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Local Outdoor Dining, Store Openings, Pick-up and Delivery, and More!

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A lot of people have been asking what local businesses are open and what the new "process" might be to dine out, shop, and enjoy the Lake Sunapee Region. Our team "hit the streets," and gathered some information that you may find helpful as Spring starts to bring more favorable temperatures and sunny days.

As the world continues to change rapidly around us, we'll be updating this list as best we can. If you know of a local business we should add in, please let us know!

What's Happening in the Local Real Estate Market? March 25 - 31

As a follow up to our homes sales report from last week, below you'll find a side-by-side comparison for March 25 through March 31 for both 2019 and 2020. Properties are still coming on the market and Real Estate was deemed an essential business--in large part due to the advocacy work of the staff and volunteers at the New Hampshire Association of Realtors. Read more.

Things To Do While You're Home

With so much time at home and everyone looking to stay active, we thought we would pull together a "things to do while social distancing" list. From entertainment ideas to exercise, and online art exhibits to live web cams at zoos, our team came up with the following ideas to add a little fun and laughter into our days.  Read more and let us know what you think!

Home Sales, February 2020

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Total home sales for the Lake Sunapee Region totaled 40 for the month of February bringing cumulative sales to 80 for the year. The median sales price was $235,000, only a $500 difference from the median list price of $234,500. Home sales are up slightly from February 2019 where we saw 38 sales with a median sold price of $214,000. Out of the 16 towns included in this data, Wilmot, NH saw the highest number of sales with six homes sold. Below you’ll find the list of home sales broken down by town. Learn more.

Home Sales, January 2020

Home Sales Data January 2020

 

This January, home sales in the Lake Sunapee Region totaled 40! That’s 16 more sales compared to January 2019, and a record high since we began collecting homes sales data in 2005. The median sales price did slip down from $259,875 in 2019 to $242,000, and the average days on market clocked in at 92. Grantham saw the most home sales with seven homes sold. Learn more.

Things To Do In February and March - Winter 2020

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The days are starting to stay lighter longer but there is still plenty of winter ahead of us. Whether you’re a snow sport lover or are just trying to stay warm and survive the season, make the most out of February and March by enjoying New London, Sunapee and the surrounding scenic towns. Here’s a winter “things to do” activity list, broken down into four categories, that will keep you busy well into spring! Learn More.

2019 Lake Sunapee Home Sales

Waterfront Property Appreciation

In 2019 home sales on Lake Sunapee increased 57% when compared to 2018 home sales. During 2019, 22 lakefront homes sold in 2019 compared to 14 in 2018. Out of those 22 lakefront homes, the median sales price was $1,400,000, with the highest priced lakefront house selling at $5,700,00 and the lowest at $525,000.

When looking at lakefront home sales by town, there were 12 properties sold in Newbury, 9 in Sunapee and 1 in New London. When combining all lakefront home sales on Lake Sunapee, a grand total of 3,472 feet of waterfront (or .66 miles) was sold.

 

Lake Sunapee Waterfront Home Sales Infographic 2019

 

Waterfront Property Appreciation

Taking a look at historical home sale trends on Lake Sunapee, we ran the cost per foot of waterfront sold. Since 2016 the per foot cost of waterfront property on the lake has appreciated from $6,547.47 per foot to $11,429.07. 2018 did see a higher cost per foot coming in at $12,009.47, but fewer lakefront home sales.  

 

Waterfront Property Appreciation

 

If we go all the way back to 2003 (when we started collecting this data), and compare the median sales price per lakefront home sold, you’ll see a steady appreciation of value. In 2003, 8 lakefront homes sold, and the median sales price was $562,500. Check out the chart below to see how waterfront properties on Lake Sunapee have appreciated over the years, as well as days on market and total Lake Sunapee home sale trends by town.

 

Lake Sunapee Waterfront Home Sales

 

If you are looking to buy a lakefront property in New Hampshire, or are interested in knowing the value of your waterfront home in today’s market,  call, email or text a member of our real estate team today!

Interested in learning more about the best New Hampshire lakes in the Sunapee Region? We are happy to provide a local perspective on each of the beautiful lakes and ponds that make our area so special. 

 

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