Upper Suncook Lake Home Exceeds Most Buyers Wish List Features

Upper Suncook Lake Home Exceeds Most Buyers Wish List Features

Almost new, 2014 Home, built on pristine and beautiful Upper Suncook Lake.  This private location offers a sandy beach, western view with incredible sunsets, level maintenance free lot, long open water view with no homes on the opposite shoreline (conservation land).  A large Trex deck is only steps away from a gradual private beach area for swimming and boating. The home was carefully designed with an open living room/kitchen on the first floor.  The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, and has a pantry closet in the mudroom.  There are two large bedrooms on the second floor.  The master bedroom has his and her walk-in closets, a separate bath with a custom tiled shower, a linen closet in the bathroom, an adjoining office, and majestic views of the lake.  There is a separate bath for the other large bedroom.  The bath also has a custom tiled shower, a linen closet, and a separate enclosed laundry with washer and dryer.  The lot gives you a private feel for your 80 feet of frontage.  The home can be used year round, but not as a full-time home.  Additional features include: a drilled well, an automatic whole house generator, central air conditioning, Wi-Fi enabled heating and cooling, ceiling fans in the bedrooms and the first floor family gathering area, low maintenance vinyl siding with Aztec moldings, upgraded Pella windows, an approved fire pit, and a retaining wall with steps to the water.  A must see!

1. Sunsets
2. Sandy Beach
3. Level Low Maintenance Lot
4. Extremely Private Setting
5. Open Water View out to Conservation Land – no homes to look at
6. Open Floor Plan, Front to Back Kitchen to Great Room
7. Home Heating is Wifi Enabled with on Demand Hot Water
8. Two Large Bedrooms with Three Bathrooms
For additional information on lake homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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NH Winter Adventures! Driving habits can determine the activities!

NH Winter Adventures!  Driving habits can determine the activities!

The beaches are empty and the landscape is winter white gold. You can almost judge the activities on any given weekend by the traffic heading up Interstate 89, 93 or Rt 16.

On any given day the flow of trucks at 5 to 6 am are ice fishermen heading up to the uncrowded frozen beaches setting up bob houses. Next are the skiers around 7-8 am, interesting the skier traffic seems sparse until you get to your favorite resort and the parking lot is full? Where did all the people come from there wasn’t a car on the highway.  9 to 10 am you have the third round of visitors towing snowmobile’s to their prized destination. There are 1000’s of miles of trails so you can start in Concord and have lunch in Conway or Hanover. Those sleeping late will be on the road around 11 am heading up to snowshoe, skate, cross country ski or ice fishing on one of the warm water lakes. The next crowd is the lunch and shopping group, mixed in this pack are the snow tubers. They typically head to the outlet stores in North Conway or Tilton around lunch to 2 pm or to one of ski resorts for a couple of hours of aggressive sliding. Everyone gets back on the highway around 3:30 to head home so your best bet to avoid traffic is stay over and go home the next morning.

Some Key Events and Adventures

Meredith Pond Hockey –  Snowdeo at Diamond Pond – Zip Lining – Dog Sled Races – Sleigh Rides – Winter Camping – Lincoln’s Ice Castle – Ice Climbing – Ice Sailing – Mt Washington Snow Coach – Winter Carnivals – Ski Racing – Build a Snowman – Snow Angels – Ski Museum – Ice Harvesting

Alton Has an FAA Approved Ice Runway
Alton Bay Has an FAA Approved Ice Runway

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Top 10 Most Expensive Mistakes You’re Making on Your Home

Homes cost a lot of money to maintain. But are you spending extra money unnecessarily on the upkeep of your home? Here are 10 of the most expensive mistakes you could be making in your home.

1. Using Traditional Light bulbs

If you still have incandescent light bulbs in your home, you could be throwing a lot of money away every month on inflated electric bills. Over its life span, an incandescent bulb can use $180 worth of electricity. A CFL will only use $41 worth of electricity over the same time period. Even better is the LED bulb, which only uses $30 per bulb. Think what replacing every light bulb in your home could do to your home’s bottom line.

2. Ignoring a Leaky Faucet

A leaky faucet that drips one drop per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year, which is enough water to take more than 180 showers. Some of us live in areas where water is plentiful, but for those of us in areas plagued with drought, this could be costing you a fortune. Fix or replace your leaky faucet and save a ton on your water bill.

3. Using the Wrong Air Filter Size

We all sometimes forget to change out the air filters for our HVAC systems or accidentally buy the wrong size. But using the wrong filter or a dirty filter can increase your power bill and cause expensive problems for your furnace down the road. Use the correct filters for your system, and set a reminder to change them after the recommended amount of time. You won’t regret it.

4. Not Customizing Temperature

Invest in a customizable thermostat. If you’re away at the office all day, you can program your heater to shift down a few degrees while you’re gone and then shift back up shortly before you return home. Heating or cooling an empty home wastes a lot of money in energy costs.

5. Not Adjusting Air Vents Properly

Is one room in your home hot, while the others are cold? Oftentimes homeowners will crank up the air conditioning in the whole house to combat hot temperatures in one area. Instead, adjust air vents to direct the flow of air more evenly throughout your entire home. Professionals will come regulate this to ensure that your entire home is receiving the same amount of air conditioning or heating.

6.Over Watering Lawn

Many homeowners have their sprinkler systems programmed to come on in the early morning hours for optimum lawn health. This can become a problem, however, if you’re never around to see what you’re actually watering. A broken sprinkler head could be causing a fountain, or the trajectory of your sprinkler may be directed at a fence instead of your lawn. Periodically run your sprinklers during the day so you can see how they are performing when you’re not around.

7. Water Heater Temperature Set Too High

Unless you have a tankless water heater, your water heater is keeping the water in its tank hot 24/7. If you don’t keep an eye on the temperature as each season changes, you may be paying too much to heat your water. Decrease the temperature in the summer, and bump it back up when winter comes.

8. Leaky Windows and Doors

Leaky windows and doors are great places for cold, winter winds to enter your home. Many homeowners simply ignore them and crank up their heaters. Caulk leaky windows and put rubber seal around doors to keep winter winds out and warmth in.

9. Paying a Handyman

Don’t pay a handyman for a job that is simple enough to do yourself. If you’re unsure of how to do something, look up video tutorials online. Doing simple tasks yourself can save you a lot of money.

10. Ignoring Curled Shingles

It may be easy to ignore problems on your roof, but it will only lead to bigger problems later. If you see any possible issues with your roof, repair them as soon as possible, as this will save you significant costs later.

Use these 10 tips to cut maintenance costs on your home today.

By Cary Teller, Housecall

Luxury Winnipesaukee Home we sold fall of 2016
Luxury Winnipesaukee Home we sold fall of 2016

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

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Buying A Lakefront Home can lead to some uncertainty!

Buying a lake property can be frustrating!

You have a magical checklist.  Sunsets, Sandy Beach, Three Bedrooms, Two bathrooms, Level Lot, Large Lake, Newer Construction, Private Lot, Move in Condition and the list goes on. Plus you want the home located close to skiing and attractions. 

Unless you know exactly the lake you want to be on get in the car and drive around.  Seeing five homes in the Wakefield or Washington NH area and then deciding you don’t want a remote location is a waste of time.  ( Buy the lake and setting not the home )

Get in your car and spend a day driving around looking at lakes and amenities in the area. 

Send your list of prospective homes to your agent and ask their opinion. Photography can make a shack look like your dream home. That beautiful looking home may have a busy street between the home and waterfront. Ask for Help.

Ask your agent to send a list of homes they would recommend from your checklist. Your agent will send you homes that most closely match the criteria you are looking for. 

Talk with your banker and establish a price range you are comfortable with and get a pre-qualification letter so when you find that dream home you can move quickly. 

Remember you can always change the home and your dream lake home could be on a lake that you have never heard of.

Other influencing important factors to set prior to beginning your search, commute time, property taxes vary town to town, flood zone, size of the lake, water quality and fishing.

Winnipesaukee Home, no beach but great views!
Winnipesaukee Home, no beach but great views!

For additional information on buying or selling lake homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com. Look for our new website coming out in December.

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Selling your Lakefront Home can lead to anxiety!

Selling your Lakefront Home can lead to anxiety!

Time leads to changes in our life that often leads to what seem like drastic adjustments in your lifestyle. One transition is selling your lake home.  You will retain the wonderful memories you enjoyed with family and friends and you will meet some resistance from family members.     

So selling your lakefront home can be an emotional process. First step is to change your emotional view of the property to a business decision.

Next is to hire an agent that specializes in waterfront home sales. You don’t visit a psychologist with a toothache, interview agents who know lakes and shoreline rules. Select one you are comfortable with.   

Your home will be view online and first impressions are the only impressions, remember buyers are looking for a perfect home.

Price it right!  Stage to show well!  Photography Sells!  Depersonalize the Home! Less clutter is better!  Always be ready to show!

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Cottage on Hermit Lake we sold early summer 2016
Luxury Winnipesaukee Home we sold fall of 2016
Luxury Winnipesaukee Home we sold fall of 2016

For additional information on buying or selling lake homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com. Look for our new website coming out in December.

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Preparing your Lakefront Camp for Winter?

Preparing your Lakefront Camp for Winter!

The first part of the preparation is sitting back looking out onto the lake and taking in all the memories you will have for years to come.  Tubing with the grandchildren to getting up for the first time on waterskis and the ultimate dropping one ski going slalom. What about the first fish caught or teaching someone to swim. Camp is all about taking home memories that will last forever.

Where to start with winterization?

Start on the outside and work your way in.  Some basics are take in the dock, put away the floats, winterize the outboard and rake up the fallen leaves.  Yes, you can leave them until spring but they will be matted down and could do damage to your lawn.  

Got to Keep the Heat On
Got to Keep the Heat On

In the past most followed the general rule of draining the water system and shutting down the heating system, covering the furniture and putting a plan in place to keep the rodents out. This method has worked and will continue to work for many seasonal camps.  So why worry?

Keep in mind that draining down of all the water in the plumbing system can cause seals and gaskets to dry out and may require some repairs when the water goes back on in the spring. In a modern home that you are shutting down for the winter, you have temperature fluctuations that may cause internal damage to your home.  The expansion and contraction may cause drywall to crack or seams to split and structural damage may be caused hidden in the walls. You also may find on a visit to the home during the winter frost on the interior of the windows which may result in mold down the road.  After draining the pipes I would recommend keeping the heat on somewhere between 50 and 60 degrees and installing a temperature monitor that notifies you if heat is off. The cost of the fuel is minimal compared to the cost of repairing structural damage or mold remediation. 

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Lakefront Log Home

Call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550  or e-mail us at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Lakefront Homes in NH. Skiing Hiking Snowmobiling Sailing

In New Hampshire the Lakes meet the Mountains and our state is a number one destination four season vacation and retirement target. Why? Our lakes are deep with crystal clear water and the major ski resorts are just a short ride from any of our 250 plus lakes. On Winnipesaukee for example, you can boat to major ports around the lake for a shopping or dining experience. You can actually leave your car in the driveway and go grocery shopping or to a concert by boat. Mount Sunapee and Gunstock Ski Resorts almost touch the lakes. Where else can you be boating on Saturday and at a Nascar Race on Sunday.4515649

The summer is winding down and we are moving into the State Fair and foliage season. No place can you find a mountain canvas of spectacular colors that NH offers during foliage season.  Fall leads to skiing at Attitash, Loon, Cannon, Sunapee, Waterville, Wildcat or snowmobiling our 1000’s of miles of trails that cross the state. Winter leads to spring and we start all over with some great salmon fishing, hiking, biking, flowers blooming and the lake ice receding.

In addition to a wonderful destination to build memories with your family New Hampshire has no sales or income tax and our motto is Live Free or Die.

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Call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550, e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com. to begin your search

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Why do New Hampshire Lakes Draw Millions of Visitors Yearly?

Why do New Hampshire Lakes Draw Millions of Visitors Yearly?

In New Hampshire, we have over 250 lakes in the greater lakes region.  Our lakes have crystal clear, clean water and range in size from 100 acres to 44,000 acres.  We have a handful of large lakes that are the major draw to lakefront buyers. Those lakes include Winnipesaukee – 44,000, Squam – 6700, Winnisquam, Sunapee 4000, Ossipee, Wentworth – 3000 and Bow, Merrymeeting, Waukewan, Great East all 1000 acres. Don’t forget winter, most lakes are 30 minutes or less to a major ski resort. Four Seasons of activity.  ( foliage – zip lines – concerts – boating – snowmobiling – skiing – sailing – fishing – outlet shopping – attractions – hiking – swimming – road races – bike racing – Nascar – Laconia Bike Week – Pond Hockey – Cross Country Skiing ) 

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700 Feet of Private Shoreline on 6 Acres with a 2 Bay Boathouse.

You have a vast variety of homes on the lakes.  One example is an icon on Lake Winnipesaukee with 700 feet of shoreline, a boathouse and 6 acres of land for $3.7 million. Homes on the major lakes are priced from $600,000 to $10 million. The ideal estate has a sandy beach, sunsets, and room for the whole gang. 

Another example of homes available are shared waterfront homes. On Winnipesaukee, you have Meredith Bay, Southdown, and Grouse Point to name a few. Squam has Squam River Landing a well-developed community of energy efficient homes with docks available at the associated marina. On Winnisquam, Waldron Bay is the go to the community. Only 70 homes comprise this development with 2000 + feet of sandy beach plus docks. Never a crowd at the private beach.

Call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550, e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com. to begin your search

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Halfmoon Lake: Check out this NH Lakefront Property

Looking for a lakefront vacation home – ski home – commuter property? Your search has ended with this 3 bedroom, 3 bath ranch on Halfmoon Lake with central air. Halfmoon is centrally located to shopping, attractions, hiking and Gunstock Ski Area. Enjoy the lifestyle of living on a wonderful 250-acre lake while vacationing or commuting to work.  The lot is over 1 acre with 185 feet of shoreline with plenty of open level space to enjoy yard games. The home has plenty of heated garage space for cars and all your water and snow toys you will acquire. Sandy Beach.  Three bedrooms – Three Baths – 4 Garage Spaces – Huge Porch Plus Sleeping Porch – Low Tax Alton.   25 minutes to Concord/Wolfeboro and less than 2 hours to Boston.

Price Under Assessment At $425,000
Price Under Assessment At $425,000

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

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Dream Home on Lake Winnipesaukee, Island and Mountain Views

Dreaming stops here! Picture the Mount Washington cruising by your year round open concept private 3 bedroom, 2 bath piece of paradise. Situated at the end of the peninsula you have open water views looking out to the islands and mountains. The centerpiece of the home is a huge stone fireplace, updated granite kitchen, outdoor 3 season room with hot tub. A perfect location to dock your boat with a covered dock for protection from the elements. Did I mention the .67 acre lot is level with a carport and shed plus possible bunkhouse?  The ranch is located on a lot. Drive or boat to your favorite restaurants around the lake. All the attractions are close by including Gunstock Ski Area, Golf, Shopping and plenty of hiking trails. Boston is less than 1.5 hours.

Living Room - 1 Front of home # 2

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

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty   Priced $1,195,000  

August 20, 2016

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