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Buying A Home With Less Than Perfect Credit

You’ve finally made the decision that this is going to be the last summer you’ll be a renter. You’ve started to stash away some funds so you can buy your own home at last; but wait, do you know what your credit rating is? Knowing exactly where you stand as far as creditworthiness is an essential step. If you haven’t done so already, you should sign up for a free service like Credit Karma to view and monitor your credit.  Often times consumers find there are things on their credit report that come as a complete surprise to them. Sometimes those things are legitimate like the credit card you got in college and never paid for or a medical bill that’s been turned over for collection, but sometimes, negative information can be an error that will continue to hurt you until it’s addressed.

Short Term Rentals

What is a short term rental? Why are there so many fees attached to a reservation?

An increasingly popular way to travel in the United States is by the week or month when going on vacations or adventures. Why wouldn’t you if you had the time and resources? Unfortunately these getaways do not fall into long term rentals or seasonal rentals. Any stay less than 6 months at a property is technically considered to be a short term rental (STR) and they have some laws and rules of their own.

Protect Your Investment with a Home Inspection

You finally find a home that’s right for you and have a signed Purchase and Sales agreement, now what?  Hopefully before you signed the contract you made sure to include an inspection clause that makes your transaction contingent on the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should include the terms and conditions to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.

Increase Value by Simply Decreasing Clutter

You want to maximize the listing price of your New Hampshire home and reduce the number of days it’s on the market without spending money on upgrades? I don’t know about you but I’m all about saving money so if you’re like me this is what you do; completely de-clutter the entire house and the best part is that, it’s [...]

Home Buying Myth Busters

Most everyone has a parent, aunt, uncle, cousin, co-worker or friend who owns their home and is full of advice that you should follow. Listen to them and you’ll derail your dreams by believing a lot of myths. Truth be told, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about buying a home and you also must consider that Uncle Joe bought his [...]

Seal the Deal with Curb Appeal

It’s selling season and homeowners everywhere are sprucing up inside and out to attract buyers to their properties. It may be a seller’s market but you still have to put some effort into making your property stand out.  The outside of your home is the first thing a buyer will see, if it’s not visually pleasing they won’t go up the walkway [...]

Choosing a Mortgage Lender

 

It’s a seller’s market and the best way to arm yourself with some excellent negotiating tools is to become pre-approved before you start working with a Realtor. But before you begin researching lenders, get your credit report! You can do this free through [...]

Subleasing the Smart Way

Imagine getting a knock on the door at night, “police, open up!” It’s not your property and you rent from a local owner. You give the owner a call but he’s standing right behind the police. The owner is being fined because there has been a report of illegal [...]

BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME

Your dream of owning a home can become a reality if you set realistic goals, get sound advice, plan carefully and clearly understand the costs of home ownership. Let’s face it, it’s not like we took Home buying 101 in school and navigating through, or even starting the process, can be overwhelming. The good news is that there are a multitude [...]