Category Archives: Portsmouth NH Listings for sale

5 Ways to Keep Your Home Secure While Selling It

Surrounding Areas and New Hampshire Home Sellers – It’s no exaggeration that selling your home keeps you busy. In the midst of staging, pricing, listing, and scheduling tours, it’s easy to overlook the details… like home security. After all, while selling your home, you’re probably allowing dozens of strangers to come inside for tours. And […]


5 Tips to Streamline Your Online Home Search

Who doesn’t love online shopping? You get to sit back in the comfort of your own home and browse fun things for sale on the internet. However, with online shopping comes hundreds of options from which to choose — and not all of them will work for you. The same goes for online shopping for […]


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 […]


How to Make a Wants Vs. Needs List for Your Home Search

It’s spring, which means home buying season has officially arrived! If you’re on the hunt for a new home, chances are you’ve already thought about the features you’d like to have. However, one important part of searching for homes is making a distinction between your needs and your wants. Needs are amenities or features you […]


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 […]


Do you know where home buyers come from?

Do you know where home buyers come from? When we list a house for sale we know who the most likely buyer for that house are based on their demographic data and also where they likely live now. The National Association of Realtors publishes annually a “Profile of Buyers and Sellers”. The statistics to compile […]


It’s Market Report Monday on the New Hampshire Seacoast

Ann cummings and Jim Lee RE/MAX Shoreline

Greetings statistics lovers; it’s “Market Report Monday” for the New Hampshire Seacoast and southern Maine real estate areas. One question we’re often asked is “How’s the market?”, meaning the real estate market. The answer would usually depend on whether you’re interested in buying a home or selling one. Some markets are great for sellers but […]


Use word pictures to sell your Portsmouth, NH house

An old Chinese proverb says “One Picture Worth Ten Thousand Words”. However when selling a house, well constructed ads and sentences can be just as valuable.  Here’s how we use word pictures to sell your Portsmouth, NH house. Think for a moment about some of the real estate ads you’ve read recently. Do they all sound alike,? For example, do […]


Portsmouth NH condominium sales are strong.

“PORTSMOUTH NH – Sales of single family condominiums in the 13-Sample Seacoast Towns enjoyed the highest October volume in at least five years. The 73 sales were the most in any month since September 2016’s 85 transactions. Find your new Portsmouth NH condominium right here. The 13-Sample Seacoast Towns are Exeter, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, […]


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 […]


6 Questions to Ask When Considering a condo with a homeowner’s associtation

Let’s say you have your heart set on buying a home in a community like Portsmouth NH with a swimming pool, a clubhouse, and maybe even a playground or trails. Having access to these amenities often means living in a community with a homeowners association, or HOA. Generally, an HOA is responsible for keeping the […]


Is your Portsmouth New Hampshire home still for sale? If so it’s probably the price.

Do you have a home for sale in Portsmouth or the New Hampshire Seacoast and it hasn’t sold after a couple of months? If so, you definitely need to revisit your asking price. The Portsmouth and NH Seacoast market is hot with market absorption rates under 4 months which indicates a fairly robust seller’s market. […]


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

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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 […]


7 Deadly Marketing Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make! | Portsmouth NH

If you are thinking of selling your New Hampshire Seacoast or southern Maine home here are 7 marketing mistakes you can’t afford to make. Review our handy list below…………………. If you’re thinking of selling or have been unsuccessful selling in the past let’s sit down and make sure you’re don’t make any of these 7 […]


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 […]