All posts by Ann Cummings

Why You Should Buy a Home During the Off Season

Your personal home-buying schedule doesn’t have to correspond with the real estate market! In fact, buying during the “off season” can yield tremendous advantages. The “off season” differs depending on your specific location, but always refers to the period of time during a calendar year when both inventory and competition are low. Usually, this corresponds […]


Fall In Love With Portsmouth New Hampshire

Fall in love with Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Literally. Happy Fall Ya’ll ! It’s fall here in New Hampshire. The leaves are changing, the air is crisp and the scent of pumpkin is in the air. The beauty is captivating along this charming coastal destination. Come and enjoy fall with us and visit all of our […]


Buying a Home Can Be Scary… Unless You Know the Facts Not So Scary INFOGRAPHIC

Buying a Home Can Be Scary…Or Is It Not As Scary As You Think ? Some Highlights: Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home, which stops many of them from even trying! Here are some facts: 40% of millennials who […]


5 Tips Every Military Home Seller Should Know

Whether you’re retiring from the military and planning a move, or you’ve just received PCS orders to relocate, we’ve got your back. As a military homeowner, it’s always smart to have a game plan ready for selling your home on a timeline. So, what does every Military Home Seller need to know : Here are […]


How to Sell Your Home (While Buying a New Home) in Portsmouth NH

It’s a common real estate predicament: selling the home you currently live in while trying to buy a new one. So… what’s the most efficient way to go about it? How to sell your home. In Portsmouth, NH or anywhere in the world. All in all, it depends on your situation. Are you willing to […]


New Hampshire Seacoast Living

Portsmouth, New Hampshire “One of the top five best places to live in America” That’s what Money Magazine dubbed Portsmouth New Hampshire.  That’s quite an honor, and a great distinction for people when considering a move to Portsmouth. We have so much to offer both residents and visitors alike.  As a matter of fact, many […]


Home Buying Terminology: A Cheat Sheet To Purchasing a Home

Buying a home shouldn’t be rocket science. You find the perfect home, make an offer to the seller, pay a couple of fees, and bam! You just bought a home. However, buying a home actually has a lot of moving parts which include a number of funny real estate terms you’ve probably never heard before. […]


How to Sell Your Home During Back-to-School Season: A Complete Guide

As summer draws to a close, so dawns every parent’s favorite season: the beginning of another school year. This time of year can be hectic for every parent, but it may become especially overwhelming if you’re also trying to sell your home. Don’t worry, though! We’re here to help. We’ve come up with a bonafide […]


Home Buying 101: The Service Providers You Need for Your Home Purchase

When it comes to buying a home, there are more things to consider than you may realize. After all, it’s a lot more complicated than walking into the grocery store to buy a gallon of milk! Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases the average person makes. As such, you can expect there […]


New Hampshire Real Estate Transaction Reviews – Ann Cummings and Jim Lee 

RE/MAX Shoreline Portsmouth, New Hampshire Real Estate Transaction Reviews – Ann Cummings and Jim Lee  When you love what you do, when Real Estate is your passion, it is not just a job instead it becomes a privilege and an honor to work with both home buyers and home sellers on their New Hampshire Real […]


3 Over-the-Top Home Improvement Projects that Just Aren’t Worth It

If you’re planning on selling your home within the next year or so, you’ve probably already started thinking about the best ways to increase its value. But if you’re not an experienced home flipper or contractor, it can be tricky to know which projects are worth it and which simply aren’t. To save you time […]


So, What Does a Realtor Actually Do for Home Buyers?

If you’re actively looking for a new home to buy, it may be tempting to try and do it yourself, without a Realtor. After all, the agent isn’t really working for you, right? Read below to find out what Realtors actually do for Home Buyers. There’s a common misconception that real estate agents are only […]


Prescott Park — Our Favorite Summer Pastimes

Prescott Park is one of Portsmouth’s most famous landmarks with its ideal location on the Piscataqua River. While the waterfront is what draws many people to the area every year, there is so much more to this park than the river view. The next time you find yourself in Prescott Park, try one of our favorite […]


What Do Those Home Selling Terms Even Mean?

Home Selling Terms-  Real estate lingo can be hard to decipher because, well, there’s so much of it! It might even seem like your Realtor is speaking another language. From fancy acronyms to words like “escrow” and “riders,” there are a lot of terms out there that might seem totally foreign. But that doesn’t mean […]


Sarah Mildred Long Bridge in Portsmouth, NH

This is the newly opened Sarah Mildred Long Bridge in Portsmouth, NH reflected in the north mill pond. The new bridge replaces one built in 1940. Portsmouth has 3 bridges across the Piscataqua River and harbor; the I-95 or High Bridge, this one, and the Memorial Bridge downtown. The Sarah Long bridge is locally know […]