NH Lakefront Real Estate

What Lake in New Hampshire is Right for You???

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If you can dream it, WE can make it happen!

 If you are looking  for  a lake property  in New Hampshire you have  hundreds  of lakes to choose from.   While that means you will have lots of possible choices, it will also mean that sorting through the various properties and water bodies  to determine which one is right for you can be difficult, time consuming, and downright frustrating. 

What you really need is some help from an expert in the area.  Lady of the Lake Realty has experience not only in lakefront real estate purchases  but also  boating , fishing, skiing, snowmobiling,  hiking, water-skiing, shopping and general  area knowledge.   My wife, Paula Hinckley,  started Lady of the Lake Realty in 1999, one of the first waterfront web based real estate businesses.  I  joined her in 2007. Together, we will help you with questions on lake water quality, boating restrictions, Comprehensive Shoreland Protective Act, Septic Systems, and general news about the area.

 If you want to start by familiarizing yourself with area lakes  visit one of our websites: http://www.lakeorskirealestate.com/nh-real-estate/quick-lake-search.html .     

If you want to get started looking for your new getaway  we can help.   It starts with your wish list.   A typical wish list might be a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, sandy beach  within 30 min of skiing on a 3000 acre lake with a salmon fishing .  Yes we can find you that home!!  But realistically are you in that price range.  Ok you're not in the $600,000 plus price range but you would still like the benefits of your wish-list,  there are many beach access communities on large lakes that you can view the water, walk to the beach and have your boat on your own dock for less dollars than waterfront owned. Or consider  a smaller lake, seasonal property or a home on a motorboat restricted lake.  A couple of ideas for your wish list, sandy beach and southwest exposure so you can enjoy swimming with the kids and the sun all day along with a great sunset.  

  If you can dream it, WE can make it happen!  

  For additional information on 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  Contact us today!

New Hampshire Lakes Region Lakefront inventory and Sales October 2012

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Winnipesaukee 3 bedroom log home with one of the best beaches in the region

August and September are typically slow months with summer vacations, school opening, high school sports starting and the summer ending most lake home shoppers were too busy to get out on the weekends to view what is available. October on the other hand was a very busy month showing lake homes across the lakes region. In talking with agents I found that other offices found that same to be true.

The lack of showing  activity July through September is reflected in only 54 lakefront homes were sold in the last 30 days but consistent with the previous sales in September of 50 sales. Of the sales during October ten were over $850,000 with a top sales price of $3.6 million in Wolfeboro. The towns of Sunapee and Wolfeboro were the overall top producing towns. November sales numbers should reflect the increase in showing activity but the elections I believe are keeping many high end buyers at home, inventory for lake homes above 1 million dollars is around 200 homes. Many buyers in October are finding the time to come up but taking the time to visit mid-week to view homes.  There is an abundance of quality homes on excellent lakes available right now for you to view.

Lake Home inventory stands right now at the end of October ( lakefront owned )

$100,000 to $300,000 - 127 homes

$300,000 to $500,000 - 130 homes

$500,000 to $900,000 - 133 homes

$900,000 to $1.5 million - 68 homes

$1.5 million and over - 117 homes

As you can see there is an inventory of homes at all price points.  Many of the homes in the lower price range are in need of some TLC and are not on the larger lakes.  In order to get on one of the lakes that are 1000 acres or greater you need to be in the $500,000 plus range.

The above numbers do not reflect shared waterfront sales or available inventory.  Effective date July 14th For additional information on 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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Halfmoon Lake Real Estate for sale, Alton NH

Halfmoon Lake Real Estate NH

9 rooms - 3 bedrooms - huge garage

Low Tax Alton NH The largest waterfront lot with an 85' sandy beach and south exposure in the Varney Road / Oneil Road. The neighborhood is located on the Alton side of 250 acre Half-Moon Lake. This year round residence was renovated by the current owners with 1,200 square feet of finished living area on the main level including a large master bedroom with a  slider overlooking the lake, modern kitchen with glassfront cabinets, & an extended living room / dining area. Two sliders open onto a 680 sq ft deck. The lower level with 1,000 sq ft has a large family room with a fieldstone hearth & woodstove, 3/4 bath & separate guest bedroom and a large craft area  for sewing & stained glass work overlooking the lake. A shaded patio from the walk-out family room leads to the level front lawn & sugar sand beach. Your vehicles & boats can be parked in the detached 40' x 30' garage with workshop with an extended 40'x 12' shed & second floor storage. Enjoy this exceptional  well maintained home and waterfront location on a very clean lake. This executive home is located centrally and could be used as your main residence or as a family retreat.  Lake Winnipesaukee is just 10 minutes north on Route 28 and 25 minutes south you are in Concord NH.  Golf-Skiing-Hiking are all within a 20 minute ride. Listed by Maxfield Real Estate. D.Countway. Information taken from NNEREN MLS feed. 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 & Squam Lake Real Estate Update

Bow Lake Resident Eagle

Bow Lake Resident Eagle

NH Lakes Region  Lake home sales are just starting to heat up here in the Lakes Region. Luxury lakefront  homes on Lake Winnipesaukee ( 43,000 acres ) and Squam Lake ( 6,750 acres ) are just starting to be listed.  February 10th to the 16 we had a total of 19 new listings.  We had 5 new luxury listings on Winnipesaukee in the  $1,000,000 to $10,000,000 range.  On exclusive Squam Lake we had 2 new listings, one seasonal Cottage at basement prices for Squam at just over $1,000,000 and an beautiful Adirondack with boat house for just over $2,400,000.  The additional listing are on smaller lakes in the 500 acres range with the exception of one home on 1200 acre Bow Lake.

Bow Lake is one of my favorite lakes. Islands to explore along with a resident Bald Eagle nesting just off shore on an island with Loon nesting boxes below.

If you would like to learn more about the New Hampshire Lakes Regions contact us. There are over 200 lakes and ponds to choose from. All have golf courses and hiking trails near by and most are within 30 minutes of some great skiing.

 

For additional information on lake homes in NH 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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NH Lakes Region Real Estate, new lake listings. March 3rd to the 11th 2013

Mount Washington Crusing by one of the Meredtih homes

Mount Washington Crusing by one of the Meredtih homes

New Hampshire Lakes Region Lakefront inventory update. The weather is starting to warm up and we had 23  new lakefront owned  listings come on the market.   Pricing again was spread out with new lake listings at all price points.  We had 6 new listings under $300,000. 3  new listings price between $447,000 and $479,000. Listed a $449,000 is a wonderful property on Lake Kansatka in low tax Moultonborough.   In the next price bracket 4 new lake listings priced between $580,000 and $700,000 on Sunset Lake, Alton -Squam River Landing, Squam - Waukewan, Meredith and Great East Lake, Wakefield.  The home on Waukewan is a must see and should move quickly as every other listing on this lake has.  The next 4 listings are under $1,000,000 and are found on Squam Lake, Lake Sunapee, Winnipesaukee and Ossipee.  The Winnipesaukee property has 6 acres of land and is the perfect location to build your dream home.  The last 5 listings appear on Lake Winnipesaukee, 2 in Meredith, a home in Wolfeboro, Moultonborough and a spectacular log home with 2 bay boat house in Tuftonboro. For additional information on these 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.

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Buying Lakefront Real Estate in New Hampshire? What Lake?

 

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate

Washington Cruising to Center Harbor

 

The decision has been made in your family to buy a vacation lake home and New Hampshire with its proximity to the mountains for skiing, snowmobiling, plenty of golf courses, tax free shopping,  great restaurants, plus 4 seasons of activities all within 2 hours of Boston Ma. or Hartford Ct. puts New Hampshire at the top of your list.   Where??  The go to lakes everyone knows about are Lake Sunapee with Mount Sunapee in the back drop, Squam Lake or as referred to "On Golden Pond" after the movie and lastly Lake Winnipesaukee with 42,000 acres an endless opportunities to explore the ports and 200 plus islands. What about Newfound or Merrymeeting both glacial lake with the best water quality in the state?  Go back to step one, you want a lake home! Unless you absolutely have to be on Sunapee, Squam or Winnipesaukee call us?  We have information on the 200 other lakes in the area, with 25 years combined experience we have the answers on lake size, quality and even the types of fish you will catch.Do you know anything about the following lakes? Did you know they even existed?  We do!! Call and ask why one of these lakes might be the perfect match for your family, it could be your budget or if you are looking something special,  a sandy walk-in beach, sunsets, one acre of land, 200 feet of shoreline, close to ski areas and a private quiet setting under $750,000.  We know where these homes are located and have visited all the lakes below and can recommend a lake that meets your family needs.  From a log home or seasonal cottage to a Luxury Adirondack on Lake Wentworth.

Ashuelot - Ayers - Balch - Belleau - Bow - Conway - Crescent - Crystal - Deering -  Franklin Pierce -  Goose Pond - Great East Lake - Halfmoon - Highland - Hills Pond - Island Pond - Kezar - Jenness Pond - Kolelemook - Kanasatka - Loon - Lovell - Manning - Mascoma - Massasecum - Merrymeeting - Mirror - Newfound - Northwood - Opechee - Mountain View - Mendums Pond - Otter Pond - Pemigewasset - Pine River Pond - Pleasant - Province - Sawyer - Shaws Pond - Shellcamp -  Stinson - Silver - Squam - Suncook - Sunrise - Sunset - Swains - Waukewan - Webster - Wentworth - Wicwas - Winnipesaukee - Winnisquam - Winona - motor boat restricted lakes - Connor - Duncan - Eastman - Hermit - Lower Beach - March - Pea Porridge - Rand - Spectacle - Wakondah - White Oak

Why not e-mail or call us so we can help you find a waterfront home for your family so you can build cherished memories.

 NH has an  inventory of over 439 lakefront homes available. The best homes always sell first so watch for the new listing we send out. If you are not on our new listings e-mail list what are you waiting for call or e-mail Paula or Carl to tell us what you are looking for.

For additional information on 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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Should I Buy a Lakefront Lot? I want to Build My Dream Waterfront Home?

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate for sale, Alton NH

I would look for an existing cottage you can remove.

We get calls all the time from buyers looking for a lakefront lot to purchase to build their dream lakefront home. I almost feel I should tell you they really almost don't exist. The lot you are picturing when you call is level, has sunsets, a sandy walk in beach, on 1 acre or more with 100 feet of frontage with a open water view of mountains in the background. Maybe if we jump into the $750,000 plus range I might come up with that lot, realty says maybe no! The NH DES has rules in place to make your dream lot almost an impossible dream. Take a quick read at the most asked questions at the Department of Environmental Services. http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wetlands/cspa/categories/faq.htm  If you are lucky enough to find a lot with a sandy beach can you clear the vegetation to enjoy it, or clear trees to see the lake? I was over at Lake Sunapee looking at a level, wooded 2 acre lot with 200 feet of shoreline last week. Sounds good so far, well the shoreline was rocky with a 6 foot drop down to the lake at the water edge, tons of trees to contend with to open up the view and the lot was over $1.5 million. On the other side of the Lake a listing similar in price with a cottage on it had over 200 feet of sandy shoreline, mountain views and sunsets. With the shoreline rules many options that a new home would have on a vacant lot are grandfathered with an existing home on the lot. The view 90% of the time is already there and you can build on the same footprint and go up a level or move the home back to build a larger home. The old timers did not break any rules when they built their dream homes, there were no rules to follow. A couple of cottage listings I just viewed would fit this perfectly. ( Example ) Bow Lake is 1100 acres, the home had a level lot, sandy beach, views, 1.2 acres of land, 1300 square foot cottage for $410,000 or a Seasonal Cottage on Winnisquam for $349,000. These are building lots that I would build on. You have the views and most of rules are grandfathered to make the permitting go smoothly. Most available land lots on the water in this price range are steep sloping lots with impossible shorelines to develop. Why don't you just call us? We have been helping buyers find lake homes in NH for over 15 years. Look at the testimonials on our website. For additional information on lake homes or lots 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 to find your dream home in New Hampshire or e-mail and we will set you up with a custom e-mail cart designed for you to view the homes you are interested in!!!

We cover all the lakes including real estate on Ossipee, Squam, Sunapee, Winnipesaukee, Wentworth, Great East, Winnisquam, Newfound, Merrymeeting, Bow.

NH Lakefront Property Inventory Update, May 6 to May 13, 2013

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Condo with a Private Setting - Docks - Beach - Moorings

Mothers Day is the start of the summer season and the weather was warm and sunny to kick off a wonderful day for mothers around the NH Lakes Region.  This week we had a dramatic  increase in the number of total lake related listings come on the market.  With a total of 43 new lakefront listings this week and 37 shared waterfront listings this is almost double what we saw last week.  The leading lake was again  Winnipesaukee posting 9 new lakefront homes, 1 island property plus 9 shared waterfront homes.   The overall price spread was $149,000 for a seasonal camp on Gregg Lake in Antrim to a luxury estate with over 90 acres on Lake Winnipesaukee for $4.5 million.  Sunapee had 2 new listing this week and Newfound had 3.  The pick of the week is a luxury executive home on Newfound Lake for just over $1.1 million. If you are looking for deep water glacial lake and perfect sunsets call us about this lovely Newfound Lake  home.

Other lakes with listings this week include  Winnisquam - Suncook Lake - Pine River Pond - Merrymeeting a home on the backside of the lake - Mascoma Lake - Ossipee -  Balch Lake - Keyser Lake in Sutton

Waterfront access properties were price all over the place, homes ranging from $100,000 on Shellcamp Lake in Gilmanton to executive homes on Mascoma - Sunapee - Winnipesaukee in the $500,000 range.  Condo's new this week ranged from $71,000 for 1 bedroom units to a luxury condo in Laconia for just under $600,000.   New condo listings also came on the market on Ossipee, Pemigewassett Lake and Winnisquam.

If you would like updates on new listings drop us an e-mail and we will get you the latest information on new waterfront homes listed on the lakes you are interested in or we can direct you to choice lakes in the NH Lakes Region.

For additional information on lake  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.

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Lakefront Inventory Update June 3 - June 10, 2013, Luxury Homes to Cottages

New Listing on Pemigewassett Lake with 25 acres

New Listing on Pemigewassett Lake with 25 acres

The 90th Laconia Bike Week started this past Saturday.  This yearly event brings thousands of motorcycles to the lakes region of NH.  For a schedule of events visit http://www.laconiamcweek.com/Schedule/  to take part in the activities.  We had a bump in new lakefront listings coming on the market at 43.  Seventeen were  Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate listings while the rest of the lakes got one or two new listings. Most of the Winnipesaukee  listings were mainland homes priced from $400,000 to a luxury estate on Governors Island for $1o million. Plus 5 island homes priced from $335,000o on Chase Island  to a home on Bear Island for $475,000.  Sunapee, Ossipee, Winnisquam, Pawtuckaway had 2 new properties listed with prices ranging from $2 million for the Sunapee home to a lovely home on Ossipee with a sandy beach and views for $649,000. Highland Lake - Washington, Suncook Lake - Barnstead, Bow Lake - Northwood, Kezar Lake - Sutton all had 1 new listing each.  In addition to waterfront owned Ossipee had 5 new shared waterfront homes priced in the $160,000 range and a Sunapee listing priced at $350,000 with access to a wonderful beach.  A total of eighteen new shared access listings and eight new condo listings with two homes that stand out,  a luxury condo on the eastern shore of Newfound lake for $570,000 and a $1.3 million dollar home located in Grouse Point on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

My pick of the week is a Tuftonboro home.  The home has 1469 feet of shoreline on Winnipesaukee and 40 acres of land. This is the perfect location to build your family compound for your families future.  This waterfront parcel is priced at $5.7 million.

21 sales this week ranging from $100,000 for a seasonal shared waterfront cottage on Ossipee to a Luxury Adirondack home on Lake Winnipesaukee for $4.7 million.   Call us or sign up for e-mail alerts to keep track of your favorite lakes happenings or to keep track of pricing around the region. For additional information on  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 similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Lake Winnipesaukee Luxury Lakefront home, New Hampshire USA

View from the Great Room out to the beach and islands

View from the Great Room out to the beach and islands

Exclusive Governors Island home in Laconia NH  Almost new 2002  7,000 square foot luxury executive estate on just over 1 acre of land and 125 feet of private sandy beach shoreline is just the beginning of what this home has to offer.  This four season getaway is minutes to Gunstock Ski Area and several golf courses are just a short ride away. If you are looking for a unique home designed as a corporate retreat or for your extended family this 6 bedroom home is worth the visit. Winnipesaukee is just over 43,000 acres and offers the boater/sailors  towns to visit for shopping or dining, all water sport activities including  wonderful landlocked salmon fishing. In addition to boating and recreational activities there are museum's, playhouse theaters, amusement parks, an outdoor concert venue and some type of outdoor festival happening around the lake every weekend. In water wooden boat shows to craft fairs.   In less than 60 minutes you are at the Manchester Regional Airport and less than 2 hours you are at Boston Logan.  Call us to find out what New Hampshire, Lakes Region and Lake Winnipesaukee Lakefront Real Estate has to offer.

 

Great Home for Entertaining - Pub Style Sports Bar

Great Home for Entertaining - Pub Style Sports Bar

View out to Rattlesnake and Welch Islands

View out to Rattlesnake and Welch Islands

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.

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Private Sandy Beach and Deep Water Dock

Private Sandy Beach and Deep Water Dock