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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 4/20/2018

House hunting can be enjoyable but becomes overwhelming pretty quickly. After looking at many different houses, they can all start to look the same. Itís hard to remember what homes had what features. In order to make a right decision on which home to make an offer on, youíll need to remember the details of each house. Read on for tips to help you house hunt like a pro.


Keep Track Of The Homes You Have Looked At


Whether youíre doing simple online searches or touring open houses, itís easy for your mind to get jumbled as to what you have seen. Itís a good idea to keep a record of homes with their addresses as to where they are located, the color of the house, and the desirable features contained within the home. This way, you can have an overall picture of what you want. 


Know What Features Are Important 


You should make a list of everything youíre looking for in a home before you even start searching. Include things like:


  • The price range
  • How big of a house youíre looking for
  • How many bedrooms
  • How many bathrooms
  • Additional features like walk-in closets
  • Eat-in kitchen or dining room
  • What type of home youíre looking for
  • How many stories you want the home to be



You can then branch off from the essentials on the list adding other desirable features in a property like a pool, a jacuzzi, a large backyard, or a fireplace. Then, you should make a list prioritizing what is the most important to you in your home search. Things like the number of bedrooms and the size of the home will be a higher priority than a jacuzzi tub. 


Look At Your Commute


One of the most significant factors in finding a home is how far it is from your workplace. The closer you are to work, the less stressful your life will be. If you take the train or a bus to work, it may be easier to live close to a station or stop. On the flip side, to be closer to work what are you sacrificing? Are you close to schools, parks, stores, and other regularly visited spots? See what locations suit your lifestyle.


Review What Youíve Looked At

Once you have done your research and decided what you need and want, itís time to make comparisons. Look at the prices of each home and see what they have to offer for the money. Once you decide the price and amenities are on par with your original wishlist, the house is a good candidate to put an offer on.             






Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 4/15/2018


10 Orcutt Drive, Hampstead, NH 03841

Rental

$1,300
Price

1
Bedrooms
3
Rooms
1
Baths
Small one bedroom home for lease. Open concept Kitchen/Living Room. Right of Way to Sunset Lake located across the road from house. Deck for your outdoor entertaining. Private yard. Off street parking. Formerly used as a heated garage, there is an unfinished, heated space that can be used for storage or as a workshop. Dryer on site but no washing machine will be allowed. Tenant to pay utilities. Background and credit check required. First month and security deposit due at lease signing. Showings begin Wednesday, April 18th.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






Tags: Hampstead   Real Estate   Rental   03841  
Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 4/14/2018


20 Drake Lane, Derry, NH 03038

Single-Family

$520,000
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 that abuts conservation area.
Open House
Sunday
April 15 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 20 Drake Lane, Derry, NH 03038    Get Directions






Categories: Open House  


Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 4/14/2018


20 Drake Lane, Derry, NH 03038

Single-Family

$520,000
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 that abuts conservation area.
Open House
Sunday
April 15 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 20 Drake Lane, Derry, NH 03038    Get Directions






Tags: Derry   Real Estate   Single-Family   03038  
Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 4/13/2018

Purchasing a condo should be fast and easy. However, negotiations with a condo seller can quickly become stressful and may put your chances to acquire your dream condo in danger.

Lucky for you, we're here to help you simplify the process of negotiating with a condo seller to ensure you can purchase your ideal property.

Here are three tips to help you navigate tough negotiations with a condo seller.

1. Consider the Condo Seller's Perspective

Think about the condo seller's perspective and try to find common ground with this individual. By doing so, you and the condo seller may be able to agree to terms that meet the needs of both sides.

When you initially submit an offer on a condo, ensure your proposal accounts for the condo's condition and the current state of the real estate market. That way, you'll be able to avoid the risk of submitting a "lowball" offer that falls below a condo seller's expectations.

Also, maintain open lines of communication throughout the negotiation process. This will allow you to listen to a condo seller's concerns and respond accordingly.

2. Collect Plenty of Housing Market Data

If a condo seller believes you are unwilling to pay a sufficient price for his or her condo, it is always a good idea to present housing market data to back up your offer.

Explore the housing market closely to learn about the prices of comparable condos in nearby cities and towns. This will allow you to see how a particular condo stacks up against similar properties in terms of price and condition.

In addition, check out the prices of recently sold condos in your area to identify housing market patterns and trends. With this real estate market information at your disposal, you'll be able to make an informed decision about whether to continue to negotiate with a condo seller or consider other properties.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent will negotiate with a condo seller on your behalf. Therefore, he or she will help you minimize the stress and anxiety that is commonly associated with condo negotiations.

Typically, a real estate agent will submit an offer on a condo and wait to hear back from a condo seller. If a condo seller decides to negotiate, a real estate agent will work with you throughout the negotiation process.

A real estate agent will listen to your condo buying concerns and questions and respond immediately. He or she also will provide honest, unbiased recommendations to help you make informed decisions during negotiations with a condo seller. This real estate professional will even share your concerns with a condo seller to help you get the best results possible.

When it comes to a negotiating with a condo seller, there is no need to worry. If you collaborate with a real estate agent, you can take the guesswork out of condo negotiations. And ultimately, you may be able to move one step closer to buying a condo that meets or exceeds your expectations.




Tags: Buying a home   buyer tips   Condo  
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