Tuftonboro New Hampshire

The Luxury Market in the Lakes Region: Steve and Carol Bush's Skilled Approach

     Did you know that Steve and Carol are among the few designated Elite Agents for Luxury Real Estate in New Hampshire? With their extensive experience working within the luxury market they are able to provide luxury real estate buyers and sellers with the tools and information necessary to make well-informed decisions. Buying or selling premium property requires special skills. There are major resources at stake in such a market, and often these are once-in-a-lifetime investments.
     Steve and Carol fill those needs by offering uncompromised service, delivering a product that is superior to all others, and creating a presence and reputation which is recognized both locally and nationally. In addition, they have superior knowledge of the Lakes Region market, as they are lifelong residents with decades of real estate experience. It is no wonder that Steve and Carol have been top-producing luxury real estate agents in New Hampshire for more than 20 years. In fact, in the last five years alone they have sold more than $45,000,000 in Lakes Region real estate alone.
     Promoting luxury property in the Lakes Region requires local, national and international marketing campaigns. Steve and Carol are skilled at innovative marketing and widespread networking. They reach out to this upscale market through business relationships, targeted marketing, luxury magazine advertising and by attracting well-targeted, motivated traffic to one of their luxury websites: LuxuryRealEstate.com, or NHLakesLuxuryHomes.com.
     LuxuryRealEstate.com is the most-viewed luxury real estate website in the world and receives more than 2.5 million page views per month. It has also been ranked by high-net-worth U.S. consumers as “Best Website,” according to the Luxury Institute LLC, an independent research firm. Compared to other luxury real estate websites, LuxuryRealEstate.com has more than three times the number of properties over $1 million USD. No other website provides access to such detailed content in the luxury real estate niche.
     Whether it is a luxury home, a condominium, commercial property or acreage, Steve and Carol guide their clients through the buying or selling process with unmatched, expert service. In their opinion, first-rate professional treatment is not a client luxury, it is just the right way to do business.

A Winter Wonderland in Wolfeboro New Hampshire

Yes, the calendar may say “March,” and spring is officially just a few weeks away, but here in the Lakes Region, with our abundant snow, winter is still here. This winter brought record snowfalls, and if you enjoy outdoor activities, there is no better place to enjoy them than here in Wolfeboro and Tuftonboro.
Miles of cross-country ski trails take you through the woods and around the lakes and ponds. Snowshoers also find plenty of acreage to explore and both activities are a great way to get the family outdoors and exercising in the clean, fresh air. 
          
Wildlife is everywhere, and it is not unusual to see deer, snowshoe hares or even a fox. Look for tracks in the snow that reveal other woodland residents such as mice, squirrels and bobcats. Songbirds have not yet returned, but a flash of red or vivid blue means that cardinals and blue jays are about, as well as flocks of chickadees, sparrows, titmice and other birds. Wheeling about in the dazzling blue of a winter sky are hawks and even an eagle may be sighted.
 
Cold temperatures have kept lakes and ponds safe for skating and ice fishing, and everyone is heading to local hills for old-fashioned sledding and tobogganing. It’s great to be a kid--or kid at heart--in winter!
Downhill skiers enjoy Abenaki Ski Area, our own ski slope right in the heart of Wolfeboro (see February 26th blog), which draws families from far and near for both daytime and nighttime fun.
 
Steve and Carol think March is the perfect month to enjoy our local “winter wonderland” as temperatures have started to moderate, with days more comfortable in the thirties and even forties (here and there). The sun is higher and days are longer, so it is even possible to ski in just a heavy wool sweater or fleece, thereby enjoying the best of snow and sun at the same time!
 
We will be among the first to welcome spring, but until then, we are happy to enjoy our Winter Wonderland here in the Lakes Region.

Irish Music Performers Grainne Murphy and Kathleen Boyle at Tuftonboro's Old White Church

Tuftonboro's Old White Church

The venue for some of the finest Irish music anywhere

Greg and Terri Heppe proprietors of the Tuftonboro General Store and devoted to bringing traditional Irish musicians and music to the Old White Church across from their store have done it again! On Sunday, April 1st at 4:30 two performers from Cherish the Ladies, Grainne Murphy and Kathleen Boyle bring their traditional Irish sound to Tuftonboro and into this beautiful circa 1839 church.
Boston native fiddle player

The venue for some of the finest Irish music anywhere

Ms. Murphy, a Boston native, plays fiddle with the flare and flash of the best of the traditional Irish fiddlers. Ms. Boyle hails from Glasgow and plays both piano and piano accordion with sensitivity and energy.
Irish piano and piano accordion

The venue for some of the finest Irish music anywhere

They pair up to bring you music that will touch the soul, move the spirit and leave you feeling that all is well this day in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire. They will be playing music from their recent solo albums, and CD's should be available to purchase. Tickets are $18 and the doors open at 4:00. For more information contact Greg and Terri at 603.569.9859 or email hepx216@yahoo.com

Wild Turkeys in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire

Here in Tuftonboro where we live, my daughter snapped a couple of pictures of wild turkeys running across the road.
Flock of Eastern Wild Turkeys in Tuftonboro New Hampshire

The Week Before Thanksgiving These Turkeys are on the Run!

It made me think of when I was younger, growing up in New Hampshire, I never saw turkeys unless they were in the grocers case. So when and where were they introduced back into our state? New Hampshire Fish and Game has an excellent site detailing the facts on the Eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Wildlife/Wildlife_profiles/profile_wild_turkey.htm Ill share with you a few facts from their site:
  1. Wild turkeys disappeared from New Hampshire approximately 150 years ago due to hunting and habitat destruction.
  2. They were successfully reintroduced in 1975 and today the population is around 25,000 birds.
  3. The males are called toms and the females are hens.
  4. They are extremely social and tend to live in flocks.
  5. They arent territorial birds and often travel within a 4-5 mile radius during the year.
  6. The major predators are fox, coyote and fisher cats.
Moist Turkey and Easy to Catch!

The Week Before Thanksgiving These Turkeys are on the Run!

It is not unusual to see these large birds along the side of Lakes Region roads picking up pieces of grit to use in the process of digesting seeds and berries in their gullet. There have been more than a few times that I have had to wait while these unusual looking birds take their time crossing a major road. I have never eaten a wild turkey, but I have heard that the meat is tougher than a domestically raised turkey. I guess Ill stick with a Butterball on Thanksgiving Day. I have witnessed wild turkeys roosting in my pine trees, and when spooked they make a racket taking flight, with twigs breaking and the beating of wings - it is truly an amazing sound and sight. If you would like to learn more about the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, contact Steve and Carol Bush, Realtors, and let them share their love for this beautiful area of the world.