As we move full swing into the summer buying season I thought it would be a good time to take a look at some of the listings that have just come on the market since the first of the month and that appear to be pretty good values.
If you are looking for a waterfront cottage on a really nice small lake, check out the property at 98 Upper Suncook Lane in Barnstead. Yup, that is on Suncook Lake. This 1940s vintage, six room, two bedroom, one bath home is right at the water's edge and faces the conservation area across the lake so you'll always have unspoiled sunset views. The lot is only .19 acres but you do have 80' feet of frontage with a dock and mooring. The assessed value of the property is $311,800 and is being offered at $224,900 which seems like a pretty good deal.
I like the looks of the charming, move in ready, cape at 11 Opal Lane in Laconia. This home was built in 1999 and has 2,152 square feet of space. There are four bedrooms, two and a half baths, open concept kitchen dining area, an office, a living room with hardwood floors, a great back deck for grilling, and a two car attached garage all on a third acre well landscaped corner lot. What more do you need? This home is priced at $199,000 with an assessed value of $231,200. Looks like a decent deal to me.
There's another cape over in Belmont at 79 Church Street in Belmont which has got great curb appeal. Built in 1995 on a 1.1 acre lot, this home has 3,130 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, and two baths. The home features a beautiful kitchen with ample cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite, a large island, and pantry. Hardwood floors extend through the formal dining room and living room with cathedral ceilings. There are three bedrooms on the first floor but the master suite is located upstairs along with a family room. There's another family room down in the basement just for good measure. Out back you'll find a cabana next to the in-ground Gunite pool surrounded by a fence and great landscaping. This home is priced at $259,900 which seems like a good price at 82 percent of the current tax assessment of $313,600!
If you really want a pool, there's also one at the house at 680 Union Road also in Belmont. This 3,167 square foot ranch has ten rooms including a spacious gourmet kitchen with all the bells and whistles, a dining room, a master suite with cathedral ceilings, sitting area, and its own private four season porch, and a great living room that opens to a three season porch. On the lower level there's a guest bedroom suite with its own kitchen, living area, bath, office, and exercise area. Outside, you'll find a fenced in pool with lots of space to sunbathe. There are attached and detached two car garages plus a barn for all your toys. A winding drive across rolling lawns makes this eight acre lot feel like a true estate. This home is offered at $289,000 which is 89 percent of the tax assessed value of $343,300.
It looks like there are some nice properties out there so contact a realtor and go take a look. Maybe you can be swimming in one of these pools before the end of summer!
Please feel free to visit www.lakesregionhome.com to learn more about the Lakes Region real estate market and comment on this article and others. Listings were compiled using the Northern New England Real Estate MLS System. Roy Sanborn is a realtor at Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty and can be reached at 603-455-0335.