Starting 2018 Strong!
Happy Spring! The real estate market is still strong, and the numbers certainly don’t lie! Below you will find 2017 year-end stats reflecting the Lake Sunapee Region, lake specific market stats, information about our new agent, spring-time happenings, our featured listings and more cool information!
The numbers are in and 2017 finished just two sales behind 2016’s record year! As you will see in the chart below, the median sales price has gone up to $240,000 just $20,000 higher than last year. From a comparison standpoint, in the year 2000, the median price was $130,000!
Real estate inventory remains low and there are more buyers than available homes. The housing shortage, paired with the low 30-year mortgage rates, lead to eager buyers and a market that is prime for selling. If you have been considering selling your home, or know someone who is, it may be the right time to have a comparative market analysis (CMA) on your home. CMA’s are a free service that will provide you with an understanding of your home’s value in our current real estate market. Please feel free to call/text us at 603-252-6428 or send us an email today.
Our Team is Growing!
The O’Halloran Group is pleased to welcome REALTOR® Josh Lizotte to our Keller Williams, Lakes and Mountains Realty team. Josh comes to the O’Halloran Group with a background in both the insurance and banking
industries. In his prior role as a mortgage originator, Josh helped clients navigate the home buying process, providing personalized guidance and advice. Josh’s professional experience, paired with his in-depth know
ledge of the local communities and the real estate market, allows him to partner with his clients and provide an enjoyable home buying experience. In addition to working with home buyers, Josh serves on the board of directors for the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce, and on the board of the Lake Sunapee Region Young Professionals Network.
Spring is officially here, and the snow is slowly melting away. With the longer days, and the soon-to-be warmer weather, comes new and fun activities and adventures to enjoy in the Lake Sunapee Region. Below is a quick punch list of events and happenings coming up over the next few months, along with some helpful sites to visit when planning your springtime fun!
March 31 – Pound Skimming at Ragged Mountain
An annual spring celebration with many activities for all to take part in, including….pond skimming! Also scheduled for this day is Ragged’s Tap Takeover event featuring Long Trail Brewery, Otter Creek Brewery and The Shed Brewery. http://raggedmountainresort.com/Events/
April 5 – First Thursday Hike at The Fells
In the mood for a little fresh air? Visit the Fells Historic Estate and Gardens for a moderate one-hour group hike! https://thefells.org/view-upcoming/
April 7 – Mount Sunapee’s Annual Cardboard Sled Race
The perfect blend of winter and spring fun! Head to Mount Sunapee for this family friendly race down Eggbeater. This year’s theme is intergalactic! http://www.mountsunapee.com/mtsunapeewinter/onthemountain/events/eventdetails/sledrace.asp
May 26 – Lake Sunapee Cruises Opens for the Season
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Sunapee on a daytime excursion with the MV MT Sunapee II or hop on the MV Kearsarge Restaurant Ship for a dinner cruise with sunset views. http://www.sunapeecruises.com/
June 13 – The New London Barn Playhouse Season Begins
The New London Barn Playhouse opens for their 86th Summer Season with Camelot! Check out their awesome line-up here: https://nlbarn.org/2017/11/30/2018_season/
One of the best ways to explore this beautiful region is on foot. Here are a couple resources that will help you plan your excursions.
Ausbon Sargent Hiking Trails can be found throughout our region. Check out their website for more information or visit the New London Conservation Commission for trail maps.
The Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway, a 75-mile loop of hiking trails, makes it easy to shake off that cabin fever and get outside! Check out their trail maps:
Mount Kearsarge and Mount Sunapee. Both of these local mountains offer fantastic trail options for day hikes. If hiking isn’t in your plans, but packing a picnic and enjoying beautiful scenery is, head to Winslow State Park in Wilmot or Rollins State Park in Warner. Both have access roads that take you to picnic areas offering beautiful views.