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71 Main Street, Ashland, NH 03217

Commercial

$514,000
Price

Dare to Dream - This commercially zoned property on Main Street in Ashland is in good company, surrounded by thriving businesses in a 4 season vacation community on a business main route. Having a previous life as a B&B, it is currently a primary residence with an innkeepers unit, but has many options for future use. Having 7 bedrooms (or offices!) and 2.5 bathrooms, with separate electric for the 2 units, there are many possibilities. Perhaps another Inn or B&B? Co-working space or Incubator? Restaurant, dentist office, student rentals, store front, boutique, the sky's the limit! This property also comes with 2 boat slips at Squam River Landing, so perhaps a lake tour company? Public water and sewer, updated kitchen, formal dining room (or conference room) and delightful sun room on the back of the house - yoga studio! The ideas keep coming, come and take a look and see what ideas spring up.
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You know there are certain household items that need to be replaced regularly. But just how regularly is where things might start to get fuzzy. Especially those big tickets items that need to be replaced on a yearly span rather than months or days. Keep reading to discover how often you need to replace items around the home. Pillows. You want to replace the pillows in your home every couple of years. You’ve probably heard by now that up to a third of a regularly used pillow’s weight can be attributed to dust and dead skin cells. You may not, however, made the connection that a dust filled pillow equals dust mites. While dust mites do not carry communicable diseases, they do pose as an allergy and/or asthma irritant. HVAC filters. During the summer and winter months when your system is working longer hours to maintain your home’s temperatures you will want to change your filters each month. Meanwhile, in the spring and fall, you can do so less frequently, changing it around the three-month mark. Changing your filter regularly will keep your system running efficiently and save you money on energy costs in the long run. Fire extinguisher. You have a fire extinguisher in your home, right? If you don’t I suggest you run out and get one right away. Fire extinguishers can be replaced every ten years, however, they do need to be tested monthly and inspected regularly. Toilet brush. This is one not many homeowners think of, if ever. However, it advisable to replace your toilet brush every six months with regular cleanings in between. As you can image, toilet brushes are host to all kinds of germs and bacteria you don’t want to hang around your home. Toothbrushes. If your family stays on top of their recommended regular teeth cleanings every three months this point shouldn’t be an issue. However, it is one worth mentioning. Your family’s toothbrushes should be replaced every three months as they can develop bacteria that lead to gingivitis and/or tooth decay. And isn’t that what we’re trying to avoid when we brush our teeth? Smoke detectors. It is best practice to proactively replace the batteries in your smoke detector twice a year. With that said it is a good idea to also replace the smoke detector itself every ten years to ensure you have an up to date model. Throughout those ten years, however, you should be regularly testing your alarms. If you have recently moved to a new home and are unsure of how old your smoke alarm system is it is a good idea to plan on replacing them in the near future. Hopefully, you already regularly maintain these items. However, if you can’t remember the last time you have replaced any of the items mentioned you should consider making a plan to invest in some replacements. Making a spreadsheet in your home binder or setting up alerts on your virtual calendar will help you stay on top of the regular maintenance your household items require.


2832 NH Route 175, Thornton, NH 03285

Single-Family

$225,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
2
Baths
This hidden gem is nestled among the trees on 10 acres off Route 175 in Thornton. The layout of this chalet provides for 4 ample bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms with an open concept living, dining and kitchen area on the main level and a family room and mudroom on the lower level. All entertaining spaces take in the tree house-like atmosphere with ample windows and a wrap around deck. A recently renovated contemporary kitchen enhances the natural light making the space warm and inviting. To add to that warmth in the cooler months you have two wood burning stoves for extra ambiance. There is a small shed to store your tools and parking for 3 or more at the base of the walk-way at the crest of the paved driveway.
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Sellers who are eager to attract serious buyers and maximize the value of their home often utilize home staging as a way to leave a good impression.

Homes that are skillfully staged look better in photos online, creating more leads, showings, and ultimately, offers. Furthermore, prospective buyers want to be able to envision themselves living in a home. Staging makes it easier for them to understand what it would look like and how spacious it will feel once it has been furnished.

Home staging by the numbers

You don’t, however, have to take my word for it. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases an annual report which collects and analyzes survey data from nearly 2,000 agents regarding their experience with home staging.

In their findings, they note that 62 percent of agents agree that staging a home lessens the time the property is for sale. Furthermore, 77 percent of agents said home staging makes it easier to visualize living in a home that would otherwise be empty.

Which rooms should be staged?

Staging an entire home takes an enormous amount of time and money. One way to simplify the process is to stage a select few rooms. In the NAR’s study, they asked agents which rooms they typically staged when selling a home. The results:

  • 83% Living Room

  • 76% Kitchen

  • 69% Master Bedroom

  • 66% Dining Room

  • 53% Bathroom

  • 31% Yard Space

  • 25% Children’s Bedroom

  • 21% Guest Bedroom

From these results, we can ascertain that it’s important to stage the main rooms of your home. Lesser used a multi-purpose rooms (like offices and guest rooms) aren’t as important to stage.

Can staging your home increase the sale price?

It’s difficult to say with certainty if, and by how much, home staging affects the sale price of a home. However, if staging your home is successful at getting the attention at a greater number of prospective buyers, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to go with the highest bidder.

When the NAR asked agents if staging increases the amount buyer’s offer on a home, their responses were somewhat mixed.

  • 29% of respondents thought it increases the offer by one to five percent

  • 21% of respondents say it increases the offer by six to ten percent

  • 8% said it increases the offer from between eleven to twenty percent

  • 14% said it had no impact on the dollar value of the home

  • 27% were unsure if it had an impact on the dollar value

In general, it would seem that most agents feel that staging a home not only improves a buyer’s opinion of a home, but also increases its sale value. If you’re planning on selling in the near future, staging at least part of your home could be something to consider to give your property a competitive edge.



6 Vista Drive, Ashland, NH 03217

Condo

$120,000
Price

2
Bedrooms
7
Rooms
2
Baths
Ashland NH 03217 - This Village at Riverbend townhouse is turnkey and ready for you to begin making memories. A functional floor plan allows for lots of natural light and privacy and surrounded by manicured grounds including luscious lawn and beautiful views. Having 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, including open living and dining area with fireplace and deck, this townhouse could be what you're looking for. The association includes an outdoor pool and hot tub, with tennis courts and access to the beaches along the Pemi River. A short drive will bring you to golf and skiing for all abilities and of course boating and swimming "On Golden Pond". If you're a commuter, you will find the property is just off both Exits 25 & 26 making it a great commuter location for year round use. Plymouth State University and Holderness School are just around the corner. Come see for yourself today!
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