Portsmouth NH Living – Let It Snow!!

Portsmouth NH Homes - Snowy Views Living here in Portsmouth NH is just a wonderful experience.  And to me, there’s nothing like the peaceful serenity that a snowy winter day brings.
When it’s snowing, and for some time afterward, the blanket of snow just makes everything so quiet and peaceful.  It muffles whatever sounds there might be, and it’s just beautiful to look at.

During a snowstorm, I can wake up in the middle of the night, and without looking outside, I can usually tell it’s either snowing or has snowed because of the sheer quietness a blanket of snow brings.  You can hear that quiet and you can feel it inside, too.  It’s just so soothing and calming.
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Exeter NH Homes | Stratham NH Homes – 2008 Recap

Exeter NH Homes | Stratham NH Homes – 2008 Market Report Homes Sold

Real Estate is also a topic of great interest for almost everyone, and especially these days.  With media outlets continually highlighting their perceptions of the real estate markets across the country, it makes is imperative to consult with a local professional REALTOR to get the real straight facts about your local real estate markets.

Here in the NH Seacoast real estate markets, some of our towns have fared better than the media would have you believe, while other towns haven’t fared as well.

Thie market report deals with the Exeter New Hampshire and Stratham NH homes sold and homes that came on the market for sale during the year 2008.
Exeter New Hampshire Homes Activity – 2008:

  • During 2008, we saw 201 homes in Exeter NH come on the real estate market for sale, with an average asking price of $420,595.
  • Of those homes that were for sale in Exeter last year, 96 homes sold during 2008.
  • The average selling price of those homes was $358,555, and the average amount of time it took to sell those homes was 160 days.
  • Sellers, on average, received 95% of their last asking price.

Exeter NH Homes Real Estate Activity - 2008

Stratham NH Homes Activity – 2008:

  • During 2008, 132 homes in Stratham came on the market for sale, with an average asking price of $519.451.
  • Fifty-four Stratham homes sold during 2008, and those homes sold had an average asking price of $404,951.
  • The average days on the market to get those homes sold was 141 days.
  • Sellers in Stratham, on average, received 98% of their last asking price.

Stratham NH Homes Real Estate Activity 2008

To read more about the real estate markets in the Seacoast NH and Maine towns:
Seacoast NH and Maine Real Estate Market Reports

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NH Drivers – Remove That Snow!

Portsmouth NH - Snowy Winter Street - Ann Cummings
Winter in New Hampshire, with fresh-fallen snow and sparkling ice, can be beautiful to look at.  It can be dangerous and deadly, too.

Live and drive in New Hampshire?  You might not know about a law on the books here called “Jessica’s Law“.  This law requires all drivers in NH to remove the snow and ice from their cars before driving on NH roads.

I didn’t know we had a law about this until just recently when I heard it being discussed on the news, and then read a couple news articles on it.  It’s a great law, and needs more publicity.  Unfortunately, how it’s enforced from one town to another varies greatly.

If you’re given a ticket for violating this law, your fine will range from $250 to $1,000, and you could also lose your driver’s license for up to a year.  You’ll be cited for negligent driving.

This law is called “Jessica’s Law” here in NH, named after Jessica Smith who was killed by ice flying off a truck in 1999.

Removing the ice and snow from our cars and trucks just makes plain good sense.  I’m sure we’ve all seen flying sheets of ice and snow when traveling around.

Please take a little extra time and clean off cars and trucks – it may just save a life……

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Newcastle NH, Rye NH, North Hampton NH – 2008 Homes Market Recap

See how the real estate markets in the Seacoast towns of Rye, North Hampton, and New Castle NH fared for 2008!

Newcastle NH Homes, Rye NH Homes, North Hampton NH Homes – 2008 Real Estate Market Recap

Real estate markets and the local activity have varied greatly all across the country.  All real estate is local, super local, and no matter how hard the medie tries to portray a national real estate market, there really is no such thing.

The various regions of New Hampshire are all quite varied, and even here in the Seacoast areas of NH and southern Maine, real estate activity varies from town to town.

This real estate market report focuses on the NH Seacoast towns of Rye, North Hampton and Newcastle:
New Castle New Hampshire Homes – 2008 Real Estate Market Recap:

During the year (2008), 33 homes came on the market for sale, with an average asking price of $1,221,542.  We saw 15 homes sell in New Castle during 2008.  Those homes had an average selling price of $1,064,957, and it took an average of 182 days for those homes to sell.  Sellers realized, on average, 92% of their last asking price.

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Rye New Hampshire Homes – 2008 Real Estate Market Recap:

2008 saw 130 homes in Rye NH come on the market, with an average asking price of $949,368Seventy Rye homes sold in 2008, and the average sold price was $656,333.  The average days on the market for those homes that sold in Rye last year was 136 days, and sellers in Rye received an average of 92% of their last asking prices.

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North Hampton New Hampshire Homes – 2008 Real Estate Market Recap:

North Hampton NH homes for sale during 2008 totalled 91 homes, with an averaga asking price of $802,908.  We saw only 35 homes in North Hampton sell last year, with an average selling price $726,320.  Those homes that sold last year took an average of 202 days, and those sellers received an average of 90% of their last asking price.

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To read more about the real estate markets in the Seacoast NH and Maine towns:
Seacoast NH and Maine Real Estate Market Reports

Are you thinking about buying or selling homes or condos in the Portsmouth NH area?
Buying Real Estate in the NH Seacoast Areas
Selling Real Estate in the NH Seacoast Areas

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Portsmouth NH Real Estate – Homes and Condos Market Update – December 2008

Love Portsmouth NH? Check out how our real estate market did during the month of December 2008:

Portsmouth New Hampshire Real Estate Market Update – December 2008

Portsmouth NH - Downtown Popovers Bakery and Cafe

Real estate in Portsmouth NH
and the surrounding area is always a topic of interest for most people in this area.  As the real estate market goes, so goes most other things, it seems.
Our market in Portsmouth had ups and downs in 2008.  Demand was there, inventory was there in some parts of the market and in other parts it was very lean.  Some areas in town have a pent-up demand, such as the Little Harbor area, and others have an over-supply of homes or condos on the market.

So, how did Portsmouth NH homes and condos fare in December?  Check out the numbers below:
Portsmouth NH Homes – December 2008 Market Recap:

49 homes are currently for sale in Portsmouth
Asking prices range from $163,900 to $1,595,000
Average asking price is $447,715
Average Days on the market – 131 days

homes in Portsmouth NH went sale pending/under agreement
Asking prices ranged from $176,500 to $359,000
Average asking price – $285,240
Average Days on the market – 109 days

8 Portsmouth NH homes sold during December 2008
Asking prices ranged from $79,500 to $465,000
Sold prices ranged from $72,000 to $410,000
Average sold price – $284,250
Average Days on the market – 122 days
Average List-to-Sell Ratio – 95%

24 homes in Portsmouth expired from the market during December 2008 without selling.

Portsmouth NH Real Estate - Gorgeous Victorian Home - Ann Cummings Copyright 2008
Portsmouth NH Condos – December 2008 Market Recap:

86 Portsmouth condos currently for sale
Asking prices range from $114,900 to $1,472,000
Average asking price is $438,192
Average Days on the market – 192 days

1 condo in Portsmouth went sale pending/under agreement
Asking price was $399,900
Days on market – 227 days

3 Portsmouth NH condos sold during December 2008
Asking prices ranged from $195,500 to $295,000
Sold prices ranged from $190,000 to $290,000
Average sold price – $235,633
Average Days on the market – 204 days
Average List-to-Sell ratio – 99%

17 condos in Portsmouth NH expired from the market without selling during December 2008.

Portsmouth New Hampshire is a beautiful coastal town, a working port, and has much to offer anyone interested in living here.  If you’re interested in exploring the real estate market here in Portsmouth, either as buyers or sellers, send me an email or give me a call at 1-888-349-5678 x 3839.

I’d love to help you with your real estate goals!

Related Reading:

Seacoast NH and Maine Real Estate Market Reports
Absorption Rates and Why They’re Important to Know

  • Pricing Your Seacoast NH Homes and Condos Correctly for Todays Market
  • Pricing Your Home To SellWould you like information on the New Hampshire or Maine 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!

    Click here to search homes and condos for sale in NH and Maine
    Contact Ann Cummings New Hampshire REALTOR View Featured Homes and Condos For Sale in the Portsmouth NH Area Check Out My Monthly Real Estate Newsletter - Ann Cummings

    Click here to see all things real estate and community info for Portsmouth NH Area - Ann Cummings NH and Maine REALTORFollow Ann on Twitter!
    Servicing the New Hampshire towns of Portsmouth, Newcastle, Rye, North Hampton, Hampton, Stratham, Exeter, Greenland, Newington, Dover, Durham and surrounding areas, and the Maine towns of Kittery, Kittery Point, Eliot, South Berwick, York, and surrounding areas.

  • 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!