Portsmouth NH Happy Mothers Day | Portsmouth NH Blooming Bushes | Ann Cummings & Jim Lee

Just in time for Mother’s Day 2012, all the bushes in our Portsmouth NH yard are in full bloom.

Portsmouth NH Rhododendron blooming in our yard in the Little Harbor Neighborhood of Portsmouth New Hampshire               Portsmouth NH lawn in Little Harbor Neighborhood

We have some beautiful Rhododendron bushes in our yard, this is is just outside my office window so I noticed it right away this morning. The Red Azalea above is in full bloom also and seems especially colorful this year.

Portsmouth NH Red Azalea blooming in Little Harbor Neighborhood near downtown Portsmouth NH               Portsmouth NH Salmon Azalea

All the Azalea bushes are blooming now.

Portsmouth NH Lilac blossoms                 Portsmouth NH Spirea hedge blossoms

This Purple Lilac bush beside the garage is about 8 feet tall and full of blossoms. The Lilac is the New Hampshire state flower and was introduced to American by the British Colonial Governor of NH Benning Wentworth around 1750. His former residences is now a state historic site. And last but not least, the Spirea hedge along the side of the yard fills the area with it’s beautiful fragrance each year and is filled with delicate white blossoms.

Portsmouth New Hampshire is a beautiful NH Seacoast town and a great place to live and work. Visit NewHampshireMaineRealEstate.com to see all the New Hampshire and Maine real estate for sale.

Ann Cummings and I are always glad to answer any Portsmouth or area questions and to help you buy or sell a home. Give us a call at 603-431-1111, extension 3839 for Ann and 3801 for Jim.

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Portsmouth NH Real Estate Sales Report January 2012

Here’s the January sales report for Portsmouth NH.

Visit NewHampshireMaineRealEstate.com to see all the Portsmouth NH area homes for sale, created a saved search and get email updates of new listings and price reductions on existing homes for sale.

January Portsmouth NH Existing Home Sales


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Portsmouth NH Memorial Bridge Update

Driving into downtown Portsmouth NH this afternoon we noticed that one of the two towers was missing from the under demolition Memorial Bridge so we stopped by Prescott Park to get a closer look. This bridge is currently being removed to be replaced by a new one connecting Portsmouth NH with Kittery, Maine.

Portsmouth NH Memorial Bridge Last Tower 3-28-12

Once we got closer we saw that the tower on the Portsmouth NH side of the bridge was gone leaving the remaining on on the Kittery ME side. The Piscataqua River was unusually calm today; it’s usually flowing very swiftly and only gets this calm a couple of times a day as the tide turns.

Just to give you a frame of reference, this is what the Portsmouth NH Memorial Bridge looked like before the demolition began. The center section between the two tall towers lifts up to allow large ships and sailboats to pass through. This iconic bridge was built in 1923 and has been in continuous service up until a couple of month ago. A new bridge is going to be built on the same site and once again connect Portsmouth NH with Kittery ME. The new bridge is scheduled to be opened in June of 2013. Here’s a link to the New Hampshire DOT website put up for this Portsmouth NH project.

Portsmouth NH Memorial Bridge

The construction crew was hard at work with two enormous cranes in action lifting old bridge parts down onto waiting barges. We saw a small blue object dangling from one of the cranes.

Portsmouth NH Memorial Bridge Swinging Potty

I zoomed in to get a closer look and discovered it was a porta potty being moved from the bridge down onto one of the barges. I guess that’s a new kind of ‘special delivery’ service.

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Then one of the tugboats that had been docked on the opposite side of the bridge came steaming around to the side we were watching from.

Litte red tug boat

I got some great shots of the little red tugboat reflecting in the quiet waters.

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Both these tugboats docked at the barges moored to the bridge. The tower from the Portsmouth NH side was on one of the barges so I’m assuming they will be sailing it off to the scrap yard for recycling soon.

Portsmouth NH Memorial Bridge Two Tugs 3-28-12

That’s my update on the Portsmouth NH Memorial Bridge Project; stay tuned for further updates as demolition progresses and construction of our new bridge begins.

For an update on new listings in Portsmouth NH and the rest of the New Hampshire Seacoast areas including Rye, New Castle, Hampton, Seabrook, Exeter, Dover, and other areas please visit our website, www,NewHampshireMaineRealEstate.com.

Its updated daily with new listings, price reductions, and other information. You can sign up to get email updates to keep you current on what’s for sale in the Portsmouth NH and other Seacoast areas.

If you have any questions or would like to talk with my partner Ann Cummings or I about Portsmouth NH or southern Maine real estate or area questions just give us a call or email. We’re easy to reach at 603-431-1111, extension 3839 for Ann, 3801 for Jim.

“Your Seacoast Real Estate Experts” Portsmouth NH

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Join me on a video tour of Exeter New Hampshire

I love Exeter, NH. We live in Portsmouth which is only about a 15 minute drive away from Exeter and we also do a lot of real estate business there as well.

Recently I took our my trusty FLIP video camera, set the tripod on the dash, and turned it on as I drove through town on my way to showing. Come on along.

And here’s where we headed to show a couple of terrific condos we have for sale in Exeter.

Now that we’ve had a good look at the grounds at Norrisbrook, let’s go inside out listings and have a look around.

First is unit P5, the first building on the right as you enter Norrisbrook and one of the first ones built.

And last, but certainly not least, is J5 which is on the opposite side of Norrisbrook.

There you have it; a tour of Exeter, NH, a drive around the Norrisbrook condominium complex and a video tour of two great condos for sale.

My partner Ann Cummings and I would be delighted to show you either or both of these great homes. We also do a great job selling homes too, so if you’re thinking of selling we would love to sit down and talk with you at your convenience.

Visit New Hampshire Maine Real Estate to  see all the Exeter, Portsmouth, NH Seacoast, and southern Maine homes for sale. Lots of good real estate tips there as well including how to prepare your home for sale, buying tips, staging help, and lots more.

Give us a call, email, text, or visit us in our RE/MAX Coast To Coast Properties office in Portsmouth; just let us know when you’re coming so we’ll be sure and be there.

You can reach us at 603-431-1111, (yep, we’re the 1’s to call :0), Ann’s extension is 3839 and mine is 3801.

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Portsmouth NH | Real Estate Sales Report

Here’s the weekly sales and trend report from the Portsmouth New Hampshire area. This week’s median list price in Portsmouth NH this week is $380,900. Click the map below to see what $350,000 to $400,000 will get you in Portsmouth.

portsmouth NH homes for sale

This report breaks the market into quartiles by median price with the most expensive Portsmouth homes being in the top 25% and the least expensive. The “Market Action Index” is at 12.8 which indicates a strong buyer’s market for Portsmouth NH.


There are currently 133 single family homes and condos on the market in the Portsmouth NH area. To see all of them plus any other New Hampshire and Maine listings for sale visit www.NewHampshireMaineRealEstate.com for the most accurate and up to date information. Sign up here to receive updates whenever a new listing comes on the market meeting your personal search criteria, a price is reduced on one of your favorites, and any other listing change.

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New Hampshire Waterfront with boat dock!

New Hampshire Waterfront home with boat dock

20 Shore Road (formerly 15 Lily Pond Road) Somersworth, NH

MLS Number 4117490
  • Offered at $239,900
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1443 Square Feet
  • 0.95 Acres
  • Built in 1965

More Details at Ann & Jim Team Site

Looking for a tranquil New Hampshire Waterfront home?

Look no further! Come check out this great

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New Hampshire waterfront home , complete with dock and great privacy. You’ll feel like you’re in your own little world yet so very close to all amenities and commuter routes.

Front to back fireplaced living room, large kitchen and dining area, sunroom, seasonal porch along the back of the house overlooking the water.

Master bedroom runs the width of the house offering beautiful lake views.

Beautiful lot just under an acre – what a sweet spot to come home to at the end of the day!

Listed by: Ann Cummings / Ann & Jim Team Site

MLS Number 4117490

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Take a look at the New Hampshire Waterfront Home!

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