Blog :: 11-2019

The Flume Gorge

The Flume is a natural gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. The walls of Conway granite rise to a height of 70 to 90 feet and are 12 to 20 feet apart. A trip into the Flume begins and ends at the Flume Visitor's Center. Guests can choose to walk through just the Gorge or do a two-mile loop. The walk includes uphill walking and lots of stairs. The boardwalk allows you to look closely at the growth of flowers, ferns and mosses found here. 

New England Ski Museum

Welcome to the New England Ski Museum. Our mission is to collect, conserve, and exhibit elements of ski history for research, education and inspiration. We have operated our Museum at Franconia Notch State Park since December, 1982 and welcome thousands of visitors each year. Whether online or in person, we encourage you to enjoy our stories from the history of skiing.

C. Randolph Trainor Interiors

As an interior designer, C. Randolph Trainor Interior’s mission is to help you create rooms that reflect your taste and that work for you, whether they are in your primary or second home, your clubhouse or your office. On your behalf, they collaborate with tradesmen, contractors and construction teams, and schedule the material. 

They also act as your advocate, so that the project runs smoothly, you use your funds wisely, and the outcome is absolutely stunning. Together, you will make timely, dollar-wise and strategic decisions for results that bring joy for years to come.

CRT-designed rooms are not fussy and overdesigned. They leave room for each client’s history, personality and input: they design for people and their living requirements, not for the pages of a magazine. When we complete a project, our clients can walk into a space and immediately feel a sense of comfort and ease. Lamps are at the right height for reading, artwork hung for the best effect, and furniture grouped so that it works well for the inhabitants. They also provide healthy and eco-friendly options to minimize toxicity levels and to create a more responsibly designed environment.

Cannon Mountain - The Living Legend

Cannon Mountain (formerly Profile Mountain) is a 4,080-foot peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It is known for both its technical rock and ice climbing on its cliff face and skiing at Cannon Mountain Ski Area. It was also home to the Old Man of the Mountain, until that formation collapsed on May 3, 2003.

Cannon Mountain, which is the only alpine ski area owned and operated by the state of New Hampshire, ended the 2018-19 season having recorded increases in both revenue and ridership.

Purchasing Your Second Primary Residence

For first-time home buyers, the process can be completely overwhelming. There are contracts, deadlines, inspections, deposits, etc. When you outgrow that first home and decide to sell it and buy something better suited for your current situation you might think it’ll be a piece of cake because you’ve already done it once.  Not so fast . . . the process will be equally overwhelming if not more due to regulations put in the place since you purchased your first home.

First, you need to sell your existing home and determining where you’ll live until you find and close on a new home. It’s possible to find a home before you’ve sold your existing residence, but it can be tricky to pull it off, so you may choose to get the first home sold before making an offer on a new one.

Investing in Real Estate

Real estate investing involves the purchase, ownership, management, rental and/or sale of real estate for profit. Being a real estate investor isn’t always glamorous but it’s a great way to make your money work for you and build wealth over the long-haul.  There are several ways to consider investing in real estate, buying properties with the intention of renting them to generate income,1031 Exchange or buy, fix, and flip to other buyers. 

When considering investment options think about this, when you buy a stock, it simply sits in your brokerage account and, hopefully, increases in value. If you invest in a rental property, there are many responsibilities that come along with being a landlord. When the furnace stops working in the middle of the night, it's you who gets the phone call. If you have the skills and don't mind handyman work, this may not be barrier; otherwise, you may need a property manager which, of course, affects your profit.

Credit Basics

Credit affects all people; young, old, rich or poor. Credit reports and scores can impact all aspects of our lives; loans, credit card offers, renting an apartment and even job opportunities. Because of this, it’s critical that you understand how credit works and what factors create your credit score.

There are three major national consumer credit reporting agencies that create credit reports; TransUnion, Experian and Equifax.  Each agency uses a credit scoring model that typically ranges from 300 – 850. Your credit score is a three-digit number that relates to how likely you are to repay debt and is largely based on payment history and limit to balance ratio. For example, if you have a credit card account with a $5,000 limit and your balance is $1,000, it’s more likely to have a positive impact on your score as opposed to having a $4800 balance on that same account.  Your score will never factor in personal information like your race, gender, religion, marital status or national origin.

Deer Park Resort

Deer Park Resort in Woodstock, NH is just over an hour from Manchester and two hours north of Boston in the heart of the White Mountains. Set on 65 manicured acres, including a private five-acre lake, Deer Park offers year-round enjoyment.  Located only minutes from many fabulous area attractions - Clark's Trading Post, The Whale's Tale, The Flume, Lost River, and many more - the resort provides a wonderful peaceful retreat. They have an on-site, state-of-the-art Recreation Center which includes a 1500 sq. ft. indoor pool, Jacuzzi, saunas, fitness room, racquetball courts, video arcade, game room and a beautiful great room. Also, on site are tennis courts, jogging trails, a basketball court, and volleyball facilities.

Waterville Estates

Waterville states is in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire and is only 2 hours North of Boston.

The accessibility of the area (just a few minutes off Route 93) and its ideal location, nestled between the Lakes Region and on of the most popular vacation destinations in New England.

Cargill construction Co. LLC

Bill Cargill of Cargill Construction has been in business since 1971. While many things have changed in the last 48 years, what hasn’t changed is the location and the desire to provide all clients with the best possible product.

Cargill Construction Co. LLC offers design-build services to clients looking for a single source approach to both the design and construction of their future [...]