Do This One Thing and Save Money

003EditedIf you want to save money and sell your house faster with less stress, then I highly recommend a pre-listing home inspection. Sellers usually wait for buyers to have inspections on their house and then cross their fingers, hoping for no surprises. More often than not, issues do come to light and sellers are left dealing with several factors in an already highly emotional situation. Buyers may feel a certain level of distrust, wondering why the sellers were not aware of the condition of their home. Time is spent getting 2nd and 3rd opinions on the cost to fix things and most likely, sellers will end up negotiating a lower selling price in order to resolve the problems. Or worst case, buyers cancel the contract and move on to another property.

A pre-listing home inspection will make sellers better informed, give control on fixing problems and allows time to provide accurate repair costs upfront to buyers, if needed.  Spending a few hundred dollars in the beginning could save thousands in the end. Contact me if you would like an experienced agent help you navigate the complexities of selling.  603-526-4116; donna@donnaforest.com; www.donnaforest.com

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Like Some Good Music?

Sunapee Coffee HouseCome on down to the Sunapee Community Coffeehouse this Friday, May 15, at 7pm.  The Coffeehouse is located in the downstairs of the Sunapee Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee, NH.  www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org

This week’s guest will be Rattye McGee,  a duo of mountain loving, New Hampshire song writers. Their mission is to create music that satisfies the hungry soul. Rick Poulin is Rattye McGee’s guitarist and co-song writer whose original, distinctive guitar sound is rich with harmonic rhythms and solos, all at once! On piano and vocals is Theresa Ramirez, blending her soulful vocals with her unique piano style. Together, they create original songs that are poetic, intelligent, emotional and real. Hope you dig the tunes!  www.reverbnation.com/rattyemcgee.

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Designed for Leisure Living

Come enjoy this sun-drenched Fisher’s Bay home with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  The central living room features a vaulted wood-beamed ceiling, stone hearth fireplace, and plenty of room for lounging.  An efficiently designed kitchen offers ample storage and counter space.  Built for a casual lifestyle, spend summer evenings relaxing on the screen porch.  Enjoy the unique water-access amenities of this Lake Sunapee community including a boat slip, sandy beach and swim area, tennis courts, club house by the beach with deck, picnic tables and community grill.  Minutes to skiing at Mt. Sunapee Ski Resort for winter and summer fun.  Make every day seem like a vacation!  Offered at $475,000.  For more photos and details, visit www.VacationHomeSunapeeNH.com

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Donna Forest, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116

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Looking for an In-Town Home with Charm?

Immaculate antique cape with major renovations including a new kitchen, master suite addition, new windows and numerous upgrades.  Historic charm in Sunapee village with town water and sewer.  Walk to Sunapee Harbor and ski at Mt. Sunapee in ten minutes!  For more photos and details, visit http://tour.circlepix.com/home/Z9H2NN.  Offered at $330,000.

WhiteAnne Marie Appel, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116

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Love Stone Walls?

Stone walls2Come to Kevin Gardner’s program, “Discovering New England Stone Walls” on Monday, April 27 at 1pm at the Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church, Lower Main Street, Sunapee, NH

Kevin is a New Hampshire native and builder and restorer of traditional New England stone walls.  He will also construct a miniature stone wall during his talk.

Welcome Anne Marie Appel!

Anne Marie and dog CroppedWe are happy to announce a new addition to our office!  Please help us welcome Anne Marie to “The Best Team in town!”

Fifteen years of living in this beautiful area has only increased my love of our Sunapee Kearsarge Region.  Please allow me to assist you with your real estate needs – whether you’re interested in buying a new home or selling your existing home.  I am excited to be a part of the Coldwell Banker Milestone Team and can’t wait to put my enthusiasm here to work for you!  You can reach me at 603-526-4116, annemarie@cbmilestone.com, www.MyNHLife.com, or cell 603-454-7019

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Visiting the Lake Sunapee Region? Why not LIVE here!

Take a look at this attractive 3 bedroom ranch on a great private 3.32 acre lot with views.  Less than 4 miles to Mt. Sunapee for year-round enjoyment.  A short drive to Sunapee Harbor for summer fun activities, including free music entertainment or grab an ice cream on a hot day.  The basement is currently set up as in-law quarters.  Detached, oversized garage with a workshop above.  Offered at $259,000.  Visit http://www.circlepix.com/home/AN8GHY for more photos and details.

Touchette11FullSizeJane Snow, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116

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Winter did not Dampen Buyers or Home Sales!

Donna and Maxi 044The housing market seems to reflect what hardy stock we New Englanders are! Despite all the snow and freezing weather, home sales are up from last year. In the 9 area towns from 1/1/ to 3/30/15, 53 homes sold with a median selling price of $223,000 as compared to the same time period in 2014 where 39 homes sold with a median selling price of $208,500. This follows a national trend as pending home sales showed solid gains driven by an improving labor market, mortgage rates hovering around 4%, and more renters entering the market due to increasing rents, according to Lawrence Yun, National Association of REALTORS® chief economist.

Statewide, prices have also increased; mainly due to the lack of inventory. February reached a more than 10-year low, at 7 months supply.   Our area also has limited supply at the moment. For example, Sunapee currently has 46 homes for sale. Given that 56 homes sold in 2014, right now there are not enough homes to fulfill buyer demand. I think we can now be optimistic about our spring market with the expectation of slightly higher increases in prices and sales!   Contact me if you want to find out how the market has impacted your home value.  603-526-4116, donna@donnaforest.com, www.donnaforest.com.

Figures are based on information from the Northern New England Real Estate Network, Inc. for the period 1/1/15 thru 3/30/15 and 1/1/14 thru 3/30/14.

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Want to be Close to Mt. Sunapee and the Lake?

This meticulous 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is in a quiet neighborhood near Sunapee Harbor and Mt. Sunapee for year-round fun.  3.58 acres – one of the largest lots in the neighborhood, nestled among trees and very private.  Southern exposure affords lots of light.  Modern, sleek updated kitchen.  Deck off the dining room/kitchen area provides extra summer living space.  Offered at $295,000.  For more photos and details, visit http://www.circlepix.com/home/H4MV5L

VulpisChris McKee, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116

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The Sap is Running – Time for Maple Syrup!

maple sugaringThe NH Maple Producers Association is hosting the 20th Annual New Hampshire Maple Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 28 & 29, 2015.  Visit local sugar houses and learn how syrup is made.  Many offer samples of maple candies, coffee and donuts, petting farms or horse-drawn rides.  Locate participating sugar houses in our area at www.nhmapleproducers.com

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