Archives for April 2009

Portsmouth NH – A Sure Sign of Spring!

Portsmouth NH Farmers’ Markets
Opening May 2nd!

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If you live in Portsmouth New Hampshire, then you know one of our favorite signs of spring and summer to come are our Saturday Farmer’s Markets.  And here they come!!


The first one this season will be Saturday, May 2nd, and I can’t wait!

The Portsmouth NH Farmer’s Market are put on by the Seacoast Grower’s Association, and we’ll be able to see, sample, and purchase all kinds of locally grown and produced goodies.  All the products displayed and sold at our Farmers’ Markets are sold in the booths by the people who’ve grown them and/or made them.

Some of the great things you’ll be able to find throughout the market season will be:  locally grown produce, plants and flowers, dairy products, meats, breads, crafts, candles, wines, prepared foods, and more.  And as you shop and catch up with neighbors and make new friends, enjoy the variety of musical performances each Saturday.

Come enjoy Saturdays in Portsmouth from May 2nd through late fall!

If you’re interested in buying or selling homes or condos in the Portsmouth NH real estate market, let me know.  I love helping people achieve their real estate goals!

Give me a call or send me an email, and let’s get started!!

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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!

Foreclosure Homes in Portsmouth NH Area

Thinking about buying foreclosure bank-owned homes in NH?


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Foreclosure homes are all the rage now for buyers currently looking to take advantage of today’s real estate market, with everyone thinking they’re getting a bargain.  And that’s the case here in the Portsmouth NH homes area as well.

Sure, some really are a bargain and don’t need as much work as others do.  Because foreclosed or bank-owned homes are priced the way they are, those prices are one of the driving forces in today’s real estate market when determining the proper price of privately-owned homes.

Oftentimes, when you compare a foreclosure home that has been let go and has been deteriorating because no one’s been there to care for it with a privately-owned home that has been properly cared for, you can see that regular homes present some great opportunities for home buyers in the Portsmouth NH area as well.

~~ Read also – “Looking For Foreclosure Bank-Owned Real Estate?”

For those looking for foreclosed bank-owned  homes opportunities, here[s a sampling of what’s currently for sale in the Seacoast areas of New Hampshire and southern Maine:

  • Downtown Portsmouth Condo Portsmouth NH – 3 room 1 bedroom condo in good condition – $189,900.
  • —  Hampton Beach Condo Hampton NH – 3 room 1 bedroom condo just steps to the beach and ocean – $99,900.
  • Hemlock Forest Condo Dover NH – 2 bedroom 1 bath townhouse condo, end unit with fireplace, needs work – $109,900.
  • —  North Hampton NH Contemporary Ranch home – 3 bedroom 3.5 bath home, 2 car garage on 3.75 acre lot – beautiful gourment kitchen, great master suite, loads of recent upgrades done.  Plumbing issues, water damage.  $454,900.

This is just a small sampling of homes currently for sale in and around Portsmouth NH, offered as bank-owned foreclosure homes.  If any of these have potential interest for you, or if you’d like to explore additional homes for sale, give me a call or send me an email.


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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!

$8000 Real Estate Buyers Tax Credit

Are you a first-time home buyer in the Portsmouth NH Seacoast area?

Check out these videos to learn more about how the government’s $8,000 home buyer tax credit might help you:

If you’ve already owned a home in the past, as long as it’s been at least 3 years since you did, you might qualify for this tax credit.

If you currently own land or own a vacation or second home but not a primary home, you may qualify for this tax credit.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 established the $8,000 Federal Housing Tax Credit. This is a real tax credit, and it applies to homes or condos bought as primary residences from January 1, 2009 to December 1, 2009.

The average homeowner is 38% more wealthy than non-homeowners” – Ron Phipps, NAR First Vice President

For more detailed information on this tax credit, the National Association of Home Builders has put together a detailed package of info.
Are you ready to find that perfect home or condo? Today’s environment with great interest rates and lower home purchase prices makes this a fabulous time for most people to think about purchasing real estate.

Send me an email or give me a call, 1-888-349-5678 x 3839, and we can get started talking real estate and find you that perfect home or condo here in the Seacoast areas of NH and southern Maine!

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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!

Rye NH Homes Sold – 1st Quarter Update

Rye New Hampshire Homes Sold Activity

1st Quarter 2009

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Everyone seems to have some kind of interest in the real estate market, and a thirst for local Seacoast NH real estate market information is alive and well.


Rye New Hampshire
is a beautiful little town nestled right along the coast, with a rocky and sandy coastline that locals and visitors alike fall in love with.  Just minutes from downtown Portsmouth NH and within easy access to local highways, Rye is a quintessential small New England town with a beautiful church in the very center of town, just like a postcard scene!

The real estate market in Rye is alive and well, and here are the statistics for the 1st quarter of 2009:

  • 55     ~    homes presently for sale in Rye NH
    250   ~    average days on the market for those homes currently for sale
  • 4      ~     homes currently sale pending in Rye
    85    ~     average days on the market for homes currently sale pending
  • 5      ~     homes sold in Rye during the 1st quarter
    59    ~     average days on the market for those homes that sold

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  • Currently, the average asking price for homes for sale in Rye NH is $1,013,451.
  • The average asking prices on those homes currently sale pending was $700,625.
  • The average asking price on those homes sold in Rye New Hampshire for the 1st quarter of 2009 was $666,625.
    The average selling price of those homes that sold was $540,825.

For the 1st quarter of 2009, Rye NH home sellers received on average 81% of their last asking price as their final selling price.

January Home Sales in Rye          —   3
February Home Sales in Rye        —   1
March Home Sales in Rye             —   1

The real estate market seems to be picking up at this point.  Lots of area homes and condos for sale are getting a lot more showings than they’ve had over the last few months, and buyers are getting back out and looking for that special home or condo in the Portsmouth area that meets their needs.  If you have your home or condo for sale, make sure you do all you can to make it stand out to those buyers who are actively in the market to buy!
If you’re interested in buying or selling real estate in the Rye NH area, give me a call – I’d love to help make your goals become a reality for you!


Send me an email
or give me a call (1-888-349-5678 ext 2829) – I’d love to talk to you about the real estate market and your interest in buying or selling here in the Rye NH real estate homes market!


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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

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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!

Portsmouth NH Homes Sold Activity – 1st Quarter 2009

Portsmouth New Hampshire Homes
Sold Activity

1st Quarter of 2009

The Portsmouth NH real estate market is always abuzz with people wanting to know what’s going on, how’s the activity, what’s sold and for how much.  After all, almost everyone is interested in real estate, and as the real estate markets go, typically so goes most other things in the economy.

So, how’d we do in the Portsmouth real estate market for the 1st quarter of this year?  Check out the stats below:

  • 57  —  homes currently for sale in Portsmouth
    114  —  average days on the market for homes currently for sale
  • 18  —  homes currently sale pending in Portsmouth
    161  —  average days on the market for homes currently pending
  • 17  —  homes sold in Portsmouth
    129  —  average days on the market for those homes that sold

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  • Currently, the average asking price on homes for sale in Portsmouth NH is $461,802.
  • The average asking price on those homes in Portsmouth that are currently sale pending was $333,850.
  • The average asking price for those homes sold in Portsmouth for the 1st quarter of 2009 was $313,276.
    The average selling price of those homes that sold was $290,235.

For the 1st quarter of 2009, Portsmouth NH home sellers received, on average, 93% of their last asking price as their final selling price.  For example, a home priced at $450,000 would have sold for $418,500, 93% of the asking price.

January home sales in Portsmouth    —  6 homes
February home sales in Portsmouth  —  3 homes
March home sales in Portsmouth        —  7 homes

The market seems to be picking up at this point.  Lots of properties for sale are getting a lot more showings than they’ve had over the last few months, and buyers are getting back out and looking for that special home or condo in Portsmouth that meets their needs.  If you have your home or condo for sale, make sure you do all you can to make it stand out to those buyers who are actively in the market to buy!

If you’re interested in buying or selling real estate in the Portsmouth NH area, give me a call – I’d love to help make your goals become a reality for you!

Send me an email or give me a call (1-888-349-5678 ext 2829) – I’d love to talk to you about the real estate market and your interest in buying or selling here in the Portsmouth NH real estate homes market!


Call TODAY and let’s get started finding you that perfect home or condo!


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

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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!