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

March Contracts: Rolling into Spring

Single-family homes in Hartford County continued to be snapped up in March. The month continued the very strong pace from January and February, with a 30% increase in the number of homes that went under contract compared to March 2011. The month was only slightly behind the tax credit fueled binge that we experienced in March of 2010. Each town is a little bit different, but the hot towns are super hot. Just look at

Demolition in Detroit

Friday’s Wall Street Journal article about the demolition of historic homes in Detroit came at an interesting time. The previous evening we had attended the Hartford Preservation Alliance awards event, a gathering to celebrate the architectural history of our city and the efforts of community members to restore and reuse buildings rather than knock them down. Detroit has a rich architectural history, as can be seen on sites like Forgotten Detroit and Some of

West Hartford Feeding Frenzy

The West Hartford real estate market feels like it’s moving very quickly these days. We’re especially noticing it since we have many buyer clients looking in the town and because the town is traditionally the most active real estate market in the county. It is common to see new listings sell in a couple of days if they are priced right, and we’ve been seeing multiple offer situations on a regular basis. Despite the bidding

I Want That!

Today I saw the best yard ever. Large, level, fenced and sunny, it had everything I look for in a yard. There were flower gardens and vegetable gardens. The patio had covered and open areas – both large enough for a table and chairs. And of course there was an area for the grill. I want that yard. This sort of thing has happened to me before. One of the interesting aspects of working in