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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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Expenses You Need to Consider When Purchasing a Property

Many buyers, especially first-time home buyers and new-to-New Hampshire buyers, are unsure of what costs go into owning a home. Following are some examples of expenses you may incur when you own a home or investment property in New Hampshire. Single-family home expenses:  Property taxes – Tax rates vary widely from town to town. Keep an eye on that when looking…

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What does the pre-buying process look like? Let’s break it down

Buying a home can be a little overwhelming – where do you even start? Fortunately, we are here with you every step of the way. We’ve compiled a list of steps to help you understand what you need to do when: Steps to buying a property:  Get pre-approved for financing. We suggest going with a local, New Hampshire-based lender. If you…

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Stats Every Home Buyer Needs to Know

Whether buying or selling a home, market statistics can be useful. While buying a home is not always about the numbers, a little market knowledge can go a long way. Likewise, market statistics are also helpful for home sellers to price their homes competitively in the marketplace. Here are some helpful stats every buyer (and seller) should know: 1. What kind…

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Do I Need a Home Inspection?

When you are buying a home the costs really add up and you may start thinking about where you can save money. One expense that buyers may be tempted to skip is the home inspection. But, take it from us, a home inspection has saved many buyers money in the long run. How? Well, a home inspection is an objective…

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Time to Refinance?

With mortgage rates at all-time lows, you might be wondering if you should be considering refinancing your home. While it may seem like a great thing to do, there are a few things to consider before you decide. An obvious reason for refinancing to a lower interest rate is the monthly, and even more importantly the long-term, savings you will…

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What You Need to Know: Septic Systems

Are you thinking of buying a home with a septic system? Septic systems are common in the suburbs and more rural areas where municipal sewers are not available. So what is a septic system? It is a self-contained, underground wastewater treatment system. It consists of a septic tank and a drainage system. The septic tank is a large, watertight container.…

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What You Need to Know: Condominiums

Is a condominium right for you? The market has been steadily rising for the past few years but condo living may not be for everyone. Condo buyers typically fall into three categories: -First-time buyers -Second-home or vacation homeowners -Retirees looking for a low-maintenance alternative Under the right set of circumstances, a condominium can be a great purchase. Before you run…

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