March Contracts: Solid Deal Count Growth

2015-04-09 Hartford County Single Family Contracts in March 2015

Hartford County finished the month of March with 726 single-family home contracts, an increase of 6.3% over March of 2014. There continues to be excitement and energy around the real estate markets. Buyers are out in force, and seem confident about bidding on homes. On a year-to-date basis, the price bands of $100,000s and the $200,000s have shown strong outperformance over the first quarter of last year. There have been 6.8% more deals for homes

214 Elm Street, Windsor Locks

Set back from the road on a private lot, this home is perfect in just about every way. It has been thoughtfully updated inside and out and is meticulously maintained. An open front porch and foyer welcome you. The first floor has hardwood floors throughout and features a formal living room and dining room. The kitchen is updated with new appliances, granite counters, provides plenty of cabinet space and has an eat-in area. It is

Comping Hartford: What is Hartford?

Pricing a house is all about using “comparable sales.” We always try to compare similar properties and the more similar the better. There is rarely a perfect match, but we can usually get pretty close. It seems to me that in evaluating a city we should be using a similar approach. When comparing our area to others around the country, we need to be comparing like to like. The current dust-up about Hartford being a

Who Pays the Most Taxes in Hartford County?

So who pays the most taxes in Greater Hartford? It’s not as easy to figure out as it might seem. All the talk of revaluations, budgets, and referendums got us thinking about how we could get at that question using the real estate data in the MLS. We decided to look at all the single family home sales in Hartford County that were input using the Grand List 2009 mill rates. The initial data set

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.