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Can I Afford a Vacation home on a Lake?

A lake home is a dream many families have and a goal they work towards.  Many of us have family memories visiting our grandparents home on the big lake, small pond or visiting a friend's lake house that we would love to duplicate with our own family.

These days,  waiting  for anything is tough.  What can you do to get a jump start on purchasing a lakefront property so you can start building memories today?


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Sunset on Squam Lake


Here are some steps to get you to your goal:

  1. Visit your banker and find out what you can afford.
  2. Put your budget on a spreadsheet so you can look at areas where you can save money and put yourself in a position to purchase.
  3. If you are not familiar with the lakes in your area do your homework to determine which lake fits your lifestyle.
  4. Determine your commute and draw a map and circle all the lakes that fit into your comfort zone.
  5. Would you like your lake home to serve as a four season destination? If yes look to a lake that is an easy commute to ski areas, snowmobile, hiking.   If golf is of interest also add the closest golf course.
  6. Now get online and visit some websites that list lake homes in your area of interest and in your price range.
  7. Prior to going to see any homes get in your car and drive to the lakes region and visit the towns and lakes. Determine if the lake you would like to be on fits the lifestyle you have envisioned.

Next get back online and find a real estate agent who specializes in lakefront homes.  Just like any other business call an expert so your buying  experience goes smoothly.

Our office covers the New Hampshire lakes area from Ossipee all the way over to Sunapee and all the quality lakes in between.  Carl and Paula have answers about the lakes and can get you into your dream home without a hitch.  Visit our websites and when you are ready to get down to business give us a call. For additional information on lakefront homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby's International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at or visit our website to view  lake real estate in New Hampshire at or

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