Think Turkey?

The cooler weather is coming, leaves are falling and before you know it Thanksgiving will be here!  And what better tradition could you start than running/walking in the Sunapee Harbor Turkey Trot!  This will be the 8th year for the 5K race held each Thanksgiving Day at 9am.  There’s even a 1K Chicken Run for the kids.  Registration is now open at  Get out and get some fresh air and exercise before that big turkey dinner!

Looking for a Home Close to Skiing?

This spacious, upscale home is close to Mt. Sunapee in a quiet, private setting with many upgrades.  Nicely landscaped level lot.  Great home for entertaining with plenty of living area inside and out.  Kitchen features granite countertops with center island, hardwood floor, slider to the deck, propane stove for extra heat and ambiance and convenient breakfast area.  Formal dining room with hardwood flooring.  Spacious family room with fireplace and tile floor opens onto the back deck.  Living room has hardwood floor and propane fireplace for more formal entertaining.  Second floor master bedroom features propane fireplace, walk-in closet and master bath with Roman shower.  Three more bedrooms are also on the second level.  Ample storage, two car garage – it’s all here!  Price just reduced to $429,000!  Call for your appointment today.  Joan Wallen, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116.

Timothy Road, Sunapee, NH

You’ll be moving in the right direction with Coldwell Banker Milestone Real Estate.

Ready for some Good Music?

The Sunapee Community Coffeehouse is back in full swing and this week (Friday, October 3rd) features singer/songwriter Kenny Weiland and guitarist Brad Myrick.  Performance begins at 7pm at the Sunapee Methodist Church, 17 Lower Main St., Sunapee, NH in the back of the building.

Myrick has accompanied numerous New England jazz musicians and spent summers teaching at the Experience Academy in Montagnana, Italy as well as recording in that country.  The second half of the show will feature Myrick’s unique acoustic style and originals from his upcoming solo CD.

A hat is passed for the musicians’ efforts.  Volunteers are needed to sustain the coffeehouse concert series.  Contact if interested in volunteering.

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

New High-Speed Lift Coming at Mt. Sunapee!

Dust off your skis and snowboards and get ready for some awesome skiing at Mt. Sunapee this year.

The Sunbowl Quad chairlift at Mount Sunapee Resort is being replaced with a high-speed express quad chairlift for this winter season. This 4,300 foot lift, manufactured by Poma of America, will cut the ride time to the summit by more than half to just over 4 minutes. The lift has a vertical rise of over 1,000 feet and services 17 trails. Now, both lifts to Mount Sunapee’s 2,743 foot summit will be Poma high-speed quads.

Mt. Sunapee’s Master Development Plan also includes expanding trails from the North Peak to the Sunbowl in the future.

Get your ski passes and enjoy even more runs this winter!  Check out for more information

You’ll be moving in the right direction with Coldwell Banker Milestone Real Estate.

Do you know about the Sawyer Trail in the Dewey Woods in Sunapee, NH?

Known as the Rogers Farm, this parcel was deeded to the Town of Sunapee in 1928. The Town is obligated by deed to “hold, use and manage the said premises for the public use and benefit as a public park

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and forest reserve forever.” The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF) holds a back-up interest in the property to monitor the Town’s activities.

Located off Rte. 11, between Jobs Creek and Granliden Roads, with the entrance just before the ball field (on the left, coming from New London). Parking is available. The Sawyer Trail is a 12-step interpretive walk through the woods. A brochure providing more information can be found at: The Sawyer Trail

Take the kids and enjoy!

Know How to Have Successful Showings to Sell Your Home?

There are many elements that combine to make a successful sale.  One that you have control over is the showing of your house.  Here are 6 tips to help get your house sold.

  1. Make it as easy as possible to schedule a showing.  Yes, a 24 hr. notice would be nice, however, in this kind of market, do whatever it takes to get a buyer inside.
  2. Always have your house in ready to show condition.  But don’t avoid a showing if it’s in less than ideal shape.
  3. Have pets out of the house during the showing.
  4. Light and bright sells.  Remove dark curtains, put in higher wattage bulbs, clean windows, etc.
  5. Make sure your door locks work smoothly.   If it is difficult to unlock the door, a buyer will already be thinking “poor maintenance.”
  6. Keep the entry clear of obstacles and make it attractive.  Dragging buyers through cluttered garages or walkways, negotiating uneven steps, or avoiding pet “land mines” are a sure turn-off.

Looking for a REALTOR® to help you be successful in selling your house?  Give me a call!  Donna Forest 603-526-4116,,

Price Reduced! Get Ready for Ski Weekends!

If you’re looking for an affordable ski retreat/vacation home or are a first time home buyer, come find out why good things do come in small packages.  Low cost and easy care living is possible in this winsome and updated cape just down the road from Mt. Sunapee and Lake Sunapee State Park.  There are two bedrooms, living room, den, full size kitchen with cherry cabinets and large 2 car garage.  Was $163,900; now $153,900.  For more details and photos, visit

Donna Forest, Listing Broker, 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.

Why Isn’t Your Home Selling?

If your house has been on the market longer than expected with minimal activity, it’s time to review the 4 things that impact selling:  Price, Condition, Location, and Marketing.

  1. Price – Evaluate the market with your agent to see the recent solds and new listings.  Discuss where your house fits into this market data.   Now may be the time for a price reduction.
  2. Condition – Look at your house through buyers’ eyes.  Spruce up, fix problems, de-clutter.  Review feedback from showings to see if any issues need to be addressed.
  3. Location – If you are located close to the road or are in a very rural area, for example, you can only overcome a poor location by lower pricing.
  4. Marketing Plan – Review where your property has been marketed with your agent.  Look for heavy internet exposure, make sure you are in the area’s Multiple Listing Service, and discuss the target market.

It takes time to market and sell a home, especially in this buyers’ market.  It’s important to have realistic expectations about how long it does take to sell – talk to your agent about the average days on market for similar houses in your price range.  If you’re looking for an experienced REALTOR® who has the expertise to get your home sold, then give me a call.  603-526-4116,,

Real estate markets are local, and we have the real scoop on ours.  Coldwell Banker Milestone Real Estate

A Unique Property in Newbury, NH

This home offers many special features – privacy, views, quality materials – cherry floors and beadboard walls and ceiling in the kitchen/family room, Palladian window, two fireplaces, three bay garage, paved and brick driveway and built-in hot tub.  There’s even a chicken coop and 28 x 36 multi-level barn.  All on 5.42 acres.  It’s great for one large residence, or divided into two living spaces as it is currently being used.  Offered at $475,000.

Jane Snow, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116

Real estate markets are local, and we have the real scoop on ours.  Coldwell Banker Milestone Real Estate

Music in the Harbor

Summer is coming to a close and the free outdoor town concerts will soon be over.  Tomorrow night (8/17/14) don’t miss the Tammy Jackson Band at the Ben Mere Bandstand in Sunapee Harbor from 7-9pm.  In 1995 Tammy was named the Country Music Association’s Modern Country Female of the Year.

On Saturday, 8/30/14, Hi-Way 5  makes their debut in Sunapee Harbor from 5-7pm.  Hi-Way 5 is a blues-based rocking band from Fairlee, VT.  Come out and give them a New Hampshire welcome to the music community.