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Happy House Hunting Begins Here! This could be the best deal you find in Jackson in a long time... MOTIVATED SELLER!! Fantastic year round retreat with 3 levels of living space, landscaped yard and a warm fireplace. Some of the recent upgrades include: new roof, windows, and fresh paint. Very clean, well maintained, and ready for you. MLS #2701749 $169,900

Hand crafted home in private setting with powerful mountain views. Not wanting to part with this special home, the original owners relocated it from Marblehead, MA. 4BR, 2BA beauty features hardwood floors, wrap-around screened porch, brick hearth w/Scandanavian fp insert, woodstove in 2nd living area & Mt. Washington views. Conservation land abutting the 1.4 acre property, 5 min to Cranmore & N Conway Village. Broker interest MLS#2814773 $349,000

This like new, completely “turn key” freestanding Attitash PUD has it all. 3000 SF, 3 bdrm + huge bunkroom, 4 1/2 bath home w/ beautiful views to Carter Notch & just a short walk to the slopes at Attitash. This beautifully furnished home features 3 bedroom suites, 2 gas fireplaces, wood flooring, granite kitchen, open concept living, hot tub, garage and multiple decks. The perfect ski getaway. MLS#2810371 $599,000

Spacious & wonderfully maintained contemporary in meticulous Hales Location. Well crafted home w/ beautiful Ledge views privately situated along the 6th & 7th fairways. 1st floor master suite, granite kitchen open to living area w/gas fireplace, huge family room, central air, radiant heat, attached 2 car garage, shed. Low Tax Hales Location residents enjoy unlimited golf for four. MLS#2808002 $599,900

Watch the Saco roll by from your living room...Well built 3BR, 2BA, 2000sf home w/ 600’ of Saco River frontage & beautiful views (including cranmore) from an extremely private location off West Side Rd in North Conway. With a retaining wall on the river built by the Army Corps of Engineers & equally solid construction on the home & out buildings, this sunny 6+ acre spot is truly one of a kind. MLS#2805512 $349,900

Rustic wood and beamed ceilings, cathedral great room, toasty woodstove on handsome hearth and lots of windows looking out to National Forest and the Moat Mountains make this multi level salt box a warm, welcoming home for vacations or year round. There’s plenty of sleeping space in its 4 bedrooms, and two larger-than-average baths. Come See! MLS#2770511 $189,900

Exciting Cranmore Trailside ski-on/ski-home townhouse, 2 bedrooms plus large loft, 2 1/2 baths. Fireplace. Mostly furnished. Well cared for. Smooth trail access right at door. MLS#2814717 $299,000

Walk To Everything Village Living... Offset Your Expenses! Wonderful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath North Conway Village home w/spacious, detached 2 bedroom + loft, 2 bath in-law apartment. Beautiful wood floors, tasteful updates, replacement windows throughout, recently shingled roof, large level yard and screened wrap-around porch. MLS#2812015 $219,000

Sweeping mountain views from nicely upgraded 2BR Nordic lockout. 2 wood burning fp, a/c in both units, newer appliances, great ammenities w/ indoor & outdoor pools, on-site rental program and great rental history. Stay in one half and rentthe other or huge income potential by renting both. Priced 20K less than next comparable unit! Comparable units rented gross up to $45k. mls#2814129 $199,000

Looking for a sunfilled ski house with a mountain view and 2 fireplaces? Here it is! 3BR, 2BA, recently renovated kitchen and lots of charm await. At night, the lights on Mt. Cranmore make the cathedral great room feel like Christmas, and the big deck and private yard promise happy playspaces for grownups & kids. MLS#2815521 $214,900

Skiing Anyone? Walk to the lifts at Mt. Cranmore or to North Conway village from this terrific, tastefully furnished 3 level townhouse that looks up to the slopes from its Brookside location. 2 Bedrooms + huge sleeping loft, 2 1/2 Baths, great room with fireplace. MLS#2806715 $259,000

WILDCAT SKIERS’ best kept secret! Jackson condo on the Ellis River cross country ski trail and National Forest shares the most beautiful private swimming hole and tennis courts for four season fun. 5 bedrooms and 5 baths may be used as a comfortable 3 bedroom, 3 bath unit with 2 fireplaces and 3 decks, plus a 2 BR, 2 bath rental unit, or enjoyed by a large family or group of friends. Come see! MLS#2787944 $159,900



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North Conway • 603-356-9444

Alex Drummond Direct: 603-986-5910

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

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT PROPERTY. CUTE, 3 BEDROOM, 1.5 BATH Carefully maintained chalet, waterfront CHALET ON A DOUBLE LOT ON on a peaceful mountain pond (with DUNDEE ROAD IN INTERVALE with views!) and private setting. A great southern exposure and winter views up location minutes to North Conway, to Mt Kearsarge . Master bedroom has shops, slopes and trails. A great value. ½ bath. Needs TLC and sold “ as is “ (2801640) $229,900 Only $85,000



FABULOUS 2 BR, 2 BA SPIRAL UP CONT. 3 LEVEL END TOWNHOUSE. 3 BR, RECENTLY REFURBISHED CONDO at 2.5 BA, large LR, vaulted ceiling, brick Nordic Village with upscale furnishings fireplace, dining area with slider to deck, including gas fireplace. Outstanding country kitchen, master suite with deck rental income and amenities--indoor/ and loft area looking down to LR. Lower outdoor pools, spa, fitness center and level 2 BR, BA with w/d, FR. 2 Rinnai much more! (2723060) $159,900 heating units. (2804138) $189,900

2000 SF, THREE LEVEL CHALET ON DOUBLE LOT in Intervale features 4 BR, 2 BA, den, family room, loft, cathedral ceiling in living room with wood stove, oil heat, large deck, 12x34 sunroom with hot tub and 8x10 shed. (2798014) $219,900

1 MILE FROM ATTITASH, terrific onBRIGHT, AIRY 3 BR, 2 BA BEAUTIFUL 1.43 ACRE LOT WITH site rental management and super TOWNHOUSE just 1/2 mile to Conway KNOLL and ability to have walk out. amenities for the whole family make Lake beach and boat ramp. Only five Three bedroom septic approval, the Seasons at Attitash a desirable years old, this home features a large community water, pool, tennis and property for personal enjoyment and open kitchen/DR/LRroom, gas log underground utilities on quiet culwonderful rental income. Many avail- fireplace, deck, daylight lower level de-sac. (2788038) $39,900 able from $139,900 designed to finish. (2806493) $207,900

CHARMING ONE BEDROOM VICTORIAN CONDO in excellent condition featuring high ceilings, hardwood floors, propane fireplace, Rinnai heater and large living and dining area. Convenient and economical living. (2803220) $84,900

PRIVATE, RETREAT LIKE SETTING, on ABSOLUTELY STUNNING WESTERLY FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY! Country 18 acres with guest cottage, woodshed, VIEWS! EXTREMELY PRIVATE 3+/estate or development on 20.17 acres. organic gardens. 3 BR plus loft, 1.5 BA, ACRE PUD SITE, underground utiliDynamic mountain views, abut the ties, water and septic. A remarkable post and beam, open 1st floor living, White Mountain National Forest, 2 mi. walkout lower level. Great outdoor liv- Bartlett location to build your dream to Attitash, 8 home sites (subject to final ing with large screened porch and deck. home. Priced $81,000 BELOW town town approval). Town water, some septic assessment (211092) $169,000 (2765209) $314,900 systems in place. (238867) $495,000

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ON THE SACO RIVER STUNNING NEW CONT. 3 BR suites, 3.5 BA, gorgeous Great room, cherry/ tile floors, stunning country kitchen with walnut cabinets and granite countertops, study, large FR, 2-car garage, more. (2737813) $575,000

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

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


18 PRIVATE ACRES WITH FANTASTIC MOUNTAIN VIEWS! Very sunny exposure with passive solar potential. Beautiful private drive installed and cleared building site ready for your custom home! Great location with convenient and easy access. (2778810) $129,900

IMMACULATE 3 BR, 2.5 BA CONT. 3000 SF AVAILABLE IN THE HEART VERY QUIET AND PRIVATE 5.36 COLONIAL. Bright country kitchen with ACRES in Kearsarge with driveway OF NORTH CONWAY. Central location stainless appliances, island counter, to area retail with driveway access up to building site (ideal for walkout large open LR/den with gas log fireplace, to Settler’s Green and other retail lower level). Sunny exposure and vaulted ceiling main entry, laundry/ businesses. Mixed use building with westerly views of mountain peaks in mechanical room, 2-car garage, 2.87 acres the White Mountain National Forest. outdoor apparel retail anchor and food is well landscaped. (2809289) $$269,900 service. (2791419) $8 SF (2743334) $150,000

EASY ONE LEVEL LIVING in a great VERY DESIRABLE VILLAGE North Conway neighborhood. Efficient LOCATION for these three apartdesign, open layout and updated ments (fourth may be possible with kitchen and living areas. Attached variance) under construction. A 1-car garage with great storage. Sunny lot of the major work for mechaniwesterly facing deck and a manageable cals and floor plan has been done. lawn. (2805961) $149,900 (2796251) $225,000

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. (218920) $359,900

CUTE, SPACIOUSLY COZY N.E. with classic features, contemporary style. Recent addition, energy efficient heating, beautiful wood floors, great yards. Convenient to school, library and North Conway area. Nice value in today’s market! (2748586) $167,900

BRAND NEW VERMONT MADE GORGEOUS, 2 LEVEL “SPIRAL UP” CHALET/CAPE STYLE, 3BR, 2 BA home SPACIOUS, BRIGHT 3 BR, 2 BA SKYLINE HOME. Very comfortable 2 BR, 2 BA Townhouse. LR with gas in great location in Intervale featuring CONT. SALTBOX with access to a living with custom wood fireplace, fireplace, master suite with whirlpool a cozy LR with brick fireplace, eat in sunny, sandy beach on the Saco upgraded kitchen with custom tub, deck, fabulous views. Dynamite kitchen and an 8x12 screened porch. A River. Main level master suite, gas cabinets and efficient propane heat. rental program. Amenities include number of recent upgrades. In the midst log fireplace, cathedral ceiling, porch Great deck, shed and ultra convenient indoor/outdoor year round pools. of all the Valley attractions and ski areas. with deck and full walkout designed location. (2809059) $55,000 PRICED FROM $159,900 (2809308) $179,900 to be finished. (2773926) $249,900

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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.”

CONWAY- Beautiful Saco River access is less than a 90 second walk away. Cape style home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Close to skiing, shopping and valley events. MLS# 2808897 $147,500

Five bedroom, 2 bath, farm house with attached barn on 17 Acres of fields & woods. Great opportunity to have animals and grow gardens. MLS# 2813266 $269,000

NEW ENGLAND STYLE HOME with 3 large bedrooms & two baths and a center island in the kitchen. Just minutes to Kennett High School & North Conway. MLS# 2795434 $167,500

SILVER LAKE – Cape style home with 3BR, 2 baths and a 1 car garage, on almost 2 acres of land. Less than a mile to the boat landing and town beach on Silver Lake. Snowmobile access is close by. MLS# 2807253 $164,500

Just a few miles from Conway Village is this well taken care of open concept, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, ranch with a full basement. MLS# 2811387 $120,000

CONWAY- Brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on an acre plus lot with FHW/ propane heat. Come take a look – Great for first home buyer. MLS# 2798004 $189,500

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 $57,500

CUTE AND COZY CAPE with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a woodstove on a brick hearth in the living room. Come and see this great first time or vacation home. MLS# 2803312 $144,500

ONE FLOOR LIVING- Almost new 3 bedroom, 2½ bath ranch style home with an attached two car garage, paved driveway, on a level acre plus lot with winter views of Mt Washington. MLS# 2816355 $224,500

Side by side Duplex- Each with 2 bedrooms, 11/2 baths, living room, dining room, kitchen and walk out basement with laundry room. Live in one side and rent the other. MLS # 2809581 $174,500 THIS TYPE OF PARCEL SELDOM COMES ON THE MARKET with exceptional year round views of Mt Chocorua. The Audubon Society is next door and the National Forest is across the highway. The 35 acres consists of 3 lots and has a driveway to the rear of the property. MLS# 2778568 $149,500 ACRE PLUS BUILDING LOT in Conway, N H. Paved road, soil tested. Close to skiing, hiking and golfing. MLS# 2721859


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Paris Cape Realty

207-743-6111 • 20 High Street (Rt. 26), South Paris, ME 04281

Norway Lake. Considered among the best views on Pennesseewassee. Absolutely magical year round lake front cottage-home. Brand new quality kitchen w/ quaint dining/sitting area. Breathtaking water view from spacious living room (w/ cathedral ceilings & fireplace) & wrap around deck! Gorgeous landscaping! 185’ lake frontage. .63 ac. Well, septic, generator hook-up. (MLS 939817) $589,900

Norway Lake. The Boathouse at Turtle Cove. Completely renovated in ‘04. Charming interior. Nicely appointed kitchen, living room w/ fieldstone FP, 1st floor master bedroom w/breakfast patio. Sleeping loft can double as vacation office. Extensive dock system. Detached garage & storage. 3-season use, could be year round w/ some modifications. Good rental history. (MLS 959444) $349,000 ! LY H G I ateD H v oti M

Waterford. Keoka Lake.  Lovely, inviting expanded classic style cottage with beautiful sandy frontage. West-facing for gorgeous lake, mtn views, summer sunsets. Wonderful screened porch overlooking water plus open deck. Immaculately maintained cottage, cathedral ceiling, new master suite w/ bath & laundry. Plenty of BRs & sleeping space. Nestled quietly among the tall pines. (MLS 939320) $425,000  

Sweden. Charming private country setting, 2 unit rental property, or owner occupied/one rental. Well established rental history, many updates, expansion possibilities, large yard, well maintained. 2 acres. Great price! Fryeburg Academy School District. Possible Owner Financing. (MLS 949294) $179,900

Stoneham. MOTIVATED SELLER HAS PRICED THIS PROPERTY BELOW ASSESSED VALUE! A spacious expanded cape on 11 private acres with beautiful western mountain views! 3 car garage and a finished walk out basement. Incredible value. Fryeburg Academy school district. (MLS 946986) Priced reduced from $279,000 to $229,000.

Lovell. The Andrew Thompson Prescott House. Second Empire bell shaped roof. 8’ windows flood rooms w/ light. Dramatic double entrance to grand staircase. Unique “friendship pattern” rock maple floor in front parlor is beautifully restored. B&B potential or professional office; keeping w/ it’s historical use as Dr’s office. (MLS 946199) $259,900

Waterford. Impressive secluded setting overlooking fields and expansive mtn.views, old homestead location. Fabulous 2006 Cape w/attached oversized garage w/potential bonus room on 2nd level. Spacious open concept kitchen/dining area, gorgeous wood floors. Lots of detail. 16 ac. (MLS 958408) $349,900

Norway. Beautiful contemporary style home with gorgeous views of mountains to the west. Open floor plan and cathedral ceiling with central fireplace. Master bedroom/bath on main floor. Finished daylight basement with bedroom and bath. 5 acres. Close to country club, marina & historic downtown area. $345,000 (MLS 952556) $324,900

Paris Hill. 1808 home known as “LYONS DEN”. Purchased in 1899 by Rear Admiral Henry Lyon, owned by his descendants ‘til 1971. Corner lot on Hannibal Hamlin Dr. Beautiful period features throughout. Ample rooms, numerous fireplaces, walkup attics, private side porch. Recent updates incl. new foundation. Portion of upstairs rented as an apartment (separate kitch, heat, electric). Magnificent barn. Public water/sewer. Short stroll to Country Club. Exceptional offering! (MLS 932292) $489,000

South Paris. Delightful early farmhouse on approx. 10 acres. Lovely mountain views, rolling fields, stone walls, farm pond. Large airy rooms, period woodwork, beehive oven, great floors. 3-4 BR/1.5 baths. FHA & wood stove. Newer metal roof on main house. Replacement windows. In-law apt./rental unit (1-bedroom, open concept living/kitchen, ¾ bath, gas heat, sep. electric panel). (MLS 930777) $289,900

Waterford. Great Compound. 65 +- acres, level field and long road frontage on paved town road. Includes 3 BR cape all freshly updated/painted, detached oversized garage w/storage above, 2 BR guest/rental cottage that is absolutely charming plus a 32x48 barn. Lovely country setting in an appealing area. Possibility of more land. All buildings privately set for seclusion. (MLS 922701) $399,000

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LOVELL – Walk to the beach on Kezar Lake from this New England farmhouse that has been lovingly restored and updated with modern conveniences. 5BR, 2.5BA with ample space, large attached barn in excellent condition offers many options for storage. Landscaped with beautiful perennial gardens, the 3 acres offered with the property has flat sunny spots perfect for the avid gardener. Total of 20 surveyed acres, buyer can purchase more than 3 if interested. (MLS 956499) $315,000




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481 White Mountain Highway Conway,  NH 03818


Bank Owned Home! 10 room

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Fabulous Mountain Views!

(2815979) $220,000

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Contemporary with mountain views. 3BR’s, 2Ba’s, in-law apt, 2-car garage on 5 acres. Ossipee, NH

So AFFORDABLE... You can’t afford to ignore this tidy Ranch with a 2-car garage. Take advantage of the $8K tax credit now! (2814993) $139,900

Ossipee, NH

Two Homes! Both have mountain views, overlook the park in Jackson Village, and are zoned commercial. Separate deeds. (2812531) $309,900

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Lovell, ME

Saco River Luxury. Last phase! Gorgeous 3BR 2.5Ba townhomes in progress. Pristine setting just minutes from 4-season fun. (2806964) $259,900

Conway, NH

Our Pilot Program. Fly in, taxi to your hangar, climb the stairs, relax in your comfortable getaway. 3BR’s, 2Ba’s, corian counters. (2802258) $239,900

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Unusual vertical log-sided home with stunning stone fireplace, and easy access to shopping, skiing & more. Fryeburg, ME

Excellent Opportunity! 3BR Cha-

let bordering a brook. Needs TLC, but well worth it for an affordable home or vacation getaway.

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Mountain View Lots! Many to choose from, some with views of Conway lake. Buy now while prices are low; build later. 72,900 - $124,900

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True Log Home! 5 bedrooms, 2

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(2797060) $339,900

(2791283) $219,900


Brand new Expanded 3BR, 3Ba Cape. Geothermal heating–less than $2/day for heating and cooling.


Spacious 6BR, 5Ba Log Home set on 27 acres of fields & woods. 2BR apartment, 2-car garage.


Conway, NH

baths, 2,472 sq. ft., family room, huge deck, covered porch plus an oversized 2-car garage on 5 acres.

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4 well-appointed guest rooms w/ private baths. Separate 2 story guest house. Separate owners qtrs. $379,900

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Debbie Phaneuf • Cell: 603-986-0335 • 3280 White Mountain Highway, North Conway • 603-356-9444

Wish It! Dream It! Live It! ENERGY EFFICIENT JUST GETTING STARTED 1 LEVEL LIVING in this sunny SUNNY, SPACIOUS, 2 BR, 1 or ready to reduce your main- HOME. Enjoy shared access to home on lovely 1 acre with estab- LEVEL LIVING. All new flooring and appliances throughout. tenance demands? This easy to the Saco River - members only. lished gardens. Neat, clean, well Turnkey setup. Be it a cozy maintain home is very efficient to Hiking trails go on for miles maintained, storage plus shed, gas FHA heat and back up gas fire- getaway or lifetime residence, this operate. Lower level is currently connecting to other recreational place. Close to Silver Lake with home is a must see. Completely an active work shop and FR. 1st- town property. Very motivated seller. (2808388) $36,900 renovated--the look of new! time home buyers come get the easy access to Route 16, Conway. (2814995) $49,900 tax credit. (2812145) $144,900 (2806450) $143,900

2 FOR PRICE OF 1! Wonderful WATERFRONT 3 BR WITH 3 BR Victorian on almost an acre LOFT OVER LIVING AREA. Gorgeous mountain views and a with detached 1 BR, year round sandy private beach with dock. home with fully separate utilities for a great income property. En- Power boats allowed. Put yourself joy the convenience of 2 nearby in one of the prettiest scenes Brownstores and the quaintness of Vil- field has to offer without breaking the bank! (2766626) $229,900 lage life. (2779708) $179,900


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STATE-OF-THE-ART! All BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT materials have exceptional war- HOME WILL LURE YOU IN. ranties. 50+ year architecture Guest quarters above the garage/ workshop allow you to invite shingles, vinyl siding, attached garage with direct entry, granite company galore! Separate BR, 3/4 bath & suite. Hot tub overcounters throughout and wide looking the water, large sandy open concept screams inviting. beach. (2817204) $355,900 So private! (2791821) $259,900

The Maine countryside awaits... with spectacular mountain views and a wonderful, spacious home to enjoy the fabulous Maine life! It’s a snowmobiler’s paradise!

The 3 BR, 2 BA, 2170 square foot home on 3+ acres features a gorgeous interior with a wide open concept, cathedral ceilings, bonus room off kitchen, wood fireplace in living room for those warm and cozy moments, terrific farmer’s porch, deck and screenhouse and a large, 2-car under garage. (2759815) $219,900

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oes your kitchen or bathroom look like it’s stuck in a time warp? Then it might be time to update the most-used rooms in your home. For inspiration, look no further than the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), which recently shared its top 2010 kitchen and bath trends. To compile the findings and determine the latest kitchen and bath trends, the organization surveyed those members who designed a kitchen or bathroom during the last quarter of 2009. According to NKBA, the top 10 trends for 2010 are:

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TASTEFULLY FINISHED This 3-BR, 3-level townhouse features granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, and all rooms painted out in warm, cheerful colors. Walk-out level offers a spacious family room, plus a ski tuning room. Nicely set in the woods, it’s a truly wonderful ski home! $218,000 (MLS #2813811)

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CLASSIC LOG HOME IN JACKSON on Five Mile Circuit in Jackson, this nifty 3-bedroom log home, with spacious porch, offers a wonderful setting for family and friends. A cheery fire in the living room’s fieldstone fireplace will help everyone relax and unwind after a day outdoors. $237,500 (mls# 2790768)

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Resort Living! This Cheery, Sleep-6, One-bedroom + Loft Unit Is Within Walking Distance of the Base Lodge, Chairlifts, Tennis Courts, Indoor & Outdoor Pools, Hot Tubs and Matty B’s Cafe. A Destination Resort! (mls#2756201) $112,000

TRAILSIDE ON ATTITASH Ski to and from your deck and say goodbye to a crowded base lodge and parking lot. This furnished multilevel, 3BR + family room, 3 full bath townhouse has never been rented. A great family ski home! (mls#2801675) $499,000

Attitash/Bear Peak. Next best thing to owning a slope side home is one that you can walk to the slopes from. Recent upgrades make this 3BR, 2BA home a family home. Abutting lot avail. for added privacy or to build another home on. (mls#2730478) Call Steven Whitaker FMI $199,000

Beautifully Appointed Ski home GIGANTIC VIEW of Mt. Washington on Attitash. Deeded trail access to and the Presidentials the slopes, spectacular views, sports from the living room, dining, master club membership and over 4000sf of bedroom and deck of this architectliving space with 4BR & 6BA. Tastefully designed Jackson contemporary. furnished & ready to enjoy! Quite a vacation home for (mls#2649094) family and friends! Call Bob or Steve FMI $895,000 (mls#2745218) $319,000

UP ON ATTITASH It’s an easy walk to the ski trail from this spacious 3-bedroom plus loft townhouse. Bright and cheery inside, it enjoys a spectacular view to Carter Notch. A wonderful ski home for family and friends! (mls#2758638) $385,000

Ski home for lunch and then back to the lift! Completely renovated from the ground up. New granite, tile, carpet, paint, kitchen and 3 baths. On the trail at Attitash, furnished, and so much more! Super easy access, the ultimate ski retreat. $559,900 (mls# 2805688) Call listing agent Tony Rocco: 603-387-5249

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) $595,000



IN JACKSON This 4.4 acre parcel has been subdived into 2 lots that enjoy a wonderful setting, with gentle grades, old stone walls and hardwoods. One lot has a view of Mt. Washington. On a nice old country road. Shades of Robert Frost! (mls#2806772) $265,000

Alpine Village. Great location & level 1/2 acre building site make this an attractive option to build upon. Located between Attitash & Bear Peak you can walk off the ski trail and head home. An affordable option to building near ski area. (mls#2730517) $74,000

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8 Wild View, Bartlett, NH Spectacular 23+ acre mountaintop estate with phenomenal sweeping views from Mt Washington to Mt Cranmore! Walls of glass assure dramatic views throughout the home. 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 Contact Stefan $1,600,000.

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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 and bright decor highlighted with hardwood floors, bead board ceilings, soapstone gourmet sub zero and wolf kitchen. MLS#2741534 Contact Paul $1,050,000

Thorn Hill Road, Jackson NH A truly turn key property which underwent majo 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 perfec resort town. Strong financials support price. MLS# 2735772 $1,400,000 Exclusive by Paul Mayer

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beautiful contemporary boasts views to Mt. Washington atop a large private lot bounded by tall pines. Inside this custom home find slate countertops, stainless appliances, hard wood floors, unique master suite, wood stoves, large windows, and finished walk out level adding many options, all this in picturesque Kearsarge MLS#2807199 $329,900 • Contact Stefan rt o e Sh Sal

Chatham NH Farm House Unique White Mt. Farm House located in the quaint town of Chatham, ideal for horses & gardens. Expansive home on 9+/- acres of pastures abutting national forest w/mt. views. Enjoy a piece of history in a well kept farm house; plenty of room for family & friends w/ in-law apt. MLS#2763703 $299,000 •Call Stefan

Charming & Bright Country Condo Neat as a pin & move-in ready. This two BR+ sleeping loft unit in Intervale has great views, new fixtures & appliances, gas fireplace, washer/ dryer & comes with great furnishings. A Must See, Bartlett. MLS#2652529 $139,900 • Call Paul

Your finishing touches will make this already beautiful saltbox home in Madison with hardwood floors, kitchen island & stainless steel appliances on 2 acres with mountain views, perfection. MLS#2807744 $189,900•Call Shawn

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#2703210 $119,500 • Call Paul

Perfect Duplex Rental Opportunities 2BRs with a deck for EACH unit makes for endless possibilities for income. Rent both, rent one or reserve your “vacation time” and rent short term or seasonal. Excellent Bartlett/Intervale location. MLS# 2817262 $179,900 Call Shawn

Rustic A frame camp on the Saco up in the heart of the White Mountains. Enjoy the views out back of this secluded camp in the small town of Harts Location. Hear the sound of water as a babbling brook runs along the side of the home and the property slopes down abutting the Saco river! MLS#2803945 $99,000 • Call Stefan

Top of the world in Jackson! 5 acre mountaintop building lot abutting the National Forest. Perfect for an executive ski home. Panoramic views from Mt. Washington to the Green Hills. Walk to the Ellis River. Drive installed, approved 3 BR septic design. MLS#2713215 $298,000 • Call Paul

EXCEPTIONAL MT VIEWS from 3 levels of this upgraded townhouse. Large open living area, 2½BA, brick hearth, wood stove, hardwood floors, tile, family room/office & exercise area. Monitor heat & tons of natural light. Close to Conway . PUD MLS#2797971 $169,900 Call Stefan

Historic “Carroll Reed” Estate in Kearsarge surrounded by lavish lawns and perennial gardens. Charm throughout includes great room with majestic brick fire place, dining rm with fireplace & green house,large master BR with built-ins and fireplace. MLS#2785364 $419,900 • Call Stefan

STUNNING HAND CRAFTED MTN. RETREAT. Custom designed home being built on a quiet cul du sac in Eidelweiss is of the highest quality. An oversized lot, 3BR, 2 full BA, fp, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, cathedral ceilings & panoramic deck. Still time to specify interior features & some floorplan options. MLS # 2797320 $299,900 Call Paul

2 FAMILY CLASSIC NEW ENGLAND 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 unit and live in the other. A sound building in need of updating, a really great investment! MLS# 2778585 $125,900 • Call Paul

A cottage in the woods. 3BR, 3BA, fully furnished chalet with two beautiful stone fireplaces, exposed beams, sunroom and new French doors onto the large deck. This fine home in Glen Ledge has everything you need for a great family ski home. $5,000 closing credits. MLS#2741126 $259,900 • Call Paul

No matter what the climate change, the views inside and outside are extraordinary! Every day brings a new optical adventure of one of the most picturesque valleys in the world. Yes, the price is beyond belief as well! Call Margaret for a personal tour.

MLS#2795380 $375,000 Call Margaret

This is the top of the world! Over 4,500sf of luxury in this fine resort home or home away from home. Infinity pool, hot tub and sauna. This stunning Conway estate enjoys the best 360 views of the Mount Washington Valley. Million Dollar property with a Million Dollar View! (Broker Interest) New Listing MLS#2805421$750,000•Call Margaret


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New Fryeburg Listing! Custom Colonial – c.1989 - master builder’s home on 4.85 acres. Country kitchen w/beam ceilings, office, brick hearth, title & hardwood floors, fireplaces, builtins, deck, three season porch, hot-tub, three car garage, paved driveway & storage building, full basement. $359,000 MLS #955948

TRAILSIDE ON SHAWNEE PEAK! Bridgton. 4 bedrooms & play areas. Great layout for entertaining, gorgeous stone fireplace, hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, lots of light and a big deck with a hot tub! Just in time for the upcoming ski season. Priced to sell at $309,000 MLS #952810

Hiram - You will not even believe it until you’ve seen it! Remarkable 360o views from Mt. Chocorua to the foothills of Portland. Straight shot out to Mt. Washington. Over 20 acres with the most adorable cabin ever! Everything you’ve dreamed of is here! MLS# 962407 $329,000

Home built by the owners. 2X8 oak floors 2x6 pine tongue & groove throughout. Gorgeous light shining through the large windows. Spiral stairs leading to the upper level. 1 mile to Bradley Pond, Kezar Lake just up the street. Major ski resorts within a half hour. Lovell. $179,900 MLS #948772

New & Rare Kezar Lake Offering. Boulder Brook Club on East Shore of Upper Bay in Lovell. Year round home on 3 wooded acres. 3BR & bonus rms, 3BA, screen porch, full walk-out basement. Incredible lake & mt views from sandy beach. Tennis court, & clubhouse. Absolute privacy on Maine’s premier lake! $595,000 MLS#953846

Fryeburg - Perfect retirement or family home in perfect condition. Well built modular ranch w/3 bdrs & 2 bths, spacious kitchen, 14 x 17 porch, 2 additional finished rooms in bsmt. Oak studded lot, paved driveway & a 28 x 30 oversized garage. Minutes to Fryb. Village. Great dead end road. $239,500 MLS # 962897

Comfortable country home on 3 acres of peace & quiet in Lovell. Beautifully landscaped w/lovely perennial gardens & flowering shrubs. 2 car garage, tool shed and greenhouse. First floor master bedroom suite - oak kitchen cabinets with updated appliances. Must See! $179,000 MLS #891152

Unique & Very Affordable 3BR, 1½BA, furnished year round condo at Evergreen Valley, located at the edge of the White Mt Nat. Forest in Stoneham. You have to see to believe it at this price. Neat & clean, new kitchen, gas fpl, deck & sold furnished. Close to Kezar Lake. Relax - no yard work! $74,900 MLS #937833

Lovell – Great price & value for this 2002 cape with pool & fantastic yard. Roomy kitchen with loads of oak cabinets & counter space. 2 large BRs, 2½ BA, formal DR, office, laundry, attached 2-car garage, paved driveway, full bsmt. So much more space to be finished into living area. Priced below market @ $229,000. MLS #920459

Kimball Lake, Fryeburg – 2 bdr. Chalet on Province Brook. Take a short stroll to the large association. beach. Boat, swim, fish and direct snowmobile access. $69,900 MLS #936754 295’ of frontage on pristine Bradley Pond - 5½ acres of peace & privacy. There are only 6 waterfront lots on this pond. Gorgeous view across the water. $139,500 MLS #951831

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West Side Road Commercial

• Lg. Garage & 5 Room office on 2.7 acres of flat land • 2300sf home with separate garage • Ideal for Property Management or Construction Company MLS#2759761 $289,000

Kearsarge Village Condo

• Sophisticated & Stylish 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo. • Completely renovated in 2009 • Granite Countertops, Cherry Wood Floors, Gas Fireplace, Stainless Appliances MLS#2811835 $209,000

Tamworth Pines Co-op

• Large double wide 3 beds/ 2bath • Stone Fireplace, Den, Separate dining room • Walk to White Lakes State Park. • 15 minutes to N Conway, access to Lake Chocorua MLS#2811844 $55,000


• Open concept living with 3+BR, 2BR, loft, playroom • Floor to ceiling stone fp, cathedral ceiling, lrg deck • New furnace, carpet, flooring, paint and stain MLS#2817013 $275,000

Country estate set on 85 acres with panoramic views including Mt. Washington. This amazing 8100sf custom designed & built 6BR, 8BA home has an impressive 8 car garage, and is luxuriously furnished. Shown to qualified buyers only.



• Fireplace, pine accents & system updates • New, efficient propane hot water furnace • Located near Pequawket Pond MLS#2805711 $179,900

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Madison Chalet

• Priced to sell with new roof, new paint. • 3BR, screened in porch, lge deck, walk out bsmt • Great location close to ponds, Silver Lake, King Pine and North Conway. MLS#2815862 $149,000

Renovated Conway Apartment Building

• Recently renovated including new heating system on 1st floor • Off street paved parking w/2 car garage. • Town water and Sewer MLS #2681812 $229,900

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• First floor, easy access to the pool too! • Terrific condition – very well maintained • Perfect North Conway location – Watch skiers on Mt. Cranmore MLS#2792802 $138,000

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Rona’s Home of the Month More... Let’s go skiing! Great location, and an end

unit, you can get a large crowd here. Two master suites plus loft. Gotta love the romantic gas log fireplace, pool table, vaulted ceilings and a private screen porch and deck. MANY UPDATES: Paint, flooring, heating system, central air, kitchen appliances and roof. Public water and sewer. MLS#2792508 $175,500

Affordable 2BR, furnished at Wylie Court, North Conway $74,900 Bear Village PUD in Bartlett, close to Bear Peak!! $179,900 B10 Nordic Village Bartlett, $169,900

Who IS Rockin’ Rona? You’ve seen Rona here before and may wonder… Rockin’ Rona?? Well before becoming the fabulous Realtor she is today, Rona was the morning DJ on 103.7 WRX in Providence and Power 99FM in Philly. They actually gave her the keys to Providence because they loved rockin’ with her! But, after years of coming to visit the Mt Washington Valley on the weekends, Rona and her husband Bob found a cozy log cabin on a babbling brook in Glen and decided that they needed to live here. She has spent the last 6 years at Joy Tarbell Realty helping other people find their “dream home” in the Mt Washington Valley. When she is not selling real estate Rona can be found hiking and rock climbing with her husband Bob, skiing – her new favorite sport, hanging with her two cats Abbycat and Bucky, her “crazy little babies” she adopted from the Conway Area Humane Society, or cheering on the Red Sox and the Patriots.

Rona Ahearn 603-356-7200 x16 • 603-986-6485

3641 White Mountain Hwy, N. Conway NH 03860 (across from the Scenic Vista)

“When my clients ask for a recommendation for a local Mortgage Lender, I tell them to call Randy Guida with Residential Mortgage Services. Randy worked successfully with many of my valued clients.” - Rona

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Built in 1792 This well cared for antique 4BR home sits on 4.1 acres of perennial gardens and stone walls. Has been restored to feature many of its original charms. This lovely home boasts formal dining, pantry, family room, office and sunny deck overlooking the fenced in-ground pool. The original barn is in working order. mls#2783797 $399,000


whole crowd will feel at home this winter season. Large master suite with huge bath, reading nook and private deck upstairs. Also has 2 other bedrooms, full bath, Kitchen, Dining and Large living area. Comes furnished and is ready for all of your Mt. Washington adventures. Only minutes to Attitash. mls#2783428 $182,900

As the mother of a ski racer, commitment is something that Beth knows about! Happy Trails!

Winter Paradise Enjoy spectacular Mount Washington views for this bright 3 level home. Has an exceptional floor plan that features a top floor master suite, finished family room and bath in the basement, tons of windows and a huge deck to take all the views in. Skiing is just 10 minutes away and you have access to 3 beaches and ponds in the summer. Just a gorgeous home! mls#2803980 $299,000

SUNNY SPACIOUS SPOTLESS. This 2 bedroom plus huge loft penthouse at the Seasons is waiting for you! Everything is in move in condition and it has not been in the rental program. Comes turn-key with new king beds, slim-line A/C’s, new paint and carpet. Enjoy tennis, indoor swimming pool, and all the White Mountains have to offer. Only seconds to Attitash. mls#2766995 $209,900

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