Costly Mistakes to Avoid After You Buy Your First Home

You’re smart. You’re doing your research about home buying and homeownership (like you are right now!), so you feel like you’re prepared to avoid common home buying pitfalls. But you’ll soon find that once you’ve moved in, there is a whole new list of common problems that plague unwary first-time homeowners. To help you make […]


It’s Market Report Monday on the New Hampshire Seacoast.

Ann cummings and Jim Lee RE/MAX Shoreline

Greetings statistics lovers; it’s “Market Report Monday” for the New Hampshire Seacoast and southern Maine real estate areas. One question we’re often asked is “How’s the market?”, meaning the real estate market. The answer would usually depend on whether you’re interested in buying a home or selling one. Some markets are great for sellers but […]


Use word pictures to sell your Portsmouth, NH house

An old Chinese proverb says “One Picture Worth Ten Thousand Words”. However when selling a house, well constructed ads and sentences can be just as valuable.  Here’s how we use word pictures to sell your Portsmouth, NH house. Think for a moment about some of the real estate ads you’ve read recently. Do they all sound alike,? For example, do […]


Do You Know What These Crucial Real Estate Acronyms Mean?

Acronyms are tossed around like crazy in the real estate world, which can be confusing to even the most veteran home buyers. But don’t worry — it doesn’t take long to learn the language. Here’s a quick list of the most widely used home buying acronyms and what they actually mean. Of course, if you’d […]


Red Sky Sunrise in Portsmouth New Hampshire

Red Sky Sunrise in Portsmouth, NH – It was a brilliant, fiery, red sky sunrise in Portsmouth, NH  this morning across the horizon. The view from the ocean would have been majestic had I been able to get there and see it. Spectacular skies as the sun rises is pretty normal here, but each time they seem […]


Jumpstart the New Year: 3 Goals for Your Home – New Hampshire Real Estate News

We’re almost three weeks into the New Year, but it’s not too late to develop goals for your home in 2018. Now is the perfect time to jump right in and start fresh in your current home! Need ideas? Here are a few real estate goals that you can achieve this year. Whether you are looking […]


6 Ways to Learn How To Save for Your House Down Payment

Learn How To Save For Your House Down Payment – A 20% down payment on a house is a significant chunk of change. But with enough time to prepare and a little bit of creative budgeting, you’ll be able to save up for your new house sooner than you think. Follow these helpful budgeting tips […]


A Quick Guide to Tax-Deductible Donations in Your Home

In the season of giving, many local organizations and businesses often accept donations of clothing, household goods, and other gently used items to help those in need. Homeowners looking to downsize or preparing for a move (or just clearing up some space at home) can not only pay it forward by donating to a local […]


3 Reasons Why Portsmouth is the Perfect Place to Retire

Portsmouth is a magical city set along New Hampshire’s beautiful coastline. It has wonderful parks, dozens of theaters and cultural venues, scenery worthy of a postcard, and centuries of New England charm. We absolutely love living here and love that we can call Portsmouth (and the entire New Hampshire and Maine Seacoast) our home! This […]


12 Month-by-Month Goals for Your New Home

‘Tis the season — for goal planning, that is! Many people spend December reflecting on the year and creating a list of goals to aim for in the New Year, and recent home buyers are no exception. If you’re thinking about ways to preserve that “new-to-you” feeling in your home and keep the clutter at […]