All posts by Jim Lee

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Ann Cummings and Jim Lee, Portsmouth New Hampshire NH REALTORS.

Selling Real Estate During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.

Like the rest of the country, Realtors are sailing in previously uncharted waters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Selling real estate in a pandemic safely and effectively requires new skills and guidelines. First of all, because of guidelines discouraging gatherings of 10 or more people, our real estate offices are closed and the support staff is […]


The Portsmouth Farmers’ Market Is Coming Soon!

Every year, the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market brings farmers, crafters, growers, makers, and buyers together over fresh, local, and handmade foods and products… and the Spring 2020 season is getting close to opening day! The Portsmouth Farmers’ Market Is All About Fresh & Local Since 1977, the Seacoast Growers Association has provided a home for fresh […]


Pre-approval is a must for Portsmouth, NH buyers.

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Learn Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying Journey When the number of buyers in Portsmouth, NH and the New Hampshire Seacoast housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s called a “seller’s market.” The advantage tips toward the seller as low inventory heats up the competition among those searching for a place […]


Selling a Home in 2020? List with Ann and Jim!

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Thinking of selling a home on the New Hampshire Seacoast or southern Maine in the coming year? It’s a great time to list: prices are high, interest rates are low, and buyer demand is up! But that doesn’t mean you don’t still have to approach the selling process with plenty of preparation—and a great local […]


Don’t Miss North Hampton Winterfest 2020!

North Hampton Winterfest has been delighting residents and visitors alike for over a decade, and it’s back again for another year! That’s right; Winterfest 2020 returns on February 22! Here’s what to expect. North Hampton Winterfest is a Day of Fun On Saturday, February 22, the fun returns to North Hampton bright and early with […]


New Year, New Home Value… 2020 Market Predictions for Your Home

This past year has been pretty good to both home buyers and home sellers—prices climbed initially, then leveled off, while interest rates plummeted. Plus, national unemployment is low, jobs are in abundance, and the economy as a whole is doing well. All in all, 2019 was a good year for real estate investors. But what […]


Pearl Harbor Day December 7th 2019 |Portsmouth NH

“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” Those words began US President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speech to Congress as he asked for a Declaration of War against Japan. 78 years ago today, Portsmouth NH […]


The 5 Emotional Stages of Buying Your First Home

Ask anyone you meet and they’ll likely recall vivid details about their first roller coaster ride, their first day of school, or their first kiss. A first home purchase is no different! While buying your first home comes with its fair share of ups and downs, it will ultimately be an enjoyable experience you’ll remember […]


The Most Exciting Downtown Portsmouth Vintage Christmas Yet!

Looking for a way to get in the holiday spirit in Portsmouth, NH? Then you won’t want to miss the 15th Annual Downtown Portsmouth Vintage Christmas. Even if you’ve been in years past, you’ll definitely still want to stop by Market Square at some point during the month of December—this year’s celebration promises to be […]


Should You Hire a Professional or DIY on Those Home Repairs?

To DIY or not to DIY? That’s the question on many homeowners’ minds when there’s a repair or home improvement project on their to-do lists. The good news is that you can do plenty of things on your own. But for other projects, you’re better off hiring a licensed contractor, plumber, or electrician to do the work for you.


Put These 7 Fall Home Maintenance Tips on Your Weekend To-Do List

One of the most important things you can do as a homeowner—to protect both your valuable financial investment and the place you live—is to keep up with seasonal home maintenance. Diligent maintenance can keep your home looking good and working right—both of which can save you money in the long run. And winter prep might be the most important preventative maintenance you do all year!


Mark Your Calendar for the New Hampshire Fall Festival!

Fall in New Hampshire is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Crisp fall mornings, dazzling displays of fall colors, charming Downtowns bedecked in seasonal decor… it’s a time of year that absolutely deserves to be celebrated. And there’s no better way to honor this magnificent season than with the New Hampshire Fall Festival. Here’s what you need […]


Don’t Miss This Totally Charming North Hampton Home

Looking for a home that’s the perfect blend of country cozy and city convenience? Love the idea of carefree single-story living? Ready to move in and start enjoying the fun and active Seacoast lifestyle? Then you’ll definitely want to take a look at this charming North Hampton home! Here’s everything you’ll love about 10 Hillside […]


450 Ideas To Help Your Home Sell Faster!

450 ideas to help your home sell faster

Outdoors:  Be sure your lawn and shrubbery are kept trimmed at all times. Consider removing overgrown trees and shrubs that hide the house from the street. Keep the garage doors down, it’ll help keep any unwanted critters out. This residential garage door installation service can help you repair your garage door if it is damaged. […]


Do you know the top reasons your house isn’t selling?

There are lots of reasons a house doesn’t sell or is getting little or no activity. Read the following to see if you or your house is mentioned.