Category Archives: Portsmouth NH

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 […]


Two Portsmouth NH “supermoons” are on the way

Moon over Portsmouth NH

Two Portsmouth NH “supermoons” are on the way This moon over Portsmouth will be full on December 3rd and also on December 31st making two full moons in December of 2017. When there are two full moons in one calendar month the second one is called a “Blue moon”. Because two full months in one […]


Want a quick, easy, and delicious holiday desert for your Portsmouth NH Thanksgiving?

Portsmouth NH – Falling off a log easy Thanksgiving desert made by my lovely wife Ann. Soften a 1/5 quart container of your favorite ice cream. In a large bowl fold in your favorite candy pieces. We used Heath bar pieces in our. Spoon into a graham cracker crust. Put the plastic top that comes […]


Is Portsmouth New Hampshire and the NH Seacoast entering a housing bubble?

With continued low inventory and rising prices in both Portsmouth NH and the New Hampshire Seacoast some are saying we may be entering another housing bubble. We asked the experts (in addition to us) what they thought of that theory and the likelihood of another housing bubble on the Seacoast. David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and […]


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 […]


Portsmouth NH – Farmer’s Market Shopping

Living in Portsmouth New Hampshire is just awesome, and our local Farmer’s Market just makes it that much more enjoyable! If you love buying locally grown fruits and veggies, beautiful plants and flowers, and other locally grown and/or made products, then our Portsmouth Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning is the place for YOU!! The Seacoast […]


3 Portsmouth NH Home Selling Prep Essentials

You’ve got to start somewhere when preparing your Portsmouth NH home to sell, but it’s not where you would think. Before jumping right into cleaning, decluttering, staging, and marketing, take some time to review. Having a solid understanding of the real estate market and the home selling process is essential for a smooth and stress-free […]


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 […]


Portsmouth NH Real Estate Sales Statistics for the 1st quarter of 2017

Portsmouth’s first quarter of real estate activity for 2017 is now firmly in the books and we can take a look at this just passed 1st quarter compared to others. As the chart below shows, sales for this first quarter have remained fairly steady at around 60 sales each 3 month period back to 2013. What […]


Pearl Harbor Day December 7th 2017 |Portsmouth NH

“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” Those words began US President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speech to Congress as he asked for a Declaration of War against Japan.   76 years ago today, Portsmouth […]


Early mornings in Portsmouth NH

I was out early looking for photographic opportunities when I spotted the morning sunrise with the old Portsmouth Naval Prison silhouetted against the rising sun. The Prison has a long history beginning with the American Revolution. The New Hampshire Militia commanded by General John Sullivan built an earthern fort on this site in 1775 to […]


The Portsmouth New Hampshire Farmer’s Market has something for everyone. | Portsmouth NH

Ann and I love going to our nearby Portsmouth Farmer’s Market. Each Saturday from May 7th through November 5th starting at 8:00 until 1:00 pm the parking lot at Portsmouth NH City Hall becomes a huge outdoor market with locally grown and processed foods of all types from vegetables, to meat and cheeses along with […]


Portsmouth NH Homes Sales for the first half of the year.

Can you believe 2016 is just a few days away from being half over? The halfway mark is a good point to look at where we’ve been in order to make a prediction about where Portsmouth home sales will likely be headed for the remainder of the year. So far this year the Northern New England […]


10 Easy Spring Cleaning Ideas For Your Portsmouth NH Home

The month of March brings spring, and with spring comes bright budding flowers, longer days, warmer weather, and spring cleaning. There is no better way to shake off the dreariness of winter than a freshly cleaned home ready to welcome the season. Here are 10 easy ways you can clean your Portsmouth NH home for […]


Portsmouth NH Home owners; Are You Taking Advantage of These Homeowner Tax Breaks?

April 15th will be here before you know it. Portsmouth NH homeowners will be enjoying several tax breaks created by their homes in addition to have a snug and safe home for their family. There are many benefits to owning a home: A home is an investment that can earn equity, is often cheaper to buy than to […]