2022 Market Activity

2023-01-17 Hartford County Closed 2022 Single-Family Sales by Year

The total number of single-family home sales decreased in Hartford County by just under 18% from 2021 to 2022. Nearly 10,000 sales was reduced to just over 8,000 sales – a very significant drop. Despite the slowing pace of sales, 2022 was a strong year for the local real estate market. We consider the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 to be outliers. There were more deals in each of those years than our area

December Contracts: Calling it a Year

Now Leaving 2022 - hope you enjoyed your stay!

Hartford County finished December, and 2022, with a subdued month in the real estate market. There were 415 contracts signed, about 30% fewer than in December 2021. The year finished 21% behind 2021’s totals. Inventory was the story all year long. It continued to be very low in December, and that is ultimately what limited the number of deals. Buyers who persevered through the holiday months were decisive in bidding quickly and strongly for the

November Contracts: Slow Season

2022-12-02 Hartford County Single-Family Contracts 2022-11

November is often a slow month for the real estate market, and this year was no exception. The County finished the month with 536 single-family contracts, more than 35% fewer than November 2022. On a year-to-date basis the County was 20% behind 2022 totals. The November total deserves a little more context. Yes, it was far below pandemic-era November deal totals. But it was also well above the totals observed during the bottom of the

October Contracts: An Early Winter

2022-11-03 Hartford County Single-Family Contracts 2022-10

Noticeably low inventory levels and few new listings led to a quiet October in the Hartford County real estate market, effectively accelerating the winter slowdown by a couple months. The County finished with 658 single-family contracts, which was 30% fewer than the October 2021 total of 948. On a year-to-date basis the County was trailing last year by about 20%. Once again, the total number of contracts for the month closely followed the number of

Another Perspective on Active Listings

2022-10-24 Single-Family Actives in Hartford County - SmartMLS Stats

The number of active single-family home listings in Hartford County continues to be well below historical trends. The chart below shows the monthly total since 2017 as measured by SmartMLS. The seasonal fluctuations in active listings are clearly visible in each year except 2020. Inventory is highest in the summer and lowest at the very beginning of the year. What the chart shows is that the number of homes available to buyers is still trending