Most Realtors with more than a few months in the business have heard this before from a prospective seller. “We want to test the market”. which means we want to list our house at an artificially high price and just see if anyone will pay it. Here is my list of reasons why this is […]
What’s Changed in Marketing Homes in the New Hampshire Seacoast? The short answer is, “Plenty!”
If you thought about selling your house earlier in the year before the COVID-19 pandemic hit but held off because you, like most others, had no idea what would happen to the market, it might be time to think “Selling” again.
Summer is in full swing here on the Seacoast, which means now is a great time to tackle any lingering home maintenance tasks or DIY projects. Even if you aren’t the handy type, you can still make a few improvements that will completely transform your space. And if you’re thinking about selling soon, they may […]
As you search for your next home, you’ll probably encounter more than a few neighborhoods that have their own homeowners associations. Often abbreviated as HOAs, these groups usually consist of a few elected residents, although they may also be run by an outside management company or developer. While they tend to get a bad rap, […]
It’s spring on the Seacoast of Maine and New Hampshire, and that means long, sunny days, pleasant temperatures, and absolutely perfect weather for enjoying one of America’s most beautiful coasts! If you’re looking for a social distancing-friendly way to get outside on the Seacoast, you’ll find more than a few terrific options in the area. […]
Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 7th Year Running Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are asked to select real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds. For the seventh year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term […]
If you want to sell your home for top dollar, you’ve got to make buyers believe it’s worth every penny—which might mean putting in a little time to get it looking its best. But before you start hiring contractors or planning major renovations, you might want to consider these DIY home improvements. Simple DIY Improvements […]
Portsmouth, NH Home Prices: It’s All About Supply and Demand As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices. Looking at the big picture, supply and demand will give us the clearest idea of […]
You’ve probably heard that spring and summer are the best seasons for home buying. After all, there’s more inventory on the market, and the warm weather is ideal for showings. However, the ongoing global health crisis has shattered the idea of the “peak home buying season” and left many potential buyers wondering if now is still the right time to make a move.
While growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home is a financially savvy move. They explained how a mortgage is like a “forced savings plan.” When you pay rent, that money is lost forever. When you make a mortgage payment, much of that money accumulates as equity in the home. So, what exactly is equity?