All posts by Ann Cummings

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 […]


The Most Popular Features in Multimillion-Dollar Properties

Ever wonder why some homes sell for millions of dollars? As different as each listing might be, many share a number of common features that are known to bolster home values. If you’re on the hunt for your dream home, some of these features could be yours! Don’t worry about breaking the bank; prioritizing your […]


Portsmouth Farmers’ Market – Mark Your Calendars

Portsmouth Farmers’ Market, It’s springtime on the New Hampshire and Maine Seacoast, and you know what that means: the local farmers’ markets are now open for the season! We have all the details about this local Portsmouth farmer’s market tradition so you won’t miss any of the fun. Upcoming Dates for the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market […]


Weathervanes Along Portsmouth New Hampshire

Weathervanes along Portsmouth  – Portsmouth, New Hampshire is rich with history, beautiful landscapes and buildings. No matter where you meander to along the coast, its beauty is captivating and leaves you wanting more. One of the things we like to do is explore and photograph the unique finds that bring a piece of history back […]


5 Ways to Keep Your Home Secure While Selling It

Surrounding Areas and New Hampshire Home Sellers – It’s no exaggeration that selling your home keeps you busy. In the midst of staging, pricing, listing, and scheduling tours, it’s easy to overlook the details… like home security. After all, while selling your home, you’re probably allowing dozens of strangers to come inside for tours. And […]


Saint John’s Church, Chapel Street, Portsmouth NH

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5 Tips to Streamline Your Online Home Search

Who doesn’t love online shopping? You get to sit back in the comfort of your own home and browse fun things for sale on the internet. However, with online shopping comes hundreds of options from which to choose — and not all of them will work for you. The same goes for online shopping for […]


DIY Upgrades That Make Your Home Sell for More

Spring is upon us, and with spring comes another anticipated time of year: home selling season. Traditionally, spring is one of the most popular times to list a home for sale. It’s also an excellent season for spring cleaning and trying out a few home-improvement projects on the weekends. If you’re thinking about selling your […]


How to Make a Wants Vs. Needs List for Your Home Search

It’s spring, which means home buying season has officially arrived! If you’re on the hunt for a new home, chances are you’ve already thought about the features you’d like to have. However, one important part of searching for homes is making a distinction between your needs and your wants. Needs are amenities or features you […]


First Day of Spring in Portsmouth New Hampshire

Spring in Portsmouth, New Hampshire : Looking past the cold of 29 degree’s and seeing the beauty of Portsmouth, New Hampshire on this vernal equinox or first day of Spring. It is that time when the day and night are exactly the same number of hours with 12 light hours and 12 dark hours. The […]


Staging Shortcuts That Sabotage Your Home Sale

Home staging is a major player in a home sale. How your home looks, feels, and even smells can influence buyers’ decisions, so it’s important to present your home in the best light. Cleaning, decluttering, and rearranging furniture are essential to preparing your home for showings, but it can be tempting to take a few […]