Posted by Sandra Tessier on 9/19/2017

Remember how excited, happy and nervous you felt days before you moved into your current home? It was the perfect house, meeting you and your family’s needs. Hard to believe several years have passed since then. It may also be hard to believe that you’re actually considering moving into another house. But, moving just might be the right option. Makeup of a new city - Face it. You felt more curious, connected and happy when you visited a relative or friend at their home in another city. Culture, vibe, entertainment options and natural landscapes in the new area appeal to you. Moving to a new city might be just what you need to feel revitalized. Before you move to a new city, stay in the city for at least a week, this time without visiting family. It's a good way to learn more about the city and find out if you really want to move. Neighborhood changes – If crime in your neighborhood has increased, adding another lock on your house doors and windows may not be the best option. Instead, it may be time to move to a better, less crime ridden, city. Argumentative neighbors, an increase in untrained neighborhood pets and congested traffic are other reasons why moving may be a good option. Family Size – Adult children leaving home to embark on their own could cause your house to feel too big. After your adult children leave, you may also desire to relocate and move closer to your siblings or parents. Similar to empty nesting, plans to have children could inspire a move. Infants and toddlers becoming teenagers may require added privacy or the need for growing children to have their own bedroom instead of sharing a room with one to two siblings. Marital status – Get married, separated or divorced and you may not have much of a choice as to whether or not you’ll move to a new home. The move could help you to accept other transitions that your marital status change brings into your life. Moving into a new house may also help you to feel empowered, certain that you can thrive on your own or with your new spouse. Career – Opportunity to work a better job in another city or neighborhood may inspire a move. These career opportunities could come through a company led relocation, market shifts or a job search. Moving to a new area could also introduce you to employers, new clients you could support as an independent contractor, franchise or government agency work opportunities that you were previously unaware of. Your current house itself may also be a reason to move. The number of home repairs required to keep your house in good condition may have increased, possibly even doubling, since you bought the house. Construction or local zoning laws may have had a negative impact on sewage and water sources where you live. These are times when moving may be a good option.




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Posted by Sandra Tessier on 9/18/2017

This Condo in Manchester, NH recently sold for $289,900. This style home was sold by Sandra Tessier - RE/MAX Property Specialists Group Inc..


93 Forest Hill Way, Manchester, NH 03109

Condo

$289,900
Price
$289,900
Sale Price

2
Bedrooms
5
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Nicely maintained 2-story open concept contemporary cape with first floor master with full bath and walk-in closet. 1st floor laundry. This home offers 2-bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a large 2nd floor loft which could be den or office. Living Room has cathedral ceiling and gas fireplace. Dining area with hardwood floors & sliders out to rear deck & gazebo o'looking private back yard !! Vinyl siding, nice landscaping, farmers porch and heated 2 car garage. Full unfinished basement offers ample storage or could be finished for additional space. Best of all this property offers a whole house 16K natural gas generator. NOT a 55+ Unit.






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Posted by Sandra Tessier on 9/12/2017

You may think that building a fence on your property will be a great idea. Whether you have a dog and want them to be able to roam free in the yard, or are just looking to get some more privacy, there’s things you should have in place before you build a fence. 


Have An Idea Of What You Want


Once you know why you want to install the fence, you can decide what type of fence you’ll need. Do you want a basic chain link fence? Are there regulations on what type of fence you need to put up around your pool? Does your HOA require that you check with them before you install a fence? You’ll need to answer these questions and fill your own desires in order to get the type of fence that you want. 


Decide On What Material You Need


The material you buy for your fence will decide what kind of maintenance that you’ll have to do in the future. Wooden fences, for example, may need to be stained or painted from time to time. The wood can also warp over time due to rotting. Other materials that you may use for a fence include aluminum, steel, wrought iron and bamboo. Each of these materials has pros and cons including the amount of rusting, and the need for replacement and repairing. 


You Can Mix Fencing Materials


To save money, you can mix your fencing materials up a bit. In the front, you could do a picket fence that’s connected to a chain link fence in the back. Mixing the right fencing materials can look good and work with your finances.  


A Little Research Goes A Long Way


You can talk to people you know in order to find out what’s the best course of action in putting up a fence. Sometimes, even building codes can inhibit what type of fence you’re able to put up. Your friends and neighbors may also have some great advice for you as to what type of fence will be good for your property and needs. 


Use Planted Materials


If putting up a fence seems like a daunting process, you may want to try using bushes and other greenery to make borders on your property. 


Check With Your Neighbors


Be a good neighbor and let them know your plans to put up a fence. Nothing is worse than having a neighborly feud over a few inches of property line or the blocking of a view. You may even be able to go in on building a fence with your neighbor, just make sure that you have an agreement in writing.






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Posted by Sandra Tessier on 9/8/2017

This Single-Family in Manchester, NH recently sold for $178,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Sandra Tessier - RE/MAX Property Specialists Group Inc..


210 Whitney Avenue, Manchester, NH 03104

Single-Family

$172,000
Price
$178,000
Sale Price

2
Bedrooms
5
Rooms
1
Baths
Hip roof ranch located in desirable North End neighborhood !! Updated bath, newly updated eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, vinyl siding, new hot water heater, new roof are just some of this homes inviting features. Rear deck over-looks a fenced in back yard. Backyard shed has a garage door on one end !! Finished room in basement could be a family room, office, or additional bedroom ( basement has ingress & egress). Ample parking in the paved double wide driveway !!






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Posted by Sandra Tessier on 9/5/2017

Submitting a "fair" offer on your dream home may seem difficult, particularly for a first-time homebuyer. Lucky for you, we're here to help you determine what it takes to submit a fair offer on a home that increases the likelihood that a home seller will accept your proposal without delay.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure that a first-time homebuyer can submit a fair offer on a house.

1. Study the Housing Market Closely

Are you preparing to submit an offer in a buyer's market or a seller's market? Ultimately, the current state of the housing market may help you define a fair proposal based on the sector's conditions.

For example, a buyer's market frequently includes an abundance of top-notch residences and a shortage of homebuyers. In this market, you may be able to submit an offer at or below a home seller's initial asking price and receive an instant "Yes."

On the other hand, a seller's market usually features a shortage of high-quality houses and an abundances of homebuyer. As such, you may need to submit an offer at or above a home seller's initial asking price if you want to secure your dream residence.

For first-time homebuyers who analyze the housing market closely, they should be able to differentiate between a buyer's market and a seller's market. That way, a first-time homebuyer can determine fair market value for a residence and submit an offer that corresponds to it.

2. Evaluate Your Homebuying Budget

There is no need to overspend for a house, regardless of the current housing market's conditions. But with a homebuying budget in hand, a first-time homebuyer can resist the urge to pay too much to acquire an outstanding residence.

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage often provides a great option for those who are uncertain about how much they can spend on a home. This budget will enable a homebuyer to narrow his or her home search based on the finances at his or her disposal.

Meet with a variety of banks and credit unions to learn about all of your mortgage options. Then, you can select a mortgage that matches your budget and move one step closer to acquiring a terrific residence.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a must-have for a first-time homebuyer, and for good reason. This housing market professional can teach you about the intricacies of buying a house and help you submit a fair offer on a residence any time you choose.

Furthermore, a real estate agent will guide you along each stage of the homebuying journey and help you overcome any potential pitfalls along the way. And if you ever have homebuying concerns or questions, a real estate agent is happy to respond to them at your convenience.

Take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and by doing so, a first-time homebuyer should have no trouble submitting a fair offer on a residence.




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