Buying A Home and A Community – Portsmouth NH Homes

 

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

I had a client say to me the other day that they’re not just buying a home in Portsmouth, they’re buying into the Portsmouth community as well.  And that part of what they’re buying is very important to them.

If you’re thinking about buying a home in Portsmouth NH, or any other community, you’re buying into whatever that community has to offer.  That’s part of what you’re paying for.  You could take the basic 4 walls of any house, and plop them down in a variety of communities, and that 4-walled box will have a different value in each community.  Part of what goes into the value of each community is what that community has to offer.

 

And here’s what Portsmouth New Hampshire has to offer those who call Portsmouth home:

  • we have a fabulous downtown area, loads of shops, galleries, restaurants, museums, and more
  • we have a beautiful waterfront park, Prescott Park, where we can watch plays, hear concerts, take part in a variety of festivals, art shows, and more
  • we have Saturday morning Farmer’s Markets from May through November where you get all kinds of locally grown produce and locally made products, and meet old and new friends
  • we have a gorgeous huge new library with all kinds of programs open to all residents
  • we have great schools, 3 elementary schools, a middle school and a newly renovated and expanded high school
  • we have beautiful churches throughout the town, many with historic roots
  • we have lovely parks scattered all around town and have been awarded a “Tree City USA Award
  • we have a wide variety of homes in Portsmouth, choices in styles, ages and price ranges to suit everyone
  • we’re right here on the Atlantic Ocean and the Piscataqua River – awesome waterfront and a working port
  • we have a fascinating outdoor living history museum – Strawbery Banke.
  • we have loads of history all around us here, so if you love history, you’ll feel right at home
  • we have THE best seafood ever
  • we have loads of things to do in and around the Portsmouth NH area
  • we have great city festivals and fairs
  • we have super friendly residents who love living here and will help you learn all about Portsmouth NH living
  • we are in a super location for commuters – easy access to highways going north, south and west
  • we’re only an hour or so from great winter ski areas
  • we have lots of fun antique stores in the area
  • we have a great walking town to call home – sidewalks in most places with friendly neighbors calling out greetings as you pass by
  • we have glorious springs, spectacular falls, fun-filled summers, and winters that can bring snowy winter scenes

 Portsmouth NH Market Square Day 2009

Can you tell how awesome living in Portsmouth New Hampshire really is??  Come check us out – you’ll want to make your home in Portsmouth, too!

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!

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. The waterfront at Prescott park sounds beautiful. How are waterfront homes selling in N.H.? Total sales are way down on Seattle waterfront homes, but prices have held their ground so far.

    • Prescott Park is a beautiful park, gorgeous flowers and plants that are tended to by the University of NH, and there’s something going on all the time there during the summer.

      Waterfront homes here have been selling fairly well. Prices dipped some, as did others, but we’ve been a little insulated here in that we didn’t experience the heavy drops that other parts of the country did. And we’ve not had the high impact of foreclosures as other parts of the country have felt.

      For the last few months or so, our market activity has picked up a good deal. I suspect we’ll find that we bottomed out here the beginning of this year some towns in the Portsmouth area, including Portsmouth. Others still have a little ways to go, but getting there for sure!

  2. Hi Ann,

    Sounds like Portsmouth is a lot like our towns here in Minnesota. Anyway, I always remind my clients that they are not just investing (buying) a house, they are also investing in a community. No matter how beautiful, or valuable your home is, your quality of life still depends on the community you live in.

    Glad to hear that you were a little insulated with all this fiasco.

    Cheers!
    Nicole

    • Hi Nicole – oftentimes I think the community gets overlooked in the search for a new home. To me, and I know to many people, the community IS part of home. For me, I could have my version of the perfect house for me, but if the community isn’t a good fit for me, I would not be very happy living there.

      Thanks for finding this post!
      Ann

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