October Contracts: The Fall Market Arrives

Hartford County Single Family Contracts in October 2013

The fall market that we were expecting to see, and then wrote off when it didn’t turn up, magically appeared in October. There were 678 contracts written during the month, which is a 15% increase over October of 2012 and a meaningful step up in activity from last month. Contract data at the individual town level continued to bounce around. Bloomfield and Bristol had big reversals of fortune from the September report, showing just how

The Pool is Open

Fernridge Pool

Pool season is relatively short in New England, so this is prime time for the area’s municipal pools. Here are a few in West Hartford, Hartford and Glastonbury that are beckoning as we sweat through a hot and humid summer. (Note: Each town has their own rules about pool access and hours, so be sure to check for the details.) West Hartford: Beechland, Eisenhower, Fernridge, Kennedy Hartford: Colt, Goodwin, Keney, Pope Glastonbury: Addison, Grange, Eastbury

145 Woodhaven Road, Glastonbury

This spacious Colonial is located on a private lot in a quiet neighborhood. The home has a formal living room with a wood burning fireplace and a formal dining room. A large kitchen with eat-in space opens to a family room with propane stove. A 3-season room with propane heater leads to a deck. The fifth bedroom is located on the first floor and is currently set up as a laundry room. A full bathroom

Strawberry Picking in Greater Hartford

Transcript Strawberry season has arrived, and we traveled to South Glastonbury to pick our first flat of the year. Bright sun and warm temperatures welcomed pickers to Carini’s Berry Farm on this June morning. Despite a heavy rainstorm the previous evening, with reports of hail, the fields were ready for harvesting. Large, sweet, berries filled the plants and eventually our flat. Carini’s is hoping for another two weeks of picking, and is keeping their fingers

Sounding the Alarm

Last week we received a notice from the City of Hartford. It is time to renew our house alarm registration with the City’s Department of Emergency Services and Telecommunications. Residents of Hartford are required to register their alarm with the municipality. We pay $15 per year, which not only gets us into the systems, but also buys us free emergency responses for the first two false alarms within a 12 month period. There is no