123 Farmington Chase Crescent, Farmington

123 Farmington Chase Crescent

This well maintained and updated townhouse at the popular Farmington Chase community is conveniently located near shopping, highways, and major area employers.

Inside, the first floor has an open floor plan. The kitchen is bright and offers plenty of storage and workspace. The kitchen connects to the dining room, which is open to the sunken living room. The living room features a fireplace and sliders to the outdoor space. There is also an updated powder room.

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms with ample closets and a full bathroom. Laundry is located on this level. There is also pull-down attic access, great for storage.

There is a private front patio, as well as large deck which backs to open space. Just beyond the open space is the pool, clubhouse, tennis and basketball courts, and playscape area.

The unit offers a new gas furnace, new AC, new roof, and a detached 1-car garage with new door.

123 Farmington Chase Crescent has 2 bedrooms, 1.1 baths, 1,317 sqft, and is offered for $176,000. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing, or call Amy at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details and a photo tour are available.

69 Keene Place, Unionville

69 Keene

First time on the market! Here is a great opportunity to own a classic farmhouse in a quiet cul-de-sac location, yet so close to the amenities of Unionville Center and the Farmington rail-to-trail.

Set on well over an acre, the level lot offers mature trees, fruit trees, plenty of usable yard, a 3-bay barn/garage with attached chicken coop, and separate detached shed.

The charming farmhouse is waiting for its new owner to bring their finishing touches. A large, enclosed front porch is a lovely space for enjoying your serene setting. Inside, nicely sized living and dining rooms with hardwood floors lead to a kitchen with eat-in space. A powder room and additional enclosed porch complete the first floor.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and a full bathroom. The rear bedroom has access to a walk-up attic, perfect for additional storage space.

The home offers a newer roof, newer oil boiler and oil tank, replacement windows, and public water and sewer.

69 Keene Place has 3 bedrooms, 1.1 baths, 1,566 sqft, and is offered for $235,000. If you’d like to see this home, please have your agent arrange a showing, or call Amy at 860-655-2125 to schedule a visit. More details and a photo tour are available.

7 Staunton Court Unit E, Farmington

7 Staunton E, Farmington

You’ll love to come home to this end unit townhouse in a peaceful wooded setting.

The large living room, with fireplace, is open to the dining room. A sliding door connects the interior space to huge private deck with gas hookup for grill. Back inside, the kitchen has a pantry and space for a small eat-in table.

Upstairs, the master bedroom is a generous size, and includes an en-suite bathroom. The upper level contains two more spacious bedrooms, and another full bath. Don’t carry clothes up and down the stairs … there is upper level laundry too.

The unit has central air and a garage with automatic opener and storage area. Public gas service, which powers your heat, hot water, kitchen range, dryer and outside grill, is included in the monthly condo fee.

The community features a clubhouse and swimming pool. The unit is close to the UConn Health campus, the WestFarms mall area, and has convenient highway access.

7 Staunton Unit E is offered at $200,000. If you’d like to see this property, please have your agent arrange a showing or call me at 860-655-2922 to schedule a visit. More details and a photo tour are available.

Connecticut Temple Progress

2014-10-28 Connecticut Temple

Construction of the Hartford Connecticut Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is making good progress. The actual site is on Farmington Avenue (Route 4) in Farmington, CT across from the entrance to Winding Trails and the Devonwood community.

Plans for the temple were announced in 2010, and a groundbreaking ceremony was held in August of 2013. Those interested in learning more about the project, or the Church, can follow along online.

Town-by-Town Sales Data for 2013

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 about any single data point without looking more deeply into what is happening in the town. We’re going from 7,000+ data points on the year at the County level down to a small percentage of that number for most towns. With that, here is the table showing each town.

2013 Year End Single-Family Stats by Town

The results are incredibly varied:

  • East Granby saw the deal count increase 44% and the median sales price rise by 9%.
  • The towns with the 2nd through 8th largest increases in deal count had median prices either remain virtually unchanged or decrease.
  • Avon and Granby both exactly matched 2012 in terms of deal count, and both saw the median price rises.
  • Simsbury remained basically unchanged in each metric.
  • Only five towns had their number of successful closings decrease in 2013.
  • Hartland, Marlborough and Farmington were the only three towns with negative deal count growth and negative median price change.

The markets in each town have their own story to tell. In order to understand what’s happening, the mix of homes that sold, and the level of distress in the market, must both be considered. One could imagine that the multiple towns with large increases in deal count but falling median prices were highly impacted by distressed sales.

We have a model that lets us more easily visualize the numbers for each town, organizing the raw sales data into various charts and tables. I doubt we’ll post the charts, there are far too many, so please feel free to reach out to us if you have specific questions about what is going on in a particular town. We are happy to share.