Condo fees range from 150-450 or more depending on the town and price range of condo. Bigger question would be price and taxes combined as Rockingham county will have reasonable taxes and condo fees but price will be 20 thousand plus verses Dover. Average Condo price in Dover is 180-220. With condo fees of 250 and taxes of 300 a month. I would not be caught up in condo fees but more with what makes your heart sing.
Higher taxes and lower prices in Strafford County. Higher price and lower taxes in Rockingham County. Stratham and Greenland offer condo prices comparable to Dover with lower taxes.The trade off is you are not able to walk to town. Keep in mind it is only 4 dollars per thousand to borrow money for 30 years. No compromise needed in this market. Good Luck!... more
Typically buyer agents work much harder than listing agents helping their clients find a home, getting through the contract and negotiation, inspections, etc. etc. and deserve the amount offered by the seller and then some. It is too bad you have such a low regard for the services we provide. Please keep in mind also, that buyer agents split commission with the listing agent and then have to split again with their brokerage house.
I would recommend going directly to the listing agent and since you know what you want, schedule with all the different listing agents for the homes you are interested in purchasing.