If you’re planning on selling your home within the next year or so, you’ve probably already started thinking about the best ways to increase its value. But if you’re not an experienced home flipper or contractor, it can be tricky to know which projects are worth it and which simply aren’t. To save you time […]
You’re smart. You’re doing your research about home buying and homeownership (like you are right now!), so you feel like you’re prepared to avoid common home buying pitfalls. But you’ll soon find that once you’ve moved in, there is a whole new list of common problems that plague unwary first-time homeowners. To help you make […]
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 […]
You have it all planned out. You know exactly which shopping centers and conveniences you want to live near, you know which amenities you need within a few miles of your community, and you have a general idea of where your workplace, grocery store, and soon-to-be-favorite hangouts are located. When it comes to searching for […]
What is the “absorption rate” for Portsmouth NH and the New Hampshire Seacoast homes for sale and why is that number so important? First we need to define exactly what a market absorption rate is and how it’s calculated. The strict definition of an absorption rate is the number of months it would take to […]
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 […]
Fishing shacks like this one are familiar sights along the coast of New Hampshire and Maine. Love the brightly painted lobster buoys hanging on this little shack! Sometimes it’s just the simple things that bring more into your life. Here along the seacoast, these tiny buildings bring more color to your life. Come visit, relocate […]
Today is December 7th, 2011. 70 years ago at this time Japan was attacking our American Naval Base at Pearl Harbor Hawaii. Following is a recollection of that day’s events from a then young sailor that was actually there during the attack. Used with permission of good friend and fellow Realtor Saul Klein, the son of this sailor.
PORTSMOUTH NH — It was quite simply the best month for real estate sales in the 13 sample seacoast towns in at least the last three years, according to the Seacoast Board of REALTORS. The 13 Sample Seacoast Towns are Exeter, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, North Hampton, Newmarket, Portsmouth […]
One of the many great things about living in the Portsmouth NH and New Hampshire Seacoast is the area’s natural beauty all around. Being on the coast there’s naturally the ocean but there are also many other areas and sights to see worthy of note………..or a photograph or two. Here’s today’s offerings. It appears in […]
In the summer and fall of 1905 US President Theodore Roosevelt brokered a peace treaty between Japan and Russia.
He brought both sides to Portsmouth New Hampshire to negotiate the terms of that treaty which became known as the The Treaty of Portsmouth of 1905. This historic treaty marked the formal end of the Russo-Japanese War and marked the beginning of a new era of diplomatic negotiations.