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How can opportunity zones help me avoid taxes?

An opportunity zone is a designation from the federal government given to certain economically distressed areas throughout the United States, with the goal of encouraging investment and development in those areas. The program provides tax incentives to encourage those with capital gains to invest in low-income and undercapitalized communities. History of Opportunity Zones The designation was created as part of…

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Real Estate Market Update – September 2023

New Hampshire Real Estate Market Update - September 2023

Sign up for market updates Listing activity continues to drop, partially due to the seasonality of the market (we see fewer listings in the fall through the winter). This makes it a challenge for buyers since inventory is already at record-low levels. The good news is that bidding wars have slowed down quite a bit and we are seeing more…

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Turnkey Investing – Invest in the Free State from Out of State

Turnkey investing with rental properties in NH

Just because you can’t move to New Hampshire, doesn’t mean you can’t support the Free State Project from afar. We have many clients who invest in New Hampshire real estate, even though they don’t live in or plan to move to New Hampshire.  While it can be overwhelming to figure out how to invest in real estate when you don’t…

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Liberty-Friendly Short Term Rentals for Your Visit to NH

Liberty-Friendly short-term rentals in New Hampshire

Lakes Region • Merrimack Valley • Seacoast Lakes Region Gorham: The Trail Break B&B (603) 915-6182 aldenter@gmail.com Plymouth: Spacious Downtown Duplex Merrimack Valley Concord: Historic Colonial Downtown Apartment Adventure’s Rest Hollis: Private Lake House Getaway Litchfield: Peaceful Woods Area Suite Seacoast Dover: Private, Secluded 1-Bedroom Apartment Plaistow: Linden Cottage

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Thinking of buying land? Read this first [Updated for 2023]

Thinking of buying land in New Hampshire? Read this first

We’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve heard from someone wanting to buy land in New Hampshire for recreational purposes, homesteading, farming, or building a home. While we enthusiastically endorse the idea of property ownership, there are some important considerations worth sharing for folks thinking about buying land What are your goals? Before you start seriously looking at…

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Buying a Home: Should You Stress About Multiple Offers? [Updated for 2023]

Buying a home: Should you stress about multiple offers?

Months of searching, attending open houses, reading articles about if you should buy a home, picking a lender, and viewing available homes finally paid off. You’ve found the perfect property in a nice neighborhood for a fair price. You’re ready to make an offer. Then it happens: you get the dreaded call from your agent telling you there are multiple…

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Want to avoid the intrusive paperwork when buying an investment property?

How to avoid intrusive paperwork with buying investment properties

If you’ve ever bought a house, chances are you used traditional mortgage financing, like FHA, VA, USDA, or conventional loans. These types of loans are great for the typical buyer. But if you’re self-employed, have low cash reserves, or just don’t want to deal with a lot of intrusive paperwork, these traditional financing options may not always be the best…

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October Real Estate Market Update

Single Family Homes and Condos After three years of a seller’s market buying frenzy, it feels like the overheated market is finally slowing down. Is that the case? Yes and no. We are still seeing a relative lack of sufficient inventory to feed the demand for housing units (both sales and rentals). The recent significant spikes in mortgage interest rates…

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