Archives: February 2016

Portsmouth NH and southern Maine real estate update

Portsmouth NH Home Sales are up in 2016! That’s the good news. The bad news is that demand is ahead of supply and many buyers can’t find a house. What does this mean to you as a seller? NOW, and I mean right now, today, is a good time to get your house on the […]


Portsmouth NH Homeowners |Take Advantage of Your Tax Benefits

With tax season approaching, are you aware of the potential tax benefits of homeownership?    The biggest reason for buying homes in Portsmouth NH, and anywhere else, is for home and shelter.  Did you also know that there are tax benefits when it comes to being a homeowner, too?  Some are deductible only in the […]


Portsmouth NH Home owners; Are You Taking Advantage of These Homeowner Tax Breaks?

April 15th will be here before you know it. Portsmouth NH homeowners will be enjoying several tax breaks created by their homes in addition to have a snug and safe home for their family. There are many benefits to owning a home: A home is an investment that can earn equity, is often cheaper to buy than to […]


Portsmouth NH Real Estate | Homeowner’s Net Worth is 45x Greater Than a Renter’s

Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400). In a Forbes article the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun […]


What is my Portsmouth NH home worth? | Portsmouth New Hampshire Real Estate

One question Ann and I are asked a lot is: “What is my Portsmouth NH house worth?” Most of our sellers want to get the best price possible for their house and we have several ways we use to arrive at the current “best price”. The first consideration is how does your house value relate to […]


What is the “Absorption Rate” for Portsmouth NH Homes? | Portsmouth NH Real Estate

What is the “absorption rate” for Portsmouth NH  and the New Hampshire Seacoast homes for sale and why is that number so important? First we need to define exactly what a market absorption rate is and how it’s calculated. The strict definition of an absorption rate is the number of months it would take to […]