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The Federal Government just releases National Test Scores (National Assessment of Educational Progress) in Math and Reading! New Hampshire students placed near the top! New Hampshire National 4th grade Math 249 239 4th grade Reading 229 220 8th grade Math 288 280 8th grade Reading 270 261 On the 4th grade level NH was out scored by MA. In the 8th we were outscored by VT and MA. Even though the numbers look good....There are a few problems! Eighth Grade reading in NH has remained stagnant since 2003. The NAEP assessments have also found that 4th grade girls outscore boys in Reading and the gap is bigger by 8th grade. (8 comments)
I have always considered myself very fortunate in the Clients I work with. We stay in contact, exchange personal news and have a genuine affection for each other! I just closed on a property with a Seller who had also purchased through me. Our prolonged relationship translated to an easy comfortable partnership. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A few weeks ago I was running back and forth with an offer on this Clients property (I was also working with the Buyer). I was set to meet the Seller at 4:00. At 2:00 I got a call from a Potential Buyer who expressed interest in a property I have (25 comments)
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! One of my favorite towns to visit is Bethlehem New Hampshire. Bethlehem was incorporated on December 25th in 1799 (no one is sure how it got its name). It (16 comments)
I got one of those dreaded FW.FW Emails today. I usually delete (witout even opening) cause I don't like to consider bad things happening if I don't "pass it on to 5 of my closest friends"! This one was from a good friend, so thinking there may be a privaate mesage attached (there wasn't), I opened it.... I will admit there was information worth sharing. (information verified by Snopes)
The subject of the email was a 56 lb. 5 year old Male Lab/mix who had eaten half a canister of raisins. A few hours later he started vomiting and shaking and he had (64 comments)
The September Report is out and the news is not unexpected. The decline in Sales is not totally due to poor Market Conditions. This week NHAR Market Trends Report points out that a lack of affordable housing is a major cause for the fact that the Workforce in New Hampshire is growing at less than 1% a year and is projected to be zero witih 5 years. Unfortunately New Hampshire cannot sustain a vibrant economy on the revenues form tourism, part time retirees and part time residents. Working people have historically been the strongest group of people seeking housing (after retiree's (19 comments)
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! Yesterday was a typical New Hampshire Fall Day...even though it isn't quite Fall! There was bright sun and blue sky's.... We decided to take a drive to one of our (31 comments)
As the days grow shorter, and Winter fast approaches, Home Energy costs are on evreyone's mind. Especially here in the North East! A Home Energy Audit can save you money and ease a bit of the pain! Even if you can't afford to have a professional come to your home...there are certain steps you can take to do it yourself! Drafts: Drafts can cost anywhere from 5% to 30% in increased heating costs. Make a list of obvious leaks such as gaps along baseboards or the edge of the flooring. Other areas to check are... Switch PlatesWindowsElectrical outletsAround DoorsFireplace DampersAttic Hatches When (16 comments)
Say it, sing it....let the word roll around you tongue....does it fit? Is it how you are to others ? Is it what you tell yourself? What exactly is it? Do you really know? My Mother used to say "Things will be a lot worse if you lie...and we find out". I believed her...I don't lie! I told my son, "Listen to the little voice, it will steer you straight"..... When he was 8 he got in trouble...serious trouble! I asked him "what happened"? He answered "I heard the little voice...and I told it to be quiet" Well....he was honest! (24 comments)
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Are you in danger of Foreclosure? Or,do you feel you are the victim of Predatory Lending? Then call for these brochures! Foreclosure: This brochure will help you learn about Foreclosure in New Hampshire about rescue scams, your legal protections and about where to go for Free help. If you are in trouble and do not take steps to prevent foreclosure, You will lose your home! You need to educate your self about foreclosure, consumer protection laws and you need to CONTACT YOUR LENDER (10 comments)
Dear Tom and Michelle, I just received your inquiry about purchasing a home in Concord New Hampshire. Having lived in this Community for over 20 years I know you will be able to make a wonderful home for your Family! Here is a short Virtual Tour I made of my Home Town....I think you'll enjoy it! You said that you have not secured financing yet so when we meet I will give you a list of Lenders I have come to know and trust. We must go through this step of pre-qualification before I can show you properties. Pre-qualification also (34 comments)
According to the EPA Indoor Air is 3 -5 times more polluted than outdoor air! Some of the sources are:* Asbestos Biological Pollutants Carbon Monoxide Formaldehyde/Pressed Wood Products Household Cleaning and Maintenance, Personal Care, or Hobbies Lead Nitrogen Dioxide Pesticides Radon Respirable Particles Secondhand Smoke/Environmental Tobacco Smoke Stoves, Heaters, Fireplaces, and Chimneys One of the most common but overlooked sources of Indoor Pollution is Paint and VOC's. VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds). VOC's are additives found in paints. They release low level toxic emissions into the air. New EPA Regulations and Consumer Demand have created a niche' for no VOC or low-VOC paints. (30 comments)
This post has nothing to do with anything! I just thought everyone would enjoy some of the pictures from my totally lazy weekend. Much of the time was spent fishing on my Brother's boat out of Tenants Harbor, ME. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We left from the Tenant's Pier..... My brother Kevin's boat is used for pleasure and fishing!(He caught two tuna this year!) The Ticket
We're Off!!! Kevin and Me
We saw some beautiful boats and wonderful scenery!
Does this scene Look familiar?
Nothing looks like the"Maine Coast" like "The Maine Coast"
The Tide was high so we decided to go up the Tidal River then runs to (34 comments)
When planning to build or to Landscape an existing house, too little attention is paid to the Energy Saving aspects of Landscaping.
If building...Solar Orientation of the house should be a primary consideration. Taking advantage of exposure to the sun can save $$$$. Studies have shown that careful positioning of homes and thoughtful planting of trees and shrubas can save up to 25% of cooling energy. Summer daytime temperatures are 3-6 degrees cooler in tree shaded neighborhoods. The considerations should be of: Shade Trees- Because the sun is so high in the Summer...deciduous trees should be planted on the East (28 comments)
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