Everyone is quick to tell you what you must do when shopping for that new home. But here are a few things you shouldn’t do.
This winter has been relentless when it comes to snowfall, but that does not mean you can’t showcase your home and impress potential buyers when they come to see it. If your home is on the market, your real estate agent will still be scheduling showings – in between snow storms – and you must be prepared.
Most real estate markets have begun to see an increase in the volume of new listings as well as number of homes quickly going under contract. The first day of spring is fast approaching, and this triggers homeowners to decide to sell. Why is spring such a busy season for real estate? Combine warmer weather with more hours of daylight, and sometimes a need to get resettled before the new school year begins in the fall, and sellers suddenly feel it is time to make their move – literally. Statistically, there are more buyers looking for a home during the spring, and that figure falls off a bit during the summer. If this has peaked your interest and you are thinking it is time to call a real estate agent, here are a few tips:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty recently named its Concord location its 2016 Office of the Year and named Team Dunn/Andrews/Kelleher, made up of April Dunn, Joanie Andrews, and Derek Kelleher of the Concord office their #1 top producing team of 2016. The Office of the Year is awarded to the Verani Realty location that achieves the highest percentage of its gross commission income (GCI) goal for the year.
There was no envelope mix up at the annual Ozzie awards held by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty (Verani), and Andover resident Ricker Miller walked away with the award for being the company’s #1 top producing real estate agent. Miller primarily works out of Verani’s Moultonborough office and has been working in real estate in the Lakes Region for nearly 30 years.
Did you buy a home last year? You may be just settling into your new home and unpacking that last box, but there is more work to be done – learning which expenses you can claim as tax deductions as a new homeowner. This is an area where it pays to buy a home rather than rent! This is probably a year where having a tax advisor or accountant to help you file is a wise investment because they can ensure you get the most out of these new deductions that you are entitled to. But, it pays to understand the basics before you head to see your tax professional. The following is a list of terms regarding homebuyer deductions, and what they mean.
Browsing real estate and think you know what you want in that first home? With the popularity of Pinterest, it is easy to dream and plan for that big purchase. But a wise buyer also realizes that there is a difference between needs and wants when it comes to a starter home, and sometimes compromises must be made.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty kicked off its 50th year in business at its annual Ozzie award ceremony at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center. The Ozzie awards recognize the company’s top producing real estate teams and individual agents, and it’s also a family award that honors the company’s roots.
You keep dreaming of the day when you will sell your home and make enough to upgrade to the house of your dreams. Maybe it is a new location or more luxury that fuels your fire to move someday – but that someday might actually be now.