DIY Upgrades That Make Your Home Sell for More

Spring is upon us, and with spring comes another anticipated time of year: home selling season. Traditionally, spring is one of the most popular times to list a home for sale. It’s also an excellent season for spring cleaning and trying out a few home-improvement projects on the weekends. If you’re thinking about selling your […]


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 […]


First Day of Spring in Portsmouth New Hampshire

Spring in Portsmouth, New Hampshire : Looking past the cold of 29 degree’s and seeing the beauty of Portsmouth, New Hampshire on this vernal equinox or first day of Spring. It is that time when the day and night are exactly the same number of hours with 12 light hours and 12 dark hours. The […]


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 […]


What’s Your Style? 5 Popular Architectural Styles to Consider for Your Dream Home

Dream homes around the country have one thing in common: amazing architecture. From Greek Revival to Modern, we’re breaking down the most popular architectural styles in America to help you discover your own dream home. 1. Greek Revival Homes Popular during the 1820s, ’30s, and ’40s, Greek Revival takes inspiration from the ornate temples of […]


Market Square In Downtown Portsmouth, NH

When a snowstorm meets the already beautiful downtown Portsmouth, NH at Market Square. Graced by the magnificent historic North Church the perfectly snow capped buildings bring a mesmerizing touch that you just cannot look away from. Right in front, someone built a snowman and it makes you smile. It’s such a peaceful sight that many […]


New Hampshire Prescott Park Photo of The Day

New Hampshire Prescott Park – NH Photo Gallery Through the fence posts you can see Piscataqua River and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard beyond that. The sun just seems to make the snow glisten even more. Here, along the New Hampshire Coast we love making pit stops and capturing these moments on camera. Our beautiful waterfront […]


Portsmouth, NH Real Estate Market Snapshot

A market snapshot gives a “moment in time” view of how a real estate market is performing and which way the trends are. Portsmouth NH Real Estate Market Report Below : In Portsmouth today the real estate market snapshot looks like this: The median sold price was  $496,750 year to day in Portsmouth.  The median price […]


Costly Mistakes to Avoid After You Buy Your First Home

You’re smart. You’re doing your research about home buying and homeownership (like you are right now!), so you feel like you’re prepared to avoid common home buying pitfalls. But you’ll soon find that once you’ve moved in, there is a whole new list of common problems that plague unwary first-time homeowners. To help you make […]


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 […]


Do You Know What These Crucial Real Estate Acronyms Mean?

Acronyms are tossed around like crazy in the real estate world, which can be confusing to even the most veteran home buyers. But don’t worry — it doesn’t take long to learn the language. Here’s a quick list of the most widely used home buying acronyms and what they actually mean. Of course, if you’d […]


Red Sky Sunrise in Portsmouth New Hampshire

Red Sky Sunrise in Portsmouth, NH – It was a brilliant, fiery, red sky sunrise in Portsmouth, NH  this morning across the horizon. The view from the ocean would have been majestic had I been able to get there and see it. Spectacular skies as the sun rises is pretty normal here, but each time they seem […]


Jumpstart the New Year: 3 Goals for Your Home – New Hampshire Real Estate News

We’re almost three weeks into the New Year, but it’s not too late to develop goals for your home in 2018. Now is the perfect time to jump right in and start fresh in your current home! Need ideas? Here are a few real estate goals that you can achieve this year. Whether you are looking […]