Designer Upgrades and Amenities in the Distinctive Windham NH Custom Cape




Set privately at the end of a long driveway, you’ll discover a sensational home that is just loaded with designer upgrades and amenities. Greet friends and family in the spacious entrance hall with its double closet and gleaming hardwood floors. Pass through a pair of French doors into the spacious living room with hardwoods, crown moldings and sweeping bay-front window. Pass though another set of French doors into the designated formal dining-room, with hardwoods and custom built-in hutch or continue to use the space for other purposes. A designer’s hand is seen thoughout the elegant custom kitchen. Enjoy gorgeous custom cabinets, the richness of hardwoods, granite counters, china cabinet and thoughtful touches such as pot filler spout above the cook-top. Plus there is a bay window overlooking the back yard. The kitchen will be the gathering spot of the home, opening as it does, directly into the family room with hardwoods, masonry fireplace with gas log and beautiful custom cabinets. The mudroom area features a sensational pantry with beautiful cabinets, storage areas and a powder room that is  tucked off the hall.  The first floor is completed by two spacious bedrooms and a full bath with beautiful details including granite counters.

     The master bedroom suite features a luxurious bath. Enjoy ceramic tile flooring is warmed by radiant heat and watch the snow falling, through the picture window, from a private spa bath. There is an incredible double head, shower with distinctive glass block windows, handsome double vanity with dressing area, separate enclosed commode, the decadence of heated towel warmers and even a fridge. The spacious walk-in closet offers an abundance of built-ins and organizers. Also on the second floor is a charming bedroom with hardwoods and dressing area including unique closets with built-ins. The main bath features a beautiful tub and a whimsical dolphin water spout. There is also a second floor laundry with more custom built ins.

     The back yard is level and is highlighted by a recently refinished deck with A/G pool and a large fenced in play or pet area.


What's New at Spruce Pond Estates in Windham NH -2014

2013 showed once again that Spruce Pond Estates is the most popular new home community in Windham NH.  Taninger and Mallard Road are complete and their are just two homes left available for sale. . The Jacob Road cul-de-sac is nearly sold out. Just one home remains for sale.

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32 Jacob Road | SOLD 23 Jacob Road | SOLD Mallard Road | $579,900
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7 Mallard Road | $504,900 34 Jacob Road | SOLD   Custom Build at Spruce Pond

The Northland Road cul-de-sac which is currently offers several homes for sale. Several homes will offer scenic views and others will overlook Wilson's Pond.

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Views on Northland Road 47 Northland | $559,900 49 Northland | $599,900
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55 Northland | $619,900 The "Newfield" Custom Build "The Wilson" Facsimile



Why not stop by this Sunday from 12-3 to see what's available or talk with a representative about custom building a new home.  Spruce Pond Estates is the choice for a new home in Windham NH.

Beware of Online Pricing Tools!

Online value estimate off $50,000

Both home-buyers and home-sellers should beware of online pricing tools on popular, well known listing portals. If you are a home-seller, you could potentially be losing tens of thousands of dollars if you were ever foolish enough to rely on an online estimate of value. There is also a real danger for home-buyers, especially in a market like we are in today. If you rely on one of these estimates, and base your offer on it, you may lose out on a well priced house, that meets your needs,  because of relying on faulty information. And in a market with limited inventory, it may be very hard to find another home with similar characteristics.

One example of our listings will illustrate the point. Our company just closed on 5 Jefferson Road in Windham. The online estimate of value was $480,027. The property just closed with a sales price of $529,900. If a seller had relied on this estimate of value they would have lost $50,000. Some other examples: A listing on 4 Meadow Road in Windham is priced at $270,500 with a value estimate of $299,767; A listing at 6 Horne Road is priced at $949,900 with a value estimate of $1,173,903. There are many others. As you can see, the value estimates are off both on the high side and the low side. Some of the estimates are fairly close... but should you take the risk of relying on this information? The obvious answer in no.

I have been in the real estate business in southern New Hampshire for over 35 years. There is just no substitute for a professional Realtor's opinion of value. As a seller, you should have at least two to three market value opinions prepared on your home. There are subtle differences between homes that make a huge difference in their "market value." Condition and age often trump square footage. Locational differences also make a huge difference. Computer programs no matter how well conceived, can never replace the opinion of value provided by a real estate professional. Please, no matter whether you are a home-buyer or home-seller, do not rely on online valuations!



SpringWatch out when you head out to Spruce Pond Estates in Windham. Construction activity is booming and houses are springing up on many of the new lots on Taninger and Mallard Roads. There is an unusually strong demand this year for new homes, especially with limited availability in the resale market in Windham. Buyers are snapping up homes as quickly as they can be built and in many case buyers are choosing to build custom. If you need a home quickly there are several homes up that can be ready for a quick closing. Things are moving quickly so check back to see the progress.

Spruce-Pond-Estates-Blog-1There is a Morrison model on the cul-de-sac that is up and ready for viewing. This is one of the most popular choices due to the fact that the home features a 3 car garage and there is the option of a 3rd floor walk-up. Buyers also like the fact that the family room is privately placed, overlooking the back yard. You'll also enjoy the convenience of a gas fireplace.  The custom kitchen is very spacious and there is also a gracious formal dining room. You'll appreciate the generous allowances and included features. $474,900

The Stark model is located on Jacob Road and enjoys a wonderful setting. The home is well placed on thSpruce-Pond-Estates-Blog-3e level corner lot. The outstanding feature of this home is the great-room. What a great place to entertain family and friends or watch the big game in uncrowded comfort. Best of all the great-room is open to but separated from the kitchen by way of a half staircase. The kitchen it just great with a spacious bay-front dining area.  The master bedroom features a luxurious bath. The handsome entrance is highlight by laid-stone detailing. This home is furthest along and will be ready for occupancy the soonest. $544,900

Spruce-Pond-Estates-Blog-2The Hopkins model has been one of the most popular chocies for 2013. Price at just $524,900 this home has most everything that today's new home buyers are searching for. You'll enjoy the very open floorplan and the way the kitchen opens directly into the family room. Plus you'll love the conveneience of a two car attached garage. The master bedroom suite offers many possibilities and layouts to meet your exact needs.

The Edgefield is the newest model at Spruce Pond Estates. It is currently being framed on the Taninger Road cul-de-sac. it enjoys a very private and level lot. Plus the spacious family room will be the perfect Spruce-pond-estates-blog-customgather place for years to come. This home also features a two car attached garage. So as you can see there are many homes are and ready for your finishing touches. But if you can't find exactly what you're looking for you can always chose to custom build a new home. Rest assured that the experienced H&B Builders will make guide you every step of the way.

bootsSo put on your boots this Sunday, slosh through some snow and mud and see the perfect place in Windham NH to build your new home. There is an open house every Sunday from 12-3 where all your questions can be answered. You'll be glad you did.


Hard to Find Waterfront Listing on Cobbetts Pond

Distinctive Waterfront Property

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Kristie Dinsmore has just listed a wonderful home with 70 feet of water frontage on Cobbett's Pond. This home features a spacious living room with fireplace and bay window overlooking the lake. There is also a great-room over the two car attached garage. Master bedroom with bath also offers lake views. Plus their is a great sunroom right on the water's edge. Don't hesitate. Waterfront homes on Cobbetts Pond are hard to find. Call Kristie at 603-548-7230 for more information or a showing.

Make Your Offer Stand Out



            Real estate consumers are realizing that there has rarely been a better time to buy a home. In fact, historically low mortgage rates coupled with lower home prices have even sparked bidding competition in markets around the country.

A good home in a solid location may attract ample attention only hours after being listed. Home buyers can make their offers stand out from the rest through one or more of the following strategies:

            Price. Obviously, price tends to be the primary consideration for sellers. When you're competing for a home, to get an edge, think about adding a clause stating that you will beat the highest offer by "x" dollars up to "x" amount. Cash offers can be more attractive to sellers as well. Although sellers will receive their money at closing whether buyers pay with cash or take out a loan, cash offers don't require lender approval.

Financing. It's not enough to be pre-qualified. Pre-qualification only tells how much you can afford. Pre-approval goes a step further. Your lender will thoroughly evaluate your application--including verifying employment information and financial disposition--then clear you for a loan of a determined amount. Having your loan pre-approved gives you a sizeable advantage by putting you on equal footing with cash buyers.

Good Faith Deposit. Buyers offering a larger-than-customary amount of "earnest money," a deposit that accompanies an offer, may get a seller's attention. By committing more money up front, buyers demonstrate greater sincerity and motivation to close the transaction. Your real estate professional can guide you as to the appropriate sum for your specific transaction.

            Contingencies. Consider minimizing contingencies, those clauses that allow buyers to back out of a contract if certain conditions are not met. For example, it's common for buyers to make the purchase contingent upon their securing satisfactory financing. Obviously, offers with the fewest conditions tend to be more attractive to sellers.

From a contingency standpoint, first-time buyers are often better prospects for a seller's home than move-up buyers. That's because first-time buyers' offers are not contingent upon the sale of a present home. Even if a move-up buyer has an offer in hand, that buyer's offer may be contingent on another contingency, and so on down the line. If one transaction derails, they all might.

            Relationship. Help the seller get to know and identify with you by looking for ways to connect. Find common interests, such as a shared appreciation of gardening. You can then persuade the seller that her prize roses will be well tended. Share brief family stories. The more the seller gets to know and like you, the better chance your offer will stand out in a competitive environment. 

            Considerations for Short-sale and Foreclosure Transactions - Bank-owned properties represent a significant portion of today's housing inventory. Competition can be most keen for these homes as their prices can run 10% to 20% below current market value.

            Banks conduct extensive research to set these prices and generally base them on current market value less the cost of required repairs. Make your offer based on your own check of comparable sales and other due diligence. Banks won't get offended by a low offer, yet a realistic offer will more likely keep you in the running.

            Remember, patience is essential when buying bank-owned property as the process can take up to six months and longer.  

      Work with your local Prudential Real Estate sales professional to buy your dream home or investment property. His or her knowledge, skill and expertise will help you make sound real estate decisions today or any other time.


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Looking for an Affordable Home in Windham NH? There are 72 Homes and Condominiums For Sale Between $150,000-$300,000

Have you been looking to move into Windham NH and felt priced out of the market? Things have changed dramatically in this southern New Hampshire town with affordable homes and condominiums being in large supply. There are 72 single family homes and condominiums on the market between $150,000 and $300,000 as of June 15th. Who wouldn't want to move into this desirable town with its renowned schools, state of the art high school and a location near interstate 93 that can't be beat! Here as a few of the homes in our inventory in the affordable price range in Windham. Just click on the photos for full details:

$299,900 $279,900 $279,900  
$279,900  Sale Pending  55+ $184,900  $219,900  
$259,900  Sale Pending $245,900 $239,950