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By Brent Bell, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, Hartford County
(RE/MAX Premier, Realtors)
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If you are thinking of buying your first home in West Hartford, why not choose a neighborhood that remains popular in these uncertain times. During 2008, there were 56 purchases of single-family homes in Webster Hill (MLS statistics). This is essentially unchanged from the 57 sales in 2007. These...

By Brent Bell, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, Hartford County
(RE/MAX Premier, Realtors)
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The spring market in West Hartford is moving briskly, fueled by a need for housing and the $8,000 tax credit for first-time buyers. During the month of March, 61 homeowners accepted contracts to sell their single-family residences (up from 57 for the same period in 2008). To put these numbers in ...

By Brent Bell, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, Hartford County
(RE/MAX Premier, Realtors)
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Although you might not guess from the title, Douglas Andrew's latest bestseller, Millionaire By Thirty: The Quickest Path to Early Financial Independence, stresses the importance of real estate compared to the risks of the stock market for people dedicated to improving their financial situation. ...

By Brent Bell, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, Hartford County
(RE/MAX Premier, Realtors)
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Good morning and welcome to spring! Our clocks springing forward (and temperatures in the 50s) are welcome changes in Connecticut, where we have experienced an unusually cold and snow-covered winter. The West Hartford market continues to be strong despite the news reports which can be both depres...

By Brent Bell, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, Hartford County
(RE/MAX Premier, Realtors)
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As I wait for this last batch of snow to melt and listen to my gas boiler fire up, I am reminded that it is never too late to request a home energy audit. This is a positive audit which requires a small investment on the homeowner's part ($75 if you heat with gas or electricity, $300 if you heat ...

By Brent Bell, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, Hartford County
(RE/MAX Premier, Realtors)
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To the average homebuyer in central Connecticut, local real estate taxes are an important variable. The higher the taxes, the less monthly remains in the budget to pay the mortgage. The mill rate (or cost per thousand dollars of assessed home value) is set by each individual town and is recalcula...

By Brent Bell, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, Hartford County
(RE/MAX Premier, Realtors)
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  From 10 until 8 today & from 10 until 6 tomorrow, you can escape our near-freezing temperatures for a breath of SPRING by visiting the Connecticut Flower Show! Admission is $14 cash for adults, $2 for children ages 7-14 and FREE for children 6 and under. This is a small price to pay for the so...

By Rhonda Hay Rawlins
(Glastonbury Home Staging)
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My company, Glastonbury Home Staging, was recently hired to stage this 5 bedroom colonial, located in West Hartford, CT. This house was deceiving from the outside it so big and the bedrooms are all good sizes, particularly the master bedroom. Many families today are multi-generational, with grand...

By Lisa Rosenfield
(Prudential Connecticut Realty)
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Buyers are actively looking for homes and  newly listed West Hartford homes are selling quickly. Sellers need to consider the market when offering their homes for sale. A home that is neat, clean and clutter-free will attract the buyers. The homes that will sell quickly are those that are priced ...

By Brent Bell, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, Hartford County
(RE/MAX Premier, Realtors)
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The West Hartford market had a slow start and a strong finish in 2008. There were 646 closed sales of houses recorded in the Multiple Listing Service for the year (down from 725 in 2007). One of the most encouraging numbers was the median Days on Market for these sales at 27 days. People in many ...

By Lisa Rosenfield
(Prudential Connecticut Realty)
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It is mid November and the holidays are almost upon us but West Hartford homes are selling. During the last few weeks we have seen several homes go under deposit after receiving multiple bids. Some of these homes were new to the market and priced competitively for the current market; others were ...

By Debbie Gilbert, Farmington Valleynulls Finest Homes, West Hartford, CT
(Century 21 Clemens & Sons Realty)
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Hello everyone!  Talk about a successful open house! Last week, I sponsored a benefit for The National Theatre of the Deaf by hosting a private estate tour of a lovely home-- 41 Stonefield Road, in Farmington/Avon, Connecticut.                                             During the tour, six tale...

By Rebecca Makas
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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I love writing about people who've provided me with great service.  It seems that there is, more than ever, a new line being drawn between the "big box" philosophy and the "local store-great service" philosophy.  I had to have some body work done to my car (much to my dismay, it was my fault and ...

By Evan Berman
(ERA Broder Group)
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What a great time of year. The grass is green, the sky is blue and the landscape is colorful. What can be better? In the Real Estate business, we love the spring because with it comes the "Spring Market". Inventory increases, buyers come out to look and hopefully buy and this year the marketplace...

By Rebecca Makas
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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A resolution was put forth at a recent Town Council meeting which would allow solar panels to be installed on some town buildings.  The installation of the panels could potentially be free as the investors could receive state or federal funds in the form of incentives or rebates.  Best of all, th...

By Rebecca Makas
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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As part of a $1.1 million funding for the arts the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism awarded a $15,000 grant to the West Hartford Art League.  The grant is for the annual Art Walk which displays artwork of various mediums in store fronts and store windows in West Hartford's downtown are...

By Rebecca Makas
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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The town of West Hartford's Leisure Services Department in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department offer literally dozens of summer programs for kids from both inside of West Hartford and other towns.  There are 2 week sessions, that start the week after public school ends.  They run...

By Rebecca Makas
(William Raveis Real Estate)
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A Social Studies teacher from Hall High School has been named Teacher of the Year by the New England History Teachers Association.  Elizabeth Devine won the award, and has been a teacher at Hall for many years.  The award was given to Ms. Devine at the Northeast Regional Social Studies conference...

By Bonnie and Melinda, Your West Hartford Real Estate Specialists
(Re/Max Premier, Realtors)
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The West Hartford market is starting to come alive. Agents who have been lamenting about the slow market are hearing the phone ring and starting to put deals together. We had a listing in the mid $200's - very sweet 3 BR, 1.5 Bath Colonial, and after over 40 showings there were no takers. Then th...

By Brent Bell, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, Hartford County
(RE/MAX Premier, Realtors)
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How many popular neighborhoods are there in West Hartford? Different people would argue for all of them! Webster Hill provides an elementary school within walking distance for most students (Conard High School is also just a few steps away for most). Also close by are West Hartford Center, the No...

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