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Posted by Diane Silva Realty & Associates, LLC on 12/15/2017

This Single-Family in Hampton, NH recently sold for $390,000. This Cape style home was sold by - Diane Silva Realty & Associates, LLC.


8 BELMONT Circle, Hampton, NH 03842

Single-Family

$425,000
Price
$390,000
Sale Price

3
Bedrooms
10
Rooms
3
Baths
Eclectic one-of-a-kind recently renovated cape.....with a good size fenced backyard, patio, pergola and in-ground pool! If you want a house that is out of the ordinary, with many special touches and all new appliances, this house is for you!! Larger than it looks, this home has a renovated mud room, granite counters in the kitchen, newly painted interior and a finished basement. A sunny dining room and many spacious rooms too. The 1sts floor office could be a bedroom. Close to the beaches, restaurants, shopping and everything Hampton has to offer!!






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Posted by Diane Silva Realty & Associates, LLC on 12/10/2017

If you're a dog owner you know well that caring for a dog is like caring for a small child who stays a small child for their entire life. They're a lot of work, but dogs are a part of the family and anyone lucky enough to have a canine companion will tell you that they're more than worth the trouble. One difficulty many dog owners face is burn spots on their lawns. Most people assume that dogs are going to kill their grass one way or another and it's useless to try to prevent it. However, with some diligence and training you can prevent dead spots from taking over your lawn.

What is lawn burn?

Dog urine is very high in nitrogen. While a little bit of nitrogen is healthy for your soil and your grass, too much makes the soil extremely acidic which kills your lawn causing "burn" spots. If you've ever gardened before you might be familiar with the concept of soil's pH number. A pH number describes how acidic (0-6) or how basic (7-14) a substance is. Different types of plant life require different levels of acidity on the pH scale. When you buy fertilizer or plant food at the garden shop you're really buying a mixture of chemicals that alter your soil's pH. The ideal pH for growing healthy grass is 6.5-7, roughly midway on the pH scale.

What can be done?

Ok, so now you know the science behind why your dog doing his business kills your lawn. But what can you do about it? There are a number of different techniques that have been proven to be effective at mitigating or eliminating the damage caused by lawn burn.
  • Training. The most effective methods of preventing lawn burn is through proper training of your dog. Find a part of your yard that you ideally want to train your dog to do their business in. This part can be dirt, rocks, or an out of sight patch of lawn that you don't mind taking some damage. Lead them over to this area when it's time for them to go out and give them treats and verbal praise when they do their business in that area. If they start to urinate in another area, correct them by calling them over to the area they should be in. Don't punish them, as this will confuse dogs and they might not feel safe urinating outside at all.
  • Water down. An effective method of preventing burn spots is to simply saturate the area where the dog urinated with water immediately afterward. This will dilute the nitrogen from the urine and limit damage.
  • Healthy nutrition. Dog food is sometimes very high in protein which increases nitrogen in their urine. Pick a food that has healthy amounts of protein in it. Similarly, dehydrated dogs will have urine with a higher nitrogen level. Encourage your dog to drink plenty of water.

Myths about lawn burn

Many myths about dog-related lawn burn have appeared over the years. Some people argue that female dogs' urine burns a lawn more than males. This is untrue. If a female dog's urine does burn the lawn more it is simply because female dogs have a tendency to stay in one place while doing their business. Other myths include the usefulness of feeding your dog supplements to eliminate spots or that certain dog breeds have more acidic urine and cause more spotting. These are also misconceptions. The best options are to work together with your dog and make sure they are well-fed and hydrated. Soon your lawn will regrow to its former glory.




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Posted by Diane Silva Realty & Associates, LLC on 12/3/2017

Employing a real estate agent offers an ideal first step for those who want to buy the perfect residence, and for good reason.

With a real estate agent at your disposal, you'll be better equipped than other homebuyers to find a wonderful house at a price that matches your budget. Plus, your real estate agent will be able to help you navigate each stage of the homebuying process.

What should you expect after you hire a real estate agent? Here are three things that will happen:

1. You'll narrow your home search.

What are you looking for in the perfect house? Ultimately, you'll need to narrow your home search to ensure that you can discover your dream residence without delay.

Luckily, your real estate agent will allocate the necessary time and resources to help you narrow your home search. By doing so, you'll be able to move one step closer to finding a first-rate home that you can enjoy years to come.

2. You'll visit a wide range of high-quality houses.

Your real estate agent will set up home showings and keep you up to date about open houses in your area. That way, you can stay on top of the housing market, browse a broad array of top-notch residences and find one that suits you perfectly.

As you browse houses, don't forget to provide your real estate agent with questions. This will enable you to make a more informed decision about how to proceed following a home showing or open house.

Furthermore, your real estate agent wants feedback to guarantee that you can explore houses that correspond to your lifestyle and budget. And if you view a home that fails to meet your criteria, let your real estate agent know immediately. This will make it easier for your real estate agent to find houses that meet or exceed your expectations, and as a result, may help you accelerate the homebuying process.

3. You'll submit your first offer on a home.

If you've reviewed a variety of houses and find a residence that you would like to purchase, now is the perfect time to submit an offer.

Your real estate agent will offer recommendations to ensure that you can submit a competitive offer on a house. In addition, this real estate professional can provide details about how long a home has been available, if a home seller has lowered the price of a residence recently and other factors that may impact your initial proposal.

Submitting an offer on a house can be stressful, but you can always reach out to your real estate agent for support. Your real estate agent will keep you up to date about whether a home seller accepts, rejects or counters your offer. And if you receive a "Yes," your real estate agent can help you take the next step toward acquiring your dream home.

Before you begin a home search, hire a real estate agent – you'll be happy you did. A real estate agent can simplify the homebuying process and help you achieve your homeownership dreams.




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Posted by Diane Silva Realty & Associates, LLC on 12/1/2017

This Multi-Family in Concord, NH recently sold for $339,900. This style home was sold by - Diane Silva Realty & Associates, LLC.


75 WASHINGTON Street, Concord, NH 03301-4172

Multi-Family

$339,900
Price
$339,900
Sale Price

2
Total Units
The perfect Normal Rockwell setting...with a pond and fountain, winter ice skating, walking paths over stone bridges, summer baseball games -- all across the street from this well kept two-family New Englander! Recently remodeled in both units, this home boasts 5 total bedrooms including a perfect kitchen with Crownpoint cherry cabinets, quartz countertops, and tiled floors. The generous sized living room space includes a wood fireplace, hardwood floors, and thick detailed moldings overlooking White Park! The enormous screened porch makes the perfect "escape" room any time of year....large bedrooms with baths and a beautiful dining room built-in cabinet complete the picture. Mini-split A/C units too. The upstairs unit is equally improved. Each unit has its own two car garage and many room for additional vehicles. Excellent schools and an excellent location! Close to everything Concord has to offer!! A gas fireplace....this property is on city water, sewer and natural gas! Newly priced and property to be sold in AS IS condition.






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Posted by Diane Silva Realty & Associates, LLC on 11/27/2017


23 Coach Road, Exeter, NH 03833

Condo

$275,000
Price

2
Bedrooms
6
Rooms
2
Baths
This is the Ranch you've been waiting for! Spacious 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo in Marshall Farms Crossing. Wood burning fireplace in the living room. Dining room with slider to the sunny three season porch. Great kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Corain counters and center island. Master Bedroom suite has a dressing room with ample closet space and a full bath. Large guest room. Lower level is partially finished and features a home office with lots of built-in bookshelves. Plenty of storage area too! Central Air!! One car detached garage. Perfect home for downsizing or retirement! Jolly Rand Trail nearby for waking/jogging. Pet friendly association!!
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