Dover, NH Real Estate News

By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
When: May 21st 2009 from 5-9 p.m. Where: Blue Latitudes Restaurant, Dover New Hampshire 100% of ticket proceeds go to Dover New Hampshire's children's home Cost: $60 per ticket Wine and spirits tasting Over 20 North and South American Wines Wine glass and wine log to keep Specialty spirits tasting table Food Tasting Appetizer assortment from featured regions Unlimited cheese, crackers, and desserts What is the Dover New Hampshire Children's home? It is the mission of the Dover Children's Home to provide adolescents with the highest quality of residential treatment services possible, with the goal of strengthening their relationships with their families and preparing them for productive, independent lives. Furthermore, it is the mission of the agency to design, implement, and disseminate...
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
Reds Race is a 5 mile road race and 3 mile walking course, open to anyone interested in either running or walking in this annual event.  "Reds Race" was born out of the generosity of Red's Shoe Barn which introduced this race as the Red's Shoe Barn 5 Mile race 28 years ago.  Three years ago, Red's Shoe Barn turned the planning and execution of this race to five Strafford County non-profit organizations to transform this race into a fundraiser, benefiting the five non-profit organizations, with the intent to strengthen this community.   April 26th, 2009 Beginning at Dover City Hall Proceeds from the race will benefit many local organizations such as Dover adult learning center, Malley Farm boys home, community partners, HUB family resource center, and Monarch school of New England.   Lon...
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
Located at 182 Central Ave., Dover New Hampshire, the Woodman institute studies and lectures on local area history.  Here you can find who built New Hampshire, marvel at New Hampshire history, and experience the finest display of natural history and geology in the New Hampshire area. Originally built in 1818, the three story brick home was the residence of Annie and Charles Woodman.  Together they shared the home with lawyer, Daniel Christie.  When Annie Woodman passed in 1915, she left a trust of $100,000 to create a Dover institution. Today, the Woodman Institute Museum highlights artifact, minerals, fire and police memorabilia, musical instruments, and china and pottery throughout five different locations.  The Woodman home displays rocks, minerals, fossils and Indian artifact.  The...
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
10th Annual Dover Pride: Clean Up Day April 25, 8:00 am-noon, followed by lunch rain or shineThe Dover Main Street program's tenth annual Clean Up Day kicks off downtown preparations for summer activities. Volunteers are treated to a Pancake Breakfast at the Cochecho Mills Courtyard on Central Avenue, where they are assigned to worksites. Please wear loose comfortable clothing (work gloves are recommended).  Rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, pruners, brooms, etc., with your name on them are always welcome. Children with supervision are welcome. Help transform the downtown and make Dover bloom for summer! For more information about Dover New Hampshire, or Dover New Hampshire real estate, contact Bill Somerset, Century 21 Central Falls Realty.  (phone) 603-742-2121 x 1014 or by email at bill...
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
Looking for a a great place to take in scenic views of New Hampshire's Seacoast? Check out the Garrison HIll Tower, located just off Central Ave. in Dover New Hampshire.  The tower, standing at 298 feet gives visitors scenic views of New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.  On a good, clear day, visitors can get views from Mt. Washington, all the way to Boston.   Looking back in history.   The hill has had structures built on it, dating back as far as 1880.  It is said that native Americans built a wooden tower there to observe the land.  The city of Dover purchased the hill and the land in 1888 when a more modern tower was built.  By 1913 a small ski slope had been constructed for the local community to enjoy.  By 1970 the tower had been worn with wear and tear, and had to fenced off ...
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
In May of 1998, the Dover Police Mounted Patrol began its deployment in our downtown area. The goal with this program was twofold. First, the primary goal was to increase the Police Department's sense of presence in the downtown area and secondly, they hoped to promote a positive image and enhance personal communication with members of the public. The Dover Police Mounted Patrol relies on volunteers to accomplish a number of tasks from stable management to horse exercising.  Some volunteers have extensive equestrian backgrounds, while others have none, but have been willing to "learn on the job". Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, and have parental permission if under 18. Experience with horses is not a requirement, but a willingness to work with and around our horses is. Meet...
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
Well, it's been a long while since I've been asked to do one of these.  I have to admit, I'm not a juge fan of the MEME.  But, I'll be a good sport and play.  I was tagged recently by Sharon Tara, and asked to do a photo MEME.  So, here goes! Here are the rules: 1) Type out all the Questions below and answer them with a picture. 2) Tag 5 people and spread the love out. That is it. Age at my next Birthday -      Favorite movie or tv character - Favorite food - Favorite sports team - Of course!  For those of you that know me and read my blogs! Place I would most like to visit - I've been a lot of places, Vegas just happens to be one I've never been to! Bad habit -  some might say I drink way too much coffee! So, enough about me, my past, and my habits.  It's time to pass along the fun to ...
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
Part 3 in a weekly blog series of Why I love Dover New Hampshire, this week I'm highlighting Dover New Hampshire's Ice arena.  The arena is a big part of my families life, and a big part of many of the hockey families in the area also.                Public skating sessions are one of our main attractions at Dover Arena. Skating provides great exercise and an opportunity to get out of the house - plus, it's not like exercising at the gym... skating is fun! Lace-em up and come join the others. Get on the ice and get ready for a great experience. The rink offers both Adult and Youth Ice Hockey programs and leagues. Whether you are a beginning skater looking to play on a team in an instructional league or an experienced ice hockey player looking to get out and play with others of a similar...
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
Part 2, Reason #7 in a new series I decided to launch last week.  This week I am highlighting two of the towns great assets.  The Dover indoor pool and the Jenny Thompson outdoor pool. The Dover Indoor Pool is a 25-yard 6-lane pool located in downtown Dover off of Henry Law Avenue.  With an average water temperature of 81 degrees, the Indoor Pool is used for a wide range of activities including lap swim, therapy swim, lessons, competitive swimming, scuba classes, birthday parties and aqua-aerobics.  The dive well, which features a 1-meter diving board, is used primarily for diving instruction and recreational swimming, including treading water, water jogging and deep water swim instruction.               The Jenny Thompson Outdoor Pool is a 50-meter competition pool located on Portland...
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
  The city of Dover has a long and colorful history spanning nearly four centuries. Its earliest days as a colonial seaport led to a successful shipbuilding industry in the 1700s, and it flourished in the 19th century as the nation's leading manufacturer of cotton goods. The development of a brick industry spanned decades of successful mill operations through the middle of the 20th century. Dover's renaissance as a thriving, competitive community continues today. Reason #12; Dover New Hampshire's childrens museum 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 ...
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By Sue Melhorn, Licensed in NH, ME and FL!
(The Bean Group)
Although the real estate market was tough in 2008 as you will see below, 288 homes sold in Dover.  People still have to move and homes still do sell regardless of the market.  With that said, here is A Little Perspective on the Real Estate Market: •  More than 1000 banks closed in 1930 (three years before the FDIC was created) BUT Only 14 banks have been taken over in 2008, •  There are 76 million households in the US that own their home--24 million of these homes are owned free and clear, •  There are 52 million homes with mortgages in the US;  97.2% of these are not in foreclosure AND 93.8% of these homes are current on their payments. Unfortunately... •  Over 20% of people with a mortgage owe more than their home is worth •  40% of all homes in foreclosure are non-owner occupied (inv...
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By Fred Doleac, Real Estate in a Virtual World
(Fred Doleac - Bean Group)
Dover NH Real Estate Foreclosures, Bank Owned and Short Sale Opportunities Would you like to receive Dover, NH real estate foreclosure (bank-owned) listings and short sale opportunities?  If you are serious about buying a home at a great value, our local RE/MAX real estate professionals at RE/MAX Country Properties will contact you and provide:   * A list of existing real estate foreclosure (bank-owned) and short sale listings in Dover, NH and other communities you select. * Email alerts on NEW foreclosure (bank-owned) and short sale listings in the New Hampshire MLS. * Address and mapping information so that you may drive by the listings and assess the locations.   DOVER, NH NEW LISTING ALERTS - BE THE FIRST TO KNOW - THE BEST DEALS SELL QUICKLY!  Just tell us what towns you are intere...
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By Fred Doleac, Real Estate in a Virtual World
(Fred Doleac - Bean Group)
Dover New Hampshire Real Estate Tour Dover, New Hampshire is nestled between the scenic expanse of the Lakes Region, the snowy peaks of the White Mountains and the rugged shores of the Seacoast. Dover is also close to the University of New Hampshire, Pease International Tradeport and harbors a local airport. The city is a short drive from the Port of New Hampshire, the state's only deep water port, scene to industrial barges escorted by tugs importing and exporting goods to and from the Granite State. Dover offers a quick commute to the metropolitan area of Boston, and less than an hour's drive from Boston's Logan International Airport. Originally inhabited by Abenaki Indians, Dover was settled by brothers William and Edward Hilton as "Hilton's Point" in 1623. Dover is believed to be th...
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By Sue Melhorn, Licensed in NH, ME and FL!
(The Bean Group)
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist noted in October that, "A trend away from subprime mortgages to FHA loans, which often carry much lower interest rates, is a positive development for consumers and the house market going forward.  Still, it will take some time for the change to yield a measurably higher closed sales volume in the aftermath of the subprime collapse.  In the near term, we expect home sales to remain fairly stable."  As real estate markets are local, here's what happened in the Dover market in October:    30 homes sold in Dover in October: - 22 single family homes, -   7 condos, and -   1 mobile homes.   Year-to-date, 254 homes have sold in Dover, NH: -165 single family homes -  79 condos, and -  10 mobile homes  In addition, 24 Dover homes are pending with active contrac...
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By Sue Melhorn, Licensed in NH, ME and FL!
(The Bean Group)
As you may guess, I receive many requests from friends and associates for referrals to professional trades and services - everything from painters to attorneys.  Because I've received these requests, and because I operate my own business by referral, I have compiled a Business Referral Directory that lists the finest individuals and companies serving our community.  You can check out this new directory anytime on my website, www.SeacoastHomesForYou.com.  I hope you enjoy this directory and if you or someone you know would like to be a part of it, please give me a call or drop me an email. Now let's take look at what is going on in the market locally... 30 homes sold in Dover in September: - 17 single family homes, -   9 condos, and -   4 mobile homes.  Year-to-date, 224 homes have sold ...
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By Stephanie Ballou
(Keller Williams Coastal Realty)
Dover Goes Wireless Yes, the City of Dover has gone wireless! The Dover Public Wireless Internet Access Project The project was completed on August 28, 2008.  A collaborative effort of Dover Main Street, Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce and the City of Dover. This project was funded by a State of New Hampshire Department of Economic Development Telecommunications grant and a Comcast technology grant. As a result of this project, four City of Dover downtown locations now have wireless hot spot access available. Cocheco Falls Millworks (100 Main Street) Henry Law Park (6 Washington Street) Transportation Center (33 Chestnut) McConnell Center Grounds (61 Locust Street). Prior to this wireless service  was, and still is, available at Dover Public Library and Dover Arena. "This access, adv...
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By Sue Melhorn, Licensed in NH, ME and FL!
(The Bean Group)
Check this out...Save $1000 on Your Next Home Purchase! With rates dipping recently, housing prices low plus a $1,000 credit at closing, I can't think of a better reason to start looking for a new home or investment property.  If you have interest, let me know.  Or, if you know of someone who could use our services and a $1,000 credit, please let me know or pass this along.  Carol and I love referrals!! Now let's take look at what is going on in the market locally...  34 homes sold in Dover in August: - 17 single family homes, - 15 condos, and -   2 mobile homes.   Year-to-date, 194 homes have sold in Dover, NH: -126 single family homes -  63 condos, and -   5 mobile homes  In addition, 17 Dover homes went pending with active contracts in August. For more real estate information, check ...
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By Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
(Re/Max Realty Group)
Slated for it's 24th consecutive year, the city of DOVER NEW HAMPSHIRE will play host to a fun fuilled day consisting of food, entertainment, vendors, crafts, and games. Anyone looking for a slice of traditional Yankee life should reserve the first Saturday of October for Dover's annual Apple Harvest Day. This all-day family event draws approximately 25,000 visitors to the city's downtown each year.  The public is invited to enter the Apple Pie contest, so break out the family recipe. Pies will be judged on overall appearance and taste, and prizes in two divisions (adults, age 15 years and older; youth, age 5 to 14 years) will be awarded for first through fifth place. Pies should be dropped off at the Cocheco Falls Courtyard between 9 and 11 a.m. on Apple Harvest Day. Judging will take...
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By J COTTON
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