Housing http://nhpr.org en New N.H. Housing Report: Demographics & Housing Mismatch http://nhpr.org/post/new-nh-housing-report-demographics-housing-mismatch <p>A new report finds that with shifting New Hampshire demographics, household incomes and lifestyles, our housing stock soon won’t fit us anymore. And it predicts this infrastructure ‘mismatch” could be a drag on future economic growth. We’ll find out more, and what its authors say might create a more balanced housing market.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p><ul><li><strong>Dean Christon – </strong>executive director of the <a href="http://www.nhhfa.org/">New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority</a></li><li><strong>Dennis Delay– </strong>economist at the <a href="http://www.nhpolicy.org/">New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies</a> and co-author of a new three-part report commissioned by the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority.</li><li><strong>Paul Morin</strong> – president of <a href="http://www.tarkka.com/about_us">Tarkka Homes</a>. He is actively involved with the <a href="http://www.hbranh.com/en/">Home Builders and Remodelers Association of NH</a>. He regularly testifies before the N.H. Legislature on issues relating to the industry.</li><li><strong>Russ Thibeault - </strong>president of <a href="http://www.aernh.com/index.htm">Applied Economic Research</a>, an economic and real estate consulting firm in Laconia, the report’s other co-author.</li></ul><p><strong>* You can find more information about NHHFA's report <a href="http://www.nhhfa.org/housing-data-needs.cfm">here</a>.</strong></p><p></p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:00:51 +0000 The Exchange 46399 at http://nhpr.org New N.H. Housing Report: Demographics & Housing Mismatch Families In Transition Offers A Path To Stability http://nhpr.org/post/families-transition-offers-path-stability <div><a href="http://www.fitnh.org/" target="_blank">Families in Transition</a> provides safe, affordable housing and support services to families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The goal is to help people achieve self-sufficiency. Rebecca moved into Families in Transition housing when her youngest daughter was two months old.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“My life at that point was chaotic to say the least. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 04:18:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 46855 at http://nhpr.org Families In Transition Offers A Path To Stability Housing Discrimination Bill Narrowly Passes House http://nhpr.org/post/housing-discrimination-bill-narrowly-passes-house <p>This week, the New Hampshire House narrowly passed a bill that would prohibit landlords from discriminating against renters with Section 8 vouchers and victims of domestic violence.</p><p>After the House initially tabled the bill last week, lawmakers amended it to more tightly define victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. They now must have a current, final protective order.</p><p>The bill goes to the Senate next where it faces a tougher debate.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:55:30 +0000 Ryan Lessard 45090 at http://nhpr.org Housing Discrimination Bill Narrowly Passes House Housing Discrimination Bill For Federal Renter's Assistance And Domestic Violence Stirs Controversy http://nhpr.org/post/housing-discrimination-bill-federal-renters-assistance-and-domestic-violence-stirs-controversy <p>The New Hampshire House is slated to vote this week on a bill to prevent housing discrimination. Renters who pay with federal subsidy vouchers, known as Section 8, and victims of domestic abuse would receive new protections.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:50:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 44529 at http://nhpr.org Housing Discrimination Bill For Federal Renter's Assistance And Domestic Violence Stirs Controversy How's Housing? http://nhpr.org/post/hows-housing <p>Six years after the collapse of the housing bubble, New Hampshire’s housing market is once again on the rise. But with new regulations making it more difficult to get a loan and rental prices going through the roof, some question whether this new market is just another bubble. Will the government’s new blueprint for sustainable housing hold up in the real world?</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS</u></strong></p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 03:27:41 +0000 Laura Knoy 42414 at http://nhpr.org How's Housing? New Mortgage Regulations Now In Effect http://nhpr.org/post/new-mortgage-regulations-now-effect <p></p><p>The new year has brought some changes to the process of getting a mortgage. Home buyers may have already noticed as banks and other lenders have tightened standards since the recession, but new regulatory changes are going into effect. To hear how those changes will impact borrowers and the housing market in general, we’ve called Barbara Cunningham. She is with the Greater Manchester/Nashua Board of Realtors and also a member of the Board of Directors of the Mortgage Bankers and Brokers of New Hampshire.</p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:35:11 +0000 Rick Ganley 41609 at http://nhpr.org New Mortgage Regulations Now In Effect State Of Homelessness In N.H., 2013 http://nhpr.org/post/state-homelessness-nh-2013 <p>A <a href="http://www.nhceh.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/2013-State-of-Homelessness-in-NH-Report.pdf">new report</a> paints a complex picture, including that the number of un-sheltered homeless has jumped by twenty percent over the past year.&nbsp; We’ll look once again at this stubborn problem and ongoing efforts to address it.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 41398 at http://nhpr.org State Of Homelessness In N.H., 2013 New Hampshire's Housing Market Shows Strength http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshires-housing-market-shows-strength <p>New Hampshire remains on track to have the fewest number of home foreclosures in six years.</p><p>In October, 239 homes fell into foreclosure. That’s a slight uptick from September, but the state is <a href="http://www.nhhfa.org/data-planning/foreclosure/ForeclosureUpdate_12-09-13.html" target="_blank">projected </a>to have less than 3,000 total foreclosures for the year, the lowest since 2007.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:42:53 +0000 Todd Bookman 39813 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire's Housing Market Shows Strength Granite United Way's 2-1-1 Connects People and Services http://nhpr.org/post/granite-united-ways-2-1-1-connects-people-and-services-0 <p>The <a href="http://www.graniteuw.org/" target="_blank">Granite United Way</a>&#39;s 2-1-1 New Hampshire service is a directory assistance of services available in the state. It puts those in need in touch with the services that can help.</p><p>Cassie called 2-1-1 for help with disability rights when she ran into trouble with her housing arrangement. Her landlord had issued an eviction notice after she acquired a dog, because her lease forbids pets from the building. But Cassie&#39;s dog isn&#39;t a pet; she&#39;s a psychiatric service dog that provided therapeutic assistance.</p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 36454 at http://nhpr.org Granite United Way's 2-1-1 Connects People and Services Trailer Parks: An Unexpected Solution For The Looming Boomer Housing Crisis? http://nhpr.org/post/trailer-parks-unexpected-solution-looming-boomer-housing-crisis <p></p><p>The mass retirement of baby boomers could trigger yet another housing crisis. Boomers were responsible for roughly 80% of home construction in the 80’s and 90’s, and many of those homes were big, too big for empty nesters transitioning to a fixed income. Enter a housing solution that’s been with us all along: mobile home communities, or trailer parks.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27457 at http://nhpr.org Trailer Parks: An Unexpected Solution For The Looming Boomer Housing Crisis? Report Shows Slight Increase In Rental Costs http://nhpr.org/post/report-shows-slight-increase-rental-costs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The average rental price in New Hampshire stands at just over $1,000 per month, including utilities. That's up about a percentage point from last year.</span></p><p>The numbers come from New Hampshire Housing’s <a href="http://www.nhhfa.org/data-planning/rentalsurvey/2013RentSurvey.pdf" target="_blank">annual survey</a> completed in April.</p><p>Communications Director Jane Law says high foreclosure rates in recent years have forced more people into the rental market, driving up cost.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:34:47 +0000 Todd Bookman 30991 at http://nhpr.org 2012: A Year Of Gains In N.H. Housing Market http://nhpr.org/post/2012-year-gains-nh-housing-market <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Modest improvement: that’s how a new <a href="http://www.nhhfa.org/rl_docs/housingdata/ForeclosureUpdate_02-08-13.html" target="_blank">report </a>from the New Hampshire Housing Financing Authority sums up 2012. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two hundred and ninety-seven homes fell into foreclosure in December, an 18% jump from a month earlier. But total foreclosures for the year are down sharply from their peak in 2010.</span></p><p>Jane Law with NH Housing says the overall economy is still driving a housing recovery.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:44:25 +0000 Todd Bookman 21611 at http://nhpr.org 2012: A Year Of Gains In N.H. Housing Market How Is New Hampshire Housing? http://nhpr.org/post/how-new-hampshire-housing <p>At the start of a New Year, some numbers look good -- sales are steadily going up and prices are recovering.&nbsp; But there are also less hopeful signs -- foreclosures remain a stubborn problem and new construction is slow.&nbsp; We’ll take a look at the housing picture here in the Granite State.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p><strong>Brian Gottlob </strong>-<strong> </strong>Principal of Policon Research, an agency focusing on economic and public policy issues.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:04:18 +0000 Laura Knoy 21295 at http://nhpr.org How Is New Hampshire Housing? Cautious Optimism For N.H. Housing Market http://nhpr.org/post/cautious-optimism-nh-housing-market <p></p><p>New data from NH Housing Finance Authority shows 263 New Hampshire homes fell into foreclosure in September. That’s a 13% decline from 2011 levels.</p><p>The report says the numbers are a sign that the worst of the housing crisis could be behind us. &nbsp;</p><p>But, cautious optimism aside, there is some tangible good news here: total foreclosures are on track to be their lowest since 2009. Foreclosure auction notices are also way down.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 18:30:58 +0000 Todd Bookman 16449 at http://nhpr.org New Housing Data Shows Sales Strong, Prices Soft http://nhpr.org/post/new-housing-data-shows-sales-strong-prices-soft <p></p><p>Residential properties in New Hampshire continue to move at a strong pace.&nbsp;</p><p>More than 1,100 homes sold in September. That’s a 7.5% jump from 2011 levels, fueled in part by very low mortgage rates.</p><p>Prices, though, remain flat. The average sale price last month was just under $200,000, a slight dip from August.</p><p>Ned Redpath with Redpath Realty in Hanover says buyers still control the market</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 19:55:26 +0000 Todd Bookman 15522 at http://nhpr.org