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The Portsmouth New Hampshire real estate market is a busy market!

Even when the real estate market in other areas is slow there are still sales going here in Portsmouth.

 

 

 

 

Portsmouth NH Homes For Sale

Looking for a home in Portsmouth?  We have 74 houses currently for sale and here’s a breakdown of houses for sale by price range:

We have one waterfront home for sale in Portsmouth and it’s located at 363 Newcastle Avenue in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth NH Waterfront - Fishermans Coop Picture

If you’ve been thinking about buying a home or condo in Portsmouth or the general Seacoast areas of NH and southern Maine, this just may be the right time for you.   “Should I Buy Now? Yes!  And Here’s Why” will show you why the numbers seem to be indicating this very thing.

If you’d like to make your home here in the Seacoast areas of NH or southern Maine, let us know – we’d love to show you the area and help you find that special home just right for your needs.  We love living here in Portsmouth and we know you’ll love this area too!

 

 

Call us or email us – we’re here to help you with your real estate needs – ann@anncummings.com and jim@jimlee.com.  1—888-349-5678 ext. 3839 for Ann and ext. 3801 for Jim.

Ann Cummings and Jim Lee | Portsmouth NH REALTORS

Ann Cummings and Jim Lee, REALTORS
RE/MAX Coast to Coast
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Portsmouth NH  03801
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Portsmouth NH Real Estate | 5 Things To Do Before Listing Your Home For Sale

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Are you thinking about selling your home?  If you are, you want to seize the opportunity to make a really good first impression so it’s worth taking a little extra time and effort BEFORE you actually put your home or condo on the market for sale.

 

Seacoast NH Real Estate – Selling Your NH Seacoast Home

This list of top 5 things to do BEFORE putting your home on the market will help you do just that:

  1. Have your home pre-inspected – by having this done before you list your home or condo for sale, you’ll know in advance what issues might come up, and it also shows potential buyers that you put extra effort and care into getting your home ready for the market.
  2. Neaten up, tidy, clean, and organize – you’re going to be moving anyway, so if you clean out things you’re not going to keep and start packing other things up, you’ll have a neater more inviting home for potential buyers to view.  By paring down personal things out on display, cleaning out closets/basement/garage, packing up those things you rarely or never use, your house will feel roomier and will allow potential buyers to visualize their furniture and  belongings in your house.  Clean everything and make it shiny and inviting – clean windows, carpets, ceiling fans, baseboards, etc. – taking these extra steps send a message to potential buyers that you really care about your home and it gives them a very nice feeling as they’re viewing your house with thoughts of possibly buying it.
  3. Create inviting curb appeal – potential buyers judge a house by the way it looks from the outside.  If it doesn’t say to them, ‘come in and see the rest of me’, you often lose most buyers without them ever having seen the inside of your house.  Mow the grass, trim the bushes, seal the driveway, straighten out bricks or stones used in walkways, put some mulch down around flower beds, weed them if they need it.  Is there any painting or power-washing needed? Take a look at your house from across the street and see what you see as your put yourself in the shoes of a buyer looking at it from the outside for the first time.
  4. Warranties and home information – find all warranties and manuals for your appliances, furnace, hot water heater, etc.  Write out a list of vendors and contractors you use for work on your home with their contact info – these vendors know your home and buyers appreciate this kind of information, and again it shows how much you care about your home by sharing this information.  Set up a 3 ring binder notebook and insert all of this information into it in an organized way.  Leave this in a location where it can be perused by potential buyers.
  5. Written estimates – if there are things in your home that need replacement, such as roof, carpeting, furnace, etc., get written estimates for replacing/repairing these items and have a copy of those handy, in the 3 ring binder above would be a great location.   Knowing these amounts will help potential buyers budget for them, and will be very helpful with the negotiations.  Without written estimates from contractors for items needing replacing, often buyers tend to estimate far higher than the real cost because they have no numbers to work from.

Taking care of these suggestions before you put your home on the market should go a long way with those buyers who’ve chosen to look at your home with the thoughts of possibly making it their new home.  You rarely get a second chance with buyers so creating the best first impression you can will really be a big factor when your home is put on the market for sale.

 

If you’re a homeowner who’s thinking about selling your Portsmouth NH real estate, make sure you work with a local REALTOR who really knows the market, and knows how to help you strategically position your property.

My partner, Jim Lee, and I live and work right here in Portsmouth, and we have our fingers on the pulse of the local NH Seacoast real estate market – let us put our knowledge and successful track record to work for you.   Read and hear what our clients have said about our services  –  Client Stories.

Call us or email us – we’re here to help you with your real estate needs – ann@anncummings.com and jim@jimlee.com.  1—888-349-5678 ext. 3839 for Ann and ext. 3801 for Jim.

Ann Cummings and Jim Lee | Portsmouth NH REALTORS

Ann Cummings and Jim Lee, REALTORS
RE/MAX Coast to Coast
150 Mirona Road
Portsmouth NH  03801
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Portsmouth NH Condos | Real Estate Market Update

 

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Portsmouth NH is a great condo area, with a wide variety of condos and price ranges to offer.  We have condominium complexes that were built new as condos, and we have also have condo conversions, which are typically large older homes or buildings that have been converted from their previous uses into condominiums.

 

 

 

 

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Portsmouth NH Condos For Sale

We currently have 68 condos for sale in Portsmouth, and those prices range from $90,000 to $1,409,400.   The average asking price of those Portsmouth condos is $466,792, and the price per square foot of those condos on average is $320/sf.  The average days on the market right now is running about 195 days.

In the last 6 months, we had 57 condos sold in Portsmouth, and the prices of those sold condos ranged from $99,900 to $1,451,200.  The average asking price of those condos that sold in that time frame was $364,424 and the average selling price of those Portsmouth condos was $344,407.  The average days on the market for those condos ran about 165 days, and those sellers received on average 95% of their last asking price.

 

Portsmouth New Hampshire Condos Absorption Rate

The current rate of sales of condos in Portsmouth is about 9 sales a month, and based on that, we have about a 6 1/2 month supply of condos on the market in Portsmouth.  That number is referred to as the Absorption Rate, and it means that at the current pace of sales, we have about a 6 1/2 month supply on hand, assuming no other condos in Portsmouth came on the market for sale.

 

If you’re an owner of a Portsmouth condo and you’re thinking about selling, you need to keep that number – the Absorption Rate – in mind.  In order to get your condo sold at a faster pace than the current time frame, it’s important that you work with a local REALTOR who knows the Portsmouth real estate market and who can help you strategically position your condo to beat the rate of absorption.

 

My partner, Jim Lee, and I live and work right here in Portsmouth, and we have our fingers on the pulse of the local Seacoast market – let us put our knowledge and successful track record to work for you.   Read and hear what our clients have said about our services  –  Client Stories.

Call us or email us – we’re here to help you with your real estate needs – ann@anncummings.com and jim@jimlee.com.  1—888-349-5678 ext 3839 for Ann and ext 3801 for Jim.

                           Consider it SOLD – start packing!!

Ann Cummings and Jim Lee | Portsmouth NH REALTORS

Ann Cummings and Jim Lee, REALTORS
RE/MAX Coast to Coast
150 Mirona Road
Portsmouth NH  03801
603-431-1111 x 3839 and x 3801
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Fun Stuff to Do While Shopping for Portsmouth NH Homes!

Are you thinking about making the Portsmouth NH area your home?
It is a great area to call home, that’s for sure!

Rye NH Oceanfront Living

So, while you’re here checking out the Seacoast area, you might want to take a break and check out a few of the really special places here for fun and relaxation.  And of course, you have to eat, so I’ve included a few restaurants along the way as well!

The Portsmouth NH Southern Maine Seacoast area is simply put – BEAUTIFUL!  I am a tad bit partial, but I have every confidence you’ll agree after you’ve been here for even just a day!
York Wild Animal Kingdom
If you’re going to be up in York Maine, I’ve heard the York Wild Kingdom is a great place to go with kids.  I’ve never been so I don’t have first-hand knowledge, but I’ve heard plenty of others say it’s an enjoyable time.  While you’re in that area, go to the Nubble Lighthouse Park, in York.  It’s one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world.  They have a nice park, a little restaurant right there and a cute gift shop.  Here’s a little Nubble Lighthouse picture show I put together on this park.

A little bit north of there is Ogunquit, with the Perkins Cove area.  That’s a neat little peninsula with quaint little shops and great seafood restaurants.  Barnacle Billy’s is good, tourists and locals alike go there.  I think it’s a bit pricey but it’s in that great area and on the water with views that make you want to stay all afternoon.
Wild Willy's Awesome Burgers - York Maine

As you come south towards Portsmouth, there are all the outlets on Route 1 in Kittery Maine.  There’s a great seafood restaurant there, across from the Kittery Trading Post – Weathervane Seafood.  Awesome seafood, they have their own boats and it’s very reasonably priced.  Locals eat there all year-long.  Very casual and great for families.  Bob’s Clam Hut is across the street, I’ve never eaten there but have plenty of friends who frequent it.  Wild Willy’s is a fun casual small restaurant for awesome burgers and hand-cut fries – one of my favorite places to go for burgers!

Prescott Park Gardens and Pier Overlooking the River - Portsmouth NH - Ann Cummings 2007
Portsmouth NH – a wonderful walking downtown area with lots of great little local shops, galleries, and restaurants all over the place.  We have a beautiful riverside park, Prescott Park, with gardens, plays, concerts, etc. that go on all summer long.  It’s a great park to pick up lunch somewhere and then go and enjoy a picnic there.  Across from Prescott Park is Strawbery Banke – an outdoor living museum.  This is a great place to go if you like history.  It spans over 350 years of area history, showing how families lived back then, gardens, shop, grounds, etc.  It’s quite interesting.

Restaurants in Portsmouth – there are so many, it would be hard to choose – for really good casual food (burgers, salads, etc.) the Rusty Hammer is good, right downtown. The Oar House and the Dolphin Striker are both famous restaurants – they’re a little pricey but the food good.  We have several restaurants right on the water downtown – The Old Ferry Landing is a fun place to go, they have seafood and sandwiches and you can eat out on their deck and watch the river traffic go by.  We have restaurants galore just in the downtown area alone – you’d be hard-pressed not to find something you’ll enjoy, no matter which ones you pick out.  The Portsmouth Gas Light and the Portsmouth Brewery are both fun places to stop and enjoy a bite to eat.

Bratskellar Dinnerhorn Restaurant - Portsmouth NH BG's Boathouse - Rye NH

A drive through New Castle, just off Portsmouth, is a nice drive.  New Castle is an island town, dating back to the 1600’s, and you can see that by the antique homes and winding streets that you’ll go on as you circle the island.  The Wentworth-by-the-Sea hotel has a nice lunch, and is a beautiful place to stop.  They also have a restaurant right across the street, Latitudes, that has pretty much the same food, and there you get great harbor views as you eat.

A nice little tucked-away Portsmouth restaurant at the end of route through New Castle is BG’s Boathouse – locally owned and fresh seafood, with a deck that overlooks a river, a nice and relaxing place to eat and take in the views.  Just before you get to BG’s, on the left, is The Ice House – great seafood, burgers, sandwiches, and of course delicious ice cream, too.

The Bratskellar on Route 1 in Portsmouth is a great restaurant for pizza and sandwiches, very casual, and great atmosphere for just relaxing a bit.  Down in North Hampton on Route 1 is Abercrombie and Finch – another very good casual restaurant, lunch or dinner.  And right next door to Abercrombie’s is Wings Your Way – if you like chicken, they have a ton of different wings and sandwiches, along with burgers, salads, etc.  Again, another casual place to go.

We’ve got a lot of chain restaurants, so if you like those, you’ll find plenty of other places to eat in addition to the local places I mentioned above

Rye North Hampton Coastline

I love a drive along the coast, all 17 miles of it!

You’ll see rocky coastline and sandy beaches mixed in.

Welcome to Hampton Beach - Ann Cummings Portsmouth NH

Hampton Beach is a fun place to go, if you like summer beaches and people-watching.  They have the regular beach-type shops and restaurants there that you’d expect.  All summer long, you can find all kinds of activities going on in Hampton Beach, and be sure to check out the famous Hampton Beach Casino to see what concerts are going on there.  Enjoy the Sand Sculpture Contests, Seafood Festivals and more!

This is just the tip of the iceberg for all the activities and restaurants in the area!  I hope you’ll enjoy your visit, and that you’ll come to think of the Portsmouth NH area as your home if you’re relocating here.  I love it here, and I’m sure you will, too!

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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!