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Check out all the Lakefront Listing in New Hampshire on our Website www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Quick Lake Search, Time Saving Features are well received by NH Lakefront Buyers

One Click Lake Searches Saves You Time!  Affordable to Luxury Homes! 

New navigation features at the Lady of the Lake Realty website give you the most up to date lake listings in One Click.  In one click you can view newly listed lake properties in the greater lakes region including Sunapee and Ossipee.  Newly listed Lakefront or New Winnipesaukee listings Winnipesaukee New Listings .  Also under the quick search tab, you can search by lake size or region. Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate for Sale, Moultonborough Home

Under the popular search tab, you will find communities on the lakes, homes with boathouses, town descriptions even lake homes with guest houses. 

Check out these new time-saving navigation features including the water quality page. All Current MLS listings are on our website and it is up dated real time. 

We can also assist you with selecting a lake meeting your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lakes sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake.  Yes, we can also sell your lake house for you to a new family looking to build new memories. 

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   #nhlakesrealty

Lakefront Property! Invest in family fun?

nh lakefront real estate - lakefront on lake winnipesaukee You have worked hard and are justified to reap some of the benefits of 60 hour work weeks.  Yes, the family lives comfortable, your 401K portfolio looks great above the fireplace mantle for all to view on your weekends home with the family. How about investing in long-lasting family memories where dreams do come true. 


I just did a search online with the keywords “Invest in Family Dreams”. The whole page was stocks. Experiences matter more than material things. With a vacation home investment, you can bank moments that are rich rewards for you and your kids while building lasting memories that you will carry for the rest of your life.  Remember the time at the lake with your grandparents or fishing with Dad on the dock, I do!

Make an investment in Experiences! 

A vacation home is four seasons of fun with the family, skiing, sailing, skiing, snowmobiling, swimming plus fishing, hiking, biking, water sports. Picture your kids at the beach, my kids are 30 + years old and I can still remember sailing with them on the boat and at ski slopes and yes there are grandchildren now to continue building more memories. 

If you would like to talk to us about investing in your families fun! Call us today! Yes, there are financial rewards in investing in a waterfront home too!! 

Lady of the Lake Realty has been in business since 1999. Our marketing area includes all the New Hampshire lakes from Sunapee Area to Ossipee. 

We can help you with selecting a lake meeting your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lakes sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake.  Yes, we can also sell your lake house for you to a new family looking to build new memories. 

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  to begin your search

 

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

 

NH Lakes Milfoil Update

NH Lakes Milfoil Update 

Milfoil is Invasive Lake Weed l NH has effective mitigation solution

Sorry to say none of the NH lakes are immune to milfoil. This invasive plant needs sunlight to flourish so deep sections of our lakes are not affected.  Once milfoil takes hold the lake associations needs to set up a program and plan to manage the plants.  

Squam Lakes Association has worked to keep this plant in control working tirelessly each summer to keep the plant from spreading.  Big Squam and Little Squam fortunately have not seen a major spread of milfoil. Last year in the Squam River they successfully removed 3700 gallons of milfoil harvested by divers. The weed watcher crew looks for growth in shallow areas of the lake so the milfoil team can quickly react and mitigate the plant. 

Paugus Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee is in milfoil attack mode. In addition to harvesting plants after Labor Day a Milfoil Herbicide will be applied in the area of the Weirs Beach Bridge and Lakeport Landing Marina. Divers this summer using suction hoses will be busy vacuuming up the plant's roots and all to prevent further spread The Laconia city manager said a water flow study will be done to better help the application of the herbicide for best practices. 

The Department of Environmental Services has identified the “Frightful Fourteen” aquatic invasives that could take hold in New Hampshire. 

Seven of the 14 are known to already occur in the state:     Fish And Game Report on Milfoil 

• Variable milfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum) 

• Eurasian milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) 

• Fanwort (Caboma caroliniana) 

• Brazilian elodea (Egeria densa) 

• Common reed (Phragmites australis) 

• Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

• Water chestnut (Trapa natans) 

A number of plants may resemble exotic species. Bladderwort, water weed (elodea), coontail, water marigold, and others can easily be confused with exotic species like milfoil and fanwort. The look-alikes have distinctive variations, however. Volunteers use weed identification sheets to help distinguish between similar types of plants.

If you are looking for a lake home in New Hampshire Lady of the Lake Realty has been in business since 1999 and we have exhaustive knowledge of the lakes. Our marketing area includes all the lakes from Sunapee Area to Ossipee. 

We can help you with selecting a lake meeting your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lakes sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake.  

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  to begin your search

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

New Happy Lakefront Owners in Wakefield NH

Jeff and Patricia are getting ready to launch one of their kayaks to explore the waterway at their new lake home. 

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Lady of the Lake Realty has been in business since 1999 and we have exhaustive knowledge of the lakes.

We can help you with selecting a lake meeting your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lakes sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake. We can also help you sell your lakefront home, 

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 specializing in NH Lakefront Sales  #nhlakesrealty

Landmark Lake Winnipesaukee Home in Moultonborough NH

Legacy 1950 Lake Winnipesaukee lakefront property with a gorgeous gradual walk in sandy beach perfect for swimming. The home sits on a private point offering panoramicLake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Sandy beach home with sunsets one-acre views and sunsets.  This seasonal home is an ideal summer getaway or an excellent location to build your dream estate one-acre lot offers 350 feet of shoreline, pristine level sandy beach, u shaped dock with a second dock for smaller boats or canoes. The cottage sits on a point of land and boasts a huge 39 foot wrap around screen porch, perfect for dinner parties, 4th of July Fireworks, rainy day reading or as a sleeping porch. The first floor has a large light filled eat in kitchen, living room with fireplace, bath, two bedrooms are on the second floor. The property also has a guest house with bath and shower. This private location offers a beach large enough to swim laps and native blueberry bushes galore. The home is a short boat or car ride to Wolfeboro or Meredith and all the amenities Winnipesaukee has to offer. Dreams do come true in the Lake Region of NH, easy to show.  Listed at $925,000 
 If you are looking for a lake home in New Hampshire Lady of the Lake Realty has been in business since 1999 and we have exhaustive knowledge of the lakes. Our marketing area includes all the lakes from Sunapee Area to Ossipee. 

We can help you with selecting a lake meeting your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lakes sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake.  

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  to begin your search   Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

Parents warn about electric shock drowning after 15-year-old girl's tragic death

Parents warn about electric shock drowning after 15-year-old girl's tragic death

 

Carmen Johnson, 15, died from electric shock drowning while swimming near her family’s Alabama lake house on April 16, 2016.  JIMMY JOHNSON

The parents of 15-year-old Carmen Johnson, who tragically died from electric shock drowning while swimming near her family’s Alabama lake house last April, are speaking out about the rarely reported phenomenon after it took the lives of two more local women this past weekend.

The two women, 34-year-old Shelly Darling and 41-year-old Elizabeth Whipple, went missing after sunbathing on Lake Tuscaloosa Friday afternoon. Their bodies were retrieved from the lake early Saturday morning. Preliminary autopsies for the two victims show the cause of death as electrocution, the Tuscaloosa County Homicide Unit told CBS affiliate WIAT on Wednesday.

“I’ve been around water all my life and I never thought that electricity in a huge body of water like that could do what it did,” Carmen’s father, Jimmy Johnson, 49, told CBS News. “It is something that even people like me now after all these years never had any idea that this even happened.”

Every day, about 10 people in the U.S. die from accidental drowning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But electric shock drownings are difficult to track. It’s known as a “silent killer.” 

Even a low level of electric current in the water can be extremely hazardous or fatal to a swimmer -- especially in freshwater, where experts say the voltage will “take a shortcut” through the human body.

“There is no visible warning or way to tell if water surrounding a boat, marina or dock is energized or within seconds will become energized with fatal levels of electricity,” the non-profit Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Association reports. 

In fact, Johnson says, he never would have known what happened to his daughter if he hadn’t felt the electric current himself while trying to jump in to save her.

Carmen playfully jumped off the top level of the family’s boat dock into Smith Lake with her friend Reagan Gargis on April 16, 2016. Jimmy Johnson lowered a metal ladder into the water so the girls could climb out. Minutes later, he heard Reagan scream, “Help!”

“My wife thought [Carmen] had done something to her neck, which paralyzed her,” Johnson said. “She started going underwater.”

That’s when Johnson and his son, Zach, jumped in the water after the girls and immediately felt piercing electric shocks.

“Cut the power off,” Johnson yelled to his wife as he started to go in and out of consciousness. 

Johnson, Reagan and Zach survived, but Carmen didn’t make it.

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“Carmen was grabbing [Reagan’s] leg and was getting the majority of the shock when I came over,” Johnson said. 

Johnson later found a light switch at the dock that was half full of water. When he put the metal ladder into the water, the electrical current from the light switch traveled through the dock to the ladder and into the surrounding water, where the girls were swimming.

“As they were swimming toward the dock, within somewhere between the 5-to-10-foot range, is when they started feeling like they couldn’t swim,” Johnson recalled.

Johnson believes that if his family had been educated about electric shock drownings this might never have happened. Now he’s sharing Carmen’s story as a warning to others, along with tips to help prevent similar tragedies from occurring.

His safety tips include:

Use a plastic ladder, rather than a metal one, so it won’t help transfer electricity into the water.

If you start to feel a tingle in the water, swim away from the dock, which is where most electrical issues occur.

Check all of the wiring around your dock, including your ground fault circuit breaker. 

Purchase a Dock Lifeguard, a device that detects electricity on your dock and in the water around your dock. (Johnson works with the company to promote the product.)

“It’s every homeowner’s responsibility to make sure water is safe around their dock before they start swimming,” Johnson said. “People think ‘Oh, this is a freak accident. It’s not going to happen to me.’ And here we are now — 3 dead in a year.”

By JENNIFER EARL CBS NEWS April 19, 2017, 5:29 PM

If you are looking for a lake home in New Hampshire Lady of the Lake Realty has been in business since 1999 and we have exhaustive knowledge of the lakes. Our marketing area includes all the lakes from Sunapee Area to Ossipee.

We can help you with selecting a lake meeting your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lakes sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake.  

 

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  to begin your search

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

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Tips on Buying Waterfront Property - How an experience lake specialist can help you.

Tips on Buying Waterfront PropertyLake Winnipesaukee Home - million - luxury - distinctive real estate in NH

1. Check your emotions at the door!
2. Choose the lake, the location and not the home!
3. Look for a level lot with sandy swimming and sunsets!
4. Depth of the water at the end of the dock!
5. Confirm you have internet and cell service! 
6. Ideal would be a minimum of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms!
7. Access to the lake, ideal would be a beach or steps into a sandy bottom!
8. A comfortable commute to the home!
9. Open water view and mountain views are desirable! 
10. Talk to the neighbors!

Tips on why you need a lakefront specialists!

Hire an agent that can answer your questions or point out issues that may arise down the road and more importantly has a vast knowledge of the lakes.

1. Lets discuss water quality and clarity!
2. Swimming! 
3. How about shoreline rules! Tree Cutting! Sandy beach rules!
4. Septic, what is in the ground and options you have!
5. Weeds!
6. Dug Wells, Points Wells, Drilled Wells, Water off the Lake!
7. Boating Restrictions, none, no jet skis, HP limit!
8. Docks, permanent, seasonal, what size or configuration, is it permitted
9. Mooring, can we have one?
10. Flood Zone, how can I find out if the home is in the flood zone!
11. What size lake meets your lifestyle.
12. Did you know there are 250 lakes in the NH Lakes Region?

Lady of the Lake Realty has been in business since 1999 and we have exhaustive knowledge of the lakes. Our marketing area includes all the lakes from Sunapee Area to Ossipee.

Search our website for lakefront homes in NH 

We can help you with selecting a lake meeting your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lakes sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake.

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 to begin your search

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley both specializing in NH Lakefront Sales #nhlakesrealty

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    Where are the best and worst states to retire? New Hampshire is #1

    Where are the best and worst states to retire?

    Bankrate’s latest ranking of the best and worst states to retire finds the fun-in-the-sun places often associated with retirement may have drawbacks as we face aging issues and our savings dwindle. Retiree meccas like Florida and Arizona don’t come close to cracking our top 10.

    Our top pick, New Hampshire, probably won’t be the best place to work on your tan, but it will provide many of the necessities for a comfortable and sustainable retirement.

    nh lakefront real estate nh lake real estate - nh best place to retire

    How we rate the states

    To rank the states according to what people say they want in retirement, we pull together data on these eight criteria:

    • Cost of living

    • Healthcare quality

    • Crime

    • Cultural vitality

    • Weather

    • Taxes

    • Senior citizens’ overall well-being

    • The prevalence of other seniors

    Two of our categories are new: cultural vitality (whether residents can find fun stuff to do) and the prevalence of other seniors (whether it would be easy to find other retirees to hang out with).

     

    Lady of the Lake Realty has been in business since 1999 and we have exhaustive knowledge of the lakes. Our marketing area includes all the lakes from Sunapee Area to Ossipee. 

    We can help you with selecting a lake meeting your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lakes sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake.  

    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  to begin your search

    Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley both specializing in NH Lakefront Sales  #nhlakesrealty

     

     

     

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      Bristol New Hampshire Seasonal Cottage Minutes to Newfound Lake

      Bristol NH turnkey well appointed 2 bedroom cottage with an open floor plan. The two bedrooms are spacious with a sleeping porch with full bath. The living room kitchen area are accented with beautiful pine ceilings. The level backyard has a fire pit and plenty of room for family activities. You can be at the Newfound Bristol beach in 5 minutes or launch your boat at Wellington State Park in 10 minutes. This home is close to all the amenities that the lakes region has to offer. Call today, easy to show. Don't be caught sleeping on this one. $120,000Newfound Lake Real Estate - Newfound lake home in Bristol

      Lady of the Lake Realty has been in business since 1999 and we have exhaustive knowledge of the lakes. Our marketing area includes all the lakes from Sunapee Area to Ossipee.

      We can help you with selecting a lake meeting your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lakes region and the amenities around the lake, even what kind of fish are in the lake.

      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 to begin your search

      Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley both specializing in NH Lakefront Sales #nhlakesrealty

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        Hills Pond home on Beaver Dam Road in Alton NH

        Hills Pond home on  Beaver Dam Road in  Alton NH 

        Hills Pond is located 5 miles from Alton Bay. In minutes you travel from fast paced Lake Winnipesaukee to a quiet 93 acre Pond with no public boat access and no motor boating restrictions. This lovely home is located in desirable Places Point, home to several luxury homes. Criteria for this enticing lake home starts with 159 feet of shoreline, a sandy beach with majestic mountain views on a 1.8-acre private location. The setting is perfect!  This charming home features 3 bedrooms one of the first floor, 2 baths with a brick fireplace in the living room looking out to a comfortable deck overlooking the beach. If you need extra space the unfinished basement is a walkout to the level back yard.  Alton provides easy access to Gunstock Ski Area, golf courses, restaurant and activities in Wolfeboro and Gilford. 

        Call to view 14 Beaver Dam Road in Alton priced to sell at $436,176.00 

        If you are looking for a lake home in New Hampshire Lady of the Lake Realty has been in business since 1999 and we have exhaustive knowledge of the lakes. Our marketing area includes all the lakes from Sunapee, Squam, Winnipesaukee to Ossipee. 

        We can help you with selecting a lake meeting your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lakes sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake.  

        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  to begin your search

        Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

         

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