Single-Family – 28 Stone Street Concord, NH 03301 is now new to the market!

Location.Location.Location. Beautifully updated New Englander in desired “Concords South End”. Turn Key-7 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 updated baths, Light and bright. Oak Kitchen, hardwood floors, newer vinyl windows, one car oversized garage with 2nd level storage. Elementary and Middle School just down the street. Very short walk to Rollins Park that offers an inground pool, basket ball courts, play ground and open spaces. Great commuters location, short distance to Exit 12 off I93.

This is a New Englander style home and features 7 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.08 Acres, and is currently available for $249,000.

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Four Tips For Saving Money and Managing Change

Trying to successfully manage the many demands of a growing family, a high maintenance home, and a stressful career is no easy task, but most of us seem to get the hang of it after a while! With so many priorities to handle, though, things don’t always work out as planned. Fortunately, there are measures you can take to help smooth out the rough spots and avoid some of the pitfalls of modern life. Here are a few miscellaneous ideas to help you accomplish that.

  1. Be security conscious. Even if you live in what you consider to be a safe neighborhood, all it takes is one incident to rob you of your sense of security — not to mention any valuables that might be lying around. While there are a handful of small, close-knit communities out there where folks feel comfortable leaving their doors unlocked, it’s still better to exercise a little caution. Unless you can depend on your neighbors to keep a close eye on your house when you’re not at home, locking doors and windows before you leave is a smart safety practice.
  2. Get at least three estimates. Whether you’re planning on remodeling your kitchen, repaving your driveway, or having the exterior of your house painted, you can often save thousands of dollars by getting and comparing three written quotes. When you talk to contractors and other service providers, you’ll also get a sense of how easy or difficult they are to work with. If they’re impatient with your questions or slow to respond to emails and phone messages, then you’re probably seeing a preview of what they’d be like on the job.
  3. Get a dehumidifier for your basement. If your basement is dry and you don’t have any drainage issues outside your house, then this suggestion may not apply to you. However, if your basement humidity level is approaching 60%, a dehumidifier may be necessary to help prevent mold growth, indoor air quality problems, and other issues. (Monitoring tip: Inexpensive humidity gauges are available at hardware stores and online.) Preventing mold growth before it takes hold can potentially save you thousands of dollars in mold remediation costs. If your basement is wet, musty smelling, or has visible signs of mold or mildew, consulting with a certified mold assessor or a basement waterproofing company can help you identify the extent of the problem, as well as what to do about it.
  4. Research dog breeds before choosing a family pet. All dog breeds have different characteristics, personality traits, exercise needs, and training requirements. Unfortunately, some families choose a puppy based on how cute it is, rather than how well it will fit into their lifestyle. Dogs generally need a lot of attention, especially when they’re being housebroken and acclimated to daily routines. To help ensure a successful relationship with your new dog, it’s important that every member of the family understand the responsibility that comes with pet ownership: It’s a labor of love and a long-term commitment.

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a seasoned property owner, there’s always something new learn. Stay tuned to this blog for more homeowner tips, helpful reminders, and money saving strategies!

Single-Family – 286 Pembroke Street Pembroke, NH 03275 now has a new price of $199,999!

Spacious Tri-Level design with large living room with wood fireplace, wood floors, tiled baths, large bed rooms, 1st level laundry area w/bath, fully applianced eat-in kitchen, formal dining, pocket doors, finished lower level, rear screen porch overlooks your fenced back yard. Conveniently located. Generator Switch/Hook up.

This is a Tri-Level style home and features 9 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 3/4 bath, 4 bedrooms, 0.46 Acres, and is currently available for $199,999.

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Hand Care For Gardeners

If you garden or engage in do-it-yourself projects around the home, you know that working outdoors in all types of weather damages hands and nails: hardworking hands need tender loving care.

Stinging nettles, prickly raspberry and rose bush thorns, garden soil, and insect bites cause havoc and destroy a manicure. Just scrubbing off all that gritty, ingrained garden soil is hard on hands, causing irritated, red and itchy skin. While donning gloves for dirty chores is the best choice for hand protection, it just isn’t practical for some jobs such as planting delicate seedlings. Some jobs require bare hands,

Protect Hands With A Bit Of Planning

Scrape your fingernails across a bar of soap before you head outdoors to tackle a dirty or messy job. The soft soap fills up the area behind the nail, leaving no room for dirty and readily rinses out when you wash up. If you use an old toothbrush or nailbrush, your nails will be clean and look as good as new. The soap behind the nail also helps to reinforce the nail and prevent breakage.

Whenever possible wear gloves, applying a protective hand crème before you slip them on. Choose gloves appropriate for the job. Thin surgical gloves allow you to do jobs that require dexterity and freedom of movement. Although they are cumbersome, heavy leather gloves will protect your hands from blisters when shoveling or raking.

If your nails are still discolored and dark and dirty around the cuticles or under the nails, blend up a paste of baking soda and lemon juice and apply with a nailbrush for spotlessly clean hands.

A Gardeners\’s Exfoliating Scrub

To create an exfoliating scrub to remove stains, dirt and oils, mix up a couple of tablespoons of almond or sunflower oil with two heaping tablespoons of sugar or salt. Work well into hands with a scrubbing or lathering motion, rinse with warm water and pat hands dry. Your hands will be soft, smooth and clean. Follow with a moisturized hand crème. Hand crème for hard working hands needs to be hydrating and rich to offset the drying effects of the wind, water, and the sun.

Oil and Paint Stains

No matter if you wear gloves or are as tidy as you can be, when working with grease, oil, paint, or plant care products, you invariably spill a bit on your hands. If you are left with stains, in spite of scrubbing well with soap and water, a pumice stone and bit of olive oil will rid hands of stains and ground-in dirt and grime.

To protect tender cuticles, apply a healing cuticle crème with soothing comfy after the job is done and hands are dry. Regular applications of cuticle crème will soon have torn, and ragged cuticles smooth and in good repair. If nails are stained, soak in a bit of lemon juice.

Cuts And Scrapes

Whether you wear gloves or not, if you work in the garden or engage in repairs and maintenance chores around the yard, you are bound to get cut, scraped, burned, or suffer an insect pest. Because garden soil is loaded with microorganisms and bacteria, always wash an injury immediately and further cleanse with hydrogen peroxide; apply an antibiotic crème and cover with a bandage. You will want to keep the cut or wound covered until it heals over to avoid infection.

Seasoned gardeners know that gardening can damage hands, but the damage is repairable, and nothing feels as good as playing, with your hands in the dirt.