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The 2017 Year End Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam Waterfront Sales Report

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The 2017 Year End Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam Waterfront Sales Report

There were twenty-two waterfront homes sold on Lake Winnipesaukee in December of 2017 at an average price of $1,156,866 and a median price point of $1,020,000.  That is up from the fourteen transactions posted last December. Not a bad finish to the year!

 

 

 

 

That brings us to a total of 170 sales on the big lake for the year which is down a little compared to 182 transactions in 2016 and the 175 sold in 2015. The average sales price for 2017 came in at $1,134,033 and the median price point was $892,000. The average sales price in 2016 was $1,103,002 and the median price point was $804,000. The total sales volume for the year was down slightly from the $200,746,463 posted in 2016 to $192,785,704 this year. The three highest sales for the year were; 320 Sewall Rd in Wolfeboro at $4 million, 104 Veasey Shore Rd in Meredith at $4.062 million, and 55 Broadview Terrace in Gilford at $4.35 million.

 

 

 

As shown by the accompanying chart below, there was a decrease in the number of sales under the $1 million mark and an increase in sales of properties between $1 and $2 million dollars for the year. There was very little change in the number of properties that sold for over $2 million.

 

Not surprisingly, the community with the highest number of sales for the year was Moultonborough with 66 transactions (they also had the most last year with 55.) Moultonborough always seems to have the highest number of waterfront sales because it happens to have the most waterfront properties of all of the towns on the lake! And with a measly $8.22 per thousand tax rate there is no wonder the town is a popular option. Wolfeboro and Center Harbor posted the highest average sales prices on the lake.

 

There were three sales in December on Lake Winnisquam bringing the total number of sales for 2017 to nineteen with an average price of $604,900. That is the highest average sales price recorded since the peak of the market in 2008 when the average was $602,700. Sales prices on Winnisquam have been steadily creeping upward. The highest sale of the year was at 81 Collins Brook Rd in Meredith at $1.3 m

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Data compiled using the NEREN MLS system

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A Fatwood New Year

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A Fatwood New Year

On New Year’s Day 2018, there were 421 residential single-family homes on the market in the twelve Lakes Region communities covered by this report! The average asking price was $718,658 and the median price point was $310,000. On January 1, 2017 there were 587 homes with an average asking price of $730,679 and the median price point was $289,900. There was 731 listing available on January 1, 2016. Looks to me there is a pretty severe shortage of listings on the market so if you are thinking of selling it might just be the right time to put the old homestead on the market!

OK, so it is darn right frigid…below zero… but every day I walk down to the corner with my two boxers and pick up a copy of the Laconia Sun. On Sundays, when there is no Sun published, I can pick up the Weirs Times. On Mondays, the pups still insist on talking their walk even though there will be no new edition there to read, but since they only read Modern Dog Magazine they don’t really care.

Despite the severe cold, it is nice to come back into the house with the wood stove cranking…and trust me, it has been cranking a lot during the past few weeks. There is nothing like wood heat as far as we are concerned. It can be zero outside and things are toasty warm in the living room…sometimes a little too warm, but that’s OK.  We used to let the fire die down before going to bed but this year with the extreme cold I have been loading up the stove to get through the night. As a result we have been chewing through the woodpile like Grant went through Richmond.

In the morning we typically would crumple up the newspapers and put some kindling on top to get it started again like most people do. But this year I stumbled onto an amazing natural product called Fatwood. Fatwood is harvested from the stumps of dead pine trees down South (I think their pines are different than the ones we have here?) The stump that is left in the ground after a tree has died and fallen or one that has been cut down for timber is the primary source of Fatwood, although you can get it from where branches connect to the tree trunk. The wood becomes impregnated with resin and becomes hard and rot-resistant over time.  The Fatwood is cut into small strips around six to seven inches long. It only takes three pieces of Fatwood to start a fire and you don’t need any kindling at all. You can actually see the pitch in the grains of wood. It works pretty amazingly…

I am guessing that not a lot of people have heard of or use Fatwood. I picked some up at Lowe’s and they generally seem to have only a couple of small bags on hand so there doesn’t seem to be a big demand. If you burn wood, try some. Now that I don’t use newspapers for kindling we have a newspaper glut. And, with the woodpile dwindling, maybe I’ll go back to Lowe’s and buy one of those newspaper rollers to make logs? Nah, maybe not…

Here are some quotes by some famous people about heating with wood that you may find amusing or perhaps inspirational;

“Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.” – Henry Ford

“People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.” – Albert Einstein

“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.” – Albert Einstein (an example for his Theory of Relativity)

“Fire is the most tolerable third party.” Henry David Thoreau

“Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” – Francis Bacon

“The nation needs to return to the colonial way of life, when a wife was judged by the amount of wood she could split.” W.C. Fields (You should be careful when repeating this one in mixed company)

“When I retire I’m going to spend my evenings by the fireplace going through those boxes. There are things in there that ought to be burned.” – Richard M. Nixon. That’s a pretty good one!

Data compiled using the NEREN MLS system.

 

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We all need a break from this cold…

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We all need a break from this cold…

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South Down and Long Bay Sales Report – November 2017

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South Down and Long Bay Sales Report – November 2017

There were two condos and five single family homes that sold in South Down in November along with one lone sale in Long Bay.

South Down and Long Bay Sales Report - November 2017The entry level sale in South Down was at 21 Fells Way. This 2,055 square foot unit  has a first floor master suite,  sunken living room with cathedral ceilings and fireplace, large kitchen and dining area, a first floor guest bedroom/den, a loft area and additional guest room upstairs, a great patio area, and an attached garage. The property was listed at $240,000, was reduced to $224,900 and sold for $215,000 after 138 days on the market.

South Down and Long Bay Sales Report - November 2017The mid-price representative is at 30 Carol Court which sold in just ten days for $1,000 more than the$402,000 asking price. This classic cape style home was built in 2003 and has 1,671 square feet of living space. The home has a great open floor plan, a living room with cathedral ceilings, gas fireplace and new hardwood floors, a first floor master suite,  a three season room with wood cathedral ceilings,  two guestrooms upstairs, and a large private deck out back. Pretty sweet!

South Down and Long Bay Sales Report - November 2017The highest sale for the month was in Long Bay at 91 Long Bay Drive. This 4,024 square foot, four bedroom, three and a half bath Georgian style colonial was built in 1990 but has had many recent updates. The kitchen has all new stainless appliances, granite,  and new wide floors that extend into the great room which has an oversize gas fireplace. There is also a formal dining room with a fireplace, a formal living room with a fireplace, and a fantastic family room with vaulted ceilings and lots of glass to bring in the light. Upstairs is a renovated master suite, three guestrooms, and an office.  The half acre lot is beautifully landscaped  with gardens and a large brick patio. A really tasteful family home! The property was listed at $599,00 and sold for $585,000.

South Down and Long Bay Sales Report - November 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data compiled using the NEREN MLS system

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A Gingerbread Nightmare

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A Gingerbread Nightmare

We were all excited to go to Stu Baker’s house for last weeks meeting of the Lakes Region Professional Porch Sitters Chapter 603. Ted had contacted me and said he had some unusual real estate problems he would like to discuss. He knew our members were big into that sort of thing, so he invited us over to use his comfy four-season porch on that cold and snowy day last Tuesday.

A Gingerbread NightmareSince the roads were kind of a mess and we were headed out to the country, I picked up Little Stevie Prestone, Dewie Cheatum, and Travis D. Coletrain on the way out there in my four-wheel drive truck.  Remember, neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these members from swiftly setting in their appointed rockers. Ted said his place was up on North Road just before you got to the Pole Street intersection. He said to look for his mailbox with his name on it. We found it fairly easy even though the snow was blowing and it was getting dark.  Written in gold letters on the mailbox was “Stu D. Baker.”

A Gingerbread NightmareStu greeted us at the door and let us into the entryway as we were shaking off the new fallen snow. Stu was fairly short and round but had a huge smile on his face. He was clearly excited to see us. Dewie leaned over and whispered to me that he looked like the Pillsbury Dough Boy. The house was toasty warm and smelled like fresh baked bread. There was a blaze going in the living room fireplace and it was hard to tell what was Christmas decorations and what was the actual house.  The living room had cathedral ceilings with exposed candy cane beams, the walls had wainscoting that looked like ribbon candy, and the large sofa and chairs looked like milk chocolate with pink pillows on each end (they looked like those pink hard-shelled pillow candies filled with peanut butter that I used to love as a kid.)  And, of course, there was large Christmas tree adorned with stringed popcorn garland, candy canes, and large Hershey kisses. Off to the left in the kitchen we could see a lady furiously tossing flour and rolling out dough.

A Gingerbread NightmareStu motioned her over and introduced her, “This is my sister, Ginger Baker!” “Really?” I said, “you must have heard of the other ‘Ginger Baker,’ the drummer from Cream!?” “Yes, sure have” she replied, “but my favorite rock group from the sixties was Bread!” As she turned to go back into the kitchen Dewie asked what she was making and she replied with a smile, “Gingerbread men of course! Want some?” Travis piped in “Of course!” Travis is not known for turning down something to eat.

Stu lead us out to the porch and as he did I noticed what looked like an old cotton candy machine like the ones you see at the fair. I asked what that machine was for and Stu said, “Making insulation, but it’s a little sticky.” “Really,” I said, “Are you having problems with heat loss?” He said that wasn’t his only problem.  “You know we bought this place in good faith but there are too many repairs and we can’t keep up! We really got took! The deer keep eating the gingerbread siding, the rain is melting the frosting on the trim, and these damn NECCO wafer roof shingles must be defective. I heard there is a class action suit against them! And these high-end sugar window panes look pretty nice but they don’t stand up to a pelting rain!”

Little Stevie asked, “Did you get a home inspection when you bought the place? Did you have an agent help you? Who’d you buy this place from, anyway?” Just then Ginger comes in and delivers a plate of gingerbread cookies and hot chocolate.  Travis literally jumped out of his rocker! Stu says, “It’s hard enough for her to keep up with baking gingerbread for making the siding repairs, but now we have to sell cookies to be able to afford to buy more baking supplies. It’s an endless cycle.” He goes on,” We bought this place a few years ago from a couple… they weren’t married…brother and sister, I think? … Hansel and Gretel… I can’t remember their last name. They seemed like nice kids. They said the house was pretty sweet… and we believed them.”

I asked him, “Have you thought about selling?” He replied, “That’s why I called you guys out here! I thought maybe you could give me some advice?” Travis wisely says, “Well you can probably sell it but you have to disclose all the structural issues and any buyer will want to take the cost of those repairs into consideration.”  Stu says, “That’s fine, I don’t mind taking the loss, but we have a bigger problem!” “What’s that?”, I ask.

A Gingerbread NightmareStu gets up and motions me to follow him to the kitchen where Ginger was hard at work, still baking cookies, and feeding wood into the big old kitchen cook stove in the corner. “See that stove?”, he exclaims, “Turns out that those two cute kids… Hansel and Gretel… the ones that sold me this darn place… they pushed the former owner into it…some old lady…shut the door on her, and burned her up!! At least that’s what the neighbors say! Now, how am I gonna disclose that to anyone and if I do, who’s gonna buy it then?”

Just then Travis comes into the kitchen and says, “Do you have any more cookies? Do you need an agent?”

There were 111 single family homes sold in November 2017 in the twelve Lakes Region communities covered by this market report. The average sales price came in at $402,111 and the median price point was $235,000. No gingerbread houses in the lot…but if you have one and want to sell, call me!

A Gingerbread Nightmare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data compiled using the NEREN MLS system.

 

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The Winni Waterfront Report November 2017

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The Winni Waterfront Report November 2017

The Winni Waterfront Report...There were twelve single family waterfront sales on Lake Winnipesaukee in November 2017 with an average sales price of $1,155,875 and a median price point of $943,750. There were six sales over the million-dollar mark. I suspect there will be some great first waterfront Christmas parties at these properties this month!

Winni Waterfront ReportThe entry level sale in November was at 2 Dow Island in Moultonborough…well, there may not be a party there until Spring, but you got the idea! This 1982 vintage, rustic three-bedroom cottage has 1,248 square feet of living space, a great three season porch with views of the lake, and a separate bunkhouse to send the kids off to when they get rowdy. The cottage sits on a level .59-acre lot with 165’ of frontage, two docks, and calm waters out front. The home has co-op electric power, a conventional septic, and was sold fully furnished. It was listed at $399,900, reduced to $386,900, and sold for $370,000 after 219 days on the market.

Winni Waterfront ReportThe median price point representative was at 89 Buzzell Cove Road also in in the big City of Moultonborough. This property consists of a year-round three-bedroom main house and a seasonal three-bedroom guest cottage. The homes were built in 1960 and have charming and rustic interiors featuring knotty pine interiors, exposed beams, brick fireplaces, wood stoves, and large screen porches looking out to the lake and the Ossipee Mountains. They sit on a .88-acre lot with two sandy beaches, two docks, and 182’ of Winni frontage. This was a pretty special property and sold at the full asking price of $845,000 in just five days!

Winni Waterfront ReportThe largest sale for the month was at 7 Lewando Lane in Wolfeboro. This Craftsman style lake home was built in 2001 and has 4,208 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, and five baths. The home features lots of custom details, wood floors, beamed ceilings, wainscoting, a gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry, breakfast nook, formal dining, living room with the requisite fireplace and a fantastic second floor family game room. Outside is a magnificent covered porch to sit on and enjoy the views and sunsets. The house sits on a .73-acre lot with 214’ of frontage, a perched beach, dock, and boathouse. A detached garage is ready for storing the toys and the Benz.  This home was first listed in 2015 for $3 million, was re-introduced this year at $2.85 million, and sold for $2.65 million with a total time on the market of 580 days.

Winni Waterfront ReportThere was one waterfront sale on Winnisquam at 82 Sunset Drive in Belmont. This 1987 vintage, 1,365 square foot, two-bedroom ranch style home was updated with a new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new wood flooring, new windows and was move in ready. It sits on a .12-acre lot with 55’ of frontage and a 60’ dock. The house was sold with an 18’ bow-rider just to entice the buyer! This property was listed at $449,000 and sold for $420,000 after 218 days on the market.

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Smart Home Christmas Gifts

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Smart Home Christmas Gifts

It seems like technology is taking over the world…and the home! It didn’t take you long to realize that your smart phone is way smarter than you, did it? Now that same technology is making homes safer and more efficient! When you are out Christmas shopping this year, there are plenty of “smart home” gifts that you can give to make someone’s life perhaps a little easier…no matter how dumb the gadget may seem!

You may have forgotten, but the original smart home device was actually the Clapper! You know “Clap on…Clap off!” It is still available for around $12.00 and you can control anything you want in the house from the comfort of your recliner. That’s pretty smart in an Atari kind of way. I guess the problem is it can’t turn on or off multiple items individually, so now the tech wizards are turning our cell phone into a remote control. But it does seem things might be getting a little crazy.

For example, the Griffin Smart Toaster, that sells for around $100.00, allows you to create the perfectly toasted piece of bread every time using your smart phone. Really? You can’t turn the little knob on the toaster you already have by hand?? How about a Samsung Smart Fridge that sells for a little over $3K? It helps you create shopping lists, streams music, video, and pictures and allows you to see inside without opening the door? This seems to be going a little overboard don’t you think? How about opening the door yourself to see if you are out of milk?

But there are a lot of smart home gifts that are very useful, like the Ring Video Door Bell that sells for around $180.00. It allows you to monitor who comes to your front door from anywhere in the world. You can even yell at them remotely if they aren’t supposed to be there. I like that part! Other great gift ideas are smart thermostats like the Nest Learning Thermostat or the EcoBee WiFi Smart Thermostats that start around $150.00. The Nest thermostat tracks and learns how you like the temperature set and adjusts its schedule around you. It can even sense when you leave your home (because of the cell phone app) and turn the temperature down while you are gone. And of course, you can adjust the temperature remotely so it will be warm when you get home. The EcoBee “Smart” Thermostat for around $250.00 works with other smart devices like the Amazon Eco Dot (from $29.00) or Eco ($99.00.) Then you can bark orders like “Alexa, turn the darn heat up!” You can also control all your lights and electrical devices with both the Ring and EcoBee systems.

You can control all the lights in your house with Alexa or an app using the Phillips Hue Bridge system and Phillips LED bulbs . Their starter kit with two 60 watt soft white bulbs sells for around $60 to get you going and you can add more bulbs when you win Bingo at Fun Spot. Seems like a lot of money for light bulbs but they last a long time and save you money to boot. You could also continue to flip the wall switch as necessary to get the desired results…which is probably what I will do!

If you want to have Alexa lock or unlock your front door you can get a Yale Assure Lock deadbolt for around $250.00 and the Kwikset ZWave Lock for around $200.00. Again, these can also be controlled from anywhere in the world. Of course, you can also control your garage doors with Alexa or by using your smart phone combined with the NEXX Garage Smart Remote Garage Door Opener that sells for around $85.00.

You don’t have to spend stupid money to have some smarts in your house though. For well under $20 you can buy “Smart Plugs” that you control with your phone so you can remotely turn of or on appliances and lights. Maybe these would make good stocking stuffers for someone like Uncle Lou who doesn’t like to get off the couch except to go to the fridge? Apparently, there isn’t anything electrical in your home that can’t be made smarter these days.

The Logitech Harmony Elite remote controller can control every piece of electronic entertainment equipment you have for around $260.00. It is pretty smart as it supports over 270,000 different devices. Hopefully, you have far fewer devices to worry about. It is nice to have one controller instead of six when trying to tune into to the football games on Sunday. But when that one controller gets messed up you need an IT guy to help re-establish all the connections.

What I would really like is something smart that would actually save some real work. Like a smart wood stove that could load itself or a smart snow blower that would do the driveway by itself. That would be really smart. Hey, they have an iRobot vacuum cleaner…why not a snow blower?

As of December 1, there were 582 single family homes available for sale in the towns of Belknap County plus Moultonborough. The average asking price was $696,341 and the median asking price was $325,000. The current inventory level represents about a 5.2 month supply of homes on the market. Of all the homes listed, I did not find one that was being touted as a smart home!! But I did fine one in Wolfeboro!

Data compiled using the NEREN MLS system.

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South Down and Long Bay Sales Report – October 2017

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South Down and Long Bay Sales Report – October 2017

There were four condos in South Down plus a single family home sold in Long Bay in October, 2017.

South Down and Long Bay Sales Report - October 2017
Williamsburg Circle

The entry level sale for the month was at 3 Williamsburg Circle in Colonial Hills. This three bedroom, two and a half bath unit has 1,600 square feet of living space. The unit appears to be in nice shape and a great value at the sales price of $165,000.

Over in the Hamptons at 40 Hampton Court a 1987 vintage, 1,672 square foot detached unit with three bedrooms and two and a half baths and a  one car garage also found a new owner at $256,900.

Out by the front gate in Fields Crossing a nice stand alone unit at 78 Freedom Lane closed at$284,900. This unit was built in 1988 and has 1,440 square feet of living space, three bedrooms, and two full baths,  The kitchen and baths are nicely renovated with new cabinetry, granite counter tops, and stainless appliances. The unit was freshly painted and has new carpet and flooring. Looks like it was move in ready!

South Down and Long Bay Sales Report - October 2017
Crane Circle

The highest sale for the month was at 26 Crane Circle in the Beach Club. This detached unit has 2,660 square feet of living space three bedrooms, three and a half baths, a new designer kitchen, first and second floor suites, and great lake and mountain views. This unit sold for $585,000 which was well over the tax assessed value of $443,400.

South Down and Long Bay Sales Report - October 2017
Trails End

The lone sale in Long Bay was at 6 Trails End Lane. This 2,375 square foot colonial was built in 2001 and sits on a corner lot overlooking the pond. It has four bedrooms, three and a half baths, new appliances, new roof,and custom touches including a built in entertainment center and fireplace.

 

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Data compiled using the NEREN MLS system

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Virtual Reality is Coming

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Virtual Reality is Coming

There were 148 single family homes that sold in October in the twelve Lakes Region communities covered by this report. The average sales price came in at $415, 954 and the median price point stood at $252,499. That brings the total so far this year to 1,135 sales at an average of $353,122 compared to 1,083 sales at $333,027 for the same period in 2016.

Virtual Reality is ComingTurkey Day is here once again. And, just as soon as the bird is devoured, some football is watched, and another log is put on the fire many people will start shopping for the latest and greatest Christmas gifts. Black Friday is upon us.  In this fast changing world there is always some new technological device that comes along to make the world a little better, safer, or more interesting. People love new gadgets and what they can do. Electronic devices like the latest iPhones, Droids, cameras, drones, tablets, and voice controlled speakers will be huge sellers the holiday season. And, Virtual Reality is also hot.

Virtual Reality is ComingIn real estate, the latest technology is the Matterport 360 degree camera. My partner and I use to create amazing 3D interactive tours of the properties that we have for sale. This hi-tec camera sits on a tripod and automatically rotates 360 degrees to capture images of a room through its fifteen lenses.  These images are then uploaded to the cloud which they tell me is somewhere high over California. The camera is then repositioned in other spots in a room until every aspect of the space is captured and then the camera is moved to the next room or level and the process repeated. The camera is linked to an iPad so we can see the progress and ensure every inch of the home is covered.

Virtual Reality is ComingOnce the photography is completed it takes an hour or so to render the tour which you can view on a computer, tablet, or smart phone. You not only get to see a “dollhouse” version of your home showing the structure but you actually get to go inside and “walk” around. You can look up or down and turn around in any direction. You can even open drawers and cupboards to see what there is to eat…that, I am kidding about…but maybe that will be coming soon? The tour engages prospective buyers in a way far more meaningful than just watching a video. The buyer actually gets to explore the home at his own pace stopping and looking wherever he may want.

Virtual Reality is ComingThe program also generates floor plans with accurate dimensions which are great to include in our listing packages. We can also print individual images if desired. The program generates emailable links so we can send the tour to prospective buyers and embed codes so we can put the tour on a web site. Pretty cool!

Virtual Reality is ComingAnd, it gets even cooler. Remember that VR (virtual reality) is the next big up and coming thing? It may be the next big thing in real estate, too! Matterport and Google offer a Virtual Reality App that allows you to experience the home like you are truly inside it and not just looking at it on a screen.  You download the app onto your phone which literally turns the phone into a 3D viewer. You then insert the phone into a relatively inexpensive cardboard viewer (like a set of goggles) and you are ready to walk around inside the house!

We find that most of the prospective buyers that come to see a property have already viewed the 3D tour on line and that it helped them to decide to actually come and see the house in person. While great photography is ever so important in attracting a buyer to a property, the Matterport 3D interactive tour is often the deciding factor. I can’t wait until someone takes a full immersive virtual realty tour and makes an offer without actually coming to see the home in person…that could just be the future of real estate…and we will be there. You can view some of these tours at www.nh3dhomes.com. Let us know what you think!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Winni Waterfront Sales Report Oct. 2017

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The Winni Waterfront Sales Report Oct. 2017

There were twenty three waterfront homes that sold on Winnipesaukee in October 2017. The average sales price was $1,239,760 and the median sales price stood at $805,000. Nine of the twenty three sales were over the million dollar mark boosting the average sales price for the month.

The Winni Waterfront Sales Report Oct. 2017The entry level sale was 10 Blackbird Lane in the Balmoral development in Moultonborough. While technically the home is located on Shannon Brook it does give the owner direct access to Winni from a 23’ dock on its 75’ of frontage. This 1978 vintage, ranch style home has 980 square feet of open concept living space with vaulted ceilings, an eat in kitchen, three bedrooms, one bath, and a three season porch. There have been lots of recent updates including a new boiler, Rinnai tank-less hot water heater, roof and siding. This property was listed in August of 2016 at $324,900 but couldn’t find a buyer. It was brought on this year at same number but subsequently reduced to $309,900 allowing a deal to be made at $284,000.

The Winni Waterfront Sales Report Oct. 2017The median price sale was at 123 Weirs Rd in Laconia. This 1,708 square foot, three bed, two bath contemporary home was built in 1986 and has an open concept kitchen, dining, and living room with custom woodwork, field-stone fireplace, and sliders that open onto a large deck with amazing views of Saunders Bay and Mt. Washington beyond. The third acre lot is perfectly level with a sandy beach and 104 foot permanent dock with room for six boats. This property was listed at $975,000, reduced to $850,000 and sold for $805,000 after 115 days on the market.

The Winni Waterfront Sales Report Oct. 2017The highest sale for the month was at 55 Broadview Drive on Governors Island in Gilford. This 11,464 square foot residence was billed as one of the most tasteful and quality homes on Lake Winnipesaukee and I can see why. There are sixteen rooms with six bedrooms including the first floor master suite and five second level en suites, an amazing great room, designer kitchen, lower level family room, two offices, exercise room, screened porch, and workshop. The home has sweeping views from the professionally landscaped 1.59 acre lot with 270’ of frontage. There are two U-Shaped docks with canopies to protect all the toys. This is truly a high quality home to be proud of. This home took a little while to sell. It was listed back in October 2010 for $7.295 million and was on the market for 1,544 days. It was reintroduced in January 2015 at $6.888 million and then reduced down to $5.3 million finding a buyer at $4.35 million after another 963 days on the market. That a total of 2,507 days on the market! But what the heck…it was a great place to spend the time….

There were three sales on Lake Winnisquam in October! An eleven room, three bedroom, three bath, 2,532 square foot ranch style home built in 1980 on a quarter acre lot with 78’ of frontage at 86 Sunset Drive in Belmont with an asking price of $549,900 brought in $490,000 after 99 days on the market. Over at 12 Bear Point in Meredith, a 1971 vintage, three bedroom, bath and a half, year round home with some recent updates including vinyl windows, newer hot water heater and boiler, and roof in 2009 sitting a third acre lot with 70’ of frontage sold for $485,000. The Winni Waterfront Sales Report Oct. 2017The largest sale was at 34 Winnicoash Street in Laconia. This vintage 1900’s home has 3,2053 square feet of inviting living space with four bedrooms including first floor and second floor master suites, three and a half baths, an open concept living area, kitchen with breakfast bar, lots of large windows and skylights, living room with gas fireplace, library, a fantastic sun-room, and decks that overlook a large lawn area. The house sits on a .4-acre lot with 90’ of frontage and glorious sunset views. Pretty nice! This property was listed at $799,000, reduced to $699,000, and sold for $686,5000 after 106 days on the market.

The Winni Waterfront Sales Report Oct. 2017

Data compiled using the NEREN MLS system.

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