Portsmouth, NH Real Estate News

By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
So today is Pearl Harbor day; a day to always remember. December 7th, 1941 was the 9/11 of it's day for our fathers and marked the entrance of the United States into World War II. "72 years ago today, Portsmouth NH residents heard a news flash on the radio that the Japanese were attacking our Navel base at Pearl Harbor. That marked the U.S. entrance into World War II. The story below is reposted again with permission from a good friend of mine, Saul Klein, whose father was actually at Pearl Harbor during the attack. Mr. Klein was a young sailor at the time and say down many years later with his son Saul and told him the whole story of what he saw and did on that December day that according to then President Roosevelt was “a day of infamy.”. Reposted from an earlier blog. Today is Decemb...
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By Marty Patrizi, Multiply Your Propertunities
(The Bean Group)
Portsmouth Real Estate Buyers Report What do Portsmouth Real Estate Buyers really want?  A good deal, just like anyone else.  How do they find a good deal?  Portsmouth real estate buyers are a special breed.  They get educated on the market and then search homes for sale in Portsmouth.   What’s The Portsmouth Real Estate Market Like? Home sales have risen 18% this year about half of last year’s stellar 32% increase over this time period in 2011.  We measure demand in a market by looking at the average Days On Market (DOM).   DOM since January is 66 days which is at it’s lowest level in these past four years and indicates Portsmouth’s Real Estate Market is on FIRE!  When demand is high and new listings can’t keep up, we end up with an inventory problem.  The problem for buyers is they ca...
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By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
Portsmouth NH - Read all about the future of real estate search technology. Since my first AOL account I've loved technology and how it can be used in real estate. I have been particularly excited to be one of the first to use a new product called Listing Pages as a lead generation tool. Listings Pages is a super IDX feed from your MLS that combines with PPC to deliver a steady stream of leads into its inbox. Listings are the eye candy that cause buyers to want to see more. But, it doesn't stop there. In addition to automatically sending out new listings that meet a buyer's (0r your) search criteria; it's also interactive. between the agent and buyer. Here's how it works. Each incoming buyer (or you) creates a "buyer circle" unique to them. This circle also automatically includes an agn...
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By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
We've found in our Portsmouth NH Real Estate business that client testimonials are a powerful tool to produce more referrals and inquiries from sellers and buyers. If you can demonstrate that others have had a pleasant and successful experience with you then that creates confidence in you and your abilities to get the job done for them. Here's what some of our client testimonial page looks like on our website. I love the videos that many cliensts were happy to make for us. “Ann was recommended to me by a REALTOR from Massachusetts and I'm so glad I met her! I was selling my condo and had some challenging and emotional circumstances. Ann is a wonderful person and agent with many years of experience in the real estate market. She is a seasoned professional with a personal touch. She is ge...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
New Hampshire Home Stager Sharon Tara   I recently had the opportunity to have a conversation with Sharon Tara a Home Stager from New Hampshire.  Since home stagers work closely with real estate agents to help get  homes ready for sale this was a conversation which would give me more of an insight into the world of home stagers.   Sharon Tara has been a home stager for 7 years, her mission is to help home sellers and agents with creative and unique solutions to make the best first impression.  The small investment in home staging could result in a faster sale and a higher sale price.   Here are some specific questions I asked Sharon:   What was it like starting out? In the beginning she wanted to go in and do all the work, so she stocked up on accessories and accent pieces. She would re...
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By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
 Seacoast Board of Realtors FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         FOR MORE INFORMATION July 8, 2013                                                              Jim Lee, 603-501-3801                                                                                  Jim@JimLee.com   JUNE SEACOAST REAL ESTATE SALES LOG NEW VOLUME RECORD PORTSMOUTH NH — June sales of single family homes and condominiums hit all-time highs for at least the past three years in the 13-sample seacoast towns, according to the Seacoast Board of REALTORS. The 13 sample towns are Exeter, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, North Hampton, Newmarket, Portsmouth,  Rye, Seabrook and Stratham. Buyers continued to scoo p up property while interest rates remain low, ...
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By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
The first six months of 2013 are now behind us so let’s take a look at Portsmouth NH real estate sales and see how they compare to the first six months of years past.   As you can clearly see from the chart above, sales in the Portsmouth NH market are on the upswing. Our market ‘bottomed out’ around 2009 and has been in a pretty slow but steady recovery since then.   Click here for the rest of the story.    
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By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
                                       
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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Don't Miss This FREE Haunted House In Portsmouth New Hampshire One of my favorite Halloween traditions is visiting the very impressive  "haunted house" at 292 Middle Rd. in Portsmouth NH.A very creative Portsmouth resident transforms their barn and surrounding property into a Halloween showcase every October.... each year with a new theme.The theme for 2012 is....."All Saints Walk In Clinic"  This Portsmouth haunted house is open to the public, FREE OF CHARGE, every night from 5pm to 9pm through October 31. This is NOT a "monster jumps out at you" type of event...there are no live characters.  You walk through at your leisure.  The details are amazing and every corner holds a new surprise!  You won't be disappointed! UPDATE:   As of 2019 this event is NO LONGER happening!    
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By John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH
Chase Home Fundraiser at Flatbread Pizza Portsmouth NH June 26th! Flatbread Company is once again sponsoring a fundraiser for The Chase Home for Children on Tuesday June 26th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at its 138 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH location.   Here is your opportunity to help support the efforts of Chase Home for Children while discovering the awesome pizza served up Flatbreads style. Expect the ingredients to be local organic produce with free range and clean meats. Flatbreads Company cares about the community by sponsoring fundraising events for local organizations on Tuesdays at each location. If you are looking for a Flatbreads Company near you, they can be found at 10 locations from Portland, Maine to Paia, Hawaii to Whistler, British Columbia. The Chase Home for Children...
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By Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty)
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle NH is open to the public every Sunday from 1-5pm from Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend.Jay and I toured the lighthouse and loved the views and the whole experience of exploring the lighthouse. If you love history, all things nautical,lighthouses and gorgeous views this tour is for you. Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse Tour Video by Monika McGillicuddy  
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By Marty Patrizi, Multiply Your Propertunities
(The Bean Group)
Where Is The Real Estate Market Headed In Portsmouth?  Since the start of the “Great Recession”, the number of homes sold in Portsmouth has been steadily rising.       Average sales prices have climbed along with the increase in the number of homes sold.  Does the Portsmouth Real Estate Market know there is a recession going on?   Because Average Sales Price can be skewed artificially by an extreme low or high transaction price, it is said that Median Sales Price is a better indicator of price trends.  The Median Sales Price is the price in the middle of the data with half of the transactions above this price and half below.     Is NOW a good time to sell or is it a good time to buy?                        If you are on the hunt for a home in Portsmouth or anywhere, don’t go for it alon...
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By Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty)
Portsmouth New Hampshire Videos We love exploring New Hampshire and love taking videos and photos of all the special places through out our state. Portsmouth NH is the type of city that offers a teasure of opportunities for the photo buff and home buyer as well!  Over the last few years we've taken a few videos of the Portsmouth NH area that you might enjoy watching.       Portsmouth NH Memorial Bridge Video     Portsmouth NH Tugs and Sunset video     Portsmouth NH View from the 100 Club video   Portsmouth NH Tall Ships   Portsmouth NH Tree Lighting
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By Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty)
March 25 2012, was the third day of the "March Heat Wave" and after an appointment in our Portsmouth NH real estate office my husband Jay and I decided to take advantage of the weather and do a walk about or photo walk in downtown Portsmouth. We love walking along the harbor of this historic old town and at sunset along the docks that day it was especially pretty. Wouldn't you agree?   I took the video above using my iphone 4s with a wide angle adapter by HDHat attached.  I also took some awesome pictures with my iphone 4 s as well.  I am really loving how my pictures and videos came out using it.     If you're looking to buy or rent a Portsmouth NH home please visit our Blog by clicking this link >>>  Portsmouth Homes for Sale
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By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
  "After falling 34% over the past six years, U.S. home prices will soon bottom. They could turn back up by spring 2013." Of course as we know, prices have already started to rebound in many areas. The current issue of Barron's Magazine is now on newsstands across the country with this cover story: "Home Prices Ready To Rebound". Even though there is good news about prices rebounding; continuing to wait could spell bad news for buyers sitting on the sidelines. As prices rise, buying costs will rise too and making continuing to wait for lower prices even more disaasterous. Buying time is NOW! Here's an article I wrote recently explaining why the costs of buying are maybe more important than the price you pay for a home. "We talk daily to potential homebuyers in the Portsmouth New Hampsh...
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By Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty)
Portsmouth NH and the Seacoast Area Restuarant Week March 22 to the 31st Portsmouth NH and the Seacoast Restaurant Week March 22-31 at participating restaurants! No excuse not to dine out with fixed prices and many restaurants to chose from. Be sure to leave your diet behind and enjoy! Portsmouth NH and the Seacoast Area Restuarant Video For more information visit >>> http://restaurantweekportsmouth.com
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By Paul Royal, Seacoast NH Premier Service
(BHG RE / The Masiello Group)
What's great about being a local expert and Realtor for Portsmouth, Exeter, and the surrounding communities of the New Hampshire Seacoast?  Helping people find the right home for them!  I love being knowledgeable about the community I live in, Exeter, New Hampshire, and I love it that Portsmouth, Stratham, Rye, Newfields, and a host of other great towns on the New Hampshire Seacoast are in my backyard.  I know them well.  It's great having a career that allows me to share that knowledge in a practical way. Long before I became a Realtor, and even as far back as high school I’ve been what’s known as a “Car Guy.”  I love cars, I proudly admit it.  I love being around them.  I love the sights, sounds, and even smell of almost anything automotive, and because of that it was natural that I b...
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Annie's Angels Hosts "The Heavenly Ball Fundraiser...March 24th, 2012 in Portsmouth NH On Saturday March 24th, 2012, Annie's Angels will host the fourth annual Heavenly Ball Fundraiser at the new Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center located at 100 Deer Street at Portwalk Place in Portsmouth, NH. The festivities will begin at 6:00 PM with a cocktail hour and silent auction with music provided by vocalist/guitarist Charlie Strater right through the exquisite dinner buffet. If you haven't heard of Charlie Strater, you really do need to get out more...seriously. This is one extremely talented musician.  JR and Kally from 3 Entertainment will be making the announcements and spinning the disks throughout the evening and you are sure to enjoy this celestial evening. Tickets for The H...
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