Land – 3110 Lafayette Road Portsmouth, NH 03801 is now new to the market!

1.35 Acres with public water and sewer and natural gas. property is currently fenced. Beautiful lawn and mature trees. Curb cut on Lafayette that is gated. Driveway is on Ocean road next to Bursaws Pantry. 229′ of frontage on Lafayette and 56′ of frontage on Ocean rd. Zoned SRB

This property features 1.35 Acres, and is currently available for $599,900.

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Get Rid of Junk Quickly

As a home seller, you’ll need to declutter your residence before you add it to the real estate market. By doing so, you’ll be better equipped to ensure that your home makes a positive first impression on homebuyers. Decluttering also guarantees that you’ll be able to get rid of unnecessary items prior to an upcoming move. Clutter may seem overwhelming, especially if you encounter tall stacks of items in your attic or basement. Fortunately, there are many quick, easy ways to get rid of unnecessary items, including:

1. Donate your items to charity.

Do you have quality clothing, housewares or other items that you won’t need in your new home? Donate them to charity, as this will allow you to give your items to an organization that will be able to provide them to families in need.

Donating your unnecessary items to charity may enable you to receive a tax write-off as well. That way, you can provide these items to an inspirational charity and save money on your annual taxes.

Many charities are available in cities and towns nationwide, too. Thus, you should have no trouble finding a charitable organization to accept your donations.

2. Sell your items online.

Numerous websites are available that are designed to help you sell your items without delay. Therefore, you can list your items online and sell them to local or remote buyers.

Listing your items online usually takes just a few minutes to complete. Plus, you can add descriptions and images to highlight your items to prospective buyers.

Remember, when you list items online, you may or may not receive instant responses. But with a patient, diligent approach, you’ll be better equipped to find interested buyers who will pick up items at your home. Or, you may be able to ship items to buyers in remote locations.

3. Throw out items that cannot be reused.

If you find that you have many items that are in poor condition and can no longer be used, you should dispose of these belongings.

In many cases, you will be able to put these items out with your weekly trash or drop them off at a local junkyard. On the other hand, an item like an old TV or a mercury thermometer may need to be taken to a hazardous waste facility for proper disposal.

Are you uncertain about how to dispose of specific items that cannot be reused? Consult with your real estate agent, as this professional should be able to provide guidance and support.

A real estate agent possesses the skills and know-how to help you simplify the process of decluttering, and ultimately, selling your home. As a result, this professional will be able to assist you during every step of the home selling journey.

Take advantage of the aforementioned tips to ensure that you can enjoy a clutter-free home. By devoting the time and resources to eliminate excess items from your residence, you’ll be able to minimize stress and guarantee that your residence is ready to be shown to prospective homebuyers.

You Could Build Your Next Home

Build a house using custom specifications and you may get the house you’ve always dreamed about. To save money, you could also purchase a house that is being built to specifications developed by a previous buyer or developer. To avoid building an entire house, you could also add rooms onto your existing home.

Avoid rushing into a decision, as there are pros and cons to building a new house. For starters, you’ll incur floor plan development, construction and cleaning expenses that you’d avoid if you bought an existing house.

Unique costs associated with building a house – In addition to paying for the plot of land that you will build a house on, there’s the cost of laying the house’s foundation and building out the structure, including wiring, drainage, sewage and landscaping costs. You could also be responsible for the costs of repairs or renovations should initial floor plans need to be adjusted.

Meet the neighbors – Whether you build a house or buy an existing home, location is key. The neighborhood your home is located in will influence your property taxes, homeowners insurance and the value of your home.

Ethical builders – Check local licensing agencies and organizations like the Better Business Bureau for complaints on builders you’re thinking about working with. Ask your real estate agent if she knows the builders. Do your homework. The skill level, professionalism and ethical standards of the builder that you go with could make your home building experience good or a nightmare.

Weather conditions – Some older homes may not be prepared to handle extreme weather conditions. If you’ve ever lived in a house that flooded following every hard rain, you know firsthand that just because a house looks good, does not mean that it’s built for harsh weather conditions. Building your own house could increase the likelihood that your home will withstand harsh climate changes and weather conditions.

Code standards – Build your own house and you could meet code standards to operate a business out of your house or turn a portion of your home into a rental property. You wouldn’t have to spend more money to renovate the property if you include these design requirements into the initial build.

Recreation – Add space to build an in ground swimming pool or an outdoor dining area into the blueprints and you could avoid having to pay to add these features to an existing home.

Commute – Because land to build a new house may require you to relocate to a more open area, building a house could lengthen your work commute.

You’re smart not rush into making a decision on where you’ll live. Your decision could impact you for years, perhaps generations. You could opt for an older, traditional house like a brick bungalow or a four-story Victorian. But, depending on the age of the house, that choice could require repairs in the near future. Of course, you could go with a modern home. But, you’d still have to consider the condition of the house and how well previous occupants cared for the home.

Building a new house could increase the likelihood that your house will be in excellent condition. It could also ensure that you get amenities that you want, yet, at a higher price. Similar to shopping for an existing house, the more clearly you visualize your custom designed home, the better you will be able to work with a realtor to get the land plot that you need to build your dream house on.

Internet Guidelines For Kids

Ever evolving advances in information technology has forever changed the landscape of childhood. The world in which our children find themselves is not the world we grew up in. Today, children have personal cell phones, tablets, and laptops. It is imperative that parents teach their child that although the Internet is a fabulous educational tool, provides entertainment, and can be used to connect with family and friends; it is not a private place and is subject to abuse. While we still need to worry about perverts hanging around the playground, pedophiles have found a new place to hide.

Sexual predators take cruel advantage of the curiosity of children, luring them into conversations, meetings and more. Parents can help protect children and teens by enforcing parental controls and Internet safety rules when children go online. Now is the time to have the talk with your child about “stranger danger” and prepare them in the event they are approached or solicited. Make sure children understand that if anyone ever makes them feel uncomfortable, they should tell you. They are not in trouble, and it is not their fault if a “freak” finds them. Reassure them that when they tell you, you will prevent that person from ever contacting them again.

Warn children never to give out personal information including their last name, their address, where they go to school, where their parents work, telephone numbers, credit card information or computer passwords. Warn young children as well as teenagers of the dangers of chat rooms and remind them to never download software without your express permission; an innocent looking video or website may mask pornography or perversion.

To discourage children from visiting sites they should not see, keep the home computer in the family room in full view. You should also employ blocking software to protect children from accidently visiting a questionable site. Just as you would advise your child not to talk to strangers at the park or at the mall, warn them not to talk to strangers online and only to chat with their close friends.

Tell you child that “bad people” often wear disguises online. They may think they are talking to another girl or boy when they are being lured into a conversation with a dangerous adult with harmful intentions.

Be aware of signs that your child may have an unhealthy relationship or is being sexually exploited over the Internet.

• You stumble upon material of a pornographic or hate-mongering nature on your child’s mobile device

• Your child starts to spend an excessive time online or displays secretive or deceptive behavior

• You receive strange phone calls or hang-ups

• Your child turns off the screen when you enter the room

• Your child’s personality changes and they become withdrawn

If you wish to report an issue or suspect inappropriate online behavior, you can file a report at the Cyber Tip Line. The Cyber Tip Line has recorded over 2.2 million complaint reports since its launch online 1998.

Condo – 3 Williams Ave Kittery, ME 03904 now has a new price of $157,900!

Beautiful, well maintained Kittery condo within walking distance to downtown Portsmouth! Wood floors, new cabinets, granite counter tops, two off street parking spaces, washer and dryer hook up in the unit, completely turn key and ready to move in! You won’t even need to paint the walls, with these designer colors already in place! Pets allowed!

This is a Garden style home and features 4 total rooms, 1 full bath, 2 bedrooms, 0.06 Acres, and is currently available for $157,900.

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The Case for a Crockpot

If it seems like you never have time for a homemade meal, a crockpot may be the answer. When you think crockpot you might be thinking it is something your grandmother used. Crockpot recipes have come a long way since then. Today you can find posts of fabulous slow cooker meals getting a lot of attention on social media sites. Here are just a few reasons why you may want to add a crockpot to your kitchen:

1.  They are inexpensive. You can find a crockpot for about $25.

2. You can put your food in the crockpot in the morning and by dinner time the meal is done.

3. Using a crockpot cooks the food slowly and can improve the flavor.

4. It is easy cleanup, only one pot.

5. You can cook just about any meal. A crockpot is not just for soups and stews.

What is your favorite crockpot recipe?

Open house on 7/31/2016 at 3 Williams Ave Kittery, ME 03904


Date: 07/31/2016 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  
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Beautiful, well maintained Kittery condo within walking distance to downtown Portsmouth! Wood floors, new cabinets, granite counter tops, two off street parking spaces, washer and dryer hook up in the unit, completely turn key and ready to move in! You won’t even need to paint the walls, with these designer colors already in place! Pets allowed!

Video Tour – Single-Family Home – Newmarket, NH 03857 Real Estate – For Sale

Awesome floor plan in an established, well maintained neighborhood. Open concept living style with plenty of room for everyone! Recently updated the kitchen cabinets, silestone and stainless steel appliances. Beautiful office on the first floor for a work at home option. Huge family room with gas fireplace and a four season room to enjoy the private yard or you can just sit on the deck! Recent updates to all bathrooms, NEW central AC compressors, many new mechanical items and beautifully sited on over two acres! Master suite, 3 bedrooms and a full bath on second floor. Full basement the current owners use as a work out room and work shop.

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Single-Family – 9 BALSAM WAY Newmarket, NH 03857 is now new to the market!

Awesome floor plan in an established, well maintained neighborhood. Open concept living style with plenty of room for everyone! Recently updated the kitchen cabinets, silestone and stainless steel appliances. Beautiful office on the first floor for a work at home option. Huge family room with gas fireplace and a four season room to enjoy the private yard or you can just sit on the deck! Recent updates to all bathrooms, NEW central AC compressors, many new mechanical items and beautifully sited on over two acres! Master suite, 3 bedrooms and a full bath on second floor. Full basement the current owners use as a work out room and work shop.

This is a Colonial style home and features 8 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 2.14 Acres, and is currently available for $449,000.

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