The Carroll Realty Group - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan



Posted by The Carroll Realty Group on 1/30/2018

This Single-Family in Bow, NH recently sold for $400,000. This Contemporary style home was sold by The Carroll Realty Group - KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY / Metropolitan.


6 West Gate Drive, Bow, NH 03304

Single-Family

$385,000
Price
$400,000
Sale Price

4
Bedrooms
10
Rooms
3
Baths
WHAT GREAT VALUE!! EXPANSIVE CONTEMPORARY HOME in highly sought after BOW, NH. This 4 bed., 3 bath beauty is situated on 2.66 acres on a TRANQUIL CUL-DE-SAC. The dramatic SPIRAL STAIRCASE and CATHEDRAL CEILING greets you upon entering. All NEW FLOORING on both the first and second floor. BRAND NEW KITCHEN with STAINLESS STEEL appliances, DRAMATIC fireplaced living room, and game room with WET BAR are all sure to impress. Possible FIRST FLOOR MASTER w/bath. Step into the BRIGHT, SUNNY SOLARIUM and enjoy the sunken HOT TUB. Continue upstairs to the MASTER BEDROOM w/ENSUITE, large walk-in closet and CATHEDRAL CEILING. All new 2ND FLOOR LAUNDRY ROOM, a full-bath and two additional bedrooms complete the space. This home boasts a 3-CAR GARAGE, beautiful decks, INGROUND POOL, and mature perennial landscaping. Well over 1600 sq. ft. of unfinished space in the basement for future expansion. Located in a convenient commuter location within minutes to highways and schools.






Tags: Real Estate   Single-Family   Bow   03304  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by The Carroll Realty Group on 1/23/2018

Just as you would take certain precautions in your home if you had a new baby, you should take the same measures when you have a new dog. Without taking some steps to make your home safer for your pets, serious consequences could be suffered. Your dog could have access to things that could harm him like medicines, chemicals, and other hazardous substances. Save your pet and save on unnecessary vet bills by doing your part to keep your dog safe. A few simple precautions can go along way. The same devices that are used to protect children can be used to protect your dog as well. The best part is that they’re easy to install and fairly inexpensive. Some of your options are:


  • Baby gates
  • Electrical outlet covers
  • Covers for power strips
  • Safety locks for cabinets
  • A device to contain electrical cords


There’s other specific precautions that you can take to keep your dog safe and out of trouble: 


Get A Dog Proof Trashcan


Most dogs love to rummage around in the trash. They’re searching for food, of course! If your dog can knock over the trashcan or jump to get the lid off the can, they’ll have access to the trash. Pull-out trashcans are probably your best option. If you can’t install this type of trash receptacle in your home, think about elevating the trashcan on something like a step stool. It could be multi-purpose for both storage and safety.


Limit The Dog’s Access


When you’re not home, close the doors to bathrooms and bedrooms. This way, the dog cannot get into different rooms and destroy anything or eat anything that he’s not supposed to.  


Clutter Is A Danger


If you have a dog that is bound to chew things, you’ll want to put everything away in its place. If your shoes are put away, the dog won’t have easy access to chew them. When chemicals are kept in the cabinets, the dog won’t have access to dangerous things. Not only will putting your things away help you to stay organized, it will keep your pet safer too!


Keep Your Dog From Mischief


If a dog is left alone in an empty house, they have an opportunity to get into a lot of trouble. You’ve probably heard stories from friends where dogs have destroyed furniture, books, and other valuable things. If you keep your dog in a crate while you’re gone for long periods, they’ll learn their boundaries and stay out of trouble while you’re away. 


Dogs are a part of the family too! It’s important to do what you can to keep them safe in your home.




Tags: Dog safety   Dog Lovers   dogs  
Categories: Home Safety   dog safety   Child Safety  


Posted by The Carroll Realty Group on 1/16/2018

Growing fresh vegetables and herbs in your own backyard can hold a lot of appeal to many but not everyone has the luxury of a large backyard to start one. If you’re home has a yard with limited space don’t give up your garden dreams just yet! Below are some tips on how to start your own small vegetable garden whether you have a postage stamp lawn or none at all! Start with research - No matter what the square footage you are working with is it is important to do some research first. You will want to create a list of the types of vegetables and herbs you are hoping to grow. You will then want to find out how much light they require, which season they produce during and if there are any plants they do not do well next to. Other things to consider are how deep and wide the roots grow. When you only have so much space to work with you want to maximize every inch. If one plant takes up a quarter of your garden while another can share that same space with several other plants you will want to weigh out how badly you want that particular plant. Choosing “dwarf” or “compact” varieties of plants will also help you make the most any small garden. Small land - With some careful planning and thoughtful placement you can get just as much or more from your small garden than those with larger plots of land. It’s all in the details. One technique you will want to favor is the vertical growing method. Essentially you place the taller growing plants in the back and the shorter growing ones in the front so that they are not deprived of sunlight behind your taller plants. Use a garden planner tool to your advantage to pre-plan your garden and how you will fit the different varieties of plants on your small plot. You may also want to consider using the succession planting method. When a plant has stopped producing you remove it and plant seeds for a new crop whose growing season is upcoming. This will allow you to truly maximize your limited space. Patio - Creating a container garden will be your best friend when you are lacking land to plant vegetables in. When choosing pots ensure that they have drainage holes on the bottom and keep in in mind that the larger the pot the better. A larger pot helps the soil retain moisture and maintain an even temperature. If your container is large enough you may even be able to get away with planting an upward growing plant with some under growing varieties. Window boxes - If you don’t have enough space in your backyard or a patio to dedicate to a garden you still have options. Window boxes can offer more than just space for perennial flowers they are also perfect for growing herbs and salad greens in. Planting several herb varieties per box will provide you with a homegrown spice rack at your fingertips! While it may seem that gardening is impossible without a large plot of land almost anyone, no matter the space of their home can grow a garden. With a little research and a willingness to get your hands dirty, you too can have home grown produce!





Posted by The Carroll Realty Group on 1/12/2018


17 Gary Road, Dunbarton, NH 03046

Single-Family

$188,000
Price

2
Bedrooms
4
Rooms
1
Baths
BACK ON THE MARKET due to buyer's financing falling through. This home is located close to Gorham Pond and has gone through an AMAZING TRANSFORMATION! The entire property has has been COMPLETELY REBUILT from the foundation up. Affordable Lake Life !! This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home is sure to please. Maintenance free COMPOSITE DECKING and VINYL RAILINGS lead you to the front door. Once inside, you will appreciate the REAL HARDWOOD FLOORING throughout the home. The brand new kitchen features MAPLE CABINETRY, STAINLESS steel appliances, and under-cabinet lighting. From the dining room, the SLIDING DOOR steps out to the EXPANSIVE DECK, overlooking the backyard. Two GENEROUSLY-SIZED bedrooms offer plenty of natural light. A third room is equipped with washer/dryer hook-ups and can serve as a laundry room/walk-in closet. The full bath features TILE FLOORING AND brushed nickel HIGH END FIXTURES. Stay warm this winter with a top of the line, super efficient, tankless RINNAI furnace/hot water system. The outside has been totally redone as well. BRAND NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM with 1250 gal. tank, new landscaping, and freshly HYDRO-SEEDED front and backyard. Yearly, low fee of $40 for private association includes BOAT LAUNCH, BEACH ACCESS, and playground.
Open House
Sunday
January 14 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Categories: Open House  


Posted by The Carroll Realty Group on 1/9/2018

Many of us take for granted the safety of our homes from asbestos. Some of us have grown comfortable at home and would never guess there could be potential dangers like asbestos or lead paint lurking behind our walls and under our floorboards. Others assume that since these dangers have been known for decades they must have already been taken care of in our homes. Unfortunately, many homes, especially homes built before the 1980s, still contain potentially harmful asbestos. Here's everything you need to know about detecting and removing asbestos from your home.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is a known carcinogen--meaning it is capable of causing cancer. Asbestos has been utilized throughout history for a number of practical uses, dating back to Ancient Greek and Egyptian societies who used asbestos in the embalming process and in candle wicks. In 1900s America, asbestos was used in a range of industries from automobiles, the military, and in building our homes. The benefits of asbestos are many. It is a great insulator and is also fire retardant. So for homeowners trying to keep warm but also concerned about their house burning down, asbestos offered two highly sought after services. It wasn't until the 1970s that the U.S. government began warning about and regulating the use of asbestos.

Risks

In spite of its many uses, asbestos has one--huge--disadvantage: it causes cancer. More specifically asbestos exposure can cause lung cancer and mesothelioma (a cancer of the lining of the chest and abdominal cavity). The cancer is a result of inhaling the fibers of asbestos mineral that are released into the air. In extreme cases where asbestos exposure becomes cancer-causing, some common symptoms include:
  • pain or difficulty breathing
  • coughing blood
  • a cough that doesn't go away or worsens
  • shortness of breath

Detecting asbestos in your home

The ways in which asbestos can make its way into the air are innumerable. Sometimes drilling into a ceiling that is blown with asbestos insulation causes the fibers to fall into the home. However, there are other places asbestos has been used in homes such as in flooring, paint, and wallpaper used around wood-burning stoves. According to the EPA, you generally can't tell if something contains asbestos just by looking at it. If the asbestos containing material is in good condition it is recommended that you leave it alone. However, if you are planning a remodel that will disturb the material (work which involves breaking ceilings, walls, or flooring) it is recommended that you seek out a certified inspector.

Removal or repair?

If an inspector deems part of your home unsafe due to asbestos fibers they will help you determine if the asbestos needs to be removed or simply repaired. In minor cases, a contractor will be able to repair the fix that is causing asbestos fibers in such a way that it doesn't need to be removed entirely. In more severe cases, the asbestos may need to be entirely removed by a contractor. It is important that you don't attempt these repairs or removals yourself as they require safety equipment and precautions that only accredited professionals have access to.







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