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Weekend Events Vol. 1.8

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Here are holiday themed events happening in and around Wolfeboro this weekend! Click the links for more details about each event and have a great weekend, everyone! 

Saturday December 8th 

Breakfast With Santa - Wolfeboro

Festival of Trees- Wolfeboro

Annual Hospice Tree of Memories- Wolfeboro

Dickens Carolers- Wolfeboro

Tuba Christmas - Wolfeboro

Sunday December 9th 

Clearlakes Chorale presents "What Sweeter Music" - Alton


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    Weekend Events Vol. 1.7

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    The holiday season fun continues in and around Wolfeboro this weekend with these great events. Have an excellent weekend everyone! 

    Friday November 30th

    Wolfeboro Rotary Club Christmas Tree Sale - Wolfeboro

    Visit Santa at Santa's Hut  - Wolfeboro

    Saturday December 1st

    Holiday Craft Fair- Laconia

    Christmas in the Village- Sandwich 


    Sunday December 2nd 

    Mill Falls Marketplace Holiday Open House- Meredith 


    Lakes Region Humane Society Holiday Dinner - Wolfeboro


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      Weekend Events Vol. 1.6

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      The holiday season is upon us and you know what that means, right? Lots of fun and wonderful community events! It all begins this weekend with a ski and snowboard exchange and a Turkey Trot. There are also other great events happening in and around Wolfeboro this weekend. See them all below and click the links for more details. Have a great weekend! 

      Friday November 16th

      The Wizard of Oz at Kingswood Arts Center - Wolfeboro

      Movie at Village Players Theater - Wolfeboro

      Free Yoga - Meredith

      Saturday November 17th

      Ski and Snowboard Exchange Camp Winnipesaukee - Wolfeboro

      27th Annual Turkey Trot 5k & Senior Turkey Trot - Wolfeboro





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        Popular Smart Home Devices

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        The following smart home devices were favorites of people in 2018 for doing what technology does best, making people's lives life easier. Do you have any of these devices? Do you love them or regret purchasing them? Let us know in the comments section below! 

        Smart Speakers 

        Give a voice command and like a genie, smart speakers will make it happen! 

        Smart Cameras

        Smart cameras allow your to monitor what's happening in your home while you're away. They are especially popular with pet owners so that they can keep an eye on their pets throughout the day. The two-way voice audio on the cameras will even allow people to speak to their pets.

        Smart Thermostats

        Feeling too hot or cold but don't feel like getting up to adjust the thermostat? No problem, just voice command your requested temperature and it will adjust for you! Some devices also allow you to adjust the temperature by using your phone. 

        Smart Lights 

        Feeling tired and ready to fall asleep but are worried that if you get up to turn off the lights you won't be tired anymore? Clap on clap off is a concept of the past. Simply voice command for your lights to turn off and you'll be on your way to dreamland. 

        Smart Locks

        Always loosing your keys? No problem. Smart locks allow you simply input a code to get into your home. Just don't loose your phone! 

        Smart Doorbells

        Who's at the door? Well, with the built in camera, you check to see who it is from your phone before getting up to open the door for your guest.  




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          Home Decorating Tips to Get Cozy This Fall & Winter

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          Here are some tips to make your home cozier during the colder seasons. 

          Place throw blankets throughout your home

          Perhaps there's nothing more inviting to get cozy than a blanket. Place throw blankets on areas that you like to get cozy like the end of your bed, a chair or your couch. 


          Place extra pillows on your furniture 

          Having extra pillows placed around the house makes people want to nestle against them and get cozy. Additional pillows look great on chairs, couches, beds and window seats. For an even cozier experience, buy pillows with soft, fluffy fabrics. 

          Decorate your fireplace 

          If you have a fireplace in your home, you'll definitely be cozy from the warmth it provides. If you don't have a working fireplace in your home, you can still create a cozy feeling by placing a fireplace tool set with a rack of wood and newspapers.

          Place quilts on your beds 

          In addition to being warm, quilts can evoke warm, cozy feelings since many of them have been made by close friends or family members. 

          Create a reading space

          Although home libraries aren't common, plenty of people still love to read and create reading spaces within their homes. If you don't have a reading space, you can easily create one by placing a chair near a bookshelf in an area that has a lamp or window. 

          Place area rugs throughout your house 

          When it's chilly, area rugs can help to keep your feet a little warmer if you have hardwood flooring or tile floors and they can also add an element of coziness with certain textures and patterns. 

          Hang heavy drapes on your windows  

          Similar to the feeling of heavier bedding during colder seasons, heavier drapes can made you feel more cozy knowing that you're warm inside, protected from cold drafts. 

          Decorate your mudroom

          Decorate your mudroom so that you feel cozy and welcomed to your home each time you open the door. Also, stock it with plenty of outdoor clothes and warm accessories so that you can get warm and cozy before you venture out into the cold. 


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            Weekend Events Vol. 1.5

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            Fall is such a great time of year because of all the opportunities to participate in fun, autumn themed events. Here's a list of what's happening this weekend in and around Wolfeboro. Click on the event titles to open links to more information. Have a great weekend!

            Friday October 26th

            Corn Maze - Meredith  

            Hunt for Pumpkins in Our Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch - Meredith


             Family Craft: Paper Jack 'o Lantern - Laconia 

            Chocolate Fare at the Moultonborough Library - Moultonborough 


            Saturday October 27th

            The Shining - Wolfeboro 

            5th Annual Cornhole Tournament - Wolfeboro 


            Squam Lakes Science Center presents Halloween Hoot' Howl  - Holderness 

            4th Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch - Meredith 


            Halloween Party - Wolfeboro 


            Sunday October 28th 

             Moulton Farm's “Great Pumpkin Drop” - Meredith 


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              The Benefits of Buying a Newer Home

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              Our last blog highlighted some of the benefits of owning an older home. Now, let us look at why some people may choose to purchase a newer home instead. 

              Little Maintenance

              Newer homes don't generally require maintenance because everything about them is new and is expected to work and function properly. A new home appeals to homebuyers because they know they won't have to invest time or money into maintenance and repairs for quite a while. It's truly a luxury to not have to worry about a new roof or water heater for about 15 years at a time. It's much nicer to only worry about minimal maintenance tasks such as needing to change a light bulb. 


              Modern Amenities

              Have you ever lived in a home without a dishwasher? If so, you can appreciate homes with modern amenities such as new dishwashers, refrigerators, microwaves, etc. Other modern amenities in newer homes include master baths, workout rooms and home theaters with built in sound systems. These types of rooms simply weren't considered as room options when older homes were built. 


              Energy Efficient

              Newer homes can feature an array of energy efficient features including solar panels, heated floors, heated garages, spray foam insulation and energy efficient appliances and windows. 


              The "New" Factor 

              There's nothing quite like something that's new. The feeling that you get when you get a new house perhaps supersedes the feeling that you get for all other things that are new. Houses are one of the biggest investments that a person will ever make and are they are meaningful places that will hold lifelong memories. Someone knowing that their memories will be the first in a home makes it all the more special. Another benefit of a new home is that it's clean and you can rest assured that there will be no lingering orders from previous owners.


              What do you think? What are other advantages of buying a newer home? Let us know in the comments section below. 



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                The Benefits of Buying an Older Home

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                It's said that new is better. Do you agree?

                Viewers of the television show This Old House may disagree as well as the many others that enjoy watching shows focused on the renovations of older homes. Some people enjoy living in older homes, too. Let's looks at some reasons as to why someone may prefer to buy an older home versus a newer one: 

                Repairs Will Increase Home Value

                Older homes are usually in need of a new roof, HVAC system, water heaters and other updates. If you invest in an older home to make these improvements, it will increase its value.



                Custom stained class, carved wood details, crown molding and arched doorways are what gives older homes character. These days, it's rare to find such beautiful craftsmanship in newer homes. 


                Purchase Price

                Older homes are generally more affordable than newer homes. 


                Larger Yard

                Older homes were generally built on larger lots because land was more affordable in the past. Most older homes have retained their original lot sizes, which provide substantial yard space.  



                Many older homes feature beautiful landscaping that has been established since the homes were built, which can't be replicated on newer properties. Hundred year old trees and bushes surrounding older homes are truly special features that add to a home's character, charm, and uniqueness.


                Convenient Location 

                Older homes are generally located in areas that are close to dining, shopping and parks.




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                  Weekend Events Vol. 1.4

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                  Wolfeboro Pumpkin Patch Contest 

                  Let your creativity soar! Paint, decorate, embellish or carve a pumpkin and bring it to Durgin Green in downtown Wolfeboro anytime between 10 am and noon. Pumpkins will be judged and prizes will be awarded. Registration is required. Click here for more details about the event.  


                  Sandwich Fair 

                  The Sandwich Fair will run from October 6th to the 8th. Click here to learn more details.


                  Nearer to Nature Walk in Holderness 

                  On Saturday, The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will be hosting the Nearer to Nature Walk from 9:00am to 11:30am. It's free to attend but reservations are required. Click here for more details.  



                  Enjoy the Foliage 

                  It's said that this weekend will be the peak foliage weekend of the year so make sure to get out and take advantage of all the gorgeous views! One great way to enjoy the foliage would be while hiking. Local popular trails include Rattlesnake Mountain, Mount Major, Castle in the Clouds and Bald Knob.  The Cotton Valley Rail-Trail would provide beautiful views, too! If we missed any great hiking spots to see foliage, let us know in the comments section below! 


                  Fall Foliage Celebration in Waterville Valley 

                  This family friendly annual celebration will include games for children, outdoor concerts, a 10 mile trail race, etc. Click here for more details. 




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                    Home Decorating Tips for the Fall

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                    It's said that having your home staged to match the appropriate season helps its selling potential. If you are selling your home this fall, here are some fall decorating tips that we hope that you find useful.

                    Hang an autumn themed wreath 


                    Decorate your porch with pumpkins


                    Place fall scented/themed candles around your home


                    Display fall flowers/centerpieces 


                    Decorate your mantle 


                    Place apples on the table   


                    Leave a flannel throw on a sitting area or bed




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                      Best Songs About Houses

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                      Whether it's for their catchy beats, lyrics, or the artists that sing them, here are our top picks for the best songs about houses. Click the pictures below to listen to each song. Do you think there's a song we missed that should have been on this list? Let us know in the comments section below! Or, visit our Twitter account, , to vote for your favorite!

                      Our House by Crosby Stills & Nash


                      Lego House by Ed Sheeran 


                      Here Is The House by Depeche Mode  


                      The House On the Hill by Stevie Wonder  


                      Our House By Madness



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                        Reasons to Sell This Fall

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                        Thinking of selling your property? Fall is a great time of the year to sell. Click the link below to learn the benefits of selling in the fall to help you decide if the time is right for you. We are located on Main Street in downtown Wolfeboro and we'd be happy to speak with you about your options and how our years of service in the Lakes Region can help. We look forward to speaking with you!


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                        Last Week of Summer Activities

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                        Photo: BlueFin Studio

                        This weekend will be the last weekend of summer before Fall officially starts on September 22nd. Luckily, the weather is expected to be marvelous, reaching 80 degrees. Here are some suggestions for how to enjoy your last weekend of summer. Enjoy whatever you do! 

                        Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough 

                        This mountaintop estate is a popular tourist destination for its exquisite beauty and unique history. Visitors can choose from several activities while visiting the estate including: touring the mansion, eating at the restaurant located on the property, horseback riding and/or visiting the estate's exhibit gallery.

                        DeVylder Farm in Wolfeboro 

                        This local farm offers all the fruits and vegetables you'll need to make a wonderful end of summer meal. 

                        Rail Trail in Wolfeboro 

                        The rail trail is a great way to enoy summer scenery before foliage season. The trail is 11 miles long, beginning at Depot Street in Wolfeboro, and ends at Route 16 in Wakefield. 

                        End of Summer Home Maintenance 

                        This may not seem like an ideal way to spend your last weekend of summer but it could leave you feeling accomplished and prepared for the upcoming colder seasons. 

                        Water Activities in The Lakes Region 

                        Perhaps the best way to enjoy the last weekend of summer should somehow involve one of the many gorgeous lakes in our area. Whether boating, swimming, fishing, waterskiing, etc., enjoy the water now because soon, it will be too cold!

                        New Home Essentials

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                        Purchasing a home for the first time can be quite exciting. However, having certain items in a new home make the experience all the more enjoyable and most of all, convenient. Make sure that you have these recommended essentials so that you can stay home and enjoy your new home as opposed to having to leave to get these items as you realize you need them. That way, there will be more time to focus on where you want to place your furniture and how you want to decorate each room.

                        1. First Aid Kit - Injuries sometimes happen when moving. Make sure you're prepared!

                        2. Power outage supplies - You never know when an outage will occur. Make sure to have batteries, flashlights, bottled water, etc.

                        3. Fire extinguisher - Every home should have one of these. Imagine the potential damage you could prevent by having one of these quickly accessible.

                        4. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors - These save lives and are absolute necessities. 

                        5. Cleaning supplies - Homes can get dirty on moving days with people constantly walking from outside to the inside of your home while moving furniture and boxes. We recommend having Bleach, Comet, a broom and dustpan, vacuum, mop, floor cleaner, sponges, wipes, and rags handily available for whatever messes you may encounter. 

                        6. Snow shovel -Be prepared for that first snowfall with a snow shovel. If not, you may not be able to back out of your driveway to go and get one. 

                        7. Tool kit - Whether needing a hammer to hang pictures or a screwdriver to install curtain rods, be prepared by having a basic tool kit in you home. 

                        8. Shower curtain - Don't wait until you're exhausted and in need of a shower on your first day in your new home to discover that you have a tub with no curtain! To avoid a wet floor or not being able to shower at all, make sure to put up one of these up on your first day. 

                        9. Spare keys - Get spare keys made for your new home as soon as possible. Give a key to each member of the household that will need one.  This way, in the midst moving, if a key is misplaced or someone accidentally locks themselves out of the house, someone will most likely have a spare key to unlock the door.

                        10. Lawn equipment  - Part of a home's appeal is its landscaping. Give your new home curb appeal by maintaining the lawn, hedges, etc.

                        11. Appliances - It's common for people to buy homes without appliances already present. Be prepared by bringing your own from your previous residence or schedule to have new appliances delivered by your move in day. 

                        End of Summer Home Maintenance

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                        Labor Day is around the corner and it's the time of year that people reminisce about the wonderful times they had during the summer and begin to prepare themselves for the upcoming seasons. While people prepare for the colder weather it's important that they prepare their homes, too. Here is a suggested home maintenance list for the end of summer so that your home is best prepared for the change of seasons. 

                        Paint (if you need to, there is better ventilation now than there will be in the winter)

                        Clean and inspect windows 

                        Make sure your fireplace is winter ready 

                        Replace air filters 

                        Fix your driveway (if necessary)

                        Clean gutters 

                        Inspect siding 

                        Store outdoor furniture

                        Organize your garage 

                        Clean garbage and recycle bins 

                        Prepare your pool for the winter/complete any necessary pool maintenance 

                        Seal your attic and basement

                        Prepare your porch, deck and/or patio for the winter elements 

                        Clean out your garbage disposal 

                        Vacuum upholstery

                        If you think there should be anything added to our list, let us know in the comments section below!

                        Weekend Events Vol. 1.3

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                        Wolfeboro's Annual Sidewalk Sale Days

                        It's that time of year and Wolfeboro's annual sidewalk sale is this weekend. Local businesses will be offering sales and special deals on the sidewalks both Friday and Saturday. Make sure to stop by our office if you're looking to buy or sell. If not, stop by anyway to view all of the amazing properties in our window displays. 

                        Great Waters Music Festival presents The Capitol Steps

                        Also this weekend is the Great Waters Music Festival presentation of The Capitol Steps. They have been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS.

                        Downtown Wolfeboro History Walk

                        For those of you that love history,  you'll love the Wolfeboro History Walk. Dressed in period costume, WHS member Don Hargy will describe the sites and activities of Wolfeboro's early days as a popular tourist destination. "Man in Black" will lead his flock to building locations that were notable in past eras. Although the walk is free, donations are greatly appreciated.

                        Winter Harbor Live Music Show

                        Donations to support Lake Winnipesaukee Association and Loon Preservation Committee will be accepted while you enjoy live music by the 9 piece Rosemary’s Baby Blues Band and food from The Chicken Bone. You can join the festivities your boat – portside ½ mile from the end of the harbor (Subject to any and all State of New Hampshire Marine Patrol Regulations and Requirements.)

                        Click here for event times and details. Have a great weekend!

                        The Best Time of Year to Buy a Home

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                        Photos: photos: Steve Dunwell/Getty Images
                        Concept: Greg Chow

                        There is a myriad of information pertaining to the best time of year to buy a home as opposed to the worst time. Here's the breakdown:


                        November, December and January are great months to purchase a home. If a seller is willing to put their home on the market during this busy time of year, it can be assumed that they are ambitious and are also probably willing to be flexible when it comes to the selling price. People that sell their homes in the winter generally accept offers below asking price. 


                        A benefit to buying a home in the Spring is the high inventory. This is the time of year that new homes go on the market, so there is a vast selection for buyers to choose from. However, because of Spring's popularity for new listings, loan processing can sometimes take a little longer than usual. Also, bidding wars are common during this season, which can drive prices higher. 


                        May through late August is a convenient time of year to buy a home because children are out of school and people generally have more free time shop for homes and plan for a move. House inventory is also high during the summer, which like Spring, gives buyers an array of options. A possible downside of buying a home in the summer is that prices can be higher. However, if you find a home that you love during this season, you might want to still put in an offer because it's highly likely that if you don't buy it, someone else will. 


                        After busy summers, home prices decrease in the Fall. Although the price drops are not always significant, a lower price is always a better price for any buyer. Year end tax credits are also an incentive to buy during the Fall because it's near the end of the fiscal year. Buyers have potential opportunities to qualify for tax deductions for the closing cost, property tax and mortgage interest. 

                        The Best Season to Buy 

                        There is no best season to buy a home. As long as you can afford the home that you want, have a good realtor, and are committed to becoming a homeowner, there's no reason that you should not purchase your dream home. Timing is everything and when it's right, go for it! Happy house hunting!

                        Two New Land Listings!

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                        Happy Friday! We hope that you have a wonderful weekend. If you're shopping for waterfront land, stop by our office or call us. We'd be happy to discuss these new land listings with you, both located on Basin Drive in beautiful Tuftonboro, New Hampshire.


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                        Pros and Cons of Buying a Smart Home

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                        There are pros and cons to buying a smart home. Click here to read about them. We're also interested to know what you think. Do you feel that the benefits outweigh the cons when it comes to buying a smart home? Let us know in the comments section below!

                        Weekend Events Vol. 1.2

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                        There's a lot going on in Wolfeboro this weekend! Are you going to any of these events?



                        Great Waters Music Festival presents The Doo Wop Project

                        The Jungle Book at Foss Field on Varney Road 


                        Acrylic Pour Painting Workshop at The Libby Museum 

                        Freese Brothers Big Band at Cate Park 

                        Stravinskyy, Sibelius, and Rachmaninov at Kingswood Arts Center 


                        Pancakes for Paws Brunch at Lakes Region Humane Society 

                        Circus Smirkus at The Nick

                        Click here for event times and details. 

                        Have a great weekend! 




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