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Live where others dream of vacationing

https://youtu.be/7G5Z4QRBzzc Weirs Beach is a recreation destination with something for everyone, including beautiful lake and mountain views, water sports and leisure, dining, drinks and entertainment. The area draws tens of thousands of visitors each year. First, there’s the actual Weirs Beach, a beautiful, wide, sandy, public beach on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire’s largest and most …

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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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All invited Saturday Jan 4th to Celebrate John Ganong’s Anniversary

Heart transplant recipient marks third year of his new life with a Celebrity Bartender Benefit. Come one come all to the Celebrity Bartender Benefit being …

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Retire to NH: Give yourself the gift that gives back!

With the holidays closing in fast, I have an idea that will please many on your gift list and most especially you. Retire to New …

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Samoset on Lake Winnipesaukee

Samoset Condominiums: Waterfront Living on Winnipesaukee

For individuals looking for an attractive water access community on the “big lake”, Samoset Condominiums offers an ideal central location. Located in Gilford NH, the …

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Village at Winnipesaukee, Laconia, NH

Village at Winnipesaukee – Lakes Region, NH Condominiums

Do you often vacation in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire? Have you ever considered buying real estate in the area? Centrally located in the …

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Yikes! I’ve got a plumbing leak with water damage. Here’s what to do…

With all of the second homes and vacation properties throughout the Lakes Region, water damage can strike at any time and sometimes can be a …

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Meredith Neck Sales 2013

Year to date November 1, 2013: 31 homes have changed hands here on Meredith Neck. Being in the real estate business and and having lived …

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Selling and Buying Waterfront Property

Waterfront property here in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire is the crown jewel of real estate. Our lakes are clean, clear, and healthy and …

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