Blog :: 04-2011

March Real Estate Market Statistics - Carroll County, NH

The statistics for existing homes sold in Carroll County in New Hampshire and the towns we serve in Western Maine are now available for March through the Northern New England Real Estate Network (NNEREN).

New Hampshire Waterfront Home in Eidelweiss The two best selling price ranges were $120,000 - $139,999 and $250,000 - $299,999. This would suggest that first-time homebuyers are becoming very active in the low range. Move up buyers are becoming most active for homes just under $300,000. In the luxury homes market, the $700K - $800K range was most active.

More than half of all homes sold used conventional loans. Just under 1/3 of all existing home sales were cash deals, which is quite a high percentage. Just a few homes sold with VA, FHA and other loan types.

Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

There are plenty of things to do to make your home more sellable. One of the most important things you can do is to de-clutter your home and get the details right. Realtor Magazine has a great article on getting your home ready to sell, Finishing Touches by Melissa Dittman Tracey. According to Tracey, if you're planning to sell you can stageyour home, or use some elbow grease. Here are some fantastic tips from her article:

Box it up. Most people pack up after they sell the house, but why wait? Sellers should start packing as early as possibleideally, before they put the home on the market.

Show off the laundry space. Buyers will be impressed if the laundry room is fresh, inviting, and organized. Make sure light bulbs are working, and hide soaps in a cupboard or line them neatly on a shelf.

Focus their attention. Pick a focal point for each room. For example, the focal point of a bedroom is usually the bed, and for a music room, its the piano. If a room is mostly empty, you can help draw attention to a corner with a plant or mirror.

But there's much more. Tracey gives expert advice on:
  • Floors
  • Lighting
  • Painting
Here's the full article. If you are all ready,fill outour form where we sell New Hampshireor Maine real estate.