Portsmouth, NH Real Estate News

By Dick Cook, Seacoast & Lakes Region Specialist
(Coldwell Banker- Peggy Carter Team)
As a buyer looking at homes for sale in Portsmouth NH, you have the benefit of buyer representation for your Portsmouth NH home search. Listing agents have a legal obligation to protect their seller client. Although they will treat home buyers fairly, they must protect their client’s interests above all others. As a buyer, you should have the same level of service and protection from your agent. Solely contacting a real estate broker does not automatically make that person your buyer agent. It is critical that you actually enter into a buyer representation agreement. Below are some tips on Portsmouth NH buyer agent services and the benefits of using a buyer agent. Benefits Of Using A Buyer Agent The word agent means fiduciary, and buyer agents owe their client fiduciary responsibilities...
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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
  Twas the week before Christmasand all through the houseevery room had been cleaned and prepared by the Stager and her spouse. The furniture had been placed...each accessory chosen with care,in hopes that a buyer, very soon would be there.  The Home Stager has become the Seller!It's the week before Christmas and my Portsmouth NH home is for sale.One thing is for certain, I'm a woman of my word.  I practice what I preach! All those times I said to a client "if it were my house I would..." have become a reality.   This selling business is no fun....especially when you are as serious about preparation and presentation as I am.  There has been no rest and will be no rest until a buyer is found.Pray for us!  LOL!One very important thing I've learned....don't let Winter or the holidays scare...
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By Marty Patrizi, Multiply Your Propertunities
(The Bean Group)
Portsmouth NH Homes Open Houses This Weekend December 17-18, 2011 Click here for => Portsmouth Open Houses 1801 Lafayette Rd.  $219,900  Saturday 11:30-1:30 Hosted by John Rice  Tate&Foss Sotheby's International Rlty 198 Islington St. Units 1-3 Starting at $249,900 Saturday 2:00-4:00 Hosted by Erin Proulx  Keller Williams Coastal Realty Would You Prefer A Private Tour Instead? If you would like more information or to schedule a private tour, call me any time 603-781-4099.  About the Author: Marty Patrizi is a full service New Hampshire Realtor at Virtual Homes, Inc. and his emphasis is on "service".  Marty works as a Buyer's Agent and a Listing Agent.  Marty is also a building and renovation Contractor since 1988.  As a buyer's agent, Marty's extensive construction experience puts him a...
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By Marty Patrizi, Multiply Your Propertunities
(The Bean Group)
Portsmouth NH Homes Open Houses This Weekend December 10-11, 2011 Click here for => Portsmouth Open Houses 49 Diamond Dr. $249,000 Saturday 11:00-1:00 Hosted by Barbara Shiembob  Coldwell Banker RD/Portsmouth 22 Mangrove St. $284,900  Saturday 11:00-1:00 Hosted by Jeffrey Lavine  Coldwell Banker RD/Portsmouth 66 State St. Condo #201  $469,000 Saturday 1:00-3:00 Hosted by Patrick Carey Carey & Giampa LLC/Seabrook Beach 198 Islington St. Units 1-3 Starting at $249,900 Saturday 2:00-4:00 Hosted by Erin Proulx  Keller Williams Coastal Realty Would You Prefer A Private Tour Instead? If you would like more information or to schedule a private tour, call me any time 603-781-4099.  About the Author: Marty Patrizi is a full service New Hampshire Realtor at Virtual Homes, Inc. and his emphasis is...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
A Day in Portsmouth NH - Seacoast New England City.  There is so much to share in October when one heads north from RI real estate as I did to see friends in NH, experience the sights of a great NH city and share a historic city that offers so much to people.  Not only is it an inviting city with a seacoast that is inspiring but it is a true historic city that has been well preserved and revitalized. Now New Hamphsire folk are known for their independence and forward and free thinking ways - there is no doubt here.  It is so prevalent here in Portsmouth!  Yes, there is New Hampshire friendliness...somewhat reserved but right there in front.  So here is to a seacoast new england city that I enjoyed with friends ...shopped the Farmers Market...try some pumpkin bashing...buy some local win...
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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
 Looking for some awesome Halloween fun in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire area?There's a "haunted house" at 292 Middle Road, in Portsmouth that is NOT TO BE MISSED.  Every year, as a gift to the city, this barn and surrounding property are transformed into a Halloween dream nightmare come true by the homeowner.  They open their Halloween house of horror to the public every night from 5pm to 9pm through Oct. 31.Here's the best part...IT's FREE! I've already been twice this year and, as always, it's fabulous!Going before dark is interesting because you can really appreciate the detail, but going after dark is the most fun! Every year there is a different theme. Three years ago it was a Children's Home theme and last year was a Circus theme. Here are some pictures from this year.  See if yo...
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By Marty Patrizi, Multiply Your Propertunities
(The Bean Group)
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Open Houses This Weekend October 8-9, 2011 Portmsouth NH Real Estate open houses click here => Portsmouth Open Houses 268C Lafayette Rd. Portsmouth NH Saturday 10:00-12:00 33 Pleasant Point Dr. Portsmouth NH Saturday 11:00-1:00 65 F W Hartford Dr. Portsmouth NH Saturday 1:00-3:00 216 Spinney Rd. Portsmouth NH Saturday 2:00-4:00 2 Silvester St. Portsmouth NH Saturday 2:00-4:00 55 Oakwood Dr. Portsmouth NH Sunday 11:00-3:00 22 Mangronve St. Portsmouth NH 11:00-1:00 401 State St. Portsmouth NH Sunday 2:00-4:00 If you wish to view these properties more privately, Call Marty Patrizi to arrange a personal tour or get more information 603-781-4099.  About the Author: Marty Patrizi is a full service New Hampshire Realtor at Virtual Homes, Inc. and his emphasis is on "s...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
 It is that time of year again for the Boston-Portsmouth Air Show this weekend 8/13 and 8/14/11. Simply awe inspiring is the best way to describe watching them practice yesterday. The line up includes the US Airforce Thunderbirds, the US Army Golden nights parachute team, Team Heavy Metal and the US Navy legacy Flight. The grounds of the former Pease Air Force Base are transformed with planes, military trucks and displays for you to view.  My advice is to bring ear plugs, becuase it was LOUD....See you all there....Pictures are courtesy of http://www.newenglandairshow.com/featured_performers.phpAll Rights reserved, Copyright 2011
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By Marty Patrizi, Multiply Your Propertunities
(The Bean Group)
Home selling today is a little more complicated than it looks.  Internet marketing is the most effective media for advertising, but how can one maximize exposure?  Many good pictures and a glowing description of the property are  essential.  Be honest, buyers can tell the fluff from the truth.  Now you have to back up your claims.  Your home wants to be in the best shape possible and competitively positioned to increase the buyers interests so you can sell for the most money in the shortest time.  That's why 80% of owners who try to sell their home on their own end up hiring a Realtor (NAR.org) within the first forty days. Interest rates are low and buyers are hungry for the gem of the neighborhood especially first time buyers.  There is no doubt foreclosures are driving the market.  Th...
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Annie's Angels Flatbread Pizza Fundraiser...Tuesday August 16th In Portsmouth NHFlatbread Company is once again sponsoring the fourth annual Annie's Angels Flatbread Pizza Fundraiser from 4pm to 9pm on Tuesday August 16th at their 138 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH location. For each large pizza ordered, Flatbread Company donates $3.50 to Annie's Angels and $2.50 for each small size. Here is your opportunity to help support the efforts of Annie's Angels 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...
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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
I am so happy to be LIVING MOSQUITO FREE in Portsmouth, New Hampshire!!   When we bought our property six years ago, the city clerk said "hope you like mosquitos" and before the foundation was even poured, we understood why. The property is wooded and wet and our fight against the blood sucking demons has been quite the losing battle. We tried fogging and spraying.  We tried Mosquito Magnets, three of them going at once.  We tried a disgusting garlic spray we found online.  Nothing worked.   Swarms of mosquitos surrounded our car in the driveway, waiting to attack when we exited.  It was a race to beat them into the house, quickly slamming the door so as not to let any in the house. Try explaining to two toddlers why they can't go outside and see the birdies, for fear they will get eate...
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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
 How Much Does Home Staging Cost in New Hampshire?Even with all the media coverage, Home Staging still remains a mystery for most New Hampshire sellers, with many believing Home Staging is a service they can't afford.Home Staging is often perceived as expensive, involving all new furniture and major construction...costing thousands of dollars.  Adding to the confusion, many home stagers do not list their fees on their website.  If people have to inquire further to find out how much something costs, they will usually assume it's expensive. Home Staging fees in New Hampshire vary.  Some stagers charge hourly, some by square footage, some have half day and full day rates.  Home Staging may involve rental of all new furniture or it may involve using what the homeowner has on hand.  You can ...
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By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info   Prudential Verani Realty Portsmouth Prudential Verani Realty Portsmouth 888-723-0306 webrequest@verani.com   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 65 F.W. Hartford Drive Portsmouth, NH Scan with your smartphone & take me with you. Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour     Beautiful Home, Perfect Location. $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS (2 full / 1 half) 2268 Square Feet   The Woodlands. Ideal location. This Reversed Cape is located at the back of the lot. Full back dormered Cape. Generous sized rooms, 2.5 Baths, wood fireplace, screened in porch. One room on first floor used as a den, this Cape can be four bedrooms ...
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By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info 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   Prudential Verani Realty Portsmouth Prudential Verani Realty Portsmouth 888-723-0306 webrequest@verani.com   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 57 Spinnaker Way Portsmouth, NH Scan with your smartphone & take me with you. Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools     A Beautiful, Spacious Townhome $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS (3 full) 1651 Square Feet   This large townhome is 1 mile from downtown Portsmouth with easy access to I95. A pet friendly community with free memberships to t...
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By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info 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   Prudential Verani Realty Portsmouth Prudential Verani Realty Portsmouth 888-723-0306 webrequest@verani.com   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 224-226 Bartlett Portsmouth, NH Scan with your smartphone & take me with you. Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools     Portsmouth 2 Family Home $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS (2 full) 1839 Square Feet Own this great 2 family home and have someone else help pay your mortgage. Whether you are an investor or a 1st time home buyer this is the...
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By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info   Prudential Verani Realty Portsmouth Prudential Verani Realty Portsmouth 888-723-0306 webrequest@verani.com   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 17 CLEVELAND Portsmouth, NH Scan with your smartphone & take me with you. Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour     $20,000 price reduction! Great Location! Wonderful $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS (1 full / 1 half) 1522 Square Feet   $20,000 price reduction! Great Location! Wonderful space in this 3BR, 1.5BA home in Elwyn Park. Living Room with brick Fireplace, Hardwood floors in the LR,DR,hallway and custom cherry built ins in the dining area. Slider off the Dining area...
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By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info   Prudential Verani Realty Portsmouth Prudential Verani Realty Portsmouth 888-723-0306 webrequest@verani.com   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 97 Eastwood Drive Portsmouth, NH Scan with your smartphone & take me with you. Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools     Built in 2002. This Executive home $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS (3 full) 3953 Square Feet   Built in 2002. This Executive home is ideally located in a desirable Portsmouth community on a dead end street. Foyer entrance w/ grand staircase, hardwood floors, formal LR, 2 home offices, formal dining room w/tray ceiling & ambiance inset lighting,large open gourmet eat ...
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By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info 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   Prudential Verani Realty Portsmouth Prudential Verani Realty Portsmouth 888-723-0306 webrequest@verani.com   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 40 Pleasant Street, 1st Floor Portsmouth, NH Scan with your smartphone & take me with you. Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools     -Successful 60 seat restaurant that has $ Click for current price   -Successful 60 seat restaurant that has all of the equipment and furniture ready to open. Property ahs a 20 year long history. No parking impact fees due. Exc...
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By John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH
The Seacoast Family Food Pantry...Needs Your Support!When Diane Giese of The Seacoast Family Food Pantry graciously accepted my request to be interviewed, I jumped at the opportunity to meet with her. It is not everyday one gets the chance to interview the Executive Director of the oldest social service agency in New Hampshire.The Seacoast Family Food Pantry began in 1816 assisting families of fishermen and operating under the name of The Ladies Humane Society. Since that time, the agency has had five name changes and five different missions. One such mission, during WWII, was to operate as a day care to allow women to participate in the war effort. In 2007, the name Seacoast Family Food Pantry was adopted and its mission is to help low income individuals and families by providing food,...
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Flight 423...A Memorial Day Weekend Highlight For Pease Greeters For most of America, Memorial Day Weekend memories include outdoor barbecues, opening pools, gardening and landscape projects and being with family and friends, to recharge the batteries and get ready for the busy summer season ahead.Although I did spend much of this past weekend on garden and landscape projects, the highlight of this Memorial Day Weekend includes my "Pease Greeter" family and friends, welcoming Flight 423 to Pease International Airport, and meeting our men and women in the United States Air Force, who have made a brief fueling stop in Portsmouth, NH on their way to Iraq. A tradition beginning in 2005, the Pease Greeters have been welcoming returning troops home and sending troops off for overseas duty and...
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