February Contracts: Yawn

February was dramatic and interesting; the market statistics brought something new and different to think about and interpret. There were 489 Hartford County single-family contracts, a 13% decrease from February of 2012 and a 10% decrease from January of 2013. As the month progressed, we felt that the market had noticeably slowed from the January pace. But it’s very difficult to know how much of what we see is specific to our current set of

Fall Walking Tours

Walking tours are available in different areas of Greater Hartford this fall. We’ve been on a few over the years and have enjoyed each of them. Here are some local walks that might be worth checking out. Hartford Preservation Alliance Sisson-South Whitney Neighborhood: Sat 9/8/2012 at 10:00 Hartford Hospital District: Sat 9/22/2012 at 10:00 Old North & Spring Grove Cemeteries: Sat 10/13/2012 at 10:00 Check out the Hartford Preservation Alliance Fall 2012 walking tour schedule

Where Do You Buy Your Plants?

The other day we wrote a post about a new garden we’ve built this spring. That garden was built with a lot of sweat, and a lot of visits to various garden centers, markets and a local farm. I thought our experiences might help you with your gardens. Here’s where we went to get our supplies… First, we had to dig up a good portion of the yard and deploy that “sod” elsewhere. We have

24 Stockade Circle, Wethersfield

This storybook Gambrel Colonial located in Pyquag Village is perfect both inside and out. This home offers 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths over 2,267 square feet. Mature gardens frame the home and welcome you. Inside, the foyer opens to a formal living room with built-in bookshelves and a wood burning fireplace. A large dining room leads into the remodeled kitchen. With an attached family room, this space is really the heart of the home. The

Mikey’s Place Playground, Wethersfield

Our fearless playground tester/reporter scopes out the scene in Wethersfield. Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 slides. Location: 330 Garden Street, Wethersfield, CT Hours: 8am to sunset Mikey’s Place is a sprawling playground that features different playscapes and other features for children of all ages and abilities. Fun, fun, fun! Playscape: There are two primary playscapes. The one for smaller children feels like it goes on forever and is in a well fenced area with