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Lake Winnipesaukee Lakefront Home for sale, Moultonborough NH


Close to the waters edge on 2.2 acres

Close to the waters edge on 2.2 acres

Moultonborough, NH - Perfect privacy on a level 2.2 acre lot boasting 300' of straightline frontage. Crystal clear waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee.  No other home is visible from this location, just long lake views across "the broads" to Rattlesnake Island.  The home's footprint, very close to the water's edge, could not be duplicated today given current setbacks from the lake. The proximity of shoreline and water just outside your window creates a serene feeling. The sound of waves lapping just outside your window make you feel that part of Lake Winnipesaukee herself is within the boundaries of your land.  Winding driveway through towering pines gives you privacy form the road. As Windermere Estates is at the very end of Long Island, Windermere Road itself is one of the most peaceful roads on Lake Winnipesaukee. 1-bedroom guest cottage with porch, fireplace, kitchen could also not be duplicated. Perfect spot for a luxury home.  If MLS# 4071874 is also purchased, 435 ft. on Winnipesaukee would be yours.  Listed by Lakes Region Realty Group, N. Watkins.  Information taken from NNEREN For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at or

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RESOLUTION FOR 2013: Open the Door and Connect Kids & Families with Nature

NHCINC_logoCONCORD, N.H. - As the new year approaches, a statewide  coalition hopes parents and child caregivers think about this as a resolution:  Connect children with the great outdoors in 2013. They'll love it and it's  great for them!

The NH Children in Nature Coalition has released a new  report, Opening Doors to Happier, Healthier Lives, which outlines  recommendations for connecting kids with nature in New Hampshire. The  coalition's seven goals - starting with getting kids outside to enjoy the great  outdoors - are endorsed and welcomed by Susan E. Lynch, MD, New Hampshire's  First Lady.

"As a pediatric lipid specialist and as New Hampshire's  First Lady, I am very interested in working to encourage children to lead a  healthy, active lifestyle as a preventative measure against childhood obesity,"  Lynch said. "This emphasis on the importance of the health and physical  activity of our children is equally represented and championed by the great  work of the NH Children in Nature Coalition.   This coalition demonstrates the importance of outdoor activities and learning  experiences while utilizing New Hampshire's rich and diverse natural  resources."

This is a great time to make a resolution for children,  according to Marilyn Wyzga of the NH Children in Nature Coalition and the NH  Fish and Game Department. "Looking ahead to all the possibilities of a new  year, let's make a resolution for our children," Wyzga said. "Whether you're a  parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher or any caregiver for kids: Encourage  your children to play outside. Let them explore. Let them play in the snow,  jump over a log, build a fort. It doesn't have to be a formal activity; just  enjoy a little time out each day. Open the door and let them play."

With today's children watching screens an average of 54  hours a week, the consequences are obesity and sedentary lifestyles, deepening  misconceptions about the natural world, and less emphasis on unstructured time  outdoors, according to the Coalition's report. "The price of continuing these  trends is serious, not only for children and their families, but for our  communities, our schools, our culture, our economy, and the identity of the  Granite State."

In New Hampshire, 71 percent of children ages 6 to 17 and  53 percent of high school students do not get enough physical activity,  according to the NH Department of Health and Human Services. And it's no  coincidence that 32 percent of children ages 6 to 12 are overweight or obese.  Combined, excess weight and lack of physical activity are risk factors for  asthma, diabetes, hypertension and other chronic illnesses that burden the  state's health care system and lead to lost productivity.

Nationally, the amount of outside space where children  are allowed to roam free around their homes is one-ninth what it was in 1970.

Yet, research shows that the benefits of embracing an  active, outdoor lifestyle are many, and that children who spend time outdoors  are healthier and more creative, have better concentration, and even get better  grades.

The good news is that this can be done easily in New  Hampshire, and at little cost. In fact, New Hampshire is well positioned to  lead the nation in promoting a healthy, active lifestyle that takes advantage  of all the natural beauty, outdoor opportunities, and facilities our state  offers - attributes that already help make tourism one of the state's most  important economic engines.

The coalition - representing agencies and organizations  from diverse health, education and conservation disciplines - supports seven  goals:

1. Increase participation in outdoor learning experiences  for children and families.     2. Urge more children and families to get outside on a  regular basis.     3. Ensure that every child has the opportunity to  experience nature in his or her local community.     4. Provide children with more time for free play outdoors.     5. Increase appreciation and care of the outdoors through  organized activities and groups.     6. Improve the health, fitness, and well-being of New  Hampshire children.     7. Deepen the understanding of the natural world among  children and youth.

For more information about the N.H. Children in Nature  Coalition and how you can make a resolution to reconnect children, youth and  families with nature, visit

Taken from the NH Fish and Game Website

2013 New Hampshire Fishing and Hunting Licenses Now Available

ice fishing - 1 kidCONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire fishing and hunting  licenses for 2013 are now available for purchase. Get yours early and be set  for a WILD year of outdoor adventure, from ice fishing this winter to bagging  your deer next fall. Licenses are good for the calendar year, from January 1  through December 31, 2013. Purchase online at at Fish  and Game headquarters in Concord, or from one of more than 250 Fish and Game  license agents statewide.

Your hunting or fishing license -- or, best of all, your  "combo" license -- is your year-round ticket to New Hampshire's great outdoors.  For state residents, an annual freshwater fishing license is $35; the basic  hunting license is $24.50; and a combination (hunting and freshwater fishing)  license is $48.50. For nonresidents, annual freshwater fishing licenses are $53;  hunting licenses, $105.50; and the combo license is $143.50. Residents can buy  a one-day freshwater fishing license for $10. Nonresidents can opt for one-,  three- or seven-day freshwater fishing licenses.

Coastal anglers should note that a N.H. Saltwater  Recreational Fishing License is required for all persons age 16 and older  recreationally fishing in coastal and estuarine waters of the state. This  license costs $11 for residents and nonresidents (includes $1 agent fee).

Please note that current year (2012) licenses are no  longer available through the online purchasing site or at Wal-Mart; however,  they may still be bought at license agents or Fish and Game in Concord.

When you get your license, pick up a copy of the new 2013  New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing or Saltwater Fishing digests, both hot off the  press. The digests are also available online at  in searchable web format. These handy  publications summarize fishing rules and include color photos for identifying  fish and much more.

For hunters and anglers concerned about maintaining  access to pursue their sports, the $10 Wildlife Legacy donation (a check-off on  the multiform license) provides an opportunity to support Fish and Game's  Landowner Relations Program, which works in partnership with hunters, anglers  and landowners to maintain hunting and fishing access to private lands. Learn  more at

Fishing and hunting license revenue directly supports  wildlife and fisheries management, law enforcement and conservation education  in New Hampshire. Visit

Winnisquam Property for Sale in Laconia NH.



.5 acre level lot, western exposure, 100 feet of shoreline

.5 acre level lot, western exposure, 100 feet of shoreline

Laconia NH, Lake Winnisquam  Beautiful location on quiet street; .54 acres with 101 feet of shoreline property in quiet cove that looks out to Mosquito Bridge; property also abuts a private beach; 1.5 baths; walkout basement; screened porch; brick fireplace; house needs work but has great potential for expansion or renovation 3 year old furnace; the location is what makes this property desirable with western exposure for all day sun, level lot and a great lot close to all the amenities the lakes region has to offer. Listed by Derek Greene, information taken from NNEREN. For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at or

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Lake Winnipesaukee Luxury 34 Acre Parcel with Boathouse and 3 Sandy Beaches.

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate for sale - land Wolfeboro - Lake property for saleWolfeboro NH - Lake Winnipesaukee A rare once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire 34 acres on  Lake Winnipesaukees with 1100 feet  prime shoreline. This majestic estate has had only 2 owners since the 1940s. Vintage rustic elegance is the hallmark of this estate. The property includes state of the art buildings which would intrigue the most discriminating buyers. Includes 3 natural sandy beaches, 3 natural rocky points, commanding panoramic views to the east, south, and west. Lake House:  a charming 2 bedroom ranch with 2 full baths, fireplace, hardwood floors and detached 2 bay, 2 story garage. The Barn: An automobile enthusiasts dream featuring: 9,000 square feet heated/AC entertainment/storage facility tucked into the woods with private diesel & gas tanks, generator & more. The Boathouse: French Country Inspired has Stone Exterior, Slate Roof, 3 ton overhead bridge crane lift system, private launch. Boathouse & basin are approved for 7 boat slips & impossible to reproduce. Two abutting "off water" lots also available. This estate is minutes to downtown Wolfeboro, Golf, Hiking and Skiing. Boston and Manchester Airports are both less than 2 hours away. This could be your perfect family compound in the Oldest Summer Resort Town in the United States.    Listed by Wolfeboro Bay Real Estate, LLC. L. Williams.  Information taken from NNEREN.  For additional information on this home call Lakes Region Luxury Real Estate LLC at 1-603-566-2386 or e-mail at  or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at

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Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Sandy beach!!

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate, Moultonborough waterfront for sale

200 foot sandy beach - views - great dock - 3 car garage - guest cottage

MOULTONBOROUGH- Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront new to the market enjoys 200'of sandy beach, level lawn area, southern exposure, great lake location for boating and swimming, U-shaped dock and large edge-of-lake deck.  The 4,069 sq ft of total living space with 4 bedrooms offers flexibility between the main house (3,149 square foot) and the guest quarters (920 square foot) over the detached 3 car garage.  Perfect accommodations when family and friends visit. The first floor master suite is 22x22 with large walk-in closet. Large 2nd floor family room 34x18 offers many use options. Granite countertops, stainless appliances, hardwood flooring and more... All rooms are accented with lake views making it feel so inviting. Sunroom offers 3+ season advantages. The 3-car garage is a bonus to store all your toys. New 4-bedroom septic installed in 2010. We invite you to see the virtual tour for additional photos. An inviting property offering location, quality and value. Call today for details or to set up your private showing. Shopping, hiking and restaurants are all close by.  Listed by Maxfield Real Estate, J Byers. For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at or

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Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate, Wolfeboro NH

Wolfeboro - Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront home for sale

Sandy beach - Level Lot - Views - First Floor Owners Suite - Crib Dock

Wolfeboro NH, Springfield Point:  Great waterfront property located on Springfield Point on 43,000 acre Lake Winnipesaukee, one of Wolfeboro's most desirable waterfront neighborhoods. This level lot boasts 211 feet of waterfront with a grandfathered crib dock, a sandy beach, nice privacy, sandy bottom and summer sunsets. The home has lots of glass to take advantage of the wonderful view, first floor master suite, one floor living, four season sun porch, whole house generator, open concept and a great master suite. The waterside stone patio and large deck enhance the home's appeal. Add one guest cabin with a kitchenette and bath makes this is a must see on Lake Winnipesaukee. The home is located on .96 acres with just over 3000 square feet of living space. The floor plan makes this home desirable for entertaining guests or having a family reunion.  You are minutes to downtown Wolfeboro, golf, hiking and skiing at Gunstock Ski Resort.  Your favorite restaurant is a short ride away by car, snowmobile or boat.  Listed by Prudential Spencer-Hughes R E, A. Dow.  Information taken from NH mls service: NNEREN. For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at or

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NH Rise in home prices grabs attention of industry

By DAVE SOLOMONNew Hampshire Union LeaderOne month does not a trend make. But the fact that median home prices in New Hampshire shot up at double-digit rates in October for the first time since 2004 is getting a lot of attention among homeowners and would-be buyers. The New Hampshire Association of Realtors reported in mid-November that the median price of a single-family home sold in the state went up by 11.6 percent in October of 2012 compared to October 2011, from $190,000 to $212,000. More New Hampshire houses were sold in every month of this year, compared to 2011, but prices kept dropping from the previous year " a decline that had become all-too familiar for Granite State homeowners since the housing market crashed in 2008. Real estate agents have been saying that as the number of sales steadily increases, it should only be a matter of time until prices level off and then begin to rise again. That time may be at hand. The numbers for November, due in mid-December, will be watched closely, as an early winter thaw in real estate prices now appears possible. For most of the year, the state has been stuck in a pattern of increasing sales amid declining prices. In May, for example, the market saw a spike of 27.2 percent in number of homes sales compared to May of 2011, but median prices were down 2.4 percent. The pattern continued with slight variation in June and July. In August, with sales up 21.8 percent from the previous year, median prices finally levelled off with August 2011. In September, median sales price increased by 2.3 percent, setting the stage for October's huge numbers, with a 27 percent jump in the number of units sold, and an average 11.6 percent increase in price. "The positive thing is that this is appearing to represent a trend as opposed to an anomaly, with unit sales increasing all year," said David Cummings, director of communications for the N.H. Association of Realtors. "We wouldn't be surprised if this represents the beginning of an upward trend in prices." Brian Gottlob, president of PolEcon Research in Dover, said that if New Hampshire prices are rebounding, it's a rebound that is trailing the rest of the nation. In a recent post on his blog, TrendLines, titled "The Home Price Rebound That Wasn't," he cites the Federal Housing Finance Agency home price appreciation index released on Nov. 27, which showed New Hampshire home prices declining by 1.5 percent for the third quarter, ending Sept. 30, compared to the same quarter last year, putting the state 48 out of 50 in home price appreciation. Only Rhode Island and Maine fared worse. Other states showed prices appreciating as high as 10 percent compared to last year. As Gottlob and Cummings point out, many of those states in the West and South suffered more severe price deterioration and so had much more room for a comeback. The NHAR uses median sale prices in its report, taking the mid-point of all sales reported, while the federal housing agency uses what is called "repeat sales indices," taking a property sold in September of 2011, for example, and comparing the price for the same property re-sold in 2012. Gottlob said repeat sales indices are the only accurate way to measure changes in home prices. "Simply examining median sales prices doesn't account for the fact that the characteristics of the houses sold may be different (location, size, type, etc.) unless the repeat sales method is used," he said. Cummings suggests that the resale indices are based on a relatively small number of transactions, since most properties don't change hands every 12 months. However you want to argue September figures, the two analyses are not that far apart. While the federal agency suggests New Hampshire sales prices went down 1.5 percent in the third quarter, the state realtor's association reports an increase of about 0.5 percent for the three-month average, close enough to be within the margin of error. While both reports suggest prices may have finally bottomed out in September, the real question is whether New Hampshire will be able to catch up to the rest of the nation, where the price recovery has been much more robust. The October spike would suggest as much, but Gottlob is more cautious. For several months, he has been studying the lack of job growth and population growth in the state, which unless reversed do not bode well for the real estate market over the long term. "We know New Hampshire hasn't been adding many people, and has actually seen a little out-migration over the past couple of years," he said. "Job growth trends are not that positive. If they were, we would likely see stronger population growth. If you are missing strong job and population growth, the elements that would typically lead to stronger housing appreciation just aren't there." Whatever that portends for the long-term, the trends from the fall of 2012 are the best signals the real estate market has seen in half a decade, said Cummings. Inventory is down, sales volume is up and prices are at least stable if not rising. "We don't ever want to look at one month and say, 'We've got it,'" Cummings said. "But when you see the pattern that we've been seeing for the past year, then you think there's something there."

Artcle from the NH Union Leader - Tuesday December 4, 2012

Lake Winnipesaukee 17,000 Square Foot Luxury Estate in Wolfeboro NH

Private Winnipesaukee Luxury Estate with over 2000 feet of shoreline on 58 acres Wolfeboro NH, Lake Winnipesaukee Luxury Estate: Lakeside Manor is an acclaimed Arts & Crafts estate featured in numerous International & US magazines. Certified by the Secret Service for French President Sarkozi US visit in 2007. Sited on 58.6 sub dividable acres with 2349 feet of pristine on Winnipesaukee frontage with  southwestern exposure. There is 3 bay 3000 square foot  boathouse, 4 slip boat dock & elevated sandy beach. Within 30 minutes to the local jetport & under 2 hours to Logan International. Luxurious master suite with balcony deck, 4 additional full luxury suites, 8 bed bunk room, full en suite guest or staff quarters, grand dining room, 30ft stone living room fireplace, commercial chefs kitchen, 3 elevators, theatre room, wine cellar, game room, indoor spa room, finished basement entertainment room, indoor & outdoor grills. Central full house security, cameras, HVAC, computer server, video & audio systems all Internet remote accessible. A place unlike any other place. This luxury estate hast over 17,000 square feet of living space with a total of 37 rooms. The home was built in 2006 and every possible option is included in the construction.  This home is centrally located to shopping, golf courses, ski areas, hiking trails, concert venues and you can drive or boat to your favorite restaurant around 44,000 acre Lake Winnipesaukee.  This home is the perfect for your extended family get aways or as a business retreat.  Listed by   Prudential Spencer-Hughes, J Hughes.  Information taken from NNEREN. For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at  




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Lake Winnipesaukee Governor's Island Home for Sale


Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate, Governors Island home for sale

Permanent Dock - Perched Beach - Mountain Views


GOVERNOR'S ISLAND, GILFORD NH This spectacular 11,000 square foot  home has the perfect level lot with stunning open water and mountain views. This estate home was designed and constructed with remarkable quality and  flair. The home has 6 bedroom suites including a fabulous children's wing. Library, 4 fireplaces, heated driveway, conservatory ,hobby room, spa, theater and computerized golf room. Lush landscaping, putting green, patios, docks, plus a 3 room carriage home, 5 garages, backup generator, gazebo, located on 2.82 acres with an additional 1.66 acre lot. This home is conveniently located to shopping, hiking and the entertainment.  You can be on the slopes at Gunstock Ski Resort in 10 minutes or visit your favorite restaurant by boat or car. Governor's Island is one of the few bridged islands on Lake Winnipesaukee. This executive home is perfect for entertaining business associates or extended family. Listed by Coldwell Banker, S Bradley. Information taken from NNEREN. For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at or

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