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Posted by Pamela Bailey on 4/1/2020

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The right home security system can make a profound difference for your peace of mind and make your home an unappealing target -- but do you have to go with a conventional (and expensive) alarm service? In the past, homeowners had few choices, but now, if you own a home and like to DIY you have more options than ever before when it comes to home security. Is a DIY home security system right for you -- or are you better off with the traditional model? Consider these factors as you determine the best way to protect your home. 

DIY vs. Conventional Alarm Services

While the installation and monitoring may differ, both DIY and conventional systems share some factors; both offer wireless connections and monitoring points, both improve the overall security of your home and both can be installed in a day or less. The differences lie in the overall cost, commitment and approach to monitoring. 

A DIY Alarm Service is Right for You If: 

You are handy: If you can do basic home repairs and set up your DVD player or smart-home technology, you have the skills needed to install a DIY alarm system. Alarms used to be very complex and require electrical knowledge. Today's systems are fast and easy to install with the tools you probably have on hand. 

You're wary of contracts: One of the primary consumer complaints about alarm companies in general involves not service, but contracts. Being locked in for a long period of time takes away some of your flexibility. If you move and you have a monitoring contract, you either have to pay to have your system relocated or continue paying for a service you no longer use. Since DIY systems don't require equipment rental or contracts, they are more flexible and forgiving. 

You're on a budget: When you work with a DIY brand, you can buy just what you need, and you'll spend less on equipment and installation. A national brand will charge you for equipment, installation and even ongoing protection fees, making them a more expensive option. 

Since the actual monthly service is very similar, most families benefit from opting for DIY systems. There are a few exceptions. If you have a very large home with many entry points, are unable to do the work needed to install the system or you need more monitoring features, then a traditional system might work. Seniors with limited mobility may have more needs than a growing family or a single individual, and may prefer the all-in-one service offered by a conventional brand. Anyone else can benefit from the low costs and convenience of DIY security systems. 

Reviewing your options allows you to choose the best possible alarm service for your home and family -- and the one that has the perfect balance of cost, commitment and coverage to protect your home. 




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Posted by Pamela Bailey on 3/29/2020

This Single-Family in Portsmouth, NH recently sold for $415,000. This Cape style home was sold by Pamela Bailey - RE/MAX On the Move | Insight | Advantage.


3110 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Single-Family

$429,000
Price
$415,000
Sale Price

2
Bedrooms
5
Rooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to do some work! This house needs some love, but its a very private home with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Has had tenants in it for 4-5 years. The pipes freeze in the first floor master so owner had to have it mitigated so it would not mold. First floor bedroom and first floor laundry. Eat in kitchen has open concept looking into the dining room. Pine floors in dining room, living room and den. Separate den and beautiful floor to ceiling hearth with gas insert. Two bedrooms, each with their own baths, on the second floor. Large wrap around deck over looking a large beautiful 1.35 acre yard!






Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Pamela Bailey on 3/29/2020

This Land in Portsmouth, NH recently sold for $415,000. This style home was sold by Pamela Bailey - RE/MAX On the Move | Insight | Advantage.


3110 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Land

$429,000
Price
$415,000
Sale Price

1.35 Acre lot with access off of Ocean Rd next to Bursaws Pantry. Zoned SRB Actually two lots with a house in the middle. Both lots conveyed in one deed






Tags: Portsmouth   Real Estate   03801   land  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Pamela Bailey on 3/25/2020

A successful home selling journey allows a property seller to quickly and effortlessly generate interest in his or her residence and finalize a house sale. For those who want to enjoy a successful home selling journey, it is vital to prepare as much as possible.

Completing a successful home selling journey may prove to be difficult. If you fail to plan ahead, you may encounter problems that slow down or stop the home selling cycle. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to put yourself in the best position to succeed when you sell your home.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you achieve your desired results when you sell your house.

1. Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal

Your home may only get a single chance to make a positive first impression on a buyer. However, if you devote time and energy to upgrade your house's curb appeal, you can boost the likelihood that your residence will hit the mark with prospective buyers.

Mow the lawn, trim the hedges and perform other lawn improvement tasks to differentiate your house from the competition. Also, you should repair or replace any damaged home siding.

2. Establish an Aggressive Initial Asking Price for Your Home

How you price your home may dictate your house selling journey. If you establish an aggressive initial asking price for your residence, you may find that buyers are drawn to your house as soon as it becomes available.

Oftentimes, it helps to conduct an appraisal prior to listing a house. A home appraisal enables you to receive a property valuation that may help you determine how to price your house.

You may want to perform a home inspection as well. With an inspection report in hand, you can prioritize home repairs and upgrades and ensure your house stands out to buyers.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

If you want expert support as you navigate the home selling journey, you should hire a real estate agent. In fact, a real estate agent goes above and beyond the call of duty to guarantee house sellers can achieve their desired results.

A real estate agent will help you add your home to the local real estate market, share information about your house with buyers and much more. Furthermore, if you receive an offer to purchase your home, a real estate agent will help you analyze this proposal from all angles. And if you decide to accept an offer to purchase your residence, a real estate agent will make it simple for you to finalize your home sale.

In addition, a real estate agent is ready to respond to your house selling concerns and questions. He or she will provide you with comprehensive guidance throughout the home selling journey, and by doing so, help you enjoy a successful house selling experience.

Ready to list your home? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can streamline the house selling journey.




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Posted by Pamela Bailey on 3/23/2020


52 Old Dennett Road, Kittery, ME 03904

Multi-Family

$525,000
Price

2
Total Units
What an opportunity! This super cute two family can be your investment property or you can live in one side and have the mortgage paid by the other side! Current owner rents both sides on Air B & B and grosses about $53,000/yr. Duplex on a large (1.5 acres) corner lot close to all the great restaurants and shopping at the Kittery Outlet Mall! Less than 1 mile to Portsmouth. Close to beaches or skiing and hiking, this is the perfect location! Unit one has a winding staircase that welcomes you into this 1770 farmhouse and throughout the home you will find eclectic boho style decor, wide pine floors, comfy bedrooms and the sweetest imperfections of an older home revamped. Stainless appliances and full sized washer and dryer. A surprise hidden office space that is currently used for supplies. Also has a one car garage. Unit two has also been updated and includes a farmers sink, new cabinets and designer wall paper in the kitchen. It has two bedrooms and one bath with cement tile. You will feel right at home here! The neighbors are friendly and there is plenty of parking. Owner has gotten permission to put up a two story barn with a bathroom. Easy to show!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






Categories: New Homes