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Often people wonder why second home ownership in Mt. Washington Valley is so prevalent. When asked, second home buyers claim they listened to their broker, they listened to the Chamber of Commerce, and they listened to their friends and colleagues – also second home buyers – and they consulted the official State Rankings, for an unbiased overview of Mt. Washington Valley. In 1991, the Morgan Quitno Corp, publishers of these official rankings, awarded their first annual “Most Livable State “ award to New Hampshire, based upon an evaluation of 43 positive and negative factors from education to health, crime to taxes, economy and more. Since that year, New Hampshire has been number one in almost every subsequent publishing of the rankings. Whether its a primary home, secondary home or business investment, Mt. Washington Valley offers a host of qualified and interested brokers at your disposal.

There is no question that Mt. Washington Valley is a top choice in New Hampshire for those seeking an affordable second home located in the midst of all-season recreational opportunities. And with lower mortgage rates, and the popularity of investing in real estate over the past few years, sales of year-round and vacation homes have soared in Mt. Washington Valley. It’s no wonder people want to live here. Surrounded by almost 770,000 acres of White Mountain National Forest land, the Mt. Washington Valley offers scenic beauty, protected solitude, and a host of attractions, restaurants, culture and entertainment. For those with families, a second home is a haven for both parents and children offering a sanctuary from the pressures of city living. With the many ski areas and summer activities and family attractions and golf courses, Mt. Washington Valley offers something for everyone, no matter what the age. In the summer, family attractions, golf, tennis, and outdoor facilities for just about any sport are no more than a few miles away. With a number of summer youth camps in New Hampshire, owning a second home offers parents the chance to visit their children, and enjoy their own vacation “camp” all at the same time. In the winter, 7 ski areas and 6 cross-country centers offer second home owners more skiing time than anywhere else in New England.

For those who are not quite sure about second home ownership, there are options for vacation ownership, or time share as it is often referred to. Beautiful resorts including The Eastern Slope Inn, Eagle Mountain House, and The Grand Summit Hotel, are all available to purchase in quarter-shares or by the week. Another option for second-home ownership is to place your home, condominium or townhouse into a rental pool, allowing all the rental issues to be handled by the property’s rental management office. They take care of all the maintenance, greeting, stocking and collections, and you simply sit back and enjoy the income. When you’re ready to use it yourself, it’s there for you and your family to use. There are a number of qualified rental agencies in Mt. Washington Valley who will look after your vacation home as if it were theirs. It’s astounding how many people have vacationed or owned a home in Mt. Washington Valley, and loved it so much they decided to make it their primary home. Cited often by Seniors’ magazines as one of the most attractive places to retire, people from all over the United States have visited, then settled permanently in Mt. Washington Valley.

For those seeking the beauty of the mountains, there are many business opportunities available. Take the American Express executive, or the text book saleswoman who retired and purchased beautiful inns in the area. You’ll find a broker dedicated solely to the sales of inns. There are fabulous commercial building renovation opportunities, and viable businesses also awaiting ownership – all at a fraction of the cost in other parts of the country. Mt. Washington Valley has many highly knowledgeable real estate brokers and property management companies. If you’re not familiar with a broker, choose from smaller owner-managed to larger, national companies, such as Badger Realty, Pinkham Real Estate, Prudential Joy Tarbell Realty, REMAX/Presidential, Select Real Estate, Buyers Representatives or Coldwell Banker Wright Realty. The Mt. Washington Valley REALTORS all live in the Valley, and are dedicated to helping others find a primary or second home or business in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. New Hampshire has captured the “most livable state” distinction for almost a decade, based upon many independent factors. Recently, North Conway was cited as one of the best small towns in the USA in which to relocate. Mt. Washington Valley is filled with primary home, secondary home, time share and business investments for every budget. The advantages of owning in Mt. Washington Valley are endless. Come explore the options to meet every budget.

To learn more about real estate brokers in Mt. Washington Valley, visit and click on Real Estate or Relocation. To request a relocation guide, offering complete information about living and doing business in Mt. Washington Valley, call 1-800-367-3364.