Mineral Spring Realty-----A little bit of history
Established in 1982 when Fred Nash, Broker, and an associate decided that one necessary criteria to be successful was "to meet the people". Residing in Gunstock Acres in Gilford, they drove around Lake Winnipesaukee looking for a farmhouse near the main highway, to convert to a country store. They found it in their backyard, on Lake Shore Rd in Gilford, and it was for sale.
The farm was known as "Mineral Spring Farm". Purchased immediately, it was converted to Mineral Spring Country Store and Realty. Timing was right the businesses thrived. Fred grew a beard, sat in the rocking chair on the front porch. Frequently he was asked, "Been here all your life?" his response "Not yet"
In two years the country store, managed by his wife Diane, (folks still ask for her home made Cole Slaw) grew to be in the top 2% nationwide on a volume per square foot basis, and the real estate business was great.
Next: Mineral Spring Village Condominium Homes, a complex of 37 units, were constructed to the right and rear of the country store. The homes sold fast, 18 in the first three days. They remain in great demand today.
It was time to move on. The property to the left of the country store was purchased.
A new development known as Mineral Spring Carriage House, a multi-use complex of 27 condominium units, commercial, residential, and condominium garages was constructed to help solve the "TOY" storage demands of our neighbors at Samoset and others.
The country store was sold and the Realty relocated to the Carriage House where it is today.
Fred Nash, the broker at Mineral Spring Realty, has resided in Gunstock Acres since
1980, and held several positions with Gunstock Acres Association Inc., the last being President. He was instrumental in the formation of the Gunstock Acres Beach Trust, and the dissolving of Gunstock Acres Association Inc.
Fred has been in the Real Estate and construction business since he left teaching in the early 70's. In addition to being a broker he is a licenced construction supervisor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and a licenced General Building Contractor in the state of Florida. His expertise in Real Estate sales and development and experience in residential and commercial consuction will prove to be a major asset in the sale or purchase of Real Estate. On a personal level he is a licenced pilot, single engine land and sea, a USCG Captain - 6 pack, and enjoys diving. As a Justice of the Peace marriages are performed with dignity.
When asked what should I buy, his first response is to quote Will Rogers "Buy Land They Aint Making Any More Of The Stuff"
Today Mineral Spring Realty is a Small personalized firm. ("Bigger isn't always better")
Located with Gunstock Acres behind us, and Gunstock Acres Beach across the street;
our Location is terrific. We service the Islands as well as the Mainland.
MSR is a member of the Lakes Region Board of Realtors, Multiple Listing Service.
We welcome you as a seller or buyer.