Blog :: 01-2018

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Getting on New Hampshire's Big Lakes at a reasonable cost?

Getting on New Hampshire’s Big Lakes at a reasonable cost?  

Waterfront on any of the big lakes in New Hampshire is expensive! What if you want to enjoy all the lakes have to offer on a beer budget every chance you can get?  

Depending on your family's needs there are several options worth looking into.  Let's start with the least expensive option and go up from there. 

1. Boat docks/slips:  You can get rack storage in Moultonborough on Winnipesaukee for $15,000.  This is an on-demand service, call and they put your boat in the water and your boat is stored indoors while you're not using it. 

2. A slip you can overnight on? There are several options around the lakes starting at $50,000. Of course, you need a boat for both of these options. 

( plus you don’t have to trailer your boat from home,  drawback you have to commute from home to the dock  )

3.  Condos, you have a ton of choices and all price points. From $100,000 to $700,000. They will all put you close to the lake but the amenities differ widely.  Private shared beach, docks, moorings, fitness club, hiking trails are some of the features you can find around the lake

4.  Single-family homes with shared beach access you will find opportunities from $300,000 to $800,000, some with docks/day dock but all with beaches. 

5.  Single-family homes near the lake will cost $175,000 up. 

6.  Waterfront homes with owned shoreline start at $500,000 and go up from there. 

( if you purchase or rent a dock space options 3-5 are excellent ways to get the family on the lake without trailering every day you want to get out on the lake )

From experience, I live close to Squam Lake and we trailer a small boat a short distance to the launch and beach area to explore all Squam has to offer. We also own a dock at Bay Shore Yacht Club in Meredith on Winnipesaukee. I try to get out on the big lake a couple of mornings a week fishing for salmon, a challenge I enjoy.  

If you’re looking to sell or buy a lake home in NH give us a 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

Opening your lake cottage for summer! - Putting together a plan!

Opening your lake cottage for summer! - Putting together a plan! 

In about 2 months the snow will be melting and dreams of summer fun will be at your doorstep. Hopefully, you have a checklist from prior years you can follow to get the camp ready for Memorial Day opening weekend. If you don’t here are a a few helpful hints. 

  1. Bring your tool box - shovels - rakes - a saw.
  2. Verify that the electricity, phone, the internet is on and insurance is up to date. 
  3. Boat and Trailer registrations are current and have your boat and trailer serviced before you trailer up the road.  Spring cleaning your lake cottage
  4. Make sure you have all your keys! 
  5. Cleaning Supplies, towels, mops, brooms, leaf bags and a shop vac would always be helpful. 
  6. Bring some batteries and replenish the flashlights and smoke / carbon monoxide alarms. 
  7. Get the heat / ac checked out and clean the fireplace or wood stove flu’s prior to lighting your first fire of the season. Don’t forget to make sure a workable fire extinguisher is on hand. 
  8. Get the water running, look for leaks and let it run for an hour to get the system cleaned out then change the filters. Finally turn on the hot water. 
  9. Rake the lawn and clean the interior. Your almost ready to start enjoying lake life. 
  10. Get the dock ready for installation, check posts and decking then put it in the water and tie your boat up

That’s it! You’ve got, electricity, internet, water, hot water, clean home, boats on the dock, and the yard is picked up.  What else do you need? I would get the grill going for an evening meal. 

If you’re looking to sell or buy a lake home in NH give us a 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

Some NH 2018 Winter Events you don't want to miss!

 

Some Winter Events you don’t want to miss!   

( picture is just a teaser - summer is around the corner )

Winnipesaukee Pond Hockey Classic -  Meredith  Feb 2-4 2018

The first puck dropped for the New England Pond Hockey Classic in February of 2010. Since then the NEPHC has quickly become one of the most sought after Pond Hockey Tournaments in the country, with teams flying in to compete from all over North America. Situated in the resort town of Meredith, NH, the NEPHC offers participants a tournament experience unlike any other. 

Great Meredith Ice Fishing Derby - Feb 10-11  Details

Ice Car Racing - Feb 17 Don’t miss Ice Car Racing on Meredith Bay 

Sled Dog Racing  - Laconia - Feb 16-18  - Where to view   https://www.lrsdc.org/  

College Ski Racing Events  - 2018 

February includes the University of Vermont Carnival (Feb. 2-3), with alpine races at Stowe and Nordic competition at Trapp Family Lodge, followed by the Dartmouth College Carnival (Feb. 9-10) at Dartmouth Skiway (alpine) and the XC Ski Center (Nordic).

The 2018 EISA Championships/NCAA East Regional Championships will be hosted by Middlebury College on Feb. 23-24. The Middlebury Snow Bowl will be the site of the alpine championships, and the Nordic competition will take place at Rikert Nordic Center.

The University of Colorado will serve as the host school for the 2018 NCAA Skiing Championships on March 7-10 at Steamboat Springs and the Howelsen Ski Area.

New London Winter Carnival - Feb 1-3,  2018 

Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest - Feb 2-4 , 2018 

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