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Pearl Harbor Day December 7th 2018 |Portsmouth NH

“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.   77 years ago today, Portsmouth […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. This is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO. The […]


The Hidden Horrors of Going FSBO (For Sale by Owner)

Many home sellers have considered skipping the real estate agent to save on closing costs, but very few have actually succeeded in seeing those savings. There’s a good reason: the average homeowner doesn’t have the rigorous training and real estate knowledge that a licensed agent does. But just what makes For Sale By Owner (FSBO) […]


4 Tips for Making an Offer on a Portsmouth New Hampshire Home or Condo

Portsmouth NH real estate for sale

After searching for the perfect house to call your new home you’ve finally found the one! The price is right but with the current inventory shortage you want to be sure you make the best offer to enhance your chances of making a deal. Here are four tips From Fannie Mae to help you make […]


7 Deadly Marketing Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make! | Portsmouth NH

If you are thinking of selling your New Hampshire Seacoast or southern Maine home here are 7 marketing mistakes you can’t afford to make. Review our handy list below…………………. If you’re thinking of selling or have been unsuccessful selling in the past let’s sit down and make sure you’re don’t make any of these 7 […]


It’s a great time for Portsmouth NH home buyers!

Portsmouth NH real estate for sale

Mortgage interest rates just fell to their lowest point in 2017! This week’s rate is 4.08% vs. 3.58% a year ago. One fact not so widely reported is that  requirements to get a mortgage have eased also. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) quantifies the availability of mortgage credit each month with their Mortgage Credit Availability Index […]


Portsmouth NH Real Estate Sales Statistics for the 1st quarter of 2017

Portsmouth’s first quarter of real estate activity for 2017 is now firmly in the books and we can take a look at this just passed 1st quarter compared to others. As the chart below shows, sales for this first quarter have remained fairly steady at around 60 sales each 3 month period back to 2013. What […]


A perfect meal for a cold, rainy night in Portsmouth New Hampshire

It’s a cold rainy day in Portsmouth NH which seemed like the perfect weather to whip up a pot of chili. I found this Beefy corn and black bean chili recipe a few days ago and tried it out. This is my second batch. I used ground turkey instead of beef, doubled the chili powder, […]


10 Easy Spring Cleaning Ideas For Your Portsmouth NH Home

The month of March brings spring, and with spring comes bright budding flowers, longer days, warmer weather, and spring cleaning. There is no better way to shake off the dreariness of winter than a freshly cleaned home ready to welcome the season. Here are 10 easy ways you can clean your Portsmouth NH home for […]


Portsmouth NH and southern Maine real estate update

Portsmouth NH Home Sales are up in 2016! That’s the good news. The bad news is that demand is ahead of supply and many buyers can’t find a house. What does this mean to you as a seller? NOW, and I mean right now, today, is a good time to get your house on the […]


Portsmouth NH Home owners; Are You Taking Advantage of These Homeowner Tax Breaks?

April 15th will be here before you know it. Portsmouth NH homeowners will be enjoying several tax breaks created by their homes in addition to have a snug and safe home for their family. There are many benefits to owning a home: A home is an investment that can earn equity, is often cheaper to buy than to […]