How Many Homes To See

Last week in a post I made a passing comment about how we sometimes show people 50+ homes before they find the right one. My comment elicited this reader comment: Josh: Oh my god. People look at 15-50 houses? Juan and I have only looked at 2 or 3 when we were shopping. I would think it would be challenging even finding 50 homes on the market meeting very limited criteria (school district, bedrooms, bathrooms,

Renewing the Home Buyer Credit

We’ve received a lot of questions recently about the soon-to-expire First Time Home Buyer’s Credit. Since the time has basically passed to be able to take advantage of it in a home purchase, the discussion has shifted to the future of the program. Analysts and commentators around the country are weighing in on the subject, dividing into two camps. Camp 1: Extend the credit, and perhaps even expand it to all buyers and with larger

Movement in the West Hartford Market

People always ask me “How’s the market doing? Is it really as terrible as the media makes it out to be?” My response is typically “it depends…” Different price points are reacting differently in this market. Different towns are reacting differently in this market. Today, let’s take a look at it from the price point view, from one town. As you know, I like to look at West Hartford because it is a very active