Blog :: 02-2018

Welcome to our blog! Here you will find information regarding market, local and Lakes Region information and events! Along with DIY projects and more! Come back often to see what's new and leave us a comment if there's something you'd like to see.

5 Signs It's Time to Sell Your Home

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Have you outgrown your home? Or has your home outgrown your household? Fewer and fewer families expect to stay in their first or second home for the long haul. Here are some factors to determine if you're financially and emotionally ready to sell your home.

1. Growing or shrinking household - Are you about to welcome a new baby or take in aging parents? Maybe you're sending your youngest off to college. In any event, if your living space has become too cramped or grown beyond your needs, it may be time to make a move.

2. Plenty of home equity - Subtract the value of your home from the amount you have left on your loan. What's left over is the equity; or the amount you'll have after the sale. Following the sale, you'll be a buyer again, so having funds to put down is key.

3. Interest from potential buyers - You'll want to list when you know buyers are looking. Some experts say late spring is the ideal time to sell, but peak seasons vary by region. Milder weather can increase buyer interest, but that also means more competition from other sellers.

4. Changing circumstances - Location matters. Whether your neighborhood dynamics are changing, you're unhappy with the schools in your area or a new job significantly increases your commute, your community needs to fit your lifestyle.

5. Home improvements - Renovations may be a wise investment, but it's best to avoid listing your home in the middle of a project. If you plan to sell your home as is, completing some minor home updates like new paint and fixtures can be a huge selling point. 

Moving is a big decision, one that requires careful consideration. If your needs have changed since you bought your home, don't hesitate to get in touch.


Fire and Ice Festival Returns to the Wolfeboro Inn!

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Looking for something fun and different to do this weekend? The Wolfeboro Inn has the perfect solution with their Fire and Ice Festival happening this Friday and Saturday from 5-10pm on the inn's lake-side gazebo lawn. The family friendly event is $5 per person and features fire dancing performances, an amazing ice bar, music and dancing. If you would like to enjoy dinner it is suggested you make a reservation. 

This lot on the Basin will make your waterfront dreams come true!

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10-11-12 Basin Road, Tuftonboro NH   MLS #4461864

Warmer days are coming! Just imagine spending them relaxing by the water in a quiet cove as you watch your perfect waterfront home or getaway take shape. If you're feeling more adventurous take advantage of the big lake access before returning to the peace and tranquility of the Basin in Tuftonboro. Don't hesitate, call today to speak with our experts about this well-priced parcel.


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Winter is still upon us, but it's still a great time to sell and we are actively seeking new listings! Here at Melanson Real Estate you'll receive the care and personal service that you deserve from the first consultation all the way through to the closing. Our agents attend all showings and are here to make selling your property as stress free as possible. If you've been thinking about putting your property on the market, don't wait! We handle it all from single family and vacation homes to commercial properties and land. Let our experts use their years of experience in the industry to work for you! Conveniently located on Main Street and available to meet all of your real estate needs. Call, stop-in or email our agents today to see what we can do for you!