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Sky Realty is a licensed New Hampshire real estate brokerage located at 301 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054.  We serve buyers and sellers in New Hampshire.

Jan. 27, 2021

Easy Kitchen Updates

Kitchen updates to sell


If there’s one area of your New Hampshire home that you can see the largest return on your investment, it’s the kitchen. It’s the heart of the home and the first area most buyers look at when considering buying a home.

Not all home renovations increase your New Hampshire home’s value or provide any return, but kitchen updates pay you back in spades.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to (and shouldn’t) do a complete kitchen remodel. It’s too expensive and you won’t see enough of a return on your investment. But moderate kitchen updates are the sweet spot when looking to increase your New Hampshire home’s value.

Here are the easiest and least expensive updates to make that give you the largest return.

Paint the Cabinets

If you feel like your kitchen is too dark or outdated, give your cabinets a fresh coat of paint and add new hardware. For less than $400 you can have a completely new look in your kitchen that takes only a few hours of labor. Choose a neutral and light color to make things brighter and your kitchen automatically seem larger.

Update your Appliances

Appliances are one of the fastest ways to update your kitchen. Even if you don’t update anything else, new appliances go far. Not only do they add to the kitchen’s functionality, but they make the kitchen look more modern and appealing. Update your refrigerator or range, and if you’re really feeling it, upgrade to a double oven versus a single. This is the most expensive update on the list but will pay you back significantly in dollars and interest in the home.

Update the Light Fixtures

Believe it or not, light fixtures can set the tone for the room. Go for a statement piece, or at least something modern and you’ll brighten up your kitchen and make it look more appealing. Pendant lights are trendy right now, but if you want something more basic, stick with a flushed light in a modern finish.

Update the Sink

A kitchen sink has more functionality than most people think. When you cook, entertain, and eat, where do you always end up? The sink, right? You need a sink that is roomy, attractive, and functional.

Paint the Walls

A fresh coat of paint goes a long way when you’re trying to sell your home, especially in the kitchen. If you have wallpaper, remove it. If your walls are painted a bright or unique color, change it. Stick with something neutral, yet light. You want your kitchen to seem roomy and inviting because remember, it’s the heart of the home.

Don’t go overboard renovating your kitchen, but definitely make it more modern and functional with these simple tips. These renovations cost a fraction of what a full kitchen remodel would cost and yet give you the best return on your investment. You’ll have more buyers interested in the home from the kitchen alone, and you’ll have a better chance of securing the price you want.








































































































































































Posted in Home Sales
Oct. 6, 2020

Majestic Heights Colonial

Say hello to your amazing new home with this gorgeous colonial at Majestic Heights! 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 2 Car direct entry Garage for all 4 seasons! New Trex Deck, brick and paver patio, hardwood 1st and second floor, custom tile in baths and kitchen. Master Suite, Living Room and Family Room on 1st Floor, Media Room and Bonus Room in Lower Level. Doesn't get any better! Call me for details, showings start Wednesday! Call Lisa Waller-Gage at 603-440 8486  



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Posted in Market Updates
Feb. 6, 2019

The Merrimack Premium Outlets

Nike, Saks and Coach, oh my! The Merrimack Premium Outlets


The residents and homeowners of Merrimack and surrounding communities have the luxury of being able to shop at the a large variety of designer outlet stores at the Merrimack Premium Outlets. The Merrimack Premium Outlets are located on a beautiful hilltop with panoramic views of Southern New Hampshire.  Merrimack Premium shoppers can stroll the outdoor stone walkways and shop in various designer stores for athletic wear, handbags, luggage and handbags, jewelry and home accessories.  Sports enthusiasts and participants can head over to with Under Armor, New Balance, Nike, Aasics and Puma.  If you have a sweet tooth you can pop into Lindt Chocolates.  There is plenty for the kids at The Disney Store, Gymboree, American Eagle, J. Crew, Osh Kosh, and the Children’s Place.  Women have so many choices for casual and professional attire and accessories at women at DKNY, Michael Korrs, Kate Spade, Coach, Talbots, White House/Black Market and Anne Taylor.  Need an accessory for the full attire?  Those looking to accessorize for their New Hampshire travels to the beach, lakes or mountains can shop to Sunglass Hut, Fossil, Solstic or Oakley.  

Located in Merrimack, New Hampshire

Merrimack is a great place to visit to pop into a great local eatery such as Buckley's Bakery, The Lobster Boat or Portofino Italian Restaurant. Merrimack is only minutes to the cities of Manchester and the Manchester Airport, as well as Nashua.  Merrimack residents are within an hours drive to Boston, and a short trip to the lakes and mountains and seacoast and beach towns.


Merrimack, New Hampshire Lifestyle and Homes

Merrimack has great neighborhoods and four villages.  It is the home of major employers including Fidelity, BAE Systems, Anheuser Busch.  Residents enjoy the great outdoors with various nature walks, parks, and recreational events year round.  There are great schools, medical and shopping in the Town of Merrimack.

If you are a Merrimack Homeowner and are considering a move, consider contacting me: Lisa Waller-Gage, Broker of Sky Realty for your real estate needs.  Our office is local and was created to provide you with the local expertise you deserve.

I have been selling real estate here for 20 years, and Merrimack is my hometown.  I love it here.  Considering a move in Merrimack?  I have award winning achievements with 50 Million in sales coupled with local expertise to help you "love where you live."  Contact me anytime by calling or texting 603-440-8486 Mobile or 603-424-6629 at Sky Realty.


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Posted in Local Spots
July 31, 2017

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We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.

Posted in Market Updates