9 Putnam St in Wilton, NH


9PutnamFrontAdorable New Englander style home a short walk to Frog Pond conservation, school, and downtown Wilton. Remodeled kitchen with granite counters and hickory cabinets; living room with large bay window, second-floor laundry, newly finished room on second floor could be a home office or small additional bedroom. Detached garage with power. Open front porch for easy conversations with neighbors, or dine out on the cozy screened porch that overlooks the private backyard.

Source, click for listing details: http://neren.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=b6c638a4-4e90-46f4-b80f-7aa94be81397&Report=Yes

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190 Baboosic Lake Rd in Merrimack, NH


Slideshow Video of 190 Baboosic Lake Rd. in Merrimack NH

The Barron House c1771

190 Baboosic Lake RdPreserved antique Colonial with heavy timber framing, wide-plank pine floors and wainscoting, 5 fireplaces, period trim, Moses Eaton stencils, and perennial gardens make this a very special place!  The home has a rich history dating back to pre-revolutionary times documented in the “History of Merrimack, NH, Volume I.”

The formal living and dining rooms flank the front staircase.  The keeping room runs the length of the house, a grand fireplace with beehive oven. Heading towards the back you have the large kitchen, half bath, laundry, and then you enter the large mudroom/library to access the 2-car attached garage.

Over the barn there’s a finished living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bath with separate electrical and natural gas furnace. A two-car garage with generator hook-up, walk up attic with more wide plank flooring.  The fieldstone foundation has a concrete floor, 200 amp service, chestnut beams, and many secrets.

MLS 4477896: Click for an Interactive Listing Sheet
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Happy General John Stark Day– “Live Free or Die”


Battle of Bennington Monument

I started watching historical shows about the American Revolutionary War.  I reason it’s because I’m from New England, not because I’m getting to be that age when one starts watching the History Channel.

The commercials for the “Sons of Liberty’ miniseries really drew me in.   I even started watching the John Adams series on HBO.  Great story, and to think it was true!

Well the 4rth Monday of April is known as General John Stark Day in New Hampshire, it falls on April 27th this year.  Since 2011 this little known state holiday has been celebrated in New Hampshire.  I only bring this up because 2 key battles referenced in the miniseries are the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Battle of Bennington.   Key battles of the Revolutionary War, and General Stark was instrumental in both.    One of his most famous quotes, and NH’s state motto: “Live Free or Die” is a stark reminder of the conviction and determination that our forefathers bore to bring forth a republic.MonumentWithAViewcrop2


I just gotta get that shot!

I have yet to visit the Bunker Hill Monument, interestingly enough my birth name is Bunker(one day I’ll figure out if there’s a relationship).  The Battle of Bennington Monument was an accidental find.  On one of my mother/daughter weekends I did my usual, “let’s see what’s down this road.”  I go off the planned route and go back roads a lot and only Mom tolerates it.  She loves it when I stop on a dime to jump out and take a picture.

-Just my thoughts.

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Todays Nashua Market Trend Update


Market Trend update for February 2015

Current Nashua NH Real Estate Market Report February 2015

The Nashua NH real estate marketed report February 2015 indicates a 12 month trend from January 2014 of average sales prices increasing and declining inventory. Declining inventory is typical over the winter months.

Nashua NH Average Sales Prices

The current trend is upward and indicates the average sales price of $232,000 with days on market of 87 for January. In February of 2014 the average sales price was $207,000 with 97 days on market.  Can you imagine if we did not have all this snow on the ground?

Nashua NH New Property Listings

The trend for properties on the market is slightly higher than last February with 75 listings, January this year has 87 listings.  The spring market listings have been delayed due to the severe winter snow storms. March and April we typically see the largest influx of new listings.

Nashua NH Real Estate Market Report

Nashua NH Real Estate Market Report

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Is spring the best time to list your house for sale?


When does the spring market start?

When does the spring market start?

While spring typically has the most closings, it is not necessarily the best time to LIST your house for sale.  The graph below shows a 1-year history of properties for sale, sold, and new listings on a month to month basis in the Nashua region (Nashua, Hudson, Hollis, and Merrimack).  The red arrow points to the new listings on the month just before the inventory grew. The green arrow is when home closings where highest.

The best time to list a house for sale.

Nashua, Hollis, Hudson, Merrimack Sales History

Nashua, Hollis, Hudson, Merrimack Sales History

A large increase of homes came on the market in March(red arrow), which equates to more competition for a house listing.  The months from May to August you see closings (green arrow).  Since the time for a real estate transaction, from new listing to closing, can typically take 60-120 days (2-4 months) it makes sense the best time to list is the 3 months prior to the peak in closings.

So when is the best time to list a home for sale? The chart says: March through May, with early March being the tops. The market slows down considerably in August, so keep that in mind. This cycle is typical in New Hampshire.

-Just my thoughts. -Jenn

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The Nashua area real estate market. Merrimack real estate for sale. Hudson home for sale.


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New Hampshire 2014 Property Tax Rates

I just updated my webpage at www.TopNHhomes.com with the current list of NH property tax rates: http://topnhhomes.com/nh-tax-ratesNH Tax Time

Why your assessed value is not usually your market vale and what is an equalization ratio explained.

Please take a look.


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The End of the Hometown


When asked where’s your hometown, how do you respond: the one you were born in, or the one you grew up in?

Seeing as the median duration in a residence is only 5.2 years* most of us have moved multiple times since birth.  So people aren’t tied to one location in today’s mobile society and many are missing that connection to a town.

I would always respond that I was born in Lowell, MA but moved a couple times before Nashua…which is where I grew up.  I have a connection to both, but my hometown is Nashua.

So I ask the question in my next post: What is home?

It’s just something I’ve been thinking about, the loss of the hometown.

NashuaMyHometown1Just my thoughts. -Jenn Cote

*https://www.census.gov/sipp/p70s/p70-66.pdf  page 4 “Seasonality of Mobility and Duration of Residence” Household Economic Studies  By Kristin A. Hansen

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2014 Empty Bowls Event in Nashua is tonight!


I cannot say enough how outstanding this is!  Number one, it’s the major fundraising event for the Nashua Soup Kitchen (http://www.nsks.org), and number two, the concept is brilliant!

Filling your free hand made bowl with soups prepared by local area restaurants, while listening to the Nashua High School Jazz Band, is just fun!

A row of beautiful hand crafted bowls you get to choose from.

A row of beautiful hand crafted bowls you get to choose from.

Last years: http://jennifercote.info/empty-bowls-event-in-nashua-nh

Just my thoughts. -Jenn Cote- Everything Real Estate

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Real Estate and GIS Maps for Southern NH Communities


It’s me again.  Don’t you just love researching real estate!  No?  Then you should call me to help you.  My email and phone are on this site somewhere.

So let me tell you about one of my favorite resources: Geographical Information Systems or GIS for short.  It basically a large data organizer that government (municipal, defense, intelligence), universities, health, and so many more use to easily visualize large quantities of data and their relationships.

For real estate/municipality purposes it takes different property maps such as a map for lot dimensions, zoning, water lines, conservation areas, and overlays them together for easy searching and viewing.

Livingston Park in Manchester, NH Data

Livingston Park in Manchester, NH Data – Click to Enlarge

Find the municipality’s website and many will have an interactive GIS mapping system.

Here are a few municipal GIS mapping sites(make sure your pop-up blocker is off):

Nashua: http://www.gonashua.com and you need to click on “Go to GIS maps” and it will open up in another window.

Windham: http://www.windhamnewhampshire.com (check this out Jeff)

Manchester: (this one’s for you Dave)


These are some PDF maps from the Nashua Regional Planning Commission(NRPC): http://www.nashuarpc.org/gis/mapsets.htm
The towns in the NRPC include: Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Lyndeborough, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, Pelham, and Wilton.

Here is the Rockingham Planning Commission site for additional maps: http://www.rpc-nh.org/ and the towns include: Windham, Salem, Atkinson, Plaistow, Hampstead, Kingston, Danville, Sandown, Hampton, Freemont, Brentwood, Seabrook, Exeter, Portsmouth, Rye.

-Just my thoughts.  Jenn Cote Everything Real Estate

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