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Posted by RE/MAX On the Move | Insight | Advantage on 9/20/2018

Historic homes are coveted by many for their charm. Some want a home with history while others one with ďgood bonesĒ of bygone construction methods. Whatever your motivations one thing is clear: owning a historic home is a rewarding experience.

This is usually due to the effort, time and investment put into maintaining the homeís old world charm. Those who take on a historic home should be ready for a project in some capacity either right after buying or down the line.

Maintaining, and sticking to, the classic style and shapes while working under stylistic limitations takes time and effort. Be sure that when purchasing a historic home itís one of an era whose style you really like. This is because many historic homes have what is called an easement in place. What an easement does is dictate what owners of that particular estate can and can not do to the home to maintain its historical integrity. This can limit everything from additions to siding color.

Historic homeowners should also be ready to get creative during the renovation process. Old houses have their quirks, itís best to embrace this when making changes and to work with them - not against them. Knocking out walls and shaving down flooring to be perfectly symmetrical compromises the entire structureís historic roots. If you absolutely must have perfect walls and flooring a historic home is probably not for you.

With that said when viewing homes ensure that any crookedness is from settling over time and not from damage to the sill plate. The sill plate is the topmost part of the foundation and especially vulnerable due to this placement along ground level. If there is damage to the sill plate know that the entire structure of the home is also compromised and in need of serious, and expensive, attention. If this is the case, itís best to walk for most homeowners.

A warped or compromised sill plate can also mean water damage. Another sign to look for water troubles is a sump pump in the basement. You want to keep an eye out for water damage, as this is a very serious threat to the structure and can also attract all kinds of bugs.

If you have your heart set on a historic home but find all of this overwhelming a historic home expert, either a contractor who specializes in historic homes and/or a local historian that restores homes, can help you significantly through the process. In fact, overwhelmed or not itís best to bring an expert on board during your buying process. This person should be in addition to your home inspector - not in place of. You also want to be sure to find someone who understands that you want to preserve and restore a historical home and not just gut the building.

Plan your budget well. While restoring a home is usually a passion project for many you still donít want to overinvest and end up taking a huge loss if you eventually resell. Know what restoration projects in your area typically go for and use these as a guideline for your own budget.

Donít be afraid to start small if you are on a tight budget or this is your first restoration project. These projects can take years so when planning start here first: roof, windows, and masonry. Create a watertight home first to prevent any further potential damage.

The good news about historic homes is that there are plenty of grants and tax programs for homeowners planning on restoration. Not every loan option will be available to you if the home requires major work but there are loans available specifically for major repairs such as the 203k. Know your options before you start looking as this will a major determination factor of your budget and the degree of work youíll be able to put into a home.






Posted by RE/MAX On the Move | Insight | Advantage on 9/19/2018


42 Beaver Road, Strafford, NH 03884

Single-Family

$245,000
Price

3
Bedrooms
6
Rooms
1
Baths
Pretty & private! Picture perfect gambrel tucked back country lot framed by lovely landscaping. Enjoy evening meals & peaceful views of nature from the expansive covered porch. Light & bright kitchen with pantry & laundry area open to dining area & LR with hearth & pellet stove, updated family bath & 3rd bedroom/office on the 1st floor, master & 2nd bedroom on the 2nd floor, pergo/laminate flooring throughout, LL family rm/rec room with gas fireplace & separate workshop area. Very well maintained with efficient propane heat, pellet stove, 4 yr old roof & septic is only 2 years old. This wonderful family home is sited to bring the outdoors in - great for entertaining, child & pet play, gardening or just peaceful enjoyment. Located in popular Beaver Dam Estates with nature trails & access to the Isinglass. Enjoy all of the amenities living in Strafford with desirable school system & town access to Bow Lake just minutes away. Welcome home!
Open House
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Posted by RE/MAX On the Move | Insight | Advantage on 9/19/2018


35 Presidential Circle, Hampton, NH 03842

Single-Family

$510,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
10
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This wonderful 4 bedroom Colonial is being offered in one of Hampton's most sought after neighborhoods. The heart of this home is a spacious and functional open concept eat-in kitchen with new stainless steel appliances that opens onto a lovely family room in addition to a bright and fireplaced great room. It features formal living and dining rooms as well as an office or den. The second floor offers three bedrooms, a family bath and a master bedroom suite with private bath and walk-in closet. The home boasts hardwood floors, tiled kitchen, new roof, newer Buderus boiler and hot water tank. The basement is fully finished offering a sizable rec room, practical play/study space with two walls of built in closets, a wrap-around hobby counter, full size freezer and extra refrigerator, as well as a serviceable laundry room. The backyard is well landscaped, level and very private and the 2-car garage and 3rd bay area under the deck is very handy for landscaping tools and mower/snow blower. This is one of the largest homes in the neighborhood with easy access to town, beach and major routes as well as all the services that Hampton has to offer, such as natural gas, public water, sewer and curbside trash pick up. This home is a True Pleasure to Show!
Open House
Sunday
September 23 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by RE/MAX On the Move | Insight | Advantage on 9/19/2018

This Single-Family in Pembroke, NH recently sold for $351,000. This style home was sold by - RE/MAX On the Move | Insight | Advantage.


718 Robinson Road, Pembroke, NH 03275

Single-Family

$359,000
Price
$351,000
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
7
Rooms
1/1
Full/Half Baths
WOW Motivated Sellers! New Price !Westerly Views on 13 acres of managed land with 70 Sugar maples! This three bedroom contemporary colonial with in-law apartment is ready for you. Amazing 20 x 20 Granite Kitchen with stainless steel appliances with expansive center island and loads of natural light. Elegant Dinning area for a more formal setting. The Grand Living Room's refurbished wood floors greet you as you enter from a wrapping farmer's porch overlooking a level, lush front yard. Upstairs you'll find three bedroom, including a master with westerly sunset views of the Concord skyline. Family style 4 piece bath with laundry create a functional layout. An office area at the top of the stair could also serve as home study room. Zoned 2-family you also have a garden level private in-law apartment. Radiant Heat with forced hot water and wood stove back-up heat. Wired and configured for solar, and generator ready. A fantastic Barn with power, and several other out buildings can easily house your chickens, or goats. A crushed stone driveway affords plenty of parking. Cement Board siding and Forever Roof makes this a worry free home. Quick trips into Concord -not a problem. Location is close to major routes to get you N,S E or W. Perfect setting for someone who wants to enjoy a country homestead life-style, and not give up those urban conveniences of shopping, restaurants or simply meeting friends on Main Street.






Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by RE/MAX On the Move | Insight | Advantage on 9/19/2018

This Single-Family in Dover, NH recently sold for $474,900. This Ranch style home was sold by - RE/MAX On the Move | Insight | Advantage.


Lot 5 Pear Drive, Dover, NH 03820

Single-Family

$474,900
Price
$474,900
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
6
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to Pear Drive Estates, a beautiful new cul-de-sac neighborhood in wonderful Dover. This 7 lot single family neighborhood is located 1/4 mile from walking paths and excellent fishing on the Cocheco River. Tree top views in a country setting but just minutes from the highway, Wentworth Douglas Hospital, and tons of shopping. This 1953 SF 3 bedroom ranch has a flowing open concept layout with a large, private master suite located in the back of the house. 2 other bedrooms, first floor laundry, spacious kitchen with gorgeous granite and cabinet options. Comes with AC, fireplace, and composite deck. 6 month construction from start to finish. Be home for the holidays! Copley Properties: Develop. Build. Design.






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