Blog :: 2017

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

Some Real Estate Highlights from the new Tax Bill!

Some Real Estate Highlights from the new Tax Bill!

Quotes from the National Association of Realtors. President Elizabeth Mendenhall issued the following statement:

"The results are mixed. We saved the exclusion for capital gains on the sale of a home and protected the mortgage interest deduction for second homes.

• Capital gains exclusion. In a huge win for current and prospective homeowners, current law is left in place on the capital gains exclusion of $250,000 for an individual and $500,000 for married couples on the sale of a home. Both the House and the Senate had sought to make it much harder to qualify for the exclusion.

• Mortgage interest deduction. The maximum mortgage amount for households deducting their mortgage interest has been decreased to $750,000 from the current $1 million limit. The House bill sought a reduction to $500,000.

• State and local tax deductions. Both property taxes and state and local income taxes remain deductible, although with a combined limit of $10,000. Both the House and Senate bills sought to eliminate the state and local income tax deduction altogether.

• Pass-through entities. The bill significantly reduces the effective rate of tax on business income earned by independent contractors and income received from pass-through entities. This change will lower the taxes of many real estate professionals.

Lake Winnipesaukee home Interested in New Hampshire Lake Homes 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 Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley both specializing in NH Lakefront Sales #nhlakesrealty

Lake Waukewan Executive Waterfront Home has new owners!!

Mike and Katie are ecstatic about their new dream home on Lake Waukewan. 

Built-in 2008 this beautiful home has a private setting, open water views and sandy swim area. The home featured wood floors, granite kitchen, tons of glass, fireplace, a great deck for entertaining, and just under 3000 square feet of living area. 

Check our new website out! It was designed for you to get to lakefront homes in one click.  You don’t have to view hundreds of listings to find those that have owned waterfront. One click and success.  www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Or Call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail info@nhlakesrealty.com and we will find that dream home for you.  Lake Waukewan Real Estate - Waukewan home for sale

If you are selling or looking to purchase a lake home in New Hampshire contact Paula at Lady of the Lake Realty.  Lady of the Lake can help you with selecting a lake meeting your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lakes sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake.  

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley both specializing in NH Lakefront Sales  #nhlakesrealty

Home Winterization Checklist for Snowbirds: 10 Basic Items to Review

Hard work just put you in the fortunate position of becoming a snowbird! 

Home Winterization Checklist for Snowbirds: 10 Basic Items to Review

Before you head out the door to warmer weather for an extended stay you have prepare your homes cold vacation without you. 

Prepare a checklist! Here are a few basic items you want to look at.  

  1. Your mail has to go somewhere, you can’t have your mailbox overflowing! Set this up early with a neighbor or the post office. 
  2. Your home needs to look lived in, have the driveway plowed and ask a neighbor to drive in and out of it giving it that lived in look.
  3. Turn off the water, ask your heating company if the furnace needs water, if yes turn off the water to the living space or better yet, drain the water system. 
  4. Turned the heat down to 55 or 60 and if you have a forced hot water system talk to your plumber about adding anti-freeze in place of water. 
  5. Unplug all none essentials, stove, microwave, televisions, refrigerators, ( leave the door open ) any item that a digital light comes on wasting energy. 
  6. Put your cable/internet on vacation mode if possible. 
  7. Don’t post your plans on social media or post while you are away! 
  8. Leave a light on or put a light on a timer so your home looks lived in.  
  9. Put fuel stabilizer in gas tanks, car, lawn mowers, snowmobiles etc.
  10. Lock all windows and doors, double check them prior to leaving. 
  11. Don't forget to cover outdoor furniture and boats. 

If you have any interest in purchasing a New Hampshire lakefront home Lady of the Lake Realty has been in business since 1999 and we have exhaustive knowledge of the lakes. Our marketing area includes all the lakes from Sunapee Area to Ossipee. 

We can help you with selecting a lake meeting your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lakes sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake.  

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 Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley both specializing in NH Lakefront Sales  #nhlakesrealty

 

Pleasant Lake, New London NH. Perfect home for boating, swimming, skiing.

 

Just Listed in New London, NH.  Ski and Beach Access home to Pleasant Lake, Sunapee and Ragged Mountain Ski Areas 

If your new home criteria checklist includes an open concept post and beam home with 2 bathrooms, 3 plus bedrooms with room to expand, private setting, granite kitchen, screened porch, wood floors, metal roof, on 1.9 acres this home is perfect for you. What if this beautiful home included a private 500-foot beach to use on crystal clear 600 acre Pleasant Lake. Slope and Shore Club offers a clubhouse, mooring field, tennis, basketball courts, ice skating pond along with storage for your canoe or kayak. Slope N Shore is a family-oriented community with a beautiful, gently sloping beach. Children of all ages can take swimming, tennis and sailing lessons. There are weekly planned activities including climbing Mt. Kearsarge, swimming to Blueberry Island, sandcastle day and field day. Adults enjoy cocktails on the beach at 5 PM, tennis leagues for men, women and mixed, doubles; plus, there are several summer parties including: pot luck, theme: (60’s, Titanic, etc.), and barbecue. Location is everything, restaurants, hospital, shopping, golf plus Mount Sunapee and Ragged Mountain Ski Areas are just a short drive. Two bedrooms are on the first floor, the master on the second floor with a guest or family room. There is room to expand in the basement and you will never lose power with a whole house generator. Boston is less than 1.5 hours, and your Pleasant Lake home is 10 minutes off Rt 89.

Lady of the Lake Realty has been working with buyers and sellers since 1999. Our marketing area includes all the New Hampshire lakes from Sunapee to Ossipee. 

We can help you with selecting a lake that meets your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lake sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake.  

Call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550, e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com   

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

 

Lady of the Lake Realty has another happy seller of a Lakefront home in NH

Silver Lake Home has New Owners! 

Great news, Paula working with sellers on a Silver Lake helped them find buyers in the first two weeks the home was listed. The new owners have just enjoyed the first weekend at their Silver Lakefront home in Tilton. This affordable home has beautiful views and five bedrooms for family get-togethers.

If you are selling or looking to purchase a lake home in New Hampshire contact Paula at Lady of the Lake Realty. lakefront home sold on silver lake, Tilton NH

Lady of the Lake Realty has been in business since 1999 and we have exhaustive knowledge of the lakes. Our marketing area includes all the lakes from Sunapee Area to Ossipee including Winnipesaukee and Squam.

We can help you with selecting a lake meeting your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lakes sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake.

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 to begin your search

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley both specializing in NH Lakefront Sales #nhlakesrealty

Win the Lakefront Bidding War!

Win the Lakefront Bidding War! 

Buying a lake home is an exciting yet emotional and stressful process. Start searching online trying to compare regions, lakes and the attributes of homes on each lake. Find a seasoned knowledgeable lake agent that can guide you through the process. If you see the perfect lakefront home  online get in the car right away to go visit the home. It’s quite likely that perfect lakefront will attract others and  you’ll find yourself in a bidding war. Last week a home hit the market at 10 am on Winnipesaukee, by the days end there were 4 offers on the home. Great homes sell quickly.  If you want to ensure your bid is the winning offer, follow these strategies. 

Cash Works  

This won’t be possible for everyone, but if you have the cash, make an all-cash offer. In a particularly hot market, cash typically wins out. Sellers prefer buyers who pay cash because the deal will not be dependent on appraisals  or whether the buyer can secure financing. Or be prepared with a home equity loan in place which might put you in a cash position.

Get pre-approved for a mortgage.If paying all cash is not an option. Get preapproved for a mortgage before you even you visit your first home. You will have your financing in place when you place your offer. You will not be scrambling for a pre approval letter. In a scenario where a seller receives multiple bids, you’ll automatically count yourself out if you are not pre-approved.

When you find the perfect home 

If the lake home meets your criteria move quickly. Hopefully your offer will be the only offer on the table. If the seller has listed the home at an appropriate price, be prepared to offer full price. Don’t wait to get into a bidding situation. 

Escalation clause

If you’re willing to go higher with your offer, talk to your agent about an escalation clause. This gives you the option to automatically increase your offer should another buyer bid more than you. Do put a ceiling on the clause.

Limit contingencies

Sellers will generally choose offers with the fewest contingencies. 

Get personal

Do you really love the home? Can you imagine your kids enjoying swimming in the lake and perfect sunsets to enjoy with the family? Write a letter to the seller explaining your reasons for wanting the house. Appeal to a seller’s emotions/personal memories, you may be rewarded with the winning bid. Lake Winnipesaukee luxury governors island home

Lady of the Lake Realty has been working with buyers and sellers since 1999. Our marketing area includes all the New Hampshire lakes from Sunapee to Ossipee. 

We can help you with selecting a lake that meets your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lake sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake.  

Call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550, e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com   

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

 

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Price Adjusted for this 2 bedroom condo in Meredith NH

If you are looking for a NH Lakes Region getaway or a place to live here is a perfect option for you. 

Price Adjusted for this 2 bedroom condo in Meredith NH

Meredith NH Condo ro sale, 2 bedrooms $114,000updated 2 bedroom condo for sale in meredith nh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two bedrooms updated townhouse style end unit with sitting deck. Just a short walk to downtown Meredith. Low condo fee's, low Meredith taxes, and only 10 units in the complex with plenty of parking. Price reduced to $114,000  MLS 4645682  Gould Ave, #10 Meredith 

Call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550, e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

Lake or Ski Real Estate LLC.  3 Winona Road, Meredith NH 566-6608 - paulahinckley@gmail.com

Lady of the Lake Realty is a registered tradename of Lake or Ski Real Estate LLC 

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NH Lakefront Homes - Lady of the Lake can find you the perfect vacation home for your family

Today was a big day for John and Anne. They have been looking for a NH lake home for two years. They had a very stringent criteria list that was tough to fill.  We kept searching new and existing homes for them. We finally found them the perfect home to fit their lifestyle. A log home with a screened porch and lake view in a low tax town. Congratulations to them, they are in the process of moving this week into their dream come true home.  

 

Lady of the Lake Realty has been in business since 1999. Our marketing area includes all the New Hampshire lakes from Sunapee Area to Ossipee. 

We can help you with selecting a lake meeting your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lakes sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake.  Yes, we can also sell your lake house for you to a new family looking to build new memories. 

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 Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

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Looking to Reduce your Energy Bills - Utility Rebates are Available

NHSaves has tools, incentives and tips that will help you save energy, money, and the environment with this Energy Star Program. 

The electric company is paying $3005 of a $5395 invoice to help us save at our home. The $2,290 cost to us has a payback period of 2.4 years.  

Without getting into a long drawn out explanation, Unitil, Liberty, NH Electric Coop, and Eversouce have programs that offers rebates on energy saving programs. 

They offer rebates for dryers to heating and cooling systems for your home along with adding insulation. The program starts with you filling out an application online at http://www.nhsaves.com/ or at your utilities website. Next step if you qualify and it is not income related but energy usage facts at your home.  Oil, wood, propane, and electric costs for the year.  

They set up an appointment to come out to your home to do an energy audit. I have had it done 2 times with 100% satisfaction. They go through the home looking for locations that energy would escape. Then set up a blower in your door that pulls air from the home and walk from room to room looking for drafts. We found some serious issues in the basement and the attic. The audit is $100 and at the end you decide if you want to have them help you save on your heating and cooling costs.  

Great program! 

If you happen to be in the market for a lake home, Lady of the Lake Realty has been working with buyers and sellers since 1999. Our marketing area includes all the New Hampshire lakes from Sunapee to Ossipee. 

We can help you with selecting a lake that meets your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lake sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake.  

Call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550, e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com   

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

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Lake Winnipesaukee - Happy new home owners - Alton NH

Congratulations to Peter and Bridget! They are taking possession of a dream property in Alton NH on Lake Winnipesaukee. Their lifestyle goal was a property with spectacular views open water views, sandy swimming area, and a private setting.  Their new home has it all plus 314 feet of shoreline on over 1.5 acres, covered boat slip and unbelievable views .  If you are looking to purchase or sell a lake home on any of the quality lakes in the region contact Lady of the Lake Realty. 

Lady of the Lake Realty has been working with buyers and sellers since 1999. Our marketing area includes all the New Hampshire lakes from Sunapee to Ossipee. 

We can help you with selecting a lake that meets your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of the lake sizes, water quality, amenities around the lake and even what kind of fish are in the lake.  

Call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550, e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com   

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty