Shopping Around: $1,600/month Rentals

It’s always fun to survey different markets to compare prices. Today we have three $1,600/month rentals for your consideration: Option 1 is a totally updated 2 bedroom at 33 Charter Oak Place in Downtown Hartford. Option 2 is a spacious 3 bedroom in a great location at 151 Maplewood Avenue in West Hartford. Option 3 is … whatever this is in NYC: $1,600 per month/studio Chelsea, NYC pic.twitter.com/HoY11iE8Yq — J (@AmericaCanceled) February 9, 2019 Clearly

$238 Million for One Condo in NYC

A finance guy paid $238 million for a large apartment at the top of a building overlooking Central Park. The CTMLS says that the total cost of the 687 residential properties (single-units, multi-units, and condos) that sold in Hartford in all of 2018 was $109.3 million. This comes out to about $159,153 per property. West Hartford, which has the most active residential market in this area and strong prices, was able to top that one

Learning from Portsmouth, NH

Market Square

We found Portsmouth to be a very interesting place. And as residents of an area trying to build the type of vibrancy that they seemed to already have, it was difficult not to compare and contrast Portsmouth with the Hartford area. For background, the City of Portsmouth proper is only 15.6 square miles and has a population of about 21,000. This is about the same geographic size as our municipalities, as the City of Hartford

Enjoying Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Lighthouse

Recently we went on a 4 day vacation to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I really knew nothing about Portsmouth when I booked our hotel stay in May. Just that I was kind of going out of my mind with work and that I would probably want a few days off when things typically slow down for us at the beginning of August. My requirements were that our vacation destination couldn’t be more than 3 hours away,