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N.H. Housing Market Posts Another Strong Month In September

NH Association of Realtors

The New Hampshire housing market had yet another strong month in September. Sales of single-family homes were up by 15 percent over the same month last year, and sales for all properties rose by more than 16 percent.

“Well we’re on almost a two year trend of positive numbers every month,” says Jim Therrien, who in 2014 will become president-elect of the New Hampshire Association of Realtors.

Compared to last September, days on market and total supply were down (-14.2% and -12.2%) new listings and sale prices were up (16.8% and 12.%).

“We’re really back at somewhere around 2007 levels,” comments Therrien, though he notes that the picture is a little more uneven on the county level. “These are statewide numbers, there are some pockets in the state where it’s not quite as robust.”

Coos County saw no growth in sales, and Cheshire, Sullivan, and Belknap counties saw prices dip. Those soft-spots were more than balanced out by strong numbers from Strafford, Rockingham and Hillsborough counties.

Sam Evans-Brown has been working for New Hampshire Public Radio since 2010, when he began as a freelancer. He shifted gears in 2016 and began producing Outside/In, a podcast and radio show about “the natural world and how we use it.” His work has won him several awards, including two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, one national Murrow, and the Overseas Press Club of America's award for best environmental reporting in any medium. He studied Politics and Spanish at Bates College, and before reporting was variously employed as a Spanish teacher, farmer, bicycle mechanic, ski coach, research assistant, a wilderness trip leader and a technical supporter.

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