Land – 288 Peverly Hill Road Portsmouth, NH 03801 now has a new price of $349,900!

Perfect if you are looking for privacy and quiet. SRA zone. 14.87 acres of land with a house that has been abandoned. Ten acres of land are considered wetland and not build-able. Driveway is east of the church on the same side of the road. There is one house between driveway and church. House is sold as is. House was built in 1980 and owner has never lived in the house. A number of possibilities!

This property features 14.86 Acres, and is currently available for $349,900.

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How To Decorate When You Have Children

When you have kids, it’s difficult to keep a spotless home. Your home will undoubtedly be “lived in,” as the saying goes. There’s ways that you can keep nice things and make those things accident-proof and kid-proof at the same time. Kids can spill things, cause dirt build-up, and even sustain minor injuries from certain pieces of furniture.

Slip Covers Work Wonders

Slip covers are really amazing assets to any home with children. Most of these covers are washable. You can fit them tightly around your furniture for a smooth look. Guests won’t even know that you’re using slip covers! The bonus is that you’ll be able to keep your nicer furniture fresh and clean.

Substitute The Coffee Table

Instead of a coffee table, try an ottoman with a new purpose. Ottomans will help keep kids from hurting themselves on the sometimes sharp corners of the coffee table. It will also give you somewhere to prop your feet up after a long day. This tactic will save you from the grief of many bumped heads, since ottomans are soft. You can use your ottoman to place books and other items on and around.

Showcase An Art Wall

Dedicate a space for kids’ art. This will make for a colorful addition to your home and give the sense to guests that your home is indeed family friendly. It’s also just plain fun to showcase the art that your children create. It will give the kids a sense of pride and joy! Whether it’s a wall or a hallway, this idea is always perfect for a home with kids.

When In Doubt, Buy Washable

There are plenty of things that come in washable form from throw pillows to paint. Some sofas even come with removable, washable cushion covers. These will all be a blessing to you when cleaning up after your children.

Incorporate Extra Storage

With all of the extra toys around your home, you’ll need extra storage to keep them in. Think about using pretty storage pieces like baskets, which are easy for kids to manage and easy for you to store.

While your home won’t need to be childproof forever, doing it now will save you from ruining expensive things. However, if there’s items that you really love, don’t sacrifice. Take the safety measures and precautions that you feel are necessary and don’t worry about the rest. A house is meant to be lived in. Remember that it’s not a museum!

Land – 3110 Lafayette Road Portsmouth, NH 03801 now has a new price of $579,900!

1.35 Acres with public water and sewer and natural gas. property is currently fenced. Beautiful lawn and mature trees. Curb cut on Lafayette that is gated. Driveway is on Ocean road next to Bursaws Pantry. 229′ of frontage on Lafayette and 56′ of frontage on Ocean rd. Zoned SRBVERY LARGE LOT for PORTSMOUTH!

This property features 1.35 Acres, and is currently available for $579,900.

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Land – 3110 Lafayette Road Portsmouth, NH 03801 now has a new price of $579,900!

1.35 Acres with public water and sewer and natural gas. property is currently fenced. Beautiful lawn and mature trees. Curb cut on Lafayette that is gated. Driveway is on Ocean road next to Bursaws Pantry. 229′ of frontage on Lafayette and 56′ of frontage on Ocean rd. Zoned SRBVERY LARGE LOT for PORTSMOUTH!

This property features 1.35 Acres, and is currently available for $579,900.

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Fire Safety Week: A Fun Way to Teach Kids About Fire Safety At Home

Home is the the most comfortable place to be. We relax after a long day of work in the living room, eat meals with our family in our kitchen, and sleep soundly in our beds at night. All of this comfort can sometimes cause us to overlook basic safety habits that keep us and our property safe. One of the chief threats to our safety at home is house fires. A great way to keep tabs on our fire preparedness is to have a yearly “fire safety week” with our families to teach and reinforce important information around fires. Read on to see the five-day plan that, for just a few minutes per day, has the potential to save lives.

Day 1: Smoke detectors

The most basic fire safety items that each home has are the smoke detectors. On day one take the kids around the house and show them where each smoke detector is. Have them block their ears and show them how to test the detectors. Change all of the batteries as well. Don’t be conservative or frugal with batteries when it comes to smoke detectors; it’s worth the extra few bucks to know that you can depend on them.

Day 2: Fire extinguishers

On the second day, bring the kids around the house again showing them the location of fire extinguishers and explaining their function. If there ever is a small house fire you don’t want to fumbling around with an extinguisher trying to learn how to use it. Explain that these are not toys and can be dangerous. If your kids are old enough to be home alone, teach them how to use the extinguishers. If the kids are too young tell them to seek you out immediately if they see or smell smoke, or think there might be a fire.

Read the pressure gauge on all of your fire extinguishers to make sure they’re adequately pressurized. Replace fire extinguishers that are over twelve years old.

Day 3: Escape plan

Every house should have an evacuation plan in case of a fire. Each room should have two escape routes in case one is blocked off by fire or some other barrier. Have your children go through the evacuation routes for each of their rooms. Do this for yourself as well to ensure there are no problems with your plan. Then take the family outside to a meeting spot away from the house. Tell them that this is where each member of the family will meet in case of a fire.

Day 4: Fire hazards

The average house has unlimited potential for fire hazards. Curtains near heaters or ovens, candles too close to flammable objects, and even power outlets can all cause a house fire. Before today’s lesson, go through your house and find potential fire hazards and teach your family how to correct these habits during today’s lesson. If your kids are old enough to cook, run through various cooking fire hazards as well.

Day 5: Review

Today, review the previous four days’ lessons with your family. You can also use today to cover the top eight causes of house fires according to the National Fire Protection Association:

  1. Candles
  2. Smoking
  3. Electrical and lighting
  4. Dryers and washing machines
  5. Lightning
  6. Children playing with fire (matches, lighters, etc.)
  7. Christmas trees
  8. Cooking

New Tree Plantings

Planting new trees and shrubs is a perfect landscape project. Visit a few nurseries and keep on the lookout while you are driving or walking around town. You may see the tree or bush that you are looking to purchase and plant so that when you get to the store to make the purchase you know what you want.

If you did your homework, you know the height and width of your new tree or bush once it matures. You also know the condition of soil and light that this tree or bush requires. Knowing this information is imperative to choosing the right tree, bush or plant for your location. Digging a hole big enough to support the roots as well as leaving room for growth is important. Be sure the plant fits nicely in the hole, not too tight. The location of the tree or bush must be far enough away from the house, wires and any other permanent structures that it may encounter in its lifetime. Spacing the tree or bush away from other trees and structures will allow it to have maximum sun and not reach for its share by growing crooked. Keeping your new tree or bush watered is an important step in allowing the plant to “take” to its new location. Remember, this tree will be here for its lifetime, so pick a good spot and take care to set it in properly.

Open house on 9/10/2016 at 5 Meadowfox North Hampton, NH 03862


Date: 09/10/2016 Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM  
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This home is ready for its next growing family! Plenty of room for everyone in this three level colonial with one car garage. Hardwood floors throughout, bright kitchen with stainless appliances. Dining room, vaulted living room with wood fireplace and first floor office that can be used for a variety of things!Family room is a great place to watch the big screen and enjoy the wood fireplace. Three generous bedrooms on the second floor. Mud room and extra room that would be ideal for a play room! Nice, established neighborhood with level lot and plenty of room in the yard. Patio and shed in back yard. Wonderful location close to shopping, commuter routes, schools and beaches!Systems have been replaced within the past 12 years (roof, furnace, septic). Generator hook-up.

Is Your Home Hazardous?

Did you know the average household contains between 3 and 10 gallons of hazardous material at all times? This can be a threat to the health and indoor air quality of the home.

How do hazardous materials enter your home?  They can enter in the form of cleaners, bleach, oil, light bulbs, paints, batteries, medicines, mercury-containing materials and other household items loaded with potentially harmful chemicals.

So how can you keep your home free from these materials?

First, you need to identify the hazardous materials in your home. They come in three forms:

Solids (i.e. rat poison),

Liquids (bleach, gas, antifreeze, drain cleaners.),

Gases (such as natural gas or propane).

The most important thing you can do to help make your home safer and avoid the dangers of hazardous materials is to store all hazardous materials properly.

Always keep hazardous materials in the original container with the label for future reference.

Follow all manufacturer suggestions for storage temperatures.

Store flammables away from the home, any sources of flame or heat, and out of direct sunlight.

Watch for fumes or other signs that the materials are not behaving properly. If you do detect fumes, wear a face mask, remove the leaking material, and ventilate the storage area properly to rid it of all dangerous toxins.

Only purchase what you need when you need it.

To further reduce your risk, look for safer alternative products like natural cleaners, mouse traps and paints.

Single-Family – 5 Meadowfox North Hampton, NH 03862 now has a new price of $365,000!

This home is ready for its next growing family! Plenty of room for everyone in this three level colonial with one car garage. Hardwood floors throughout, bright kitchen with stainless appliances. Dining room, vaulted living room with wood fireplace and first floor office that can be used for a variety of things!Family room is a great place to watch the big screen and enjoy the wood fireplace. Three generous bedrooms on the second floor. Mud room and extra room that would be ideal for a play room! Nice, established neighborhood with level lot and plenty of room in the yard. Patio and shed in back yard. Wonderful location close to shopping, commuter routes, schools and beaches!Systems have been replaced within the past 12 years (roof, furnace, septic). Generator hook-up.

This is a Colonial style home and features 6 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.40 Acres, and is currently available for $365,000.

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Land – 288 Peverly Hill Road Portsmouth, NH 03801 is now new to the market!

Perfect if you are looking for privacy and quiet. SRA zone. 14.87 acres of land with a house that has been abandoned. Ten acres of land are considered wetland and not build-able. Driveway is east of the church on the same side of the road. There is one house between driveway and church. House is sold as is. House was built in 1980 and owner has never lived in the house.

This property features 14.87 Acres, and is currently available for $389,900.

For complete details click here.