Merrimack, NH Real Estate News

By Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate
(Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates)
The long and often spirited battle for the Merrimack new mall is over...Trees have been cut and the project is moving forward...A groundbreaking ceremony was held in September for the new project.... The project site is located off of Industrial Drive, near its intersection with Continental Boulevard, and is immediately adjacent to Exit 10 of the F.E. Everett Turnpike. The  Merrimack Premium Outlets, a $100 million complex of retail and home-goods stores, is to be the home of around 100 premium outlets. The company expects to open in 2012.  Officials have not announced names of stores as yet, I assume they are awaiting confirmed and signed leases. We are excited about another wonderful shopping opportunity in our area...and we welcome the fact that its different than the traditional mal...
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By Jim Miller, Realtor, Southern NH Real Estate
(Bean Group)
Merrimack New Hampshire Real Estate Market Report 3rd quarter 2010 Single Family Homes In the 3rd quarter of 2010 there were 55 homes that closed in Merrimack New Hampshire. This is a decrease of 11 homes, as there were 66 homes that closed in the 3rd quarter of 2009. The median list price for the homes that closed in Merrimack for the 3rd quarter of 2010 was $234,900. The median list price for the homes that closed in Merrimack for the 3rd quarter of 2009 was $262,450. The median sale price for the homes that closed in Merrimack for the 3rd quarter of 2010 was $230,000. The median sale price for the homes that closed in Merrimack for the 3rd quarter of 2009 was $259,750. The median market time for the homes that closed in Merrimack in the 3rd quarter of 2010 was 73 days. The median mar...
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Merrimack New Hampshire Real Estate Market Report 3rd quarter 2010 Condominiums and Townhomes In the 3rd quarter of 2010 there were 14 condominiums and townhomes that closed in Merrimack New Hampshire. This is a decrease of 26 condos, as there were 40 condos that closed in the 3rd quarter of 2009. The median list price for the condominiums and townhomes that closed in Merrimack for the 3rd quarter of 2010 was $167,450. The median list price for the condominiums and townhomes that closed in Merrimack for the 3rd quarter of 2009 was $162,400. The median sale price for the condominiums and townhomes that closed in Merrimack for the 3rd quarter of 2010 was $158,000. The median sale price for the condominiums and townhomes that closed in Merrimack for the 3rd quarter of 2009 was $155,450. Th...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Realtors now a days need to keep up with the trends and find new ways to generate leads to get buyers and also to promote their listings to get them viewed by a larger audience. One of the biggest ways is to find  online solutions. Here are some cutting-edge yet inexpensive ways to impress consumers with Web marketing.In todays world, the first thing a buyer does when looking for properties is that they go online and search Internet. Us Realtors need to continue to explore an ever-expanding array of marketing tools to capture their attention online and drive them to their Web sites. Social networking, such as Facebook, Twitter, Active Rain and many other sites, have become helpful, inexpensive tools for us to do so. Video, and blogging now figure prominently in the promotional strategie...
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By Jim Miller, Realtor, Southern NH Real Estate
(Bean Group)
Merrimack New Hampshire Real Estate Market Report 2nd quarter 2010 Single Family Homes In the 2nd quarter of 2010 there were 62 homes that closed in Merrimack New Hampshire. This is an increase of 1 home, as there were 61 homes that closed in the 2nd quarter of 2009. The median list price for the homes that closed in Merrimack for the 2nd quarter of 2010 was $244,300. The median list price for the homes that closed in Merrimack for the 2nd quarter of 2009 was $275,000. The median sale price for the homes that closed in Merrimack for the 2nd quarter of 2010 was $239,200. The median sale price for the homes that closed in Merrimack for the 2nd quarter of 2009 was $270,000. The median market time for the homes that closed in Merrimack in the 2nd quarter of 2010 was 58 days. The median mark...
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Merrimack New Hampshire Real Estate Market Report 2nd quarter 2010 Condominiums and Townhomes In the 2nd quarter of 2010 there were 55 condominiums and townhomes that closed in Merrimack New Hampshire. This is an increase of 18 condos, as there were 37 condos that closed in the 2nd quarter of 2009. The median list price for the condominiums and townhomes that closed in Merrimack for the 2nd quarter of 2010 was $159,900. The median list price for the condominiums and townhomes that closed in Merrimack for the 2nd quarter of 2009 was $159,900. The median sale price for the condominiums and townhomes that closed in Merrimack for the 2nd quarter of 2010 was $155,000. The median sale price for the condominiums and townhomes that closed in Merrimack for the 2nd quarter of 2009 was $155,000. T...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Facts About Expired Listings Nearly 15% to 25% of all listings do not sell. The market rejects them. In other words, the market did not accept the Marketing Effort, the Price, the Condition, the Location, or a combination of these areas-perhaps all four of them!   The good thing is that you control two of these areas: Price and Condition.  We control one: Marketing Efforts.    Marketing Effort Staging and Pricing Strategies For Sale Signs, Rider Signs, Directional Signs Tube or Box with Flyers and Distribution of Flyers in Neighborhood Flyers in House/Comment Cards Multiple Listing Service Web Listings with Virtual Tour Open House Program Track Showings/Collect Feedback Weekly Seller Updates Property Caravans And more!     Condition A hundred dollar bill is a great metaphor: they all lo...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Six Selling Myths Uncovered   Myth #1:  You should always price your home high and negotiate down.    Truth:  Pricing too high can be as bad as pricing too low.   If you list too high, you'll miss out on buyers looking in the price range where your home should be.  Offers may not even come in, because buyers who are interested in your home are scared off by the price and won't even take the time to look at it.  By the time you correct the price and list your home at its fair market value, you will have lost that window of opportunity when your home draws the most attention from the public and real estate agents; i.e. the first 30 days that it is on the market.  A well-trained real estate agent who looks out for your best interests will consult with you on your home's fair market value a...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Facts About Expired Listings Nearly 15% to 25% of all listings do not sell. The market rejects them. In other words, the market did not accept the Marketing Effort, the Price, the Condition, the Location, or a combination of these areas-perhaps all four of them! The good thing is that you control two of these areas: Price and Condition. We control one: Marketing Efforts. Marketing Effort Staging and Pricing Strategies For Sale Signs, Rider Signs, Directional Signs Tube or Box with Flyers and Distribution of Flyers in Neighborhood Flyers in House/Comment Cards Multiple Listing Service Web Listings with Virtual Tour Open House Program Track Showings/Collect Feedback Weekly Seller Updates Property Caravans And more! Condition A hundred dollar bill is a great metaphor: they all look good, ...
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By Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
(BHG The Masiello Group)
  Don't miss the Nashua West Rotary 8th Annual Rock 'N Ribfest and the New Hampshire State Barbecue Championships  - June 11-June 13. The Ribfest takes place at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery 221 Daniel Webster HWY., Merrimack, N. H. The main sponsor is Anheuser-Busch and Nashua Rotary West. Admission is $5.00. Children eight and under are free. Proceeds will benefit many local, non-profit organizations through Rotary Nashua West's annual giving program    The Rock ‘N Ribfest is also the official site for the NH State Barbecue Championship.      BBQ judges will sample food from the best grillers.  Find out who will be named the New Hampshire State Barbecue Champion.       I first became aware of the Kansas City Barbeque Society championship through my brother and sister-in-law who travel al...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
It takes more work and effort to get your house sold, especially when you compare the present market to where it was just a few years back. There are a few things that you need to do in order to get your house sold in a timely manner and for top dollar. First off, de-cluttering and your house is going to open up the house and make it feel even more spacious than it was to begin with, as well as make it more appealing to buyers. Majority of home buyers cannot see past the clutter in any home. This includes all personal belongings as well (such as family pictures) that you are displayed throughout the house. Any personal items that could be seen by a potential buyer should be put out of sight. By not doing this, your chances of successfully selling your house decreases significantly. Buye...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Consider these tips when planning to build your DIY deck. Size How much space can you really commit to a deck? Look at the layout of your house and yard, including your driveway and garage, gardens, trees and rocks, and anything else on your property. While you may envision a giant deck that can hold many tables for entertaining, you might only have room for a narrow deck that wraps close to your house. Be realistic about what styles and sizes are going to work best for you. Legality Since a deck is considered an addition to your home, there are zoning laws that you will need to follow. Before you plan or design your deck, get copies of local zoning laws, as well as any covenants your neighborhood may have. You should also know the location of any utility lines-such as underground elect...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
You may be wondering why you would buy a house that needs a little bit of rehab. Sure, houses that are move-in ready don't have the problems that a fixer-upper might - like an old roof, a dilapidated porch, or dirty shag carpeting. They might be in good condition by all appearances and appraisals with the little luxuries that make new houses appealing. However, fixer-uppers are often the better choice in so many ways. Price The most obvious advantage to purchasing a house that needs work is the price. Often, the price will reflect neglect and necessary repairs. Purchasers may even be able to negotiate a selling price lower than list price of the house depending upon how motivated the seller is. Quality Your fixer-upper might be one of those charming old houses that has stood for a hundr...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
The life long dream of many couples is the thoughts of owning their own home.  Pride of ownership, the ability to landscape and decorate as they choose, and the very real advantage of building equity is very good reasons to buy your own home.  As in anything, owning your own home has advantages as well as disadvantages.  This article discusses the pros and cons of home ownership. Probably the biggest advantage of owning your own home is financial.  When you pay interest on the mortgage, the interest paid is tax deductible in most cases.  Paying points, either origination or discount, is also tax deductible.  The principle you pay on a mortgage is similar to putting money in the bank.  All these consideration add up to the value of home ownership. Another advantage is having the ability ...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
DIY Tips For Removing Pet Odors and Stains   Pet owners often find themselves searching for methods to remove pet urine, which can leave stains and odors. Read on below to find out how to remove cat and dog urine stains. Removing Pet UrineCat and dog urine stains are smelly and incredibly tough to get out of carpeting or other materials and in many cases, the products sold to eliminate the stains can smell just as bad. And because pets are territorial, if the odor isn't completely eliminated, the odds are good that they will soil the same location repeatedly. Here's a safe and effective way to neutralize pet urine so your home will smell and look better. Add ½ cup of white vinegar to a quart of warm water. Lightly pour the solution onto the stain, but don't over-saturate the area. Place...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
Keeping your house safe and secure is very important.  You may not realize it, but there are cheap and foolproof ways to protect your home against burglars and home invasions.  The list below shows some ways to keep your house secured. 1. Choose a safe neighborhood.  Do your research by asking the police department about the level of crime rate in a certain neighborhood. If you're renting, choose a unit on the upper floor.  Ground floor units are more vulnerable to attacks. 2. Lock your doors.  Check the doors and windows before going to bed at night.  Never let the kids answer the door to uninvited strangers and do not leave the spare key to your house under the door mat or flowerpot.  These are simple tips but they will surely help keep your house safe. 3.  Upgrade doors and windows i...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
As we find ourselves in the midst of National Home Improvement month, HouseMaster, one of the first and largest home inspection franchisors in North America provides homeowners with simple tips on how to maintain and update their homes with fixes they can inexpensively do on their own. "One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is letting small problems turn into big ones," said Kathleen Kuhn, President of HouseMaster. "Home maintenance is crucial since a home is typically the largest investment an average person makes in their lifetime. Proper home maintenance can alleviate the need for large and often costly repairs." HouseMaster provides homeowners with the following tips that can all be completed for under $25 and can save homeowners thousands down the road. Be aware of termite da...
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By Bill Burke, Associate Broker/REALTOR® Licensed in NH & MA
(BurkeLord Real Estate Powered By Keller Williams Metropolitan)
1. Good plans equal great results.Successful remodeling projects require careful planning and a realistic budget. "Many people want to build it cheap and fast," says builder David Lisenby, certified graduate remodeler, of Lisenby Construction. "They want an estimate before they even have a plan." A solid strategy will ensure that the homeowner and the builder are on the same page, saving both parties time and money. 2. Quality counts.Potential homebuyers have more sophisticated tastes than ever. That's why spending a little extra on good design, quality materials and careful craftsmanship can garner big rewards when it comes time to sell. 3. Insist on coherent design.A good remodel or addition should complement the original structure. Pay particular attention to roof lines, trim details...
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By Jim Miller, Realtor, Southern NH Real Estate
(Bean Group)
Merrimack NH Adult Community Homes and Condominiums The southern New Hampshire town of Merrimack has several options for adult living communities. These communities include Highland Green, Parkers Village and Souhegan River View Village. Click on the placemarks in the map below for more information on each community. View Merrimack NH Adult Community Homes in a larger map Jim Miller is a Merrimack NH Realtor with Coldwell Banker and provides buyer and sellers with professional real estate services. Jim is a licensed real estate agent in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Realtor Merrimack NH 03054 Merrimack NH Real Estate Market Report. Active adult communities in Merrimack New Hampshire are also known as age targeted, active living, active adult 55 plus, active lifestyle communities, 55 ...
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By Fred Doleac, Real Estate in a Virtual World
(Fred Doleac - Bean Group)
Merrimack New Hampshire Homes Sold in the First Quarter of 2010 The Merrimack, NH real estate activity increased sharply in 2010 as compared to 2009.  Homes sold increased from 31 to 42 with the average days on market improving from 149 to 97 days.  The average sales price increased from $242,908 to $261,117.  The Merrimack single family home market may have hit bottom in 2009 if this trend continues.   Additional resources for market information: Merrimack NH Real Estate - virtual community site with virtual tours, demographic and school info. Merrimack NH Homes for Sale - map search of all MLS listings. Merrimack NH Foreclosures - obtain a list of foreclosed and bank owned homes for sale. Information for the Merrimack NH homes sold report was compiled by Virtual Homes Real Estate and ...
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