Reading Gen Y Tea Leaves

The attitudes and habits of Generation Y will determine the future of the American real estate market (and most other areas of our economy). They have different feelings and priorities when it comes to housing than previous generations. Members of Gen Y have been particularly hard hit by the choppy economic conditions that have dominated since the early 2000s. The Atlantic recently published a piece called The Cheapest Generation and the subtitle “Why Millennials aren’t

HCPR: Soaring Sales in Second Quarter

Sales in Hartford County soared in the second quarter of 2010 versus the second quarter of 2009 thanks to the Federal Home Buyer Tax Credit. Median prices were up modestly over the year-previous quarter. Median days on market fell meaningfully, reflecting the frenzied pace of the County’s residential real estate market as the tax credit overlapped with the traditional spring market. Single-Family Homes Second quarter sales of single-family homes increased 23.8% compared to the year-earlier