• Country charm on Lake Opechee

    Country charm on Lake Opechee

    The Location:

    Located in a small, desirable Laconia neighborhood, this Nantucket style cape offers gracious living on peaceful Lake Opechee with 1.3 acres of privacy.

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  • The perfect place to escape

    The perfect place to escape

    Dreaming of escaping?

    Surrounded by 3,000- and 4,000-foot peaks, a trout-filled babbling brook, open fields for grazing or growing, and the start of the White Mountain National Forest hiking trails, this is an ideal retreat from the pressures of this world.

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  • Laconia’s Hidden Gems on Lake Winnisquam

    Laconia’s Hidden Gems on Lake Winnisquam

    Over the years, I have seen many vacationers, second home owners and tourists drive along Union Avenue, (Route 3)  through Laconia’s major artery and never really see some of the great housing opportunities and neighborhoods that exist along the easterly shore of Lake Winnisquam, west of Union Avenue (Route 3).

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Country charm on Lake Opechee

Country charm on Lake Opechee

The Location:

Located in a small, desirable Laconia neighborhood, this Nantucket style cape offers gracious living on peaceful Lake Opechee with 1.3 acres of privacy.

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The perfect place to escape

The perfect place to escape

Dreaming of escaping?

Surrounded by 3,000- and 4,000-foot peaks, a trout-filled babbling brook, open fields for grazing or growing, and the start of the White Mountain National Forest hiking trails, this is an ideal retreat from the pressures of this world.

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New Construction Activity Blossomed in the Lakes Region During 2016

New Construction Activity Blossomed in the Lakes Region During 2016

2016 was a good year in the Lakes Region for the sale of New Construction homes and condominiums. It has been a slow build up since the financial crisis in 2008, because there was a considerable amount of excess resale product that had to be absorbed throughout the region. It is a great feeling to drive around various towns and hear the sounds of heavy equipment, nail guns, and hammers.

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Roche Realty Group, Inc reports sales in excess of $161 million for 2016

Roche Realty Group, Inc reports sales in excess of $161 million for 2016

2016 Yielded the highest sales volume in Roche Realty Group’s 25 year history.

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A Winnipesaukee Whopper in Moultonborough, NH

A Winnipesaukee Whopper in Moultonborough, NH

A drive along the northern shores of Lake Winnipesaukee through the lakeside communities seems innocent enough – country roads, little town centers, and a smattering of shops and restaurants. But the reality is that there is a trove of history tucked around every bend in the road. Stop in the village of Moultonborough, sit on the wooden bench outside The Old Country Store, and let me recount for you a tale about the man after whom the town is named.

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High-Kicking Around the Campfire

High-Kicking Around the Campfire

In 1919, a jovial group of eight men gathered and decided upon a camping trip to begin in Albany, NY and then into New Hampshire. When the unlikely group set off, few probably imagined that among the party were three titans of American industry: Thomas Alva Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone; and a celebrated naturalist, John Burroughs.

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Laconia’s Hidden Gems on Lake Winnisquam

Laconia’s Hidden Gems on Lake Winnisquam

Over the years, I have seen many vacationers, second home owners and tourists drive along Union Avenue, (Route 3)  through Laconia’s major artery and never really see some of the great housing opportunities and neighborhoods that exist along the easterly shore of Lake Winnisquam, west of Union Avenue (Route 3).

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Family Memories at Lake Winnipesaukee

Family Memories at Lake Winnipesaukee

I was invited for dinner in Meredith last evening and with a family from Darien, CT. While I was visiting they were sharing their childhood memories at an extended family reunion.

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NH Lakes Region vs. Coast of Maine

NH Lakes Region vs. Coast of Maine

Last week I met with a couple from the Great Boston area. They’re thinking of purchasing a second home and couldn’t decide on the Coast of Maine or the Lakes Region.  So to help, I broke down some comparisons for them…

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Lakes Region Booming Over the 4th!

Lakes Region Booming Over the 4th!

Some say it was the weather, while others said it’s an improving economy and lower gas prices. No matter what position you take, there is one thing that’s certain, our Lakes Region enjoyed impressive crowds over the long 4th of July weekend.

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The Market is Booming in the Lakes Region

The Market is Booming in the Lakes Region

The real estate market in the Lakes Region may be poised for its best year ever in 2016.

“In the first quarter of 2016, our sales volume is up 118 percent over last year,” said Frank Roche, Realtor and owner of Roche Realty Group in Meredith and Laconia. “Unit sales are up 52.4 percent over that same time period, too.”

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Meredith Bay – A shining beacon overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee

Meredith Bay – A shining beacon overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee

It’s amazing when you look at the landscape surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee and observe some of the new undertakings that have occurred in recent years. Keep in mind, these have been difficult years since 2008 with the financial downturn. Fast track to 2016 and we are in the midst of a nice expansion in our local economy, with all sorts of real estate activity taking place.

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