Friday, January 31, 2020 / by Loren Foxx
According to the New Hampshire Association of Realtors, 2019 was an historic year! Inventory levels were as low as they have ever been, and residential prices and sales volume have both hit an all-time high. For sellers, we are at the peak of the market, and if you have ever thought of selling your home, now is the time. After all, sales prices - which dropped from 2005's $275K levels to 2009's recession levels ($175K) - have rebounded to an average of $325K in 2019.
But what does this mean if you are a buyer?
First of all, it means you need to be ready with a Realtor. Don't get caught unprepared. If you snooze, you just might lose the home of your dreams. If you have signed a buyer agency agreement with a Realtor, she can call you in the middle of the night and say "hey, I found the perfect place, see you there at 10 AM." But once you've done that, you need to act quickly. Don't count on back and forth with a seller. If they have multiple offers, they will simply take the best one . ...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 / by Loren Foxx
Are you considering selling your home, but don’t know where to begin? You may be concerned that such a major transaction will be an overwhelming process. But there’s no need to worry...Cisneros Realty Group has the experience and integrity you can trust to bring you through this process painlessly. Here’s a quick guide to what you can expect when you put your home up for sale:
1. Step one is to contact Cisneros Realty Group at (603) 273-6160 to establish a listing agent. Your agent will be happy to tell you all about the current state of the real estate market in your area, advise an appropriate asking price, and explain how you should prepare, or “stage”, your house for maximum appeal to buyers. This staging will not only improve your “curb appeal” for people driving by or visiting your home, but will make sure your house looks its best in the many photos that will be taken to show potential buyers.
2. Your agent will list your property with ...
Thursday, October 10, 2019 / by Loren Foxx
Many millennials have reached the stage of their lives that they are settling down and nesting with their family in their own home. And as you can expect, current trends in desirable home features have changed a bit from previous generations of homeowners.
So what are millennials looking for in a house? The large majority of millennials seek out properties that are move-in ready for practicality today, yet still leaving opportunity for their own customization down the road.
Here are some of the features real estate professionals say are not selling well with today’s young buyers:
1. Dining rooms
With the rise in popularity of larger eat-in kitchens, the role of the formal dining room has diminished in recent years to china storage in giant cabinets and a massive table that gathers dust. As a generation that particularly values the DIY experience, dining is best enjoyed as close to where it was cooked as possible.
Plain and simple, millennials - who grew up eating ...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 / by Loren Foxx
Have you ever visited a friend’s or relative’s house, and in giving the grand tour they explain some quirky shortcoming you didn’t expect? Perhaps the light switch in the guest bedroom flips down for on, up for off (the opposite of what you’d expect). Maybe the toilet handle needs to be jiggled a few times for a successful flush. These things might not seem like a big deal, and have probably become second-nature to the homeowner, but they could become a very big deal indeed if you're trying to sell your house.
You can’t predict which switch a buyer will choose to turn on or what door a buyer will attempt to open. If they happen to find the switch that is “not operating exactly right”, they will likely start wondering what bigger problems are being hidden from them.
What are some of the most common quirks that may turn off your potential buyers? Below are some common flaws that you should consider repairing for a quick and smooth sale of your ...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 / by Loren Foxx
"There's mold." That can be a frightening word for both a buyer and a seller. But not all molds are created equal, and the mere mention of mold shouldn't be a reason for buyers (or sellers) to run for the hills. Did you know that 50% of the homes in the United States have some kind of mold?
There are more than 10,000 species of mold in North America, and molds that grow in your home are different from the ones that grow in the woods. Different species of molds grow in different conditions, which makes sense. But just because there's mold doesn't mean it's harmful or impossible to fix.
Most molds fall into five types:
- Alternaria, which grows in damp places that have suffered water damage and cause allergies and asthma;
- Aspergillus, which is the most common type of mold that's found indoors and can cause lung inflammation;
- Cladosporium, which grows in cool areas and appears on fabrics or curtains;
- Penicillium, which is blue or green and can be found on ma ...