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The Importance of Getting Pre-Approved for Your Home Mortgage

If you want to be an attractive buyer in a competitive housing market, you’ll definitely want to get pre-approved by a lender. Below is a video by Jen McCall of HarborOne Mortgage on the importance of getting pre-approved. Jennifer McCallBranch Sales Manager NMLS # 408711c.  603.520.1269    p. 603.279.7903 f.   855.682.0150e. jmccall@HarborOne.coma. 92 Main Street, PO Box 980      Meredith, NH …

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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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PUB MANIA 2013 – Help raise funds for the WLNH children’s auction!

Pub Mania 2013 will take place on Thursday, December 12th through Friday, December 13th at Patrick’s Pub and Eatery in Gilford, NH. This year Roche …

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Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation – Advantages for Certain Types of Construction

I’ve been impressed at several recent installations of closed cell SPF foam insulation for residential construction. During one recent installation our client needed to insulate …

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Gunstock Mountain Resort – 4 Seasons of Fun for Everyone

Right here in the heart of the Lakes Region, we are fortunate to have Gunstock Mountain Resort. Known for its downhill and Nordic winter skiing, …

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A beautiful day on Squam Lake

“FANTASTIC is the only word that qualifies for a beautiful day on Squam Lake in Holderness, NH. Fall kayaking on this pristine and quiet lake …

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Update on Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Sales

We’re approaching the end of the third quarter for 2013 and I thought it would be appropriate to give a brief update on the status …

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Highest vs. Best Use: Valuation of Land & Commercial Development

The standard used to evaluate and measure land use and commercial development has always been “What is the “highest and best” use of the site. …

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Labor Day Already?!

Well we’ve done it again – gone through another summer season. This one seemed really short, or is it really true that time goes by …

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Concert in Memory and Celebration of Joe Droukas Raises Money for Make-A-Wish NH

Gilford—On Sunday, August 25th a large gathering of family, friends, and musician friends enjoyed a day of music, memories, and laughter in celebration of Joe …

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Gilford Old Home Day—A Huge Success!

Gilford—On Saturday, August 24th the town of Gilford, NH hosted the 94th annual Gilford Old Home Day. It was an absolutely perfect, bright, sunny day …

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