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 [...]
When you begin the home buying process you are immediately thrown acronyms and new terms from professionals at every turn. Here’s a list of 10 most frequently used terms to get you started with the [...]
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 [...]
As a new Agent I thought at first it seemed kind of offensive to immediately ask “Are you pre-approved for a mortgage?” or “Are you going to be an all cash buyer?” especially to someone who is looking at/for property you just met for the first time! First meetings are to be opportunity to gather as much information from your prospect, to [...]
Listen up first time home buyers or home owners- there’s a funny word I want to talk to you about. Escrow.
As Ice Cube states in one of his songs:
You punks is petty, still we steady, countin' fetti
I'm the one closin' escrow, with the best flow
Closing an escrow account can happen after the sale of a property. It is an account held by a [...]
Real estate tax assistance is real and you should see if you qualify! The Low & Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program offered by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue was created to decrease the economic burden of the State Education Property Tax on certain at-risk taxpayers.
The amount of relief received varies with the [...]
Buying your first home can be emotionally and financially challenging. With rising home prices, limited inventory, down-payment requirements and upfront closing costs, it’s enough to overwhelm someone right out of the process. In New Hampshire some local banks recognize how difficult entering the housing market can be and able to offer some [...]
Waterville Estates ski area is enjoying a great year! Yes you heard it Waterville Estate ski area is enjoying a great year. The expanded ski lodge, bar, and entertainment area has been a huge hit with the Association members and the public. With upcoming snow good grooming the conditions look fantastic for this weekend. The ski lodge is [...]
Recently asks: I am a smoker and I’ve been turned down twice because I smoke even though I only smoke outside. Isn’t that discrimination?
Answer: In a word, no. It is not discrimination. Don’t get too fired up about not being able to find a place to rent because you’re a smoker. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 can’t help you on this one. This [...]
The seller doesn’t care if you have to bring more money to closing!
The appraisal can be arbitrary if you need “a” loan and you want the property.
I realize I will get some flack from the appraisers who will read my post, but let me tell you where the above statement comes from.
I am selling a 3 bedroom condominium, and share what I believe to be the best three comparable closed sales with my seller as we discuss an [...]
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