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Portsmouth NH Real Estate Market was red hot in July! | NH Seacoast Real Estate Sales

PORTSMOUTH NH — It was quite simply the best month for real estate sales in the 13 sample seacoast towns in at least the last three years, according to the Seacoast Board of REALTORS.

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The 13 Sample Seacoast Towns are Exeter, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, North Hampton, Newmarket, Portsmouth Rye, Seabrook and Stratham.
July’s 131 residential sales represent a 12.9% improvement over 2012 and shatter the old record of 124 set in June. The 66 condominium closings is a 13.7% increase over last year and break the record of 61 sales also set in June.

In the individual price points, the eight $1 million- plus sales was the best performance in that category since July 2011. Still, the bulk of the residential action was for homes priced under $400,000, where a new at least three-year record of 86 sales was set, breaking the old record of 81 set last July.

With so many residential sales for less than $400,000, the median sale price of a single-family home dropped to $353,000 from June’s $368,742, ending four months of increases. Still, that figure represented a 12.1% gain from July 2012.

The median price of a condominium came in at $239,900, the highest figure since February and 7.8% better than last year.

Total residential volume is now up 12% for the year and condo volume is up 8.3%.

Seacoast Board of Realtors President Jim Lee said: “We’re all very happy with the way this year is going.” Lee added: “We’re now starting to see some new construction in the Portsmouth area too.”

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