Duck for Cover, it’s Swimmers Itch Season!

The first reports of swimmers’ itch, commonly referred to as “duck itch” are rolling in so now is a good time to provide information for lake residents and visitors. Swimmers’ itch is an allergic reaction that causes irritation to the skin when it comes in contact with cercaria larvae, a tiny parasite carried in waterfowl and other mammals and released into the water when they defecate. Swimmers’ itch became prominent in the 1950’s when the U.S. Fish and Game imported mallard ducks, which carried the parasite, into many New Hampshire lakes to increase game population. Although cercaria is not parasitic to humans and causes no long-term health effects or disease, it can be extremely uncomfortable; causing tingling, burning and itching of the skin within minutes of exposure and generally causes a pimple-like bump on the skin within 12 hours of contact, which may worsen to blisters. Ointments used for mosquito and other bug bites can be used to lessen the symptoms of duck itch, however, the rash itself typically goes away naturally within a few days. There are no ways to completely prevent swimmers’ itch however there are ways to lessen your chance of coming in contact with the parasite. You can minimize your risk by following these tips:Swimmer_s_Itch_Cycle_resized
  • Avoid swimming in areas that are known to have the parasite, or that have signs posted warning about swimmers’ itch.
  • Encourage officials to post signs if there have been known break outs.
  • Avoid swimming in marsh-like areas where snails are commonly found as they are the intermediate host that release cercaria into the water.
  • Dry off or shower immediately after swimming.
  • Don’t feed the ducks or other waterfowl found on your lake!

Taken from the NH  Department of Environmental Website

 

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Lake Winnipesaukee Condo with 30 foot dock: Laconia NH

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3 bedrooms – 5 bathrooms – 2 car garage

Lake Winnipesaukee Condo: Laconia NH

Beautiful condo at Windover with exceptional long views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Open concept design with large living spaces. Master suite has a private bath and a deck for enjoying the view. Main floor living room and kitchen opens to a large deck for entertaining. The lower level family room has a fireplace with a screen porch. Property includes a 30′ dock that is protected by a breakwater. Windover is centrally located to Lakes Region amenities, attractions and shopping. This condo has 3 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms plenty of room for the family and guest plus a 2 car garage for all your toys. Easy boating to Meredith, Wolfeboro and Alton Bay. Golf – Skiing - Bike Trails – Hiking – Shopping – Attractions are all close by and you can boat or drive to your favorite restaurant.  Listed by Brian Neidhardt

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Winnipesaukee Condo comes with a 30 foot boat slip

For additional information on this home call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Ossipee Lake Home for Sale, Ossipee NH

Ossipee Lake year round cottage. Ossipee NH Come tale a look at this well cared for cozy Ossipee lakefront cottage on quiet Cassie Cove.

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Sandy Beach – Dock – .37 acres

The lot features a beautiful 100 feet of shoreline with sandy beach, and newer boat dock, 2 bedrooms plus a great loft. Wonderful screen porch and sunny deck overlooking the cove. Knotty pine throughout. Located on .37 acres, minutes to golf, bike trails, snowmobiling, attractions, shopping and restaurants. Start making memories at an affordable price! Listed by Costantino Real Estate LLC. Gerard Constantino.

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Year Round Cottage located on Cassie Cove

For additional information on this home call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Meredith NH, Lake Winnipesaukee Beach Home with a Deeded 24 foot Dock

Meredith NH, Lake Winnipesaukee Beach home with a Deeded 24 foot Dock The perfect year-round getaway with direct access to Lake Winnipesaukee AND your own 24′ boat slip. Fantastic opportunity to own property in Meredith in one of the most sought after water access communities in the Lakes Region. This home was built in 2001 and offers a lower level family room with 3/4 bath, two bedrooms with a full bath on the main level and a large loft area for extra sleeping quarters.

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Sandy Beach and 24 foot deeded dock

Large windows bring in plenty of natural light and offer a peek-a-boo view of the Lake. It’s a quick walk to the Patrician Shores sandy beach, tennis court and club house from this great location. Shopping – Golf – Ski Areas – Attractions – Hiking – Bike Trails are all just a short drive away. Easy access off Exit 23 on 93.  Listed by Rebecca Whitcher at Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty

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Steps to the Beach and Dock

For additional information on this home call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.   #nhlakesrealty

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Lake Winnipesaukee Luxury Home at Grouse Point, Meredith NH

Meredith NH, Grouse Point Gated Community: Unsurpassed Lake Winnipesaukee views from this stunning home located on “The Ridge” at Grouse Point. This spacious home features gorgeous views from every room with no other homes obstructing your view. Spacious rooms and tons of sun streaming in. The Master suite wing on the first floor features a beautiful custom bath with a glass enclosed steam shower and jetted tub.

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4 Bedrooms 5 baths 3 car garage – dock available – 13 rooms

There are three levels of living space but you can live and use the house as one floor living. The large screen porch is great for entertaining and makes full use of the lake views. Additional space over the garage for storage. All of the Grouse Point amenities included. 3 gorgeous sugar sand beaches, docks, lighted tennis courts, clubhouse with heated indoor pool, workout room, kitchen and huge sun deck.

Also dock # 13, which is one of the largest docks at Grouse Point is available for an additional fee.  This home has over 4,000 square feet of living space, 3 car garage, 4 bedrooms and 5 baths.  Hiking – Shopping – Bike Trails – Snowmobiling – Skiing – Shopping - Golf - Attractions are all a short drive away and your favorite restaurant by boat or car. Less than 2 hours to Boston and 1 hour to the Manchester Airport.  Listed Ruth Neidhart at Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty.   For additional information on this home call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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180 degree Mountain and Lake Views

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New Hampshire Lakefront Property Inventory Update: Mid Summer 2014

New Hampshire Lakefront Property Inventory Update: Mid Summer 2014

Summer is in full swing, the 4th of July fireworks and parades were enjoyed by all. We added a Facebook page for beach advisory reports giving you updated beach/lake reports around the state. ( Beach Reports )   Get out and enjoy this wonderful weather.  Facebook – NH Lakes Real Estate Guide

My wife Paula and I since 1999 have been helping you find dream lakefront properties in the greater Lakes Region of NH.  The waterfront market as usual is very active this July  with retirement and executive buyers looking to find a cottage or home for their family.

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Luxury 22,000 Sq ft home on Lake Winnipesaukee 15 minutes to Skiing

In the lakes area we cover  ( Ossipee- Winnipesaukee- Squam – Newfound – Sunapee – Winnisquam – Wentworth – Merrymeeting – Silver – Pleasant )  along with the other 250 smaller lakes and ponds in the area.

The state currently has just under 740  lakefront homes available. With 571  of those in the greater lakes region available right now ( 7% increase in inventory ).  In the last 30 days 96 lakefront homes have gone under agreement.   34 homes went under agreement priced $900,000 up. 5 sold over $2 million.  The next largest group of homes that went under agreement are priced $350,000 to $900,000 with 53 homes.  Homes that need some TLC are lingering on the market while quality homes with sandy beaches are selling as they are listed.

Popular Lakes by size  ( Ossipee 3000- Winnipesaukee 42,000- Squam 6700 – Newfound 4100– Sunapee 4000 – Winnisquam 4000 – Wentworth 3000  ) homes start in the $650,000 range to well over $10 million for a luxury estate.    ( Merrymeeting – Bow – Silver – Waukewan all 1000 acres – Great East Lake 1700 acres ) These lakes pricing starts are in the $500,000 range for a year round home.

Winnipesaukee: 245 current listings, 49 island properties are now on the market. Homes range from $229,000 for a home with canal access to the lake 27 homes priced over $4 million. 105 of the homes are priced $500,000 to $1.5 million. Sandy beach homes with sunsets are moving quickly.  Call for details on pricing breakdowns or sales for the towns around the lake

Squam: 16 current listings most are on Little Squam and 2 nice river access homes came available price $300,000 to $420,000. Homes on Big Squam sell quickly call to get on our quick new home update list. 6 homes on Big Squam went under contract in the last 30 days priced $545,000 to $1.8 million. Squam homes are selling!

Sunapee: This lake has it all, 44 active listings priced from 2 homes on the main road for $300,000 to 14 listing priced $2 million up.  This is still the hottest market in the area right now.  A combination of a spectacular 4000 acre lake and Mount Sunapee Ski Resort minutes apart sitting close to Dartmouth and Concord. 8 homes went under agreement in the last 30 days priced $975,000 for a fixer upper to a luxury estate for $2.8 million.

Ossipee: 41 active properties are listed, $209,000 for a seasonal cottage to 3 homes on exclusive Long Sand Road priced $649,000 to $997,000. In my opinion Long Sands Road has the finest views in the lakes region.  Sunsets to spectacular mountain views of  Shaw, Whittier, Chocorua, and the magnificent Mount Washington Ossipee in my opinion is the best value in the lakes region. 12 listings priced $300 to $400,000 and 9 listings priced $649,000 to $985,000. Don’t forget to inquire about Silver Lake in Madison also, this 900 acre gem of a lake has some great homes available.

Newfound and Wentworth:  Listing on these lakes sell quickly, there are only 18 listings available. A Wentworth Listing for $688,000 and a Newfound listing for $1.7 million came on the market and sold immediately. If you are interested in this lake you need to call us now.  Call for availability.

Winnisquam: Commuters from the south love this lake and homes sell quickly on the desirable eastern shoreline.  Pricing is all over the place. Homes south of the bridge run in the $275,000 range to $500,000 and homes north of the bridge the quiet area of this 4000 acre lake range up to $1.5 million. 29 homes are available and 5 sales in the last 30 days, $360,000 to $750,000.

 

Freddie Mac says Mortgage Rates Will Keep Rising Through End of 2014 and into the spring of 2015

Other major lakes with inventory include Merrymeeting Lake, Bow Lake and Great East Lake. Visit our websites for a complete breakdown of lakes and homes available. Call for a sales breakdown on your favorite lake at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail

For additional information on lake homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.comor visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Meredith NH, Luxury Lake Winnipesaukee Home for Sale

Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith NH  The adjectives to describe this “truly” unique Winnipesaukee property have all been used! This rare offering with the much sought after privacy on Lake Winnipesaukee offers 300′ of water frontage, a hard to find gorgeous 2 bay boathouse with a registered heliport above it! The private 6 acres will amaze you with the award winning landscape by Matarazzo. There is a “field of dreams” on the property promising many of good times for family and friends!

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5 bedroom with over 5000 sq feet on 6 acres

The magnificent Adirondack built by one of New Englands premier builders for his family is constructed with only the finest materials! Decking and gazebo offers great gathering areas for just plain relaxing or entertaining large get togethers. Awesome views of the mountains and the lake with all its islands make this a truly special lake property. With more amenities than can be listed here, golf, skiing, bike trails, shopping, entertainment, attractions, hiking trails are all close by. Less than a 2 hour drive to Boston and 1 hour to the Manchester Airport.  Schedule your visit soon!  This luxury homes is listed by Robert William of Coldwell Banker RB Center Harbor.

For additional information on this home call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar luxury lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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2 Bay Boat House

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Open Water Views

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Winnipesaukee Home for Sale in Low Tax Moultonborough NH

Lake Winnipesaukee Cottage in Low Tax Moultonborough NH.

Lake Winnipesaukee cute  2 bedroom cottage set on .71 acres  at the waters edge, 127 feet of frontage, beautiful sandy bottom, enclosed porch, multiple dock space, large commercial size garage with 3 bays. Combine with mls# 4371273 and gain  2 acres of land  plus additional water frontage.  Close to shopping, Golf, hiking and skiing is just a short drive away along with some of the best boating areas on the lake.. Evening boat or drive to your favorite port of call for dinner.    Listed by Bob William of Coldwell Banker RB.

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.71 acres with 2 acres available , sandy shoreline for swimming

For additional information on this home call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Ossipee Lake Home for Sale, Freedom NH

Ossipee Lake , Freedom NH  Come check out all the space this beautiful 3 bedroom 3 bath Ossipee lake post and beam home offers!! Located in a small condo association( only 5 units) this detached unit has its own 100ft of Limited Common area with boat dock ( 1/2 side holds 2 boats). #nhlakesrealty

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Dock – Sandy Beach – Views

The original owners have just put a new roof, oak floors and some tile. The living room features an awesome floor to ceiling stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings with skylights, Great views out to Berry Bay. This level also has a bedroom, and an office or 3rd bedroom. The 2nd level has a large master with deck overlooking the lake plus a loft area and a full bath. You’ll be impressed by the finished basement which has a 2nd , huge kitchen, dining area thank can accommodate a ton of guests for dinner. This is a direct walkout to the lakeside where you will find a screen porch, patio and just steps into the water and sandy beach.  Hiking – Golf – Bike Trails – Skiing – Snowmobiling – ATV Trail are all close by.  Listed by Gerard Costantino. Costantino Real Estate LLC

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3 bedrooms – 3 baths over 2300 square feet

For additional information on this home call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Ossipee Lake Real Estate, Low Tax Freedom NH

Ossipee lakefront living at it’s best!! This one owner ranch that  is very well maintained and is located on the shores of Broad Bay with 222 ft +- of waterfront featuring two parcels one on the lake and the other across the road. This is truly a unique chance to have a waterfront home and additional acreage to build a accessory building, garage or another home perhaps?( Due to recent town changes)

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3 bedroom 2 bath ranch on over 3 acres

This very spacious ranch boast over 1800 feet of living space, a large master bedroom with bath (whirlpool tub and heated shower), two guests bedrooms with walk in closets. Open concept living/dining room leads to a wonderful 3 season porch with lake views. The kitchen opens to a large sunny deck with awning on the lakeside and just steps to the lake. Family room features a wood pellet stove . Attached breezeway with 2 car garage. The lakefront has clear waterfront with awesome views and dock included.  Skiing – Golf – Hiking – Entertainment – Shopping are all close by. Come check out this very special home  Listed by Costantino Real Estate LLC, Gerard Costantino.

Sandy Beach - Mountain Views

Sandy Beach – Mountain Views

For additional information on this home call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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