Blog :: 12-2016

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Winter At The Lake? What to do when the lake is frozen?

Suggestions Anyone?
 
The fun does not end when the lake freezes up. There is a long list of entertaining activities to fill your bucket list.
 
Here is a quick list of the traditional winter activities that families spend time doing during our frozen New Hampshire winters.
 
Skiing - Sledding - Tubing - Skating - Snowmobiling - Ice Fishing - Snow Shoeing - Cross Country Skiing - Snowboarding - Lunch - Shopping - Zip Lines
 
I bet most have participated in one or more of the above events once or numerous times. Looking for a change, try going to events you have never encountered before? How about a sleigh ride, dog sled racing event or car ice racing on Lee's Pond. If you have never ice fished before, visit the Meredith Rotary Fishing Derby on Feb 11-12. You can view and walk around the mini city of bob houses on the ice and glimpse at the trophy fish on display. Another event that draws thousands to Meredith and hundreds of teams is the annual Pond Hockey event on February 3rd, watch the teams in action. You can view 4-5 rinks at once. Have you ever been to a castle? Visit the Winter Ice Castle in Lincoln absolutely a must see. Alton Bay has the only FAA registered plane landing strip on the ice in the US, view the planes coming and going while walking among the bob house village on the ice. Looking to get close to nature check the January Winter Walk schedule at Squam Lakes Science center for guided tours. ( Enjoying all these events starts with dressing for cold weather, boots are a must! )
 
One winter event that is high on my to-do list is an ice fishing outing with the kids and grandchildren. Watch the weather to pick a sunny afternoon on a small lake that holds, perch, pickerel, and bass for never ending action. Depending on the snow depth I bring along my ATV or snowmobile riding around the lake pulling family members on sleds. We bring a grill to roast hot dogs and have plenty of hot chocolate to go around. ( remember you can rent or borrow equipment to keep the expenses down )
 
For those looking for a true winter experience get the fireplace going reading a book or take a nap!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Call Lady of the Lake Realty  at 1-888-737-5550, e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com  to begin your search
 
Contact Paula Hinckley both specializing in NH Lakes Realty #nhlakesrealty

Building / Designing A Lake Home! Design Ideas?

My wife Paula and I have been selling lakefront property since 1999 and we have been fortunate enough to build two lakefront homes and view thousands of waterfront homes.

Our job is actually a lot of fun! We visit hundreds of lakefront homes yearly from vintage homes built in the 1920's to current new construction.  Here are common comments I have when visiting homes built in the last 5 to 10 years.  ( What were they thinking? ) ( Why in the world would you put that there? ) ( What is that? )  ( Why did you carpet the basement? ) ( That does not make any sense at all. ) ( Why would you build here? )

Before the foundation is poured and the first wall is put up think, resale. The average a lake home is owned about 10 years. Your life will change and draw you away from your dream home.

Whatever your price range there are a few basic design guidelines that will ensure a quick and profitable resale.  Strike this phase from your home building design. ( This is our dream home and we are going to live here forever. )  Think resale!

Here are some basic design ideas that will ensure your home will sell quickly and profitably when the time comes.

1. Lots of big Windows.

2. First Floor master bedroom.

3. Make sure the master bedroom has a bathroom.

4. Design the bedrooms so the bed faces the lake!!

5. Front to back kitchen to great room. ( open floor plan )

6. No carpet in the basement, your only asking for trouble.

7. A large deck across the front of the home.

8. Screened porch on the side of the home or enclose some of the front deck.

8. Walk out basement if possible.

9. Fireplace or Woodstove are a must. Gas or Wood

10. Two plus bathrooms, one full.

11. Think green and wifi enable your heating, cooling and lighting. 

Your budget may also include a garage with additional storage for all your toys, media room, separate space for kids and a guest suite. Warm wood interior accents with granite also adds to your enjoyment an additional value down the road.

lake winnipesaukee real estate

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

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

 

Waterfront Commercial Land in Wolfeboro NH Build a Hotel / Condos

Investment Opportunity walking distance to downtown Wolfeboro with over 2200 feet of shoreline on 3.7 acres all located on Winnipesaukee's Back Bay. Level lot with sunsets offering a perfect location for hotel / lodging / Condos to commercial shops.  Public water / sewer and electric are at the street. Wolfeboro is the Oldest Summer Resort in the United States. The Quaint New England Town has plenty of charm and downtown is located on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee.

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

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

 

Upper Suncook Lake Home Exceeds Most Buyers Wish List Features

Almost new, 2014 Home, built on pristine and beautiful Upper Suncook Lake.  This private location offers a sandy beach, western view with incredible sunsets, level maintenance free lot, long open water view with no homes on the opposite shoreline (conservation land).  A large Trex deck is only steps away from a gradual private beach area for swimming and boating. The home was carefully designed with an open living room/kitchen on the first floor.  The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, and has a pantry closet in the mudroom.  There are two large bedrooms on the second floor.  The master bedroom has his and her walk-in closets, a separate bath with a custom tiled shower, a linen closet in the bathroom, an adjoining office, and majestic views of the lake.  There is a separate bath for the other large bedroom.  The bath also has a custom tiled shower, a linen closet, and a separate enclosed laundry with washer and dryer.  The lot gives you a private feel for your 80 feet of frontage.  The home can be used year round, but not as a full-time home.  Additional features include: a drilled well, an automatic whole house generator, central air conditioning, Wi-Fi enabled heating and cooling, ceiling fans in the bedrooms and the first floor family gathering area, low maintenance vinyl siding with Aztec moldings, upgraded Pella windows, an approved fire pit, and a retaining wall with steps to the water.  A must see!

1. Sunsets
2. Sandy Beach
3. Level Low Maintenance Lot
4. Extremely Private Setting
5. Open Water View out to Conservation Land - no homes to look at
6. Open Floor Plan, Front to Back Kitchen to Great Room
7. Home Heating is Wifi Enabled with on Demand Hot Water
8. Two Large Bedrooms with Three Bathrooms
For additional information on lake homes call 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.
 

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

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