Tag Archives: Seacoast New Hampshire

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Pearl Harbor Day December 7th 2017 |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.   76 years ago today, Portsmouth […]


The Portsmouth New Hampshire Farmer’s Market has something for everyone. | Portsmouth NH

Ann and I love going to our nearby Portsmouth Farmer’s Market. Each Saturday from May 7th through November 5th starting at 8:00 until 1:00 pm the parking lot at Portsmouth NH City Hall becomes a huge outdoor market with locally grown and processed foods of all types from vegetables, to meat and cheeses along with […]


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 […]


5 Home Selling Tips for Portsmouth NH Homeowners Who are Not Selling (Yet) |Portsmouth NH Real Estate

Selling your Portsmouth home may be an idea you are seriously considering, but that does not mean you are ready to put your home on the market just yet. You may be waiting to pay off your mortgage, you may be waiting for the kids to move out, or you may not be ready yet […]


Report: US Housing Market Experienced Fantastic Gains This Spring

We just love having the opportunity to share with you good news about the US housing market and this is one of those weeks! Evidently, according to a recent article we were reading, sales of newly built homes as well as home prices in general saw some great increases during the month of April, further […]


Today Kicks Off National Homeownership Month!

National Homeownership Month actually started as a week-long celebration of homeownership during the Clinton administration in 1995. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed June as the National Homeownership Month. Here is an excerpt from his proclamation:   “Homeownership is an important part of the American Dream…A home provides shelter and a safe place where […]


Fire Boats, Docks and Real Estate Oh My !

Living right here on the water in Portsmouth NH means we have lots of water and boating activities, and sometimes that means we have need for the Portsmouth Fire Boat….  it’s always reassuring to know that emergency help is readily available on land and on sea!  Hopefully all we have need for this fire boat […]