Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the Year The housing market is at a turning point. If you’re considering buying or selling a home, that may leave you wondering: is it still a good time to buy a home? Should I make a move this year? To help put the puzzle pieces in place for you, […]
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Portsmouth, NH, and the Seacoast are not in a bubble.
Two Reasons Why Today’s Portsmouth and NH Seacoast Housing Market Isn’t a Bubble You may be reading headlines and hearing talk about a potential housing bubble or a crash, but it’s important to understand that the data and expert opinions tell a different story. A recent survey from Pulsenomics asked over one hundred housing market experts and real estate […]
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.
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!
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 — […]
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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
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?
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 […]