Last week we published some charts showing the direction of the overall single-family market in Hartford County for 2013. The quick summary was that sales activity has been increasing nicely for two years, but median prices have been stuck in a protracted valley. The data tells a variety of different stories when we zoom in to the individual towns. Before we get there though, a quick disclaimer. It’s difficult to take too strong a position
Single-family contracts fell to 514 in Hartford County for the month of November. The month was about 6% higher than the total from November of 2012, and the year-to-date count remains about 7% ahead of the 2012 pace. Agents we know have commented that there were parts of November when the market seemed suspiciously quiet – like so quiet that they didn’t trust their email was working properly. Despite that, the month ended with a
This weekend is the 2013 Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. Here are some images from this morning’s qualifying heats. Looks like the races run all day Saturday and Sunday, so there’s still time to see the boats in action.
July was an active month in the West Hartford single-family real estate market, but not quite as exciting as June. There were 86 closings in July, which was modestly above the 2012 count, and on a year-to-date basis we are about 12% ahead of 2012 in the total number of closed deals. The statistics can shift a lot over the summer months. Buyers that put properties under contract in the spring close on those deals
Hartford County single-family contracts edged up in May to 855 deals, a 1% increase over April of this year. More impressively, the month was more that 14% more active than May of last year. The active season extended later into the spring before the deal count plateaued. Through May, the market is more than 7% ahead of the 2012 market in terms of deal count. Drilling down into the individual towns, the numbers bounce all