East Hartford, CT Real Estate News

By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
Dangerous Bathroom contractors in East Hartford, CT – Connecticut   Dangerous Bathroom contractors in East Hartford, CT – Connecticut Your bathroom may be outdated, or you may feel as though you need something new and exciting in your home; either way, it is time to search for Bathroom contractors in East Hartford. It is simple finding Bathroom contractors, but deciding which contractor you will hire for the bathroom remodel can sometimes be difficult. You want quality craftsmanship in your new bathroom, not numerous mistakes attempted to be hidden. Unfortunately, there are many dangerous Bathroom contractors that can put you and your home’s value at risk. To avoid working with an dangerous bathroom contractor, follow these four steps, and feel confident that you will soon be working wi...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
East Hartford CT Market Report ~ July 2011   The East Hartford CT real estate market was a busy one in July 2011.  There were 25 closed sales with a median price of $160,000.  This compared favorably to July 2010, which showed 22 closed sales and a median price of $149,000.  So the number of sales is up and so is the median price.    Here is the breakdown by price range: Price Range July 2011 July 2010 Under $100,000 3 2 $100,000-$149,999 9 9 $149,999-$199,999 7 6 $200,000-$249,999 6 4 $250,000-$299,999 - 1 $300,000-$349,999 - - $350,000-$399,999 - - Over $400,000 - - Total 25 22   It has also been fairly steady for the past four months.  Here's how July compared to June, May, and April: July:  25 closed sales, median price $160,000 June: 23 closed sales, median price $145,000 May:  25 ...
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By Mary Beth Nunez, Realtor
(Senna Realty Group LLC)
Today's economy are forcing many families to stay local and be a bit creative. Every Sunday, after church service, I take out my calender and the plan the week, in advance. There are many local things to do in  East Hartford that will definitely not break the budject.   Looking to keep everyone busy and entertained, while they are out of school or work, could be a bit challenging.   Here is one weekly Thursday event, I will surely not miss.     The 15th Annual Sounds of Summer Thursday Evenings Presented by Pratt & Whitney   Free concerts on the Town Green 1047 Main Street from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Bring your own blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music ranging from jazz, to big band, to rock and roll.  If you don’t like cooking we will have a vendor available to purchase food and drink at the...
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By Mary Beth Nunez, Realtor
(Senna Realty Group LLC)
Four day of Poduck Blue Grass music at Martin Park in East Hartford. August 4-7, 2011!!  Bring your lawn chair, blanket and your basket of goodies(NO ALCOHOL).   Ticket Information Featured Steep Canyon Rangers                           Mountain Heart The Travelin' McCoury's                          Dan Paisley & Southern Grass Kruger Brothers                                      Chris Jones & The Night Drivers Dixie Bee Liners                                      The Bluebillies                     Donna Ulisse                                            Mac McHale & Radio Gan, Katie Wilson & The Two Time String Band   &    MORE   View the Performer Days and TimesSchedule subject to changes Directions to Martin Park Here's the Rules: YOU MUST WEAR YOUR WRISTBAND AT ALL TIMES. There will...
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By Mary Beth Nunez, Realtor
(Senna Realty Group LLC)
Did you know moving your furniture may help your home sell faster? Or that fresh flowers make it feel more inviting? Years of experience have taught me the psychology behind home buying. I have learned what works.     Here are some inexpensive ways to maximize your home's appeal. Exterior   * Keep the grass freshly cut. * Remove all yard clutter. * Apply fresh paint to wooden fences. * Paint the front door. * Weed and apply fresh mulch to garden beds. * Clean windows inside and out. * Wash or paint home's exterior. * Tighten and clean all door handles. * Ensure gutters and downspouts are firmly attached.   Interior * Remove excessive wall hangings, furniture and kinickknacks(consider a temporary self-storage unit.) * Clean and Paint walls and Ceilings. * Shampoo Carpets * Clean and Orag...
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By Mary Beth Nunez, Realtor
(Senna Realty Group LLC)
The ads are rolling in for this year school season. You walk in to the mall  and the the latest fashions are on display. Already? Summer has just begun.Thank goodness for  East Hartford Uniform Policy.  In order to maintain an environment conducive to the educational process,the Board of Education in East Hartford has a written Uniform Policy.     2011-2012 school year, all students (except for programs at Willowbrook, Stevens, and Woodland Schools) will be required to wear an approved school uniform.   Some benfits of the East Hartford Uniform Policy.   Parents will save money. Believe it or not. While the first purchase of the Uniforms  may seem like an major expense but think about it,you will not have to go running out to the mall everything, a new fashion is out. Students will not ...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
East Hartford CT Market Report ~ June 2011 June was an interesting month for East Hartford CT real estate.  Both the number of closed sales and the median price were down from the previous two months.  During June, there were 22 closed sales with a median price of $145,250; during May, there were 25 closed sales with a median price of $152,000 and during April, there were 23 closed sales with a median price of $162,500. Compared to activity of June 2010, we see significantly fewer closed sales (22 versus 41 for last June) and a lower median price ($145,240 versus $164,900 for last June).  This is similar to surrounding towns that saw spikes in both number of closed sales as well as median prices because of the homebuyers' tax credits. However, there are currently 41 homes under contract...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
East Hartford CT Market Report ~ May 2011   East Hartford is a great place for affordable homes.  The statistics for May 2011 showed a slight increase over April 2011 in the number of closed sales--25 in May versus 23 in April.  However, the median price was down in May, with a median price of $152,000 compared to a median price of $162,500 in April.  Median days on market improved somewhat with May showing 61 versus 68 for April.  Also improving was the list price to sale price ration with May showing 95.9 versus 95.6 in April--a very slight uptick. Compared with the previous May, which saw a surge because of the homebuyers' tax credit, number of sales were down, 25 compared to 38, but the median price was up ever so slightly--$152,000 compared to $151,950 in 2010.  This may seem negli...
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By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
Consumers and credit holders have been widely bogged down by debt for years. With many consumers “waking up” to the error of their ways after the recent recession, some have undoubtedly become more responsible with credit card use and borrowing. While some reports maintain that consumer behavior hasn’t showed signs of changing much for the long term, a recent report released by the credit card division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. alludes to a glimmer of hope for many consumers who once put themselves in debt accumulating situations. The recent report states that the rate at which Chase wrote off credit card balances it could not collect (bad debts) was the lowest of the year in October 2010. The charge-off rate fell from 7 percent from last months, 7.78 percent. Chase also reported that, af...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
East Hartford CT Market Report ~ April 2011   During April 2011, there were 23 closed sales, with a median price of $162,500.  Compared to the previous month, which showed 27 closed sales and a median price of $149,000, the total number of sales was down slightly but the median price was up. Of course, when we compare this April with last April, we see the same trend that we have seen across most of the towns in my market:  sales are down significantly and median prices are all over the place.  Last April in East Hartford, there were 48 closed sales with a median price of $172,000.  With the homebuyer tax credits, many people were trying to make the deadline to receive the money so there was quite a bit of abnormal activity.  It will be great (and more informative) when we can compare y...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
March Market Report for East Hartford CT   Interesting things were going on in East Hartford CT during March 2011.  For once, the number of closed sales and the median price were almost identical to the numbers from March 2010.  In March 2011, there were 27 closed sales, just as there were in March 2010.  The median price in March 2011 was $149,000 compared to a median price of $148,900 in March 2010. March numbers also compared favorably to February, which had 13 closed sales and a median price of $138,000, and to January, which had 18 closed sales and a median price of $127,500. Here is the breakdown by price range: Price Range March 2011 March 2010 Under $100,000 6 5 $100,000-$149,999 8 9 $149,999-$199,999 11 6 $200,000-$249,999 2 5 $250,000-$299,999 - 2 $300,000-$349,999 - - $350,00...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
February Market Report for East Hartford CT During February 2011, there were 13 closed sales in East Hartford CT, compared to 19 closed sales in February 2010.  The median price also dropped from $174,900 in February 2010 to $138,000 in February 2011. February's closed sales were also down from 18 in January, but the median price was up from $127,500.  Here are the closed sales by price range: Price Range February 2011 February 2010 Under $100,000 4 2 $100,000-$149,999 4 5 $149,999-$199,999 4 8 $200,000-$249,999 1 4 $250,000-$299,999 - - $300,000-$349,999 - - $350,000-$399,999 - - Over $400,000 - - Total 13 19   On a positive note, however, there are 28 homes under contract and 45 homes under deposit!  The coming months should show improvements over what we have been seeing.  If you are...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
January Market Report for East Hartford, CT   The new year seemed to be off to a good start in East Hartford, but it wasn't as strong as January 2010. There were 18 closed sales in January 2011, compared to 29 closed sales in January 2010.  In January 2011, the median price was $127,500, compared to a median price of $155,000 in January 2010. January numbers are also down somewhat from December as you can see in the December Market Report for East Hartford.  Trend information for the year was posted in The Year in Review ~ Median Home Prices in East Hartford CT.   So all in all, closed sales and median price were both down significantly from the prior January, but we did have record snowfalls that impacted real estate sales. Here are the closed sales by price range:   Price Range Januar...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
The Year in Review - Median Home Prices in East Hartford CT 2010 was an interesting year in real estate, and statistics don't tell the entire story.  As you can see from the charts below, the number of sales by month and the monthly median home prices fluctuated widely.  Let's look first at the number of sales:                                   As was the case in the reports on other towns, East Hartford had a large bump in the number of closed sales as a result of the homebuyer tax credit which ran out on 6/30/10.  If we look at the median home prices by month, we will note a downward-looking trend as the year goes on.   However, another factor contributed to the median home prices--the number of bank-owned properties and distressed sales that occurred in East Hartford.  That market ha...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
East Hartford CT Market Report for December 2010   During December 2010, there were 21 closed sales in East Hartford CT with a median price of $145,000.  During December 2009, there were 23 closed sales with a median price of $169,000.  So while the number of sales held relatively steady, but median price was down significantly.  Here is the breakdown by price range:   Price Range December 2010 December 2009 Under $100,000 4 5 $100,000-$149,999 7 3 $149,999-$199,999 8 11 $200,000-$249,999 2 3 $250,000-$299,999 - 1 $300,000-$349,999 - - $350,000-$399,999 - - Over $400,000 - -       Total 21 23 One interesting fact about the East Hartford housing market, however, is the median days on market (DOM).  In December 2010, the median DOM was 64 while it was 65 in December 2009. If you are looki...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
East Hartford CT Market Report for November 2010   During November 2010, there were 16 closed sales in East Hartford, CT with a median price of $127,500.  This is dramatically different from November 2009 when there were 55 closed sales and a median price of $162,000.  Here is the breakdown by price range for November 2010: Price Range November 2010 November 2009 Under $100,000 2 6 $100,000-$149,999 11 16 $149,999-$199,999 3 28 $200,000-$249,999 - 3 $250,000-$299,999 - 1 $300,000-$349,999 - 1 $350,000-$399,999 - - Over $400,000 - -       Total 16 55 Compared to the market reports for October 2010 (24 closed sales with a median price of $144,750) and September 2010 (25 closed sales with a median price of $140,000), November's numbers were down as well.   However, there are currently 55 p...
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By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
First Time Home Buyers in East Hartford Buying your first house in East Hartford is really a HUGE step.  Lots of qualified people are not thinking about buying now because they are following the wrong individuals.  Don't pay attention to a newspaper article authored by a 22 years old journalism student who rents an apartment with 3 other folks.  Don't listen to a 'financial expert' that bought their first home back in the 1970's and can't connect with where you are. Buying your first home in East Hartford is just too important to trust to simply anybody.  As Mortgage Bankers, we assist First Time Home Buyers to be sure they understand the full process from beginning to end.  We make sure our clients aren't wasting money, and they are prepared to safely own a property.  We have a variety...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
East Hartford CT Market Report for October 2010    During October 2010, there were 24 closed sales in East Hartford CT with a median price of $144,750.  During the October 2009, there were 39 closed sales with a median price of $166,000.  So both number of sales and median price dropped significantly.  However, compared with September 2010, there wasn't much change (25 closed sales and $140,000 in median price).   Here is the breakdown by price range:   Price Range October 2010 October 2009 Under $100,000 4 5 $100,000-$149,999 10 9 $149,999-$199,999 9 16 $200,000-$249,999 1 7 $250,000-$299,999 - 2 $300,000-$349,999     $350,000-$399,999     Over $400,000           Total 24 39 There are currently 234 homes for sale in East Hartford CT, ranging in price from $10,900 for a mobile home to $...
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By Bob Fiorey
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
East Hartford Condos If you are in the market for a new place to live, but not yet ready for a home, perhaps East Hartford is a good choice for you. . Maybe you don't have any children, or just don't have the need for an excessively large house.  Unbeknownst to many, East Hartford actually offers plenty of condos and townhouses at very attractive prices. East Hartford Condos offer the ultimate in convenience, as they are close to the local action, and a short commute from Hartford. Come and experience the value of East Hartford Condos today!                                            East Hartford Condos are excellent values, ranging anywhere from around $85,000 to $250,000, depending on how many rooms, amount of living area and location.  Here's one that is right in the mid-range, that...
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By Bob Fiorey
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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