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Residential market active, but builders see hurdles

New Hampshire communities issued a total of 419 permits for single-family housing construction in January of this year, the largest January total since the building boom of the 1980s. But while the market for new homes remains strong, many builders…

N.H. is first in nation -- for its transfer tax

Here’s a good trivia question for your next social gathering: Besides the national primary, what does New Hampshire lead the nation in? Answer: real estate transfer taxes. It’s true. New Hampshire holds the unenviable position of having the highest real…

N.H. is first in nation -- for its transfer tax

Here’s a good trivia question for your next social gathering: Besides the national primary, what does New Hampshire lead the nation in? Answer: real estate transfer taxes. It’s true. New Hampshire holds the unenviable position of having the highest real…

Residential market active, but builders see hurdles

New Hampshire communities issued a total of 419 permits for single-family housing construction in January of this year, the largest January total since the building boom of the 1980s. But while the market for new homes remains strong, many builders…

3 N.H. cities achieve recognition as top ‘agurbs’

Lebanon, Concord and Keene are among the country’s top agricultural suburbs, according to a newly published book, “Boomtown USA: The 7-1/2 Keys to Big Success in Small Towns.” Author Jack Schultz, chief executive of Agricel Inc., an Illinois-based rural industrial…

Erie unit gets a hand in sanitizing market

Before he started working for Portsmouth-based Erie Scientific four years ago, Michael Vadeboncoeur admits he hadn’t paid much attention to germs, bacteria and proper hand sanitation. He’d worked as a direct mailing marketing specialist, but Vadeboncoeur, now product manager for…

Health purchase partnership hits major impasse

Can it work in New Hampshire? A nearly two-year effort by employers to peg the quality and efficiency of health care in New Hampshire with an aim at getting a handle on costs has gotten badly sidetracked following the withdrawal…

Erie unit gets a hand in sanitizing market

Before he started working for Portsmouth-based Erie Scientific four years ago, Michael Vadeboncoeur admits he hadn’t paid much attention to germs, bacteria and proper hand sanitation. He’d worked as a direct mailing marketing specialist, but Vadeboncoeur, now product manager for…