NH Real Estate News

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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PORTSMOUTH, NH - Chinburg Properties, one of the Seacoast's premiere custom home builders has begun construction on two model homes, one at each of their new communities in town; Sea Star Cove, located at 1163 Sagamore Ave, and Langdon Street just outside of downtown. Both properties offer high-end, custom new homes.

Sea Star Cove, pictured above, is a new 10 homesite neighborhood tucked into Tuckers Cove of Sagamore Creek, with water views from many of the homesites. These detached condominiums offer a low maintenance lifestyle without compromising luxurious finishes or convenience to town and commuter routes. In addition to water views, there is also a wooded walking trail system throughout the adjacent open space. Sidewalks and landscaping

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From new furniture arrangements and easy DIY makeovers to ideas for creative reuse, there are many ways to update your space that do not require cash. If you are ready for a home makeover without spending a dime, it’s time to shop your house. Also known as “use what you have” decorating, shopping your house entails searching your own home for forgotten treasures and looking at what you already use with fresh eyes. Get started with these three steps: Do a walk-through of your home, exploring every nook and cranny for forgotten items. Note anything you would like to have repaired. Take photographs of everything. It is easier and faster to see what will work where if you can hold up a picture, rather than dragging furniture from room to room. Remember to

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Tax season is upon us so here are some ways that homeowners can claim deductibles:

Home Renovation: Normally renovations are not deductible from your taxes, but if you make renovations for medical purposes, you can deduct them as medical expenses. This can include a wheelchair ramp or lowering cabinets. If these renovations raise the value of your home, then you cannot deduct them as medical expenses.

Moving Expenses: If you meet the IRS distance and time tests after relocating for a new job, you can take a moving expense deduction. Qualified expenses include the cost of moving your belongings and traveling to your new home. The standard rate is 19 cents per mile. You can also deduct the cost of lodging, but not meals for yourself and other members

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Many people struggle with the options of renting or buying when they are in the process of moving. Some questions you should first ask yourself are:

1. How long do you expect to be in your home?

If you expect to be in your home for less than five years then you should rent, but if you expect to be there over five years than buying may be the better option. 

 2.Would you be content if circumstances meant you had to stay longer?

If another housing crisis occurred, would you be happy with where you are living. If yes, then you should buy. If not, then you should rent. 

 3. How stable are you in your job life?

If you are not secure or are considering relocation then you should rent, but if it seems to be stable then you should buy. Buying a

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