Published DateA whirl around the active listings on the multiple listing service revealed some potentially good deals around the $200,000 mark that might be worth a look if you are in the market for a new home. If you'd like to be in one of Laconia's nicest neighborhoods and have water access to one of the best beaches on Winnisquam, the home at 205 Shore Drive might just fit your needs. This four bedroom, two bath home was built in 1950 on a third acre lot and has a total of 1,863-square-feet of living space. The home has a newer addition with a permitted in-law apartment or you could quickly convert it to a single residence before your mother-in-law finds out about it. There are hardwood floors hidden under the carpets, a wood fireplace, screened porch, a one car garage under, and a newer boiler, recent roof, and vinyl clad windows. This home may be across the street from the water but you do have partial views of the lake and the association beach is diagonally across the road. How great is that? This home is priced reasonably at $199,900 which is already at 88 percent of the assessed value of $227,600. It's in a great location with access to a fantastic beach and it could be a great deal if it is right for you.
Also priced at $199,900 is a 2,464-square-foot contemporary built in 1986 at 26 Mountain Drive in New Hampton. This location feels a little more like Meredith as it is just a short drive down to the center of town to get fish and chips at the Town Docks. This home has an open floor plan, a master suite, two guest bedrooms, another full plus a half bath, beamed ceilings, fireplace with a wood stove insert, solid wood doors, tile floors, and a two car garage under. The home sits on a 2.86 acre lot with lush lawns and seasonal mountain views. This home is priced at 74 percent of the current assessment of $270,700. I think these guys are looking to move this home.
If you're looking to get on the lake, the property at 6 Winter Way in Alton is being offered as a short sale for $219,900 which is $70,000 less than assessed value. The home has great views overlooking Alton Bay and 140' of deeded lake access across the street with dock usage on a rotational basis. Not sure how this really works, but it will get you onto Winni. This is a log home constructed in 2003 and has 2,805-square-feet of living space, three bedrooms, one and a half baths, natural pine woodwork inside, exposed beams, cathedral ceilings, woodstove, radiant heat, and a one car garage under. There is some exterior finish work to be done and the property is being sold as is.
Also on the market in Laconia, at 2698 Parade Road, there is a 2,371-square-foot, three bedroom, one and three quarter bath cape built in 1960 on a 2.96 acre lot. It has been owned for the same family for the past thirty years which is a rare thing these days. This home a large eat in kitchen, family room with wood fireplace, formal dining room, mud room, two car garage, and a screened in porch overlooking beautiful perennial gardens which no doubt have been enhanced by being just down the street from Pedal Pushers. This well maintained home is offered at $219,000 or 79 percent of its assessed value. Go check it out and stop by and get some petunias while you're there.
Please feel free to visit the new, updated www.lakesregionhome.com to learn more about the Lakes Region real estate market and comment on this article and others. Roy Sanborn is a REALTOR® at Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty and can be reached at 603-455-0335.