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Connecticut Sees Best Home Sales in Nine Years in June

Jul 28, 2016

Single-family home sales in Connecticut rose a bit over four percent in June, according to the latest report from The Warren Group, a banking and real estate trade publisher.

More than 3500 single-family homes sold in the month -- that’s the highest number of sales in in June since 2007.

And year-to-date, sales were up almost 18 percent.

The median price of a single-family home rose 1.5  percent in June. That’s only the second increase in the median price in 15 months.

The CEO of The Warren Group said median prices slipping more than two years, and the attractive prices are bringing buyers to market.

Health Exchange Looking to Enroll Thousands Who are Losing Medicaid

Connecticut's health insurance exchange will hold more enrollment fairs this weekend to help up to 18,000 people, who no longer qualify for Medicaid health coverage, to enroll in private insurance plans. The additional Access Health CT fairs will be held Saturday in Hartford and Bridgeport.

Legislation passed last year reduced the income limits for some people. Eligibility for what's called the HUSKY A program dropped from 201 percent of the federal poverty level to 155 percent. The change is expected to save the state about $87 million.

The HUSKY coverage will expire Sunday for affected individuals.