home ownership http://nhpr.org en Energy Efficiency Investment Slow to Catch On http://nhpr.org/post/energy-efficiency-investment-slow-catch <p>A new <a href="http://www.eos.unh.edu/news/indiv_news.shtml?NEWS_ID=1315">report </a>out from the New Hampshire Energy and Climate Collaborative&nbsp;finds that NH may not be doing enough to make homes more energy efficient.</p><p>Three years ago Governor John Lynch put forth his <a href="http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/air/tsb/tps/climate/action_plan/documents/nhcap_final.pdf">climate action plan</a>, a roadmap for how to reduce the states carbon emissions. Number one on the list of strategies: maximize energy efficiency in buildings. But&nbsp;getting homeowners to invest in efficiency has been harder than policymakers had hoped. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:07:33 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 7984 at http://nhpr.org Energy Efficiency Investment Slow to Catch On A Waiting Game For Homeowners Trying To Sell Short http://nhpr.org/post/waiting-game-homeowners-trying-sell-short Banks are often accused of dragging their feet when a homeowner wants to sell for less than the balance on the mortgage. A lot of those "short sales" might be better dubbed "really long and drawn out" sales. New federal guidelines, though, could now push lenders to approve short sales faster.<br /> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 06:45:00 +0000 6097 at http://nhpr.org A Waiting Game For Homeowners Trying To Sell Short Mixed Data on Housing Market http://nhpr.org/post/mixed-data-housing-market <p>New <a href="http://www.nhhfa.org/rl_docs/housingdata/ForeclosureUpdate_03-07-12.htm">data </a>from the <a href="http://www.nhhfa.org/">New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority </a>paints a mixed picture of the State&rsquo;s housing market.&nbsp;</p><p>288 New Hampshire homes slipped into foreclosure in January. That&rsquo;s a 22-percent decrease from the prior month, but still well above pre-recession levels.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 20:44:27 +0000 Todd Bookman 2355 at http://nhpr.org Mixed Data on Housing Market