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Buying a Home

Home Sale Prices Increase in Most Southern NH Towns in 2016

07Mar 2017

If you are purchasing a home,  selling a home or relocating to the southern NH area and interested in knowing which towns have the highest or lowest average single-family home sale prices, take a look at these 2016 single-family home prices, compared to 2015, with 8 of our 9 local real estate markets showing an increase in average sales price.

 If you would like information on any other city/ town, please feel welcome to contact me.  


Local Housing Market off to Prosperous Start in 2017

23Feb 2017

Locally, home sales also began 2017 "with a bang" with 4 southern NH towns, including Atkinson, Hampstead, Salem & Windham,  average selling price of a single-family home up 29%, on average, from the same time frame as last year*.  Although unit sales are down 21%, on average,  this speaks to recent news of a shortage of housing inventory and, as a result, an increase in home sale prices. 

Comparing January 1, 2017 to February 23, 2017 ('YTD')  to the same time frame last year, here's more detail and some local insights;

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

07Oct 2016

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Seal it up: Caulk and seal around exterior door and window frames. Look for gaps where pipes or wiring enter the home and caulk those as well. Not only does heat escape from these openings, but water can enter and may eventually cause structural damage and mold problems.

Cover it up: Cover exposed AC condenser units & pool heating units.

2016 Southern NH Tax Rates

28Feb 2017

If you are evaluating which southern NH city/town to relocate to and tax rates are important to you, here are a few tax rates for your reference;


Atkinson - $17.88

Chester - $23.91

Danville - $26.65

Derry - $27.06

Hampstead - $24.20

Pelham - $20.95

Plaistow - $22.50

Salem - $20.43

Sandown - $29.16

Windham - $21.82


Atkinson RE Market Update

12Jun 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - As of today, the Atkinson Real Estate Market for single-family homes is +2% for average sold price compared to 2015 however the average number of homes sold has decreased;  7.6 homes selling per 2015 compared to 4.3 in 2016 year-to-date. Here's a look at what is For Sale, Under Contract or has Sold year-to-date; (Note: Headers in blue font are links to the homes)




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2015 Southern NH Tax Rates

22Apr 2016

If property tax rates are important to you in deciding in which southern NH town to move to, here are a few town tax rates for quick reference;

Atkinson – $19.10

Auburn – $20.71

Chester – $24.64

Derry – $29.23

Danville – $29.84

Hampstead – $22.43

Londonderry – $21.02

Pelham – $23.26

Plaistow – $24.16

Salem – $21.39

Sandown – $26.64

Windham – $21.72

Setting Goals & Objectives for your Home Purchase

01Dec 2013

When it comes to buying your next home, do you have a "game plan" in place? With inventory levels low and the market shifting from a Buyer’s to a Seller’s market, having goals and objectives in place,  being ‘game ready’, may help you to achieve successful results.   As you enter the home buying market, consider the following points:

Have you set proper goals and objectives? Are they achievable?

Organize Your Finances First

16Jan 2013

The month of January typically brings New Year's resolutions, organization and annual planning to the forefront of our minds. With new tightened home lending restrictions and more importance, than ever, on your credit score (for home loans or car loans and the respective interest rate you will receive), one organization tip to get your finances in order is to monitor & possibly improve your credit score. This is an important step in purchasing a home that is sometimes overlooked.