Maureen Wade - RE/MAX On The Move/Exeter | Exeter, NH Realty, New Market, NH Realty


Whether you telecommute as a full-time employee, operate your own business from home or engage in creative hobbies like web design, writing or painting at home, make sure that you build out your home office the right way. After all, you could easily spend 20 to 40 or more hours a week in your home office. Lack one key component and you could find yourself struggling to focus on your work. Lighten up your day Choose a room in your house that has at least one large window for your home office. Install quality fluorescent or LED lights. Hang light weight blinds at the window, instead of heavy drapes, to allow plenty of natural light to stream into your office. You’ll see better and feel better too. Home office ergonomics Go for an adjustable chair and a desk with a pull-out keyboard tray. While you’re shopping for home office furniture, check to see that the chair you plan on buying is comfortable and aligns well with the desk that you want. Proper desk and chair heights could help you to avoid back and neck discomfort, especially on days when you log lots of hours. Backup computer resources You won’t have to worry about this if your employer gives you an office computer or laptop. But, if you’re an independent contractor or entrepreneur who works from home, you’ll want access to a backup computer should your regular PC go on the blink. A tablet with office software applications, an extra laptop or a low cost desktop can do the trick. Easy filing space There may be times when you need to keep printed documents. For example, you might need to keep printed receipts for tax purposes and printed copies of signed client contracts. Expandable file folders save space. Metal six foot tall filing cabinets can be placed behind your home office door. Another option is to store paper documents in plastic storage bins. The best option depends on how long you need to keep the documents and the volume of printed materials you’ll keep. Great Wi-Fi You’ll get more done faster if you have great Wi-Fi. Internet and computer download speeds should be fast enough to not cause you to have to wait several seconds or a minute or longer before a web page pops up or a Word document opens. As a tip, you can speed up download times by deleting unnecessary files, removing unused and unneeded applications off your computer, turning off pop-up ads, installing good Internet security and anti-virus software and keeping your computer battery in good condition. Spice up your home office Place a few plants in your home office to spruce up the space. Family pictures, posters with motivational quotes on them and artistic gadgets and knick knacks also work well. Eliminate distractions to stay engaged in your work. Avoid checking email throughout the day, answering your cell phone and watching television. Try it and see if your production doesn’t improve.

Don't make a mistake that some first time home buyers make. Don't fall in love with a house a few days or weeks after you start shopping for a house. Even if the house is large enough to comfortably fit all of your furniture, you could regret deciding on a house to buy so early.

You could regret buying a house less than a year after you move in

If it helps, think of shopping for a house similar to dating. You won't see everything about a house during the first visit. Enter into a closing deal too soon and you could miss seeing several other houses that would in the long term cost you less money to maintain.

Buy a house too soon and you could over look structural damages at the house. For example, you might miss or overlook water stains on walls, ceilings or floors because you can't stop thinking about how spacious and modern the kitchen is. You also might:

  • Get upset when your spouse or friends point out shortcomings with the house that you've gotten too attached to. Rather than to face the fact that even the house you love has drawbacks, you force yourself and everyone else to perceive of the house as perfect.
  • Pay thousands more for a house than you should have. You want the house so badly, that you're willing to pay nearly anything to own it.
  • Focus on one to three features of the house but ignore the fact that the house is located in an area that adds 30 or more minutes to your work commute.
  • End up buying a house that you love and your spouse or children hate.
  • Take on the need to pay for ongoing upgrades and renovations.
  • Become sad or angry when you realize that you don't like the community that the house is located in. For example, if you love the fast pace of a big city and the house you fell in love with is in the suburbs, you might feel too far away from the center of town. You might feel bored.
  • Lack nearby places to take your children for fun and entertainment.
  • Increase the distance between you and your parents, siblings or friends.

Consider as many factors about your next house move as you can

Getting too attached to a house could cost you months of peace and quiet. Fall in love with a house that needs a lot of love and care and you could convince yourself that,with just a few renovations, you can turn the house into the perfect place to live. Three to four years later, construction might still be going on at the house, annoying you and your family.

It's this type of drawback that can put strain on your relationships. You and your spouse might end up arguing about the house more than you end up bumping heads about anything else. If your children hate the schools that are located in the jurisdiction where the house you fell in love with is, their mood and disposition might take a dip as well. Avoid these headaches by taking an objective approach to house shopping. Consider as many factors about each house you love before you decide to buy.



76 Walnut Avenue, North Hampton, NH 03862

Single-Family

$650,000
Price

3
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Impressive open concept cape situated on 35 acres! Enjoy the stunning floor to ceiling stone fireplace, hardwood floors with radiant heat. The gourmet kitchen with Viking refrigerator, convection Viking double ovens, and 6 burner Viking gas cook top offers you the luxury of cooking in style! Center island seats more than ten. There is an additional 11 foot wet bar, great for entertaining. First floor master bedroom suite with whirlpool tub. Walk in closet. 1st floor also offers the bedroom and office space. 3rd bedroom is upstairs. 2nd floor landing that overlooks the grand 1st floor. Extra large bonus room in the lower level with pellet stove. Plenty of storage. Central air conditioning. 50 foot custom built large deck with gorgeous views! 3 bay garage with an additional 1 bay garage out back that has radiant heat. This property is surrounded by rock walls. Call for your private showing of this stunning home.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses




What Is The Disclosure Statement?


Disclosure statements are used in many of life’s situations. This is the place where the buyer is able to learn about the ins and outs of the property that they are about the buy. Examples of items that would be on a seller’s disclosure are:


  • Water in the basement
  • Updates made to the home
  • Known pests
  • Paranormal activity
  • Death on the property
  • Past fires
  • Nearby major construction projects
  • Title 5 sewerage issues 


Disclosures Serves As Protections


The disclosure statement serves as a protection for both the buyer and the seller. From a buyer’s perspective, through this information, they are able to understand a bit more about the property that they are potentially buying. 


On the seller’s side of things, the disclosure statement serves a s legal protection of sorts. The seller is obliged to reveal anything about the property that could potentially affect the value or affect the living conditions.


How Does The Seller Make The Disclosure


Each state and even each city within a state varies in the way a disclosure is conducted.  The statement can be composed of dozens of documents that need to be signed by the seller. Other states have disclosure document forms that consist of a series of yes or no questions about the home. Sellers may also be required o present communications between neighbors, owners, and agents. In some states, the disclosure statement is valid for up to 10 years, allowing buyers to collect damages if something wasn’t properly presented on the statement.  


How Do Sellers Know What To Disclose?


The basic rule of thumb is that if you know something about your property, you should disclose it. If you try to hide something, it could come back to meet you in the form of a lawsuit, even years later. Many states have legal requirements as to what should be revealed on these documents.  


What’s Disclosed To Buyers?


The disclosure doesn’t have to be all bad. This document is also an opportunity for sellers to present any of the improvements that they have made to the home. Make sure that you include all of the upgrades, renovations, and improvements that you have made to the home that you’re selling. This can help to impress buyers as to how well you have taken care of the property.


It’s easy as the buyer to check some of these improvements as you can find out if the work was done with or without permits by checking with the city’s zoning reports. Work that was done without a permit may have not been completed according to code. This could pose some serious health and safety risks to you and your family. 


Problems that you’ll want to disclose as a seller include pest problems, property line disputes, disturbances in the neighborhood, liens on the property, and appliance malfunctions. 


Remember that the disclosure doesn’t substitute the buyer’s right to a professional inspection of the property. It’s important for buyers to know as much about a property as they can in order to be sure they’re making a good investment.


When you meet someone that you want to share the rest of your life with, you start thinking about ways to build a loving home with this person. What you don't think about are ways to create a home that adds to your romance, that motivates you to deepen the bond that you share with your spouse. It's time to change that.

Home designs that cause marital strife

Even if you only stay at your current house for three to five years, you're going to spend a lot of time in your home. It's no secret that cramped rooms, lack of closet space and a poorly designed house lead to frustration, arguments and territorial battles.

If you've ever argued with your partner about how she reaches in front of you while you're shaving or stays in the one bathroom in the house too long, seemingly making you late for work, you know firsthand how your house impacts your marriage. Or maybe your marital arguments center around your husband keeps the living room television turned to a cooking channel.

10 home style changes that encourage romance

Try these 10 home redesigns if you're looking for ways to enjoy more romance in your marriage. See how many of them encourage better open dialogue and nonverbal communication between you and your spouse.

  1. Shop for a house that offers the space that encourages togetherness and independence. This means choosing a house that makes it hard for you and your partner to step over each other while washing up in the morning, passing through hallways and cooking.
  2. Paint walls in gentle, neutral colors.
  3. Hang framed and unframed pictures of you and your partner holding hands, gazing into each other's eyes and spoon feeding one another.
  4. Decorate coffee and end tables with scented candles, scents that are absolute favorites of you and your partner.
  5. Place a two-seater table in the kitchen. Dine here as a couple at least once a day.
  6. Design your walls with romantic quotes. You could use quotes that are carved into wood, marble or stone.
  7. Install a supportive but comfortable mattress in your bedroom. Beautiful bed covers also encourage tranquility and togetherness.
  8. Keep the temperature in your home at degrees that both your partner and you appreciate.
  9. Place a porch swing on your front or back porch.Sit on the swing once a week, especially on warm, balmy evenings, sitting quietly together while you hold hands or discuss recent events in your lives.
  10. Lower kitchen cabinets to keep the shorter partner from having to climb on a step stool to reach dishware and food stored on top shelves.

It's been said that home is where the heart is. The wrong home design, layout or space could actually take the heart out of your house. The wrong house could also turn the heat down on your marital romance. With a little preparation and decor, you could live in a house that supports the romance that inspired you to marry and build a home.




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