Harold (Buddy) Pope | Francestown Real Estate, Amherst Real Estate, Hancock Real Estate


When you’re searching for a place to live if you have kids, or even if you’re planning on having kids in the future, the neighborhood you choose is of concern. When you’re single, it’s easy to fill your desire for the city. You live near bars, clubs, conveniences, and more. Once you start thinking with a family in mind, your ideas shift. 


So, if you’re looking for a neighborhood with children in mind, where do you start? Read on to discover the top priorities of a kid-friendly property search. 


The Schools


Most parents put a lot of consideration into where their children will go to school. Many resources allow you to research different school districts. You can also visit schools in person, or talk to other parents and see their opinion of the local schools for specific neighborhoods. 


The Safety Of The Area


Whether you have kids or not, you want to know that the area you’re going to live in is safe. Before you select a neighborhood to live in, you’ll want to research the crime rates in the area. You might assume that individual cities and towns have better crime rates than others, but you may be surprised. Ask your local real estate agent for more information on local crime rates and how to research them. 


Sense Of Community


If you are moving with kids or planning on having a family anytime soon, you’ll want to have a supportive community surrounding you. Having a community means that there are other families around with children. This way, it will be easier for you to build a network of other moms who are in the same stage as you. Some things to consider are:


Are there sidewalks in the neighborhood?

Is there a lot of traffic in the area?

Are there places for kids to play nearby? 

Do you see families out for a walk together?


Answering these questions will give you an idea of how family-friendly your neighborhood will be. Sidewalks make the area accessible for kids to go and hang out with their friends safely. Parks and playground are not only a great place to play for kids but a great place to meet other parents. If a neighborhood has the things that you want for your family, chances are, many other families in the area feel the same way. 


Choosing a neighborhood can be difficult, but with a little research and groundwork, you’ll be able to select an excellent place for your family to live.   




292 Tucker Mill Road, New Boston, NH 03070

Single-Family

$450,000
Price

3
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
2
Baths
Peacock Brook Homestead. Antique Cape has original details with the feel for today. Circa 1780's Cape-style post and beam home built to last for centuries coupled with a standout barn gives you the perfect small farm property, heaven for those who want to preserve an original nineteenth-century gentleman farm; get closer to nature, one's food sources and one's values. Tastefully renovated though quite pure. The property has been well-kept, well-maintained, and is simply of STANDOUT caliber, sure to appeal to the most discerning buyers of a small farm property. Call it your city escape, only 1.5 hours to Boston, 5 hours to NYC. Remove yourself on weekends (or permanently) from the hustle and bustle of city life. Consider organic farming in an area of wonderful recreational opportunity and small town life. Farmer's markets, bands on the common, great restaurants, 30 minutes to the Manchester airport and 1.5 hours to Logan, 3 hours to the upper Cape and close to some of Southern NH's finest lakes and mountains. Nearby skiing, fishing, snowmobiling or antiquarian pursuits! The home has 4 working fireplaces, security system, first floor master suite with large walk-in master closet and a cozy keeping room boasts the working beehive oven inside a grand fireplace. Add a well-designed Chef's kitchen, high end appliances, GRAND family room and a metal roof to protect it all! A stunning location with fields, privacy, an awesome barn, a chicken coop, & garden shed. SEE VIDEO!
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For better or for worse, the kitchen is the most fragrant area of the house. It’s where we cook and store our food, but it’s also where we throw away our garbage.

 In this winter months, people do most of their cooking indoors, which can lead to an increase in grease splatter. In the summer, the high temperatures in the kitchen can cause garbage to smell and fruit to become overripe more quickly.

 Regardless of the time of year, we can all use some help when it comes to reducing kitchen odors. In this article, we’ll give you some advice on how to do just that.

 Read on for tips on eliminating odors in your kitchen.

Air quality

The odors in your kitchen, both the good and the bad, come in the form of tiny particles floating in the air. So, it follows that one of the ways to remove lingering odors would be to remove them from the air in your kitchen.

One way to do this is with the use of an air purifier. These appliances come in a number of different sizes and can vary in price from under $100 to several hundreds of dollars. Depending on the size and layout of your home, you’ll want to search for a purifier that can safely handle the number of square feet that you’ll need to purify.

One benefit of using an air purifier is that it can also help you remove dust and other allergies from the air while removing unpleasant odors. However, keep in mind that most air purifiers run 24/7, so expect a few extra dollars added to your electric bill each month.

Cooking surfaces

One of the most common causes of kitchen odors are the surfaces of your counters, oven, and appliances. There are a few ways to handle this problem, but the best solution is to take preemptive measures.

When cooking items with grease, oil or butter, use a splatter screen. This will help you keep most of the grease inside the pan and off your surfaces where they will later emit a smell.

It’s important to frequently wipe down surfaces in your kitchen and clean them with a degreaser. If you don’t have kitchen tile or some other form of easy to clean surface around your cooking surfaces, consider installing one.

Dishes and garbage

We get it, after working all day, cooking dinner, and finally sitting down to relax no one wants to clean dishes. However, leaving dishes in the sink is one of the leading causes of kitchen odors. This is also true for people who don’t run their dishwasher frequently.

Speaking of dishwashers, be sure to check the drain at the bottom for debris, which can cause your dishwasher to smell badly.

When it comes to garbage, it’s often better to have a small garbage can that you empty more frequently than a larger one that will start to smell. Try to find a smaller can that has a cover, and consider scented bags to help mask any odors that do find their way out of the garbage can.


You always want to be safe in your new home, but bringing home a new baby brings your safety protocol to a whole new level. In the first few months of life, the baby won’t be getting into too much trouble. By the time the baby can crawl, however, it’s a whole different story. This is why you want your home prepared before the baby even gets there. You should keep your home free of hazards. No more boxes in the way on the floor. The glass coffee table may need to be put away for a time. The nature of your home will certainly change once your little bundle of joy arrives. Below, you’ll find some of the most basic baby safety measures that you can take around your home in order to bring it from normal home to “baby proof.”


You’ll want to look at your home from the level of a child. Anything that you feel he or she could get into when you’re on the floor on your hands and knees is fair game.


Lock Drawers And Cabinets


Both drawers and cabinets should be locked in the bathroom, kitchen, even in your office. You never know what a baby can get himself into! This is especially important for drawers and cabinets that have sharp objects like knives, scissors, or tools. Any cabinets that have chemicals, heavy pans, or anything else you don’t want a child getting into should have a lock on them. Locks for cabinets are available in both the interior style or exterior style safety lock. Both types of locks can be easily installed in cabinets and drawers in order to prevent children from opening them, yet giving the adults in the house continued access to the things that they need. 


Outlet Covers


These small plastic fittings come in a variety of types and styles. Some insert into the outlets themselves while others cover the entire outlet plate. Some snap onto the outlet while others open like a door. You’ll want to choose a type of outlet cover that will work best for your needs. You don’t want an inconvenience when you do use the plug and you also don’t want a lot of small plastic pieces hanging around the home to be just another hazard to your child. 


Gates


Gates are one of the most valuable safety items that parents can install for their kids. Gates can be installed in doorways where the child shouldn’t have immediate access. These safety measures are also important at the bottom and top of each stairway in the home. Baby gates come in all shapes and styles, so you’ll want to decide what works best for your needs in the home. Some gates are mountable while others are detachable and portable from room to room. Some gates even have extension pieces that are available to be installed along with them to fit rooms of all sizes. 


Bumpers


Bumpers get their name because they prevent exactly what the name states-bumping! You’ll want to put these bumpers and corner guards to cover any rough or sharp edges around your home. Consider covering the following areas of your home:


  • Fireplaces
  • Counters
  • Coffee tables
  • Wood stoves

 Anything with a sharp corner or edge needs to be covered to prevent your child from injury.    


Baby Proofing can be a difficult task, but with the right tools, you’ll be able to protect your precious little one from harm around your other big investment- your home.  



292 Tucker Mill Road, New Boston, NH 03070

Single-Family

$475,000
Price

3
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
2
Baths
A compelling farm property! Circa 1780's Cape-style post and beam home built to last for centuries coupled with an equally well constructed barn gives you a residence that you will be proud display to business associates and friends alike. The property has been tastefully renovated as required, though it remains quite pure. The property has been well-kept, well-maintained, and is simply of STANDOUT caliber, sure to appeal to the most discerning buyers of a small farm property. Call it your city escape, only 1.5 hours to Boston and 5 hours to NYC. Remove yourself on weekends (or permanently) from the hustle and bustle of city life. Consider organic farming in an area of wonderful recreational opportunity and small town life. Farmer's markets, bands on the common, great restaurants, 30 minutes to the Manchester airport and 1.5 hours to Logan airport, 3 hours to the upper Cape and close to some of NH's finest lakes and southern mountains as well as the Great Northern White Mountain National Forest. Nearby skiing, fishing, snowmobiling or antiquarian pursuits! The home has 4 working fireplaces, a first floor master suite where the walk-in master closet actually contains one of the fireplaces! A cozy keeping room boasts the working beehive oven inside a grand fireplace. Add a picture perfect Chef's kitchen, and a great family room and a metal roof to protect it all! A stunning location with fields, privacy, an awesome barn, chicken coop, and garden shed. SEE VIDEO!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






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