housing market 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 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? Foreclosures Drop To Six-Year Low http://nhpr.org/post/foreclosures-drop-six-year-low <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Only 161 homes fell into foreclosure in November, the lowest single monthly total since 2007.</p><p>New <a href="http://www.nhhfa.org/data-planning/foreclosure/ForeclosureUpdate_01-14-14.html" target="_blank">data </a>from the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority shows foreclosures were down 25% through the first 11 months of 2013, compared to a year prior.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:17:53 +0000 NHPR Staff 41827 at http://nhpr.org Foreclosures Drop To Six-Year Low 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 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 Housing Sales Up, But Prices Remain Flat http://nhpr.org/post/housing-sales-prices-remain-flat <p></p><p>New housing data suggests the New Hampshire market may be stabilizing, even while residential prices remain low.</p><p>The median sale price last month was $210,000. That’s the same price from August 2011--a signal that the number of houses for sale continues to outpace demand.</p><p>But a report from the <a href="http://www.nhar.org/" target="_blank">New Hampshire Association of Realtors</a> says the number of units sold is up more than 20% from last year. And gains are being seen in each of the state’s ten counties.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:42:20 +0000 Todd Bookman 13753 at http://nhpr.org Housing Market Shows Signs of Life http://nhpr.org/post/housing-market-shows-signs-life <p></p><p>New housing data released today show a continued upswing in residential sales.&nbsp;Twelve-hundred-and-sixty homes were sold in July. That’s a jump of about 20% from a year ago.</p><p>John Rice with <a href="http://www.nhar.org/">NH Association of Realtors</a> believes that with sales on the upswing, housing prices may be starting to turn the corner.</p><p>“If they are not as low as they are going to get, they’ve got to be close to it," says Rice.</p><p>The median sale price in July was $215,000, basically the same as it was in 2011.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 18:03:06 +0000 Todd Bookman 11443 at http://nhpr.org Housing Market Shows Signs of Life Hoping For Payout, Investors Become Landlords http://nhpr.org/post/hoping-payout-investors-become-landlords The housing market has a new frontier — turning foreclosed homes into rental properties. Some big-time investors are starting to buy up thousands of homes to turn into rentals. That might help shore up home prices. But some housing advocates are nervous.<p>For decades, most single-family homes available for rent have been owned by mom-and-pop landlords. Sometimes it's the nice old guy up the street who owns a couple of rental homes, and some even offer advice on the Internet.<p>But, it's not just mom-and-pops anymore. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 07:23:00 +0000 Chris Arnold 3135 at http://nhpr.org Hoping For Payout, Investors Become Landlords Fannie, Freddie Weigh Mortgage Write-Downs http://nhpr.org/post/fannie-freddie-weigh-mortgage-write-downs Hundreds of thousands of homeowners facing foreclosure might get help by having the amount they owe reduced by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.<p>This is a hot topic in Washington, D.C., with many Democrats pushing for these so-called "principal reductions" to try to help the housing market. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 06:53:00 +0000 Chris Arnold 3057 at http://nhpr.org Fannie, Freddie Weigh Mortgage Write-Downs 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