Portsmouth NH Home to Tall Ships Festival

Portsmouth NH Tall Ships Festival Boat Parade - Ann Cummings

Those of us who call Portsmouth NH home know that we have all kinds of great things that go on all year long.  One very special event that has been taking place for the last 10 summers is our Tall Ships Festival, put on by the Piscataqua Maritime Commission.  The folks on that commission do a fabulous job bringing in Tall Ships for us to enjoy each year.

Portsmouth NH Tall Ships Festival - Coast Guard Tall Ship The Eagle - Ann Cummings 2009

This year, the first of the four ships visiting for our Tall Ships Festival began arriving a week ago.  The Tall Ships Boat Parade was Friday morning, starting out at the mouth of Portsmouth Harbor.  I watched them come into the harbor in Newcastle, and then I followed them through Newcastle and then down into the downtown area where they tied up at the State Piers downtown.

Portsmouth NH Tall Ships - The Eagle - Coast Guard Tall Ship - Ann Cummings


These ships are so majestic to see – just beautiful!

Portsmouth NH Tall Ships Festival - Ann Cummings 2009

If you want to see more beautiful pictures of these Tall Ships, please check out Philip Case Cohen’s Photo Blog – The Daily Portsmouth.  His photographs are just beautiful!

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The Scenes of Home in Portsmouth NH

Calling Portsmouth NH home means so many different things to different people.

It can mean the closeness of family and friends.  It can mean the closeness of all the water in and around Portsmouth.  It can mean the beautiful historic homes and rich history we’re surrounded with here.  It can mean the beautiful parks scattered all about town. 

It can mean the wonderful brick buildings that make up our downtown area.  It can mean sitting outside downtown at any number of outdoor cafes and restaurants.

Portsmouth NH North Church Steeple 

To me, Portsmouth NH as my home means so many things, some of which are the iconic scenes that so many associate with this fabulous town……

….. the beautiful soaring steeple of the North Church, the Moran tugboats that navigate the river and harbor with grace and dignity, the bridges that connect Portsmouth NH with Kittery Maine, our beautiful parks ………. 

 

…..these and some much more are home to me, home here in Portsmouth New Hampshire.

 

 

 

 

  Portsmouth NH Moran Tugboats     Portsmouth NH Downtown Bridge - Ann Cummings

 

  Prescott Park - Beautiful Riverside Park in Portsmouth NH     FILE0058

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Tall Ships Are Coming to Portsmouth NH

If you live in or around Portsmouth NH, you know we always have lots of things going on that are centered around all the water we’re so lucky to have all around us! 

Tall Ships Festival - Portsmouth NH

Another fabulous event going on this week is our Portsmouth NH Tall Ships Festival, which is brought here to us by our Piscataqua Maritime Commission. 

 

We’ve been fortunate to have had Tall Ships visit us for a number of years now, and visitors and residents alike just love our summer Tall Ships Festival.  This is our 10th annual festival.

 

 

This year, we’ve got 4 ships coming in: the US Coast Guard Eagle, the Kalmar Nyckel, the Spirit of Massachusetts, and the Spirit of Carolina. These ships have begun arriving in Portsmouth Harbor.  The Spirit of Massachusetts is already in port, having arrived on Sunday.  The others will be arriving on the 5th and 6th.  During the week, these ships will be sailing up and down the river – great picture-taking opportunities.

The Tall Ships Boat Parade will be held the morning of August 7th, starting at the mouth of Portsmouth Harbor, going upriver to the docks in downtown Portsmouth.  Once the ships are docked, the official festivities will begin – tours, entertainment, day sails, and more.

This is a wonderful event to take part in – plan a day here in Portsmouth NH and see these beautiful ships!  I watched the boat parade last time, and got to see them at the docks.  They are beautiful ships for sure!

3 Tall Ships Abreast at the State Pier in Portsmouth NH - Ann Cummings July 8, 2007   Line of People to Buy Tickets to See Tall Ships

If you’re here and make Portsmouth NH home, or if you’re in the area or are close enough to take a day trip here, come see these magnificent Tall Ships – well worth spending a day here to see them and enjoy all that downtown Portsmouth has to offer.

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Portsmouth NH Strawbery Banke Community Day

 
Strawbery Banke Museum Sign - Portsmouth NH - Ann Cummings 2007

For those of us who make Portsmouth NH home, we get to enjoy all kinds of great community activities going on year-round.  One such fun event is today’s Strawbery Banke Community Day.

 

 

Community Day offers free admission with a donation of a canned food item, more than one would be awesome.  All the canned foods collected will benefit local food pantries, which sorely need donations at this point.

 

 

 

Come check out all the fun things going on today from 10am to 5pm, Saturday August 1st, 2009.  Children’s games, garden tours, house tours, and more.  And of course, you must check out the hot air balloon rides from 10am to noon!  One of the world-famous RE/MAX Hot Air Balloons will be at Strawbery Banke for tethered rides.

 

Great fun for family and friends – what a beautiful day today is for this Community Day in Portsmouth NH!

 

 

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Portsmouth NH Homes For Sale

Peeking In on Portsmouth NH Home - Ann Cummings 2009 NH REALTOR

Are you thinking about buying a Portsmouth NH home

 

We have some nice homes currently for sale in a variety of locations around town.

 

 

 

 

 

Portsmouth NH Homes – Jan. 1, 2009 to July 21, 2009

There are presently 65 homes for sale in Portsmouth, and they range in price from $229,900 to $8,500,000.  The average asking price is $678,091, with the average days on the market being 93 days for those homes currently for sale.

Portsmouth has 59 homes presently sale pending, with most of those due to be sold/closed in the next 30 days.  The average asking price for those homes sale pending was $340,119, average days on the market was 110 days.

There have been 67 homes in Portsmouth that have sold/closed since January 1, 2009.  The average selling price of those sold Portsmouth NH homes was $326,144 and the average days on the market for these homes was 110 days.  The sellers of those homes that have sold since the beginning of the year received, on average, 95% of their last asking price.


How do this year’s sold homes stack up against last year’s Portsmouth NH real estate figures?

 

Portsmouth NH Homes – Jan. 1, 2008 July 21, 2008

We had 67 homes in Portsmouth sell/close in this same time frame last year, and the average selling price of those homes sold was $366,103, and the average days on the market last year was 109 days.  This time last year, sellers on average received 96% of their last asking price.

So, we’re seeing the same number of homes selling this year as last year.  The average selling price this year is a little lower than last year’s average selling price, by about $40,000.  The average days on the market is the same, and the list to sales ratio is a percent different.  Prices are a little bit lower this year, so it really is a good time to be buying a Portsmouth NH home if you’re giving some thought to getting into the real estate market.

Portsmouth NH Home - Ann Cummings

Is buying a new home in Portsmouth NH something you’re thinking about?  If you’d like to have an experienced professional Portsmouth NH REALTOR on your side in your search, send me an email or give me a call at 888-349-5678 ext. 3939.

I’d be very happy to talk with you about making your dreams come true!

 

 

 

 

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