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Mortgage Rates Are Rising. Here’s the Silver Lining

– and Ways to Keep Your Budget in Check Remember the good old days when home mortgage rates were below 3%?  In fact, they had been historically low for well over a decade, hovering between 2.5 to 3.5%.  Today, we are witnessing rates that are on a continued climb due to a number of factors,…

The Convenience of Work-from-Home

Two+ years into the major shift of work-life balance as we know it that the pandemic prompted in March 2020, many Americans are now working in ways that look vastly different than before and what they had envisioned for their futures. Once the initial disruption of 2020 began to subside, many workers — and their…

How To Choose A New Construction Floor Plan

If you’ve decided to purchase a new construction home, among the first steps are to determine the town or region where you’d like to live, find a builder, and begin reviewing your design options online. At some point early in the process, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the variations in floor plans. Beyond the fairly…

55-Plus Living in NH

When we reach a certain age, it might make sense to downsize or seek out a home that offers some extra advantages to make homeownership easier. Consider the growing popularity of “55+ communities.” They’re so named because the minimum age requirement of at least one resident living on each property is 55. That is, a…

Getting to Know Goffstown

When we talk about the reasons we love living in New Hampshire, with its amazing combination of urban and rural communities that provide the best mix of all the things that make New England great…well, the little town of Goffstown fits the bill.

Checklist for Spring Landscaping Success

No matter what the groundhog says, spring is almost here! As temperatures grow milder, late winter and early spring are a great time to get your yard in shape. Just follow these steps for smart spring preparation.

Home Design In 2022

The concept of home — and how much time we are spending there — has certainly changed over the past two years. With those shifts have come the changing interests of home buyers and those seeking to remodel. Consider how you’re currently using your home and how it might have transformed from when you first…

Spring Landscape Planning

Are you ready for warmer days, green grass, blooming flowers and plants, and enjoying longer, brighter afternoons in your yard? We are, too. Even though winter still has its grip on us, this is actually a great time to start planning for spring landscaping. With some smart preparation ahead of time, you’ll be in a…
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Winter Fun In Southern New Hampshire

New Hampshire is arguably one of the best spots to live in the U.S., especially for those who like to play in the snow a few months out of the year. Don’t believe us? See what U.S. News & World Report has to say about it. So if you get a little thrill when those…
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So You Want to Build a New Home. Where Do You Start?

If you’re leaning toward buying a new construction home in New Hampshire, but don’t know where to begin the process, you’ve come to the right place. Perhaps you’ve just started looking at different cities and towns and aren’t sure exactly where in New Hampshire you’d like to live. But once you decide, how do you…
gifts for new homeowners

Gifts for New Homeowners

When you’re making your holiday gift list and checking it twice, don’t forget something for the friend or family member who has recently moved into a new home. If it’s their first home or a major change from their previous one, they may be in need of just about everything, and that leaves the options…
should you add on or move costs, value and preferences

Should You Add On Or Move? Comparing Costs, Value And Personal Preferences.

It’s not uncommon to outgrow the home you’ve lived in and loved for many years. There are several reasons why. Maybe there are more family members in the household now, or it could be, like millions of Americans since 2020, you started working from home full time and you need your own professional space. So…