derry: Attention Residents in Rockingham County- Flu clinic being held - 10/07/09 05:21 AM
I received this information today regarding a flu clinic being held in Derry on October 17th and felt obligated to forward the information onto the Public, if you know of anyone who could benefit from this Clinic please pass the information on to them.
Seasonal Flu Clinic
Saturday, October 1710:00 AM - 1:00 PMWest Running Brook Middle School1 West Running Brook Lane, Derry
The Greater Derry Public Health Network . 603-845-5539
A Public Health Preparedness Collaborative serving Atkinson, Chester, Danville, Derry, Hampstead, Londonderry, Plaistow, Salem, Sandown & Windham.
Funded by New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services and Department of … (0 comments)

derry: What is a resonable offer in todays market? - 04/13/09 02:00 PM
In every kind of market we have all Realtors and Consumers have to deal with the issue of what is a "Reasonable Offer". As a Buyer or Seller, do you know what your Realtor thinks is a reasonable offer? In most cases I would say Consumers and Realtors never discuss this issue prior to signing a Agency Contract and they probably don't even discuss it during the Contract time. In most cases what is a reasonable offer will only come up when either the Buyer is making an offer or the Seller is having to review an offer, it's at this point … (2 comments)

derry: I want to buy my first property but............... - 04/03/09 02:46 AM
The start of this sentence is what I am hearing a lot of lately. It seems many would be Buyer's are running into the dilemma of only meeting 2 of the 3 criteria to buy a home. What are the criteria's to buying a home, to a Realtor they are, the Buyer is ready to buy a property (this means they have made up their minds to look seriously), willing to buy a property (this means they are not going to be tire kickers), and finally able to buy a property (this means they have the credit, income and deposit to purchase).
I … (2 comments)

derry: 1st Quarter Absorption Rates for Derry NH - 04/02/09 07:41 AM









The 1st Quarter has ended for the Town of Derry and the absorption rate figures are in. Derry ended last year strongly gripped in a Buyer's Market with an absorption rate of 7.89 months, this meant that at years end it would take approximately 7.89 months for the inventory that was on the market to be sold. Any time the absorption rate for an area is above 6 months, the market is considered to be a Buyers Market.
Derry's 1st quarter results show that it is still strongly gripped in a Buyer's … (0 comments)

derry: Dear Mr. Seller I showed your home and need to know where your Agent is! - 03/16/09 07:27 AM
Dear Mr. Seller,
This past weekend I had the pleasure of showing your property off to my Clients. Your home showed beautifully, all the lights were on when we arrived, nice music was playing as we walked around and admired all that has been done to the property, in short your staging of the home was exquisite. My Clients viewed approximately 8 properties this past weekend and your home is one of the properties they have narrowed down to their short list.
There is only one problem that we need to overcome and that is, where is your Agent? I tried … (10 comments)

derry: Here On Earth Adult Day Services, A Great Place For Your Parent(S) - 03/10/09 06:10 AM
As my generation age's( The Baby Boomers) we have not only had to deal with our own issues like retirement, putting our kids through college and even raising our younger children etc., we have also had to start dealing with the issue of our elderly parents. Unlike past generations, our parents are living a longer life and not all of them are living a high quality of life. We see ads in newspapers, magazines and on television about older people living life like they were in their 20's or 30's, doing all sorts of fun things. The fact is though that for … (0 comments)

derry: What questions should you ask when hiring a Realtor- Part 1 - 03/09/09 02:58 AM
In my years in Real Estate I've come across this question a lot from both Buyers and Sellers, and it is a very important question when determining who you hire. Most people I believe feel that it is when a Seller is going to place their house on the market that questions should be asked, but that is not true when you are a Buyer it is just as important to question every Realtor. Here are some points I believe should be always asked when determining who you want to represent you:
How long have you been in the business of Real Estate? This is … (0 comments)

derry: Attention First Time Home Buyers-Newly Enacted Tax Credit And How It Works - 02/27/09 05:04 AM
Thinking of buying your first home? Good news, now may be a great time to make your move! Congress has just passed and the President signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and if you have been waiting to purchase a property now is the time to act.
If you plan to live in the home as your primary residence and have not owned a property during the past three years, you may qualify for the tax credit. The government is trying to jump start the economy, as we all know, and as part of their attempt they have … (0 comments)

derry: Choosing the right Agent When Selling Your Home - 02/15/09 06:10 AM
As the title implies, it is very important to choose the correct Agent when you decide to sell your home. How do you go about doing this, what are the correct questions to ask, do you work with an Agent that a friend or family member refer to you?  These are just a few questions among many that face the average home owner when they decide to place their home on the market.
First I think you should look at whether there is someone you know in real estate or that could be referred to you. Sometimes the best Agents to work with … (2 comments)

derry: Town Of Derry's End Of Year Results - 01/04/09 03:36 AM
The end of the year has come and a new year has started for the Town of Derry. With the beginning of a new year comes the question of how the Town faired when it comes to marketing/selling homes. In order to determine how the Town of Derry did, we have to look at the absorption rate for 2008. The absorption rate is the amount of time it will take for the current inventory of properties for sale, to be absorbed by the market. Real Estate professionals generally agree that when the absorption rate for a Town is above 6 months … (2 comments)

derry: Designated Agency is coming to NH - 10/21/08 01:37 AM
As of January 1, 2009 Consumers in NH will now have another option when it comes to working with a Realtor. As of today, Consumers have Seller Agency, Buyer Agency, Non Agency and Disclosed Dual Agency as options but as of the 1st of the year Designated Agency will arrive in NH.
What is designated Agency and how does it work? The answer is actually quite simple. Seller,Buyer and Non Agency will remain the same, what changes is that now a Realtor can be a Designated Seller/Buyer Agent which virtually gets rid of Disclosed Dual Agency. If some of you are not … (1 comments)

derry: What makes an offer "Reasonable"? - 06/27/08 04:43 AM
In every kind of market we have in Real Estate all Realtors and Consumers have to deal with the issue of what is a "Reasonable Offer". As a Buyer or Seller, do you know what your Realtor thinks is a reasonable offer? In most cases I would say Consumers and Realtors never discuss this issue prior to signing a Agency Contract and they probably don't even discuss it during the Contract time. In most cases what is a reasonable offer will only come up when either the Buyer is making an offer or the Seller is having to review an offer, it's … (0 comments)

derry: Parkland Medical in Derry N.H. will now provide Cancer Care - 05/24/08 08:02 AM
It appears that our local Hospital (Parkland Medical) will now be providing additional medical services, in the form of Cancer treatments. Parkland Hospital has partnered with the Lahey Clinic to provide this service and patients living in our area will no longer have to travel to either Boston or Manchester in order to receive treatments.
This improved medical service is a great boost for the local Rockingham County area and its residents and is another example of why it is great to live in Rockingham County!
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derry: Preparing Your House For the Market - 05/22/08 01:39 AM
When you decide it is time to sell your home, there are a few things you should consider doing. Below is a list of some housekeeping items you may wish to do prior to listing or showing your property. Your Realtor can give you other suggestions based off of your specific property and needs:
 
1) Remove all clutter from the house, are the counter tops free and clear? Have you removed unnecessary furniture throughout the house?
2) Check the bathrooms, are the surfaces clean and clear, are the shower curtains clean, if you have a slider is it opening smoothly? … (0 comments)

 

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