The Fine Homes Group International - Bedford, NH Real Estate, Amherst, NH Real Estate, Manchester


As you go on the house hunt, you’re likely to attend many different open houses. After awhile you can get confused as to what you have seen and where you saw it. Each open house or home showing is only a short window of time. As a buyer, you’re trying to get the feel for a house. Being an observant home shopper can help you to avoid a lot of problems down the road. Check out some of the biggest red flags that you need to look out for when you attend an open house.


The Candles Are Burning Bright


You walk into an open house and see a lovely candle lit on the kitchen table. While it may make you feel all warm and fuzzy, it’s not always a good sign. Candles are a great way to mask odors. There could possibly be a musty odor coming from the sink, the basement, or another part of the house. This spells hidden damage and possible danger for you as a homebuyer. While the home inspection should pick up on things like this, you don’t necessarily want to get that far in the process. The art of masking odors could be a sign that the sellers are trying to hide something.


Be Your Own Inspector


As you walk through the home do you notice squeaky floor boards, cracks in the walls, cracks in the ceilings, or a drippy faucet? Maybe you see some patches on the walls or mirrors and paintings that seem out of place? These are all issues that could be signs of a greater problem. Keep in mind that no house is perfect, but you should do a little investigating on your own while walking through the house at showings.


The Home Doesn’t Appear Cared For


Curb appeal is one thing, but a home that looks unkept is a sign of a larger problem for you. Has the lawn been mowed? Is the fence in disrepair? How does the home appear from the outside at first glance? There are plenty of ways that you can fix up a home to make it your own once you buy it, but the question is just how much of a challenge are you up for? There is always a chance that you’ll have large maintenance costs when a home hasn’t been properly maintained by the previous owners.


Searching for homes and going to open houses can be fun. It can also be an educational experience to help you narrow down what you’re looking for and what you can handle as a homeowner.            




81 Cambridge Road, Bedford, NH 03110

Single-Family

$445,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
2
Baths
CHARMING DORMERED BRICK CAPE IN LUSH PRIVATE SETTING...HERE IS THE ONE YOUVE BEEN WAITING FOR! Perched high on a hill with easy access to major thoroughfares, youll enjoy tranquil living in this beautifully sited home nestled among mature trees and evergreens. As you step into the tiled foyer youll immediately appreciate a grand sense of space. An expansive family room graced by a handsome stone fireplace which will keep things cozy all winter long. The party will flow seamlessly into the large sun-filled kitchen.The elevated breakfast bar will surely be a favorite spot for guests to linger and converse with the cook who will delight in a well-appointed kitchen that boasts granite countertops and a suite of stainless appliances. Just beyond a quaint farmhouse door a fabulous three season porch awaits and will be your favorite retreat to enjoy warm cross breezes on temperate afternoons. Invite friends to gather in the adjacent expansive dining room or take the party outside to the stone patio overlooking a gorgeous wood-lined backyard primed for outdoor fun. Two bedrooms on the first floor offer great potential for one-level living or office space. Upstairs prepare to be wowed by wide plank flooring and an enormous master retreat with large walk-in wardrobe. An additional bright and cheerful bedroom enjoys generous closet space and shares a refreshed bathroom. IDEALLY LOCATED AND PERFECTLY SITED...WELCOME TO YOUR DREAM HOME ON THE HILL! Showings begin 2/29.
Open House
Saturday
March 14 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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81 Cambridge Road, Bedford, NH 03110

Single-Family

$445,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
2
Baths
CHARMING DORMERED BRICK CAPE IN LUSH PRIVATE SETTING...HERE IS THE ONE YOUVE BEEN WAITING FOR! Perched high on a hill with easy access to major thoroughfares, youll enjoy tranquil living in this beautifully sited home nestled among mature trees and evergreens. As you step into the tiled foyer youll immediately appreciate a grand sense of space. An expansive family room graced by a handsome stone fireplace which will keep things cozy all winter long. The party will flow seamlessly into the large sun-filled kitchen.The elevated breakfast bar will surely be a favorite spot for guests to linger and converse with the cook who will delight in a well-appointed kitchen that boasts granite countertops and a suite of stainless appliances. Just beyond a quaint farmhouse door a fabulous three season porch awaits and will be your favorite retreat to enjoy warm cross breezes on temperate afternoons. Invite friends to gather in the adjacent expansive dining room or take the party outside to the stone patio overlooking a gorgeous wood-lined backyard primed for outdoor fun. Two bedrooms on the first floor offer great potential for one-level living or office space. Upstairs prepare to be wowed by wide plank flooring and an enormous master retreat with large walk-in wardrobe. An additional bright and cheerful bedroom enjoys generous closet space and shares a refreshed bathroom. IDEALLY LOCATED AND PERFECTLY SITED...WELCOME TO YOUR DREAM HOME ON THE HILL! Showings begin 2/29.
Open House
Saturday
March 14 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 81 Cambridge Road, Bedford, NH 03110    Get Directions





81 Cambridge Road, Bedford, NH 03110

Single-Family

$445,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
2
Baths
CHARMING DORMERED BRICK CAPE IN LUSH PRIVATE SETTING...HERE IS THE ONE YOUVE BEEN WAITING FOR! Perched high on a hill with easy access to major thoroughfares, youll enjoy tranquil living in this beautifully sited home nestled among mature trees and evergreens. As you step into the tiled foyer youll immediately appreciate a grand sense of space. An expansive family room graced by a handsome stone fireplace which will keep things cozy all winter long. The party will flow seamlessly into the large sun-filled kitchen.The elevated breakfast bar will surely be a favorite spot for guests to linger and converse with the cook who will delight in a well-appointed kitchen that boasts granite countertops and a suite of stainless appliances. Just beyond a quaint farmhouse door a fabulous three season porch awaits and will be your favorite retreat to enjoy warm cross breezes on temperate afternoons. Invite friends to gather in the adjacent expansive dining room or take the party outside to the stone patio overlooking a gorgeous wood-lined backyard primed for outdoor fun. Two bedrooms on the first floor offer great potential for one-level living or office space. Upstairs prepare to be wowed by wide plank flooring and an enormous master retreat with large walk-in wardrobe. An additional bright and cheerful bedroom enjoys generous closet space and shares a refreshed bathroom. IDEALLY LOCATED AND PERFECTLY SITED...WELCOME TO YOUR DREAM HOME ON THE HILL! Showings begin 2/29.
Open House
Saturday
March 07 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 81 Cambridge Road, Bedford, NH 03110    Get Directions





11 Indian Pond Lane, Amherst, NH 03031

Single-Family

$665,000
Price

4
Bedrooms
12
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
A PRISTINE HOME IN AN IDYLLIC SETTING! SOPHISTICATED INTERIOR FOR ENTERTAINING ON A GRAND SCALE! Enjoy tranquil living in a home prominently situated amidst majestic trees and stunning gardens. The home has two welcoming entries, a traditional front door from a Farmer's Porch and a mudroom entrance, todays must-have. A first-floor laundry allows ease of living for todays active lifestyle. The chef-worthy kitchen featuring granite countertops and double-wall oven is perfect for hosting holidays with loved ones. Enjoy casual dining in the sun-filled breakfast area or formal dining room while admiring the impressive wood detailing throughout that compliment Rocha hardwood floors. In warmer months, host a large barbecue on the deck and brick patio overlooking a large, lavishly green backyard, ideal for outdoor fun. Invite friends to gather in the living room, featuring custom built-ins and a corner fireplace. For the movie enthusiast, a state-of-the-art theater room and lobby featured on a national website is a great place to unwindpopcorn anyone? Upstairs, retreat to the luxurious master suite with large walk-in dressing room and spa-like bath. Three additional bedrooms, bonus room above the garage and refreshed bathroom are bright and cheerful. The third floor features custom built-ins and offers endless possibilitiesanother bedroom, home office, hobby, craft or game room. New roof and carpeting throughout...WELCOME HOME!
Open House
Saturday
March 07 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 11 Indian Pond Lane, Amherst, NH 03031    Get Directions






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