New Hampshire Lakefront Real Estate

New Hampshire Weekly Lakefront Real Estate Update, March 11th- 18th 2013

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Call us for the perfect home, beach and sunset

New Hampshire Lakes Region and Sunapee Region Lakefront inventory update. Last week it seemed like spring was approaching. Tomorrow is the first day of spring and the lakes region is experiencing a blast of snow with 10 inches already on the ground. Some great listings are starting to come on the market and if you want to be lakeside by Memorial Day now is the time to get out and start your search. We had 25 new listings  with pricing  spread out at all price points.  We had 6 listings in the $300,000 and less range.  5 new listings at $300,000 to $500,000 and the final 11 priced over $525,000.  This week we found lakefront homes at all price points from $160,000 up.

Lake Winnipesaukee again had the most new real estate listings, ranging from a wonderful home in Laconia priced at $520,000 and 4 new listings ranging from $629,000 to $990,000 and 1 ultra luxury listing at $1,900,000.  Sunapee and Ossipee lakes over 3000 acres each had one new listing both priced in the low $700,000 range.

 

New Listings - Suncook Lake, Barnstead - Conway Lake, Conway - Lake Winona, New Hampton - Crystal Lake, Gilmanton - Kanasatka, Moultonborough ( great home and lake ) - Webster Lake, Franklin - Pleasant Lake, Deerfield ( duplex ) -  - Ossipee - Lake Sunapee - Lake Winnipesaukee

In addition to owned waterfront listings we had 10 shared waterfront homes and 8 new condo's with beach access.  Boat slips are starting to come on also with a slip in Wolfeboro and Alton.

For additional information on these homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby's International Realty, Meredith  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!!

Buying a Lake/Ski home during the Winter Months in New Hampshire

 

NH lake or ski homes

Right on the water with 25 acres & 30 minutes to Loon or Waterville

 

This maybe the best time to be shopping for a lake home in New Hampshire.  Sellers are just getting their real estate tax bills and if there are not using the home during the winter every payment is towards the home is painful.  Many of the seasonal cottages are closed up  for the winter, but they still maybe available to be seen if we don't have snow covering the driveway.  Year round homes are heated and ready to be shown at a moment's notice.  The listing agents are not overbooked and traffic is light so scheduling goes smoothly.  There are over 500 homes available priced from $300,000 to $13 million. If you are a snowmobile or ski enthusiasts buying a lake home is the perfect answer to four seasons fun and adventure for your whole family.  The homes aging on the market right now have eager sellers looking to move on to a different phase of their life.   Call us today. 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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What do you look for when buying a lake home?

The typical story I hear when we first meet with a client is when I was growing up we went to our grandparents lake home every summer and I want that same experience for my children.

 

Lake Massacecum Real Estate, Bradford NH

Sugar Sand beach, All Day Sun, 4 car garage for cars and toys

 

There is nothing more glamorous then owning a lake house real estate. We often are driven by fond childhood memories of vacationing at a lake house or on a boat  While there is nothing more rewarding than finding your perfect lake property, here are some ideas that will help you avoid a watery nightmare and enjoy paradise on a lake.

  1. Budget, what can you afford and still enjoy the other pleasures of life. Talk to your banker prior to even making a phone call or looking online.
  2. Decide on a comfortable commute. A 4 hour ride with a car load of kids with every other sentence are we there yet may deflate the dream.
  3. Is the home going to be strictly summer or will you use it for skiing and snowmobiling. In NH for example south of Laconia puts you on some very nice lakes but your ski commute maybe over an hour and the snowmobile season ends early in this mid state area.
  4. Explore the area you are interested in and take a Sunday afternoon drive to see if the area meets your expectations. Example, Wakefield NH has 7 lakes in town, easy access to skiing and snowmobile trails but I can count the number of restaurants in the area on one hand and the closest major grocery store is 30 minutes. Does this life style suit you or would you like an area with variety of  entertainment?
  5. What size lake? Everyone thinks they need thousands of acres to explore. Most of your boating activity will be right in front of your cottage. The kids and grandchildren want to show off their acrobatics on the water and you can't fit 15 people in the boat for the show.
  6. Other lake considerations. Fishing? Trout or Bass - Jet Skis? Does the lake allow them? - No motorboat lakes? - Private or Remote
  7. When you visited your grandparents lake home, which way did the sun set? Ideally you want western exposure for all day sun and sunsets.
  8. Best Sandy Beach - then sandy swim bottom - then gravel bottom - check the lake bottom before you buy, it may be mud!
  9. Check with your agent on water quality and clarity.
  10. Send me your thoughts on your idea of the perfect lake home.

 

My best advice is buy the lake, the location and the home last. Remember they are not building anymore lakes but you can build a new home.

If you are interesting in finding out what New Hampshire has to offer call us. The NH lakes region where the lakes meet the mountains,  Rustic Cottages to Luxury Estates to choose from.   Lastly hire a knowledgeable realtor to look out for your best interests. For additional information on lake and ski homes in NH call 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 and we can help you find that special dream home.

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 info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view  lake real estate in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Does your future include a retirement home on a Lake?

You may not be ready right now but looking towards those golden years you might envision a lake home in your future.

 

nh lakes real estate

Newfound Lake at Sunset

 

In New Hampshire most people focus is on Winnipesaukee, Squam or Sunapee but we are surrounded by over 250 lakes all having unique qualities that may meet your future needs. ( fishing - boating - sailing - kayaking etc )  We have been specializing in lakefront sales in the lakes region for over 15 years and can guide you to a quality lake in the area. We cover all the lakes from Ossipee to Sunapee and can fit a lake and a home to your lifestyle. Cottages to Luxury Compounds.   Call me with your retirement or vacation home questions? 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 Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today, we can get started now by sending you homes for you to preview.