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Posted by The Carroll Realty Group on 9/18/2018

If itís time for a deep clean of your home, you may want to grab the duster and just go at it. Dusting is a task that should be done on a regular basis, but itís not always the case. Thereís a right way and a wrong way to dust. Read on for a few simple tips to make your dusting tasks a breeze.


Should You Vacuum First? 


When you dust, all of the dirt and particles will fall on the floor. It only makes sense to dust first, then vacuum. You may want to get right to vacuuming, remember that dusting first is always the best approach.


Where To Start


When you're trying to tackle cleaning the entire house, it can be difficult to decide where to start. The best strategy is to start at the doorway of any room and work your way inward. You should also start at the ceiling and work your way down to the floor. It can be easy to forget ceiling lights, fans, and other fixtures that are high up but itís important to get at these areas because dust often collects thickly there. Some other places to be sure you dust are:


Bookshelves

Televisions

Baseboards

Countertops

Microwave

Door frames


The deeper of a clean that youíre looking to achieve the more areas youíll need to focus. For routine dusting, you can do more of a once-over approach. This way, you wonít need to spend hours on dusting each time you go to clean your home if you keep up with it. 


Frequent Dusting Will Keep Your Home In Better Condition


The more often you dust, the better condition the things in your home will be. Dust can place undue wear and tear on furniture and break down electronic items. Dusting will prevent scratches and blemishes because dirt wonít be on the issues to scratch them. Your furniture will look like new after a deep clean. Youíll appreciate the shine!                 


Other Areas To Focus On 


Donít forget to dust these other key areas in your home when youíre doing a deep clean:


Vents

Corners of rooms

Doors

Lights

Picture frames

Lampshades


There are even a few ways that you can prevent dust from collecting in your home. Try using area rugs and pull up wall-to-wall carpeting. Use doormats at each entrance to your home to help keep the dust from collecting there. Keeping the windows in your home closed is also a great way to prevent dust and pollen from collecting in your house. 

 




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Posted by The Carroll Realty Group on 9/17/2018

This Single-Family in Laconia, NH recently sold for $191,000. This New Englander style home was sold by The Carroll Realty Group - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan.


18 Sanborn Street, Laconia, NH 03246

Single-Family

$194,900
Price
$191,000
Sale Price

4
Bedrooms
10
Rooms
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Classic New Englander in Laconia, NH. This fine home is located in a desirable neighborhood on a dead-end street and offers .27 acres of land. Property is well-landscaped and offers a fenced-in backyard, a large deck overlooking the above-ground pool, separate patio area for outdoor entertaining, shed and a garden area. Inside you will find three finished stories of living space. The first floor offers a fully applianced kitchen that has been tastefully updated with a center island, dining room, living room and an enclosed porch which serves as an oversized mudroom. This home offers plenty of living space with an additional four bedrooms, a study and one and a half bathrooms. Many updates have been completed which include a newer metal roof, updated electrical, hard-wired smoke detectors, new flooring and much more. You will be impressed by the care that the current owners have put into maintaining this home.






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Posted by The Carroll Realty Group on 9/13/2018

This Single-Family in Manchester, NH recently sold for $252,500. This Cape style home was sold by The Carroll Realty Group - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan.


340 S Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03109

Single-Family

$255,000
Price
$252,500
Sale Price

4
Bedrooms
6
Rooms
2
Baths
Available for the first time in 63 YEARS! This 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, FULL-DORMERED CAPE has been meticulously cared for by its ORIGINAL OWNER. Enter through a LIGHT & BRIGHT breezeway into the SPACIOUS EAT-IN KITCHEN featuring HARDWOOD cabinets and plenty of COUNTER SPACE. Relax in the adjacent living room and marvel at how well maintained the HARDWOOD FLOORS are. Two GOOD-SIZED bedrooms and a FULL BATH complete the first floor. Retreat upstairs to find TWO VERY LARGE BEDROOMS with considerable CLOSET SPACE, gleaming HARDWOOD floors, and LARGE WINDOWS. The upstairs FULL BATH is spacious and convenient. Need more space? The UNFINISHED lower level is awaiting your vision. Stay COOL all summer with CENTRAL AIR and enjoy the HUGE private, level backyard. Conveniently located near SHOPPING and HIGHWAY ACCESS. Come see for yourself how WELL CARED FOR this home is. Easy to show!






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Posted by The Carroll Realty Group on 9/13/2018


58 Rowell Hill Road, Sutton, NH 03257

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Posted by The Carroll Realty Group on 9/11/2018

The number one factor that affects the length of time a house remains on the market is curb appeal. That's the consensus of real estate professionals across the country, and was documented in a recent study by a well-known real estate website.

So if it's such a high priority, then why do a lot of homeowners skimp on that aspect of preparing their home for a fast sale? Sometimes it's a lack of awareness; other times it may be a lack of money. In extreme cases, it can be quite pricey to transform a home from "shabby" to "exquisite!" That's an unusual scenario, though, and in most cases the cost of enhancing your home's curb appeal should be both affordable and cost effective.

Where to Begin

The ideal visual (and visceral) effect you want to achieve can be summed up in ten words: fresh, well cared for, aesthetically pleasing, manicured, meticulous, updated, and clean. Perhaps a more concise way to describe the image you want to project to potential buyers is "pride of ownership." Once you're conveying that impression, people are going to make positive assumptions about the value and condition of your home. While it's not necessary that the front of your property and home look perfect in every imaginable way, it is important to pay attention to small details and overall impressions.

Some homeowners will see this goal as an overwhelming challenge, but it doesn't have to be. The first hurdle is to take care of the basics, such as making sure your lawn always looks freshly mowed and that there's no signs of peeling or faded paint on your home and garage. Pulling weeds, placing a few colorful hanging flower baskets in strategic locations, and trimming overgrown bushes and trees are also effective ways to make your property look more desirable.

An advantage of working with a seasoned real estate agent is that they can quickly size up the outside appearance of your home, and make cost-effective suggestions of ways to improve curb appeal and increase the attractiveness of your property. When it comes to selling your house in the shortest period of time, first impressions are vitally important.

One helpful tactic for getting your house noticed by house hunters and real estate agents is to take a walk (or drive) in your neighborhood to see how your curb appeal stacks up to other homes for sale in the area. Ideally, you want your home to look at least as good, if not better, than other nearby properties. Since potential buyers may be focusing their search on specific neighborhoods, such as yours, you'll be giving yourself more of an "inside track" in the real estate market by making sure your home compares favorably to others in the immediate area -- both inside and out.







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