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Posted by Pamela Bailey on 11/7/2018


871 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Single-Family

$554,900
Price

2
Bedrooms
5
Rooms
2
Baths
You will absolutely love the community spirit in this beautiful property! Beautiful landscaping surrounds the parking area as you enter the property Secure entrances allow access to those who reside in the building. This hip second floor home has a lot of quality features. Beautiful vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and beams, custom cabinetry, with high end stainless appliances in the kitchen. Sub Zero refrigerator, Wolfe range with stainless exhaust hood, and Miele dishwasher. Stainless back splash and granite counter tops finish this quality kitchen. Bamboo floors and built-ins surrounding the fireplace hearth. Two skylights allow for natural light. Master bedroom suite with beautiful bathroom and walk-in closet. Bathroom has tiled surround, whirlpool tub, shower, double vanity sink and subway tile on the floor. Second bedroom and three-quarter bathroom with washer and dryer. There is an elevator in the building and a beautiful patio with table and chairs and a grill for outdoor space, but if that's not enough, there is a second outdoor space with a fire table and chairs for a nice fun adult evening! Off street parking. Indoor cats only. Condo fee for this home is $330.26 and includes water, sewer, master insurance, landscaping, plowing, maintenance & house-keeping of common areas, maintenance of elevator and refuse.
Open House
Saturday
November 10 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 871 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801    Get Directions






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Posted by Pamela Bailey on 11/7/2018


871 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Condo

$554,900
Price

2
Bedrooms
5
Rooms
2
Baths
You will absolutely love the community spirit in this beautiful property! Beautiful landscaping surrounds the parking area as you enter the property Secure entrances allow access to those who reside in the building. This hip second floor home has a lot of quality features. Beautiful vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and beams, custom cabinetry, with high end stainless appliances in the kitchen. Sub Zero refrigerator, Wolfe range with stainless exhaust hood, and Miele dishwasher. Stainless back splash and granite counter tops finish this quality kitchen. Bamboo floors and built-ins surrounding the fireplace hearth. Two skylights allow for natural light. Master bedroom suite with beautiful bathroom and walk-in closet. Bathroom has tiled surround, whirlpool tub, shower, double vanity sink and subway tile on the floor. Second bedroom and three-quarter bathroom with washer and dryer. There is an elevator in the building and a beautiful patio with table and chairs and a grill for outdoor space, but if that's not enough, there is a second outdoor space with a fire table and chairs for a nice fun adult evening! Off street parking. Indoor cats only. Condo fee for this home is $330.26 and includes water, sewer, master insurance, landscaping, plowing, maintenance & house-keeping of common areas, maintenance of elevator and refuse.
Open House
Saturday
November 10 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 871 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801    Get Directions






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Posted by Pamela Bailey on 11/7/2018

Buying a home is a lengthy process that requires months or even years of planning. The end result, however, is to have a home you can truly call your own and to own equity that you can then use later down the road.

Figuring out the right time to buy a home can be difficult for prospective homeowners. You’ll need to have a firm grasp on your finances and personal goals for what you want your life to look like for the next 5 or more years.

Buying a home in more than just a financial commitment. It also means you take on all of the responsibilities of owning that home. Maintenance, both inside and out, can take up a significant amount of your time.

Furthermore, owning a home ties you down to one area. You’ll need to determine if you’re ready and able to settle in one area for the next 5-7 years. This has implications for careers and for family life. Will your job bring you elsewhere? If you change jobs, are there ample opportunities where you live? These are just a couple of the questions you’ll need to ask yourself before deciding whether you’re ready to buy a home.

To simplify the process, I’ve created a checklist for some of the things you’ll need before you’re ready to buy a home. While this list does cover the basics, there may be other factors unique to your circumstances that you’ll have to take into consideration.

So, if you’re thinking about buying a home sometime in the near future, read on for the checklist. And, keep in mind that these are not necessarily mandatory before buying a home. But they will give you the best chance of making a solid investment and securing financial stability.

The home buyer’s preparedness checklist

  • Raise your credit score to 750 or more. A score in the “excellent” range will help you get the lowest possible interest rate on your mortgage. It’s possible to get approved for a mortgage with a score that is much lower, but a high score is ideal and can help you avoid PMI and a high interest rate.

  • Have an emergency fund saved. You don’t want to buy a house and then suddenly find yourself needing money for an emergency. Save a month’s worth of expenses before your down payment.

  • Have an active budget plan for saving up your down payment. Creating a dedicated savings account that you automatically have a portion of your pay deposited into is a good way to ensure that you meet your savings goals.

  • Bolster the case for your financial stability. Lenders will want to see that your income is predictable and regular. Keep records of your income, tax returns, and anything else that can help show that you’re making more than enough money to safely lend to.

  • Have open conversations with your family. If you’ll be buying a home with a spouse and/or children, discuss what you’re looking for in a home. This can include location, size, etc. It’s a good idea for everyone to be on the same page before you ever start shopping for a home.

  • Get preapproved. Getting preapproved for a home loan will make you a better prospective buyer in the eyes of sellers.

  • Run the numbers again. Aside from your mortgage payments, you’ll also have to pay utilities, trash removal, property taxes, and any other expenses related to the home. Make sure you can comfortably afford these while still contributing to savings.




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Posted by Pamela Bailey on 10/31/2018

Want to transform an ordinary garage sale into a successful one? Sell your electronics, and you can cut down on clutter, earn extra cash and speed up the home selling process.

If you plan to list your home in the near future, a garage sale offers a great opportunity to remove excess items from your house. Meanwhile, there are many electronics that you can sell to help stir up interest in your garage sale, and these include:

1. TV

You may be in no hurry to get rid of your big-screen TV. However, it is important to remember the time and energy it may take to move your TV from one home to another.

Ultimately, you may need to hire a moving company if you want to guarantee your TV can make it to a new address. And if you decide to move your TV on your own, you may struggle to do so due to its size and weight.

If you intend to sell your TV during your garage sale, you should learn as much as possible about this device. That way, you can establish a competitive price for your TV.

Also, if you have a TV remote or DVD player that complements your TV, you may want to consider selling these items at your garage sale.

2. Video Game Console

After spending many hours playing video games, now may prove to be the perfect time to sell your favorite video game console.

Many garage sale shoppers search far and wide for video game consoles, which means you may be able to generate plenty of interest in your video game system. In addition, if you own a "retro" video game console, you may be able to turn a significant profit from it.

If you sell a video game console during your yard sale, ensure the device works properly and includes all associated cables and wires. Furthermore, perform online research to understand the true value of your video game console to guarantee you can price it competitively.

3. Computer

An old computer may take up space in your house. Fortunately, a garage sale makes it simple to get rid of this device before you sell your residence.

When it comes to selling a computer, it is always better to err on the side of caution. Thus, you should clear your computer's hard drive to remove any sensitive information from the device altogether.

Moreover, if you own a printer, mouse or other items that complement your computer, it may be worthwhile to sell them as part of a package deal.

Selling your electronics at a garage sale may be one of the first steps to eliminate excess items from your residence prior to adding your home to the real estate market.

Lastly, if you need extra help with selling your home, you should collaborate with a real estate agent. By doing so, you can seamlessly navigate the home selling cycle and boost your chances of a profitable home sale.




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Posted by Pamela Bailey on 10/30/2018


871 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Single-Family

$554,900
Price

2
Bedrooms
5
Rooms
2
Baths
You will absolutely love the community spirit in this beautiful property! Beautiful landscaping surrounds the parking area as you enter the property Secure entrances allow access to those who reside in the building. This hip second floor home has a lot of quality features. Beautiful vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and beams, custom cabinetry, with high end stainless appliances in the kitchen. Sub Zero refrigerator, Wolfe range with stainless exhaust hood, and Miele dishwasher. Stainless back splash and granite counter tops finish this quality kitchen. Bamboo floors and built-ins surrounding the fireplace hearth. Two skylights allow for natural light. Master bedroom suite with beautiful bathroom and walk-in closet. Bathroom has tiled surround, whirlpool tub, shower, double vanity sink and subway tile on the floor. Second bedroom and three-quarter bathroom with washer and dryer. There is an elevator in the building and a beautiful patio with table and chairs and a grill for outdoor space, but if that's not enough, there is a second outdoor space with a fire table and chairs for a nice fun adult evening! Off street parking. Indoor cats only. Condo fee for this home is $330.26 and includes water, sewer, master insurance, landscaping, plowing, maintenance & house-keeping of common areas, maintenance of elevator and refuse.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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