293 Castlewood Drive, Bloomfield

This conveniently located townhouse-style condo is tucked away in a quiet community. The unit is light and bright with an open floor plan. It offers 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms over 1,544 square feet. The first floor offers a living room with fireplace and opens into the dining room. The kitchen has eat-in space, sliders to a deck, a vaulted ceiling and skylights. A half bath finishes off the first floor space. Upstairs there are

January Single-Family Contracts Rise

The number of Hartford County single-family homes that went under contract in January 2011 was 12% higher than the January 2010 total. Clearly, the month of snow had less of an impact on buyers than we had previously thought (January Listings Down 24% Year-Over-Year). Here’s the breakdown of how the individual towns fared. As always, individual towns within the County performed very differently. Avon and Manchester are the first towns that jump out since both

Leaf Pickup in Greater Hartford

Our lawn is covered with leaves. We don’t really want to rake, but it needs to be done. And it needs to be done in time for the leaf truck to come through and vacuum them all away. Collection protocol varies by municipality. The three main techniques are sucking leaves off the curb with a giant vacuum, picking up bagged leaves at the curb, or letting residents drop off their leaves at the local transfer

Comping Hartford: What is Hartford?

Pricing a house is all about using “comparable sales.” We always try to compare similar properties and the more similar the better. There is rarely a perfect match, but we can usually get pretty close. It seems to me that in evaluating a city we should be using a similar approach. When comparing our area to others around the country, we need to be comparing like to like. The current dust-up about Hartford being a

Hartford County Revaluation Schedule

Last week we gave an overview of the 2011 City of Hartford revaluation. Here’s the revaluation schedule for the rest of the towns in the County. 2010: none 2011: East Hartford, Enfield, Hartford, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, Plainville, Southington, West Hartford 2012: Berlin, Bristol, East Windsor, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, New Britain, Simsbury, South Windsor 2013: Avon, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, Rocky Hill, Suffield, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks 2014: Bloomfield The process is basically the same everywhere.