Investigating a Job Fair

Visiting a Job Fair

Jobs are very important to the real estate market. The more information I have have about employment trends in Greater Hartford, the better I can advise clients as they look to buy and sell homes. I decided to attend a local job fair to see firsthand which companies are hiring, and how that compared to the number of job seekers. The quick summary is that Connecticut Convention Center’s top level ballroom was filled with both

Debate About National Housing Markets

Although here in Hartford we’re generally more concerned about the local real estate markets, the national picture is of interest because of its impact on the overall economy. We believe that housing markets need to broadly stabilize before homeowners (consumers) feel comfortable with their personal financial situations and the banks/investors that hold the mortgages feel comfortable with their balance sheets. In other words, finding a bottom in the housing market is an important first step