Category Archives: home buyers

Portsmouth NH and New Hampshire Seacoast Real Estate market report.

It’s time for another real state market update for Portsmouth, NH and the New Hampshire Seacoast real estate market. Tight inventory continues to plague our market as well as many other market all across the United States The lack of homes to sell have put potential home buyers into a very competitive sellers market. The […]


DIY Upgrades That Make Your Home Sell for More

Spring is upon us, and with spring comes another anticipated time of year: home selling season. Traditionally, spring is one of the most popular times to list a home for sale. It’s also an excellent season for spring cleaning and trying out a few home-improvement projects on the weekends. If you’re thinking about selling your […]


Staging Shortcuts That Sabotage Your Home Sale

Home staging is a major player in a home sale. How your home looks, feels, and even smells can influence buyers’ decisions, so it’s important to present your home in the best light. Cleaning, decluttering, and rearranging furniture are essential to preparing your home for showings, but it can be tempting to take a few […]


What’s Your Style? 5 Popular Architectural Styles to Consider for Your Dream Home

Dream homes around the country have one thing in common: amazing architecture. From Greek Revival to Modern, we’re breaking down the most popular architectural styles in America to help you discover your own dream home. 1. Greek Revival Homes Popular during the 1820s, ’30s, and ’40s, Greek Revival takes inspiration from the ornate temples of […]


Red Sky Sunrise in Portsmouth New Hampshire

Red Sky Sunrise in Portsmouth, NH – It was a brilliant, fiery, red sky sunrise in Portsmouth, NH  this morning across the horizon. The view from the ocean would have been majestic had I been able to get there and see it. Spectacular skies as the sun rises is pretty normal here, but each time they seem […]


Jumpstart the New Year: 3 Goals for Your Home – New Hampshire Real Estate News

We’re almost three weeks into the New Year, but it’s not too late to develop goals for your home in 2018. Now is the perfect time to jump right in and start fresh in your current home! Need ideas? Here are a few real estate goals that you can achieve this year. Whether you are looking […]


6 Ways to Learn How To Save for Your House Down Payment

Learn How To Save For Your House Down Payment – A 20% down payment on a house is a significant chunk of change. But with enough time to prepare and a little bit of creative budgeting, you’ll be able to save up for your new house sooner than you think. Follow these helpful budgeting tips […]


3 Reasons Why Portsmouth is the Perfect Place to Retire

Portsmouth is a magical city set along New Hampshire’s beautiful coastline. It has wonderful parks, dozens of theaters and cultural venues, scenery worthy of a postcard, and centuries of New England charm. We absolutely love living here and love that we can call Portsmouth (and the entire New Hampshire and Maine Seacoast) our home! This […]


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 […]