Blog :: 06-2010

Buying Real Estate in the Lakes Region is a lot like Making Great Barbeque!

Ok. I know youre thinking, Whats he talking about? but I am sincere when I say there is a relationship to what goes into the process of buying Lakes Region real estate and what goes into the process of making great barbeque. At the very least, there is a tremendous amount of satisfaction in attaining the culminating results from both events. The mantra of barbeque aficionados and barbeque chefs of the world is, Low and Slow. Low is the temperature that one cooks/barbeques the meat (beef, pork, poultry, or fish). A consistently low temperature permits the natural juices to act as a tenderizer for the meat and not get forced out of the meat causing your award winning barbeque to be dry and tough. Slow works in tandem with low temperatures so that it can often take many hours to fully cook/barbeque the meat which breaks down the fibers in the meat so that when you take that first bite of brisket or pulled pork, it is melt-in-your-mouth tender!

Barbeque Chicken

Finger Lick'in Good Barbeque Chicken

The marinades, rubs, and basting sauces, as well as the types of hardwood charcoal you decide to use to make that majestic smoked meal, all play significant roles and add to the variety of tastes that one can  achieve in the final product. Everything that goes into making great barbeque is done with love, care, and the anticipation of a grand and wonderful eating experience. Now that I have your mouth watering, let me make that connection to buying a piece of real estate in the New Hampshire Lakes Region. Both buying real estate and barbequing is a slow process. Like having a good piece of meat to start with and a clear set of goals on what to do with that piece of meat once you have it, buying property takes a similar strategy. Often the person looking to buy that piece of land or a first or second home has a strong idea about what he or she wants for an end result. As with barbeque, where it often takes a knowledgeable butcher to select that quality cut of meat for you, in buying real estate it takes a knowledgeable Realtor who can, based on the ingredients of your want list guide you competently and comfortably through the maze of properties on the market. As with making good barbeque, when buying real estate there are many options to consider. What can you afford? What are your needs (acreage, level lot, wooded, views, square footage of living space, ranch or cape, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 car garage, school system, in town or rural, new or pre-existing construction, green friendly, etc.)? Will I get a good value for what I can afford? The list put together by you and your Realtor in order to attain that special property is the starting point to a process that will in time bring you to a property that will bring you years of satisfaction. We (Steve and Carol Bush) are those kinds of Realtors, who can assist you in your search for property in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Contact us and let us help you with your recipe to find that special property. Oh yes, if you need a little guidance along the way to making good barbeque we can do that too! Feel free to email us for our favorite barbeque recipes.
Weber Grill - .

Finger Lick'in Good Barbeque Chicken

We have barbequed on a Weber charcoal grill for 20+ years and the results have always been gastronomically gratifying. Oh yes, we have been barbequing with wood cut on our 2 acre Lakes Region property. We have hickory trees which are our favorite wood for flavoring our barbeque, as well as apple trees, and maple trees that have all contributed to barbeque heaven.

You Can't Afford to Pass Up This Opportunity for a Major Paradigm Shift in Your Life Here in Plymouth New Hampshire!

Post & Beam Home

The Finest Post & Beam Home in Plymouth New Hampshire

Now on the market is Plymouth New Hampshires finest post & beam home. This is the luxury home you always dreamed of owning. Stunning mountain views with a post and beam home that isnt lacking in the finest amenities. The gourmet kitchen is appointed with high end stainless steel Viking appliances, and granite counters. This property simply MUST be seen to be fully appreciated! Not only do you get spectacular views including the Tenney Mountain Ski Area, but you look out over the lush Pemi Baker Valley on your 18 acres of privacy. 17 of these acres are in current use. The quality throughout this post & beam has features such as a gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, an impressive double-sided stone fireplace, cathedral ceiling open to loft, radiant heat, first floor master suite with a luxurious bath, a large home theater, and walls of windows with sunset views from every room. There is a 2 car attached garage plus a separate 1 car heated garage/workshop. Please see the Special Features list at the bottom.
Plymouth View Property

The Finest Post & Beam Home in Plymouth New Hampshire

Literally just minutes from Speare Memorial Hospital, Plymouth State UniversityHolderness School, and downtown Plymouth, this is a location and a house which offers a discerning buyer the opportunity to own one of the finest properties in Plymouth. Special Features
  • 800 ft. paved driveway
  • Underground utilities
  • Land approximately 850 ft. above sea level
  • Lots merged, 17 acres in current use, view easement on all lots in subdivision
  • No formal association, no fees
  • Artesian well, 550 ft. deep, 10 gallons/minute
  • Propane: heat, hot water, range, dryer
  • Air exchange system: changes air for 20 minutes, then is off for 40 minutes
  • Surge protection system
  • Post and beams supplied by Davis Frame Company, Claremont, NH.
  • Security system for fire, water and burglary including outbuilding
  • 3 telephone land lines
  • Six burners Viking gas range, stainless steel Viking refrigerator, separate wall oven
  • Granite island
  • Walk-in pantry
  • Custom window treatments included
  • Woodstove included
  • Radiant heat in floors, except loft, and supplemented with FHW baseboard
  • Home theater wired for surround sound
  • Flooring: hardwood, wall to wall carpet and tile
  • Radon remediation system installed in foundation
  • 25 x 26 heated workshop/garage with storage above
  • Storage shed for 2 cords of wood
Ledgeside Home

The Finest Post & Beam Home in Plymouth New Hampshire

Kitchen

The Finest Post & Beam Home in Plymouth New Hampshire

double sided fireplace made from stones off Ossipee Mountain

The Finest Post & Beam Home in Plymouth New Hampshire

This beautiful home must be seen to be appreciated! Contact Steve and Carol Bush today at 603.455.7428 or 603.387.4733 to view this outstanding offering of a home and property or to get more information.

Wolfeboro New Hampshire Lakes and Ponds

Sailing off Wolfeboro Neck

Sailing off Wolfeboro Neck

The First Summer Resort in America became such because the first Royal Governor of New Hampshire, John Wentworth established a summer estate known as Kingswood on Lake Wentworth in 1770. This site can still be visited though just a foundation is left. Wolfeboro has six water bodies within the town or with the town sharing shore frontage  such as on Lake Winnipesaukee. Some facts and figures about these lakes are listed below.
Lake Name Altitude Acres Max Depth Avg Depth Town
Upper Beach Pond 983 144 26 17 Wolfeboro
Cresent Lake 534 148 21 12 Wolfeboro
Rust Pond 579 210 39 22 Wolfeboro
Sargents Pond 718 56 16 8 Wolfeboro
Lake Wentworth 534 3017 49 25 Wolfeboro
Lake Winnipesaukee 504 44586 168 40 Wolfeboro
  Each Wolfeboro lake and pond has its own unique characteristics, but all have beautiful rental and owned properties located on them. For the person wanting the feel and excitement of a big lake then Lake Winnipesaukee with its 44,586 acres to explore are for them. If its the quiet and solitude of a small water body that doesnt get tremendously busy but has many cottages as well as the internationally acclaimed Wolfeboro Camp School on its shores, than Rust Pond might be the place to enjoy your summer on.
Lake Wentworth Wolfeboro New Hampshire

Sailing off Wolfeboro Neck

Lake Wentworth is an absolutely beautiful water body, all within Wolfeboro, that has 15 miles of shorefront and 20 islands. There are some stunning contemporary water front homes as well as cottages from the turn of the 20th century on this lake. The lake has wonderful bass fishing and the occasional bald eagle can be seen scouting the waterfront. Each Wolfeboro water body offers those vacationing here endless opportunities to kayak, canoe, boat, fish, swim and water ski or wakeboard. Coming to The First Summer Resort in America puts you right where Royal Governor John Wentworth wanted to be and for good reasons. If you are looking to come to Wolfeboro and need more information the Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce ,of which Carol and Steve Bush are members, can send you a promotional booklet with all sorts of information to make your visit or move to our community as well as our lakes and ponds more enjoyable. Just contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions on the lakes and ponds and the real estate possibilities of the Lakes Region and specifically Wolfeboro for you.

Live on Lake Winnipesaukee

Sailing off Wolfeboro Neck

Wolfeboro New Hampshire Is 250 Years Old!

Wolfeboro Celebrates 250 Years as a Town

Last November 2009 the Town of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire turned 250! Its long tradition and place as a resort destination is unique. It is known as the Oldest Summer Resort in America. More recently that title has been updated to Americas First Resort. Located on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and surrounding Lake Wentworth, Wolfeboro is known as The Oldest Summer Resort in America. Royal Governor John Wentworth established a summer estate known as Kingswood on Lake Wentworth in 1770. The original name of the town, Wolfeborough, was in honor of General John Wolfe, who was defeated in Quebec in 1759 and 1763 during the French and Indian Wars. Downtown Wolfeboro is set right on Lake Winnipesaukee on Wolfeboro Bay. The many attractions, year round concerts, antique fairs, and fine restaurants, make this town one of the premier towns for visitors, seasonal homeowners, or those looking to relocate permanently. An additional benefit to living in Wolfeboro is its exceptional newly renovated hospital, Huggins Hospital. Here it is in 1916.

Wolfeboro Celebrates 250 Years as a Town

Some of the other features of Wolfeboro are the Wolfeboro Historical Society Museum Clark House, the Libby Museum, the Wright Museum, Wentworth State Park, New Hampshire Boat Museum, and a port-of-call for the MS Mount Washington. Many famous people from all over the world have summered in Wolfeboro, including French president,

Wolfeboro Celebrates 250 Years as a Town

Nicholas Sarkozy in 2007. Jimmy Kimmel and Drew Barrymore

Wolfeboro Celebrates 250 Years as a Town

 have been sighted as recently as 2009. Wolfeboro is the summer home of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney

Wolfeboro Celebrates 250 Years as a Town

, and it was the summer home of actor Jack Lemmon. Wolfeboro has 13.1% of the total watershed for Lake Winnipesaukee. The Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed covers 381 square miles.