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7 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Your First Home!

It’s easy to fall in love with your dream house (and the idea of finally buying one)! However, your judgment may be easily clouded when you are enamored with an amazing home and feeling the pressure to pull the trigger. Stakes are high when you’re purchasing a house, so here’s a list of major mistakes … Continued

7 Questions To Answer Before Buying A Fixer Upper

Just like buying a move-in ready home, a fixer-upper has its fair share of advantages and disadvantages. Buying a fixer-upper can be a great way to own a home you really love once you put some work into it, but it can also quickly swallow up your savings if you aren’t prepared. Just remember to … Continued

The Best Pet Groomer In Southern NH

I hear the question all the time….”Where is the best place to get my pet groomed in Southern NH”. 🐕🐈 On this episode of Coop Knows NH, I will spotlight Tails Above The Rest located on South Willow St in Manchester NH. Tails Above The Rest is owned by Maureen Ayotte.  Maureen is a local Manchester … Continued

Should I Wait Until Spring To Sell My Home?

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by the theory of ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. The supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). As … Continued

Buying A Vacation Property? Now Is A Good Time!

Every year around this time, many homeowners begin the process of preparing their homes in case of extreme winter weather. Some others skip winter all together by escaping to their vacation homes in a warmer climate. For those homeowners staying at their first residence, AccuWeather warns: “The late-week cold shot should fade next week, but this is … Continued

Homeownership Remains a Huge Part of the American Dream

As we head into 2019, many news outlets and housing experts warn that the housing market may slow down. Over the last six years, the inventory of homes for sale has been near historic lows, which has been the force behind increasing home prices. This has been great news for sellers as many of them … Continued

The Best Gym In New Hampshire: The Zoo Health Club

Nobody can argue that a healthy lifestyle has both short and long term health benefits. Long term, eating a balanced diet, taking regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can add years to your life and reduce the risk of certain diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and obesity. I believe that, and that’s why … Continued

Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing

Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth. Every month that you pay your mortgage, you are paying off a … Continued

Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019?

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search. Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic … Continued

Red Flags To Spot A Rental Scam

Rental Scams As you start searching for a home to rent, you come across some that are, well for lack of better words, just sound too good to be true.  You do some research and find that the home is also listed for sale on other sites. How Do Rental Listing Scams Work? Is someone … Continued