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This Single-Family in Barrington, NH recently sold for $190,000. This style home was sold by Marion Cheney - RE/MAX On The Move/Exeter.


352 Hall Road, Barrington, NH 03825

Single-Family

$209,700
Price
$190,000
Sale Price

2
Bedrooms
6
Rooms
2
Baths
True solid log home sited in a wooded setting and convenient to major commuter routes and shopping. Home features large lot, open dining and living room with center chimney wood fireplace. Large first floor bedroom and full bath. Updates include new metal roof, new water heater and new flooring on first floor. Two car garage leads directly into basement. Home is in a natural, wood setting and has space for gardening and relaxing. Great opportunity for a comfortable home in Barrington at a reasonable price.




Thankfully, the human brain is usually a pretty efficient mechanism for keeping our lives organized, healthy, and safe.

However, when we're rushed, overwhelmed, or feeling stressed, important tasks, safety measures, and priorities are sometimes forgotten.

Most of the time, this does not pose an imminent health or safety threat, but there are exceptions. Fortunately, there are often simple solutions available and preventative measures we can take.

Finding high-tech (or low-tech) ways to remember important things can provide you and your family with improved home safety, more peace of mind, and other benefits.

Here are a few strategies for overcoming the pitfalls of occasional forgetfulness.

  • Practice present moment awareness. You'll tend to be happier, healthier, and safer when you condition your mind to stay in the present moment as much as possible. Although there is a lot of value in planning for the future and dwelling on happy memories, it's counterproductive to worry about problems that might never happen or regret things from the past that can't be changed. People waste a lot of energy and create self-imposed stress when they spend more than a few seconds worrying or regretting. Staying focused on the present moment also has some health and safety implications worth mentioning. For example, how many times have you left the house (or gone to bed) and wondered if you locked the door, turned off the oven, or unplugged the iron? Getting yourself in the habit of bringing your mind back to the task at hand and being more aware of what you're doing will help you avoid some of these potential dangers, concerns, and distracting  thoughts.
  • Set an alarm as a reminder. If you set an alarm on your mobile device or computer to remind yourself to get ready for an appointment, send an important email, make a phone call, or check on the progress of dinner in the oven, then you never have to worry about getting distracted and losing track of time.
  • Good habits can be a lifesaver. Going through a mental inventory before you leave the house or go to bed can help reduce forgetfulness about locking doors, turning off kitchen appliances, and reactivating the smoke alarm. And speaking of smoke alarms, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) recommends that homeowners check the batteries in their smoke detectors once a month and replace them with fresh batteries at least once a year. It also urges people to completely replace their smoke alarms every 10 years. Important safety note: The federal agency strongly discourages people from removing smoke detector batteries to silence the device while cooking. Instead, it recommends opening a window, waving a towel at the alarm to clear the air [a paper plate also works], pressing a "hush" button if the unit has one, or moving the alarm several feet away from the cooking area.
While you can't always depend on old-fashioned memory techniques like tying a string around your finger, effective ways to jog your memory can range from using cell phone alarms and appointment-reminder software to low-tech strategies like Post-it notes, to-do lists, wall calendars, and calendar books.

This Mobile Home in Exeter, NH recently sold for $37,500. This style home was sold by Marion Cheney - RE/MAX On The Move/Exeter.


73 Hayes Park, Exeter, NH 03833

Mobile Home

$44,900
Price
$37,500
Sale Price

2
Bedrooms
5
Rooms
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Well cared for home situated in desirable Hayes Park. Walk to downtown and other amenities. 2 bedrooms, outbuilding, 4 season porch, much more!





13 Riverside Drive, Dover, NH 03820

Single-Family

$899,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Now is the time to experience this beautiful, waterfront, all tide boat access home on the Piscataqua River. You can boat to Dover, Exeter, Portsmouth, Kittery and beyond to enjoy sunsets, deep sea fishing in the Atlantic ocean, have lunch or dinner at one of the many waterfront restaurants along the river and just plain have fun and enjoy the water front life. This home has it all: ambiance, brand new dock, deep water mooring; wide open stunning views; a yard that gently slopes to the water; expansive and private patio with hot tub to soak in while marveling the outstanding views to Maine. Top this off with a professionally designed and crafted in-law apartment with top of the line features. Completely updated and further improved and expanded in 2014. The home features an open floor plan, four bedrooms, 3 baths, two car garage, beautiful, hardwood floors throughout, self-starting whole house generator, central A/C, professionally designed landscaping and the endless direct and open water views. Stand on your expansive patio and watch the wildlife along the river and entertain your family and friends while enjoying the dramatic water views. Being here will make you feel like you are living a perpetual vacation. A truly turn-key home ready for you to enjoy.
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If you're in the process of preparing your home for sale, nothing can replace the marketing benefits of making it look its absolute best!

Successful home staging is all about effectively appealing to all the senses -- especially sight, smell, and sound. When prospective buyers are touring a home, they're essentially looking for two things: aspects that are appealing to them and areas of concern. To a large degree, their impressions will be based on emotional reactions and subconscious impressions. For example, if there's anything about your home that reminds them of fond childhood memories, then that will definitely work in your favor.

In some cases, the right kind of music playing in the background can have a positive effect on first impressions. Fragrances, such as cinnamon, lavender, citrus, baking bread, or coffee brewing can also help create an appealing ambiance. On the other hand, the presence of pet odors, stains, fur, or cat litter boxes can send a very negative message to prospective home buyers -- especially if they don't own pets or have allergies. By the way, one other item that can be an enormous turn off to people is seeing mouse traps anywhere in the house. (A worst case scenario, of course, is a visible mouse trap that has recently been sprung! That could easily be a deal breaker!)

Home Staging 101

It can be challenging to consistently keep your house in tip top condition while you're still living in it, but, considering all that's at stake, it's worth the extra effort. In addition to impeccable cleanliness, other priorities for staging a home include fresh coats of paint where needed (preferably a neutral color), attractive landscaping, up-to-date appliances, and furniture that's in good condition. If you're at all unsure whether a room looks cluttered, dated, or poorly decorated, your real estate agent can provide helpful suggestions and feedback. An experienced real estate agent can spot potential problem areas in seconds and offer valuable advice about improving the marketability of your home. After having observed hundreds of buyer reactions to everything from cluttered rooms and mismatched furniture to peeling wall paint and water stains on ceilings, they can advise you on what needs to be fixed, spruced up, replaced, or rearranged.

Curb appeal -- or lack, thereof -- is literally the first impression your home will make on prospective buyers. If you can give your lawn a manicured look, eliminate signs of peeling paint, repair cracks in walkways and driveways, and remove grime from windows, concrete surfaces, and siding, then you'll stand a good chance of making a positive first impression on home buyers. Although home staging does not have to be an expensive undertaking, it can help you get top dollar for your property and minimize the time it remains on the market.




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