Extraordinary assumptions are something that every real estate appraiser needs to consider whether they should make them on every assignment. And honestly, you will see many real estate appraisers using extraordinary assumptions more often than not. The reason for this is most real estate tax abatement cases require the testimony of two appraisers. One appraiser works for the taxing authority, … Read the rest
When people think about estate planning, they consider their bank accounts and homes. And depending on the value of the home and bank accounts, some people do not even give those much thoughts. But did you know that there is so much more to estate planning? Any other personal property you own like cars, books, and clothing will also be … Read the rest
In the state of New Hampshire, a bill has continuously been introduced to require residential real estate owners to contribute towards the maintenance of a private road. Every year this bill was introduced, it failed. That is, until August of 2019 when it finally passed.
Prior to the passage of this bill, realtors spent hours sharing their reasons as to … Read the rest
Airbnb options are growing in popularity even more lately with what has been happening the last year. And to think they were quite popular to begin with! If you are unaware of Airbnb or VRBO, they are short-term rentals that owners place on the internet. Property owners, and sometimes even tenants, can directly lease, or rent, their property to a … Read the rest
For years, NH property owners have had to defend their properties against overreaching local governments. There is a law in place in New Hampshire from 2006 that states no land can be taken from a property owner to be given for the purpose of private use or development. However, even that law was not enough to prevent a ruling to … Read the rest
Every piece of property has a deed and it is the most important piece of paperwork you will ever have on hand. Once you have been given that deed, you have proof that you own the land, house, and everything else on the specified property.
Despite knowing you own everything, do you have any idea what is included within the … Read the rest
Have you ever used an easement without realizing it? Even if you say no, most likely you have! Typically, many people use easements, because they are there. And while it is almost always legal, there are times when it actually isn’t.
There are a couple types of easements, but the looks of those easements don’t always appear the same. Sometimes, … Read the rest
There is now a New Hampshire Housing Appeals board in the state. This board has three members who have experience in housing development, as well as land use. One of the members must be either a land surveyor or professional engineer, while another must be a lawyer. Each board member is appointed by the state’s Supreme Court and serves a … Read the rest
As a homeowner, are you aware there are two types of easements in NH? Most people are not, which is why it is important to know what type of easement you have on the property you are living on.
If you are unsure what an easement is, let me explain it to you. An easement is the legal right to … Read the rest
Planning boards can be found in most of the municipalities in the state of New Hampshire. While you may have heard of a planning board, you may not know much about them. Well, the first thing you must know is they are regulated. Their powers are also strictly defined.
Authorities of Planning Boards
Every local ordinance has created what is … Read the rest