Life and Real Estate in the Greater Hartford Area

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Real Life and Real Estate in the Greater Hartford Area
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Baby Boomer Series ~ A Tale of Two Women This post was prompted by a recent visit to two relatives, each of whom is living in a popular retirement area.  Both are 84-year-old widowed women.  They both began living in their current homes when their husbands were alive, and now they are living alon...
03/31/2012
February 2012 Market Report ~ Manchester CT     During February 2012, there were 18 closed sales in Manchester CT with a median price of $151,750; the average price was $147,883.   The lowest priced home was a two-bedroom, one-bath, 696 sq. ft. ranch which sold for $58,500. The highest-priced hom...
03/28/2012
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Talk About Stress!   We often talk about stress in the real estate business, and we do have quite a bit of it. But I don't think it compares to the stress that the UConn Women's Basketball Team and its coaches were under last night when they played the University of Kentucky in the regional champ...
03/27/2012
Manchester CT Market Report for January 2012 The new year is here, and we are all anxious to see how the real estate market will be.  In 2011 in Manchester CT, we saw a decrease in both total closed sales and median price. The big question now is: Will 2012 be a better year for real estate?   In ...
02/27/2012
Bolton CT was one of the few towns that defied the trend of slumping sales in 2011 compared to 2010.  In fact, Bolton CT showed stunning results in both closed sales and median price.  In 2011, there were 49 closed sales compared to 35 closed sales in 2010.  That's a 40% increase over the previou...
02/26/2012
East Hartford CT was a busy market for real estate sales in 2011, but not quite as active as in 2010. According to MLS data, there were 307 closed sales in 2011 compared to 343 in 2010. In addition, the median price dropped to $144,000 in 2011 from $155,000 in 2010.  That's a 7.1% decrease in med...
02/23/2012
The Connecticut Flower and Garden Show     With temperatures reaching 55 degrees today, it will seem like spring is just around the corner. What better way to get a jump on spring and some inspiration for your garden than with the Connecticut Flower and Garden Show at the Connecticut Convention C...
02/21/2012
Selling an Empty House? We all know that furnished homes (especially staged homes) sell faster than empty homes. But finding furniture can be an expensive and cumbersome project.   Well, in this morning's newspaper, there was an article about a young entrepreneur in New Haven CT who makes cardboa...
02/20/2012
South Windsor CT real estate sales during 2011 showed a fairly typical picture of the ups and downs of the market.  As was the case with many towns in Connecticut, South Windsor's closed sales and median price were down from the previous year.  In 2011, there were 195 closed sales compared to 202...
02/15/2012
2011 Year in Review ~ Manchester CT 2011 has closed and the real estate analysis has been done.  By most accounts 2011 was a worse year than 2010, but let's take a look at what actually happened in Manchester CT in 2011.   During 2011, there were 321 closed sales with a median price of $169,000. ...
02/10/2012
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