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Old 04-27-2017, 12:24 PM
 
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I'm possibly relocating to Keene. I'm from the South and the rental housing and apartments is nearly nonexistent in Keene. I'm a family of 5 so I'll need at least a 3 bedroom apartment or home. Everything I have seen is some goofy house that a portion of the home is rented out. I have never seen this type of housing before. I have 3 very youngs kids and that type of situation just wouldn't work.

Does anybody know where to look for a single family home or apartment? Thank you.
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Marlow, NH
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I'm possibly relocating to Keene. I'm from the South and the rental housing and apartments is nearly nonexistent in Keene. I'm a family of 5 so I'll need at least a 3 bedroom apartment or home. Everything I have seen is some goofy house that a portion of the home is rented out. I have never seen this type of housing before. I have 3 very youngs kids and that type of situation just wouldn't work.

Does anybody know where to look for a single family home or apartment? Thank you.
yes, craigslist
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Old 04-27-2017, 02:21 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Those "goofy" homes are multi-families, and are all over NH. I'm sure you have duplexes where you are from. Same thing but instead of a typical ranch with two units side by side, there are lots of 2-4 unit buildings in NH that come in many shapes and sizes.

Craigslist is best but beware of scams. I'll also help you look in the MLS for rentals if you PM me your email.
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Old 04-27-2017, 02:58 PM
 
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Have you looked at the real estate classifieds in the Keene Sentinel? See link.


SentinelSource.com - Classifieds


Also the Peterborough Ledger Transcript?


Monadnock Ledger Transcript | Classifieds | Real Estate Rentals


And the Monadnock Shopper?


The Monadnock Shopper News Online!
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Barrington, NH!
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Yes, the "goofy" homes are called "New Englander" style. Old houses that have been added onto over the years piecemeal and hodgepodge. Or they may have been huge Victorian-style houses that have been sectioned off into 2 or more units because they are too big for one family. Don't know why you consider them "goofy". Probably nothing like that in the South with a bunch of cookie cutter houses and apartment complexes. Houses have more "character" up here. If you end up moving into a goofy old house, just be careful to get one that's insulated to modern standards.
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:19 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Yes, the "goofy" homes are called "New Englander" style. Old houses that have been added onto over the years piecemeal and hodgepodge. Or they may have been huge Victorian-style houses that have been sectioned off into 2 or more units because they are too big for one family. Don't know why you consider them "goofy". Probably nothing like that in the South with a bunch of cookie cutter houses and apartment complexes. Houses have more "character" up here. If you end up moving into a goofy old house, just be careful to get one that's insulated to modern standards.

I love interesting houses with some history and yes, some funk.

The south is full of boring new construction. I think THAT is "goofy". Cookie cutter homes on tiny plots with HOA's. I'll pass.
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:18 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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lol thats because its Keene. Whatever there is is either super old, super expensive, or shared with 8 college kids.
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Old 04-28-2017, 06:51 AM
 
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The OP should keep in mind that NH towns are small, both in population and geographic size. You could live in one of the 8 towns that touch Keene, for instance, and be only minutes away. Add another ring and you can be in Vermont and 20-30 minutes away. Get out of the heart of Keene, especially out of the collegiate zone, and prices drop like a rock.
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