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Risk Verses Reward. The current situation in the banking and real estate markets must be viewed in the context of risk vs. reward.  When CEO's can make millions of dollars in salaries regardless of share holder returns, and the Federal government under writes the debt of the public companies and ...
On Sunday the Federal Government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage companies, quasi-government entities that purchase or guarantee most of the home mortgages in the U.S. & got into trouble with subprime lending.  This basically, is similar to Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Some...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETER!  After a great 1st week of school it was time to celebrate Peter's Birthday.      The crew started out at White Mountain Mini Golf in Intervale.  It was impossible to keep score so they were all winners!  Special congratulations to everyone who got holes-in-ones!  I know of ...
TAKE A HIKE! When the Summer comes to an end, it is time to take a final hike.  Beautiful clear warm days, no bugs or humidity, and the promise of stunning vistas.   This Labor Day week-end we were able to do two great little hikes with the kids!    The first was Champney Falls off the Kancamaugu...
WHAT DID YOU DO ON YOUR SUMMER VACATION? Summer is drawing to an end and school starts in a few days.  Let's hope everyone has great memories of this Summer. Like this beautiful day on Lake Aziscoos.
THE FUNGUS AMONG US!   OK, a Winter of over the top snow fall, then a Summer of record setting RAIN! You have to look on the bright side and when you are in the mountains hiking, this has been a year of GREAT MUSHROOMS.  Every Hike has been an exciting study of fungus. August had over Seven Inche...
Your Dream Property! After running and owning Hotels and Inns for over 20 years prior to opening Black Bear Realty, there is nothing I enjoy more than the process of matching a hopeful innkeeper with the perfect property. I am lucky to be working with two such buyers these days. Unlike most Buyer...
COULD IT GET ANY BETTER!Americans felt better about the economy in August, as a barometer of sentiment posted the biggest boost in two years amid falling gas prices. Two reports suggested that a bottom could be nearing for the housing market, but economists caution it's too early to proclaim that...
Three Good Real Estate Stories In A Month! Existing-home sales hit a five-month high in July, according to new data from the National Association of Realtors(NAR). But, the group noted, sales have stayed in a "relatively narrow range" over the past 11 months. Existing-home sales -- including sing...
I am Looney about Le Grand Bois Du Nord! If you are thinking about buying a property in the the White Mountains, take a moment and enjoy the view! Loons are the"Canaries in the coal mine" for the Great Northern Forest. Healthy lakes like Assicoos, just two hours north of North Conway have healthy...

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