Category Archives: New Castle Island

3 Over-the-Top Home Improvement Projects that Just Aren’t Worth It

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 […]


Costly Mistakes to Avoid After You Buy Your First Home

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. You may want to use Affordable House and Land Packages in Perth to help make your buying experience easier. But you’ll soon find that once you’ve moved […]


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 […]


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 […]


15 Conveniences You Don’t Want to Forget in Your Portsmouth NH Home Search

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 […]


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, […]


What is the “Absorption Rate” for Portsmouth NH Homes? | Portsmouth NH Real Estate

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 […]


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 […]


Colorful Fishing Shacks in New Hampshire

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 […]


Sunsets Along Portsmouth NH

Living here on the coast of NH, we have lots of water all around us, and we get to enjoy beautiful sunsets. The fiery part of this sunset was to the left not seen in this photo, and you can see the sun’s pink reflections in the clouds beyond this dock and in the water.


New Castle NH Quaint Little Village

Newcastle NH is a quaint little village, an island actually, that is full of antique – vintage style homes. It has a wonderful feel to it, has its own elementary school, and the little town center area is made up of the post office, the fire department, a little mom and pop store, and church. […]


December 7th, 1941 | Portsmouth NH

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 Real Estate Market was red hot in July! | NH Seacoast Real Estate Sales

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 […]


Photoblogging around Portsmouth NH | Portsmouth NH Real Estate

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 […]


Portsmouth NH Cherry Tree Planting | In the spirit of the Portsmouth NH Peace Treaty of 1905

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.