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Welcome to our blog! Here you will find information regarding market, local and Lakes Region information and events! Along with DIY projects and more! Come back often to see what's new and leave us a comment if there's something you'd like to see.

Home buying cost by state

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Thinking of buying where you currently live or looking to relocate to another state and are not sure how much you will need? Click on the link below for a handy info graphic that will give you an idea. If the Lakes Region is where you currently reside or you're looking to move to our beautiful area, contact the experts at Melanson Real Estate for all of your real estate needs.

photo credit: simplifyingthemarket.com

Vist our YouTube Channel for Videos and Slideshows of our Current Listings

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Visit our YouTube Channel to see videos and slideshows of our current listings! Click on the link below to get started! If you're thinking of listing your home, stop in our convenient North Main Street location and speak with one of our experts about how to get the most money for your home, in the shortest amount of time, with the least amount of difficulty. 

 

 

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    Buyers appreciate an uncluttered home!

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    Spring has sprung...sort of, but temperatures are gradually warming, windows are opening to let fresh air in even if only for a few minutes.  During holidays, family gatherings and a long season spent mostly indoors it's easy for clutter to build up with the mindset, "I'll get to that when it's warmer." Now that it's getting warmer it's time to declutter. If you're thinking of selling your current home and want to attract more buyers or are just ready to free up some space, the link below will give you some helpful tips.

    Celebrate Spring with a Fresh Coat of Paint

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    A fresh coat of paint is an easy and cost-effective way to give your home a new look and make it more attractive to potential buyers. Creating a focal point with color can either help or hurt depending on how you go about it. Click on the photo below for some helpful advice on how to use color effectively and make the most of your painting project.

     

     

    What's My Lakes Region Home Worth?

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    Have you been thinking about putting your current home on the market but aren't quite sure where to begin? A great way to start is determining your home's value. Click on the link below and the experts at Melanson Real Estate will be happy to provide a free, no-obligation, personalized current market analysis. We provide the care and personal service you deserve from your first listing appointment to closing day!

    Top 5 Reasons to Hire A Real Estate Professional!

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    If you're thinking of buying your first home, forever home or are ready to sell your current home? Don't go it alone! Melanson Real Estate is one of the oldest and most respected firms in town. Our experts know the Lakes Region and will assist you every step of the way, from showing to closing. We provide the care and personal service you deserve from day one to minimize surprises and make your buying and selling experience as stress free as possible. Call or stop-in today to speak with one of our experts! 

    5 Signs It's Time to Sell Your Home

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    Have you outgrown your home? Or has your home outgrown your household? Fewer and fewer families expect to stay in their first or second home for the long haul. Here are some factors to determine if you're financially and emotionally ready to sell your home.

    1. Growing or shrinking household - Are you about to welcome a new baby or take in aging parents? Maybe you're sending your youngest off to college. In any event, if your living space has become too cramped or grown beyond your needs, it may be time to make a move.

    2. Plenty of home equity - Subtract the value of your home from the amount you have left on your loan. What's left over is the equity; or the amount you'll have after the sale. Following the sale, you'll be a buyer again, so having funds to put down is key.

    3. Interest from potential buyers - You'll want to list when you know buyers are looking. Some experts say late spring is the ideal time to sell, but peak seasons vary by region. Milder weather can increase buyer interest, but that also means more competition from other sellers.

    4. Changing circumstances - Location matters. Whether your neighborhood dynamics are changing, you're unhappy with the schools in your area or a new job significantly increases your commute, your community needs to fit your lifestyle.

    5. Home improvements - Renovations may be a wise investment, but it's best to avoid listing your home in the middle of a project. If you plan to sell your home as is, completing some minor home updates like new paint and fixtures can be a huge selling point. 

    Moving is a big decision, one that requires careful consideration. If your needs have changed since you bought your home, don't hesitate to get in touch.

     

    Fire and Ice Festival Returns to the Wolfeboro Inn!

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    Looking for something fun and different to do this weekend? The Wolfeboro Inn has the perfect solution with their Fire and Ice Festival happening this Friday and Saturday from 5-10pm on the inn's lake-side gazebo lawn. The family friendly event is $5 per person and features fire dancing performances, an amazing ice bar, music and dancing. If you would like to enjoy dinner it is suggested you make a reservation. 

    This lot on the Basin will make your waterfront dreams come true!

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    10-11-12 Basin Road, Tuftonboro NH   MLS #4461864

    Warmer days are coming! Just imagine spending them relaxing by the water in a quiet cove as you watch your perfect waterfront home or getaway take shape. If you're feeling more adventurous take advantage of the big lake access before returning to the peace and tranquility of the Basin in Tuftonboro. Don't hesitate, call today to speak with our experts about this well-priced parcel.

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    WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING LISTINGS!

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    Winter is still upon us, but it's still a great time to sell and we are actively seeking new listings! Here at Melanson Real Estate you'll receive the care and personal service that you deserve from the first consultation all the way through to the closing. Our agents attend all showings and are here to make selling your property as stress free as possible. If you've been thinking about putting your property on the market, don't wait! We handle it all from single family and vacation homes to commercial properties and land. Let our experts use their years of experience in the industry to work for you! Conveniently located on Main Street and available to meet all of your real estate needs. Call, stop-in or email our agents today to see what we can do for you! 

     

    2017 Year End Real Estate Market Statistics for Carroll County

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    Happy New Year! Let's take a look back at Carroll County's 2017 Real Estate Market Statistics.

    In 2017 1,192 single-family residential homes were sold in Carroll County. That's a 4% increase from the previous year's total of 1,146. The median home price showed an 8.2% increase at $230,000 over a price of $212,625 in 2016. The average days on the market for homes sold was 100 days, down 29% from the previous year's average of 140. Here's how Carroll County compares to the statewide statistics.

    Statewide 2017 saw a total of 17,733 single-family residential homes sold with an increase of .6% over the previous year's total of 17,623. Median home price was $266,000, up 6.5% from $249,800 the previous year. Average days on the market was 68 days, down 18% from the previous year's 83 days.

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

    The real estate market in Carroll County is continuing it's trend of steady growth into 2018. Let our experts assist you in getting the highest price for your home in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of difficulty. Experience the care and personal service of one of the oldest and most respected firms in town. 

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

     

     

    5 Great Reasons to Sell your Home in the Winter!

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    When you think of winter, you may think holidays, skiings, skating, sledding but not necessarily selling your home or vacant land. It's actually a great time to list your property. Click on the photo below and enjoy an interesting article by Realtytimes.com that may have you thinking differently about selling your home while there's still snow on the ground. Then stop-in, or give us a call to speak with one of our experts and get your home, land or commercial property sold this winter!

    Celebrate Last Night in downtown Wolfeboro!!

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    Head downtown this New Year's Eve for a day of shopping, dining and activities. 

     

    Town Hall's Great Hall:

    11am - Join a scavenger hunt that will take you throughout several businesses. 

    12:30pm - 4:30pm Concessions will be available for purchase.

    1:30pm - Just Maria & Bob Puppets will perform.

    3pm - Tricky Dick the Magician will perform.

    3:30pm - Visit the Balloon Man.

    4:30pm - Bingo will be held.

    7pm - 9pm GALA will hold a Contra Dance.

     

    All Saints Church:

    4:30pm - 6:30pm Visit the Balloon Man

    5pm - 6:30pm A Lasagna Dinner will be held ($10 for adults, $30 for families and children 5 and under free)

     

    At 6:30pm the Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce will present a Fireworks Display from Brewster Field.

    Protect your home through the winter season!

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    Winter has settled in with it's delightful freezing temperatures, snow and ice. Now is the time to stay on top of some home maintenance projects you may not have thought of to make the most of the season and ensure a smooth transition to spring. Click on the photo below for a link to some helpful tips and tricks to keep your home, safe and protected against all that Mother Nature will bring.

    Enjoy Waterfront Living Through All Four Season of the Year!

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    From lazy, summer days on the water, watching the spectacular fall colors from the large deck, warming up in the covered hot tub while the snow flakes fall to celebrating spring with family and friends on the stone patio. This fantastic home offers it all and so much more! Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to enjoy the Lake Winnipesaukee lifestyle! Call or stop-in today to speak to our experts and schedule a private showing. 

     

     

     

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    Christmas Spirit Open House is this Saturday!

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    Head downtown this Saturday from 1-4pm and take part in this fantastic community event. There will be free refreshments & entertainment to enjoy as well as special discounts with your food pantry donation. Support our many, wonderful local businesses and find that perfect gift for someone special on your list!

     

    It's time to get into the decorating spirit!

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    Before the snow really starts flying, now is a great time to make your outdoor

    spaces festive and fun and burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories!

    HouseBeautiful has put together a great collection of outdoor decorating ideas to

    get you into the spirit! Click on the photo below to view the slideshow and helpful tips. 

     

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