Posted by Amanda Bruen on 4/25/2017

When youíre searching for a home, perhaps the price of the house isnít as important as the overall affordability of the neighborhood itself. While you have a long wish list of what you want for your property, if you search by neighborhood in order to help you fit your budget, your search may be much easier and help you turn up with a more affordable house.


Look At The Price


This seems obvious, but we mean that you should go a bit deeper. The list price of a home and reality could be two very different things. A house could be underpriced or overpriced based on the surrounding properties in the neighborhood. If you do a little research, youíll be able to see what the going price for similar style homes is in the area and make a judgement based on that information. 


Donít Stick To One Neighborhood


You should take a peek around and look outside of the certain neighborhood that you find to be the most desirable. If you look just a few streets away, you could find out that the prices are better and the benefits of the area are the same. 


Youíll choose your neighborhood based on what youíre looking for in your lifestyle. If you prefer to go out to eat, youíll need to know what types of restaurants are nearby. If you like to walk in the park, being close to parks and recreation is of course important to you. 


Know The Phrase Up-And-Coming


This description of a neighborhood can sometimes seem like a bit of a reach, but many times it turns out to be true. Once undesirable neighborhoods may become the place people want to be after a certain amount of time. The problem with this is that no one can be sure as to exactly how long this will take. Potential warnings for properties described as being in an up-and-coming neighborhood would be:


  • Thereís low sales in the area
  • The value of the properties has actually been decreasing
  • Thereís little access to grocery stores, restaurants, and entertainment


Overall, use your judgement when it comes to whatís described as a neighborhood waiting to be gentrified. You could buy your own piece of gold, or you could be on the search for a dud.


Check Your Commute Times


Match the cost of different homes that youíre looking at with the reality of the commute times that you and your family are facing. How far are the kids from school? Will you be closer to work? Will it cost you more to get to and from work in the new location? While your commute costs arenít exactly directly correlated with real estate, itís definitely a part of your regular budget. You also donít want to add a lot of time to your work commute if you can help it. 


These tips should help you to make an informed decision about what neighborhood to buy a home in that will be the most cost-effective for you.





Posted by Amanda Bruen on 4/22/2017

This is it!! Move right in to this Completely remodeled end unit in desirable Liberty Hill Condominiums. First floor updates include all new flooring throughout, new kitchen with dining area and sliders to deck, granite counter-tops, ample cabinetry and high-end stainless steel appliances. Spacious living area with ability to re-connect a pellet stove, and half bath. Second floor features bedrooms with double closets, new carpeting, ceiling fans and full bath. This unit has a one car garage under, Heating and AC systems replaced in 2008, and hot water heater in 2013. Relax and enjoy the private setting on the back deck, the close proximity to shops, restaurants, the highway and tax free New Hampshire. You'll also appreciate the association benefits of landscaping and snow removal!

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Posted by Amanda Bruen on 4/21/2017

This Single-Family in Derry, NH recently sold for $134,900. This style home was sold by Amanda Bruen - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY.


11 Charlestown, Derry, NH 03038

Single-Family

$134,900
Price
$134,900
Sale Price

2
Bedrooms
4
Rooms
1
Baths
Looking for a quick closing and be in your new home by Spring? Seller can move quickly as you move into your new fun bungalow home that you can enjoy year round. Come and preview this fabulous 2 spacious bedrooms and 1 bath home that offers an open concept with cathedral ceilings and is a great alternative to a condo or a larger home. This home has a recently updated bright kitchen with lots of counter space and cabinets for storage, along with laminate flooring for easy cleaning. Relax and take some time for yourself in the living area, along with enjoying entertaining and what nature has to offer with seasonal views of Beaver Lake on the deck. Home offers sheds for the extra storage so you can enjoy your space within this home and newly installed roof. Take time to walk down to the Lake and see how you can enjoy an early morning or evening future walk to the beach (deeded rights) at the end of the road. Welcome home!






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Posted by Amanda Bruen on 4/21/2017

This Single-Family in Newton, NH recently sold for $130,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Amanda Bruen - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY.


46 Crane Crossing Road, Newton, NH 03858

Single-Family

$185,000
Price
$130,000
Sale Price

2
Bedrooms
7
Rooms
2
Baths
LENDER APPROVED PRICE! CASH OFFERS ONLY!! Spacious ranch on over 3 acres, currently used as a 3 bedroom but legally a 2 bedroom, open concept kitchen, dining, and living room with wood stove hook-up. Property has 2 full baths, a 2 car oversized garage with electric, and great fenced yard. Close to private town beach and boat ramp.






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Posted by Amanda Bruen on 4/21/2017

This Condo in Salem, NH recently sold for $193,527. This Garden style home was sold by Amanda Bruen - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY.


59 Cluff Rd, Salem, NH 03079

Condo

$193,527
Price
$193,527
Sale Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
WOW Like new! This home features new pergo floors, a oversized bathroom which offers granite countertops and tile flooring. Huge Master bedroom has walk in closet. Across from the bathroom is a good size stackable washer and dryer.Walk out of your living room to a private deck that faces a tree lined lot. Kensington Place is a desirable well maintained condo with low condo fees, it also offers a clubhouse, exercise room, pool, and many activities if you choose to participate. Convenient to highways, and shopping.

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Categories: Sold Homes