August Contracts: Hot Summer

Hartford County finished the month of August with 855 single-family contracts. The total was an increase over the prior month, and a return to significant outperformance over the prior year. On a year-to-date basis, 2016 is about 12% ahead of 2015 in terms of the total number of contracts signed. The August result makes the July data point look like the outlier. This year had been consistently more active than last year beginning right away

Welcome Back, Daylight Saving Time

2015-03-08 Still Light at Seven

Switching the clocks twice a year is a time honored tradition. But, as far as I can tell, there is nobody who passionately supports the practice. Everyone just plays along and feels grumpy for the first week after the clocks “spring forward.” I’m here to celebrate the return of Daylight Saving Time. Overnight, sunset changed from a little before 6:00 to a little before 7:00. This picture was taken last night at 7 o’clock. The

February Contracts: What Snow?

2015-03-04 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in February 2015

The winter weather did not stop home buyers from bidding on real estate during February. There were 578 single-family contracts in Hartford County during the month, more than 13% higher that last February. Some may have noticed that Greater Hartford received quite a lot of snow recently. Although there were no huge storms, like the one that shut everything down for a week in February 2013, the area received plenty of total accumulation. The weather

Ducks in a Row, Please

I am fairly certain that the spring real estate market turned on last week. Do you know how I know this? I started waking up at 4am without the assistance of my alarm clock, thinking about all of the work that I needed to do, and then getting up to do it. Activating new listings, preparing for more listing appointments for houses that will come on the market, and then the subsequent showings with buyer

December Contracts: Happy Holidays

2014-01-06 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in December 2013

Hartford County finished the year with 397 single-family deals coming together during the month of December. The total was slightly ahead of December 2012, and a sharp decline from November of this year. For the full 12 months, the Hartford County market grew by a little over 7% in terms of signed single-family contracts. The result is well behind the 24% growth seen in 2012, yet still a positive step as the region’s housing market