Joshua Matthew's Dover, NH Blog

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Metropolitan
Buying real estate can be a tricky proposition, take a look at some key issues to look out for.
     Having had the opportunity to work with many sellers in dire straits, I can understand the potential of a foreclosure can be one of the most stressful times in a person's life.  Harassing phone calls come multiple times throughout each day and demands become more and more bold.  If a seller ...
     When I first got in the business a little over six years ago, it was hard (but not impossible) to find an insurance company who would insure a home with knob-and-tube wiring.  Well now, it's really hard to find that same coverage.  Since I've been licensed, I've seen that same change in cove...
     Having represented dozens of buyers purchasing short-sale and foreclosed properties and having the opportunity to review more than a hundred purchase and sale addendums offered by banks (take a look at my earlier blogs: Bank Trick #1, Bank Trick #2, Bank Trick #3, Bank Trick #4) I thought I ...
A large portion of my business in 2008 came from representing first time home buyers and investors purchasing both short-sale and foreclosed property.  Up until recently banks were pretty firm on their prices until they were ready to make another price reduction.  I've seen banks hold on to prope...
Those who know me know I like working on projects around the house, inside and out.  Those who know me really well, know I love saving money on those projects.  The habitat for humanity organization recently opened the Re-Store in Dover NH.  When I first heard of the idea, I thought "this place i...
I am attending a Timber Framing Home Planning Event this Saturday in Manchester.  If you are unfamiliar with "Green" building, this is a great way to see some of the cutting edge construction techniques being used.  Timber frame homes help with your impact on the earth and reduce your carbon foot...
This is the most difficult market the real estate industry has seen in almost the last 20 years.  Families who made an investment in their homes are now finding that for verying reasons not only are they unable to pay their mortgage, but they aren't even able to sell their homes for what they owe...
I was in shock when I read this most recent addition to a contract with a bank addendum because it essentially gave the bank carte-blanche over the P&S. Article 15.  The Seller reserves the right to terminate the Contract for any reason in its sole discretion.  Should the Seller terminate this co...
With the current economy the way it is right now and foreclosures rolling into the market in waves, I'm sure many of my fellow agents have seen this clause already, but buyers may not have.  The importance being, make sure you disclose the following clause to your buyers and the lender they are w...
     With the massive influx of both short-sale and foreclosure inventory on the market, title insurance is needed more than ever.  I sold a 3yr old foreclosed home back at Christmas to some really good friends of mine.  A 3 bedroom 3 bathroom cape with 1 car garage under and finished basement on...

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