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The Importance of Curb Appeal When Selling Your Home

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There are many factors to consider when selling your home and curb appeal is one of them. The saying, "First impressions are everything" was originally intended for people but it applies to houses, too. Click here to learn what you can do to optimize the potential of selling your home within a short time frame by making it look a little nicer from the outside. 

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Article: www.moneytalksnews.com

Historic Homes of New Hampshire

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There are so many amazing properties in New Hampshire. Summer is a great time to explore the state and visit some of its most notable houses. Click here to view 10 Historic Homes in New Hampshire. Have you visited any of these properties? Which one of them was your favorite? Let us know in the comments section!

Linked article from onlyinyourstate.com 

 

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    Price Reduction on 34 Acres

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    133-28 Center Street, Wolfeboro

     

     

    This newly reduced property is conveniently located just a short drive from Rt. 16 for easy commuting and has frontage on Rt. 28 and Rt. 109. The 34 acre parcel offers many possibilities with multiple engineering approvals and five wells. 

    $249,000

    MLS # 4618572

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    Weekend Events Vol. 1.1

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    Photo credit:�https://www.nhsunflower.com

    Can you believe that it's already the end of July? We can't. You know the saying...time flies when you're having fun. Continue to let it fly this weekend at these fun�events!�

    Saturday�

    Beatles Tribute Band Wolfeboro 7:00pm

    New Hampshire Music Festival�Wolfeboro�7:30pm�

    A Fox on the Fairway�play Wolfeboro 8:00pm

    Sunflower Festival�Lee 10:00am (Festival ends 8/5)�

    Sunday�

    James and the Giant Peach play Wolfeboro 1:00pm

    Have a great weekend!

    Best Lake Movies

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    If you love lake life, it's likely that you're partial to movies that feature a lake setting because in certain aspects, it can sometimes make the plot more relatable. 

    Here are our top six favorite movies that feature a lake setting: 

    1) Meatballs 

    Meatballs is a cult classic for a reason. In Murray's first starring role, he plays Tripper Harrison, the lead counselor of a mediocre camp. The plot centers around the antics of the camp counselors over the course of the summer, including a competition with a rival camp. The many laughs that you'll get from watching this move will be well worth your time. 

    2) What About Bob

    Are you surprised that Bill Murray stars in our top two picks? We're not. What About Bob? tells the story of a psychiatrist (Richard Dreyfuss) and his patient (Bill Murray). Murray's character, Bob Wiley, follows Dreyfuss' character, Leo Marvin, on his family vacation. Soon, Leo's family develops a liking for Bob and hilarity ensues as Leo fails to comprehend how this could ever happen. If you haven't seen the movie, it's a summer must!

    3) The Great Outdoors 

    This film was written and produced by John Hughes who also wrote several other excellent movies including: Sixteen Candles, Uncle Buck, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, etc. Therefore, if you haven't seen The Great Outdoors, you're guaranteed to like it if you've like his other movies. The movie stars John Candy and Dan Aykroyd as brother-in-laws. Aykroy's character, Roman, imposes on the family vacation of Candy's character, Chet. While all seems well in the beginning, family tensions soon surface. This amusing film has many memorable scenes including a water skiing lesson, the steak eating contest and a bear chase. 

    4) Dirty Dancing

    We'll bet that you know all of the words to at least one of the songs from this movie. Which one is it? "Hungry Eyes", "(I've Had) The Time of My Life", "She's Like the Wind", or "Be My Baby"? Dirty Dancing is a classic story of a nice girl that meets a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. It stands out as one of the more memorable versions of this storyline for the film's music and of course, lake setting! One of the movie's most memorial scenes is when characters Baby and Johnny practice a dance lift in the lake. This film never gets old and has inspired everything from parodies by the Muppets, to choreographed dances at weddings.  

    5) On Golden Pond

    On Golden Pond stars Hollywood legends Kathryn Hepburn, Henry Fonda and his real-life daughter, Jane Fonda. The film tells the story of an elderly couple that spends their summers at their lakefront vacation home in New England and their relationships with their daughter and grandson. The film was the second highest grossing movie of the year, for the year it was released, and was nominated for ten Oscars. Henry Fonda and Kathryn Hepburn won Best Actor awards for their roles. 

    6)  Indian Summer 

    This film features an all star cast and tells the story eight adults that return to their old camp at the request of their former camp counselor, played by Alan Arkin. As the campers reconnect, unresolved past issues resurface. This forces some of the campers to come to terms with the past. The all star cast includes Diane Lane, Bill Paxton and Elizabeth Perkins. 

    If you think that we missed any movies with a lake setting that deserved to have made or list, let us know in the comments section!

    Here's what people think on Twitter:

    Feel free to vote for your favorite of the top 3 by clicking below. You will be redirected to Twitter to enter your vote. 

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    Happy Weekend!

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    It's a beautiful day today and the streets are full of cars and people enjoying lovely Wolfeboro! 

    If you're not already in town, you may want to visit for tonight's Great Waters Music Festival presenting Torme sings Torme. The event starts at 7:30pm at 15 Varney Road. 

    Other events this weekend include the Annual Water Ski Lakes Region Open and the Granite Kid Triathlon. As always, if you're in town, make sure to stop by to view our current window display of listings. With so many beautiful properties, it will be hard to decide which one you like best. Let us know your favorite property by using  #melansonrealestate on Instagram.

    Have a great weekend! 

     

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      Build Your Dream Home On This Land!

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      If you could build your dream home, what would it look like? What architectural style would it be? What materials would you use to build it? How many rooms would it have? How many floors? What would the color of your front door be? Building a home from the ground up can be perceived as a challenge for some. For others however, it's an amazing opportunity to be creative and build a home that is personalized to their liking and needs.  

       

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      $57,000

      201-80 Highland Tr, Wolfeboro, NH 

      MLS#: 4668303

       

      In addition to creative freedom, there are other benefits of building your own home:

      You Are the First Owner

      There's nothing like the look and smell of something that's brand new. Building your own home allows you to be first person to walk its floors, step on its stairs, paint its walls and create memories in its rooms. 

      Everything is New 

      You won't have to worry about old electrical wiring, an aging water heater, old foundation issues, bad plumbing or a leaking roof. Every aspect of your new home is brand new. Therefore, you won't have to worry about any repair costs for quite sometime! 

      Customization

      Have you always wanted a library in the den? Perhaps you've always wanted a customized staircase? Maybe an indoor rock climbing course in your living room? The possibilities are truly endless. Besides knowing that only your home has certain features, customizations are also wonderful because they can be a great selling point if you ever choose to move.

      Energy Efficient 

      You can use energy efficient materials when building a home that can save you money in some instances, offer tax credits. Popular energy efficient materials include recycled steel, spray foam insulation and insulating concrete forms. HVAC systems are also a great energy efficient feature to add to any home. The best part is that you won't have to move heavy air conditions every year and find storage for them in the winter. 

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      Enjoy all that Wolfeboro has to offer in this new home!

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      453 Stoddard Road, Wolfeboro NH

      Currently under construction in a fantastic location on over 5 acres, close to Rt. 16 for easy commuting and within desirable Governor Wentworth School District. Offering a first-floor master bedroom with private bath, eat-in kitchen and more! Call or stop-in today to schedule a private showing. Update: Sold 

      Being offered at $299,000  MLS #4703842

       

       

       

       

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      It's Moonlight Madness Time Downtown!

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      This Friday, Moonlight Madness returns to downtown Wolfeboro with sidewalk sales, great food and drink, live music and more. After shopping til you drop, relax at Cate Park or Back Bay and take in the amazing views. Don't miss this annual tradition, it's sure to be a fun event! Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 603-569-2200 for additional information.

      The season has begun for Molly the Trolley!

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      In operation since 1987, Molley the Trolley is a great way to explore Wolfeboro and learn it's history while taking in the sights and scenery. Memorial Day through June, she runs on weekends only from 11am-2pm. July and August you can find her around town every day from 10am-4pm, arriving at the town docks on the hour and the Depot on Railroad Ave on the half-hour. All day and season passes are available with children under four free! Click on the link below for additional information about this great Wolfeboro tradition.

      Molly the Trolley 

      5 Reasons to Sell this Summer!

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      Thinking of selling your current home, vacation getaway or vacant land? Now is a great time to list your property and get it sold! Click on the link below to help you decide if the time is right for you. Conveniently located on Main Street in downtown Wolfeboro, we would love to speak with you about your options and how our years of service in the Lakes Region can help! 

       

      Photo credit and article from simplifyingthemarket.com

       

      Annual Memorial Day Parades happening throughout the Lakes Region

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      Monday, May 28th several communities in the Lakes Region will hold their Annual Memorial Day Parades.

      Wolfeboro's parade will begin at 9am with a ceremony at Brewster Field, travel to Carpenter School, continue down Main Street, stop at the Post Office and end with a ceremony at the Community Bandstand at Cate Park. We hope you will join us for this wonderful tradition.

      Alton's parade will begin at Monument Square at 10am, travel to the cemetery for ceremony, then will travel back to the Square for observances.

      Gilford's parade will begin at the Community Church on Potter Hill Road at 10am and proceed to the cemetery for services.

      Laconia's parade will begin at 10am, traveling through downtown to the Veteran's Park for services.

      Meredith's parade will travel to several locations around downtown and will begin at 10am.

      Moultonborough's parade will begin at 10am, travel down Rt. 25 to town hall where a wreath laying will be held at the Historical Society.

      Photo Credit Larissa Mulkern / www.newhampshire.com

      This waterfront property is truly special!

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      47 ADVENT COVE ROAD, MEREDITH NH  MLS #4695020   $3,750,000

      From the moment you enter the park-like setting, you are home. Perfectly sited on 6 acres to blend seamlessly into the spectacular landscape. With dock and 2-bay boathouse that even has a registered heliport above. Current updates on the spacious home include a new kitchen, master bath and roof. Here is where you come to enjoy all that the Lakes Region has to offer! Click on the photo below for additional information about this listing including an arial tour.

       

       

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      The 2018 Arts Festival season begins Saturday, May 26th!

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      The Wolfeboro Arts Festival (formerly Arts Walk) returns this Saturday, May 26th bigger and better than ever! The Sandy Martin Gallery will celebrate their re-opening with a performance by The Brother's Way. Stop into The Art Place end enter your winning bid at their silent auction and enjoy a performance by singer/songwriter Thom Alden. Street performers with hoops, stilts, and more will be found around downtown delighting young and old. Be sure to head to downtown and take part in all of the fun!

       

      The Wright Museum has begun its 2018 season!

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      Located on Center Street, The Wright Museum is a must stop if you are visiting the area. With over 14,000 unique items in its collection from photographs to military vehicles and everything in-between you will learn a great deal and come away with a better understanding of that time in our history. With many special events throughout the season such as their popular lecture series and their annual Family Day there is truly something for everyone. Stop in today and experience for yourself all that this wonderful organization offers! 

       

      Make it your own on Mirror Lake

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      With your personal touches, this unique waterfront offering will be everything you ever wanted. Enjoy your private dock and beach on Mirror Lake while you take advantage of 4,500 square feet of living space and a 4 car, detached garage with extra storage above. Converting the first floor for single level living with 2 separate spaces above for family and friends is just one option. Looking for an income property? All units are currently rented. Don't wait, call or stop-in today to schedule a private showing and see all this amazing property offers.

       

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      2018 Quarter 1 Real Estate Market Statistics for Carroll County

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      Spring has finally sprung! Let's take a look back at Carroll County's 2018 Quarter 1 Real Estate Market Statistics.

      In Quarter 1 of this year, 162 single-family residential homes were sold in Carroll County. That's a 9% decrease from Quarter 1 of 2017. The median sales price showed an increase of 13.7% at $227,250 over a price of $199,950 in 2017. The average days on the market for homes sold was 123 days, down 15.2% from the previous year's average of 145 days. Here's how Carroll County compares to the statewide statistics.

      Statewide, 2018 Quarter 1 saw a total of 2,772 single-family homes sold. That's a decrease of .1% over the previous year's total of 2,775. Median sales price was $260,000 up 6.1% from the previous year's price of $245,000. Average day's on the market in Quarter 1 was 85 down 6.6% from last year's 91 days.

      Visit nhar.org for additional information regarding real estate marketing statistics by county.

      Inventory is low and buyer's are out there, looking for their first, forever or vacation home. We have been in the business over 30 years. Real estate is our profession and we have the experience you need to make a sound and informed real estate decision. Contact us today!

      *Market statistics provided by New England Real Estate Network/NHAR

       

      The 44th Annual Smith River Canoe Race is Almost Here!

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      An annual tradition in town, The Smith River Canoe Race will be held this year on Saturday, May 19th at 1:15pm. Registration will run from 10am to 12:45pm that day at Albee Beach. There are 19 classes to ensure all abilities can participate. Residents and visitors enjoy watching from the banks along the river and cheering on competitors, many who have participated in the race for several years, now with second generation family members getting in on the fun. 

      The race will begin at Albee Beach on Lake Wentworth, pass through Smith River to Crescent Lake, down the lower Smith River to Back Bay and then to Dockside, totaling 4 miles with a mild white-water stretch and 2 portages. Participants may contact Roger Murray at 603-569-5454 for additional information about this event. Good luck to all!

       

      Take a trip on the M/S Mount Washington!

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      Thinking about a trip to the Lakes Region? A cruise on the M/S Mount Washington is a must. With ports in Meredith, Wolfeboro, Alton Bay and Center Harbor for scheduling convenience and many themed Dinner Dance Cruises throughout the season. Fun for all and a great way to sit back, relax and enjoy. Click on the photo below to visit their website and start planning your perfect cruise!

       

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