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Seacoast home sales plummet … and more

Building Stronger CommunitiesThe pandemic wreaked havoc with Seacoast May residential real estate closings, according to the most recent report by the Seacoast Board of Realtors. There were 59 single-family home closings, down 42% from May 2019, although there are 81 pending sales, the most since May and 2019. The median sale price rose to $510,000. In addition, the Realtors reported that it was the slowest May since 2014 for condominium sales, which were off 37% from last May. The median May sale price was $325,000, down 7.9%.

Denise Morrison has joined Roche Realty Group’s Meredith office. She has been practicing real estate for 3½ years, and before that she worked as a residential and commercial real estate paralegal and tax representative handling residential tax abatements at law firms in Concord, and Dover. She also was the owner of a 400-acre certified organic dairy farm in Monroe.

Fuss & O’Neill, a Connecticut-based engineering firm with an office in Manchester, has been named to the ENR Top 500 list of national and international architectural engineering, environmental, geotechnical, landscape architect, and planning companies.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded over $6.6 million in Emergency Solutions Grants to the state of New Hampshire and city of Manchester to support homeless individuals and those at risk of becoming homeless. In this second round of grants, Manchester was awarded $1.8 million and the state was awarded $4.8 million. The grants can be used to make more emergency shelters available, provide hotel/motel vouchers and provide essential services to people experiencing homelessness, among other priorities.

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