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Seacoast real estate sales set records in August … and more

Union Bank recently invested $100,000 in the Bethlehem Workforce Housing Project, a NH Community Development Finance Authority tax credit project. The credits will support a 28-unit low-income housing project being developed by Affordable Housing Education and Development. Shown at the project’s site are, from left, Mike Claflin, executive director of AHEAD; Erica Antonucci, Union Bank assistant vice president and commercial loan officer and Samantha Norrie, Union Bank assistant vice president and residential and consumer loan officer.

Real estate sales on the Seacoast set records in August, according to the Seacoast Board of Realtors. They reported that the month ended with the fewest active single-family listings ever, but with 17 $1 million-plus sales – the most ever recorded. The 126 total sales was the most for the month August since 2018. The median price of $550,000 was up 9.4% from last year, but well off the year’s record high of $612,500 set in June. Available condo listings hit an all-time August low and the fewest since December.

Ground was broke recently at The Founders Academy in Manchester for the school’s 6th grade expansion project. When completed, the new space will add four new classrooms, office/meeting space for students and teachers, storage, lockers, and outdoor access for 6th graders in new wing. Northpoint Construction Management of Hudson is in charge of the construction, which is slated to be completed at the end of October.

Bedford Design Consultants, a civil engineering and land surveying firm, has purchased a new office at 592 Harvey Rd. in Manchester, near Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.Ronald Fredette of Keller Williams was instrumental in the purchase of the property.

Clean Energy NH will [present its 12th annual Local Solutions Conference as a virtual event Oct. 29-30. Featured this year will be keynote speaker Katharine Wilkinson of Project Drawdown. The conference will also feature panelists of energy executives representing international, regional and statewide companies, including the New England Power Generators Association, Brookfield Renewable, Business Network for Offshore Wind and Liberty Utilities, and several multi-track sessions on prevalent clean energy and clean tech topics. To register, visit Registration is open for this event, and Early Bird pricing will end on September 15th. Visit the official webpage at

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