An analysis by The Courant of data provided by SmartMLS, Connecticut’s statewide multiple listing service, shows that two-thirds of the county’s 29 towns and cities had double-digit percentage gains in single-family home sales compared with 2019. All but five saw some increase, with only one town, Windsor Locks, experiencing a double-digit decline.
The top 10 municipalities, led by Burlington with nearly a 50% increase in sales, all had few single-family houses on the market. Buyers were forced to pounce and, in most cases, paid at or near the asking price, sometimes more.
Across Hartford County, sales of single-family houses in 2020 rose 14.3% compared with a year earlier, SmartMLS data shows. The median sale price — where half the sales are above, half below — rose 10.5% to $257,000, according to SmartMLS.
3. East Windsor
8. East Granby
Written By KENNETH R. GOSSELIN For The HARTFORD COURANT and Online At Courant.com