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Best Time to Buy in Twenty Years! WARM SOUTHERN SUN and direct view of trails at Attitash highlight this 2800sf Glen Ledge contemporary. Grand open living spaces, wood floors, updated stainless kitchen, office with custom bookshelves and a master suite you won’t want to leave. Huge deck, screened gazebo and mature landscaping make this home as pleasant outside as it is in. $429,000 MLS#4044386

WOW! Surely one of the most exciting offerings in Mt. Washington Valley, here is a home of interesting angles, impressive proportions, at one with nature: set on a hill overlooking the mountains with the river below. Cathedral great room, fireplace and view, spacious master suites, family room w/ FP and BRs perfect for teens or guests. $695,000 MLS#4050038

NORTHFACE CONDOS: Great location, views and value! 2BR, 2Ba, nicely furnished North Conway condos with beautiful mountain views, pool & tennis, close to the Village & Mt. Cranmore. Choose an upper level unit with porch or garden unit with patio. Both are wonderful, affordable places from which to enjoy Mt Washington Valley. $139,000 each MLS#4048754 MLS#4045701

Handsome 4BR, 3Ba split level home near North Conway Village fun yet nestled in a quiet neighborhood. Some of the unique features include a recently added four season porch and central air conditioning. The home is spacious, light and offers a separate living area that may be an in-law apartment. Well maintained, private yard. $239,000 MLS#4048977

WINTER WONDERFUL Attitash Mountain home is big, beautiful and luxurious. Views to Carter Notch, a short walk to ski trails, 3 large BR suites incl master with gas log stove, wood floors, granite kitchen, family/ gameroom, hot tub, garage & multiple decks. Indoor & outdoor pools, tennis and clubhouse for fun and great rental potential. $499,000 MLS#2810371

Close to Silver Lake & King Pine Ski Resort, you’ll find this well maintained 3BR home on over an acre of landscaped privacy. Enjoy a mancave finished bsmt and garage with work shop, 3 season screened porch w/ electric service and cable hook-up. For vacations or year round, just minutes to North Conway’s restaurants and shopping. $189,000 MLS#4045054

DELIGHTFUL TOWNHOUSE feels like a home with fewer maintenance chores! Meticulously maintained 3BR end unit in quiet, private setting features 1st floor master suite, great room with woodstove on brick hearth and sliders to deck. 2 spacious BRs upstairs share another bath and have plenty of storage. Expansion possible in attic. $154,900 MLS#4031319

TOTALLY CAREFREE CONDO in resort with beautiful, new indoor pool, tennis courts, walking & cross-country ski trails, clubhouse, game room and hot tub is 2 minutes from Attitash and close to all the fun. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, woodstove, covered porch, furnished. A great vacation/rental property. $129,900 MLS4015148

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UNIQUE DUPLEX on a quiet crescent close to Cranmore and the Village offers a charming upper apartment with cathedral great room, brick fp, 2 BRs, bath & mtn view. Lower apartment: LR w/ fireplace, 2BRs, bath. Landscaped yard has ample parking, garden & playspace. Live in one unit, rent the other! $214,900 MLS#4042371



You’ve Come to the White Mountains… Here’s the View! Warm cozy, nicely furnished 2 BR/2Ba condo, close to skiing and Storyland, features a warming woodstove and big, open living/dining room. Mud room for skis and boots. Master BR w/bath. Many recent updates include new paint, carpets, furniture. Low Bartlett taxes and beautiful mountain view. $154,900 MLS#4049275

PICTURESQUE UPDATED LOG BUILDING on Rte 16 between Story Land & Jackson is currently a small restaurant, but has been, and could again be, professional office or retail. 500’ hwy frontage offers great visibility. Walkout bsmt. 2nd floor office. 2 lots of record. Huge grandfathered sign. Consider lease or lease-purchase. Broker Interest $249,500 MLS#4038290

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B&B? Apartments? Here are both! Renovated New England farmhouse offers a diverse arrangement of rooms and income potential. Front house: 7BRs, 5Ba used as a B&B and seasonal rental. Back barn: two apartments. Connecting section: large open layout down, 2BRs up. Live on site earning income from the rentals & B&B. Nice yard, too. $380,000 MLS#4047736

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8 Spruce Road, Lovell - Five bedrooms plus an inlaw suite with private rooftop deck in this exceptional year-round Kezar home with unbeatable mountain views that is just steps from the Lake! Unbeatable mountain views. (MLS # 978581) $1,450,000

Sunset Ridge Road, Lovell - This first-class, newly constructed, year-round Kezar Lake home is in the heart of Severance Lodge and offers dramatic lake and White Mountain views. Classic Maine touches throughout, top-quality interior finishes and a detached garage w/storage. (MLS # 1000585) $899,000

7 Middle Bay Road, Lovell - Enjoy the postcard views of Kezar Lake and the White Mountains from this 5-bdr home with an eastern shore location. Master bedroom with bath, living room with fieldstone fireplace and large screened porch. (MLS # 997272) $1,399,000

8 North Lower Bay Road, Lovell - Listen to the loons as they play on Kezar Lake! 100 feet of private frontage w/ southern exposure and mountain views. This cozy 3 bdr home is filled w/character, is just steps from the water and has “all the fixings” for that perfect vacation get-away! (MLS # 995864) $450,000

17 Little House Road, Lovell - Located in the tranquil Conifer neighborhood, this classic Lovell antique home has modern conveniences throughout as well as access to 800 feet of Kezar Lake w/a sandy beach and boat dock. Seven bdrs, 7,000 sq.ft., a 3-car garage, open fields, mountain views, sunsets and more. (MLS # 951899) $1.295,000

189 Conifer Road, Lovell - Invite them all and the fish are jumping! This 4BR Kezar Lake home has special features that include brick fp, kit with island, large family room and 3 separate “suites” with baths. Sandy bottom frontage, wraparound deck and screened porch. Spectacular sunsets over the mountains! (MLS # 973346) $769,000

27 South Lower Bay Road, Lovell - Quality craftsmanship throughout this custom log home w/200’ of Kezar frontage. This year-round home has great views of the lake and western mountains. Private master bdr suite on the second floor, large kitchen, dining room, brick fp in living room plus a walk-out finished basement. $825,000

Birch Avenue, Stoneham - Keewaydin Lake opportunity! Imagine 550’ of your own private water frontage with the beach just steps from your lot. An existing log cabin is included on the 1.25 acres! Close to all four-season western Maine activities. (MLS # 980747) $150,000

20 Mac Mountain Road, Lovell - 215 feet of frontage on Cushman Pond! This year-round, 3BR home, has an abundance of sunny rooms, a large kitchen, dining and living rooms. A 3-season porch and a front deck overlooking the Pond. (MLS # 972480) $330,000

Moosewood Lane, Lovell - Own a secluded part of picturesque Cushman Pond with 443 feet of private shoreline! 2.88 acres of land that backs up to stateowned conservation land. Enjoy great fishing and swimming. (MLS #984074) $224,900

125 Old Saco Lane, Fryeburg - Successful turnkey B&B with restaurant license on 65 acres with an extensive network of trails for skiing, snowmobiling, hiking & horseback riding. Eight beautiful guest rooms, dining room, lounge, kitchen, lounge and screened porch. Great as an Inn or a family home with 2,600’ on the river. (MLS # 977733) $950,000

234 Main Street, Lovell - A Lovell landmark & local institution is now available for purchase. Always busy for breakfast, lunch & dinner, Rosie’s Lovell Village Store provides a great opportunity to own a profitable country store. Three upstairs apartments provide additional steady income. (MLS # 979985) $425,000

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Fabulous new 22 unit Condo Development with views to Mt. Washington and Mt. Cranmore. 2 and 3 BR units with hardwood, tile and carpet, large kitchen, 2.5 bath, gas fireplace, porch, deck, full basement and garage, customized to your own finishes. (2742413/2742523) Starting from $199,900 S










ABSOLUTELY STUNNING WESTERLY BEAUTIFUL 1.43 ACRE LOT WITH RARELY ON THE MARKET, stunning 6 RARE OPPORTUNITY to own in the heart of the MOUNTAIN VIEWS! EXTREMELY KNOLL and ability to have walk out. BR, 4 BA, 3600 SF townhouse near Mt. White Mountain National Forest. Energy conscious, PRIVATE 3+/- ACRE PUD SITE, underThree bedroom septic approval, comCranmore. Award winning architectural riverfront log home with fabulous mountain views, ground utilities, water and septic. A main level master suite, hand crafted details, beautiful design, dramatic glass vaulted ceiling, silo munity water, pool, tennis and underremarkable Bartlett location to build detached 2 car garage and heated workshop. Great stairway, sunken LR with raised hearth brick ground utilities on quiet cul-de-sac. your dream home with views of Attitash layout and comfortable outdoor living space just steps fireplace, gorgeous master suite. Large (2788038) IN BEAUTIFUL CHOCORUA Mountain! (211092) $159,900 MEADOWS $39,900 from a refreshing dip in the Swift River. $399,900 deck, pool and tennis. (4028477) $329,900



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GORGEOUS 11.7 ACRE PARCEL IN KEARSARGE with sunny southerly exposure and westerly mountain views. Very private, perfect for a single home or may be developed. Town water and town sewer available. Subdivision approval anticipated in January. (4034580) $350,000




VERY DESIRABLE VILLAGE LOCATION for these three apartments (fourth may be possible with variance) under construction. A lot of the major work for mechanicals and floor plan has been done. (4038168) $189,900












FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY! Country GORGEOUS NEW 3 BR, 3 BA, 2650 SF CONT. SACO RIVERFRONT TOWNHOUSE near all estate or development on 20.16 acres. COLONIAL just completed in beautiful country activities and just 1 mile to Attitash. 2 levels of setting. Large country kitchen, spacious FR luxurious living, 3 BR (incl. master suite with BA/ Dynamic mountain views, abut the White with second level access and its own staircase, shower), 2 BA, counter bar kitchen, den with fire- Mountain National Forest, 2 mi. to Attitash, full basement, finished, heated 2-car garage place and glass porch overlooking the river. Enjoy 8 home sites. Town water, some septic and amenities including two tennis courts and Saco River canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing systems in place. Mt. Washington Views! or just relaxing! (4044619) $289,900 (238867) $399,900 heated pool. (4038173) $375,000


BRIGHT, CHEERY AND WELL DESIGNED HOME on over 5 acres with filtered mountain views. Sunny, sunken living area with stone fireplace, cook’s kitchen with great cabinet and counter space, spacious master suite. 2-car heated garage under and lots of storage. (2824898) $199,900

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2.29 ACRES ON GREEN HILL ROAD. Well 1 MILE FROM ATTITASH, terrific onand 3 BR septic could accommodate a home site rental management and super amelarger than the current 1980 2 BR, 1 BA, nities for the whole family make the 14x56 mobile home with sun porch and shed Seasons at Attitash a desirable property nicely set back 250’ from road. 5 minutes for personal enjoyment and wonderful to Fryeburg, 15 minutes to North Conway. rental income. 2 BR, 2 BA units availInexpensive living! (4034596) $69,900 able from $119,500

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BEAUTIFUL BUILDING SITE with 166’ on the Saco River with gentle slope. Ideal for a home with a full walk out lower level. Paved road, underground utilities and town water.(4007926) $199,900




ENJOY THE BEACH & SACO RIVER from this new, to be custom built Cont. 2-level, 3BR, 2 BA with main level master suite, full lower level designed to be finished. Garage optional. (2739441) $269,900



RIVER VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM. Fabulous, to be built, 3BR, 2.5 BA Cont. on the river. Main level master, 2BR on 2nd level, open loft overlooking Great room with gas log fireplace, full walkout lower level to finish. (2671916) $619,900

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IMMACULATE 3 BR, 2 BA HOME with view CHARMING ONE BEDROOM VICTOto Mount Chocorua and winter views of the RIAN CONDO in excellent condition Moats. Open kitchen/DR/LR area with gas featuring high ceilings, hardwood log stove and slider to deck. Lower level floors, propane fireplace, Rinnai heated, 2-car garage and basement may be heater and large living and dining area. finished into more living area. Upscale furConvenient and economical living. nishings are negotiable. (4050316) $189,900 (280322) $79,900




YOU’LL LOVE THE MOUNTAIN VIEWS! Meticulous, thoughtfully upgraded with gourmet kitchen, spacious LR, cozy study with fireplaces, master BR with loft, upscale baths, Jacuzzi room, 3 bay garage and an amazing outdoor living area. Great location near North Conway! (2829812) $449,900






VACATION GETAWAY/PRIMARY HOME for those on a budget! Comfortable, well maintained, 1 BR, main level unit with efficient galley kitchen, open living, gas log wood stove, generous BR and closets. Minutes to Cranmore skiing! Walk to North Conway shopping! (4039248) $49,900


SECLUDED WOODLAND BRIGHT AND COZY 3 BR, 2 BA CHALET SETTING ON NEARLY 4 ACRES. 1 level livwith great Intervale location. LR with ing, 2000+ SF, 2-car garage, gourmet kitchen, fieldstone fireplace and deck facing the sunroom, LR with authentic Rumford firemountains. Many updates, plus, there place, screened porch overlooking mature was over $5,000 worth of site work gardens. Convenient to North Conway, Silver and landscaping completed in 2009. Lake. (4044941) $299,900 (4030656) $189,900

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VERY AFFORDABLE AND NICELY UPDATED HOME with great open layout, spacious kitchen and ample living area. Convenient location to North Conway, shopping, skiing and attractions. A great opportunity to own at a reasonable price. Owner financing available. (4038791) $14,900




BEAUTIFUL, TO BE BUILT, NEAR MT. CRANMORE! 3 BR, (5 BR APPROVAL),2 BA, CONT. TOWNHOUSE features convenient main level living with 1st floor master suite, full BA, walkout lower level. Near all Valley amenities. (218920) $359,900







GORGEOUS, 2 LEVEL “SPIRAL UP” 2 BR, 2 BA Townhouse. LR with gas fireplace, master suite with whirlpool tub, deck, fabulous views. Dynamite rental program. Amenities include indoor/outdoor year round pools. PRICED FROM $162,900

4+/- ACRE MEADOW WITH FABULOUS VIEW OF MOUNT WASHINGTON AND BLACK MOUNTAIN. Underground utilities nearby. State approval in 2006 for four bedroom septic. Near Black Mountain Ski Area. (Subject to Jackson Planning Board approval.) Southerly lot. (2767387) $239,900



TERRIFIC 8 UNIT NORTH CONWAY VILLAGE APARTMENT BUILDING. 7 one bedroom rental units in addition to a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath unit that could be rented or used for owner occupation. All tenants pay their own utilities. $475,000



BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED on 5 acres in Freedom. Custom kitchen & dining w/oversized pantry, cozy living w/granite fireplace, home office, main level master BR potential, 3 upper level BR, partially finished lower level with storage. Views to Green Mountain, minutes to King Pine Ski Area. $269,900

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Classic Rustic Maine Camp on 3 acres w/open field located less than a mile to Horseshoe Pond, White Mtn. Nat. Forest & GLLT conservation land & 3.7 mls to beach & landing on Kezar Lake (fish, swim & hike) . Drilled well, open & sunny, seasonal views. MLS#1000256 $69,900

Spacious Fryeburg 3BR, 21⁄2BA home (c. 2002) 2000+sf of living area, cathedral ceilings, loft living area, roomy kitchen, 1st floor master BR suite, deck, open porch, full daylight bsmt on private 2 acre lot conveniently located 2 miles from Fryeburg Village, 15 minutes from North Conway and 1 hour from Portland. $239,000

Classic Kezar Lake - Year Round Maine Lakeside Lodge with Guest Cabin. 454 ft of private east shore water frontage, deck, year round access, sandy beach, boat dock, fieldstone fireplace. Panoramic mountain views. Deeded rights to clay tennis court. A rare find! $1,190,000 MLS#983392

Highland Lake, Bridgton - Beautiful well planned lake front lot. Lovely year round upscale homes througout the area. Paved roads, privacy & wonderful shorefront. Mls#1002375 $240,000

Affordable Kezar Lake Condo Cottage in Lovell - located 400 feet from the most beautiful beaches on Kezar Lake at Pleasant Point. May to October seasonal usage. 1st floor bedroom, screen porch, lake view, boat slip available, great location-Relax & Enjoy MLS #1001778 $189,000



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Hardware & Building Supply Business - Profitable commercial offering includes real estate, equipment & inventory for turnkey business opportunity. In continuous operation for 55 years this Main Street location on 3 acres services DYI homeowners and contractors. Over 4000sf retail space, 7500sf enclosed warehouse storage, large materials yard & offices. Approx $400,000 inventory included. Offered all inclusive at $750,000

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Unique & Very Affordable 2BR, 1BA condo at Evergreen Valley in Stoneham, Maine at the edge of the White Mountain National Forest. You have to see to believe at this price. Neat & clean, nice kitchen, woodstove, deck, some furnishings included. Close to Kezar Lake. Relax - no yard work!! MLS#990542 At Just $65,000.

Cozy Log Home with good mountain view potential. Open concept kitchen, living room and dining area, w/gas fireplace on hearth. Very private double lot. New deck, screen porch, some finished area in basement. End of cul-de-sac location. Close to Lovell & Fryeburg Villages. $199,500 MLS#968409

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Well located 1984 mobile home on a very level 4 acre lot, shaded by tall pines. Near town beach at Pleasant Point on Kezar Lake. Full basement, propane gas generator for emergency power, detached 2 car garage. Near golf course, post office & grocery store. $99,500 MLS#983039

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Beautiful home on 10 very private acres with expansive views located in a mountain top development down the street from Keewaydin Lake in Stoneham. Open living, master BR suite & laundry on the first floor. Two big BRs & full BA upstairs. Loads of wood & built ins throughout. MLS#994430 $219,000

Lovell – Comfortable country cape on three peaceful acres. Beautiful landscaping w/lovely perennial gardens & flowering shrubs. 2 car garage, tool shed & greenhouse. First floor master suite, oak kitchen cabinets with all updated appliances. Priced below current market value. $169,000 MLS#968803

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481 White Mountain Highway Conway,  NH 03818


Plenty of Room & Privacy!

Beautifully kept 2,435SF, Ranch close to the Saco River and Conway Lake. Huge MBR suite, large rooms.

(4047498) $215,500

Conway, NH

Completely Remodeled! Impeccable 3BR, 1.5BA split-entry. Brick fireplace, 1-car garage, fenced yard, deck, covered porch.

(4044088) $145,900

Conway, NH

Seasons At Attitash! Great ski condo and it’s a terrific vacation townhome for summers too! Tennis, trails, clubhouse w/ indoor pool.

Exceptional Value! Fabulous 2004, 3 bedroom, 2 bath doublewide. Spacious living room, central AC, perennial gardens, extra storage.

Stunning! Sun-filled, premium contemporary: granite counters, MBR on its own floor, 2-car garage + building on 2 acres. Extra lot avail.

(2836677) $268,500



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Conway, NH

Striking Birchlea Townhouse.

Tri-level Townhouse on the Saco!

(4012034) $229,900

(4046560) $119,900

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Luxury and comfort. Legacy oak cabinets, granite counters, hardwood floors. Amenities galore.


It’s Ready! Fantastic new Colonial with views to The Moats. Bamboo floors, granite counters, cherry cabs, formal DR, family room w/gas frpl.

Bartlett, NH

2002 Ranch on 4.39 Acres

Cozy 2BR, 2Ba home with huge deck and stone fireplace. Fannie Mae Property. As little as 3% down.

(4046482) $152,900


Effingham, NH

Terrific getaway, or year-round home. Open floor plan, 2BRs, 2BAs, deck overlooks the Saco.

Conway, NH

On The Bearcamp River! Chalet w/ garage + sheds. Approved for Home Path Renovation Mortgage Financing. Purchase w/ as little as 3% down. (4046481) $91,900

Ossipee, NH

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(4042458) $349,900

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Madison, NH

True Log Home! 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2,472 sq. ft., family room, huge deck, covered porch plus an oversized 2-car garage on 5 acres. (2791283) $179,900

Fryeburg, ME

Near Province Lake 2004 3BR Cape on 4.98 acres. Fannie Mae HomePath Property. Purchase with as little as 3% down. (4037581)


Porter, ME

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Gorgeous Contemporary Mountain Home Immaculate and bright with beautiful views of the Moats. Well landscaped corner lot in Village at Kearsarge. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, central air, 2-car garage. Community pool, tennis. (4046520)


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Back of the Mountain Farm Beautifully restored post & beam farmhouse & barn set on 18 picturesque acres of fields. This entire farm is an architectural marvel, with charming White Mountain views. (4001462) $414,500

Denmark, ME

Luxurious Mountain Estate Masterfully renovated historic inn - 55 acres of fields, woods & pastures on the Cold River. 16 rooms, 9 bedrooms, barn, outbuilding. Perfect for an Equestrian Estate, Corporate Retreat & more. (2703082) $1,155,000 Chatham, NH

Land & Building Lots

26 Royal View - Some of the best lake and mountain views are found at Royal View. This 1.13 acre lot is a fine example of the picturesque scenery you’ll enjoy in this unique community. Building packages available from the Developer.

(2683695) $121,900

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Lot 41 Sandy Circle - 13.8 acres with 300’ frontage on the Saco River. Here’s your chance to build that private home or vacation getaway. Buy now while it’s still affordable! (2814952) $69,900 Brownfield, ME Lot 19 East Madison Road - Beautifully wooded 10 acre lot. Recently surveyed, potential for subdividing into two lots. (4024764) $59,900 Madison, NH

3 well-appointed guest rooms. Beautiful wood floors & woodwork. Includes well known hostel: The Barn. (2793162) $299,000

Gorham, NH

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14 Unit Motel! Comfortable 2BR owner’s quarters. Many recent improvements including new carpets, headboards, bath floors. Pool on site. (2769548)


Bartlett, NH

Award-Winning B&B. 10 elegant

guest rooms, 1,000’ on the Chocorua River. 14.40 acres. 3-car garage w/second floor. Magical setting!

(4044005) $795,000

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HALE’S LOCATION: 49 Falcon Way Elegant 3BR, 3Ba home with 400+’ on the 1st fairway. $699,000

CONWAY LAKE: 2 acres with 450’ of pristine deep waterfront in a private setting on a country road. $499,000

BEARFOOT CREEK: Premier trailside home with building packages including lot starting at $795,000

and all the Fairways in between Hale’s Location offers country club living with a modest tax rate of $3.04 and a low annual fee of $1750 which includes unlimited deeded free golf for 4. The only thing better than playing here is living here.

37 Fairway Drive, 2700 sf, 3BR, 2.5 Ba, custom kitchen, 126’ on the 8th fairway, ready for future expansion.

29 Samuel Hale Drive, 3100 sf, 3BR, 2.5Ba, sunroom, large landscaped lot on the 7th, mountain & fairway views.

10 Falcon Way, 1900 sf, 3BR, 2Ba, on the 8th. Custom kitchen, 3 season room, terrific setting & location.

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Attitash Realty Serving the Heart of Ski Country.. . Bartlett, Jackson and North Conway

Classic Antique Cape 3BRs on 2+ acres on Passaconaway Road in Albany. Surrounded by Nat’l Forest & a few minute walk to the pristine Swift River. Attached 2 car garage w/ finished upstairs. Fabulous location and a truly unique home. Call Tony Rocco cell 387-5249. (mls# 2820244) $224,900

Perfect ‘Pied A Terre’ This nifty contemporary is just ideal for the couple looking to ski, hike, bike and whitewater canoe/kayak. A great location for all that recreation--Attitash close by and easy access to Saco River. (mls# 4042093) $147,500

UP IN JACKSON This well-landscaped, 3-bedrm/4-bath home sits on 4+ acres and enjoys very nice views of Mt. Washington & Giant’s Stairs. 2-car garage a big plus. Can be a wonderful primary or second home. (mls#4008811) $315,000

A VERY SHORT WALK TO THE SKI TRAIL is what makes this 3-level, 3-bedroom + loft townhouse on Attitash so attractive for a skiing family. Say goodbye to the hassles of a crowded ski area parking lot and base lodge. (mls# 4012705) $325,000

A SPLENDID TOWNHOUSE, this end-unit is ideal for primary or vacation living. Features a deck off the living room, a large storage shed and a recently added 3rd floor loft. Convenient to all Valley activities. (mls# 2789237) $139,900

Beautifully Appointed Ski home on Attitash. Deeded trail access to the slopes, spectacular views, sports club membership and over 4000sf of living space with 4BR & 6BA. Tastefully furnished & ready to enjoy! (mls#2649094) Call Bob FMI $725,000

MAJESTIC ALPINE VIEWS come with this 3-level, 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom Adirondack style home. Kitchen features granite counters and tiled floor.Either a primary or second home--it offers you a wonderful new lifestyle! (mls#4007859) $387,000

Fabulous 1.6 acre lot located on Cobb Farm Road in Bartlett. Just over the Saco River outside of the Village. Walk to the river in two minutes and hike up Cave Mt. right outside your door. Close to school and skiing.It just doesn’t get any better. Call Tony Rocco anytime at (603) 387-5249. (mls# 4046387)$100,000


Enjoy Spectacular MOUNTAIN Views to the south & west when you build your dream home on one of these fabulous lots. Complimentary hook up to water, septic and underground utilities are a major plus - and BIG savings! Each lot has driveway to cleared home site. Minutes to Attitash & Saco River Beach. Home Sites Starting at $125,000

OH, WHAT A HOUSE! OH, WHAT A LOCATION! Construction well underway, this spacious country home enjoys spectacular--larger than life--White Mtn views. Quality workmanship and attention to detail. On a premier road, with alpine & nordic skiing, hiking & biking, whitewater canoeing/kayaking all close by. (mls#2800147) $625,000

Rare 5.5 Acres In Bartlett with underground utilities & community water to lot. A few minute drive to Attitash and Saco River. Great views to Hart’s Ledge and surrounding mts. Build your future home in the heart of ski country. Call Tony Rocco 603-387-5249. (mls# 2823197) $126,000

DESTINATION RESORT! UP ON ATTITASH Several units ranging from studio to It’s an easy walk to the ski trail from 2BR townhouses -- all enjoy an easy walk this spacious 3-bedroom plus loft to the Attitash base lodge, chairlifts, tennis townhouse. Bright and cheery inside, courts, indoor & outdoor swimming pools it enjoys a spectacular view to Carter & hot tubs, and Matty B’s Restaurant. Notch. A wonderful ski home for family On-site property management a big plus. and friends! (mls#2788454) $385,000 $84,500 to $159,500.

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13 1018A Route 16, Ossipee NH 03864 603-539-3200

Specializing in Unforgettable Real Estate in the Ossipee Lake, NH Area

Lake Ossipee Village, spacious chalet, one of the closest to shared, sandy beach access on Broad Bay. One owner home features a newer heating system, newer metal roofing, large addition with family room and bath, beautiful enclosed sun porch with seasonal view of Danforth Bay, 2 huge loft areas, multiple wood stoves, wrap around deck, walkout out basement, set high and dry on wooded corner lot. Freedom NH mls#4047227 $205,000 Call Gerard Costantino 603-520-1875

Deeded Ossipee lake beach access just a short distance away! Traditional cape style “Lincoln log” home on 3.96 private acres, screen porch and deck. Huge living room with vaulted ceilings w/ brick hearth & wood stove, pine floors & tile floors, 1st floor master BR w/ full bath. family room in bsmt. 2 car heated garage w/ storage above. Beach access at Pine Landing Beach Club w/ on site boat launch, moorings & tennis Freedom NH mls#4047837 $299,000 Call Gerard Costantino 603-520-1875

Larger family home on 6.8 acres with mountain views and wildlife. Blueberries abound on the property along with Chinese chestnut, hazelnut, butternut, apple & pear trees. Spacious sunny rooms, large foyer, fully applianced. Only 6 years old, this home offers town beach access to Province Lake. Short drive to King Pine skiing, Province Lake golfing and so much more. Great opportunity. Priced to sell! mls#4039925 $205,900 Effingham NH Call Susan Dube 603-986-6917

Rare opportunity to own a large Ossipee lakefront parcel. 2 acres of yard, 153’ of sugar sandy beachfront, gorgeous view of Mount Chocorua and awesome sunsets. This ranch home is well care for with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, newer roof, new 3 bedroom septic, central a/c, nice large deck. Mostly open, well landscaped lawns, and some wooded areas make this a very special property. Ossipee NH mls#4046725 $669,000 Call Gerard Costantino 603-520-1875

Ossipee lakefront cottage condo at waters edge! Expansive lake and mountain views, your own designated 112’ of waterfront (limited common area) plus boat dock, 2 bedroom, cozy, deck, get ready for summer fun!! Ossipee NH mls#4047614 $359,000 Call Gerard Costantino 603-520-1875

SUNNY PINES FARM A lovely historical cape surrounded by 10 private acres. Custom cabinetry, original features combined with the new, summer kitchen, woodstove in large master bedroom, spacious dining, just some of the features. Large 2 car heated garage, enclosed porch, additional shed for storage. Gorgeous plantings and fruit trees. A beautiful antique home. mls#4002372 $174,900 Effingham NH Call Susan Dube 603-986-6917

Very well maintained Lake Ossipee Village Contemporary with 3BR, 2BA, large newer deck. Owned by the same folks since it was built. Features newer roof, skylights, new paint, set on a very private, wooded lot. Nice outdoor shed for storage. Enjoy beautiful large sandy beach club access on Ossipee Lake’s Broad Bay. Sold mostly furnished! Freedom NH mls#4014180 $225,000 Call Gerard Costantino 603-520-1875

1985 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home on a full foundation on it’s own 1 acre lot on a town road. Great convenient location. Master bedroom has it’s own bath, large kitchen area, 1 car garage under with separate back entrance. Needs some work but very solid . Being sold as part of an estate sale “as is”. Ossipee NH mls#4020404 $72,900 Call Gerard Costantino 603-520-1875

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50 ACRES WITH Green Mountain views & loads of privacy. Paved road to entrance of property, which is located at cul-de-sac. Quiet peaceful spot. Small outbuilding for shelter, while you build your dream home or a place to really get away. mls#2803324 $93,900 Effingham NH Call Susan Dube 603-986-6917



TOP OF KNOX MOUNTAIN Breathtaking summit views of lakes and mountains! 116 acres plus, 1.4 acre buildable access lot, all part of the Ossipee Range. Existing mobile/camp is perfect to use while planning your home. Site ready to build a primary or vacation home, with 4BR septic, electric & well already installed. This is an incredible opportunity to live the dream and getaway from it all! Ossipee NH mls#4029271 $599,000 Call Susan Dube 603-986-6917

Comfortable 3BR 2BA contemporary w/ 2-car garage attached. Located in the country on 14 acres - 4 of which are cleared for those who want animals or want to garden or do both. Kitchen recently redone with granite counters, tile floor, new cabinets and appliances. Dining area has slider leading out to large deck w/above ground pool. Living room features wood floors, gas FP & pocket doors for privacy. Large master bedroom on first floor. Wakefield NH mls#4027707 $259,900 Call Cheri Schlenker - 603 539-3200 x205

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Beautiful like new 2005 Park model unit all set up on a a nice private wooded site that you own the land as a condo ownership . This unit is being sold fully applianced and furnished , large deck with screen house. Lakefront landing is located on Ossipee lake and there is on site gas station, boat launch, store and boat slips available for purchase as well starting at $19,900. An excellent value to get on this Lake!! Ossipee NH mls#4002288 $79,000 Call Gerard Costantino 603-520-1875

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Looks inviting in the winter, imagine how welcoming it is in the spring & summer. Colonial has 10 rooms: kitchen, dining, living, den, 4-season porch, half bath and laundry on 1st floor. Upstairs large master w/ bath and walk-in closet, two other BRs, full bath, bonus room. Rec or exercise room in basement. 2.07 acres w/ above ground pool just 1/2 mile of Ossipee Lake & snowmobile trails. Ossipee NH mls#4046912 $249,900 Call Cheri Schlenker 603-539-3200 x205

Beautiful spacious Chalet in Jackson, excellent condition with many updates throughout. Large brick, wood fireplace, huge 2nd floor family room area beautiful views of Mt. Washington, 2nd floor master. Finished basement with guest rooms. Attached heated, two car garage, central a/c & vac. Great location close to Black Mountain and just minutes back down to the Village. Ready for 4 season fun! Jackson NH mls#4033034 $379,000 Call Gerard Costantino 603-520-1875

NATURE RETREAT 32 acres of privacy with Poland Brook frontage. Rustic cottage, but very cozy with outstanding views. 4 bedroom septic, drilled well, paved driveway. Serene location, but still close to all activities 30 minutes to North Conway, 20 minutes to Wolfeboro. Fish on your own shoreline, skiing not too far away, golfing nearby, convenient to boat launch. Freedom NH mls#4029349 $154,900 Call Susan Dube 603-986-6917

Views, views, views! Gorgeous recently renovated 5 bedroom Lake Ossipee Home. Featuring awesome sugar sandy, flat beach, large windows overlooking Leavitt Bay and the mountains. Fully applianced, central A/C, landscaped and security system. Total turn-key home. Must see!! Ossipee NH mls#4043761 $649,000 Call Gerard Costantino 603-520-1875

The “Bluffs”. Open concept contemporary w/ its own waterfront on Lovell River, a short walk to beautiful shared beach on Ossipee Lake. On-site boat launch, slips by seniority, ball field & tennis courts. Coal stove, screen porch overlooking the river, large wrap around deck. Detached 32x40 heated garage w/ huge family rm w/ bar. Fully furnished plus 1988 20’ pontoon boat & a 2005 Ski Doo snowmobile. Ossipee NH mls#4032309 $389,000 Call Gerard Costantino 603-520-1875

Here’s your chance to own a really well cared for 3 bedroom waterfront home on Danforth Bay which leads into Ossipee Lake’s Broad Bay. Features new vinyl “shingle” type siding, large deck overlooking the water, 100ft frontage with sandy beach and boat dock. The lower level/basement is a walkout, has woodstove and ready to finish very easily. Freedom NH mls#279894 $379,000 Call Gerard Costantino 603-520-1875

Wow! Ossipee lakefront and impressive views. Huge, spacious one level detached condo w/ almost 4000sf of living space. Large living room with fieldstone fp, wonderful porch. Kitchen with granite counters, octagon shaped family room with gorgeous views! Master suite overlooks the lake as well. Lots of entertaining space and views from almost every room. Your own designated 97ft of beautiful sandy shore frontage with dock. Ossipee NH mls#4047608 $699,000 Call Gerard Costantino 603-520-1875

OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD YOUR OWN BEACH ACCESS DREAM HOME. It’s just a short stroll to clubhouse and beachfront. Buy now & build on this level lot for vacation enjoyment. All season amenities nearby. Town paved road access in low tax Freedom. Close to King Pine Ski area, golf courses, boating, snowmobiling. Freedom NH MLS#2780973 $64,900 Call Susan Dube 603-986-6917

This is the perfect 2BR cabin to get away and relax. Wraparound farmers porch overlooks private triple sized lot. Low tax Freedom location close to snowmobile trails, King Pine Skiing, golf courses, village activities. The beadboard ceilings and woodwork throughout add to the cozy interior’s appeal. Spacious living room for gatherings. Large space above garage for a game room or bunk room. mls#4036077 $179,000 Freedom, NH

3BR, 2BA ranch on two acres which is 2 separate lots of record. Keep as together or sell off the vacant lot, your choice. This home has a large living room with woodstove and beautiful hardwood floors, formal dining room opens to screened-in porch. Master BR w/BA, huge basement with finished family room and 1 car garage under. Recent improvements include newer roof and boiler. Close to the village of Tamworth. Tamworth NH mls#4020442 $179,000 Call Gerard Costantino 603-520-1875

SKIMOBILERS, SKIERS! Bright and sunny vacation or primary home. Lovely wooded setting. Privacy galore, double lot. Close to swimming, golf, 20 min. to Conway. Large 14 x 20 deck with sun awning. This home has been well maintained with newer roof & heating system. Really cute breakfast bar overlooking open concept living room. King Pine skiing, golf, swimming, trails close by. Low Freedom NH taxes! mls#4018503 $124,900 Call Susan Dube 603-986-6917

Here is a like new, barely used, 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch with finished lower lever family room, two car garage under on a over sized 1.8 acre lot bordered by a babbling brook on one side. Over looks town park area. Great location in town but feels very private. Easy to own!! Town water. Ossipee NH mls#4047422 $159,000 Call Gerard Costantino 603-520-1875

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Come home to Mt. Washington Valley, NH. Purchasing a home is one of the most important decisions a family makes. That decision is made easier when you know where to start. The Mt. Washington Valley has everything you might possibly want, and more. Our Real Estate professionals are eager to share their knowledge and love of the area with you. Let them show you why it is the premier location for enjoying a quality of life that’s hard to find anywhere else and a wonderful place to raise a family, buy a business, start a business and enjoy your leisure time.

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Fabulous Colonial with huge detached shop/garage building • Immaculate 7 room colonial on 5 acres for privacy. • Heated 3 bay 28x50 detached shop w/space above. • Additional attached 3 car garage with walkup. • All the features you’d expect and more! MLS#4038581 $399,900

Great Price/Great Location • 3 bed/2 bath new carpet/excellent condition • walk to the beach on the Saco River • Former manager of the park’s home/kept in excellent condtion MLS#4034134 $22,000

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Easy Walk To Beach From This Updated Chalet • Spacious tri-level, remodeled and in excellent condition • 5 beds, 3 baths, great lake views on deck • Private location in Eidelweiss MLS#4012657 $184,500

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This Is A Smart Buy! • Immaculate, tastefully decorated contemporary on a pretty 1.25 acre lot • 2+ bedrooms, maple cabinets, cathedral ceilings, large master BR, loft • Boat ramp to Ossipee Lake just down the street MLS#2833396 $174,900

Spectacular Mountain Views – Luxury Features • 5 decks with views of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range • Lap pool w/ swim against current, sauna, whirlpool, 3 sunrooms, formal dining room, eat in kitchen • 4 car garage, outdoor skating rink MLS#4022528 $424,000

Classic Chalet In Conway With Beach Rights • Fireplace, pine accents & system updates • New, efficient, propane hot water furnace • Located near Pequawket Pond MLS#2805711 $159,900

Country Living Near Silver Lake • Wonderful 3 bedroom cape with barn • Perched on a knoll - walking distance to Silver Lake • Updated and exceptionally maintained • Cozy porch, step saving kitchen and easy to view! MLS#4009461 $229,900

Nice Conway Village Apartment Building • 5 Unit Apartment Building • Town water and sewer • Well maintained – Good condition • Strong rental history MLS#2638882 $299,500

Evergreens on the Saco 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, screened in porch • 2 car garage, hardwood floors, gas fireplace • Finished basement with kitchen and full bath MLS#4044152 $310,000

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Team MacDonald & Hale Margie MacDonald 603-520-0718

Jeana Hale DeWitt 603-520-1793

3280 White Mountain Highway • North Conway NH • 603-356-9444 •

Saco River Run • Build Your Dream Home Today!

Mt. Washington Valley’s newest community just outside Center Conway Village features picturesque views, paved roads and underground utilities. Close to all outdoor activities and minutes to the Saco River and Conway Lake. BUILDING PACKAGES AVAILABLE STARTING IN THE LOW $200’s

Model home available $284,900 (MLS 4035006)

RECENTLY REMODELED SINGLE ANTIQUE OSSIPEE VILLAGE PRIMARY/VACATION HOME on HOME ON ALMOST AN ACRE. LEVEL HOME. Views & rights to 6 beaches large wooded, private lot. Recent upgrades, Remodeled kitchen, den/office w/ propane incl. Silver Lake! 1+ car garage, open LR/DR/ new kitchen with oak cabinets, LR with stove, LR with brick wood fireplace, 1st kitchen with brick fireplace, new screen porch, fieldstone fireplace and oak floors, 2nd floor master with full BA and laundry. Large privacy, vaulted ceilings, vinyl exterior, metal fireplace in large area to be finished into attached, 2 story barn. Very nice home in roof for easy maintenance. Minutes from every- family room. Large BR’s, great decks and thing, furnished. (4023693 ) $159,900 convenient location. (4045417) $164,900 good neighborhood. (4044585) $149,500

3.1 ACRES with extensive frontage on 2 roads in lower tax Madison with 1680 SF, 2 level home with drilled well, FHW heating, updated electric and attached workshop/studio for future expansion or work area. Ideally located just minutes to Conway, shopping, skiing, with rights to beautiful Silver Lake! (4022614) $179,900



GORGEOUS END UNIT ON THE SLOPES OF ATTITASH BEAR PEAK SKI AREA: Ski off your back deck from this immaculately maintained 3+ BR, 3 full BA townhouse. new flooring throughout plus it is furnished as shown. This truly is great buy!! (4047325) $485,000

BROAD BAY OSSIPEE LAKE HOME with lovely views and 50’ sandy frontage. Open living, master BR with half BA, large deck looking to the mountains, great screen gazebo at water’s edge. House is completely furnished and includes a 17’, 60 hp, Sea Ray boat and roll dock. (4036965 ) $399,900

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RENOVATED BUILDING in heart of Ossipee Village. Great opportunities for 1st floor business use (49’ x 29’ garage/workshop) and 2nd/3rd floor office space or residential. Recent improvements, (new metal roof, windows, heating system) and recent exterior painting. (4048067 ) $174,500

WELL MAINTAINED SALTBOX HOME IN LOVELY WATER ACCESS COMMUNITY - only a short walk to Moores Pond and Silver Lake. Home features vaulted living room with stone fireplace, maple kitchen with lots of cabinets, three sided deck and more!! (2826782 ) $209,900

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B l ac k B e a r R e a lt y ’s P remier P roperties

278 Tasker Hill, Conway NH

Over 5000 sf of elegance is a perfect choice for a large family. Imagine ski week with the grand kids nestled in front of the two beautiful fireplaces. Summer vacations playing football on 2 acres of lawn in the shadow of the Moats. Lovingly maintained, spotless and move in ready. Hardwood floors, stunning views, sub-zero & jennaire eatin kitchen all for half the price of comparable properties. Exclusive by Paul Mayer $345,000

The Wildflower Inn, North Conway

An historic & architectural landmark in the White Mountains. Nine large, elegant guest suites with private baths or whirlpool tubs. A stunning breakfast room & deck with the area’s best view of Mt. Washington. A well managed property ready for a new owner to take advantage of the expansion possibilities and a quality lifestyle and income. MLS#4023037 (603)387-7737 Call Inn Broker Paul Mayer $1,100,000

Thorn Hill Road, Jackson

A truly turn key property which underwent major renovations in 2006. High quality craftsmanship. 14 suites w/ private baths, sunny breakfast room, cozy den with rock fireplace, mountain views and potential for additional 8 room carriage house. A perfect Family Retreat or Inn Property in a perfect resort town. Strong financials support price. MLS# 2735772 $1,450,000 Please Call Paul Mayer

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10 High Point, Hale Estates

Luxury living in one of Mt. Washington Valley’s most prestigious communities. This home boasts beautiful landscaping, brick walkways & views to South Moat, Chocorua & Cranmore. Perfectly maintained interior w/ designer ceilings &, center island & spacious eating area. 1st floor master BR suite w/ sky light and laundry rm. 2nd fl has 3BR, full BA & 2 bonus rms. Walkout lower level & 900sf rec rm. MLS# 4007978. (603)986-5718 Please Contact Margaret Munck $549,900


28 Dundee Road, Jackson NH

Charming log cabin with huge field stone fireplace, exposed beams & horse barn. This stunning Jackson family estate has outstanding views from the Giant’s Staircase to Black Mountain & East Pasture. Four huge bedrooms, farmer’s kitchen & 2 dens one with a massive freplace, the other with a cozy woodstove. A rare find in Jackson! MLS#4003568 • (603)387-7737 Please Call Paul Mayer $425,000

8 Wild View, Bartlett

Spectacular 23+ acre mountaintop estate with phenomenal sweeping views from Mt Washington to Mt Cranmore! Walls of glass assure dramatic views throughout. Inside this custom contemporary you will enjoy gourmet kitchen, luxurious vogue baths, oak & slate flooring, artistic wrought iron railing, large indoor pool with more views. MLS#2766139 • (603)986-8323 Presented by Stefan Karnopp $1,250,000

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43 Highpoint Road, Hale Estates

Overlooking the Mt. Washington Valley from one of the highest points, this stately home awaits. Beautiful perennial gardens surround this executive home. 1st floor master suite, 2 story stone fp, private mahogany decks & a gourmet kitchen designed by a chef to make entertaining easy and elegant. Private dining room, movie loft, 25x25 exercise room & office. 3BR 21⁄2 BA, first floor master suite and laundry. MLS#2819263 • (603)986-5718 Please Contact Margaret Munck $659,900

146 Tin Mine Road, Jackson

Nestled over the town of Jackson with stunning views to the Southwest. This renovated executive home is perfect for entertaining friends or as a year-round home. Enjoy a charming & bright decor highlighted with hardwood floors, bead board ceilings, soapstone gourmet sub zero and wolf kitchen. You must see the craftsmanship within to appreciate this stunning home. MLS#2741534 • (603)387-7737

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Cabin + Forest + River = GREAT! Charming four season mountain retreat. Pine floors, new kitchen & bath, woodstove and tons of charm. A great Bartlett location with the East Branch river, Storyland & skiing. Come take a look! MLS#2834581 $159,900 • Call Paul

Classic New Englander A beautifully maintained 6 bedroom home within walking distance to schools & the national forest. Fuel efficient heat and super insulated. New metal roof and stainless steel kitchen. Great Ski House! MLS#4029501 $286,000 • Call Paul

ATTITASH! WALK TO THE LI One bedroom+ suite with a ki full bath and gas fireplace. P bonus one bedroom lock-ou with a full bath. Rent one & enj other! Nice upgrades, tennis, i & outdoor pool, & health club can’t afford to rent, when yo own! MLS#2818647 $119,900 Call P

Great White Mountain Getaway On the banks of the Ellis River. Plenty of room for friends and family. Modern kitchen and gas heat. New roof. Minutes to Storyland, Attitash, Wildcat, & Jackson. A turn key move in ready condo, fully furnished and ready to go! MLS#4024189 $115,500 • Call Paul

Prime Location - Centered in Conway Village. This TURNKEY Property has 2-street level commercial/retail units and 6 rental units in two buildings. Major recent upgrades and renovations. Businesses will sign multi-year leases. MLS#4011494 $318,000•Call Bill S.

STUNNING HAND CRAFTED RETREAT. Custom designed being built on a cul de sac in Eidel Oversized lot, 3BR, 2 full B hardwood floors, gourmet ki cathedral ceilings & panoramic Still time to specify interior featu some floorplan options. MLS# 2797320 $269,900 Call

Well appointed 3BR, 21⁄2 bath log home near Lake Kezar Country Club & Kezar Lake. Living room with cathedral ceilings, home audio and gas “wood stove”. Stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors & main level master suite. Large deck with mt views, home theatre. 2 car garage on 2 beautiful acres. MLS#4011557 $425,000 • Call Shawn

Enjoy the views out back from the newly completed sun porch with French doors. Families will enjoy the beautiful bonus/ media rm on lower level of this well designed home. 3BR, 2BA, double hung low-E windows bring in natural light. MLS#4000857 $189,500 •Call Stefan

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Exclusive Jackson Retreat From the views of Mt. Washington to the new hardwood floors this property shines. 1st floor master bedroom suite and laundry and two huge bdrms upstairs make it a multi generational getaway. Brick Fireplace, Garage, Pool & Tennis. Stunning! MLS#4035244 $359,900 • Call Paul

Off a private road in Kearsarge, 3BR with 2 master suites, 2 beautiful fireplaces, large living room with cathedral/beamed ceiling. French doors lead to deck overlooking wooded back yard, perfect for entertaining. Detached 2 car garage. Only moments from Cranmore & North Conway Village ... a perfect location! MLS#4028327 $249,000 • Call Stefan

Waterfront Jackso Village Lot Dreamed of living in Jackson, ing to J Town Deli for coffee an paper, views of both the mou and the Wildcat River? Its dream! This rare 1 acre vie above the town pond will have northerly views. Pending Appro MLS#4024743 $185,000 • Call S

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The Valley’s Finest! 3 level fully furnished (less personal items) townhouse. Living room has vaulted ceiling with skylights and slider that lead onto deck. Cozy up in front of the large brick fireplace after a day of skiing. Very private and secluded. Pool and tennis on-site. Close to Valley amenities including skiing, hiking, biking, fine dining and shopping. MLS# 4044234 $225,900 • Call Steve

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Unsurpassed property set on 9 acres. Master bedroom dormered for tranquil mountain and sky views. 4 season room w/woodstove. Well landscaped. Huge deck, screened porch w/overlook deck above. The mountaintop retreat you have been looking for. MLS# 4010836 $229,900 • Call Shawn

4 Acres On The Saco River! Great mt views & frontage on the Saco River. Charming country home sits on 4.1 acres of fields and mature trees in the heart of Bartlett. Minutes from Attitash & Bear Notch Rd.Residential & commercial zoning. New roof, town water & low maintenance. Vacation, investment or retirement! MLS#4012253 $214,900 • Call Paul

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Custom Fox Run Town House

3 levels w/ 2BRs & loft! New custom kitchen designed, beamed ceilings, wood stove, natural light from large windows & skylights. Sliders lead to large deck for outdoor entertaining with stairs down to backyard. Perfect Intervale location. MLS#4004088 $234,900 • Call Stefan

2 Great Bartlett Townhouses An upgraded 2BR loft unit & a stunning penthouse unit at Season’s at Attitash. Cathedral ceilings, A/C, master suite, indoor pool, tennis & minutes to Attitash. Two of the best units on the market at this 4 season resort! MLS#2820745 $149,900 • Call Stefan MLS# 2835794 $189,900 • Call Paul

Walk to Silver Lake North Conway Village Cottage Renovated 3BR, sun filled Best value for expanded chalet with

family room with French doors out to deck and large level grass yard. FH-oil heat, brick fireplace, paved drive, town water/sewer, and separate 12x8 storage building with its own deck. Walk to Schouler Park, elementary school, or just to get a coffee! MLS# 4042658 $184,900 • Call Stefan

a huge deck for entertaining! New carpet & paint. Great Madison location on two acres. Stunning cathedral ceilings, 3BR, 2BA, woodstove hook-up & finished basement. MLS#4006984 $199,900 • Call Paul

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INTERVALE APARTMENT BLDG Take control of your future with this 6-unit income property. Four 3BR and Two 2BR units, laundry and a great Intervale location. Recent renovations and high occupancy history. View & Condo Subdivision Potential. MLS#2784840 $545,000 • Call Paul

Historic “Carroll Reed” Estate in Kearsarge w/ lavish lawns & perennial gardens. Charm throughout incl great room with majestic brick fp, dining rm with fp & greenhouse, large master BR with built-ins & fp. Fine example of Yankee craftsmanship & skiing history in the area’s best neighborhood. MLS#2785364 $399,900 • Call Stefan

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Bretton Woods Get-A-Way! A charming and bright garden unit with bay windows, cathedral ceilings, & spotless condition. Plenty of room for friends and family, entertain in front of the fireplace, fix a gourmet meal in the oversize kitchen and enjoy the Mtn Views. MLS#2825963 $299,900 • Call Paul

Elegant Village at Kearsarge Home This 3BR, 3BA home, built with quality and style could be the areas best value. Central air, gas fireplace, and wonderful floor plan for entertaining friends & family. Seasonal views of Mt Washington MLS#2833729 $289,900 • Call Bill S.

Secluded Linderhof retreat

Beautifully maintained & sold furnished. A sunny and bright kitchen, hardwood floors, greenhouse entry, oversized den & dining area with a cozy woodstove. Over an acre with winter views, low Bartlett taxes, garage & oil heat! MLS#4002536 $224,900 • Call Paul

2FAMILY CLASSIC NE FARM HOUSE in Bartlett Village a mile to Attitash & 15 mins to Bretton Woods. Snow mobile, XC ski, hike, swim in the Saco. Great farmers porches, plenty of space and tons of potential. Rent one and live in one. A sound building in need of updating, a great investment! MLS# 2778585 $125,900 • Call Paul

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david r. haine real estate Located next to Laconia Savings Bank at the intersection of Routes 16 & 153 in Conway, NH

“We know the land...we’ve lived here all of our lives.”

North Conway- Well maintained 4BR, 2BA home w/ fp in living room, detached 2-car garage, cozy family room w/ propane parlor stove. Winter view of Mt Kearsarge. Great family or vacation home. MLS# 2826818 $179,500

GAMBREL STYLE HOME with ten rooms for your family and friends to enjoy. Close to valley activities and just over a mile to the Conway Lake Beach. MLS# 2799797 $114,500

WELL MAINTAINED three bedroom, two bath, ranch style home with FHW/oil heat. Full basement for your workshop. Town water and sewer. Walking distance to Conway Village and the Library. MLS# 4037936 $119,900

North Chatham - Nice views to the North and West in the heart of hiking country. Enjoy Emerald Pool in the summer and snowmobile, cross country ski, snowshoe in the winter. Includes a new home for you and a camp for your friends. MLS# 4001318 $169,500

Five bedroom, two bath, farm house with attached barn on 17 Acres of fields and woods. Great opportunity to have animals and grow gardens. Just a mile away from Silver Lake. MLS# 2813266 $219,000

CONTEMPORARY STYLE HOME on 21⁄2 acres of land on a cul-de sac. 3BR, 1½ BA, attached garagem paved driveway. Nice touches incl custom kitchen cabinets, wood ceilings, 6’’ pine flooring, brick fp in living room. Fryeburg Academy School system. MLS# 4023851 $209,500

Your choice – Great spot for an office or an in home business with a Rte 16 location or personal residence with this updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on over an acre. MLS#2833952 $137,500

No lot rent with this two bedroom, one bath mobile home on its own land with Town water, Town sewer, and Town road. Lots of storage space. MLS# 2807247 $49,900

dreaming of your own business? Convenience/ specialty store w/ ice cream & deli. Give it your special touch. Incl 2BR home. Located on almost an acre of land with town water & sewer w/ 230’ road ftg. MLS # 4016347 $300,000

GOOD MOUNTAIN VIEWS and beach access with this 2.8 acre lot a short drive to shopping & hiking trails. MLS# 2782259


Riverfront acreage in Bartlett, NH. 24 acres with about 880’ on the Rocky Branch River and 830’ of paved road frontage with electricity at the street. Some fields, good soil types. Fairly level ground. MLS# 4038601 $199,000 INVESTMENT PROPERTY – Mobile Home Park. Just south of the strip in North Conway. Twenty four Acres with town water and sewer available on Route 16. Presently 27 mobile home rental sites and two bedroom home included. MLS# 4028920 $750,000

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One project to improve your home and “live-in value” is installing a multilevel kitchen island. Not only does this provide an extra work area, but also an informal place for entertaining guests. Central island cooktops and sinks are another option, keeping cooking and clean-up areas within easy reach. Tying the overall look of the kitchen together will also help to make a style statement you can live with for years to come. Upgrading to stainless steel appliances is a common choice, especially with the latest technologies - such as built-in flat screen televisions or computers on refrigerators - all with a beautiful high-end finish.

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Today’s baths have evolved from a task-oriented room to become a private spa. Luckily it’s simple to turn your bath into a private sanctuary. To start, update your current showerhead with a more luxurious and functional design. If you prefer a powerful, full-body spray, perhaps you’d like a rainshower showerhead. Or, if you like options, try a multi-function version that allows you to switch from a relaxing wide spray to an invigorating concentrated spray - or somewhere in the middle. You can find a variety of designs and finishes at your local home improvement store, such as Lowe’s. And, as in the kitchen, the faucet is a focal point in the small space. Update your current faucet with a new designer style and finish ... and with watersaving benefits. Faucets account for approximately 15 percent of indoor household water use - more than 1 trillion gallons across the U.S. each year - so once you’ve found the perfect look, be sure that you choose one that is certified to meet WaterSense criteria. With these few home improvements you can start recouping your “live-in value” and make your current residence a home sweet home. The-BuyersGuide. com

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One of the few 3 acre parcels left in N Conway Village! Well maintained 1870’s historic 3BR, 2BA home, wide pumpkin pine floors, original FP. Town water & sewer, propane heat, dining room & great barn. Grassy lot has woods & brook frtg. $179,900 mls#4030666 Sale Pending: Wooded lot next door

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Norway Lake. “Rustic Maine Log Cabin” nestled in tall pines at water’s edge. Enjoy sunsets & cries of the Loons from large screened porch. Tranquil location next to conservation land. Original field stone fireplace, sleeping loft. A little slice of heaven!! MLS 994847 $289,000

Norway Lake - EAGLE’S NEST. Secluded compound on 8.5+ ⁄- acres. Stone pillars grace the private winding entrance to this exquisitely renovated year round waterfront home/complex with multiple decks & gazebo. Garage with upstairs expansion option. One more single family home may be constructed on the property. 200’ lake frontage. Beautiful sunsets. MLS 988864 $795,000

Norway. Enjoy sunsets on the deck of one of the oldest camps on North Pond. 210’ water frontage, and 30% expansion available to new owners. This is a true “Maine Camp” and great getaway spot. Just relax and enjoy this unique waterfront retreat. MLS 979511 $199,900

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run, hiring a professional, who will get it done right the first time, can save money. That professional will keep you from making expensive mistakes.”

and what could be adjusted through simple changes like pruning or minor transplanting.

Here are some tips from professional landscape designers that will inspire you to get started with your plans right now. Consider the view. Is there a certain room from which you tend to spend more time looking out at your landscape? If so, take the time to really examine what you’re seeing. Take note - literally - of anything that catches your eye, good or bad. Follow the sightlines, and notice where they take your eyes. This will give you a better defined idea of what you want to accentuate, what you want to hide,

A stepping stone path beckons through a classic arbor designed by landscape designer, Susan Cohan.

Collect inspiration. Flipping through magazines with colorful photos of beautiful gardens is always fun, but it can also be practical. Pull out pages that feature ideas or plants that you’d like to incorporate into your landscape design. Be sure to look at smaller photos, which often have a hard time standing up to fullpage images, as they can be just as rich with ideas. Creating a file of images that inspire and excite you is a good idea, and it can be a great way to connect with your landscape designer when you meet. * Think curb appeal. Having a beautiful backyard retreat is often the goal of a landscaping project, but the view that guests and passersby have is just as important. {continued on page 37}

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and fall, when it’s too warm for comfort, but not hot enough to justify turning on the air conditioning, venting skylights can let in cool breezes and lower cooling costs. And they can close automatically in case of rain. You can learn more about No Leak Skylights and their energy-efficient benefits at You can also reduce energy costs in warmer months with some simple maintenance. During summer, when your cooling system works harder, be sure to change the air filter on your home’s HVAC system every month. also recommends a yearly tune-up of your system.

Greening up Some of the most popular home improvements can be accomplished in ways that are environmentally friendly. For example, painting is a common spring spruce-up. Many paints, however, contain VOCs and give off fumes that can irritate allergies and asthma. You can make your redecorating more eco-conscious by opting for low-VOC paints. And always be sure to open plenty of windows before painting, even if you’re using a low-VOC selection.

The fresh air will help the paint dry faster and ensure that any unpleasant odors vent quickly. Another common spring activity is lawn care. As warm weather approaches, many homeowners begin applying weed killer and fertilizer to their lawns in the hopes of having a lush, green carpet of grass come summer. Many lawn care products, however, can adversely affect the environment. If it’s a priority for you to green your lawn - and not just to have green grass - it’s possible to find plenty of eco-friendly lawn care products. Websites like, the home page of the Organic Materials Review Institute, can provide information on products that are environmentally friendly. Finally, as you’re undertaking your spring cleaning, keep in mind the need to reduce waste. When you clean out your garage or attic and purge closets, evaluate items before you toss them in the trash. You may find that many of the things you were going to throw away can be donated, sold or recycled - anything to get them out of your house without adding to the waste stream.

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