Summer is officially here! We celebrated the Fourth of July and it has been hot, so the beaches are full. There were fireworks displays, cook outs, and traffic jams in Meredith. Home hunters are out en masse and more homes are coming on the market for them to see. So if your Uncle Sam is up looking for a property, here's a few listings born on the first of July (not the fourth but close) and actually may be dandy.
Check out the home at 98 Burleigh Hill Road in Sanbornton if you are looking for some privacy and a place to set off some fireworks of your own. This 1973 vintage, 2-3 bedroom ranch style home has 1,270 square feet of living space, a large living room with fireplace and hardwood floors, a country kitchen, two enclosed seasonal sun porches, a family room in the basement, and a two car detached garage with an extra bay for a workshop. The house sits on a 3.5 acre lot on a great country road with easy access to Route 93 and shopping at Exit 20. This great property is offered at only $189,000.
There's another ranch on a private 5.21 acre lot at 34 Keyser Road in Center Harbor where you can set off bottle rockets to your heart's content. This 1,400 square foot, three bedroom, two bath home was built in 2004 and has never been on the market before. It has a great open floor plan with a living room that has cathedral ceilings and gas fireplace, a bright eat-in kitchen with center island and hardwood floors, a master suite, a deck for grilling, and a two-car attached garage. It really looks pretty nice to me at $310,000 and it is in Center Harbor so you've got a low tax bill to boot.
If you need something a little bigger, check out the cape style home at 16 Calef Hill Road in Tilton. This 4,000 plus square foot home has fresh paint, new flooring, and new stainless appliances in the eat-in kitchen. There's a formal dining room, living room, and large family room with cathedral ceilings, built-ins, and floor to ceiling fire place. Upstairs are four bedrooms plus a two bedroom in-law apartment. The well landscaped two-acre lot is fenced for Fido and there are stone walls, a stone patio, brick walk way, gardens, and a couple of fish ponds. Car lovers will appreciate the five car garage. Looks to me like something to celebrate at $329,000.
If you want to watch the fireworks from Long Bay in Laconia, check out the property at 65 Deerfield Turn. This stylish contemporary home was built in 2005 and offers 2,476 square feet of living space, three bedrooms, and two and a half baths, a large eat-in kitchen, family room with vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring, and gas fireplace, plus a first floor den that could double as a fourth bedroom. Upstairs is a large master suite and two guest bedrooms. This move-in ready house comes fully furnished and with a golf cart so you can get down to the fireworks show for $394,900.
As of July 1, there were 996 single family residential homes on the market in the twelve communities covered by this report. The median price point was $285,150 meaning that half the homes available were under that price point and half were over that. The current inventory level represents about a 9.7 months' supply of homes for sale.
Pease feel free to visit www.lakesregionhome.com to learn more about the Lakes Region real estate market and comment on this article and others. Data compiled using the NNEREN MLS system as of 7/1/16. Roy Sanborn is a sales associate at Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty and can be reached at 603-677-7012
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