Blog :: 01-2011

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

Winnipesaukee Bank Owned Waterfront Home

This home located in Meredith, New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee was built in 2005 and  has 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Beautiful water frontage in quiet Meredith, large Colonial with dock and large yard sits right on cove known as Sally's Gut, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath and a long deck overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee, tons of windows, room for the whole family. Lot .48 acres.  Listed by Keller Williams Realty Hopkinton. For information on this Lake Winnipesaukee property or others call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or visit our website www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Bank Owned Lake Winnipesaukee Property - Lake Winnipesaukee Bank Owned Real Estate

2800 Square Feet on .48 acres

 Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate Meredith NH - Bank Owned

2800 Square Feet on .48 acres

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Gilford NH Waterfront Home

Gilford NH - Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate home for Sale

Three Bedroom Lake Cottage with Boat House and dock

Lake Winnipesaukee lakefront home in Gilford NH - What an amazing summer get-a-way! This property has a great deal to offer and is truly unique, with 155 ft. of frontage on Winnipesaukee, walk-in sandy beach, and a boathouse with two docks. Enjoy expansive views of the Ossipee'sfrom the restored 3 bedroom, 1 bath farmhouse from almost every room. The detached barn/garage could be converted to additional living quarters or guest house. Public sewer and drilled well. Centrally located to area restaurants and amenities. Make your dream of lakeside living a reality with this wonderful property! Listed by ReMax Bayside.  For more information on this Lake Winnipesaukee Lakefront property call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550  To see additional Lake Winnipesaukee homes or properties on other NH lakes visit www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Lake Waukewan Real Estate Meredith NH

Lake Waukewan Real Estate - Waukewan property for Sale

Spectacular Lake Waukewan Home in Meredith NH

This stunning lake home has 180' of westerly facing shorefront with a u- shape dock, a remarkable private setting and is a leisurely stroll to Meredith Village. As you approach this home your eyes are drawn to the colonnaded, wrap-around porch which shares a "see through" fireplace with the living room. The porch is perfectly located for viewing glorious sunsets over Lake Waukewan or watching the local wildlife such as blue herons, pileated & downy woodpeckers. The first floor has the master suite with bath, laundry room, a grand room , consisting of livingroom, a kitchen any chef would love to have, a dining area roomy enough to seat everyone. Pine floors & tile are throughout with lots of windows for sunshine and lake views. A stone gas fireplace reaches between exposed beams to cathedral ceilings. The second floor has two bedrooms, full bath and a large sitting area with a deck for morning coffee or afternoon naps. PLUS there is a 2000 sq. ft. garage for extra "things". This home on 900 acre Lake Waukewan has 7 rooms 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Property listed by Roche Realty. For more information on this Lake Waukewan home for sale contact Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or for additional homes visit our website at www.nhlakesrealty.com     

Lake Waukewan Real Estate - Waukewan waterfront property for Sale - Spectacular Lake Waukewan Home in Meredith NH

Spectacular Lake Waukewan Home in Meredith NH

Lake Sunapee Real Estate - Condo with dock

Lake Sunapee like new free-standing home with 3 sides of privacy. Includes one of only 3 boat slips located at the Indian Cave side waterfront, as well as all the association amenities. Many extra features include air filtration system, back-up generator, central air, central vacuum, gas fireplace, gas line installed for gas grill. Lovely comtemporary layout over 3 floors with potential for a 4th bedroom, offers gracious Lake Sunapee living at its best!  This 3009 square foot home boasts 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Just a short 15 min ride and you are at Mount Sunapee. Listed By Harbor Light Realty. For information on this condo or others on Lake Sunapee or any home in the NH Lakes Region contact Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or visit our website at www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Lake Sunapee Real Estate for Sale - lake sunapee condo for sale with boat slip - dock

Condo at Lake Sunapee - 3000 sq ft with boat slip -

Lake Wentworth NH Waterfront Access Home

A rare find on 3000 acre Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro NH. Enjoy all the lake has to offer when owning this water access home. Beautiful sandy beach, mooring, day dock, picnic area and truly a hop, skip and a jump to the lake. Home offers 3 bedrooms, 3 Baths, farmers porch, screened porch, and garage. A wonderful year round home or vacation home. Listed by Prudential Spencer-Hughes R E. For more information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or visit our website at www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Lake Wentworth NH Real Estate - Wolfeboro Lake Wentworth Property

Lake Wentworth Water Access Home with Mooring Community Shared Beach With Mooring

Winnisquam Condo with a Dock

Winnisquam 2 bedroom condo with a dock - Winnisquam Real Estate - Winnisquam Condo for Sale

Winnisquam 2 bedroom condo with a dock - Winnisquam Condo for Sale

Sanbornton - Winnisquam Lake Condo  If you have been looking for a waterfront value HERE IT IS"¦ A YEAR-ROUND 2 bedroom condo cottage right on the shore of Lake Winnisquam with beautiful and unobstructed lake views, limited common area directly in front of you with sandy water frontage and your own 48 foot boat dock. This is located just off Route 3 only a few miles from I-93 and exit 20 in Tilton. There is nicely maintained (by association) lawn all around you, parking for 3 cars and the opportunity for you to expand up with this home if you need more space. The fees are only $125.00 each month. There is town sewer and a community well, a full basement for storage and plenty of room to play outside. Great place to keep your boat in the summer or snow mobile from in the winter. This property seems to be in perfect shape and is ready for you to use this spring. If this is what you are looking for now if the time for you to buy. Listed by ReMax Bayside. For Information on this 2 bedroom Winnisquam Waterfront Condo Contact Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or to view other condo's in the NH Lakes Region visit www.nhlakesrealty.com

Retire in New Hampshire

Would you like to retire in New Hampshire? The useful data and viewpoints on this site will help you learn about the best places to retire in New Hampshire, including livable 55+ retirement communities where you can "live free or die". The Granite State had an estimated 1.3 million population in 2005. It has the White Mountains (Mount Washington is the tallest and most ferocious mountain in the northeast U.S.) and many beautiful lakes, including world famous Lake Winnipesaukee. The largest towns in the state are Nashua and Manchester. Concord is the capital. There are many beautiful rural towns sprinkled through the state. New Hampshire can actually be a suburb of Boston in its south, and is very rugged in the north with excellent skiing and mountaineering.  Visit this website for some facts and figures in aiding your decision on what state you should retire to.  http://www.topretirements.com/state/new_hampshire.html  If you decide to retire in NH and would be in the NH Lakes Region call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or visit our website. We specialize in waterfront homes.

Vacation Home Sales Soar

This article was taken from the Wall Street Journal :  Sales in many vacation communities across the U.S. soared last year to levels not seen since boom times, driven by deep discounts, cash purchases and buyers' rising stock portfolios.

On Mercer Island, Wash., waterfront sales nearly tripled in 2010, compared with a year earlier, reaching par with 2006 volume there. Sales on Hilton Head Island, S.C., rose 14% for the year. Palm Beach, Fla., experienced a 40% annual increase and a 54% increase in homes under contract, indicating an especially strong fourth quarter. Palm Beach sales volume now is comparable to its 2007 peak. These figures were gleaned by brokers in each locale.

"The proverbial train has left the station," said Ned Monell, an agent with Sotheby's International Realty in Palm Beach. "We haven't felt energy like this in a long time. Buyers sense that they've been on the sidelines long enough."

The question now is whether the momentum will last. The strength of second-home sales paints a stark contrast to the overall housing market, which is expected to worsen in 2011.

Existing-home sales in November rose 5.6% on an annualized basis, according to the National Association of Realtors, a trade and lobbying group. Last month, the Case-Shiller housing index of 20 cities showed prices across the U.S. fell in October, and most analysts predict another 5% to 10% slide in the coming year.

Data for the nationwide vacation-home market aren't tracked regularly. The National Association of Realtors conducts an annual survey of home buyers, but results for 2010 won't be out till March.

Yet the market for vacation homes, based on local sales data, appears to be booming. The comeback, NAR economist Lawrence Yun said, has been helped by gains in the stock market and an improving economy, which have made wealthier Americans more upbeat about the future. "It also implies that prices in some markets have come down so much that people are fighting for those properties," said Mr. Yun, noting that demand is strongest in areas close to stable labor markets.

According to the NAR, one in 10 real-estate transactions in 2009 was for the purchase of a vacation home. And though a small fraction of the overall market, it is significant because vacation homes are often big-ticket properties and attract discretionary buyers. Just four houses sold last year on Madeline Island, Wis., for example, but the island's average dwelling sells at two to three times the price of the county average, said Eric Kodner, a realty broker on the island.

Sales of second homes are showing an uptick even in more-affordable communities. In some locations, prices are even inching upward. Cape Cod sales climbed nearly 9% in 2010 from 2009, while prices rose 7%. Monroe County, Pa., in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, saw a 3% decline in transactions, but its Lake Naomi resort community was up nearly 15%. A one-acre plot off Lake Naomi recently fetched $1.1 million, a record deal for the area.

Still, in most markets where demand has improved, prices haven't. For Realtor Andy Twisdale in Hilton Head, S.C., it is too soon to rejoice; prices are down almost a third over the past five years. "People are buying at the very low end of the product," he said. "The financing is very difficult. Banks are requiring 25% down and crystal clean credit."

Buyers who qualify or can pay cash say this is the time to take the plunge. On New Year's Day, the Makarewicz family arrived in Pocono Pines, Pa., to look for a vacation home. They already own their primary residence in northern New Jersey and own a property in Damascus, a northeastern Pennsylvania town along the Delaware River. But the family says the latter doesn't offer enough things to do: Not enough shopping. Not enough activities for kids. Not even enough fish.

"How's the bass here?" Joe Makarewicz, a vice president for sales at a financial-services firm, asked Re/Max Realtor Rob Baxter as the two looked at floor plans.

The family plans to sell the Damascus house, which would allow them to pay cash for one near Lake Naomi. The resort community at Lake Naomi boasts pools, tennis courts, a recreation center and a golf course"and is equidistant from New York and Philadelphia.

Some second homes had been stuck on the market because sellers wouldn't budge on price; unlike owners of primary homes, they often aren't in a hurry to move.

"Sellers have become aware that they have to price their homes accordingly," said Harald Grant, a senior vice president at Sotheby's in New York's ritzy Hamptons region. "There's a perk in the market because a lot of prices have come down to where they should be."

This shift became clear to K. David Hirschey, who runs a consulting business in Minneapolis, as he hunted for a home on Madeline Island.

After competing in a summer swimming competition on the island, Mr. Hirschey decided to buy a home there, perhaps to rent it a few years and maybe retire there eventually. The first offer he made was rejected, he recalled, because the seller said, "We don't negotiate on properties here." The same thing happened with his bid on the next house.

Then he found a third property"four bedrooms, three baths"that began as a sale by owner, was taken off the market, then relisted under one broker, then another. It had been initially priced at $1.25 million, and remained on sale for two years.

"When I saw it, it was listed at $687,000," said Mr. Hirschey, a father of four children. He offered $530,000, furnishings included. "They wanted to negotiate and I said no," he said.

The tactic"an all-cash offer"worked, and Mr. Hirschey closed on the house in November, just in time for his family to spend the holidays there.   Article from  the Wall Street Journal By S. MITRA KALITA   If you decide New Hampshire would be a location you would like to retire to or buy a vacation home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or visit our website at www.nhlakesrealty.com

Lake Sunapee Waterfront Real Estate For Sale

Lovely year-round home on eastern shore. Watch the sun go down across the water from large screen porch. Two-bay boathouse! Shallow sandy swimming. Deep water at the end of the dock. Quiet street. Room for expansion.  This 8 room 3 bedroom 3 bath home on 4000 acre Lake Sunapee is just minutes away from skiing at Mount Sunapee Ski Area.  Listed by New London Agency Sotheby's Int. Realty, Courtesy of nneren. For Infomation on this year round Lake Sunapee home or other lake homes in the NH Lakes Region Contact Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or visit our website at www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Lake Sunapee Real Estate for sale - Lake Sunapee property for sale

Lake Sunapee Waterfront home with a 2 bay boat house

Looking for Some Guidance in Purchasing a lake home

You are at the right spot. Lady of the Lake Realty has been helping buyers build memories since 1990.  Our agency is a niche agency working with buyers in a large geographical area and we know our lakes.  We are going to direct you to quality lakes in the NH Lakes Region including the Greater Sunapee Area and the Mount Washington Valley south to Wakefield.

Why Work with Lady of the Lake Realty?

We are your New Hampshire Lakefront Specialists..  Education is our first goal from water quality,  benefits of southwest versus northern exposure to helping you to recognize the simplicity of small lake living to the experience and culture of being on Lake Winnipesaukee.  In talking with you we can help you determine which direction is right for you.  In most cases we have the answers to your questions. If we don't we are upfront and honest and will get the answer for you.

We will not bog you down with automated listings. The listings we send you are hand selected meeting the criteria and specifications you ask for. Our goal is to find a home that meets the needs of your family. Below are some of the homes we found for our customers in 2010. We have a toll free number to get in touch with us at 1-888-737-5550 or you can visit our website at www.nhlakesrealty.com  we also have a sister site www.lakeorskirealestate.com 

Below are some of the homes we found for our customers in 2010 - call us today so your dreams can come true. 

 Sunapee - Squam - Winnipesaukee - Sunset - Suncook - Belleau - Newfound - Ashuelot - Winnisquam are a few of the lakes our customers settled into homes last year call us!

Sunset Lake Alton NH Real Estate for sale --Sunset Lake NH homes - properties

3 bedroom-2 bath - perfect sandy beach and sunsets.

Lake Sunapee Real Estate - Lake Sunapee homes for sale -

3 bedroom-2 bath - perfect sandy beach and sunsets.

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Island Home - Winnipesaukee Island Properties

3 bedroom-2 bath - perfect sandy beach and sunsets.

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Winnipesaukee homes for sale

3 bedroom-2 bath - perfect sandy beach and sunsets.

Squam Lake Real Estate for sale - Squam lake waterfront homes - property

3 bedroom-2 bath - perfect sandy beach and sunsets.

 

Above  are some of the homes we found for our customers in 2010 - call us today so your dreams can come true.  Toll Free 1-888-737-5550 or www.nhlakesrealty.com