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Loon Mountain - Lincoln NH - Major Price reduction - just before Ski Season!! - 10/31/09 02:14 PM
2009...has not been my worst year in the real estate business since I began my career 26 years ago. Needless to say its not my best...record setting...I'm going to retire young year, either. One Thing that separates the going through the motions agents from the get-er-done agents is making the call...when the news isn't good. Its time for a price reduction, is not normally on the top on your FUN THINGS to do list. I only get paid when the sale closes, why keep a listing that can't sell at the current price. What have you done to manage your clients (11 comments)
Off Season Price- Jack O'Lantern golf condo Woodstock NH 03262 - 10/31/09 09:00 AM
White Mountain Ski Area Condominium...that is on a 18 hole golf course. Good timing for a family seeking recreational property for the up coming ski season. The Resort offers excellent rental income during the golf season. If you have been looking for a family ski place that will cover a lot of the costs of ownership during the spring, summer and Fall this could be the one you were waiting for.
Theses lovely duplex townhomes, have easy access to the golf course, beautiful covered bridge, snowmobiling trails, Brand new indoor pool and spa...tennis, club house pro-shop and restaurant all (9 comments)
What do you get when>>>? <<<<Halloween joke. - 10/30/09 12:11 PM
I was inspired to tell my one and only Halloween joke, when looking through some of yours. Its a little bit naughty but, we are all grown-ups here. What do you get when you cut out your Pumpkin too soon...before Halloween? A Pre- Mature A-Jack-O'Lantern.
Take it easy this weekend the shoes you may be puking on could be mine...
My two Volunteers to hand out candy to the local school, and they close every deal they write... don't ever try to get out of your contract with these two. (22 comments)
This section of Glover Brook Stays in the shade throughout the year, and the moss is everywhere...one of my favorite hikes when a have an hour to run off in to the woods...all shots with in a mile of my home. I hope you enjoyed seeing them as much as I enjoyed taking them...More to come. (22 comments)
Wordless Wednesday White water over the dam. - 10/28/09 03:40 PM
White Mountain rains are filling Loon Mountain's snow making ponds, in time for the snow machines to get cranked up. I drove up to the ski slopes today and the Snow guns were all out and ready for the first cold snap to start blowing the white stuff.
I have to say the Late October showers and the total lack of leaves, makes me ready for a change of season. The sign winter is near the clocks falling back, Wet cold weather,and tripping over my ski bag recently signaled change. Above shot: Bear Claw trail, view of (23 comments)
The Irish brought the tradition of pumpkin carving to America. It started with the carving of turnips. When the Irish immigrated to the U.S., they found pumpkins a plenty and they were much easier to carve.
Colonists sliced off pumpkin tops: removed seeds and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. This was baked in hot ashes and is the origin of the pumpkin pie.
Native Americans flattened strips of pumpkins, dried them and made mats.
Pumpkins are a fruit and their flowers are edible.
The name pumpkin originated from “pepon” (25 comments)
Live like you are dying and list like you're bank owned. - 10/26/09 02:48 PM
Live like you are dying, the lyrics of this Tim McGraw song speaks volumes to many different people. As I listened to what this song is advocating, It occurred to me many sellers should heed this lesson. They put a price on a property that they think "someday" it may sell for. If moving on with your life requires the sale of a property you own...there is not an infinite amount of time to accomplish this sale. Life is Short. What got me thinking about this, is I have several short sales a bank owned sale and a probate property that (57 comments)
Alpine Lakes Real Estate – Lincoln New Hampshire. I’m very pleased to announce the addition of two new agents who will be working out of the Lincoln – Loon Mountain Resort area office.
Debbi Ward is an Associate Broker & Realtor who grew up in Lincoln currently resides in Campton and comes to us after a long successful career in the lakes region. In returning to Lincoln Debbi brings a wealth of real estate experience and looks forward to serving her home town once more. Debbi’s contact info: email@example.com 800-926-5653 X 12
Foto Friday...smoke on the mountains - 10/23/09 03:35 PM
I know there are a lot of flat-landers out there...These are people that come from out of state to see the beautiful mountains of New Hampshire...or recreate in the White Mountains. I took a couple of pictures this morning that I just got around to down loading in to the computer. The cloud cover was struggling to get over the 4,000 to 5,000 foot peaks, and it looks like smoke trapped in the valleys.
About a month ago I was at this same spot for a few fall foliage pix...Same view different feel.
We have several building projects and (14 comments)
Realtors day off...chores and feline chases. - 10/21/09 06:28 PM
Now I'm not a complainer I love chores...for one thing it means Its a home project not an office emergency.I tootled off to Home Depot purchased some insulation and plywood, and turned around to get the winterizing stabilize for the gas machines (almost left behind). It was a nice day not a care in the world. Trying to finish an Art Studio over the garage for my wife. This is the view from the garage studio... Recently Named Birch Hollow I hope she likes the place.
Now for the rest of the story...I was in and out of (22 comments)
*New Hampshire’s state house is the oldest state capitol in which a legislature still meets in its original chambers. * Of the thirteen original colonies, New Hampshire was the first to declare its independence from England…a full six months before the Declaration of Independence was (7 comments)
I am resigned to the fact every offer is not going to stick and every deal is not going to make it to the closing table…I learned these things 25 years ago when I started in real estate. But each time I ask a question in my posts…real estate or not I get an answer from someone who has walked a mile in my shoes. In between frantic phone calls and chaos breaking out in unexpected places, I can open this bookmarked site and read stories of how (18 comments)
Dramatic reds against a nearly clear blue sky...this day is behind us now. New Hampshire has shed its bright colors in favor of the grays and browns that occur soon after the peak of fall foliage.
The slopes of Loon Mountain Ski area, have gotten their first dusting of snow and a major loss of leaves...the grays and whites have set in, and you can bet this will be followed by more and more white.
One week ago (11 comments)
Saxon..the Oxen of the Short sale industry. - 10/18/09 07:30 AM
If you have an Oxen in your field....you will be expected to feed it and protect it everyday. For these daily chores you will be ignored, pushed around and drooled upon. If you meet one of these lumbering creatures while traveling in the road, you may honk all you wish but you will not be allowed to pass...traffic will come to a grinding halt.
The lesson of trying to work with oxen is this,,they will tear up your field and leave it infertile for years to come. If you are speeding along and encounter one on the road to (16 comments)
Mountain View Condominiums...Lincoln NH, A Loon Ski resort area property. - 10/17/09 09:29 AM
Asking Price of $139,900 is a great place to start, the added features are Great Mountain Views, New Berber carpet, new gas fireplace, fully applianced and walking distance to the quaint village of Lincoln. The Town Library, Catholic Church, Medical offices, and local shopping are a short stroll away. The condominium offer an outdoor pool and all the building and exterior maintenance is in a very affordable monthly condo fee.
This top floor end unit offer really nice local views, and offers wonderful southern exposure for all day sun.
View from the Deck...hard to make out without snow on (11 comments)
This morning one day after the fall foliage peak...of leaf peeper season, we woke to something not unexpected but too soon for many people taste. Yes Folks Snow in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We are expecting 1-3 inches of the white stuff, don't let it be said we can't move on. One day after the traditional three day holiday spent gazing at the leaves ...we turn to ski season.
I think New (22 comments)
Foliage 10/11/09...the clouds have lifted...photos from home. - 10/11/09 05:51 PM
This has been a busy Columbus Day Weekend...but it was overcast for most of Saturday & Sunday. Here are a couple of late day photos with a little sun on the mountains.I was pretty busy at the office today, lots of walk-ins while the Kancamagus scenic highway was jammed...but ran home to get some shots ( taken in Woodstock New Hampshire).
Lafayette & Liberty From my Kitchen Window.
Getting Dark at five O'clock.
This little brook (700 feet from the house) comes off the main branch of the Pemigewasset River.
Only the highest branches on this birch (22 comments)
They don't get it, How can you be busy? What are you doing differently than the rest of us?
I blog about real estate and my areas of expertise!!
Every inquiry I get about buying or selling has seen my name somewhere, they say we were looking on line for help and you always come up...as the White Mountain expert.
My outside blog here on , let me choose the domain name that fit my niche perfectly. www.steveswhitemountainblog.com
my localism blog…. www.localism.com/nh/lincoln Is registered for the (182 comments)
last chance at foliage enjoy it...Loon mountain will begin making snow soon - 10/11/09 10:26 AM
Pemi base camp..before the snow, enjoy these fall foliage shots as time is slipping away and so is the Fall. Loon Mountain Ski Resort, Honored for its Snow making, grooming , Handicapped adaptive snow sports and best all around access from anywhere in New England...Putting Family first no matter their Abilities.
Riverside Terrace Condominiums...River front and Ski Back From the south Mountain Trails at Loon.
Photo Taken From the Escape Route Trail at Loon ,The Village Shops' Red Roofs are just visible...from this ski trail owners can ski home or walk to town conveniences.
Owners Trails Along (17 comments)
Lake front Log Cabin in the woods of the White Mountains..Pretty Cool - 10/10/09 04:11 PM
Mirror Lake is in Woodstock New Hampshire, over half the shore line is owned by a Research facility working on natural forest plants and Tree growth. There are no Motors boats allowed on this lake, which turns out to be great fun for the half a dozen families that have frontage on the lake...you can swim across without concerns.
54 Lady Slipper Lane, Woodstock New Hampshire, three bedroom Log Cabin, Beautiful Brick Fireplace, stunning water views, Southern exposure on the covered porch, all of this on a very private 4.6 acre site hidden in the woods. Asking Price (13 comments)
Your White Mountain New Hampshire property expert; ASKS?
Why / Hire a Buyer Broker For your second home purchase? When buyers are at a distance from their purchase there can be lots of critical items that can be over looked.
Why / Buyer representation, the listing agent has a fiduciary duty to the seller, not to you. Sure we all attempt to be fair and answer a buyer’s questions honestly…but what if you don’t ask? Then who is looking after your best interests? The seller is not paying his agent to volunteer possible issues that could occur down (3 comments)
The White Mountains ...a river runs through it (Pemigewasset River- Woodstock NH).
The final rays of the sun.
Sumac...pretty but poisonous
An Island in the stream
This is a nice spot to kayak, but not when its 45 degrees and raining. These photos were taken 6 miles South of Loon Mountain Ski Resort in Lincoln New Hampshire.
Steve Loynd your White mountain NH Realtor , with office near Loon & Waterville Valley ski resorts. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org , 800-926-5653 MLS Search site: www.alpinelakes.com Blog: www.steveswhitemountainblog.com Real (16 comments)
Woodstock NH 10- 08-09 Photos Fire station, River shots and a haunted Hay Ride. - 10/08/09 05:35 PM
The Woodstock Lower Village Fire station, is across the street from my home. So I know when the Haunted Hayride is coming...Easter Egg hunt and other wonderful volunteer activities. Yes we have one truck at this out post but it does serve additional functions (and they drive the truck in the Parades).
There is a national Geological Flood Station out back, and a picnic area (with a sign asking the public to pick-up after themselves ...but enjoy). What is behind this cute little fire station?
There was once a covered bridge just upstream from here (can you (20 comments)
Wordless Wednesday in the White Mountains - 10/07/09 07:39 AM
I wish this rain would stop so I could post some of the brilliant colors of the White mountains for all of you, but here is the wet version. Hope you enjoy a windy wet Wednesday in the White Mountain national Forest.
White Birch against a darkening sky.
Last nights wind took its toll on some of the foliage.
Long and Winding Road...through the White mountain national Forest lands - rte 112- Lincoln NH. My daily ride from school drop off to work...enjoy your day and hope for sun!
Steve Loynd- White mountain property expert. email@example.com (14 comments)
Need A Vacation?...Don’t we all, here are a few things you should know about securing your home and your valuables before you go.
Would anyone put a good lock on a weak door? Strange but true:
In most cases you must prove forcible entry to collect insurance. If you have an ineffective lock, your cylinder can be picked in no time. This unfortunately invites your insurance company to deny your claim…or minimize collection.
If you are buying a door? Buy a metal flush door without panels, and get an equally strong frame to match it ( (11 comments)
Sunrise under cloudy skies...Otter rocks, rainbows and foliage update: From NH - 10/06/09 08:18 AM
Sunrise under cloudy skies...Ok Good Title, But Otter Rocks & Rainbows...Steve Have you completely lost your mind? I assure you I have a little bit left, but there are a few places in the National forest of New Hampshire that you just have to see to understand this post. I must be at school before 7 am, and that leaves me a little time to cruise the National Forest lands on my way to work. Take a look at some of this morning pictures and then ask yourself is he crazy...or just lucky to live on the edge of 800,000 acres (13 comments)
Loon mountain Last Minute...6 month seasonal...available 4 bedroom condo - 10/05/09 12:38 PM
The Winter seasonal Rental program is almost 100% booked...But its not Too late here is a last minute addition for those that waited. Three Level Townhouse, 4 bedrooms, sleeps eight comfortably nicely appointed and at a bargain price for the November 1st 2009 -to- May 1st 2010 winter ski season.
Wood Burning Fireplace, End Unit with concrete firewalls between neighbors...nicely decorated and furnished ready to go for your families winter get aways...book now and its yours for the next six months.
Three guest bedrooms on the second floor and the Master Suite is the entire third floor. (4 comments)
First up Bruce Marshal, who played many of the tunes he played with BB,King, the Marshal Tucker band and others. We played a bit of "name the sixties band" recalling our days Growing up in Sudbury Mass together. It was an intimate affair and the private show was enjoyed by all. Not to be out done by the music, (10 comments)
Foliage a few of my favorite places...in the fall. - 10/04/09 12:06 PM
I have take lots of foliage pictures in the past few days, and have picked the best views to share with you all. But some of the locations I truly enjoy visiting weren't that photogenic. These are some place I enjoy, and the photos aren't bad either.These wouldn't make the cover of a magazine but they are dear to me and I hope you like them too. The Governors Lodge at Loon Mountain Ski Resort...Framed by the Pemi River.
One of my listings, from the deck of Upper Grandview road in Woodstock NH.
The view from the hammock in (8 comments)
Photo: Joy is in the face of a child - 10/04/09 09:02 AM
When having a homeowners party, there is always the concern of how do you engage the children, so the adults can have time to meet their neighbors. The Mo Show- Balloon twisting, Talk about engaging.
Mo the clown...Also comes in full make up to your party.... if that's the plan. Last bit of humor...Mo is also a Justice of the Peace...theory being if you are going to marry a clown, you may as well be married by a clown.Thanks for the Show Mo!!
I never heard..."mom- dad when are we going", this was the perfect party distraction (23 comments)
Friday Foliage...on the way to the Fryeburg fair. - 10/02/09 02:50 PM
If you live on the east coast and can make it up to the Mountains of New England we are going to have some great leaf peeping for you. The Fryeburg fair in Maine starts this weekend,it is the largest and oldest agricultural fair in the North East. We usually Drive over the Kancamagus Highway in to North Conway NH, and shoot over to Fryeburg Maine (very close to the New Hampshire border).Here are some of the views we are getting today. The best views are on your journey...enjoy the ride, and the destination will be a bonus.
The site features a nice level building envelope, and frontage on one of the homeowners ski back trails.
Most of the adjacent sites have been built on, and they have award winning custom Adirondack style homes on them. (See neighboring homes, displayed below).
The Home site price was dropped from $489,900 to $449,900 today (a $40,000 Reduction) price comparable to other recent sales in the exclusive ski to your door neighborhood. Only 2 hours from (9 comments)
these are much more vibrant then they appear on your screen.
The Sumac are everywhere I avoid them in the summer but they turn a nice red this time of the year.
The birches on the left will be gone with in the next few years from the spring floods...the roots are exposed and hanging in mid (13 comments)
No man is an island...But check your deed, you just might own one. - 10/01/09 07:15 AM
Years ago I purchased a property from a prominent Paper Mill. They had gone to 100% recycled , and had some land where I was looking to build. Over the years Mr. Marcalus (Marcal paper) and I had become friends, and he was willing to part with this odd shaped parcel along the river. When title work began, there were a number of strange deed references to this property...it had been used as a log pond (when floating timber down stream). My attorney said "there was once a right to dam the river for logging purposes...but you wouldn't need that so (29 comments)
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