Imagine privacy in an established upscale neighborhood, yet only 1.5 miles from New London's shops. Enjoy windows that showcase dramatic mountain views and the warmth of exposed wood beams and natural wood work. Relish the company of friends and family before a crackling great room fire or sunsets on your south facing deck where you watch the seasons change your views. Open concept, easy flowing, one level living with extra rooms on the second floor and lower level. Perfect for entertaining or family gatherings. Air conditioning - generator - this house has everything! AND easy access to I-89. Offered at $630,000. For more photos and details, visit www.PrivateNHPostandBeam.com
Anne Marie Appel, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116
There are certain unwritten rules of etiquette buyers should follow when they are out looking at homes. Most are common sense and just plain ole being courteous! Below are some tips for being a courteous buyer.
- Take shoes off. Mud, snow, rain - you may be out looking in all types of weather so don't tramp through a house with your wet/dirty shoes on. Take them off and go in your socks or bring clean shoes to wear. Extra tip - check your socks for holes before heading out!
- Control your kids. They shouldn't play with the toys they found or run unattended through the home.
- Be on time. When showings are set up, the seller leaves the house, a listing agent meets you there along with your buyer's agent. Being late impacts many people, not to mention it may put the whole showing schedule behind. Unavoidably detained? Then call your agent for a heads up.
- Don't spend an hour viewing a home you already decided you dislike. It's okay to do a quick look and say it's not to your liking.
If you are looking for a buyer's agent to help navigate successful home buying, then contact me and follow me on Facebook! 603-526-4116; Donna@DonnaForest.com; www.DonnaForest.com
Don't miss out on this view lot in New London! Wonderful wide views include Mt. Sunapee. Southwestern exposure. Cul-de-sac lane in newer neighborhood of high-end homes. Great location, just outside of town. Offered at $168,500
Marilyn Kidder, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116
You'll call it home as soon as you enter! Extensively remodeled in 2015, you will soon discover this is an exception to the usual. Clean, contemporary lines lend an air of sophistication from the stainless steel appliances to the Silestone counters to the subway tile backsplash. Light and airy rooms provide uncrowded comfort with large windows overlooking a picturesque yard surrounded by lawn, trees and set back from the road. It's peaceful and private yet only a mile to Pleasant Lake and minutes to downtown New London. Fresh and bright, warm wood floors, great spaces for entertaining and casual get-togethers, any other house will be a compromise! Visit www.NewLondonNHRanch.com for more photos and details.
Donna Forest, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116
By: Dona DeZube
From mortgage interest to property tax deductions, here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on your returns.
- If you’re the only one using your vacation home (you don’t rent it out for more than 14 days a year), you deduct mortgage interest and real estate taxes on Schedule A.
- Rent your vacation home out for more than 14 days and use it yourself fewer than 15 days (or 10% of total rental days, whichever is greater), and it’s treated like a rental property. Your expenses are deducted on Schedule E.
- Rent your home for part of the year and use it yourself for more than the greater of 14 days or 10% of the days you rent it and you have to keep track of income, expenses, and allocate them based on how often you used and how often you rented the house.
Consumer Reports, March 2016, published an article on “8 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value”, based on their survey of 1,573 millennials. Millennials & downsizing baby boomers are the next wave of buyers. Sellers should take note of what they are looking for in a home:
- A modern kitchen topped the list. Consider adding new stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, updating cabinets and hardware. Potential bump in sale price 3-7%
- Open floor plan w/flexible living space. Consider finishing the basement, carving out space for an office, creating an in-law apartment. Potential bump: 4-6%
- Energy efficiency. Consider energy star rated windows, LED lights, efficient water heaters. Potential bump: 1-3%
- Stress-free living. Consider updating aging systems, new roof, adding hardwood floors. Potential bump: 3-5%
- Have a home for “the ages”. First floor master, walk-in shower, comfort height toilets. Potential bump: 1-2%
- Low maintenance outdoor spaces. Avoid overly lush landscaping. Potential bump: 3-5%.
Contact me if you’d like a copy of the full article so you can make informed decisions on your next home improvement projects. Donna Forest 603-526-4116, Donna@donnaforest.com, www.DonnaForest.com
This Lyon Brook second floor unit is on Parkside Road just minutes to New London shopping. Well-maintained, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, exterior garage and interior basement storage. Monthly fee includes heat, basic cable, hot water, plowing, sewer, landscaping, trash removal, and local transportation. Sit out on the new balcony and enjoy the fresh air! Offered at $155,000. For more photos and information, visit http://tour.circlepix.com/home/E2CMQT
Emily Campbell, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116
We have just the place to grow your business! Bright and inviting corner unit in The Gallery building in New London. Three separate office spaces as well as a waiting area and half bath. Monthly assessment of $347 includes heat, water, sewer, maintenance and plowing. Great location, plenty of parking. Offered at $84,900. Also available for rent at $900/month plus utilities.
Emily Campbell, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116
The housing market has settled into a steady groove with home prices expected to follow more normal rates consistent with a balanced market. Home prices rose 4% nationally in 2015. Kiplinger forecasts prices to rise 3% in 2016 while CoreLogic Home Price Index predicts a 4-5% increase.
What type of buyer will drive the market this year? According to the National Association of REALTORS®, there are 3 main sectors of buyers expected to stimulate the housing sector.
- Millennials, born about 30 yrs. ago, are starting to realize their financial goals and thus become first-time home buyers.
- Older baby boomers nearing retirement age will be seeking to downsize and lower their cost of living.
- Formerly distressed homeowners are expected to actively participate in the housing market as well.
Every market is local and there are certain parts of the country with “hotter” markets than others. Whether buying or selling, contact me if you’d like to know how the local market impacts you. Donna@DonnaForest.com, 603-526-4116, www.DonnaForest.com.