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Grandfathered Property:offer irreplaceable location, sight & Sounds - 03/31/09 07:03 AM
Grandfathered Property...offing irreplaceable location, smell. sight & Sounds. In July of 2008, the state of New Hampshire changed the shore land protection act, for any lake, pond, ocean or 4th order river (stream) or larger. The new set back requirements for septic systems is now 250 feet, with tree cutting significantly curtailed as well. Most people in the state think this is a good requirement, for protecting ground water from pollutants and the run off that occurs with deforesting activities this close to a water source. This ruling does make properties established prior to those enacted rules very unique, in how (7 comments)
Steve's White mountain Blog...Real estate in New Hampshire - 03/30/09 02:19 PM
As a member of the Activerain Platform , I'm constantly amazed at the general knowledge my peers posses. 140,000+ real estate professional share what they know and what they have learned in this ever changing field, I'm again blessed to have that information at my finger tips (thank you). But how do I say this with out sounding conceded: I am the smartest man in the Room when it comes to White Mountain life. The happenings, attractions events, activities and the real estate market are my assets. I know what is going on in shore land protection, private development, National Forest (6 comments)
Consumer Confidence and Second home sales. Realtors and developers whose main income stems from discretionary vacation home sales are in for some tough times.
The baby boomer market (our target) has lost 30-40% of their wealth in the last 6 months.
Sellers will need to face the facts that the prices will need to equalize in much the same fashion. To keep pace with consumer confidence second homes will need to return to pre- 1999 prices. If you purchased prior to 1999 you will come out whole, if not you may not wish to sell for the next (4 comments)
This is a view of Cannon Mountain Ski Slopes during the early fall. Echo Lake , several 4,000 foot hikes and access to the Appalachian Mountain Trail are all near by trail heads that intersect at this point in the Notch. New Hampshire State Park, abutting 900,000 acres on White Mountain National Forest come together at this great view site. This stone out cropping is called Artist Bluff and is an easy hike for young or old. For more resort (12 comments)
Making Maple Syrup while the sap flows. - 03/29/09 09:44 AM
This post goes under the heading of "why was this our first visit" when it is 6 miles from home. We live in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where the men are hardy, the women are capable and the maple trees are plentiful. In the town of Thornton sits a fairly rustic structure with a sign announcing it's function. Benton's Sugar Shack, it is more than a shack but not by much. The weathered barn board and muddy parking area reminds travelers of any New England barn they have driven by hundreds of times. But inside the operation boils down (6 comments)
The home has been vacant for three months, but you got the listing and keys Today there is a sink overflowing with water pouring on the floor for ...Days...Weeks...months? You know the seller isn't making all his current payments (maybe not insurance either?) and you call to report the (11 comments)
Recreational Or retirement home in the White Mountains of Tax free New Hampshire - 03/27/09 04:17 PM
Now I know that is a long title but, there is so much to praise about this property. Number 1) it's on a spectacular Golf Course 2) it is 8 minute to the states largest ski area 3) it offer on site recreation for big and small 4) we have no income or broad based sales tax in New Hampshire ) the place is only 7 years old, so everything is shiny and new. Town Homes Starting at $184,000...furnished!!
The view looking across at the third hole, and the beautiful Pemigewasset River...run through it.
Upon receipt of a $40,000 federal Check the Swapping of Lands was completed. The 244 acres in Piermont (NH) was appraised for a higher amount than the 100 Acre parcel in Franconia (NH) making up the $40,000 differance in the swap. A formal Ceremony is scheduled for the Governor’s Office Wednesday, to mark the completion of this 10 year project. with all concerns met to the satisfaction of the Audubon Society and the (7 comments)
A spring tradition and great cause event that feels more like a social gathering for the locals and resort visitors.
Sunday March 29th 2009, 6-8pm at the Beacon Resort Tickets $20/ person, limited number available & at the door.
All Proceeds benefit the Lincoln-Woodstock Community Child care Center. (childcare available for the event 603-745-2200 and advanced tickets) So here is how it works: All the (11 comments)
Loan Buy Down or Bulk Purchase Loan Commitments - 03/20/09 09:55 AM
Two ways to make a sale more attractive without sacrificing price. Many Agents and Mortgage brokers are making their sellers aware of an attractive solution to qualifying buyers and offering a tangible incentive that helps make a sale. And make the sale with out eroding price as the only method. With the current fixed rates at their all time lowest how can you make them even lower, have your seller buy down the rate for the buyer. This is one method that works well and allows the selling broker to differentiate this property from others being offered on the same street, (5 comments)
Are we Half way in - or Half Way out - 03/18/09 03:51 PM
In the midst of all this economic chaos many feel overwhelmed. Let me give you something to think about: bad news is never permanent. We are only temporarily in this mess, the cycle we find ourselves in will turn around and will worked itself out. You can point the finger and place blame but that doesn’t solve the situation. It may make you feel better about identifying the culprits, but it brings us no closer to resolving the crisis. If we put as much energy into solving the issues as we do in identifying where and how it began, we would (22 comments)
Last Years Event was High-lighted by the group of young men that dared to "cross the pond" while clothed only in tighty-whities.
The best viewing location is the Paul Bunyan Room, Where the event sponsors Coors Light & Margaritas, Will be served from the deck over-looking the pond. Saturday April 4th, Registration is free for the first 75 participants You must be 10 years or older, and (8 comments)
South Peak Developer makes large financial commitment. In Spite of the Real Estate uncertainty Terramesa moves ahead.
New Entry Sign...to the South mountain slopes & South Peak Resort. During last nights Broker open house many of the much anticipated plans were unveiled. A letter of intent to purchase a one million dollar chair lift from Doppelmayr U.S.A. was noted in the master plans. This lift would service the existing phase one home (4 comments)
White Mountain Post & Ski Times………March 2009 ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Staff Reporter: Steve Loynd…A/K/A..The Skiing Realtor.
Tuesday Ski and Mardi Gras Tree; Loon mountain /Lincoln NH. The locals have found a way to express the spirit of New Orleans, in the White mountains of New Hampshire. I checked with the staff at the Bunyan Room, (slope side ski lounge serving adult beverages), and it seems a few years ago a Marti Gras Theme party got a little out of hand and some brief nudity occurred which was rewarded with beads. The event was forbidden since that March night of a (18 comments)
Private White Mountain Chalet $40K price Reduction - 03/08/09 01:12 PM
We came up with the term Man Camp to describe this home, it features 5.7 acres and you can't see another home in any direction from the house.The Views are outstanding from the living room, deck and hot-tub. And the place is a snowmobile's paradise. The Property was built by a Heating Contractor, and no expense was spared on the methods or materials used to build this private retreat.
This one has all the toys for the men: Great work shop, No lawn to mow, no maintenance metal roof Whole House generator if you loose power, fly fishing stream and (6 comments)
Short sale Golf & Ski Resort Condo, White Mountains of New Hampshire - 03/08/09 11:25 AM
With Golf Season in the White Mountain coming soon, there is a great opportunity to purchase prior to the rental or vacation schedule. The Jack O Lantern Resort, is a mere 6 miles from New Hampshire biggest Ski Resort, plus offers an on-site 18 hole riverfront golf experience that the whole family can enjoy.
Located along the first Fairway of the golf course, this 3 bedroom plus loft condo features Gas heat ,a screen porch, A/C, wood burning fireplace, and is in close proximity of the indoor pool, club house, pro-shop, tennis courts, out-door pool restaurant and lounge.
Lush (2 comments)
Family Fun in the White mountains Of N.H. All Year-round. - 03/08/09 09:54 AM
My Readers hopefully know me by now and know I enjoy the place I live. The Valley Between Loon and Cannon Mountains holds more than snow for me. My family lives the recreational lifestyle the area lends it self to. We Kayak in the spring, Golf in the summer, hike in the fall, and ski in the winter. And we do the touristy stuff..because it's still fun for us. We were at Clark's trading post once, and we took the train ride. Those that have been will tell you there is a Wolf-man that chases the train. You see our little (4 comments)
White Mountain Post & Ski Times…….March 2009 ________________________________________________________________________________________ Staff Reporter: Steve Loynd / D/B/A...the Skiing Realtor.
ActiveRain Web platform being looked at by authorities for offering an unfair advantage.
Some Realtors are concerned members of the radical group know as “rainers”, have been able to out perform their peers by subscribing to this free service. It is believed current members and the AR group themselves are targeting only the most educated in their field. This has left a group of non-members struggling and confused - this minority of licensees are finding it difficult to come to grips with (77 comments)
Camp three..best spot for red stripe and reggae music.
A blue sky day, on the slopes. the Gondola is a great way to ride.
Looking across at the Sunset trail, off North peak.
Cool place for family fun..Time on the lfits and in the car, are some of my favorite moments with my son. Once we get to the Slopes, he heads for the woods, and I stick to the groomed trails. But we meet at the lift and rehash the day on the (3 comments)
The Woodstock Station and Brew Pub, is the even sponsor and it's done in Memory Of Eileen Rice. This marks the eight year of this fund raiser, and in years past over $25,000 was raised and shared among some of Eileen's favorite organizations: The North Country Center for the Arts, the Linwood Child care center, the Kanc Recreation area, and local High-School Scholarships. As with anything Irish..sponsored by a local brew pub, you can count on lots of Fun, teams cost $360, or (5 comments)
Buyers are guessing at future values, and shouldn't sellers have seen that coming? - 03/04/09 10:04 AM
We have read our fill of blogs about low ball offers. But why are would-be home owners making these below current value offers? The buyers are still trying to guess at future market values. If they feel the market is still going down they want to know they have made every attempt to fire at a moving target. This gives them some comfort that, they pre-bought at the expected low. Do your seller understand that this is the psychology today, and not than buyers are trying to insult them. Does that make sense?, sure it does investors are trying to do (8 comments)
I have this seller client who used to own car dealerships. We were chatting about offers, and when it was time to sent away a prospect who couldn't see the value or get their head around the cost of a product. He told me a tale of a one time client (car buyer) we'll call him Frank. So Frank comes in looking for a new car, knows what he wants, knows what other dealers charge and knows what options are required and which are negotiable. Like all great buyers Frank prides himself at working the deal, he beats up the (13 comments)
This Old Law, specifically prohibits men from turning around on a city street and looking "at woman in that way". A Second Conviction, for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a "Pair of Horse blinders"
whenever and wherever he goes outside for a stroll. When is the next Realtor convention in New York? I'll lay odds on the long shot!! (20 comments)
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