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Multiple Offers: Should You Worry?

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Months of searching, attending open houses, 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 offers on the property. Now what? Reasons for Multiple Offers Inventory shifts…

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How to Evaluate Multiple Offers for Your Home

We are in the midst of a hot sellers’ market and many sellers are finding themselves with multiple offers. So, how can you decide which offer is best? Our agents at Porcupine Real Estate use their expertise and years of knowledge to help you determine which offer to consider. Some of the criteria we encourage you to consider include: Preapprovals…

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Why People Pick New Hampshire

We all know that New Hampshire is the Free State. But, when faced with moving to a new state, why, exactly, do people pick New Hampshire? Here are some reasons from movers to the Free State: great community and economy New Hampshire’s aesthetics and the state’s laws everyone is very friendly no income tax or sales tax income-earning potential was…

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Buying Investment Property vs a Primary Residence

Buying an investment property can be a good financial move. There are some differences between buying a primary residence and investment property, though. Obtaining a Mortgage In nearly all cases, mortgage rates for investment properties are higher than when you buy a primary residence. The reason for this is that lenders tend to view an investment property as a riskier…

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Thinking of building? Read this first

We’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve gotten an email from someone wanting to move to New Hampshire and buy land. While we heartily endorse the idea of property ownership, there are some important considerations worth sharing for folks heading down this path. Financing: typically banks lend only up to 50-70% of the purchase price on land acquisition-fewer options…

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Costs Involved in Buying a Home

Many buyers have questions when it comes to buying a home, but one of the most frequent we hear is: What does it cost? Once you’ve negotiated the purchase and your offer is accepted on a house, you’ll need to provide an earnest money deposit. Another way to think of this is as a good faith deposit. The amount provided…

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Best Home Improvement Projects to Complete Before Selling

Are you planning to sell your home soon? Then this is the time to take care of those home improvements that will make your home more attractive to buyers. As a homeowner who’s been through the buying process, you know how important it is to make a good impression. What you may not know is which improvements deliver the best…

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What Does it Cost to Sell Your Home?

If you’re thinking of selling your home, you may have considered selling it without a real estate agent. Why should you pay an agent for work when you can do it yourself? Well, while you could sell your home on your own, you may lose out on some of the profit by not fully understanding the process or what costs…

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