Concord, NH Real Estate News

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 Politics?  The New Hampshire Historical Society's Library has an exhibit on display that looks at the impact the NH Primary has on the National Presidential Process, and explains our first-in-the-nation role. 01/26-05/24 Admission Free     Peruse a Photography Exhibit by Adam Bronstein. A wilderness explorer who has kept a visual diary of his adventures. It is open for viewing at the NH Forest Society Conservation Center. 01/28-02/15 from 9-5     Feeling Romantic? T...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                Concord NH,has so much to offer! It's the city with a small town feel. A Main Street Community!If you're visiting the Concord area but only have limited time to stay.....try a Mini Walking Tour that encompasses' some of the cities most representative buildings and enjoy a taste of the friendliness and culture that we who live here experience every day! Start your tour at Saint Pauls Church a Registered Historical Site. Continue to the Concord Public Library. There you can pick up some literature about the other stops you will be making.Next you will come to the Tuck Library. A beautiful building with marble floors and magnificent stairways it is the home for the Historical records of the State. Across the street you will come to the Legislative Office Building. It is in ...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
   Micropolitan (Pop. 10,000 to 50,000)   Concord New Hampshire has been voted the Number One Micropolitan Statistical Area in "Economic Strength" in the country for 3 years in a row! This ranking, from the Policom Coropration, is out of 577 Communities!  Just one more reason to Buy Your New Home in Concord, New Hampshire. And since Concord has also been ranked as one of the #1 places to retire...why not plan on staying!!  Concord is a growing Economy! Concord Hospital is in the midst of a major expansion! Franklin Law School is one of the best in the Country and attracting more Students every year.  Concord is a community of Neighborhoods and award winning schools. We have a vibrant and popular downtown in addition to Malls and Restaurants for every taste! To complete the picture....Th...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
      Sunday Morning on CBS is one of my favorite programs. They always have a series                    of  interesting stories from around the US, people to see and places to go!                        I hope to pass on a little of the same........                                                                   NEW HAMPSHIRE SUNDAY MORNING ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Exploring this wonderful State of New Hampshire is something my husband and I never tire of! There are so many diverse attractions and ever-changing landscapes...the possibilities are endless!     I must admit Winter in New Hampshire is not the best time for "On the Road" trips and the price of gas has put a damper on my sense of adventure.   But I had a showing this morning in Boscawen NH and decided to bring my c...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                                                                                                                   Tis the Season for ice and snow. This conjures up thoughts of family favorites..... Skiing and Skating! These are not in-expensive activities especially for a family.  The Recreation Department for the City of Concord and their co-sponsor the Capital Ski and Outing Club have a unique way of helping families ensure that their children can enjoy these popular activities. On Saturday, December 1st they will be holding their annual Skate and Ski Sale.  This is a Consignment Sale . People bring their used Winter items including ski equipment, snowboarding equipment, hockey, skating, snow shoes and even outer clothing. All can be purchased at reduc...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
   Concord's City Planners are stepping up to the plate and are looking into expanding our city's Middle Income and Workforce Housing.  They are looking into converting upper story downtown space into apartments or condominiums to encourage more downtown mixed-use development. They are considering tax incentives and even allowing overnight parking on city streets. They are also considering changing building codes to allow for more flexibility in dealing with older buildings and conversions....most of Concords buildings fit the  older building category.  Several factors have contributed to the renewed interest:The aging population looking for the convenience of in-town livingThe increase in property value has made the cost of conversion less dauntingGas prices are adding to the attractiv...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                                               If you like Auctions and supporting worthy causes....have I got an activity for you!  Come to our Second Annual Fund-raising Auction held in support of The Parent Information Center (PIC) a Non-Profit that has supported Families who have a child with a disability for over 30 years!  The Auction will be held: 6:00-9:00 PM  Free AdmissionSaturday November 17, 2007Plausawa Valley Country Club42 Whittemore Road (Rt.3)Pembroke, NH 03275    224-7005     Come bid on a Red Sox Ball signed by Mike Lowell.. Have some fun and maybe even pick up a gift for someone special for the holidays! To complete the festivities...a cash bar and hors'douvers will be available.  Here are some of our Exciting Items and Sponsors! One L...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
    Moving is a BIG deal. It's stressful yet exciting! You're eager but have trepidation!   Well if you are reading this Blog chances are you've already decided on New Hampshire and chances are better still that you are looking at Concord!   If that's the case...hopefully this Blog (and those to come) will help ease you into your new surroundings. Help it all feel familiar, allow you feel like you already live here! And believe me, this is a great place to live!  I'm going to introduce you to some of the local people and businesses that make Concord special. And when you get here....be sure to say Hi! You'll be glad you did! ******************************************************  COLE GARDENS                                                      Cole Gardens (229-0655) is located at 430 ...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
  Many of Concord New Hampshire's Neighborhood Elementary Schools date to pre-1936.   There is a plan in the works to consolidate Concords Eight Elementary Schools . The "Plan"  envisions closing four, rebuilding two and one new one!  A group of citizens , calling themselves ABC (A Better Choice), is attempting to save seven of the schools by having them put on the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance List (NHPA). This in an attempt to preserve Concord's heritage.  Those seeking to consolidate have an Economic Perspective. They contend  that dropping enrollment has made them too small to be effective!   Whatever the decision....to remodel or rebuild most hope that the schools can be preserved even if in Another Capacity.The schools in Concord have been centers of neighborhood Social Acti...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                       US News and World Report (9/20/07)Listed Concord, New Hampshire as one of the ten top places in the United States for retirement.  Some of the reasons cited are Low Crime, Good Health Care Facilities and Access to Education. New Hampshire also has no Sales or Income Tax.   Concord has Theatre, Shopping, Museums and Restaurants. For the active minded retiree, Concord is close to the Mountains,Lakes and Seashore.... all are within an hour drive! Downtown Concord is a vibrant center of activity from the State House Dome the Political Center to the many examples of Historical Archtecture -The Tuck library, The Legislative Office Building and the buildings surrounding Fountain Square.As evidence of this older population shift...Concord H...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                                                                 Dear Tom and Michelle,   I just received your inquiry about purchasing a home in Concord New Hampshire. Having lived in this Community for over 20 years I know you will be able to make a wonderful home for your Family! Here is a short Virtual Tour I made of my Home Town....I think you'll enjoy it!   You said that you have not secured financing yet so when we meet I will give you a list of Lenders I have come to know and trust. We must go through this step of pre-qualification before I can show you properties. Pre-qualification also puts you in a stronger position should you find a home you want to make an offer on.   You have indicated that School Proximity is a Priority. Concord has a wonde...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                                   Several members of the Concord, New Hampshire Board of Realtors-CBR (and several Affiliates) spent the better part of today helping with  the Red Cross Blood Drive. The Blood Drive was held in the Activity Centerof St. Johns from 10:00 TO 4:00. There was no lack of volunteers....serving food, registering donors and spreading goodwill! There were even several raffles (to the delight of the donors)      Just another example of what we can do as Realtors to connect with and further  serve our   Communities. Another way to help our Realtor Image!                                                                    It's also a way to have just plain fun!  Concord New Hampshire Realtor Local Information     Energy Star Is Alive ...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
        Sunday Morning on CBS is one of my favorite programs. They always have a series                    of  interesting stories from around the US, people to see and places to go!                        I hope to pass on a little of the same........                                                                   NEW HAMPSHIRE SUNDAY MORNING ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Exploring this wonderful State of New Hampshire is something my husband and I never tire of! There are so many diverse attractions and ever-changing landscapes...the possibilities are endless!This Weekend we went to an Outdoor Sculpture Gallery known as the Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden. This gallery is at 236 Hopkington Road in Concord, NH (Merrimack County) only about 20 minutes-10 as the crow flies-fro...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                                         Last year I was  part of a Strategic Planning program for PIC a Non-Profit. The experience emphasized to me the vital importance of "Branding" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Who doesn't recognize.... the words "Plop Plop Fizz Fizz" , "G r r r-eat" or Snap,Crackle and Pop?   How about Symbols?  Do these even need an explanation?                                                                                 Large company's and organizations spend many thousands of dollars on Marketing and Branding. Company's aspire to the level of recognition that happens when Consumers associate their brand with a product! Think about Kleenex, Q-tips,or Band Aid! These "Brands" are universal.  In the world of Non-...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                              I did the HAPPY DANCE Today!!                                For those of you who have been following my saga about The Purple Truck and the new-New Hampshire Legend        TODAY I FOUND THE PURPLE TRUCK ******   Meet Sam Cooper  This is Sam Cooper of Sam Cooper and Son Paving located in Bow, NH. Sam and his family have owned and operated a family paving business in the Concord, NH area for over 50 years. They deal primarily in home driveway installations and sealing but also take on Commercial projects.  The day I first saw the truck, there was no advertising on it. It was new and hadn't had the Company logo painted on yet!  Sam had made a trip to New Jersey looking for a truck. While there he saw a Purple one. He liked it so much he decide...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
    Moving is a BIG deal. It's stressful yet exciting! You're eager but have trepidation!   Well if you are reading this Blog chances are you've already decided on New Hampshire and chances are better still that you are looking at Concord!   If that's the case...hopefully this Blog (and those to come) will help ease you into your new surroundings. Help it all feel familiar, allow you feel like you already live here! And believe me, this is a great place to live!   I'm going to introduce you to some of the local people and businesses that make Concord special. And when you get here....be sure to say Hi! You'll be glad you did!    *****************************************        PUPPY LOVE    Meet Gretchen Peters-   Gretchen and her Hot Dog Stand, Puppy Love are a familiar sight around Co...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
 I had a wonderful idea for a Blog. It was Inspired!It was a normal day here in Concord, New Hampshire! I was on my way to an appointment. The traffic was very heavy. While I was waiting at the light I saw a Purple Dump Truck making a left up the old dump road. It was the the only purple truck I  had ever seen.I wanted to follow him! I wanted to know who he was. I wanted to know why his truck was PURPLE! Alas....I had to continue to my appointment. But, what I had seen gave me a headful of ideas for a Blog. A Blog about people and how they express themselves!   The Purple Truck was to be my centerpiece...later that day I called a few of the businesses on the old dump road. I figured someone must have known who he was! But it was as if he was just a "purple haze" of my imagination and I ...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
    Sunday Morning on CBS is one of my favorites! I look forward to the interesting and extremely informative stories, And, there is always an observation or opinion to ponder.I hope to pass on a little of the same........                                                                   NEW HAMPSHIRE SUNDAY MORNING Concord, New Hampshire  & Eminent Domain                           One of the most interesting on going stories of Concord New Hampshire is the story of the Langley  Parkway. The Parkway has been an ongoing project in Concord for many years. The project seeks to connect Clinton Street (a major route to Rt.89) and the entrance to Concord Hospital.                                                             As the project nears completion there is one small obstacle! The Tuttl...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
  Merrimack County, New Hampshire  has seen its share of Spring Rains. The entire State, including Concord, has had ENOUGH! The rivers are bursting and jumping their banks. The flooding has been dramatic!Many just rebuilding from the 2006 Mothers Day Floods have been struck again                                                                                                                                     A mere 3 weeks later Concord, New Hampshire is fronting a new face........   Spring Green                                                                               Yellow Forsythia                            Crabapple Trees                                                                        and Wheeping Cheery             Colorful Coles Gardens   on 106 is ready for the Seas...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
   Keeler Family Realtors is Celebrating their 30th Anniversary!                         The Keeler family ,consisting of 9 sons,started in 1977. Most of the sons are still in Real Estate today!I have been at Keeler Family since I started in Real Estate. The family atmosphere and spirit of co-operation have kept me here! There is always someone who knows "the answer" and is willing to guide ,instruct or lend support. We are a small office. Presently we number 10!                                                                 THE              GANGLISA - MARY LOU - JOAN              We three have been together since we all started in Real Estate! We are a real team. We share knowledge, strategies, classes and more than an occasional  lunch!         Jeff Keeler (our Broker) is a great bel...
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