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Why Trailer your Boat? Boat Docks are Available on Winnipesaukee

Getting ready to take your boat out for a morning of fishing on the lake can be a ton of work.  Whatever your drive time to the lake plan on adding up to 45 minutes minimum to get your boat in the water.  Waiting at the ramp, backing down, launching, packing the boat, gas, parking the car is all a chore.   The same goes for launching mid day with your family.  Some great entertainment is watching at boats load back onto trailers at the end of the day.  Alcohol maybe a factor in some of the antics.

Boat slips are available on all the major lakes.  Why not invest or buy a slip to enjoy with your family. Walk down the dock, untie your boat and off you go, at the end of the day tie it up and your off to get an ice cream.

Just listed a 25 foot protected boat slip just south of the town docks in Meredith at Bay Shore Yacht Club. It has a great club house, updated recently with kitchen, showers and television lounge area. You have a common area with outdoor grill, marina service available, ships store, gas pumps, sewage pump out facility, parking, free winter boat storage. Easy access to Meredith downtown shopping by foot or boat and minutes to interstate 93.

Protected Slip with 4 way tie.

Protected Slip with 4 way tie.

For additional information on lake homes, docks  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

 Slip 61 $49,000 or Covered Boat Slip # 1 for $67,900 at Bay Shore Yacht Club

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NH Ski Home or A Lake Home? Which would you buy?

Many of New Hampshire’s major ski resorts are also in close proximity to our pristine lakes. As an example Sanbornton or New Hampton NH are just a 30 minute ride to Cannon, Gunstock, Loon, Ragged or Waterville. Those same towns you can reach Newfound, Squam, Waukewan, Winnisquam or Winnipesakee in less than 18 minutes.

Why not look into homes that either have beach access or just buy a dock for your boat to get on the lake.  Most year round lakefront homes are priced above either what you would like to spend or what your budget affords.

Looking off the lake you can find a home with 3 plus bedrooms, 2 plus baths,  5 or more acres of land, some with views for a price tag less than $250,000.  Add a dock into the mix for $30,000 to $49,000 depending on your boat size you have the best of both worlds.

Another plus: Low Off Water Taxes –  Boat and swim at your favorite lake – Ski at a major ski area – All within a Beer Budget.

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In town boat slip – Meredith

For additional information on lake homes, docks and ski properties  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

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NH Lakefront Inventory Update January 2015

NH Lakefront Inventory Update January  2015

January has been cold with below average snowfalls. We are currently 8 inches below normal and 12 inches behind last year.  Many of the ponds and lakes this year are clear of snow making for some great ice skating and ice sailing conditions. Don’t fret snow is on the way and lots of it. 

A new addition to our website is lake maps. View at www.nhlakesrealty.com  You can also narrow your search to lakefront owned or shared waterfront by clicking that search selection. You do not have to wade through listings to sort owned and shared. 

Mortgage rates are extremely low right now giving you an opportunity to invest in that dream home. ( 3.9% – 4.1% range )  

Typically in the summer we see just under 700 homes in the inventory pool. Right now there are 377 homes available throughout the state and 312 in the greater lakes region.  January we had 39 new lake listings come on the market with the majority 8 on Winnipesaukee. By April/May you should see a good selection of waterfront homes on the market. In my opinion, pricing  is still pretty flat.  Lake homes listed this month range from a $219,000 waterfront  on smaller lakes like Suncook Lake to a pre-construction to be built Adirondack on Sunapee for $4.9 million. 

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Covered Bridge At Squam Lake

Winnipesaukee – 124 homes – $459,000 to over $24 million

Winnisquam – 14 homes – $239,000 to 2 listings just over 1 million

Sunapee – 16  homes – $695,000 to $4.9 million  Close to the Mount Sunapee

Squam – 10 homes – $425,000 to $4.9 million  – On Golden Pond

Ossipee – 28 homes – $299,000 to $985,000   Best Values -

Newfound – 4 homes – $429,000 to $925000 – Best Water Quality in the State

Wentworth – 3 homes – $749,000 to $2.8 million – One of my Favorite Lakes

Merrymeeting – 10 homes – $339,000 to $582,000 – 2nd in Water Quality

Waukewan – 3 homes – $639,000 to $699,000  –   900 acres –  Meredith

Silver Lake Madison – 1 homes – $179,000   – Hidden gem, 900 acre glacial lake

Pine River Pond – 5 homes – $320,000 to $799,000  – 600 acre – Low tax town

Great East Lake – 2 homes – $439,000 to $835,000  1800 acres – Low tax town

Bow Lake – 2 homes – both  $619,000

General pricing: 34 are priced $200-$300 , 70 are priced  $300 – $500,  68 are priced  $500 to $800, 42 are priced  $800 – $1.2,  33 are priced  $1.2 to $2 mil,  36 are priced  $2. to $4 million,  17are priced over $4 mil.

If a waterfront home is not in your price range there are many water access communities with docks or just purchase a dock slip and buy anywhere in the lakes region. 

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

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Lake Winnipesaukee Home for Sale in Alton NH

 

 Alton NH Lake Winnipesaukee Lake Home    

Great 3 bedroom Lake Winnipesaukee home in Alton NH

Great 3 bedroom Lake Winnipesaukee home in Alton NH

Attractive 2-3 bedroom lake house in a fantastic Black Point location on Lake Winnipesaukee with incredible lake and mountain views and year round sunsets. Price includes an abutting waterfront lot, ideal for building an additional home or keep as a privacy buffer. Lots of special features make this a most unique and inviting home. Step inside and you’ll find custom cabinetry, interior wood shutters, beautiful paneling, an antique mantel over a Colonial style fireplace, exposed beams, wood flooring, a vintage mahogany stair railing & banisters, pocket doors … and outside there are handmade copper lanterns, a cobblestone patio with 2 millstones at the doorway, hand hewn cedar shingles and a breakwater dock. A 1st floor master and laundry add convenience, and a partially finished lower level offers extra living space and storage. Lots of glass maximizes the view and interior light, and a wrap around deck is great for entertaining. Well-priced with lots of possibilities to consider! Listed by Carol Bush of Maxfield Real Estate.

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$1,125,000 – Sunsets and Spectacular 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.

Contact Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today for NH Lakes Region Real Estate  #nhlakesrealty

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Ossipee Lake Home for Sale, Level Lot – Sandy Beach

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Level Lot – Sandy Beach – 3 bedrooms – $599,000

EXCEPTIONAL OSSIPEE LAKE AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS!! Come with this beautifully well cared and fully renovated home . Just step out the door to the gorgeous patio and flat sandy beach and start enjoying lakefront living!! Nothing to do here but relax, the owner has done many recent updates such as new roof, new siding, flooring, windows,well, heat and new kitchen . The 1st level has a nice open concept , kitchen, dining, living room plus bedroom and bath 2nd level features 3 more bedrooms and a bath. Bonus is the shed near waters edge with power plus a detached garage. Home is located on the main section of 3000 acre Ossipee Lake. Boat from your dock or sandy beach and enjoy the spectacular open water and mountain views.  Major Ski Resorts are just a short drive away.  Come check out this unique property. Listed by Costantino Real Estate LLC, Gerard Costantino.

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Snowmobile from your front door!

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.

Contact Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today for NH Lakes Region Real Estate  #nhlakesrealty

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Lake Winnipesaukee Luxury Reproduction Cape – Sandy Beach

For those who have been searching for a home with true quality, southwest exposure and a large sugar sand beach on Lake Winnipesaukee, then look no further. This reproduction Sturbridge inspired Cape combines old world charm with modern conveniences. Built in 2006 on a private 1.3 acres, the home was sited to blend into the landscape but still enjoy the 152 feet of waterfront. The interior of the home features 3 levels of living easily accessed by an elevator. The main floor is highlighted by a chef’s kitchen with custom Crown Point cabinetry, gas cook top, double wall ovens and Vermont soapstone counters. You also have a first floor master suite with a jetted tub and walk in shower. A brick fireplace and bee hive oven are the centerpiece of the main living room. Wide plank floors, wrought iron fixtures, vintage lighting add to the authenticity. The home also features radiant heat, whole house audio, home entertainment room and bar. This lovely home features 4 bedrooms plus an oversized 2 car garage for all your toys.  This a property that must be seen to be appreciated  Listed by Ruth Neidhardt, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty

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4 Bedrooms – Sandy Beach – 2 car garage – 1.3 acres – Built 2006

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.

Contact Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today for NH Lakes Region Real Estate  #nhlakesrealty

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Newfound Lake or Lake Sunapee: Which Lake would you choose to live on? Why?

Newfound and Sunapee are two of the most popular lakes in New Hampshire.  They are both just over 4000 acres with ski areas just minutes away and great state parks.  No boating restrictions and salmon and lake trout can be found in both lakes. Getting to the lakes is easy, Sunapee is minutes off Interstate 89 and Newfound is minutes off Interstate 93. Both are about 45 minutes to Manchester Regional Airport.

Newfound Lake is one of the cleanest lakes in the country

Newfound Lake is one of the cleanest lakes in the country

Newfound Lake is a glacial lake with an average depth of 74 feet and maximum depth of 182 feet. It is one of the cleanest lakes in the country. The lake water completely turns over twice monthly. 

A drive around the lake you will find cottages, lovely estates a small commercial area plus a scenic ledge you drive along where the mountain meets the lake. Bristol a quaint New England town is on the southern shore of the lake and just 10 minutes to the north is the college town of Plymouth. Tons of restaurants and all your shopping needs can be found between the two towns.  10 minutes from the lake is Ragged Mountain Ski and Golf Resort.  Ragged has an 18 holes golf course and the only 6 passenger high speed lift in NH. New to the area is a new high speed quad to a second peak. This is one of my favorite ski areas, no lines, family atmosphere and plenty of great terrain to enjoy.  Homes around the lake are priced $650,000 to $1.7 million and sell quickly. Hebron and Bridgewater on the northern shores of the lake have some of the lowest property tax rates in NH.

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Boat – Sail – Ski – are all minutes away

Lake Sunapee has an average depth of 37 feet and a maximum depth of 105 feet and the water is crystal clear. Sunapee a destination lake since the early 1900’s is one of the most popular lakes in NH. The lake is know for excellent boating including Star Class sail boat racing in the summer and ice sailing in the winter. Most of the lake has views of Mount Sunapee and New London the Gold Coast is a college town  located on the shores of Sunapee and is your destination for shopping.  A drive around the lake you will not find any box stores except a Dunkin Donuts that blends into the surrounding as it had been there since 1910.  Scenic towns around the lake include, Newbury, Sunapee, New London and Georges Mills. Just 30 minutes north you are in Hanover home to Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital.

Mount Sunapee located at the western edge of the lake has 8 lifts and 173 acres of skiing.  During the summer the area is host to League of NH Craftman’s Fair.  The major golf course in the area is  Lake Sunapee Country Club in New London.  Homes around the lake are priced from $850,000 to over $5 million.

My go to lake is a toss up.  Both of these lakes have are similar in size and both have excellent water quality and fishing. Skiing, Golf and Shopping are convenient.  Which lake is right for you?

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For  information on Lake  homes in NH 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 lake homes at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today for NH Lakes Region Real Estate   #nhlakesrealty

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Squam Lake or Winnipesaukee – Which lake do you Prefer?

Squam Lake or Winnipesaukee in NH – Which Lake do you Prefer? 

Winnipesaukee is our largest lake in the New Hampshire covering 44,400 acres while Squam is 6,791 acres. Both have excellent boating – sailing – fishing – snowmobiling – golf – hiking – access to ski resorts – entertainment

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Winnipesaukee If go fast is your lifestyle Winnipesaukee is your lake, you can not only boat forever but visit the town docks of Alton, Meredith, Wolfeboro, Laconia and Center Harbor where you can shop and dine. You could leave the car behind for the entire summer and only venture out by boat.  Groceries to Hospitals are all a short walk from the towns docks.  The boating adventure is what draws the crowds to this big lake.  You have thousands of homes around the lake along with another thousand weekending on their boats at a marina.  All these homes equals over a hundred thousand boats and lots of chop on the water. Plus if the wind kicks up on the broads the largest section of the lake watch out. You can have 6 to 8 footers in minutes. I seem to be painting a grim picture for boating on the lake, not so. Meredith Bay on a typical Saturday you have a 2-3 foot chop, head over to Center Harbor into Moultonbough you can find plenty of calm waters to raft, water ski or tube with the family.  My sister in-law from NY was out on a boat ride with us.  Just as we went by Weirs Beach she said look at all the beautiful hotels!! Hotels? Those are homes on Governors Island. If you want to view spectacular architecture Winnipesaukee is the place. You can view homes priced from $750,000 to $25 million and a good chance you will run into a celebrity or two.

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NH Second Largest Lake

Squam A tranquil lake where the movie “On Golden Pond” was filmed.  Leave your cell phone behind, grab a camera and binoculars. No water slides, Mc Donalds, arcades are found around the lake. You will find Islands – Miles of Open Shoreline – Beaches – Mountains and Vintage homes blending in along the rocky wooded shoreline. You can actually visit and explore some of the islands. Kayaks and Canoes out number boats and jet skis are a rare site. The average boat size on the lake is 18 to 24 feet as compare to Winnipesaukee 40 and 45 footers.  Yes you do have a few attractions, Sandwich town center is an artist community and you have the Sandwich Fair in the fall. Holderness is home to the only restaurant on the lake plus a must visit to Squam Lake Science Center where you can view wildlife in its natural surroundings. If you have never crossed or seen a covered bridge at the south end of Little Squam you will find a beautiful example.  Homes range in price, $800,000 to $6 million and the architecture is typically  an Adirondack. There are two marinas on the lake one in Holderness and the other just as you cross the covered bridge.  Head up the hill after crossing the bridge and you will find a new green community that blends in with the lake. Perfect location to enjoy the lake and call home. Squam River Landing a sustainable green community with walking trails and access to the marina.

Personally the fishing is better on Winnipesaukee but I’d make Peaceful Squam Lake my home and destination. .

For  information on Lake  homes in NH 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 lake homes at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today for NH Lakes Region Real Estate   #nhlakesrealty

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NH Lake group introducing anti-invasive species legislation

MEREDITH — The New Hampshire Lakes Association is working to introduce three bills to present to the legislature next month, all designed to bolster the work of state officials and dockside volunteers fighting invasive water species, like milfoil, that could ruin the state’s lakes.

Other states are suffering badly from infestations of invasive species such as variable milfoil and Asian clams, and the Granite State has begun to suffer as well, state officials say.

Invasive water species make recreation in and on the water dangerous and unpleasant. They also disrupt the ecological balance of water bodies, they reduce shoreline property values, and they are difficult and expensive to control, said Andrea LaMoreaux, vice president of the Lakes Association.

There are four areas in the state that already suffer from severe Asian clam infestation — Cobbett’s Pond in Windham, a section of the Merrimack River below Manchester, Long Pond in Pelham, and Wash Pond in Hampstead — and in each, parts of the water body are marked because of the problem.

“It’s very hard to get rid of these once they get here from other water bodies in other states,” LaMoreaux said. “That’s why the emphasis is on preventing them from getting into our waters to begin with.”

Invasive species arrive on boats, often on boat propellers, and volunteer inspectors join state officials at docks each summer, checking boats for invasive plants and removing them when found.

In its 2014-15 Lakes Advocacy Survey taken since September, the Lakes Association asked its 1,000 members and many other interested groups which of several suggested issues the association should focus its association and legislative efforts on.

Three areas of focus for legislation were identified and have been adopted by the association. The first is to improve the makeup of the state’s Exotic Aquatic Weeds and Species Committee by adding all responsible state agencies and other commercial and nonprofit stakeholders to the group and require the committee to make legislative recommendations each year. Changing the committee in any way requires the consent of the legislature.

The second bill would require groups that hold boating events to have a state permit — fishing derbies, boat parades, regattas, etc. — to conduct and document the inspection of participating boats for aquatic invasive species. Inspection would assume removal of visible aquatic invasive species and verbally confirming that the boat and gear has been cleaned, drained, and dried after traveling between water bodies.

The third focus and bill would provide the state with the authority to temporarily close part or all of a water body for all non-essential boat traffic for the purposes of treating, with the intent of controlling or eradicating, infestations of aquatic invasive species. LaMoreaux said two state representatives, Sue Gottling, D-Sullivan District 2 and Judith Spang (d). D-Strafford District 6, are working with the lakes association on the legislation.    By DAN SEUFERT  Union Leader Correspondent

For  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 website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today for NH Lakes Region Real Estate   #nhlakesrealty

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Squam Lake, A New Sustainable Community on Golden Pond

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On of the new homes with breath taking views ready for occupancy this spring

Squam has a new  Sustainable Living Community which balances environmental, economic and social considerations in it’s development. Come visit the sites and model home overlooking  the Squam.  The community  will preserve the beauty of the area while minimally impacting the land. Some lots are wooded and provide privacy and abut hundreds of acres of conservation land, others offer outstanding lake and/or mountain views. The community will be a fully recreational winter/summer fantasyland with snowmobile and snowshoeing trails throughout the acreage and access to Squam Lake through the affiliate owned Riveredge Marina. The marina offers day docking, boatslips, boathouses and a valet service with dry berths to accommodate all needs. The Community Center and roof top deck are available for use as well as the town beach on Little Squam which is located at the base of the development. “The Morgan” has a 1st floor master suite, finished basement and 1 car garage.

4369415 (1)For additional information on Squam Lake  homes 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.

Contact Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today for NH Lakes Region Real Estate   #nhlakesrealty

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