Wethersfield Single Family Home Sales Activity 2003-2011

Posted April 3, 2011 by mariahagan
Categories: Market Statistics, Wethersfield Single Family Home Statistics

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Sales of single family homes in Wethersfield continue at a steady pace. Although closed sales at the end of the first quarter 2011 trailed closed sales at the end of 2010 (37 versus 45, respectively), the 2011 sales activity occurred without the first time home buyer tax credit incentive. Does this signify a return to a more normal market? Read the rest of this post »

Wethersfield Single Family Homes–Market Activity as of 3/31/2011

Posted April 3, 2011 by mariahagan
Categories: Market Statistics, Wethersfield Single Family Home Statistics

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During March the inventory of single family homes in Wethersfield increased by nearly 43% to 116 homes. New pending sales were strong in March with 22 of the 34 pending listings going under contract in March. The Spring market has arrived! Read the rest of this post »

Rocky Hill Condo Market Activity As Of 2/28/2011

Posted March 6, 2011 by mariahagan
Categories: Market Statistics, Rocky Hill Condo Statistics

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As the table below shows, the average and the median sales prices in 2011 are below those values for the comparable periods in 2010. This is due to the many changes made in 2010 to underwriting guidelines for both conventional and government loans and the increase in interest rates in early January 2011. Read the rest of this post »

Quench Your Thirst On Main–History, Food, Drink and More

Posted January 29, 2011 by mariahagan
Categories: Events/Things to Do/Places to Visit, Wethersfield

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In the heart of Old Wethersfield, Connecticut’s largest historic district, are three of the town’s most popular historic homes.

Judah Wright built the Joseph Webb House in 1752 after Joseph Webb married Mehitabel Nott in 1749. When Joseph Webb died in 1761, the home passed to his son, Joseph Jr. Joseph Jr. married Abigail Chester in 1774. The couple loved to entertain so much that the home received the nickname  “Hospitality Hall”.” In May 1781 George Washington was a guest at Webb House and used it as his headquarters. There he met and planned the military campaign with French General Rochambeau that led to the victory at Yorktown and the end of the Revolutionary War.

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Is Your Home An Ice Castle?

Posted January 28, 2011 by mariahagan
Categories: Home Improvements/Maintenance Ideas

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Ice Dam

Ice Dams Happen! (But they don’t have to)

 Guest post by Tiger Home & Building Inspections

 

 

An ice dam is a layer of ice that forms at the edge of your home’s roof and prevents melting snow from properly draining. The melting snow creates conditions where water backs up behind the dam and leaks into a home causing damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and potentially other systems within the home.

The causes of ice dams are complex; conditions have to be just right for this phenomenon to occur: heat loss from the house, snow cover on the roof, and outside temperatures must be in concert for the dam to form.

The dam grows during the daytime by the melting snow from above it. This melted snow (water) finds openings in the exterior roof covering, flows into the attic, and eventually into the spaces below. The services of a Weatherization Contractor should be sought out to diagnose and correct deficiencies related to ice dam formation. These are professionals who can deal with the heat transfer problem that creates ice dams.

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Red, Right, Return–Home Port To CT Convention Center

Posted January 27, 2011 by mariahagan
Categories: Events/Things to Do/Places to Visit, Hartford

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Boat Show Logo

It is never too early to get ready for boating season. After the record-breaking snowfall this winter, spring and summer cannot come fast enough. To whet your appetite, the CT Marine Trades Association is holding the 42nd Annual Hartford Boat Show at the Connecticut Convention Center this weekend.

Leave the snow, the shovels, and cold outside, and cruise to the CT Convention Center where spring and summer await you. There is something for everyone –

 

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“Take Me Out To The Ball Game…”

Posted January 23, 2011 by mariahagan
Categories: Events/Things to Do/Places to Visit, Hartford

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Wait! Not Fenway Park! Not Yankee Stadium! Take Me To Vintage Baseball At Colt Meadows!

Last summer, my husband and I saw our first Vintage Baseball games and we had a blast. We attended on Boost Hartford Day and saw Billy Barnie’s Blue Boys play The Charter Oaks of Hartford according to 1860’s rules (no gloves) and the Hartford Senator’s play the Springfield Wheelmen according to 1880’s rules. We brought our lawn chairs, refreshments, and enjoyed the day at Colt Meadows. Food and refreshments were available at the vintage concession stand – soda pop, hot dogs, and more. Best of all, admission and parking were free! Vintage baseball – local, affordable, and for fans of all ages!

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