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Lake Winnipesaukee Market Snapshot from 4/27/2019 to 4/27/2021

Curious about the Latest News in the Hot Winnipesaukee Real Estate market?

Last spring there was a time period where we expected the real estate market might slow down because of the pandemic.  Do you remember those days? In fact, just the opposite happened. 

Please see attached a market snapshot showing a breakdown of Lake Winnipesaukee single family sales in the past 2 years.

The average list price increase year over year was 11%.

The average selling price increase year over year was 15% 

Please see this Winnipesaukee Market Snapshot to review the listing and selling prices in the individual towns.

These statistics are drawn from the Northern New England Real Estate Network for single family residential properties from 4/27/2019-4/27/2020 and from 4/27/2020-4/27/2021. The information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

Antique Boat on Winnipesaukee

With lumber prices expected to continue to rise, the cost of real estate is not likely to go down any time soon.  CNN Business posted the following May 5 article by Matt Egan: "New Homes Cost $36,000 More Because of an Epic Shortage of Lumber." The full article is     https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/05/business/lumber-prices-home-building-costs/index.html.  You can follow him @MattEganCNN

Please email me with any questions about the Lake Winnipesaukee or Lakes Region NH real estate market. I can be reached at nicole@nicolewatkins.com. Or call me at (603) 707-7575.

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Moultonborough and Meredith NH Winnipesaukee December 2020 Waterfront Statistics

West Side of Lake Winnipesaukee in NH

The desirability of the west side of Winnipesaukee is apparent in this photo of the waterfront by Lagos Restaurant and The Inn at Bay Point.

The desirability of this side of the lake is also apparent when looking at a snapshot of the Lake Winnipesaukee Moultonborough and Meredith December Statistics.

The low inventory on Lake Winnipesaukee is at a record level. It is hard to believe the numbers.

Lake properties have even sold, sight unseen, above listing price, with the inspections waived. It is not a market I would have believed if I was not in it myself.

*As of December 8, 2020 there were only 5 (five) Moultonborough residential properties with owned Winnipesaukee waterfront. Moultonborough has more waterfront than any other town on the lake so its stark inventory is staggering.

The average number of "Days on Market" for these Moultonborough listings as of December 8 was only fifty-eight (58). The high number of “Days on Market” was one hundred and forty-nine (149). The low number of "Days on Market" for these listings was 17 (seventeen).

Moultonborough and Meredith often share a similar pool of buyers as they are abutting towns. As of December 8, 2020 there were only 2 (two) active Meredith residential properties with owned Winnipesaukee waterfront. The high number of “Days on Market” was 97 (ninety seven). The low number of “Days on Market” was 12 (twelve). Both average and median number of “Days on Market” for these listings was 54.

It will be interesting to see in if the listing trend is up or down in January 2021!

*Statistcs drawn from the Northern New England Real Estate Network for the towns of Moultonborough and Meredith, respectively, for residential properties with owned Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront.

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Tips from Dan Coons of ILEX Wetlands Consultants on Helping the Wild Pollinators Crucial to our Food Chain.

It is estimated that one third of the food that we consume each day relies on pollination mainly by bees, although additionally by other insects, birds and bats.  

In the building boom we are currently seeing, and likely to see more of with the low mortgage rates, it is also important to consider the environment that is altered during the construction process.

Below this photo are some tips from Dan Coons of ILEX Wetlands Consultants on creating a bee friendly environment.

For the general do-it-yourself gardener, this will probably help:

https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/gardening.shtml 

A little more specific info on plants to consider was found below

 https://www.gardeners.com/how-to/pollinator-garden-design-for-bees/9144.html

a source of pre-packaged seeds

https://www.seedsavers.org/collection-pollinator-garden  

We have shrubs around our house that different species of bees just love. Azaleas and rhododendrons are frequented by bumblebees, the bridalwreath is another favorite, roses, milkweed. Anything with flowers, and the more colors the better. Also, species that bloom at different times of the year.

If you'd like to hire a consultant to help you understand how to work with your land and wetlands, there are many local experts in our community.  For wetlands advice and tree mapping especially, please contact Dan Coons at: Dan.Coons@ILEXwetlands.com 603.520.8533 P.O, Box 2185 Wolfeboro NH, 03894.

If you are interested in helping the birds and the bees, you should also check out this website for bird-friendly coffee: Birds and Beans (https://birdsandbeanscoffee.com/our-mission). #shadegrowncoffeecertification. 

While it is still winter, it feels as though a Happy Spring is right around the corner.  Enjoy the beautiful outdoors!

What's Your Dream Winnipesaukee Adventure? Make it Happen in 2019.

Fall in New England brings some of the best weather for enjoying the outdoors!

Setting out for a Winnipesaukee Sunset Cruise in the Mastercraft.

I hope this Winnipesaukee Adventure Video motivates you to enjoy whatever fabulous New Hampshire outdoor activities you like best!

Seize the day!

Setting off for the Tamworth Motorsports Club in a Ford GTE

Are you looking for a golf course? Canoe, boat, or water-ski rentals? 

Canoeing by 144 Veasey Shore Road Meredith NH

Remember the local Meredith, Center-Harbor, and Moultonborough area businesses below these photos!

canoeing by 144 Veasey Shore Road's Winnipesaukee Shoreline in a Winni Lifestyle Video.

Lemongrass Restaurant and Sake Bar  Meredith MarinaShep Brown's Boat Basin, a Goodhue Boat Company,
WaukewanGolfCourse
WildMeadowPaddleSportsCanoeandKayakRentals...

Broker Open House Saturday July 13th 10 AM-12 PM at 144 Veasey Shore Road, Meredith, NH

A Broker Open House Will be held Saturday July 15th from 10 AM - 12 AM at 144 Veasey Shore Road, Meredith, NH

Actor Photo from 144 Veasey Shore Road Lake Winnipesaukee Lifestyle Video

Kindly note that at the Sellers' request all potential buyers must be accompanied by an agent.  

If you don't have and agent, and would like to be assigned an agent from my office, please call me.  Or if you would prefer an appointment directly with me, please call me at 603-707-7575.

Drone Shot of House at 144 Veasey Shore Road Meredith

Until then, enjoy the 4th of July and this 144 Veasey Shore Road Lake Lifestyle Video.

Sea Plane landing as seen from 144 Veasey Shore Road Meredith

 

An Outline of the New Hampshire Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act, with ISA Master Arborist, Tim Berquist

 

Tim Bergquist,  an ISA Master Arborist and an ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist is a guest blogger and local expert.  His expertise with the Shoreland Protection Act is applied in his business practice.  In the below paragraphs, Berquist gives a basic outline of the New Hampshire Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act, commonly referred to as the Shoreland Protection Act.

Berquist has a bachelors in environmental forest biology and over 28 years of experience in all aspects of arboriculture. He enjoys helping to educate those interested in regulations that protect our state's shorelands, one our most fragile and beautiful natural resources.

Meredith NH sunrise along Veasey Shore

The shoreland protection act was put in place in 1991 to establish the minimum standards for the use and development of land adjacent to the state’s public water bodies.

There were many changes applied over the following 20 years with the most recent changes occurring in 2011.

  • The shoreland buffer is the 250 feet adjacent to the state’s shoreline of the sea, large ponds, lakes, and large rivers.
  • It is measured from the reference line, a point near the shoreline from which the setback is determined.

The shoreland buffer includes (2) more restricted buffers, the natural woodland and waterfront buffer,

  • The waterfront buffer is the first 50’ along the shore,
  • The woodland buffer extends from the shore to 150’ and includes the waterfront buffer.

The woodland buffers purpose is to protect the quality of public waters by:

·         Minimizing erosion

·         Preventing siltation and turbidity

·         Stabilizing soils

·         Preventing excess nutrients and chemical pollution

·         Maintaining natural water temperatures and a healthy tree canopy and understory

·         Preserving fish and wildlife habitat and the overall natural condition of the protected shoreland

Loon near senter cove

It requires that on a given lot that 25% of the area from 50 feet to 150 feet shall be maintained as a natural woodland.

Tuftonboro NH natural shoreline

The waterfront buffer is highly restricted; it was put in place to protect the quality of public waters. It does, however, still allow homeowner discretion with regard to the following:

  • Access
  • Safety
  • View-scape maintenance
  • Lot design

Meredith NH Shoreline with lovely lawn leading to 2 decks and rocky shoreline

This discretion comes with prohibitions and limitations including:

  • The use and application of pesticides and fertilizers within the buffer, the setback can be extended to include the entire shoreland buffer in areas located near the water supply
  • The removal of rocks, stumps, trees and woody vegetation
  • Limitations on the pruning of trees and shrubs
  • The maintenance of the minimum quantity of points required by the act for each shoreline segment

As measured along the shoreline, the segments are 25’ wide parcels that extend inland to the 50’ setback.  They begin at the northerly or easterly boundary.

Each segment requires 25 points of vegetation, this vegetation can consist of tree, sapling, shrub and ground cover, but does not include a mowed lawn.

The points are determined by the diameter of the tree at 4.5 feet or the caliper of a tree measured at the height on nursery standards. A one inch diameter minimum is set for trees, ground cover and shrubs are measured by square feet.

Vegetation shall not be removed from any segment which fails to meet the minimum scoring but owners are encouraged to plant non-invasive vegetation to increase point scores.

This can aid in allowing future removal of vegetation as may become necessary while still meeting the point requirements.

Dead, diseased or unsafe trees or saplings shall not be included in scoring. 

Wolfeboro NH Shoreline

They can be removed even if the points fall below the minimum quantity if they pose a hazard to structures or have the potential to cause personal injury. I recommend consulting with a qualified arborist if you have a concern but are unsure how to proceed.

Normal trimming, pruning and thinning of branches necessary to maintain the health of the planted areas as well as to protect structures, maintain clearances and provide views is permitted as long as it does not endanger the health of the plant.

Meredith NH trees and shoreline

I recommend you include qualified professionals, contractors and consultants in any plan designs that you would like to implement within your shoreland property.

There are many limitations put in place by the shoreland protection act, all of which were put in place to preserve our beautiful shoreland and watershed.

 

cheetah boat ride

Feel free to continue to browse my site for valuable information about New Hampshire Lakes Region real estate and related topics.

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Stunning Winnipesaukee Lake Home with Natural Wood Finishes Throughout

Look for this new waterfront listing coming soon!  The home at 121 Eagle Shore Road in Moultonborough features a 43' x 25' sandy beach and a lovely guest house. Contact Nicole Watkins with questions at 603.707-7575.

Click the link below to view a video of this beautiful home.

121 Eagle Shore Road 

 

Views from 121 Eagle Shore Road are Dramatic While the No Wake Zone Provides Relative Quiet

121 Eagle Shore Road Moultonborough NH, listed by Nicole Watkins

Winnipesaukee and Squam Area Open Houses October 4, 2017

Winnipesaukee and Squam Lake Area Open Houses Wednesday October 4, 2017

Donations Made to Charities as a Thank You for Attendance.

12:30-2:00 101 Neal Shore Road Meredith NH Broker Open House.

 Brokers may bring clients. (Luncheon and donation to cancer research by Liberty Title  & Bank of New Hampshire's Tammy Cote). 

2:30-4:30 103 Pinnacle Park Road Meredith. Brokers ONLY. Cargill Construction, $2.8 million (A $250.00 donation to the NH Humane Society is being made by seller and builder as a thank you for attendance.)

Spectacular custom home for sale on Lake Winnipesaukee, in coveted Meredith bay. The property comes with 2.2 acres of land, 163ft of pristine shore front and 4798 square ft of living space. The orientation is South West and the sun sets are extraordinary. Don't like covering your boat every night, no problem here .....just park your boat in the boat house!  Enjoy the sugar sand beach and boat lift.  There are 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The open concept features a kitchen, dining room and a great room with beautiful lake views. 

Squam Lake is at your footsteps with the purchase of this new construction home.

4:30-6:30 77 Ridge Road, Ashland Avaialble with a Dock to Access all of Squam Lake. STUNNING NEW construction. Magnificent views. Broker Open House. Brokers may bring clients.  $892,000 for 77 Ridge Road, Ashland without a dock, $950,000 for 77 Ridge Road with a dock.

For those who attend at least 101 Neal Shore Road, Meredith and 77 Ridge Road, Ashland, a $5.00 donation will be made in your name to the Lakes Region Children's Charity and your name will be entered to win a 2017 raffle to win an autographed New England Patriot's team member Charitable Foundation T-shirt.

Contact Nicole Watkins for details.

Open House at 58 Eaglemere Road Tuftonboro NH Saturday September 30, 1 PM - 3 PM. Contact Nicole Watkins 603.707-7575.

Some of the best sunsets on Winnipesaukee. 58 Eaglemere Tuftonboro is perfect

This Tuftonboro Neck property is approximately 15 minutes from downtown Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

58 Eaglemere offers some of the best sunsets, views, and privacy on Winnipesaukee.  

58 Eagelmere offs views of other stunning homes with boathouse and views down the lake.

 

  • 3 level
  • 3 bedroom bedroom home
  • Sit Assessment States potential for 5 bedrooms
  • 2 detached garages
  •  225 ft on Winnipesaukee.
  • 2 additional docks
  • fireplace in great room
  • large sunroom
  • 1st foor master suite
  • Only interested in Winnipesaukee NEW construction? Ask about potential for building your luxury dream home on this property (subject to state of NH and town of Wolfeboro approvals (see below rendering of a possible new construction design with turret to match the boathouse).

Do you want an ideal docking system?  Perfect for boating in and out in all weather? 

The 45' x 31' boathouse has a graceful turret. 
(One of only 2 turreted boathouses on Winnipesaukee).
This singular boathouse has 
Partial living space on upper level of the boathouse.

The stunning breakwater along one of the 2 docks at the property breaks the westerly winds and allows easy access to the 2 docks and the boathouse.

58 Eaglemere Road has a deep water dock with an average July water depth of 13 feet at the end of the main dock and the boathouse. 
Click here to view previous blogs and information about 58 Eaglemere, 58 Eaglemere floorpans and photos, or the 58 Eaglemere video

Click here to view additional open houses of other Wolfeboro area properties.

Feel free to contact me about this property or  MLS search here for other NH Lakes Region listings in MLS.

101 Neal Shore Road Offers a Location Between Winnipesaukee and 19 Acres of Conservation Land.

Meredith NH - Views! Views! Views!

101 Neal Shore Meredith, NH Offers Panoramic Winnipesaukee Views

Enjoy panoramic views up and down Meredith Bay and towards the broads!
127 feet of prime, crystal clear waterfront!  
The professionally landscaped lot has trees on either side of the property for privacy and shade.  
The lakeside lawn is lovely!
Especially wonderful, is the manicured sandy beach with exceptional privacy nestled below a line of trees.  
You'll have ample recreating area on your lakeside lawn and sandy beach to enjoy sunshine and the lake and mountain views.  
The 30 foot dock & 2 large decks are also great places to enjoy the outdoors and take in the beautiful views.  
Similarly meticulous, is the interior of this home within walking distance of Meredith NH amenities.
With 2266 square feet, 3 bedrooms and a loft, and an open concept kitchen/dining/living area, you'll be able to enjoy the views in all the rooms of the home.
 Located just South of Route 104 and Route 93, this property is easily accessed from Route 93 without having to go through Meredith.
Located between 19 acres of conservation land and Lake Winnipesaukee, the setting is picturesque.  
For those who want to enjoy Meredith Pond hockey, skiing at Gunstock Mountain, snowmobiling, and quick access to Winnipesaukee amenities by boat, or car, this 101 Neal Shore Road location is fabulous!

Feel free to brows other Meredith NH Winnipesaukee listings or contact me to set up an appointment to tour 101 Neal Shore Road. 

  • Right on Meredith Bay, close to Weirs, close to Meredith
  • Easy walk into either town via path parallel to railroad tracks
  • Close to hiking and skiing trails
  • Easy access to snowmobile trails
  • Large private sandy beach with granite steps into clear water,
  • Protected by large breakwater
  • Immaculate property, meticulously maintained (inside and out)
  • Large decks at different levels
  • Private setting, dead end road
  • Abuts 19 acres of conservation land
  • Large lakefront storage area for toys, with snowmobile ramp
  • Professionally landscaped
  • 127 feet of lake frontage, 30 foot dock
  • Sleeps 8-10 comfortably

views of Meredith Bay and Towards

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