Kim Daneault
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan | 603-345-7783 | kim-d@kw.com


Posted by Kim Daneault on 12/17/2017

People often describe themselves as either a "city person" or "country folk" depending on their taste when it comes to where they like to spend their time. Usually,†what they really mean is that they prefer either the busy or the quiet life. However, there's a lot more to choosing the best place to live besides just the number of neighbors you'll have. If you're trying to decide whether you want to buy a home in the city, live out in the country, or move to the suburbs where you get a little bit of each, this article will tell you everything you need to know to make the right choice.

Life in the city

If you grew up in a small town, odds are you always dreamed of someday living in the city. The busy streets, the tall buildings, and public transportation that you can take anywhere all make city life feel like one giant amusement park if you grew up in the country. However, there's a lot more to city life than just the bustling atmosphere.
  • Amenities.†One of the main benefits of living in the city is easy access to most of the necessities of life. Depending on your location in the city†you might be surrounded by hospitals, schools and grocery stores.
  • Entertainment.†You'll never run out of things to do or new places to explore living in a big city.
  • Community and culture.†In most large cities you'll find great diversity of cultures and values. If you're looking for a place you can identify with, odds are you'll find a community you can fit into within the city.
  • Cost of living.†This varies between cities and states, but generally the cost of living goes up in the big cities with higher rent prices, more expensive groceries and dining options.
  • Traffic.†You have to love being around other people if you live in a big city. Whether you're on the train or at the crosswalk, you'll always be within arms length of a group of strangers.

Country living

  • Privacy and†sovereignty.†If you like your alone time and the freedom to do what you want with the space you have, country life might be for you.
  • Peace and quiet.†If you hate traffic jams and don't mind driving long distances to reach amenities, small town living could be a good fit.
  • Nature and space.†Out in the country there's plenty of room to roam and to experience the local flora and fauna.

Suburban life

Life in the suburbs is meant to have the best features of the city and the country. Hopefully your town has a couple grocery stores and easy access to the highway to reach the nearest city. It will also have access to recreation parks. One downfall of suburban life is that you need to make the extra effort if you want to build the sense of community provided in the city or the connection to nature that comes with living out in the country. However, if you are the type to actively seek these out, suburban life could be the happy medium your life needs.




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Posted by Kim Daneault on 12/14/2017

This Single-Family in Manchester, NH recently sold for $229,900. This style home was sold by Kim Daneault - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan.


64 Taylor Street, Manchester, NH 03103

Single-Family

$229,900
Price
$229,900
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
2
Baths
Completely redone home ready to just move in. A newer and modern interior with the features of yesterday people love. A kitchen loaded with cabinets. A large master bedroom with cath. ceiling, double closets and electric fireplace. A sitting area or nursery. 2 newer bathrooms. A super sized family room with gas fireplace and sunroom. A deck with cedar decking and covered porch. Surround sound. Newer vinyl windows and so much more






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Posted by Kim Daneault on 12/13/2017


3 Ridge View Lane, Deerfield, NH 03037

Single-Family

$494,900
Price

5
Bedrooms
11
Rooms
3
Baths
LOCATION...PARADISE ON PLEASANT LAKE. 1 hour from Boston and close to the ocean coast A DREAM of a property. Includes 3 YEAR ROUND potential for FAMILY COMPOUND OR RENTAL OPPORTUNITY. Hang out watching the sun come up on your large front deck looking out over the much desirable PLEASANT LAKE. Catch a glimpse of the notorious LOON's and their newly hatched babies. Hop on a boat from your own dock and enjoy all the lake has to offer-fishing, swimming, boating and ice fish and skate in the winter! This QUANT CHALET and ADDITIONAL 2 other cottages with a newer shared septic, well water filtration system. Ready for you to add your family needs. All located on Rte 107 & Pleasant Lake on OVER 1 ACRE of wooded land. Doesn't get much better then this for an opportunity to make it your own! Enjoy the wildlife (Loons are often seen right off the deck) and serenity from the massive deck overlooking your private dock and swimming area OF 70' WATERFRONT. Private and quiet, yet not far from Southern NH and MA, ideal for weekend getaways, Less driving means more time spent on the deck watching the sunset and tending the grill, not to mention the fall foliage. Relax by the large Fire-pit after all the daytime fun...
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Posted by Kim Daneault on 12/10/2017

There are a few common problems that occur often in rain gutters. These problems include leaking, sagging, and overflowing gutters. Some gutters even cause a pool of runoff to form in areas around the outside of the house.


The good news is that gutters are fairly easy to fix. You can complete most of these repairs yourself even if youíre not the savviest DIYer. 


Leaky Gutters


If you have leaking gutters, you should first check the joints between each section of the gutter. Standing water in the gutters can rust the steel or seep right through the seams of aluminum gutters. There are a variety of ways that you can fix this problem including:


Caulking the gutter seams


First, you should adjust the gutters and allow them to dry. Brush the seams of the gutter clean and apply caulking to the seams to seal the leaks.


Patch Holes


You should patch up any holes that can be found in the gutters with roofing cement material. Apply the mixture round the holes generously. Itís best to use the roofing cement on a warm day. If the weather is cooler, you can warm the cement to room temperature for easier spreading.


You can repair larger holes with patches or sheet metal. Apply roofing cement to the patches. Make sure the substance is applied generously over the patch so it is secure. 


Create A Dry Well


Running your spout into a dry well can be very effective if you live in a region where there is a large amount of rainfall. The well should run about 2-4 feet wide ad 3 feet deep. Alternatively, you can use a large drum or barrel (about 55 gallons). Both ends of the container should be punctured with holes and filled with rocks. Creating a downspout like this can help to keep water away from your homeís foundation. You may need to check on local building codes and regulations in order to complete this project.


Overflowing Gutters


If your gutters overflow, they can cause some serious damage to your walls and foundation. This problem can be caused by clogged gutters, sagging gutters, or the downspouts not being large enough to handle the rain runoff. 


To fix these issues, you should first do the obvious and clean the gutters out. Wider downspouts can also be installed to handle more runoff. A dry well can also be very useful in these cases. 


Prevention


One of the most important things that you should do for your gutters is to perform regular maintenance on the gutters. Be sure to inspect the gutters for any issues and clean them regularly. This can help you to prolong the life of your gutters and stay away from any problems that may occur around the house.





Posted by Kim Daneault on 12/5/2017

This Single-Family in Bedford, NH recently sold for $377,000. This Split Entry style home was sold by Kim Daneault - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan.


10 Edinburgh Drive, Bedford, NH 03110

Single-Family

$399,000
Price
$377,000
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
12
Rooms
3
Baths
Well maintained and updated this welcoming home is not your grandmother's split level! This 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom home has beauty inside and out, and an enormous amount of living space. The irrigated lawn offers lush green grass and the well maintained flowerbeds provide colorful curb appeal. In 2006 the home underwent renovations and the kitchen was updated with granite counter tops, soft closing drawers, and ceramic tile flooring. The bathrooms were refreshed with tile from floor to ceiling, new cabinets and granite counter tops. The home's systems were updated as well with a new furnace and gas fireplace; and the roof was replaced in 2012. Other features include crown molding, newer vinyl double pane windows, and a tiered deck which can be accessed from the heated sun room. The upper level living room has elegant built-ins, plenty of natural light, and pocket doors for privacy. All 3 bedrooms have ample closet space, and the master bedroom has a 3/4 bathroom with a tiled shower. The lower level has a den/office, private living room with a gas fireplace, and a large entertaining area complete with a wet bar. Also, you can unload your groceries without fearing the rain or snow from the attached 2-car garage. All of these wonderful features are a short trip from 101, 93 and 293. Schedule your showing today!!






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