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2019 Home Sales in the New London and Sunapee Region

In reviewing property sales for the past 8 months (January through August 2019) and comparing that data to the past couple of years, we are seeing shorter median days on market (39 days) and a median sales price for the region that is almost $8,000 higher than the past couple years. On the surface, this sounds great–higher prices, shorter time on the market, sign me up!

If you dig deeper, we see that pricing more aggressively is key for this last quarter of 2019. Looking at the charts below, there is a $60,000 difference in the median price between available inventory and what is currently under contract. A similar differential is reflected in the average and median days on the market for the pending inventory. This shows that accurately priced homes are selling, while properties that push the sales price boundaries are seeing a much higher days-on market average.


In the spring/early summer we were able to counsel our sellers and drive a higher listing price. Now we are seeing buyers hold back, pause and not jump right away if the price is too high. With rates still at historic lows, and inventory levels down, there is high buyer demand—however, sellers should keep in mind that the key to selling your home in today’s market is knowing the accurate value of your property and pricing it accordingly. Sellers entering the market with a smart pricing strategy, paired with an expert marketing campaign can still have an excellent experience.

Buyers, so where does this leave you? It is still a seller’s market, but as covered above, things are slowing turning in your favor. Here are a few key things to consider when buying a home or investment property:

1) Hire a buyer’s agent to help guide you through the process and structure your offer for the highest chance of success. Real Estate is highly localized, and an experienced realtor will be able to provide the data you need to make an informed decision and give you confidence in the decision you are making.

2) Put your cards on the table. Worst case the seller says, “no” best case, you get the house!

3) Remember, if you are buying a home for a “home” not a flip or investment property, the long-term value of today’s rates is remarkable. Here’s a quick example to show how rates can impact the carrying cost of purchasing a home:

On a $250,000 loan at today’s rate of 3.75% versus rates back in 2007 at 6% it equates to a $55,301 savings over the course of 10 years!

  • Total interest at 3.75% 10yrs on a 30yr mortgage = $84,824.37**
  • Total interest at 6% 10yrs in on a 30yr mortgage = $140,125.54**

**Interest rate information sourced from bankrate.com on September 20, 2019. Always consult your lender for the most up-to-date rate information. 


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    Local and Regional Farm Stands and Apple Orchards

    Local Farm Stands and Markets

    Beaver Pond Farm
    50 McDonough Road, Newport
    Phone: (603) 543-1107

    Schroeder Farm
    126 Sutton Road, Newbury
    Phone: (603) 938-5911

    Spring Ledge Farm
    37 Main Street, New London
    Phone: (603) 526-6253

    Sweet Beet Market
    11 West Main Street, Bradford
    Phone: (603) 455-6196

    The Vegetable Ranch LLC.
    443 Kearsarge Mountain Road, Warner
    Phone: (603) 496-6391

    Warner Public Market
    19 East Main Street, Warner
    Phone: (603) 456-2602

    Yankee Farmers Market
    360 Rte 103 East, Warner
    Phone: (603) 456-2833

    Apple Orchards

    Alyson’s Orchard
    57 Alyson’s Lane, Walpole
    Phone: (603) 756-9800

    Apple Hill Farm
    580 Mountain Road., Concord
    Phone: (603) 224-8862

    Blackwater Farm
    120 Tyler Road, Contoocook
    Phone: (603) 746-2349

    Gould Hill Farm
    656 Gould Hill Rd, Hopkinton
    Phone: (603) 746-3811

    Peachblow Farm
    6 Strawberry Row, Charlestown
    Phone: (826) 398-0826 x 5700

    Poverty Lane Orchards
    98 Poverty Lane, Lebanon
    Phone: (603) 448-1511

    Work Song Farm
    124 Beech Hill Road, Hopkinton
    Phone: (603) 219-0297


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      Fall Events and Happenings in Sunapee, New London and the Surrounding Region

      What’s not to love about New London, Sunapee and the surrounding region during the fall season! Late September and the month of October are packed with events and things to do from cruising the back roads and taking in the bright colors of the leaves to fall festivals, pumpkin people, cultural events and 5k road races. Below is round up of events and happenings in fall 2019. Also, make sure to check out some of the local and regional farm stands and apple orchards this season!

      September 26

      Twilight Tasting
      Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Unique event with area restaurants, cafes, caterers and others showcasing their talents. The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum and The Little Nature Museum will be open and available to tour and walk the grounds.

      October 1 – month of October

      Return of the Pumpkin People
      Town of New London
      Throughout the month of October keep an eye out as the Pumpkin People reemerge all around New London. Hosted by the New London Recreation Department, all are welcome to participate! There are categories for residential, business and organization entries.

      October 5

      Claremont Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off
      The Green at the Claremont Visitor Center
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm

      This is the 22nd Annual Fall Festival & Chili Cook-Off 5K Race, with live entertainment, exhibitors and chili contest.

      October 6

      Harvest Day
      Muster Field Farm, Sutton
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm
      Enjoy the beauty of Muster Field Farm in Sutton, NH while listening to live music and watching artists demonstrate and exhibit their skills and crafts! Homemade soups will be available for purchase and the farm stand will be open.

      October 6

      Open Farm Sunday
      Sanctuary Dairy Farm
      11:00 am – 2:00 PM

      Cabot is hosting a fall open house and there will be blacksmith demonstrations, pressed apple cider, warm grilled cheese sandwiches/mac-n-cheese and tours of the dairy barn.

      October 11 – 13

      72nd Annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival
      Main St., Warner
      Three days of family fun! Live music, parades, 5k road race, amusement rides, great food, farmer’s market and more!

      October 12

      Corbin Covered Bridge Festival
      Corbin Covered Bridge, Newport
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      This is a FREE event that will include historical and cultural activities, fun, food, demonstration, hands on experiences, a heritage parade through the bridge, and photo opportunities.

      October 12

      Mount Sunapee Duck Drop
      Mount Sunapee Resort, Newbury
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm
      Get ready to let the ducks fly! Enjoy live music, good food, and test out your duck tossing skills for a chance to win some great prizes.

      October 12-13

      Open Studio Days
      Whipple Hall, New London & Various Local Artist Studios
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm


      October 18

      New London Chili Cook-off
      New London Historical Society, New London
      5:30 – 7:00 pm

      Come try the best chili’s in the New London region! $10 per person! You vote for the best. Winner gets $500!

      October 26

      Haunted Harbor Halloween
      Sunapee Harbor
      5:00–7:30 pm


      October 31

      Halloween Fun
      Wilmot Community Association Red Barn, Wilmot
      5:00–7:00 pm

      The young and young-at-heart will want to join in. The decorations will be grand and the candy, cookies, cider and other goodies sinfully delicious. Kids of all ages are welcome to stop by the Red Barn for games and treats.

      November 2-10

      Christmas at the Fells
      The Fells Historic Gardens & Estate, Newbury
      The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens, Newbury, NH Take a tour of The Fells Main House and get inspired! Professional interior designers, floral artists, decorators and talented volunteers have sprinkled their magic throughout to create this one-of-a-kind Christmas showcase.

      November 28

      13th Annual Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot 5K
      Sunapee Harbor
      9:00 am

      Now in its 13th year, the Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot has become a wonderful family tradition for more than 800 racers. Grab your family and friends, work off some calories, and make this great event a part of your Thanksgiving tradition.


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        Lori Meding and Brandy Waterman Join O'Halloran Group

        Spring and Summer 2019 have proven to be a busy season and our team continues to grow. We are thrilled to welcome two new colleagues to the O’Halloran Group—Realtor®, Lori Meding and Brandy Waterman.

        Lori began her real estate career working behind-the-scenes as a broker assistant for over six years prior to becoming a full-time Realtor in 2017. This experience has allowed Lori to be involved in every aspect of the real estate transaction from start to finish on a wide range of properties and has led to her expansive knowledge and insight of the local real estate market. Lori grew up in Newbury and has owned a home in Wilmot since 1990 where she raised her son. As a native of the Lake Sunapee Region, Lori is passionate about our community and looks forward to helping clients discover all that this area has to offer.

        Brandy comes to the O’Halloran Group from Sugar River Bank where she worked in business banking and marketing. With a long background in the banking world, she understands the importance of customer needs, and wants to make sure each client is assisted with prompt service and contact. If you haven’t meet Brandy yet, you will! Her work keeps her at the forefront of all client relations and marketing projects. Born and raised in Sunapee, now residing in Newport. She adores the communities she lives and works in. You’ll find her out and about volunteering for a number of community organizations including the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, the Orion House and Claremont Kiwanis Club.


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          Welcome to our new blog!

          We look forward to making this the best resource for information about real estate, our local area, and current topics that impact you. Please feel free to comment on our posts if you have questions or reactions to share. If there is anything you'd like to see us write about, we'd love to hear your ideas.


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            Things to do this Spring and Summer in and around New London and Sunapee

            Whether you live in the Sunapee Region or you're visiting the area, below is a list of 2019 events and activities that are worth checking out. From live music and festivals to fireworks and road races, there's so much to enjoy in and around New London and Sunapee this spring and summer!


            JUNE 1
            MainStreet Warner Block Party and Summer Kickoff
            Warner, NH

            JUNE 8
            28th Annual Plant Sale
            The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens
            8:30 - 11:30 am

            JUNE 13
            Music on the Wilmot Bandstand
            Wilmot, NH
            6:00 - 7:30 pm
            Saturday evenings through August 3

            JUNE 15
            Newport Chamber Day
            Newport, NH
            10:00 am - 1:00 pm

            JUNE 21
            New London Bandstand Concerts on the Green
            New London Town Green
            Saturday evenings through August 23

            JUNE 22
            Save a Stray 5K
            Hosted by Sullivan County Humane Society
            Robert C. Hasevlat Park, Corbin Rd., Newport, NH
            8:30 am registration, 10:00 am race start

            5th Annual Strawberry Festival
            New London Town Green
            Hosted by the New London Recreation Department
            10:00 am - 3:00 pm

            Yoga with a View
            Mount Sunapee
            Newbury, NH
            11:00 am - 1:00 pm
            Wednesdays and Saturdays through October 5

            June Jam
            Muster Field Farm
            Sutton, NH
            Gate opens at 3:30 pm, music beings at 4:00 pm

            JUNE 23
            Free Concerts on the Common
            Hosted by the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce
            Newport, NH
            6:00 pm

            JUNE 28
            MainStreet Warner Stage
            Warner, NH
            6:00 - 10:00 pm


            JULY 3
            Newbury Rocks the Harbor Summer Concert Series
            Town Gazebo, Newbury, NH
            Concerts held through August 15
            7:00 - 8:30 pm

            JULY 6
            St Andrew's Summer Fair
            New London, NH
            9:00 am - 2:00 pm

            Pleasant Lake Boat Parade
            New London, NH
            2:30 - 4:00 pm

            Pleasant Lake Fireworks
            New London and Wilmot, NH
            9:00 - 10:00 pm

            Sunapee Harbor Fireworks
            Sunapee, NH
            9:00 - 10:00 pm

            JULY 12
            Mink Hills Band
            MainStreet Warner Stage
            Warner, NH
            6:00 - 9:00 pm

            JULY 13
            Newbury Old Home Day
            Newbury, NH
            All day event
            Food trucks, live music, family fun activities, fireworks and more!

            Old Ford Day
            The Ice House Museum
            91 Pleasant St., New London
            9:00 am - 1:00 pm

            JULY 27
            New London Garden Club 52nd Antique Show and Sale
            New London Town Green
            9:00 am - 3:00 pm


            AUGUST 1-3
            95th Annual Hospital Days
            New London, NH

            AUGUST 2
            Honest Millie
            MainStreet Warner Stage
            Warner, NH
            6:00 - 9:00 pm

            AUGUST 3 - 11
            Annual Craftsmen's Fair
            Mount Sunapee Resort
            Newbury, NH

            AUGUST 4
            36th Annual Hospital Days Triathlon
            New London Historical Society and Bucklin Beach
            New London, NH
            7:15 am check-in, 9:00 am race start

            AUGUST 24 & 25
            Farm Days
            Muster Field Farm
            Sutton, NH

            Send us your event!

            If you are hosting an event that isn't listed above, email us at christina@sunapeeregionproperty.com or direct message us via facebook at: www.facebook.com/LakeSunapeeRegion or www.facebook.com/ohallorangroup.

            Things to do Memorial Day Weekend 2019 in New London and the Sunapee Region

            From Memorial Day services to the start of the summer season for many businesses, heres a quick list of events and places to check out if your staying in, or traveling through New London, Sunapee, Newbury, Warner and other surrounding towns in our beautiful region.

            Saturday, May 25

            8:00 AM 12:00 PM
            Wilmot Garden Club Annual Plant Sale
            Wilmot Flat

            8:00 am 1:00 pm
            Annual KCPC Yard Sale

            10:00 am
            Fells Main House Opens for the Season
            The Fells Historic Garden and Estate

            Mount Sunapee Adventure Park Opens
            Mount Sunapee Resort, Newbury

            MV Kearsarge Restaurant Ship Opens for the Season

            Potter Place Railroad Station and Museum
            Opens to the public on weekends now through October

            Fentons Landing Opens for the Season

            Monday, May 27

            Registration 7:30 am, Race start 9:00 am
            WCA Black Fly Blitz 5k

            8:00 am 10:45 am
            Memorial Day Services, Parade and Flag Raising Ceremony

            9:45 am
            Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast
            Veterans Hall
            944 N.H. Route 103, Newbury


            Village Sports
            New London
            What: Kayaks, Paddles boards, Electric bikes

            Exploring on Foot

            Main St. New London
            Shops, eateries and a beautiful town green make Main Street New London an enjoyable destination to visit.

            Sunapee Harbor
            Grab a bite to eat, take in the views of the harbor and lake Sunapee and check out Prospect Hill Antiques new location.

            Main Street, Warner
            Another picture-perfect New England town to explore with restaurants and shops to visit.

            Clark Lookout Trail
            Pack a picnic and enjoy sweeping views of Lake Sunapee at Clark Lookout. Less than a mile round trip!

            Mount Kearsarge
            Start from Wilmot or Warner and hike the beautiful Mount Kearsarge with 360-degree views.

            Mount Sunapee & Lake Solitude
            Starting on Mountain Road in Newbury, NH, take the Andrew Brook Trail up to Lake Solitude and the White Cliffs.

            Kezar Lake Loop
            Located in Sutton, NH, stretch your legs and walk the 3-mile loop around Kezar lake. Youll be rewarded with views of Mount Kearsarge and you can always pack a lunch and enjoy Wadleigh State Park after your walk.

            Lake Sunapee Region Home Sales - February 2019

            Although the first day of Spring is right around the corner, home inventory remains low and buyer interest is high. If you are thinking of buying or selling, or know someone who is, please feel free to give us acall/email/text!

            Below is the historical home sales data and what sold by town this past month.

            Andover, NH
            $90,000 - 5 Stewart Street, Andover, NH
            $244,900 - 180 Bridge Road, Andover, NH

            Bradford, NH
            $199,500 - 22 Greenhouse Lane, Bradford, NH
            $215,000 - 16 High Street, Bradford, NH
            $250,000 - 15 Steele Road, Bradford, NH
            $500,000 - 32 West Meadow Road, Bradford, NH

            Grantham, NH
            $133,050 - 52 Troon Drive, Grantham, NH
            $218,000 - 12 Slalom Drive, Grantham, NH
            $242,000 - 11 Bogie Place, Grantham, NH
            $307,000 - 70 Troon Drive, Grantham, NH

            Lempster, NH
            $91,000 - 69 Nichols Road, Lempster, NH

            New London, NH
            $353,000 - 121 Page Road, New London, NH
            $482,000 - 1058 Main Street, New London, NH
            $485,000 - 156 Davis Hill Road, New London, NH

            Newbury, NH
            $770,000 - 250 Rollins Road, Newbury, NH

            Newport, NH
            $90,000 - 46 Bascom Road, Newport, NH
            $120,000 - 30 Middle Street, Newport, NH
            $140,400 - 16 Beverly Street, Newport, NH
            $173,000 - 45 Palmay Hill Drive, Newport, NH
            $213,000 - 91 Chestnut, Newport, NH

            Springfield, NH
            $266,000 - 35 Winding Wood Road, Springfield, NH
            $345,200 - 200 Oak Hill Road West, Springfield, NH

            Sunapee, NH
            $183,000 - 8 Depot Street, Sunapee, NH
            $249,000 - 16 Sunnyside Drive, Sunapee, NH
            $425,000 - 13 Maple Street, Sunapee, NH

            Sutton, NH
            $225,000 - 90 Anderson Road, Unity, NH
            $236,500 - 205 Baker Hill Road, Sutton, NH

            Unity, NH
            $110,000 - 208 N Shore Road, Unity, NH
            $126,900 - 676 Unity Springs Road, Unity, NH
            $140,000 - 8 Skyline Road, Unity, NH
            $180,000 - 3 Judkins Road, Unity, NH

            Warner, NH
            $44,000 - 43 Melvin Mills Road, Warner, NH
            $110,000 - 65 Toms Pond Lane, Warner, NH
            $285,000 - 16 Danny Boy Lane, Warner, NH
            $420,000 - 94 Howe Lane Warner, NH

            There were no sales inAndover, Croydon, Goshen, and Wilmot,NH for February.

            Sunapee Region Historical Home Sales 2018

            The numbers are in and 2018 finished just 10 sales behind 2017's numbers. As you will see in the chart below, the median sales price has gone up to $250,000 and home sales in our region added up to a total dollar volume of $202,398,231 (for comparison, in the year 2000, total dollar volume clocked in at $107,528,601).

            Real estate inventory remains low and there are more buyers than available homes.The housing shortage, paired with 30-year mortgage rates still hovering around 4.5%, lead to enthusiastic buyers searching for homes.

            If you are considering selling your home, or know someone who is, it may be the right time to have a comparative market analysis (CMA) on your home. CMAs are a free service that will provide you with an understanding of your homes value in our current real estate market. Please feel free to call/text us at 603-252-6428 or send us anemailtoday.

            *Towns included in above numbers: Andover, Bradford, Croydon, Goshen, Grantham, Lempster, Newbury, Newport, New London, Springfield, Sunapee, Sutton, Unity, Warner, Washington, Wilmot

            Town Spotlights

            • New London, NHhome sales were exactly the same from 2017s numbers of 70 home sales. Although, the median sales price rose to$410,000
            • Sunapee, NHhome sales were down just 4 sales when compared to 2017. The median sales price decreased $20,000 to$314,000
            • Newbury, NHhome sales decreased by 16 sales from 2017.The median sales price went up $35,000 to$310,000
            • Grantham, NHhome sales increased by 5 when compared to 2017. The median sales price increased by $15,000 to$265,000
            • Warner, NHhome sales increased by 5 sale when compared to 2017. The median sales price increased by $15,300 to$245,000
            • Sutton, NHhome sales decreased significantly by 17 sales when compared to 2017. The median sales price also increased significantly by $73,500 to$295,000

            New Hampshire home sales were down in 2018 by 0.6% compared to sales in 2017 with 17,445 home sales. The median sales price climbed to $283,000 in 2018, putting this year at an all time high since 2005 when it peaked at $270,000. All indications point to a strong 2019.

            Current home inventory is down as it usually is in the winter/spring, but there are a lot of serious buyers looking in our area. If you have ever thought about selling your home, now is a great time to get it on the market. Feel free to call oremailus and we can give you an idea of what the market value of your home is today.

            In the charts below, we have detailed out the historical sales information for the majority of the towns we service. If you click on the images below it will take you to a slightly larger version of the document. If that is still too hard to see, please feel free toemailus and we can send you a full copy of the spreadsheet. If there is a town that is not on the list and you would like similar information, just let us know.

            If you have any questions about the market data or if you would like to know more about buying or selling real estate in the Lake Sunapee Region, please feel free to call 603-252-6428 or email us today!dan@sunapeeregionproperty.com

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            Lake Sunapee Region Home Sales January 2019

            If you are thinking of buying or selling, or know someone who is, please feel free to give us acall/email/text!

            Below is the historical home sales data and what sold by town this past month.

            Bradford, NH
            $210,000 - 3087 State Route 114 Bradford, NH

            Croydon, NH
            $303,500 - 418 Pine Hill Road Croydon, NH

            Grantham, NH
            $155,000 - 1001 Miller Pond Road, Grantham, NH
            $230,000 - 23 Walton Heath Drive, Grantham, NH
            $235,000 - 3 Longwood Drive, Grantham, NH
            $239,000 - 25 Allens Drive, Grantham, NH

            New London, NH
            $259,750 - 1082 Main Street, New London, NH
            $260,000 - 593 Burpee Hill Road, New London, NH
            $445,000 - 169 Wilder Lane, New London, NH
            $574,000 - 747 Lakeshore Drive, New London, NH
            $582,000 - 438 Brookside Drive, New London, NH

            Newbury, NH
            $390,000 - 39 Hearthstone Road, Newbury, NH

            Newport, NH
            $32,500 - 309 Maple Street, Newport, NH
            $70,000 - 129 Cheney Street, Newport, NH
            $91,000 - 13 Lorraine Street, Newport, NH
            $333,750 - 148 Cornish Turnpike, Newport, NH
            $620,000 - 286 Blueberry Ridge Road, Newport, NH

            Springfield, NH
            $198,000 - 182 Sanborn Hill Road, Springfield, NH

            Sunapee, NH
            $224,000 - 15 West Court Road, Sunapee, NH
            $313,500 - 160 Burkehaven Road, Sunapee, NH
            $347,500 - 27 Granholm Lane, Sunapee, NH

            Unity, NH
            $225,000 - 1016 2nd NH Turnpike, Unity, NH

            Warner, NH
            $262,500 - 48 Gore Road Warner, NH

            Washington, NH
            $385,000 - 1669 Valley Road, Washington, NH

            There were no sales inAndover, Goshen, Lempster, Sutton, Wilmot,NH for January.

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