About Jennifer Cote

Real Estate junkie, appraiser, sell, buy, analyze, research,passion, invest, environmental, crunchy, municipal, planning, efficiency...everything real estate!

9 Putnam St in Wilton, NH

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9PutnamFrontAdorable New Englander style home a short walk to Frog Pond conservation, school, and downtown Wilton. Remodeled kitchen with granite counters and hickory cabinets; living room with large bay window, second-floor laundry, newly finished room on second floor could be a home office or small additional bedroom. Detached garage with power. Open front porch for easy conversations with neighbors, or dine out on the cozy screened porch that overlooks the private backyard.

Source, click for listing details: http://neren.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=b6c638a4-4e90-46f4-b80f-7aa94be81397&Report=Yes

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190 Baboosic Lake Rd in Merrimack, NH

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Slideshow Video of 190 Baboosic Lake Rd. in Merrimack NH

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190 Baboosic Lake RdPreserved antique Colonial with heavy timber framing, wide-plank pine floors and wainscoting, 5 fireplaces, period trim, Moses Eaton stencils, and perennial gardens make this a very special place!  The home has a rich history dating back to pre-revolutionary times documented in the “History of Merrimack, NH, Volume I.”

The formal living and dining rooms flank the front staircase.  The keeping room runs the length of the house, a grand fireplace with beehive oven. Heading towards the back you have the large kitchen, half bath, laundry, and then you enter the large mudroom/library to access the 2-car attached garage.

Over the barn there’s a finished living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bath with separate electrical and natural gas furnace. A two-car garage with generator hook-up, walk up attic with more wide plank flooring.  The fieldstone foundation has a concrete floor, 200 amp service, chestnut beams, and many secrets.

MLS 4477896: Click for an Interactive Listing Sheet
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15 Arrow Ln in Amherst NH

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Types of Condominiums – the basics

There are many types of condo’s and sometimes it can get confusing for a beginner.  These terms are architectural styles, not legal descriptions. So here are a few of the most common styles in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

  • garden style condo nashuaGarden – very similar to an apartment… typically one floor, smaller, and a bunch of units in 1 building, common hallways, etc. Least amount of privacy. They can look like apartments, what’s the difference: Condo vs Apartments
  • TownhouseTownhouse –these are typically side by side, one or more stories with a common wall on one or 2 sides.  Offers more privacy.
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  • Detached – these are individual units and look like a house. Offers the most privacy.
  • Condex – this has it’s own blog post, they are specific to this New Hampshire and Massachusetts: Condex Basics

One thing remains the same with all of the above…the land is owned in common with all the unit owners in the condominium development.

-Just my thoughts.
Jennifer Cote

Condominium versus Apartment 101

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In different areas of the world these terms may mean something very different.  I have many clients who move here from abroad so this is for them.  Here are the basics for any newcomers.

An apartment you would rent, no ownership, and is typically one floor, smaller in size, and in a common building.  Somebody else owns the building, owns the unit, can dictate what you do to the unit, and sets the rent.  Rents can change over time.

A condo you own what’s between the walls of the unit.  There are common areas (the grounds, the streets, the swimming pool, etc.) that are owned in common with the other unit owners in the development.

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Townhouse Condominiums

All these common areas, amenities, and maintenance cost money. So condominiums developments have condo fees, AKA homeowner association fees, to pay for these items. These condominium association fees typically cover the common areas,  exterior items like the siding and roof, trash pick-up, road maintenance, etc.

There are also homeowner associations(HOA) consisting of owners in the development.  They must act in accordance to the recorded condominium documents and bylaws that where formed when the development was approved.  This group will make decisions on how to run the development, they can set the rules(covenants), and will usually be the ones to set the HOA fees.

Most associations hire a management company to handle the daily responsibilities, from selecting landscaping companies, getting contractor bids, responding to inquiries, or handling the financial aspects of the condominium development.

So what’s the difference: you owning the space(more control) OR somebody else owning it (less control).

Just my thoughts.
Jenn

Check out my blog post about types of condominiums.

10 Things Your Agent Won’t Tell You About Your Listing

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Did you spot the mistake…sorry, caught it after doing the graphic. It is an important point.
-Just my thoughts.
Jenn

Nashua Detached Condo with 2-Car Garage For Sale

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1$175,000 for this 3-bedroom detached condo. Backs up to common area, large rooms, even a 2-car garage! Condo fees include exterior maintenance, siding, roof, even plowing the driveway!  Great property for investor.  This is a short-sale, being sold as-is.

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Additional Posts:
Top 5 Things to Consider when Doing a Rehab Loan
The Short Sale Chronicles with Jenn

 

New Hampshire’s Real Estate Cycle- Up Markets

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During the decline of the last real estate cycle I wrote a post about how different towns function in the cycle.  I.E. top towns are the big indicators when the market will start to stabilize after a decline: Top Towns in a Declining Market

Right now we are in a completely different market, but the point remains the same.  Top towns LEAD the UP-cycle, they are a good indicator when prices start to rise. So it’s “First Out” of a declining real estate market.  There are still New Hampshire towns struggling, but most are stable, if not slightly increasing.

Just my thoughts. -Jenn

Zombie Apocalypse Laser Tag

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Did you know that Pelham NH has a zombie problem?  

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The Pelham Rec Department did, and started the Pelham Zombie Patrol (PZP).  Tour through Veterans Memorial Park, starting with a hayride. Enter the deep dark woods, travel out of the “safe zone” to combat the zombies with laser guns. Quite the adventure!

The Pelham Python Robotics Team are offering goodies for sale: from chili, tacos, kielbasa, sweets, and more. Offerings change nightly!

pumpkin fire log pelhamEvent runs: Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm-10pm until Halloween NIght!

Here’s the Pelham Rec Department site: http://www.pelhamweb.com/pelham-parks-and-recreation/urgent-alerts/are-you-aware-of-the-pelham-zombie-problem

Well done Pelham Recreational Department and all the high school student zombies!!

Pelham High School Homecoming Weekend 2015

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For God and Country

I was going to post my flyer below about the Library Book and Bake Sale this weekend on Facebook. I’m a parent evangelist for the Boy Scout’s, and they are hosting the bake sale. Lot’s of homemade goodies…the gluten free peanut butter cookies are my creation.

To the point, this weekend is also Pelham High School’s homecoming weekend. I received an email this morning; the activities are pretty great!   I could not find a link to the activities so thus the post.  Get out this weekend, there’s lots to do in Pelham!

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HS Addition Open House:  The HS will be giving tours of the new addition Saturday, September 26 at 10am and 1pm.  All are invited!

Friday September 25th

  • 4:00pm:  Varsity Field Hockey vs John Stark ( Harris Field )
  • 5:15pm:  JV Field Hockey vs Souhegan ( Harris Field )
  • 5:00pm:  JV Volleyball vs West ( PHS Gym )
  • 6:15pm:  Varsity Volleyball vs West ( PHS Gym )
  • Annual Student Bonfire- DJ, Dancing, games and Cash BBQ- Sponsored by the Class of 2017

Saturday September 26th

  • 8:30am:    Homecoming Athletes Breakfast ( PHS Café ) All Athletes, Alumni and Staff Invited
  • Henna Tattoos and Rally towels- all day- Sponsored by the Class of 2018
  • Glow Sticks and Novelty Items all day- Sponsored by the Class 2019
  • Mattress Sale in the gym all day – Sponsored by the PHS Band
  • Tile Painting in the café 10am-5pm- Sponsored by National Honor Society
  • Homemade Chowder sales 10am-5pm – Sponsored by the Robotics club
  • Spirit Bracelets, Balloons and Cookie sales all day- Sponsored by the Drama Club
  • Tours of the New PHS Building will be held at 10am and 1 pm
  • 10:30am:  Boys JV Soccer vs Pembroke Academy ( PHS Soccer Field )
  • 12:00pm:  Girls JV Soccer vs Windham ( PHS Soccer Field )
  • 1:30pm:    Girls Varsity Soccer vs Windham ( PHS Soccer Field )
  • 3:30pm:    Boys Varsity Soccer vs Farmington ( PHS Soccer Field )
  • 6:00pm:    Football Game vs Milford ( Harris Field )

Just my thoughts. -Jenn

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