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Gilford, NH landmark former restaurant sold

Former well-known restaurant in Gilford recently sold

Gilford, NH – A local Gilford landmark built in 1975 and operated as a restaurant and pub over the years has recently been sold. Tom Drouin, an Associate Broker with Roche Realty Group Inc, in Meredith, the listing agent, commented “This is exciting news for Gilford and the Lakes Region. This unique property located directly across …

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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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Celebrity Bartender event at Faro's Italian Grille

“Celebrity Bartender” fundraising event drew a huge supportive crowd – despite the cold!

Despite minus 7 degrees with 30 mph winds on January 6th, the “Celebrity Bartender” fundraising event held at Faro’s Italian Grille was a huge success! …

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Roche Realty Group Meredith Office at 97 Daniel Webster Hwy

Roche Realty Group Reports Strongest Year in History with Sales in Excess of $166 Million For 2017.

Meredith – Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group with offices in Meredith & Laconia, has reported a record year in sales volume for the …

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NH home after a snowstorm

Why Winter Can Be a Hot Time to Sell Your Home

We’ve all heard myths and urban legends that simply aren’t true. For example, you may have heard…

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Fall Season Foliage in NH

Hitting Lakes Region Real Estate Trends Right in the Numbers

It is the season of statistics. Each Fall, inspired by the start of a new football season, many of us transform into engaged analysts and …

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