Remodeled raised ranch in south Merrimack, close to everything! New kitchen with granite counter-tops opens up to the living room with large picture window. All the wood floors: in living, hallway, and bedrooms have been refinished. The bath was expanded and updated as well. As you walk outside onto the new multi-tiered deck, you can see the multi-tiered gardens, planting bed around the rock outcroppings, a fire-pit, plum and sweet cherry trees. A large finished family room and den finish off the basement that leads to the extra deep 1-car garage.
Adorable 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.
Four-bedroom, 2.5 baths, backing up to open space in Jasper Valley. Tons of wood floors! Step-down family room with beamed ceiling and beautiful brick fireplace with built-ins. Tons of crown molding (even bedrooms), new quartz counters in kitchen.
Serene wooded backdrop in rear with pergola covered in Wisteria over deck and large brick patio overlooking granite boulders and wooded open space.
This home has character, just needs your imagination and elbow grease to make a masterpiece.
This is great news for investors! FHA is temporarily removing the restriction for investors. FHA didn’t allow a new buyer to purchase a home that has been owned less than 3 months by the seller (typically an investor-aka flipper). The regulation was for curtailing flipping the property.
This change is a smart move for FHA/HUD because many of the homes being purchased by investors are in pretty poor condition and a typical buyer wouldn’t want to, or just couldn’t, purchase the home. This allows investors to purchase the property, do the necessary improvements, which will usually help the new buyer get a conventional loan on the property. Many, and I do mean many of these foreclosed properties don’t quality for conventional lending because they are, well, basically a mess!
Doing a quick search for “Flippers” brought up some very negative comments. They are often looked at as the bad guy, and that is just inaccurate. There is good and bad in every aspect of life, profession, business…you get the point. Flippers are ultimately just investors. Just like any other opportunity they are looking for a profit…is that bad? They are assuming the risk. A property might look like it just needs a couple cans of paint and new baths, but underneath all that could be a dragon rearing it’s ugly head. The investor will do their due-diligence, but things are often missed, and herein lies the risk.
Moving foreclosures off the market is great. In this market investors will typically price these properties low for a quicker sale and this helps your first-time home-buyer get a house that’s fixed up and a pretty good deal. Southern New Hampshire has seen it’s fair share of foreclosures, but it has not been the dominant market. Arms-length transactions have been the norm.
Well I now have my real estate license. I will be working with Brin Realty Group in Amherst, NH in addition to appraising. Previous clients of mine who do rehab projects wanted my help in listing their properties. Another adventure for me!
The market has been nuts as most are aware (those who are not aware don’t pay attention and don’t read blogs either). I, like most others, am waiting for the election to see how the housing market will fare. Everything is too uncertain now. The bailout, the economy, the election…man what an exciting year!