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Updated Feb 17, 2022. 1. MEREDITH — Frank Roche, president of Roche Realty Group, Inc with offices in Meredith and Laconia, has announced that Sue Locantore recently joined the Meredith office. Sue has been practicing real estate in the Lakes Region for 35 years and has been a Sanbornton, resident for 30 years. She ….
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Four decades of change in Lakes Region real estate
(2 days ago) Four decades of change in Lakes Region real estate. We were talking in the office the other day regarding how much the real estate industry has changed over the past 45-years. I look back, and it was 1976 when I entered the real estate profession in the Lakes Region. When I joined the Lakes Region Board of Realtors, there were 75 Realtors in
The driving forces in the demand for NH housing …
(9 days ago) The driving forces in the demand for NH housing. It is no secret that our country has seen some incredible growth in the real estate sector these last few years. This rapid appreciation combined with rising interest rates and increasing inflation has left many Americans feeling wary about the future of real estate values. The national housing
Local taxpayers would benefit under retirement bill before
(Just Now) Local taxpayers would benefit under retirement bill before NH House. Local property taxpayers would benefit under a bill to be taken up by the full N.H. House today that would require the state to reinstate a portion of its contribution to retirement costs for teachers, police and firefighters, Keene City Manager Elizabeth Dragon said Wednesday.
NH Homeowner Assistance Fund program launches real
(9 days ago) The federally funded New Hampshire Homeowner Assistance Fund program established through the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery has launched and is accepting applications. The program provides aid to eligible residents of New Hampshire who are struggling to pay their mortgage, property taxes, utility bills, and other housing
How real estate trends affect the Lakes Region Columns
(8 days ago) This article was written by Frank Roche. Frank is president of Roche Realty Group with offices in Meredith and Laconia, NH, and can be reached at 603-279-7046. Please feel free to visit www.rocherealty.com to learn more about the Lakes Region and its real estate market.
Holderness Columns laconiadailysun.com
(Just Now) How real estate trends affect the Lakes Region (1) Edward C. Touhey: Not the time for new blood on Inter-Lakes board (1) Voters may have sticker shock, but advocates say changes critical to future of Winnisquam schools (1)
Best counties to retire to in New Hampshire State
(9 days ago) Buyers and sellers of real estate alike—when asked what are the three most essential considerations about a property—will nearly always reply "location, location, location." While this answer is sometimes tongue-in-cheek, it is often quite accurate, and this reply perhaps applies to retirees more than any other demographic.
Bayside Rentals partners with Homes & Villas by Marriott
(2 days ago) MEREDITH — Bayside Rentals property / home management has partnered with Homes & Villas by Marriott International. Homes & Villas by Marriott International only works with carefully vetted property management companies, now including Bayside Rentals. This is to ensure that every home listed is
‘Missing middle’ housing bill heads to floor of New
(8 days ago) A key attraction of building “missing middle” housing, she said, is that the people developing the buildings will most likely be local residents and others from inside New Hampshire. “Big development firms are not going to come from California and build a fourplex in a small town,” Vann said. “This is a bill that privileges big
high inflation Columns laconiadailysun.com
(4 days ago) How real estate trends affect the Lakes Region (1) Edward C. Touhey: Not the time for new blood on Inter-Lakes board (1) Steve Earle: Are actions of Russan, US government really that different? (1) Marc Abear: Choice between equality and equity dramatically affects our freedom (1) Bill Hemmel: Clarifying the limitations of the powers of the
Deadline to pay A/C project deposit prompts Gunstock
(3 days ago) Deadline to pay A/C project deposit prompts Gunstock meeting. GILFORD — The Gunstock Area Commission is due to meet Friday to vote on whether to approve funds for installing air conditioning at the base lodge by summer. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. in the base lodge, according to Gary Kiedaisch, the commission’s vice chair
Commissioners agree to pay delegation’s bills
(Just Now) In a second motion, the county commissioners voted to pay $20,000 of the delegation’s legal bill which totals more than $36,000. The vote was 2-1 on both motions, with Commissioner Hunter Taylor dissenting. The commissioners said that because delegation had capped the amount to be spent on legal services at $20,000, any amount above that
Grafton County broadband project gets $3.7 million boost
(8 days ago) BRISTOL — A $3.7 million American Rescue Plan grant will allow the Grafton County Broadband Committee to proceed with engineering plans for the entire 39-town region, a significant step in its goal of assisting every town in the county in providing high-speed internet service. The committee formed to apply the lessons from Bristol’s pilot
Bernini is Bri's baby Local laconiadailysun.com
(7 days ago) Bernini’s wine list features 30 different wines, many of which won’t be found elsewhere nearby. The restaurant’s menu is built around Italian dishes that pair well with the wines. Heney said the arugula, burrata and prosciutto pizza is very popular, as are the filet mignon, and the scallops and arancini.
Energy & Ukraine crisis compared to 1970s inflation
(1 days ago) I started my real estate career in the Lakes Region in 1976. We had to guarantee potential clients gas to get back to Massachusetts or Connecticut after looking at properties. Drivers would go to stations before dawn or late at night, hoping to avoid the long lines. In addition to gas rationing, the national speed limit was cut to 55 miles per
Stephanie McKim joins Mortgage Network’s Laconia office
(9 days ago) Stephanie McKim. LACONIA — Mortgage Network, Inc., one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the eastern U.S., announced Stephanie McKim has joined the company’s Laconia, New Hampshire office as a loan officer. McKim will be responsible for helping borrowers throughout New Hampshire with their home financing needs.
Blanche Vas Appleton, 94 laconiadailysun.com
(5 days ago) MEREDITH — Blanche Vas Appleton, 94, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 30, 2022 at Goldenview Healthcare Center, Meredith. Blanche entered this world on August 6, 1927, the daughter of the late Mary and Joseph Vas. Blanche grew up in northern New Jersey where she met and married the love
Tilton — The Gateway to New Hampshire's Lakes Region
(1 days ago) Tilton also had investments in real estate, banking, railroads, and he built a mansion in 1861 on what is now the Lucian Hunt Library on the Tilton School Campus. The landmark hilltop memorial arch, a Roman arch replica, was built in Northfield as a memorial to Tilton's ancestors spanning 50 feet high and 40 feet wide.
Ice report: spotty Local News laconiadailysun.com
(Just Now) Emerson began compiling records of Ice-Out in 1979, the year before his father became the event's official referee. Prior to 1980 that duty was carried out by Bob Aldrich, a real estate agent and amateur pilot who also organized an annual Ice-Out lottery to raise funds for the local Rotary Club.
Wagon ride event raises funds for veteran transitional
(5 days ago) Purchasing a home in the Lakes Region for housing veterans is no small task. As The Daily Sun has reported, real estate prices in the area are booming, and the housing market is incredibly tight. Fortunately for Taylor and her organization, a New Hampshire real estate professional is offering some assistance.
Holderness bridges big Squam and little Squam Columns
(7 days ago) Holderness contains 30.5 square miles of land area and 5.4 square miles of inland water area on Squam like and White Oaks Pond. The population was 2,108 in 2019, and there are approximately 1,208 housing units in town. The 2021 property tax rate is $11.31 per $1,000 compared to $13.58 per $1,000 in 2020.
TILTON Columns laconiadailysun.com
(6 days ago) Waterfront sales activity and real estate news (1) Leonard Witt: Up to voters to rid legislature of radical right wing anarchists (1) Citizen group sees political maneuvering behind Gunstock appointment (1) Lynn Rudmin Chong: Republicans getting information from unreliable news sources (1) Delegation to nursing home: 2/3 is enough (1)
Working out details slowing in-law apt. proposal Local
(Just Now) Working out details slowing in-law apt. proposal. LACONIA — Three months after a proposal for streamlining the approval process for in-law apartments was brought before the City Council, getting the amended ordinance into its final form is still a work in progress. The city’s Planning Department is urging the process be simplified because
Belknap Mall sold; new owner plans multimillion-dollar
(4 days ago) Verno Belknap is managed by Vernet Property Inc., a Massachusetts commercial real estate holding company which owns two retail complexes and a restaurant in the southern part of the state, in addition to commercial property in the Bay State, according to John McLaughlin, a commercial real estate broker who represented the buyer.
McLear booted from Gunstock Commission, says he'll re
(Just Now) McLear was not allowed to vote. The Belknap County Delegation appointed McLear to the Gunstock Commission in June 2020 for what was officially noticed at the time as a five-year term. McLear joined the commission after Commissioner Stephan Nix resigned before completing his term. Nix’s term was due to expire in November 2020.
April kicks off first day of open water fishing season
(7 days ago) LACONIA — Most associate April 1st with pranks and trickery, but for anglers in New Hampshire, it marks the first day of open water fishing. Friday was the first day of the year when people could fish throughout the lake, and off of the city's many bridges, dams and river walks. Garret Fortson has been coming to downtown Laconia's Rotary Park
Employers’ input sought in regional housing needs survey
(8 days ago) Employers’ input sought in regional housing needs survey. The state’s nine regional planning commissions are conducting an online survey of New Hampshire employers as part of their effort to draft a regional housing needs assessment. The survey is a key part of their effort, the commissions say, as they work to understand the impact of
County Commission seeks state senator’s help in Silver
(3 days ago) LACONIA — County Commissioners have asked one of the area’s state senators to get directly involved in an effort to obtain funding for a new dam at the outlet of Silver Lake which is prone to fluctuating water levels which results in recurring flooding of shoreline properties. The commissioners
Gilford voters favor traditions, except when it comes to
(4 days ago) GILFORD — Gilford voters overwhelmingly approved proposed town expenditures, and upheld two time-honored traditions: Unchallenged incumbent Gus Benavides, a local real estate agent, returned to the select board, and a Revolutionary War-era flag was chosen as the town’s official banner. Benavides
Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty expands into
(6 days ago) BURLINGTON, Vt. — Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty and Peerage Realty Partners have announced a strategic partnership with Select Sotheby’s International Realty and Gary DiMauro Real Estate Inc. that will expand the company’s footprint into the mid-Hudson Valley Region and Upstate New York.
Trees leaving Main Street – Roadside plantings, now 30
(9 days ago) How real estate trends affect the Lakes Region (1) Edward C. Touhey: Not the time for new blood on Inter-Lakes board (1) Voters may have sticker shock, but advocates say changes critical to future of Winnisquam schools (1)
Real Housewives of New York City being rebooted and recast
(5 days ago) How real estate trends affect the Lakes Region (1) Edward C. Touhey: Not the time for new blood on Inter-Lakes board (1) Voters may have sticker shock, but advocates say changes critical to future of Winnisquam schools (1)
Poll: New Hampshire voters unaware of redistricting
(1 days ago) The poll, released by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, found that only about one-third of respondents were aware of proposed maps for the state's two U.S. House districts, which have been described as the biggest shakeup of the state's political boundaries in more than 40 years.
Drug probe unfolds after 3 Hanover High School students
(1 days ago) “A counterfeit Xanax (bar) and real Xanax can look very similar. We urge parents and students to be extremely cautious with all controlled substances, and pay particular attention to any pills or unknown substances obtained from anyone other than a prescriber.”
New Hampshire jobless claims edge up State
(9 days ago) How real estate trends affect the Lakes Region (1) Edward C. Touhey: Not the time for new blood on Inter-Lakes board (1) Steve Earle: Are actions of Russan, US government really that different? (1) Marc Abear: Choice between equality and equity dramatically affects our freedom (1) Bill Hemmel: Clarifying the limitations of the powers of the