Information For Buyers

Arsenic in NH Gound Water. (Why you should always have a water test.)

Arsenic is sometimes found in the ground water in the Lakes Region. It is always a good idea to have a mineral water test as a contingency when purchasing a property, even if you are purchasing Lakes Region new construction and a water test has already been done for a "C.O." (otherwise known as a Certificate of Occupancy). For the Certificate of Occupancy for most NH Lakes Region new concstruction, builders are required only to test for bacteria, not minerals. Feel free to contact me for information on companies that can mitigate arsenic. Just email me at Nicole@NicoleWatkins.com. Health Information Summaries on arsenic can be found on State and Federal websites. Visit the New Hampshire website at: http://www.des.state.nh.us/factsheets/ehp/ard-ehp-1.htm.

291 Long Point Road - NEW Virtual Tours for 2014.

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Not Just Winning Views.

(View the 3 videos and virtual tours for this property

below the following paragraphs).

Located in bay where more than a dozen loons gather for their synchronized water ballet before leaving for the winter.

A location near the end of a peninsula.

Near town amenities.

Level parcel with lakeside lawn.

Bordered by tall pine trees.

A perched beach is a perfect spot to enjoy privacy,  sun, and the great lake views and crystal clear waterfront.

If you do want some of the best views offered by a Lake Winnipesaukee home for sale........ have you seen this home?

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Selective limbing of trees has recently opened the panoramic lake and mountain views that rival any views on Winnipesaukee.

Recent landscaping and limbing have transformed the lake and mountain views that cloaked the house in greenery this past summer. Tour the house now to see views that let in the sun, and views of the ever-changing mural of nature on Lake Winnipesaukee. From every angle, the panorama of expansive blue water and purple and blue mountains is stunning. Looking for a place for your large boats and jet skis? With 200 feet of waterfront, a U-shaped dock would be a perfect fit to enjoy your crystal clear, sandy bottom waterfront, and dock your multiple boats. * The newest virtual tour incorporates summer and winter photos of this Moultonborough Winnipesaukee home for sale. (View the newest virtual tour of 291  Long Point Road, Moultonborough, NH.)

Waterfront Landscape is a Magical Combination.

291 Long Point's landscape is perfect for entertaining all ages. The yard is level with a lawn and gardens around the house. The perched beach, already on this level lot, allows gentle access to the crystal clear sandy waterfront.

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 View the Summer Video and Winter Virtual Tour.

Call Nicole to request current permits and Site Assessment Study). With 1 acre directly on Lake Winnipesaukee and 200 feet of prime waterfront bordered by tall pines, this Moultonborough waterfront property has privacy that is extremely hard to find. Don't take my word for it, see for yourself. Call to make appointment. Call Nicole Watkins, Exclusive Listing Agent. (603) 707-7575. If you want to view the property in different seasons, View the Winter 2014 virtual tour with winter only photos of 291 Long Point Road.  Compare the summer video of this Moultonborough waterfront home.

Interior Features of this Waterfront Home

291 Long Point's 3 season sun room and lakeside lawn on this Moultonborough waterfront property are among the great spots to play, exercise, recreate, live, and and enjoy the remarkable lake and mountain views in any season. Enjoy the open concept living room/dining room with sliders that open to the lakeside lawn. The kitchen also has sliders to the lakeside deck and a few steps from the perched beach. Also on the entry level of 291 Long Point, is a foyer with a powder room, and laundry room/'mud room" leading to the attached garage. The home's entry level also features a first floor master suite with a full bath and great lake views. The upper level has 2 rooms, which could be used as additional bedrooms, artist studio, or media room/library. Whether you want to renovate a home, build your dream home, or use the property as is with only a few personal touches, 291 Long Point should be on your list to consider.

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Even the Friendly Neighborhood is Inviting.

Close to Moultonborough and Center-Harbor Amenities.

The many quiet roads leading to 291 Long Point are great for long walks.   Near many popular walking roads for many of the neighbors and their dogs, why not meet many of your neighbors in the Kona and Hauser Estates' neighborhoods who are often out walking? Other amenities include proximity to  The Galaxy Gym,  Fitness Edge, and the town tennis courts.  Additionally,  many trails including the Canter-Harbor Woods,  Red Hill, and Page Pond Conservation  Land are within a ten minute drive.  Senters Market has several shops.  Popular restaurants such as Lemon Grass, Lavinias, The Bob House,  and Canoe are also ten minutes away from 291 Long Point Road.  The town of Center-Harbor library and post office, and the biking trails on Moultonborough Neck Road are also among nearby amenities.

Ample Room for Future Expansion of Home

It is worth noting that the current home has a 2 bedroom septic currently, but the Site Assessment Study states that the lot could potentially support a 5 bedroom system. Call Nicole Watkins, Exclusive Listing Agent, to request details, color brochure, or to set up showing. (603) 707-7575.

*(Please note that a U-shaped dock would be subject to State of NH and Town of Moultonborough permits. Email me at Nicole@NicoleWatkins.com if you would like information on regulations that would apply to a U-shaped dock permit for this property).

Call for Details on the Current Permits or to Request House Plans Available for the Home by Premier Builder.

View the listing details for 291 Long Point. 

Call Nicole Watkins to ask about the current permits in place for this property.  House Plans by Cote Builders are also now available for this property to qualified buyers who have seen this property.

Also feel free to browse all Winnipesaukee real estate, just listed Winnipesaukee real estate, or save your custom Lakes Region real estate search to see price changes and property updates of your favorite Lakes Region NH real estate.

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Little Harbor Offers Enormous Value.

Reduced Pricing to Heat up Interest 03/11/2014

Wonderful Privacy, Views &

 5500 s.f. Living Space by Prominent Builder for $1,895,000.

Tired of snow? Looking forward to summer on the lake?  It is a few months away, but fellow snow-weary New Englanders can enjoy photos of the summer panorama on the 15 Olive Street video on the below link.

View 15olive.com 

Tired of shopping for a great value?  Try this one on for size. These photos say it all.  This property offers a value to value-minded Winnipesaukee waterfront buyers that should be noticed.  

While the town of Alton assessing department states that the Alton NH Winnipesaukee waterfront home values are holding tight, this property is offered for approximately $200,000 below the town assessed value,

For a narrated virtual tour of the rooms at 15 Olive Street, Alton, NH, shot on a pale November evening, click here.  View additional details on a previous blog post.

Near the Gilford, New Hampshire town line, 15 Olive Street, Alton is approximately a fifteen minute drive to Gunstock Ski Resort and Gilford Hills Tennis Club. Many shops and other Gilford amenities are also within a 20 minute drive.

The town of Alton also offers many popular summer amenities. Additionally, proximity to the Seacoast and Boston are strong feature of 15 Olive Street's location.

Send in your thoughts on your favorite Alton and Gilford amenities and I will post them here.

To view the listing details for 15 Olive Street, Alton New Hampshire, click here.

By all means, shop and compare! View additional waterfront homes:

Alton waterfront homes

Gilford Winnipesaukee homes for sale, and

Just Listed Winnipesaukee real estate.

 

 

2 Open Houses at Spectacular Waterfront Homes! Stop by 10/12/2014

2 Open Houses!

Winnipesaukee Homes to Delight!

 

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Both homes are ideal for those who want privacy and quiet locations on Winnipesaukee.

Stop by my 2 Open Houses between visiting the NH Home Builders "Parade of Homes" houses. Homes on Cottage Road in Moultonborough as well as homes in Gilford, Laconia, will be featured in this 2014 Parade of Homes.

Stop by at the following 2 homes when you are traveling between Moultonborough and Gilford.

Visit 20 Senter Cove Road, Tuftonboro from 10:00-12:00 on Sunday 10/12/14.

  • Built by Cargill Construction, with this premier builder's eye for elegance, this home is located near Bald Peak Colony Club.
  • Southwest exposure
  • Beautiful landscaping,
  • Charming bunkhouse with fireplace and antique windows,
  • Fir doors,
  • Hart pine floors,
  • Real fieldstone fireplace
  •  Picturesque views of Gem Island and Gunstock are all winning!!

Visit 76 Veasey Shore Road, Meredith, NH from 11:00 to 2:00 Sunday 10/12/14.

What are the elements of this  magnificent Veasey Shore lake house?

  • Many elements are borrowed from the "New Old House".
  • Beautiful hickory floors combine with white wainscoting to create a sumptuous and "lakey" feeling.
  • You'll feel like you are staying at a Bed and Breakfast and that your own vacation fairy has prepared a delightful retreat for you!
  • "Yesterday's character for today's home" is how Russel Versaci describes the New Old house.
  • The homeowner has created a home that has classic characteristics with proven appeal.
  • Time honored New England cottage archtitecture, while including all of the modern comfort that the discerning Buyer has come to expect.
  • The lantern style exterior lighting reflects beautifully in the ponds to create a "world apart" feeling that is relaxing!
  • Shingle style homes were a freestyle mix of details. Sprawling floor plan that lends itself to relaxed summer living cottage is a conglomeration of different styles.
  • Meredith and Center Harbor amenities are just a 10 minute drive from the house.

Creating a new old house incoprporates the comforts of a modern home with the character elements of an old home. At 76 Veasey Shore Road Meredith, NH the Seller worked with Frank Demore, an Effingham, NH custom home builder to develop the character of her new old house, which was finished in 2006, but looks as if it might have been on its beautiful site on Lake Winnipesaukee forever.

 

Visit the Open House 10/12/14 at 76 Veasey Shore Road.

Visit the Open House 10/12/14 at 76 Veasey Shore Road.

 

One of the pieces she used to add the finishing touches to the Master Bedroom of this Frank Demore built home, is an art nouveau mantel for the Master Suite's gas fireplace.

The graceful and striking antique mantel comes from a raised mansion in Delaware. The hand painted and hand glazed Cerullian blue fish tiles on the mantel are juxtaposed to the mantels blonde oak wood.

The fish theme is carried throughout the home, and includes, fish tiles in one of the bathrooms. In the Master Bedroom, a custom book case is built around the antique mantel to cover the entire wall with a gallery shelf at the top. The hearth is travertine marble and weighs about nine hundred pounds.

  • Professionally applianced kitchen,
  • High velocity HVAC, '
  • Smarthouse" technology which has a total alarm system including freeze alert and security alert!
  • Visit this Virtual Tour of 76 Veasey for a preview!

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Meet the Local Businesses in the Lake Winnipesaukee Shored Town of Wolfeboro

Wolfeboro's Origin Dates it as the Oldest Summer Resort in the United States.

Today's Business Owners Help Maintain Wolfeboro's Long-Lived Popularity.

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Wolfeboro's Main Street is one of the most picturesque streets in New Hampshire's Lakes Region. Many of the local businesses and restaurants enjoy stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Restaurants such as Garwoods and Jo Greens allow diners to enjoy the views and take in the ambiance and historic architecture. (The photo to the right was taken outside of Garwoods in November 2015. It was a surprisingly warm day with 75 degree weather and a calm lakes at Garwoods and all across Winnipesaukee!).

Tucked along Wolfeboro's side streets are many other charming commercial properties, including boutique cafes and specialty shops. Some of the cache of living on roads such as Sewall Road, Forest Road, and Main Street is the proximity to the quaint downtown amenities Wolfeboro offers.

The below interviews serve as an introduction to some of the local business owners in Wolfeboro NH . While they all come from different backgrounds, there is a common thread to their stories - what brought them to New Hampshire's Lakes Region and how their day to day experience has redefined their expectations of life on Lake Winnipesaukee. Learn more about these local owners and their businesses below. When you are are strolling through Wolfeboro, stop by and meet them for yourselves!

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Beveridge Beer and Soap Shop - Lisa Beveridge

51 North Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH

This shop specializes in selling craft beers from the New England area. There is also a small taproom with five to six craft beers on tap and a menu that features PB&J and PB&Fluff. Lisa also makes homemade soap, several of which are made with beer!

How long have you been in business?
Two and a half years

How long have you lived in the Lakes Region?
13 years

Are you originally from here? What brought you the Lakes Region?
It's beautiful. My husband's grandparents lived up here and we wanted to get out of the city. You come to visit a summer home and you kind of get attached.

What was the driving force behind starting your business?
I wanted to do something for myself, have my own shop.

Do you have a business philosophy.
Drink good beer.

What separates you from other similar businesses in the area?
There aren't any similar businesses right now, so I am pretty unique to this area.

What would you like potential customers to know? Anything new for the future?
There are always new things going on, new events. Winter and Summer beer fest are happening. New beers are coming in every week. Our soap line is expanding.

What do you like to do in your time off?
Work (laughs). I don't have a lot of time off.

What are the top three reasons why people should visit the Lakes Region?

  1. Peace and quiet
  2. Really nice small businesses, especially in Wolfeboro. Cool businesses throughout the Lakes Region, great restaurants, and new shops are opening up.
  3. Come see me!

Find out more about Beveridge Craft Beer and Soap Co.

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Sabol's Art Studio - Gregory W. Sabol, Owner and Artist

76 North Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH

How long have you been in business?
We have been here for six months. We bought the old building, tore it down and built this one.

Where do you live in the Lakes Region?
We live in Effingham on Province Lake.

What drew you to the Lakes Region if you weren't originally from here?
I'm from the area.

What was the driving force behind starting your business?
I had studied art at the University of New Hampshire and sat in on classes at the Art Institute on Commonwealth Ave in Boston, where my brother was studying. I had owned my own businesses for thirty years and then my wife, Alice, (of seven years now) saw my art and encouraged me to get back into it. I am glad she did. We sold the business and built the studio.

What would you like potential customers to know?
My art is here to enjoy. Each one tells a story, but it is here for everyone to enjoy.

What do you like to do in your time off?
My wife and I enjoy history and traveling. We have done mission work in Honduras and Haiti. I have traveled to Russia and Israel. I belong to the Rotary and we believe in giving back.

What are your top reasons why someone should vacation in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire?

  1. It is a bubbly place. You can meet people from all walks of life. I have met people from Russia, England, and more. You can sit outside at a coffee shop and talk to great people.
  2. The art community here is expanding; more art studios are opening in Wolfeboro; more art events like Art Walk and Paint Wolfeboro are happening than ever before.
  3. The lakes and you are close to the mountain and to the ocean.

Find out more about Gregory Sabol and Sabol's Art Studio.

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From Scratch Bakery - Katie Johnson, Owner

36 Center Street, Wolfeboro Falls, NH

From Scratch Bakery is a small town bakery run by Local, Katie Johnson, who uses high quality and fresh ingredients. This bakery offers employment to folks with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Her sister, Kristen, who has Down Syndrome, works at the bakery.

How long have you been in business?
We opened on June 1, 2015.

How long have you lived in the Lakes Region?
All my life! I grew up in Wolfeboro and graduated from Kingwood. I did go away for awhile (chuckles), but I came back. (Katie attended the University of Rhode Island and received a BS in elementary education. She later attended Johnson and Wales for baking and pastries.)

What is the driving force behind starting your business?
The bakery allows me to combine my creativity along with my love of helping people. People with disabilities may face a unique set of challenges, but they also have incredible talents and skills to offer. There aren't a lot of employment opportunities for them in the community.

What is your business philosophy?
A workplace where employees can use their individual strengths, get help when they need it and don't have keep to a breakneck pace. A worker of any ability level would like that.

What would you like potential customers to know? Is there going to be a new product for your business in 2016?
Wedding cakes! We do wedding cakes.

What do you like to do in your time off?
(laughs) I have no free time. I am heading up to Kingswood today for career day. There is always something to do.

Top three reason to vacation in the Lakes Region?

  1. It is beautiful and a great place to be outside
  2. The people are friendly
  3. The skiing

Learn more about Katie and From Scratch Baking Co.

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Country Bookseller - Karen Baker, Owner

23 North Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH

How long have you been in business?
It will be 22 years on July 1st.

How long have you lived in the Lakes Region?
22 years; I moved here to open the shop.

What drew you to the Lakes Region, if you weren't originally from here?
I wanted to open a book store, so I crisscrossed the state looking for a small community that could support a bookstore. I fell in love with Wolfeboro. I am originally from Upstate New York but spent time in California and was living in Connecticut when I decided to open the business!

What was the driving force behind starting your business?
I was an English major working in the corporate world and I was not happy. I went to a seminar and they asked us to write what would be on your tombstone and I thought only, here lies Karen. Then they asked what we wanted to be written and I knew I wanted more. A friend gave me the book, Do What You Love and The Money Will Follow, so that's when I decided to open my own business.

What is your business philosophy?
Books are like food for the brain. If you help someone learn to enjoy reading, you give them the world.

What would you like potential customers to know?
We are here seven days a week and we serve locally roasted coffee and locally baked pastries. We are always willing to do special orders.

What do you like to do in your time off?
I love to read and spend time with friends. I love going out to eat and, of course, I love to read.

Top reasons why someone should vacation in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire?

  1. A great bookstore
  2. Fresh air and fabulous outside activities.Friendly people. It's a throwback in time, to a gentler, slower paced lifestyle.

Find out more about The Country Bookseller.

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There are currently 126 properties, including residential homes, mobile homes, and condo listings in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. The average listing price is $913,648. The median listing price is $378,500.

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