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May
23

New England Summer

Northern New England is charming in every season! But, there's something special about summers out on the lakes, enjoying the sea breeze and summertime activities.

Our real estate agents will be creating their own delightful summer memories with activities at these amazing locations around Northern New England. Which ones will be on your list?

  1. America's Stonehenge - 105 Haverhill Rd., Salem, NH 03079
    What was Northern New England like thousands of years ago? Ponder the que...

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May
18

Incorporating Large Wall Art into Your Living Room Decor

Whether you adore maximalist interior decor or brutalist design, a stunning piece of large-scale wall art will immediately fill your living room with a sense of luxury. Bold colors in your artwork can bring a visual warmth to the most minimalist spaces. Moody paintings can enhance the drama of a room, while geometric prints

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May
18

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were felt worldwide in many significant ways. COVID-19 became a humanitarian challenge that continues to have lasting effects on how we live, work, and play.

From how we shop, learn, and communicate, to where we live, the pandemic touched every area of our lives and forced us to adjust to a new reality. In the first days of the pandemic, the economic uncertainty, health concerns, and stay-at-home orders, many metropolitan areas experienced a noticeable drop in home sales. As the pandemic took hold in April and May of 2020, nationwide home sales dropped to their lowest levels since the housing and financial crisis in 2008.

Driven by the pandemic, the real estate market shifted dra...

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May
16

New Hampshire

Covered bridges represent a living history of life in New England, with ingenious, long-lasting designs that are as beautiful as they are functional. New Hampshire is home to dozens of covered bridges spanning local waterways, and our real estate agents have the history behind some of the state's most storied covered bridges.

  • Cornish-Windsor Bridge – Connecticut River, Between Cornish, NH and Windsor, VT
    Connecting New Hampshire and Vermont over the Connecticut River, the <...>

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May
11

For many of us, homeownership is a source of pride. Your home is also the most significant investment you will make in your lifetime. Homeownership also offers some pretty impressive financial benefits. With every mortgage payment you make, you're building equity and creating wealth for yourself. Equity is the primary advantage ownership offers over renting. A mortgage benefits you while paying rent benefits your landlord.

As a first-time buyer, your priority is to buy a property with a mortgage that fits your budget. For many homeowners, creating an at-home side hustle or using your home to generate some additional income can help you pay your mortgage or other costs like your real estate taxes, homeowners insurance, or ev...

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May
9

Patio Tips

If you're in the process of listing your home for sale, you've almost certainly begun staging the indoors to attract potential buyers. Have you done the same for the outdoors? 

Outdoor spaces are just as important to many buyers as the home itself. For some, they're the most important feature of any property. Staging your outdoor spaces properly can massively enhance your home's appeal and potentially raise its total value. Our real estate agents have decades of combined experience with the art of staging, including in outdoor ...

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May
4

Buying a home is an exciting adventure! According to NerdWallet's 2020 Home Buyer Report, about 99.3 million Americans plan to purchase a home in the next few years. Today, as we begin to return to normal, the Federal Reserve is signaling that interest rates are on the way up.

If you're one of the 99.3 million, or if you already have a home with a variable rate loan, you need to take steps today to secure the best mortgage rate possible. Here are some steps to take to help you prepare to apply for a mortgage.

Preparation is the Key

Taking simple steps before applying for financing can help you get the best mortgage interest rate. It can save you real money over the long term. Here are som...

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May
2

Housewarming Gifts

If you have a friend or family member who has recently bought a home, giving them a gift is a lovely tradition that helps them celebrate their new residence. 

Our real estate agents suggest choosing from the following housewarming gift ideas that are sure to please new homeowners:

  • Smart Bulbs 
    Starting a new homeowner out with a set of smart bulbs will let them have added features in their lighting and not have to worry about replacing them for decades. They'll be able to control...

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