Category: Buyers

Why You Need a Buyer’s Agent

Working with an experienced buyer’s agent can make homebuying easier, but did you know it can save a buyer money, time and stress? Having an agent working specifically to protect you, the buyer, is vital when it comes to making educated decisions and when it comes time to negotiate on the sales price. You may… Read More »

Homebuyer Strategies for Spring

Longer hours of daylight and warmer weather means the appearance of more “For Sale” signs on lawns everywhere. Buyers wait for it with a pent-up energy that is much like a colt let out of the barn after a long winter. Spring usually brings more homes to choose from and a better shopping experience as… Read More »

Why a Home Inspection is a Must-do for Buyers

No house is perfect, but a home that has costly repair issues might be a property you should walk away from or at least a reason to negotiate with the seller to either make the repairs or lower the price to cover the cost of the repair. So, a home inspection really is a “must-do”… Read More »

What Are the Closing Costs for Buyers?

When buying a home, it’s important to know that there will be certain costs you must pay when you close on the property. This is when the real estate transaction is finalized and the transfer of title from the seller to the buyer occurs. When it comes to closing costs for buyers, there isn’t a… Read More »

$0 Down, Low Interest Mortgages

Just about everyone has heard about Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and VA mortgages. There is another federal government backed mortgage program that is little known but compares very favorably with these more popular ones. That’s the USDA Rural Development Mortgage Program. Don’t be put off by the “Rural” in its name. USDA mortgages can be… Read More »

Property Tax Rates

If you are looking for a new home, how much money you’ll have to spend on property taxes is probably one factor you are probably considering. Property taxes in New Hampshire are higher than many states to compensate for the lack of a sales or income tax. There is an easy way to check what… Read More »

Checking on School Systems

When looking for a new home, many people want to make sure that they will be moving to a community with good schools for their children. It’s difficult to check out a school system objectively; people often rely on hearsay. There are several websites designed to help you. One of the best is SchoolDigger.com. For… Read More »

Researching Your New City or Town

The Southern New Hampshire – Northern Massachusetts area is a great place to live. Because of its attractiveness, every year many people move here from other states. Others move from one town to another within the states. This article is for those who are thinking of moving and who want to know about the city… Read More »

The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

The NH Housing Finance Authority is a great resource for New Hampshire residents who are considering the purchase of a home, especially first-time home buyers. The organization was established 30+ years ago by the state “to promote, finance and support affordable housing opportunities and related services for New Hampshire families and individuals…” It is not… Read More »