Looking to Build a Home and Need Land?

Take a look at this mostly level, wooded, 6.1 acre lot in wonderful Wilmot.  Peaceful, well-established neighborhood.  Walk to nearby Pleasant Lake and the lovely village of Elkins.  Minutes to New London shops.  Convenient to Route 11, I-89 and Route 4A for an easy commute to Concord or the Upper Valley.  Mount Sunapee skiing and Mount Kearsarge hiking - a fifteen minute drive away!  Live here and play here!  Offered at $89,000.

Smith1Anne Marie Appel, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116

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New Lake Sunapee Listing!

Create a lifetime of lakeside memories.  This quaint, seasonal cottage is located on 75 feet of prime Lake Sunapee frontage.  Plenty of room for your power boat and water toys in the recently rebuilt boathouse.  Water depths around the L-shaped dock are shallow enough for youngsters to enjoy, but deep enough to do "cannon balls".  A level yard is perfect for croquet, badminton or fireside stories with friends in the evening.  The property also includes a deeded share to Snow Beach Association in Chandler Cove.  Minutes to Mt. Sunapee State Park's recreational offerings.  This lakeside property is ready to enjoy!  For more photos and details, visit www.NHLakefrontLiving.com.  Offered at $995,000

IMG_1269Emily Campbell, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116

“Word of Mouth” is the best advertisement, and we love it when you refer your friends and family to Coldwell Banker Milestone Real Estate.

Love the Fresh, Fall Air?

PICT1097 (2)Don't miss the Fall Festivals coming up on October 10 and 11.

The Town of Warner will have their annual Foliage Festival with entertainment, carnival rides, fine crafts and more throughout the town.  And don't forget to visit the NH Telephone Museum there with free admission.  For more information, visit www.wfff.org

Mt. Sunapee Resort will also host their annual Fall Foliage Festival and Pig Roast from 11:30-5pm.  There will be pulled pork and chicken, all day games, activities and prizes.  You can also take advantage of the aerial sky ride to the summit, weather permitting.  For more information, visit www.mountsunapee.com

Get out and enjoy the beautiful colors!

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Looking for First Floor Living in New London, NH?

This newly painted and renovated patio condominium is bright and cheery.  Two bedrooms, 2 baths, interior garage and storage.  Monthly fee includes heat, cable, hot water, plowing, sewer, landscaping, trash removal, water and local transportation.  A one time buy-in fee is due at closing.  Offered at $179,000.

WhiteEmily Campbell, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116

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Six Tips for Winter Home Showings

Donna and Maxi 044Now that winter is here, it brings a new set of challenges for sellers.  In order to keep your home in showing condition, here are a few common sense tips to follow.


  1. Keep your driveway plowed and entryways clear.
  2. Keep walkways and stairs clear of snow and ice.
  3. Don’t let snow pile up on the roof and decks.   At some point, too much snow on the roof can cause ice dams, leaks, and even structural failure. The same goes with decks.
  4. Keep a vacant house heated to at least 50 degrees. A warm house holds more appeal and will allow buyers to take their time looking.   Buyers will rush through cold homes and it leaves a negative impression.  If you are an absentee seller, set up fuel for automatic delivery.
  5. Have a good map to show where your septic system is.  If your house goes under contract and a septic inspection is scheduled, it will speed along the process.
  6. Have a backup plan for extended power outages.  This holds especially true for absentee sellers.  Having the power out for even a day can cause pipes to freeze.

If you are looking for an experienced REALTOR® with the common sense to help sell your house in any season, then give me a call!  603-526-4116, donna@donnaforest.com, www.donnaforest.com

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Winter Got You Down? Move Right and Celebrate Summer!

Wonderful contemporary on Chalk Pond offers two master bedrooms with baths and plenty of overflow room.  Beautiful interior details, decks, and a screened porch.  Minutes to Mt. Sunapee Resort and Lake Sunapee State Beach.  AND, it's being sold furnished, so just pack your clothes!  Offered at $379,000.  Make your appointment today!

Emily Campbell, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116

Known for service, trusted for results – Coldwell Banker Milestone Real Estate.

Are You Ready for this Year's Winter Carnival in Newport, NH?

The theme is Mythology and events begin February 2 through 9. There will be plenty of fun for all! Click here for schedule of events.

Looking for some Halloween Hauntings?

Don't miss out on the Haunted Harbor Halloween in Sunapee Harbor this Saturday, October 27th, from 4:30-8:30pm.  Get out your costumes and join in the parade.  Prizes will be awarded for the scariest, prettiest, funniest, most creative, and best group.

There's a pirate ship at the dock, raised from the bottom of the lake with pirates still on board!  Beware the sinister spirits in the graveyard and things that go bump in the night!  There will be ghostly games, a magical corn maze and tailgate trick-or-treating.  Volunteers are needed - to help, contact info@projectsunapee.org.

New Hampshire 2012 Home Sales Continue Upward Climb

A robust first quarter of New Hampshire home sales was followed up by the most April transactions since 2006, according to data released the end of May by the New Hampshire Association of Realtors.

The report showed a 21 percent increase in sales for April 2012 (979) compared to April 2011 (811) and an 18 percent increase in year to date sales compared to the first four months of last year, signaling that the New Hampshire housing market may be in the midst of a trend toward recovery.

“We’ve seen occasional flickers over the past four or five years, but this appears to be the first real flame,” said NHAR President John Rice, a 40‐year veteran of the real estate industry and an agent with Tate & Foss Sotheby’s International Realty in Rye. “For those of us who have been looking for sustained improvement, this truly feels like a time for optimism.”

Median price has yet to follow suit, down 5 percent in April 2012 ($190,000) compared to April 2011 ($199,000), but Rice reiterated that as supply and demand dictates, he expects consistent unit sales increases to ultimately predict a turnaround in price as well.  “I don’t want to guess in terms of a timetable,” he said, “but if we’re not at the bottom now, I believe that we’re very close.”

In terms of local markets, each of the state’s 10 counties have experienced double‐digit sales increases for the first four months combined, compared to the same period last year.  April‐only sales declined in just Coos and Sullivan counties, while jumping dramatically in most others, including Grafton (44 percent), Belknap (37 percent), Rockingham (29 percent), Hillsborough (28 percent) and Merrimack (23 percent).  Median price for April‐only decreased in seven of 10 counties, with the exceptions being increases in Sullivan (17 percent), Strafford (5 percent) and Carroll (3 percent).

April 2012 data residential

April 2012 data condo


Source:  Press Release, David Cummings, New Hampshire Association of REALTORS® Director of Communications, Concord, NH

Unit Sales Finish Strong in 2011, Prices Continue to Lag

New Hampshire was home to a 2 percent increase in residential unit sales in 2011, while the median price of those homes fell by 6 percent, according to data released by the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS.