Hartford Area Ice Skating

Hartford Winterfest 2012

Hartford Winterfest features free public ice skating on a new and larger outdoor rink in Downtown Hartford’s Bushnell Park. This year the event runs from Friday, November 23rd, 2012 through Monday, January 21st, 2013. There are other skating facilities and opportunities in the area too. Here’s a (likely incomplete) list of ones we have found: Veteran’s Memorial Ice Skating Rink, West Hartford Trinity Community Sports Complex Ice Skating Rink, Hartford International Skating Center of Connecticut,

October Contracts: Steady Market

The Hartford County single-family market continued its strong 2012 performance with an October that was more than 26% ahead of October of 2011. Year-to-date, the County is about 24% ahead of last year in terms of the total number of deals. The Contracts Written by Month chart shows a gradual decline in market activity since the spring. Every year is different, with its own unique pattern, but this one seems pretty easy to interpret. Activity

October 2010 Market Statistics

Here’s a quick look at how the Hartford County real estate markets performed last month. Closings in October reflect deals negotiated during the summer and fall depending on the amount of time between the contract date and the closing date. The data comes from the Connecticut Multiple Listing Service (CTMLS), which is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Some Observations There was a wide range in the percent change in number of transactions for this October

Who Pays the Most Taxes in Hartford County?

So who pays the most taxes in Greater Hartford? It’s not as easy to figure out as it might seem. All the talk of revaluations, budgets, and referendums got us thinking about how we could get at that question using the real estate data in the MLS. We decided to look at all the single family home sales in Hartford County that were input using the Grand List 2009 mill rates. The initial data set

Hartford County Revaluation Schedule

Last week we gave an overview of the 2011 City of Hartford revaluation. Here’s the revaluation schedule for the rest of the towns in the County. 2010: none 2011: East Hartford, Enfield, Hartford, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, Plainville, Southington, West Hartford 2012: Berlin, Bristol, East Windsor, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, New Britain, Simsbury, South Windsor 2013: Avon, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, Rocky Hill, Suffield, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks 2014: Bloomfield The process is basically the same everywhere.