A Rare and Exceptional Land Offering

The perfect combination of features with outstanding Mt. Kearsarge views across stonewall defined fields with beautiful maple trees as accents.  Southern exposure for a sunny and warm building site.  145 acres provides excellent privacy and total peace and quiet with no highway noise.  Only a short drive to Pleasant Lake or New London for shopping.  Covenants will preclude further subdivision.  Located in the quaint town of Wilmot, NH.

001smallMarilyn Kidder, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116

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Looking Back on 2014 in Area Real Estate Sales

Donna and Maxi 044The good news for 2014 was that home prices rose and the average days on market dropped. The median and average sale prices were higher in 2014 for many of the local towns and nationally, the median price will most likely be up 5.6% from 2013. Nationwide, with one month of data left to be tabulated, existing home sales are expected to finish down 3% from 2013. In this area, New London is the only town exceeding 2013 sales.

Newbury

1/1 -12/31/14                         43 Solds                 153 Days on Market (DOM) $274,000 Median Sales Price

1/1-12/31/13                          46 Solds                  159 DOM     $251,500 Median SP

New London

1/1 -12/31/14                         89 Solds                  193 DOM     $386,000 Median SP

1/1-12/31/13                          69 Solds                  208 DOM     $350,000 Median SP

Sunapee

1/1 -12/31/14                         56 Solds                  201 DOM    $317,650 Median SP

1/1-12/31/13                          57 Solds                  218 DOM   $260,000 Median SP

With a strengthening economy, solid job gains, and a healthy increase in home prices, existing home sales are forecast to rise about 7% in 2015. Contact me if you would like to know the statistics for your town and how it impacts buying and selling in this market.  Donna Forest, Broker Associate, 603-526-4116, www.donnaforest.com, donna@donnaforest.com

Figures are based on information from the Northern New England Real Estate Network, Inc. for the period 1/1/13 thru 12/31/13 and 1/1/14 thru 12/31/14.

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New London’s Winter Carnival

SnowflakeThe 2015 Winter Carnival is just about upon us with awesome, fun activities beginning Monday, January 19th through Saturday, January 24th.  Click here for the schedule of events.  Come out and enjoy the winter fun!

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Looking for First Floor Living in New London, NH?

This newly painted and renovated patio condominium is bright and cheery.  Two bedrooms, 2 baths, interior garage and storage.  Monthly fee includes heat, cable, hot water, plowing, sewer, landscaping, trash removal, water and local transportation.  A one time buy-in fee is due at closing.  Offered at $179,000.

WhiteEmily Campbell, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116

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Got Fish?

ice fishingGet off the couch and take the kids ice fishing!  The Elkins Fish and Game Club will be sponsoring an ice fishing event on Kezar Lake on Saturday, January 17th.  Check in starts at 6am and fish measuring ends at 3pm.  Prized will be awarded at 3:30pm.

Costs are $12 for adults, $8 veterans and free for kids under 16.  Register online or go to the Welcome Tent.  A 50-50 raffle will be sold during the day; winner need not be present.

For details and to download the entry form, go to elkinsfishandgame.net/elkins_icefishing.html

Dress warm and enjoy the outdoors!

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Looking for a Home Close to Town?

Schedule your showing for this recently refreshed, multi-level home in New London, NH.  You’ll feel right at home in the family room with new flooring.  There are 3+ bedrooms, 3 baths, hardwood floors on the upper level, and a new roof.  Great location within walking distance to Kearsarge Regional Elementary School and the center of town.  Offered at $244,500.  Visit http://tour.circlepix.com/home/3PDNBM for a virtual tour.

PhillipsEmily Campbell, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116

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Want to Know What’s Happening in Our Real Estate Market?

sold sign penThe New Hampshire Association of REALTORS® has published the November 2014 real estate market report for all of New Hampshire.  Click here to read more:  November Market data

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New Listing – Historic Village Colonial

Charming village setting in Wilmot, NH.  Three bedrooms, 1.5 baths and level yard.  Additional space includes an office/den, casual family room, separate laundry, good-sized kitchen, deck and screened porch.  Priced to sell and offered at $158,000.  For more photos and details, visit www.NHVillageColonial.com

JordanMarilyn Kidder, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116

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The Welcome Mat is Out

Come see this classic cape tucked up in the trees in the friendly town of Bradford.  Elegant natural woodwork and solid wood floors throughout.  Large windows allow plenty of sunshine to give this house a special freshness and brightness.  Contemporary convenience can be found in the large kitchen adorned by Corian countertops and large granite island.  Host intimate meals for friends and family in the dining room, enjoy lazy summer afternoons on the screened-n porch, and toast your toes by the propane stove come winter.  The upstairs master bedroom is enhanced by a large bathroom complete with whirlpool bath and handcrafted black walnut double sink vanity.  The moment you slide into this blissfully serene bath, the stress of the day’s routine will melt away.  It’s more than you would expect – come view and be pleasantly surprised!  Offered at $224,000.  For more photos and information, visit www.CountryHomeNH.com

Wrisley ExteriorDonna Forest, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116

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Six Tips for Winter Home Showings

Donna and Maxi 044Now that winter is here, it brings a new set of challenges for sellers.  In order to keep your home in showing condition, here are a few common sense tips to follow.

 

  1. Keep your driveway plowed and entryways clear.
  2. Keep walkways and stairs clear of snow and ice.
  3. Don’t let snow pile up on the roof and decks.   At some point, too much snow on the roof can cause ice dams, leaks, and even structural failure. The same goes with decks.
  4. Keep a vacant house heated to at least 50 degrees. A warm house holds more appeal and will allow buyers to take their time looking.   Buyers will rush through cold homes and it leaves a negative impression.  If you are an absentee seller, set up fuel for automatic delivery.
  5. Have a good map to show where your septic system is.  If your house goes under contract and a septic inspection is scheduled, it will speed along the process.
  6. Have a backup plan for extended power outages.  This holds especially true for absentee sellers.  Having the power out for even a day can cause pipes to freeze.

If you are looking for an experienced REALTOR® with the common sense to help sell your house in any season, then give me a call!  603-526-4116, donna@donnaforest.com, www.donnaforest.com

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