NH Real Estate News

There have been no shortage of nominations coming out of New Hampshire and specifically Portsmouth in recent years, but this may be one of our highest rankings yet. A man named Gunnar Garfors has visited every country on the planet, and was recently asked to pick his top 20 small towns in the world, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire made the list. To qualify, towns must have a population under 100,000. To make it even more interesting, Garfors limited himself to include no more than one town per any given country; Portsmouth got his nomination for the best small town in the United States, and ranked #5 best small town in the world.

Garfors reports that he chose his favorites based on the people, the food, the fun, and the atmosphere. Here is his synopsis

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The Gove Group runs several large campaigns throughout the year, but one of the biggest is our annual Spring Home Hunt, a weekend of as many open houses as we can possibly do. We strategically plan this campaign to take place right in the middle of the busy spring real estate market in an effort to get as many potential buyers through our homes for sale as possible! We also push our builders to start spec homes several months in advance so that we'll have standing inventory of new homes for buyers to tour on this weekend. If you're in the market to buy in the Southern NH and Maine area, this is the place to be this weekend!

While this year's market is facing record low inventory, we still have over 30 open houses for you to tour this weekend!

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Easy to grow and with a rainbow of colors to choose from, dahlias are some of the most widely grown garden flowers. If you’ve never grown them before, you’re in for a treat. Starting from humble, potato-like tubers stuck into the ground in spring, dahlias grow — as if by magic — into lush plants covered in luxurious flowers within a few months. 

Check out our step-by-step planting guide below, including tips for how to get the most flowers per plant in a home garden and how to extend your flowering season up until the first frost in fall. Landscape by Laara Copley-Smith Garden & Landscape Design Laara Copley-Smith Garden & Landscape Design   Botanical name: Dahlia spp.
Common name: Dahlia
Where it will grow: In USDA zones 8 to 10 (find your zone) dahlias can be grown as perennials,…
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DOVER, NH - Changing Places, in collaboration with The Gove Group Real Estate, will be holding the Grand Opening of one of Dover’s newest subdivisions, Indian Ridge, this weekend, April 8th and 9th from 12-3pm. In just 7 months of marketing with The Gove Group, Indian Ridge is over 40% sold out!

Indian Ridge offers buyers not only quality new homes, but city living at it’s finest. The large, 49-lot cul-de-sac neighborhood boasts paved sidewalks, underground utilities, natural gas fuel, city water and sewer, walking trails, a “tot lot” playground, and easy access to both downtown Dover and commuter routes. Changing Places, the builder at Indian Ridge, prides themselves on offering the amenities that buyers want as a standard, not an upgrade;

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Earlier this month The Gove Group participated in the 50th annual NH State Home Show at the Radisson Expo Center in Manchester. Thousands of people attended the Show, which ran from 1pm on Friday, March 17th through 4pm on Sunday, March 19th. With over 320 vendors ranging from builders to landscapers, cabinetry and countertops to real estate agencies, and everything in between, the Show is always the go-to place for anyone looking to renovate their home or build a new home in the Granite State.

We have participated in this Home Show for many years and have to say that it just keeps getting better and better. This year we had a double booth, pictured above. Many of our agents helped us staff the booth throughout the weekend and had a great time

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Our team is growing once again! We are very pleased to announce that Kathy Cox and Dorothy Dunn Straus have recently joined our team of successful REALTORS®. Kathy and Dorothy both bring many years of real estate experience with them, and have a track record of providing exceptional customer service for a wide variety of clients and projects.

Kathy Cox brings a wealth of experience and professionalism to The Gove Group team. Real estate is Kathy’s second successful career. For over two decades she worked for a major telecommunications company, generating and building long term client relationships by providing excellent customer service. This natural strength as a consumer advocate has brought Kathy success in real estate as her client base

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As winter drags on — the dark nights, cold days, the flu — it can bring even the most positive people down. It’s a good time for some pick-me-ups to soothe those winter blahs.
Here are a few ways to perk yourself up for this last stretch until spring arrives. Traditional Landscape by GreenCraft Associates 1. Make garden plans. Check out gardening books from the library, start a garden journal, research choices for an edible garden, plan for seasonal color, make sketches and start ordering seeds. Round up your garden tools, pots and other supplies, and keep a list of things you’ll need for the spring so that you’ll be ready to go. It’s the next best thing to getting to dig in the dirt.

Don’t have a garden? Research community gardens in your area, or look into volunteering at a…
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Of all the towns in the country that people can retire, Top Retirements recently narrowed down the top 10 towns that are not only among the best places to retire, but are also beautiful. To determine whether a town was pretty enough to make the list, they looked for things like a town square or green, pleasing architecture, interesting streets, multiple parks, college towns or a natural setting. Consider these along with the characteristics that make a town a good place to retire, like housing and services, among other resources for retirees.

Top Retirements named Portsmouth, New Hampshire to this list of top 10 prettiest towns to retire. Serving as the hub of the Seacoast of Southeastern NH and Maine, Portsmouth is home to cobblestone and

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Growing the Gove Group Team with quality, real estate professionals has always been our goal. We are proud to welcome Marie Holt to our team of successful Realtors. 

Marie has come full circle.  Daughter of one of the co-founders of The Gove Group, Marie worked as a real estate assistant to her successful mother, in the early 2000’s.  Her professional life took a new focus in health and beauty as an esthetician and manager at a well known, upscale spa right here on the Seacoast.

Marie is a lifelong resident of southeastern New Hampshire.  Currently living in Stratham, she and her husband have enjoyed raising their three wonderful children in this beautiful area of the state.  While juggling home and work, Marie navigated 25 years of successful

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Sales of single family condominium units set a new January volume and median monthly sale price record in the 13 Sample Seacoast Towns, according to statistics recently released by the Secoast Board of REALTORS. The 13 Sample Seacoast Towns are Exeter, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, North Hampton, Newmarket, Portsmouth, Rye, Seabrook and Stratham.

In a statistical quirk, condominium inventory reached a five-year low last month, some 21.6% behind last year at this time. Further, condo sales have declined or failed to improve each month since September's annual high of 84 sales. Still, January's 47 transactions were the most ever for the first month of the year. Further, the median sale price of $357,000 eaisly sets

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