Open Houses Saturday June 21 from 10-Noon:


27 West Diane Drive, Keene • $229,000 • 4-BRs, 2.5-BA Cape with pool, many updates & $5k at closing to buyer!

28 Greenbriar Rd, Keene • $249,900 • 4-BRs, 1.5-BA Colonial. Well maintained, great neighborhood, private yard.

26 Cram Hill Rd, Swanzey • $136,900 • 3-BRs, 2-BA home on almost 3.5 acres with patio & an affordable price!


For more information, click here.


Open Houses Saturday June 21 from 12:30-2:30


271 Gilsum St, Keene • $167,500 • Super spacious 4-BR, 1.5-BA home with a lot of living area in a nice location.

61 Webber Hill Rd, Swanzey • $94,900 • Affordable & adorable 3-BR home on a beautifully landscaped lot.

23 Spring Street, Swanzey • $134,900 • Totally renovated 3-BR Cape with new kitchen & bath and enclosed porch.


For more information on these properties, click here.

Remember, If you can’t make the open house, you can always call us at 603-357-2121 to make an appointment to view any listing!




 64 Liberty Lane , Keene
MLS: 4341548
Property Type: Residential Year Built: 1968 Total Rooms: 6 Garage: None
School District: Keene Total Fin SqFt: 1,474 Bedrooms: 3 Waterfront:
Gross Taxes: $ 4,928.88 Approx. Acres: .28 Total Baths: 1 Water Type:
Taxes TBD: No Basement: Yes / Interior Apx Ttl Below Grd: 900
Style: Ranch Construction: Wood Frame Foundation: Concrete
Exterior: Vinyl Roof: Shingle-Architectural Basement: Full , Partially Finished , Walk Out
Electric: 100 Amp , Circuit Breaker(s) Heating/Cool: Baseboard , Hot Water Water Heater: Off Boiler
Heat Fuel: Oil , Wood Sewer: Public Water: Public
Full Bath 1/2 Bath 3/4 Bath Den
Dining Rm Family Rm 25×22 Kitchen 18×9 Living Rm 15×12
Master BR 11×14 2nd BR 10×12 3rd BR 8×12 4th BR
Other Rm 1 Other Rm 2 Other Rm 3
Public Rems: Move right in to this charming home in terrific neighborhood!! Home boasts 3 bedrooms, 1 full updated bathroom, recently applianced eat-in kitchen, replacement windows throughout, new architecturally shingled roof, recently painted interior, family room in lower level with wet bar, newer woodstove and sliders to the patio in the backyard, workshop area as well as laundry room with washer/dryer. This home has it all!!
Directions: Court St. to Old Walpole Rd. Left onto American Ave. Left onto Liberty Lane. House on is the second house on the right

By Dick Thackston.

If the answer to this question is yes, then you are not prepared to sell your home. It doesn’t matter if the laundry is clean or dirty, in the laundry or in the bedroom – you’re really just not ready.



Most home sellers don’t realize it but the most value creating thing they can do is organize, clean & maybe repaint the inside of their home. No Realtor, no matter how skilled or experienced they are can make up for poor housekeeping or lack of maintenance, and no buyer  is going to fully over look poor housekeeping and lack of maintenance. The tough truth about selling a home that most Realtors are hesitant to mention to sellers when they meet with them face to face is that if you are ready to sell the important thing to do is make your house the very best it can be “as is”, not start adding projects that you may not have the time, money or skills to complete before putting the home on the market. Let’s face it, if you’ve lived in the house for a number of years and never finished the basement or built that big addition on to your deck, this is not the time to do it – it’s the next guy’s problem and opportunity.




Cleaning and minor repairs are the keys: fix the broken sprayer handle at the Kitchen sink ($5 +/-), vacuum all the flooring and mop the Kitchen floor, replace the broken or missing knobs on the Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets; don’t get involved in giant projects! The pay back on these minor efforts is far more than they pay back on major home improvements


Also, be realistic about what you can’t do: if you can’t dislodge your teenager from their purple and black bedroom to paint it a neutral color, know that it’s going to reduce the marketability of your home and probably take several times the actual cost to repaint off the price you will receive for your home.




Everybody has pets and everybody loves THEIR pets, but yours buyers probably won’t see as endearing, so clean up after them, keep after them and make sure they don’t represent a problem with either showing the home or its presentation. (Yes, this means cleaning the litter box and vacuuming the dog hairs up prior to showings!) 



Selling your home is work and it’s a partnership between you and your Realtor. Make sure you’re both on the same page and working together to maximize your pay and theirs.

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We posted an article from DSNEWS that stated “Despite fewer foreclosure starts, distressed sales rose in 2013”. Based on our analysis of sales in all of 2012 and 2013, this has been true even in New Hampshire.


We reviewed the data reported in NNEREN MLS and determined an estimated* foreclosure (REO) amount for 2012 and 2013 in select areas, in addition to the entire state.


Cheshire County 2012: 10% REO

Cheshire County 2013: 18.5% REO


Sullivan County 2012: 15.6% REO

Sullivan County 2013: 20.3% REO


City of Keene 2012: 7.6% REO

City of Keene 2013: 10.3% REO


City of Claremont 2012: 22.3% REO

City of Claremont 2013: 27.6% REO


All of New Hampshire: 2012: 10.6% REO

All of New Hampshire 2013: 14.07% REO


Foreclosure sales increased 3.47% statewide, with some markets having a foreclosure sales rate higher than the state average. Real Estate is a local phenomenon and each market is different.


*The above data was gathered from NNEREN MLS and is estimated as not all listings are reported as a foreclosure in the MLS when they actually are, as each bank/servicer has their own guidelines on disclosing a property as a foreclosure. 

Despite Fewer Foreclosure Starts, Distressed Sales Rose in 2013.

Statewide Trends: 2014 Projections

Posted by Gove Group on Monday, January 13th, 2014 at 11:31am.

By Daniel Hussey

Single Family Home Sales

Sales were up by 10% in 2013, continuing the upward trend in total sales over the past 3 years.  We believe the market will continue to accelerate in 2014 and improve another 15% over the course of the year. If the last few months are an indication of what’s ahead, 2014 will be a big year. There is still a lot of pent up demand in the starter home market and for those looking to downsize. Analysts are already looking at what is happening and seeing a housing bubble form in specific A+ markets; however, tighter regulation in the home mortgage industry will hopefully reign in macro-level unrealistic appreciation and keep the markets safe. So far, so good.


Single Family Prices

Home prices continue to improve. During the downturn, the average home price fell largely because the number of sales priced below $200,000 made up a much larger percentage of all sales in the market. At the same time, home sales above $200,000 decreased. What we are seeing is that middle portion of the market, sales right around $200,000 to $300,000, increase and sales below $200,000 are drying up. This change in volume from one price segment to another is a long process and speaks volumes about incomes, jobs, an aging population, an aging stock of existing homes, costs of construction and many other factors including buyer’s perception. What we want to see is a return to normalcy followed by slow growth that mirrors income growth at all price points. This makes for a stable, easy-to-predict, investment atmosphere. While the changes in regulations in the housing industry have been arduous at times, they are aimed on the most basic level, to match incomes with home costs to avoid over extending consumers for their own good, or in other words, more secure and stable path towards the American Dream.  This is playing out now and so far, in our markets, it’s working.

As new construction specialists, we are seeing an increasing demand for new homes for two main product types; starter homes and ranches or first floor masters. The existing stock of starter homes is largely made up of older homes built in the 70’s and 80’s, lived in by baby boomers who have invested in their homes over the years to various degrees. At the same time, there is an enormous and ever growing segment of baby boomers, 55 to 65, that have stayed on the sidelines during the downturn, who are ready to downsize, build that dream house and move on. These buyers will pay a much higher PSF for the right home. Spec building for this segment is clearly the path to success in 2014. Finally, the segment that saw terrible depreciation during the downturn, those large colonial homes built from 2000 to 2007, will start to see the light at the end of the tunnel and some will make a move despite taking a loss from their original purchase price.

If there is one point that needs to be made going into 2014, it is this:  If you want to increase the number of homes you want to sell this year, start spec building now. With build times of 6 to 8 months, buyers will purchase a similar spec home before buying paper. Additionally, plan your Fall batch out now so they are in the pipeline.

Shared with permission from The Gove Group Real Estate, LLC