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January
11

Littleton, NH – Maggie Jones of Lancaster, a seasoned real estate agent for over 6 years, has changed brokerages and joined the firm of Badger Peabody & Smith Realty and will be based at the firm's Littleton office.

For Jones, her career in real estate started by chance. Jones said, "I moved to New Hampshire in 2015, began my own photography business, and set out to buy my first house. In the eight months of actively searching for the perfect home, I found I had cultivated a skill for real estate and really enjoyed it."

While based out of the Littleton office, Jones expects to continue to assist sellers and buyers in the greater Lancaster area and beyond. As with most of the agents in the Littleton office, Jones is also licensed in Vermont as well to assist folks on either side of the Connecticut River.

Badger Peabody & Smith Realty's Broker/Owner Andy Smith said, "Many of our agents have worked with Maggie in the past on a number of closings and the comments and feedback about Maggie and her level of professionalism really stood out. We are pleased to welcome Maggie to our team." He added, "Maggie will be working alongside Nikki Barrett in our Littleton office to learn more about our vision, company culture and our philosophy of putting the needs of our customers and clients first. Our philosophy is paramount in all of our transactions and it is something Maggie is completely familiar with as she's been doing that all along during her career."

When not working, Jones enjoys cycling, hiking, gardening and spending time outside with her partner and their dogs. She is also involved in the community serving on an advisory committee for the Northern Forest Center, the Lancaster Master Plan Committee, and is Vice Chair of the Lancaster Planning Board.

Badger Peabody & Smith Realty is the North Country, Mt. Washington Valley, Lakes Region of NH, Western Maine and Northeast Kingdom of Vermont representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World ( LeadingRE). With a membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 550 firms and 135,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year. With combined resources of over 60 full time agents, and eight offices, Badger Peabody & Smith Realty can be reached online at www.badgerpeabodysmith.com. 

September
29

Breweries in Littleton and Conway, NH - Badger Peabody & Smith RealtyThe craft beer scene in Littleton and Conway is becoming one of the best in Northern New England. With new breweries popping up, our real estate agents love checking out new spots around the White Mountains and Mt. Washington Valley on the weekends. Breweries are becoming increasingly popular because they offer different styles of craft beer, a fun atmosphere, and are often pet friendly. 

If you're looking for some recommendations on fun places to hang out with friends and family, here are six of the top breweries in Littleton and Conway.

  1. Schilling Beer Co. - 18 Mill St., Littleton, NH 03561
    Combine wood-fired pizzas with freshly brewed European-inspired beers at Schilling Beer Co. With dozens of ales and lagers, including many inspired by Czech brewing techniques, you might just find your new favorite beer. Enjoy a drink inside this the bar or outdoors on the patio. The fact that this brewery is not too far from these  Littleton homes for sale is just one more thing that makes it great. 

  2. Iron Furnace Brewing - 115 Main St., Franconia, NH 03580
    The taproom at Iron Furnace Brewing sits alongside the Gale River and offers an easy-going vibe. The beer selection includes IPAs, stouts, porters, lagers, and sours. They even have a rotating selection of wine. If you're hungry, the kitchen serves bar snacks, salads, paninis, and pizza. 

  3. Tuckerman Brewing Company - 66 Hobbs St., Conway, NH 03818
    Grab a pint or a flight in the Tuckerman Brewing Company indoor tasting room or the outdoor beer garden. This brewery is a popular local spot with dozens of house beers, seasonal specialties, and limited releases. Unique artistic sketches of the White Mountains and surrounding area can be found on the Tuckerman Brewing beer cans. You can catch small concerts and live music in the summer, and food and light snacks are also available. 

  4. Sea Dog Brewing Co. - 1976 White Mountain Hwy. #9, Conway, NH 03818
    Enjoy craft beer and creative American cuisine at this rustic brewery. Sea Dog Brewing Co. offers ales, lagers, fruit beers, seasonal beers, seltzer, and more, all served inside its farm-style brew house. It's a large space, and the atmosphere is tons of fun. Plus, this brewery is just a few miles from some spectacular Conway homes for sale

  5. Ledge Brewing Company - 15 Town Hall Rd., Intervale, NH 03845
    Located at the base of the Presidential Range in Mount Washington Valley, Ledge Brewing Company produces beers that pair well with outdoor adventure. The bar offers a nice selection with dozens of beers and 10 rotating taps. While the brewery doesn't have a kitchen, they do host food trucks on Friday and Saturday evenings during warmer weather. 

Come on out and enjoy some of New England's best craft beer. Contact us today for more local business recommendations.  

November
15

April ReinhardApril Reinhard, Executive Assistant, at Peabody & Smith Realty in our Littleton office at Peabody & Smith Realty recently celebrated her 10 year anniversary of employment with us and we thank her so very much! April, an Executive Assistant, is the pleasant voice on the phone, the smiling face that greets our visitors and our "go-to" person for the Littleton office and beyond. We appreciate all the April does for everyone, and the support she offers to the Littleton office and our other offices as she works as a trainer for us and more! She helps the agents, the staff, our clients and customers and she is adored! When asked for words that describe April, the staff has replied with, "great attention to detail", "kind & sweet", "genuine" and much more! Thank you April for 10 years of dedicated service to all here at Peabody & Smith Realty, and we look forward to many more!
February
1

[caption id="attachment_4043" align="alignright" width="199"]Carol Kerivan, sales associate for Peabody & Smith Realty Welcome to the team, Carol![/caption] Our Littleton office has had a busy year, and we are pleased to have our office full with the addition of Carol Kerivan to our team! Carol comes from a great background - sales and hospitality! What a great knowledge base to work from! Carol and her husband own and operate the successful Bear Mountain Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Bethlehem, NH. Carol has joined us as a Sales Associate and will be working with clients and customers in Northern New Hampshire. When I asked why Carol was interested in real estate, she told me she is not new to real estate - she was licensed in Massachusetts while she worked as an agent putting herself through college! After college, Carol went on to have a very successful sales consultant career in high-tech and software for over 20 years. In 2004, she and her husband Michael moved from Walpole, Massachusetts to Bethlehem and built the lodge, a 10 room bed and breakfast. In her personal life, Carol has two teenagers and currently serves as Chairman of the Bethlehem School Board. She can be reached at the Littleton office or by email at carolk@peabodysmith.com
May
29

29 North Fairview Street - Littleton, NH 03561  SCHEDULE SHOWING

New listings in Littleton.Wonderful in-town home in cozy neighborhood with space for the growing household and all your friends! Drive right in to the two car attached garage and enter your new home without going into the elements. Sit in front of the large windows in the kitchen and have your morning cup of coffee. Beautiful hardwood flooring throughout this sprawling home with slate entrance off the front of the house. With a spacious yard to enjoy all year long, this home is one that you will gather at for many years to come! 29 North Fairview Street 29 North Fairview Street, Littleton, NH 03561 29 North Fairview Street - $179,000 Littleton, NH 03561
October
15

Gannon Road Littleton, NH 03561 $135,000 SCHEDULE SHOWING

Littleton NH Real Estate

This is a beautiful piece of land located near downtown Littleton with views of Moore Reservoir and surrounding hills. The lot/vacant land is located on Gannon Road, Littleton, 03561. This a great horse property with trails and several acres of open pasture. You can enjoy a a number of walking trails and head of to nearby ski resorts in the winter! Timber Lane Littleton, NH 03561 $39,000 SCHEDULE SHOWING Land for sale littleton, Nh A perfect opportunity to build the home of your dreams. This lot is just over one and a half acre. Timber lane lot is in close proximity to downtown Littleton but it also gives you the opportunity to enjoy a quiet country life. It falls under the school district of school administration unit 84. The lot/land is located in Littleton, NH 03561, Grafton County and has been on the market for 9 days. You can browse other Littleton properties here.  
September
11

Diane Johnson, one of our agents here at the Littleton office, recently completed the Certified Buyer Representative Diane-Johnsonprogram. And of course in Real Estate, like other professionals, we have lots of initials! Certified Buyer Representative is "CBR®". With this designation Diane is now formally trained in the professional representation of home purchasers. A "Buyer Representative" is a cooperating agent who legally represents the real estate buyer. Generally, it happens under a buyer representation agreement, much like a traditional real estate broker represents the seller under a listing agreement. The buyer agent's role is to be the advocate for the purchaser in the real estate transaction and Diane completed three days of extensive training to earn the designation. As always, we are so proud of Diane and all of our agents who work to stay on the forefront of the real estate market. They continue to exceed expectations in order to make our clients experience with them the very best it can be through her market knowledge and education. Congratulations Diane!     Posted by: Chrissy Smith
October
14

Doug-Caulfield_for-webAll of us at Peabody & Smith Realty are pleased to welcome Doug Caulfield to our dedicated team of agents! With a background in the arts, and time spent as a home renovator, he is a welcome addition to our offices. Currently Doug is working out of our Littleton office, where he has been working with his mentor, Diane Johnson. Doug is not a stranger to the area, as he has spent the last fourteen years here in the North Country, where his last professional endeavor was owner of a local art gallery in Sugar Hill, the Bowen Brook Art Center. Doug grew up in New England and graduated from Syracuse & Central Connecticut State Universities before heading to the Pacific Northwest where he began his real estate career. We are familiar with Doug, as he has purchased and renovated a number of area homes. Here at Peabody & Smith, we have a strong mentoring program for new agents. Diane has been mentoring Doug, so he has really gotten to see how the real estate process works from inquiries, to listings, offers, contracts and closings. Doug is licensed here in New Hampshire, but he also passed his Vermont Real Estate exam also, so he'll be able to help clients and customers in both states. With three kids, and a busy career, Doug is busy – however in his spare time, he serves on the Board of Directors of The Children's House in Littleton – a wonderful Montessori preschool. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and they enjoy hiking and other activities of the area. Sometimes you can find Doug out on the area golf courses too!
October
14

It's so rare that I carry change on me, or even in the car, and quite often I struggle trying to find some when I need to feed a parking meter! Now in Littleton, you can look for change if you want, or you can use a little pre-paid parking card that you slide in the meter like a credit card. Very handy. I applaud the town and the Littleton Police Department  for making this little video featuring some of our local business folks explaining it. The video features Carrie Gendreau from Emma & Company, Art Tighe from The Foto FactoryDan Soloman from Northern Lights Music and Gretchen Harvey from Aylakai. They did a great job with the folks at Littleton Channel 2. So next time you are in downtown Littleton, pick up a "park card" and shop away!
March
26

Leeann_Trahan_for_websiteWe are so proud to have Leeann Trahan in our Littleton office! Leeann has decided to join our team of agents as a Sales Associate. Leeann is also the owner of a day spa in Bethelehem called Razzmatazz. Leeann is taking her administrative and management background and expanding it into a real estate career. Leeann served four years in the military, where she met her husband David. While the military has its benefits, Leeann and David felt that giving their family a home was more important. They decided to settle in Lisbon, NH in 1996, where they still reside today. Before becoming an investor at Razzmatazz, Trahan served as the Human Resources Manager at Tender Corporation for four years. As a licensed esthetician, business owner and investor she understands the importance of delivering accurate knowledge and information to customers & clients. We know that Leeann has a strong knowledge of the local area, and a firm understanding of the real estate market. Already, she has proven herself to be an asset to our company, and we know she'll work exceptionally well for our clients and customers, because at the end of the day, our firm is client and customer focused. The Peabody & Smith Realty motto is, 'a reputation for results' and our team of agents works to deliver just that, results. Welcome aboard Leeann! You are a great addition!
December
4

It has been quite a ride in 2009, rising foreclosures, lower housing prices, and at the beginning of the year it all was looking so bleak. However, it would appear we have hit bottom and are rebounding, both nationally and locally. Fed Chairman Ben Bernacke was recently quoted as saying,
"Housing in the coming year is going to be a relative bright spot - a helpful driver of national economic growth, rather than the wet blanket it's been for the past couple of years."
The headlines are everywhere: "Pending home sales have risen for nine months in a row, a first for the series of the index since its inception in 2001, according to the National Association of Realtors. "New Hampshire home sales show 8 percent increase in October" according to the NH Association of Realtors. Locally, from the graphs you can see we have compared the first 11 months of 2009 to the same time frame in 2008. For some towns like St. Johnsbury VT the numbers stayed relatively the same. 30% more houses were sold, with a slightly lower sales price from the year before and the days that the houses stayed on the market actually decreased, so for St. Johnsbury, the market really held its own year over year. However, for the towns of Lyndon and Burke, average selling prices dropped just over 20%, which are numbers that have been seen on the national scale. In New Hampshire, Littleton experienced a similar feat as St. Johnsbury. More houses sold, with a similar sales price year over year, but a higher number of days the house stayed on the market. For the town of Plymouth, more houses sold in 2009, the average selling price was up by 20% and days on market increased slightly. Very encouraging indeed. So while doom and gloom seemed to prevail in the media, and in water cooler discussion, many of our larger area towns held their own and weathered the storm in decent shape. Granted this data is only through the first of December, but we don't expect huge changes at the end of the year. tabletableWhat drove the market this year? Well, certainly the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit of $8,000 helped, as some buyers raced to beat the November 30th deadline, which has now been extended until the end of June. For others, they recognized the good values of the homes being offered, and made purchases either for themselves to live in, or are going to use them as an investment tool. For 2010, we expect that the new Move Up Tax Credit of $6500 will certainly help drive some sales. This tax credit is for buyers who already own a home, but are purchasing another one, and it doesn't have to be more expensive than the one they currently own. The First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit has been extended until June of 2010, and that's an $8000 tax credit for someone who hasn't owned a home in 3 years. There is more information about these tax credits on our website, www.peabodysmith.com But we can't talk about 2009, and even 2010 without discussing the foreclosures and short sales we have seen. Homes are selling that have been foreclosed on, and we have helped to facilitate a number of "short sales" - sales where the sellers owes more on the property than they can sell it for. For sellers, this is a terrifying position to be in, but its imperative to be pro-active and reach out for help. There are two area resources to help - AHEAD Home Ownership Center in Littleton (and they serve Plymouth and beyond) and Gilman Housing Trust in Vermont Both of these non-profits have programs to try to help you should you find yourself in this position. But please, give us a call, talk to an agent, and let's see what we can do to help. 2010 should certainly see the market rebound a bit, but it will be many years before we see the same price levels that we unnaturally hit in the boom times of 2005. The rebound will be at more sustainable levels over many years, leading to a healthy market again. I've said it before, and it bears repeating. Interest rates are at their lowest levels right now, and the housing affordability index is at its lowest since 1970, if you are ready to buy a home, or invest in the market for the long term, this is the time to do it. Selection is good, and its a buyers market. Give us a call, develop a relationship with an agent. Let us get to know you, so we can help you find the home, land, business or rental that you've been waiting for.
May
15

Littleton, New Hampshire, nestled in the foothills of the beautiful White Mountains range, is one of America's treasured historic communities. The town was settled on the banks of the Ammonoosuc River just prior to the American Revolution, a site undoubtedly chosen because of its breathtaking natural surroundings and bountiful resources. Littleton was incorporated in 1784 and named in honor of Colonel Moses Little, who fought in the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and other key struggles of the Revolution. One of Littleton's first thriving businesses—the Littleton Grist Mill—opened in 1798, and despite its age, continues to operate. The fully restored grist mill, along with the Historic Thayers Inn, the Littleton Opera House, and Chutters Candy Store (home of the "world's longest candy counter"), together stand as prized symbols of the town's cultural heritage and economic success. Today Littleton, with a population of approximately 6,000 residents, is an award-winning community, having been ranked as one of America's best small towns in both 1995 and 2005. Among its many virtues, the town is ultimately adored for its charming atmosphere, picturesque scenery full of church steeples and historic architecture, pretty tree-lined streets, and family-friendly neighborhoods. Real estate in Littleton is typically affordable, making it easy for new families and first time homebuyers to settle there. Those searching for homes in Littleton may be surprised at the selection of properties they have to choose from; the town offers unique historic homes, vintage ranches, cute Cape Cods, country estates and more. Littleton also boasts a thriving downtown, which has received many accolades for its planning and preservation, including the "Great American Main Street" award in 2003. Main Street in Littleton is filled with unique gift shops, boutiques, bookstores, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, and a two picture cinema all in a quaint historic atmosphere. One block south of Main Street is the Mill Street Riverwalk and covered bridge on the Ammonoosuc River, great for scenic walks, biking, and jogging. One reason that many people choose to relocate to Littleton, NH is the town's abundance of recreational opportunities. The Littleton area maintains over 75 miles of trails in and around the towns of Littleton, Whitefield, Lisbon, Bethlehem, Monroe and Dalton, which are used for a variety of activities from snowmobiling and dog sledding to hiking and horseback riding. Also, Littleton is conveniently close to several recreational areas, such as the White Mountain National Forest, Franconia Notch State Park, and Moore Reservoir. Littleton is less than 10 miles away from renowned Bethlehem golf courses—the Maplewood Country Club and the Bethlehem Country Club—both of which are 18-hole championship courses designed by golf legend Donald Ross. The Bretton Woods ski area and Mount Washington Resort are also nearby, offering thrilling year-round recreation.
May
15

PeabodyLogoBoasting rustic farmhouses alongside lavish early 20th century country estates, New Hampshire's White Mountains region is a historic homebuyer's dream come true. Deemed as one of New England's most beautiful locales, the White Mountains region is rich with more than three centuries of history, and showcases a wide variety of historic properties, some of which even date back to the years of George Washington's presidency. New England historic homes in the White Mountains feature fascinating architectural details that have been lost in today's whirl of new construction, such as impeccable woodwork, hardwood floors, stained glass window panels and other artistic touches that make a home truly unique. But while they hark back to a bygone era, these New Hampshire historic properties also offer updated kitchens, bathrooms, garages, manicured lawns and other modern conveniences that today's homebuyers have at the top of their checklists. A strong selling point for many historic homes in New Hampshire's White Mountains is, of course, the stunning scenery of the countryside and the quaint, friendly atmosphere of the region's towns and villages. Being the longest established residences in the area, White Mountains historic homes—particularly those in the countryside—tend to offer the most beautiful views, overlooking lakes, rivers, streams and open wildflower fields set against the rugged backdrop of the mountains. Historic properties in town—such as those located in Littleton, Bethlehem, Plymouth and other communities—come in a variety of styles, from magnificent Colonials with formal entryways to cozy vintage cottages, and have the added convenience and pleasure of being a part of "Main Street USA," with unique shops, restaurants, theaters, and events just around the corner. With so much variety in architecture, sizes, floor plans, prices, and amenities, New Hampshire's White Mountains real estate is sure to have that perfect New England historic home you've always dreamed of.  

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