• Lake Winnipesaukee, NH: The Lakehouses at Christmas Island | Brand new luxury townhomes on NH's largest lake

    New Construction Activity Blossomed in the Lakes Region During 2016

    Friday, February 3, 2017

    2016 was a good year in the Lakes Region for the sale of New Construction homes and condominiums. It has been a slow build up since the financial crisis in 2008, because there was a considerable amount of excess resale product that had to be absorbed throughout the region. It is a great feeling to drive around various towns and hear the sounds of heavy equipment, nail guns, and hammers. All of the subcontractors involved have been very optimistic this year and many of them…

  • Roche Realty Group Inc. | Meredith, NH Real Estate Office

    Roche Realty Group, Inc reports sales in excess of $161 million for 2016

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    2016 Yielded the highest sales volume in Roche Realty Group’s 25 year history. Meredith – Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group, Inc, with offices in Meredith & Laconia, has reported a record year in sales volume for the 12 months ending December 31, 2016. The firm produced a sales volume of $161,189,304, involving 584 transaction sides, resulting in an increase of 27% over 2015’s sales. “This figure represents the highest sales achievement in our company’s 25 year history,” Roche indicated, “We surpassed our 2004…

  • 53 Round Bay Rd., Laconia, NH | Home for sale on Lake Opechee

    Country charm on Lake Opechee

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    The Location: Located in a small, desirable Laconia neighborhood, this Nantucket style cape offers gracious living on peaceful Lake Opechee with 1.3 acres of privacy. Only 8 other residences make up this neighborhood, with the lot sizes averaging 1.5 acres. Each residence shares access to a lovely private beach. The town of Laconia is centrally located and offers easy access to 4 seasons of recreation, shopping, and dining out. About the Lake: Measuring 1.9 miles long and .7 miles wide, Lake Opechee is one of…

  • 75 Juniper Ridge Road, Gilford, NH

    4 Season Resort Living in your Own Home!

    Friday, November 11, 2016

    This week’s Featured Home is an impeccable contemporary in Gilford with majestic views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the mountains beyond. Floor to ceiling windows, sliding doors, and many decks afford breathtaking views that bring the “outside in” from sunrise to sunset into this sprawling 3100 sq ft home. This meticulously maintained 8 room custom contemporary boasts breathtaking views from all levels. The grand front entrance opens to a tiled floor foyer, flowing into a cathedral ceiling and hardwood floor wide open combination living and dining room…

  • 31 Anchorage Road, New Hampton, NH

    Home of the Week – 3.6 Acres on Tranquil Lake Winona!

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    Nestled on 3.6 acres with 200′ of water frontage on the shores of tranquil Lake Winona. This magnificent, architecturally designed and quality built home exudes the way lake life is meant to be! Elements of character and warmth abound in this 4424 sqft. property that has been lovingly cared for. Numerous oversize windows afford picturesque views of the Lake and surrounding woods. An open and vaulted floor plan seamlessly connects the kitchen, dining area and great room. Center stage is an energy efficient  7 ft…

  • The perfect place to escape

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    Dreaming of escaping? This majestic, multiple mountainview property will exceed your expectations. Surrounded by 3,000- and 4,000-foot peaks, a trout-filled babbling brook, open fields for grazing or growing, and the start of the White Mountain National Forest hiking trails, this is an ideal retreat from the pressures of this world. Rocking on the screened porch as the wind whistles down the mountain tops or sipping a hot drink by one of the five cozy fireplaces make this home the type of property that washes away…

  • Old Country Store, Moultonborough Village, NH

    A Winnipesaukee Whopper in Moultonborough, NH

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    A drive along the northern shores of Lake Winnipesaukee through the lakeside communities seems innocent enough – country roads, little town centers, and a smattering of shops and restaurants. But the reality is that there is a trove of history tucked around every bend in the road. Stop in the village of Moultonborough, sit on the wooden bench outside The Old Country Store, and let me recount for you a tale about the man after whom the town is named. Late one night General Jonathan…

  • High-Kicking Around the Campfire

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    In 1919, a jovial group of eight men gathered and decided upon a camping trip to begin in Albany, NY and then into New Hampshire. When the unlikely group set off, few probably imagined that among the party were three titans of American industry: Thomas Alva Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone; and a celebrated naturalist, John Burroughs. By the year 1919, Thomas Edison was already one of the most famous men in America and had acquired over 1,000 patents. He also owned the Detroit…

  • Lakewood Beach, Lake Winnisquam, NH

    Laconia’s Hidden Gems on Lake Winnisquam

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Over the years, I have seen many vacationers, second home owners and tourists drive along Union Avenue, (Route 3)  through Laconia’s major artery and never really see some of the great housing opportunities and neighborhoods that exist along the easterly shore of Lake Winnisquam, west of Union Avenue (Route 3). They drive past the box stores in Tilton and approach Laconia’s downtown and travel through a myriad of franchise restaurants along Paugus Bay, however, many of them do not realize that there is a real…

  • Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire

    Family Memories at Lake Winnipesaukee

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    I was invited for dinner in Meredith last evening and with a family from Darien, CT. While I was visiting they were sharing their childhood memories at an extended family reunion. It really brought to light how many families truly enjoy this wonderful paradise that we all call the Lakes Region. This morning, I received an email from her recapping her childhood experiences relating it to how the Meredith area has evolved into such an attractive resort town. I felt I should send in their…

Lakes Region Profiles

Old Country Store, Moultonborough Village, NH

A Winnipesaukee Whopper in Moultonborough, NH

A drive along the northern shores of Lake Winnipesaukee through the lakeside communities seems innocent enough – country roads, little town centers, and a smattering of shops and restaurants. But the reality is that there is a trove of history tucked around every bend in the road. Stop in the village of Moultonborough, sit on the wooden bench outside The Old Country Store, and let me recount for you a tale about the man after whom the town is named. Late one night General Jonathan…

High-Kicking Around the Campfire

In 1919, a jovial group of eight men gathered and decided upon a camping trip to begin in Albany, NY and then into New Hampshire. When the unlikely group set off, few probably imagined that among the party were three titans of American industry: Thomas Alva Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone; and a celebrated naturalist, John Burroughs. By the year 1919, Thomas Edison was already one of the most famous men in America and had acquired over 1,000 patents. He also owned the Detroit…

Maine Coast

NH Lakes Region vs. Coast of Maine

Last week I met with a couple from the Great Boston area. They’re thinking of purchasing a second home and couldn’t decide on the Coast of Maine or the Lakes Region.  So to help, I broke down some comparisons for them… Coast of Maine Driving distance from Boston to Ogunquit: 1 hour 33 minutes Driving distance to Camden: 3 hours 21 minutes Choice of long sandy beaches or craggy rocky coastline Quaint coastal towns with down east charm Extensive traffic up I-95 & Route 1…

Meredith Bay is a private community of upscale townhomes with a beach club on Lake Winnipesaukee

Meredith Bay – A shining beacon overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee

It’s amazing when you look at the landscape surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee and observe some of the new undertakings that have occurred in recent years. Keep in mind, these have been difficult years since 2008 with the financial downturn. Fast track to 2016 and we are in the midst of a nice expansion in our local economy, with all sorts of real estate activity taking place. One very masterfully planned community overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee is generating a tremendous amount of interest. I must say it takes…

Photo of one of the beaches at Suissevale

Suissevale: A Family Friendly Community on Lake Winnipesaukee

When you navigate the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee there’s 71 square miles of water and 274 islands to meander through, and on the northeastern shores of the lake there’s an interesting four-season community that offers so many recreational opportunities for families to enjoy. Suissevale is one of the largest lakefront communities on the “Big Lake.” This established year-round community includes over 600 acres of land located in Moultonborough, NH. The developer of Gunstock Acres in Gilford, George Katter, was also instrumental in the development of…

Governor's Island, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

Governor’s Island on Lake Winnipesaukee

The Lakes Region is known for its abundance of four-season communities with multiple choices for almost every imaginable budget. Governor’s Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford is certainly one that stands out. Over the years the island has transitioned one of the finest waterfront communities on Winnipesaukee which will continue to evolve for future generations to enjoy. Governor’s Island includes 504 acres and is approximately 1.8 miles long and .7 miles wide. The island was originally owned by Governor Wentworth through a land grant in…

Lake Winnipesakee, NH

15 Reasons Why the Lakes Region, NH is the Best

When asked, “Why is the Lakes Region the best?” Kris G.’s well-thought out response was, “It’s God’s country…a window into heaven.” Let’s move from this rather unique answer to some of the more general reasons why the Lakes Region is unsurpassed. 1. WATER: NH has about 164,609 acres of lakes and 9,612 miles of rivers and streams. One sixteenth of NH is covered by water. Much of it is in the Lakes Region with 273 lakes and rivers. NH lakes are ranked third in clarity…

M/S Mount Washington, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

Why do we live in New Hampshire?

Starting out in a new year, you take time to reflect… so let’s take a look at some of the positive advantages we have living in the great state of New Hampshire. NH has been ranked as the #1 State in the Country with “The best quality of life” by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. NH was named the “most livable state in the nation” for the 8th straight year according to Morgan Quitno Corp., of Kansas. NH was picked the #1 State…

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Roche Realty Group Inc. | Meredith, NH Real Estate Office

Roche Realty Group, Inc reports sales in excess of $161 million for 2016

2016 Yielded the highest sales volume in Roche Realty Group’s 25 year history. Meredith – Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group, Inc, with offices in Meredith & Laconia, has reported a record year in sales volume for the 12 months ending December 31, 2016. The firm produced a sales volume of $161,189,304, involving 584 transaction sides, resulting in an increase of 27% over 2015’s sales. “This figure represents the highest sales achievement in our company’s 25 year history,” Roche indicated, “We surpassed our 2004…

Lake Winnipesaukee, NH | Lakes Region Real Estate Market

The Market is Booming in the Lakes Region

The real estate market in the Lakes Region may be poised for its best year ever in 2016. “In the first quarter of 2016, our sales volume is up 118 percent over last year,” said Frank Roche, Realtor and owner of Roche Realty Group in Meredith and Laconia. “Unit sales are up 52.4 percent over that same time period, too.”In 2015, Roche Realty Group had its second best year in its 40-year history, as its nearly 50 agents sold properties in excess of $126 million….

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