All posts by Ann Cummings

Spring into the Selling Season with These Pro Cleaning Tips

In just a few short days, we’ll turn the corner into warmer weather. There’ll be no more cold mornings, flowers will bloom, trees will grow, birds will sing, and it will officially be spring. Okay, maybe the changing of seasons doesn’t work quite so suddenly, but spring does mark the beginning of a notoriously busy […]


Searching for a Smaller Home? Here are the Top Tips for Downsizing

Downsizing can be a great choice for homeowners looking to make a financial or lifestyle change. After all, a smaller amount of space means less money on utility bills and less stress from clutter. Are you a recent empty-nester? Moving for financial reasons? Or maybe you’ve watched a few episodes of Tidying Up with Marie […]


Make Buyers Fall in Love with Your Home with These Easy Staging Tips

Love is in the air! We’re not talking about Valentine’s Day — we mean all of the buyers falling in love with your home thanks to these easy staging tips. From simple DIY projects to decor and decluttering pointers, these effortless staging tips will wow the next buyers that step through your front door. Clean, […]


5 New Hampshire Seacoast Annual Events to Look Forward To

There’s so much to do, see, and experience on the New Hampshire Seacoast. Beautiful beaches, amazing hikes, charming local towns… take your pick. And in addition to tons of great places to visit and things to see, the Seacoast also offers fun and festive community events. Here are 5 New Hampshire Seacoast annual events you don’t want […]


The Pros & Cons of a Buyer’s Letter: Standing Out in a Busy Market

Imagine, after weeks of searching, that you’ve finally found your dream home. It’s in the perfect location with the right features and exactly the amount of space you need. But after requesting more information, your agent informs you that there are already several offers made on the house. How do you stand out in a […]


Don’t Let Fear Stop You from Applying for a Mortgage

A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market. This is due to their uncertainty about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage qualification. For many, the mortgage process can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be! In order to qualify in today’s […]


How to Save on a Mortgage Payment Whether Buying or Selling

Learn how to save on mortgage payments whether buying or selling. The details are below. In Trulia’s recent report, Rent vs. Buy: Roommate Edition, they examined the impact that renting with a roommate has in determining whether it is more expensive to rent or buy. The study explains: “Since we started keeping track in 2012, it’s […]


New Year, New Improved Home Value

New Year, New Improved Home Value – Happy 2019! What do you want to accomplish in the New Year? If you’re thinking seriously about selling your home this year, or just want to add some value to your property, then it’s time to make a game plan for 2019. You don’t have to break the […]


How to Buy a Home in One Year: A Step-by-Step Guide

Let’s start the new year off right. If you’ve been dreaming of a new home, it’s time to get started. Here’s a month-by-month guide to planning for and buying a new home. It’s about time to set your new year’s resolution, right? January: Brush Up on Your Market Knowledge The best way to get started? […]


Market Square Downtown Portsmouth Christmas Parade & Vintage Christmas

Downtown Market Square in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is beginning to look a lot like Vintage Christmas ! The wreaths are beautifully and meticulously displayed on the lampposts and the town tree is standing with all of her Christmas magic ! All ages love and adore downtown Portsmouth this time of year. Full of small bakeries […]


How to Sell Your Home During the “Off” Season

Sometimes, life happens. Maybe you’ve been hired at a new company across state. Or a sudden change in your family requires you to take in a relative and you need extra space pronto. Perhaps you’re retiring early so you need to downsize. Whatever the case may be, you need to sell your home during the […]


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 […]