Blog :: 02-2016

NH Lakes Region Real Estate News - Area lakefront Information Blog

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Gilford New Hampshire Custom Winnipesaukee Waterfront for Sale

Custom built in 2001 and in pristine condition, this Lake Winnipesaukee home is ready for you to make memories here. The perfect sandy bottom and the perched beach are great for swimming in the crystal clear waters or jump off the u-shaped dock into deep waters. The gently sloping lot levels off near the waters edge and is perfectly manicured with a thoughtful amount of privacy. Inside the house is bright with the primary focus being on the exceptional views. You will find so many thoughtful details as you explore. The kitchen/dining and living room have a great open concept flow that connects to the large deck and screen porch. Work from home in the office with a view. Upstairs, the master bedroom is grand and enjoys the same special views. 2 Additional bedrooms, another master suite, full bath, laundry room and "man cave" complete the second floor. The walkout lower level is partially finished with room for expansion since the unfinished space is plumbed for another master suite.  4 bedrooms - 5 baths - 4800 square feet - 100 feet of shoreline.  Golf and Gunstock Ski Area are just 15 minutes from this executive home. Listed by Ashley Davis from Four Seasons Sotheby's.


Priced to Sell at $1,895,000, 4 beds - 5 baths 4800 sq ft

Priced to Sell at $1,895,000, 4 beds - 5 baths 4800 sq ft



It all about the setting!!

It all about the setting!!


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NH Lakefront Inventory Update February 2016

Was it really a winter in New Hampshire. Winnipesaukee just declared ice in February 15th and the tickets just went out for our annual ice-out contest. I think we are ready for an early spring!

Winter sales are on a record pace with 40 waterfront sales. Seven were recorded over $750,000 while the majority were sold $280,000 to $450,000 range. 

Right now inventory is 50% off the peak last year with 311 homes currently available throughout the state and 261 in the greater lakes region. What I find extremely interesting is that 101 of the 261 lakefront homes are priced over $1 million and 55 are priced $600,000 to $1 million.

Winnipesaukee - 116 homes - with 3 island homes priced $299,000 to $365,000. 10 of the homes are priced $400,000 to $600,000, 28 are priced $600,000 to $1 mil.  75 homes are priced over $1 mil with 17 priced over $4 million.

Winnisquam - 11 homes -  Priced $449,000 to 3 listings over $1 million. Easy access to the Boston market and Gunstock Ski Area.

Sunapee - 17 homes - Only 4 of the 17 are priced under $1 million and 7 over $2 million. The lake is minutes to Mount Sunapee Ski Area one of the most popular resorts in NH

Squam - Only 4 homes - $399,000 for a seasonal cottage on Little Squam to $1,975,000 million  On Golden Pond NH's second largest lake.

Ask us about New Construction at Squam River Landing.

Ossipee - 13 homes - $229,000 for a tear down to $860,000.   Best Values with great Beaches on the majority of homes -  Best Mountain and Lake Views off Long Sands with 3 homes available.

Newfound - 1 home - $439,000, Don't; wait if you see a nice home on Newfound.  - Quality homes sell quickly, #1 in Water Quality and 15 minutes to Ragged Mt Resort.

Wentworth / Crescent - 4 homes - $529,000 for a cottage to  $2.8 million - Wentworth has a sparsely populated shoreline -3000 acres - A must see lake in Wolfeboro, similar to Squam in many ways. Crescent is in town and you can access Wentworth.

Merrymeeting - 1 home - $449,000 - 2nd in Water Quality - 1200 acres - Short drive to Gunstock Ski Area or Wolfeboro   

Waukewan - 1 stunning waterfront home - $875,000 -   900 acres -  Meredith / New Hampton -  Watch for new listings on this quality lake they sell quickly.   Golf and Skiing are just a short drive.

Silver Lake Madison - no current listings on this hidden gem - 900-acre glacial lake

Pine River Pond - 4 homes - $239,000 for a seasonal camp to 3 homes priced over $500,000  - 600 acre - Low tax town - Sandy Bottom lake.

Great East Lake - 3 homes - $595,000 to $795,000  1800 acres - Low tax town -This is one of the best lakes in the state. Excellent Water quality on the Maine border. 

Bow Lake - 3 homes - priced $450,000 for a seasonal camp to  $649,000  - Commute to Portsmouth, Concord or Manchester from this 1100 acres lake.  Loons and Eagles plus great fishing!  Contact us for some great land listings available on Bow Lake.

If a waterfront home is not in your price range there are many water access communities with docks or just purchase a dock slip and buy anywhere in the lakes region.

A new addition to our website is lake maps at  You can also narrow your search to lakefront owned or shared waterfront by clicking that search selection. You do not have to wade through listings to sort owned and shared.


lake winnipesaukee lakefront compound

700 Feet of Private Shoreline on 6 Acres with a 2 Bay Boathouse.


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Moultonborough Winnipesaukee Waterfront Luxury Home


4 bedroom - 6 baths on .94 acres - 147 ft shoreline

4 bedroom - 6 baths on .94 acres - 147 ft shoreline

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Time to upgrade or install a new boat dock?

NH wetlands laws and rules administered by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services comprehensively regulate the siting, construction and repair of docks.


Seasonal Dock on Winnipesaukee

Seasonal Dock on Winnipesaukee


Options you can look at for your new dock.

Floating dock.

Aluminum dock.

Galvanized Steel.

Rolling dock.

Cedar Dock.

Lift Docks.

Permanent Docks, require extensive permitting.

Additional features.

Jet Ski drive on's

Boat and Jet Ski Lifts

Cover Boat Slips, canvas

Permanent Covers, requires extensive permitting.

Follow the rules and most importantly locate your dock so it does not infringe on your neighbor or navigation. 

Review the Seasonal Dock Notification for rules for installation of your new or replacement dock.  You are going to have many questions,  I would urge you to contact or (603) 271-2147 prior to purchase of a new dock or installation.

Seasonal Dock Notification Form


Lift Dock in need of repair

Lift Dock in need of repair


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Buying a Lake Home? How many should I plan on touring in a day?

Viewing lake homes is more involved than viewing homes around town. Typically everyone wants to see as many homes as possible during their visit, but 4-5 homes are actually ideal for a day of touring homes. Remember your not only viewing the home, the lot lines but add a dock, shoreline and lake bottom structure along with travel time from lake to lake.

In NH, we have over 250 lakes in the greater lakes region!  If your focus is on one of the many smaller lakes my advice is to get in your car and take a Sunday drive to view all the lakes that have homes you are interested in to determine if you like the area. You may find that some lakes are immediately discounted due to amenities in the area.  The larger lakes tend to have all the attractions, shopping and hospitals close by.   At this early stage, it is about the lifestyle, not the home.

Example if you want to use your home as a ski home what is an acceptable drive to a major ski area?  Ossipee and Great East lake are wonderful lakes but major ski areas are about 1 hour away. Winnisquam, Newfound, Squam and Sunapee you can be slope side in 15 minutes. Washington NH is a remote paradise, woods, hiking, snowmobiling but the closest major grocery store is 35 minutes. Set your criteria  to discuss with your agent what you are looking for because the web pictures shows you a wonderful home but you may be in shock when you view the home in person.

So in a normal setting, seeing 4 or 5 homes in a day is ideal. I personally feel that viewing more homes in a single day becomes overwhelming and homes start to blend together. You may take pictures and notes, but after 5 homes and 5 hours on the road, everything looks the same. Staying fresh and alert is important so we catch all the details of a home. If you flew into view homes to purchase we can set a day that works for your schedule.   

1. Pre-qualification and price range to search in.

2. Home attributes and lake size?

3. Drive-by areas to get a feel for the lake and area.

4. Use the internet as a resource and discuss the homes with your agent to ensure they meet your expectations.

Once you are sure a lake home is right for you contact your bank and get a pre-qualification letter so you can move quickly on a home of your choice. Determine your price range and what amenities are you looking for then begin your search online.


3 Bedroom Cottage on a Quiet Lake

3 Bedroom Cottage on a Quiet Lake


For additional information on New Hampshire lake homes call 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at or

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley specializing in NH Lakes Realty  #nhlakesrealty