All posts by Ann Cummings

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 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 […]


Portsmouth NH Homes | Real Estate Market 2015 Recap

  Curious about how the Portsmouth NH real estate market did in 2015? Almost everyone seems to have great interest in how real estate markets perform. We frequently have people asking us questions about the local market.  The media is full of information about ‘the national real estate market’, and yet there is no ‘national’ […]


Portsmouth NH Homeownership as an Investment: The Role of Price Appreciation

We recently posted the results from the latest Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) showing where residential home prices are headed over the next five years. Today, we want to show you what the results of the report could mean to you. A good portion of every family’s wealth comes from the equity in the home they live […]


Today Kicks Off National Homeownership Month!

National Homeownership Month actually started as a week-long celebration of homeownership during the Clinton administration in 1995. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed June as the National Homeownership Month. Here is an excerpt from his proclamation:   “Homeownership is an important part of the American Dream…A home provides shelter and a safe place where […]


Snowy Nights Along Portsmouth NH

Rock walls, fluffy snow, warm and dimmed lights. A beautiful snowy winter scene that seems to bring calm and peace at dusk. This is the scenery throughout the winter months along Portsmouth NH and Maine. Where nature and coastal living seem to collide, bringing back a warmth of home town feel. Something that old man […]


Nothing Like The Sunsets In Portsmouth NH

                        Welcome to The New Year of 2015. We want to wish you a safe, prosperous and joyful New Year. As you leave 2014 behind and embark on new journeys in 2015, we wanted to give you some words of wisdom from some of […]


Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth NH

Even in the dead of winter, the views along Portsmouth NH are mesmerizing. Covered boats, weathered docks and steel bridges make for picturesque scenery along the seacoast. With buildings in the distance adding dimension and appeal, it’s hard to remember the briskness of winter. This is our beautiful Memorial Bridge crossing over the Piscataqua River. How […]


Colorful Fishing Shacks in New Hampshire

Fishing shacks like this one are familiar sights along the coast of New Hampshire and Maine.  Love the brightly painted lobster buoys hanging on this little shack! Sometimes it’s just the simple things that bring more into your life. Here along the seacoast, these tiny buildings bring more color to your life. Come visit, relocate […]


Portsmouth NH Waterfront Views

Portsmouth NH has a beautiful park, Prescott Park, that runs along the Piscataqua River in the downtown area.  It’s a lovely area to sit and enjoy the gorgeous scenery, people watch, take in a concert or a festival, or just enjoy the beauty of nature. Come and enjoy the beauty we have all around us […]