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Posted by Kimberley Martin on 1/6/2019

No doubt about it, one of the joys of home-ownership is making your abode reflect your personality. Youíve added an accent feature here and faux finishes there, trendy geometric shutters and some personal landscaping art reflect your funky nature.

You thought this was your forever home and didnít worry about what anyone else might think about it Ö but now, youíre moving on and youíre worried your expressive nature might derail your home sale. Take a moment to assess which of your personal touches should stay with the house and which ones might detract from a potential buyer.

Exterior colors: Many newer communities have color requirements for a homeís exterior, so as long as your home falls in line with the requirements, you wonít need to make any changes. In older neighborhoods, however, there may be no such restrictions. If yours is a particularly bright or stand-out color, you may want to tone it down to blend in more with your neighbors. A better option for attracting buyers includes an exterior free of mold and stains and freshly painted trim. While painted brick is all the rage on home renovation shows, if your brick is not painted, just make sure it is clean. If it is painted, but the paint is tired, chipped or faded, consider giving it a new coat.

Exterior dťcor: Trendy patio hangings, gazing balls, gnomes and birdbaths added to the pleasure you took in enjoying your outdoor space. A buyer with a simpler aesthetic might find these additions distracting. A better option for attracting buyers is curb appeal based on clean landscaping, perennial plants, and flora that doesnít require a lot of maintenance. This provides a cleaner canvas for the new buyerís personal creativity. You can express your personality with a brightly painted front door, an easy fix for a homebuyer to change.

Overgrown landscaping: Depending on the age of your home, and the length of time youíve lived there, the landscaping may need to be scaled back. Larger trees that have grown up near the foundation may cause potential buyer concerns about the costly foundation and structural repairs. Brick walls covered in ivy are beautiful but may make a buyer wonder about whatís hidden under all those leaves. Consult with an arborist about trimming back trees and if you have concerns about the foundation, get it inspected to avoid any nasty contingencies at closing time.

Water features: Of course, some locations demand a pool for summer entertaining, while in other areas a pool or hot tub is entirely optional. It doesnít make any sense to fill in an in-ground pool unless it no longer functions, but above-ground pools can detract from a sale. Hot tubs in less-than-pristine condition can give some buyers pause, while Koi ponds, fountain and other water features may either enhance or detract from your buying demographic. Check with your real estate professional to see what is true in your area.

Try to walk around the exterior of your home with a critical eye:

  • Do some fencing panels need replacing? Gate hinges?
  • Check the exterior knobs. Do they all match? Are they keyed the same?
  • Are windows cracked or do any have broken sealsódo they have condensation inside when the temperatures outside and inside differ?
  • Carriage and porch lights often get neglected. While you may not need to replace them, make certain they are clean and functional.

Ask a professional for guidance with questions about the exterior appeal of your home and the best practices for your home's future sale.





Posted by Kimberley Martin on 1/2/2019


7 Lovejoy Road, Milford, NH 03055

Single-Family

$304,000
Price

3
Bedrooms
7
Rooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to Lovejoy Road and this unique custom built, 3 bedroom, 4 bath colonial with 1 car garage. Spend some time lingering on your farmers porch enjoying the pretty landscaping and peace and quiet or come straight on in thru the front door or garage and you will enter into the large family room with tiled flooring and a 3/4 bath! So many potential uses for this space, bring your thoughts. Walk up the beautiful wood stairs into the large kitchen with all newer appliances and plenty of cabinet/counter space. Kitchen opens to a large front to back living room/dining area, for a very open concept floor plan. There are sliders off the dining area to the deck which overlooks a large private, fully fenced back yard. The first floor also hosts a first floor laundry in the half bath off the kitchen across from a first floor bedroom. (additional laundry hook up on main floor off mudroom; gas or electric options) On the third level you will find a spacious master with walk-in closet, 3/4 bath with beautiful full tiled shower, another full guest bath and a second large bedroom with eve storage and large double-door closet! The home has gorgeous tile and hardwood throughout as well as tons of natural lighting. All this on a quiet private dead end road but very convenient to rte 13 and rte 101 for those commuters!
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Posted by Kimberley Martin on 12/30/2018

At times, trying to organize and declutter seems like a never ending task. You may have made attempts to declutter without many results. The truth is that with a plan, even the most disorganized among us can get on track to organization and freedom from clutter. Follow some of the tips below to get your home in order. 


Have A Goal


If your organizational attempts never seem to go anywhere, you may just need a goal. The idea is to pick one area and complete it. Organizing a little here and there wonít make any kind of a dent in your organizational needs. It will also look like you havenít done anything to improve your mess. Work on one room, one area at a time and youíll be on your way.


Utilize All Of Your Shelves


Many times the bottom or the top shelf of a closet or utility unit ends up getting unused. The problem could be that the shelves are so tall that no one can reach them and they go unused. You can fix this problem by simply moving the shelving or placing rarely used items up there that can be accessed by a step ladder.


You Have Too Much Stuff And Nowhere To Put It


Rather than buy a bigger house, you might want to go through your stuff. Between you and your children, youíre bound to have quite a few items that can be either sold or donated to a good cause. Consider setting up a donation pile in your house, where family members can put items that they no longer need or use. As an extra tip, donít let the items that are for donation sit there. When the bin is full, put it in your car and head off to the donation center.  



You Have A Lot Of Little Things With Nowhere To Place Them


This is a problem that can be solved by the right containers. If you can find a container thatís best suited for what you need to store, it will be much easier to find and access these items.  


Things Have Sentimental Value


Itís nice to have a few things that you cherish and bring back good memories, but sentimental value items can really get out of hand. If you think of when you last looked at something or how much memory an item truly holds for you, it can be easy to get rid of a lot of things when you put your mind to it. You can ask a friend to help you go through things. An outsider can advise you on what to save and what you should get rid of.


Your Refrigerator Is Gross


If youíre finding a lot of spoiled food and moldy leftovers in your fridge, donít fret. Just develop a clean out schedule to help you get rid of any food that is past its prime. Make it a point to have a designated day of the week to clean out all of your leftovers and expired food to keep the clutter that can spoil at bay.





Posted by Kimberley Martin on 12/30/2018


16 Maple Drive, Pelham, NH 03076

Condo

$217,900
Price

2
Bedrooms
5
Rooms
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Fully renovated 2 bedroom condex in neighborhood setting on cul-de-sac road. Entire home freshly painted, new carpet in lower-level family room which has walk out to back yard. The large eat-in kitchen has upgraded cabinets, granite counters and all stainless steel appliances stay. 2 bedrooms and full bath on second floor. Hardwood and tile throughout except lower level family room. Newer septic (2000), roof 3 years young, electric heat 2 years young, updated windows. Large deck, spacious backyard. All this in a good commuter location. No Condo Fees!! Come take a look today! ALL FLOORS redone as of 12-28-18
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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Posted by Kimberley Martin on 12/29/2018


16 Maple Drive, Pelham, NH 03076

Single-Family

$217,900
Price

2
Bedrooms
5
Rooms
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Fully renovated 2 bedroom condex in neighborhood setting on cul-de-sac road. Entire home freshly painted, new carpet in lower-level family room which has walk out to back yard. The large eat-in kitchen has upgraded cabinets, granite counters and all stainless steel appliances stay. 2 bedrooms and full bath on second floor. Hardwood and tile throughout except lower level family room. Newer septic (2000), roof 3 years young, electric heat 2 years young, updated windows. Large deck, spacious backyard. All this in a good commuter location. No Condo Fees!! Come take a look today! ALL FLOORS just redone as of 12-28-2018
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






Categories: Price Change  




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