Blog :: 2010

Denise Silva joins Prudential Dinsmore in Windham NH

Prudential Dinsmore Assoicates, REALTORS in Windham, New Hampshire is pleased to announce that Densie Silva has joined the company as a sales professional. Denise has two years of real estate experience and was formerly with Prudential Verani Realty in Londonderry NH.

Denise is a real estate professional who is passionate about finding the right home for her customers and clients. Densie says that, "she is all about individual attention, quality service and customer satisfaction." She is an excellent transaction manager. She spent many years as a paralegal for a Massachusetts law firm.

Denise in e-certified which means she knows how to use all of the tools of the internet with both buyers and sellers. If you are a seller she can use her online techniques and strategies to make sure that you home is found by Buyers searching on the web. If you are a buyer Denise knows how to effectively stay in touch with you and make sure that you are aware of the new home listings coming onto the market. 

If you are relocating to southern New Hampshire, rest assured that you will be in good hands. Denise has taken advanced training with Prudential Relocation in "Destination Services" which focuses on the unique needs of the relocating buyer. She is prepared to help the you with the services and solutions to make a out of state move as smooth as possible.

As a seller, you will be happy to know that Densie has an independent business as a professional home stager, color consultant and interior decorator and has unique talents and training to help you prepare your home for the market.   

If you a looking to buy or sell a home in southern New Hampshire you can contact Denise by phone of e-mail:

Denise lives in Windham with her family.

First Floor Master Bedroom Suites

First floor master bedroom suites are becoming very popular with home buyers in southern New Hampshire. This trend is seen with both new homes and resales. Many people like the convenience of living on one level. Others like the idea of having the master bedroom as a private retreat with the other bedrooms located on the second floor.

In Spruce Pond Estates, in Windham New Hampshire, more buyers are inquiring about first floor master bedrooms. There is currently a very distinctive home nearing completion that features an open floor plan with a first floor master bedroom suite.  Brian Harvey of H & B Homes sees the first floor master suite as a trend that is growing in popularity.  H & B Homes has first floor master plans available in different sizes and price ranges. 

A newly listed home in our office is a custom home that is loaded with exterior curb appeal. It features a first floor master bedroom suite and an open floor plan with a great room and vaulted ceilings. It has the convenience of a two car attached garage. There is also a seperate office on the first floor. The home has a large footprint and also includes a bayfront formal dining room and livingroom on the main level. Three additional bedrooms are located upstairs. Priced at just $429,900. It is located in the desirable Jackman Ridge neighborhood in Windham NH.

If you are looking to make a first floor master bedroom suite part of your lifestyle change the Realtors at Prudential Dinsmore Associates can help you find the home in southern NH that best meets your needs.

What's New at Spruce Pond Estates

Have you been to Spruce Pond Estates lately?  This is Windham New Hampshire's most popular new home neighborhood where you'll find a wide variety of homes to choose from. There are several homes that are up and could be ready for the holdidays. As always, Spruce Pond Estates has a model open every Sunday from 12:00 to 3:00

THE WILSON: 14 DUSTON ROAD (LOT 1232) This popular model is very spacious and offers 3,588 square feet of living space. You'll enjoy greeting firends and family in the impressive two story foyer. Right of the foyer is a very large office or study. Formal living and ding rooms. There is a wonderful center island kitchen with big dining area that open directly into the family room wiht vaulted ceilings. The master bedroom suite is very spacious and features a spa bath and huge walk-in closet. Plus you'll love the three car attached garage. This home could be ready for a quick close. Best of all it is priced at just $579,900. You won't find a better value in Windham! Why not take a look this Sunday.

THE STARK: 42 NORTHLAND ROAD (LOT 1239) This distinctive home offers 3,269 square feet of living space and featues a wonderful great-room just steps from the kithcen. And inviting foyer opens to the formal living room. Gracious formal dining room with wainscoting. Big kitchen with breakfast room. Spacious master bedroom with spa bath. Four bedrooms total. Plus a two car garage. This home is set on a beautiful lot and can be ready for a quick closing. Priced at just $549,900.

Buckland Road located within Spruce Pond Estates and has been planned for more affordable homes.  Yes you can live in Windham without compromising with a resale that just doesn't match your tastes and style. The homes on Buckland Road start at just $394,900.  

12 BUCKLAND ROAD (LOT 870) is up and could be ready for a quick close. This spacious colonial offers 2,222 square feet of living space and a walk up to the second floor that can be finished later into additional living space. This three bedroom 2.5 bath home offer s large familyroom, formal dining room and a huge country style kitchen with a large dining area. There is also a two car garage. There are several lots and many home styles to choose from on Buckland Road.


Bob Peate Featured on WMUR

Bob Peate a real estate agent with Prudential Dinsmore Associates, REALTORS in Windham NH was recently featured on WMUR in Manchester. The televised segment discussed current options for people nearing retirement age who are encountering a challenging environment for the 401K investments. As part of his retirement strategy, Bob decided to enter real estate, full time, two year ago. After completing many successful real estate transactions, he has found real estate to be a rewarding career.  "We're thinking of downsizing our expectations of retirement," he said. "Maybe it's a good right-sizing that we're going through." You can see the full segment here: Bob Peate-WMUR clip


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Prudential Real Estate Ranked Highest for Seller Satisfaction in J.D. Power and Associates' 2010 Home Seller/ Buyer Study

Windham, New Hampshire - Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, a Prudential Financial, Inc. [NYSE: PRU] company, and Prudential Dinsmore Associates, REALTORS announced that Prudential Real Estate ranks "Highest Overall Satisfaction for Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms" in J.D. Power and Associates' 2010 Home Buyer/Seller StudySM.

The study measures customer satisfaction of home sellers and buyers with major national real estate companies. Overall satisfaction is determined by examining four factors for the home-selling experience: agent (44%); marketing (30%); office (15%); and services (11%).

Among home sellers, Prudential Real Estate achieved scored highest on a 1,000-point scale and received particularly high ratings from customers in the marketing and agent factors. This is the second time in three years the Prudential Real Estate Network ranked highest in seller satisfaction. The Network also ranked highest in 2008.

 "This distinction underscores the satisfaction level and consistency of our network through challenging times in our industry," said Jim Mallozzi, chairman and CEO, Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services. "Affiliate to affiliate, our sales professionals are the local-market experts who market and price homes right, while providing attentive service. The more you know us, the more you love us."

Added Earl Lee, president, Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services: "The Prudential Real Estate Network already enjoys one of the highest average selling prices in the industry. And, this prestigious J.D. Power and Associates designation demonstrates that our sales professionals are representing their customers with distinction."

The team at Prudential Dinsmore Associates, Realtors works hard to exceed the expectations of its clients - sellers and buyers alike, explained Brad Dinsmore, broker/owner, Prudential Dinsmore Associates, REALTORS. "In today's market, our clients require all the expertise and service we can offer - and by leveraging Prudential's brand strength, its broad product and service offerings and its effective Internet marketing programs, we provide sellers with the exposure they need for their homes."

The study finds that despite the popularity of home selling and buying resources on the Internet, the real estate sales professional remains key to customer satisfaction with real estate companies. A large proportion of both home sellers and buyers rely on the Internet to facilitate the buying or selling process, with 79 percent of buyers saying that they used Internet tools to help them in the purchase process, and 82 percent of sellers reporting that they used a website listing to market their home. In addition, among home sellers, online methods are the most important aspect of marketing.

However, the sales professional carries the greatest importance among the factors that comprise overall satisfaction among both home sellers and buyers.

According to J.D. Power and Associates, although the Internet provides real estate consumers with the ability to perform some essential tasks - such as listing a home for sale or researching a neighborhood in which to purchase a home - it still does not replace the importance of a good sales professional. The knowledge and expertise provided by experienced sales professionals are important benefits of using a full-service real estate company.

Satisfaction averages 768 among those customers whose homes sold within five months or less, but declines considerably to an average of 702 among customers whose homes took seven months or longer to sell, the study showed.

Nearly one-half of respondents in the study (46%) reported using recommendations from family or friends to find their real estate sales professional. Approximately 32 percent used a sales professional they had used previously, 22 percent used the internet and 12 percent used a listing agent for property.

The study reports that home buyers were shown an average of 17 homes before they made a purchase. Home sellers reported that, on average, their home was shown 12 times, and about two open houses were conducted before a sale occurred.

The 2010 Home Buyer/Seller Study includes 3,096 evaluations from 2,817 respondents who bought or sold a home between March 2009 and April 2010.

Based in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services company operating in key business sectors including market research, forecasting, performance improvement, training and customer satisfaction. The company's qualityand satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. For more information on cell phone ratings, car reviews and ratings, car insurance, health insurance andmore, visit J.D. Power and Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Prudential Real Estate provides franchises with business strategies using Operation Reviews as well as numerous benefits, including access to Prudential Real Estate's Online Seller Advantage® program designed to provide real-time information to sellers with the touch of a keystroke. Prudential Real Estate is one of the largest real estate brokerage franchise networks in North America, with 1,700 franchise offices and approximately 60,000 sales professionals in the franchise network as of March 31, 2010.

Prudential Dinsmore Associates, REALTORS is located in Windham, New Hampshire and lists and sells real estate across southern New Hampshire


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Lake Front Living on Cobbetts Pond in Windham NH

Have you been waiting for a waterfront home on Cobbett's Pond this summer? There has been very little inventory of homes for sale on the lake.

Well, we have just listed a beautiful year round home on Cobbett's. It has an end of the road setting with a large .47 acre lot with an unusual 148 feet of water frontage. 

Here are some of the details. The home is priced at $759,900

  • Dramatic open concept interior with volume ceilings.
  • Impressive open foyer with handsome open rail staircase.
  • Living room with vaulted ceilings, hardwoods and floor to ceiling brick fireplace with gas log. Sliders open to the deck.You will enjoy dining with panoramic lake views. Highlights include cathedral ceiling, hardwoods and casement windows.
  • Gorgeous kitchen with oak cabinetry, handsome ceramic tile floors, recessed and pendant lighting, rich granite counter tops, cathedral ceiling, gas stove, dishwasher, trash compactor and an abundance of counter and cabinet space!
  • Enjoy the fireplace in the family room which features hardwoods and double sliders for panoramic lake views.
  • Master bedroom suite features hardwood floors, two closets and private bath with soaking tub. Imagine working from home in the alcove off the master with breathtaking lake views.
  • Two additional bedrooms and a full bath off the hallway complete the second floor.
  • The yard offers a big level front and side lawn, plenty of parking and beautiful patios and deck offering just incredible lake views.
  • Lakeside there is a dock for your boat included with the sale.
  • Hard to find two attached car garage.

Call 603-898-9038 or e-mail for more information or a showing.

Windham NH Home Sales Sizzle in the First Half of 2010

The Windham real estate market in the first half of 2010 almost made me think I was having a flashback of the good old days, say in 2005. Over all, there were 112 homes and condominium sold in Windham during the first 6 months of 2010 compared to 63 sales in the same period of 2009. This is a jump of over 77.8% this year as compared to last year. The average sales price of homes and condominiums dropped 5.97% from $390,540 to $373,615 during the same period of comparison.

The upsurge in demand locally has been driven by the return of buyers in the all important $400,000 to $600,000 price range, where much of the Windham market inventory exists. Last year the market was all about first time buyers and the Windham market suffered as a result. What a difference a year can make! One of the most encouraging signs in this market segment has been the return of the relocation buyer which is an indication that large corporations have the confidence to start relocating employees.

In the first half of 2010, 91 single family homes sold in Windham, with 38 in the $400,000 to $600,000 price range. This segment represents over 40% of the market activity so far this year. Over 58 sales or over 60% of single family sales were in the $300,000 to $600,000 price range. If there is a weakness in the Windham market it is in the $700,000 plus range. Only one home, a waterfront property on Canobie Lake, sold for over $700,000 during the first half of 2010. This matched 2009 when there had been only one sale over $700,000 before June 30th. By the end of 2009, 6 homes over $700,000 had closed, many of which were waterfront properties on Cobbett's Pond. In my past experience, the upper range sales usually are more prevalent in the last half of the year.

This compares to the first half of 2009 when 55 single family homes sold in Windham with 22 in the $400,000 and $600,000 price range. In 2009, 34 sales were in the $300,000 to $600,000 price range.

The Windham condominium market has also seen an upsurge in 2010. There were 21 condominium sales in the first 6 months of 2010 as compared to only 8 during the same period of 2009.

So how does all of this compare to the nostalgic days of 2005? Well in the first six months of 2005, 141 homes and condominiums sold in Windham. That was a decrease from 2004 when 163 homes and condominiums sold during the same period. The average selling price for homes and condominiums in 2005 was $420,822 which was a 6.7% increase over the $386,488 average sale price for the same period in 2004.

One thing missing so far this year in the Windham market were bank owned sales. There were very few homes sold in Windham that were bank owned. This may not be the case in the future. It was reported in the Eagle Tribune, that Cathy Stacey, the registrar of Deeds, has seen a surge of foreclosures, up 32% in Rockingham County, in the first half of 2010. Most of these will translate into bank owned inventory in the future.

So what is ahead for the Windham real estate market? Nationwide the National Association of REALTORS is reporting that pending home sales dropped 30% in May nationally and 31.6% in the northeast. Currently, there are 40 homes pending in Windham. What will happen to the market in Windham for the rest of 2010? No one can predict the future but the past six months show a housing market that is returning to normal. Being a real estate professional, I now have to give you the obligatory admonishment that now is the time to buy or sell a home. Rather than being self serving though, this just may be good advice for both buyers and sellers. If you are a buyer, sure you missed the government handout, I mean tax credit, but you may gain that back in better pricing as the surge of first time and trade-up buyers fade. You also have an opportunity to lock in an interest rate, in the unheard of 4% range, but don't hesitate, because rates don't always just go down. Once upon a time, not so long ago, 8% was considered a great mortgage rate because they had dropped from 17%. For sellers, the advice is always the same, pricing is the key, and you have to price your home like it has to be sold in 90 days or less. You never know what lies ahead for the economy, what competing property will come onto the market that will upstage your home or what will happen in the local real estate market.

This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the Multiple Listing Service of the Granite State South Board of REALTORS, Inc. Neither the board or its M.L.S. guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the Board or its M.L.S. may not reflect all activity in the market. Sales of Windham Homes and Condominiums from 01-01-2010 to 06-30-2010


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5 Reasons Why It's High Time You Thought About Living In Southern New Hampshire

If you don't know Southern New Hampshire, get ready...Southern NH is famous for:

1. Close proximity to Boston - Live in Southern NH and you'll have an easy commute to work. Londonderry is 45 miles away; Windham is 38 miles to Boston

2. Small Town Beauty - For example, Londonderry has five orchards located right in town: The state of New Hampshire has designated the roads connecting these orchards as a scenic highway called "The Apple Way."

3. Terrific new developments - Spruce Pond Estates is both affordable and fabulous (prices start at $389,900 for 2128 SF; amenities include open floor plan, huge eat-in kitchens, gas fire place, 4 bedrooms, Master bedroom with walk-in closet).

4. Great Schools - Two examples for starters: Londonderry and Windham. Londonderry is one of the few communities in southern New Hampshire to offer public kindergarten. Londonderry High School has undergone a major renovation and expansion. Learn more about the Londonderry School District. Windham students earn consistently high national test scores.

5. Affordability - the best of Southern NH just got a bit more affordable. Let's start with these properties Windham and Londonderry under $500k:

Buckland, Starting at $389,900
Windham's Best Value! $439,900
Londonderry NH - $349,900

Great Tips For Home Buyers in Southern NH

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Priced out of Windham? Try Spruce Pond Estates

Buckland $389,900

If you haven't taken the time to check out Spruce Pond Estates, you are missing one of the best opportunities to own a new home in southern New Hampshire. Where else can you find a new home in Windham NH starting at just $389,900?

The homes on Buckland Road have been a popular choice for buyers who have been priced out of Windham in the past. Currently there is one house available for a quick close or you can choose one of the other beautiful lots to build a home that exactly meets your needs. Don't hesitate too long though because 10 homes have been sold or are pending in Spruce Pond Estates in 2010 and there has been one price increase.

The experienced builders at H&B Homes have been constructing homes in southern New Hampshire for over 30 years.  Past developements include, Braxton Woods, Nottingham, Carr Hill, Hadleigh Woods and others.

Buckland $389,900

The Morrison model which is currently offered at $464,900 has been a popular choice at Spruce Pond. Buyers are attracted to the spacious floorplan, the family room in the back of the house right off the kitchen and the three car garage.

H&B Homes team will work with you in building a home that specifically meets your needs. Homes with in-law apartment and first floor master bedrooms are available.

Of course, Spruce Pond Estates has easy access to Interstate 93 and the greater Boston area.

Spruce Pond Estates is Open Sundays from 12-3. Directions: From I-93 take exit 3. Right on 111. Left on 28. About s miles to Spruce Pond on the left.


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