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This move-in condition Colonial is in a great West Hartford Center location, a quick walk from all of the shops and restaurants in the Center and Blue Back Square.
The formal living room is a nice size and has a wood burning fireplace. The dining room features a classic built-in cabinet and connects to the remodeled kitchen with eat-in space. There is a half bathroom on the first floor and the basement is partially finished.
Upstairs you’ll find a large master bedroom with walk-up attic access, two additional bedrooms and a neat and clean full bathroom.
Outside there is a large deck and the yard offers plenty of space for play, relaxing or gardening. Park your car in the 1-car garage.
The home features new windows, driveway and exterior paint.
19 Greenhurst Road is offered at $289,900. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing, stop by our open house Sunday 5/19 from 1:00pm-3:00pm or call me at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details and a photo tour are available.
Since the previous update on this project in January, construction on the Flatbush Avenue bridge has made tremendous progress. It actually looks like a bridge on the site now!
The first picture is taken from Flatbush Avenue between the train tracks and New Park Avenue. The steel to support the roadway is up, and it’s now clear how the new bridge will meet up with the existing streets at each end.
Next we move east across the tracks to the intersection of Flatbush and Newfield. This picture is looking to the west along Flatbush Avenue towards West Hartford. The large black wall is the inside of the bridge – they have quite a bit of fill to add in order to make it a smooth transition back to ground level. In fact, it looks like the entire intersection of Flatbush and Newfield is going to be elevated when work is complete.
In the January update we were concerned about the future of the restaurant on the corner of Flatbush and Newfield. The construction crew has built what appears to be the edge of the roadway on that parcel. The good news is that the road will avoid the restaurant. The bad news is that the restaurant lost about half of its previous setback from Flatbush Avenue.
My apologies for the poor picture quality on that third shot. I was holding the camera above my head to get it over the fence and looking directly into the sun…
West Hartford has been one of the hottest real estate markets so far this year. Here are a few charts to show where it is as of the middle of the spring season. Data is for single-family homes and comes from the CTMLS, which deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
The number of closed sales has at least equaled the 2012 total in every month. Overall, 19% more deals have closed this year compared to the first four months of 2012.
The number of closings over the past 12 months has increased in nearly every price band. The jump in the $400,000s has been especially impressive.
Demand for homes, as reflected in the properties currently under contract and waiting to close, is well distributed by price band.
Supply of homes is limited, averaging about 3.5 months of inventory. At price points below $500,000 the market has even less available for buyers.
What these charts don’t show is that prices are increasing in West Hartford. Because every property is different, and the mix of homes that sell in a given period of time is constantly changing, there is no easy metric that captures pricing accurately. But any (active) real estate agent can tell you that bidding wars are back, and that buyers need to have their act together in order to have a shot at getting an updated home in the middle and lower price bands.
This charming English-style Colonial has a great West Hartford Center location and is in the Duffy/Sedgwick/Conard school district. The home offers a flexible floor plan with formal entertaining spaces, as well as casual family room areas for today’s living style.
The double door entry vestibule opens to the formal living room which has a wood burning fireplace and French doors leading to a side porch. A formal dining room with a built-in hutch connects to the kitchen and first floor family room. The remodeled kitchen features eat-in space, granite counters, access to a wraparound deck, as well as the original butler’s pantry. The oversized family room with a wood burning fireplace is great space to relax. A powder room completes the first floor.
Upstairs the second floor has four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The third floor is a nicely finished room with plenty of storage space and could be used as an additional bedroom, office or media room.
Outside, the grounds are well landscaped. The open porch and a wraparound deck are perfect for outdoor entertaining.
The home has a newer roof, windows, driveway, updated electrical and an attached 2-car garage.
63 Van Buren Avenue is listed at $539,900. 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.
This brick-faced Tudor-inspired Colonial is a short walk to Elizabeth Park and located in the Morley elementary school district.
A paver walkway leads you to the front door. Inside, the entry vestibule has a coat closet and powder room. The interior foyer has additional closets and opens to a formal living room with wood burning fireplace which flows into the dining room. A built-in hutch offers charm and storage and slider doors lead out to the backyard deck- a great entertaining feature. The kitchen is remodeled with plenty of storage and an eat-in space. There is also access to the garage from the kitchen.
Upstairs you’ll find three large bedrooms, a remodeled full bathroom and a bonus room.
The level backyard offers gardening possibilities and the deck is a nice space to relax or entertain.
The home offers replacement windows, a newer roof and gutters, a new hot water heater and updated electrical.
1691 Asylum Avenue is listed at $320,000. 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.