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nh real estate: 2010 Lakes Region of NH Real Estate Market/Weather Forecast - 01/07/11 02:42 PM
As of January 1, 2011 there were 940 homes on the market in the communities in this Lakes Region real estate report. That’s down from the 1070 homes on the market last month, but up from the 869 homes on the market as of January 1, 2010. While the total number of homes on the market is currently higher than last year, we have had an increase in the number of sales. That effectively drops the supply down to a 12 month’s worth of homes on the market compared to 14.5 months worth last January 1. That’s about as low as (2 comments)
Every now and then, just by chance, you discover something new, special, and unexpected about the Lakes Region. This month, I discovered the Chamberlain-Reynolds Memorial Forest. It is really a special place and I bet most area residents have never ventured there. I have a home for sale on Dog Cove on Squam Lake and thought I would try to get a picture of the home from the other side of the cove. Another agent was telling me about the trails near Dog Cove that he hikes and how nice they are. So the other day I decided to take (2 comments)
nh real estate: What if the real estate ball doesn't drop? - 12/22/10 08:59 PM
By Roy Sanborn, Roche Realty Group It's coming down to the end of another year, so I started thinking. What do you suppose would happen if Dick Clark was counting down the New Year’s ball in Times Square; “10…9…8…7…6…” and it just stopped? The ball doesn’t drop. The New Year, quite unexpectedly, just doesn’t happen. Do you think people might get a little upset? After all, there are a lot of people down there in the square who are all excited and are getting ready to start the promising New Year. Even if you were to back up a bit, say (0 comments)
nh real estate: iPhones, iPods, iBodes - 11/27/10 12:52 PM
OK, so the holiday shopping season starts off with Black Friday and now we have Cyber-Monday to boot! Crazy people are up at 4 a.m. running around the stores in the Lakes Region trying to find that special item to buy before they are all gone. I'm not sure which are the hottest items but I am sure there will be plenty of iPods, iPads, iPhones, flat screens, Xboxes, Wiis, Kindles (and some candles), Nooks, Droids, Blackberries, digital this and digital that sold over the next week. But the big thing is everyone wants to buy something at bargain basement prices. Everyone (0 comments)
nh real estate: New Construction, Now!?! - 08/29/10 11:04 AM
While there is not a lot of new home construction going on in the Lakes Region of NH, it is nice to see that there are some homes being built despite the depressed housing market that we are currently struggling through. It is even nicer to see that some of the developments are actually moving product! The busiest new home development right now is the Villas at Paugus Bay off White Oaks Road in Laconia. These are entry level modular homes priced starting in the 160’s and offered with either two or three bedroom floor plans, two baths, stainless steel appliances, (1 comments)
Classic Country Cape 7059 Pleasant Street Extension, Loudon, NH MLS #4004940 Offered at $345,00 This new three bedroom cape has wonderful curb appeal & sits at the end of a charming country lane on a beautiful 5 acre lot surrounded by stone walls. This is a high quality home featuring a large kitchen/dining area with granite counter tops, beautiful cabinetry, tile floors, & upgraded lighting fixtures. The huge living room has gleaming wood floors as does the adjacent master suite. The master has 3/4 bath but is also plumbed for a jacuzzi or hot tub. French doors in the master (1 comments)
June was a pretty good month for Winnipesauke waterfront sales with a total of eight happy new homeowners finding a home to dock their boats on the shores of the big lake. This doesn’t quite measure up to the eleven sales last June, but the average sales price came in higher at $1.38 million compared to an average of $771,773 last June. There were five sales over $1 million last month compared to three last June. The least expensive home that sold on the lake was at 56 Braun Bay Road in Moultonborough. Originally listed at $1.2 million, it was (0 comments)
The residential home inventory stood at 1277 homes available as of July 1, 2010 in the communities in this Lakes Region of NH Real Estate Market Report. The average asking price came in at $551,228 and the median asking price was $285,000. This inventory level represents 19 ¾ months worth of homes on the market. That is down slightly from the 22 months worth of homes available last July 1 but we still have a long, long way to go to get back to a reasonable level somewhere in the 6 month range. There are still a lot of foreclosures (3 comments)
I was searching the MLS last week for a home between $250,000 and $450,000. A home that you would consider to be of high quality, great condition, wonderfully maintained, and that has lots of character and charm. A home that I would call special. I was only looking in three or four specific communities but I really didn’t come up with much. Undaunted, I broadened the search to include all the homes in Belknap County and Moultonborough New Hampshire regardless of price. Fortunately, the MLS search system we use allows me to search for very specific keywords within the public (0 comments)
It is the 87th Anniversary of the Laconia Motorcycle Rally and thousands of bikers have descended on the Lakes Region to enjoy the scenery and hospitality of the area. Today’s motorcycle enthusiasts are a far cry from the early days. Today there are doctors, lawyers (a few Indian Chiefs), business professionals, corporate executives, and more than a few real estate agents out there enjoying the “wind in your face” lifestyle. It is a different breed of biker today. Many are older and much more affluent. They have to be, as these gleaming iron horses cost more than a lot of (0 comments)
As of June 1, 2010 there were 1256 residential homes for sale in the communities in this Lakes Region market report. The average asking price stood at $578,941 and the median sales price was $299,000. This equates to a very high 19¾ month’s worth of inventory on the market (just in case you are wondering why it is taking a long time for your home to sell). In June of 2008 there were 1128 homes for sale and in June of 2009 we edged up to 1170. The average listing price has increased from $533,339 in June, 2008 and $562,780 (0 comments)
nh real estate: Good deals, good burgers, and horseshoes in NH.... - 05/27/10 08:20 PM
Memorial Day is upon us. Everyone thinks of it as the start of the summer season and a great reason to get together with family and friends and have a huge barbeque. It is also common to include lots of beer in the festivities which allows the attendees to loosen up for New Hampshire’s unofficial sport of kings: horseshoes. Memorial Day is certainly a great day to relax, unwind, and appreciate what we all have and often take for granted. But it does have a solemn side, so everyone should take time to thank those soldiers who fought for our country (1 comments)
nh real estate: Paradise Found in Meredith NH - 05/27/10 07:33 PM
86 Corliss Hill Rd, Meredith, NH MLS #4000649 Offered at $599,000 Rarely does a property come on the market like this one. If you want privacy, views, a beautiful setting, and a convenient location then this remarkable property is like paradise found. This home is truly a showplace, but the grounds & view will equally captivate you. Built in 1988, this single owner 2-3 bedroom home has been totally renovated & is in pristine condition. The home and grounds are lovingly and meticulously maintained. Enjoy the open, soaring great room with beamed cathedral ceilings, beautiful hardwood and tile floors, hearth and (2 comments)
nh real estate: Winnipesaukee Waterfront With Room For All - 05/20/10 07:35 PM
MLS #2836717 Moultonboro, NH Offered at $849,000 This large Winnipesaukee waterfront home has great sunset views, crystal clear water, 111 feet of shore front, and a large L shaped dock. It is the perfect base for all your Winnipesaukee adventures! The home features an open floor plan that is absolutely wonderful for entertaining with a large kitchen which flows nicely into the dining and living room areas that boast awesome westerly views. Rounding out the first floor space you'll find a finished family/game room, a large bedroom, bath, and a room that would make a perfect office or library. Outside there (1 comments)
nh real estate: Affordable Webster Lake Waterfront Cottage - Lakes Region of NH - 05/20/10 02:59 PM
MLS #2835352 151 Lakeshore Road, Franklin, NH Offered at $269,500 This wonderful, 3 bedroom, classic waterfront cottage on Webster Lake in Franklin NH is in great shape and ready for you to enjoy the summer. This is the kind of place that you come to and forget it all! The large living room features a wood fireplace on one side and broad views of the lake on the other. There's plenty of room to play board games, relax and read a book, or just watch the activities on the lake. There is a small galley kitchen, a 1st floor master bedroom, (0 comments)
nh real estate: Affordable Meredith NH Mini Farm - 05/20/10 01:55 PM
MLS #2836450 240 NH Route 25, Meredith NH, 03253 Offered at $209,000 This charming two bedroom ranch truly shows pride of ownership throughout. Built in 1930 (with a new addition in the 1960's) this lovely home has a remodeled eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances that is perfect for entertaining, a cozy living room with a hearth and wood stove (that will easily heat the home), a nook that can be used as a den or tv area, two ample size bedrooms, and a nice enclosed front porch. In the basement you'll find a newer boiler and a large root cellar (0 comments)
nh real estate: House Hunters Lakes Region - 05/06/10 08:46 PM
All right, I admit it, I am a little obsessed with real estate. Like the other full time agents that are making a go of it in this difficult market you almost have to be. You have to take this job very seriously or you won’t survive. It also helps to be a little crazy. You have to work long days, be available whenever and wherever at the drop of a hat for your clients or customers, and deal with new and bizarre issues or problems on every transaction. We also have to deal with the diverse personalities and opinions of (0 comments)
nh real estate: The Housing Market After Life Support... - 05/06/10 08:38 PM
There were 1169 residential homes available as of May 1 in the communities in this Lakes Region of NH real estate report. That is up from the 1083 homes that were on the market in May 2009. The current inventory level represents an 18.4 months supply of homes on the market. Home sales will have to increase significantly in order to bring this high inventory level down to a more reasonable level. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), the housing market has been taken off life support. The first time home buyer credit of $8,000 has expired (they pulled the plug so to (1 comments)
"Ice-Out" on Lake Winnipesaukee was officially declared on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm and was the earliest ice out ever recorded. While the global warming advocates will undoubtedly point to rising temperatures caused by increased concentrations of greenhouse gases, I know better. The following statistics will prove beyond a shadow of doubt that the early ice out was caused by an unseasonably hot month of waterfront sales! Well, at least compared to last March when there was only one sale on the Big Lake. We had eight sales on Winnipesaukee with an average sales price of $1,020,675 last (1 comments)
April showers bring May flowers and more real estate listings, but the unseasonably warm and sunny days have also brought out the buyers. Let’s hope they actually buy something! The number of single family homes in the towns in this Lakes Region report jumped from 993 last month to 1070 as of April 1. That number is also up compared to the 1000 homes listed as of April 1, 2009. Based on the number of homes sold in the last 12 months, this total is equivalent to 17 months worth of inventory. We are fortunate to have a good mix (1 comments)
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