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Real Estate Corner: Survey says people prefer pedestrian-friendly communities
Americans made two things very clear in the latest biennial Community Preference Survey by the National Association of Realtors: They want to live in walkable neighborhoods, and they care more about neighborhood than house size when deciding where to live.
According to the survey, it’s a suburban neighborhood with a mix of houses, shops and businesses. The kind of neighborhood they prefer least? A suburban neighborhood with houses only.
Most people said they would trade a big yard for a small yard if it meant living in a community where they would have a shorter commute to work (57 percent), could walk to schools, stores and restaurants instead of needing to drive (55 percent) or could walk to parks, playgrounds and recreation areas instead of needing to drive (53 percent).
Sidewalks and places to walk were rated either very important or somewhat important by 80 percent of survey participants. High-quality public schools (rated very important/ somewhat important by 74 percent) came next, but was followed by being within easy walking distance of other places and things in the community (rated very important/somewhat important by 69 percent).
DIXVILLE – Come June, Les Otten wants to begin construction on the Balsams Grand 2.0, the kind of world-class, destination resort, he said, that others are compared to, not with.READER COMMENTS: 0
Hot Property: Jeremy Renner house steeped in Hollywood historyREADER COMMENTS: 0
The Mortgage Professor: Buying a new house before selling the old oneREADER COMMENTS: 0
The numbers are modest, but they indicate New Hampshire remains an attractive place to live.READER COMMENTS: 0
A prominent downtown parcel housed by CVS has received permission to reconstruct its pharmacy and build the store closer to Main Street.READER COMMENTS: 0
From “learning” thermostats to energy saving smartphone apps, it has never been easier to monitor and control your home's energy use.READER COMMENTS: 0
A local business owner is enraged because the telephone company gave him a new business phone number that recently belonged to an international waste management company, for whom he says.he receives...READER COMMENTS: 0
Bill would make possession of small amounts of pot and hashish a violation similar to speeding ticket.READER COMMENTS: 0
Another offer has been made on the Mulberry Street property under consideration as the future home of the Nashua Public Health Department.READER COMMENTS: 0
Fannie Mae has introduced a 97 percent loan-to-value option for first-time buyers. This will allow buyers with acceptable credit to purchase their first home with a low down payment.READER COMMENTS: 0
Most of increase in Health and Human Services paid for by tobacco tax, business tax adjustment and auto registration fees.READER COMMENTS: 0
Home sales in New Hampshire last month hit their second highest monthly number since January 2006. But Realtors groups caution that more data is needed before the numbers can be considered a trend.READER COMMENTS: 0
A drug addiction-recovery organization wants to open an eight-bed residential treatment center and eight-room transitional living center in vacant space on Webster Street.READER COMMENTS: 0
There are several programs available to purchase a home with little or no down payment needed.READER COMMENTS: 0
John J. Flatley, who developed the Nashua Technology Park now known as Gateway Hills, said this week that passenger rail would be a major boon to his industrial park.READER COMMENTS: 0
An international realty company with offices and service areas in central New Hampshire has merged with the largest real estate firm in Vermont, a merger that will help broaden the new combined...READER COMMENTS: 0
State revenues for January were $11.1 million more than anticipated and $30 million to the good for the seven months of the fiscal year.READER COMMENTS: 0
A report evaluating the condition of the forest on the "West Bowl" lands where Mount Sunapee officials hope to expand skiing operations recommends the state protect at least a portion of the property.
Home & Garden
PETERBOROUGH - An Old Street Road man was hospitalized Sunday evening after he was buried under two feet of snow for three hours.
Home & Garden
This brutal winter got you down? Looking to escape? Well, many blizzard-battered New Englanders already have booked rental lodging hot spots around New Hampshire this summer, especially if their...READER COMMENTS: 2
As wrecking machinery tears apart the aging walls of the abandoned Wayfarer Inn, so too is a piece of New Hampshire history being laid to rest.READER COMMENTS: 0
The former Villa Augustina School property is now under agreement with a potential buyer, bringing the former Catholic school property one step closer to a new identity.READER COMMENTS: 0
Gail Allen says her art is her way of telling stories.READER COMMENTS: 0
Rosaly Bass of Peterborough has been named Gardener of the Year by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire.READER COMMENTS: 0
At the Planning Board's Thursday public hearing for proposed zoning changes, resident Rob Schaefer argued that the Villa Augustina School property be re-zoned in order to make the property easier to...