Category Archives: home buyers

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (29.2%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.8%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find […]


4 Tips for Making an Offer on a Portsmouth New Hampshire Home or Condo

Portsmouth NH real estate for sale

After searching for the perfect house to call your new home you’ve finally found the one! The price is right but with the current inventory shortage you want to be sure you make the best offer to enhance your chances of making a deal. Here are four tips From Fannie Mae to help you make […]


It’s a great time for Portsmouth NH home buyers!

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Mortgage interest rates just fell to their lowest point in 2017! This week’s rate is 4.08% vs. 3.58% a year ago. One fact not so widely reported is that  requirements to get a mortgage have eased also. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) quantifies the availability of mortgage credit each month with their Mortgage Credit Availability Index […]


A perfect meal for a cold, rainy night in Portsmouth New Hampshire

It’s a cold rainy day in Portsmouth NH which seemed like the perfect weather to whip up a pot of chili. I found this Beefy corn and black bean chili recipe a few days ago and tried it out. This is my second batch. I used ground turkey instead of beef, doubled the chili powder, […]


30 Charter Street #20 Exeter NH 03833 | Exeter New Hampshire condo

Sure to please is a delightful Exeter NH condo at 30 Charter Street. Be smart and beat the spring rush with this “buy me now” home of your own. Reasonably priced at $212,500, you’ll find that you can own this beautiful home for less than the rent on a comparable property. 2 bedrooms with an […]


Report: US Housing Market Experienced Fantastic Gains This Spring

We just love having the opportunity to share with you good news about the US housing market and this is one of those weeks! Evidently, according to a recent article we were reading, sales of newly built homes as well as home prices in general saw some great increases during the month of April, further […]


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 […]


Beautiful duplex for sale in Kittery Maine

Take a look at this delightful duplex for sale in Kittery Maine. Live in one unit and let your tenant help with your mortgage. Or, invest in this super convenient location. Literally a hop, skip, and a jump to downtown Kittery ME and you can easily bike or walk to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard or just […]


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 […]