Town Spotlight

Portsmouth, NH Fireworks

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!!!!  Portsmouth's Fireworks will be held on Sunday, July 3rd @9:15pm at the South Mill Pond across from Portsmouth City Hall.  Everybody have a great weekend and be safe out there!!

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Town Spotlight: Rye, NH

Town Spotlight: Rye, New Hampshire

Rye was the first New Hampshire settlement by a group of Fisherman at Odiorne Point. Rye was formally known as Sandy Point which indicates what is is best known for, a stunning coastline. 

Located directly on the Atlantic Ocean, Rye boasts the longest coastline in New Hampshire and Odiorne Point is now a state park that is the largest undeveloped land on the 18 miles of New Hampshire coastline. Rye is also home to four of the nine islands known as the Isles of Shoals and several beautiful beaches, including Wallis Sands and Jenness. 

Almost all of the commerce in Rye stems from local  businesses. 

Real Estate in Rye, NH

Rye's real estate has a wide variety of homes for sale. On the beach cabins to ocean front mansions, inland  starter homes to new construction lots. The current residential listings range from $174,900 to $3,950,000 further outlining the wide range available. 

Home buyers flock to this town because of the beautiful scenery, historical presence and great commuter location being approximately an hour from Boston and minutes from Portsmouth.

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Number of Homes on the Market TODAY -51

Average LIST Price in the Last 60 Days - $800,756

Average SOLD Price in the Last 60 Days - $3,950,000

Number of Homes Sold in the Last 60 Days - 9

 

Town Spotlight: Greenland NH

Greenland, New Hampshire is the closest thing to a suburb of beautiful riverfront Portsmouth as there can be. Set along Great Bay, this charming town is a very popular residential area with buyers flocking to take advantage of the low property tax rates (2014 tax rate is $15.92) and convenient location.

The location of the town itself is one of the main selling features. In less than fifteen minutes you could be on I-95, Route 101, Pease Tradeport or in downtown Portsmouth! The easy access to everything makes Greenland one of the most sought after communities in Seacoast New Hampshire. Most of the commerce within the town of Greenland is local business, although some international stores such as Target and Lowe's call Greenland Home.

Real Estate in Greenland NH

Due to the proximity to downtown Portsmouth and Pease International Tradeport, homes in Greenland tend to command a higher sales price than many other towns in Rockingham county of similar size and population. Much of the inventory on the market currently in Greenland is new construction, whether in a large neighhborhood or a small cul-de-sac just off the major routes. The sweet spot of the market seems to be from $300,000 to $500,000.

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Number of Homes on the Market TODAY - 61

Average LIST Price in the Last 60 Days - $357,100

Average SOLD Price in the Last 60 Days - $347,357

Number of Homes Sold in the Last 60 Days - 95

 

*Image courtesy of nhpr.org.

 

Town Spotlight: Dover NH

Known as 'The Garrison City', Dover is home to approximately 30,000 people and is located in Strafford County, New Hampshire. The Cocheco River winds through the city, setting the scene for a charming downtown complete with updated millyards, beautiful brick buildings and an abundance of thriving small businesses.

Location, Location, Location

Dover is a desirable homebase for residence and commerce alike. Residents love the proximity to major commuting routes (the Spauding Turnpike travels through Dover) and its accessibility to dining, shopping and everything else that suits a busy, active lifestyle. The arts scene is vibrant with local music and studios and there is always something going on whether it be the annual Apple Harvest Day or a 5K road race through the city. As home to The Children's Museum of New Hampshire and Henry Law Park there is plenty for children to do in town as well! Public transportation in Dover is a breeze. The Amtrak Downeaster train stops in Dover giving passengers a direct line to Portland, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts.

Real Estate in Dover NH

The real estate market in Dover is always healthy with a very versatile cross-section of homes available. Homes in Dover NH that are currently on the market range from a two bedroom mobile home under $40,000 to a 19 room, 17 acre estate, Three Rivers Farm, currently priced at 3,999,000. The homes along the Cocheco waterfront are beautiful and there are also many great little neighborhoods throughout the city. Rentals in Dover are also very active with apartments in the Cocheco Mills and all over the downtown area.

Number of Homes on the Market TODAY - 205

Average LIST Price in the Last 60 Days - $277,682

Average SOLD Price in the Last 60 Days - $274,111

Number of Homes Sold in the Last 60 Days - 82

 

Town Spotlight: Exeter NH

Exeter, New Hampshire is a charming town located in Rockingham County, just west of the Atlantic Ocean. With a thriving downtown and incredibly easy access to Route 101 and I-95 (two of the major commuter routes in New Hampshire), Exeter is a very popular destination for homebuyers.

Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter is home to Phillips Exeter Academy, an internationally renouned university-prepatory school for boarding and day students. Founded in 1781, Phillips Exeter is known worldwide for its academic, athletic and cultural programs. Students from all over world attend PEA creating a very diverse culture that spills into the downtown area. Sitting at a coffee shop downtown on any given day you see students walking through town or holding study sessions at the table next to you. It's a very vibrant atmosphere that gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling!

 

 

Great Location on the Seacoast

Exeter is centrally located between some of the best parts of the New Hampshire Seacoast. It is just 10 miles to the Atlantic Ocean and 17 miles to downtown Portsmouth. Route 101 and I-95 are both just minutes from Exeter, making a commute into Boston, Manchester or Portland, Maine quite easy. Whether you want to work or play in New Hampshire, it's all easy to do from the beautiful town of Exeter!

 


Real Estate in Exeter NH
Since Exeter is one of the more popular towns in Rockingham County, real estate is always in high demand here! SAU 16 is a popular school system, which contributes to the higher amount of buyers in the town. There are several different types of homes available in Exeter: older, historic in-town homes within walking distance to downtown, newer (or new construction) homes on the outskirts of downtown in neighborhoods and a few condominium communities and manufactured home communities.

Number of Homes on the Market TODAY - 153

Median LIST Price in the Last 60 Days - $298,486

Median SOLD Price in the Last 60 Days - $293,276

Number of Homes Sold in the Last 60 Days - 64

Town Spotlight: Portsmouth NH

It’s only fitting that our first submission to the Town Spotlight section of our blog is our home base, the beautiful city of Portsmouth! Many consider Portsmouth to be the crown jewel of Seacoast New Hampshire. Set along the Piscataqua River, this charming waterfront city is a popular destination for visitors as well as residents. Portsmouth is an eclectic city, blending historic and modern elements at every turn.

History is Still on Display in Portsmouth
Portsmouth is home to Strawbery Banke Museum, an outdoor history museum showcasing architecture, furnishings, clothing and other aspects of daily life in the 1600’s, 1700’s, 1800’s up through the mid 1950’s. There are also several historic buildings and museums such as John Paul Jones House, Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion and Warner House. A stroll through downtown Portsmouth blends old world charm with fantastic modern restaurants, shops and other local business.

Downtown Dining and Nightlife
With a multitude of restaurants and entertainment venues, there is always something going on in Portsmouth! Restaurants in Portsmouth range from the very casual diner to the most upscale fine dining experience to a quick seafood lunch on the water. Visitors flock from across the state and New England to experience the charm of downtown both at night and during the day.

After a bite you can take in a concert in Prescott Park, a movie at The Music Hall or a performance at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre. Portsmouth is rich with culture and has a vibrant visual and performance art scene.

Real Estate in Portsmouth
The real estate market in Portsmouth is always hot, hot, hot! Whether you’re looking for a condo in downtown Portsmouth, a starter home on the outskirts with easy commuter access or a historic home in the South End there is something for everyone in this idyllic city. Home prices in Portsmouth definitely bump up the average in Rockingham County. One of New Hampshire’s most sought after zip codes creates a high demand for housing, therefore home prices remain a little higher than in other parts of Rockingham County.

Number of Homes on the Market TODAY - 164

Median LIST Price in the Last 60 Days - $347,900

Median SOLD Price in the Last 60 Days - $344,000

Number of Homes Sold in the Last 60 Days - 71