Kim Daneault
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan | 603-345-7783 | kim-d@kw.com


Posted by Kim Daneault on 11/19/2017

When you’re buying or selling a home, you may hear the terms, “assessed value” and “market value.” There are few things that you should know about these terms. First, they cannot be used interchangeably. The assessed value is generally much less than the market value. If you’re buying a home, you probably would rather see the assessed value of the home as a price! If you’re selling, the same holds true for the market value of the home for you.


Market Value Is Used Differently Than Assessed Value


The market value is how much your home is worth on the market currently. The definition is exactly as the term sounds the home is looked at by an assessor and given a value. The assessed value is used to determine property taxes, among other things. As you can imagine, the assessed value can become a point of contention for many homeowners especially when it comes to paying their tax bills. Many homes end up being assessed at a higher price than their current value, bringing tax bills to higher levels. The market value is what the home will sell for when it is listed for sale.


Be careful when searching for a home to buy. Many sites list the assessed value along with the price of the home or estimated market value of the home. You don’t want to get these numbers confused when budgeting and searching for the perfect house. 


If you’re getting ready to sell your home, pay little attention to the assessed value of the home. That is not what your home will sell for. 


The market value is a good reason to hire a realtor to help you sell your home. Realtors are experts in finding the market values of homes. They will even do something called a CMA (comparative market analysis) for you to help you determine the right price for your home to sell at. This is where comparable properties in the area are examined for their selling prices and all the perks of your home and neighborhood are considered. The market value is determined by the price of the homes that have recently been sold in the area based on the location of the home and how close it is to certain amenities like schools, parks, and the probability of future construction. 


Finally, know that the market value and the appraised value of a home have a lot to do with how much a lender will give you to buy the property. Every home that is being bought must go through an appraisal, to protect the lender from overpaying for a home.    


Whether you’re buying or selling a home, knowing your value terms can really be a help in understanding the sweet spot for pricing a property  





Categories: Uncategorized  


Posted by Kim Daneault on 11/18/2017

This Single-Family in Manchester, NH recently sold for $205,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Kim Daneault - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan.


11 Fernand Street, Manchester, NH 03103

Single-Family

$209,900
Price
$205,000
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
6
Rooms
1
Baths
Corner lot with lots of living space! New windows. flooring, exterior paint, and more. Wonderful location, convenient to shopping, schools, highways. Updated ranch with eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar, light and bright family room with hardwood floors, three bedrooms with good sized closets, hardwood floors, updated bathroom and large open concept finished basement with another area of unfinished storage area. Great starter home!






Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Kim Daneault on 11/17/2017

This Single-Family in Manchester, NH recently sold for $275,000. This Cape style home was sold by Kim Daneault - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan.


104 Portsmouth Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109

Single-Family

$265,000
Price
$275,000
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
7
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Adorable brick cape with flexible floor plan located in very convenient area close to shopping and highway. This home offers a 1st floor bedroom and a full bath, that can be used as 1st floor master, a living room with wood burning fireplace for those cold winter evenings, open to the eat in kitchen, and also has a formal dining room! You will fall in love with the large family room addition which has an easy access door to backyard. Upper level has a master bedroom, and another full bathroom with double sinks, in addition a 3rd space being used as a bedroom with a closet area. The entire 2nd floor could be used as a full master suite with sitting area. This home has it all with hardwood flooring on both levels, a 3 car garage with an attached shed and a low maintenance yard. If that wasn't enough, it's on a dead end street with access to the Rockingham Walking Trail!! Come see for yourself before it's too late!!






Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Kim Daneault on 11/15/2017


56 Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03109

Single-Family

$217,900
Price

3
Bedrooms
7
Rooms
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Opportunity to have a lovely updated home on a large lot in a great location. On .70 of an acre of level, wooded and grassed land where even trails were created in the back of the lot and garden area ready for your planting. All with privacy including a fenced area. Walk into the home to a large Mudroom that leads to a large deck over looking this glorious back yard. Walk to the Kitchen with lots of cabinet and includes a walk-in pantry and a bath. Then leading to a dining and living space with lots of light. Upstairs large open foyer with pull down attic, and large full bath with the washer and dryer included on this second level. 3 bedrooms with ample space. The Flooring of durable and beautiful, and refurbished to original is an inlaid linoleum with beautiful colors and decorations. Rooms with ceiling fan lights and other updates throughout. Basement with two large unfinished rooms including storage cabinets, and a walk out door and large window for natural light and includes efficient gas run steam heat for this Wonderful home to call your own!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






Categories: Price Change  


Posted by Kim Daneault on 11/12/2017

Often in real estate, the saying goes that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” While pictures can help buyers to get more interested in a property, going a bit further in the listing description can help to get the property even more in-person views. If you work diligently with your real estate agent to create a great description of your home for sale. There’s a few simple tips to make sure that the listing description of your home will bring buyers knocking. 


Think Of Your Audience


Remember that one of the most important things in writing anything is to write it for the audience that you’re trying to reach. Who will actually be reading your home’s listing? Besides potential buyers, other realtors and home search engines will be glancing at your listing. This means that you have to meet a few different purposes with one description. Your description should include:


  • A clear, concise description of the home and its contents
  • Keywords
  • Important information surrounding the sale of the home including if it’s a short sale, foreclosure, etc.


The Limitations Of The MLS


The MLS is where homes are listed most often. It does not give a lot of room for creativity in listing descriptions. Keep in mind that you don’t want to repeat a lot of the same information throughout the description. For example, there’s no need to repeat that the home has 3 bedrooms and one bathroom multiple times. There is a property details section that lists all of these major factors about the property. It’s definitely to your benefit to include alluring features of the property that you think are unique and possibly hard to find. Describe something that you know other people will want to see. 


Improved Homes Are Attractive Homes


If you have made upgrades to a home such as new appliances, new kitchen countertops, or a new roof, make sure that you include that in the listing description. Buyers love homeowners who have taken good care of their homes. People are much more likely to buy a home that they believe is move-in ready. It’s much more comforting to buyers.


It’s What You Say And How You Say It


There’s a lot more clout behind certain words than others when it comes to real estate. These words make buyers more likely to act and go see a listing in person. The words you use can vary including those that describe:


  • The type of countertop
  • The landscape of the home
  • The condition of the home
  • The materials used within the home


Certain marketing buzzwords don’t work when it comes to selling a home. These include anything that sounds too good to be true like a “quiet” neighborhood, or stating that the home is ready to move into. While these things can be true, it’s often best to let the listing description lead buyers to see the home, and discover these bonus points for themselves.







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