Answering Settlement Questions

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

April 9, 2024 New Hampshire REALTORS President Joanie McIntire and legal counsel Matt Johnson met in the NHAR studio on April 5 to address some of the most commonly discussed subjects regarding the proposed NAR settlement, including: implications to New … Continued

Risk Management Video Series

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

April 4, 2024 Fighting back against land fraud The NHAR Risk Management Subcommittee is proud to present the first in a series of four risk management videos designed to help members recognize and avoid potential legal pitfalls while working with … Continued

Legislative Update March 26, 2024

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

  Amendment: septic bill compromise NHAR worked with NH Department of Environmental Services and a group of bi-partisan legislators to craft an amendment to House Bill 1113, which NHAR had opposed.  The original bill would have required failed septic systems to … Continued

NAR’s Proposed Settlement Discussion

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

March 19, 2024 New Hampshire REALTORS President Joanie McIntire and legal counsel Matt Johnson discuss the facts and potential implications regarding the proposed settlement agreement between the National Association of REALTORS and plaintiffs related to broker commissions. VIEW THE VIDEO … Continued

Homeownership Conference

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

With the affordability and availability crisis well at hand, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority is using its 2024 Homeownership Conference to stress the importance of getting involved locally to help shape housing policy in New Hampshire. The event is scheduled for March … Continued

Legislative Update Feb. 27, 2024

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

Seeking faster driveway permitting House Bill 1202 sets specific deadlines by which the Department of Transportation (DoT) has to issue permits on class I and class III highways, and the state-maintained portion of class II highways, for residential uses, including multifamily developments. … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

           ETHAN ASH During this time of year, I eagerly anticipate reading the NH Real Estate Year in Review published by NHAR and PrimeMLS. It provides valuable insights into the real estate industry’s current state and … Continued

OPLC Moves Bill Forward

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

February 20, 2024 Senate Bill 480 was introduced at the request of NHAR to improve customer service at the Office of Professional Licensing and Certification (OPLC).  It would require any occupational board or commission whose total number of active licensees exceeds … Continued

Legislative Update Feb. 13, 2024

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

  Still more licensing reforms Legislative efforts to alter or reform occupational licensing requirements, especially as they relate to out-of-state licensees acquiring a corresponding New Hampshire license, have been a constant debate at the State House over the past several … Continued

Legislative Update Jan. 30, 2024

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

  NHAR seeks to combat land scams Land fraud is becoming a common occurrence across New Hampshire. Scammers, with no ownership rights over a piece of property, will contact a brokerage indicating their desire to sell the property, usually undeveloped land, … Continued

Legislative Update Jan. 23, 2024

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

Changes proposed to septic process House Bill 1113 would make several significant changes to the existing statutory requirement for sellers on developed waterfront to perform a septic site assessment prior to the execution of the P&S. (RSA 485-A)  The bill would … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

              ETHAN ASH As we embark on 2024, it promises to be an eventful year. While commercial real estate volume experienced a significant downturn in 2023(decreasing approximately 40-50% in most categories), indications suggest a … Continued

NAR Lawsuit FAQs and Resources

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

Dec. 19, 2023 In light of questions that have arisen following the verdict against NAR, we’ve assembled resources to help members best understand the issue, answer those questions, and speak to the REALTOR value proposition. The resources, including an eight-minute … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

            Matt Bacon It has been a pleasure to serve our members in 2023, and to work with such an awesome team of directors, committee members, and leaders that have the talent, wisdom, dedication, integrity, … Continued

Risk Management Video Series

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

E-Communications Retention The NHAR risk management subcommittee is proud to present the third in a series of seven risk management videos designed to help members recognize and avoid potential legal pitfalls while working with customers and clients. In this installment, … Continued

Risk Management Video Series

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

  Providing Accommodations for Support and Service Animals The NHAR risk management subcommittee is proud to present the fifth in a series of seven risk management videos designed to help members recognize and avoid potential legal pitfalls while working with … Continued

Affordability at Historic Low

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

November 13, 2023 Affordability at historic low The NH October housing market report Residential housing affordability in New Hampshire hit its lowest point in more than two decades at the end of October. The month’s Affordability Index reached 58, meaning … Continued

Risk Management Video Series

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

Nov. 9, 2023 Video recordings at listings The NHAR risk management subcommittee is proud to present the second in a series of seven risk management videos designed to help members recognize and avoid potential legal pitfalls while working with customers … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

           Matt Bacon As REALTORS, we take an oath to support the NAR Code of Ethics, the legal standards controlling our profession, and those countless things we’ve learned from our community and mentors in the business … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

          Matt Bacon At NHCIBOR, we have a Public Policy Committee that focuses on the commercial impact of legislative changes.  This committee actively collaborates with the statewide committee, of which several NHCIBOR PPC members give their … Continued

The NH July Housing Report

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

August 8, 2023 Price continues to climb The median price for New Hampshire single family residential homes was $480,000 in July, a record for the month and a 7 percent increase from a year ago. Unsurprisingly, the affordability index fell … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

           Matt Bacon This year, I’ve gotten several questions, clarifications, and looks of confusion over exactly what NHCIBOR and NECPE do and how we’re different than other boards and property sites. Our core purpose is to … Continued

Septic Statute Altered

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

July 18, 2023 Changes to septic statute In 2012, NHAR worked with legislative allies to pass House Bill 1415, which created a new streamlined process for acquiring a permit in order to replace an existing septic system through a Permit by Rule (PBR).  … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

   PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE           Matt Bacon Approaching election years is always interesting from a public policy and advocacy standpoint, and 2023 is no different.  From WOTUS (Waters of the US) policy changes that are highly politically charged and … Continued

Legislative Update May 23, 2023

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

Tenant notification bill tabled House Bill 379 would have required that tenants subject to eviction must be provided with instructions on the process for contacting and obtaining assistance from New Hampshire Legal Assistance.  The bill had passed the House of Representatives, … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE       Matt Bacon As I was writing my last President’s Message, I couldn’t help but think “Are we going to find out what the current administration considers ‘too big to fail’?” Following the 2007-2008 financial crisis, there … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

    President’s Message          Matt Bacon With the spring season upon us and substantial changes continuing to affect CRE on a daily basis, experts in the construction and permitting sectors see marginal relief from the trends … Continued

Anti-Licensing Bill Stalls Out

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

March 28, 2023 Over 1,900 New Hampshire Realtors responded to NHAR’s Call for Action in opposition to House Bill 507, which would have permitted the unlicensed practice of over 40 professions in New Hampshire, including real estate. Last month, the House … Continued

Message Received by Legislators

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

March 23, 2023 Over 7,000 Realtor emails sent to state representatives The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to “Lay on the Table” House Bill 507, which would have permitted the unlicensed practice of over 40 professions in New Hampshire, including … Continued

Support Pro-Housing Legislation

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

March 13, 2023 The New Hampshire Senate will soon vote on several bills designed to increase housing inventory throughout New Hampshire by providing financial incentives to developers and municipalities. Please, use the accompanying link to learn more, and then take … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

President’s Message        Matt Bacon Debt market influence on construction lending – Last month, in light of rising interest rates and unchecked inflation, a couple of lending experts were consulted and provided some great insight on broader capital … Continued

Legislative Update Feb. 7, 2023

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

Bills incentivize affordable housing Two Senate bills would appropriate millions for much needed assistance to encourage the development of affordable housing.  Senate Bill 231 seeks to appropriate $25 million for the state’s affordable housing fund in order to provide financing or … Continued

Changes to NHAR Standard Forms

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

February 1, 2023 Changes to NHAR Standard Forms Several additions have been made to New Hampshire’s suite of standard forms for 2023, and NHAR general counsel Matt Johnson explains those changes and the rationale behind them in this four-minute video. The … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

    President’s Message          Matt Bacon Interest rates and inflation – As we all know, interest rates have been changing drastically, with movement in both directions, depending on the type and term of financing. The Federal … Continued

Price Hits Record High in 2022

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

January 10, 2023 Price hits record high in 2022 The New Hampshire year-end housing market report Affordability and availability remained the watchwords in the New Hampshire residential housing market, as 2022 came to a close with relatively few homes for … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

President’s Message Thank you for reading these messages from me for the past 12 months. As I move on from president for NH CIBOR and NECPE for 2023, I still plan to remain active helping the organizations. If you have … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

President’s Message Key Economic Data and News from SEPT The NAIOP CRE Sentiment Index for September 2022 is 47, down from April’s reading of 53. It is at the lowest level since September 2020. This reading suggests that respondents expect … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

    President’s Message It’s already fall, can you believe it? It looks like the federal reserve will continue its interest rate hikes to curb inflation. What does that mean for the real estate market? Federal Chair Jerome Powell said … Continued

Plan NH Conference: Retail Remade: New Life for Downtowns and Commercial Districts

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     For additional informationSeptember 14, 2022                                                                                        contact: Plan NH                                                            … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

  PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE In case you missed it, the Summer Mixer, hosted at Birchwood Vineyards, was a huge success! The event helped raise over $20,000 for our non-profit CIBOR CARES. Thank you to all who attended, those who donated auction … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

     President’s Message   Could a slow down in the real estate market be coming? While there is a lot of chatter among people and real estate agents alike, here are some data points from local and national sources … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

President’s Message Summer is officially here & The Summer Mixer is coming! This past June NH CIBOR had 2 GREAT networking opportunities for our members: our first Charity Golf Classic and the TF Moran Annual BBQ where we announced the … Continued

Legislative Update June 7, 2022

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update: June 7, 2022 Rules changes at the REC New rules approved by the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission last month increase a broker’s license from $110 per application or renewal fee to $155, an increase of $45 per fee; … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

President’s Message Summer is almost here, make sure to take advantage of the great weather and great networking opportunities NH CIBOR and NECPE offer! June 9th – NHCIBOR Annual BBQ This is a FREE event for NHCIBOR members and guests, … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

President’s Message NHCIBOR has your back. We are staying strong and helping our NH legislators sift through this year’s bills and provide insights from industry experts on how to help the commercial and residential real estate market – one of … Continued

Legislative Update April 26, 2022

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update: April 26, 2022 Senate Votes to Study Making Political Beliefs a Protected Class As passed by the House of Representatives, House Bill 1469 would prohibit any licensed professional who is subject to the Consumer Protection Act (RSA 358-A), such as … Continued

Legislative Update April 21, 2022

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update: April 21, 2022 House Committee Punts Decision on Short-Term Rentals to Courts Earlier this week, the House Municipal and County Government Committee voted to “interim study” Senate Bill 249. The bill sought to prevent municipalities from banning short-term rentals … Continued

Legislative Update April 12, 2022

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

Legislative Update: April 12, 2022 Short-term rentals: residential or commercial use? Is the use of a single-family home for short-term rentals (STRs) a commercial or residential use of that property under NH State Statute? That is the fundamental question behind … Continued

Legislative Update March 30, 2022

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

Legislative Update: March 30, 2022 Condo bill gets a Senate overhaul Senate Bill 324 as introduced would have created a statewide condominium, homeowners’ association, and cooperative dispute resolution board. The board was designed to hear and determine matters involving condominium unit … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

 President’s Message The weather is warming up, and New Englanders are coming out of hibernation. We are pleased to announce our first Charity Golf Classic will be coming up in June. The registration deadline is APRIL 30th, so be sure … Continued

The February 2022 NH Housing Market Report

posted in: Advocacy | 0

March 10, 2022 Availability trends continue The February 2022 NH housing market report The housing affordability and availability crisis grew even more grave according to February New Hampshire housing numbers, as both inventory and price continued trending in troubling directions … Continued

Legislative Update March 1, 2022

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

Legislative Update: March 1, 2022 House to address housing bills next week The House Municipal and County Government committee voted last week to support House Bill 1177, which would require as a matter of right any single-family lot in a residential zoning … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

President’s Message   NH CIBOR membership is strong. Month to month we have seen increases in Realtor membership around 5% per month and 10% per month for Affiliate members. This month, I challenge each of you to two things:   … Continued

Legislative Update Feb. 22, 2022

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

Legislative Update: Feb. 22, 2022 Unanimous support for licensing bill By an 18-0 vote, the House Executive Departments and Administration Committee recommended final passage of House Bill 1354. The bill would allow a person who holds an active real estate license … Continued

Legislative Update Feb. 15, 2022

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update: Feb. 15, 2022 A big vote on short-term rentals Last week, the Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously to support an amended version of Senate Bill 249, protecting the right of property-owners to rent on a short-term basis. NHAR worked … Continued

Legislative Update Feb. 10, 2022

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update: Feb. 10, 2022 Committee backs Housing Appeals Board  Last week, the House Judiciary Committee voted to recommend killing two bills related to the Housing Appeals Board (HAB). House Bill 1216 would have outright repealed the HAB, while House Bill 1254 would have … Continued

Legislative Update Feb. 2, 2022

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

Legislative Update: Feb. 2, 2022 Eviction notice requirements, lead paint fund, license reciprocity Here is a summary of a few of the bills NHAR is following as part of the 2022 legislative session in Concord: Bill makes eviction notification requirements … Continued

Legislative Update Jan. 19, 2022

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update: Jan. 19, 2022  Addressing short-term rentals and the inventory crisis The 2022 legislative session is underway in Concord. Here is a summary of a few of the bills NHAR is following: Regulate, but don’t ban, short-term rentals Senate … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

    President’s Message 2022 Will be a Great Year NH CIBOR and NECPE are two of the best commercial real estate groups in the Country. Consistently, year after year, we are praised by other Realtor ® Boards and Commercial … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

President’s Message There were a few NH CIBOR representatives at the recent National Association of Realtor’s (NAR) Conference in San Diego where they were joined by about 10,000 Realtors from all over this country.  As an organization that includes approximately … Continued

President’s Message

President’s Message Here’s a statistical update on the Commercial Real Estate Markets in in the U.S. and the Metro Market of Manchester, NH. Nationally, Office occupancy fell by 2.3 million sq. ft. compared to 3 months ago, after rising in … Continued

NHAR President’s Update

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

October 14, 2021 NHAR President’s Update with Jim Lee New Hampshire REALTORS President Jim Lee provides an October update, including recent and upcoming in-person events, and what’s happening in NHAR education. FIND THE VIDEO HERE

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

President’s Message Happy Fall!  A lot to report here so I’ll get right to it.  New Hampshire recently passed new laws that affect Commercial Real Estate.  The following are some of those key changes. Allowing for Remote Notarization         SB 134 … Continued

Expense Relief Program for NH Businesses

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Sept. 13, 2021 Expense Relief Program for NH Businesses The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR) has launched the COVID-19 Expenses Relief Program to assist New Hampshire for-profit businesses with COVID-19 related business expenses in 2020 and 2021. Eligible businesses … Continued

Eviction Moratorium to Expire July 31st

posted in: Advocacy | 0

July 30, 2021 Eviction Moratorium To Expire Saturday The federal eviction moratorium is scheduled to expire Saturday, July 31. Rental assistance is available to tenants in New Hampshire to cover past-due and future rent payments; utilities, such as electricity, home heating costs, … Continued

President’s Message

President’s Message Commercial Real Estate is about places and we can have a personal as well as professional interest in places.  If you are travelling this summer and want to include Commercial Real Estate in your tourist activities, there are … Continued

President’s Message

President’s Message We’ve all heard the saying, “The only constant in life is change”.  It’s by an early Greek philosopher, Heraclitus.  This year the pace of change has accelerated.    As Covid 19 continues to evolve masks are coming off, businesses … Continued

Legislative Update June 24, 2021

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update June 24, 2021 Eviction moratorium extended By BOB QUINN Chief Executive Officer The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has extended its federal eviction moratorium, previously set to expire on June 30, through July 31, 2021. The agency stated … Continued

NHAR May Market Report 2021

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

June 15, 2021 May Market Report: Median Price Milestone Driven by a continuing trend of historically low inventory, the median price for single family residential homes crossed the $400,000 plateau for the first time in New Hampshire history, landing at … Continued

Legislative Update June 4, 2021

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update June 4, 2021 House rejects remote meetings for municipalities By BOB QUINN Chief Executive Officer Since March of last year, public bodies have been authorized to conduct virtual meetings under the governor’s Emergency Order No. 12. This authority … Continued

Legislative Update May 28, 2021

posted in: Advocacy | 0

  Legislative Update May 28, 2021 Senate resurrects housing language By BOB QUINN Chief Executive Officer Last week, two separate House Committees voted to eliminate proposed Commissions designed to review and advise the legislature on issues relative to the housing … Continued

President’s Message

President’s Message NH CIBOR is pleased to announce that it is moving to reopen in-person events and meetings as venues become available.  NH CIBOR will follow CDC, State, Local and Venue Coronavirus Guidelines. The 1st scheduled in-person meeting will be … Continued

NHAR Maggie Hassan Interview

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

May 18, 2021 The NHAR Maggie Hassan interview With the National Association of REALTORS Midyear Legislative Meetings having recently been completed, NHAR Federal Political Coordinator Dick DuMez spoke with Senator Maggie Hassan about the inventory crisis, the American Rescue Plan … Continued

Legislative Update May 6, 2021

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update May 6, 2021 Senate committee: end of lease not ‘good cause’ for eviction Also: Involuntarily merged lots statute may become permanent By BOB QUINN Chief Executive Officer The Senate Commerce Committee voted 4-1 earlier this week to kill House … Continued

NH Housing Market Report March 2021

posted in: Advocacy | 0

April 15, 2021 New Hampshire March market report: Affordability continues downward trend As inventory continues to trend historically low and prices historically high, the affordability for single family residential homes in New Hampshire has unsurprisingly reached a 13-year low, based … Continued

Legislative Update April 13, 2021

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update April 13, 2021 Housing Appeals Board Survives as Repeal Fails By BOB QUINN Chief Executive Officer, NHAR House Bill 288, which would have eliminated the new state Housing Appeals Board, has been effectively killed for the year. Over 650 … Continued

NHAR President’s Update April 6, 2021

posted in: Advocacy | 0

April 7, 2021 NHAR President’s Update: Conference News and Rental Assistance Program New Hampshire Realtors 2021 President Jim Lee shares his bi-monthly update, a six-minute video message including an update on the NHAR conference, and a conversation with New Hampshire … Continued

Legislative Update March 30, 2021

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update March 30, 2021 Merged lot statute may become permanent By BOB QUINN Chief Executive Officer A decade ago, the legislature created a process whereby lots that were involuntarily merged prior to September 18, 2010, by any municipality, must be … Continued

Legislative Update March 12, 2021

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update March 12, 2021 House bill would repeal Housing Appeals Board By BOB QUINN Chief Executive Officer, NHAR House Bill 288 would repeal the newly established Housing Appeals Board, which provides a less expensive and faster appeal process from local land … Continued

NH February 2021 Market Report

posted in: Advocacy | 0

March 9, 2021 New Hampshire February market report: Price and inventory trends continue Not much has changed over the past month in the New Hampshire residential housing market, as inventory remains at a record low and prices are still at a record high, based on the … Continued

Legislative Update March 5, 2021

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update March 5, 2021 House committee rejects new septic regulations By BOB QUINN Chief Executive Officer The House Resources, Recreation and Development Committee voted unanimously to retain House Bill 426, relative to shoreland septic systems. NHAR opposed the legislation. The … Continued

President’s Message

President’s Message   Joe Friedman There are real benefits to being a part of the New Hampshire Commercial Investment Board of Realtors (“NH CIBOR”).  They include Linkages, Bridges and Bonds. Linkages, or access to Resources, include participation in the New … Continued

Legislative Update Feb. 12, 2021

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update Feb. 12, 2021 Legislation seeks to expedite development By BOB QUINN Chief Executive Officer Senate Bill 129 seeks to rectify an issue which has hampered development projects around the state and is consequently increasing costs and time in bringing … Continued

Legislative Update February 4, 2021

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update February 4, 2021 Legislature explores broadband expansion By BOB QUINN Chief Executive Officer The pandemic has shown gaps in adequate broadband coverage, primarily in rural areas of New Hampshire. Increasingly, residents are demanding better access to broadband at … Continued

President’s Message

President’s Message Joe Friedman Now we are in 2021.  With the distribution of the vaccines, we are starting to see what life might be like post COVID.  For instance, the National Association of Realtors just announced that they will have … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

President’s Message Joe Friedman It is an honor to have been selected as NH CIBOR’s President for 2021.  I look forward to continuing their 44 year mission of providing a platform for industry professionals to connect and grow their career.  … Continued

Main Street Relief Fund 2.0

posted in: Advocacy | 0

October 19, 2020 Main Street Relief Fund 2.0 Governor Chris Sununu has authorized the allocation and expenditure of $100 million from the federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund for New Hampshire’s Main Street Relief Fund 2.0. The effort is designed to … Continued

PPP forgiveness: NHAR President’s Update

posted in: Advocacy | 0

October 5, 2020 PPP forgiveness: NHAR President’s Update NHAR President Marc Drapeau uses his Zoom update to discuss the processing of Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness applications, while also sharing a few upcoming Realtor events and making an offer to $99 Club RPAC-IMF investors. FIND … Continued

CDC halts evictions for nonpayment

posted in: Advocacy | 0

September 9, 2020 CDC halts evictions for nonpayment On Sept. 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared a “temporary halt to residential evictions to prevent the further spread of Covid-19.” This eviction moratorium applies to all residential housing in New Hampshire, … Continued

President’s Message

President’s Message Christian Stallkamp In normal times, late August usually marks NHCIBOR’s annual summer mixer event where brokers and affiliates get together to meet new members and take a pause on deals to get together over great food and drinks … Continued

Governor announces new Universal Business Guidelines

posted in: Advocacy | 0

  August 13, 2020 Governor announces new Universal Business Guidelines Masks mandated; employers required to ask travel questions Governor Chris Sununu’s Economic Reopening Taskforce has revised its Universal Guidelines (“Revised Guidelines”) for all employers and employees to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Effective … Continued

Legislative Update August 11, 2020

posted in: Advocacy | 0

  Legislative Update August 11, 2020 Dock bill; short-term rentals; broadband funds By BOB QUINN Acting CEO and Vice President of Government Affairs Here are a few items being explored in the New Hampshire state government that are of potential interest … Continued

The passing of Diana Dunning

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

July 31, 2020 The passing of Diana Dunning It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Diana Dunning, whose deep-rooted impact on the New Hampshire Association of Realtors for a quarter-century was surpassed only by her kindness, dignity, grace and inescapable smile. Over … Continued

Legislative Update July 28, 2020

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update July 28, 2020 Court appoints Appeals Board members  By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs Here are a few items being explored in the New Hampshire state government that are of potential interest to the real estate community … Continued

Legislative Update July 14, 2020

posted in: Advocacy | 0

July 14, 2020 Legislative Update  Need for broadband addressed  By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs, NHAR Here are a few items being explored in the New Hampshire state government that are of potential interest to the real estate community … Continued

The NH SELF Grant Program

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

July 7, 2020 SELF Grant Program: President’s Message Marc Drapeau uses his weekly update to discuss New Hampshire’s new Self-Employed Livelihood Fund (SELF) Grant Program. FIND THE VIDEO HERE. On Monday, Governor Chris Sununu released details and application for the SELF … Continued

NHAR with Senator Jeanne Shaheen

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

July 9, 2020 A Conversation with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen New Hampshire Association of Realtors Federal Political Coordinator Patti Kemen recently had a wide-ranging, 20-minute conversation with U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who answered a number of questions about the the federal government’s … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

President’s Message Christian Stallkamp How’s the commercial market?  That’s the big question these days as the economists debate if we are currently in a recession, coming out of one or headed on deep dive down into a really big one. … Continued

The Latest on Evictions

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

June 25, 2020 The latest on evictions Following Governor Sununu’s recent announcement that the prohibition on evictions will end July 1, NHAR public policy committee chairman Chris Norwood and NHAR legal counsel Matt Johnson sat for a brief conversation to discuss what … Continued

Free CCIM Education for REALTORS

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

The CCIM Institute has partnered with the CCIM Foundation to offer free on-demand courses for residential specialists considering a career in commercial real estate. The courses provide REALTORS® with critical analytical skills and a deeper foundational understanding of commercial practice, … Continued

Prohibition on Evictions Ends July 1st

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

June 13, 2020 Prohibition on Evictions Ends July 1 The Governor has announced that Emergency Order 4, which among other things prohibited owners of non-restricted property and restricted property from initiating eviction proceedings, will terminate on July 1. However, for eviction … Continued

Legislative Update June 2, 2020

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update June 2, 2020 Legislature set to resume  By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs Over the past two months, virtually all activity in the NH legislature has ceased, including public hearings and legislative sessions. However, the 400-member New … Continued

Governor eases lodging restrictions

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

May 29, 2020 Governor eases lodging restrictions Also: Stay at Home extended to June 15 Friday, May 29th, the Governor announced that effective immediately, lodging, including short-term rentals, may accept overnight reservations from New Hampshire residents, or out-of-state visitors who have met a … Continued

Paul Griffin Obituary

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

May 11, 2020 ‘Do what you think is right’ Paul Griffin: April 29, 1955 to May 4, 2020 Below please find the obituary of New Hampshire Realtors Chief Executive Officer Paul Griffin, who passed away last week at the age … Continued

CE requirements impacted by Order

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

May 20, 2020 CE requirements impacted by Order On Tuesday, Governor Sununu issued Exhibit H to Executive Order No. 29, relative to modifications to regulations of the Office of Professional Licensing. Effective immediately, all continuing education requirements, including those required by the … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

President’s Message Christian Stallkamp With Memorial Day now in the rear view mirror and headed into summer, states across the county are beginning to cautiously open up businesses across all sectors.  In VT, NH, Maine and MA all the states … Continued

President’s Message

President’s Message Christian Stallkamp As I sat down to write this President’s message, I looked back at the economic headlines this past week, and they were staggering. Unemployment has passed 22 Million, and according to the Wall Street Journal, unemployment … Continued

‘It will recover.’

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

April 22, 2020 ‘It will recover.’ NAR Chief Economist sits with NHAR President Drapeau Dr. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research, stressed healthy economic fundamentals and his expectation for a strong housing market in 2021 in a … Continued

IRS Extends Tax Deadlines

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

April 10, 2020 IRS Extends Tax Deadlines The IRS issued guidance Thursday evening to grant deadline relief for both 1031 like-kind exchanges and opportunity zone investments that are already underway.  Both of these programs are designed to promote economic growth in communities, and NAR … Continued

President’s Message

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

President’s Message Christian Stallkamp Looking back at my President’s message in March, I spoke about the need to be able to adjust in commercial real estate, with my direct quote being “you may never know what the next day / … Continued

Daily Disaster Loan Webinars Available

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Good morning, The New Hampshire District Office will be hosting webinars every work day from 3/20-4/3/2020 at 9am and 2pm. See the attached document for complete details and login information.    Also please share this with any of your clients, small business owners … Continued

Updates: NH Guidance for Small Business and Bill Focused on Establishing Minimum Standards for Electronic and Remote Notarizations

posted in: Advocacy | 0

NHCIBOR will be posting additional details regarding our ever changing industry.   Attached are two new updates: Bill focused on establishing minimum standards for electronic and remote notarizations:  Bill-Securing-and-Enabling-Commerce-Using-Remote-and-Electronic-Notariza… 2.  NH Guidance for Small Business:  SBA NH_16343 EIDL Fact Sheet … Continued

Legislative Update March 17, 2020

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update March 17, 2020 Temporary prohibition on NH evictions, foreclosures In response to the evolving Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has issued an emergency order to temporarily prohibit evictions and foreclosures. Read the prohibition here.

Legislative Update March 10, 2020

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update March 10, 2020 Streamlined housing approvals By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs Here are a few items being explored in the New Hampshire legislature that are of potential interest to the real estate community and being … Continued

Legislative Update March 3, 2020

posted in: Advocacy | 0

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE March 3, 2020 Housing Appeals Board will stand By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs Here are a few items being explored in the New Hampshire legislature that are of potential interest to the real estate community … Continued

Legislative Update Feb. 25, 2020

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update February 25, 2020 Shoreland bill; short-term rentals; State School site  By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs Here are a few items being explored in the New Hampshire legislature that are of potential interest to the real … Continued

Legislative Update Feb. 11, 2020

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update Feb. 11, 2020 NHAR fights for short-term rentals By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs Here are a few items being explored in the New Hampshire legislature that are of potential interest to the real estate community … Continued

Legislative Update January 28, 2020

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update January 28, 2020 Private wells, increased deed recording fees, and potential relief for water standards cost By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs Here are a few items being explored in the New Hampshire legislature that are … Continued

President’s Message

President’s Message Christian Stallkamp January was busy month at NHCIBOR on reorganizing committees, launching new education programs and keeping track of the numerous bills being presented to the NH House of Representatives.  What has been amazing to see when jumping … Continued

The Impact of Bankruptcy

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

  The Impact of Bankruptcy Part 4 of risk management video series The New Hampshire REALTORS Risk Management Subcommittee is proud to present the fourth of seven installments in a weekly risk management series featuring NHAR legal counsel Matt Johnson and … Continued

Probate Issues and Real Estate

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Probate issues and real estate Part 5 of risk management video series The New Hampshire REALTORS Risk Management Subcommittee is proud to present the fifth of seven installments in a weekly risk management series featuring NHAR legal counsel Matt Johnson and … Continued

Legislative Update September 26, 2019

posted in: Advocacy | 0

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 NHAR priorities included in budget By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs After a nearly three-month impasse, Governor Sununu and the legislature reached agreement on a new state budget. Yesterday, both the House and … Continued

Legislative Update Sept. 17, 2019

posted in: Advocacy | 0

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Sept. 17, 2019 Bill: Landlords could be fined for actions of their tenants Also: New wetlands legislation, new regulations and a troubling audit By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs for NH REALTORS A House subcommittee has voted to … Continued

Legislative Update July 2, 2019

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update July 2, 2019 Budget includes bipartisan housing items By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs A number of items relevant to the real estate industry have been included in the proposed state budget (House Bill 2) which has now … Continued

Legislative Update July 18, 2019

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update July 18, 2019 Deed recording fee increase vetoed By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs Here are a few items being explored in the New Hampshire legislature that are of potential interest to the real estate community … Continued

Legislative Update July 24, 2019

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update July 24, 2019 Committee adopts new water standards By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs Here are a few items being explored in the New Hampshire legislature that are of potential interest to the real estate community … Continued

Legislative Update May 7, 2019

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update May 7, 2019 Senate approves commissions to LLCs By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs Here are a few items being explored in the New Hampshire legislature that are of potential interest to the real estate community … Continued

Legislative Update April 30 2019

posted in: Advocacy | 0

April 30, 2019 ‘Tiny homes’ get their close-up By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs Here are a few items being explored in the New Hampshire legislature that are of potential interest to the real estate community and being … Continued

Legislative Update April 9, 2019

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update April 9, 2019 ‘Occupancy fee’ passes House By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs Here are a few items being explored in the New Hampshire legislature that are of potential interest to the real estate community and … Continued

Legislative Update March 27 2019

posted in: Advocacy | 0

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE March 27, 2019 Affordable housing funding bill passes Senate By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs Here are a few items being explored in the New Hampshire legislature that are of potential interest to the real estate … Continued

Legislative Update April 2 2019

posted in: Advocacy | 0

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE April 2, 2019 Ruling a setback to Realtor health insurance By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs Here are a few items being explored in the New Hampshire legislature that are of potential interest to the real … Continued

President’s Message

President’s Message     Doug Martin It is gratifying to see NHCIBOR numbers growing every month. In March, we added 11 new REALTOR members and 3 affiliate members bringing our total membership to 548 (386 REALTORS and 162 affiliates). It … Continued

Legislative Update March 19 2019

posted in: Advocacy | 0

NHAR Public Policy Committee Chair Mary Truell (far left) and Vice Chair Chris Norwood (second from left) testified recently in front of the Senate Municipal Affairs Committee regarding Senate Bill 306. March 19, 2019 Association health insurance: mixed bag By BOB QUINN Vice President … Continued

Legislative Update March 5, 2019

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Legislative Update March 5, 2019 Voluntary registration for seasonal docks By BOB QUINN Vice President of Government Affairs Here are a few items being explored in the New Hampshire legislature that are of potential interest to the real estate community … Continued

Seacoast Marketing Meeting Minutes February 2019

15 February 2019 NHCIBOR, New Hampshire Commercial Investment Board of Realtors Minutes of Seacoast Marketing Session, which occurs every third Friday of every month. Third Floor Conference Room                                          One New Hampshire Avenue Pease International Tradeport.                                               Portsmouth, New Hampshire   … Continued

Legislative Update February 12, 2019

posted in: Advocacy | 0

Ken Moller (at right), broker/owner of The Mollers Realty in Hancock, testified before the Senate Finance Committee last week on behalf of NHAR in favor of Senate Bill 15, providing long-term funding for affordable housing. February 12, 2019 NHAR’s commission-to-LLC bill passes out of House By BOB … Continued

President’s Message

President’s Message   Doug. W. Martin   Since becoming president, I have had a number of folks reach out looking to learn more about NHCIBOR and what our organization offers. There are many benefits available to our NHCIBOR group, which … Continued

Market Report: Year-End 2018

posted in: Uncategorized | 0

January 18, 2018 2019 housing market report A new high for NH median price Despite a relatively cool December and fourth quarter, the New Hampshire residential housing market finished 2019 with the highest median price in the state’s history and … Continued

Fulcrum Associates Completes New Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility for LYMO Construction

Fulcrum Associates Completes New Corporate Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility for LYMO Construction New facility exceeds LEED Platinum performance criteria Amherst, NH – (November 27, 2018) – Fulcrum Associates, a leading construction management firm in southern New Hampshire, recently completed services on the construction of LYMO … Continued

Seacoast Marketing Meeting Minutes October 2018

19 October 2018 NHCIBOR, New Hampshire Commercial Investment Board of Realtors Minutes of Seacoast Marketing Session which occurs every third Friday of every month. Third Floor Conference Room                                                One New Hampshire Avenue Pease International Tradeport.                                               Portsmouth, New Hampshire   … Continued

President’s Message

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Ralph Valentine   As New England based commercial real estate practitioners, we are all dealing with the tugging and pulling going on among the local, regional and national databases.  There are commercial-only databases, sometimes known as CIE’s or … Continued