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New Listing: 30 Robin Lane, Eastman, NH Home for Sale

  
  
  

30 Robin Lane

Grantham, NH / Eastman, NH
MLS#: 4393203
Price: $242,030

This Eastman, NH home for sale is designed with a Parkhurst floor plan and unique, finished lower level walk-out.

Recently listed by Carol Shepherd of CG Shepherd Realty, LLC, this home has four bedrooms and three levels of living space.

The first floor of this contemporary home has a great room with fireplace and cathedral ceilings that opens to a dining area flowing into an updated kitchen. The dining area has sliders to the back with views of the surrounding wooded beauty of Eastman.

30 Robin Lane, Eastman, NH

View more photos of 30 Robin Lane, Eastman, NH.

Also conveniently located on the main level is the master bedroom, a full bathroom with laundry area and a half-bath.

The second floor holds two more bedrooms, another full bathroom, and a den/office space.

The finished lower level boasts a spacious family room, the 4th bedroom, a 3/4 bathroom, storage area and a walk-in pantry.

In addition to the updated kitchen, this home also has updated flooring throughout as well as nice interior wall colors.

This Eastman, NH home for sale is situated on just over half an acre at the end of Robin Lane. Located close to the north entrance of Eastman, this home provides easy access to I-89, the Upper Valley, and the whole Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region.

Eastman is a private, four-season recreational and residential community with a 2-mile long lake,  18-hole championship golf course, several tennis courts, a fitness center, cross-country ski trails and much more.

To find out more about Eastman and 30 Robin Lane, Grantham, NH, call Carol Shepherd at (603) 568-0880 or email Carol@sheprealty.com

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC: Serving New Hampshire's Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley Regions, Eastman & Vermont Real Estate Buying and Selling Needs.

Featured Listing: 35 Greensward Drive, Eastman, NH Home for Sale

  
  
  

35 Greensward Drive
Grantham, NH / Eastman, NH
MLS#: 4340747
Price: $499,035

Enjoy golf course views and easy access to cross-country ski trails from this Eastman, NH home for sale.

This 3+ bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, Eastman, NH golf course home for sale has a superb architectural design. With walls of windows reaching up to soaring cathedral ceilings and an expansive deck, this grand home offers beautiful golf course views from both inside and out.35 Greensward Drive, Eastman, NH

Listed by Carol Shepherd of CG Shepherd Realty, LLC, this home features a gracious living room with a wood-burning fireplace, built-in cabinets and shelving and an open dining area. Situated adjacent to the dining area is an open, gourmet kitchen with a granite-topped island and large walk-in pantry.

This home has a great floor plan for entertaining, and the floor-to-ceiling windows offer plenty of natural light and lovely nature views. Each bedroom has a bathroom and each level has its own living area, ideal for extended family and/or house guests.

View interior photos of 35 Greensward Drive, Grantham, NH.

Finishing out the first floor is a convenient half-bath, laundry, and master bedroom suite with a bathroom, which includes a double vanity, and sliders to the back deck. The deck can also be accessed via french doors in the living room and through the screened-in porch off the dining area.  

The second floor offers two bedrooms, another full bath, family room/media room, and large cozy loft area overlooking the fairway through the living room windows.

The full, finished, walk out lower level features a great room, possible fourth bedroom, the third full bath and storage space.

All this situated on just over half an acre on Eastman Golf Links.

Call Carol Shepherd at (603) 568-0880 or email Carol@sheprealty.com for more information about 35 Greensward Drive, Grantham, NH.

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC: Serving New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley Regions, Eastman & Vermont Real Estate Buying and Selling Needs.

2014 Thanksgiving Activities in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region

  
  
  

As Dartmouth-Hitchcock nutrition and wellness coach Heather Wolfe wrote in her recent article 9 Tips for a Healthier Holiday Meal, “It is inevitable that we will eat more during the holidays. Make sure to balance the extra calories coming in by moving more calories out.”

To that end, we wanted to share some great activities offered in the Upper Valley and Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region this Thanksgiving Weekend in which you and your family or friends can participate for a fun and active holiday.

Norwich, VT:

The 6th Annual Norwich Turkey Trot will take place on the Thanksgiving morning, at the Gazebo on the Norwich Green in Norwich, VT at 9:00 am. Cash, food and clothing can be donated to benefit The Haven

Lebanon, NH:

The 6th Annual Turkey Torcher Work Out will be the activity available to the public in Lebanon, NH on Thanksgiving morning. KDR Fitness is hosting this work out and food drive in the old Jr. High gym on 75 Bank Street in Lebanon. Open to all ages and fitness levels. The entry fee is 4 canned goods that will be donated to the Upper Valley Haven.

Sunapee, NH:

Sunapee, NH is hosting their 8th Annual Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot at Sunapee Harbor on the morning of Thanksgiving Day. The proceeds from this 5K run will go to the Recreation Department. Kids are invited to participate in a 1K Chicken Run, so there will be something for the whole family to do. Online registration is closed, but you can still register in person.

These are all great pre-dinner activities, but if you want something to do on Friday to work-off those extra calories, Mount Sunapee Resort Opening Day for their winter season is November 28th. There will be 11 trails open for all levels of skiing ability for you to ski-off those extra calories from your delicious Thanksgiving dinner.

Anywhere:Cross Country Skiing

Finally, there is always the opportunity to plan a Black Friday shopping adventure. This may not seem like a cardio workout, but you get a lot of exercise walking around larger stores and malls. Bring healthy snacks with you to keep your energy up and avoid grabbing donuts or cinnamon rolls when you’re hungry. For even more steps, park further away from the entrance and take the stairs instead of escalator when you can.

Of course, your activity doesn't have to be formally organized. You can play a pick-up game of football or go for a walk on the local rail trail. With the current weather forecast, maybe snowshoeing or cross-country skiing is more likely.

Whatever your plans for this weekend, we hope you enjoy delicious food and healthy activities with the people you love.

Happy Thanksgiving from CG Shepherd Realty, LLC!

New Listing: 4159 Main Street, Springfield, NH Home for Sale

  
  
  

4159 Main Street 4159 Main Street, Springfield, NH kitchen
Springfield, NH
MLS#: 4390208
Price: $350,000

Meticulously-designed saltbox home situated on a 5-acre parcel in Springfield, NH.

Recently listed by Carol Shepherd of CG Shepherd Realty, LLC, this Springfield home for sale has exceptional attention to detail.

The main level of this tri-level home features beautiful hardwood floors. On this level, you'll find a formal living room and a dining area opening to a light and bright kitchen with plenty of counter space. Finishing out the main level is a bedroom, half-bath and laundry, all for your convenience.

The second floor contains the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms as well as a huge full bathroom with separate tub and shower and double vanity.

The finished lower level boasts a family room, den, office/study that could be used as a 4th bedroom, a second full bath and utility room. 4159 Main Street, Springfield, NH gazebo

The exterior of this home has much to offer as well. A three-car detached garage, large shed and private deck in the backyard are all wonderful additional amenities. Plus, the gazebo nestled along the tree line is a great getaway from which you can enjoy the westerly sunsets.

Enjoy some privacy from this Springfield, NH home for sale and capture views of the wide open field in your own little corner of New Hampshire countryside.

This parcel is located near the Grantham/Springfield town line, providing an easy commute to the Upper Valley with I-89 within a five-minute drive.

Call Carol Shepherd at (603) 568-0880 or email Carol@sheprealty.com for more information on this bright and cheery Springfield, NH home for sale.

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC: Serving New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley Regions, Eastman & Vermont Real Estate Buying and Selling Needs.

Free Batteries for Your Smoke Detectors from CG Shepherd Realty, LLC

  
  
  

Obviously you have all turned your clocks back for Daylight Savings Time by now, but when was the last time you changed your smoke detector batteries?  If you haven't done so within the last year, then the time is definitely now!

Many of you will soon be leaving your home unattended for a while to visit friends and family or hosting festivities of your own over the next couple months, and whether your home is empty or full, home fire safety is paramount.

So you may be rushing around packing, shopping, cleaning and decorating, but have you considered adding testing your smoke detectors to your holiday to-do list?

It may seem like a small task, but this simple act of home maintenance is an opportunity for you to be proactive about your safety.

The U.S. Fire Administration recommends that smoke alarms powered by 9 volt batteries should have the batteries replaced at least once a year and be tested monthly. They also recommend the entire smoke alarm unit be replaced everyFall Back 2014 8-10 years. Learn more about maintaining your smoke alarms from the U.S. Fire Administration.

With fireplaces blazing and ovens roasting this time of year, not to mention candles burning and greenery decking the halls, a working smoke detector goes a long way to ensuring your safety.

Your safety is important to us too, so we are giving away free 9 volt batteries at CG Shepherd Realty, LLC located at 120 Route 10 South (Sawyer Brook Plaza) in Grantham, NH.

So check something off your holiday to-do list, and stop by Shepherd Realty today to pick up free 9 volt batteries for your smoke detectors!

Open House Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014: Hartford, VT Home For Sale

  
  
  

OPEN HOUSE: 35 Seniors Way, Hartford, VT open house
Saturday, November 15, 2014
From 11:00am-1:00pm

35 Seniors Way, Hartford, VT
(White River Jct, VT)
MLS#: 4386482
Price: $304,995

Directions: Exit 11 off I-91, West on Rte 5, Right on VA Cutoff Rd. Right on Seniors Way, #35 on Right.

Join DeeAnn Shepherd of CG Shepherd Realty, LLC for this Hartford, VT open house on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 11am-1pm.

This recently listed White River Junction, VT home for sale has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a beautifully updated kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

Come see this home's hardwood floors, custom oak hearth and master en-suite with jacuzzi tub.

This 2-story home has even more space in the finished lower level with a family room and exercise room.

This contemporary colonial home for sale is complete with a private patio and hot tub.

Read more about 35 Seniors Way, White River Junction, VT.

You'll love it's convenient location to I-91, I-89 and Dartmouth and being close to NH shopping.

Call DeeAnn Shepherd at (603) 504 2026 or email DeeAnn@sheprealty.com for more information about this Hartford, VT home for sale.

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC: Serving New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley Regions, Eastman, & Vermont Real Estate Buying and Selling Needs.

New Listing: 100 Greensward Drive, Eastman, NH Home for Sale

  
  
  

100 Greensward Drive, 100 Greensward Drive, Eastman, NH home for sale
Grantham, NH / Eastman, NH
MLS#: 4389750
Price: $249,500

Completely renovated 3-bedroom, 3-bath Eastman, NH home for sale overlooking the golf course!

Recently listed by DeeAnn Shepherd of CG Shepherd Realty, LLC, this contemporary home features a beautiful, new kitchen with new appliances and ceramic tile flooring that flows into the adjacent dining area.

The open-concept living room boasts cathedral ceilings with skylights and gorgeous hardwood floors, a propane fireplace and sliders out to the deck. Enjoy the convenience of a first-floor master bedroom suite and first-floor laundry in this Eastman home.100 Greensward Drive, Eastman, NH great room

The second floor hosts a loft, office/study, the second bedroom and second full bath.

A full, finished lower level walk out contains a large 18'x17' family room, den, the third bedroom and a 3/4 bathroom.

Exterior features include a 2-car attached garage and a large, landscaped yard with deck overlooking the golf course and a patio below.

Eastman, NH is a four-season recreation community with many amenities for its residents to enjoy: boating, canoeing and kayaking on Eastman Lake, 18-hole championship golf course, 36K of groomed cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails, tennis courts and much more.

This contemporary home is conveniently located close to front entrance with easy access to I-89 for an easy commute to the Upper Valley and Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region.

Call DeeAnn at (603) 504-2026 or email DeeAnn@sheprealty.com for more information about this renovated Eastman, NH home for sale.

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC: Serving New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley Regions, Eastman, & Vermont Real Estate Buying and Selling Needs.

New Listing: 34 Barn Owl Overlook, Eastman, NH Condo for Sale

  
  
  

34 Barn Owl Overlook 34 Barn Owl Overlook, Eastman, NH condominium living room
Grantham / Eastman, NH
MLS#: 4388295
Price: $242,500

This spacious Eastman, NH condo for sale overlooks the old ski hill and South Cove.

Recently listed by DeeAnn Shepherd of CG Shepherd Realty, LLC, this well-maintained townhouse has 3 large bedrooms along with 3 bathrooms.

The first floor features an open concept kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area and a bright and sunny living room (shown above) with a wood-burning fireplace, cathedral ceilings and a slider opening out onto the deck for entertaining outdoors. 34 Barn Owl Overloo, Eastman, NH condominium dining room

You'll definitely want to see the lake views from this Eastman, NH condo for sale. View more photos of this property.

One bedroom and a 3/4 bath finish out the main level. 

The second floor contains a loft and a spacious 17'x13' master bedroom suite with full bath.

This Eastman, NH condominium has even more living space with its full, finished, walk out lower level. This level boasts a cozy family room with wood stove, utility room and the 3rd bedroom and bathroom.

All this with easy access to I-89 and the Upper Valley and Lake Sunapee regions.

Call DeeAnn Shepherd at (603) 504-2026 or email DeeAnn@sheprealty.com for more information on this Eastman, NH condominium with lake views.

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC: Serving New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley Regions, Eastman & Vermont Real Estate Buying and Selling Needs.

Featured Listing: 10 Allen's Drive, Eastman, NH Home for Sale

  
  
  

10 Allen's Drive 10 Allen's Drive, Eastman, NH great room
Grantham / Eastman, NH
MLS#: 4237865
Price: $429,999

Four-bedroom, 3-bath post and beam home on nearly 2 acres in Grantham, NH / Eastman, NH! Listed by Carol Shepherd of CG Shepherd Realty, LLC, this Eastman, NH home for sale has so much to offer.

Situated on nearly 2 acres of land near the main entrance of Eastman, this property provides easy access to I-89 and the Upper Valley and Dartmouth - Lake Sunapee regions. 10 Allen's Drive, Eastman, NH kitchen

In addition to its well-maintained, landscaped exterior, the inside of this home will not disappoint.

The first floor of this home features a lovely great room with a 2-story white brick fireplace along with a separate family room and a tiled mudroom. You'll also find a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Softwood floors below and the rustic exposed post and beams bring it all together. 

But the true star of this home is a grand first-floor owner's bedroom suite (shown below). Cathedral ceilings and sliders to the large deck provide plenty of natural light. A sitting area with fireplace offers a quite place to relax before turning in 10 Allen's Drive Eastman, NH master bedroomfor the night. There's no shortage of storage with two walk-in closets for all your apparel and accessories. A large bathroom with two vanities and a separate tub and shower tops off this tranquil retreat. 

The second floor boasts the remaining three bedrooms, another full bath, and a loft area with built-ins. Meanwhile, the partially finished lower level walk out has a workout room, workshop and storage space.

View more photos of 10 Allen's Drive, Eastman, NH.

Finally, enjoy the natural, wooded beauty of Eastman, NH from the large three-season porch and expansive back deck of this home. Complete with a detached 2-car garage and paved driveway.

Call Carol Shepherd at (603) 568-0880 or email Carol@sheprealty.com for more information about this gorgeous 4-bedroom Eastman, NH home for sale.

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC: Serving New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley Regions, Eastman, & Vermont Real Estate Buying and Selling Needs.

New Hampshire Real Estate Market Data: September 2014

  
  
  

You’ve heard it before - real estate is local. To that end, it is important to take a look at New Hampshire real estate market data as a whole as well as county and town data to get an accurate picture of the real estate market.

Here we will look at the market activity for New Hampshire single family residential homes and condos in September 2014 in comparison to August 2014 data as well as September 2013 data as released by the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS® (NHAR).

NH Real Estate Market Data Compared to August 2014:

Statewide in September 2014, we saw varying degrees of decrease in the following areas: closed sales, median sales price and pending sales for both single family residential properties and condos compared to August’s activity. Unfortunately, we also saw an increase in days on market overall compared to August 2014.

However, the good news is that we saw a decrease in new listings of these residential property types as well as a decrease in the overall number of homes for sale. This is consistent with the natural wave of inventory we’ve seen in New Hampshire the last few years - an increase of inventory in the spring peaking in the summer and then receding in the fall. A smaller inventory is one of the advantages of having your home on the market during this season.

Now, let’s compare the numbers for September 2014 to September 2013.

NH Real Estate Market Data Compared to 2013:

This year, we saw an increase in closed sales of both single family residential homes and condos compared to September 2013, with 1,332 closed Single Family and 352 closed condos this month. However, year to date sales for both are down 2.4% compared to last year.

Additionally, the median sales price statewide remained constant this month for single family residential sales at just shy of $225,000 compared to September 2013, while the median price of condo sales actually increased by 3.3% to $173,450. Both the single family residential and condo median sales price has increased just over 3.5% year to date compared to 2013, but were down from the median sales price in August 2014.

Let’s look more closely at county data.

Grafton and Sullivan County Real Estate Market Data:

New Hampshire

Grafton was one of five New Hampshire counties that saw a decrease in single family residential closed sales in September compared to the same month last year (from 92 to 80), while Sullivan was among the other half that saw an increase in closed sales this month compared to September of last year (from 39 to 46). However, both Grafton and Sullivan counties are down for year-to-date single family residential sales in 2014 compared to 2013.

September pending single family residential sales in Grafton (84) and Sullivan (43) are both up compared to September 2013, but down year to date compared to last year.

We also saw an increase in September’s median sales price for single family residential homes in both Grafton (up to $184,500) and Sullivan (up to $181,830) this month, Grafton by a whopping 20% compared to September 2013. Also, consistent with statewide data, the year to date median sales price was up from 2013 for both counties (Grafton up 1.4% to $183,000 and Sullivan up 5.7% to $148,000).

For condo sales, Grafton saw a slight decrease in closed properties down to 40 in September compared to 43 in 2013, but the year to date number is slightly up from 275 last year to 278.

The median sales price for condos in Grafton County was down 15.6% to $143,500 in September compared to 2013. Year to date, it was only down 4.6% down to $165,000.

Finally, Grafton County’s average days on market was down to 162 days for condos this September compared to September 2013. However, the year to date days on market is up compared to 2013 for both property types in Grafton County (132 for single family residential and 180 for condos).

For Sullivan County, the single family residential home days on market is up 29% to 172 days for the month compared to September 2013, but down 12% to 133 days for this year to date. Meanwhile, it is reversed for condos - days on market is down for the month compared to September 2013 but up year to date in Sullivan.

You can view the full PDF report for September 2014 Real Estate Market Data from NHAR.

Hopefully, this gives you an idea of real estate activity in your area. We’ll examine local real estate market data for Grantham, Lebanon and Hanover, NH in a future post.

If you have more specific questions about your local real estate market in the Dartmouth - Lake Sunapee Region, you can contact one of our qualified REALTORS® at Shepherd Realty.

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC: Serving the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley Regions, Eastman, & Vermont Real Estate Buying & Selling Needs.

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