October Contracts: Fall Market Peak

2015-11-06 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in October 2015

The Hartford County single-family home market turned in another strong month in October. A total of 758 contracts came together during the month, which was nearly 18% higher than October of 2014. On a year-to-date basis, there have been over 13% more deals through the first 10 months of this year versus last year. The chart above shows that the outperformance has increased since June. The lower price points continue to show more activity than

September Contracts: A Busy Summer

Hartford County Single Family Contracts in September 2015

It’s been a few months since we published an update on contract activity, and the local markets were rather active over that time. Hartford County finished September with 739 single-family contracts, an increase of about 17% over September of 2014. It was the fourth month in a row of strong outperformance. On a year-to-date basis the County is about 800 deals and 13% ahead of where it was at this point of last year. Year-over-year

The Hartford Primary Battle: Real Estate

Segarra's West End Home

We’re not the political sorts, but every now and then real estate and politics intersect. Last week someone made a real estate based attack on one of the Democrats running for Mayor in Hartford. It was a misleading attack (we believe deliberately), but got us looking at the homes of the two candidates vying for the top line on the November ballot. Two Democrats will be on the September party primary ballot in the City

June Contracts: Bonus Spring

2015-07-02 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in June 2015

Hartford County had 994 single-family deals come together during the month of June. The total represented an 18% increase over June 2014, and a 5% increase over May of 2015. Last month we titled our May Contracts post “Peak Spring,” which was proven dramatically incorrect. Numerous towns throughout the county outperformed in June, while very few towns showed meaningful drops in activity compared to June of last year. On a year-to-date basis, most of the

May Contracts: Peak Spring

2015-06-07 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in May 2015

Hartford County finished May with 943 single-family home deals coming together. The month was 4% more active than May of 2014, and it took over from April of this year as the most active month since we began tracking contract data in 2009. May is traditionally the peak month for contracts in the cyclical real estate market, so we expect that the sales pace will begin to slow as we enter the summer months. Not