Dover produced 54% of it's sales in the second half of 2009 or 28 sales as recorded through MLS. The total MLS sales for 2009 was 49 properties.The days on market have substantially climbed over the last two years, compared to its surrounding neighbors of Needham and Wellesley. The absorption rate is high in such a small market that covers a very large price range, 2009 was $101,000 to $9.5M.
Dover offers an excellent school system, hundreds of acres of trails, a growing community of activities for both young and old and readily accessible via train(stops in Needham, Wellesley and Westwood) and car (close to major routes). It's surprising more buyers are not taking advantage of the opportunity to own (generally) an acre or more of land and a nice community all at a very competitive tax rate. Check out Dover, MA and present your buyers with more variety - it might be worth your time.