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There are many reasons to live in New Hampshire

It is said that the three most important words in real estate are “location, location, location.” If you don’t own a home in New Hampshire already it may interest you to know what locals already do: the Granite State is a gem of a location, location, location. Do you like the ocean? New Hampshire offers …

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Ribbon Cutting for the Lake Houses at Christmas Island

On Friday the developers of the new Lake Houses at Christmas Island community were on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony launching this waterfront community …

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From Andover, Mass. to Lake Winnipesaukee

I’ve always enjoyed hearing people’s stories on how they ended up in the Lakes Region. Nancy and I were having dinner with our friends at …

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Construction Activity Helps our Region Thrive

When you look around the Lakes Region, the economic pulse of the area is often felt by the construction activity that’s taking place. Since the …

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Signs of economic growth in the city of Laconia!

As the housing bubble burst and trillions of dollars’ worth of toxic mortgages began to go bad in 2007, fear spread throughout Wall Street. Shockwaves …

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The Man Behind South Down Shores & Long Bay

The Man Behind South Down Shores & Long Bay When construction started in 1981, Laconia’s South Down Farm offered an ideal picturesque setting for condominium …

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The Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby Catches Large crowd!

For the second weekend in a row, Meredith and the entire Lakes Region were booming with lots of activity. Last weekend it was the New …

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Pucks drop on Lake Winnipesaukee for the New England Pond Hockey Classic

Our little town of Meredith, NH was buzzing with excitement this past weekend. Hotels, inns, pubs and restaurants were packed with players and spectators of …

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Mortgage Interest Rates Falling Lower

Meredith, NH—The drop in the 10-year treasury note is pointing to lower mortgage rates during our prime selling season according to Frank Roche of Roche …

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Candlelight Stroll through Gilford Village – A Warm Holiday Event

Gilford- Those who attended Saturday evenings candlelight stroll in historic Gilford Village were treated to a true “Currier and Ives Christmas Setting.” There was a …

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Which State has the Best Quality of Life? New Hampshire, of course!

A recent study from the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) rated New Hampshire as the #1 State in the country with the “Best …

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NH Lakes | Guinness World Record set at LakeFest 2014: Raft-a-Palooza

With the enthusiastic support of nearly 500 paddlers, New Hampshire Lakes set a Guinness World Record at LakeFest 2014: Raft-a-Palooza! 396 canoes and kayaks were …

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Analysis of sales over $2,000,000 on Lake Winnipesaukee vs entire state of NH

By Chris Roche, Realtor, GRI, CBR. I have recently compiled a number of graphs tracking the sales activity on Lake Winnipesaukee as compared to the …

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Lake Winnipesaukee Sales Comparison – 1998 to 2013

It is quite remarkable when you look back over the years and compare average selling prices for waterfront properties on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. …

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Comparison of Waterfront Sales 2013-2014 | NH’s Lakes Region

During the year 2013 activity around the lakes comprising the Lakes Region was brisk. It appears that gradually people are stepping back into the water …

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Condominium Sales Trends – Lakes Region | NH Real Estate

The following is a summary of condominium sales trends we see happening in NH’s Lakes Region. This data is based on Belknap County; it also …

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(1947) Father Wouldn’t Let 12-Year-old John Goodhue Buy Pine Island in Winnipesaukee for $75

But Glendale Boat and Real Estate Man Has Sold Thousands of Dollars of Property in Region, Some of it Twice This article was originally written …

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Great Solution for Tile, Grout & Stone Restoration / Maintenance

Over the years, so many homeowners have asked me who I would recommend for tile and grout cleaning, as well as refinishing natural stone floors, …

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Lake Winnipesaukee New Hampshire Sales Activity

There were a total of 48 waterfront home sales on Lake Winnipesaukee during the first six months of 2014. The average sales price amounted to …

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Lake Winnisquam VS. Lake Winnipesaukee Comparisons in Laconia, NH

Living in the Lakes Region, we are so fortunate to have a large number of water bodies surrounding us. There are literally 273 lakes, ponds …

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Lake Winnipesaukee Sales Activity

During the first quarter of 2014 the average sales price for waterfront homes on Lake Winnipesaukee amounted to $974,658, which involved a total of 20 …

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Tom Drouin of Roche Realty Group Sells Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor

Center Harbor, NH:  A landmark 18-hole golf course located on Waukewan Road in Center Harbor, NH has recently been sold according to the buyer’s real …

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Laconia High School Football Raises $10,000 at Auction

On Saturday March 29th, the Laconia Friends of Football hosted their 5th Annual Auction Fundraiser at the Beane Conference Center.  The proceeds were raised to …

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A Great Community for Semi Retirement: Stonewall Village in Gilford, NH

Are you looking for a home in the Lakes Region? Does carefree living and a convenient location interest you? Are you thinking about Gilford? Semi-Retirement? …

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This Olde House

Looking at the frosty art work left on the windows of this old house (plagiarism admitted) this February morning is a singular pleasure. It makes …

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Fish Tales From the 35th Annual Greater Meredith Rotary Fishing Derby

The weather cooperated this year and provided a truly spectacular winter setting in the Lakes Region.  What a unique event, so true to NH’s winter …

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NH Town Assessments

Assessment? Appraisal? Opinion of Value? If you have ever tried to determine what a property is “worth”, you’ve heard these terms. What‘s the difference? Which …

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Selling and Buying Waterfront Part II – The Second Home

In the last installment I brought up some important ways that waterfront properties here in the Lakes Region of NH are different from other properties …

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The 5th Annual New England Pond Hockey Classic in Meredith, a huge success!

This weekend I was fortunate enough to experience this amazing event in the scenic-resort town of Meredith. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, about 270 teams competed …

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Snowmobile Season is Here in the Lakes Region!

What a surprise! The Lakes Region is off to one of the best starts in recent years with all the recent snow and frigid conditions. …

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Roche Realty Group Reports Sales in Excess of $100 Million for 2013

MEREDITH—Roche Realty Group, Inc. with offices in Meredith and Laconia, has reported sales volume in excess of $100 million for the 12 months ended December …

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