3 Reasons Why Portsmouth is the Perfect Place to Retire

Portsmouth is a magical city set along New Hampshire’s beautiful coastline. It has wonderful parks, dozens of theaters and cultural venues, scenery worthy of a postcard, and centuries of New England charm. We absolutely love living here and love that we can call Portsmouth (and the entire New Hampshire and Maine Seacoast) our home! This […]


12 Month-by-Month Goals for Your New Home

‘Tis the season — for goal planning, that is! Many people spend December reflecting on the year and creating a list of goals to aim for in the New Year, and recent home buyers are no exception. If you’re thinking about ways to preserve that “new-to-you” feeling in your home and keep the clutter at […]


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 […]


Portsmouth NH is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

City of Portsmouth NH Christmas tree

Portsmouth NH is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Christmas is fast approaching and one of the sure signs is the appearance of the official Christmas tree in Market Square in downtown Portsmouth NH. Our tree is a whopper this year and almost completely covers the concrete planter it sets in. Decorations will be […]


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 […]


Transform Your Home with These Timeless Seasonal Color Schemes

Nothing can transform a home quite like a simple seasonal color palette. Whether you want to embrace the fall foliage, some holiday whimsy, or a little winter coziness, you can do all that with a few coats of paint and some well-placed splashes of color. The best part of all? Not only are these color […]


Portsmouth NH condominium sales are strong.

“PORTSMOUTH NH – Sales of single family condominiums in the 13-Sample Seacoast Towns enjoyed the highest October volume in at least five years. The 73 sales were the most in any month since September 2016’s 85 transactions. Find your new Portsmouth NH condominium right here. The 13-Sample Seacoast Towns are Exeter, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, […]


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 […]


What You Need to Know About Low-Maintenance Communities

Picture this: It’s winter. It’s freezing. You still need to clear the last of the leaves from your lawn, but you’re finding every excuse to stay huddled inside your warm home and out of the cold, biting air. More than ever, you’re wishing your yard work would just do itself. Sound familiar? Maintenance and lawn […]


The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (29.2%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.8%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find […]


Congratulations, Jim Lee — The 2017 REALTOR® of the Year!

Being a Realtor is such a rewarding experience! For over 35 years, Jim and I have been able to go above and beyond to help our clients achieve their real estate goals and make the whole process a fun experience. We wanted to take a moment to thank you, our clients, for being the reason that […]


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 […]


Is your Portsmouth New Hampshire home still for sale? If so it’s probably the price.

Do you have a home for sale in Portsmouth or the New Hampshire Seacoast and it hasn’t sold after a couple of months? If so, you definitely need to revisit your asking price. The Portsmouth and NH Seacoast market is hot with market absorption rates under 4 months which indicates a fairly robust seller’s market. […]