Andrea Kenney - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan



Posted by Andrea Kenney on 8/19/2019

A home appraisal is paramount for a house seller. If a seller enters the real estate market with an appraisal report in hand, he or she can use the report's property valuation to determine the optimal price for a residence. Then, this individual can set an aggressive price for his or her house from day one of the home selling journey.

Ultimately, not all home appraisers are equal. Some of the key factors to consider as you weigh the pros and cons of hiring a home appraiser include:

1. Industry Experience

Hire a home appraiser who knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry – you will be happy you did. If you have a real estate expert at your side, you can receive a data-driven appraisal of your house.

Oftentimes, it helps to perform lots of research before you hire a house appraiser. If you reach out to an appraiser directly, you can learn about his or her industry expertise. Plus, you can use this opportunity to receive immediate responses to any home appraisal questions.

2. Client Referrals

Although it may be tough to determine exactly how an appraiser will analyze a house, it generally is a good idea to explore how past clients feel about this professional. If you request client referrals, you can get in touch with an appraiser's past clients. You then can receive firsthand insights about what it is like to work with this appraiser.

Typically, a home appraiser can provide client referrals upon request. If you allocate time and resources to request client referrals and connect with an appraiser's past clients, you could increase your chances of hiring a top-notch appraiser to assess your residence.

3. Your Home Selling Timeline

There is no guarantee that a home appraiser will be available on short notice. If you are operating on a tight home selling timeline, you may want to reach out to multiple home appraisers in your city or town. That way, you can find a first-rate home appraiser who can review your residence right away.

As you get set to add your house to the real estate market, you may want to hire a real estate agent, too. This housing market professional can put you in touch with the top home appraisers in your area. Also, he or she is happy to lend a helping hand at each stage of the property selling journey.

Let's not forget about the assistance that a real estate agent will provide after you list your house, either. At this point, a real estate agent will promote your residence to potential buyers. And if you receive an offer to purchase your house, a real estate agent will help you make an informed decision about whether to accept, reject or counter this proposal.

Ready to add your house to the real estate market? Hire a home appraiser, and you can receive a property valuation that you can use to price your residence competitively from day one of the house selling journey.





Posted by Andrea Kenney on 8/15/2019


18 Gleneagle Drive, Bedford, NH 03110

Condo

$499,900
Price

2
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
VILLAGE GREEN at BEDFORD coveted, stand-alone condominium unit in mint condition, has a private courtyard entrance, tile entry foyer, sky-lighted Great Room with gas fireplace, hardwood floors and generous dining area. Freshly painted, hardwood floors, tile baths. All new appliances including washer and dryer plus Kitchen has stainless refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, electric range. Breakfast area adjoining kitchen also offers skylight and window to courtyard. Master suite includes a generous walk-in closet and private bath with jetted tub, double vanity and walk-in shower. Lower level basement has game room/ family room and additional roof ideal for office or study and half bath. Heat and AC in basement is by ductless mini-split. Unfinished storage area and new bulkhead. The Village Green is a gated community, well maintained, and exceptionally well located near all major thoroughfares. Tennis Courts available. Condo fee covers, landscaping, plowing, trash removal, all exterior building, roof surfaces, driveways and walkways. See Unit Responsibilities in Documents. Previously leased at $3,500/mo. Broker/owner interest.
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Posted by Andrea Kenney on 8/12/2019

When it comes to moving, how do you pack up food and ensure it will safely make it from Point A to Point B? There are many challenges associated with packing and storing food while you move. Fortunately, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of packing up food so that you can enjoy it once you reach your new home.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can quickly and effortlessly pack your food and transport it to a new address.

1. Get Rid of Any Expired Food Items

Go through your pantry and remove any expired or soon-to-expire food items. That way, you won't have to worry about transporting these items to your new address on moving day.

In addition, you should try to eliminate food waste. For soon-to-expire foods, consume them before it's too late. Or, you can always offer these items to friends or family members.

2. Pack Fragile Food Items Carefully

Flour, sugar and other fragile food items likely require extra attention when you pack. If you dedicate the necessary time and resources to pack fragile food items carefully, you can eliminate the risk that these items could leak or spill while you're moving.

Heavy-duty, sealable containers are ideal for storing fragile food items. These containers usually are easy to find at supermarkets and retail outlets and will ensure your food items will remain safe and secure at all times.

Furthermore, don't forget to cover salt and pepper shakers. Place a piece of masking tape over the top of these shakers, and you can prevent the shakers from spilling out.

3. Use Appropriate Moving Boxes

Moving boxes come in many sizes, and when you're packing food items, you'll want to use the right-sized boxes. By doing so, you may be able to store various food items in the same box – something that may help you unpack quickly once you reach your final destination.

In most instances, small and medium-sized moving boxes are perfect for food items. These boxes offer plenty of space. Plus, with the right-sized moving boxes in hand, you may be able to avoid the temptation to stuff too many heavy food items into a single box.

If you need additional support with packing food items or other belongings, you may want to discuss your options with a professional moving company. This business employs friendly, knowledgeable staff members who can help you prepare for moving day.

Lastly, it never hurts to collaborate with a real estate agent, either. In addition to helping you buy or sell a house, a real estate agent can offer recommendations about moving companies in your area. Therefore, a real estate agent can provide extra help as you search for ways to streamline the moving process.

Simplify the process of moving your food items from one location to the next – use the aforementioned tips, and you can ensure all of your food items will arrive intact at your new address.




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Posted by Andrea Kenney on 8/5/2019

There is no need to let excess heat slow you down on moving day. Fortunately, those who plan ahead for a hot moving day can remain calm, cool and comfortable as they transport their belongings from one destination to another.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare for moving in warm weather.

1. Get an Early Start

The early bird catches the worm. Much in the same vein, those who start a warm-weather move as early as possible may be able to beat the heat for at least a few hours.

Typically, the sun's UV rays are strongest in the middle of the afternoon. This means if you get an early start on moving day, you may be better equipped than ever before to reduce the amount of time that you'll be required to move large, heavy boxes in extreme heat.

2. Consider What You'll Wear

There is no need to wear baggy clothes that will weigh you down and further increase your body temperature during a warm-weather move. Instead, dress cool and comfortable on moving day, and you can keep your body temperature in check throughout the day.

On a spring or summer day, it usually pays to wear shorts and a t-shirt while moving. Also, you may want to wear a hat and sunglasses to help protect your eyes against the sun's UV rays.

Don't forget to apply plenty of sunscreen before you start your warm-weather move as well. Sunscreen will help you reduce the risk of sunburns on moving day.

3. Keep Plenty of Beverages on Hand

Excess heat can lead to dehydration that can make it tough for you and your moving team to complete your moving day tasks. If you keep a cooler filled with cold, refreshing beverages on hand, you can help your entire team stay hydrated throughout your move.

Pick up lots of bottled water and sports drinks prior to moving day. Furthermore, grab a few bags of ice and fill up your cooler, and you'll be good to go to help your moving team remain refreshed at all times.

When it comes to moving in extreme heat, it is easy to try to push through the heat to get the job done. But this approach may do more harm than good, as it may lead a person to become exhausted or faint. As such, you should try to plan regular breaks throughout a warm-weather move to help your moving team stay focused.

If you require extra moving day assistance, you can always reach out to a professional moving company. This business employs friendly, diligent moving specialists who can pick up your belongings and transport them to your new address, regardless of weather.

Lastly, don't hesitate to reach out to a real estate agent for moving day assistance, either. In addition to helping you buy or sell a residence, a real estate agent can put you in touch with the top moving companies in any area, at any time.




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Posted by Andrea Kenney on 7/29/2019

In real estate, cash is power. It’s not exactly the amount of money that you have been approved for by a lender. This type of “cash” is what you can pull directly from your account to buy a property on demand. It can be difficult to compete with cash buyers especially in tight real estate markets. Below, you’ll find some tips to help you match up against any cash offers that you may be competing with when you buy a home. 


Make Your Offer Look Attractive As Possible


First, you should always have a pre-approval letter from your lender. This lets sellers know that you’re a qualified buyer. You should also get your lender or realtor (or both) to provide some financial information about you along with your offer. This helps to add to the case that you’re a dependable buyer.


Let Things Move Quickly 



If you allow your lender to send an appraiser to the property as quickly as possible, this will give you an advantage in the home buying process. You want to reduce the amount of time that it will take to close on the house. That means you should consider cutting down on both the appraisal and contingency time. You could even consider waiving any contingencies if you feel comfortable. 


To speed up the process, even more, you should pre-order an appraisal in advance. You can do this before your offer has even been written. It can be difficult to arrange this, especially with larger scale lenders, but it’s always worth a try. Once the offer is written, the lender can relay to the seller that an appraisal has already been scheduled.


You’ll also want to get the inspection done fairly quickly. You only have a short window of time to get the inspection done. The quicker you get this done, the more serious of a buyer you appear to be. You should have the inspector who you’ll use ready before you even put an offer in on a home in order to expedite this part of the process. Usually, inspectors don’t take terribly long to schedule appointments knowing that their clients have short windows to get inspections done.  


Make A Strong Offer


Making a good offer could mean paying extra for a home you love in order to compete with cash offers. Spending more money helps to win. Here’s why: Sellers almost always will give a cash buyer a bit more of a discount since they’ll be getting all of the funds up front. If you love the house and plan to live in it for years to come, the extra money you spend will be well worth it.         


Write An Offer Letter


An offer letter adds a bit of a personal touch to the number you put down as a buyer. Here, you can tell the seller who you are and why you love the home. It can be emotional to sell a property, but a seller will feel more comfortable knowing that the home is going to someone who will appreciate it.

  






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