When selling your home, your NH REALTOR® can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace including price, financing availability and inventory. Real estate is local and we are experts in our marketplace.Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. They are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. Thats why all real estate licensees are NOT the same. Whether you're buying or selling a home it pays to work with a REALTOR®
Buying or selling a property in New Hampshire and working with the right agent who understands your needs, your financial status and your timing is essential to a smooth and relatively stress free experience. You want an agent who will listen to you and take the time to understand your needs but also one who will be realistic regarding pricing, value and status of the market. You should work with an agent that is an expert in local market conditions and part of a winning real estate team.
You need an agent who is skilled in negotiations and understands the intricacies of buying and selling real estate in New Hampshire. At Hall NH Realty we pride ourselves with a prompt response to our clients and provide the highest level of service; we understand how important the real estate transaction is to you.
At Hall NH Realty we are trained to listen and work closely with all buyers and sellers, so whether this is your first time or just one of many, you will find our office and staff ready to serve you.
A Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is essential to determine the value of residential property. Location and characteristics of the property are the key elements in determining value. Therefore, the basis for valuation is similar properties in your area.
The market analysis takes into account the amount received from recent sales of comparable properties and the quantity and quality of comparable properties currently on the market. The desired end result is to find a price that will attract a willing and able buyer in a reasonable time.
Once the value of your home has been determined, you can decide on an offering price that will achieve your goals. Generally, the price should not exceed the value by more than 5% or potential buyers may not even make offers. Naturally, if you want to sell quickly your asking price should be very near the value.
- A first impression is crucial in selling a home. Remember that when a prospect comes to look at your home, the first impression (curb appeal) is vital. Your front lawn and other landscaping should be neatly trimmed and mowed. Make certain that your yard is clean of refuse and leaves. The walk should be swept and, in winter, remove ice and snow from walk and steps. The front door must be clean and fresh looking, the doorbell in working order. Seventy percent of the time a potential buyer will drive past your home to see the outside before they will make an appointment to see the inside.
10. Proper planning produces proper performance. Where is the septic going to go? What is the sun's orientation? Where is the house going to be situated on the lot? Is there enough room for the pool or the future barn? Should we buy the land first or design the home to fit the land? There are a million questions you could consider; each building project is unique. Some of the significant questions involve whether or not there is a walk-out basement, a pool, deck or patio, sun's orientation, etc. If a walk-out is a must you need to find a lot that will accommodate a house design with a walk-out. This may seem obvious, but it is often overlooked or misunderstood. If you are designing a passive solar home as part of a green construction project, then the lot's orientation to the sun is very important. Prioritize, gather information, consult and render an opinion, then realize that your requirements may need modification.
Purchasing real estate in New Hampshire (NH) is a complex and major transaction with many details to be handled. The best way to be certain that an agent is working in your best interests is by signing a buyer representation agreement with an agent. We are experts in the local NH real estate market and can guide you through the landmines of purchasing your dream property.
Home buyers today may choose from many financing options. These options range from traditional mortgages to adjustable-rate and hybrid loans. When buying a home or property in New Hampshire, or anywhere, choose your lender and financing options carefully. If the recent financial crisis relative to the housing market has taught us anything, it is that the home buyer must look after their own interests.
In our current environment, it is more important than ever to use a good, reputable local lender that will be there to stand behind their commitment. Ask your NH Realtor for recommendations.
While the different choices may seem overwhelming at first, the overall goal is really quite simple: you want to find a loan that fits both your current financial situation and your future plans. Though this article discusses some of the more common loan types, you should spend time talking with different lenders before deciding on the right loan for your situation.
Buying a home in NH is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime, so you should be sure that the home you want to buy is in good condition. A home inspection by a qualified NH Home Inspector is an evaluation of a homes condition by a trained expert. During a home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an in-depth and impartial look at the property you plan to buy. The inspector will:
- Evaluate the physical condition: the structure, construction and mechanical systems.
- Identify items that should be repaired or replaced.
- Estimate the remaining useful life of the major systems (such as electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning), equipment, structure and finishes.
After the inspection is complete, you will receive a written report of the findings from the home inspector, usually within five to seven days, sometimes the report is given to you at the end of the inspection.
IMPORTANT: Consult the EPA Map of Radon Zones document (EPA-402-R-93-071) before using this map. This document contains information on radon potential variations within counties. EPA also recommends that this map be supplemented with any available local data in order to further understand and predict the radon potential of a specific area. Contact your state radon coordinator (go to www.epa.gov/iaq/whereyoulive.html and click on your state) to see if your state has more detailed information available. If you have questions about radon in water, see www.epa.gov/radon/rnwater.html.
Purchasing a property in NH, you should perform a radon test for the existing home for sale.
When Buying and Selling NH Real Estate What Do You Need To Know?
It should come as no surprise to the reader that over the last ten to fifteen years NH housing costs have risen dramatically and recently they have fallen significantly.
This paper will attempt to explain the following conclusions:
The housing market is normally in a “growth mode” (where new homes are required to accommodate an increasing population) or a “retraction mode” where the supply of existing homes is more than sufficient to accommodate demand. When in the growth mode, home values are closely related to the cost of new homes (replacement value); when in the retraction mode, all bets are off.
Windham is a thriving community located in the southern region of the State of New Hampshire in Rockingham County. With a current population of approximately 15,000, the Town offers excellent educational, recreational, and business opportunities. Local access to I-93 and other major routes provide ease in commuting to Boston, Manchester Airport, the Seacoast, and the White Mountains. As a community, Windham consistently maintains its rural, open character with large areas of open space and conservation land throughout; while welcoming influxes of economic development.
Windham has often been referred to as "The Jewel of Southern New Hampshire" relative to the efforts expended by a dedicated group of staff and elected officials toward keeping our level of service high and our taxes low. By consistently maintaining one of the lowest property tax rates in the region, while simultaneously enhancing our infrastructure and services, Windham has fast become a highly sought after location within the nation's "Safest" and "Most Livable" state.
Wilton is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 3,677 at the 2010 census. Like many small New England towns it grew up around water-powered textile mills, but is now a rural bedroom community with some manufacturing and service employment.
The compact town center, where 1,163 people resided at the 2010 census, is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as the Wilton census-designated place and is located near the junction of New Hampshire Routes 31 and 101, at the confluence of Stony Brook with the Souhegan River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.9 square miles (67 km2), of which 25.8 square miles (67 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.35%) is water. Wilton is drained by the Souhegan River, and Stony and Blood brooks. The town's highest point is 1,140 feet (350 m) above sea level, where the east slope of Fisk Hill touches the town's western border.
New Boston is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 5,321 at the 2010 census. New Boston is home to the annual Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair and the Molly Stark Cannon.
The town was first granted in 1736 by colonial governor Jonathan Belcher of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. At the time, lands to the west of the Merrimack River, disputed between the two provinces, were treated by Belcher as part of Massachusetts, and he granted the town to several Boston families. It was to have been called Lanestown or Piscataquog Township, but by 1751 they called it New Boston after their hometown. Not all the grantees took up their claims, and the land was regranted 10 years later to settlers from Londonderry. When the town was incorporated in 1763, Governor Benning Wentworth formally recognized the long-used name of New Boston.