Blog :: 2020

AHEAD's January Financial Virtual Workshops

AHEAD Financial Education

The beginning of a new year is always a good time to revisit our budgets, credit and saving money any way we can.  AHEAD is fulfilling these much-needed services by offering virtual one-hour workshops.

In January they have 4 courses being offered virtually and FREE. Even better, they are making them available during the day as well as in the evening.  Their January schedule is as follows:

Creating a Home Office

Home Office

If you are one of the thousands of employees who are now working from home here are some suggestions in getting a home office space established. First off, you will need tools that boost efficiency, comfort, and pleasure to make any work-from-home assignment better. If you want to be productive and professional when working from home, you must create a home office that matches your aspirations. Here are the most important criteria for creating a home office that you will want to use. Follow these tips to save yourself time and remove the stress of having a poorly planned home office before you begin working from home full time.

Give An Attitude of Gratitude

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Giving Tuesday is a day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  This global movement is fueled by the power of social media. It's a great time to consider giving to these organizations that provide services locally. 
 
It is our hope at Alpine Lakes Real Estate that as we enter this holiday season, you're able to find even the briefest moment of solace with loved ones whether it's at home, outdoors, or via Zoom. From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!

USDA Single Family Housing Direct Home Loans

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USDA Rural Development’s Section 502 Direct Loan Program provides a path to homeownership for low- and very-low-income families living in rural areas, and families who truly have no other way to make affordable homeownership a reality. Providing these affordable homeownership opportunities promotes prosperity, which in turn creates thriving communities and improves the quality of life in rural areas.

Woodstock Farmhouse

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A New White Mountain Event Venue!

We are excited to announce the Woodstock Farmhouse, a gathering place since 1890. This 7-bedroom, 5 bath newly remodeled New England style farmhouse with a beautiful back yard is perfectly located on the banks of the Pemi River and Main Street North Woodstock, New Hampshire. Weddings, guest groups, corporate summits, non-profit retreats, and more will find the Woodstock Farmhouse a gem in the mountains.  

Listings Wanted for Qualified Buyers

Listings Needed for Qualified Buyers

ATTENTION AREA HOMEOWNERS!

Alpine Lakes Real Estate is actively looking for properties to sell and rentals to manageAs Fall draws to a close and the we are faced with the winter months, we all know ski season isn’t too far behind. Due to the Pandemic we find real estate inventory and availability of winter leases are at an all-time low in the Loon and Waterville areas. We have many qualified buyers and tenants for your properties, so please feel free to give Alpine Lakes Real Estate a call. Want to do your own research first, visit www.alpinelakes.com, you’ll be able to search the State’s MLS, view our vast blog section for up-to-date information and read more about our team of Realtors in the Lincoln & Campton offices. 

Love Builds Community at Waterville Valley Resort

Love Builds Community

Every day we’re reminded that winter is right around the corner. Peak fall color has hit the Valley early this year and we’ve already had a few frosty mornings with temperatures dipping into the mid-twenties overnight. Snow will be flying before we know it and we couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming season. Going into the 2020/21 Season we understand that there’s a lot of uncertainty, and while there will be operational changes, we want to re-assure you that we will still have a great season. Thinking about skiing & riding shouldn’t be stressful, so we want to be as informative as possible with all of you on our operational plans. For the sake of not having a seemingly endless email, we ask that you please visit our website to read the full update where we will go over the following subjects:

This Ski-In & Ski-Out Slope Side Subdivision at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH

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This ski-in & ski-out slope side subdivision at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH was started in 2006 and many truly spectacular homes have been custom built since then. These homes required a minimum of 2,500 Square feet (max 6,000 Sq,Ft.) Not only do the homes feature top notch skiing terrain, but they also offer a long stretch of direct water frontage on the Pemigewasset River.

Join Us In Saying Thank You!

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If you had the opportunity to visit any of the attractions, restaurants or food stops in the White Mountains of New Hampshire this Summer, thank a young person. Without local high school and college students stepping up during the Covid-19 Crisis many local small businesses would not have been able to operate at all.  At best many saw a significant decrease in sales in our area but better to have less sales than closed doors! A HUGE thank you to a our local youth who have worked so hard to keep our local area serving all the visitors that made it to the wonderful White Mountains this summer.

September 11 Attacks

9/11 Never Forget

WRITTEN BY: Peter L. Bergen - CNN national security analyst and director of the national security studies program at the New America Foundation. Researcher Notes.

Because the September 11 attacks caused such massive destruction and intensely hot fires, the remains of many victims were never recovered, and others remained unidentifiable. Consequently, the precise number of victims—particularly the number of those killed at the World Trade Center—has remained unclear. 

NH Housing Steps to Home Ownership

NH Housing Steps to Homeownership

Steps to Homeownership

New Hampshire Housing offers a number of different homeownership programs to help make homeownership more affordable.  While the specific programs may have different income limits, in general, we serve borrowers with incomes up to $135,300. 

We offer low downpayment requirements, down payment assistance (up to 3% cash to help with downpayment and closing costs), the homebuyer tax credit (HBTC) (Must be a first-time homebuyer or buying in a targeted community) and low-mortgage insurance options;

Are you ready to buy a home?

Take our quiz to help you determine your next steps.

Coronavirus Impacts Northern NH Real Estate

Coronavirus Impacts NH Real Estate

Just like every industry, the coronavirus flipped the real estate market upside down, completely changing the way realtors, buyers and sellers do business. The normal spring market is like Super Bowl Sunday every weekend. This year, Realtors were left scrambling to keep everyone safe in the process.  Standard showings became Virtual Showings and 3D Tours, and, in some cases, buyers were purchasing homes they’d never stepped foot in.

There is No Free Money

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What does all this mean? In short – due to a previous Executive Order, consumers cannot be evicted or foreclosed on their residence until the original order is lifted.  What it doesn’t mean is that consumers are not liable to pay their rent or mortgage, it just gives them some wiggle room during the pandemic to create and adapt an emergency household budget or find other financial resources to pay these debts.

Stake Your Claim

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 “Mountain Homes at South Peak” phase II development sites. A truly unique offering is about 60 days away from being released by the Attorney General’s office at the State of New Hampshire.  Once the AG has approved, we will be able to offer these under a non-binding reservation, subject to final town and engineering approvals.