-family homes prices increased by 4.5% from $220,000 to $230,000. Average single-family home prices also increased, though by a smaller percentage. Breaking the number of sales down by price band, we can see that number of deals at prices below $200,000 decreased, while the number of deals in the middle price bands

2017 Hartford County Single-Family Sales Data

Hartford County finished 2017 with a slight increase in the number of single-family home sales compared to 2016. The total in the Connecticut MLS database as of 1/4/2018 was 8,649, or 1.6% higher than the previous year. Although there wasn’t significant growth in market activity, the deal total for the year remained close to the 2005 peak, signifying strong overall demand. Looking at the trend in pricing, the chart below shows that both the average

2016 Single-Family Sales by Town

The other day I posted the County level stats for sales activity and pricing. The big picture view gives a good sense of high level trends, but doesn’t provide much insight into the markets of individual towns. The reality of Greater Hartford real estate is that each town is its own market, and there can be very different dynamics at play. Here is a summary chart showing the activity and price changes in each of