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To date, the largest project I have tackled was general contracting the construction of my house in Lincoln a few years ago. I had a very supportive boss at the time who joined in on the fun and shared a boatload of advice and tips along the way. The biggest surprise during that time was the…

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The 1980s were dynamic and a lot of fun for many real estate professionals in the Lakes Region. The decade led off with a recession, high unemployment and business failures at their highest levels since 1932.The decade became known for its outrageous greed, with a lot of free and easy capita…

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For the Halloween meeting of the Lakes Region Professional Porch Sitters Chapter 603, we decided to visit the porch of Nick Sangillo. You see, Nick was a commercial real estate agent in the Lakes Region for years, but more importantly he is a ghostbuster of sorts. We thought it would be fitt…

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When my brother and I were kids, we handled the cleaning of the house, shoveling the deck and driveway and helped out with the cutting, splitting and stacking of wood. Not to mention the migration of the wood into the basement. At the time, we were convinced it was child labor. Looking back …

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So everyone is talking about the explosion of the squirrel population and the amount of road kill on the highways this summer. Experts are saying the population increase was due to the bumper acorn crop last year. That could be. But I think the number of causalities on the highway, particula…

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The centerpiece of a small town's culture has throughout history been a mercantile gathering spot:  A place to catch up on the local news, gossip and tell tall fish tales while stocking up on daily provisions.

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There were 25 single-family waterfront sales on Lake Winnipesaukee in September 2018. The average sales price came in at $998,600, and the median price point was $895,000.

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As of Oct. 1, there were 834 residential homes for sale in the towns in Belknap County, plus Moultonborough, Tuftonboro, and Wolfeboro. The average asking price was $657,906, the median price point was $346,691, and the average days on market was 120. The current inventory level represents a…

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As of Oct. 1, there were 834 residential homes for sale in the towns in Belknap County plus Moultonborough, Tuftonboro, and Wolfeboro. The average asking price was $657,906; the median price point was $346,691; and the average days on the market was 120. The current inventory level represent…

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As you may already know, on Wednesday the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates for the third time this year, by a quarter-percentage point. This action has been the eighth rate hike over the past two years, and analysts expect one more increase for 2018. This recent hike brings t…

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 In recent months, there have been a lot of articles written about how to win a bidding war, but few articles that looked at the pros and cons of these methods. All the articles have great tips for winning at any cost, but are there any downsides to some of these strategies?

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In today’s age of global turmoil, infighting, social upheaval and — let’s be honest — complete and utterly baffling, mind-numbing ignorance in our political world, there’s at least one thing we can all agree on. Kids are just the worst.

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The Lakes Region Professional Porch Sitters Local 603 convened this week at what is probably the most prominent porch in Meredith, located at Hermit Woods Winery at 72 Main St. It is a great spot to sit and watch the comings and goings through the center of this historic town.

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Unless you are painting an entire house (3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen and living room) it really is one of the best, fastest and most cost-effective ways to do a refresh in your home. Painting provides a way to give a room a whole new look, allows your teenagers to express themselves within …

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Life, relationships, and yes, real estate, are all riddled with compromise. These include some of those more important life decisions, like whether to finish binge-watching “Scrubs” or start “Brooklyn Nine Nine.” You know — the important stuff.

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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 that question may make the difference between sold and stuck.

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There were 868 single-family residential homes listed for sale as of Sept. 1, 1,008 in the Belknap County communities plus Moultonborough, Tuftonboro, and Wolfeboro. The average asking price was $695,562 and the much-more-palatable median price was $349,999. This inventory level represents a…

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While it is not exactly “cold” yet, if you’re up early like me you know that fall is most certainly right around the corner. Our longing for those “cool nights that are so good for sleeping” has been satiated. I even had to reach for a light blanket a few times overnight this past week. Anot…

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Growing up, my brother and I rarely “gathered any moss” as the saying goes. Between soccer, after-school jobs, marching band, jazz band and, of course, skateboarding till the cows came home, we were very busy and always on the go. From my parents’ perspective it was simply a matter of throwi…

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Searching for homes online can be a lot like trying to find the love of your life through online dating. In both cases you’re looking for “happily ever after,” either with the love of your life or the home of your dreams. In both cases, you’ve got to get out into the real world to see for yo…

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There were 18 waterfront sales on Lake Winnipesaukee in July 2018. The average sales price came in at $1,156,253 and the median sales price stood at $1,067,032. That brings us to 71 sales at an average price of $1,183,335 in the first seven months of this year.

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It was a sunny Fourth of July and another gorgeous summer day. My friend waited for his two young daughters to finish up in their upstairs bathroom, and the family of four exited the house and walked across the street for a neighborhood barbecue. What better way to spend a holiday than with …

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There were 19 waterfront sales on Winnipesaukee in June. The average sales price came in at $2.585 million and the median price point was $1.3 million. That brings the total number of sales on Winni in the first half of the year to 53, at an average of $1,192,533, as compared to the first ha…

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There were 845 single-family homes listed for sale as of the first of July in Moultonborough, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro and the Belknap County Communities. The average asking price was $728,965 and the median price point was $364,900. The current inventory level represents just under seven month…

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There were fifteen waterfront sales on Lake Winnipesaukee in May 2015. The average sales price came in at $1,285,926. That brings us to a total of thirty four sales for the year at an average price of $1,169,420 compared to thirty nine sales at an average of $1,298,894 for the first five mon…

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On  Memorial Day, the Lakes Region Professional Porch Sitters Chapter 603 met  at Xena Richard’s house in Gilmanton. Xena has been “lost in” and found so much real estate over the years that she has become known as “Xena The Real Estate Warrior Princess.

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I’m a hippie at heart. And I love the stereotypical frugality of their nature. Living in a way that is in harmony with the earth and all that. Many folks simply offer up a “pffft” to this lifestyle as they drive away in their massive SUVs. But these days it is not only wise to pay a bit of a…