All posts by Jim Lee

About Jim Lee

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

Not All Agents Are Created Equal

A real estate agent can be your essential guide, but truth be told, not all agents are created equal. Finding the right agent for you and your family should be your top priority when you’re ready to sell your house.


Is Your New Hampshire Seacoast Home Sale Puzzle Missing a Piece?

Are you trying to sell your home on the New Hampshire Seacoast and it’s just not happening? Selling a house is like working a puzzle. All the pieces have to be in place for the puzzle to be complete. Is your home sale missing a vital part of the sales puzzle? Many pieces have to […]


Get Outside on the Seacoast & Enjoy Some Beautiful Weather

It’s spring on the Seacoast of Maine and New Hampshire, and that means long, sunny days, pleasant temperatures, and absolutely perfect weather for enjoying one of America’s most beautiful coasts! If you’re looking for a social distancing-friendly way to get outside on the Seacoast, you’ll find more than a few terrific options in the area. […]


Best New Hampshire Seacoast investment? It’s Still Real Estate.

Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 7th Year Running Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are asked to select real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds. For the seventh year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term […]


4 DIY Home Improvements to Get Ready to Sell

If you want to sell your home for top dollar, you’ve got to make buyers believe it’s worth every penny—which might mean putting in a little time to get it looking its best. But before you start hiring contractors or planning major renovations, you might want to consider these DIY home improvements. Simple DIY Improvements […]


Portsmouth, NH Home Prices, Which Way Are They Headed?

Portsmouth, NH Home Prices: It’s All About Supply and Demand As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices. Looking at the big picture, supply and demand will give us the clearest idea of […]


June is National Homeownership Month

More than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the houses we live in. They’re evolving into our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe havens that provide shelter, stability, and protection for our families through the evolving health crisis. Today, 65.3% of Americans can call their homes their own, a rate that has risen to its highest point in 8 years. We just closed on a sale last week, and the new owners are expecting their first child. They are beyond excited to have a new home to share with their firstborn.



Buying or Selling? You need an expert guide on your side.

We are, however, in anything but a normal market right now. We are amid one of the greatest health crises our nation has ever seen. The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the journey consumers take to purchase or sell a home.


The Portsmouth NH and Seacoast Housing Market are Poised to Bring Back The Economy. Please Join Us.

Every time a home is sold, it has a tremendous financial impact on local economies. As the real estate market continues its recovery, it will act as a strong tailwind to the overall national economy. Click here for a great place to get started and bring back the economy.


Building Family Wealth is the #1 Financial Benefit of Owning Your Own Home!

While growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home is a financially savvy move. They explained how a mortgage is like a “forced savings plan.” When you pay rent, that money is lost forever. When you make a mortgage payment, much of that money accumulates as equity in the home. So, what exactly is equity?


Virtual Home Selling Makes Social Distancing Easy as NH Reopens

New Hampshire may be reopening retail stores, salons, and golf courses, but social distancing remains extremely important. And our Virtual Home Selling Program makes it easier than ever to achieve your real estate goals… while keeping yourself and those around you safe. Here’s what you need to know about selling on the Seacoast these days.


Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Way to a Fantastic Home Sale

Thanks to business closures and social distancing restrictions, many of us find ourselves with more time at home, in search of a project to keep us busy. While you could search out an online class or develop a new hobby, if you’ve been thinking of selling your home, you might want to try something a […]


Portsmouth NH Housing Market: House Prices and Trends

” Just this week, ShowingTime, a service that Realtors use to arrange appointments on homes for sale, reported appointment requests are up a whopping 44.4% year to date compared to the same time last year!”


This is a health emergency, not the Great Depression all over again. It will pass.

We should look at the current situation for what it is – a predetermined pause placed on the economy. The country will recover once the pandemic ends. Comparisons to any other downturn make little sense



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