NH Real Estate News


Home sales in Rockingham & Strafford counties increased dramatically in June coming in at a record high since July of 2015. Home sales in Rockingham & Strafford counties totaled 867 for the month of June which is a 38% increase over June of last year. Inventory remains low (2.8 months’ supply) but active listings continue to increase. We expect the strong sales figures to continue into July



Average home sale prices for Rockingham & Strafford counties reached an all-time high in June coming in at $347,816 which is 14% higher than June 2016 and a 3.5% increase over last month. The average sale price has now remained above $300,000 since April of 2016. We expect home sale prices to continue in the low to mid $300s range as inventory

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A spectacular "Live, Work, Play" subdivision will be coming to Route 1 in Kittery, Maine. Already in the process of completion, this new project will house 11 new detached condos (including office space and 2 car garage for each) and new businesses. Locals and tourists of Route 1 will now have a breath of fresh air to add to this lovely, and one of the most historic, communities in the state of Maine. Living in this new lifestyle community will give you the opportunity to run your business right from home. You will never be far away from Kittery's fun beach and coastal activities or the magnitude of dining and shopping outlets! The new development is on a 5 acre lot and these detached condominiums will be built by Chinburg Properties, one of the

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If you want functional decorations, look no further than the houseplant.

Some well-placed greenery can not only brighten a space but also purify the air - and they're also helpful in creating a more relaxing, restful ambiance in any room. We know that spending time in nature is linked to reduced stress levels and tension relief. What's more, in a 2008 study, Dutch researchers found that hospital patients with indoor plants in their rooms reported lower stress levels than patients without them.

That's why we've rounded up 10 beautiful houseplants that are easy to take care of and effective at increasing oxygen and clearing out toxins for cleaner breathing air, some of which even have the NASA stamp of approval. Try adding one to your bedroom or

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Especially in this buyer-heavy market, if your home doesn’t go under contract within the first week you might start to panic.  While this has become the expectation in the minds of many sellers, every property is different and just because you didn’t get an immediate sale doesn’t mean it won’t sell.  However, there could be several reasons contributing to your lack of showings, offers, and ultimately a contract.

  1. You overvalued your property.  Pricing your home correctly is the single most important factor influencing your home’s salability.  Buyers these days are so educated on the market, they know what is a fair price, and in most cases they are not willing to overpay.  Keep in mind that renovations you’ve made typically don’t translate to value
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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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