Interesting that you should ask about those two towns. Live in Meredith and my real estate office Lakes Region Luxury Real Estate is right at the head of the lake in Meredith Bay. at 3 Main St.
I work in both of those towns and can tell you about them. The market has stayed pretty level in terms of the number of sales, but there are more higher end homes selling than the previous year.
I can tell you that I have personally seen a lot more traffic this year than last.
Just happened on your question so thought I would give you a little newer information.
If you would like further more in depth info just get in touch with me at 603-455-0176
In these two towns in the last year the average prices have dropped and accordingly the number of sales have gone up. I work for Bean Group out of Meredith and would love to help you in your search.
Please check me out at http://www.beangroup.net/agents/KathleenCorcoran
All the best in your search, Kathleen