Home sales in the Hartford metro area ranked the third highest in the country in September in a new national survey released Thursday, fresh evidence of the hot housing market in Connecticut.
The Hartford metro area — which includes Hartford, Tolland and Middlesex counties — had a 33.3% jump in closed sales in September, compared with a year ago, placing it just behind the perennially hot market of San Francisco, which came in with a 34.7% increase. Billings, Montana grabbed the top spot with sales that soared 37.1%.
The survey, released by real estate giant RE/MAX, was based on a study of 53 metro areas across the country. The study combined sales of single-family houses, condominiums and townhouses.
Sales in the Hartford metro area blew past the national increase of 21.1% compared with a year earlier.
The median sale price — where half the sales are above, half