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I was reading a recent article on CNBC by Robert Frank the other day where Lake Tahoe real estate is getting snapped up at a record pace as San Francisco tech workers and LA media types flee the city in search of more space and a healthier lifestyle. Brokers were saying the inventory of homes for sales has shrunk to about one-fifth to one-tenth of the usual levels. They also reported almost all the deals are all-cash with few or no contingencies, and some offers were for houses sight unseen. They reported that while families have long seen Tahoe as a vacation-home market, now many fami…

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I never thought I would see the “double-double” in New Hampshire. By that I mean a double-digit unemployment rate (14.5% in May) and double-digit year-over-year home price appreciation (generally 10%) at the same time. The conventional relationship is that when the economy tanks, housing sli…

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MEREDITH — Scott Knowles has recently been recognized for outstanding sales performance for the first half of 2020 by RE/MAX of New England. For the first six months of this year he was the top agent in commission income for the State of New Hampshire, and 8th in New England. He has also bee…

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I can remember back in 1976 when I first started in Real Estate in the Lakes Region. In those days, I’d spend a lot of time driving all around the lakes trying to become familiar with the local communities, neighborhoods, waterfront homes, and water access communities. When I was driving alo…

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Vacancy rates went up for the first time in a least a decade, but so have rents, according to a survey distributed in the middle of the pandemic by the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority.

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GILFORD — Lisa Ford recently joined New Hampshire Housing’s Homeownership Division as Senior Manager, Partner Relationships. Ford will be responsible for creating and managing relationships with participating lenders and originators, professional mortgage organizations, real estate professio…

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A month and a half ago, we had a fun kayaking trip down the Merrimack River, running from Franklin to Concord, with the family and grandkids. It was smooth sailing all the way. A great sunny day. Easy current. We even ran into 50 cows lounging along the river bend, which created some excitem…

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LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE — Home to over 72 square miles of immense beauty. When you ask most people about their favorite experience on the lake, they usually respond with memories of shimmering red sunsets, the scent of pine trees and campfires, evening boat cruises to Wolfeboro and Meredith, or h…

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MEREDITH — Travis P. Cole, Manager of RE/MAX Bayside has announced that out of more than 2,700 RE/MAX agents in New England, Scott Knowles has been extremely successful in sales awards for the month of May 2020. Scott was ranked #3 in New Hampshire and #17 in New England for residential comm…

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The internet tells me there’s a good chance of rain this weekend (so it must be true), so I’d like to recommend a few real estate-related movies that you may find both entertaining and instructive if you:

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It seems the trend is continuing across the country. Buyers are itching to get back in the market, but our home inventory is still building its way back up. This trend will continue while interest rates are down. And, like we mentioned last week, many homeowners are realizing they want more …

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Visitors to Lake Winnipesaukee have long recognized the special qualities of Windward Harbor. Its deep pine forest, quiet waters, and outstanding fine sandy beaches were originally part of the 1,500-acre Herbert Dumaresq Estate know as Kona Farm in Moultonborough. At the turn of the century,…

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Last week we touched on the fact that the time to sell is now. No, really. The market is "light" on inventory and adding your home to the fray is a really good idea. I've been doing a bit more reading on the subject and wanted to share a few more items that might just get you off the fence. …

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MEREDITH — Roche Realty Group, Inc. recently welcomed Marilyn Richards to the team. A long-time state resident, Richards has lived in several regions including the Lake Sunapee and Mascoma Lake areas, and the Lakes Region in Moultonborough and on Lake Winnisquam. Richards brings experience i…