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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. […]


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 Bright Ideas for Staging Your Home with Lighting

Key Points: When it comes to selling your home, staging is the easiest way to make a great first impression both online and during an in-person tour. Focusing on the smaller touches can really impress buyers—and lighting is an important detail you should never overlook. Looking for more easy tips to transform your home and […]


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 […]


Mortgages Made Easy: How to Choose the Right Home Loan

Key Takeaways: As mortgage rates continue hovering near historic lows, many potential buyers are eager to make a move—but it can be hard to know which type of loan is best. There are dozens of different mortgage options available today, and some even have low down payment or credit score requirements. This can help a […]


Be Our Guest: 4 Ways to Transform Your Home into the Ultimate Entertaining Space

Key Points: Even in the middle of a pandemic, today’s homeowners are looking to make their spaces more conducive to entertaining. Certain upgrades—especially those in the entryway, kitchen, and backyard—have the potential to boost your home’s resale value. And best of all, your guests will love them just as much as you do! These projects […]


Busting the Biggest Home-Buying Myths of 2020

This year has been difficult for just about everyone, but if you were (or still are) thinking about buying a home in 2020, you might be feeling more than a little overwhelmed. An ongoing pandemic, the subsequent recession, and general uncertainty have forced many house-hunters to put their real estate dreams on hold. However, despite […]


Make Your Home Boo-tiful with These 4 Halloween Staging Tips

If you step outside on a cool October afternoon, you might just smell some pumpkin spice and freshly picked apples wafting through the air. That can only mean one thing: Halloween is just around the corner! And while this ghoulish holiday delights both kids and kids-at-heart, it also creates interesting staging opportunities for home sellers. […]



These 4 Negotiating Tips Can Help You Sell for Top Dollar

Receiving your first offer is one of the most exciting parts of selling your home. And while it might seem like the hard work is finally over, the negotiation process is actually just getting started.  Even in a seller’s market, negotiating with a buyer can require quite a bit of time, skill, and guidance from […]



Buyer Beware: 6 Red Flags That Could Spell Trouble for Homebuyers

Picture this: you’ve found a seemingly perfect home in just the right neighborhood. It has every single one of your must-haves, plenty of space, and even all of the features you want. But on the tour, your agent spots a few big problems, like a crack in the foundation or signs of water damage. Should […]



How to Handle Getting Multiple Offers on Your Home

If you’re thinking about listing your home, you’ve probably heard that we’re in a seller’s market right now. As inventory dwindles and buyer interest intensifies, it’s not uncommon to see properties sell just hours after they’re listed, sometimes even tens of thousands above their original asking price. This may seem like an ideal scenario, but […]


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