Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 7th Year Running Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are asked to select real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds. For the seventh year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term […]
You’ve probably heard that spring and summer are the best seasons for home buying. After all, there’s more inventory on the market, and the warm weather is ideal for showings. However, the ongoing global health crisis has shattered the idea of the “peak home buying season” and left many potential buyers wondering if now is still the right time to make a move.
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?
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 […]
So in answer to the question, “How is the market?” the market is robust now with high buyer demand and also frustrations among those buyers caused by not enough houses for sale. We’re hearing lots of stories from local Realtors about listing a home for sale and getting multiple offers in just a few days, many over the asking price.
How Technology is Helping Buyers Navigate the Home Search Process Some Highlights: A recent Realtor.com survey revealed that buyers are still considering moving forward with the home buying process, even if they can’t see the home in-person. While they still prefer to physically see a home, virtual home tours and accurate listing information top the […]
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 […]
If you’ve been thinking about buying or selling a home in the near future, the unprecedented events of the last few weeks might have left you feeling a bit uncertain. COVID-19 has undoubtedly affected all of our lives, but that doesn’t mean you need to press pause on your real estate dreams. We want to […]
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 […]
“Fake news” has become one of the trendiest terms of the decade—even when it comes to real estate. Homeowners are often bombarded with selling advice that promises to get their home sold quickly and for top dollar…but more often than not, these “tips” are nothing more than misleading—and can throw you off-track. As we near […]