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Ann Cummings and Jim Lee, Portsmouth New Hampshire NH REALTORS.

Monthly Indicators for New Hampshire Real Estate

One thing you have to keep current on as a Realtor is monthly indicators. Here are the latest numbers for April 2021 compared to the same time in April 2020 and the year-to-date numbers. Here is the picture for New Hampshire real estate in April 2021. In the statistical chart above, one thing we watch […]


When It Comes To Selling a House, Your Time Is Money

When It Comes To Selling a House, Your Time Is Money Some Highlights Selling a house is no small task. If you decide to try to do it on your own, keep in mind you’ll be responsible for all the expert-level work of a real estate professional. The vital tasks an agent manages for you include […]


4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000 fewer single-family homes for sale this March than in March of 2020. The key to continued success in […]


Who were the homebuyers and sellers in 2020?

National Association of Realtors 2020 profile of home buyers and sellers

To be effective and successful in real estate sales, you not only have to know your numbers, but you also have to know who the buyers and sellers are. Each year the National Association of Realtors publishes a study compiled of actual buyers and sellers of real estate in the previous year. It’s called the “Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.”


To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell

To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers competing for available homes right now, renovations may not be as vital as they would be in a more […]


Facing the Facts of Flooding

Flooding happens more often than many homeowners realize. Whenever it rains, it can flood. And, not just waterfront homes are at risk of being in a flood zone. Here are some examples of homes beyond waterways that could be at risk of flooding. Heavy rainfalls. Lots of rain can cause flooding in low lying areas […]


Top Ten Places to Retire in New Hampshire.

It’s no surprise that New Hampshire Seacoast towns usually lead the list of “Top Ten Places to……………..” In this case, it’s Top Places to Retire in New Hampshire. Exeter, NH placed number 1 on the list, followed closely by Portsmouth, NH. Both towns offer many benefits for retirees, including great medical care, retirement centers, recreational […]


Is Now The Right Time To Sell A House?

Why Now Is The Right Time To Sell Your House The housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger 2021. Record-low mortgage interest rates are a driving factor in this continued momentum, with average rates hovering at historic all-time lows. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of […]


Pearl Harbor Day December 7th 2020 |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. 79 years ago today, Portsmouth, NH […]


New Hampshire Seacoast Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s Pace

Homebuying has been on the rise over the past few months, with record-breaking sales powering through the market in June and July.


The New Hampshire real estate market is hot, overpriced homes are not.

Don't miss the target

Most Realtors with more than a few months in the business have heard this before from a prospective seller. “We want to test the market”. which means we want to list our house at an artificially high price and just see if anyone will pay it. Here is my list of reasons why this is […]


What’s Changed in Marketing Homes in the New Hampshire Seacoast?

What’s Changed in Marketing Homes in the New Hampshire Seacoast? The short answer is, “Plenty!”
If you thought about selling your house earlier in the year before the COVID-19 pandemic hit but held off because you, like most others, had no idea what would happen to the market, it might be time to think “Selling” again.


Easy Summer DIY Projects Anyone Can Tackle

Summer is in full swing here on the Seacoast, which means now is a great time to tackle any lingering home maintenance tasks or DIY projects. Even if you aren’t the handy type, you can still make a few improvements that will completely transform your space. And if you’re thinking about selling soon, they may […]


5 Can’t-Miss Summer Spots on the Seacoast

It’s not too late to start enjoying summer on the Seacoast! Although it’s important to continue to follow social distancing measures, you can still have plenty of fun in the sun all across New Hampshire and Maine as temperatures heat up. Get Outside with These Seacoast Summer Spots Whether you love to hike, boat, fish, […]


The latest three reports show the housing market is strong.

Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is Strong The residential real estate market is remaining resilient as the country still struggles to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. Three separate reports recently revealed how the housing market is still showing growth. Here’s a look at each one. 1. Ivy Zelman’s Real Estate Broker Survey The survey […]



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