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NH Lakefront inventory update fall of 2018

Yes there are plenty of NH Lakefront homes to view to purchase this fall!  2018 

2018 was a seller's market and the lake inventory sold as quickly as it was listed. Paula and I can send you select new listings the day they come on the market to keep you apprised of new listings. You can also visit our website to view new listings as they come on the market. 

The state currently has 281 owned lakefront homes available. There are 205 homes available in the greater lakes region right now including island homes.  They are priced $144,000 to 11 homes priced over $5 million. 

Popular Lakes by size  ( Ossipee 3000- Winnipesaukee 42,000- Squam 6700 - Newfound 4100– Sunapee 4000 – Winnisquam 4000 – Wentworth 3000  ) homes start in the $670,000 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. 

 

 We have found buyers quality homes on Squam, Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam, Sunapee, Ossipee, Merrymeeting, Franklin Pierce, Great East, Silver Lake. Pine River Pond, Pleasant, Waukewan, Suncook, Halfmoon plus many other lakes.  Call us! We can find a dream lake home for you! 

Visit our websites for a complete breakdown of lakes and homes available plus water quality. Call for a sales breakdown on your favorite lake at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail  

New NH Listings as they come on the market - a time-saving page on our website 

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For additional information on lake homes  1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.comor visit our website www.nhlakesrealty.com or  Contact Carl Sack or  Paula Hinckley #nhlakesrealty   

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TIME TO WINTERIZATION YOUR LAKE HOUSE

TIME TO WINTERIZATION YOUR LAKE HOUSE

Seasonal cottages take a little more effort but some of the below apply to year-round homes. Prepare a checklist! Here are a few basic items you want to look at.  

  1. Drain all the water pipes and add RV antifreeze: Including - dishwasher-washer - water heater - toilets - hot tub - well pump - filtration system
  2. Unplug all the appliances and open the refrigerator door.    
  3. Turn off all un-necessary breakers.
  4. Remove all food.
  5. Inspect the roof with some binoculars
  6. Close all gaps in the foundation, doors, windows, and siding.  Mice are crafty.
  7. Clean the gutters
  8. Winterize lawn mowers and outboards and put gas saver in any gas tanks.
  9. Your home needs to look lived in, have the driveway plowed and ask a neighbor to drive in and out of it giving it that lived in look.
  10. 10. Turned the heat down to 55 or 60
  11. 11. Double check to make sure all windows and doors are locked when exiting.
  12. 12. Put your cable/internet on vacation mode if possible. 
  13. 13.Don’t post your plans on social media or post while you are away! 
  14. 14. Don't forget to cover outdoor furniture and boats. 

If you have any interest in purchasing a New Hampshire lakefront home Lady of the Lake Realty has been in business since 1999 and we have exhaustive knowledge of the lakes.  

Call Lady of the Lake 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 to begin your search

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley both NH Lakefront Specialists  #nhlakesrealty

 

 

 

Make your Lake Home Dream Come True

 

Seven helpful points when you start your search.

1. Location, Location, Location,
New Hampshire Lakes Region is arguably the most beautiful area in New England where the lakes meet the mountains.  

2. Boating, Fishing, Skiing, Golf, Attractions, Quiet
. There is a NH lake that offers you all the amenities your family is looking for. Fun is at your fingertips, from fine restaurants, concert venues to abundant hiking and biking trails. 

3. Choosing your Lake?
With hundreds of lakes to choose from and miles of shoreline, you might have a hard time choosing the perfect lake. Consider whether you want a go fast big-water lake, or you’d prefer a quiet non-motoring lake for kayaking. 

4. Match Your Lifestyle to the home and lake.
Custom luxury estate or a cozy cottage? Sandy beach, private location, sunsets or sunrise?  Lady of the Lake Realty can match your lifestyle to a lake and a home that meets your criteria.  We can guide you to a lake that your family will enjoy for years to come. 

5. Think Long-Term
Your lake property may be enjoyed by multiple generations of your extended family and will create memories of a lifetime.  If you are planning on retiring to New Hampshire we have no sales tax, no inheritance tax, no income tax plus no capital gains tax.  

6. It’s All About the Water
When looking for the perfect lake house remember buy on a quality lake, you can always change the home. Ideally, the home would be on a level lot, with a sandy swimming and all day sun. 

There are 250 lakes and ponds in the lakes region. Call the lake specialists at Lady of the Lake Realty and we can direct you to a property that matches your dream.  

7. What is the best time to purchase?
Get your financing lined up, determine an area you would like to live and start looking for your dream home. When you find that home get in your car to view it. 

Lady or the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail info@nhlakesrealty.com Lake Winnipesaukee property for sale in Gilford

View Homes at www.nhlakesrealty.com  #nhlakesrealty

 

Happy New Lakefront Owners - Dreams Come True with Lady of the Lake Realty

If you are looking to build memories from your own lake house contact Lady of the Lake.  We just helped two families find dream homes.  

Sergio was looking for a private location on a lake that had Loons, 3 plus bedrooms and a garage. . He was also looking for easy access to 93 and all the attractions the lakes region has to offer.  The perfect home was located on Hermit Lake in Sanbornton, NH. Sergio is spending his first weekend at the lake listening to the Loons.  

Mike and Lauren spent summers at family lake homes and have been reminiscing all the good times they had at the lake. They were looking for a quiet lake that met their lifestyle.  The home needed a garage, not a fixer upper and allowed motorboats so they could enjoy water sports with the kids. We found them a home on 600 acre Pine River Pond. The home featured sandy swimming, sunsets and located in the widest section of the lake for great views. Tonight is their first evening building memories at their own lake home. 

Dreams do come true, call Lady of the Lake Realty today and start building memories that will last a lifetime. #nhlakesrealty 

Lady or the Lake Realty  at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com 

New Hampshire is a great location to retire and raise a 

No Sales Tax - No State Income Tax - No Inheritance Tax 

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Searching for a NH Lakefront home that meets your lifestyle?

The search ended today when Gary and Shirley took possession of this fabulous home in Milton NH on Milton 3 Ponds. 

They had been looking for the past couple of years for a home that they could enjoy on weekends with their family and finally a retirement home. 

This almost new home luxury home has all the amenities,  you could imagine including a guest cottage and a three car oversized garage. If they need additional space the home and garage have unfinished bonus space for expansion. NH Lakefront homes for sale - Milton 3 Ponds home

Dreams do come true, call Lady of the Lake Realty today and start building memories that will last a lifetime.

Lady or the Lake Realty  at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com   #nhlakesrealty 

New Hampshire is a great location to retire, raise a family, plus a top vacation destination. No Sales Tax - No State Income Tax - No Inheritance Tax 

NH Shoreline Facts - Rules - Permits - Beach Reports

Helpful Answers to Questions about NH shoreline development? 

 

NH Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act: Helpful Links!

Shoreline Guidance Click Here for a Survey to determine what activities require a shoreline permit 

Protected waterbodies include all lakes, ponds, and impoundments greater than 10 acres in size; all 4th order and greater streams and rivers; most designated rivers and river segments under RSA 483, The Rivers Management & Protection Act; and all waters subject to the ebb and flow of the tide, including tidal marshes, rivers, and estuaries. 

 

Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act - FAQ

Frequently Asked Shoreline Questions and Rules FAQ  to follow when you when you are within 250 feet of protected waterbodies. Quick answers to tree cutting, setbacks, septic systems, non-conforming lots plus information on waivers that you can obtain. 

Current Beach Advisories and Cyanobacteria Lake Warnings.   Beach Updates! 

    Stay up to date with Newly Listing Lakefront homes - one click 

         Lake or Ski Real Estate LLC.  3  Winona Road, Meredith NH 566-6608 - sack.carl@gmail.com

Take a quick look at one of our new time-saving website features -  Lake Water Quality with Direct links to the Lakes 

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    The Lakes Region Market is on Fire! Buying or Selling Call Us!!

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Buying a Lake Home is a real challenge in 2018. 

Buying a Lake Home in New Hampshire is a real challenge in 2018. 

With a shortage of lakefront inventory, buyers are aggressively scrambling to view new listings as they come on the market.  In some cases making offers on homes sight unseen.  NH Lake Home on Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro

Here is what you can expect as your search begins or continues.  A new listing hits the system with the criteria you are looking for. Sandy beach, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with 100 feet of shoreline on .7 acres. Last year you could schedule to view the home on the upcoming weekend and in most cases, the home was still available. Today, the morning the home hits the market you need to set an appointment to view it that same day and be ready to make an offer. ( have your pre-qualification letter in-hand ) You need to get in the car and go see the home right away.

Here is the most common scenario. You find that the home meeting your criteria and there are three others who also find that the home meets the lifestyle they are looking for too. If you like the home make an offer right away and put a deadline on your offer. Expect multiple offers so put your best offer forward. 

Try to leave your emotions at the door, this is a business transaction and the seller is in control.

For information on buying or selling lake, homes call Lady of the Lake 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.

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

Building a new home on a lake lot? Ideas and Options!

Building a new lake home can be a very exciting and a frustrating adventure.

Your first task is finding a lot that punches most of your must-have features. Yes, you will find lake lots. But a quality lot on a premier lake is pricey if you can find one at all.

Once you found a lot, engage a septic designer to assist you with a location for the home septic and well. Work with a tree cutting company that is familiar with lake rules. You may find it difficult to open up a view or get a beach area that is acceptable for all ages. The state has put in place stringent shoreline rules to protect our lakes for future generations.

Another option is buying an existing cottage and tearing it down. Many of the stringent rules the state has in place are grandfathered in your favor. Your home and deck could be placed in the same footprint of the old home putting you closer to the lake with a wide open view and sugar sand walk in beach area that the older cottage had. You will still need the assistance of a septic designer but your list of needed permits and ability to get the permits is less stringent that building on a vacant lot.

The log home shown is in the location that once stood a seasonal cottage. This lovely home is on Lake Waukewan on a sloping lot perfect for a walk-out basement. Lake Waukewan NH Log home

If a lake home in NH is your dream! Call Lady or the Lake Realty  at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit www.nhlakesrealty.com

No Sales Tax - No State Income Tax - No Inheritance Tax

Checklist for Home Inspections in New Hampshire

Checklist for Home Inspections

The following is a general guideline based on NACHI, ASHI certified companies. NH inspectors require a state license. 

Your realtor should have a list of inspectors for you to contact or search online for local inspectors. Ask your realtor for inspectors that will do or arrange the septic and general inspection in one call.  NH lake home sales and service - inspections

1. General Home Inspection: exterior and interior.

2. Septic Inspection: tank and leach field. 

3. Radon Air:

4. Water: Full test including Radon and Arsenic.

5. Pests: Specialist call on discovery. 

6. Mold: Specialist is called in upon discovery.  

New Hampshire home inspectors are required to be licensed by the state. 

Lady of the Lake Realty specializes in working with buyers and sellers of lake homes in NH.

Contact our lake experts at 1-888-737-5550  info@nhlakesrealty.com www.nhlakesrealty.com   #nhlakesrealty 

 

Making an offer to purchase a home in NH? The process!

Making an offer to purchase a home in NH? The process! 

You found the perfect home and would like to move forward with a purchase / offer and you have your financing plan in place.  What are the basic steps to follow?NH Lakefront home on Lake Wentworth

In NH the offer is constructed as a binding sales contract. So after your realtor puts together detailed paperwork you might have a lawyer review it for you. You may also consider writing a letter to go along with your offer. I have seen positive outcomes with a simple note to the seller. 

A verbal or handshake are not valid contracts, it must be written and signed by both parties. Don’t wait if you find the perfect home. Another buyer could come along with the end result in your not getting your dream home.  

  1. As your agents puts together the offer confirm that all the items you discussed the day of the showing are included in the sales offer. It could be as minor as window treatments to the boat dock. A must would be a legal description of the home and your financial terms, closing date, inspection and document review timeline. 
  2. Your offer is written, reviewed and you have signed it. Gone are the days of snail mail. All of the agreements can be electronically signed. E-Sign works with your e-mail. 
  3. The offer is presented to the seller where it may be accepted, declined or countered. 
  4. If accepted you move on to inspections, document review, financing along with deed review. 
  5. If the seller counters you can accept or go back and submit a new offer. 

Give us a call if looking to buy a lake home or sell your lake property.  

If a New Hampshire lake home is a dream you have give us a call 888-737-5550. Lady of the Lake Realty.