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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 1/19/2020

If you plan to purchase a house soon, you may want to narrow your home search. In fact, there are many reasons why you should hone your house search, and these include:

1. You can seamlessly navigate the homebuying journey.

The homebuying journey may seem tough to navigate, regardless of whether you're a first-time or experienced property buyer. Thankfully, narrowing a home search enables you to speed up the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.

Ultimately, a refined home search allows you to focus exclusively on residences in your preferred cities and towns. This will make it simple for you to find houses that fall within your price range, set up home showings to view these residences and proceed accordingly.

It also may be beneficial to craft a list of home must-haves and wants before you conduct a house search. With homebuying criteria at your disposal, you can further accelerate the homebuying journey.

2. You can act quickly to acquire your dream house.

As a homebuyer, you must be ready to pounce at the opportunity to purchase your dream house. Because if you hesitate during the homebuying journey, you may miss out on the chance to buy your ideal residence.

If you narrow your home search, you may be better equipped than other homebuyers to act quickly to submit an offer to purchase a great house at an affordable price. And if your offer to purchase is accepted, you then can move one step closer to acquiring your dream home.

3. You can avoid wasting time and resources.

When it comes to finding a home, it generally is a good idea to plan ahead as much as possible. That way, you can avoid the risk of wasting time and resources throughout the homebuying journey.

With a refined home search, you can increase the likelihood of maximizing your time and resources. A refined home search ensures you can focus solely on residences that you are sure to enjoy and avoid houses that are unlikely to match your expectations. Then, you can find your ideal home and transform your homeownership dream into a reality.

As you get ready to start a house search, you may want to collaborate with a real estate agent. By hiring a real estate agent, you can receive plenty of support as you evaluate residences.

A real estate agent understands what it takes to find a house in any city or town. He or she will learn about you and your homebuying goals and offer personalized home search tips. Plus, a real estate agent will set up home showings and keep you up to date about open house events. Perhaps most important, a real estate agent will respond to your homebuying concerns and questions and ensure you can make informed decisions at each stage of the homebuying journey.

Take the guesswork out of finding the right house at the right price Ė hire a real estate agent, and you can receive expert assistance as you search for your ideal residence.





Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 1/12/2020

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, weíll 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 youíll 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 whatís 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.

Itís a good idea to understand these rules and bylaws before you ever move into the neighborhood, but itís 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

Itís best to get off on the right foot with the other members of your homeowners association. You donít 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.

Donít assume ill-will

If you find that a complaint has been raised against you, donít 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 arenít 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 donít want to be repeatedly challenging the HOA on small issues. Stick to the rules on the things that arenít hugely important, that way other members wonít come to expect issues from you.

Follow protocol

When youíre 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, itís better to continue paying your dues and fines that to leave them outstanding. If you donít pay, you risk further penalty, including fees.

Plan ahead if you want to change the rules

If youíre dissatisfied with some or man of the rules of the homeowners association, odds are youíre 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 Jamie Dee Frontiero on 1/8/2020

This Single-Family in South Hampton, NH recently sold for $428,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Jamie Dee Frontiero - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.


87 Woodman Road, South Hampton, NH 03827-3606

Single-Family

$425,000
Price
$428,000
Sale Price

2
Bedrooms
6
Rooms
2
Baths
The views are amazing everyday all day......Come see why! If you are looking for one floor living complete with multiple fireplaces including a 5' beauty in the LR/KIT area, hw floors, sun room, master bedroom with its own bath, good utilities and heated garage this is it! This property is over 5 acres and its vista views are just waiting for the new owner. Did you want space to have a mini farm, fruit trees, horses and or a huge garden? Are you a tinkerer looking to have multiple car and truck bays or just a ton of space outdoors? There is also a 3 bay "Pole Barn" too! Majestic pond views, stonewalls, walking trails and just a peaceful setting is what this property is about! Property has been maintained for 30 years by same owners. Interior photos by Tues 10/23






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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 1/7/2020

IN-TOWN COLONIAL. This elegant Georgian style Gambrel offers unique period features yet extends a spacious living style. Nestled inside one of Newburyport's premier neighborhoods this handsome Manor-House boasts: 3 EN-SUITE BEDROOMS, 4 WORKING FIREPLACES, 3 PARKING SPACES & a FENCED-IN YARD! Reflective of early American architecture a massive square chimney towers over the stately roof while the home's setting & interior provides a glimpse back to early ship-building days. The 1st floor inspires w/ a formal living room & a magnificent dining room showcasing the "piece de resistance", a stunning fireplace adorned w/ a wide raised field panel, large opening & oven inside. On the 2nd floor you'll find a huge Master En Suite (w/ walk in closet & home office/studio room), as as well as the 2nd En-Suite Bedroom. The 3rd floor offers yet another En-Suite BR (w/ walk in closet) & a bonus room, great for a second office or simply for extra storage! Close to all Newburyport has to offer!

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Posted by Jamie Dee Frontiero on 1/7/2020

Intriguing Waterfront Property. Set atop a private knoll overlooking the enchanting Parker River, this Contemporary-Cape offers panoramic views, an expansive landscape & 400+ ft. of river frontage. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac neighborhood only 10 mins. from Historic Newburyport this home offers a fabulous layout, salt marsh vistas & idyllic locale. The 1st level extends several open-concept areas: a large sunny kitchen has granite counters, center island & Jotul wood stove while a half-moon shaped sunroom wows w/ Sweeping Views of the Parker River & marsh grasses below. On the other side of the sunroom is a spacious living room & a cozy library, both w/ wood burning fireplaces! Main level continues w/ a 3/4 bath & foyer as well as access to a partially finished basement & attached garage, The 2nd flr. has 3 Guest BRs (all w/ views), laundry room, main full bath & a Huge Master En-Suite w/ walk-in closet, 4-piece bath & private balcony. Thereís even a 3rd floor bonus room!

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