Concord, NH Real Estate News

By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                            There's a new place in town. Xtra chZ opened the first week in August at the corner of Rt.106 and Pembroke Road.   Now.....we have a lot of Pizza establishments in town so I asked the owner/operator, Nick Makris, what about his place makes him competitive? Nick didn't even hesitate in his answer "we cater to the whole family, not just the guys on lunch break" He has also told his help that no one is to leave "unhappy"....there's no skimping!  They have more than 28 Specialty Pizzas. They also have an extensive menu of Specialty Salads! This is more than your standard Pizza  Place. There are full American Dinners Plates and even Desserts!(I can attest to the White Chocolate RaspberryTruffle....yum)                         The Ma...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
I often refer to the Millbrook Gallery as Concord's best kept secret. It is a delightful place with ever changing exhibits (indoors and out). They feature local artists, host exhibits, partake in community events and offer a delightful escape for a Sunday afternoon! This past weekend we went so that we could see some of the new outdoor exhibits....before Winter comes!   WOOLLY MAMMOUTH-Bob Shannahan This is the guy I really wanted to see! He is life size and very impressive! He is made of cranberry, cattail, white clover, alder and sedge grass. His "toenails" are stones  It's in the eyes       This is called (of all things) THE HAND                          THE CROWS-B Kirkpatrick The artist really captured the angular edginess of crows....ready to swoop!            Granite and Bronze P...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                                            There are those of you who may think I have a personal relationship or stock shares in the Mill Brook Gallery......I can assure you that is not the case! I just happen to really like the place. We took a trip out there this past weekend (I will share the pictures in a later Blog) and I picked up some information on an "Event" next Saturday (October 11th ) being sponsored by the Concord Chamber of Commerce ( 224-2508). It is a "round robin" type of event great for the whole family and art lovers of all ages. Several area businesses are displaying art for the Public to view. There will be raffles, and refreshments at selected sites! (The gallery is having make your own sundaes) There will be maps available at all ...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
MIKES AFFORDABLE AUTO                                                                                                                                               Mikes Affordable Auto (223-6774) is at 124 Manchester Street(also known as Route 3). Mike has been in this location for several years. He was formerly Manchester Street Auto and recently re-opened under his new name (right next door) in his new "Art Deco" style building!        Mike Albert                                                 Mike has been in the Auto Business for over 25 years. He started as a kid ...working with  his Dad in Rhode Island.  Mike's Affordable Auto is a Full Service Establishment. Mike does Repairs, Inspections and Detailing. If you are seeking somthing special....give Mike the particulars and he wi...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
      BUTTERS  Butters (Fine Food & Wine)225-5995 is right in the heart of downtown Concord at 70 North Main Street. They offer the finest in Imported Cheeses and Wines....and they have Gourmet Chocolate, Herbs, Meats, Baked Goods and other Epicurean Delights!  Butter's has definately filled a niche'. Before they arrived in town people had to travel South to Manchester for specialty items.    Meet Keith Dickey...... Keith is the owner operator of Butters and can be found there most days! A New York transplant who has definitely made in roads onto the local "Foodie" scene. Keith has started Wine and Cheese Tastingson Thursday (and sometimes Friday) nites. They are held from 4:30 to 6:30. They (Butters) also do Platters for Special Catered Events! I asked Keith who was his Typical Custom...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
   There is emerging, yet another victim of this on going Real Estate crisis....the Student Loan Program. According to Mark Connolly, director of the State Bureau of Securities Regulation, many NH students are being notified they are not receiving the Student Loans they were expecting. Many Lenders have left the Student Loan programs. The NH Higher Education Loan Corp, a leading provider, announced suspension of its program because of Market Conditions. This has affected over 6,000 students. More collateral damage!!    Concord NH Realtor Area Information
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                Concord New Hampshire.....A  Main Street Community ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     Looking for something to do? There's something for every taste in Concord NH,  the Capitol city with a small town attitude! Here in New England it has been an especially rainy Summer! In Concord New Hampshire we broke a record for the date yesterday (8/5). There is nothing worse than planning your vacation around bright and sunny weather, especially when you have children, and it does nothing but rain.....and rain....and rain! Fortunately there are several inexpensive and even Free activities here in Concord NH.            League of NH Craftsmen-Gallery 205          Main Street, Concord- Thru 8/13  (224-3375)         "75 Pieces for...
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I love real estate.  I love to travel.  I love my family.  I love being a part of the AR community and the friendships I have made here.  I also love it when everything comes together. And when it all came together today, this is what it looked like: This picture is Joan Mirantz and I, standing in front of her office. 2 years ago, I was helping my cousins, Abby and Jason, look for a new home to purchase in Dallas.  Abby got an unexpected job offer in Concord, New Hampshire.  I sadly bid them farewell, but knew that sometime soon they'd buy a house in Concord and I would have the opportunity to refer them to an agent there. Fast forward to a few weeks ago.  I had been blogging on AR for approximately 8 months and had made many friends across the country here.  One of them is Joan Mirantz...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
            Are you looking to re-locate? Want to have access to  great services but still looking for a touch of the Great Outdoors? Well Concord NH is the place for you! No matter where you live in Concord you are only minutes away from Shopping, Museums, Restaurants, Theater and........... WILDLIFE  Enjoying an afternoon snack...while you have the full Nature Experience!                                                                                         Look At That face! Ahh...Concord NH....now that's City Livin!   (In your own back yard) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concord NH Realtor Local Information
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
       A while back I did a post about the green movement and how some local businesses were embracing real energy improvement practices in their daily routines.  This featured The Red Blazer on Manchester Street in Concord NH. Well this Independence Day The Blazer was in the news again! The Red Blazer decided to spend Independence Day as Energy Independence Day! A story on NPR reported how for two hours the Blazer decided to"opt out" of the Power Grid and operated all of their energy eaters off of their recycled vegetable oil generator. They started off on diesel ....brought the fuel up to temperature and then circulated it through the Vegetable oil generator to bring the temperature up on that. They ran for two hours and no one knew the difference! They eventually hope to operate for ...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                TOUR   CALL TODAY  FOR A PERSONAL SHOWING OF THIS HOME ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concord NH Realtor Local Information
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
      Sunday Morning on CBS is one of my favorite programs. They always have a series                    of  interesting stories from around the US, people to see and places to go!                         I hope to pass on a little of the same........                                                                    NEW HAMPSHIRE SUNDAY MORNING   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Exploring this wonderful State of New Hampshire is something my husband and I never tire of! There are so many diverse attractions and ever-changing landscapes...the possibilities are endless! Picking my five favorites places to see in Concord New Hampshire is a challenge.  This community is historic, charming and culturally diverse. Concord has neighborhood schools, museums, medical facilities and a World Fa...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
 Last Night my husband and I had dinner with someone I've been looking forward to meeting for ages! Carol Smith from Toledo ,Ohio and I have been enjoying an AR relationship for some time now.  Carol just took a brief vacation in New England so we arranged to meet for dinner. We decided on   The Barley House, 132 North Main because it's right across from the State House and would be easy to find. We were to meet at 6:00.  It was a beautiful night...nice enough that the sidewalk tables were filled with happy customers!                                              Carol said she would be wearing White Capris and a Turquoise Top. My husband Geoff and I were early and when Carol and her husband Tim arrived I spotted her right away  .... White Capris and a Turquoise Top!  We had some really ...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
           11th ANNUAL INVITATIONAL OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBIT~June 22nd - October 19th, 2008                                                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                                                                                                 Last year I did a post about what has turned out to be one of my favorite Concord Hidden Treasures, the Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Gardens. Their new exhibit will be on display from June 22 - October 19. There will be an Opening Reception on Sunday June 22 from 2-4, with music by Dane Olson.   Featured Artists: David Borrus (MA), Aaron T.Brown (NH), Joseph DeRobertis (NH), Peter Diepenbrock (RI), Gintz Grinbergs (MA),Michael Guadagno (MA), Mike Hansel (RI)Al Jaeger (NH),Patrick Johnson (VT),John Lacz (NH),Rober...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                    Concord New Hampshire.....A  Main Street Community ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     Looking for something to do? There's something for every taste in Concord NH,  the Capitol city with a small town attitude! Summer Repeats!                Cruise Nights- Every Tuesdayat Arnie's Place, 164 Loudon Road. It starts at 5:00PM. There are Classic Cars, Raffles and a 50/50 drawing!            The Nevers Band- Summer wouldn't be the same witout evening concerts by a local favorite the Nevers Band! They have outdoor performances every Tuesday evening at 7:00 (225-8690) 6/24  Keach Park 7/01  State House Plaza                                    7/15  Riverfront Park 7/22  Rolfe Park                                        ...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
                                                   Concord New Hampshire.....A  Main Street Community ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     Looking for something to do? There's something for every taste in Concord NH,  the Capitol city with a small town attitude!     The Seventh Annual River Jamboree- Riverfront Park, 5/31 from 11:00-300. There will be kayaking and canoeing and for the "kids"...face painting, games, a raffle and a duck race. 225-8690     53rd Annual Kiwanis Fair- The Everett Arena, 6/19-6/22. Enjoy the games,concessions, rides and Fireworks on Friday. This year instead of a Trade Fair the Arena will be hosting a Giant Yard Sale on Saturday and Sunday! Hours:5PM-10PMon Thursday, 4-11 on Friday noon-11PM on Saturdy and noon-7 on Sunday.     Annual Dow...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
 There's a new place in town! Nonni's Italian Eatery-"Food Just Like Momma Used To Make"- recently opened in the Holiday Inn, Main Street Concord New Hampshire! My son took us out to a "belated" Mother's Day dinner. I got to choose, so I wanted to try Nonni's...Italian food is at the top of my preferred list! It was a Sunday evening so it was not very crowded...which was fine with me because I wanted to take a few pictures but didn't want to disturb people. We were seated by our waitress Katelyn who asked if we had been there before and when we said no she told us a bit about the menu.  I did ask if it would be OK if I took some pictures for my Active Rain Blog and the Manager, Jennifer, was very gracious and said yes. Our Chefs were Mikey and Robin The menu is very varied with somethin...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
In Concord NH, several groups who are involved in assorted programs for Seniors, pooled their brain power and came up with a fun idea! Each day from 5/19 to 5/23 area organiztions are offering free and fun experiences for any Senior wishing to attend. Some may require pre-registration, so call before they fill up! They are calling it:                                               SENIOR OPEN HOUSE WEEK Monday May 19th The Concord Raquet Club-Garvin Falls Road, 224-7787 Cardiac Rehab (8-9 AM) Chair Exercise (8:30-9:30) Coffee Break                                                                                Water Aerobics (10-11) Deep Water Aerobics (11-11:45)                            OR The Center For Health Promotion-Pleasant St., 230-7300 A Nutritional Question and Answer Session...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
   We have survived our very long cold and snowy winter. The trees are starting to bud , the daffodils wave their cheerful faces and the Wildlife scurries to build new nests and dens for the next generation!                                                 You gaze out the window at the hopeful, uplifting and colorful vista....what a day! What a day for starting the garden! What a day for raking the yard!   What a day for.......... running, screaming, swatting and seeking shelter! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                                                BLACK FLIES     These insidious, irritating, intrusive insects come alive in perfect harmony with the birth of Spring! They flourish in cold, running,Lakes, Rivers and Streams that are swollen with winters melting snows. Black Flie...
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By Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
(Homequest Real Estate)
    Concord New Hampshire A Main Street Community         There was a fun story on the front page of todays Concord Monitor. A story pointing out one of the most charming aspects of Concord, NH, the fact that Concord has not totally rid itself of its agricultural roots!   It's the smell of Mother Nature's fertilizer....it's the smell of "Poop".   From one side of Concord to the other even to the streets downtown, the smell of manure permeates the air.   To quote City Planner Doug Woodward "It reminds us that there's still agriculture in Concord...New Hampshire has not been completely paved over"  There are still two major Dairy Farms in the Concord area, The Bartlett Farm and the Morrill Farm Dairy. They own a good portion of the land surrounding the city, and at this time every year th...
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