Why you should NOT choose a friend or family member to sell your lake home!

Residential real estate has many different players, including appraisers, home inspectors, property managers, contractors, bankers, mortgage loan officers, and government agencies, as well as prospective buyers and sellers. But, the workhorses of the typical real estate transaction are the people that coordinate the process—the real estate agents and brokers. A good real estate agent is […]

Top 10 Affordable Lake Towns in the US

As the summer heat shows no signs of relenting, realtor.com®, the Home of Home Search℠, released its list of the 10 most affordable lake towns, which offer waterfront properties under $450,000. Unlike owning a vacation home on the ocean, lake homes can be more accessible – not just in price, but also for those who don’t live […]

How to Load a Boat on a Trailer

The perfect ending for a day on the water starts with a stress-free retrieval of your boat—which includes successfully loading it back on its trailer for a safe trip home. Here are some simple step-by-step instructions for navigating that process. By DiscoverBoating.com. Start by idling up to the launch-ramp dock, and putting your vehicle driver and […]

Boat Launch Tips for Success at the Ramp

Every boat owner has a story about trying to dock at a waterfront restaurant, or a slip, or even the dock at the boat ramp while a crowd watches, often times shouting suggestions and critiques. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it will. Backing a trailer down a ramp at your favorite lake for […]

How to Remove Muck From Your Shoreline

Here’s one solution from WeedersDigest.com: ShoreTech Industries – Black Label Muck Reducer Pellets Our pellets are top tier, high performance, all natural, biodegradable and laboratory formulated using only the highest quality Class-1 organisms. They are dense, slow-release pellets designed to sink down into the muck and effectively deliver essential bio-stimulants and indigenous bacteria. Once tossed […]

Would You be Able to Live on an Island?

Who lives on those islands in Lake Winnipesaukee? By Stacey Myers Globe Staff. LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, N.H. — What do you do when you have a cozy cottage on an island and you need a new couch? If you’re Boxford, Mass., resident Mark Abare, you slip the delivery guys a few bucks and sweet talk them into helping […]