December 12, 2017

NH Oceanfront Homes Market Report January and February 2013

SeacoastOceanfront market report January and February 2013

This market report is for Oceanfront homes that have direct access to the ocean or are across the street.

We used the towns of Portsmouth, Rye, New Castle, North Hampton, Hampton, Seabrook and one from Greenland for our report. You will fine the report at the end of this blog post.

The drive along the coast

We just love driving along the New Hampshire Seacoast on any given day or week or any season for that matter.  During the winter months we’ll bundle up and pack a lunch and snacks and leave our home as early in the day as possible since it gets dark early during the winter months. We usually start in Seabrook NH off of route 286 and 1A and travel past Browns Lobster Pond, which is a great place to eat seafood.   You can bring your own alcohol in and sit on picnic style type tables. You can eat indoors or outdoors weather permitting. This time of year they are open Friday’s Saturday’s and Sunday. The place was packed when we drove by yesterday.

Along the beach

As you get to the junction of route 1A and 286 you can turn right and head to Salisbury Beach in Massachusetts but we tend to turn left and head to Hampton Beach. As we head north on 1A off to our left is Seabrook Harbor and then about a mile up the road is the Hampton Bridge. Traffic can be heavy at the bridge during the summer months due  to the raising of the bridge for commercial fishing boats to enter Hampton Harbor. Other times it is due to the thousands of beach goers that flock to Hampton Beach to soak in the sun.

Heading to North Beach

Once you meander around all the pedestrians and check out all the T shirt shops, gift shops and arcades you wind around and go past Boars Head Full MoonBoars Head which has breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Hampton Beach. Just up the road is North Beach which at high tide can be treacherous as there is only rocks available to walk on. At low tide you can kick off your sandals and walk barefoot for a few miles along North Beach.

Plaice Cove, Hampton

This little hideaway is my wife’s favorite spot to walk out onto the boardwalk and take pictures of the tall beach grass and the tide crashing against the rocky beach. North Side Park is for residents only but during the off season it is not that crowded and we stay just long enough to take pictures and videos and soak in the scenery.

Portsmouth NH

After our time at North Side Park, we tend to keep heading north towards Portsmouth making stops along the way.   We  often make a stop at North Hampton State Beach where the beach is a little flatter than other parts along the coast. The nice thing about stopping here is that across the street is the Beach Plum a great place to stop for lunch and ice cream on a hot sunny summer day. There food is delicious and a little pricy but worth it.

Rye State Park

Next we usually follow the coast up into Rye and and stop at Rye State Park. We love this stretch of road and often gaze at the homes for sale and we usually try and stop at all the little scenic turnoffs along the highway along route 1A.  Some of the views are just breathtaking and even though we come up here often we often see something new all time. From Swans, to full moons, to the gorgeous ocean front, our small NH coastline is a delight and never gets old.

New Castle and Great Island Common

Whaleback LighthouseNext up is the town of New Castle and Great Island Common. The park is beautiful no matter what time of year, with picnic areas and a playground and swimming and views of Portsmouth lighthouse and Whaleback Lighthouse. We love this special spot!

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Below you will find the chart for the real estate market report for oceanfront homes along the New Hampshire coastline.

Price$/Sq. Ft.DOM
TotalAverageMedianAverageMedianAverageMedian
Active
Sold
Pending
18
4
1
$1,904,717
$ 604,975
$1,150,000

$1,547,500
$ 510,000
$1,150,000



$528
$645
$694


$461
$374
$684
161
172
98
134
189.5
98
Overall 23$1,645,861$1,250,000 $556.00$461.00160157

If you would like to see what is for sale for sale for oceanfront homes just look 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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Rye New Hampshire Real Estate For Sale

Rye Harbor State Park

Rye, New Hampshire Real Estate for sale

Rye is absolutely beautiful!

The community has stately colonial homes, wonderful seaside mansions and a quaint village.  Rye  has more coastline than any other town in New Hampshire with awesome panoramic views of ocean and the Isles of Shoals.  Rye Harbor is a working harbor with whale watching cruises and deep sea fishing expeditions. Rye is a very popular spot for visitors  who enjoy Jenness Beach, Wallis Sands Beach, Rye Harbor State Park and Odiorne State Park which is an awesome 137 acre oceanfront park.  Jay and I love visiting our New Hampshire ocean front communities and are very happy that we live nearby and work in this lovely area.

Housing options range from colonial era to the most modern of contemporaries and can satisfy every budget…. for a complete list of Rye New Hampshire homes for sale please click this link >>>>  Rye NH Real Estate for sale (this is updated every couple of hours so please bookmark and hit refresh)

Rye Harbor Ragged Neck Full Moon Rising Video

 

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH and the Seacoast area real estate specialists.

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.  E-mail Jay and Monika or call or text at 603-548-7728.

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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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Seasonal or Year Round…does it matter?

Seasonal or year round?

Seasonal or year round?

Seasonal or Year Round…does it matter?

To most people it would make a big difference. Let me tell you a story… Recently buyer clients wrote an offer on a year round home in Sandown NH. The property was bank owned, had a full blown septic system, well, insulation and heating system. The town records at first glance indicated it was a year round home and as you know with bank owned homes..it is Buyer beware.

Was it experience or intuition?

For some reason I decided to reference the property as a “year round” home in the property description section of the Purchase Agreement and good thing I did. After our offer was accepted the buyers went to the town to poke around and see what they could find out about the house. With bank owned homes there are no disclosures to rely on and they hoped to discover more information about the septic system.

A bombshell and devastated buyers!

The buyer found out to their chagrin that the home was really considered seasonal by the town of Sandown. Although NOTHING on the tax/assessment card indicated that it was seasonal. Apparently, they were told, that the property met all the requirements for year round status but the former owner had never finished the paperwork process. It was a “technicality” they were told and if they paid the fee and filed the paperwork, the issue could be heard at the next ZBA meeting. Since we did not yet own the property (thank goodness) we needed the listing agent to do that. She agreed and was great to work with. Paper work filed on time and we wait a month for the next scheduled ZBA meeting. Everyone assured us this was pretty well a done deal.

A done deal…not!

A month later the property was denied year round status. None of us could believe it. What can be done? Appeal the decision, which could take months with no guarantee. We didn’t have that kind of time. So what’s the big deal? If my buyers had closed… they could not register to vote, register a car or send their young child to school. If I hadn’t put “year round” on the purchase agreement and the Bank wanted to enforce the ” as is” rule, they could have lost their deposit if they failed to close.

Worse Yet … Nothing Else Compares!

Just like the song…nothing compares to you. We’ll keep looking and I know we’ll find a perfect home but in the meantime we learned a valuable lesson. It doesn’t matter what the assessment card does or does not say…doing further due diligences is crucial. Seasonal does not necessarily mean a home has no insulation, heating system, septic and well …sometimes it means something very different.

If you’d like more information about buying a New Hampshire waterfront property or about buying a home in general please give us a call we’d love to help you find that perfect home you can all your own.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, REALTORS

603-548-7685

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