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Antiviral Herbs DIY Garden

For centuries we have cooked with antiviral herbs and spices found in our kitchens. Many of these are flavorful adding a little pizzazz to our meats and vegetables. These various staples contain antiviral properties that many of us were unaware of. With the Coronavirus pandemic happening all around us, families are cooking more and staying […]


How COVID-19 Is Impacting Real Estate

If you’ve been thinking about buying or selling a home in the near future, the unprecedented events of the last few weeks might have left you feeling a bit uncertain. COVID-19 has undoubtedly affected all of our lives, but that doesn’t mean you need to press pause on your real estate dreams.  We want to […]


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 […]


5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Decor for Spring

The days are getting longer, temperatures are starting to climb, and the trees are finally starting to turn green again. As spring approaches, it’s a great time to freshen up your spring decor and add a splash of color to your space. Looking for some quick, easy, and affordable design tips? Here are a few […]


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 […]


The Top 4 Home-Selling Myths of 2019, Busted

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“Fake news” has become one of the trendiest terms of the decade—even when it comes to real estate. Homeowners are often bombarded with selling advice that promises to get their home sold quickly and for top dollar…but more often than not, these “tips” are nothing more than misleading—and can throw you off-track. As we near […]


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 […]


Keep Calm and Move On: How to Tackle a Long-Distance Relocation

Whether you’re heading down the street or to a new town, moving is always a tough transition. However, relocating across the country presents a whole new set of challenges you might not have considered. Picking up your life can be an exciting change, but it’s also a bit overwhelming. Need some help navigating the process? […]


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 […]


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!


Is a Home Inspection Really Necessary? Why You Shouldn’t Skip This Important Step

Picture this: you’ve finally found the home of your dreams. It’s got all the features you’ve been searching for, and it’s in the perfect neighborhood. There can’t possibly be anything wrong with it…right? Though technically optional, home inspections Melbourne is highly recommended by most realtors, as it can save you thousands of dollars—or even prevent […]


Kicking Clutter to the Curb: Transform Your Home with These 4 Decluttering Tips

We’ve all been there. One day, you look around your house, and there’s just So. Much. Stuff. Stuff in boxes, stuff on the walls, stuff in the corners—just…stuff. If you’re gearing up to sell your home, you’re going to have to deal with all that accumulated clutter eventually. Luckily, there are plenty of simple strategies for getting the job done! 


Mortgage 101: What To Know Before You Apply

Everybody loves talking about mortgages. They’re fun, easy to understand, and a great icebreaker, right?….Wrong. Thanks to their lengthy process, technical jargon, and confusing options, mortgages have a bit of an intimidating reputation—but it doesn’t have to be that way! If you’re in the process of buying a new home and dreading the mortgage application […]