Nh Lakes Region Real Estate

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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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.

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NH home sales rise 4.2 percent

Suncook Lakefront home, new construction

Suncook Lakefront home, new construction

New Hampshire experienced a 4.2 percent increase in home sales year over year in February, according to data released Wednesday by Re/ Max of New England.

The state's median home price jumped 8.8 percent to $185,000, up from $170,000 this time last year.

For the first time in months, median prices are increasing instead of staying flat year over year in New England, Re/ Max reported. Vermont saw the largest increase in median price, followed by Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. In addition to median prices, units sold and pending sales are also up, while inventory is down 20 percent, year over year.

"Sellers are still a little reluctant to list their home, forcing inventory to decrease as sellers wait for the temperature to rise and spring to set in," said Dan Breault, executive vice president and regional director of Re/Max of New England. "The New England market is starting to see median prices uptick, as buyers are in bidding wars for the limited properties on the market."

Taken from the NH Union Leader Newsreel, March 21, 2013

For additional information on NH 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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NH Lakes Region Lakefront Sales Update - Winnipesaukee Real Estate

website photo's 013New Hampshire Lakes Region Lakefront inventory update. Spring hit us last week with a snow storm and as in the previous week we  had 19 new lakefront  owned  listings come on the market.  Fourteen of the nineteen listing were on Lake Winnipesaukee.  Seldom do we see listings on Winnipesaukee for less than $400,000. Last week we had a completely remodeled home come on the market in Alton for less than $400,000. The balance of the listings ranged from $515,000 to $3,400,000. We also saw listings on Province lake in Wakefield, Crystal Lake, Gilmanton and a newly renovation home on Pleasant Lake in Deerfield. Fourteen shared waterfront homes found there way to the market in the $70,000 to $619,000 range.  ( Bow - Waukewan - Winnipesaukee - Pemigewasset to name a few ) Sales are starting to pick up with 4 lakefront sales last week and 5 shared waterfront access homes.

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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Reason's your home is not selling, price - condition - location??

 

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Are you the Eagle or Prey

Your home has  been on the market for months and you can't understand why . Your agent has shown the home at least once a week and all the reports he is showing that the home is being viewed online tons of times. What is the problem?? Well to start with did you notice the water stain in the kitchen ceiling or the lovely harvest gold stove and refrigerator combination you bought new in the 70's. If you did not notice them that is the first thing the buyers noticed, not to mention some clutter in the yard plus you  have so much furniture you can barely squeeze through each room.

What you see as comforts, working appliances, plenty of furniture for guests  and  that patch in the ceiling that solved a leak 5 years ago, the buyer see's deferred maintenance and lack of pride in ownership.

So what can you do without breaking the bank and move this home? Have your realtor stop by and make some notes on what should be done or have an expert in the field give you a hand (staging ).

Start with some planning. ( get rid of  stuff )

Walk around the exterior of  your home, detail each rooms inventory and don't forget the basement and garage.

1. Clean out the garage and organize the basement. Get some bins or boxes and label them for future reference.

2. Kitchen, you could buy some new appliances but at least make sure the cabinets are well organized, the refrigerator is clean and you don't have piles of stuff.

3. Mow the lawn, trim the bushes and plant a few flowers.

Every buyer that comes out with me to see a lakefront home tells me they are handy and would love a fixer upper. Sorry to say they do not want to fix anything........... The only way to make up for this is to lower the price.

Match the marketing plan to the home.

The days of open houses and newspapers are almost gone. It is all about social media and a web presence.  Everyone has a website, look for websites online to find out if your agents website is listed. If you are selling a lake home, type in the lake or location and see what comes up. The tech savy agents sites will be on the first page, do a couple of keyword searches to get a clear view of the results.  Social Media, just because you see all the icons on the website doesn't mean they are using them. Click on the blog to see when the last post was, most you will find will be outdated articles 6 weeks to 6 months old. Look for an agent who knows the value of the Internet and how to work it. Be sure you're not getting a real estate agent that just puts your house on the MLS and then sits back to wait for other agents to come to them. Discuss with your agent a plan that matches your home.  Make sure the agent uses some top notch photography, if you see them with a cell phone you are already headed in the wrong direction. Photography sells homes!  Review the write up that goes with the listing. Does that write up describe your home.  Executive home with gorgeous sunsets, open water mountain view and a child friendly sandy beach with a deep water dock, or does it read dock, westerly exposure, beach and views.  Sell the benefits not the features.

When to list your home?

Number one rule!  Don't list it until the home is ready and you are willing to let buyers in!  I can't tell you how many times I see a great new listing come on and I have buyers coming up on a Saturday to see lake homes and I call the agent only to hear back that the owner is not ready to show the home! My buyers matches the home and you don't want to show it to him?  Don't list it until ready. Second if you have a tenant in the home get some agreement with them in writing on when you can show the home or if your selling your vacation home and have it in the rental pool, make arrangements with the vacationers to get buyers in, not everyone can see the home on a Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm show time between renters. Why list it if you are going to waste time and energy if it will be impossible to see the home.  A common saying in real estate is "If you can't show it, you can't sell it." The fresh new listing gets all the attention, don't loose the momentum before it gets going.

Your not the buyer - stage the home for the seller

I was showing this lovely home on Lovell Lake to my buyers, on the walls of the home were all the children's and grandchildren's photos and trophies on the mantel.  My buyers comment was they did not feel right buying this home as all those memories would be lost. Remove all the family photo's and trophies including the deer, duck and moose mounts.  Move some of your stuff out of the house and paint the rooms a neutral color so the buyer is able to let their imagination run and so they are able to see themselves living in the home.

Your house looks like it's run down

Remember that water stain? Home buyers will notice it and even though the roof is brand new, not fixing the damage will make them still believe there is a problem. Paint rooms or at least touch them up and carpets need a good cleaning too.  You don't want a potential buyer to be turned off because they think they will have to replace it.

You're pricing the home too high

Depending on the situation, if a buyer needs a home to live in they will aggressively shop until they find a home that works for them. If your home is over priced they will looked at it but avoid making an offer as not to insult you.  Second home buyers will wait you out.  You fixed up the home and it is staged properly and it has been on the market for 90 days?? Location and price, are you priced to high for the location the home is in. You may have a ton of money into remodeling unfortunately you may have the best home in the area and the rest of the homes are dragging you down.  You may have to adjust your price if you want to sell. Today's buyers are well educated, they are using all the online resources to value your home. Your job is the sizzle.  It may be the price or the amenities the home has to offer.  Sell Sizzle.

 

 

For additional information on buying or selling a home call your lakefront specialists.  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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NH Lakefront Inventory Update, New Lake Listings July 1 to July 8, 2013

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Just Sold, Luxury Adirondack on 600 Acre Pine River Pond

July 4th week has just passed and NH had an estimated 800,000 visitors on the 4th alone.  The buying and selling activity took a break for this busy vacation week.  We had only 22 new lakefront homes listed.   A couple of standouts, a seasonal cottage on Pemigewassett Lake in Meredith for $179,000. Private location with a level lot and sandy beach.  Great location to build a seasonal cabin.  At the other end of the price spectrum we had a luxury 5 bedroom home in Wolfeboro for $4.8 million.  Level lot with a sandy beach and 2 bay boathouse.

Lakes with new listings this week include, Winnipesaukee, Sunapee, Eastman, Waukewan, Pawtuckaway, Webster, Northwood, Hermit along with Pemgewassett.

Share waterfront and condo's, 35 new listings last week.  Pricing ranged from $150,000 for a seasonal cottage on Ossipee Lake to a $2 million home on Lake Sunapee with all the bells and whistles.   Most of the condo listings this past week were on Winnipesaukee with a few on Newfound.

The Lakes Region has tons over current inventory with over 600 lakefront homes available.  Call us today so we can find a home for your family!!   Why spin your wheels looking on websites for that perfect home, call us and let us do the work for you.

 

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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Winnipesaukee Boating - Trailering - Boat Rentals

 

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Lake Winnipesaukee Free Boat Launch Locations

 

Boating on the Big Lake is an experience close to cruising off the coast in Down East Maine. With over 40,000 acres to explore plan on a week to see everything the lake has to offer.  Towns you want to visit by boat with town docks for your convenience are Wolfeboro, Center Harbor, Alton and Meredith. At these locations you can explore the shops and restaurants while your boat is safely secured. You can boat to restaurants all around the lake.

For those who will be renting a boat, you must have a NH safe boating certificate or hold a hold a NASBLA approved certificate from another state if renting a boat with a motor in excess of 25 horsepower.  If you don't have a certificate, the place you're renting from will probably administer a quick exam on site to obtain a 14-day Temporary Certificate.   Boat rental fleets are limited, so you should definitely call ahead to discuss your needs and make sure everything is in order. While visiting you fall in love with the area and would like to purchase a vacations home 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.

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What State is the best Four Season Vacation & Retirement home Destination?

 

Most people would like a retirement or vacation home on the ocean that is close to major ski areas. Typically the ocean salt and snow don't mix well, from ocean shoreline to skiing the car ride can turn into hours. The alternative is a lake where you can sail, water-ski and fish in the summer and also use your vacation/retirement home as a ski or snowmobile house in the winter.

 

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

 

There are  literally thousands of beautiful lakes in the United States only a few states give you the opportunity for 4 seasons of activity.  Nevada, California, Washington are destinations that may work for you and your family but either you have limited lakes to choose from or  travel time can be prohibitive. Travel time from the lake home in California  to the ski areas may reach upwards to 4-5 hours. New Hampshire's Lakes Region on the other hand is where the lakes meet the mountains. We have over 250 lakes to choose from all just a short ride to a major ski area.

New Hampshire Lakes Region is just being discovered by executives on the West Coast. New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts residents have been enjoying NH close proximity to lakes and mountains since the turn of the century.

NH is just plain friendly, we don't even have a sales or income tax.

Commuting  to the Lakes Region - NYC 5 hours - Boston 2 hours - Hartford 3 hours - Manchester 1 hour, with major airports in Boston and Manchester NH.

Once you're at your lake home, Lakes house travel time to  a major ski resort is typically less than 45 minutes and often 15 minutes or less.  Pricing for a year round home on one of the smaller 500-1000 acre lakes runs $399,000 to $695,000. Homes on the larger lakes start at $700,000 and top out at $10 million for luxury 22,000 square foot  home just minutes to Gunstock Ski Area.

NH boasts over 250 crystal clear lakes in the Lakes Region alone, some of the major lakes include; ( Ossipee 3091 acres- Winnipesaukee 44,585 acres- Squam 6764 acres - Newfound 4105 acres - Sunapee 4090 acres - Winnisquam 4264 acres - Wentworth 3017 acres )    ( Merrymeeting - Bow - Silver - Waukewan all 1000 acres - Great East Lake 1706 acres )

 

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Luxury 22,000 Sq ft home on Lake Winnipesaukee 15 minutes to Skiing

 

Major Ski Areas Include: Sunapee - Loon - Cannon - Waterville - Ragged - Bretton Woods - Attitash - Cranmore - Wildcat and in the spring hike an ski Tuckerman's Ravine on Mount Washington.

NH is just plain friendly, we don't even have a sales or income tax. For additional information on NH Lake Homes call 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 or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Dartmouth to Lead Study on Algae Blooms

Dartmouth to Lead Study on Algae Blooms also known at Blue Green Algae

Valley News Hanover NH 

Hanover — A Dartmouth College-led team of researchers wants to know why the Northeast’s lakes are experiencing more algae blooms, and what can be done to prevent them.

Over the next three years, the group of both earth and social scientists plan to use satellite images, drones and citizen volunteers to find out what’s changing in the region’s lakes.

“We’re at a critical stage where we can learn about what’s happening and hopefully do something about it,” said David Lutz, a research associate and lecturer at Dartmouth who is leading the team. “It’s too important to wait around on.”

Dartmouth scientists, along with those at the University of New Hampshire and New York-based Carry Institute of Ecosystem Studies, recently received a $1.47 million NASA grant to study water quality on about 2,000 lakes in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and New York.

Specifically, the team will try to answer why cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, has become so prevalent throughout the Northeast.

 

Every summer, state biologists issue advisories at beaches warning of the bacterial blooms, which can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mild fever, skin rashes, eye and nose irritations and general malaise, according to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. But it hasn’t always been that way.

“I think one of the questions that folks across the Northeast are asking right now is ‘Why are we seeing cyanobacteria blooms where we haven’t seen them in recent historical memory?’ ” said Kathryn Cottingham, chairwoman of Dartmouth’s department of biological sciences and member of the research team.

Although cyanobacteria is naturally occurring, blooms are commonly the result of excess nutrients in the water, she said. Large blooms, like those in Lake Erie, are linked to fertilizer applied near wetlands, which is then carried downstream into lakes.

“But here in the Northeast, we don’t have a lot of that agricultural activity that’s driving the changes in the lakes, so we have to look for other issues, other potential drivers,” said Cottingham in an interview last week.

Aside from potential health risks, Lutz said, the increase of could also be detrimental to recreational actives around the lakes, which are traditionally lined with second homes and forests in New Hampshire.

“These are very important locations in our state in terms of having lots of amenities, people coming to recreate and visit from out-of-state,” Lutz said. “Our lakes regions are a big part of our local and regional economies.”

To tackle the problem, Lutz and Cottingham are working with an interdisciplinary team that includes not only environmental scientists, but also demographers and drone operators.

The goal, they said, is to look at human-related sources of the cyanobacteria blooms, as well as the ecological.

“This is a very different way to do this kind of science and we’re really optimistic that we’ll get further than we can get with any of our individual approaches by themselves,” Cottingham said.

Work will primarily involve comparing historic satellite images from NASA with those from today, Lutz said. Access to those photos will give researchers the ability to see where water quality changes and in what context, he said.

“You can see blooms from space, you can detect generally how much activity there is in terms of plants and algae,” Lutz said.

The team also intends to monitor and fly drones over three “focal lakes:” Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire and lakes Auburn and Great Pond in Maine.

The lakes were chosen because each is the subject of active research, and Cottingham herself has participated in a long-term project on Sunapee. They’ll be used to test ideas and provide benchmarks for satellite findings,” Lutz said.

“It’s really nice when you’re doing work like this to have a known system that you understand what’s been going on and you can calibrate everything to,” he said.

The team began its work in August and expects to start drone work sometime in the spring, Lutz said. Initial findings will likely be released in a year, with work ongoing for all three years, he said.

Tim Camerato can be reached at tcamerato@vnews.com or 603-727-3223. 

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