NH Lakefront Inventory Update October 2014.

NH Lakefront Inventory Update October 2014.

Snow is about ready to fly in the NH Lakes Region and  lakefront homes are selling.  July and August usually the busiest were quite slow. Buyers seems to be out and about but not moving forward with a purchase until this month. Currently there are 62 homes in the contingent or pending status and 42 closed during October.  New listings are slowing down with 38 new since October 1st. Some of the new additions to the market are selling within 15 days of being listed. If you would like to get into a home for the winter ski season or get settled in for Memorial Day sellers are looking to move their property prior to the winter  heating season and the new tax year. 

Why not take advantage of the current low Interest rates plus the banking industry is screaming for your business..

No extreme details in this update, what’s available on the major lakes of the 523 available lake properties available in the greater lakes area.  Call us and we can find a lake home for you.

Couple of additions to our website www.nhlakesrealty.com  You can search lakefront owned or shared waterfront with one selection. You do not have to wade through listings to sort them out. Last week we also added lake maps to the lake selections.  

squam lake real estate

This home is available in the Squam Lake Watershed. Mountain Views and access to the marina on Squam.

Winnipesaukee – 193 homes – $385,000 to over $10 million

Winnisquam – 22 homes – $239,000 to $1.4 million

Sunapee – 34 homes – $592,000 to $3 million

Squam – 15 homes – $595,000 to $4.9 million

Ossipee – 35 homes – $229,000 to $985,000

Newfound – 5 homes – $439,000 to $925000

Wentworth – 5 homes – $529,000 to $2.9 million

Merrymeeting – 15 homes – $269,000 to $590,000

Waukewan – 3 homes – $675,000 to $699,000

Silver Lake Madison – 5 homes – $179,000 to $719,000

Pine River Pond – 10 homes – $309,000 to $825,000

Great East Lake – 4 homes – $414,000 to $899,000

Bow Lake – 3 homes – $340,000 to $619,000

lake winnipesaukee real estate

Luxury home on Governors Island

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 website to view lake homes in New Hampshire atwww.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

 

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Buying or Selling Your Lakefront Home in NH. Who should I call?

Buying A Lake Home! 

Some basic steps will move the process along smoothly. 

Talk with your banker and get a pre-qualification letter on how much you can spend and then sit down with the family and decide what you feel comfortable spending.  If your banker says you can spend $650,000 but your comfort level is $425,000 look at homes in your comfort zone. 

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Luxury Winnipesaukee Home For Sale 

If you are unfamiliar with the area you should take an afternoon to drive by your top lake choices and some homes selected on those lakes. Realtors take great pictures and you will eliminate a couple of the lakes and most of the homes.

Be loyal, find a realtor who specializes in the type of property you are interested in buying and stick with them. If your looking for a lake property my wife and I have been in the business since 1999 and know the lakes. If you want a Historic home built in the 1800’s we really aren’t your go to agents.  Basic question to ask to find a knowledgeable lakefront realtor. Ask them about lake sizes and shoreline rules. If they can’t answer how big the lake or building setbacks you might not have a knowledgable agent.

Showings!! The lakes region is not your typical market, 95% of the homes are assisted showing, which means no lock boxes and you have to set appointments. Showings need to be coordinated ( you – seller – listing agent – buyers agent ) You can’t call at 6 pm on Friday to see 8 homes on Saturday morning. Call Wednesday for Saturday if you want your day to go smoothly.

When you find the home of interest my wife and I will get you sales comparisons, walk you through the paperwork, explain to you what the DES Site Assessment is and how it affects the property you are interested in.

We will also supply you with local vendors to help you, home inspectors to title companies and lawyers. 

Selling your Lake Home

Select an agent that is familiar with the type of home you are selling, you feel comfortable with and is local to the market.

Marketing your home is important. Look for an agency that has an effective local marketing program plus reaches buyers nationally and globally. Our Sotheby’s brand exceeds all online marketing programs. Review our statistics.

In addition to the companies print and online marketing examine the  social media presence that will be used to promote your homes listing. Linkin, Facebook, Twitter, Blogging etc.

Photography sells homes, compare the video and photo portfolio each agent has and pick the agent who will puts your home online in the best light.  Also compare listing descriptions. You will be surprised what you will find there is  a vast difference from agent to agent in descriptive detail. 

Price your home to sell. Unrealistic pricing only delays the sale. Don’t use price reductions as a fall back as you try to move the home.

If you are currently renting your lake home ask your tax advisor if a 1031 Exchange might work?

Pleasant Lake Real Estate, Deerfield NH

Sold on Pleasant Lake

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 website to view  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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Merrymeeting Lakefront Property for Sale in New Durham NH

Merrymeeting Lake NH Contemporary saltbox located on Merrymeeting Lake, one of New Hampshire’s clearest & cleanest lakes. Year round home features open floor plan with four 8′ sliders opening to a 52’x14′ deck with desirable southwest exposure overlooking the lake, new dock & terraced gardens. Attractive brick chimney, hearth & wood stove divides the cathedral living room and dining room. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs, the master features a new dormer providing views of the lake, lots of light and an attractive new pine cathedral ceiling and hard-pine floor. The walk-out basement level is unfinished leading out to the attractive under-deck patio. The unfinished space presents opportunities for additional living space, summer kitchen or storage. Enjoy swimming & diving from the new dock with a large base added extension for relaxing and to secure a boat. Along the shore line there is walk-in access to the lake. Detached 3 car garage provides plenty of space for cars, boats & more build-out potential.   Minutes to Gunstock Ski Area, Golf, Hiking and Shopping in Alton and Wolfeboro NH.  Listed by Randy Parker of Maxfield Real Estate.

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Merrymeeting is a 1100 acre deep water glacial lake

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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Getting Ready to Retire, Review Your Options with Your Tax Advisor

The Internal Revenue has some guidelines in place when you sell your primary residence. You typically can exclude a profit of as much as $500,000 if you’re married and file jointly with your spouse,  single, the maximum amount is $250,000. The amount is based on your profit, not on the total sale price of your home.

To qualify for the maximum amount, you must have owned the home and lived it in as your primary residence for at least two of the five years prior to the sale. Contact the IRS or your tax advisor prior to selling your home to get a firm basis of your tax or tax relief.

Even if a homeowner can’t pass the ownership and two to five years prior, that person still might be eligible for a “reduced maximum exclusion.” To qualify, the sale of your main home must be due to one of the following reasons: “a change in place of employment,” or “health,” or “unforeseen circumstances,” the IRS says in Publication 523 (“Selling Your Home”).

The IRS defines “circumstances” as “the occurrence of an event that you could not reasonably have anticipated before buying and occupying your main home.” That would include such things as “natural or man-made disasters or acts of war or terrorism resulting in a casualty to your home, whether or not your loss is deductible.” See Publication 523 for more details.

Login to the Internal Revenue Website for additional information and to verify the content of this post or contact your tax advisor. 

New Hampshire is one of the top retirement states. We have over 250 lakes with no sales or income tax to deal with. NH Where the lakes meet the mountains. 

squam lake real estate

This home is available in the Squam Lake Watershed. Mountain Views and access to the marina on Squam.

 

 

 

 

For information on lake property 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 in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today

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You are cordially invited to Open House Day at Squam River Landing

We will be on-site October 21st from 10-4

 

Refreshments will be served, a cozy fire to enjoy with friends and drawings for ski tickets,
an overnight at Bretton Woods and a Theme Basket (need not be present to win).

Squam River Landing Discovery Home

 

 

 

 

Squam River Landing, Ashland, NH

Learn more about this sustainable living community sited in the Squam Lake Watershed
with a marina on site and access to the town beach on Little Squam.

Directions:
From I-93 traveling North or South: Take exit 24, Ashland. Travel 2.6 miles south on route 3 then turn right onto River Street. Go over the covered bridge and travel .6 miles up Leavitt Hill Road. Follow Signage.

From Meredith: Drive 9.7 Miles on Route 3 North then turn left onto River Street. Cross the covered bridge and travel 06 miles up Leavitt Hill Road. Follow Signage.

Google Maps: Leavitt Hill Road, Ashland NH (Follow Signage)

Hosted by Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty and Sippican Partners 

Squam lake homes and lots

Lake View and Mountain View Lots are Still Available

 

Paula Hinckley, Co-Listing Broker
Cell: 603.566.6608  Office: 603.677.7012
Paula.Hinckley@SothebysRealty.com

Carl Sack, Co-Listing Agent
Cell: 603.566.2386  Office: 603.677.7012
Carl.Sack@SothebysRealty.com  

3 Main St Meredith NH 03253

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Lake Winnipesaukee Lakefront Home, Alton NH

Lake Winnipesaukee Lakefront Home, Alton NH

Take your choice of views from this well maintained waterfront home. Set directly on 100′ Lake Winnipesaukee shoreline with easterly views is an affordable lake home waiting for you to make memories. The open concept floor plan lends itself to entertaining for all the friends and family who come to visit. Natural woodwork on the cathedral ceilings with exposed beams and hardwood floors will match any décor style you choose. The second floor master bedroom has amazing views and a private balcony. Upstairs you will also find a large second bedroom, open loft space and full bathroom. Your finished walk out lower level has ample opportunity to make the perfect game room or additional sleeping quarters – you be the judge! The large permanent docking system comes equipped with a 6 ton boatlift and a jetski lift. No parking issues to worry about here with an oversized two-car garage and large paved parking area. Minutes to Gunstock Ski Area, Golf, Hiking and Shopping. Owner is a licensed real estate agent. Listed by Ashley Davis of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty.

lake winnipesaukee home for sale alton

Open Water Winnipesaukee Views, Boat Lift – Garage – Close to Skiing & Golf

For additional information on this property 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.  Ask for Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack for all your lakefront real estate needs.  #nhlakesrealty 

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Rehabilitated Bald Eagle Released on Island in Squam Lake

Rehabilitated Bald Eagle Released on Island in Squam Lake

HOLDERNESS, N.H. — A juvenile bald eagle was released into the wild on a Squam Lake island today by N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers and wildlife rehabilitator Maria Colby of Wings of the Dawn Bird Sanctuary in Henniker.

Conservation Officer Christopher Brison rescued the injured bird in August of this year. It was found with a broken leg near its nest on Long Island in Squam Lake. A concerned island property owner on Squam reported the injured bird and helped Fish and Game reach the island by boat. Brison brought the rescued eagle to the Squam Lakes Science Center, which then relayed the bird to be rehabilitated by Maria Colby at the Wings of the Dawn Bird Sanctuary. It is not known how the young eagle was injured, but it may have fallen out of the nest or had a rough landing while learning to fly.

CO Brison, Fish and Game Sergeant Brad Morse and wildlife rehabilitator Maria Colby travelled by boat to Long Island this morning (October 10, 2014) to release the bird near its nest.

“We’re glad to have played a positive role in rescuing this bird, so it could be restored to its healthy state and returned to the wild today,” said Brison.

In its summary of the 2014 New Hampshire Bald Eagle breeding season, N.H. Audubon reported earlier this year:

“This spring marked the 27th breeding season in the post-DDT recovery era for New Hampshire’s bald eagles. Since a sub-adult pair first returned to reoccupy an historic nesting tree at Leonard Pond on Umbagog Lake back in the late 1980s, our state’s bald eagle population – once classified as federally endangered, currently still listed as state-threatened – has been rebounding

“Over the last decade, this population growth has been extremely robust, doubling roughly every 5 years – 10 territorial pairs in 2005, 22 territorial pairs in 2010, and 41 territorial pairs in 2014!

The confirmation of a total of 41 territorial pairs in N.H. in 2014 set a new state record-high for the post-DDT era. NH Audubon staff and volunteer eagle observers documented incubation by 27 (66%) of the state’s 41 pairs. One-third of known New Hampshire pairs were not confirmed to have incubated eggs this year, which may be due to several factors, including early nest abandonment due to ill-timed snow events, and to new or inexperienced pairs connecting late in the 2014 season. Of this year’s 27 incubating pairs, 24 (89%) were successful in fledging at least one young.

“The 24 successful nests also is a new post-DDT era high mark for New Hampshire. A record-high total of 41 young fledged in N.H. in 2014, an average of 1.52 young fledged per nesting pair and 1.00 young fledged per territorial pair. Both of these figures are above the state’s 27-year averages of 1.33 fledged per nesting pair and 0.94 young fledged per territorial pair.

“NH now has bald eagles nesting in all three far-flung corners of the state – from Pittsburg to New Castle to Hinsdale. Perhaps nowhere is the growth of the eagle population more obvious than in the Lakes Region, where 11 territorial pairs now scattered between Newfound Lake in Hebron and Province Lake in Wakefield produced a total of 14 fledglings in 2014. That same geographical area only hosted only one known nest (Squam Lake) a decade ago. Two Lakes Region eagle pairs (Squam and Round Island on Winnipesaukee) produced three fledglings apiece in 2014, the only 3-chick nests documented in the state this year.

“Other highlights in 2014 included the first successful nesting on the Merrimack River north of Concord, confirmation of a new territory south of Concord near the Bow Power Plant, and the post-fledging discovery of a successful pair on the Connecticut River in Piermont.”

For information on lake property 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 in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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

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Squam Covered Boat Dock for Sale, Plus New Squam Homes

Squam Lake   This enclosed boat house covers a deeded boat slip at Squam River Landing Boat Club within the Riveredge Marina. The boat dock can fit up to a 21′ boat in length. Ideal to protect your boat all year long, the boat can be lifted out of the water and stays in the boat house through the winter. There is interior lighting and electrical. An interior ladder leads to storage above for your boating accessories. Amenities at the marina include, a clubhouse with an outer patio deck, storage, picnic areas, a shower house, a ship store and service year around.   Listed by Matt Dickson of Sippican Partners Brokerage LLC

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Covered Boat Slip on Squam with gear storage in side and Winter Storage

If you want a home to go with your boat slip you can be part of this exciting new Squam Lake Community which balances environmental, economic and social considerations in it’s development. Homesites overlooking and part of the Squam Watershed 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. There is a community Center and roof top deck are available for use as well as the town beach on Little Squam. The community abuts 100’s of acres of conservation land.

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Squam River Landing Homes for Sale

For information on lake property or docks 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 in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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

 

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What about that New Hampshire Lakefront Home?

Is a NH lake home in your future?  This fall my be the best time to purchase a lake home in NH. Sellers are ready to move on! The thought of heating and paying taxes on a home they visited 2 weekends all summer is just painful for many owners. This puts you as a buyer in a great position to secure your dream home.  Interest rates are still low and the local banks area eager to help you painlessly through the mortgage process. 

Step one in the process is working with an experienced agent who is knowledgeable about NH Lakes.  Paula and I have helped over 20 buyers this summer find a vacation home that meets the lifestyle they looked for. We have over 35 years of combined experience selling lakefront property. 

With our help buyers this summer buyers found homes on Sunapee,  Silver Lake in Madison, Hermit Lake, Pleasant Lake  Winnisquam, Winnipsaukee, Merrymeeting, Ossipee.  Cottages, camps to luxury estates.  Quality homes move quickly call us today. 

winnipesaukee lakefront property

One of the Homes we found for a Texas Buyer

For information on waterfront 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 Area Real Estate   #nhlakesrealty

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Ossipee Lake Home for Sale with a Sandy Beach

Ossipee lakefront contemporary located at the waters edge!! Beautiful well cared for home located on a quiet Cove with a gorgeous flat sandy beach and Mt Views. This home features an open concept living/dining. Updated kitchen and baths. Living room has a wood fireplace and sliders to a sunny 3 season porch with awesome lake views. 1st floor bedroom plus two additional ones on the 2nd level and 2 bathrooms.  Full walkout basement opens to a patio area under the deck . Nothing to do here but sit back and start enjoying a wonderful lake home. This home is minutes to Golf and plenty of hiking trails.   Listed by Gerard at Costantino Real Estate LLC  

Ossipee Lake Real Estate

3 Bedrooms – 2 baths priced under $500,000

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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