Blog :: 01-2014

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Lake Waukewan Lakefront Property Buyers Guide, New Hampshire

Lake Waukewan is one of the prized and least know about lakes in the NH Lakes Region, Waukewan is only ½ mile from Winnipesaukee and most drive by never knowing it exists. The lake is  located in Belknap County and the towns that surround the lake are Meredith, New Hampton and Center Harbor.  The lake is Oligotrophic, 928 acres with an average depth of 22 feet and a maximum depth of 75 feet. The water is crystal clear with a rocky to sandy shoreline. At the north end of the lake you will find the Waukewan Golf Course and to the south a great public boat launch.  During the winter you can be on the slopes of Loon, Waterville, Cannon or Ragged in about 35 minutes and snowmobile right from your front door of this  beautiful lake to anywhere in the Granite State. Hiking Trails - Shopping - Attractions - Local Events include Fishing Derby's - Pond Hockey - Wooden Boat Shows - Crafts Fairs are all minutes away from Waukewan. The lake is conveniently located 15 minutes off exit 23 off Interstate 93 avoiding all local traffic. The drive to Boston is about 2 hours. NH has no state income tax or sales tax and is consistently listed as one of the best and safest places to live in the United States.

 

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Eagle Sitting on a rock in the Snake River between Winona and Waukewan

 

Homes on the lake are aggressively priced from $500,000 to the $850,000 range and sell quickly. This is one of the few lakes in the area with large tracks of open land.  Call us if you are interested in more information on this lake or any of the 250 lakes in our area. For additional information on Lakefront Lake Waukewan homes call Lady of the lake Realty  1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our website to view  lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Lake Wentworth, Rustic Lakefront Cottage for Sale: Wolfeboro NH

 

Sandy Beach, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 8 total rooms

Sandy Beach, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 8 total rooms

 

Lake Wentworth, Wolfeboro NH. A beautifully restore 1940 cottage with 128 feet of waterfront on  1.4 acres on the Lake Wentworth portion of the Smith River.The cottage faces south east with a large screen porch, outside decks and all sand waterfront plus boating access to both Lake Wentworth and Crescent Lake. This home has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathroom and 1650 square feet of total living space. Lake Wentworth is a 3000 acre lake tucked almost in downtown Wolfeboro. Golf, Skiing, Shopping, Hiking, Attactions are all just a short ride away and you are less than 2 hours to Boston.  Listed By Randy Parker of Maxfield Real Estate.

For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Lake Winnipesaukee Lakefront Cottage, Tuftonboro NH for Sale

1930's Winnipesaukee Lake House on .75 acres located in low Tax Tuftonboro New Hampshire. This cottage sets a few feet from it's 100 feet of sandy shoreline,facing west, located on a beautiful & quiet section of the Lake between Nineteen Mile Bay and Twenty Mile Bay. The cottage has a large screen porch for sunsets and field stone fireplace for the cool nights. Truly a step back in time but still a very comfortable "camp". Close to the center of the lake by boat and only 6 miles into downtown Wolfeboro. The property has a new "State Approved" two bedroom septic system plus a permit for a concrete foundation. Being sold $123,000 under "Town Assessment".  Wonderful location to expand or build your dream home. Less than 2 hours to Boston. Hiking - Skiing - Golf - Shopping are all close by.  Listed by Randy Parker. Maxfield Real Estate.

 

Sandy Beach .75 acres west facing

Sandy Beach .75 acres west facing

 

For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty  at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Lake Sunapee Area in New Hampshire Lakefront Property Buyers Guide

Lake Sunapee Area Lakefront Property Buyers Guide

Lake Sunapee  is 1:45 hours north of Boston off Interstate 89. The lake is   4100 acres and  is located minutes to Mount Sunapee Ski Area one of the largest ski areas in NH. Attractions and events in the area include The Lake Sunapee Yacht Club hosting  the Lake Sunapee Open regatta annually, as well as other regattas including district level Star regattas. In the winter you will find  Ice Sailing, ice fishing on the lake. One of the largest adaptive ski programs in the state along is located at Sunapee Ski Area along with ski racing..  The Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair - the Oldest Craft Fair in America hold a crafts fair every summer.  The lake  holds some of the best salmon and lake trout fishing in NH. Boat launches are located around the lake along with plenty of golf courses, biking, snowmobile trails and hiking.

 

Lake Sunapee Real Estate

Views of Lake Sunapee on a Great Sailing Day

 

Towns around the lake include: New London, Newbury, Georges Mills, Sunapee. The Sunapee region has avoided being swept in by big box stores and chain restaurants leaving the area host to local quality businesses. Just to the north and home to Dartmouth College is Hanover NH a hub for cultural events.

Newbury , located at the southern end of the lake and is home to marina's and access to some great hiking trails.

Sunapee, located at the northern end of the lake and is home to Sunapee Harbor.  The harbor hosts fine dining, shops, marina and is home to the Mount Kearsarge Cruise Ship. Georges Mills is a village of Sunapee.

New London,  is referred to as the gold coast on Lake Sunapee, most of this shoreline offers sandy beaches, open water views and sunsets.  Visit the many downtown restaurants and shops and if in town for the evening  spend the night at one of many distinctive Bed and Breakfasts Inns.

Currently there are 28 Sunapee Lakefront homes for sale.  Prices start at $695,000 for seasonal cottages and go up into the $3.9 million dollar range. Unlike other parts of the lakes region the Sunapee homes are updated and rustic  spectacular estates built in the 1950's era. Other lakes close by include, 600 acre Pleasant Lake in New London, 1000 acre Mascoma Lake in Enfield, Lake Massasecum in Bradford, Otter Pond, Perkins Pond, Crystal Lake and Wild Goose Pond. For additional information on Lake Sunapee lake homes call Lady of the Lake Realty  at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view  lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate, Luxury Waterfront Home for Sale

 

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5 Bedroom Home with garage for your cars or toys

 

Impeccable 5 bedroom split-level contemporary home on Lake Winnipesaukee near the tip of Wolfeboro Neck with spectacular views of "The Broads", preferred southwest exposure and amazing year round sunsets. Lovingly maintained and recently updated with a beautiful new kitchen with granite counters, the warm and inviting interior features a 1st floor master suite with adjoining private office, a family room with fireplace surrounded by built-ins, open concept living and dining with vaulted ceilings and a fully finished walk-out lower level to a patio and stairs to the lake. The 55 ft. breakwater dock can accommodate 2 boats, and there is a spacious deck on the shore and crystal clear water. Includes exclusive deeded use of the lot across the street for septic (3 bedroom state approved), overflow parking, gardening and firewood storage. This impressive property offers majestic vistas, a top notch location and a gracious, well-appointed home just minutes from downtown Wolfeboro.  Wolfeboro is less than 2 hours to Boston and for those skiers you can be on the slopes at Gunstock Ski Area in 20 minutes.  Shopping, Restaurants, Golf, are all close by. Listed By Carol Bush of Maxfield Real Estate in Wolfeboro.

For additional information on this home call 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Planning on Selling? Your homes conditions is #1

What a cold winter we have had so far!  Many " under forty's"   have never experienced these cold conditions before.  The local  real estate market  seems to ride along, unfazed by the New Hampshire weather.  Some feel that winter is not the best time to sell their home.  The biggest indicator is the 700 plus homes taken off the market on January 1.  But homes do sell in the winter!  I personally bought a waterfront home on January 2, and I could not even see the waterfront.  But I knew it was there.

The optimist looks for opportunities and this a a great time to keep your home on the market or list TODAY with an organization like Four Season's Sotheby's International Realty.   Sotheby's  will market your home locally and globally to your target audience.   There are plenty of Buyers who are shut -in, with nothing to do but search the web looking for properties.  Let's introduce them to yours.  When you show them beautiful quality pictures and describe the experience they are craving they will become very interested.  Remember Field of Dreams " If you build it they will come".

If your home has not sold,  or you are thinking of listing your home soon,  my best advice to you would be to examine the condition of your home.  The recent waive of Buyers have shown us that condition counts.  Buyers do not want to fix your  home.   Buyers are looking for a new experience, that matches their dreams, and they want to experience the dream the minute they walk through the door

When listing your home we will walk through the home with you.  We will suggest some staging ideas and give you a checklist of home improvements that will help speed along the sale.  Buying or selling call me today at 603-566-6608. For additional information on listing your home call  1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view  lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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New Hampshire Lakefront Home Inventory Update. January 1-15, 2014 USA

Weather often determines new listing waterfront inventory during the winter months in NH. The first week in January recorded some record cold temperatures.  Those under 40 years old may have never experienced these extreme cold conditions of temperatures in the -20 degree area. As we moved into week two the weather warmed and new listings started to come on the market.   Prices ranges were at all price points. We had  three new listings on Highland Lake in Washington for $175,000, $295,000 and a Luxury home for $795,000.  In the Wakefield area new listings in the $450,000 range that were listed on Balch Lake and Pine River Pond.

 

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6 Bedroom Executive Estate with over 6000 square feet of living space & Sugar Sand Beach

Squam, one new seasonal cottage in Holderness $599,000. Winnisquam, two new listings, a home located in Mallards Landing for $330,000 and a luxury home with open water views and sunsets in Laconia for $899,000. Sunapee one of my favorite lakes had one new luxury home listed on the Gold Coast for $2.9 million.  Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate lead the pack with six new listings. These luxury lakefront homes started at $699,000 and went up to $6.6 million for spectacular home in Wolfeboro. My pick for the first two weeks  is a four bedroom luxury 5500 square foot  home located in Alton on 2.9 acres. This  private level lot has open water views towards Wolfeboro and a covered crib dock.  

If you are interested in a lake home in New Hampshire's Lakes area give us a call today and detail what you are looking for.  We cover Ossipee to Sunapee, small lakes to Winnipesaukee.

 New Hampshire Lakes Region where the Lakes Meet the Mountains.. For additional information on this home call Four Seasons | Sotheby's International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact us today to find your NH Lake Home.

Fishing in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire is fortunate to have  a very innovative Fish and Game Department. Their website has much to offer the angler.  One of the most progressive features on the website are lake maps. The maps are not intended for navigation but will direct you to deep sections in the lake or pond and what types of fish can be found in the water body.  Visit this link for lake maps.         On our website we have a  quick page view that will give you the fish type  and the lake it is located in along with some boat launches on Winnipesaukee.    Match Fish to Lakes in this Link  Use this page in conjunction with the NH Fish and Game website to save time in locating a new lake to try out.   If you're interested in river and stream fishing this wonderful website also has topo maps.  These maps can be printed to guide you into the back country for hunting, hiking and stream or pond fishing.

I am out fishing all the time.  My favorite target is landlocked salmon, rainbows and Lake Trout  in Lake Winnipesaukee.  Spring is the best time of the year as the fish are on top and as the summer goes along they will be found 30 to 50 feet deep making the fishing a bit more

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Ice Fishing on Suncook Lake

challenging.   Don't forget winter the ice fishing this year has been superb.

My wife and I specialize in selling lakefront homes in the lakes region and we find that many buyers look to match the lake with a target fish.  We can help you find a great cold water lake for trout fishing or a warm water lake for large and smallmouth bass fishing.  We have over 250 lakes in the region so we can match a lake to your lifestyle and fishing goals.  Contact us we have over 20 years of lakefront sales experience.

For additional information on lakefront homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby's International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view  lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact us today. We can find you a home that matches your fishing interests.

Which small lake in New Hampshire fits your lifestyle?

New Hampshire has over 250 lakes in the Lakes Region and 7 of those lakes are over 1000 acres. The majority of the lakes are between 100 and 700 acres.  The large lakes have a lot to offer but are very pricey with quite a bit of boat traffic.   To find a home on Squam, Sunapee, Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam, Newfound, Ossipee , Wentworth or Great East Lake you need a budget of over $600,000 to find a seasonal camp on a small lot.  On the smaller lakes you can find a dream home in the $325,000 to $500,000. In the $4oo to $500,000 price range you can find a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on a level lot with a sandy beach and sunsets.  Smaller lakes are quiet and you can enjoy all the same boating sports and fishing.

 

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Adirondack on 600 Acre Pine River Pond

 

Prior to getting out to view homes sit down with your family and review what your wish list includes. Do it the old fashion way and write them down so you can contact a realtor who specializes in lakefront real estate and share your interests.  Below is a cheat sheet for wish list items.

Sandy Beach - Private - Neighborhood - Sunsets - Cold Water Lake - Trout Fishing - Salmon Fishing - Bass Fishing - 75 to 100 feet of shoreline - Open Water View - ? bedrooms -  ? Bathrooms - Square Footage -  Garage - Commute Time - Shopping - Kids Activities - Restaurants - Hiking Trails - Snowmobiling - Jet skis - Snow Skiing - level lot - .5 to 1 acre - dock - Non Motor boating Lake - Property Taxes

Next step is examine your family goals? If you are planning to use the home as a magnet for your kids or grandchildren to enjoy the size of the lake may not be that important. If the kids are out wakeboarding or water skiing you can't fit the whole family on the boat. If you find a home with a open water view you can enjoy all the goings on without stepping onto the boat.  In realty a lake under 200 acres will work for your family's lifestyle.

Call us and we can help you find a lake home that meets your family's lifestyle.  Some of my go to lakes in the $300,000 to $500,000 range are  Pine River Pond in low tax Wakefield, Suncook or Halfmoon lake in Barnstead, Stinson , Pleasant Lake, Merrymeeting Lake, Crystal Lake, Kanasatka or Waukewan in Meredith.   My best advice if you are not familiar with a the area get in the car and explore the area.   When you get down to business and start viewing homes to purchase you will be familiar with what is around the homes you are visiting.  Example, if you are looking for family activities, shopping and restaurants close by Pine River Pond might not right for you while Waukewan or  Lake Kanasatka would be perfect. Work with your agent and let them direct you to homes that meet your wish list.

 

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

3 bedroom-2 bath - perfect sandy beach and sunsets. Sunset Lake in Alton New Hampshire

 

 

Call an experienced realtor to help you find your dream home. For additional information on lake homes in NH call Four Seasons | Sotheby's International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view  lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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5 Facts on why listing your lake home in the winter makes sense

 

I was just reviewing our website statistics and there are a ton of buyers out there still shopping/dreaming of purchasing a lake home. Sunday seems to be the most active search day and every holiday is a spike in visitor traffic.

 

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Right on the water with 25 acres & 30 minutes to Loon or Waterville

 

Winter in NH this year is starting out cold and snowy. Why would anyone want to purchase a lake home right now.  Agents  are telling sellers to wait until spring to list.  Here are a few reasons you may want to get a new agent and list right now.

  1. Interest rates are still very low and with the economy on the upswing these low rates are not going to last forever.
  2. Many of the buyers looking for a lake home also ski or snowmobile and our region is a perfect match for all four seasons of activity.
  3. Buyers looking right now have a limited number of homes to view, is your home one of them.
  4. The buyers out looking right now are serious. The temperature is 10 degrees with 18 inches of snow, the buyers out looking now are not coming up to the lakes region to go out to lunch.
  5. Buyers have it in their head that sellers with homes listed now are eager to sell, well yes they are and the buyers looking right now are also excited about owning a lake home.

When you are getting ready to list your home the sales agent is every bit as important as the agency/brand they represent.  Select a company that you would like to work with and interview agents. When you need to go to the doctor for a specialized treatments do you look for recommendations or just call the first one you find in the yellow pages.  All realtors are not created equally. Find an agent that is knowledgeable about the lakes region and the lake you are selling on. Find an agent that will promote your property not only in the MLS but through social media. Don't get pulled in by promises of open houses and local advertising.  90% of the lake home buyers are from out of state and are looking for a home now and their only source of information is the internet. Now is a great time to sell your lake home, is your home listed.

Our office is located in the NH Lakes Region. We help buyers and sellers in the entire region. For additional information on lakefront homes call Lady of the Lake Realty  1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact us today to list or buy a NH lakefront home.