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Home Buying in Portsmouth : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 22, 2017
Slarsen22 answered:
I've read about one in Florida, and one in Massachusetts. Sorry, I don't know where. Perhaps the FL one was around Orlando.
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Sun Aug 3, 2014
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
You will need to read the contract carefully for the answer. You may want to consult with an attorney. You will also need to keep in mind that the agent will not help you through the rest of the process, for example, the home inspection, the mortgage commitment, the negotiations, etc., without some kind of compensation. ... more
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
Yes you are if the contract is in force when you view the property. Your agent may be able to get you a better deal than you could on your own. We have done so with clients in the past.
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Mon Mar 31, 2014
Jim Albert answered:
Hi Chris,
Looking for a Buyers Agent, Rye and Portsmouth.
I am an Exclusive Buyers Agent with Buyers Brokers of the Seacoast.
We Only represent Buyers and have done so for the past 20 years in the Seacoast.
If you would like to check me out see contact info below.
thank you very much,
Jim Albert
Associate Broker
NH and Maine
Buyers Brokers of the Seacoast
33 Deer St., Suite 4A
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Mobile 603.867.3290
Office 800.654.9935 x199
Fax 603.372.2880
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Thu Jan 9, 2014
Emil Uliano answered:
Hi Scott,

Maple Haven is one of the few neighborhoods in Portsmouth where you can still find reasonably priced single family homes under 300K. For more of a breakdown concerning specific neighborhoods I like the website City-Data, here is the link for Maple Haven:

The rental market in Portsmouth is still very strong, the closer you are to Downtown the higher the rents will be. For the property you described you would be able to ask anywhere from $1800 - $2000/month.

Any other questions please feel free to contact me. Good luck!

Emil Uliano, Realtor
Great Island Realty
40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Diane Silva answered:
Dear Cromano,

One more quick point - knowing the property taxes in each town is helpful, however, sales price is usually higher in the towns with lower property taxes. A town like Kingston or Brentwood might be good for you....and, they are south of Portsmouth. I commute to Mass. almost daily and know that there are towns off Rte. 95 that you should investigate.

Best of luck to you and feel free to contact me when you have your house under agreement since then you are ready to buy and you will get a better overall "deal" this way!......603-294-5717. Thanks again, Diane Silva
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Tue Jul 2, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should have your buyer agent check the deed for rights of way or any easements. It will be great if you want easy access but may be a busy and noisy area if a lot of people are using it. You have to weigh what you like against what could be having people coming and going. ... more
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
It is standard in the builders contract which looks out for the builder. It can be included for both homes being built and already up if you simply include it in your offer. Having a Buyer broker who is WELL experienced in new homes can easily guide you through buying new construction as it can be one of the tougher and more stressfull types of purchases if not done right. ... more
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Mark Danoski answered:
If you have a good down payment, then yes. The bigger the down payment, the better your chances! Little or no down payment decreases your odds though unless you have something to use for collateral. ... more
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Mark Danoski answered:
Tell your Realtor why you're not satisfied. It may just be a misunderstanding. And, don't worry about hurting their feelings . . . we're not that sensitive (most of us).
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Mark Danoski answered:
You need to do the math.

Until you sell: How much will it cost to create the in-law suite and how much will you get for rent. Figure your return on investment conservatively.

Typically, in my area anyway, ROI is negative for this type of addition. Ask your realtor regarding resale in your area though. ... more
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Unfortanately without an an address I can not get that for you, please either add some detail or email me direct and I can look it up for you
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Sat Jul 21, 2012
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Sat Jul 21, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
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 match and show they are condos. Click on the profile of the listing agent and email them direct with your concern. ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Scott McCauley answered:
I have to agree with Lili... the Seacoast is the place to be! As a lifelong Portsmouth resident, I appreciate all parts of the state, but the Seacoast is special. The history, charm, amazizing properties and quality of life are all parts that make the Seacoast a preferred destination. Good luck!

Scott McCauley
Licensed Mortgage Planner
Regency Mortgage
NMLS # 174108
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Mon Jul 6, 2009
Ken Lambert answered:
Hi Rita- Are you looking for a condo or single family, regular house, etc??
It will drastically cut your available options if you look for a place that already has a ramp built, etc. It may be worth considering just buying a place and having a ramp installed for you.
Do you want to rent or buy? If you need further help, please contact me. Thanks,

Ken L.
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Sun Feb 1, 2009
Scott Godzyk answered:
Although this is an older question i do wonder how you made out Sheila. My advice would be that he wasnt representing you if you didnt hire him as a buyer broker therefore a dual agency form was not required however a agency disclosure was required notifying you that he represented the seller. This is a huge item with the real estate commission. As far as the contract, you should have checked anything you felt you wanted checked and gone ahead and checked it if it wasnt. As far as litigation you would have to prove the listing agent knew something about the sewer. In most cases the agent can only see what you see with their naked eye and only learn of items through inspections unless he had the house previous listed. I hope you were able to work things out. ... more
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