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Zillow! Are Zestimates accurate?

Zillow! Are Zestimates accurate?

Zillow covers the entire United States so they come up with values using algorithms in geographical areas to determine value. The formula they use works great for a development of cookie-cutter homes, but what happens when you throw in a mountain view or lakefront. The digital formula has some gaps.

With all the properties listed on Zillow, they also seem to be a step behind on the accuracy of listings. We get a ton of calls to view homes that are either already under contract, sold or not even on the market.

Lady of the Lake Realty is here to help you find new and active waterfront New Hampshire listings. We can take the frustration out of searching. We service the Sunapee market over to Ossipee including Squam, Winnipesaukee, Newfound, Wentworth, Winnisquam, and the smaller quality lakes in that area. Give us a call and we can help you find that dream home and also wade thru this covid maze.

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Contact Carl Sack or  Paula Hinckley #nhlakesrealty 

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Waterfront Properties in NH - The Covid Year

In 2020 the year of Covid the greater lakes region had a surge of waterfront sales records. Many homes and cottages were bought within a day or two of being listed. I experienced many going over the asking price and a few sold sight unseen.  There were just under 850 total lakefront owned sales.  Prices ranged from the low $200,000’s to a high of $7,500,000 on Lake Sunapee. 

Lady of the Lake Realty coached our clients to winning bids on just under $20 million in sales. Luxury to affordable lakefront homes. 

If you are looking for a waterfront home on a quality lake in New Hampshire contact us for guidance to your dream home. 

Below are some sales figures for some of the popular lakes in the state. If you are looking to sell your home our website had over 462,000 sessions this year. We can put a buyer on your doorstep. 

Lake Winnipesaukee

2020: 177 plus listings closed. Prices ranged from $250,000 to $5,250,000.  Lake Winnipesaukee Home for Sale - During Covid 19

Lake Winnisquam

2020: 25 listings closed. Prices ranged from $265,000 to $1,500,000.

Lake Waukewan

2020: 11 listings closed. Prices ranged from $550,000 to $2,055,000.

Lake Opechee

2020: 1 listing closed with a selling price of $780,000

Lake Wentworth

2020: 3 listings closed Prices ranged from $1,300,000 to $2,090,000.

Merrymeeting Lake

2020: 8 listings closed Prices ranged from $470,000 to $1,805,000. 

Lake Kanasatka

2020: 2 listings closed. Priced $605,000 and $665,000.

Ossipee Lake

2020: 14 listings closed. Prices ranged from $460,000 to $1,595,000. 

Newfound Lake

2020: 13 listings closed Prices ranged from $575,000 to $2,000,000. 

Squam Lake - Little and Big Squam

2020: 10 listings closed.  Prices ranged from $565,000 to $3,480,000.

Lake Sunapee 

2020: 36 listings closed.  Prices ranged from $395,000 to $7,500,000

Pine River Pond 

2020: 11 listings closed.  Prices ranged from $310,000 to $960,000

Great East Lake 

2020: 2 listings closed.  Prices $667,000 and  $1,101,000

Northwood Lake 

2020: 10 listings closed.  Prices $175,000 to $829,000

Conway Lake

2020: 1 listing closed.  Priced $460,000 


Call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or text 603-566-6608  #nhlakesrealty for more information. 

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Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Popular Communities around the Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Popular Communities around the Lake 

Winnipesaukee is over 44,000 acres of motor boating and sailing excitement to total relaxation. One way to enhance your leisure time is purchasing a home in one of the many communities around the lake. 

The most popular communities include a few gated lake neighborhoods. Bald Peak is located in Tuftonboro has a great golf course and a variety of luxury homes.  Meredith Bay one of the newest trendy developments located just north of Weirs Beach. Grouse Point in Meredith offers homes and condos with an exclusive fitness center. Most of the homes in these developments have spectacular views of the lake.  Southdown has a lot to offer at multiple price points. With 19 villages some offering pools or tennis courts. Southdown has a sandy beach, boat docks, tennis courts, basketball, volley and very popular rack boat storage.  Long Bay is part of Southdown. Long Bay is single-family homes with 2 beautiful beaches, tennis courts and pool. Kayak storage is offered at the water's edge at all the communities and a golf cart is a must for transportation around the manicured gated grounds.  

Other communities I would recommend are Governors Island, Broadview, Samoset, Patrician Shores, Far Echo, Jonathans Landing, Lands End, Balmoral, Crosswinds and Suissivale.  All these communities have boating opportunities and great beaches.  Winnipesaukee Condos and homes for sale - condo picture

Each community has different rules for property maintenance and some will shovel right to your door in the winter months so you can get to the ski slopes or out on the snowmobile trails. 

Call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or text 603-566-6608  #nhlakesrealty  for more information on communities around Winnipesaukee




How to navigate the new Lake Home Selling Strategy! Summer 2019!


First, let me say that some of my best friends are listing agents. But, they have a job to do.  

As of late, many listing agents are employing a strategy to create momentum and frenzy around new listings that is great for the Seller but not so great for Buyers.

This strategy is "No showings until OPEN HOUSE scheduled for ..."  

With so few listings on the market,  this creates a frenzy with anxious Buyers rushing the property at the Open House and sometimes in an effort to win the Sale they will release standard contingencies designed for their benefit.  Releasing home inspections or other due diligence items can have a negative impact on a Buyer down the line.  Especially in the regulation-heavy waterfront market.

I recommend that serious qualified Buyers connect with a Buyer Agent and make sure that the Buyer Agent is involved in the home buying process from the beginning.

Lady of the Lake Realty has been assisting Buyers with Lakes Region purchases since 1999.  We are well versed in the rules and regulations surrounding waterfront/water-access purchases and are ready to help Buyers through the process from viewings to closing.  We can offer suggestions for waterbodies or properties that match your wish list.  With 200+ lakes and ponds in our area, there are many hidden gems that Buyers may not be aware of. 

Call us for a consultation today.   ( scroll to the bottom to view lakes and home we cover ) 

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For additional information on lake homes  1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.comor visit our website or 

Contact Carl Sack or  Paula Hinckley #nhlakesrealty   

Lady of the Lake Realty LLC,  Paula Hinckley, broker

Lady of the Lake Realty has been assisting lakefront buyers since 1999. Don't miss that new listing!

Current Lakefront Inventory March 1st, 2019

( Owned: 103 homes ) (Homes with Shared Waterfront: 65 Homes ) (Condos with Lake Access: 55 ) We cover the Sunapee to Ossipee area including Winnipesaukee and Newfound.

By May 1st I would estimate that the inventory should at the minimum double for all three categories. If you are currently in the market for a lake property get on our exclusive new property update list so you will have an opportunity to see homes as they are listed. Newfound Lake Condos for Sale

We can help you find distinctive lake properties on all the major lakes in NH. Luxury Estates to Affordable lake homes, cottages and condos.

The Lady of the Lake Realty Team is in the business of building dreams, creating friendships plus lasting memories!

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Happy New Lakefront Owners - Dreams Come True with Lady of the Lake Realty

If you are looking to build memories from your own lake house contact Lady of the Lake.  We just helped two families find dream homes.  

Sergio was looking for a private location on a lake that had Loons, 3 plus bedrooms and a garage. . He was also looking for easy access to 93 and all the attractions the lakes region has to offer.  The perfect home was located on Hermit Lake in Sanbornton, NH. Sergio is spending his first weekend at the lake listening to the Loons.  

Mike and Lauren spent summers at family lake homes and have been reminiscing all the good times they had at the lake. They were looking for a quiet lake that met their lifestyle.  The home needed a garage, not a fixer upper and allowed motorboats so they could enjoy water sports with the kids. We found them a home on 600 acre Pine River Pond. The home featured sandy swimming, sunsets and located in the widest section of the lake for great views. Tonight is their first evening building memories at their own lake home. 

Dreams do come true, call Lady of the Lake Realty today and start building memories that will last a lifetime. #nhlakesrealty 

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No Sales Tax - No State Income Tax - No Inheritance Tax   

Buying a Lake Home is a real challenge in 2018. 

Buying a Lake Home in New Hampshire is a real challenge in 2018. 

With a shortage of lakefront inventory, buyers are aggressively scrambling to view new listings as they come on the market.  In some cases making offers on homes sight unseen.  NH Lake Home on Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro

Here is what you can expect as your search begins or continues.  A new listing hits the system with the criteria you are looking for. Sandy beach, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with 100 feet of shoreline on .7 acres. Last year you could schedule to view the home on the upcoming weekend and in most cases, the home was still available. Today, the morning the home hits the market you need to set an appointment to view it that same day and be ready to make an offer. ( have your pre-qualification letter in-hand ) You need to get in the car and go see the home right away.

Here is the most common scenario. You find that the home meeting your criteria and there are three others who also find that the home meets the lifestyle they are looking for too. If you like the home make an offer right away and put a deadline on your offer. Expect multiple offers so put your best offer forward. 

Try to leave your emotions at the door, this is a business transaction and the seller is in control.

For information on buying or selling lake, homes call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at

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Silver Lake - New year round lakefront Belmont NH

Vintage year round 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home with 425 feet of shoreline on 1.7 acres. This open concept property features first class views of the lake along with all day sun. The level lot has a garage and gentle slopes to the water from the walkout family room. This property is minutes to the outlet stores, restaurants along with grocery and hardware stores.  During the winter you can snowmobile from the home or head up to Gunstock for a day of skiing.  The lake is 216 acres great for pontoon boats or water skiing. 

Silver Lake Real Esate Belmont NH - year round home View from the year round home on silver lake in belmont nh

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I always wanted to buy a NH lakefront home! Is there a NH Lake home in my budget?

Is there a lake home in my budget?  Yes, it is also a great investment!

Owning a lakefront home is a very rewarding experience. In today's market, it is also a solid investment for the future. You have a stock portfolio that can enjoy looking at above your fireplace at home or sit in your lake home investment and enjoy it with your family.  Parents, grandkids, relatives and friends all look forward to a visit at the lake for the day or extended time.  It is all about the fun memories you will carry with you for the rest of your life.

Can you find a Lake home in your budget?   Let's concentrate on less than a 2 hours from Boston and on a quality lake. First, sit down with your banker and review what you would like to budget for a lake home investment.  For ease, I am going to break it down into three price segments.

If your real estate budget is over $1 million.  There are 79 homes available priced $1 million to $11 million in the lakes region.  I can find you a quality home on any of the large lakes in this price range. Squam, Sunapee, Winnipesaukee, Newfound, Ossipee, Wentworth, Winnisquam.  Contact me and I can guarantee to find you a home that meets your wish list.

Budgeting $500 to $1 million narrows your choices.  Yes, I can find you a home on Winnipesaukee, Ossipee, Winnisquam or Newfound but seldom do we find listings for Sunapee or Squam in this price range. There are 55 homes in the lakes area in this price range. I can help you find a great property on Winnipesaukee, Ossipee, Winnisquam, Newfound, Merrymeeting, Waukewan, Bow, Great East or Pine River Pond. These are all great lakes call me to find out more about these large to mid-sized lakes in the area.

Reality Check? 54 homes are available in the $200,000 to $499,000 range.  Yes, lake homes are out there in this price range. For  $259,000 there is a 2 bedroom home located on Halfmoon Lake in Barnstead.  For $285,000 on 247-acre Sunrise Lake a completely remodeled home.  Suncook Lake, Halfmoon, Highland Lake, Webster Lake all have some great investment opportunities under $500,000.  Connect with me to find out what's out there.Seasonal Lakefront Home on Pleasant Lake

Send us an e-mail and we will send you listings in your price range!

Contact Paula Hinckley 603-566-6608 or Carl Sack 603-566-2386 For information on lake homes 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


Contact Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today.  #nhlakesrealty    Feb. 2017 

NH Lakefront Homes! Which Lake is Right for Your Family

Any thoughts on which New Hampshire lake is might work for your family?  Part 1.

With over 250 lakes in the greater lakes region choices could be endless. Let us look at a region of the state and slowly work across the state. The eastern part of the state which is accessed by Route 16 might be a logical start.

If you have a favorite lake send me a note and I will research it for you. My favorite medium size lake in this corridor is Pine River Pond in Wakefield. The lake is 570 acres located in a rural wooded area with sandy bottom and sandy beaches. The town is quaint with some great restaurants, hardware stores, and an efficient grocery store. Golf is close by along with a King Pine a family ski area. If you are interested in nightlife Wolfeboro is a short drive. Prices range $370,000 up and Wakefield has 6 other lakes in town and is one of the low tax towns in NH.

Next stop is Lake Ossipee. In my opinion, Ossipee has some of the best lake home values. The lake is 3000 acres with four interconnecting bays. If you are looking for the best views in NH don't go any further. The views of Mount Washington and Mt Chocorua are breathtaking. To top all this off the lake has a sandy bottom, sandy beaches and some of the best boating around.
Shopping is close by and a golf course almost touches the lake. Nightlife and ski areas are 35 minutes away in the North Conway a tourist mecca. Prices start in the $375,000 range and if you find a home in Freedom you will also have low property taxes.

Up the road a few miles, Silver Lake in Madison is a hidden gem. Most people drive by and never know that this 950-acre glacial lake is even there. Just a few miles off Route 16 on 41 you will find this wonderful spring fed lake with crystal clear water. The shoreline is rocky or sandy and the lake is deep with an average depth of 47 feet with a maximum depth of 167 feet. The lake is spectacular but the location is remote. If you are looking for a location to get away and spend time with the family you found it here. You can find all your essentials locally but for a night out on the town or a rainy day you will have to travel 30 minutes up the road to North Conway. Homes are priced $470,000 up.

Information on lake homes in New Hamshire contact Lady of the Lake Realty at 888-737-5550 or or visit our comprehensive website

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