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During this past summer, I have been talking mainly about the exploding residential real estate market, lack of housing inventory, and lots of buyer demand. However, this past week with Amazon Prime Day, it was a wake-up reminder of how e-commerce is transforming the way we purchase, but at the same time, it is obviously reshaping the entire retail industry. On this past Tuesday, when Prime Day was initiated, it wasn't just Amazon in the race. Other retailers like JC Penny, Walmart Kohle's, and Target joined in the competition for online sales.

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We are currently experiencing a strong seller's market here in the Lakes Region. 2020 has presented historically low-interest rates coupled with increasing buyer demand from people relocating from out-of-state regions. Many first time buyers are also looking to purchase and find it increasin…

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OK, "locality" is a bit of a stretch. "Location" seemed too broad but you know how much I love alliteration. The idea is to love your home and keep loving it through the impending winter chill. This week I attacked my bedroom/office. Honestly there was no real reason for it. I was pretty hap…

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So you've decided to sell! Excellent choice. For all the reasons we've been talking about over the last couple weeks, it seems to me that this really is a great time to put your home on the market. We have talked about what upgrades you could do to attract potential buyers as well as how bes…

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GILMANTON — Lynn O’Connor has joined eXp Realty. O’Connor focuses on the Lakes Region and surrounding communities, and started in residential real estate over 20 years ago. She has specialized in commercial real estate over the last five years.

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As I'm writing this, I'm doing laundry and thinking about all the cleaning and unpacking I've still left to do. A week-long adventure in Moab, Utah left us with lots of red-dirt/dust covered..., well, everything! 4 days of camping and a full-ride of just over 80 miles. The time in the desert…

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MEREDITH — Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group, Inc. with offices in Meredith and Laconia, is pleased to announce that Randy Miller recently joined the Meredith office.

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I've found myself going through the Netflix show "Weeds" again. I'm a huge fan and this is likely the third or fourth time watching it from stem to stern. One of the characters (Conrad) made a comment last night about being 36 years old and being able to fit everything he owns into a duffel …

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MEREDITH — Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group, Inc. with offices in Meredith and Laconia, is pleased to announce that Lisa Crossman recently joined the Meredith office.

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As the summer season winds down and we head into the fall selling season, I thought I would take a look and see how our real estate inventory stacks up going forward. The spring market was a difficult period due to the coronavirus's major concerns and the lockdowns that everyone was experien…

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While real estate agents report that far fewer people than normal have been moving during the COVID-19 pandemic, that may soon change. A recent Harris Poll found that nearly a third of U.S. adults living in urban areas are considering a move to less densely populated cities in the wake of th…