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50th birthday - Just another day in the life of a Realtor. - 02/27/11 11:29 AM
Happy 50th birthday to me! As luck would have it - the Annual Oscar Party is on the same day. So An Oscar Theme birthday party is in the works for this evening. But first - I'm a Realtor with Sunday Appointments.
I have a million things to do today, not the least of which is to make sure I make it home to our Annual Oscar Party. Why my wife puts up with the weekend work and everyone comes first life of a Realtor I'll never know. But I'm awfully glad she does, and when I wake up on (27 comments)
They scream by my window while I'm on the phone, and inevitably the person I'm talking to says..."What the hell was that noise?". Would you believe a snowmobile?...yup they are pretty darn close, and the machines are pretty darn loud (especially the souped-up models). Snowmobiling adds lots of money to our winter ecconomy, they are our summer boater...and their machines can cost as much as a modest car. The trailers with 4 snowmobiles, related equipment and winter gear can be 50-grand worth of toys and assorted (18 comments)
Cannon Mountain - Blue sky's and just a hint of clouds on the leading edge of winter weather.
A Short time later...more clouds than sun envelope the ski slopes, but no one is complaining.
It's gone from clear to cloudy in a matter of minutes, this is the Franconia Notch State Park. All that travel (8 comments)
Wordless Wednesday - work comes first, when clients are on Vacation. - 02/23/11 04:56 PM
I'm not the Traditional residential Realtor, my clients more times than not are looking at vacation homes. They are in the Market when everyone is on vacation...everyone but me. This has been a way of life for my entire 27 year career in real estate, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I took the shot below from a condominium that I was showing today. It's hard to stay focused on the current task, while all around you people are on vacation and the ski slopes look soooo inviting!
This could be you sitting in your hot tub (12 comments)
Winter ride up the Scenic Kancamagus highway...rugged good looks - 02/22/11 04:31 PM
New Hampshire's Rugged good Looks. I can see the forest for the trees, I took my bag lunch for a short ride today to remind me what is outside of my office walls. The Kancamagus National Scenic highway designation is well deserved. Enjoy the views of my picnic lunch today.
I didn't mind a cold lunch with this great view.
It was hard to get this shot facing due south into the sun, but the avalanche area across the valley was worth the photo risk.
A western shot reminds me that this is miles of wilderness. In (9 comments)
Alpine Lakes Realty -New Hampshire's resort home specialists - 02/20/11 05:41 PM
These views never get old - but they do get cold. Those with children on February school vacation this week I hope you enjoy your time outside in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. If the kids are skiing at Loon Mountain and you're looking for some expert advice on real estate drop on by my office. Alpine Lakes Realty - Rte 112 Lincoln New Hampshire conveniently located at the only traffic light in town .Just west of Lincoln is the little village of Woodstock and a great hike awaits on Mount Moosilauke.
Looking North from the ski slopes , (15 comments)
Short sale at South Peak at Loon Mt Lincoln NH home sites - 02/19/11 03:47 PM
South Peak Resort at Loon Mountain, New Construction breaks ground. Once the Post and beam designs have been approved by the architectural review board Cargill Construction got right to work. Foundation poured...Ridged Foam board (pink styro board - insulating the basement) will be finished with a stone product yet to be chosen. A New Adirondack home under-construction on South Mountain Road at Loon.
I asked the boys to move the porta-john out of my camera shot - (thanks guys).
Progress...and some snow has fallen during the initial construction phase, the framers' hope to be working under cover in another (4 comments)
Spank you very much...Hey I was covering your ass too! - 02/19/11 12:28 PM
Ever been accused of being the master of the obvious? I wrote a purchase agreement, where I pointed out that my buyer will assume the upcoming special assessment of $10,000 for a new roof (in a condo development). The seller's agent accused me of "negative selling" to get a better price for my buyer...DAH! But no it's not that easy, sure I want the best deal for my buyer that is my job. I also don't want either side to feel as though we glossed over this expense. AND>>> it wasn't disclosed in the seller disclosure. Why you may ask? Because (21 comments)
Mount Washington -to the north east _________________________________________
From the Ski Slopes at Loon Mt. Lincoln NH ___________________________________________
Due North from the Top of Loon- Looking towards Franconia Notch _______________________________________________________________
Western View Over Loon Mountain - Pond and the connector lift to the South Peak side ___________________________________________________________________________________
Billy Boyle's Cabin ... the summer home of the local story teller. __________________________________________________________________ We ran (8 comments)
My Fiftieth birthday on Oscar night February 27 2011 - 02/16/11 07:14 PM
That's right I received my AARP card last week...and yes the time is near. I decided to allow the Academy Awards Committee to hold their Oscar party with it's celebration and pageantry to fall on the night of my Fiftieth ...it seemed unfair for me to ask Hollywood to postpone their annual Gala. After all they change the date every year -but my birthday was always on the 27th.
My wife will pull off one of her amazing parties and we'll celebrate the night away. Here are the rules: dress as any movie related person or character...fill out (17 comments)
White Mountain NH Vistas. February business is about to get very busy. - 02/16/11 03:49 PM
Things are about to get a lot busier in my neighborhood...we get a surge of Vacationers and second home owners when the February school vacation weeks hit (Presidents day- week for Massachusetts and the week after for other New England States). My last chance to ski for a couple of weeks - fell on a gray sky day.
If you want any real estate information on the Loon Mountain or Waterville valley areas - Lincoln and Campton New Hampshire, visit my web site (both office are on one site). Alpine Lakes Real Estate : (5 comments)
When I came across this tree in the fall, the shape struck me as kind of unique...add a Heart shape and a Valentine's message and here you go.
Maybe I'm not Warm and cuddly all the time...but I caught this guy on my back deck, he appears to be hugging the bird feeder. It may just be he's hungry. "A Valentine card: I'm so Miserable without you, it's almost like you're still Here" Author unknown-!
Silent Sunday - another day at the office and life in the Mountains - 02/13/11 07:04 PM
I was in the office for hours today, working on my taxes and hoping to show some real estate in the Loon Mountain area in Lincoln New Hampshire. About a mile from the office is this ski attraction, taxes can wait and with no appointments I began to question my sanity. Lots of folks would give almost anything to work like I do. I had a random knuckle dragger (snow-boarder) take this shot. Welcome to my other office, the one I get out and meet clients and make friends at. If you find the Door locked call my cell 603-381-7898 I'll (15 comments)
At 6:30 the mountains and sky's were looking very pink. First cup of coffee this morning -enjoying the view.
at 7:30 with the sun fully up and temps have risen to an even "ZERO" yeah it is going to be in the positive numbers today. A small victory to look forward too. I'm not crazy - I didn't have to go outside for these shots, this is my kitchen window. Second cup of coffee. (24 comments)
This FSBO – For Sale By Owner story should convince all you bargain hunters that foregoing the assistance of a real estate professional can be detrimental to your financial & healthy future. A Licensed broker friend of mine from another state told me this tale this is not an urban legend it was in fact something that happened to him personally. While working the “FSBO” classified he spotted what appeared to be a great deal. Good enough to consider it as a buy and flip property…a busman’s holiday if you wish.
With the thought of buying it himself, he (19 comments)
Discover how the White Mountain National Forest was created BETHLEHEM, N.H.—The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, the Ammonoosuc Chapter of the N.H. Audubon Society, and naturalist Dave Govatski will present the free program, “The Weeks Act and the Creation of the White Mountain National Forest,” at The Rocks Estate Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The program is timely, as the Weeks Act was passed February 15, 1911 and signed into law by President Taft March 1. The Act enabled the protection of eastern watersheds from further development and exploitation and made possible the long-term effort to replant (4 comments)
A Ten Year Condo Report on the Loon Mountain NH area real estate market - 02/07/11 01:57 PM
I was recently ask by a client to give him some historic data to support the notion we were in a real estate recovery for my market area. With an idea where prices were headed in the up-coming months or years. I chose one segment of the market so as not to dilute the findings, with one sale or one bad year. I chose to look at condominium sales as reported to my MLS for the past ten years. This was for a wide spread price range from a low of $50,000 to a high of one million (this excludes deeded (10 comments)
Winter Grill is Ready for some football...Me I like the Commercials, who's playing - 02/06/11 05:44 PM
lI really don't care who wins the Superbowl, I watch for the commercials (marketing guy's holiday). In honor of the game ( and the fact my grill has been buried since X-Mass) I shoveled out the Grill. I love the snow but making paths is for the wildlife. Anyway good Luck to the team and equal cheers for the other team. Tom Brady will be back next year and when the Pats are playing I'll pay attention to the game. For now I'm happy to see my Grill and I look forward to the commercials. Good Luck to your chosen team (22 comments)
White mountain NH Snowmobiling property , offering year-round recreation. - 02/04/11 03:19 PM
Some properties are perfectly suited for certain outdoor recreational activities. This Lincoln New Hampshire home offer direct access to the snowmobile trails, which are groomed by the local snowmobile club. The access allows you freedom to roam into the New Hampshire State park and as far north as the Canadian boarder.
This group photo was taken at the Indian Head Resort in North Lincoln just a couple of miles north of the property we have for sale.
The Home itself is a ranch style home with a full basement and a one car garage, it's adjacent to one (8 comments)
Loon Mountain Slope side -Rams Horn condo sale closed today. - 02/03/11 08:32 PM
Sold – Slope side condo at Loon Mountain Ski Resort. Congratulations to both the buyers and the sellers…it was a great time to buy a terrific location, and we negotiated a sales price of 96% of asking price. Rams Horn Condo, Listed 12/14/10 contract 1/14/11, closed 2/3/11. While no one can guarantee this type of results every time, 27 years experience creates the right results for my clients with a higher degree of probability and success than any other Realtor in my market area. Three bedroom – 2 bath, one car garage, 1,952 square foot ski back location asking Price $449,000 (4 comments)
It is still lightly snowing and by my unofficial count we have seen 50 inches of snow in the last 20 days.
Un-official count 13.5 inches from this storm...and still snowing. Ready for a White Mountain winter wonderland vacation, the conditions couldn't be better - if your plans include any type of snow sport.
E- Commerce – For Dummies Eighty percent of all people consider themselves to be above average. Enough research will tend to support your theory. Error is often more earnest than truth. Even if the grass is greener on the other side: they still have to cut it. Even paranoids have enemies. Every silver lining has a cloud around it. Every solution breeds new problems. Everyone has a scheme for getting rich that will not work. Everyone hits a brick wall now and then; the trick is not to do it with your head. Everything happens at the same time (17 comments)
Many things are purchased on impulse, I once owned a Red Convertible with rear wheel drive and I live in one of the snowiest parts of the country. With real estate that is not the case, most buyers spend more time searching the Internet – ads, and seeking advice from friends that have more experience than the soon to be buyer before calling a Realtor. We want to be found, our product to be seen and our reputation to be highly recommended by everyone in our sphere of influence. My Marketing plan is flexible so I can react to new (6 comments)
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