Sandra Tessier - RE/MAX Property Spec. Grp. Inc.


Many people think of their first home as a “starter home.” This refers to a home that is fairly small and typically is for young people who are just starting out in a new phase of life. These types of homes are generally not thought of as “forever homes.” Many times, as families expand, they will move on from their starter homes to bigger and better homes. This includes living in desirable neighborhoods and adding extra comforts that the first home may not have had. Other times, people expand on their starter home in order to make more room for children and the needs of a growing family. These homes truly are jumping off points. Studies show that the idea of starter homes is disappearing. It could be that the requirements of first-time homebuyers are changing and therefore the types of homes that are being sought after are few and far between. The expectations of buyers have increased greatly. Buyers would like adequate space and hope that their first home is not only in a great location, but ready for them to move in without much work as well. Really, buyers are looking for everything anyone would want in their forever home in their starter homes. So, is it a smart idea to search for a starter home, only to move a few years later? The answer is multi-faceted. Starter homes are typically the homes that you can afford at the present time in your life. If you decide that you can save up longer and go for the house you really want, that may be a smarter financial decision for you. There’s always an option to wait for more homes to go on the market while you rent a place. If you do decide to go for a starter home, here’s some tips for you: Don’t Try To Get Everything You Want For A Low Price Buyers tend to have wish lists of the things they desire in a house. While that’s a great idea, don’t expect to get everything you want in your starter home. Manage your expectations along with the cost of the home. See Where You Can Expand Many homes have great potential, but buyers have what they see set in their minds and fail to see what can be done in the future. Look at homes with open eyes and picture the possibilities. Know There Will Be Work Involved Purchasing a starter home means that you’ll usually need to participate in home improvement projects. Don’t go for a home that needs major work done if you’re not up for the challenge. Typically, you’ll need to be able to get your hands dirty by doing things like changing out wallpaper, painting walls, or sanding cabinets. These are the little projects that make your house your own.


1 Rosewood Drive, Bow, NH 03304

Single-Family

$344,500
Price

4
Bedrooms
10
Rooms
2
Baths
Perfect time to enjoy your in-ground pool! With your new pool comes a 4-bedroom/2-bath colonial/gambrel style home with updated kitchen and baths! Vinyl exterior and vinyl windows. Hardwood and tile flooring. Dining room with wood burning fireplace. Newer kitchen appliances. Finished lower level with 2-rooms that could be an exercise room, play room and/or office. Newer septic system. Nice flat lot complete with a 2-story barn which has 2-horse stalls + water and electric. Great location with east access to Route 3, I-93 and Exit 11. Please enjoy the virtual tour!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses




A home showing may prove to be exceedingly valuable, regardless of whether you're actively searching for a residence or preparing to enter the real estate market. In fact, there are many reasons to schedule a home showing, and these include:

1. You think a home may be right for you.

If you review a home listing and feel a house may be your dream residence, it never hurts to set up a home showing. By visiting a residence, you can get an up-close look at a house and determine whether this home is right for you.

Ultimately, the only thing that a home showing will cost you is time. If you find that a home matches or exceeds your expectations, you can always submit an offer on this residence after a showing. Conversely, if a home falls short of your expectations during a showing, you can continue your search for your ideal house.

2. You are interested in learning about the local housing market.

Let's face it – the housing market can be tricky to navigate, particularly for those who intend to purchase a home for the first time. Luckily, a home showing offers a commitment-free opportunity to examine a residence and learn about the local real estate market.

Typically, a home showing allows you to review a house in-person and ask questions about this residence. Once the showing is complete, there is no obligation to move forward with a home purchase. Instead, you can assess your homebuying options and proceed accordingly.

3. You want to narrow your home search.

Although you know that you want to buy a house, you still have lots of ideas about what you want from your ideal residence. Thankfully, a home showing gives you an opportunity to walk through a house and determine what you like and don't like. And even if you decide not to proceed with a home offer, you can use the insights from a home showing to hone your house search.

If you need help setting up a home showing, you may want to reach out to a local real estate agent sooner rather than later. Because if you have a real estate agent at your side, you can check out a wide range of residences and boost the likelihood of discovering your dream home.

A real estate agent can help you get ready for a home showing and offer plenty of insights into the housing market. This professional also will walk through a house with you during a showing and is prepared to respond to any concerns or queries. Perhaps best of all, if you want to submit an offer on a house after a showing, a real estate agent will make it simple to put together a competitive homebuying proposal.

Make your homeownership dream come true – attend a house showing, and you can increase your chances of finding a terrific residence that you can enjoy for years to come.



5 Stirling Avenue, Hooksett, NH 03106

Single-Family

$484,500
Price

3
Bedrooms
10
Rooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Excellent Hooksett Location, this home is sure to have something for everyone!! Hip-roof colonial with 2-story foyer and lots of natural light. Fabulous custom kitchen with granite counter tops, ample cabinetry including side bar with wine cooler/mini refrigerator, upgraded stainless steel appliances, marble flooring and over-sized center island with gas cook top and seating. Family room with gas fireplace, hardwood flooring and vaulted ceiling. Large master bedroom with gas fireplace, walk-in closet and en suite bath with double sinks, soaking tub and walk-in shower. Finished lower level offers a large family room, an additional full bath and an exercise room which could be a 4th bedroom or home office. Natural gas heat and hot water and central air conditioning! Mature landscaping, custom walkway and multi-zone irrigation system. ++3-car attached garage and public water and sewer!!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses





5 Stirling Avenue, Hooksett, NH 03106

Single-Family

$484,500
Price

3
Bedrooms
10
Rooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Excellent Hooksett Location, this home is sure to have something for everyone!! Hip-roof colonial with 2-story foyer and lots of natural light. Fabulous custom kitchen with granite counter tops, ample cabinetry including side bar with wine cooler/mini refrigerator, upgraded stainless steel appliances, marble flooring and over-sized center island with gas cook top and seating. Family room with gas fireplace, hardwood flooring and vaulted ceiling. Large master bedroom with gas fireplace, walk-in closet and en suite bath with double sinks, soaking tub and walk-in shower. Finished lower level offers a large family room, an additional full bath and an exercise room which could be a 4th bedroom or home office. Natural gas heat and hot water and central air conditioning! Mature landscaping, custom walkway and multi-zone irrigation system. ++3-car attached garage and public water and sewer!!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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