Jason Robie: Formula 1 frenzy

By Jason Robie

This past weekend was an absolute blast! I spent the weekend with my brother in Austin (and Houston) Texas at the Formula 1 weekend races. Even if you are not a fan of racing, this was a weekend that would be a great time for all. The sounds and smells of the top-level racing machines is enough to get your blood flowing and your senses firing on all cylinders. Not to mention Taylor Swift played a concert at the track.

Pinkham Real Estate begins a new chapter

CONWAY — After 54 years in the building they currently share with the Mount Washington ValleyChamber of Commerce, Pinkham Real Estate is making a move to the former Wave Gas Station location in North Conway Village, next to White Birch Books.

"With the addition of three Realtors and additional support staff this year, we outgrew our space," said Josh Brustin, owner and principal broker at Pinkham. "We knew we wanted to be on Main Street in the village but had limited options. For years I drove past the empty gas station and never once saw it as a possible business opportunity. My wife Kyla, who operates Pinkham Vacation Rentals, looked at it once and knew that it would be the perfect location for the business. We are so excited to offer a state-of-the-art office to our Realtors, support staff and clients.
"As we continue to grow our business, it is critical to us to provide an office that will allow us to attract and retain full-time, client-focused, top-producing agents," Brustin added. "Our architect, Michael Couture, has come up with an incredible design that will be conducive to our team approach and still give the Realtors privacy to work and meet with clients. Mike Faretta of Farsight Enterprises will be general contractor for the project and has already begun work."
Pinkham Real Estate and Pinkham Vacation Rentals anticipate a grand reopening at their new location around the first of the year. You can view photos and follow the renovation process on Pinkham's Facebook page, facebook.com/PinkhamRE.
Since 1963, Pinkham Real Estate has been representing buyers and sellers in the Mount Washington Valley. A full-service real estate agency, Pinkham specializes in residential, commercial and land sales in New Hampshire and Western Maine. Pinkham Vacation Rentals manages short-term and seasonal vacation rentals for owners of almost 50 properties in the area. Find them online at PinkhamRealEstate.com, or in person at 2617 White Mountain Highway, North Conway. For more information, call (603) 356-5425.

Upgraded farmhouse in Fryeburg

This recently upgraded, nicely maintained, country farmhouse located at 1161 West Fryeburg Road in Fryeburg, Maine, sits on fives acres of fields and features a grand post and beam barn with an attached silo. Great for farm animals and horses.

The home offers an outstanding living space for a family seeking the country life. The recently installed soapstone wood stove in the updated kitchen provides comforting warmth though the cold months. The screened front porch is a perfect place to gather with friends to enjoy the summer days.

The mls number is 4512207. The listing price is $252,500.

David R Haine is the listing broker. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit www.davidrhainerealestate.com or call Haine at either his office number (603) 447-5023 or cell number (603) 387-7516.


Jason Robie: Psycho cycle

By Jason Robie

To be fair, I'm not referring to buyers and sellers of real estate as "psychos." At least not all of them. The topic today is the cycle of emotions that we experience when working our way through a real estate transaction. It is a lot to digest.

For most of us, it is the largest financial transaction we will ever handle. And it is not just the buying and selling of some random artifact. This is the home in which you grew up. This is the home in which your kids were raised. And this is the home that your parents enjoyed during their retirement. None of those experiences should be minimized.

Jason Robie: Cozy-up your home for the holidays

By Jason Robie

With the holiday season rapidly approaching many of us are sure to be on the hook for hosting some sort of gathering in our homes. While many of you might agree, there is nothing more fun than a houseful of guests, there are still a few tips and tricks that will ensure your visitors feel warm and welcome. Not unlike the staging process for showing a home for sale, the goal is to engage all of the senses and create an environment where people feel at "home."