Category Archives: Real Estate News

Up Your Home’s Resale Value with These 5 Outdoor DIY Projects

Spring is here, and summer is closer than ever. That makes it a great time to get outside and spruce up your home’s exterior! If you’re planning on selling your home soon, a little outdoor maintenance can go a long way. In fact, here are five outdoor projects you can do yourself that are sure […]


Saving up for a New Home? Here Are All the Costs You Need to Know

Once you’ve found the perfect home and secured the loan, all that’s left to do is start chipping away at those mortgage payments…right? In actuality, there are a handful of other, often-overlooked expenses that come with buying a home, but as long as you know what you’re getting into, they’re plenty manageable. Take a look […]


Spring into the Selling Season with These Pro Cleaning Tips

In just a few short days, we’ll turn the corner into warmer weather. There’ll be no more cold mornings, flowers will bloom, trees will grow, birds will sing, and it will officially be spring. Okay, maybe the changing of seasons doesn’t work quite so suddenly, but spring does mark the beginning of a notoriously busy […]


Searching for a Smaller Home? Here are the Top Tips for Downsizing

Downsizing can be a great choice for homeowners looking to make a financial or lifestyle change. After all, a smaller amount of space means less money on utility bills and less stress from clutter. Are you a recent empty-nester? Moving for financial reasons? Or maybe you’ve watched a few episodes of Tidying Up with Marie […]


Make Buyers Fall in Love with Your Home with These Easy Staging Tips

Love is in the air! We’re not talking about Valentine’s Day — we mean all of the buyers falling in love with your home thanks to these easy staging tips. From simple DIY projects to decor and decluttering pointers, these effortless staging tips will wow the next buyers that step through your front door. Clean, […]


The Pros & Cons of a Buyer’s Letter: Standing Out in a Busy Market

Imagine, after weeks of searching, that you’ve finally found your dream home. It’s in the perfect location with the right features and exactly the amount of space you need. But after requesting more information, your agent informs you that there are already several offers made on the house. How do you stand out in a […]


New Year, New Improved Home Value

New Year, New Improved Home Value – Happy 2019! What do you want to accomplish in the New Year? If you’re thinking seriously about selling your home this year, or just want to add some value to your property, then it’s time to make a game plan for 2019. You don’t have to break the […]


9 Real Estate New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

Need a good New Year’s Resolution for 2019? How about something related to your home—like saving up to buy a new home, listing your current home, or (finally) making some upgrades to improve your home value? Whatever your plans for the new year may be, here are some great real estate New Year’s Resolutions for […]


Portsmouth, New Hampshire Gingerbread House Contest is underway

Portsmouth NH gingerbread house contest

For a great Christmas activity sure to delight kids of all ages we highly recommend a visit to the Portsmouth Discovery Center to see the 28th Annual Gingerbread House Exhibit. Prepared to be amazed as your tour the exhibit of over 50 amazing structures constructed of gingerbread and others holiday edibles (no sampling unfortunately).. The […]


How to Buy a Home in One Year: A Step-by-Step Guide

Let’s start the new year off right. If you’ve been dreaming of a new home, it’s time to get started. Here’s a month-by-month guide to planning for and buying a new home. It’s about time to set your new year’s resolution, right? January: Brush Up on Your Market Knowledge The best way to get started? […]


Market Square Downtown Portsmouth Christmas Parade & Vintage Christmas

Downtown Market Square in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is beginning to look a lot like Vintage Christmas ! The wreaths are beautifully and meticulously displayed on the lampposts and the town tree is standing with all of her Christmas magic ! All ages love and adore downtown Portsmouth this time of year. Full of small bakeries […]


How to Sell Your Home During the “Off” Season

Sometimes, life happens. Maybe you’ve been hired at a new company across state. Or a sudden change in your family requires you to take in a relative and you need extra space pronto. Perhaps you’re retiring early so you need to downsize. Whatever the case may be, you need to sell your home during the […]


Why You Should Buy a Home During the Off Season

Your personal home-buying schedule doesn’t have to correspond with the real estate market! In fact, buying during the “off season” can yield tremendous advantages. The “off season” differs depending on your specific location, but always refers to the period of time during a calendar year when both inventory and competition are low. Usually, this corresponds […]


Want Top Dollar for Your Home? Hire a Real Estate Pro

Want Top Dollar for Your Home? Hire a Real Estate Pro. A quick Google search is all it takes to discover hundreds of new recipes, do-it-yourself projects, and tips about how to stage your home. With so much information available online, especially about the home selling process, many homeowners start to wonder whether it’s faster […]


5 Tips Every Military Home Seller Should Know

Whether you’re retiring from the military and planning a move, or you’ve just received PCS orders to relocate, we’ve got your back. As a military homeowner, it’s always smart to have a game plan ready for selling your home on a timeline. So, what does every Military Home Seller need to know : Here are […]