Bedford, NH Real Estate News

By Jim Miller, Realtor, Southern NH Real Estate
(Bean Group)
Bedford New Hampshire Real Estate Market Report 3rd quarter 2010 Single Family Homes In the 3rd quarter of 2010 there were 69 homes that closed in Bedford New Hampshire. This is a decrease of 11 homes, as there were 80 homes that closed in the 3rd quarter of 2009. The median list price for the homes that closed in Bedford for the 3rd quarter of 2010 was $429,500. The median list price for the homes that closed in Bedford for the 3rd quarter of 2009 was $384,700. The median sale price for the homes that closed in Bedford for the 3rd quarter of 2010 was $412,500. The median sale price for the homes that closed in Bedford for the 3rd quarter of 2009 was $371,000. The median market time for the homes that closed in Bedford in the 3rd quarter of 2010 was 65 days. The median market time for t...
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By Jim Miller, Realtor, Southern NH Real Estate
(Bean Group)
Bedford New Hampshire Real Estate Market Report 3rd quarter 2010 Condominiums and Townhomes In the 3rd quarter of 2010 there were 3 condominiums and townhomes that closed in Bedford New Hampshire. This is a decrease of 7 condos, as there were 10 condos that closed in the 3rd quarter of 2009. The median list price for the condominiums and townhomes that closed in Bedford for the 3rd quarter of 2010 was $278,000. The median list price for the condominiums and townhomes that closed in Bedford for the 3rd quarter of 2009 was $241,950. The median sale price for the condominiums and townhomes that closed in Bedford for the 3rd quarter of 2010 was $260,000. The median sale price for the condominiums and townhomes that closed in Bedford for the 3rd quarter of 2009 was $224,950. The median marke...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Great Home with privacy, now Great New Price!! Click here to view complete details and photos BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED BEDFORD, NH CONTEMPORARY CAPEBeautifully maintained, private 4 bedroom Contemporary Cape. Brand new completly remodeled kitchen w/ GE Profile Stainless Steel Appliances, porcelain title floor, beautiful stone counters and tile backsplash. Spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, Central A/C, Fireplace, Bang & Olsen Whole Home Audio System with ADS and Paradigm in wall speakers throughout and wired for surround sound, Lower level with Pool table and bar and large deck make this home great for enteraining. Newer roof, skylights and freshly painted inside and out with new patio with firepit and landscaping make this an enjoyable yard! If you want privacy, size and upgrades at an aff...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Interesting article that I came across on Realty News   RISMEDIA, September 29, 2010-New research from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reveals that the benefits of housing-related tax deductions, such as the mortgage interest deduction, generally decline in value as individuals age. Using Internal Revenue Service Statistics of Income (SOI) data, NAHB was able to report for the first time how various tax deductions are used by different age groups. The analysis demonstrates that the biggest beneficiaries are younger households, who typically have large mortgages, small amounts of equity in their homes and growing families. "Opponents falsely argue that the deduction is only for the wealthy, but it is clear that the mortgage interest deduction is also of great value to yo...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Click here to view complete details and photos Bedford home Newly Updated Open Kitchen with Granite, New Appliances, and a large granite island that looks out to the tranquil setting with private pond & large open yard. Kitchen has a beautiful cathedral wood ceiling with recessed lighting and is a MUST SEE! Master Bedroom w/Bath open to balcony overlooking kitchen. Cozy family room with sky lights and french doors that lead to deck. New carpets, beautiful hardwood floors and tons of deck space with nice level yard. Newer roof, Newer windows and new siding to ease your maintainance concerns. Close to shopping, access to highway and situated on a deadend street. This house must be seen to be appreciated. Seller still has minor renovating to complete and will be finished by closing. John ...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
You love your home but when it comes time to sell, you have to share the love. In the other words, you have to make your home be seen in the eyes of potential buyers as their home. That can be tricky.  But if you do some of the basic things such as clearing clutter, creating light, bright, and open space, adding curb appeal, removing personal items (family photos, trinkets), fresh paint, and clean or new carpet -- you'll be on your way to attracting serious buyers. I've written a lot about staging and creating curb appeal so check out my other columns for more on those topics. In this column, however, we're looking at specific areas that create widespread appeal inside the home. Here are some of the top areas to improve: countertops, flooring, built-in furniture, and old-style attached ...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Click here to view complete details and photos BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED BEDFORD, NH CONTEMPORARY CAPEBeautifully maintained, private 4 bedroom Contemporary Cape. Brand new completly remodeled kitchen w/ GE Profile Stainless Steel Appliances, porcelain title floor, beautiful stone counters and tile backsplash. Spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, Central A/C, Fireplace, Bang & Olsen Whole Home Audio System with ADS and Paradigm in wall speakers throughout and wired for surround sound, Lower level with Pool table and bar and large deck make this home great for enteraining. Newer roof, skylights and freshly painted inside and out with new patio with firepit and landscaping make this an enjoyable yard! If you want privacy, size and upgrades at an affordable price, this house has it all!!Contact ...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
•·         It's time to tackle home-improvement tasks you put off during the cold winter weather. There are lots of relatively simple and affordable things you can do to give your home a face lift. Your house will look better and your family will feel happier in it. As a bonus, you will also boost your home's value. 1.  Add the perfect touch with paint "A fresh coat of light paint on the interior walls can work wonders," says Kelly O'Ryan of Coldwell Banker in Lexington, Mass. "Paint will always clean up dirty walls and give a room a better image." Although dark colors can be stylish, O'Ryan advises going for lighter shades to brighten things up in warmer seasons. Karol Nickell, editor-in-chief of Fresh Home magazine, offers this advice: "Smart color selections can make a small or cramp...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Here's a great article I came across to share with you!! 6 strategies for a realistic asking price By Bernice Ross, Thursday, July 15, 2010, INMAN NEWS   (Comments in Italics have been added)   You've done a thorough CMA (comparative market analysis) and you're certain that the sellers will see the truth about where they should price their property. After they review your work they say, "But our house is worth more!"  (How many times have you heard that one?????)   One of the greatest challenges that agents face is getting sellers to be realistic about their asking price. If you're struggling with pricing your listings right, here are six strategies that can help you persuade your sellers to be realistic. 1. Odds of selling (absorption rates) Absorption rates are generally one of the mo...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Click here to view complete details and photos Bedford home Newly Updated Open Kitchen with Granite, New Appliances, and a large granite island that looks out to the tranquil setting with private pond & large open yard. Kitchen has a beautiful cathedral wood ceiling with recessed lighting and is a MUST SEE! Master Bedroom w/Bath open to balcony overlooking kitchen. Cozy family room with sky lights and french doors that lead to deck. New carpets, beautiful hardwood floors and tons of deck space with nice level yard. Newer roof, Newer windows and new siding to ease your maintainance concerns. Close to shopping, access to highway and situated on a deadend street. This house must be seen to be appreciated. Seller still has minor renovating to complete and will be finished by closing. John ...
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By Jim Miller, Realtor, Southern NH Real Estate
(Bean Group)
Bedford New Hampshire Real Estate Market Report 2nd quarter 2010 Single Family Homes In the 2nd quarter of 2010 there were 74 homes that closed in Bedford New Hampshire. This is a increase of 7 homes, as there were 67 homes that closed in the 2nd quarter of 2009. The median list price for the homes that closed in Bedford for the 2nd quarter of 2010 was $359,900. The median list price for the homes that closed in Bedford for the 2nd quarter of 2009 was $424,900. The median sale price for the homes that closed in Bedford for the 2nd quarter of 2010 was $359,950. The median sale price for the homes that closed in Bedford for the 2nd quarter of 2009 was $410,000. The median market time for the homes that closed in Bedford in the 2nd quarter of 2010 was 72 days. The median market time for th...
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By Jim Miller, Realtor, Southern NH Real Estate
(Bean Group)
Bedford New Hampshire Real Estate Market Report 2nd quarter 2010 Condominiums and Townhomes In the 2nd quarter of 2010 there were 13 condominiums and townhomes that closed in Bedford New Hampshire. This is an increase of 2 condos, as there were 11 condos that closed in the 2nd quarter of 2009. The median list price for the condominiums and townhomes that closed in Bedford for the 2nd quarter of 2010 was $229,900. The median list price for the condominiums and townhomes that closed in Bedford for the 2nd quarter of 2009 was $259,900. The median sale price for the condominiums and townhomes that closed in Bedford for the 2nd quarter of 2010 was $229,900. The median sale price for the condominiums and townhomes that closed in Bedford for the 2nd quarter of 2009 was $249,900. The median mar...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Click here to view complete details and photos Bedford homeNewly Updated Open Kitchen with Granite, New Appliances, and a large granite island that looks out to the tranquil setting with private pond & large open yard. Kitchen has a beautiful cathedral wood ceiling with recessed lighting and is a MUST SEE! Master Bedroom w/Bath open to balcony overlooking kitchen. Cozy family room with sky lights and french doors that lead to deck. New carpets, beautiful hardwood floors and tons of deck space with nice level yard. Newer roof, Newer windows and new siding to ease your maintainance concerns. Close to shopping, access to highway and situated on a deadend street. This house must be seen to be appreciated. Seller still has minor renovating to complete and will be finished by closing. John D...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
New Hampshire Market Share State Thru May 2010. Keller Williams Metropolitan is #1 http://kwmc538.webexone.com/docs.dav/Group%20Documents/Market%20Share%20Graphs/NH%20Market%20Share%20Graph%20thru%20May%202010.pdf?id=94915&ord=142705&name=NH%20Market%20Share%20Graph%20thru%20May%202010.pdf  
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Great Decorating Budget Tips From HGTV's Leah Hennen   What's the dirtiest word in decorating? That's right: budget. Whether you have just a few $100 for a room makeover, or tens of thousands, you'll need to plan carefully and make tough choices to meet your bottom line. But budgeting isn't all bad news: "Decorating on a budget isn't about being cheap, it's about being smart - making informed decisions and getting the best value for your money," says Kristan Cunningham, interior designer and Design on a Dime host. 1. Make a design wishlistGive your imagination free reign. "Initially, at least, pretend that money is no object," says Angelo Surmelis, a Los Angeles interior designer and host of Rate My Space. Write down everything you'd like to do and buy. Be specific: Rather than listing ...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Top 15 Home Updates That Pay Off Find out how the top 15 home improvements rank, plus get tips on maximizing the return at resale.  #1 Minor Bathroom RemodelAverage return at resale: 102 percent It costs about $10,500 to replace the tub, tile surround, floor, toilet, sink, vanity and fixtures. You'll get back an average of $10,700 at resale, a recoup rate of 102 percent. If you can pipe a child's name on a birthday cake, you can re-caulk a tub. Use a softener like CAULK-BE-GONE to get rid of the old caulk. Fill the tub with water after you're done to stretch caulk while it dries. If your old tub is too large to fit out the door, re-glaze it for a like-new finish. Cost: $300 to $400. Remove dated wall coverings and apply a fresh coat of paint. For damaged walls, spray on texture provides...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Although it tends to look unpleasant, without mold the world would be overrun with all kinds of dead plant material and we would not have antibiotics or blue cheese dressing. Nevertheless, as useful as it can be, no one wants mold in his or her home. Not only is it unsightly, it can cause structural damage and can even be a serious potential health hazard. How best then to keep the mold at bay? Here are some basic ways to help keep your home mold free. Fix Moisture Problems - Mold loves moisture, it needs it to thrive and grow. Fixing moisture problems around the house is the first and most important step you can take to keep mold out of your home. If left alone, faulty plumbing or leaky roofs are often to blame for some of the more serious mold problems so, should you notice such thing...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Great Article From Realtor Magazine: Landscape designer Michael Glassman has cooked up a recipe for guaranteed curb appeal.   1. Add splashes of color. With every changing season, a landscape should provide a new display of colors, textures, and fragrances. "It's best to use one or two and repeat them," Glassman says. Example: white iceberg roses that bloom in spring, summer, and fall as a backdrop; in front, a contrasting punch of purple salvia or lavender that will flower at the same time; and as an accent, a crape myrtle tree that provides changing leaf colors in fall and interesting branches come winter.   2. Size trees and shrubs to scale. These should be planted in the right scale for the house so that they don't block windows, doors, and other architectural features on the home's...
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