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Historic Homes: Buy with Your Head as Well as Your Heart

Historic Homes: Buy with Your Head as Well as Your Heart I’d like to recommend a few real estate-related movies that you may find both entertaining and instructive if you: A) are considering the purchase of a historic homeB) have ever struggled to maintain budget and dignity whilemaking home improvements, and/orC) enjoy classic movies and schadenfreude …

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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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House picture

Is Fizbo or Pro the better way to go?

The National Association of REALTORS® reported that in 2016 the typical FSBO home sold for $190,000 compared to $249,000 for agent-assisted home sales. Here’s Why …

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Lake Winnipesaukee, NH - 87 Harglen Lane

Location’s Impact on Value: What $500K buys elsewhere, and in the Lakes Region

Location directly impacts the value of real estate. Here are a few examples of what $500K can buy you in a prime “location, location, location” …

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Tiny House

So You Want a Tiny House?

By Chuck Braxton, REALTOR® GRI, Roche Realty Group, Inc. People are choosing to downsize the space they live in.  The typical American home has over …

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Real Estate agent concluding a contract with couple

Why you should hire a Realtor with W.I.T.

Some people assume Realtors simply show a few houses and then collect commission checks at closing… easy-peasy. But real estate professionals with “W.I.T.” do a …

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kevin shaw, realtor

Roche Realty Group’s Top Producer in Sales and Rentals for 2017- Kevin Shaw!

Laconia, NH—Roche Realty Group, Inc., with offices in Laconia and Meredith, would like to congratulate Realtor® Kevin Shaw as their top agent in sales and …

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NH Days on Market

2017 Was a Record Breaking year for the New Hampshire Housing Market

On a state level, a multi-year trend of monthly increases has resulted in the largest annual number of home sales in NH history and a …

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