If you are an actively serving or a veteran member of the military, there are several advantages to obtaining a VA loan to buy a home versus a traditional loan. The time you have given serving your country has earned you and your family some benefits, including an easier, more affordable path to homeownership.  The market is ripe for home buying right now, so this may be the perfect time to get qualified.

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10 Fun Facts About NH

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

No matter where you live in the state of New Hampshire I bet there are some fun facts about the town or county you live in, such as where blockbuster films were created – On Golden Pond was filmed on Squam Lake in Holderness, NH and Jumanji was filmed in Keene, NH. By the way, if you’re in Keene be sure to check out the Fictional Parrish shoe mural on the side of the building in the center of town, but watch out for stampedes.

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In today’s market, home inventory is limited and competition among buyers can be fierce. In fact, it may be hard to find the perfect house within that top-rated, popular community you are looking for. Location is king, but there are neighborhoods and entire communities out there in various stages of transformation that will probably be tomorrow’s “hot” places to buy.

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What’s On an FHA Appraiser’s Checklist

Monday, September 26th, 2016

The purchase and sale contract is signed, but now you are nervous about the appraisal for the FHA loan. It helps to know what is on the FHA appraisal checklist (and what is not ) so you know what to expect.

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Research has found that in August of this year, more than 50 % of home buyers said they were first-time purchasers. This compares to 2015’s figures of about 35% of home buyers identified themselves as first-time buyers. They are shopping for their dream homes, but not without challenges.

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This summer Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty launched an internal philanthropic initiative to help raise awareness and funds for local charities in communities we service.  We took our already successful VeraniCARES Program and developed a contest among our 10 Regions throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts known as VeraniCARES 3.2.1.

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4 Things You Should Share with Your REALTOR

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Once you make the decision that you are ready to sell or buy a home, ask yourself this question: “What details should you reveal about yourself and your house in order to realize your goal?”

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There are many considerations and questions to be answered if you are contemplating building a new custom home. It can be an overwhelming process with the many choices, deadlines and decisions that you will need to make. These choices and deadlines can get in the way of you enjoying the experience of selecting and personalizing your dream home.

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5 House Flipping Basics You Need to Know

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

You probably have watched successful house flippers on television and wondered if you could do it too? We have all fallen victim to thinking we may have more skills than we actually do. Pinterest has convinced many that DIY and house flipping is not for the faint of heart.  How do you know if you got what it takes to flip a house?

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4 Reasons Why You Should Stage Your Home

Monday, September 12th, 2016

If you’re like me, you have watched your fair share of HGTV and you may be wondering do you really need to stage your home to make an impact on buyers like they do on TV? Statistics says it makes all the difference.

What is Staging?

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