January Single-Family Contracts Rise

The number of Hartford County single-family homes that went under contract in January 2011 was 12% higher than the January 2010 total. Clearly, the month of snow had less of an impact on buyers than we had previously thought (January Listings Down 24% Year-Over-Year). Here’s the breakdown of how the individual towns fared. As always, individual towns within the County performed very differently. Avon and Manchester are the first towns that jump out since both

Hartford County Revaluation Schedule

Last week we gave an overview of the 2011 City of Hartford revaluation. Here’s the revaluation schedule for the rest of the towns in the County. 2010: none 2011: East Hartford, Enfield, Hartford, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, Plainville, Southington, West Hartford 2012: Berlin, Bristol, East Windsor, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, New Britain, Simsbury, South Windsor 2013: Avon, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, Rocky Hill, Suffield, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks 2014: Bloomfield The process is basically the same everywhere.

HCPR: Increasing Activity in the First Quarter

Hartford County’s housing markets saw an increase in the number of closings in the first quarter of 2010 versus the first quarter of 2009. This continued the positive momentum from the second half of 2009, but is still well below the sales pace from the early and mid 2000s. Median sales prices were up slightly, while median days on market fell sharply. Single-Family Homes First quarter sales of single-family homes increased 16.4% compared to the

Inventory Levels in Greater Hartford

We’ve been showing a lot of houses over the past few weeks. And it seems like there just isn’t anything out there for buyers. What do the inventory levels of single family homes in various towns in the Hartford area tell us? All of the data used to develop this chart came from the CT Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. We looked at the number of homes currently for sale

Going to the Farm: Apple Picking Adventures in Greater Hartford

Both being from Vermont, Kyle and I have high standards for the annual tradition of apple picking. We are looking for a somewhat rural area, not too much commercialization, and baked goods at the farm stand, if possible. We typically head East of the River to the fruit mecca of Glastonbury. One won’t be disappointed by visiting Rose’s Berry Farm, Scott’s Orchards, Dondero Orchards, or Belltown Hill Orchards. But this year we decided to mix