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Lake Winnipesaukee Condo for Sale, Boat Dock Included

Mountain and Lake views - dock - tennis - pool - playground

Mountain and Lake views - dock - tennis - pool - playground

Lake Winnipesaukee Condo for Sale - Gilford NH Turnkey and remodeled four season free standing  vacation home with views of the lake and mountains from your living room and 3 seasons porch. All hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Your boat is located at your deeded dock ( 30 foot boat ) Sandy Beach - Tennis - Playground - Gazebo. An added bonus the gazebo can be reserved for family events. Boat to restaurants around the lake in the summer, great hiking trails are close by and you can walk to Meadowbrook to see some great bands in the summer. In the winter Gunstock Ski area is just a short drive away or snowmobile from your front door to Canada.  Call today.

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NH Lakefront Inventory Update May 20th- 27th 2013, Luxury Estates to Cottages

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Memorial Day weekend is the start of the summer season here in the lakes region, everyone makes the trip up to their summer lakefront home to enjoy the first long weekend of boating. Spoiling the outdoor activities on the lake we had rain, snow and wind until today, Monday Memorial Day  we  have blue skies and sunshine back. With anticipation of an influx of visitors to the area we had a jump in the number of new waterfront listings to 45. Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate again lead the charge with 13 new listings ranging from 2 cottages in the $300,000 range both across the street from the lake  and the rest priced between $800,000 and $2.5 million.  Lake Sunapee had 2 new listings one being a spectacular 5 bedroom home with a level 2.2 acre lot and sandy beach and open water sunsets views of the mountains. You can't ask for a better setting, priced at $3.5 mil.  My pick of the week for a lakefront home is a log home on 715 acre Lake Nubanusit in Hancock NH. For those fishing enthusiast this lake is paradise. This 3 bedroom home is situated privately on 1 acre of land and is priced at $895,000.

We also saw listings this week on 1100 acre Bow Lake, 800 acre Pawtuckaway Lake. 600 acre Franklin Pierce Lake all in the Concord area.  Just to the north listings appeared on 1200 acre Merrymeeting Lake,  4000 acre Lake Winnisquam and 4000 acre Newfound Lake.  Pine River Pond, Silver Lake Madison, Suncook Lake, Northwood Lake, Hermit Lake all have new lakefront real estate available. 31 new shared access homes all with sandy beaches and a few have docks were also listed.  These homes are a great way to get on one of the big lakes.  Pricing ranges from $100,000 to $800,000 for  shared private beach listings, a wonderful way to get boating and beach access to your favorite lake for the summer and not to forget the great skiing in the winter months.  Squam, Newfound, Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam, Sunapee, Mascoma, Ossipee, Franklin Pierce, and Sawyer Lake all saw new homes listed.

The hot market in NH right now is the condo market. Sales have jumped in this specialty area.  We only had 5 new lake access  listings hit the market this week, 3 on 42,000 acre Winnipesaukee, 1 on 1200 acre Mascoma and my overall pick of the week a luxury executive stand alone contemporary on 4000 acre crystal clear Newfound Lake.  This 10 room home has the perfect sunsets and is located on Low Tax Bridgewater and is priced at $725,000.  The home has a Beach - Views - Day Dock - Moorings,  Hiking - Golf - Shopping - Skiing are all close by making this my overall pick of the week. For  information on homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby's International 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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Trailering your Boat versus Boat Storage - Rack Storage - Owning a Dock in NH

Docks and boat slips NH

Valet Rack Storage can be found at many boat yards in the NH Lakes Region

Recreational Boating and Fishing in NH  Memorial Day is here and everyone is traveling north from Massachusetts to New York to enjoy some great boating and fishing on our lakes.   One of the main destination lakes in NH is Lake Winnipesaukee and trailering your boat from a far is not enjoyable at all.  With the extra cost of gas you will burn trailering up and the hassle of launching, parking the car and trailer and then at the days end waiting in line to load the boat on the trailer there has to be some options.

Marinas do have a couple of options for you one is to rent space in there boat yard for your trailer and all you have to do is drive up saving wear and tear on your car or truck hook up the trailer to your vehicle when you arrive and launch the boat or another great option is rack storage.  Rack storage or valet storage is great way to enjoy the lake and it takes all the hassle out of the launching and loading process.  Your boat is safely stored in a rack out of the water and  you call prior to your arrival time and your boat will be tied up at the dock all set for you to load the family and extra gear in for a wonderful day of boating.  At the days end you pull back into the docking area tie up and the valet comes over picks your boat back up and puts it safely in the rack for your next visit. I typically get to my boat and it is still dark for a morning of fishing.  The hassle is totally gone when you have your boat on a dock. Jump in and go especially in low light conditions.

Your third option is purchasing a dock, we have docks available on all the major lakes including Winnipesaukee, Sunapee, Squam and Newfound.  We have a dock available in Meredith for $26,000, a summer home for your boat. For  information on boating options  call Four Seasons | Sotheby's International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail   or visit our website to view docks or boat slips available in New Hampshire search  home websites  - or  search  boat slips --  


Open House at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center – June 1, 2013

HOLDERNESS, N.H. -- Enjoy a day of exciting outdoor fun  participating in shooting, archery, and hunting and trapping skills sessions at  a free Open House at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook  Hunter Education Center on Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The  center is located at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness, N.H.

At the Open House, you'll have a chance to hone your  shotgun skills with Ruger pro staff - as visitors will be able to test their  skills at breaking clay targets with Ruger shotguns!  LHR Sporting Arms pro staff will be on hand,  and you can give their new Redemption muzzleloader a try!  There will be a BB gun range for the kids, and  a video-based interactive shooting simulator. Youth and adults can try out the  archery range, or bring your own equipment to try out the center's 3-D woodland  archery course.

During the day, you can check out a tree stand safety  seminar, watch retrieving dog demos, and take in various trapping  demonstrations by the New Hampshire Trappers Association. You can also test  your hunting knowledge on the Hunter Education Field Exam Trail, get basic map  and compass instruction, and learn all about safe firearms handling.

To top off the fun, get in on a free raffle for a Ruger  firearm, certificates for 50% off your choice of a new Savage firearm, 50% off  a new LHR redemption muzzleloader, and gift certificates to local sporting  goods stores.

Plan on having lunch at the food concession provided by  the Belknap County Sportsmen's Association, with all proceeds going to support  Barry Conservation Camp.  Then cool off  with a free ice cream cone donated by Granite State Dairy Promotion.

Owl Brook Hunter Education Center is located on 500  forested acres in Holderness. Facilities include an office/classroom building,  a four-target practice archery area, a 25-yard covered firing range for  small-bore and muzzleloader training, a shotgun training area, a hunter skills  trail, an orienteering course, a 14-target wooded field archery course, and a  recreated old-time trapper's cabin. Stroll through the classroom building to  see historical exhibits exploring the principles of hunter education.

Workshops, group programs and special events at Owl Brook  help people start the lifelong journey of becoming safe and responsible hunters  and trappers. The center offers classes and group activities for youth and  adults related to the shooting sports, hunter education and orienteering.  Activities and facilities at Owl Brook are made possible by the federal  Wildlife Restoration Program and private donations. Learn more at

Directions to Owl Brook: Take I-93 to Exit 24 (Ashland).  Turn right onto Route 3/Route 25. In Ashland, bear left at the Y, continuing  south on 3/25. Turn left onto Route 175 and go 1.7 miles. Turn right onto  Hardhack Road. Go about 75 yards and take a right onto Perch Pond Road. Go 1.8  miles; the entrance to the center is on the left.

Taken from the NH Fish and Game Website.

New-home sales rise nationally and locally in NH, April

From staff and wire reports  WASHINGTON " Sales of new homes edged up in April to the second-highest  post-recession level, as pent-up demand, low interest rates and tight inventories of older homes lifted demand.  New Hampshire saw the most home sales for the month since 2006.

New-home sales reached a seasonally  adjusted annual rate of 454,000, up 2.3 percent from an upwardly revised level of 444,000 in March, the Commerce  Department said Thursday.

Economists polled by MarketWatch expected an improvement to 430,000 from an initially reported 417,000. April's gain represents a 29 percent improvement from the same period of 2012.

In New Hampshire, the number of residential sales in the state hit 1,073, marking a 9 percent increase from April last year and the most of any April since 2006, according to data released this week by the New Hampshire Association  of Realtors. It was the 17th consecutive month of year-over-year increases.

The median price of those sales also jumped, up 8 percent from last April to $206,000, the highest median price for the month since 2010. April's sales volume " the total dollars exchanged in residential home sales " was $260.8 million, up 11 percent from last year and the marked the largest April volume  since 2007.

Year to date through the first four months of 2013, unit sales are 9 percent  ahead of last year, while median price is up 5 percent and sales volume is ahead by 9 percent, the Realtors group reported.

"We never want to pretend we've got a crystal ball, but this trend continues to have the earmarks of early recovery," said 2013 NHAR President Bill Weidacher,  a 30-year veteran of the real estate industry and a managing broker at Keller Williams Metropolitan Realty in Bedford, in a press release. "Slowly, steadily and consistently, we've seen activity increase for a year and a half, and now the slow and steady price increases  seem to be following suit."

Local NH Reporting

Condominium activity in New Hampshire is trending at an even greater rate than residential sales this year. Unit sales of condominiums are up 12 percent through the first four months of 2013 compared to the same period last year, while median price has seen a 9 percent increase and sales volume a 20 percent jump, according to the report.

  Locally, eight of the 10 New Hampshire  counties saw residential unit sales increases in April, the only exceptions being Carroll and Coos counties. Median price also increased in eight of 10 counties, with only Cheshire and Sullivan counties witnessing  price declines. Pent-up demand is one factor  behind the improving sales of new homes nationally. 'Household formation actually  ramped up for the last year or two after some pretty substantial declines,' Pulte-Group Chief Financial Officer Bob O'Shaughnessy said earlier  this week. In addition to population growth, household formation can grow when people  move out of shared homes with family or housemates to their own properties. Tight inventories also are playing a role, as builders have been slow to put up new homes after the bursting of the housing bubble, and as owners of existing homes have largely kept their properties off the market. At the end of April, there were about 156,000 new homes for sale, the Commerce Department estimates, representing  about four months of supply at current sales rates. While the inventory is up about 8 percent from year-earlier levels,  it's down a third from January  2010 levels. That's pushing up prices. Median prices jumped 15 percent  year-on-year to $271,600, a record level. New-home price  growth is running faster than the broader housing market;  the Federal Housing Finance  Agency separately said Thursday that sales of homes bought or guaranteed by Fannie  Mae or Freddie Mac were up 6.7 percent in the first quarter  compared to the same period  of 2012. 'Based on what we're seeing right now in late May, I think you can expect us to continue to raise price, and business is and will be good,' Toll Brothers  CEO Doug Yearley told investors on Wednesday after reporting the company's earnings. Meanwhile, mortgage rates " though up for three straight weeks " are at near record lows. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.59 percent  for the week ending May 23, Freddie Mac reported. Mortgage rates may be impacted  if, as Federal Reserve Chairman  Ben Bernanke suggested Wednesday, the U.S. central bank slows or curtails its purchases  of mortgage-backed securities. Marketwatch contributed to this report.  Credit Friday Manchester Union Leader and  Marketwatch contributed to this report.


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NH Lakefront Inventory Update May 13, to 20th, Luxury Homes to Cottages

Got to have the Sandy Beach

Got to have the Sandy Beach!

This past weekend the weather was great for the Annual Lake Winnipesaukee Fishing Derby hosted by the Laconia Rotary Club, there were 1400 entrants out for the largest Salmon and Lake Trout with some great prizes.  This week we saw 37 new lakefront listings, pricing ranged from a seasonal cottage on Highland Lake in remote Washington for just less than $200,000 to a luxury  8000 square foot Adirondack on Lake Winnipesaukee for just over $4,500,000.  The listing breakdown has been similar to weeks past with 8 new Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate listings, 2 on Lake Sunapee and new construction on ( On Golden Pond ) Squam Lake for $3.5 million.  My pick of the week is a lovely executive ranch with garage and 100 feet of sugar sandy shoreline, stone fireplace all on .93 acres on Ossipee.  The home is on the main section of 3000 acre Ossipee with spectacular open water and breath taking Mountain views.

Other notable lakes with new listings include Wentworth - Wolfeboro , Suncook - Barnstead , Crystal - Enfield, Gilmanton, Opechee - Laconia, Newfound - Hebron

35 new waterfront access homes where listed, one on  Merrymeeting in the $200,000 range to 3 homes on Lake Sunapee in the $400,000 price range.   Condo's , 20 new condo's were listed priced from $100,000 on Weir Boulevard ( get ready for Laconia Bike Week in the Weirs ) to a luxury unit in Wolfeboro also on Lake Winnipesaukee.  Some of the share access and condo's have mooring or docks that come with the purchase and they all have sandy beaches.

Sales are starting to pick up with 16 new lake sales priced from $100,000 to the $1 million mark. The sales were scatter all over the lakes region. We have plenty of inventory with over 600 homes to chose from on over 250 lakes around the state.

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Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate, Melvin Village Family Compound for Sale


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Main home and 4 cottages complete this 5 acre compound


Melvin Village, Lake Winnipesaukee  This is a six acre level family compound, with 335 of sandy shoreline on Melvin Bay all facing southwest. There are multiple structures, main house is a  4 bedroom 1973 contemporary executive home, with 4 rental cottages, grandfathered boathouse structure on the shoreline plus a large separate garage/barn on the roadside. The pictures will show you the expansive lawn and sandy shoreline and if you look you will see unlimited potential for a magnificent family compound. The property has recently been surveyed and split into two separate lots to give a new owner all possible options.  This location is minutes to downtown Wolfeboro for shopping and for those golfers  Bald Peak Colony Club is in town on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee.  You can even boat to your favorite restaurants around the lake.  Listed by Randy Parker, Maxfield Real Estate. 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


level lot with 350 of sandy shoreline

level lot with 350 of sandy shoreline


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Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Condo's - Waterfront Access Homes

On a Budget looking to enjoy all the amenities that the Lake Winnipesaukee has to offer??


lake winnipesaukee condo for sale

Condo - Docks - Rack Boat Storage - Walk to Beach and Marina


You don't have to own a lakefront home to enjoy all the benefits of lakefront living. If you can't  afford lakefront real estate on Lake Winnipesaukee what about a condo?  Not just any condo, a condo with a deeded dock for your boat and a sandy beach to sit out on with family and friends.   There are a batch of condo's on the lake right now that offer low monthly fees, two to three bedrooms and all the work is done for you.  Just  park in your reserved spot in the lot, bring your keys down to the boat and start your day.  If you are not into condo's  what about a shared waterfront home?  You can find a beautiful home within walking distance of a great sandy beach, view  and a dock for your boat without  the high taxes.

Get on the phone and call us now so we can help make your dreams come true 1-888-737-5550. Not ready to buy now send us what you are looking for and your time frame and we will keep you posted to what is new to the market so when you are ready to begin your search you have an idea of where to look for the best values. For additional information on condo's and homes with docks on Lake Winnipesaukee call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or visit our website to view  lake homes in New Hampshire at or

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Saturday, June 1 Is Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. - Saturday, June 1, 2013, is Free Fishing Day in  New Hampshire, so get out your fishing gear and head for the water!  You don't need a license to fish that day, so  make plans to cast a line with family and friends.  State residents and  nonresidents alike can fish any of New Hampshire's inland waters - and saltwater,  too. Though you don't need a license, season dates, bag limits and all other  fishing regulations must be followed on Free Fishing Day. Please note, anglers  fishing for brood stock Atlantic salmon in the Merrimack and lower Pemigewasset  rivers must have a fishing license along with a special Atlantic Salmon  broodstock permit.

Also on Saturday, June 1, New Hampshire's six state fish  hatcheries will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Stop in and see where the state raises more  than a million trout each year that are stocked into New Hampshire's rivers,  lakes and ponds.  Hatcheries are located  at Berlin, Milford, New Hampton, New Durham (Powder Mill), Twin Mountain, and  Warren, N.H. Find directions at

"Free Fishing Day is a great chance to get out for a  relaxing day in the outdoors, take a buddy fishing, and stop off for a fun  visit to a fish hatchery along the way," says Jason Smith, Inland  Fisheries Division Director at the N.H. Fish and Game Department.

Free Fishing Day kicks off 2013 National Fishing and  Boating Week in N.H. (June 1 - 8, 2013), a nationwide observance encouraging  families to have fun together on the water.

For details on fishing rules, consult the New Hampshire  Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing Digests, available online at

You can find the latest fish stocking information, tackle  tips, fishing publications and more at the Fish and Game website at   For ideas on where to fish, a series of regional fishing brochures  offers shoreline fishing suggestions.

If you get hooked on Free Fishing Day, why not enjoy the  fun year round! Licenses are available online at or from  any of 250 friendly local license agents statewide. Youth under age 16 always  fish free in New Hampshire

Taken from the NH Fish and Game Website

NH Lakefront Property Inventory Update, May 6 to May 13, 2013

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Condo with a Private Setting - Docks - Beach - Moorings

Mothers Day is the start of the summer season and the weather was warm and sunny to kick off a wonderful day for mothers around the NH Lakes Region.  This week we had a dramatic  increase in the number of total lake related listings come on the market.  With a total of 43 new lakefront listings this week and 37 shared waterfront listings this is almost double what we saw last week.  The leading lake was again  Winnipesaukee posting 9 new lakefront homes, 1 island property plus 9 shared waterfront homes.   The overall price spread was $149,000 for a seasonal camp on Gregg Lake in Antrim to a luxury estate with over 90 acres on Lake Winnipesaukee for $4.5 million.  Sunapee had 2 new listing this week and Newfound had 3.  The pick of the week is a luxury executive home on Newfound Lake for just over $1.1 million. If you are looking for deep water glacial lake and perfect sunsets call us about this lovely Newfound Lake  home.

Other lakes with listings this week include  Winnisquam - Suncook Lake - Pine River Pond - Merrymeeting a home on the backside of the lake - Mascoma Lake - Ossipee -  Balch Lake - Keyser Lake in Sutton

Waterfront access properties were price all over the place, homes ranging from $100,000 on Shellcamp Lake in Gilmanton to executive homes on Mascoma - Sunapee - Winnipesaukee in the $500,000 range.  Condo's new this week ranged from $71,000 for 1 bedroom units to a luxury condo in Laconia for just under $600,000.   New condo listings also came on the market on Ossipee, Pemigewassett Lake and Winnisquam.

If you would like updates on new listings drop us an e-mail and we will get you the latest information on new waterfront homes listed on the lakes you are interested in or we can direct you to choice lakes in the NH Lakes Region.

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