June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.
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?
Confused About the Economic Recovery? Here’s Why. As we continue to work through the health crisis that plagues this country, more and more conversations are turning to economic recovery. While we look for signs that we’ve reached a plateau in cases of COVID-19, the concern and fear of what will happen as businesses open up […]
If you’ve been thinking about buying or selling a home in the near future, the unprecedented events of the last few weeks might have left you feeling a bit uncertain. COVID-19 has undoubtedly affected all of our lives, but that doesn’t mean you need to press pause on your real estate dreams. We want to […]
Learn Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying Journey When the number of buyers in Portsmouth, NH and the New Hampshire Seacoast housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s called a “seller’s market.” The advantage tips toward the seller as low inventory heats up the competition among those searching for a place […]
Thinking of selling a home on the New Hampshire Seacoast or southern Maine in the coming year? It’s a great time to list: prices are high, interest rates are low, and buyer demand is up! But that doesn’t mean you don’t still have to approach the selling process with plenty of preparation—and a great local […]
This past year has been pretty good to both home buyers and home sellers—prices climbed initially, then leveled off, while interest rates plummeted. Plus, national unemployment is low, jobs are in abundance, and the economy as a whole is doing well. All in all, 2019 was a good year for real estate investors. But what […]
Whether you’re heading down the street or to a new town, moving is always a tough transition. However, relocating across the country presents a whole new set of challenges you might not have considered. Picking up your life can be an exciting change, but it’s also a bit overwhelming. Need some help navigating the process? […]
Ask anyone you meet and they’ll likely recall vivid details about their first roller coaster ride, their first day of school, or their first kiss. A first home purchase is no different! While buying your first home comes with its fair share of ups and downs, it will ultimately be an enjoyable experience you’ll remember […]
One of the most important things you can do as a homeowner—to protect both your valuable financial investment and the place you live—is to keep up with seasonal home maintenance. Diligent maintenance can keep your home looking good and working right—both of which can save you money in the long run. And winter prep might be the most important preventative maintenance you do all year!