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Wakefield, New Hampshire Year-end Market Report 2011

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Wakefield Active Listings  listing data reflects an increase in market inventory by 31.5% when compared to last year’s year-end stats.  There are currently one hundred-eleven residential homes available for purchase in Wakefield, fifty-four offer waterfront and/or water access; five condominium units; eighty vacant land parcels and eight commercial properties.  Year-end sales volume is up 28.2% over last year, with a modest decrease in the average sales price by .08%.

Pending and contingent sales reflect an increase over last year’s activity by 8.9% and 59%, however completed sales are not keeping in line with the increase.  There are apparently a number of pending and contingent sales that didn’t make the count of successful sales; one can only surmise that not all of the under contract transactions are making it through the inspection and/or financing contingencies. Interest rates remain at a lifetime low, the overall market remains soft – buyers with the means to purchase are in the best position during this continued time of market uncertainty.

Year-end 2010 vs. Year-end 2011 Residential Market

  • 325 New Listings… up 31.5%
  • 117 Homes Back on the Market…down 7.8%
  • 85 Pending Sales…up 8.9%
  • 97 Contingent Sales…up 59%
  • 248 Expired Listings…down 1.1%
  • 33 Listings were Withdrawn…down 45.9%
  • 109 Residential Homes resulted in a successful close…up 28.2%
  • Average Price Sold Homes…$211,629., down .08%
  • Average DOM (Days on the Market) 157…decreased by 34% or 82 days
  • Lowest Sales Price…4319 Province Lake Road, Wakefield $30,000.
  • Highest Sales Price…145 Virginia Lane, Wakefield $900,000. / 585’ water frontage on Pine River Pond

Year-end 2010 vs. Year-end 2011 Vacant Land Market

  • 80 New Listings… down 10%
  • 50 Listings Back on the Market…down 19.3%
  • 8 Pending Sales…down 46.6%
  • 0 Contingent Sales…changed by 2 units
  • 129 Expired Listings…up 14%
  • 7 Listings were Withdrawn…up 133%
  • 7 Vacant parcels resulted in a successful close…down 50%
  • Average Price for Parcels…$35,541., down 61%
  • Average DOM (Days on the Market) 109…decreased by 76% or 346 days
  • Lowest Sales Price… Pine Island Road, Wakefield $20,000. / .15 ac on Balch Lake (non-buildable)
  • Highest Sales Price…Long Ridge Road, Wakefield $85,000. / 30 acres

Based on information from the Northern New England Real Estate Network, Inc. for the period of January 1st through December 31st, 2010 & January 1st through December 31st, 2011.

Contributed by Kathleen M. Kizer, REALTOR, ABR, GRI, ePRO, Associate Broker | Costantino Real Estate, LLC. “Your Lakes Region Professional” | Certified Residential Appraiser, NHCR-616, Wolfeboro Appraisal Services 

For further inquiries or questions please e-mail to Kathleen@LakesRegionBroker.com or call 603-539-3200.