Archives for July 2008

Who Wants To Buy A Bridge in Rye New Hampshire??

Rye New Hampshire – Historic Bridge For
Sale!

Rye NH Seavey Creek Bridge - Ann Cummings Copyright 2008
Yep, you read that correctly – we do, in fact, have a bridge
for sale right here in Rye New Hampshire.  And it’s also one that’s
eligible for being listed in the National Register of Historic Places due to the
significance of its engineering.

Why is this historic bridge being offered up for auction?  Federal law
stipulates that all historic bridges must be offered to the public before any
demolition can take place.

Where is this bridge for sale?  If you know where Odiorne
Point State Park
is on the Atlantic Ocean in Rye NH, you’re almost right on it.  Look for the
Odiorne Point boat launch, and it’s right there.

Rye New Hampshire For Sale - Seavey Creek Bridge - Ann Cummings 2008

Details of the bridge:

  • 22 feet long
  • 6 feet
    by 16 feet floor structure
  • 4.3 foot sidewalk on one side, 3.5 foot
    sidewalk on the other side

 

If you’re seriously interested in owning this bridge, you must submit a
written bid by July 16, 2008.  These bids will be opened on the 17th of
July.

Those involved in the bid process have stated that the highest money offered
may not necessarily be the winning bid.  The person bidding will be interviewed
to show just how they will remove the bridge, how the bridge will be used once
removed, and they’ll also have to demonstrate what they intend to do to preserve
the historic integrity of the bridge.

Notes of interest to those thinking of placing a bid:

  • minimum bid is
    $1.00
  • up to $70,000 will be available to assist in the moving and
    reconstruction of the bridge
  • bridge is being sold ‘as is’.

We’ve probably all heard that saying, “I’ve got a bridge I can sell
you”
.  Now you’ve heard that there really is a bridge for sale here
in Rye New Hampshire
!

To get a bidder’s package, you need to contact Phillip Miles or Dawn
Pulica of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s Bureau of
Right-of-Way, 603-271-3222.

If you’re interested in New Hampshire real estate in the
Portsmouth NH and Rye NH area, call me today at 888-349-5678 x
3839, or send
me an email
, and let’s talk real estate!

 
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Ann Cummings, New Hampshire REALTOR
 
RE/MAX Coast to Coast
  Portsmouth
NH

  ann@anncummings.com
  888-349-5678 x
3839
  Servicing the
Coastal Areas of NH & Southern Maine
                    REALTOR

                        
            Ann Cummings New Hampshire REALTOR

Would you like information on the Portsmouth New Hampshire real estate market? Do you have questions about the buying or selling process? Give me a call at 1-888-349-5678 x 3839 or send me an email and let’s talk real estate!

Portsmouth NH Real Estate – Home Mortgage Application Tips

Looking to buy a home or condo in the Portsmouth NH
area
?

Make sure you start off by getting a written pre-approval letter from a professional lender.

Now that you’ve found the perfect Portsmouth home or condo, it’s time to make your mortgage application.  Here’s what you’ll need to get together for
your lender so you can provide him or her complete information to get your home mortgage in the works:

  • –  one month’s worth of pay check stubs;
  • –  your last 2 years’ of your W-2 forms;
  • –  your most recent 2-3 months’ of bank account statements;
  • –  account numbers and contact information on all credit cards and outstanding loans;
  • –  child support and/or alimony payments, if applicable;
  • –  your last 2 years’ of tax returns, if you’re self-employed.

This information is necessary to process your request for a Portsmouth NH home or condo mortgage, so the more documentation you can provide up front, the smoother and more stress-free your real estate purchase and mortgage process will be.  If your lender requests additional informtation, do your best to get that information back as quickly as you can.  Keep the process flowing and don’t cause unnecessary delays by not providing what’s asked for or by challenging your lender’s need for certain information or documentation.

Here are some other tips to pay heed to while you’re in the home buying
process:


  • –  Don’t go out and run up your credit cards or make any big purchases.
  • –  Don’t open any new credit cards or charge accounts.
  • –  Don’t switch jobs during the process.
  • –  Keep all your accounts current and pay your bills on time or early.
  • –  Make sure to keep your current mortgage payments paid and up-to-date.

Most lenders these days pull a new credit report and do new verificatons of employment just before the closing.  Any substantive changes in any of your accounts or employment may jeopardize your ability to obtain the mortgage for that perfect Portsmouth NH home or condo you’ve been working
hard to buy.

Be prepared and plan ahead, and your home buying and mortgage experience will be a happy positive one!

Are you thinking about making Portsmouth New Hampshire your home?  Call me today at 603-431-1111 x 3839, or send me an email, and let’s talk real estate!

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Would you like information on the Portsmouth New Hampshire real estate market? Do you have questions about the buying or selling process? Give me a call at 1-888-349-5678 x 3839 or send me an email and let’s talk real estate!

Portsmouth NH Real Estate Market Report – June 2008

As a full-time professional New
Hampshire REALTOR
iin the Portsmouth real estate
market
, I get asked frequently how the market is, what’s for sale,
what’s sold, etc.  The real estate market here in the Portsmouth NH area has
been very active for the last few months now, and I’ve been really busy listing
and selling homes and condos in the Seacoast NH and
Maine
 areas.

Here’s the June Portsmouth NH Real Estate Market Recap –
June 2008

Single-Family Homes in
Portsmouth
:

*  Homes for sale – 71 homes currently for sale
*  New listings in June
2008 – 17 homes came on the market
*  Homes sale pending in June 2008 – 7
homes went under agreement in June
*  Homes sold in June 2008 – 19 homes sold
in June
*  Average sales price – $416,126
*  Average days on the market –
83 days on the market before selling
*  Average list to sell ratio –
96.14%

Condos and Townhomes in
Portsmouth
:

*  Condos for sale – 94 condos currently for sale
*  New listings in June
2008 – 20 condos came on the market in June
*  Condos sale pending in June
2008 – 12 condos went under agreement in June
*  Condos sold in June 2008 –
18 condos sold in June
*  Average sales price – $304,264
*  Average days
on the market – 130 days on the market before selling
*  Average list to sell
ration – 98.07%

Multi-Family Properties
in Portsmouth
:

*  Multis for sale – 6 multi-family properties currently for sale
*  New
listings in June 2008 – 2 new multi-family listings came on the market in
June
*  Multis sale pending in June 2008 – 1 multi-family property went sale
pending in June
*  Multis sold in June 2008 – there were no sold multi-family
properties in June
*  Average sales price – 0
*  Average days on the
market – 0
*  Average list to sell ratio – 0

Portsmouth NH is a fabulous place to live,
and we’re recently been given several distinctive awards because of that.  The residents who
live here already know how terrific it is living here in the Portsmouth
NH Seacoast area
– now with these awards, many more people are finding
out about us as well.

Are you thinking about making Portsmouth New Hampshire your
home
?  Call me today at 603-431-1111 x 3839, or send
me an email
, and let’s talk real estate!

 
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Ann Cummings, New Hampshire REALTOR
 
RE/MAX Coast to Coast
  Portsmouth
NH

  ann@anncummings.com
  888-349-5678 x
3839
  Servicing the
Coastal Areas of NH & Southern Maine
                    REALTOR

                        
            Ann Cummings New Hampshire REALTOR

~ ~ This report is based on information obtained from the Northern
New England Real Estate Network (NNEREN).

Would you like information on the Portsmouth New Hampshire real estate market? Do you have questions about the buying or selling process? Give me a call at 1-888-349-5678 x 3839 or send me an email and let’s talk real estate!

Portsmouth NH – 4th Best Town in America!

Portsmouth New Hampshire Chosen for Top 20 Best Towns In US

For those of us who call Portsmouth NH home, we already know what magazines
and surveys tell the rest of the world – Portsmouth is a GREAT PLACE TO CALL
HOME!!

Outside Magazine Cover

Portsmouth was recently honored with another high accolade, this one being
named to the Top 20 Best Towns in America’ by Outside Magazine.  This honor was
given based on criteria used to determine the best places in the country that
provide ‘the greatest opportunities for living the good life‘.

Sited as a ‘compact walkable city… a magnet for emerging musicians and
artists, with eight indie theaters including the renovated Music Hall, half a
dozen galleries, film fests, a slow-food movement, and live music seven nights a
week
‘.  We have all that and much more – those of us who live here in Portsmouth
just love it.

The top 10 of the ‘Top 20 Best Towns‘ in America:

1. Washington, D.C.
2. Chattanooga, Tenn.
3. Ogden, Utah
4. Portsmouth, N.H.
5. Tacoma, Wash.
6. Ithaca, N.Y.
7. Louisville, Ky.
8. Eureka, Calif.
9. Crested Butte, Colo.
10. Columbia, Mo.

Our fair city has received other recognition honors recently – Portsmouth was named the ‘most walkable city‘ in New Hampshire by Prevention Magazine.  The Portsmouth NH area, Rockingham and Strafford Counties, was also ranked as the second safest matropolitan area according California-based Farmer’s Insurance Companies.  Money Magazine had repeatedly named Portsmouth NH as ‘one of the top best places to live in America‘ as well.


Portsmouth NH really is a wonderful place to call HOME!!

Are you thinking about making Portsmouth New Hampshire your home?  Call me today at 603-431-1111 x 3839, or send me an email, and let’s talk real estate!

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Portsmouth NH Homes – Make Your Home Easy to Show And Easy to Sell!

It’s Showtime For Your Portsmouth NH Home or Condo!

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One of the most important conversations we’ll
have after the correct pricing of your home, will be the showing instructions
of your Portsmouth home for sale. You’re
weighing a lot of factors like commission, marketing, and staging.  I want to
talk about a couple of very important aspects of selling Portsmouth homes and condos.

Accessibility of your home for sale

More simply put, showing instructions. These
instructions can make or break the showings of your Portsmouth NH
home for sale
.  As an experienced New Hampshire REALTOR,
I know that many times requests for showings happen at the last
minute.   Many things can create that last minute urgency
for a showing of your home for sale:

  • –  A woman
    drops by an Open House that an agent is hosting; based on your
    conversation the REALTOR remember a particular home that might be
    perfect.  After a quick check with a
    pre-qualification, the woman’s REALTOR attempts to book a last minute appointment
    for your home.

  • –  Many times
    I decide on several homes for a client based on their criteria, yet in the
    second home they show the criteria changes. That is when a good agent
    adjusts course and tries to show homes within the new criteria.  And many times this causes a
    need to make appointments with short notice.

  • –  A client
    gets an MLS listing automatically from the agent, and absolutely has to see
    it because they love the way it looks.

  • –  You are
    driving to an appointment and the client yells “STOP the car – that is my
    dream house”.  A quick check, sign in the yard, a call to find
    out information, and try and get in.

  • –  Your
    listing just came up on the MLS in the morning before the agent goes out
    with their clients, and they want to add your home to their list.
Would you like information on the Portsmouth New Hampshire real estate market? Do you have questions about the buying or selling process? Give me a call at 1-888-349-5678 x 3839 or send me an email and let’s talk real estate!