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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 6/15/2018


20 Drake Lane, Derry, NH 03038

Single-Family

$509,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
9
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Custom built 4 bedroom Colonial is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac location. Grand foyer with stone plank flooring opens up to a turned staircase. First level boasts a kitchen with gas cook-top and double ovens, loads of granite counter space. Kitchen glass doors give views of the private backyard and lead you outside to your large multi tier deck. Eat inside your kitchen at the granite breakfast bar and kitchen table or dine in style in the large 16 X 13 dining room. Step down into your family room featuring a cathedral ceiling, floor to ceiling wood burning Cultured Stone fireplace, skylight and a custom built wet bar. Intended by the builder to be a formal living room, the room adjacent to the foyer was used as a home office because of the privacy the gorgeous french doors provided. Off the kitchen area is a pantry room for all of your food storage needs and a separate extra large laundry/utility room. Imagine having all the food storage you ever needed and then an additional space to wash, dry, fold, hang, iron and store all of your laundry! First floor half bath is simply elegant. The second level boasts 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Extra large full bath for your favorite people & extra large bedrooms wi/large closets. Master Suite is magnificent. Multi-tray ceiling, gas fireplace, two walk in closest, full bath w/jetted tub & separate shower and toilet room. Generator hook-up runs almost the entire home., Amazing backyard.
Open House
Sunday
June 17 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 20 Drake Lane, Derry, NH 03038    Get Directions






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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 6/15/2018


16 Brady Way, Laconia, NH 03246

Condo

$179,900
Price

2
Bedrooms
4
Rooms
1
Baths
Enjoy the Winnepesaukee lake views from your patio! Two bedroom garden style condo. Bedrooms are large with plenty of natural light. One bedroom has sliding doors open to the patio. Living Room also has sliders to the patio. New carpets in the living room and bedrooms with beautiful wood floors in the entry and kitchen. Imagine enjoying summer days watching the sailboats on Paugus Bay from your patio or warm nights by the beautiful gas fireplace. Kitchen has lots of cabinet and counter space with granite counters that complement the cherry cabinets. All appliances stay. There is a laundry closet with room for a large capacity stack-able washer/dryer. A detached one car garage with an additional assigned space and visitor parking. This is more affordable than renting and a wonderful weekend or vacation getaway! Tennis courts, clubhouse and in-ground pool all for your enjoyment. Day slips are available. Move in ready! Lake and Mountain views from your home and close to Weirs beach and Gunstock. What are you waiting for?
Open House
Saturday
June 16 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 16 Brady Way, Laconia, NH 03246    Get Directions






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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 6/15/2018

There’s a lot to buying a home. There’s no perfect home. Home inspectors will tell you that even brand new houses have their issues. If you know the right questions to ask before you even buy a home, you’ll be armed with a knowledge that you wouldn’t otherwise have. There are some very revealing questions that you can ask sellers to help you get some insight into a property. These questions can usually also be answered by your home inspector when you get to the inspection process.  


Have You Had Water Damage Or Pipe Issues?


Water damage is a big deal. It can hide mold and other damage. There’s also a big issue if the pipes in a home have previously burst, or caused water damage on their own. Especially in cold climates, water damage and burst pipes can be common if the piping has not been properly insulated.


The Age Of The Roof


If the roof on a home has been recently replaced, that’s a huge bonus to buying the home. Roofing typically lasts about 25 years until it needs to be replaced. If a roof is getting close to the end of its lifespan, you can ask for a rebate or be wary that repairs will need to be made in the near future. 


Pests


If a home has had any kind of significant pest infestation, then you’ll want to know about it and be sure that it has been resolved. There could be some underlying conditions within the home itself that have made the pest infestation possible. Whether there’s some unaddressed holes, rotting wood, or hidden leaks, they’ll need to be taken care of so that an infestation doesn’t reoccur. 


Paranormal Activity


This may sound strange but some people will run out of their homes as fast as they can if they see a ghost or something else. “Haunted houses” are a particularly difficult sell. This includes homes with:


  • Ghost sightings
  • Murders
  • Suicides
  • Unusual deaths
  • Drug labs


Many states require that these problems and conditions be revealed in a disclosure statement. Other states do not legally require this. Check local laws to find out more about paranormal activity disclosures.

Some other great questions to ask when you’re in the process of buying a home are:


  • Will your car fit in the garage?
  • How much are the utility costs?
  • Who are the utility companies?
  • Does the home have a sewer or a septic tank?
  • Are there any warranties left on items in the home?


Asking these questions not only helps you as you move into a new home, but it helps you to get a better understanding of what types of insurance you need to put on your home. If you need to add a few extra pieces to the policy to protect yourself due to any information that you learn, you’ll feel safer.




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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 6/12/2018


20 Drake Lane, Derry, NH 03038

Single-Family

$509,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
9
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Custom built 4 bedroom Colonial is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac location. Grand foyer with stone plank flooring opens up to a turned staircase. First level boasts a kitchen with gas cook-top and double ovens, loads of granite counter space. Kitchen glass doors give views of the private backyard and lead you outside to your large multi tier deck. Eat inside your kitchen at the granite breakfast bar and kitchen table or dine in style in the large 16 X 13 dining room. Step down into your family room featuring a cathedral ceiling, floor to ceiling wood burning Cultured Stone fireplace, skylight and a custom built wet bar. Intended by the builder to be a formal living room, the room adjacent to the foyer was used as a home office because of the privacy the gorgeous french doors provided. Off the kitchen area is a pantry room for all of your food storage needs and a separate extra large laundry/utility room. Imagine having all the food storage you ever needed and then an additional space to wash, dry, fold, hang, iron and store all of your laundry! First floor half bath is simply elegant. The second level boasts 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Extra large full bath for your favorite people & extra large bedrooms wi/large closets. Master Suite is magnificent. Multi-tray ceiling, gas fireplace, two walk in closest, full bath w/jetted tub & separate shower and toilet room. Generator hook-up runs almost the entire home., Amazing backyard.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 6/8/2018

When you find a home you love, you most likely will want to take the steps you can to buy it. When a home is already under contract, there’s actually a little-known strategy that can be used to help you have a chance at getting the property. 


When you make a backup offer, you’re doing all of the same things you’d do under normal circumstances. The only difference between a normal offer and a backup offer is that you’re not guaranteed to get the home. The first deal needs to fall through in order for you to have a shot.


Advantages To Backup Offers


The backup offer is a bit of a stretch, but it still does give you a little bit of a chance to get a home. When a backup offer is in place, the home won’t just go back on the market if something falls through. This is especially smart when it comes to lower inventory markets. When a home is re-listed, you’ll need to compete against other buyers. If a bidding war is initiated, the home’s price will keep going up. The backup offer being in place helps the seller to feel secure in the sale of their home one way or another. If for any reason the first buyer falls through, you’ll be able to swoop in and get the home yourself.


Timing Is Everything


Keep in mind that there’s a certain period of time before a deal needs to be closed on for a home. The original buyer will need to close the deal on the home in an average of 50 days. Knowing the time frame that you’ll need to wait around for a decision is helpful for you in your own search for a home.


You can also have your agent check in with the listing agent for the property on a frequent basis. This lets the agent ad seller know that you have a keen interest in the property in case there are any difficulties coming from the other side of the deal. 


If The First Deal Doesn’t Go Through


If the first deal on a home does fall through, you’re not the new owner of the home just yet. There’s always a possibility that the first buyers found some very difficult problems with the home during the inspection. These could be big issues like an issue with the roof or the foundation of the home. Be sure to include a home inspection contingency with your contract so that you can have your own inspection conducted. This way, you’ll know if there are any problems with the home and that you will be able to deal with them.


A backup offer can be a great tool to use in tight markets to help you get a home that you love. It’s always a good idea to proceed with caution in any home deal to make a sound financial decision.




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