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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.

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Luxury Portfolio International recently released their newest study, "State of Luxury Real Estate", focused on consumers in the top 1%-5% income bracket of 17 countries, representing more than 30 million households. It was conducted by the Affluent Consumer Research Company, a full-service market research and voice-of-the-customer organization, specializing in high-income and high-asset consumers around the world.

Peabody & Smith Realty, as members of Luxury Portfolio, are proud to help share this study with you now - click here for your copy to read online or download and print.
ere are some key findings as reported by the study and Luxury Portfolio International:

  • More than 15.5 Million Affluent Households across the Globe are in the Market for Residential Real Estate over Next 3 Years, According to a Study by Luxury Portfolio International.
  • Conversely, the report also revealed that demand for purchasing residential real estate by this sector far exceeds the number of sellers, with slightly more than 10 million looking to list their home for sale.  

The more than five-million-home gap between those interested in purchasing and those interested in selling creates a seller's market within the overall high-end residential real estate market.  The implication of this lopsided market is near-term price increases and greater demand for new development. 

 Other highlights from State of Luxury Real Estate include: 

  • While real estate prices vary dramatically from country to country, a viable luxury threshold is homes in excess of US $1 million.  Of the 15.5 million consumers who indicated interest in purchasing residential real estate, 66% of that segment (10.3 million consumers) noted a desire to purchase a residence valued at US $1 million or more over the next three years. 
  • Real estate is the leading investment category of the day, with luxury buyer sentiment a strong 'buy,' and a low inclination to 'sell.' 
  • One-quarter of global luxury buyers have an investment or rental property in mind for their next purchase. 
  • The pandemic has impacted homes at all price levels, including the luxury sector, with trends borne from quarantining including adjusting to all members of the household working from home; a heightened need for self-reliance at home; and recognition that spontaneity brings a welcomed break.  For the most part, all three circumstances can be addressed within a luxury home setting.
  • Luxury buyers are planning for extended shelter-in-place scenarios for themselves, family and guestsExpectations are high that over the coming year, more time will be spent at home, with about half of luxury buyers seeking a residence with accommodations for long-term guests. Whatever their individual reason, the result is preparation for non-household members to shelter with them. 

    The luxury customer is more interested in high-quality offerings and customer service than low price. The ultra-luxury segment values brands that feature corporate citizenship, reputation and loyalty. 

    • While real estate as an industry has had significant technological disruptors such as online agencies over the past few years, luxury buyers overwhelmingly prefer to work with a traditional brokerage firm70% of luxury buyers noted as much, with 19% noting they would work with an online agency. 
    • Luxury buyers are bullish on the residential real estate market. 45% of those surveyed believe that it is getting stronger (more buyers) -- compared to 31% who believe that it is softer (these results are impacted by in-market, in-country specifics). 
    • 60% of affluent consumers expect an increase in their current home's value, primarily in the 1% to 10% range.   
    • 50% of luxury buyers believe that now is a good time to buy real estate, being the number one result in the survey -- beating out stocks, private equity and gold, among others.  
    • More than one-half of ultra-luxury buyers (52%) perceive their current home value to have risen by more than 10%, perhaps incenting them to trade up or add to their portfolio.
    • As to an outlook for 2021, barring unforeseen economic or geopolitical issues, a record number of affluent households will be in market to acquire, especially within the luxury segment.

      To learn more about the Luxury Real Estate market in your area, feel free to call one of our Peabody & Smith Realty agents today - proud members of Luxury Portfolio International.

    The Coffee Pot is one of the kid-friendly restaurants in Littleton, New Hampshire Nestled between the Connecticut River and the White Mountains, Littleton is a great community of about 5,900 residents who treasure their town's history as much as they look to its vibrant future. Honored with the sixth best small-town downtown in America award from Best Choice Reviews, Littleton features a walkable downtown with plenty of restaurants and shops—including the famous Chutter's, home of the longest candy counter in the world. Chutter's sets the tone for kid-friendly Littleton restaurants that make a special effort to appeal to children. Put these kid-pleasing restaurants on your list of go-to places in Littleton, and be sure to schedule a visit to all 112 feet of Chutter's candy counter for dessert.  

    The Beal House

    Everyone in the family will love the carriage house decor of this family restaurant and rooming house. Kids will enjoy favorites like fried chicken, a burger and fries, and mac and cheese followed by a cookie or a blondie.  Chef/owner Adam Alderin is always happy to come up with special kid fare.

    The Coffee Pot

    Locals love The Coffee Pot, which has been a community mainstay for more than 30 years. Breakfast is all day every day, as are the welcoming smiles of the staff. The Coffee Pot offers plenty of kid-friendly options: breakfast on a bun, pancakes in several flavors, bagels with peanut butter or cream cheese, New England baked beans and franks, grilled cheese sandwiches, and brownie sundaes.

    Miller's Café and Bakery

    Free wi-fi, kids' sandwiches, and some of the best panini and soups in the area put Miller's Café and Bakery at the top of the list for many families in Littleton. Another key reason why families love Miller's Café and Bakery? It's their famous Yankee Flip pot roast sandwich, winner of Food Network's 50 Best Sandwiches in the USA.  

    Schilling Beer Company

    We included Schilling on this list because parents love their craft beers and kids love their wood-fired pizzas and outdoor deck. Add in a setting on the banks of the Ammonoosuc River and you have all the ingredients for a family outing worth repeating again and again.

    Topic of the Town

    Operated by Denny and Dot Fekay for more than two decades and now run by their daughter, Ashlea Miller, Topic of the Town is a fixture on Littleton's Main Street. For kids under 12, there's a selection of choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. What really makes the Topic of the Town special, however, is the family atmosphere and the homemade desserts. We can help you discover why Littleton real estate has a special appeal to people looking for the best in New Hampshire living. We'd love to hear from you! Subscribe to Market Insight Reports

    In the White Mountains and Lakes Region of New Hampshire, there's no shortage of family-friendly activities in the fall. Every year as the leaves change color, residents are invited to participate in the area's many fall festivals. These community events are just one of the many reasons to consider New Hampshire real estate in your near future. We updated this popular post with dates and information for 2019.

    fall festivalsLittleton Harvest Festival and Gathering of the Jack o' Lanterns

    Each year in Littleton, community members look forward to the Harvest Festival and Annual Gathering of the Jack o' Lanterns. On Saturday, October 26, you'll get the chance to see the lighting of dozens of carved pumpkins along the Ammonoosuc River. Main Street shops and businesses open their doors to trick-or-treaters. Adults will enjoy sampling the homemade chili and cider while gathering the nerve to take a haunted walk along the riverside. The event is hosted by the Littleton Chamber of Commerce.

    Attitash Mountain Resort Oktoberfest in Bartlett

    Beer lovers rejoice, the White Mountains has a festival just for you. For over two decades, residents and visitors have flocked to Bartlett to celebrate the food, music, and drink of Germany. This year's festival will be held Columbus Day weekend on October 12 and 13 at the base area of Bear Peak. Event highlights—besides the delicious German fare and stouts—include brewery competitions and traditional Bavarian music. A standout of the festival is the stein hoist competition. Competitors are challenged to hold a full beer stein for as long as humanly possible. No worries if you're bringing the kids along. There is plenty to keep children occupied including a kids tent with face painters, carnival style games, and arts and crafts activities.

    New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival in Laconia

    In nearby Laconia, Lakes Region residents can take part in one of the largest pumpkin carving events in the state. With over 40,000 attendees expected, it is a guarantee that tens of thousands of pumpkins will be carved. Even if pumpkin carving isn't your forte, you'll still have fun visiting the haunted attractions, watching the grand parade, or taking the kids on the many amusement rides. This year's pumpkin festival will be held on Friday, October 18 from 4 to 8 PM and Saturday, October 19 from noon to 8 PM. You won't want to miss the Jumpin' Jack Car Show on October 19 from noon to 3 PM when you can see antique,  classic, muscle, and sports cars.

    White Mountain Oktoberfest in Lincoln

    Loon Mountain in Lincoln transforms into the Bavarian Alps for two days on Columbus Day Weekend, October 12 and 13. The Oompah Band is scheduled to entertain the masses while they participate in keg tosses and stein-hoisting challenges. Kids are invited to paint pumpkins and enjoy all the delicious root beer they can hold. Contact us today about the many ways you and your family will benefit from investing in White Mountains and Lakes Region real estate opportunities.

    april reinhardThis week we thought we'd ask a few probing questions of a staff member. This one is with April Reinhard, who works out of our Littleton office. Our roving reporter Elspeth asked the questions:

      What is your favorite restaurant in the area? Rosa Flamingo's in Bethlehem for their calzones, The Little Grille in Littleton for their nachos, Bailiwick's in Littleton for their fried pickles and Maia Papaya in Bethlehem for their coffee. Favorite board game? Pictionary What are you most proud of? My child What is your favorite thing to cook? Chili! There are so many different combo and variations that I like to try and experiment with What is your favorite winter activity? Snowshoeing and sledding What is your pet peeve? People and drivers who are impatient & people who don't use cross walks. Do you like coffee or tea? Both, iced Do you prefer the Ocean or the Mountains? The Mountains What is your ski mountain of choice? I haven't skied in many years, but when I did it was always at Cannon Mountain. Favorite flower? Peonies and Gerbera Daisies What is your secret love? Horses and Reality TV What is always in your fridge? Chocolate For a more serious bio on April, click here!

    diy summer tipsLittleton NH, awarded the 6th "Best Small Town Downtown in America" in 2015, is an ideal place to live. There are employment opportunities in a vast variety of industries, as well as beautiful and well kept homes for sale, and the school system leaves nothing to be desired with public, private, and even post secondary education available all in one community. The fun festivals and busy events calendar make Littleton an ideal fit for both families and professionals. Littleton's summer heat is both one of its draws and one of its setbacks. The summer heat is perfect for outdoor activities, but can make your home uncomfortably warm without appropriate measures. These do-it-yourself tips will help you keep your Littleton home cool all summer long, without the expense of air conditioning:
    • Keep your blinds closed. As easy as it is, it can lower the temperature in your home by 20 degrees and decrease your air conditioning bill by 7%.
    • Set your ceiling fan to turn counter clockwise in the summer months to produce a cool breeze.
    • Run the exhaust fan in your bathroom during and after a shower and in the kitchen during and after cooking to remove unwanted warm, moist air.
    • Open the windows at night to bring cool air in. You can even place a box fan in the window facing inside the home to bring in more cool air during the night. Close the windows and the blinds when the temperature begins to rise in the morning.
    For more DIY tips and information about Littleton NH real estate, contact a Peabody & Smith real estate agent today!

    tom carstensWe thought we'd ask a few probing questions each week of our agents. This one is with Tom Carstens, who works out of our Littleton office. Our roving reporter Elspeth asked the questions:

      I am currently reading? MLB web site. What is your favorite restaurant in the area? The 99 Restaurant. Favorite board game? You are kidding right? The person that influenced you the most? My parents. Your favorite song? Anything by the Eagles. What are you most proud of? My family. Wife, three children and two grandchildren. What is your favorite thing to cook? Fish – walleye pike. What is your favorite winter activity? Blowing snow out of my driveway. What do you like to do in your spare time? Watch my granddaughter play soccer, basketball and tennis at Profile High School. What is your pet peeve? Robins making a mess on the deck and porch trying to build a nest. Use a tree! Do you like coffee or tea? One cup of coffee a day. Do you prefer the Ocean or the Mountains? There are sharks in the ocean. So I guess the mountains. What is your ski mountain of choice? Who wants to buy my skis? For a more serious bio on Tom, click here!

    littleton nh real estateIf you have recently purchased a beautiful piece of Littleton NH real estate, you should consider adopting the Do It Yourself (DIY) ethos. Everyone who moves into a house will have some sort of repair job on the docket that you may want to take on yourself - a little sweat equity project. Let's take a look at some tips for DIY interior painting. Before you begin painting the interior of your home, you should understand that each paint finish has its own unique advantages. High gloss paints are easy to clean and very durable. Yet they will embellish any surface's imperfections. So, use a flat paint on old walls with uneven surfaces, dents and other blemishes. It'll mask imperfections, yet it has the potential to cause more damage than high gloss paint. In between these two types is eggshell. It's a happy medium that is suitable for a wide variety of surfaces. Choosing the perfect color is one of your most difficult challenges. While color will go a long way in shaping the room's aesthetic, you shouldn't be scared away by its potential. Don't opt for a plain white. Color will add much needed texture and depth to your living space. Most retailers will sell you a sample can so you can test it out in your home. Remember, you can always paint over the color that you initially choose in case it turns out to be less appealing that you anticipated. When purchasing your paint, be sure that you've written down your room's square footage. You'll also need to consider priming the walls and whether you'll need several coats to get the job done. Once you've figured out all of these details, you will know exactly how much paint to purchase. Before you start painting, be sure to clean off your walls. This way, they'll be as flat as possible and there won't be any debris or dust remaining that could cause the paint to peel.

    If you'd like to learn more about Littleton NH real estate, contact us today.


    Littleton nhNestled on the side of the White Mountains of Littleton NH are some of New England's hidden gems for foodies. Here you can find a family-owned restaurants such as Tim-ber Alley, which reviewed by Fodor's Travel as having the region's tastiest fare. A quaint atmosphere and central location on Main Street are matched by exquisite cuisine including eggplant pâté and chocolate coconut cheesecake. Those interested in Littleton NH real estate will appreciate the diversity and global influences of food options available in this mountain locale. For more exotic tastes, check out Chang Thai Café where they serve everything from authentic Thai cuisine to sushi. On occasion, live entertainment is provided at Chang Thai Café, such as jazz and Latin-inspired bands. Keep in mind that reservations are highly recommended. At The Beal House Inn you can find both lodging and great eats. While on the search for Littleton NH homes for sale, stay over at the inn where you can find fine dining at an economical price point. Menu offerings include everything from New England nachos to escargot to spicy coconut curried tofu.

    If you would like to learn more about the town of  Littleton NH and Littleton NH real estate, contact us today!


    [caption id="attachment_2395" align="alignright" width="197"]Littleton NH Tiffany Howard of Peabody & Smith Realty[/caption] We are pleased to welcome Sales Associate Tiffany Howard to our team! Tiffany has joined us at our Littleton NH  office. Even though the midwest prides itself on not having an accent, and due to the fact that Tiffany can pronounce her "R"s, we can detect a little something…we know she is from "somewhere" else! Indeed she is, the answer – Tiffany is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, but recently moved to the White Mountains to be closer to family. In her professional life, she managed two successful Chiropractic offices in Indiana with her husband, Dr. Travis Howard, a Chiropractor, who now practices in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. We noticed right away that Tiffany has taken her multi-tasking abilities, hard work ethic and love of people and transferred them to full time real estate career. Here at Peabody & Smith Realty, we have a mentor program where we pair newly licensed agents with a more experienced agent for the benefit of our clients and customers. With our mentoring program, Tiffany will be working directly with Nikki Barrett, one of our long time agents who started with us as a staff member and who works diligently to provide exceptional service for our clients and customers. Tiffany and Nikki work great together, and we enthusiastically welcome Tiffany to the team! We are proud to have her join us!

    Reasons to Buy Littleton NH Real Estate Littleton, located in west-central New Hampshire, is a peaceful community of around 6,000 residents. Nestled between the White Mountains and the Connecticut River, Littleton offers year-round outdoor activities, as well as a smattering of New England history. Things to do in Littleton  Littleton offers plenty to do both indoors and outdoors. The city abuts the 3,490-acre Moore Reservoir with all of its fishing, boating, and swimming opportunities. The city also features a historic district with dozens of early 20th-century Victorian homes, a weekly farmers' market, a candy store with the longest candy counter in the world, and a scenic covered bridge. Littleton NH Restaurants  For a small town, Littleton offers a good assortment of restaurants from which to choose. Among the local favorites are Balliwick's Fine Restaurant Wine and Martini Bar, Italian Oasis, and Tim-bir Alley Restaurant for American cuisine using fresh, local ingredients. Transportation in Littleton  It's easy to get around Littleton. I-93 connects the city with St. Johnsbury, Vermont to the northwest, and Woodstock and Concord, New Hampshire to the south. There is also public bus service in town and between Littleton, Whitefield, and Lancaster. Parks and Recreation One of the best things about owning Littleton, NH real estate is the abundance of parks, recreational waterways, and green spaces. In addition to the reservoir, the nearby White Mountains offer hiking and biking trails, cross country ski trails, and rock climbing.

    To learn more about homes for sale in Littleton NH or to find a Littleton Realtor, call us today.

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