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


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


Will Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020?

Will Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020? With the housing market staggered to some degree by the health crisis the country is currently facing, some potential purchasers are questioning whether home values will be impacted. The price of any item is determined by supply as well as the market’s demand for that item. Each […]


“How is the market?” is a common real estate question.

So in answer to the question, “How is the market?” the market is robust now with high buyer demand and also frustrations among those buyers caused by not enough houses for sale. We’re hearing lots of stories from local Realtors about listing a home for sale and getting multiple offers in just a few days, many over the asking price.


Portsmouth, NH unemployment: Hope here too.

Tomorrow, the unemployment rate for April 2020 will be released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It will hit a peak this country has never seen before, with data representing real families and lives affected by this economic slowdown. The numbers will alarm us. There will be headlines and doomsday scenarios in the media. There is hope, though, that as businesses reopen, most people will become employed again soon.


Confused About the Economic Recovery? Here’s Why.

Confused About the Economic Recovery? Here’s Why. As we continue to work through the health crisis that plagues this country, more and more conversations are turning to economic recovery. While we look for signs that we’ve reached a plateau in cases of COVID-19, the concern and fear of what will happen as businesses open up […]


Portsmouth NH: New Homeownership Highest in 8 Years!

Portsmouth and New Hampshire Seacoast homebuyers are still very active in the market, we have several buyers ready to buy a new home but because the inventory is so low they have been unable to find one. The COVID19 pandemic has not slowed down the desire for a new home for many.


Test drive New Hampshire Seacoast neighborhoods while sheltering in place

Portsmouth NH Real Estate Listings For Sale

Staying at home doesn’t mean your search for a new place needs to come to a standstill.
Check out these NH Seacoast & southern Maine towns You may find a spot that better suits your needs without ever leaving your living room!


Portsmouth, NH Housing Market Update

With New Hampshire and Maine businesses starting to slowly open back up again, it’s important to understand how housing can have a major impact on the recovery of the economy. As we’ve mentioned before, buying a home is a driving financial force in this process


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