Portsmouth, NH Real Estate News

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Most people are familiar with the midnight ride of Paul Revere and its historic relevance to our nation. But most people don't know about Paul's midday ride to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, four months earlier.   242 years ago today, December 13, 1774,Paul Revere rode into Portsmouth to warn locals of the British intention to secure all their munitions. (to keep the rebels from getting their hands on them)Portsmouth's patriots gathered and planned an attack on Fort William and Mary. They swarmed the walls of the fort and seized 97 barrels of gun powder. As word spread of the successful attack more patriots were recruited. Before British reinforcements could arrive to defend the fort, the patriots attacked once more and seized cannons, muskets and ammunition.    Today at the fort, now named...
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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
The Haunted House on Middle Road in Portsmouth, New Hampshireis a Seacoast Halloween tradition.A Halloween happening....you don't want to miss! Every night in October the residents of 292 Middle Road open their yard and barn to the public as a Halloween gift to the city.It's FREE to enter.Don't let the fact that it's free fool you....it's better than many of the events you have to pay to enter. Every year the theme changes and more props are added.I've been visiting this Halloween masterpiece for nine years now. I've never been disappointed.  There are no actors....no spooky, chain-saw carrying monsters.It's simply a walk-thru experience to enjoy at your own pace.  Some of the scenes are pretty graphic and disturbing and may not be appropriate for small children.   Open every evening in...
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By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
A large part of our data research for our sellers is arriving at a suggested price we believe we can sell a Portsmouth NH or New Hampshire Seacoast home for.Not a week goes by that we don’t hear from a buyer or seller insisting that a property is worth a different amount than the bank appraised it for. We get it: everyone wants to gain the most value from their transaction… so why do the home valuation sites tend to get it so wrong?Here’s why: they don’t see the whole picture.It’s the real estate equivalent of looking at an iceberg from the surface.Read the rest of the story here. 
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By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
725 Colonial Drive, Portsmouth, NH Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price2 BEDROOMS | 1 (1 full ) BATHROOMS | 1063.0 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Portsmouth, NH Real Estate Dover, NH Real Estate Rochester, NH Real Estate Rye, NH Real Estate New Castle, NH Real Estate Greenland, NH Real Estate Presented By: Catherine Youngs 888-723-0306   Schedule a Showing/Request Info Property Description Fenced in corner lot, with tons of perennials. Newer kitchen, bath, windows. hardwood floors, entrance way, one car garage, shed. Plus lower level 10 x 25 family room, heated, with built-ins, bar area. Central a/c, FHA natural gas, newer gas hot water tank...   © 2014 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchisee of BHH Affi...
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By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
38-40 Concord Way, Portsmouth, NH Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1368.0 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Portsmouth, NH Real Estate Dover, NH Real Estate Rochester, NH Real Estate Rye, NH Real Estate New Castle, NH Real Estate Greenland, NH Real Estate Presented By: Catherine Youngs 888-723-0306   Schedule a Showing/Request Info Property Description Duplex/Townhouse. Side by side two bedrooms, 1 bath, full basements, separate utilities. Newer kitchens, baths, most windows, roof 10 yrs, chimney mortared, hardwood floors. Ideal if you want to split them and resell separately also. Asbestos outside, which need work/painting. Three car detached garage that needs renovations...Many plus's here. Pr...
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By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
20-22 Concord Way, Portsmouth, NH Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1368.0 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Portsmouth, NH Real Estate Dover, NH Real Estate Rochester, NH Real Estate Rye, NH Real Estate New Castle, NH Real Estate Greenland, NH Real Estate Presented By: Catherine Youngs 888-723-0306   Schedule a Showing/Request Info Property Description Duplex/Townhouse. Two bedrooms, 1 bath each side. Separate utilities. Kitchens, bath all updated. FHA natural gas heat, low rents for area. Can be sold separately if buyer wants to do that later on. Sold as is, as a duplex   © 2014 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeSe...
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By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
15 Main St, New Castle, NH For Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 3800.0 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Portsmouth, NH Real Estate Dover, NH Real Estate Rochester, NH Real Estate Rye, NH Real Estate New Castle, NH Real Estate Greenland, NH Real Estate Presented By: Paul Hamblett 888-723-0306   Schedule a Showing/Request Info Property Description Large, pristine colonial home located in Lilac Ledges, downtown New Castle. Walk to the beach, church, post office and town hall from this newer home that enjoys a private driveway and back yard privacy. This 3,800 square foot, three story home has three bedrooms, three baths, screened porch, large deck, Gym, two car garage and a kitchen open to the family roo...
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By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
183 Austin St, Portsmouth, NH For Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 1358.0 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Portsmouth, NH Real Estate Dover, NH Real Estate Rochester, NH Real Estate Rye, NH Real Estate New Castle, NH Real Estate Greenland, NH Real Estate Presented By: Diane Foley 888-723-0306   Schedule a Showing/Request Info Property Description Lovingly restored Colonial into 3 upscale Townhouse style condominiums- new from the studs in. Granite, wood flooring, maple cabinetry, Air conditioning, 2.5 baths, deck, off street parking- a few blocks from downtown Portsmouth NH, Prescott Park, theatres, 5 star restaurants-river cruises.....welcome to the Seacoast. Taxes are estimated. We are doing showing...
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By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
56 Sheffield Road, Portsmouth, NH For Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1777.0 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Portsmouth, NH Real Estate Dover, NH Real Estate Rochester, NH Real Estate Rye, NH Real Estate New Castle, NH Real Estate Greenland, NH Real Estate Presented By: Catherine Youngs 888-723-0306   Schedule a Showing/Request Info Property Description Quality Executive One Floor Home close to downtown Portsmouth. Totally renovated kitchen, cherry cabinets, premium granite counters, Jenn-Air dishwasher,refrigerator, wall oven convection and regular, Bosch 5 burner natural gas stove, slider to new patio. (see detailed list), wood fireplace, built ins, hardwood floors, new bath with washer/dryer hook...
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By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
, Portsmouth, NH For Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price2 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1547.0 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Exeter, NH Real Estate Kingston, NH Real Estate Newmarket, NH Real Estate Newfields, NH Real Estate Brentwood, NH Real Estate Durham, NH Real Estate Presented By: Tami Defrancesco 888-723-0306   Schedule a Showing/Request Info Property Description Down town Portsmouth at its best! Enjoy this spacious High Rise Condo, Steps from Market Square. Beautiful Kitchen with wall mounted pot filler, electric Induction cook top stove, wall oven & microwave Convection oven. Granite Counter with Breakfast Bar over looking open concept living room with French doors leading to out side deck. Master With full bath tiled show...
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By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
314 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 5 (5 full ) BATHROOMS | 3447.0 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Portsmouth, NH Real Estate Dover, NH Real Estate Rochester, NH Real Estate Rye, NH Real Estate New Castle, NH Real Estate Greenland, NH Real Estate Presented By: Leon Parker 888-723-0306   Schedule a Showing/Request Info Property Description Exquisite details distinguish this Historic Federal Colonial. 6 Period Fireplaces. Installation of wide pine wood floors on the upper level. Refinished floors on main level. Paint, wallpaper, and mantelpiece specifically selected by period decorator. Beautifully detailed crown molding and woodwork; bay-window seating; historic front door and architrave ill...
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By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
233 Vaughan Street, Portsmouth, NH Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 4 (4 full ) BATHROOMS | 4340.0 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! What is Your Home Worth? Presented By: Pamela Bailey Berkshire Hathaway HS Verani 603-770-0369   Schedule a Showing/Request Info Property Description What a building! This steel and concrete building is LEED certified and has all the best amenities. Geothermal heating and cooling, energy efficient, underground parking garage, elevator that can open right in your unit, dog run, and private roof top terraces (632 sq ft) where you can have a built in grill or fire pit! Very generous allowances. Nice views of the Picataqua, the North Mill Pond and the bridges. You will love this lifestyle!  
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By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
What is the “absorption rate” for Portsmouth NH  and the New Hampshire Seacoast homes for sale and why is that number so important?First we need to define exactly what a market absorption rate is and how it’s calculated. The strict definition of an absorption rate is the number of months it would take to sell the current homes listed for sale on the market. Generally around 6 months is known as a “balanced market”, that is one in which neither the seller or the buyer holds an advantage over the other. More than 6 months supply means that houses are not selling as well as they should and some sellers are willing to make concessions to sell their house. Under a 6 months supply means that houses are selling at a brisk pace, the lower the number, the faster the rate of sale.Real the whole s...
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By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
Selling your Portsmouth home may be an idea you are seriously considering, but that does not mean you are ready to put your home on the market just yet. You may be waiting to pay off your mortgage, you may be waiting for the kids to move out, or you may not be ready yet to part with all the memories you have made in this home.But all that doesn’t mean you can’t get a head start on the process by doing some things in advance.Click here to read some of the things you should consider before listing your Portsmouth NH home. 
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By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
Curious about how the Portsmouth NH real estate market did in 2015?Almost everyone seems to have great interest in how real estate markets perform. We frequently have people asking us questions about the local market.  The media is full of information about ‘the national real estate market’, and yet there is no ‘national’ market.  All real estate is local, and it really can vary greatly from town to town, and even from neighborhood to neighborhood in the same.  While "location, location, location" remain very important to real estate; "local, local, local" is alwso critinally important because all real estate is local. Click here to read more about how Portsmouth NH Home And Condos did in 2015
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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Haunted House on Middle Road, Portsmouth NH 2015 If you have never been to the Haunted House on Middle Road in Portsmouth, you will be amazed!If you have been in past years, you won't be disappointed this year!Each year the residents of 292 Middle Road open their yard and barn to the public every night through October. It's FREE to enter.A Halloween gift to us all! The amount of props is mind boggling and the attention to detail will have you in awe. Where do they keep all this stuff the rest of the year???There are no actors....no spooky, chain-saw carrying monsters.It's a walk-thru, at your own leisure, experience. Take your time to take it all in. Go through as often as you like. I wouldn't recommend bringing small children....some of the scenes are pretty graphic and disturbing.    ...
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By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
It's a proven fact that consumers will go where ever what they want is located.If they want to buy some new clothes, Amazon, Land's End, or the local mall is a good bet; ice cream cone; Baskin-Robbins or Ben & Jerry's probably has what you're looking for.Want to buy a new house?  There's a excellent chance several web savvy local Realtors have listings in their areas available on their personal website and are probably taking advantage of NAR's IDX (Internet Data Exchange) mandate and are capable of displaying every listing in their MLS as well as their own.These same, web savvy local Realtors also likely advertise their site in local print media as well as make their sites easily findable via either a search engine, pay per click, or some combination.Further if a consumer has a questio...
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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
You Might Be From Portsmouth New Hampshire If...... Down south is considered Boston, and up north is considered North Conway. You buy your liquor at the store on the highway. You are amazed each and every year at how wicked awesome the 4th of July fireworks are! You are one of thousands gathering at 7 pm on October 31 EVERY year, rain or moonshine, for the amazing spectacle that is the Portsmouth Halloween Parade.    You know that The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, established in 1800 as the nation's first naval shipyard, isn't actually located in Portsmouth.  It lies across the river in Maine. You have experienced time travel via historical re-enactors in full period costume at Strawbery Banke.  You have been inside the USS Albacore submarine more than once.   You never have to worry about...
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By Marty Patrizi, Multiply Your Propertunities
(The Bean Group)
Looking For Foreclosures? Foreclosures aren’t easy to find unless you have a licensed real estate agent in your back pocket.  The Realtor’s multiple listing service does not allow foreclosure properties to be displayed as such.  They look just like any other listing.  Foreclosure listings are not labeled because thieves will perceive those properties to be vacant and then target them for the copper pipes and other items that they can sell.  It’s really a mute attempt at property preservation.  Thieves are thieves and they will find things to steal. How To Find Foreclosures There are a hundred internet websites that claim they have all the foreclosures listings but since none of them have license to pull information from our MLS, the information is false or old so most buyers don’t have ...
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By Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent
(RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine)
Even in the dead of winter, the views along Portsmouth NH are mesmerizing. Covered boats, weathered docks and steel bridges make for picturesque scenery along the seacoast. With buildings in the distance adding dimension and appeal, it’s hard to remember the briskness of winter.   This is our beautiful Memorial Bridge crossing over the Piscataqua River. How can you not fall in love in New Hampshire ?
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