Posted by Jill O’Shaughnessy Team on 12/10/2017

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.




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Posted by Jill O’Shaughnessy Team on 12/7/2017


3 LAMPLIGHTER Lane, Salem, NH 03079

Single-Family

$489,900
Price

4
Bedrooms
9
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Picturesque New England style Colonial! This beautifully maintained and loved home sits on 1.5 acres of land and overlooks Scottish Highlands Golf Course. With over 3,000 finished sq. ft., this home features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and finished basement. Enter through the doors to find your formal living room with brand new carpeting to the left and formal dining room to your right. The spacious kitchen includes a dining area which opens out to the large deck and plenty of cabinetry. Continue into the large family room with vaulted ceilings, new carpeting, wood fireplace with classic brick mantel, and gorgeous sunlight streaming in through the skylights and bay window. The first floor also features laundry and a recently renovated bath. Walk up to the 2nd floor to find 4 generously sized bedrooms. Both the full bath and master baths have been recently renovated with modern touches. The finished basement includes charming woodwork is perfect for additional living space, play room, man cave, fitness room, etc. Go out to the backyard and enjoy your golf course views while sitting on the oversized deck or lounging in the in-ground pool. A beautifully maintained and loved home in one of the most desired neighborhoods in Salem what more could you want!?
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Posted by Jill O’Shaughnessy Team on 12/3/2017

Many homeowners have a difficult relationship with their homeowners association. On the one hand, the HOA helps your community stay safe, clean, and makes it a desirable place to live which improves the property value of your home. But, on the other hand, homeowners associations can be a problem if you want to make a change to your property that they disagree with.

 In this article, we’ll talk about some common issues that homeowners face in their dealings with homeowners associations and give you tips on how to handle them so that you’ll have the best possible outcome.

 Study the rules carefully

It may seem like a nuisance, but your best defense when dealing with the homeowners association is to understand what’s expected of you. Not only will it help you stay on good terms with the HOA, but it will also make it easier to understand what your options are.

It’s a good idea to understand these rules and bylaws before you ever move into the neighborhood, but it’s never too late to learn them. It might help you later on down the road should you want to paint your house or build a new structure in your yard.

Introduce yourself to the members

It’s best to get off on the right foot with the other members of your homeowners association. You don’t want your first meeting to be a complaint against you, nor do you want to introduce yourself to someone only to make a complaint against someone else.

It will also give you a chance to ask questions about the community and to get an understanding of how easy or difficult it is to deal with the regulations of the homeowners association.

Don’t assume ill-will

If you find that a complaint has been raised against you, don’t act immediately. Take some time to compose your response and be sure to acknowledge the complaint. Odds are that the other members of the HOA aren’t there just to give you a hard time.

Choose your battles

There are some things worth fighting for when it comes to your home. However, you don’t want to be repeatedly challenging the HOA on small issues. Stick to the rules on the things that aren’t hugely important, that way other members won’t come to expect issues from you.

Follow protocol

When you’re required to get permission from the board before making a change to your property, be sure you follow the steps laid out in your agreement. Doing so will avoid any unnecessary conflict.

Pay all dues and fines on time

Even if you are in the middle of a disagreement with the HOA, it’s better to continue paying your dues and fines that to leave them outstanding. If you don’t pay, you risk further penalty, including fees.

Plan ahead if you want to change the rules

If you’re dissatisfied with some or man of the rules of the homeowners association, odds are you’re not alone. First, start by talking with other neighborhood members. If they have similar views on the rules in question, you can bring them up collectively at the next meeting.

Your second option would be to run for the board and try to enact the changes yourself. However, you should never seek a position out of spite or anger. Only volunteer your time and effort if you want to lend a hand in your community and make life better for all of the inhabitants.

 




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Posted by Jill O’Shaughnessy Team on 12/2/2017

This Single-Family in Windham, NH recently sold for $659,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Jill O’Shaughnessy Team - RE/MAX Insight.


4 Brentwood Road, Windham, NH 03087

Single-Family

$659,000
Price
$659,000
Sale Price

4
Bedrooms
10
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Priced to Sell! Don't miss out on this spectacular home...Exceptional craftsmanship awaits you in this lovely country estate setting! This home is situated in a sought after cul-de-sac and conveniently located 5 minutes to restaurants, shopping and banking. Magnificently landscaped lot with brand new gunite pool w/ tile and granite coping, 2 new stone deck/steps in private back yard, 3 brand new garage doors (R-17), Sport Court hoop & shed complete the outside. Inside there is a new updated kit. w/ hrdwd flooring, granite counters, tiled backsplash, double s/s sink, freshly painted cabinets and also fresh paint throughout first floor and a new tiled main foyer floor. A gorgeous floor to ceiling stone fireplace greets you as you enter the fam. rm along with floor to ceiling wndws thruout first floor. There is a new water filtration system, all energy efficient LED lighting, bonus rm includes 4 work stations, walk-in cedar closet in LL, four season sunroom, 2nd fl laundry, central air,central vac,security syst.irrigation,whole house generator. Truly A Must See!






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Posted by Jill O’Shaughnessy Team on 12/2/2017

This Multi-Family in Salem, NH recently sold for $565,000. This style home was sold by Jill O’Shaughnessy Team - RE/MAX Insight.


17-21 Shannon Road, Salem, NH 03079

Multi-Family

$579,900
Price
$565,000
Sale Price

2
Total Units
Multi-Unit or income generating property! QUALITY Custom built Family Compound! Room for everyone! The main house features single floor living with a bonus room on the second floor. 3-4 bedrooms with potential in-law suite in lower level. Already designed for extended family, the lower level features a bedroom, living room/kitchenette, screened porch and 1.5 baths. The walk-out lower level has a separate entrance as well. Features include First floor Master with HUGE Ensuite bath with jetted tub, separate shower, gas fireplace, Water closet and plenty of storage. Hardwood flooring, tile, Anderson Windows, Wood Truss construction that allows for no lally columns in the basement or garage. Unit 2 features a Handicapped accessible one-bedroom unit with separate entrance and utilities, large living room, a sun room, full kitchen and 3/4 bath with laundry. Units are separated by the over-sized heated garage for privacy! The property is meticulously cared for and features a very private back yard abutting conservation land. Central A/C and Central Vac throughout. Generator hook-ups for each side! This is a MUST SEE for families looking to share a home while maintaining privacy. Great commuter location and close to shopping!






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