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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. 

 

Looking for the perfect Lakefront Getaway?

Looking for the perfect Lakefront Getaway?  Swim - Boat - Water Ski - Sail

Located on Suncook Lake this 2 bedroom year round home has perfect sunsets and long open water views. Looking at conservation land with just plan woods and no houses to stare at.

Upper and Lower Suncook Lake total just over 600 acres.

Suncook Lake Real Estate - Home for sale on Suncook Lake Barnstead NH

Listed April 9, 2018   MLS - 4685751    $369,900 

 

The Lakes Region Real Estate Market is on Fire!

If you are interested in selling your lake home give us a call!  To see a lake home you're interested in purchasing come up and view it right away! 

 

 

 

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

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The problem with spring in New England is the agony of anticipation!

The problem with spring in New England is the agony of anticipation! 

In the fall we experience beautiful fall foliage and crisp cooler temperatures. Golf clubs and boats are put away with the anticipation of cold weatherLake Winnipesaukee lake view - winnipesaukee homes for sale . Our mindset is accepting shorter days and cold weather knowing days on the ski slopes are right around the corner. 

Spring is the season flowers come into bloom and we are in a full court press for summer. Spring activities include your first day on the golf course, taking your boat out for the first time or getting your garden ready for planting. 

Reality is spring is day after day of disappointments.  I am waiting for some 60 degree days only to have the average temperature lingering around 29 in the morning and low 40’s in the afternoon. The depression sinks in when we are in the first week of April, forget April showers bring May flowers we are still experiencing snow storms. 

It is not that mother nature is throwing us curve balls every spring day, it is our mental state of mind. We anticipate sitting in the sun watching a baseball game with temperatures in the 60’s not snow flurries and temperatures in the 40’s. 

Well, they are predicting 2 inches of snow April 6th, 2018. The longer days are great but I still wearing a winter jacket. Mother Nature is not following the weather game plan we all have set in place.  Ice out on Lake Winnipesaukee I predict, April 18th this year.

What is your prediction for ice out on Winnipesaukee? 

If a New Hampshire lake home is a dream you have to give us a call. Lady of the Lake Realty. www.nhlakesrealty.com  -  info@nhlakesrealty.co  - 603-566-6608 - 603-566-2386 

 

 

 

What Winnipesaukee has to offer?

One of the major attractions is the vast boating opportunities on the lake. You could live on the lake and leave your car in the garage for the entire summer. Groceries, restaurants, movies, hardware stores, and even clothing can be purchased a short walk from many of the ports around the lake.  Major ports: Alton, Center Harbor, Laconia, Meredith, Wolfeboro.  Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate for Sale - Winnipesaukee home for sale

As you drive around the lake the below list gives you some of the amenities and attractions that the NH Lakes Region has to offer.

Boating is #1, with plenty of places to launch your boat for a day trip or store your boat for an extended stay. Many choose to purchase a slip while many home rentals offer docking for your stay if you're not ready to purchase a lakefront home.

Hiking can be enjoyed by the entire family and trails are too numerous to mention. 

Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion is an outdoor amphitheater located in Gilford. A popular spot to see your rock or country musicians. 

Gunstock Ski Ski Resort, four seasons of fun. Skiing - XC Trails -  Sliding -Mountain Coaster - Zip Line and more. 

Weirs Beach is located in Laconia, beach, boardwalk, attractions, food, entertainment.

Laconia Bike Week, thousands of motorcycles from all over the country are here Fathers Day week. They enjoy a week of riding and activities with Weirs Beach being the hub for all events. 

Nascar Racing plus other races and a country concert venue at NH International Speedway in Loudon. 

Funspot, noted to be one of the largest arcades in the country. 

Golf courses are dotted around the lake with great snowmobiling in the winter.

Fishing is popular around the lake with two popular summer/winter fishing derbies that thousands enter with thousands of dollars of prizes. If you have never been salmon fishing contact one of the local guides. 

Museums - Crafts Fairs - Antique In Water Boat Shows - Fall Foliage - Theater - Farm Stands - Scenic Railroad - Mount Washington Boat Cruises - Squam Lake Nature Center - Maple Sugaring - Road Races - Triathlons - Pond Hockey - Ice Car Racing

What are your favorite activities in the lakes region? Drop me a note for details on any one of the above events! 

If you fall in love with the region and want to find a lake home on any of the 250 lakes in the area? Connect with one of our lake experts at Lady of the Lake Realty. 

603-566- 2386 - info@nhlakesrealty.com - www.nhlakesrealty.com - 603-566-6608 

Looking for that perfect home in Pelham NH?

Looking for that perfect home in Pelham NH?

Spacious 4 bedroom Colonial with water views from your front porch. From the back deck you are overlooking your built-in heated pool, Pelham NH Real Estate - Pelham NH home for sale and babbling brook running through the property. This privately situated home has beautiful granite kitchen with breakfast island. Your formal dining room sits right off the kitchen and the open kitchen leads right into the living room a perfect set up for entertaining guests. First floor also includes a large office plus your laundry room. Second floor has 3 bedrooms with full bath and master with bath and huge walk-in closet. The third floor is a huge unfinished bonus room you can use for storage or theater room or game room. Lower level entry is through your 2 car garage. The lower level has a multi-purpose finish room along with storage in the utility room. Under the carport, you will find the new whole house generator. There are too many upgrades to list here.

 

Lady of the Lake can help you secure this beautiful home!

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Lake Condo or Lake Home - Which fits your lifestyle?

Lake Condo or Lake Home - Which fits your lifestyle?  

Take some time and put together a bucket list of features and benefits you would like including commute time and off-season activities like skiing.  

 We are all busy. Weekends and vacation time with our families is precious, condo or home? What is best for your family? Here are some benefits that both properties may have to offer. Newfound lake condos - ledges at newfound lake - newfound real estate

1. Boating - You can find a condo with dedicated dock, a home may have two docks. 

2. Garage - Yes condos are available with a garage - your home typically has one or can add a garage. 

3. Beaches - Condos typically have sugar sand beaches - your lake home may have a rocky shoreline. 

4. Amenities - Condos may have pools, tennis, clubhouse, basketball courts and organized social get-togethers. 

5. Privacy - Condos share everything except the interior of your home. Your beach maybe a mob scene every weekend or just a few sun worshippers.

6. Condo - Lawns are mowed, docks are put in and your walkway is shoveled in the winter, need a roof, just make a phone call. 

7. Condo - You still pay taxes but you will have association fees and often special assessments.  

8. Homes - In addition to yard maintenance other concerns would be your well - septic and overall maintenance and upkeep. Leaky roof call a contractor! 

9. Homes - From an investment opportunity I would give the benefit / ROI to purchasing a home.

10. Homes - You can change your home's color, add on a room, park your boat in your driveway even put up a fence for additional privacy.  Condos have rules! 

The above 10 points are just a few points you should consider before moving forward with a purchase.  If you want to get to the lake and enjoy a glass of wine a condo may be the perfect fit for your family. 

If you would like a free consultation with our lakefront experts in NH give Lady of the Lake Realty a call toll-free: 888-737-5550 or visit our website for helpful information on quality lakes.  www.nhlakesrealty.com  #nhlakesrealty   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Fools Day is also Salmon Fishing in NH- Salmon Fishing Checklist!

April Fools Day is also Salmon Fishing in NH - 2018 

Will you be fly casting in the Merrymeeting River in Alton? Trolling around a small patch of open water or sitting on the town docks in Meredith with a smelt and a bobber. These are all are a great way to get out and enjoy the lake. Spring is right around the corner and summer heat will be upon us.  

Here is a checklist for getting your boat ready for salmon fishing.  NH Lakefront real estate - salmon fishing on lake winnipesaukee

1. Clean and wax your boat.
2. New plugs and replace fluids in your motors. 
3. Safety check, fire extinguishers to life preservers.
4. Grease fittings on the boat and trailer. 
5. Check to confirm your impellers are functioning 
    correctly. 

Fishing Equipment

1. Check to make sure all reels are in good working 
    condition and outfit with new line and leaders.
2. Organize your tackle box. 
3. Check rod holders, downriggers, rigger balls, 
    releases are all in good condition. 

Not sure I will be out on the water April 1st freezing my butt off but you can count me in as soon as the temperatures reach 45 or higher. 

Looking for a dock to purchase or a lake home to keep your boat on the lake Call Lady of the Lake Realty  at 1-888-737-5550, e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com   

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty
 

Push Button Door Locks, time saver for sure!Easy to Install!

Push Button Door Locks, time saver for sure! 

Three years ago we wanted some security for our home while we went out exercising. We installed a push button door lock. No Lock on a lake winnipesaukee home need to carry a key, hide a key, lose your keys, fishing for them in your pocket or bag.  The brand is not important, I have purchase four different brands and they all work and install in 20 to 30 minutes. You remove the old lock set and install the new in the same location. If the brand matches the old the job becomes easier as you do not have to remove all the parts. Read the instructions and watch a u tube video to speed the process along. The only tools needed are a flat and philips head screwdrivers. 

We are using only the simplest features. Push the code to get in or out. Some are self-locking while others engage the gear to turn and lock. You can put in special codes for service people coming in to work on your home or a wifi version where you can open the lock when a visitor arrives.  Pricing for locks I purchased $29 on sale to $129, all worked fine. 

Easy to install and convenient. Yes there is a backup key in case the battery goes dead. 

If you’re looking to sell or buy a lake home in NH give us a call?   

Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550, e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com   

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

Buying a boat is a contagious disease! Yes Curable!

Buying a boat is a disease!  

It is not contagious but 90% of the boat owners have it.  

Soon after purchasing our first home we decided that sailing might be fun.  We did not have a huge budget and wanted a boat that would offer some speed at a low cost. Our first boat was a used 14 foot Hobie.  

The Hobie was fun, wet, fast, uncomfortable and due to the size was really set up for one person. First time out on the boat on Crystal Lake I saw a person flagging me towards shore. I ventured over and he said loudly first time sailing? I proudly responded yes indeed. He said you put the sail up wrong, the rope goes up the track. The boat handled 100% better after that correction.  

That next spring we sold the Hobie and bought a used O’Day 19 foot Day Sailor. This was a wonderful boat that we learned the basics about sailing.  This boat had a mainsail, jib, small storage area for fishing poles and a cooler and a swing keel. We had a great time and owned this boat for 2 full years. 

Our next boat was a Pearson 26 footer. A well used boat but had overnight accommodations and we secured a mooring in Ipswich Ma next to Cranes Castle. Our first long voyage was to Cape Cod.  We motored thru the Annisquam River and got a mooring in Gloucester. The next leg was across to Scituate. We sat on the mooring for 2 days waiting for the weather to clear. NOAA called for afternoon thunderstorms and we were too nervous to get caught in bad weather. We finally realized they called for thunderstorms every afternoon. Great boat with a forgiving learning curve as we ran into a ledge on 2 occasions with no damage to the boat what so ever. 

After two years with the 26 footer, we bought a used 30 foot, Pearson, as our children started to come along. We put a divider in the V birth and netting around the boat and kept on sailing.  We did some club racing and into the 2nd year of ownership, we were out cruising around when a boat came along and passed us on the leeward side and then outpointed us by 15 degrees. 

 

My brain stopped working, my next purchase was a go-fast boat, J35. Perfectly set up for a family of 4, 2 rear berths and a v berth along with a permanent table, stove and icebox plus it was a go-fast race machine. I owned this wallet draining boat for 10 years.  I had a full complement of sails plus every electronic go fast gadget you could add. The boat cost more than my house at the time. 

I finally sold the boat for about 1/3 of what I had into it and bought a lake cottage and the boat disease started over. This time I was back to my fishing roots from childhood.  In a later post I will get into all the details but I started with a canoe to a 14-foot boat to a 16-foot ski/bass boat. The brain fogs again and I purchased a boat slip on Winnipesaukee and a used 19-foot center console fishing boat for salmon fishing. With the center console, I had to carry my gear back and forth from the car. Getting old and lazy I upgraded again to a used 20 foot walk around perfect for fishing and plenty of storage for gear. Was I happy, yes but I added a trolling motor, fancy fish finder, 2 downriggers, a trolling box and enough gear for all.  

As you can see this is truly a disease that can not be cured! 

I must admit in my 35 years of boating I only purchased one new boat the J35. This boat was an adventure. We raced the boat successfully and ventured to Boothbay Maine to Nantucket and all the ports in-between. Major fun!    

Please leave your comments on your boating sickness.  I will be starting a boating anonymous class for those with this serious addiction.  The only cure is to purchase a lake home! 

Call Lady of the Lake Realty  at 1-888-737-5550, e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com   

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

 

Ice Fishing! Safety on the Ice is of utmost concern!

Ice Fishing! Safety on the Ice is of utmost concern! 

Ice Fishing Checklistlake winnipesaukee real estate - lake winnipesaukee ice

2″ or less – not safe for travel 

4″ – walking only 

5″ – safe for fishing and ATV or snowmobile 

8″ – 12″ – safe for a car or small group of people

12″ – 15″ – safe to drive a truck 

  • The above guidelines are for clear ice, test the ice prior to going out on the ice and spot test as you venture further out on the lake or pond. Snow and slush create white ice that is not safe. 

Ice seldom forms uniformly, test as you move along. 

Ice in flowing water does not freeze uniformly, test or avoid 

Snow on the ice insulates slowing the freezing process and weighs down the ice, danger, test or avoid

Ask for local knowledge and bring ice spikes for your boots plus hand picks. 

Don’t go out on the ice alone. 

Cracking / Booms typically is just the ice expanding not a real danger 

If driving on the ice keep a good distance from other vehicles, don’t wear your seatbelt and leave the lake before it becomes too hard to see. 

What to bring along?

Dress warmly in layers, you can always take layers off, when setting up remove layers so you don’t overheat and sweat. 

Get a checklist of needed gear the night before and load it in your vehicle or have it ready to go. Ice traps, jigging rod, hooks, bait bucket, weights, lunch and leave the alcohol at home. 

Bring a cell phone, throw rope, extra clothing and ice picks

Bring along a portable bob house or bring or build a wind block.  Ice sleds are a must for getting your gear from hole to hole location.

Don’t waste time in the morning looking for a spot to get on the lake to fish. Confirm the evening before you can get on the ice at the location you want to fish! 

 

If you’re looking to sell or buy a lake home in NH give us a call?   

Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550, e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com   

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty