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

New Hampshire Seacoast Luxury Homes are in Demand!

NH Seacoast Luxury Homes Are in High Demand As people realize their needs are changing, some are turning to luxury housing to find their dream home. Investopedia helps define what pushes a home into this category. In a recent article, they point out that a luxury home isn’t only defined by its price. Location is also an important […]


Do you want to be happy? Buy a home.

happy homebuyers with Ann and Jim

How Homeownership Can Bring You Joy. If you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, you’re probably weighing several factors. The financial benefits of homeownership might be one of the reasons you want to purchase if you’re a renter, but the decision can also be motivated by having a place that’s uniquely your own. […]



When is the best time to sell your NH Seacoast house in 2022?

The Best Week To List Your House Is Just Around the Corner Are you thinking about selling your house? If so, you may want to make it a priority to start the process soon. According to Realtor.com, the sweet spot for sellers is just around the corner. In a recent study, experts analyzed housing market trends by looking […]


Hooray, it’s springtime on the New Hampshire Seacoast!

Portsmouth, NH bike riding

What You Can Expect from the Spring Housing Market As the spring housing market kicks off, you likely want to know what you can expect this season when it comes to buying or selling a house. While there are multiple factors causing some uncertainty, including the conflict overseas, rising inflation, and the first rate increase from the Federal Reserve in over three years — […]





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.”




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 […]


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