We've got just the home for you! This property has a lot to offer with a roomy house, airplane hangar with small airstrip, another outbuilding, and pastoral views all on 128 acres. The home has been lovingly maintained with hardly any utility expense because of the use of solar panels and a wood furnace. Enjoy privacy and tranquility with all types of outdoor activities just steps away - hiking, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and much more. Highland Lake nearby offers a town beach and boat ramp. Come live in lovely Andover, NH! Offered at $548,500. For more information and photos visit http://tour.circlepix.com/home/DM8HKM/120-Valley-Road-Andover-NH-4713903
Jane Snow, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116
Our local housing market mirrors what is going on in NH and the U.S. The shortage of inventory has led to higher prices and fewer sales. In the combined towns of Newbury, New London, & Sunapee, from 1/1/18 to 10/1/18, a total of 135 homes sold, the average days on market was 114 days, with a median selling price of $350,000. The same time frame in 2017 saw 159 homes sold, the average days on market was 126 days, with a median selling price of $344,000.
For the state of NH through August, the median sales price was $284,000, the average days on market was 62 days, and sales prices were up 7.1% from the year before.
According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Assoc. of Realtors, “the most significant challenges facing the housing market stem from insufficient inventory and accompanying unsustainable home price increases.” As a result, Yun anticipates a slight drop in 2018 sales in some markets but feels home price growth will remain strong and increase about 5% nationwide. The forecast for 2019 continues along these lines with a 2% rise in inventory and 3.5% rise in home prices expected.
Bottom line, as long as buyer demand exceeds the housing supply, prices will continue to increase. Whether buying or selling, contact me to see how market conditions impact you. 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 1/1/17 - 10/1/17 and 1/1/18 - 10/1/18.
This house ha been well maintained as it has been deeply loved and enjoyed over the years. Watch the sun rise over the mountain while enjoying a cup of coffee on the year-round sun porch, or relax on the brick patio overlooking the private back yard. This home offers plenty of space, stainless steel appliances, jacuzzi tub in master bath, generator hook-up, Marmoleum floors, and a Harmon pellet stove with battery backup. A portion of the back yard is fenced in for young children or pets. Offered at $364,000. For more information and photos, visit http://tour.circlepix.com/home/9YG8FD/10-Granite-Hill-Road-Wilmot-NH-4705069
Jane Snow, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116
Age is only a number. This stately antique has had many updates and owners have lovingly renovated over the years. If you are looking for the warmth and character of old with the freshness and appeal of today, then this is a must see. This move-in ready home has so many pluses: new roof, numerous windo replacements, new laundry room, new dining room, and a large custom built walk-in closet off the master bedroom, to name a few. Cooking is a delight in the light and bright kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Most recently completed is a bath to spoil you with luxurious marble and tile, a clawfoot soaking tub, and a walk-in shower with rain showerhead. Enjoy summer evenings on the wraparound porch or meditate in the yoga hut tucked in the backyard. The attached barn provides ample storage space or use for your four-footed friends. Come live your dream with cherished yesterdays and gracious tomorrows. Offered at $295,000. For more photos and details, visit http://tour.circlepix.com/home/VXC9U3/516-ROUTE-114-Sutton-NH-4706482
Donna Forest, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116
DO NOT LOOK – unless you are prepared to fall in love with this captivating home! It is like stepping into the pages of a Better Homes & Gardens magazine only nowyou can call it your own. No details have been overlooked. The dramatic cathedral ceilinged great room with fireplace will be the center of your entertaining.Handcrafted kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances; it is a kitchen that makes every inch count. Sleek contemporary bathrooms, neutral colors, light filled rooms; all reflect an aura of simple but subtle elegance. Step outside to find multiple decks all with tranquil views of the picture-book setting of garden, lawn and grounds just begging you to sit down and relax. This home is easy to care for and effortless to close up for the winter to match any lifestyle. If you are looking to downsize and simplify your life, this home might just be the one for you. Offered at $385,000. For more photos and details, visit http://tour.circlepix.com/home/MCPTD5/195-Shaker-Street-New-London-NH-4700569
Donna Forest, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116
Due to the lack of inventory, our market is seeing an increase in multiple offers on homes. While this is exciting for sellers, it can be frustrating for buyers. Below are some suggestions on how buyers can “sweeten the deal” in order to be the winning bid.
- Obviously the offer with the highest price will get the sellers’ attention. Be prepared to offer over asking price.
- If your offer is contingent on financing, it’s possible the appraisal may come in lower than the selling price. You can state in your offer you will pay the difference between the appraisal price and purchase price.
- Find out the sellers ideal closing time and tailor your offer to meet that date.
- Have as few contingencies as possible in the offer.
- Consider using an escalation clause, offering to outbid another buyer by a certain amount.
Bottom line, you need to put your best foot forward with an offer that has the least number of contingencies, best price, and a large down payment to set your offer apart from others. For more invaluable advice, contact me, an Accredited Buyer Representative, before you start house hunting. 603-526-4116, www.DonnaForest.com, Donna@DonnaForest.com
Live in one apartment and let the two tenants pay your mortgage! Could also be converted back to a large single family home. First floor unit (B) has spacious living room with oak floors and exposed beams, kitchen has a new floor and neweer appliances, updated bathroom. First floor unit (C) has a gorgeous stone fireplace with woodstove insert and cozy loft. Second floor unit (A) has two bedrooms, spacious open concept living area and washer/dryer in full bath! Each unit currently has garage space. Enclosed wraparound porch. Ask me about the 100,000 yards of gravel if you're looking for some additional income. All on almost six acres of level and rolling land! Offered at $320,000. For more photos and details, visit http://tour.circlepix.com/home/H7CG7X/51-Franklin-Highway-Andover-NH-4693083
Anne Marie Appel, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116
If there are two things I would say about the real estate market today, it would be inventory is down and prices are up. This is seen pretty much everywhere in the US as housing inventory decreased 8% from last year (through March) and listing prices are 8% higher. Statewide, NH closed sales are about the same as last year, the median sales price is up 6% to $260,000 and the average days on market was 86 days. Looking at Newbury, New London, & Sunapee combined, sales are about the same as last year through 3/31/18 (25 solds), the average days on market was 192 days and the median sales price increased about 15% to $392,000. Despite fewer homes being on the market, buyer demand is strong enough to keep prices rising for the foreseeable future. New listings will favor higher income buyers making it very challenging to find homes priced under $200,000. Typically, our spring market will bring an influx of new properties for sale – we just need to have spring arrive!! Contact me if you are thinking about buying or selling and want to know how the market impacts you. 603-526-4116, www.DonnaForest.com, Donna@DonnaForest.com
This lovely home on 10 acres with three barns offers a quiet, peaceful setting on a dead end road. Forced hot air oil heat and whole house air conditioning. Heated sun room with windows on three sides serves as an office and/or extra sleeping space. Large master bedroom, full bath and guest room on second floor. Half bath on first floor. Views of Ragged Mountain beyond rolling field. Large barn is three stories with room for hay storage and equipment storage as well as stalls. Garage barn has room for two vehicles plus a workbench and storage above. Small barn is one open room with a lower level currently being used for equipment storage. Paved, level driveway. Less than a half mile to Bradley Lake with public access for swimming and boating. Short drive to Proctor Academy and Andover village. Offered at $359,000. For more photos, visit http://tour.circlepix.com/home/8MXWYK/65-Hall-Road-Andover-NH-4687251
Joan Wallen, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116