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Posted by Kimberley Martin on 1/20/2019

You know your child(ren) more than anyone when it comes to how they learn and the environment that works best for them. So, when it comes to your choosing a new school in a specific district, knowing what will and will not work for your student is essential.

Your student’s needs

Some questions to ask are:;

  • What kind of learning style does the classroom cater to?
  • Does the school have specialists available to give that extra support to students?
  • How do those specialists work? (For example, do they pull students out of the classroom to work individually or in groups?)
  • Are they able to come alongside the student during the classroom learning time?
  • What is the facility/student ratio?
  • How many students are in each classroom?
  • What is the graduation rate? How many graduates pursue a post-secondary? 

A scheduled school tour can answer all of these and any other questions you have to assess if your student’s learning style and that school environment could work well together. 

Priority on curriculum

Another thing to look into is curriculum focus. Many school districts implement various types of educational foci to ensure students attain a specific set of skills. Some examples of focused curricula are STEM, Fine Arts, Music, Honors, and AP courses. STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—has been a buzzword in school districts recently. Some programs now focus on the STEM curriculum from elementary through high school. Because of the advancement of technology, the job market in these areas is an ever-changing horizon. 

Additionally, fine arts and music can expand a student’s learning. Including a fine arts program can help students with fine-motor skills and develop creativity, among other things. Music education may develop parts of the brain that can help in other areas of study. The global landscape is becoming more competitive than ever. It is imperative that today's students are well prepared as they enter adulthood. Schools offering Honors and AP (Advanced Placement) classes can place your student in the position to take significant advantage of opportunities post-graduation.


Schools, along with the items as mentioned above can enhance the educational experience by offering a variety of before and after-school activities. These can range from widely known sports such as football, basketball, and soccer to less-common sports like lacrosse, golf, and bowling. Clubs can give a great sense of belonging and develop leadership and team-building skill sets. Plus, service projects that improve the surrounding community provide students with the chance to network. Those networking relationships can parlay into opportunities later in life. Finally, with post-secondary schools becoming more competitive than ever, being able to submit an application with a superior balance of academic accomplishment and extracurricular activities can be an advantage.

For more insight on local schools in a potential new neighborhood, talk to the neighbors at the next open house you attend.

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Posted by Kimberley Martin on 1/15/2019

7 Lovejoy Road, Milford, NH 03055



Full/Half Baths
Welcome to Lovejoy Road and this unique custom built, 3 bedroom, 4 bath colonial with 1 car garage. Spend some time lingering on your farmers porch enjoying the pretty landscaping and peace and quiet or come straight on in thru the front door or garage and you will enter into the large family room with tiled flooring and a 3/4 bath! So many potential uses for this space, bring your thoughts. Walk up the beautiful wood stairs into the large kitchen with all newer appliances and plenty of cabinet/counter space. Kitchen opens to a large front to back living room/dining area, for a very open concept floor plan. There are sliders off the dining area to the deck which overlooks a large private, fully fenced back yard. The first floor also hosts a first floor laundry in the half bath off the kitchen across from a first floor bedroom. (additional laundry hook up on main floor off mudroom; gas or electric options) On the third level you will find a spacious master with walk-in closet, 3/4 bath with beautiful full tiled shower, another full guest bath and a second large bedroom with eve storage and large double-door closet! The home has gorgeous tile and hardwood throughout as well as tons of natural lighting. All this on a quiet private dead end road but very convenient to Route 13 and Route 101 for those commuters!
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Location: 7 Lovejoy Road, Milford, NH 03055    Get Directions

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Posted by Kimberley Martin on 1/13/2019

Moving into a new home is an exciting time. There is so much to do with packing up the old place, closing on the purchase, and moving in that you probably haven’t spent much time wondering what your new home is like early in the morning, or late in the afternoon. After visiting your new home just a few times during the buying process, you may be unprepared for how your home appears at different times of the day.

Then, one morning, you wake up, look around and think it’s still night because you don’t see light streaming into your home the way it did into your fourth-floor walk-up apartment. You feel the walls closing in and wonder if it was all a mistake.

What’s up with that?
If the home is older, it might have fewer windows. In an effort to conserve energy and lower heat and air conditioning bills, older home designs had less glass exposure. Of course, modern improvements to thermal windows makes this less necessary, but if you’ve purchased an older home, or are planning to, consider some of these alternatives for brightening up your space.

Lighten up!

  • Remove heavy window coverings and curtains and opt for more sheer versions or install adjustable blinds to let in more light. Not only will this brighten things up, but it will also give your home a modern, clean, minimalist vibe. Lighter colored blinds reflect more light than wood, and lighter natural woods reflect more than darker ones.
  • Shine light on the walls and the ceiling. Adding a couple of floor lamps that direct light up the walls and onto the ceiling can brighten up any room. Or, add sconces to brighten things up in dark hallways and smaller rooms. Choose lamps without shades, or with very light shades to maximize the brightness.
  • Use paint to add light to the room. Interior paints are rated by their LRV (light reflective values). Before choosing a paint color, learn where it falls on the scale (from zero to 100%). Paint dealers can help you choose colors that have a higher LVR so that your home reflects more light. Often, the LRV is listed in the color “fanbook” or on the paint swatch. The higher the value, the more light reflects into the room.
    Consider buying sample sizes and paint swatches on the walls so that you can view the paint in all light ranges throughout the day. If painting swatches on your walls makes you cringe, hang up a piece of butcher paper and paint the swatches on it. That way, you can quickly take it down when your mother-in-law pops in for an unexpected visit.
  • Make glass and metal your friend. Reflective surfaces found in mirrors, blown glass decorations, and metallic art helps bounce light around the room. Placing two mirrors opposite each other gives infinite reflections that open a room or give life to a dark hallway. Or, place crystal vases or brass candle holders in the darker area. Frame photos and art with metallic frames.
  • In the kitchen and bath, add reflective surfaces such as glass or metallic tile to backsplashes and showers. Chrome reflects more that brushed surfaces such as nickel, so opt for those in your bath and kitchen fixtures.
  • If renovations are in your future, consider a more open concept, enlarging windows, or adding skylights to increase your light exposure.
  • Pay attention to your landscaping as well. Older homes often come with mature trees that cast larger shadows. Give yourself the opportunity to experience all four seasons before removing them, though, because that shade might come in handy in the warmer months.

Check with your real estate professional for recommendations on local contractors to help with addressing structural changes and extensive landscaping alterations.

Posted by Kimberley Martin on 1/11/2019

This Single-Family in Manchester, NH recently sold for $310,000. This style home was sold by Kimberley Martin - Homes of New Hampshire Realty.

25 Bruce Road, Manchester, NH 03104


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
Wow, if you need a lot of space, look no further. Introducing this large wonderful contemporary colonial in the North End of Manchester. This home has a ton of great features and space, blending contemporary features with traditional elements. Entry way has a beautiful open staircase, hardwood floors vaulted ceilings. Main living space has the living room, dining room, laundry with 1/2 bath, a bedroom as well as office space. The kitchen has a bright breakfast nook and an adjacent den. Sliders lead out to the fended in back yard, great for privacy and safety of people & pets. There's also electric run for both a pool and a hot tub. Large master bedroom with 5 piece bath, double sinks, jetted tub, separate shower, and walk in closet is on the 2nd floor. 2 other awesome bedrooms with their own separate vanity sink and sharing a Jack and Jill bathroom. The HUGE finished basement is a great option for an in-law, or create a playroom/movie room/gym; with several rooms and full bath, the possibilities are endless. Multi zoned heating system, brick and vinyl siding, security system, central vacuum & newer garage door. Fresh paint and some new carpets. Fabulous location close to Smyth Road School, McIntyre Ski area, Derryfield Park, and Derryfield Country Club. Wonderful for commuters, it's easy access to 93/101 and is still an easy jaunt to the budding downtown.

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Posted by Kimberley Martin on 1/9/2019

This Condo in Goffstown, NH recently sold for $140,000. This Garden style home was sold by Kimberley Martin - Homes of New Hampshire Realty.

3 Timberwood Drive, Goffstown, NH 03045


Sale Price

Here is your chance to live in Goffstown in the highly desirable Timberwood community! Come see this 2 bedroom garden style, well maintained unit! Slider out to a private balcony, large pantry, tiled kitchen and full bath, washer & dryer in the unit! All this situated in desirable pet friendly, FHA & VA financing approved complex w/ low monthly fee which includes snow removal, road maintenance, trash pickup, water and two parking spaces. Conveniently located to major highways, shopping, restaurants and easy access to the rail trail! Complex offers clubhouse, pool & tennis court. Move in ready. Quick close possible. Just waiting for you to make it your home!

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