Blog :: 2018

Top 5 Reasons to Sell Your Home This Winter

Spring and summer months are known to be great months to sell due to the warm weather and extended daylight; however, homes can sell in any month if they are priced right for the market area and appeal to the right buyer.  There are always serious buyers out there, the key is attracting them to your property. Here are 5 good reasons to list your home now:

Guest Blog: Avoiding the Holiday Hangover: End of Year Financial Planning

For many people, the New Year means a fresh start, resolution setting, and getting ready for the fresh start that lies ahead.  However, for many of these same people, it also brings a hangover. This hangover, however, has nothing to do with the number of champagne bottles popped at the stroke of midnight, but the feeling of the void left in your bank accounts after a season of spending. The holidays are a joyous occasion where love, cheer, and material goods are spread freely amongst your closest friends and family. But the good times can, unfortunately, lead to depression when bank statements start arriving in your mailbox.  Luckily, a little planning can go a long way toward making sure a season of giving does not lead to a season of regretting. Planning for the holidays can start at any time. It incorporates both clever savings and spending strategies.

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It’s winter in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and in Lincoln New Hampshire the seasonal buzz has begun. Thanksgiving week skiers experienced 21” of snow at Loon Mountain and according to the calendar it’s not officially winter yet!  Not only snow piles up in winter there are lots of other cold weather expenses too, such as: snow [...]

Tips For Selling Your Home

First Impressions, your home must sell itself, an attractive home, well maintained and sparkling clean is most appealing to potential buyers

OUTSIDE

A pleasing exterior appearance is essential for that critical first impression. These simple suggestions will help show off your property to its best advantage.

Think of prospective buyers as your guest and prepare the inside of your house accordingly

Welcome to the White Mountains

What could possibly be better than visiting the White Mountains….. how about living here seasonally or full-time. Due to the quality of life offered in this scenic paradise, families and individuals everywhere give up their lifestyles, career opportunities, friends, doctors and many other providers for the privilege of living in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

I Can Sell My Own House

It’s a seller’s market; I don’t need a real estate agent to sell my house. I can throw a for-sale sign up and start moving next week. Stop! Have you really thought that through? Do you really know what a real estate agent can do for you? Let’s take it from the top and talk about the big three; money, liability and [...]

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

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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.

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

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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 [...]