September Contracts: Over a Thousand

2020-10-05 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in September 2020

Hartford County topped the 1,000 deal mark during a September for the first time since we have been keeping contract statistics. We finished with 1,070 single-family contracts during the month, 34% more than September 2019. The year is now almost 15% ahead of 2019 in terms of total year-to-date deals. Since launching this series in 2009, which is 11 years and 9 months ago, we have reported months with more than 1,000 deals only 15

August Contracts: Well Above Normal

2020-09-03 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in August 2020

With 1,128 single-family contracts recorded, August 2020 was a strong month for the Hartford County real estate market. The total was about 31% higher than last August, but noticeably lower than the July 2020 total. On a year-to-date basis 2020 is trending about 12% ahead of 2019 through August. The bounce back that is visible in the contracts by month data suggests that the spring lockdown was a temporary obstacle in the market. January and

July Contracts: Continued Buyer Pressure

2020-08-04 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in July 2020

Hartford County finished July with 1,272 single-family contracts signed, essentially the same level of activity as reported in June. The total was about 42% higher than the July 2019 total, putting the year-to-date contract total about 10% ahead of 2019. Buyers and sellers behaved totally differently over the past three months. Buyers came out of the lockdown determined to find a new home. They were out in force, and created very strong demand for single-family

June Contracts: Many Buyers, Few Sellers

2020-07-14 June Contracts

It’s almost the middle of the month, and I just realized that I never published the contract stats for June. And the data included some exciting information! June was a banner month for the Hartford County real estate market. Single-family contracts totaled 1,286, which was 34% higher than the total from June 2019. On a year-to-date basis the market is 4.7% ahead of the 2019 pace through the first 6 months despite the pandemic. The

May Contracts: Buyers are Back

2020-06-03 Buyers are Back

May contract numbers are in, and they showed that buyers have returned to the market in force. There were 1,131 single-family contracts signed in Hartford County, which was slightly higher than the May 2019 total. On a year-to-date basis the County is less than 2% behind the deal total from this point last year. The big story in the market continues to be the very low levels of inventory. Buyers do not have much to