Real Estate in New Hampshire

Buying a home in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire for the first time may seem intimidating, but grasping the fundamentals of the purchasing process will help rid your concerns. Soon, you'll forget all about mortgage rates, appraisers, and inspectors, and will begin building your new New Hampshire lifestyle.

Types of Housing

New Hampshire is famous for it's quaint New England farmhouses and historic Colonials, though the state offers homes to accommodate any lifestyle. From expansive waterfront homes on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, Lake Wentworth and Ossipee Lake, to condos or 1-2 bedroom homes in Wolfeboro, Moutlonborough or Gilford, you can be sure the right Lakes Region home is out there for you.
 
A good start to finding your ideal NH Lakes Region home includes creating a list of features and designs you're looking for. Consider location first, then focus on smaller aspects. For instance:
 
  • Do you want a finished basement?
  • A screened-in porch?
  • How many bedrooms will you need?
  • Are two bathrooms enough?
Take these details into consideration, but remember, you'll more than likely have to make compromises.
 

Mortgage 101

A loan from a bank or creditor with which to buy real estate is referred to as a mortgage. Mortgages vary in size, maturity, interest rates, and method of payment, but lenders will walk you through this process, and will often take care of all legal aspects as well.
 
Mortgage rates in New Hampshire depend on where in the state you decide to live, though most areas currently average around 3.6%, depending on the lender of course.
 
There are plenty of sites out there to help you find low rates from creditors, including BestRate.com, LendingTree.com and Zillow.
 

Taxes

New Hampshire property taxes are assessed, levied, and collected by each town independently. Like mortgage rates, property taxes depend on where you live. Helpful guides are available for tracking New Hampshire's current property tax rates or contact Steve or Carol Bush and we'll send you that information.

Family Living in New Hampshire

From adventures on New Hampshire's vast lakes, to some of the country's finest skiing, snowmobiling and hiking, New Hampshire offers a perfect environment for families with diverse interests. The Lakes Region displays classic New England foliage each Fall, offering astounding hikes for beginners and experts alike.

New Hampshire family events also include trips to berry farms, apple orchards, theme parks, and the great outdoors.

 

 

 

New Hampshire for Working Professionals

New Hampshire ranks as one of the best states for expanding, relocating, or starting a business. Because of its low tax burden (http://www.nheconomy.com/business-services/financial-other-incentives.aspx), professionals moving to or seeking employment in New Hampshire enjoy plenty of choices. Grants, loans, and business assistance services are also widely available.