Sharing the Misery

The real estate market right now is not a lot of fun. By that I mean that I’m seeing a lot of behaviors out of buyers and sellers that have me scratching my head. Another agent mentioned to me the other day that she’s starting to lose faith in humanity based on some of the garbage that she’s seen and dealt with this year. I was glad to hear that I’m not the only one

Buyers: Get Your Act Together

This past weekend I held an open house at 55 Grennan, in the heart of West Hartford Center. For those that don’t know, the West Hartford Center market is very active, and right now strongly favors sellers. Homes that are priced properly tend to sell very quickly because there are many buyers and agents on the lookout for opportunities. Our listing went under contract shortly before the open house. Since it’s virtually impossible to cancel

Greater Hartford November 2009 Real Estate Market Statistics

For last month’s market statistics post, I made this statement…”It will be interesting to see the results of November, as I feel they will also show an increase over last year as people try to jam in their closing by the November 30 $8,000 first time buyer tax credit deadline.” This was of course before we knew that they would be extending the first time buyer credit beyond November. So how did the closing numbers

Sellers and the Home Buyer Credit

In the upcoming months, many buyers will be looking to take advantage of the recently extended and expanded home buyer credit. In order to qualify for the credit, buyers must have a fully signed and accepted contract in place by April 30, 2010 and must close on the property no later than June 30, 2010. If you’re thinking about selling your home in 2010, how does this credit affect you? 1. Expect to see the

Buyers and the Home Buyer Credit

If you are a buyer thinking about taking advantage of the home buyer credit in the next few months (first time or current owners looking to move up), here are some things to think about… 1. You’ll need to have a fully signed and accepted contract in place by April 30, 2010. Given that, you most likely want to start looking at homes not much later than the beginning of February. This will give you