Lakes Region Real Estate

Beautiful Kingswood Lake

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In Brookfield, New Hampshire, serenity is found nowhere more often than on Kingswood Lake. Kingswood Lake is a Class A lake, big enough for watersports, fantastic for fishing, and with little boat traffic as there is no public boat launch. Everything you could ever need is just a short drive down the road, combining quiet isolation with the convenience of the modern world.

Nearby activities include hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Accessibility is year-round, so whether you enjoy ice fishing or cast fishing, this is the lake for you. Grab a pair of binoculars to check out the loons and the eagles who call this place home. It is known as a prime sighting spot!

Many families have become attached to Kingswood Lake over the years, and the friendly environment reflects that fact. At the local M&M Ski School, you and your children can learn waterskiing, wakeboarding, and other water sports too.

Right now, there is one property on Kingswood Lake that stands out among the rest. This house, sitting on 6.7 acres, is unlike anything else available at similar price points. For further details and pictures, check out:

http://www.adamdow.com/listing/4481708/174-tumbledown-dick-brookfield-nh-03872/

Vimeo Tour - https://vimeo.com/160260703

45 Umbrella Point | Lake Winnipesaukee

This 43-acre estate property is a rare blend of desirable location and unparalleled features. Anchored by an iconic boathouse, it offers a 1938 two-bedroom bungalow, multi-purpose auxiliary building, and the ideal setting for a future custom lake home. Set on the northeastern shore of Lake Winnipesaukee this exceptional home site is in a class by itself.

Highlights include:

  • 3 private, mostly wooded parcels
  • Stone multi-slip boathouse
  • Approximately 1100 feet of prime shore frontage
  • Three sandy beaches
  • Sheltered boat basin
  • Panoramic views

Listed at $7,500,000
For more information on 45 Umbrella Point call Adam Dow, 603.867.7311 or Randy Hilman, 603.677.6713.

Open House tomorrow!

496 Old Wolfeboro Rd, Alton NH   |   $334,000   |   MLS 4404727

Move-in-ready, this home is as beautiful inside as out and looks brand new! It offers three bedrooms, large open spaces, unusual architectural details, and light-filled rooms that flow easily from one to another. The massive stone fireplace dominates the living room, with a vaulted ceiling and French doors that open to the deck and back yard. The kitchen features cherry cabinets & granite counters, and the entire first floor is done in hardwood. The master suite opens into a private enclosed porch, and the master bath includes a large soaking tub, separate shower, double sinks and a walk-in closet. Upstairs you'll find two large sunny bedrooms, another room that could be an office, and a full bath. The large basement has a woodstove and provides lots of storage space, there is an attached garage, and wraparound decks are where the summers will be spent. This is a lovely home on a beautiful, private two-acre lot.

The location would be perfect for anyone commuting to Rochester, the Seacoast, or points south; Old Wolfeboro Road runs parallel to Route 28 and provides privacy and a country feeling while still allowing for easy access to main routes. Wolfeboro and Lake Winnipesaukee are just a few minutes to the north.

Looking to buy in the Lakes Region? Come visit us tomorrow or visit our website. The snow is melting and spring is right around the corner!

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate | Market Update, Year-End 2014

There has been positive activity on Lake Winnipesaukee in 2014, especially in the under two-to-three-million dollar range (the number of sales doubled!). Overall, the average list price and average sold price for Lake Winnipesaukee properties both increased from the past several years. Though not a banner year, there has been a noticeable depletion of quality inventory.

I believe the biggest challenge in 2015 will be to find the waterfront home that meets your needs. Given the number of people I know that are looking, the properties that come on in the spring at a fair price will go quickly.

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate Market Data 2014

In Housing, Big is Back

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Luxury homes

Despite the housing bubble burst, recession and resulting slow recovery, it seems buyers have not abandoned luxury homes. In fact, when it comes to new homes bigger seems to be better. This article from the New York Times suggests that affluent buyers are once again driving up the housing market . . . you can read the entire article here.

Whether you're looking to buy or sell, we can help. We are able to unite luxury homes with the right buyer at the right price. Now is a great time to start that process!

 

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate Update 1st half of 2012

Eye on Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate | Market update 1st half 2012

 

There is been positive activity on Lake Winnipesaukee in 2012, but mostly in the under one-million dollar category.  The number of sales in the first half of 2012 almost doubled over last year!

Well, Mitt Romney is here this week and I here Jimmy Fallon is too, which means more exposure for our wonderful region.

Lake Winnipesaukee Market Update

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Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate Market Stats

Signs of continued recovery

We have been watching the Lake Winnipesaukee Market very closely and through the first quarter of 2012 the trend continues to be more sales in the lower end. Having the volume of sales increase shows that demand is still there for waterfront properties, so values will follow. The other sign of recovery is the volume of sold listings, we saw the total volume of listings sold jump from $8,657,000 to $9,835,000 in the first quarter of 2012 as compared to 2011.

June is first of the big closing months in the Lakes Region, so we will soon see what type of year it is going to be. I have heard of a number of properties going under agreement and anticipate some more positive movement.

Click on the graph to see it full size...

 

Interesting Poll

I sent a survey to 350 realtors in the Lakes Region requesting the number of "Active Lake Winnipesaukee Buyers" they were working with as clients. I stressed active because I wanted the number to be relevant to the current market place. The results were interesting and prove there is a pent up demand. There are 171 people actively looking for a special spot on the Lake.  This number represents just under 10% of the realtors responding to the survey.

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate Market Stats

Home Sales Winter vs Summer

Should I list my Lakes Region, NH home for sale over the winter or should I wait till summer? This is the million dollar question. Well, you can certainly argue the properties around here look a lot better in the spring and summer, but what do the numbers say. You have to go with my logic here. If we look at properties that sell from April 1st to June 30th, we can assume that most of them were on the market and went under contract during the winter. We can use the same logic for summer, August 1st to September 30th. So, here are the number of closed residential sales in both Carroll and Belknap Counties.

Date Range 2008 2009 2010 2011
April 1st to June 30th 332 326 414 337
September 1st to October 30th 236 258 262 288

I  have to admit, even I am surprise, I was thinking the winter numbers were going to be smaller but close. I guess people do look for Lakes Region Real Estate over the winter, to be in for summer!

Sold waterfront home on Sewall Road

 

Renaming the Shoreland Protection Laws?

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The NH Shorefront Association is really staying on top of the current legislation in Concord. The proposed bill will hopefully change the Comprehensive Shoreland Protection act for the better, including the Name! The proposed name is "Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act." I really like the name change as it focuses us on what is most important, the water quality of our invaluable lakes.

Here is their latest update.

There are developments regarding two of the shorefront related bills:    Senator Bradley's bill, SB154, which makes a number of reforms to the Shoreland Protection Act, was amended and approved by the Senate Energy & Environment Committee in a unanimous vote of Ought To Pass (OTP).  Among many other changes, this bill clarifies and simplifies the standards and permitting requirements.

The NHSA Board and membership worked closely with Sen. Bradley and a number of others to edit this amended bill to simplify, clarify, and hopefully gain efficiency in the regulations to protect private property rights balanced with protections for water quality.  This bill also changes the name to the "Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act".  The full text of the amendment is not yet available on-line, however, we will issue an update soon as this bill will now move to Finance and the House.  More as this develops...

SB142 - which makes changes to the NH DES permit process to allow an "integrated permit process" for those projects which require multiple permits, was voted "re-refer" the bill for further study.  Click here for bill language.  The NHSA Board supports this concept, but believes that more work is necessary to better define the process and procedure.  This concept will be debated in the fall.

NH Real Estate Sales on the rise.

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I am showing all weekend and waiting on a decision to multiple offers. That is the thing that stinks about Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate and the real estate industry in general, you know it is coming back but it is very nerve racking while you wait.... According to this article, NH Home Sales are up and way up in Carroll County. Read Article