New Construction in Greater Hartford

New Construction

New construction homes are rare in Greater Hartford. During 2020 the SmartMLS only reported 253 closed sales for properties that were built in 2019 or later. This translated to about 2.5% of total deals. In 2019 (without the pandemic to interfere with construction) the count was 243 closed sales for properties that were built in 2018 or later, which was about 2.8% of the deals. The reality is that new construction is not common in

Building Stuff in Downtown Hartford

There has a been a noticeable increase in the discussion of new construction in Downtown Hartford over the past couple weeks. It started with the revelation that UConn would consider building a facility, and continued with word that the City of Hartford was thinking about building a new City Hall to consolidate office space. Ken Gosselin has worked feverishly to ferret out as many of the thirteen of the proposals submitted to UConn as he

121 Abbotsford Avenue, West Hartford

Great curb appeal and a classic floor plan make this newer construction home a smart choice. It offers 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths over 1,534 square feet. The formal living room and dining room flow nicely into each other and both have hardwood floors. A sizable kitchen features plenty of cabinet and counter space, an eat-in area, stainless steel appliances and tile floors. A slider door leads out to the deck and backyard. A half

Crappy New Construction

Many new buyers are intrigued by new or newer (say built since 1995) construction. Looking at older homes depresses them because they often need updating or don’t have more modern layouts with open floor plans and family rooms. Some buyers don’t want to take the time or have the money to put in updates immediately, so they lean towards newer construction in their search. I’ve even come across a few buyers that believe older homes

Reflecting on McMansions

Few words are spoken with as much disdain as ‘McMansion.’ I’ll admit to criticizing a property with the term on occasion, though I’m not one of those people who could wax poetic about the evils they represent. In fact, I recently discovered that I had trouble even defining the term while I was talking with a local builder/developer about a project in which he may participate. After mentioning the main value drivers in the finished