Dover, NH Real Estate News

By Dick Cook, Seacoast & Lakes Region Specialist
(Coldwell Banker- Peggy Carter Team)
FHA 203(K) Loans May be the Key in Funding Your Dream Home Repair Are you interested in buying a fixer upper in Dover NH but don’t know how you will fund the necessary repairs after closing?  The current inventory of homes available in Dover NH includes many properties that weren’t maintained by previous owners, were treated badly by renters, or were intentionally trashed by former owners before the homes were lost to foreclosure.  We have all heard the stories of bathrooms and kitchens cannibalized and copper plumbing cut out of the home prior to its seizure by the bank. In many cases these properties represent an amazing value when compared to move-in ready homes, but many prospective purchasers lack the experience to repair them on their own, or do not have the funds necessary to hir...
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By Marty Patrizi, Multiply Your Propertunities
(The Bean Group)
Dover, NH Homes Sold We are looking at homes sold data to determine what is happening with the Real Estate Market in Dover, NH.  2008 experienced some drastic changes as we headed into the "Great Recession".  Home sales dropped off of 2007's high of 397 homes sold to just 292 in 2008 with the average length of time homes were on the market climbing three weeks.  The number of homes sold has stayed steady at around 295 for the last three years.  What is interesting is the average time on the market.  From 123 days in 2008 to just 96 days in 2010. Average Sales Price Average sales price can be the real defining "gage" of the market.  The now expired Federal Home Buyer Tax Credit was established in 2009 to prop up a sagging national real estate market.  However, the Tax Credit was an artif...
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By Dick Cook, Seacoast & Lakes Region Specialist
(Coldwell Banker- Peggy Carter Team)
Do you Know if your Dover NH Condo association is approved for FHA/VA lending? If not, you better find out- because it should be! Tens of thousands of condominium owners around the country as well as here in Dover NH are in danger of limiting their ability to sell or refinance their units.  Without “Project Approval”, the FHA will no longer insure loans sought by prospective purchasers, eliminating the possibility of FHA /VA lending within the effected developments.  With many Dover NH condominium approvals expiring soon there is a tidal wave of applications being submitted. It is possible for Associations to go directly to HUD to obtain this full approval; however, the process is cumbersome and not entirely transparent and easily understood by the layperson. Many local associations hav...
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By Marty Patrizi, Multiply Your Propertunities
(The Bean Group)
Dover NH Real Estate Report September 2010 We are looking at homes sold data for the last four years verses the last twelve monhts to date (9-15-2010) to determine the state of the market in Dover.  There were 438 homes sold in 2006 with average days on market of 84 indicating a pretty hot market.  2007 saw a 12% decrease in homes sold to 386 and average days went up to 102.  Amid recessionary pressures in 2008, there were only 281 homes sold and those homes spent 122 days on the market.  While the Federal Home Buyer Tax Credit was established to prop up a sagging national market in 2009, 286 homes sold with less time on the market at 106 days.  In the last twelve months we have seen a nice increase in homes sold at 302 and days on market were a respectable 95. Dover NH Real Estate Aver...
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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Antique & Classic Car Show in Dover, New Hampshire - September 12, 2010 The Annual Woodman Institute Museum Antique & Classic Auto Show will be held Sunday, September 12 from 12-4 on the grounds of the museum. All museum exhibits will also be open including  "DOVER in the 1860s LINCOLN EXHIBIT."Admission:  Adults  $6    Children  $3    (includes the car show and all museum exhibits)The Woodman Institute Museum studies and lectures on local area history.  It opened in 1916.   The museum originally included the Woodman home, the Hale home, and the 1675 Damm garrison.  Recently aquired is the Keefe house, located behind the Woodman home.The finest display of natural history and geology in the area can be found at the Woodman home. Some of the more memorable pieces displayed are Indian arti...
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By Marty Patrizi, Multiply Your Propertunities
(The Bean Group)
Dover NH Real Estate Market Activity Report Looking at the number of homes sold, the average days on the market, and the average sales price is how we determine the status of the Dover NH Real Estate Market.  In 2006, 438 homes were sold and the average days on the market was 91.  In 2007, a 12% drop in the number of homes sold at 386 and a 3% increase of the days on market occurred.  Only 281 homes sold in 2008, a plunge of 27% and the days on market grew to 104.  2009 proved to be about steady with number of homes sold at 286 and the days on market at 102.  In the last 12 months we have seen 301 homes sold with an average days on the market of 83.  Meaning:  5% more homes are selling and 18.5% faster than a year ago. Dover NH Real Estate Average Selling Price The average sales price f...
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
Dover Cassily Community Garden’s Children’s Summer Activity Series Exploring the Compost Pile! This Children’s Activity will be on Saturday, August 21st at 10:00am. This week we will be exploring (read: digging in and climbing about) our two compost piles; one finished and one working. We will also be harvesting and caring for existing plantings. Come ready to dig! Tractors, trucks and diggers welcome! Children of all ages are welcome to participate in DCCG’s free children’s program. No preregistration is necessary. We will meet at the DCCG shed at 10:00am and walk out to the garden together. It is a good idea to wear sunscreen and a hat and bring bug spray, water and a snack.
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
Teddy Bear Clinic and Tea Party Where? The Childrens Museum of New Hampshire When? Wednesday, August 11 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed friend to the Children's Museum's annual Teddy Bear Clinic, followed by a Teddy Tea Party. This event is designed to not only be fun, but also help children who may be anxious about visiting the doctor. Volunteer health professionals will be on hand to issue each animal an ID bracelet, perform health check-ups, and conduct minor surgery on furry friends in need of repair. This is just one of the many great programs offerd by the Childrens Museum of New Hampshire.   The Childrens Museum is located at 6 Washington Street, Dover New Hampshire. Information provided by Bill Somerset, Dover New Hampshire Realtor®, Cen...
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
Liberty Mutual Children's Series: When: Tuesday, August 10 - 10:30 to 11:30am Suze Susie Burke is an exceptional children's performer, as her many fans both young and older will testify. Drawing on her unique background as both a professional musician and an early childhood teacher, she presents a program that is entertaining, educational, involving, inspiring, and of high musical caliber. Free and open to the public at the Burns, Byrant, Cox, Rockefeller & DurkinStage at the Rotary Arts Pavilion at Henry Law Park. The Liberty Mutual Children's Seriies is part of the Cochecho Arts Festival.  The Festival began in the summer of 1987, after the Chamber had accepted the challenge of matching an anonymous donation to produce a summer concert series. With the Cochecho Arts Festival now thriv...
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
Dover NH "Rock Night On The Ice" Where: Dover Ice Arena, Dover NH, 110 Portland Ave. Dover NH 03820 Saturday, August 7 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm Skate to new music and cosmic lights every Saturday night at the Dover Ice Arena! Supervised fun for all ages. Bring a friend or have a Rock Night party. Every Saturday night; times may vary - please call ahead or check the website! Its $10.00, which includes rental skates if you need them. Bring music requests! This is a fun, and inexpensive way to spend the evening with the family.  Why not go ice skating in July!  Only i Dover New Hampshire! Dover NH Real estate   Dover NH homes for sale  Dover NH Realtor  Search for homes in Dover NH
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
The Dover Cassily Community Garden is a peaceful place where all community members can come together to nurture our connection to nature and each other by growing food locally. More information about the garden: * We help foster community and build personal relationships in everything we do. All garden stewards work on one contiguous garden together, from the design, to planting, weeding, harvesting, community building, and eating (yummy!). * We believe in giving back to the community and to those that are less fortunate. Food is distributed three ways: (1) some is distributed to garden stewards, (2) some is donated to the Dover food pantry, and (3) some is sold to raise funds for the garden. Of course we keep some to plant the next year as well! Directions: The garden is located in Dov...
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By Fred Doleac, Real Estate in a Virtual World
(Fred Doleac - Bean Group)
Dover NH Homes and Condos Sold - 1/1/2010-5/31/2010   Single Family Homes There were 176 active listings fo single family homes with a listing price average of $390,359.  These homes have been on the market for 123 days.  Since 1/1/201, 79 homes have sold at an average sales price of $267,656 with a DOM of 109.  In 2009, there were 59 homes sold with an average selling price of $243,828.  Compared to 2009, both values and transaction counts are up YTD.  Visit the Dover NH homes sold Q1-2010 report for additional information to evaluate current market conditions. To view listings currently for sale go to Dover NH Real Estate - NH MLS and you will find listings in a mapped based presentation. Condominiums As of May 31, 2010, there were 78 condominiums for sale at an average list price of ...
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By Fred Doleac, Real Estate in a Virtual World
(Fred Doleac - Bean Group)
How to Buy Real Estate in Dover, New Hampshire Purchasing a home can be a very stressful and complicated process especially if you are a first time buyer. Enlisting the services of experienced real estate related professionals will provide you with the information and advice to make sound decisions in buying Dover NH real estate. Buyers often interview mortgage loan officers, Realtors, attorneys, home inspectors, accountants and financial advisers during the process of purchasing a property. Information regarding the home buying and selling process, demographics, commuting, school and relocation information can be found by visiting Dover NH Real Estate and Homes for Sale Financing Most home buyers will obtain a mortgage to purchase their home and there are numerous first-time home buyer...
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By Fred Doleac, Real Estate in a Virtual World
(Fred Doleac - Bean Group)
Dover New Hampshire Foreclosures, Short Sales and Bank Owned Homes for Sale Purchasing property at a Dover NH foreclosure auction has many risks to a potential buyer and in most cases the bank will bid and take possession of the property at the auction. The property is then referred to as bank owned, REO (real estate owned) or foreclosed property. A home owner may attempt a "short sale" whereby the bank agrees to accept less than the mortgage balance based on the owner's hardship and financial status. Obtaining approval can be a long and difficult process. Additionally, there is no assurance that the lender will accept an offer at or above the listed price. Register at Dover NH foreclosures (bank-owned) listings and short sale opportunities. We will contact you and provide: A list of ex...
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By Fred Doleac, Real Estate in a Virtual World
(Fred Doleac - Bean Group)
Dover, New Hampshire Real Estate and Homes for Sale - All MLS Listings  The Dover NH real estate and home buying process can be complicated and you will benefit from the guidance of industry professionals. A real estate buyer's agent, mortgage lender and an attorney are the primary advisers in the purchase of Dover NH homes for sale. If you are a first-time home buyer or an existing owner, you may qualify for a tax credit and could be eligible for special financing programs.  On November 6, President Obama signed legislation expanding the program to include a $6500 tax credit for qualifying existing homeowners. Start your search be determining your price range, housing needs and lifestyle you desire. Dover NH real estate site heps you in finding the right property to meet your needs fro...
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
Sunday, March 21st - 12:00 to 5:00pm Coming on the heels of St. Patrick's Day, join the Museum for a celebration of the vibrant Irish heritage around us here in Dover. There will be live Irish music, and an Irish step dancing performance. Create an Irish straw craft or make an Irish proverb sign to take home. Included in the regular price of admission. The Children’s Museum operates exclusively for charitable purposes and serves as an educational resource for schools, families and communities. The museum strives to support the diverse population of the region, to provide learning opportunities for all children, and to enrich the services of regional schools.
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
This weeks free movie will be Princess and the Frog Set in the city of New Orleans comes a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana , a frog prince who desperatelywants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on an adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. This is a free showing at the Dover Public library, located at 73 Locust St. Dover NH Directions From the South (Newmarket/Exeter) Take Route 108 into Dover. Turn LEFT at the traffic lights in front of Burger King, onto Locust Street. Follow Locust Street through a set of traffic lights to the bottom of the hill. The Library is on the LEFT. From Portsmouth Take the Spaulding Turnpike to Exit 8E. Follow Silver Street to a second set of lights. Turn LEFT onto Locust Street. Foll...
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
Paint for Fun is a plaster art studio, similar to ceramics - except there is no firing, and you take it home the same day. Paint for Fun is open 7 days a week and WALK-INS are ALWAYS welcome. Paint for Fun is owned and operated by Patti Spinelli, retired Art teacher from St. Mary Academy in Dover, NH. With over 30 years teaching experience she feels she has an understanding of what children and adults want. In the studio they are free to be themselves. In the art class lessons, they are free to be themselves...just with a little more guidance. Paint for fun provides a relaxing and safe atmosphere for customers. You come into the shop, pick an item, paint it and take it home the same day! The price you pay (starting as low as $3.00) includes eveything: item-brushes-numerous colors of pai...
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
The 3rd Annual Wine and Food Tasting Fundraiser to benefit the Dover Children's Home is being held on Thursday, April 8, from 6 to 10 p.m. Hosted by Blue Latitudes Restaurant at 437 Central Avenue in Dover, the event will feature more than 25 wines from the Pacific Coast paired with an array of the Executive Chef's most exquisite appetizers, cheeses, and desserts from the highlighted region. Guests can expect a fabulous night of live music, socializing, and sampling in a beautiful downtown Dover restaurant. Each guest will receive a booklet of the featured wines with detailed descriptions. Tasting tables will be arranged throughout the restaurant, featuring a range of red, white, and dessert varietals such as Terrazas Reserve Malbec from Argentina, Casa Lapostolle Cuvee Chardonnay from ...
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