Debi Face - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan



Posted by Debi Face on 7/16/2017

Choosing the right retirement home might be more important than choosing a starter home.Why? You generally buy a retirement home during your richly seasoned years. By the time you start shopping for a retirement home, the end of your work career is in view.

Amenities that can turn a retirement home into an oasis

There may be no other time in your life when you spend more time at home than during retirement. Not only are you getting your finances together, you're daydreaming about a quieter life. In fact, when you pick up the telephone and call a realtor, informing her that you want to start looking for a place to retire, you might already be counting down the remaining years left for you to work.

Because you'll likely spend most of your time in or around  your house after you retire, to appreciate your end-of-work years, pick a house that you love. Get a retirement home with these five benefits, some of the benefits and amenities are multi-purpose, and you could enjoy being at your house decades after you retire:

  • Lots of space - Large, open rooms are easy to maneuver around, reducing the chances that you will bump into another person in your house. Ample space also makes it easy to avoid bumping into furniture,cabinets and shelving.
  • Few or no steps - The fewer steps in a retirement home, the less likely it might be that you will stumble and fall. Should you experience balance challenges, not having to climb up and down steps could prevent you from getting seriously injured.
  • Large, open windows - Bay windows with amazing outdoor views turn a retirement home into an oasis. Sitting in the living room or on the front porch in such a setting can be immediately relaxing.
  • Newly installed title or hardwood floors - You won't have to worry about carpet stains with quality tile or hardwood floors. Cleaning tile and hardwood floors generally takes less work than scrubbing and steaming carpet.
  • Open floor plans - This design benefit keeps you from having to struggle with door knobs as you get older.

Get a home you love before you head into retirement

In addition to the above structure designs and amenities, go for a retirement home that has newly installed appliances and amenities. Your retirement home shouldn't force you to deplete your bank account just to finish one necessary repair after another. It also shouldn't put you at risk of slips and falls, the latter which happens more frequently as people age.

Instead of being too small, your retirement home should be large enough to accommodate family gatherings, outdoor entertainment and other social engagements. If you had children, the house should definitely make it easy and fun for your grandchildren and great-grandchildren to spend a night or weekend with you.

In a nutshell, a great retirement home has no less than five winning amenities.These winning amenities help you to feel more relaxed and alive at home than you'd feel if you spent a night at a hotel.




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Posted by Debi Face on 7/9/2017

This Single-Family in Nashua, NH recently sold for $335,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Debi Face - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan.


38 Watersedge Drive, Nashua, NH 03063

Single-Family

$324,900
Price
$335,000
Sale Price

4
Bedrooms
7
Rooms
2
Baths
Beautiful Colonial in north end of Nashua. This home boasts 7 Rooms 4 Bedrooms and 2 Full Baths. Kitchen has granite counter tops,hardwood floors throughout, and more. Vaulted ceiling show's off the loft on the second floor. Living room with vaulted ceiling has fireplace and breezeway with sliders leading out to the deck. From the deck you have beautiful views of the pond and conservation land . 2 car garage. Move in condition.






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Posted by Debi Face on 7/9/2017

Want to sell your house? You're not alone, as many home sellers across the country will allocate significant time and resources to ensure that their properties stand out from the competition.

Ultimately, the steps you take before you list your residence may dictate homebuyers' interest in your house. And if you prepare your home accordingly, you may be able to streamline the home selling process.

So what does it take to get your house ready for the real estate market? Here are three steps that every home seller should follow.

1. Remove Clutter

Clutter is an eyesore that home sellers can live without. Thus, you'll want to spend some time getting rid of clutter before you add your house to the real estate market. Because if you don't, you risk alienating potential homebuyers as soon as they enter your house.

To de-clutter effectively, place any personal belongings in storage. This will allow you to free up space quickly and effortlessly.

Also, if you need to de-clutter in a hurry, you may want to consider hosting a garage sale. By doing so, you can sell excess items for a quick profit.

2. Clean Up Your Living Space

A clean home is a beautiful home, and a beautiful home is one that is ready to sell. Therefore, cleaning up your living space can make a world of difference in a competitive housing market, especially for those who want to accelerate the home selling process.

When it comes to cleaning your living space, go above and beyond the call of duty. Mop the floors, wipe down the walls and ensure that your house looks great inside and out.

Remember, you only get one chance to make a first impression. But if you dedicate the necessary time and resources to clean up your living space, you should have no trouble generating substantial interest in your home as soon as it hits the real estate market.

3. Hire a Real Estate Agent

Let's face it selling a home can be stressful. Lucky for you, real estate agents are available to help you alleviate stress and take the guesswork out of listing your residence.

An experienced real estate agent understands what it takes to sell a house in any real estate market, at any time. This real estate professional will promote your home to the right groups of homebuyers, set up home showings and host open houses. Plus, he or she will go the extra mile to help you maximize the value of your residence.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent is a housing market expert. This professional will be able to keep you up to date about any offers on your home and provide recommendations and insights throughout the home selling process. Also, if you ever have questions about selling your home, your real estate agent will be happy to address your queries at any time.

Employ a real estate agent to help you sell your home, and you can get the most out of your home selling experience.




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Posted by Debi Face on 7/6/2017

This Single-Family in Nashua, NH recently sold for $325,000. This Cape style home was sold by Debi Face - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan.


38 Gordon Street, Nashua, NH 03064

Single-Family

$319,000
Price
$325,000
Sale Price

4
Bedrooms
7
Rooms
2
Baths
Are you looking for a turn-key home? Look no more. This fabulous 4 BR, 2 BA cape in Nashua's north end had major improvements and expansion 5 years ago. Everything has been done for you. Kitchen has new maple cabinets, granite countertops, under cabinet lighting, laminate tile floors, stainless steel double gas oven, French door refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. Bathrooms are updated with new vanities, toilets, shower/tub, granite countertops. New double pane Harvey windows, bay window, 5 fiberglass insulated exterior doors, new french doors in living room, upgraded 200 amp electrical service. Other updates include 2 year young roof and hot water heater and 5 years young High Efficiency, Burnham direct vent gas furnace. Back yard has a recently built retaining wall, stairs and new brick patio under deck. Relax on new composite deck with vinyl railing. Updated First floor master bedroom has adjoining updated full bath . Family room has Yotul wood-burning stove for those cold evenings. Lower level has lots of room for storage and workshop. Partially finished room is great "man cave". Spacious garage has pull down stairs for storage above. Don't miss out on this beautiful home. All you have to do is move in. Come take a look for yourself!






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Posted by Debi Face on 7/2/2017

If you've recently put your home on the market -- or are considering doing so in the near future -- home staging is a priority which will soon take front and center!

Since "presentation is everything" when trying to catch the interest of prospective buyers, it's crucial to be able to see things through their eyes.

Unfortunately, being able to accomplish that objective is next to impossible because, as a homeowner, you're looking at your home and property through a completely different lens than the rest of the world. The longer you've lived in your home, the more your objectivity is compromised.

Here are a few reasons why it's really difficult to "see the forest for the trees" when it comes to home staging:

First of all, there's the emotional aspect of owning a home and seeing your life unfold there over a period of years. That's especially true for first-time homeowners, parents of growing children, and people who have sunk a lot of money, time, and energy into improvements and customization. Once you've added personal touches to your home to reflect your own tastes, personality, and lifestyle, you're viewing your home through a unique perspective that may cloud your objectivity as a home seller.

Solution: Think Like a Business Owner

For the same reason business owners and executives hire outside consultants to tell them how to improve management efficiency or profitability, home sellers often need professional marketing guidance from a real estate agent or home staging consultant. Getting input from home decorators, landscapers, or home improvement contractors may also provide you with helpful ideas, but their recommendations may not always be the most economical and cost effective.

When staging your home to enhance eye appeal and attract the most potential buyers, a good guiding principle to keep in mind is ROI or "return on investment." While you don't want to sink more money into sprucing up and staging your home than necessary, you do want to cast it in its best possible light. Depending on how recently your home has been updated or improved, your investment in home staging may be relatively inexpensive. On the other hand, if you haven't updated, repaired, or made improvements for more years than you care to remember, the cost of making your home irresistible to buyers may be a lot higher!

One More Scenario

If your tastes could be described as eclectic, "off the wall", or otherwise out of the mainstream, you might need to consider a major overall in the look and feel of your property. Unless you're lucky enough to have it be a "sellers' market" at the time you're putting your house up for sale, it's generally advisable to make your home appealing to as wide a range of potential buyers as possible. An experienced real estate professional is usually in the best position to provide the guidance you need to accomplish that key objective.







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