June 24, 2017

A trip along the seacoast

Hot Summer's dayTraveling  along the New Hampshire seacoast can be a treat especially if you only live about a half hour away. You can take a nice day trip and see a lot of beautiful sites if you like to stop and smell the roses.

One of the things we like to do on a nice sunny day whether it’s Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter is we’ll start off in Seabrook NH just over the Massachusetts border and work our way up the coast to Portsmouth.

In Seabrook you can stop at Brown’s Seafood Restaurant and have fresh lobster, steamers or fried food. Remember to bring cash as they don’t take credit cards but they do have an ATM machine.

Next head north on Route 1A and cross over the Hampton bridge and you will be in Hampton Beach, a place I visited a lot as a child back in the sixties. On a nice hot summer day you will need to get there early in order to secure a nice parking space. It’s very tough to find free parking at Hampton beach. Just remember the ocean can be very cold even on a hot summer’s day.  There are plenty of shop’s to browse in and places to grab a quick lunch if you are hungry.

Then keep heading north and you will enter North Hampton. North Hampton Beach isn’t usually as crowded as Hampton beach but again A ride along the coastthere is limited free parking. The drive along the coast is breathtaking.

We travel up this way at least once or twice a month and then even more times depending on the weather. Even though our coastline is only 19 miles long there are plenty of spots to pull over and snap a few shots. The windy roads lead to majestic views.

From North Hampton you will cross over to a town called Rye. If you like to surf  stop at Jenness State Beach or just watch the surfers navigate the swells. Best to surf at mid to high tide. The views along this stretch of highway are wonderful.

You can stop and have a picnic at Rye Beach State Park. Just remember there usually is a fee to park during the summer months.

One thing Monika and I love to do is stop here and watch the full moon rise from the horizon.  Full moon risingFor us there is nothing prettier than the full moon rising from out of the ocean’s horizon.

What’s also pretty cool is when the sun sets in the west and the full moon rises in the east, as it gets darker you can see the moon beam splash across the Ocean.

This past year we have watched the full moon rise during the winter months. This does become a challenge with the bitter cold and sometimes the heavy snow cover.

That still doesn’t stop us from heading out along the coast during the dead of winter to see the beautiful sites the New Hampshire coastline offers.

 

A little further north you can stop at Odiorne Point State Park and onsite is the seacoast science center. This park is where the first setttler’s of New Hampshire resided in the 1660’s.

As you come across a small rotary in Portsmouth turn right and follow it to route 1B. This road will take you through the quaint little town of New Castle.  If you have the time and the money a must stop is a weekend get away at the Wentworth by the Sea Inn. Wentworth by the Sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They have a great state park called Great Island Common where you get spectacular views of the mouth of the Piscataqua Great Island Common.River and Whaleback Lighthouse in Maine. Plenty of picnic areas as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a couple of the videos we shot along the coast.

 

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

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Free New Hampshire Mobile Phone Home Search App

NH Mobile Home Search App

We are pleased to announce that we now have our very own free New Hampshire mobile phone home search app designed to help you find your new home. This app is pretty slick and easy to use.

With your GPS enabled cell phone you can drive around the neighborhood and search for homes for sale.

Click on the link below the picture to download your free Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty Jay McGillicuddy Mobile Phone App.

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NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

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Oceanfront Real Estate Market Report

OceanfrontOceanfront Real Estate Market Report for August 2014

This report will give you an idea of how the oceanfront properties have been selling for the past 3 months. Sold data will go back to June 1st of 2014. Actives are what is currently on the market along the coast.

Active Oceanfront Homes for Sale

There are currently 38 Active residential homes on the market in the following towns based on the MLS statistics when waterfront was selected as a category.

Towns Along the Coast

Towns used in this analysis are Hampton, Greenland, Newcastle, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Rye and Seabrook.

Average Asking Price for an Oceanfront Home

The average asking price for a single family home is $1,635,355  and the median price is $1,325.000. The median price per square foot is $544.00. The average days on the market is 160 days.

Pending Home Sales

There are four pending home sales and their average list price is $1,388,250.00 and they have been on the market an average of 215 days. There is 1 active contingent home that it’s list price is $1,295,000.00 and it was on the market 1 day.

Sold Oceanfront Homes

There were 9 oceanfront homes sold in the last 3 months with an average selling price of $1,190,822 and a median price of $950.00 They averaged 239 days on the market and were selling for $443.00 per square foot on average.

If you are looking for an oceanfront home see the listings below.

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

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Open House Sunday June 8th, 1:00-3:00 PM

Open House Swains Lake Amazing Year Round waterfront home on popular Swains Lake. Beautifully landscaped lot that offers privacy and room to roam, a sandy beach area, large U shaped dock big enough enough to secure all your water toys, flower gardens,fish pond, deck to sit and watch nature unfold.

This home is not the run of the mill, it was built with attention to details and convenience by a builder for a builder. If you?re looking for an amazing year round home with equally amazing waterfront views, then this is your new home. Welcome Home! The main house offers tile and bamboo floors, granite counter tops, warming over, central air, views that don?t stop, multi-baths with everything better than new!

The guest house offers a one bedroom suite with bath, kitchenette and views! Plus garage- workshop and a separate detached 2 car garage all on .74+/- of an acre of land. Price well below town assessment at only $369,900 $355,900 for a year round waterfront home with 185+/- feet of waterfront!

Visit www.55PearlLane.com for more property details. Swains Lake is located in Barrington New Hampshire and is a 349 +/- acre lake known for crystal clear water , great bass fishing, both small and large mouth. It is a popular south eastern NH lake due to size and location and re-sale value has remained fairly strong. Check out our videos of this one of a kind Swains Lake Waterfront for sale by visiting 55PearlLane.com for more information about this fantastic home. Home Sold for $323,500 on 9/26/2014.

55 Pearl Lane Barrington, NH 03825

Directions take route 125 to Beauty Hill Rd. then left on Hall Rd.  Then right onto Lakeside Oaks then left onto Pearl Lane drive way on the left.

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

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Big Island Pond Waterfront Homes for Sale

Big IslandPondBig Island Pond is a 500 acre pond that sits in the middle of three towns, Atkinson, Derry, and Hampstead.

This is a private pond and there are no public beaches for town folks or for someone driving around  that can stop and jump in.  You would have to know someone who lives on the pond to help you gain access. Towns people do have an opportunity to get a key to the boat ramp to launch their boats for a nominal fee.

We have sold many homes on the lake and a lot of our buyers have allowed us to launch our kayaks from their beaches. There are a lot of little coves around the pond where you can kayak and not get bothered by the bigger boats. Kayaking on the weekdays makes it that much more enjoyable as the weekends can get busy.

There is some great fishing and I am sure the locals will tell you where the great fishing spots are.  There is also a sandbar out on the Derry side of the lake where people beach their boats and let the kids jump in the water and have some fun time.

Please see below new listings on Big Island Pond.

 

 

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

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Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Verani Realty

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Verani RealtyAs of today we are no longer Prudential as we have joined the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services network.

With the exciting news of the brand change we are also excited to be the #1 Real Estate Brokerage Firm in the State of New Hampshire in the number of closed transactions and dollar volume.

We look forward to having a very successful  2014 and beyond.

Please contact us for any of your real estate needs.

 

 

 

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

E-mail Jay and Monika

Oceanfront Real Estate Market Report for November 2013

Portsmouth Harbor LightOceanfront Real Estate Market Report for November of 2013

This report will give you an idea of how the oceanfront properties have been selling for the past 3 months. Sold sales data will go back to September 1st of 2013. Actives are what is currently on the market along the coast.

Active Oceanfront Homes for Sale

There are currently 23 Active residential homes on the market in the following towns based on the MLS statistics when waterfront was selected as a category.

Towns Along the Coast

Towns used in this analysis are Hampton, Greenland, Newcastle, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Rye and Seabrook.

Average Asking Price for an Oceanfront Home

The average asking price for a single family home is $2,138,439  and the median price is $1,500.000. The median price per square foot is $545.00. The average days on the market is 212 days.

Pending Home Sales

There are two pending sales and their average price is listed at $642,500 and they have been on the market an average of 119 days. There are 5 active contingent homes that average $942,760 and they have been on the market an average of 183 days. The median price on these is $749,900.

Sold Oceanfront Homes

There were 10 oceanfront homes sold in the last 3 months with an average selling price of $1,064,300 and a median price of $947,500. They averaged 61 days on the market and were selling for $522.00 per square foot on average.

If you are looking for an oceanfront home see the listings below.

 

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

E-mail Jay and Monika

New Hampshire’s Seacoast a Must See

OceanfrontDog days of summer are gone.

Summer is over and we are full swing into Autumn, does Autumn discourage you to going to the beach? It shouldn’t, just check out some of our videos along along the seacoast of NH and Mass.

Autumn is a great time to walk the beach.

We still will have some beach walking weather left this fall and  even in the winter time.

New Year’s day a New Tradition.

Monika and I usually like to take a traditional New Year’s day walk along Hampton Beach. The last few years we have been in  a light jacket as temps were in the mid 50’s which is balmy for New England on January first.

Most of the stores maybe closed but you will still find some hard core beach shop owners with their doors still open and don’t forget the restaurants will be open to serve you those hot Clam Chowders and French Onion soup feasts along with delicious seafood samplings.

 

 Many videos to wet your whistle will play one right after the other.

 

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

E-mail Jay and Monika

Oceanfront Real Estate Market Report for New Hampshire

Along route 1A in North Hampton, NHOceanfront Real Estate Market Report for August of 2013

This report will give you an idea of how the oceanfront properties have been selling for the past 6 months. Sold sales data will go back to March of 2013. Actives are what is currently on the market along the coast.

Active Oceanfront Homes for Sale

There are currently 37 Active properties on the market in the following towns based on the MLS statistics with waterfront was selected as a category.

Towns Along the Coast

Hampton, Greenland, Newcastle, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Rye and Seabrook.

Average Asking Price for an Oceanfront Home

The average asking price for these single family homes is $1,746,343 and the median price is $1,350.000.00. The median price per square foot is $505.00. The average days on the market is 143 days.

Pending Home Sales

There currently is one pending sale and it was listed at $1,650.000.00 and it was on the market for 49 days. There are 6 active contingent homes that average $1,103,983.00 and they have been on the market on average 140 days. The median price on these is $875,000.00.

Sold Oceanfront Homes

There were 11 oceanfront homes sold in the last 6 months with an average selling price of $1,167,773 and a median price of $1.050,000. They averaged 103 days on the market and were selling for $375.00 per square foot. A far cry from the $505.00 per median square foot we are seeing for sale right now. Sellers will need to be a little ore realistic if they want to sell still in this market.

If you are looking for an oceanfront home see the listing below.

 

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

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The Memorial Bridge Portsmouth NH

A couple of short videos about the new Memorial Bridge that links Portsmouth, NH to Kittery Maine.
The residents and business owners from both sides welcome the new bridge.

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

E-mail Jay and Monika