Buying New Hampshire Real Estate

When you’ve finally made the decision to buy a home in the wonderful state of New Hampshire, there are a few things still to consider before you make your purchase.  How large will your family become – or are you moving to New Hampshire to retire?  Do you want to live in the convenience of southern NH or the beauty of the Lakes Region part of the state? Perhaps you’re more interested in the seclusion the Great North Woods has to offer?

Location is just one of the choices you’ll be facing when you decide to live in the Granite State.  Your new home will be one of the largest purchases you’ll ever make, so you don’t want to leave anything to chance – cover all your bases now and you’ll be much happier in the end.  Here are a few more things to consider when moving to New Hampshire:

  1. Town:  New Hampshire has several hundred towns and cities for you to choose from.  Homes are available throughout the state, so choosing a specific town can be daunting.  If you haven’t already, give Jim Miller of Bean Group a call at (603) 801-3987.  Jim knows each New Hampshire town and is happy to extol the virtues of each one.  New Hampshire towns have their own flavors and personalities – be sure the town you’re interested in will be a proper fit for you and your family.
  2. Neighborhood:  Again, New Hampshire is full of neighborhood after neighborhood of wonderful, caring families that are ready to accept you into the fold - but not every family is the same.  When you’re looking at a nice new home, make sure the neighborhood will be a good fit: active and family-oriented if you have children, for example.  Again, this is an area in which Jim Miller can help you.
  3. Size:  If you are looking to purchase a retirement property in NH, you probably don’t want a house that can sleep twelve people – unless you’re planning on a lot of company.  Conversely, if you have twelve kids, you probably want a home with more than three bedrooms.  When determining the requirements of your new home’s size, think about what the future may bring: more kids, less kids, room for an in-home business – you just never know what may come and planning for it now as best you can may ease your burden down the road.
  4. Cost and Value:  It only makes sense that when buying a home in NH you’ll want the biggest bang for your buck.  Determine what you can realistically afford then talk to Jim Miller.  Jim knows the homes for sale in New Hampshire and will be honest and upfront when it comes to their true value.  You don’t want to spend more than the house is worth and you’re always wary when someone is selling below what the market will bear.  Again, call on Jim Miller – this is why he’s here: to clear the fog of New Hampshire home buying.
  5. School District:  Retiring?  Then who cares about the school district?  You should, whether you have kids or not.  The school district is a very large part of any town and a very large percentage of your property taxes.  Even if you have no children, it’s a good idea to understand the school district and where the schools in your town are heading in the near future.  If you do have children, this is even more important.  Jim Miller knows the NH school districts and can inform you of their benefits, shortcomings and future plans.

Naturally, there are more than just five or six things to consider when purchasing a home in New Hampshire.  Your best bet is to call Jim at (603) 801-3987.  He’s honest, dependable and here to help.  So make the call and become a part of the big New Hampshire Family.

Jim Miller is a full time full service licensed Realtor® in the Southern New Hampshire area with Bean Group and has many years of experience buying and selling New Hampshire Real Estate

Contact Jim direct at 603-801-3987

 

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