December Contracts: Happy Holidays

2014-01-06 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in December 2013

Hartford County finished the year with 397 single-family deals coming together during the month of December. The total was slightly ahead of December 2012, and a sharp decline from November of this year. For the full 12 months, the Hartford County market grew by a little over 7% in terms of signed single-family contracts. The result is well behind the 24% growth seen in 2012, yet still a positive step as the region’s housing market

November Contracts: Slowing for the Winter

2013-12-04 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in November 2013

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

October Contracts: The Fall Market Arrives

Hartford County Single Family Contracts in October 2013

The fall market that we were expecting to see, and then wrote off when it didn’t turn up, magically appeared in October. There were 678 contracts written during the month, which is a 15% increase over October of 2012 and a meaningful step up in activity from last month. Contract data at the individual town level continued to bounce around. Bloomfield and Bristol had big reversals of fortune from the September report, showing just how

September Contracts: Downward Trend

2013-10-07 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in September 2013

September contract data for Hartford County single-family home sales showed a decrease in activity on both a month-over-month basis and a year-over-year basis. The final count was 620 contracts for September, which was slightly behind the 625 from September 2012. We were very surprised by how the month developed. After a flurry of activity at the end of August and the beginning of September, we were expecting a strong month and a step up in

West Hartford Stats: End of Summer

2013-08 West Hartford Transactions by Month

West Hartford finished August 2013 with 84 single-family closings, up from 76 in August of 2012. Overall the town is about 12% ahead of 2012 in terms of transactions. The most active price bands are showing an increase in activity over the past 12 months. Homes priced at the upper end of the market are in line with the previous year. However, at the lower end of the market there has been a 13% decrease