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Tue Oct 11, 2016
Ddmacphail answered:
Yes, I am renting a luxury townhouse at Harris Pond, 32 Suncook Terrace, Merrimack, which has an abundance of amenities. I deliberately priced the rent below market value to make it more attractive to a renter. I don't have pictures yet, but I would be happy to show it this Saturday. Available on 12/01/16.

Call Dan at 978-263-7404
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Sun Sep 25, 2016
Rick & Lisa Fulford asked:
way. There is only a need for a single column of house photos then the map could be enlarged. I found my current home on Trulia and have been searching for land and a homw for ny in-laws.…
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Fri Jun 10, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
The listing agent is literally the agent who is representing the seller of a property. A "premier" agent paid this website for leads and advertising. That designation means nothing.

I wouldn't call either of them. I'd seek out recommendations from friends and family who have bought or sold in the last couple of years. You want to find your own buyer's agent to represent your interests. It's not in your best interests for your first contact to be with the listing agent. ... more
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Fri Feb 5, 2016
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Thu Dec 3, 2015
Sheila Lubeski answered:
Yes, check out the NH Housing Finance Authority...
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Sun Oct 18, 2015
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Thu Aug 6, 2015
Murphy Team answered:
The general rule of thumb is to "de-personalize" and reduce furniture to the minimum. Give the buyer the opportunity to visualize their possessions inside the space. A few framed pictures (art, not family pics) are fine for staging purposes. Certainly clear off the refrigerator and make it free of family photos and all else. ... more
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Sat Jan 25, 2014
Jason Duval answered:
Whether or not a seller would rent out a home depends on a few things Samantha.

First, what is the seller's motivation for selling? Are they trying to get out from beneath, relocating, trading up or down? Do they have to sell or just want to.
Second, will their financing situation allow them to rent? Can they qualify for another mortgage while holding on to the one they are renting to you? Can they get enough for rent to offset the mortgage and put a little away to make it worth while to take on the risk of renting?
Third, do they want to be a landlord and deal with repairs, possible late payments, maintenance emergencies and the costs associated with finding a qualified renter through an agent or management company?
Lastly, are you well qualified to rent someone else's largest investment?

Ultimately, the only way to find out is pick up the phone and either call the seller (FSBO), call the listing agent (who is usually well in tune to the seller's wishes) or contact an agent to do that for you. Just be aware that REALTORs don't work for free and someone will have to pay the agent's fee which varies from agent to agent.

I hope this helps answer your question. If there is anything else I can answer for you don't hesitate to give me a call or email. Inquiries are free, confidential and obligation free.
Take Care & Happy Hunting!

Jason Duval, CRS, REALTOR, ePRO
Licensed Broker NH & MA
Keller Williams Realty
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
Steve Mayo answered:
Hi Charlotte,
Call Jay Vogel at RMS. He has a very good understanding of the FANNIE MAE guidelines and they typically don't have any overlays which make their underwriting more difficult than the FANNIE MAE
requirements. I RMS can't do it,,,you'll have to use a 3 yr. ARM such as a product that Karin Duchesne has at Nashua Bank. Call me if you have any questions. Steve Mayo
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
Steve Mayo answered:
Hi, Try the Sarah Dr/Craig Dr. Area off of Turkey Hill. Nothing on the market right now but I have a really nice one comming on in a month or so.
Steve Mayo
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Fri Oct 25, 2013
Can do a loan in most cases if you had a loss of 20% or more income in the last 2 years and have re established credit and no lates on credit in last year
3.5% down is ok

All money needed can be a gift (family member) and seller can pay all closing costs and escrows except prepaid interest.

Get pre-approved first

call MEP at 603-231-7992
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
Erinn Falkowski answered:
I have a 2 bedroom condo available in Merrimack. New to the market!
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Fri May 24, 2013
Christy Silver answered:
Check in the local apartment guide, Union Leader online, Craigslist and check with a local Realtor :)
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
I was on the street today, it seems to be quiet. It is in an area of similar homes. The best way to get an insight of an area is to either spend some time driving by during different times of teh day, sit and listen. It may be a bit cold to walk, but walking through a neighborhood and asking the people who currently live there works well also. ... more
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Jason Duval answered:
Hi Frances,

I have used and highly recommend Central Realty in Nashua at 603.595.3363. Speak with Richard Jean directly and he will take care of your home in what ever manor you wish. His rates are very good and his standards are as well. Hope you enjoy Tampa!

Jason Duval, REALTOR, CRS, ePRO
Licensed Broker in MA & NH
Keller Williams Realty
"Your Home Is Our Business"
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Scott I have found that tenants for 1 bedroom units tend to move more frequent than the 2 bedroom units. Turn over could mean lost rent and cleaning or repair costs. Webster Green is a nice complex but the 1 bedroom may be a concern. If you would like some help in finding similar but larger units or have any questions please let me know.

Scott Godzyk

Trulia's #1 Agent in NH
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Thu Mar 15, 2012
Sandra Clark answered:
Hi Sofia
At the moment, there are only 2 -3 bedroom units available
in our MLS system starting at $1,100. Are there any other towns
you might be interested in?

Otherwise I suggest you check out Craigs List or the Local
Nashua Telegraph classified.

Sandra Clark
Weichert Realtors, Peterson & Assoc.
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Wed Feb 22, 2012
Jim Simms answered:
Be very careful, sellers are not subject to the same regulations as lenders. You are assuming the seller is in a better position than you are, often a very big mistake. Usually the reason a buyer seeks owner provided financing is because the buyer does not qualify for a traditional loan. Underwriting guidelines protect the buyer more than they do the lender. If you work around not qualifying for a traditional mortgage the risk on your side increases a lot. If you search around even a little bit you will find plenty of “buyers” that tried owner financing or lease to own that did not work out so well. The underlying assumption is the seller will also be able to perform someday down the road. That is a very big what if, people die, get divorced, go belly up, lots of bad things could happen to the seller before you are ready. See more info in the link below I hope my observations protect you, good luck, ... more
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Sat Nov 19, 2011
Scott Godzyk answered:
Jennofer if you are looking to purchase a bank owned home in teh Merrimack area i sure can help, as one of the leading Listing Agents of Bank Owned homes i can share with you some great tips and advice. i look forward to hearing from you.

Please see my blog for a list of tips on buying a bank owned home
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