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A New Path To Home Ownership Using Fannie’s HomePath Program

Posted 03-05-2011 at 05:25 PM by Roy Sanborn
Updated 03-05-2011 at 05:44 PM by Roy Sanborn (wrong chart)

There were 957 homes for sale at an average asking price of $552,033 in the towns listed in this Lakes Region real estate market report as of March 1, 2010. That is slightly lower than the 993 homes available last March which had an average price of $583,496. The current level of inventory represents a 12 month supply of homes on the market.



It’s no secret that mortgage giant Fannie Mae...
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The Garage Mahalic

Posted 03-31-2011 at 05:08 PM by Roy Sanborn



Spring is coming. Nascar has fired up its engines, the sweet smell of racing fuel and burning rubber is in the air, and as the frost heaves recede gear heads begin to think about getting their prized street rod or motorcycle on the road. It’s a time when many men dream about a Garage Mahal.

The fact is, put simply, men like (1) garages and (2) basements. You can’t generally...
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How To Sell You House in Two Days

Posted 04-21-2011 at 01:49 PM by Roy Sanborn
Updated 04-21-2011 at 01:53 PM by Roy Sanborn (layout)

Home sales seem to be chugging along at a pace very similar to last year. There were 57 residential homes sold last month in the towns listed in this Lakes Region Market Report. The average sales price came in at $299,973 and the median sales price was $197,500. Last March there were 59 homes sold at an average price of $272,539 with a median of $220,000. For the first quarter this year, there have been 143 sales at an average price of $273,291 compared to 137 sold for the same period last year...
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Prime Time

Posted 05-08-2011 at 09:18 AM by Roy Sanborn



As of May 1, we have 1146 homes available for sale In the towns that we track in this Lake Region Real Estate Market Report with an average asking price of $546,127 and a median (or mid-point) price of $277,392. That compares to 1169 homes on the market last May and 1083 in May of 2009. The average asking price last May was $586,170 and a median of $289,900. In 2009, the average was $555,857 and a...
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There was a man from Nantucket...

Posted 06-17-2011 at 01:06 PM by Roy Sanborn

For the second month In a row, residential home sales in the Lakes Region of NH were down a bit compared to last year’s sales. We have been hitting 65-70 sales in May for the past four years, but last month there were only 58 homes sold at an average price of $275,900. On a rolling twelve month basis ending May 31, 2010, there were 745 sales at an average price of $315,235 compared to 765 sales at an average price of $306,823 for the 12 month period ending May 31, 2010. That’s still not bad (I have...
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Boat house in the '50's

Posted 08-14-2011 at 08:50 PM by Susan Connors

My family would spend every summer at the lake in the early 1950-60's. We rented a boat house from woman who owned a huge old house across the street from the lake.I remember that she had many antiques, and a rap-around porch. I think she also use to rent rooms as well. Many times her grandchildren would be there and we would play together. Her grandson was in a wheelchair. The boathouse was right across the road from her home. There was a huge bolder right next to the B.H. It also had a balcony...
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What color is your dream home?

Posted 08-25-2011 at 01:54 PM by Roy Sanborn



According to what I have read on-line, the most popular house color, not surprisingly, is white. All you have to do is look around good old New England and you can see quaint villages full of white houses, churches, and town buildings. According to one article, 37% of homeowners would choose white as the predominate color if they were to repaint the exterior of their home.

I’d say...
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Lakes Region Waterfront Sales Report - August 2011

Posted 09-19-2011 at 07:09 AM by Roy Sanborn



August was a great month for sales on Lake Winnipesaukee.
There were:
Eighteen waterfront sales at an average price of $827,589.
• They sold at an average of 97% of their assessed value
• They sold at an average of 91% of the asking price.
• The highest sale was $1.669 million.
• There were 6 sales over $1 million.

Last August there were...
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The Black Friday Residential Sales Report

Posted 11-25-2011 at 09:56 AM by Roy Sanborn

The number of residential sales last month in the towns covered by this Lakes Region market report were up 16% over last October. There were 79 transactions in October 2011 at an average sales price of $300,711 compared to 68 sales October last at an average price of $395,012. For the first 10 months of the year we have had 624 sales at an average $310,684 compared to 651 sales at an average $312,000 for the same period last year. It would be nice if we could have an exceptionally strong holiday...
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The Elves Need To Get Busy...

Posted 12-09-2011 at 12:28 PM by Roy Sanborn



As of December 1, the residential home inventory was bulging like the sack of toys in the back of Santa’s sleigh! There were 1168 residences available at an average asking price of $498,326 in the communities covered by this report. That is up from the 1074 available last December at an average price of $548,594. The median price point is down from $279,900 last December to $259,450 this...
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2011 Year End Lakes Region Waterfront Sales Report

Posted 01-13-2012 at 07:22 PM by Roy Sanborn

It was a great end to the year with fifteen waterfront sales on Winnipesaukee in December at an average of $675,300. That compares to nine sales last December but at a much higher average price of $1,306,044. Only three of the fifteen sales last month were over the million dollar mark resulting in the low average sale price.



The least expensive sale in December was at 65 Cow Island in Tuftonboro....
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3 Keys to $elling Your Home: Marketing, Price, and the Buyer Pool

Posted 01-30-2012 at 11:24 AM by Roy Sanborn



The successful sale of any home in today’s somewhat trying real estate market can be broken down into distinct components that are inexorably linked together; (1) marketing the property, (2) the available pool of willing buyers, and (3) price. Unfortunately, these three components often get blurred and home sellers get confused and discouraged when their home doesn’t sell. They always ask why are...
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Indicating Indicators- January Lakes Region Home Sales Report

Posted 02-17-2012 at 10:39 AM by Roy Sanborn



As I was compiling the residentail sales numbers for January for this Lakes Region report, I was a little disappointed in the totals until I looked at January of 2011 which was actually pretty abysmal. While 48 single family homes changing hands at an average sales price of $148,500 doesn’t seem like a banner month, compare that to the 37 sales last January (at an average of $185k) and it looks like things...
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Redneck Housing Sales Tips

Posted 04-04-2012 at 02:16 PM by Roy Sanborn



There were 59 single family homes sold in February in the twelve towns covered by this Lakes Region real estate report. The average sales price came in at $209,025 with 72% of the sales coming in under the $200,000 mark. That’s an 18% increase over the 50 sales last February although the average sales price took a slight drop from the $216,025 amount posted last year. For the first two months of 2012 the total...
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Never Count on Having a Nice Neighbor!

Posted 04-06-2012 at 08:40 AM by Roy Sanborn



The residential home inventory in the twelve Lakes Region towns in this report jumped up again from 994 properties on the market last month to 1080 as of April 1. That total is also up from 1018 last April 1st. The average price for homes on the market stands at $515,577. Remember, that’s just the average asking price. With the average selling price in February at just $209,000, you can kind of tell what is...
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