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Southern New Hampshire Blog by Steve Russo, Realtor

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Getting Your House Ready to Sell

I will be hosting a presentation on Getting Your House Ready to Sell on Wednesday February 18th at 7PM at the Hollis Social Library.

The topics that will be covered in the hour long program will be:
The benefits to sellers of having a pre-listing home inspection – David Roth of Advisor Home Inspections
Increasing value with repairs/remodels – Branden Bailey of CMG Building & Remodeling
How to stage your house – Kelly Murphy from Decor & You
The importance of curb appeal – Cindy Arrasmith Realtor, BHHS Verani Realty
Timing and pricing considerations – myself35 Dupaw Gould

The program is free, but preregistration is necessary. Preregister at the Hollis Social Library’s website.  The Hollis Social Library is located at 2 Monument Square, Hollis, NH; there is parking in the lot in back of the library and on the street.

47th Annual New Hampshire State Home Show

What better way to fight off the winter blahs than to start thinking about spring and summer improvement projects for your house?  That’s why this is the perfect time for the New Hampshire State Home Show!  Now in its 47th year, the annual NH State Home Show brings to Manchester over 300 companies that can help you build or renovate your home.  From building contractors to painters, if a company has anything to do with housing, chances are, they’ll be here. New Boston 1.5

This is one of the area’s most popular functions of its kind, with an attendance of over 9,000.   Painters, roofers, landscapers, flooring and renovation specialists, and builders will all be at the Home Show to help you with your planning.  Banks will be at the Show too, to discuss financing possibilities. 


This annual event is sponsored by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of NH.  The 2014 NH State Home Show will be held Friday March 21st through Sunday March 23rd at the Center of NH at the Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, Manchester. Hours: Friday 1 – 8PM, Saturday 10AM – 6PM, Sunday 9AM – 4PM. This website offers more details about the 2014 New Hampshire State Home Show.   

Weighing whether to undertake a major remodel or to look for a new home? Check out the helpful tips and resources on my Facebook page.  

Old House & Barn Expo 2014

The 2014 Old House and Barn Expo will be held on March 15 and 16 at the Center of NH at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.  Hours are 9AM to 5PM both Saturday and Sunday. Fitzwilliam

Sponsored by the NH Preservation Alliance, this trade show is designed to present to old house and barn owners the experts that can help them preserve and revitalize their historic buildings.  There will be hourly lectures on a variety of topics and over 60 exhibitors and demonstrators.  DSC_2829

Noted speakers include barn repair specialists Steve Bedard and Ian Blackman, horticulturalist Tovah Martin, and historic interior experts Richard Nylander, Joe Cornish, and Sally Zimmerman.   DSC01410

Some of the programs include how to research the history of a house, maintaining wood floors, restoring old gardens, plaster repair, choosing appropriate paints, lowering energy bills, building stone walls, etc.  Noted architectural historian Tom Hubka will present a program on vernacular homes.   Harrisville 01348 to (42)

There is a modest admission charge.  For more information on the 2014 Old House and Barn Expo, click here.  The Expo will be held at the Center of New Hampshire at 700 Elm Street, Manchester with ample parking at the Center’s parking garage at 65 Granite Street.