Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 7th Year Running Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are asked to select real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds. For the seventh year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term […]
You’ve probably heard that spring and summer are the best seasons for home buying. After all, there’s more inventory on the market, and the warm weather is ideal for showings. However, the ongoing global health crisis has shattered the idea of the “peak home buying season” and left many potential buyers wondering if now is still the right time to make a move.
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?
Even as the world around us changed, one thing in real estate has stayed consistent. We’ve been in a seller’s market for a while now—that is, the demand for homes (the number of buyers) has exceeded the supply (the number of homes available for sale). For sellers, that’s pretty great news. For buyers… it might mean a little more searching to find the right home. Unless, of course, you buy new construction in Portsmouth.
Like the rest of the country, Realtors are sailing in previously uncharted waters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Selling real estate in a pandemic safely and effectively requires new skills and guidelines. First of all, because of guidelines discouraging gatherings of 10 or more people, our real estate offices are closed and the support staff is […]
The days are getting longer, temperatures are starting to climb, and the trees are finally starting to turn green again. As spring approaches, it’s a great time to freshen up your spring decor and add a splash of color to your space. Looking for some quick, easy, and affordable design tips? Here are a few […]
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 […]
“Fake news” has become one of the trendiest terms of the decade—even when it comes to real estate. Homeowners are often bombarded with selling advice that promises to get their home sold quickly and for top dollar…but more often than not, these “tips” are nothing more than misleading—and can throw you off-track. As we near […]
“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. 78 years ago today, Portsmouth NH […]