Atkinson, NH Real Estate News

By Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty)
In my feed-reader today I found a tribute to Brad Delp...It was the first thing I saw this morning when I fired up my lap top and I just had to read it even though I knew it would be a difficult read and of course watch the video. It made me feel sad and a bit melancholy...it was more than a feeling...it was something much deeper. Memories, fond memories of a local rock band made big...a band called Boston...I felt a sadness that I wasn't sure I could shake at least not right away. Brad Delp was the lead singer of the band Boston and he lived in the next town over from us, Atkinson New Hampshire. Brad committed suicide earlier this year.  His suicide left his family and friends, his fans and his community all asking why and deeply shook. What would make a by all accounts nice guy, one w...
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By Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty)
Atkinson New Hampshire's Freshwater Farms "Christmas Deck the Halls" open house is this Saturday Dec 1st...Bring the kiddies and enjoy free hayrides and refreshments all guaranteed to make this a special event and one great open house. I stopped by today and marveled at all the lovely holiday decorations and craft items available in the store. While I was there the place was bustling with people selecting the perfect holiday wreaths, kissing balls and decorations. I couldn't help but smile as I walked around taking pictures....the place made me feel like a kid again. Freshwater Farms has been serving Southern NH for 15 years and has just about anything garden related. It is a full service nursery with a stone yard, greenhouse and florist. They have a wide selection of just about every f...
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By Jay McGillicuddy, Real Estate Broker
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty)
Today I played the Atkinson Resort and Country Club in Atkinson, NH. This is a pretty tough course from the white markers playing 6088 yards with a course rating of  70.2 and a slope of  133. I played with my golfing buddy Pete who aced the par 3 8th hole earlier this year to finally join the Acemaker club. Congrats to Pete.  Pete is coming off of 3 broken ribs and wrist surgery from a basketball accident last year. We were supposed to play back in July but his ribs kept us from playing together. Then our businesses kept us the rest of the year from playing together too. Today we finally were able to play 18. We decided to tee it up from the blue tees with a course rating of 72.8 and a slope of 136 playing at 6580 yards. I haven't swung a club in a month and I was eager to get out there...
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By Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty)
Embattled Atkinson NH Police Chief Consentino is under fire again! Today’s Sunday Eagle Tribune ran a front page story titled “Residents decry chief’s behavior” and when I saw it I thought…it just never ends. Seems as if the Chief has been under attack for years yet he stays on and on. Small town politics can be very amusing to say the least. I remember reading and hearing about his ongoing battles and supposed  suspect behavior for years…he is not alone.It must be the way of small towns....I mean most of these people who run our small towns make very little if any money doing it. The board of selectmen in my town of Hampstead, I think make  a couple of hundred bucks a year. Not much at all...makes me wonder why anyone would put up with the aggravation....read more here Atkinson NH the ...
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By Jay McGillicuddy, Real Estate Broker
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty)
Here is the town of Atkinson, NH's 11 month sales history. Active listings on the market at this time are 43 Single Family HomesPrice Range is $ 209,900 to $ 1,300,000Active listings on the market at this time are 25 CondominiumsPrice Range is $ 219,900 to $ 499,900There are 5 Pending Residential sales that are priced from $ 349,900 to $ 649,900.There are 2 Pending Condominiums sales that are priced from $ 249,000 and $ 289,900.There are 5 Active Land listings priced from $ 154,900 to $ 299,000 ranging from .3 Acres to 7acres of Industrial zoned land.Interestingly enough there are no land Pending sales at this time.Only one piece of land 1.95 Acres sold for $ 184,000 on October 24th and it was originally listed for $224,000. It was on the market for 13 days and took 76 days to close.All...
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By Monika McGillicuddy, NH Real Estate Broker
(Prudential Verani Realty)
I love driving through Atkinson especially in the fall along rte 121...the road is embraced by trees and when the colors change...Wow is it ever pretty!  Next year I am going to make a point of taking photos along that road!Atkinson is a small Southern NH town in Rockingham County; the community was named after Col. Theodore Atkinson, a landowner whose farm once covered a good portion of the town. He was the Brother-in-law to Governor Benning Wentworth, and served as secretary of the colony until the Revolution.   Atkinson contains 11.2 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area. The latitude of Atkinson is 42.838N. The longitude is -71.147W. Elevation is 262 feet.The population, at the time of the 2004 census, was 6,638 Atkinson is a flourishing community whose...
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