Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates



Posted by Sherry Bourque on 2/11/2018

In real estate, cash is power. It’s not exactly the amount of money that you have been approved for by a lender. This type of “cash” is what you can pull directly from your account to buy a property on demand. It can be difficult to compete with cash buyers especially in tight real estate markets. Below, you’ll find some tips to help you match up against any cash offers that you may be competing with when you buy a home. 


Make Your Offer Look Attractive As Possible


First, you should always have a pre-approval letter from your lender. This lets sellers know that you’re a qualified buyer. You should also get your lender or realtor (or both) to provide some financial information about you along with your offer. This helps to add to the case that you’re a dependable buyer.


Let Things Move Quickly 



If you allow your lender to send an appraiser to the property as quickly as possible, this will give you an advantage in the home buying process. You want to reduce the amount of time that it will take to close on the house. That means you should consider cutting down on both the appraisal and contingency time. You could even consider waiving any contingencies if you feel comfortable. 


To speed up the process, even more, you should pre-order an appraisal in advance. You can do this before your offer has even been written. It can be difficult to arrange this, especially with larger scale lenders, but it’s always worth a try. Once the offer is written, the lender can relay to the seller that an appraisal has already been scheduled.


You’ll also want to get the inspection done fairly quickly. You only have a short window of time to get the inspection done. The quicker you get this done, the more serious of a buyer you appear to be. You should have the inspector who you’ll use ready before you even put an offer in on a home in order to expedite this part of the process. Usually, inspectors don’t take terribly long to schedule appointments knowing that their clients have short windows to get inspections done.  


Make A Strong Offer


Making a good offer could mean paying extra for a home you love in order to compete with cash offers. Spending more money helps to win. Here’s why: Sellers almost always will give a cash buyer a bit more of a discount since they’ll be getting all of the funds up front. If you love the house and plan to live in it for years to come, the extra money you spend will be well worth it.         


Write An Offer Letter


An offer letter adds a bit of a personal touch to the number you put down as a buyer. Here, you can tell the seller who you are and why you love the home. It can be emotional to sell a property, but a seller will feel more comfortable knowing that the home is going to someone who will appreciate it.

  






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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 2/6/2018


856 Broadway, Haverhill, MA 01832

Condo

$279,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Meadow View Condominiums featuring 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and 1 car garage. This spacious townhouse features open concept living at its best! Gleaming hardwood floors in the Fireplaced living room, Dining room with french doors to balcony, the cabinet packed kitchen with Maple cabinets. Two generous bedrooms, on on the second floor, master bedroom with master bath. The lower level features ample closets, and bedroom or office. Low condo fee, pets allowed with approval, central air, ample parking. Close to 495 , shopping and NH.
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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 2/6/2018

This Condo in Derry, NH recently sold for $200,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.


37 Highland Avenue, Derry, NH 03038

Condo

$204,900
Price
$200,000
Sale Price

2
Bedrooms
4
Rooms
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Phase Three's 9 unit building is under construction now with only 3 units left. Welcome to Derry's newest Luxury townhome community. Each home is bright and airy with hardwood floors gleaming throughout the living room, kitchen and dining area. Granite counters, stainless steel appliances and soft close cabinet doors are a few of the standard features. Hurry in so you can have a chance to choose your colors, cabinets and flooring options!






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Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Sherry Bourque on 2/4/2018

Selling your home and relocating to a new residence may seem difficult. Fortunately, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of packing up your belongings and moving to your new house.

Here are three moving tips that every home seller needs to know.

1. Make Reservations with a Moving Company.

After you sell your house, you'll want to make reservations with a moving company as soon as possible. By doing so, you'll be able to ensure that you can get movers to your house before you need to have all of your belongings out of your residence.

Remember, the longer you wait to book a moving company, the less likely it becomes that you'll be able to find one in time for your upcoming move. But if you take a proactive approach to your move, you'll be able to book a moving company with plenty of time to spare.

Don't forget to shop around for a moving company too. This will ensure that you won't have to break your budget to employ friendly, professionally trained movers to help you transport your belongings from Point A to Point B.

2. Clean Out Every Room in Your House.

Although you've already devoted plenty of time and resources to keep your home clean and neat as you tried to sell it, you'll want to conduct a final sweep of every room before you move.

Cleaning out your entire home will enable you to double-check to ensure that you've packed up everything and reduce the risk that you'll leave something behind. Plus, doing a final sweep will enable you to locate and get rid of any forgotten items that you won't need at your new address.

Spend some time cleaning out your home, and ultimately, you'll be better equipped to pack up all of your belongings and avoid the risk of forgetting items hidden in your attic, basement or other areas of your house.

3. Disconnect All of Your Home Services.

Contact your electric utility provider, phone and internet services provider and other utility services companies to inform them about your upcoming relocation. This will enable you to cancel services or transfer them to your new address.

When it comes to disconnecting services, be sure to give your service provider as much notice as possible. For instance, calling your internet services provider to cancel your services on the day of your move could be problematic, as you may need to return equipment.

However, if you reach out to a service provider at least a few weeks before your move, you can plan accordingly.

Furthermore, if you ever have concerns or questions about moving, your real estate agent may be able to help you. This professional can offer moving recommendations and tips and might even be able to put you in touch with expert movers in your area as well.

Start getting ready for your upcoming move now, and you can streamline the process of vacating your current residence and relocating to a new house.





Posted by Sherry Bourque on 2/2/2018

This Single-Family in Derry, NH recently sold for $299,900. This Split Entry style home was sold by Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.


38 Overledge Dr, Derry, NH 03038

Single-Family

$299,900
Price
$299,900
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
You will FALL in love with this 4 bedroom two bath, beautiful Derry home on private 1.14 acre lot. Many updates include a newer roof, hot water heater, deck, 200amp circuit breaker and a brand-new furnace. The main level features hardwood floors and an open concept living room/dining room/kitchen. The Lower level includes a spacious master bedroom which features a master bathroom and a large walk-in closet. The master bedroom walks out to a patio. The lower level contains a bonus room and it contains a wood stove. The spacious yard includes a large deck, a hot tub and two sheds.

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