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

National Real Estate Data

People generally understand that real estate is local. The markets are driven by regional economies, which ultimately depend on the number and type of jobs in the area. Therefore local data is more relevant than national data in most real estate decisions. Local data is gathered, analyzed and published by diverse groups and individuals that range from specialty firms to local bloggers. Because every home is unique and towns have wide ranges of home types,