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When it comes to finding your dream home, your vision is going to be both unique and personal.

For many people, their idea of a dream home may be a composite of the home they grew up in and other mental snapshots they accumulated over the years.

In some cases, the house of your dreams may bear little or no resemblance to the image you conjured up in your mind. Sometimes, you just instinctively know the right home when you see it -- even if it's not exactly the one you originally envisioned.

A good starting point for launching your home search is to develop a detailed priority list. It should consist of both "must have" characteristics and "wish list" items. Hopefully, you and your spouse (or partner) will be in full agreement on most of the important features of your next home, such as whether you want a ranch house or colonial. Being on the same page in terms of location can also make a big difference in how satisfied you both are with your real estate purchase. As an example: Someone's going to less than thrilled if, let's say, you want a townhouse in the city, while your spouse has their heart set on a Craftsman-style home in the suburbs!

Trends in Home-Buying Preferences

If you're a member of the so-called "millennial" generation, your top priority in a new home would probably be the quality of the neighborhood. That's according to a "Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report" (2015) compiled by the National Association of Realtors. In order of importance, factors influencing home purchasing choices are: the convenience of the home to one's job(s), overall affordability, access to friends and family, and the quality of schools in the district.

Many buyers in that same demographic are also leaning toward homes that are energy efficient, ones that offer "smart home" capabilities, and dwellings that include a space that can be used as a home office. Since nearly 40% of Americans telecommute for their jobs on at least a part-time basis, more and more home buyers are adding that requirement to their priority lists. Surveys have also shown that prospective homeowners in their twenties and thirties are opting for low-maintenance surfaces, such as flooring, counter tops, and backyard decks. Updated interiors are also a strong preference for many in that age group since they don't have the extra money, time, or inclination to get involved in major renovation projects.

Other factors which belong on house-hunting priority lists include square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and the size of the yard. If privacy and noise levels are concerns, then key factors to consider would be fencing, trees and hedges, and the amount of space between houses.

While it's not always possible to find a home that includes every single item on your wish list, an experienced real estate agent can help you find what you want and match your requirements with the available listings in your desired neighborhoods.


This Single-Family in Hillsborough, NH recently sold for $218,500. This Cape style home was sold by Office Manchester - CENTURY 21 Dumont and Associates.


5 Webster Circle, Hillsborough, NH 03244

Single-Family

$219,900
Price
$218,500
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
2
Baths
Quick Close Possible!!!! Pull your moving truck right up the driveway because you are home! This 3 plus bedroom home boasts an amazing farmers porch to sit and watch the rain or sip your morning coffee, step inside to the large living room that offers plenty of space to stretch out and relax, check out the updated kitchen where you can whip up a nice family dinner or a bunch of appetizers to watch the big game. Enjoy the luxury of a first floor bedroom, an updated bathroom and a dining room that could also be used as a den, office or another bedroom if needed. Upstairs you will find a large second bedroom, a wonderful master suite with a walk in closet and a master bath complete with a shower your friends will be jealous of. When you are done enjoying the inside, step outside to the fenced in backyard and enjoy the expanded deck and your new (2019) hot tub that will help soak the stress of the day away. Welcome Home!!





277 Cochran Hill Road, New Boston, NH 03070

Single-Family

$309,900
Price

5
Bedrooms
10
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Lovely Colonial, A+ Location, Gorgeous Backyard. Beautiful antique 1790 home located on quiet scenic road just minutes from the center of New Boston. 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, in-law potential. Numerous updates throughout while maintaining many original antique home features. Enter the expansive mudroom custom designed with barn wood throughout and plenty of storage space - even a built-in boot bench! Renovated eat-in kitchen features hand-scraped island and table, hand-scraped hickory floor and granite mantle over wood stove. Formal dining room with double built-in hutches and fireplace. Living room astounds with exposed beams, hardwood floor, wood stove and lovely mantlepiece with original Parson's cupboard. 3-Season sunroom overlooking flower gardens. 1st floor also has a convenient bedroom with 1/2 bath - in-law potential. 2nd floor is complete with 3 bedrooms with original wide-plank floors, full bath and office. 3rd floor boasts fabulous bedroom or studio space with abundant built-in storage and scenic views of Joe English Hill. Almost 3 acres of well-established grounds with perennials, fruit trees, mature sugar maples and striking stonewalls. 14 x 20 shed with loft. New roof and exterior paint 2017. Updated main electric panel with generator hookup. Post and rail fence along the road adds to the charm of this wonderful home.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses




This Single-Family in Manchester, NH recently sold for $242,500. This Ranch style home was sold by Office Manchester - CENTURY 21 Dumont and Associates.


170 GOFFSTOWN Road, Manchester, NH 03102

Single-Family

$229,000
Price
$242,500
Sale Price

2
Bedrooms
5
Rooms
2
Baths
Don't miss out on this GEM! Adorable Brick ranch offers so many great upgrades. Updated kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and tile floor. Full bath with tile surround also offers granite counters. Two generous size bedrooms with good size closets and hardwood floors. Heating system is 3 years young and hot water heater 1 year young. Partially finished heated lower level offers 3/4 bath and lots of great storage. Several cedar closets, workbench area, laundry room. Access to exterior from downstairs via full dormered bulkhead. EXCLUDED FROM SALE, SWING SET AND POOL TABLE.




When it comes to selling a house, it is important to prepare as much as you can. That way, you can identify potential home selling hurdles and overcome these issues before they escalate.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for the house selling journey.

1. Analyze All Areas of Your Home

You might believe your home is virtually perfect, but there may be problems that need to be addressed. Because if you fail to resolve various house issues, it may be tough to optimize your home sale earnings.

Oftentimes, it helps to conduct a home inspection before you list a residence. With an inspection report in hand, you can assess home flaws and correct these issues right away.

You may want to perform a home appraisal as well. After an appraisal, you can obtain an appraisal report to help you establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence.

2. Review the Local Housing Sector

The housing market fluctuates, and a buyer's market today could shift into sellers' favor without delay. Thus, you should analyze the local housing sector closely so you can determine whether you are about to enter a buyer's or seller's market.

A buyer's market generally features a high volume of available houses. Comparatively, there is a shortage of available homes in a seller's market, and new houses that become available may sell quickly.

To differentiate between a buyer's and seller's market, you should find out how long homes that are currently available in your city or town have been listed. In addition, review the prices of recently sold houses in your area, and you can see if sellers are accepting offers at or above their initial asking prices.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

If you are unsure about how to plan for the home selling journey, you need to remember that you are not alone. But if you hire a real estate agent, you can work with a property selling expert throughout the home selling journey.

A real estate agent understands how to succeed in any housing market, at any time. First, he or she will learn about you and your home and help you map out a house selling plan. A real estate agent next will help you establish an aggressive initial asking price for your residence and add your home to the local housing market. Then, if you receive an offer to purchase your home, a real estate agent will help you assess this proposal and make an informed home selling decision.

Furthermore, a real estate agent is ready to respond to your house selling questions. There is no home selling question too big or too small for a real estate agent, and as such, you can rely on this professional for in-depth responses to any property selling queries.

Take the guesswork out of selling a home – use the aforementioned tips, and you can plan ahead for the house selling journey.




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