Squirrel… Tuesday, Sep 4 2012 

Growing up being active and doing many things never seemed to bother me. I was able to stay focused, well mostly depending on the subject, without any problem. I knew kids with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), no big deal. Squirrel…

So, I would love to know how over the years I have developed ADD. Now I have not felt the need to see a doctor about this because I’m sure they would laugh, tell me its life, slow down or give me a pill. But some days I just have to laugh at myself. I start a project, get sidetracked by a phone call that leads to jumping on the computer then I walk into another room, start a new project Squirrel…

I know I am not the only one, many of my friends will say the same thing but I always wonder is this normal? As life goes on does my body feel like it’s in a race with time and time is winning? Is it because we try to do too much, mental clutter or what? But many days I feel like the dog in the Disney Pixar movie Up, Squirrel…

Yesterday was no exception I had a list of three house projects, two of which have been started for some time and the other one is a new project but needs done sooner rather than later. I thought this list along with one errand would be no problem; there was plenty of time in the day. Squirrel…

And it happens again, only the errand got done and in the midst of working on the house projects I started another project and I started writing this blog post, oh my will I ever finish what I have started. Squirrel…

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Manchester CT Market Update Sunday, Sep 2 2012 

Manchester CT Market Update

Everyone is always asking how’s the market? It’s a tough question to answer as it can depend on the town, some are better than others. The effects of the past year may still linger in some towns but what I have found is that there is still some improvement. Manchester, CT is one such town being that it is a larger town and the inventory is much more diverse.

As we review a few key statistics we do have to keep in mind that in most markets the summer months tend to be slower so you do have to look at the overall big picture. In this year-to-date snap shot of the Manchester CT Market Update you will that how the market is changing and that it is making strides.

Recovery takes time and as you can see not every statistic is positive but overall prices in Manchester have improved which is a step in the right direction.

Property Sales

August Property sales were 17, down -22.7% from 22 in August of 2011 and -58.5% lower than the 41 sales last month. August 2012 sales were at their lowest level compared to August of 2011 and 2010. August YTD sales of 214 are running 15.1% ahead of last year’s year-to-date sales of 186.

 Prices

The Median Sales Price in August was $183,000, up 4.6% from $175,000 in August of 2011 and up 5.2% from $174,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in August was $190,144, up 5.1% from $180,882 in August of 2011 and down -8.0% from $206,610 last month. August 2012 ASP was at a mid-range compared to August of 2011 and 2010.

Market Time

The average Days on market (DOM) show how many days the average Property is on the market before it sells. An upward trend in DOM tends to indicate a move towards more of a Buyer’s market, a downward trend a move towards more of a Seller’s market. The DOM for August was 81, up 22.7% from 66 days last month and up 14.1% from 71 days in August of last year. The August 2012 DOM was at its highest level compared with August of 2011 and 2010. Note-when a home is priced right from the beginning the home will sell much quicker.

 Selling Price per Square Foot

The Selling Price per Square Foot is a great indicator for the direction of Property values. Since Median Sales Price and Average Sales price can be impacted by the ‘mix’ of high or low end Properties in the market, the selling price per square foot is a more normalized indicator on the direction of Property values. The August 2012 Selling Price per Square Foot of $114 was down -5.8% from $121 last month and down -7.3% from $123 in August of last year.

 Ready to buy or sell this Manchester CT Market Update will help you understand the current market conditions. Then contact Your Central CT Realtor, schedule an appointment to discuss your real estate needs.

 Footnote: Based on information from Connecticut Multiple Listing Service, Inc. for the period 9/1/2009 through 8/31/2012. Due to MLS reporting methods and allowable reporting policy, this data is only informational and may not be completely accurate. Therefore, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage does not guarantee the data accuracy. Data maintained by the MLS’s may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

Glastonbury CT Market Update Saturday, Sep 1 2012 

Glastonbury CT Market Update

Ask any active Realtor and they will tell you that 2012 has been much better than 2011. Here’s a snap shot of the year-to-date Glastonbury CT Market Update.

Property Sales

August Property sales were 32, up 3.2% from 31 in August of 2011 and -17.9% lower than the 39 sales last month. August 2012 sales were at their highest level compared to August of 2011 and 2010. August YTD sales of 224 are running 21.1% ahead of last year’s year-to-date sales of 185.

 

Prices

The Median Sales Price in August was $361,800, down -2.2% from $370,000 in August of 2011 and up 13.1% from $320,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in August was $459,350, up 12.4% from $408,529 in August of 2011 and up 17.6% from $390,537 last month. August 2012 ASP was at highest level compared to August of 2011 and 2010.

 

 Selling Price per Square Foot

The Selling Price per Square Foot is a great indicator for the direction of Property values. Since Median Sales Price and Average Sales price can be impacted by the ‘mix’ of high or low end Properties in the market, the selling price per square foot is a more normalized indicator on the direction of Property values. The August 2012 Selling Price per Square Foot of $179 was up 8.5% from $165 last month and up 13.3% from $158 in August of last year.

  

Ready to buy or sell this Glastonbury CT Market Update will help you understand the current market conditions. Then contact Your Central CT Realtor, schedule an appointment to discuss your real estate needs.

Footnote: Based on information from Connecticut Multiple Listing Service, Inc. for the period 9/1/2009 through 8/31/2012. Due to MLS reporting methods and allowable reporting policy, this data is only informational and may not be completely accurate. Therefore, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage does not guarantee the data accuracy. Data maintained by the MLS’s may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

Looking for garden ideas? Want to re-pur Friday, Aug 17 2012 

Looking for garden ideas? Want to re-purpose old furniture or fixtures check out the HGTV site for ideas. http://ow.ly/d0Hwh

Glastonbury Fitathlon Challenge Wednesday, Aug 15 2012 

Fitness has many different levels and so does the Glastonbury Fitathlon Challenge. If you have a desire to compete, prove your fitness level, and enjoy a challenge or just want to have some fun raising money for the Glastonbury Rotary Scholarship Fund there is a level for you. On September 1, 2012 you can enjoy a 5K Run with obstacle course and trail run. It all starts at Smith Middle School on Addison St in Glastonbury, CT.

 

There are four levels; newbie, beginner, challenger and competitor. The obstacle course features a tire flip, sand bag-fill & carry, wall climb, sled pull and many more fun stops along the 5K course. Check out the course, pick your level and join in on the fun. Click here to register for the Glastonbury Fitathlon Challenge.

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