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Real estate news for Greater Hartford, Connecticut and beyond, including Hot Property (celebrity homes), home tours, and more.


Plan for apartments, smaller hotel at downtown Hartford Hil...om city council, ‘it’s the right move today,’ mayor says

The conversion of the financially-strapped Hilton hotel in downtown Hartford into apartments on the upper floors and a new, smaller hotel below them could get started this spring now that the Har...


Destination Hartford: Pitching the capital city more creati...ould help convention center recover from deep pandemic setback

Hartford is launching an effort to revive its pandemic-battered convention business by more aggressively pitching and then, showcasing, what the city has to offer conventioneers when they do visi...


Look inside: Four newly renovated historic properties in Ha... Asylum Hill neighborhood will welcome first tenants next week

"Clover Gardens" -- a renovation of four historic properties on a prominent corner in Hartford's Asylum Hill neighborhood into apartments -- will welcome its first tenants next week.


Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood, once a manufacturing p...the cusp of rising again as a 21st Century innovation district

There is a new push by city leaders in Hartford and the private sector to foster a 21st-century hotbed of startups in the city's Parkville neighborhood, particularly in advanced manufacturing and...


Avelo Airlines makes first flight out of Tweed-New Haven Airport. Here’s what you can expect from the start-up airline.

Wednesday’s maiden flight by start-up Avelo Airlines from Tweed-New Haven Airport ushered in a new era for the nearly century-old airport that has plans to raise its profile in the state’s ai...


Sprawling, secluded Montevideo mountaintop estate in Avon c...demic stirs up buyers for high-end ‘recreational retreats’

Montevideo, the sprawling, Avon estate atop Talcott Mountain with views to the Litchfield Hills, has been on and off the market for a decade, but COVID-19 may have opened up a whole new set of we...


As $80 million wing opens at Hartford Hospital, the hospita...s to its next major construction project: a patient care tower

Hartford Hospital is actively planning for what could be the next major building project on its campus: a modern tower of patients rooms that will be specialized by floor, depending on the type o...


Hartford’s historic former firehouse and city offices nea...rtments, and work could get started as soon as early next year

Conversion of two historic buildings near downtown Hartford’s Bushnell Park into apartments could get started early next year, if the city council backs selling the properties to a developer.


In Hartford area’s hot home sale market, renters face higher hurdles to homeownership, but saving isn’t the only strategy

Renters in the Hartford area and across the country face higher hurdles in saving for a 20% down payment for a house, but isn't the only consideration when making the jump to homeownership.


Burying or moving I-91 and I-84 in Hartford back under discussion as Hartford looks to new study of local transportation

The Hartford area is close to securing $16 million from the federal government that would boost -- and potentially accelerate -- the development of a comprehensive plan for solving the area’s t...


Neighborhood leaders in Hartford’s Upper Albany frustrate...tersection. Here’s what they say should be there -- and why.

The shelving of a $22.5 million plan to redevelop a prominent corner in Hartford’s Upper Albany Neighborhood in favor of a more modest vision has left community and business leaders frustrated.


New owners of vacant downtown Hartford office building on Asylum Street plan an apartment conversion

The owners of hundreds of apartments in New Haven have purchased their first two properties in downtown Hartford, and they have plans to convert one of them -- a vacant, office building on Asylum...


New exit off I-91 north in Hartford to Charter Oak Bridge will eliminate one of Connecticut’s worst highway bottlenecks

A notorious bottleneck on I-91 north in Hartford that has infuriated motorists for decades will get some long-sought relief Wednesday as a new exit to the Charter Oak Bridge and I-84 east is open...


Tweed New Haven Airport is planning a major expansion, but ...al executive warns it could lead to fewer flights from Bradley

The executive director of the agency that oversees Bradley International Airport is cautioning that the planned $100 million expansion of Tweed New Haven Airport could hurt route expansion in Con...


Looking to buy a home in Hartford County’s tight housing ...s and cities with the least declines in inventory this spring.

Buyers are jumping so quickly at purchasing homes in north-central Connecticut that the number of houses on the market declined in each of the 29 towns and cities in Hartford County in March, com...


Tweed New Haven Airport announces $100 million expansion an...s what it means for New Haven, the state and air passengers.

Tweed New Haven Airport Thursday announced a proposed $100 million expansion that will include a long-debated extension of its runway, expansion of its terminal and the addition of a major new ca...


A $100 million project aims to bring new life to Hartford... developers have a vision for life in the city after COVID-19.

An ambitious vision for the redevelopment of downtown Hartford’s Pratt Street into a new, $50 million hub of nearly 200 apartments above restaurant, entertainment space and shops is now gearing...


Two major downtown Hartford redevelopment projects headed for public funding as city navigates revitalization after pandemic

A residential conversion of the former office building on Pulaski Circle and the second phase of the Pratt Street redevelopment, both in downtown Hartford, are expected to win public financing at...


Ideanomics sells former UConn West Hartford campus for $2.7...tech Village dissolve; buyer, future use of site not disclosed

Ideanomics, the owners of the former UConn regional campus in West Hartford, have agreed to sell the 58-acre site near Bishops Corner for $2.75 million, almost half of what they paid for it in 20...


New Yorkers have flocked to Litchfield County during the pandemic. Can Connecticut keep them after COVID-19 subsides?

For Connecticut Litchfield County, the decision to put down roots or return to New York for transplants in the COVID-19 pandemic could mark a turning point for a picturesque part of Connecticut.


Red hot real estate market in Greater Hartford leads to ste...er of homes for sale among more than 50 metro areas nationwide

Greater Hartford, which gained national attention last year as one of the hottest home sale markets in country, topped another nationwide list Wednesday for such a dramatic decline in residential...


These are the 10 most expensive homes sold in Connecticut in 2020 — and they weren’t all in Fairfield County

Connecticut’s Gold Coast kept a good hold on the ten priciest single-family home sales in 2020 as compiled for the Courant by SmartMLS, the statewide multiple listing service, but Litchfield Co...


Proposed $63M conversion of office building near Hartford...would mark new development boost for ‘Bushnell Park South’

The former state office building on Hartford’s Pulaski Circle across from Bushnell Park would be converted into apartments, co-working space and a restaurant in a $63 million project.


Connecticut’s proposed ‘mansion tax’ won’t only hit... towns and cities in Hartford County that would feel the pinch

The controversial “mansion tax” proposed in the legislature this year -- a state property tax imposed on homes valued at $430,000 or above -- would clearly hit tony towns along Connecticut’...


CRDA hit with $5M loss in foreclosure on downtown Hartford hotel where agency helped finance apartment conversion

The Capital Region Development Authority will lose a $5 million investment now that a New York lender which financed the bulk of a rental conversion at downtown’s Red Lion Hotel has foreclosed ...


Editorial: The coronavirus pandemic has derailed Hartford...change the look and feel of the city are vital to its survival

It isn’t only fair — but necessary — to ask the question what post-pandemic Hartford is going to look like. And the answer should be: Nothing like it looked like before the pandemic. It’s...


Hartford’s convention center ramps up on the front lines of battle in COVID-19 health crisis

Hartford’s convention center -- its events sidelined for months now -- is far from quiet as space once frequented by conventineers is now being occupied by a rising number of health care worker...


Next act for Hartford’s Parkville Market: gaming space, s... bar, rooftop terrace and revival of the Hanging Hills Brewery

The owners of Hartford’s Parkville Market are launching plans for an expansion into a neighboring building on the property, including a brewery, gaming space, sports bar and rooftop terrace.