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    Re: Waterfront chunk of land and/or cabin


    Quote Originally Posted by MUZ720 View Post
    Depends on the town. Moultonborough and Tuftonboro have a lot cheaper waterfront rates then Laconia, Wolfeboro, Gilford or Meredith.
    ya, I have a friend with a 15 ac island in Tuftonboro, taxes are less than half of what they would be on mainland

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    Re: Waterfront chunk of land and/or cabin

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    ya, I have a friend with a 15 ac island in Tuftonboro, taxes are less than half of what they would be on mainland
    There was recently a family in town that had to sell off the small island on one of the Suncooks that was willed to them because they couldn't afford the property taxes. It was sickening to say the least.

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    Re: Waterfront chunk of land and/or cabin

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Great topic.

    How do y'all go about evaluating raw land for purchase? How do you suss out weird rules, ordinances and such?
    my recommendation, would be to hire a land use consultant. Land Surveyors, Environmental Scientist, Civil Engineers, pretty much have to stay on top of the regulations & ordinances covering development, in the towns they work in, and also familiar with the deed research

    fwiw, The town of Wentworth NH does not enforce the state building code, they call it an unfunded mandate, until the state pays for local building inspectors. there are other towns in NH with the same philosophy

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    Re: Waterfront chunk of land and/or cabin

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Great topic.

    How do y'all go about evaluating raw land for purchase? How do you suss out weird rules, ordinances and such?

    My in-laws are building on a lot they bought outside of Manchester NH. They are getting older and were looking to be close to "good" hospitals and such. So Manchester was a draw. I would have picked somewhere more rural were it me. A huge problem they ran into is most towns and/or developments had ordinances or deeded covenants requiring any home they built have a MINIMUM square footage. They were looking to build a small, empty-nester net-zero home. And we aren't even talking that small; ~1600 sqft! More than half the lots they looked at would not allow that.

    I know some towns are very open to a wide variety of things where towns 1-2 away are not.
    For example I hear Ossipee NH will allow a property owner to camp seasonally on their property where many surrounding towns will not.

    Do you depend on an agent to do this? With my experience agents never seem to take any responsibility for this sort of thing.

    Are there consultants you hire or something?
    In my case the area of ny I am in has road says saying zoning laws in effect when you enter towns. They look like speed zone signs. I just drove around until I found an area that didn't have them posted. No idea why they do it, maybe all the farms around? Maybe because town halls don't really exist for some places?

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    Re: Waterfront chunk of land and/or cabin

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    Look up the deed restrictions online.
    This, and just check town websites (for towns that have them…up here it is hit or miss).

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    Re: Waterfront chunk of land and/or cabin

    Quote Originally Posted by sveesix View Post
    This, and just check town websites (for towns that have them…up here it is hit or miss).
    unfortunately, many small towns, even large towns and cities, don't always keep their websites up to date, I advise a trip to the town offices to purchase a hard copy of the ordinances

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