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Laura Scaccia, Real Estate Pro in Exeter, NH
Laura Scaccia answered:
Looking for advice on buying a home in the Portsmouth area (north of Portsmouth, but with a short commute).
Hi,

Overall, the Seacoast area has proven to be a good investment. Through the past few years, the Seacoast has had a lower unemployment rate than the rest of the state, NH is consi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 11, 2013 Home Buying in Portsmouth
Steven Reddy, Real Estate Pro in Concord, NH
Steven Reddy answered:
Buying New Construction in NH and the Purchase and Sales Agreement
If you are actually building the house from the start, that is very standard as it is being built to an agreed upon set of specifications and the plans. NH also uses the IRC building c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 25, 2013 Home Buying in Portsmouth
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Property referred to in previous posting is 224 State St.
Unfortanately the only one that can fix is the listing agent, most mistakes happen when automatic feeds take listings from the mls and transpose them into Trulia. Some fields do not mat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 21, 2012 Home Buying in Portsmouth
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
The property type for this property is listed as "single family home". that is incorrect, it's a condo, please fix.
Unfortanately the only one that can fix is the listing agent, most mistakes happen when automatic feeds take listings from the mls and transpose them into Trulia. Some fields do not mat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 21, 2012 Home Buying in Portsmouth
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
What is the monthly rental fee for this home? Does it have a poured or slab foundation? Thanks!
You did not link a house so we have no idea what house you were looking at.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 22, 2012 Home Buying in Portsmouth
Maria Gilda…, Real Estate Pro in 06040
Maria Gilda Racelis answered:
Is there any way a person with less than perfect credit can buy a home?
Hi Marty,

Your best route is to contact a local lender. There must be a program out there that can work for you.
Good Luck.

Maria
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 15, 2013 Home Buying in Portsmouth
Lee Johansen, Real Estate Pro in 03110
Lee Johansen answered:
Movin' to NH. Need a great loc! Schools,shops,bars, hosp.,restrants,boatable freshwater,close to beach, city(s),boston,Hwys,best value? Resale?
Hi,

My advice is the immediate suburbs of Manchester. This is an ideal location because it's approximately one hour to the beach, the lakes, skiing, and Boston. I live in Bedfor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2012 Home Buying in Portsmouth
Bonnie Michal, Real Estate Pro in Silverdale, WA
Bonnie Michal answered:
I signed an Exclusive Buyer Agency Agreement. If I buy a house with a FSBO that I FOUND, am I still obligated to have to pay the agent I signed with?
Most likely there is a clause in your agreement stating what will happen and how much you are obligated to pay should you find a FSBO. I'd encourage you to use your agent to repres ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 22, 2014 Home Buying in Portsmouth
Warner King, Real Estate Pro in Portsmouth, NH
Warner King answered:
I;m thinking about buying a rental property - what is the magic ratio of investment to income?
If you are serious about this my advice is to sit down with a lender that can answer all of your questions, get you pre-approved and help you obtain the loan.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 25, 2010 Home Buying in 03801
Tara-Nicholle…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Tara-Nicholle Nelson answered:
I'm involved in a Short Sale with Wells Fargo. We made our offer for 185k in early April. The negotiator came back to us asking for our highest
The listing price is essentially meaningless to the bank, on a short sale. This is because the listing price is determined by the seller and their listing agent, while the bank's o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 17, 2010 Home Buying in 03801
No one, Real Estate Pro in Arts District HOA, I...
No one answered:
Are there any mobile homes with land? dont want lot fees.
My office has one listing in Seabrook for $139,000.

Office (603) 926-9846
Cell (603) 686-0111
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2014 Home Buying in Portsmouth
Dane Hahn, Real Estate Pro in Exeter, NH
Dane Hahn answered:
We would like to know what is available to rent or buy in Portsmouth, NH
You ask, " We would like to know what is available to rent or buy in Portsmouth, NH. We need wheelchair accessible housing. We are a couple with a small dog thinking of relocating to NH ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 6, 2009 Home Buying in Portsmouth
Dane Hahn, Real Estate Pro in 34223
Dane Hahn answered:
can you tell me the difference between condo vs. condex in NH for financing purposes?
Hi Betty,

Basically LEGALLY there is no difference, BUT often banks and the FHA draw a difference because they are concerned with the management and the balance of the ownership. If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 14, 2013 Home Buying in 03801
Carla Bailey, Real Estate Pro in East Hampstead, NH
Carla Bailey answered:
Exclusive Buyer Agency Agreement in NH. Can they be broken?
Depending on the terms of the agreement, you may be able to withdraw or 'cancel" the agreement as long as the agent agrees to release you. Before you do that though, if you have been ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 15, 2013 Home Buying in Portsmouth
Tom McGuirk, Real Estate Pro in Hampton, NH
Tom McGuirk answered:
Is it worth putting in a small kitchen in a guest suite (over garage) for in-laws to use? Will we get our?
Check with your local authorities. It may not be permissible in your community.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 15, 2013 Home Buying in Portsmouth
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