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17 Village Drive
39 Wild Pasture Road
By Peter Francese
First quarter residential home sales in New Hampshire were 17 percent above 2011 and the highest they have been since 2007. Maybe it was the mild winter, or perhaps it was the rising stock market. Whatever it was, it may predict a very good year and the beginning of the end of this historically long period of flat home sales.
Every year for the past four years, first quarter residential home sales were in the narrow range of 1,675 and 1,900 units, and total sales for those years (2008 through 2011) never exceeded 10,800 units. During that same, four-year period, first quarter home sales averaged about 17 percent of the entire year’s sales.
First quarter home sales this year reached 2,223, the first time since 2007 that the number has exceeded 2,000. If that ends up being 17 percent of 2012 sales, the state would reach 13,076 homes sold in 2012, the most since 2006. If, as in 2007, first quarter sales end up being 20 percent of the year’s sales, we can expect about 11,100 homes sold in 2012, still higher than any year since 2007.
My view is that 2012 residential home sales will match the 12,000 sold back in 2007.
Here’s the sales data for the first quarter and annually since 2006
Exeter is located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. It is one of the four original townships in the province, and originally included Newmarket, Newfields, Brentwood, Epping and Fremont. It is situated where the Exeter River feeds the tidal Squamscott River and lies entirely within within the Piscataqua River watershed. Exeter is comprised of a 20 square mile area, of which 19.6 square miles is land and .4 square miles is water. It sits 250 feet above sea level at its highest point.
Exeter was once home to the Squamscott Indians, a sub-tribe of the Pennacook nation. The tribes had left the area by 1725. The town held the role of New Hampshire's capital of the Revolutionary War for fourteen years, until the city of Concord became the new capital.
Early settlers arrived from Hingham, Massachusetts, and include the Gilman, Folsom and Leavitt families. In 1827, the Exeter Manufacturing Company was established along the river. The town included merchants and businesses that manufactured shoes, saddles, harnesses, lumber, boxes, bricks, carriages and bicycles. In 1840, the Boston & Maine Railroad entered the town.
Exeter is home to The Gilman Garrison House, a National Historic Landmark, and the American Independence Museum. Both are former homes of the Gillman family.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census Bureau, the town of Exeter was home to 14,058 people, 5,898 households, 3,715 families and 6,107 housing units. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.94.
Exeter Real estate and Homes: In 2007, it was estimated that the population in Exeter was 14,735. Exeter real estate was comprised of 6,618 total homes. This included 2,947 single family houses and 2,610 multi-family homes.
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