New Listing – Historic Village Colonial

Charming village setting in Wilmot, NH.  Three bedrooms, 1.5 baths and level yard.  Additional space includes an office/den, casual family room, separate laundry, good-sized kitchen, deck and screened porch.  Priced to sell and offered at $158,000.  For more photos and details, visit www.NHVillageColonial.com

JordanMarilyn Kidder, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116

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The Welcome Mat is Out

Come see this classic cape tucked up in the trees in the friendly town of Bradford.  Elegant natural woodwork and solid wood floors throughout.  Large windows allow plenty of sunshine to give this house a special freshness and brightness.  Contemporary convenience can be found in the large kitchen adorned by Corian countertops and large granite island.  Host intimate meals for friends and family in the dining room, enjoy lazy summer afternoons on the screened-n porch, and toast your toes by the propane stove come winter.  The upstairs master bedroom is enhanced by a large bathroom complete with whirlpool bath and handcrafted black walnut double sink vanity.  The moment you slide into this blissfully serene bath, the stress of the day’s routine will melt away.  It’s more than you would expect – come view and be pleasantly surprised!  Offered at $224,000.  For more photos and information, visit www.CountryHomeNH.com

Wrisley ExteriorDonna Forest, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116

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Six Tips for Winter Home Showings

Donna and Maxi 044Now that winter is here, it brings a new set of challenges for sellers.  In order to keep your home in showing condition, here are a few common sense tips to follow.

 

  1. Keep your driveway plowed and entryways clear.
  2. Keep walkways and stairs clear of snow and ice.
  3. Don’t let snow pile up on the roof and decks.   At some point, too much snow on the roof can cause ice dams, leaks, and even structural failure. The same goes with decks.
  4. Keep a vacant house heated to at least 50 degrees. A warm house holds more appeal and will allow buyers to take their time looking.   Buyers will rush through cold homes and it leaves a negative impression.  If you are an absentee seller, set up fuel for automatic delivery.
  5. Have a good map to show where your septic system is.  If your house goes under contract and a septic inspection is scheduled, it will speed along the process.
  6. Have a backup plan for extended power outages.  This holds especially true for absentee sellers.  Having the power out for even a day can cause pipes to freeze.

If you are looking for an experienced REALTOR® with the common sense to help sell your house in any season, then give me a call!  603-526-4116, donna@donnaforest.com, www.donnaforest.com

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The Best of Both Worlds – Lake Views and Water Access!

On a very private hilltop overlooking Little Lake Sunapee with views to Mt. Sunapee, this home holds the memories of over 80 years of the good times of families and friends.  And, there are a lot of good years of fun left in it!  Very comfortable and gracious rooms offer lots of special spaces for numbers of activities.  The many windows open to private wooded views or to the sparkling lake with Mt. Sunapee in the background.  Enjoy tennis on your own Hartru court.  Take a short walk down the hill to your owned waterfront on Little Lake Sunapee or walk or bike to the Bucklin Town Beach.  Enjoy the Twin Lake Villa golf course steps away.  3+ bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths.  Call for your private showing today!  Offered at $825,000.  For more photos and details, visit www.NHLakeOverlook.com.

002smallMarilyn Kidder, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116

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New Listing – Wilmot Cape on 1.8 Ac.

A quiet country road is where you’ll find this 3+ bedroom, open concept home. It has a first floor bedroom and two additional bedrooms upstairs. The basement is mostly finished (could use some flooring) but has an office, an additional bedroom, den and laundry with lots of storage space.  There are a couple of sheds on the property too.  Offered at $185,000.  For more information, visit http://tour.circlepix.com/home/LRGSL9

Hasting2Jane Snow, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116

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Making Soup for those Chilly November Days?

Root veggiesSpring Ledge is still open and harvesting their root vegetables – great for soups.  Their hours for November are:

Friday Nov. 7th 12-5:30; Saturday Nov. 8th 10-1; Friday Nov. 14th 12-5:30; Saturday Nov. 15th 10-1; and starting Monday, Nov. 17th, they will be back to full time, seven-days-a-week of farm fresh goods and natural holiday decorations through Christmas!   Stop by in the morning for their homemade cider donuts (beyond yummy!).

This year, Spring Ledge is also offering free range turkeys from Misty Knoll in Vermont.  Place your order and you can pick up your turkey on the 24th or 25th of November.  Price is $5/pound.

Spring Ledge Farm is located at 37 Main Street, New London, NH.

Trick or Treat? What are the Hours in Your Town?

halloweenHalloween is just around the corner and following are the times for trick or treating in your town.  All towns will be celebrating on Halloween night, Friday, October 31.

 

Danbury  5-8pm

New London  4-8pm

Newport  5-8pm

Sunapee  5-8:30pm

Sutton  5-7pm

Warner  5-8pm

Watch the cars and keep your little ones safe.  Happy Halloween!

Home Under Contract? Still Not Time for the Bubbly!

Donna and Maxi 044Getting a home under contract can sometimes be challenging enough.  However, it’s still not time to break out the champagne once it happens.  According to a survey of over 4000 REALTORS® by the National Association of REALTORS® in September 2014, about 15% of pending sales didn’t close as the buyers couldn’t obtain financing, about 3% did not close due to appraisal issues, and another 3-4% didn’t close due to home inspection issues.

So what can you do?  Be mentally prepared that most likely there will be hurdles to overcome and the closing date may not be concrete.  Have a home inspection prior to putting your house on the market and make needed repairs so you can avoid post-contract negotiations or worse, giving the buyers reason to walk from the contract.  Be aware that tighter lending regulations can slow the process – anything from the house not appraising to last minute negotiations that create delays due to new lending rules. It’s a complex process and that’s why you need a knowledgeable REALTOR® to help navigate your way to a successful closing. Contact me and put my 20 years of experience to work for you!  603-526-4116, www.donnaforest.com, donna@donnaforest.com

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New Market Data for New Hampshire Real Estate Sales

The New Hampshire Association of REALTORS® has published September 2014 sales and third quarter figures for residential and condominium sales.  Click on the following links for the information –  NHAR_September 2014; NHAR_2014-Q3.

 

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Looking for Great Mountain Views and Sunsets?

This light-filled and airy home has them!  When you enter this home you’ll feel welcomed and relaxed.  You can enjoy your privacy, yet be only 5 minutes to the middle of town.  Three bedrooms and 3.5 baths, lower level with family room.  You’ll love entertaining in the kitchen with Crown Point cherry cabinetry.  Great location in an established neighborhood.  Offered at $565,000.  Visit www.NHMountainViews.com for more details and photos.

Marilyn Kidder, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116

Known for service, trusted for results – Coldwell Banker Milestone Real Estate.