Hartford County Real Estate Closings in 2012

Hartford County Single-Family Transaction 2012

Most of our ongoing analysis of the real estate market is focused on contract data. We like to track contract data because it represents an important milestone, it is more immediate than closings, and it is a strong predictor of closings. But at the end of the year it is also interesting to take a look at the closing numbers since those data points have a meaningful price associated with them. In 2012 the number

December Contracts: Strong Finish

Hartford County Single Family Contracts in December 2012

The 2012 Hartford County single-family real estate market finished the year strongly. Which really wasn’t a surprise since it had consistently shown an increase in activity throughout the year. The final count shows that the number of contracts for December was up about 10% over the previous December. This wasn’t as much market growth as we had seen in past months, but the strangeness that occurred at the end of 2011 makes the year-over-year comparisons

August Contracts: The Unstoppable Market

August was another strong month for Greater Hartford real estate, with little decline in activity from July. The CTMLS shows 679 single-family deals coming together during the month, which is an increase of 27% over last year. Year-to-date the County is 24% ahead of 2011. The market is not really unstoppable, of course. It will slow down over the winter months following the traditional seasonal cycle. The question is more about when buyers and sellers

July Contracts: Hints of Summer

For the first time since February, the number of single-family homes that went under contract dipped under 700 for a month. July saw 685 contracts come together providing our first evidence that the real estate market may actually take a breather over the summer. July felt surprisingly busy to us – especially the first half, which seemed like a continuation of June and the spring market. We expected the calls and emails to slow down

June Contracts: Summer Reruns

The magical 2012 cap on real estate contracts extended through June, with another month at virtually the same number as March, April and May. The consistency is an odd result, and forced me to rerun the analysis to make sure it’s right (which it seems to be). 732 Hartford County single-family contracts came together in the month of June, which was just over a 21% increase from June of 2011. The first half of 2012