Suddenly, the Hartford area’s real estate market is red hot; home sales are third highest in nation

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.

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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

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Nation’s Largest Hero Savings Program Homes for Heroes Establishes Local Website and Expands Service | Nation & World

STOCKTON, Calif., Oct. 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inspired by the tragic events of 9/11, Homes for Heroes was started in Minneapolis, Minn. at the beginning of 2002. In 2009 it grew to become a national organization that has since helped over 40,268 heroes and given back over $68.4 million.

Homes for Heroes’ mission is to provide extraordinary savings to heroes who provide extraordinary services to our nation and its communities every day. Heroes include: Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Military (active, reserves and veterans), Healthcare Professionals/EMS and Teachers.

Now our local area heroes can access their benefits directly at http://www.stocktonheroes.com/

In addition to the traditional line-up of heroes, local realtor affiliate Brian Nicolson, himself a US Navy Veteran, is expanding the benefits to include any essential workers who have served, in any way, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interested parties simply need to register at www.StocktonHeroes.com

Homes for Heroes is comprised of

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US In Danger Of Becoming A ‘Renter Nation’ As Home Prices Hit Record High, Says Investor

KEY POINTS

  • Every $1,000 increase in home price pushes 150,000 buyers away: Report 
  • Rental prices have dropped by 0.1% since last month: Report
  • Homebuying is currently led by people with jobs and equity

Rising demand for homes, unprecedented levels of mortgage rates and low supply have pushed home prices out of reach for prospective homebuyers, which could make America a ‘renter nation,’ Grant Cardone, a real estate investor, told Yahoo.

“Homeownership is still dead in this country because the only people that are buying homes right now are people that have equity, great credit, and a job,” Cardone said.

For every $1,000 increase in home price, 150,000 buyers are priced out of a possible home purchase, according to a recent report by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

The fall season is known to be good for real estate as home prices fall during this time. Realtor.com, however, suggests

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