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Why it’s a great time to sell your home in Laconia

If you own a single-family home or condominium in Laconia, it might be a great time to sell. First let’s look at some reasons why. Then we’ll consider some “how to” tips.   2018 data shows that now is a great time to list in Laconia:               In 2018 the median “closed” price for …

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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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Covered Bridge in NH

Thousands of reasons to be thankful for New Hampshire

It has been said that the three most important words in real estate are “location, location, location.” As I write these words, my eyes are …

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surfer

Surfing the Seller’s Market

If you’re considering selling your Lakes Region home, you’re like a surfer. You’re studying the swells, eager to catch the next big wave at its …

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Cape Cod Style House

Cape Cod Homes: Economical and Efficient Today, like They Were 400 Years Ago

Cape Cod style homes were first built by early settlers who had two important concerns that persist for homeowners to this day: affordability and energy-efficient …

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Nation’s Natural Disasters will Affect New Construction In New Hampshire

The nor’easter that just hammered New Hampshire damaged or destroyed numerous homes and cottages across the state, from Allenstown to Bartlett, Dover, Epping, Gilford, Thornton …

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Is your house scaring buyers away?

Halloween is just around the corner and many Lakes Region homes are adorned with fake cobwebs, skeletons, jack-o’-lanterns and other frightful decorations intended to spook …

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Interior of kitchen

Protecting Yourself as a Home Buyer

Buying a home, especially your first home, can generate alternating emotional currents of excitement and fear. Proper contingency agreements are a way for home buyers …

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First Time Homebuyer

First Time Home Buyer 101

Here are some tips to start your search successfully if you’re ready to become a first time home owner.

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Laconia, NH

Selling Your Home in Laconia: Some Why’s and How’s

If you own a single-family home or condominium in Laconia, it might be a great time to sell. First let’s look at some reasons why. …

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Country charm on Lake Opechee

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

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 …

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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 …

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Roche Realty Group, Inc.

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 drive along the northern shores of Lake Winnipesaukee through the lakeside communities seems innocent enough – country roads, little town centers, and a smattering …

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camping in nh

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. …

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