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Are You Ready to Buy? Seller’s Ready to Sell!

Here’s a great opportunity for someone who wants to purchase a solid house and improve upon what has been done so far.  Super location for the outdoor enthusiast who also wants convenience – located just a stone’s throw from Route 11 and the Rail Trail, which is great for biking and walking and skiing or snowmobiling.  Included in the sale is a right of way to Highland Lake, and the town beach is just a mile away.  Seller is motivated; bank approval necessary.  Offered at $135,000.

Stacey Viandier, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116

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Two Thumbs Up for 2013!

2013 proved to be a good year for the State of NH.  The number of homes sold was up 4.3% in 2013 compared to 2012 and median sales price increased 9.5% to $208,000.  The days on market dropped from 116 to 102 days.  These statistics are all great indicators that the downward spiral has stopped and the housing market is moving in the right direction.  The expectation is for this trend to continue into 2014.

The statistics for Merrimack and Sullivan County follow a similar pattern with homes sales up 19.7% in Merrimack and up 13.9% in Sullivan. The median sales price increased 13.4% in Merrimack and decreased 9.4% in Sullivan.

To break it down even more, Newbury & New London sales increased by about 10%  in 2013, while Sunapee was down by 5%.  The average selling price was 92% of the asking price and there was a decrease in the average days it took to sell a home to 5.5 months.

An article in the December 22nd Wall St. Journal described the housing outlook as “Steadier, Sturdier.”  It appears that our housing market has settled into a healthy pattern of growth – I’m giving it two thumbs up!  Contact me if you want to know how sales are impacting the price of your home.  603-526-4116; donna@donnaforest.com; www.donnaforest.com

(Based on information from NNEREN for the period 1/1/12 thru 12/31/13)

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Want Privacy and Convenience?

This New London cape on 7+ acres has it all!  Well-built 3 bedroom is less than ten minutes to the center of town and a very short drive to a lovely town beach on Pleasant Lake.  Go for a swim, relax on the beach and catch up with friends.  First floor master bedroom, lower level family room, open floor plan with fireplace and woodstove.  There’s even a year-round brook behind the house.  Offered at $319,000.  For more photos and details, visit www.NHCape7AandBrook.com.

Marilyn Kidder, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116

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Still Renting? Look at this Affordable New Listing in Andover, NH

Don’t miss out on this turn key property with lots of updates and a view of Ragged Mountain.  Three bedrooms, 5.4 acres.  Located very close to the Northern Rail Trail, it’s the perfect location for the walker, biker or snowmobile enthusiast.   Enjoy warming up in front of the woodstove when you get in!  The open concept is great for entertaining.  Lots of space inside and out.  Offered at $146,000.

Stacey Viandier, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116

Real estate markets are local, and we have the real scoop on ours.  Coldwell Banker Milestone Real Estate

Know the Benefits of Home Ownership?

  • 88% of current homeowners report that owning a home has been a positive experience
  • A homeowner’s net worth is 34 times that of a renter’s
  • 95% of homeowners believe that over a period of several years, it makes more sense to own a home than to rent – you are paying for housing whether renting or owning
  • 77% of homeowners say it helps them achieve long term financial goals
  • Homeowners reported higher life satisfaction, higher self-esteem, happiness, and higher perceived control over their lives
  • Homeowners have better health outcomes, better physical and psychological health and also have a general increase in a positive outlook to life

Home ownership makes sense for many social and family reasons.  It also makes sense financially.  Give me a call if you are ready to pursue the benefits of home ownership!  Donna Forest 603-526-4116, www.donnaforest.com

Source: Realtor.org

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New Listing in New London, NH

You can walk to town from this attractive and newly refreshed ranch in New London.  Three bedrooms, full bath, private patio and 2 car attached garage.  Enjoy the ease of getting to town activities and amenities.  Offered at $237,500.

Emily Campbell, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116

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Low Maintenance Living Close to Shopping

Three bedroom Hilltop Place Condominium with eat-in kitchen, fireplaced living room, and private, three-season sunroom.  Very cheery, comfortable unit with nice lawn, garden and woodsy views.  One floor living with a guest suite on the second floor.  Offered at $170,000 with one-time buy-in fee of $3,500.  For more photos and information, visit www.NHHilltopCondo.com.

Marilyn Kidder, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116

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For Sale or Rent!

Newly renovated, three bedroom farmhouse in Sutton is ready to move into!  Nice old features, wood floors, convenient to schools.  Offered at $179,000 or call us if interested in renting instead of buying.  603-526-4116.

Emily Campbell, Listing Agent

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Come Home to the Quiet Life!

You will be surprised by all the living spaces in this well-loved 3 bedroom home.  The living room boasts a beautiful stone fireplace accented by a barn board wall and beamed ceilings.  There is a huge family room with high ceilings and pine floors; perfect for just hanging out together.  But wait, there is more!  The finished lower level sports a brick fireplace and more lounging room and a perfect spot for the pool or ping pong table.  Tucked away and surrounded by trees, it provides privacy for your personal oasis.  Used as a vacation home, however, you’d be happy here all year round as well.  Offered at $200,000.  For more information and photos, visit www.OneFloorLivingNH.com

Donna Forest, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116

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Feeling the Squeeze? Breathing Room at an Affordable Price!

Classic Dutch Gambrel style house situated in a neighborhood of picturesque homes, open fields, and stone walls.  Enjoy the quiet and relaxing surroundings on this lightly traveled road.  Sunny, south-facing home offering old time roominess with a large kitchen, living room with stone fireplace, spacious family room complete with built-in bookshelves and cabinetry, a first floor master suite addition in 2001, 4 bedrooms up, plus other multi-purpose rooms for crafts, home office, hobbies, you name it!  29′ x 52′ two story garage offers endless possibilities.  Ready to move right in!  Offered at $237,500.  Visit www.CountryHomeNH.com for more photos and details.

Donna Forest, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116

Known for service, trusted for results – Coldwell Banker Milestone Real Estate.