Weekend Plans: Mar 5th 2011

Real estate is officially in season. I have to say, it’s a bit of a funny business. The intensity level of the spring is dramatically higher than the winter, and it changes over very quickly. Incredibly quickly. Before the President’s Day weekend the markets were still pretty slow – not many new listings and not many homes going under contract. Since then, it seems like each day is more interesting than the one before. It won’t be long before we’re firing on all cylinders, which will last until “real estate summer” officially arrives. This is one of the reasons being an agent is fun. It’s like a playoff atmosphere – exciting times!

Events & Activities

If the real estate markets are buzzing, then it must be time for a home show! The Jenks Productions’ Spring Home Show is at the Expo Center from Friday through Sunday. In addition to the usual pageantry, HGTV addicts may be interested in the opportunity to meet Kimberly Lacy from Curb Appeal: The Block. She’s going to be in town on Sunday afternoon and doing a demonstration called “Curb Appeal on a Budget” at 2:00.

The Downtown branch of the Hartford Public Library is hosting a session about the book “Remembering the Old Neighborhood: Stories of Hartford’s North End” on Sunday at 2:00. It sounds like the discussion will revolve around people’s memories of growing up in the North End, and include photos of life in the neighborhood during the early and mid 1900s. Stick around after the discussion for an hour of live jazz music in the atrium.

Speaking of playoffs, college basketball gets serious this weekend with the first wave of conference tournaments. The Big East Women’s Tourney runs from Friday through Tuesday at the XL Center downtown. The America East Men’s and Women’s tourneys are also in town, beginning on Thursday and culminating with the semifinals on Sunday. The championship game is held on Saturday the 12th at the home arena for the team with the higher seed.

Open Houses

62 Wells Road, Wethersfield, $195,000, Sun 3/6 from 1:00 to 3:00
This Sunday’s open house is a brand new listing in Wethersfield. It’s a traditional Cape with architectural features like hardwood floors, crown molding, and a fireplace in the living room. It also has an oversized kitchen and numerous mechanical updates (windows, hot water heater, siding). There is a detached 2 car garage, and the yard is level and fenced. The sellers put in an above ground pool last year, but know some buyers don’t like them and are willing to take it out. More details and a photo tour are available.

What Else

Send Kyle (KyleB@KyleB-RE.com) a quick note if you know of other events we should include … thanks!