judy tuscano nh real estate professional: Public Service Campaigns - whatever happened to Smokey the Bear? - 03/17/09 10:22 AM
When I was growing up here in America there was a sense of personal responsibility conveyed to us from those in authority.
There were signs posted along highways and sidewalks that told us to "Keep America Beautiful" , "Don't Be a Litterbug" and my favorite (probably because I was and still am a camper) "Remember, You Can Prevent Forest Fires".

I remember walking in the woods and seeing trash on the ground. Did I leave it there? Absolutely not - I picked it up and sang the words to the jingle, "litter bug, litter bug, shame on you....". No way … (5 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: Halloween in Windy Brook Farm Subdivision, Brentwood, NH 03833 - 10/31/08 11:58 AM
Brentwood, NH celebrated their annual TRICK OR TREAT last evening, Oct 30th from 5pm to 7pm. There were all kinds of strange happenings in the neighborhood of Windy Brook Farms Subdivision as well as some traditions started back in 2003 when the area was being developed.
Each door had a Ghost posted indicating that the homes in the subdivision had been "BOOed" during the weeks preceeding.
This is a tradition started by the founding members of the subdivision where one member of the neighborhood leaves a container of Halloween related items ie. candy, flashlights, glow sticks, etc. on the doorstep of a … (14 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: Public Open House - Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 1PM to 3PM - 10/31/08 10:05 AM
4 Tayla Way, Nottingham, NH 03290 and several other neighborhood homes for sale will be held OPEN to the Public on Sunday, 11/2/08 from 1PM to 3PM.
This cape style home was built in 2005 and is offered for sale or rent.

 If you or someone you know is looking for property in Nottingham, NH please feel free to come and view this property. If you are currently being repreresented by a NH licensed agent, please bring their card with you as I honor that relationship.
 I look forward to meeting you. Have a great day.
 
 
                                                               
 
Judy Tuscano, … (3 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: 4 Tayla Way, Nottingham, NH 03290 - 10/21/08 01:36 PM
Peace and Quiet Await You 4 Tayla Way, Nottingham, NH 03290 View Map Listen to the silence as you enjoy your cape style home on 1.49 acres in the quaint town of Nottingham, NH. This over sized cape was built in 2005 and offers a full "cooks kitchen" with huge center island and stainless appliances, 1st floor laundry, hardwood in the front to back living room, foyer and dining room. Enjoy the gas fired fireplace to warm you on those chilly days and nights ahead. The master suite features a full bath and walk in closet. Two more spacious bedrooms and … (6 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: Sarah Care in Hampstead, NH - 10/20/08 08:32 PM
I had the privilege to visit a wonderful place today. It is a day care facility for people living with Alzheimer's disease. Sarah Care offers a safe place where patients with Alzheimer's can go for a few hours or all day so their custodial family can "get a break" from the 24-7 care necessary to keep these people safe.


Sarah Care is set in a strip mall called Hampstead Commons located on Route 111 in Hampstead just east of the Stage Road intersection. The environment is welcoming and friendly like a huge living room with kitchen & dining facilities … (8 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: Foreclosure Property - Why All The Delays In Closing? - 10/11/08 09:04 PM
We put a foreclosure property under agreement a couple weeks ago. The terms included a waiver of home inspection by the buyers, cash payment and close in two weeks.
The bank, of course, took a little over a week to negotiate price but finally we had a meeting of the minds. The buyers signed all the paperwork including Bank Addends and Disclosures prior to the bank signing anything.

The bank asked for proof of funds from the buyers and they provided it within a day even though at this point we still had no signatures on anything from the bank. … (8 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: Pumpkin Patch at the Portsmouth, NH First United Methodist Church - 10/08/08 07:43 PM

 
 
 
We took a Sunday drive up the coast of New Hampshire and stopped in at the Pumpkin Patch to check out what they had to offer.
 
 
The signs indicated fresh homemade pies, baked goods, fall decorations, gourds of differing sizes and shapes and of course pumpkins. These are not just your usual pumpkins though - these pumpkins are grown and shipped to New Hampshire from the Navajo Nation in New Mexico.
The proceeds from the sale of the pumpkins are split between the Portsmouth First United Methodist Church and the Navajo Indians.
There are pumpkins … (7 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: You want an agent that will stand on your side no matter what. - 10/05/08 10:46 AM
I had an opportunity come my way this past week to list a home for sale. The sellers motive was to sell their home and buy in a new location with an eye on lowering their monthly nut.
My job was to first conduct a Market Analysis on their current home and deliver the results. In the mean time I helped them get started searching the MLS through our company website to look for property that could meet their needs.
Sounds pretty straight forward, right? Looks like I had the possibility at two sides of business in one fell swoop and if this … (17 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: Looming Foreclosures - How can banks and homeowners win? - 09/28/08 09:41 AM
I just read fellow Active Rainer, Todd Clark's most recent post Should or can a home owner be sued by the bank for damages to a property? 
In light of this post I would like to raise the question, how can banks and homeowners win in the light of a looming forclosure?
I say, SHORT SALES, SHORT SALES, SHORT SALES. When are the banks going to open their ears and listen to reason? I know there are deals being made on Wall Street right now and the banks are hoping for John Q Public to foot the bill for their lax … (15 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: Foreclosures - Why are the banks taking so long to decide? - 09/24/08 05:32 AM
I just read Gena Riede's post on Foreclosure Properties (perhaps you would like to go read it) and decided to add to it here.
Foreclosures are everywhere, let's face it. People are losing their homes in record numbers not seen since the "Great Depression". We are in a sad state of affairs. The banks now own a lot of property that they really don't want but there are people out there who are in a position to purchase these properties.
What is the problem? For whatever reason the banks can't seem to get it together enough to negotiate with qualified buyers (in … (63 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: It's Foliage Season in NH - 09/19/08 09:12 PM
Well summer is coming to an end and the air is getting crisp. Frost is predicted over much of the State of New Hampshire again tonight.
Once we experience a frost here the trees begin to demonstrate their magnificent color transformation. The foliage typically marches from our Great North Woods on the Canadian boarder south over the White Mountains then into our Lakes Region and Manadnock Region and finally east to our Seacoast.
The foliage season lasts about three to four weeks but is one big reason I love living here in New Hampshire more than anywhere else in the good old USA. 
Foliage season is … (13 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: Sweet Dreams Bakery in Stratham, NH - 08/08/08 11:20 AM
There is a, not so well hidden, gem located adjacent to the SPCA property at 100 Portsmouth Ave. in Stratham, NH. It is called Sweet Dreams Bakery and was established in 1988.
 
The building may appear small from a street view but once you enter this establishment your senses are instantly awakened by the smell of fresh baked goods & coffee brewing and the sight of cookies, cakes, pastries and the like lining the display cases, a subtle reminder of days gone by when a local bakery was present in nearly every neighborhood.
 
There are fresh breads of all varieties and … (15 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: USA still gives the most in charitable donations - 06/29/08 04:05 PM
Despite the gloom and doom of the past year economically, the citizenship of the United States of America is still the most generous in the world. According to recent news reports, we as a nation combined to give about 3.6 Billion Dollars in 2007.
 
We are being taxed more heavily than at any other time in our history and yet we feel so blessed that most Americans continue to support charities. 
Americans far and wide remember that we still live in the most blessed country on earth and want to share their blessings with those less fortunate.
 
 
 
As we stop this week … (8 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: Short Sale Information for sellers - 06/25/08 02:59 PM
A Short Sale happens when a home is sold for less than the balance due on outstanding liens on the property. There may be one or more lein holders on the property and each one should be notified regarding the possibility of a Short Sale.
Even if the lein holder agrees to allow the short sale it does not always mean that they are willing to forgive the debt. They are just agreeing to allow the collateral on their loan to be sold but the loan still stands unless the homeowner can negotiate the shortfall.

If there are extenuating circumstances … (14 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: Short Sales - Better for all involved? - 06/19/08 11:37 AM
Short Sales in NH may be a good solution if you are looking to either sell or buy.
On the Sellers side - if you find it getting more and more difficult to make your mortgage payments and have had your home on the market at a price that will "get you out from under", perhaps you may need to reconsider your pricing and face the fact that the market, as it is right now, will not bear the price you need to get to help you break even. Here are some options you may need to consider;
1. take your … (13 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: 54 Swiggey Brook Road, Chichester, NH 03258 Short Sale, Short Sale - 06/06/08 09:17 PM
Have you dreamed of a home where you can put your finishing touches but just can't seem to afford new construction? Perhaps this home could be the place you can call home. Priced at just $195,900 this home is situated on a lovely pastoral acre close to Route 28 in Chichester, NH.
This "Diamond In The Rough" started in 1996 is waiting for you to finish. The second bath and laundry area are roughed in and await your personal choices while the kitchen with custom cabintery requires flooring and appliances to get you cooking.
Although finish work is needed the craftmanship … (10 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: A Short Sale could help you make a tough situation a bit more palitable. - 06/04/08 10:00 PM
It is unfortunate but many of the Bank Forclosures currently on the market could have been Short Sales if only the owner had faced the music and admitted that they were in trouble.

If you are having trouble meeting your obligations and think you may end up losing your home, don't wait until you are 4-6 months behind in payments to call for help. Contact a REALTOR who is experienced in short sales at the first sign of trouble for a Market Analysis. This will help you to assess the entire financial situation.
Next, touch base with your bank and let … (21 comments)

judy tuscano nh real estate professional: FREE HOME SELLERS' SEMINAR - May 8th, 2008 at 7PM - 05/06/08 09:38 AM
On Thursday evening May 8th at 7PM the public is invited to Prudential Verani Realty in Epping, NH for a
 
There will be CRUCIAL information from professionals to help you get your home sold;
Topics to be discussed are as follows;
Strategic Marketing to Sell
Staging to Win The Buyers' Heart
Current Financing Guidelines
Title and Survey Issues
Home Inspections
Home Warranty Sales Boosters
Savvy Sellers' Using Buyer Concessions
Come, listen and learn how this can help you get top $$$ with minium effort in today's challenging market.
Please join us at;
Prudential Verani Realty
 109 Calef Highway, Route 125
 Epping, NH 03042
for a most informative evening.
There will be refreshments and a door prize!
To assure … (5 comments)

 

Judy Tuscano

NH Real Estate Professional

Nottingham, NH

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