We are, however, in anything but a normal market right now. We are amid one of the greatest health crises our nation has ever seen. The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the journey consumers take to purchase or sell a home.
While growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home is a financially savvy move. They explained how a mortgage is like a “forced savings plan.” When you pay rent, that money is lost forever. When you make a mortgage payment, much of that money accumulates as equity in the home. So, what exactly is equity?
Thanks to business closures and social distancing restrictions, many of us find ourselves with more time at home, in search of a project to keep us busy. While you could search out an online class or develop a new hobby, if you’ve been thinking of selling your home, you might want to try something a […]
Will Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020? With the housing market staggered to some degree by the health crisis the country is currently facing, some potential purchasers are questioning whether home values will be impacted. The price of any item is determined by supply as well as the market’s demand for that item. Each […]
Even as the world around us changed, one thing in real estate has stayed consistent. We’ve been in a seller’s market for a while now—that is, the demand for homes (the number of buyers) has exceeded the supply (the number of homes available for sale). For sellers, that’s pretty great news. For buyers… it might mean a little more searching to find the right home. Unless, of course, you buy new construction in Portsmouth.
For centuries we have cooked with antiviral herbs and spices found in our kitchens. Many of these are flavorful adding a little pizzazz to our meats and vegetables. These various staples contain antiviral properties that many of us were unaware of. With the Coronavirus pandemic happening all around us, families are cooking more and staying […]
Like the rest of the country, Realtors are sailing in previously uncharted waters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Selling real estate in a pandemic safely and effectively requires new skills and guidelines. First of all, because of guidelines discouraging gatherings of 10 or more people, our real estate offices are closed and the support staff is […]
Every year, the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market brings farmers, crafters, growers, makers, and buyers together over fresh, local, and handmade foods and products… and the Spring 2020 season is getting close to opening day! The Portsmouth Farmers’ Market Is All About Fresh & Local Since 1977, the Seacoast Growers Association has provided a home for fresh […]
Learn Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying Journey When the number of buyers in Portsmouth, NH and the New Hampshire Seacoast housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s called a “seller’s market.” The advantage tips toward the seller as low inventory heats up the competition among those searching for a place […]
This past year has been pretty good to both home buyers and home sellers—prices climbed initially, then leveled off, while interest rates plummeted. Plus, national unemployment is low, jobs are in abundance, and the economy as a whole is doing well. All in all, 2019 was a good year for real estate investors. But what […]
Everybody loves talking about mortgages. They’re fun, easy to understand, and a great icebreaker, right?….Wrong. Thanks to their lengthy process, technical jargon, and confusing options, mortgages have a bit of an intimidating reputation—but it doesn’t have to be that way! Know How Much You Can Spend If you’re feeling antsy about getting started and want […]
Millennials get a lot of flack, but they’re an essential part of the real estate market. In fact, they make up the most significant generational percentage of home buyers right now! So, if you’re planning on selling your home soon, it’s essential to keep the average millennial home buyer in mind. This generation is unlike […]
PORTSMOUTH NH – May sales of single-family homes and condominiums in the 13 Sample Seacoast Towns registered robust gains. For the fourth straight month sales exceeded the previous month’s totals, setting several new records along the way. The news came in statistics just released by the Seacoast Board of REALTORS. The 13 Sample Seacoast Towns […]
Nestled into a private and serene setting of tall trees and green lawns just minutes from Downtown Portsmouth, NH, 187 Woodbury Ave is a true gem of a home! Built in the 1940s, this home is filled with charm and character, plus lots of natural lighting, plenty of storage space, and a beautiful backyard view. […]