Concord, NH Real Estate News

By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
   We have survived our very long cold and snowy winter. The trees are starting to bud , the daffodils wave their cheerful faces and the Wildlife scurries to build new nests and dens for the next generation!                                                 You gaze out the window at the hopeful, uplifting and colorful vista....what a day! What a day for starting the garden! What a day for raking the yard!   What a day for.......... running, screaming, swatting and seeking shelter! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                                                BLACK FLIES     These insidious, irritating, intrusive insects come alive in perfect harmony with the birth of Spring! They flourish in cold, running,Lakes, Rivers and Streams that are swollen with winters melting snows. Black Flie...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
    Concord New Hampshire A Main Street Community         There was a fun story on the front page of todays Concord Monitor. A story pointing out one of the most charming aspects of Concord, NH, the fact that Concord has not totally rid itself of its agricultural roots!   It's the smell of Mother Nature's fertilizer....it's the smell of "Poop".   From one side of Concord to the other even to the streets downtown, the smell of manure permeates the air.   To quote City Planner Doug Woodward "It reminds us that there's still agriculture in Concord...New Hampshire has not been completely paved over"  There are still two major Dairy Farms in the Concord area, The Bartlett Farm and the Morrill Farm Dairy. They own a good portion of the land surrounding the city, and at this time every year th...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                               Concord New Hampshire.....A  Main Street Community~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Looking for something to do? There's something for every taste in Concord NH,  the Capitol city with a small town attitude!                           The Concord Community Players present The Fantasticks! For an evening of song...come to the Concord City Auditorium. May 1st,2nd and 3rd at 8:00PM. (box office opens 4/27)                 Webkinz Extravaganza...April 25th through 27th, at Pine Bough 341 Loudon Road. Free Webkinz with purchase,face painting, gem hunt and more!                   Capitol Kids Spring Art Show. Kids can draw, paint, sculpt or anything artisticly expressive that makes them happy about Spring. For ages under 18....
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                                 Celebrate Earth Day Concord New Hampshire Style   April 21st : Free Screening of "An Inconvenient Truth" at The Concord Center, Granite State College. Followed  by Ecology Professor led group discussion. Call 228-3000 x306 for times and directions.   April 26th:  Wild NH Day!!!  Celebrate Wild NH Day at Fish N' Game   11 Hazen Drive, Concord NHAdmission is Free!! Open from 10-3  Bring the Family for engaging activities including Archery and Animal Exhibits!      Meet Smokey Bear  Special Presentations include:Wildlife Photography BasicsWhy Do Animals Do That?NH Wildlife: Slimy, Slithery, FlightedLandscaping for WildlifeRetrieval Dog DemonstrationsLets Go Fishing-Casting Practice  This is a VERY well attended event and lots...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                                                TRAIL MAP                          *(*Maps Courtesy City of Concord)                                (LINK) CLICK ON TRAIL LIST FOR DESCRIPTION AND DIFFICULTY                                     Now that the snow is on the wane and the sun is high it's time to start thinking about getting out and enjoying Spring!  Concord NH has an extensive trail system for all to enjoy. They vary in degree of difficulty. There are also trails suitable for those who may have disabilities (#'s 5, 10, 11, 16 and 17).  There are some restrictions:No camping without permission, no motorized wheeled vehicles, no fires, no litter!  Concords trails are established and maintained by Volunteers. If you would like to "adopt" a trail c...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                          Concord New Hampshire.....A  Main Street Community~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Looking for something to do? There's something for every taste in Concord NH,  the Capitol city with a small town attitude!                      Is your cat special? Well why not tell the world! The Seacoast Cat Club is inviting people to enter and compete in a cat show at the Everett Arena in Concord NH. This is a two day event to be held May 3-4. For information contact:Jan (the entry clerk)  catshow@tds.net or call 536-4688                             It's finally that time of year! Time for a Flea Market & Antique Fair This is to benefit the Salvation Army. The fair will be held April 19th at the Everett Arena from 8:00-...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                               Concord New Hampshire.....A  Main Street Community~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Looking for something to do? There's something for every taste in Concord NH,  the Capitol city with a small town attitude!           17th Annual Greater Concord Business Showcase- Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce members (over 100) have the unique opportunity to highlight their        products and services! Tues. 4/01- 4:30-7:30, Call 224-2508 Contact:Concord Chamber of Commerce    Feeling Creative? Well let those juices flow!  Silversmith Classes at Laborata Studio  There will be classes for intermediate metalsmithing on jewelry design including stone setting. Classes from 4/01-5/08. 12:00 for six weeks $130 class supplies $40. Th...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                             It's time for Bunnies and Baskets and Brightly colored eggs! In Concord New Hampshire they do it up in style!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                                                                                                              Concord and Penacook students in fifth through ninth grade will be having a "Flashlight" Easter Egg Hunt. This will be held in the evening of March 21st at 7:30. Young people will be hunting through White Park with their flashlights to find the hidden eggs. Whoever finds the"golden" egg will win a special prize.                                                                                        Al participants are to meet at the White Park basketball court. Adult vol...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                                                                 In New Hampshire Maple Sugaring time runs from mid-February to mid-April for approximately 4-6 weeks. A "good" production period is marked by freezing nights and sunny days.                                                                            MAPLE FACTS                                                        40 gallons sap equals one gallon syrup                                                  A maple tree is usually at least 30 years old and 12"diameter before it is tapped                                                 Up to 4 taps can be put in a tree                                                Each tap yeilds an average of 10 gals/sap per season                                 ...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                               Concord New Hampshire.....A  Main Street Community~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Looking for something to do? There's something for every taste in Concord NH,  the Capitol city with a small town attitude!    Junior Service League of Concord The Emperor's New Clothes - a classic with many lessons to be taught. From  3/14-3/15   12:00 To benefit Concord area non-profit organizations, helping women and children. Children under 12 are $7.$10 for adults. 225-8283   226-0087   Be prepared to hum along to Gilbert and Sullivans..... HMS PinaforeBeautiful costumes and a full orchestra will help to make for a memorable evening! Capitol Center for the Arts   NH Cemeteries and Gravestones  Hosted by the Merrimack Valley Geneol...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                               Concord New Hampshire.....A  Main Street Community~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Looking for something to do? There's something for every taste in Concord NH,  the Capitol city with a small town attitude!    "Behind The Mask" a one man show performed by Robert Faust. The show is a cross between Physical Theatre and Comedy. To be held on Tuesday, 3/4 at 7PM at the Sweeny Center-NHTI  Free  271-7185   Portland Taiko - Japanese Drumming. Part of a special series geared towards Students in the art of Japanese drumming.  March 8 @ 7:30, Capitol Center for The Arts 225-1111    New England Flower Show-Sponsored by Cole Gardens -leaves from the Concord Transportation Center to the Bayside Expo in Boston with an optional tr...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
     You did it! You have found your home. You made an offer...and it was accepted!   The End is in sight!! From the names I provided to you,you will choose a Home Inspector, let him know the tests you wish done and set a time.We have already discussed that the Home Inspection is to bring to your attention any major defects or issues  we may not be aware of. The Home Inspector will also give you suggestions and tips and what to expect as far as "maintaining" your new home. As he goes over all the systems and particulars...be sure to have your questions ready! Assuming the Home Inspection goes smoothly.... you will sign off on any conditions   Next on the agenda: Arrange for your move. Will you be going traditional or will you be using the new Pod system? Either way...book it now!  Check...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
  Dear Concord, New Hampshire Seller,    Educating Sellers on Agency, Explaining what they can expect from me  and working on and within that Relationship....is a major part of my job. It is one of the most challenging parts.  Sadly (for us Realtors) in many cases we (myself included) neglect to educate our Sellers on their part in Agency in regards to us. In other words...what we expect from them. The list isn't long but in my opinion...it can make or break a good working  relationship.  How To Be The Perfect Seller Remember..you have hired me to Market and sell your home! My opinion as to Value and Selling Price are based on my knowledge of the Market and your competition....please value and accept that opinion.You need to act on any "staging' suggestions I may have such as personal c...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
  Dear Concord, New Hampshire Buyer,    Educating Buyers on Agency, Explaining what they can expect from me - depending on the Relationship they choose - and working on and within that Relationship....is a major part of my job. It is arguably the most challenging part.  Sadly (for us Realtors) in many cases we (myself included) neglect to educate our Buyers on their part in Agency in regards to us. In other words...what we expect from them. The list isn't long but in my opinion...it can make or break a good working  relationship.  How To Be The Perfect BuyerNever go to see a property on your own and if you must go to an Open House without me, hand out my card and explain that you have representation Communicate. communicate, communicate...this by far is the most important! You need to t...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                                                                                         So ....how's the Condo market?In New Hampshire it's still good. There is a lot of Inventory and every style to chose from. When listening to or reading about The Real Estate Market, you need to remember that Trends are Regional and RE Trends are VERY Regional.  Concord Statistics 12/01/07-2/15/08   Units on Market          Average List price           DOM         Average Selling Price        92                           $201,732                     164                   $167,698 Roughly half of the active listings are valued at under $150,000. The remainder fall under more up-scale developments that are more expensive. This accounts for the skewed numbers!      In the...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                Concord New Hampshire.....A  Main Street Community~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Looking for something to do? There's something for every taste in Concord NH,  the Capitol city with a small town attitude!         The spirit of Saint Patrick's Day arrives early at The Capitol Center for the Arts. Former "Irish Tenors" Ronan Tynan and John McDermott are appearing February 22cd at 8:00PM. They are now performing as the Rogue Tenors. Tickets will be $35-$55 and can be purchased at the box office.      If you're a victim of Cabin Fever this activity might be for you! Just outside of town at Canterbury Shaker Village on Saturday 2/16 from 11:00-1:00.is the 1st Annual Snowshoe Race. There will also be sledding and snow s...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                                       The New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging and Restaurant Program is part of the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association.  They are dedicated to teaching restaurant and lodging owners to be more aware of the environmental impact their businesses have and the need to be more energy efficient. To date the most success has been with the Lodging Operations. They have been able to accommodate by replacing light bulbs, incorporating local food into their menus and reducing their everyday and hazardous waste. The program was expanded to Restaurants over a year ago but has met with more resistance....until lately that is.....  The Concord Monitor recently had an article about a local restaurant  The Red Blazer. This popu...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
   Welcome back First Time Buyers!!   I have arranged for you to see your six favorites today.    Before we leave I will discuss the laws in New Hampshire regarding Agency. Since we are in a "dating" relationship at this time, you will have be signing an Agency Disclosure stating that you understand my role as a Realtor. I can show you property.  Hopefully by the end of today we will have a mutual interest in working in a Relationship where I can represent you as a Buyers Agent and use my expertise in your favor!  I have printed off a "score"   sheet for you to use . It has a picture and brief description of each property with plenty of space to write your comments after each. That way when we go over what we have seen you'll have the plus's and minus's of each ...at your fingertips. I ...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                                            Concord New Hampshire.....A  Main Street Community~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Looking for something to do? There's something for every taste in Concord NH,  the Capitol city with a small town attitude!                                              Into the Arts? If you are in the mood for a play about significant social issues....go to Wrecked a play about Alcohol and Substance Abuse.                                                                                Capitol Center For The Arts, South Main Street Tuesday 2/12 from 7:00PM to 8:30PM   225-1111                                For those who crave a good Lecture...Dean Kaymen-a Master of the Physical Sciences and and Inventor Ex...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                                       Dear Active Rain Blog Reader,  It is so rewarding for me that you are planning on purchasing your first home in Concord New Hampshire. You have said that  reading my Blog and learning about The Community and what it has to offer has had an influence on your re-location decision!    You have indicated that you have not secured financing yet. This step must be made before we actually do the fun part...looking. Knowing how much home you can afford to purchase  will help set up our Search criteria. I will give you a list of Lenders I have come to know and trust. Pre-qualification also puts you in a stronger position should you find a home you want to make an offer on.  We need to get together in my office. I have quite a...
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