Martha Baroody - RE/MAX On The Move | Hampton, NH Real Estate, North Hampton, NH Real Estate


Keeping a house cool in the summer and warm in the winter on the cheap is not the easiest place to cut back when budgeting. But, on top of preventing your wallet from shrinking, there is even more reason to preserve energy on heating and cooling your house: the environment. The amount of energy your house uses affects the environment just as much as your wallet and is well worth investing time and effort into to prevent higher usage than necessary. Below are a few tips to save on energy whether it’s winter or summer: Make the most of your windows - Opening windows means more sunlight to keep your house warmer in the winter and more breezes to keep your home cool in the summer. Investing in thermal curtains will help you maintain temperatures within the house. Keep curtains open during the day to allow the sunlight to warm your home and closed at night to keep out the chill during the colder to months. In the warmer months keep them closed during the day to keep out the heat and open at night to let in the cooler breeze. Know where your weak spots are - Having a home energy audit performed will show you exactly where energy is being lost in your home. This will allow you to make smart upgrades in your home where it really counts. Stop leaks in their tracks - Storm windows are great for the winter and, believe it or not, summer months too. The space between the windows keeps warmth in during the colder months and heat out in the warmer months. Draught-stoppers, cheap and easy to DIY, is also a great way to preserve the desired temperature in your home. Another easy to install option to save on energy is weather stripping your doors and windows. Check your ratings - R-value is a rating scale of an insulation’s ability to prevent heat flow. The higher the R-value the more efficient the insulation. Living in New England you will want to look for a higher R-value in the type of insulation you invest in. Since heat rises you will want to use insulation with a higher R-value on the top floors of your house than those on your lowers floors. Be a control freak - Installing an easy to use programmable thermostat is a great way to manage the temperature in your home. Set up timers that keep your home warmer while you are awake and at home in the winter months and set to a lower temperature while you are out for the day or asleep for the night. In the summer set up your timer to keep your home cooler while you are home and to use less energy while you are out of the house for the day. While it takes an investment of time and money upfront ensuring that your home efficiently uses energy when cooling and heating your house will benefit you for years to come. One of the great perks to being frugal about your home’s energy usage is that it will also shrink your impact on the environment. With perks like that, you can’t lose!

Children. You love them with all your being. But the mess they can make of the house? Not so much. Keep reading for four tips on how to keep your home clean despite your children’s best efforts. You might even be able to get them to join in on the fun! 

1. Cleanup after playtime. Build the habit of cleaning up one set of toys before moving on to the next, this not only keeps the floor from becoming littered in toys but also makes cleaning up more manageable for little ones. A large mess can easily overwhelm small children and by cleaning up along the way you make the task easier for them to participate in.

2. Have an organizational system for corralling toys that works for you and more importantly your children. Make cleanup easy by storing toys in bins and baskets that toys can easily be tossed into. Cleanup is made even easier when you give everything a designated place so there isn’t a chance for toys to end up in organizational limbo. Do a walk through of the house sweep once little ones are in bed to ensure everything has been put in its place.

3. The easiest way to keep things clean is to minimize the amount of stuff you and your children own. Of course, this is harder to implement with little ones but regular clean outs of toys helps to balance the influx of toys that come during holidays and birthdays. Include kiddos in on the process to pick out their favorites and get them excited to donate toys to other children. You can put some toys in storage and swap them out regularly throughout the year to minimize the amount kept in the home and reignite your child’s interest in them as well.

4. Create regular routines around the house to instill clean up habits in your child early on. Create designated areas around the house for play time, quiet time or even homework. This helps children adjust to focus on the task at hand as well as prevent toys from ending up all over the house. By keeping a routine time of day to do a  household chore you’ll also teach little ones the importance of having work ethic around the home. You can even involve curious kiddos in the chore by buying them a child-sized broom or vacuum to “help”. 

Keeping a tidy home with little ones in the house isn’t the easiest of tasks. But by minimizing the amount of stuff you own and instilling a regular clean up habits you can keep on top of messes. You can even create some fond memories and bonding time with your child by including them in on the fun. Happy cleaning!  



320 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842

Commercial

$1,100,000
Price

Great opportunity for Restaurant Entrepreneurs! Entire package for sale, Building, Land, Restaurant Business, including equipment and contents. Fast Eddies is a full service, 60 seat restaurant that has been in business for years. This turnkey opportunity is located on busy Route One in downtown Hampton with high traffic and great visibility. Includes its own dedicated parking lot. Additional information and inventory list provided upon request. Don't miss out!
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314 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842

Commercial

$500,000
Price

Looking for a great office space for your business or looking for a great investment? This is a great opportunity to own an office building in downtown Hampton. This professional office building consists of 4 condo office suites, and can support multiple tenants or be singly occupied. 3,640 SF of professional office space, 4 suites, 4 bathrooms, basement area providing plenty of storage. Ample parking, great location and visibility, located on busy route one in downtown Hampton.
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This Condo in Hampton, NH recently sold for $89,000. This Garden style home was sold by Martha Baroody - RE/MAX On the Move.


933 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, NH 03842

Condo

$90,000
Price
$89,000
Sale Price

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Bedrooms
1
Rooms
1
Baths
Imagine relaxing on your own private balcony only steps to north beach. Enjoy evenings sitting by the pool after you have spent the day boating, swimming, sunning, surfing and fishing! Steps to the public beach means you will have more time for fun! Activities take place almost every night of the summer: Movie Night, Fireworks, Sand Castle contest, Talent Contests, live entertainment at the Sea Shell stage every evening in the summer. This has been a rental unit for nine years, so it will need some of your sweat equity to get it back to the standards you will require, but having a place at the beach will be worth it! Come and enjoy North Beach!






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