Carol George - RE/MAX On The Move Seacoast Real Estate Exeter Raymond Epping

One to two guests visiting you at your home probably won’t cramp your rooms. However, depending on the size of your home, three or more visitors easily could. If you have young children, you could send them out of their bedrooms to sleep downstairs on the sofa. But, that may not work for many more years. Your guests also may not feel comfortable knowing that, because of their stay, your children had to give up their bedrooms. A few simple, temporary designs (these are easy to implement) could keep your children in their bedrooms and your guests comfortable. Pull out a sofa bed – This bed has a long tradition of meeting the extra sleeping space needed. Sofa beds come in leather, fabric, sectionals and three to four-seater styles. The range of colors is as broad as with a traditional sofa. A sectional adds seating and sleeping room. Pull the bed out at night; push it back in the morning. Add a daybed – Daybeds have improved over the years. They’re designed with storage drawers at their base. You could keep a daybed in your basement or attic. You could also keep a daybed on a screened in porch. Border the daybed with tall framed pictures or potted flowers when guests aren’t visiting to enjoy the furniture with your family. Get the rollaway bed out of the basement – Be especially kind to your guests if you opt to let them sleep on a rollaway bed, as these beds are not well padded. You may want to add a layer of foam beneath the mattress and the springs for added comfort. Give up your master bedroom – Add a sofa bed to your master bedroom for permanent design and temporary sleeping space for guests. If your guests are only going to be staying with you for a week or less, consider giving them your master bedroom, and you sleep on the sofa bed in the living room. Place bunk beds behind curtains or room dividers – This option offers privacy. Decorative privacy screens with a tri-fold design also work well. Another option is to place bunk beds behind sliding doors. When guests aren’t visiting, simply close the sliding doors. Make good use of your attic – Don’t forget your attic. Place a queen sized bed, dresser, mirror and chair in your attic and you have a full sized bedroom. Before you let guests stay in the attic, make sure that insulation is good, so your guests stay warm during winter and cool during summer. Hooray for the finished basement – You could add an office, bathroom and a full sized bedroom with a seating area in your finished basement, depending on how large the space is. Regardless of which options you choose, give your guests two pillows, fresh folded sheets and fresh towels to make them feel welcomed. Show your guests where stores, public transportation, restaurants, parks and bookstores are if your guests are going to be staying with you for an extended period. It’s a great way to help make them feel at home.

165 Bunker Hill Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885



Full/Half Baths
Stratham condex to enjoy!! And ...minus any fees!! This lovely, two bedroom, 1.5 bath home is very well cared for and a pleasure to show. Located in a country setting but with easy access to most amenities, including rtes 101 and access to 95 with an easy commute to the Portsmouth area. Enjoy the large, private deck overlooking the well-landscaped back yard with ample space to enjoy gardening, etc. This home has it all....
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

Estate planning is as important as having a solid life insurance policy, the type of life insurance policy that will remain effective until or after your passing. Universal and whole life insurance policies are types of insurance policies that remain effective to and after the point of death. But, life insurance only offers certain types of protection for your children and any other beneficiaries that you list on your policy. Broader protections come through estate planning.

Estate planning basics

At its basic level, estate planning is the process of setting up who will manage your property after you are gone. How your property will be disposed of is also a part of estate planning. A will is a key instrument used with estate planning.

Items included in the estate planning process are:

  • Your house or houses
  • Land that you own
  • Businesses that you own
  • Patented products or services that you developed
  • Your retirement accounts
  • Life insurance policies
  • Bank accounts
  • A will
  • Personal foundations
  • Income
  • Burial plans

Even if you own a business that generates less than one million dollars a year, it’s a good idea to create a plan for your estate. When creating your will as part of your estate planning, it may be a good idea to have a living will. It is in a living will that you state whether you want to be cremated or buried. You can also layout these details in a burial plan.

Probate is another major component of the estate planning process. Generally, with probate a public announcement is made after your passing. These announcements are often published in newspapers. It’s through the announcement that your living relatives can become aware of your passing and begin to become aware of and participate in the estate planning guidelines that you established. A court appointed representative will oversee the probate process.

Benefits of estate planning

As you start the estate planning process, it may become increasingly clear to you how important it is to make decisions that set your children and extended family up for success. For example, you may see benefits associated with owning a home,land and business properties.

You may also see why it’s important to own property that continues to grow equity. Features to look for in a house that you plan to will to your children are the area where the house is located and the history of the area. The size and type of house that you buy is also important.

If you buy a house that sits on several acres of land, your purchase could benefit your family for generations. Your adult children may not have to pay for a house due to the fact that you will them yours. Money that they save could be put toward a better post-secondary education.

Work with an experienced estate planning attorney. A good attorney partnership could help you and your children to avoid paying unnecessary taxes. Estate planning may also reduce conflict that your children and extended family members might experience. For example, good estate planning could keep family members from fighting over your property. Also, remember that you do no need to be wealthy to conduct estate planning.

This Single-Family in Exeter, NH recently sold for $352,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Carol George - RE/MAX On the Move.

78 C Linden Street, Exeter, NH 03833


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
Buyer financing fell through. Now is your opportunity to scoop this sweet property tucked away on a sun-filled lot with trees all around--you would never know you are around the corner from the new Y and all that downtown Exeter has to offer. With it's open-concept floor plan, generous basement, and walk-up third floor, the potential for you to create your living space abounds. Living could not be easier -- this must-see property is one of only two free-standing condos/residences. Easy to show, ready to go-- 78C Linden Street.

Want to make your home appealing to a broad range of homebuyers? Devote the necessary time and resources to get your residence move-in ready. By doing so, you may be able to generate substantial interest in your residence and accelerate the home selling process. Getting your home move-in ready can be quick and simple – here are three tips to ensure you'll be able to prep your house accordingly: 1. Prioritize cosmetic repairs. Repair broken baseboards, leaky faucets and other minor problems that otherwise might damage your home's value. This enables you to enhance your home's appearance and ensure buyers won't have to worry about these repairs if they decide to purchase your residence. Completing cosmetic repairs might seem tough at first, but making a list and finishing it item by item can help you make the right fixes without delay. And after these repairs are performed, you'll be able to boost your home's chances of making a positive first impression on homebuyers. Remember, cosmetic repairs may appear costly and time-consuming, but they can deliver long-lasting value. Homebuyers are sure to notice even the smallest issues when they examine your residence, and home sellers who eliminate these problems altogether can speed up the home selling process. 2. Clear as much space as you can. De-cluttering is paramount for home sellers, especially if they want to get their homes move-in ready. And home sellers who strive to clear out as much clutter as possible can increase their chances of an immediate sale. Typically, homebuyers want to envision what it's like to live in a house during a home showing. Meanwhile, if you de-clutter your residence, you'll be able to make it easier for homebuyers to consider how they may transform this house into a home. When it comes to showcasing your residence, you'll want to do everything possible to create a memorable experience for homebuyers. Therefore, de-cluttering will enable you to take another step toward helping your residence make a distinct impression on homebuyers. 3. Go neutral whenever possible. Dazzling homebuyers is important, and using neutral colors throughout your home may help you impress homebuyers as soon as they enter your residence. For instance, bright yellow walls can make a bold statement but could turn off the majority of homebuyers. In this scenario, homebuyers may move on to another residence or make you a below-average offer (and wind up repainting the walls if they purchase your residence, too). On the other hand, the use of neutral colors can help you boost your home's appearance in a number of ways. These colors will complement a wide range of individual styles and tastes and feature a classic look and feel. As a result, homebuyers likely will notice a home seller's use of neutral colors for all the right reasons. And ultimately, this may accelerate the process of generating genuine interest from buyers who check out your house. Selling a residence often can be difficult for inexperienced and experienced home sellers alike. Fortunately, those who are focused on getting their houses move-in ready can improve the quality of their residences and boost their chances of a quick sale.