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Jack Lavoie SRA, a designated member of the Appraisal Institute is one of the most respected and knowledgeable real estate and appraisal professionals in the Greater Manchester & Bedford area, as well as throughout New Hampshire.
Jack's unmatched experience, education and licensing level (holds a Certified General Appraiser license which is the highest level of licensing available) makes him uniquely qualified to provide you with the services you desire and need. With years of experience behind him and extensive high level training, he is prepared to handle a variety of property types and situations. Complex assignments are his specialty and Jack is the area's 1st choice for taking on these difficult assingments.
In addition to experience and qualifactions, his service and communication with clients is top-notch. Whether it is an appraisal for divorce, bankruptcy, estate settlement, relocation, or an appraisal in conjunction with selling your home, Jack and his staff will treat it as THE most important appraisal ever.....Because it is!.
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Whether we are appraising a rental property in Manchester or a mansion in Bedford, we treat every appraisal, appraisal review, or consulting assignment with care and due diligence. Our clients appreciate us for quality and reliability. We understand the importance of the work you have entrusted us and we won't deliver the report until it meets our most strict standards. Finally, what it boils down to is a superior experience for our customers. Experience first hand why we're the valuation firm for you. Call today.Contact Us
|Jack Lavoie Professional Appraiser 2017 Year in Review – Commerical Appraisals in New Hampshire – Divorce-Estate-Banks-IRS-Tax Abatement-Abutter Impact|
|1/20/2018 3:47 PM|
|You know those end of year letter you get from friends who summarize their year for you. Here is mine! 🙂 Many of you know me as a “real estate appraiser” but what does that mean? You probably know an appraiser as someone who works for the bank when you are buying, selling or refinancing […...Read More|
|Black Friday Real Estate Bargain!! (Almost)|
|11/24/2017 8:43 AM|
|Okay, there is technically never a “Black Friday” Sale on real estate since most property is owned individually and not offered as a special. Black Friday is however, within the traditional seasonal downturn in real estate. Using Hillsborough County NH as example (see graph below) , even in an overall increasing market, there are ...Read More|
|Is your Tax Bill Too High? New Hampshire Tax Abatement 101|
|12/16/2016 8:06 AM|
|Several communities have recently completed re-assessments that have left many people wondering how they can abate (reduce) their taxes. Even if your city or town has not completed a “re-val” you can question the assessment by a process called tax abatement. In all New Hampshire communities, all assessments are paid on the market value of [...Read More|
|Change in Seasons….Change in Values….|
|12/15/2016 7:57 PM|
|As I have discussed earler, real estate values are not linear. Each year in New Hampshire, prices change and follow a predictable path like the graph illustrates. Prices rise in the spring, level off in the summer and early fall and decline in the late fall and winter. Check out “North End” Manchester as of […...Read More|
|SEASONAL EFFECT OF HOUSE PRICES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.|
|10/20/2016 10:28 AM|
|Even in years where the market seems stable, property values fluctuate over the course of the year. Historically, values increase in the spring and early summer, stabilize in summer and early fall and decrease over the winter season. This is attributed to several factors such as the “holiday season” and the harsh cold winters we […...Read More|
|Public Announcement Regarding Current Real Estate Market!|
|7/25/2016 8:15 PM|
|I would still categorize the Southern NH real estate market as strong, however I am seeing prices begin to level off and inventory rising slightly. The seasonal market can change quickly in New Hampshire. If you are selling your house and its not moving, speak with your agent and re-examine the price. The spring and […...Read More|
|Can you rely on that Appraisal??|
|7/19/2016 9:10 AM|
|Here is the scenario… You decide you want to buy a certain “For Sale By Owner” home and the seller informs you that the house “appraised” for $280K only two months ago. He is asking $280K, but will let you have for it for $270K. You might be thinking…. Hmmmm, such a deal!.. 10K instant […...Read More|
|Monthly Mailbag: FHA Well/Septic Setback, This Crazy Market, Contemporary Houses & Value of Pools|
|7/16/2016 7:57 AM|
|Each day I receive calls and emails about various real estate, appraisal and financial topics. Occasionally, I select some of these questions and share them. Here are a few of them. Broker: What are the rules for well and septic setbacks for FHA? Jack: For FHA & USDA, private wells MUST be 50 feet […...Read More|
|Property Taxes Too High? You have until March 1st to do something about it! read on….|
|2/17/2016 5:32 PM|
|Manchester NH and most of the other towns and cities in New Hampshire have sent out there final tax bills which means the clock starts for tax abatement season. If you are a homeowner and are paying property taxes, you may be eligible for a tax abatement. Your property taxes are based on your property […...Read More|
|Monday Mail Bag – February 15, 2016 – Real Estate, Appraisal & Financial Q & A|
|2/15/2016 1:18 PM|
|Tax abatements, Obtaining a Divorce Appraisal, “Does recessed lighting add value” and should I wait until spring to sell”? Home seller: Should I wait until spring to sell my house” (note: this person is located in Greater Manchester, NH) Jack: If your house is prepared to sell (cleaned, repaired...Read More|