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Blog :: 04-2018

15 Spring To Do's in New London and the Neighboring Towns!

Springtime in New London, NH Now that the days are a little warmer, its easy to start planning summer weekend getaways. However, we encourage you to not look too far ahead and miss out on all the fun that New London and the surrounding towns have to offer this spring. The following is a quick round-up of things to do in New London (and the nearby towns) in May and June.


1. May 4th, 5:30 pm - Center for the Arts First Friday Gallery Stroll Eat, Sip, Stroll, and be Artsy! Visit the New London Inn, Lake Sunapee Bank, Whipple Hall and New London Hospital to view the new art exhibits and enjoy refreshments along the way. http://www.centerfortheartsnh.org/first-fridays-.html

2. May 5th, 7:30 am - 9:00 am - Birding by Sight at The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens Seek out The Fells (2018 New Hampshire Magazine "Best of NH" award recipient) in neighboring town, Newbury and get your birding on! Join Peter Newbern for an early morning bird walk to learn tricks for identifying bird songs and calls, followed by a chance to hear and see some of the various neo-tropical birds returning to NH and to habitats further north.https://thefells.org/view-by-date/birding-by-ear-and-sight-7y7pc

3. May 5th, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Annual Community Appreciation Day Hosted by Clarkes Hardware, this event features a BBQ cookout (burgers and dogs) music by the Fondtones, a CarNutz Car Show and Touch-A-Truck for the kids! Clarkes also runs their Miracle Bucket Sale (proceeds support New London Hospital Pediatrics).https://www.facebook.com/events/1610578402374904/

4. May 11th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - National Public Gardens Day at The Fells Explore the beautiful gardens at The Fells, and discover the colorful blooms that will have sprouted thanks to all of those April showers.https://thefells.org/view-by-date/national-public-gardens-day-may-12-d3bbs

5. May 17th, 9:00 am - Black Fly Golf Open Dust off your clubs and join the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce for their annual golf fundraiser. Held at the Lake Sunapee Country Club, this is a super fun event and helps support a great local organization!http://lakesunapeeregionchamber.com/black-fly-open

6. May 19th, 9:00 am - Chicken Farmer 5K Hosted by Newbury Fire Rescue, this 5k road race is flat, fast and fabulous!https://www.runreg.com/chicken-farmer-5k

7. May 19th - Dancing with the Stars from 5:30 pm Reception and 7:00 pm Showtime Hosted by the Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region, this is a fantastically fun show! Pair it with dinner at any one of the local restaurants and youre sure to have a great evening.http://www.centerfortheartsnh.org/dancing.html

8. May 19th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Spring Into Warner Arts Festival In just a 15min drive south of New Lonon, you will find yourself in Warner, NH for their 11th annual Spring into Warner Arts Festival! Beautiful Main Street opens up and you will find unique and amazing local artists and artisans, musicians, and farmers. Artists will be provided the opportunity to demonstrate, display, and network while offering others a chance to experience Art in its many forms!http://lakesunapeeregionchamber.com/events/details/spring-into-warner-arts-festival-3331

9. May 26th, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm - NH Largest Church Yard Sale! Join theKearsarge Community Presbyterian Church located at 82 King Hill Road in New London for one of our regions largest yard sales! You will find antiques, rooms of furniture, rugs, jewelry, tools, electronics, toys, clothing, gas grills, wicker, sporting goods, plants, art linens, lamps, china and more! Don't forget to grab a Kearsarge Shopper to find more fundraising and residential yard sales hostedby locals!https://www.kcpcnlnh.com/kcpc-yard-sale.html

10. May 28th,7:30 am Registration, 9:00 am Race Start- WCA Black Fly Blitz A fun 5k run that concludes with a post-race celebration and music on the bandstand! Held in Wilmot (a short ride from New London) this 3.1-mile rural fun run helps support the Wilmot Community Association and the Kearsarge Regional School Districts track and cross country teams.http://wilmotwca.org/black-fly-blitz-2018/

11. June 2nd - American Hiking Society's National Trails Day What a perfect day to get out and take advantage of one of the locally maintained trails! Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust and the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway offer miles and miles of great trails and fantastic view sites! Visit their websites to see maps of all of the trails or for a paper copy check out Morgan Hill Bookstore!https://www.ausbonsargent.org/, http://www.srkg.com/

12. June 9th, 8:30 am - Annual Plant Sale at The Fells All Gardeners, SAVE THIS DATE! established plants and shrubs propagated and field dug from The Fells very own gardens, as well as from the regions finest nurseries. (Early bird shopping begins on June 8 for all members!)https://thefells.org/view-by-date/27th-annual-plant-sale-

13. June 13th - New London Barn Playhouse opens with Camelot Theres nothing that says summer is almost here than opening day at the New London Barn Playhouse!https://nlbarn.org/2017/11/30/2018_season/

14. June 18th,3:30 pm Gate Opens, 4:00 pm Music Begins - June Jam A short drive from New London will bring you to Muster Field Farm in Sutton. A trip worth taking to enjoy this family-friendly musical fundraiser featuring local folk, blues, jazz and rock musicians alongside some delicious food!http://www.musterfieldfarm.com/events/june-jam

15. June 23rd, 10:00am - 3:00pm - New London Strawberry Festival Okay, we know this event falls after the Summer Solstice, but its one of our favorites and we wanted to share it early! If youre anywhere near New London, NH this weekend, dont miss out on all the family fun, live music, delicious food, and yesstrawberry shortcake (made with local strawberries from the Spring Ledge Farm strawberry fields) that the Strawberry Festival brings to town. Hosted by the New London Recreation Department, this is an event worth driving for! https://www.facebook.com/events/694938117353946/

Sunapee Region Real Estate and Spring 2018 Events

Starting 2018 Strong!

Happy Spring! The real estate market is still strong, and the numbers certainly don't lie! Below you will find 2017 year-end stats reflectingthe Lake Sunapee Region, lake specific market stats, information about our new agent,spring-time happenings, our featured listingsand more cool information!

Sunapee Region Real Estate

The numbers are in and 2017 finished just two sales behind 2016's record year! As you will see in the chart below, the median sales price has gone up to $240,000 just $20,000 higher than last year. From a comparison standpoint, in the year 2000, the median price was $130,000!

Real estate inventory remains low and there are more buyers than available homes.The housing shortage, paired with the low 30-year mortgage rates, lead to eager buyers and a market that is prime for selling. If you have been considering selling your home, or know someone who is, it may be the right time to have a comparative market analysis (CMA) on your home. CMAs are a free service that will provide you with an understanding of your homes value in our current real estate market. Please feel free to call/text us at 603-252-6428 or send us an email today.

Sunapee Region Real Estate


Our Team is Growing!

Sunapee Region Real Estate

The OHalloran Group is pleased to welcome REALTOR Josh Lizotte to our Keller Williams, Lakes and Mountains Realty team. Josh comes to the OHalloran Group with a background in both the insurance and banking

industries. In his prior role as a mortgage originator, Josh helped clients navigate the home buying process, providing personalized guidance and advice. Joshs professional experience, paired with his in-depth know

ledge of the local communities and the real estate market, allows him to partner with his clients and provide an enjoyable home buying experience. In addition to working with home buyers, Josh serves on the board of directors for the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce, and on the board of the Lake Sunapee Region Young Professionals Network. Lake Sunapee Region Realtor Sunapee Region Realtors


Sunapee Region RealtorSpring Has Sprung!

Spring is officially here, and the snow is slowly melting away. With the longer days, and the soon-to-be warmer weather, comes new and fun activities and adventures to enjoy in the Lake Sunapee Region. Below is a quick punch list of events and happenings coming up over the next few months, along with some helpful sites to visit when planning your springtime fun!

Upcoming Events

March 31 - Pound Skimming at Ragged Mountain An annual spring celebration with many activities for all to take part in, including.pond skimming! Also scheduled for this day is Raggeds Tap Takeover event featuring Long Trail Brewery, Otter Creek Brewery and The Shed Brewery. http://raggedmountainresort.com/Events/

April 5 - First Thursday Hike at The Fells In the mood for a little fresh air? Visit the Fells Historic Estate and Gardens for a moderate one-hour group hike! https://thefells.org/view-upcoming/

April 7 - Mount Sunapee's Annual Cardboard Sled Race The perfect blend of winter and spring fun! Head to Mount Sunapee for this family friendly race down Eggbeater. This years theme is intergalactic! http://www.mountsunapee.com/mtsunapeewinter/onthemountain/events/eventdetails/sledrace.asp

May 26 - Lake Sunapee Cruises Opens for the Season Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Sunapee on a daytime excursion with the MV MT Sunapee II or hop on the MV Kearsarge Restaurant Ship for a dinner cruise with sunset views.http://www.sunapeecruises.com/

June 13 - The New London Barn Playhouse Season Begins The New London Barn Playhouse opens for their 86th Summer Season with Camelot! Check out their awesome line-up here: https://nlbarn.org/2017/11/30/2018_season/


Live Outside!

One of the best ways to explore this beautiful region is on foot. Here are a couple resources that will help you plan your excursions.

Ausbon Sargent Hiking Trails can be found throughout our region. Check out their website for more information or visit the New London Conservation Commission for trail maps.

The Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway, a 75-mile loop of hiking trails, makes it easy to shake off that cabin fever and get outside! Check out their trail maps:

Mount Kearsarge and Mount Sunapee. Both of these local mountains offer fantastic trail options for day hikes. If hiking isnt in your plans, but packing a picnic and enjoying beautiful scenery is, head to Winslow State Park in Wilmot or Rollins State Park in Warner. Both have access roads that take you to picnic areas offering beautiful views.


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Sunapee Region Historical Home Sales 2017

The numbers are in and 2017 finished just two sales behind 2016's record year! As you will see in the chart below, the median sales price has gone up to $240,000 and home sales in our region added up to a total dollar volume of $206,342,995 (for comparison, in the year 2000, total dollar volume clocked in at $107,528,601).

Real estate inventory remains low and there are more buyers than available homes.The housing shortage, paired with the low 30-year mortgage rates, lead to eager buyers and a market that is prime for selling. If you have been considering selling your home, or know someone who is, it may be the right time to have a comparative market analysis (CMA) on your home. CMAs are a free service that will provide you with an understanding of your homes value in our current real estate market. Please feel free to call/text us at 603-252-6428 or send us an email today.

*Towns included in above numbers: Andover, Bradford, Croydon, Goshen, Grantham, Lempster, Newbury, Newport, New London, Springfield, Sunapee, Sutton, Unity, Warner, Washington, Wilmot

Town Spotlights

  • New London, NH home sales were down from 2016's record numbers of 90 home sales to 70 sales. The median sales price rose to$401,000
  • Sunapee, NHhome sales were up just 7 sales when compared to 2016. The median sales price is up $37,200to$334,500
  • Newbury, NHhome sales increased by 10 sales from 2016.The median sales price went up $14,500 to$275,000
  • Grantham, NHhome sales were the same when compared to 2016. The median sales price is only up $1,000 to$250,000
  • Warner, NHhome sales increased by 1 sale when compared to 2016. The median sales price decreased slightly to$229,700
  • Sutton, NHhome sales increased significantly by 22 sales when compared to 2016. The median sales price is slightly down to$221,500

New Hampshire home sales were up in 2017 just 0.6% higher than sales in 2016 with 17,733 home sales. The median sales price climbed to $266,000 in 2017 putting it just $4,000 below the all time high of $270,000 in 2005. All indications point to a strong 2018

Current home inventory is down as it usually is in the winter/spring, but there are a lot of serious buyers looking in our area. If you have ever thought about selling your home, now is a great time to get it on the market. Feel free to call oremailus and we can give you an idea of what the market value of your home is today.

In the charts below, we have detailed out the historical sales information for the majority of the towns we service. If you click on the images below it will take you to a slightly larger version of the document. If that is still too hard to see, please feel free toemailus and we can send you a full copy of the spreadsheet. If there is a town that is not on the list and you would like similar information, just let us know.

If you have any questions about the market data or if you would like to know more about buying or selling real estate in the Lake Sunapee Region, please feel free to call 603-252-6428 or email us today!dan@sunapeeregionproperty.com

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