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Sell Your Home Like A Boss

Some home sellers act as though their job is finished the moment they engage the services of a listing agent. I’d like to make an analogy that will challenge that way of thinking. Listed homes are kind of like publically traded companies. In both cases privately held assets (real property or company stocks) are listed …

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Real Estate Closing issues

Closing Crashers

You know the scene. It’s been in dozens of movies. The bride and groom hold hands at the altar as the pastor says: “Should anyone …

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Roche Realty Group Meredith Office

Roche Realty Group Inc. Reports Sales of $121.6 Million for 2018

Meredith NH – Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group, Inc. with offices in Meredith and Laconia, has reported sales for the 12 months ending …

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Kevin Shaw Realtor

Kevin Shaw is Roche Realty Group, Inc.’s Top Producer for 2018

Laconia, NH—Roche Realty Group, Inc. with offices in Meredith and Laconia congratulates Realtor® Kevin Shaw as the Top Agent for 2018 with $22.75 million in …

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Sell your home in the winter

How to keep (your home) from getting stuck in a snowbank

Back when I was a teenager and knew everything (or at least far more than my parents), I insisted on getting a Pontiac Sunbird as …

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Highland Ridge in Tilton, NH

Ribbon Cutting at Highland Ridge – the Lakes Region’s Newest Community

Tilton – It was a bright sunny day at the ribbon cutting ceremony in Tilton for the brand new Highland Ridge residential community in the …

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moving van

Moving in Your Senior Years? Here’s How to Do it Right

Guest post by Harry Cline.  Is there any task more dreaded than moving? While no one enjoys relocating to a new home, as a senior, …

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Why winter can be a hot time to sell your home

Winter can be a prime season to sell your home because the change of season changes the dynamic of real estate sales

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Samoset on Lake Winnipesaukee

What We’ve Learned from the “Go-Go 1980’s”

The 1980’s were dynamic and a lot of fun for many real estate professionals in the Lakes Region. The decade led off with a recession, …

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Consider listing now because what goes up must come down

If you’ve considered selling, it may be a great time to list your Lakes Region home, while prices are still up. They can’t stay that …

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Tower Hill Cottages - (Just Sold). Laconia NH

John Ganong of Roche Realty Group Sells Tower Hill Cottages

Laconia, NH- Tower Hill Cottages located at 220 Endicott Street North in Laconia NH has recently been sold to Richard Spinosa. The seller, Michael Croteau …

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The Village Store in Gilford NH

A New Era at the “Village Store” in Gilford!

Have you driven by the Village Store lately? The centerpiece of a small town’s culture has throughout history been a mercantile gathering spot:  A place …

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bungalow

The Bungalow-down

According to the New England Real Estate Network’s multiple listing service (MLS), 50 Lakes Region bungalows are for sale, under agreement or were sold within …

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Seller painting a house

Sell Your Home by Thinking like a Buyer

A Realtor’s® job is to sell properties for and to clients. But in some cases houses sell people more than people sell houses. Your property …

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Thoughts on acquiring a lake house in the Lakes Region

For many individuals the thought of owning a lake home is a dream. For others it becomes a reality…a dream come true.

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Interest rates rising

Interest rates are rising – but there’s no need for alarm.

Interest rates are rising, but we are still in a low-interest rate environment. Here’s a breakdown on what this all means for homebuyers.

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Real Estate Challenge? Set Big Goals

Overcoming seemingly impossible real estate challenges


Inspiration from a story about a single mother from Little Rock, Arkansas, on overcoming seemingly impossible real estate challenges.

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Real estate appraisal

Deferred maintenance can postpone sales

Be honest… is your home in need of some repairs? Because if you ever want or need to sell your property, the honest answer to …

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56 Daniel Webster Hwy Meredith

56 Daniel Webster Highway: a great spot for catching attention and customers

A glimpse into the interesting history of the commercial real estate for sale at 56 Daniel Webster Hwy in Meredith, NH… and how the prime …

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playing cards in a seller's real estate market

Buying smart in a seller’s market

Homebuyer beware: it’s a seller’s market in the Lake Region. You’ve got to shop smart or someone else could end up owning your dream home. …

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Rocks and Sand

Buying or selling, put first things first

For many of us, a home is the most expensive and valuable asset we will ever possess. This can make buying or selling a home …

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Post and Beam Home

Post and Beam: A Homeowner’s Dream

Post and Beam 101—Post and beam construction is just what it sounds like: a heavy timber house framework comprised of vertical “posts” that support horizontal …

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accessible housing

House-Hunting Tips for Accessible Housing

House hunting is difficult at the best of times, but trying to find an accessible home can seem elusive. If you’re at your wits’ end, …

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Perfect time to buy a home

If you wait for the “perfect” time to buy a home…

I can’t say if right now is the right time for you to buy a home or not, but I do know this: if you …

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accessibility

Making Modifications to Add Accessibility

Guest post by Harry Cline. According to an AARP survey, 90 percent of people age 65 and older would rather stay in their own homes …

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James Poole Poole Pressure Washing

With exterior cleaning, it pays to hire a professional

Spring is finally here in the Lakes Region, and all the home improvement and garden centers are bustling with people eager to make home improvements. …

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

A Sale of Two Cities

In San Francisco, “If it’s close to $500,000, it’s a joke.” In Laconia, NH a similar investment secures a personal paradise with peaceful water and …

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New construction

Rising construction costs highlight the value of existing homes

If you’re in the market to buy a Lakes Region home the best bang for your buck is on existing resale properties, not new construction.

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Guy on rope swing lake winnipesaukee NH

Is it time to let go and list your home?

Selling a home is a little like jumping off a high spot while clutching a rope swing. In both cases it is critical to let …

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A Passion for antique boats, trucks and clocks in a very unique Meredith location

Frank Roche talks about the many talents of Jerry Harper of Meredith, NH, who has a fascinating collection of boats, cars, and antique clocks from …

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Pilots in airplane

REALTORS® are to home sales what pilots are to flights

While automated home value estimates may be useful in certain applications, they can not take the place of the expert pricing advice of a real …

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