How To Say “Aland” and What the “A” Means

June 09, 2017 / About Aland

As a non-franchised, independent, and exclusively local brand, Aland Realty gets a lot of questions about how to correctly pronounce Aland and what the A (with A circle above) means.  Our company is family owned, and family members’ heritage originates in a small archipelago called the Aland Islands off the coast of Sweden.  Aland is pronounced… Read more »

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Shortage of Homes For Sale…Explained.

May 25, 2017 / Buying, Real Estate Trends, Selling

Here on the Seacoast, we are experiencing low inventories of homes for sale, similar to what is happening nationwide.  Portsmouth currently has 86 homes on the market, Kittery has 38, York has 155, Ogunquit has 39, to name a few examples.  There are plenty of prospective buyers, who are able and willing to buy and… Read more »

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Yun: How To Slow Down Rising Rates

March 23, 2017 / Buying, Real Estate Trends

The National Association of Realtors’ chief economist Lawrence Yun says there is a way to slow down the federal government’s past 2 hikes in interest rates in just 4 months. Yun says if more homes are built, this will taper inflation.  The shortage of apartments and single-family homes is causing a housing shortage nationally.  In… Read more »

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Find the Right Mortgage Lender For You!

February 27, 2017 / Buying

Finding the right mortgage lender for you can be a challenge.  Even before surfing online for your next home, it is recommended by Zillow to start talking to potential lenders, to avoid the situation where you choose a mortgage lender out of convenience at the last hour. Additionally, pay attention to how your meeting, phone… Read more »

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Winter is coming…but for sellers, this may be positive!

November 21, 2016 / Real Estate Trends, Selling

According to Redfin, listing your home in the winter is second best only to the spring season.  While you may have fewer prospective buyers, the buyers that are looking may be more serious about buying.  Redfin states that that 18.7  percent of homes sold for above asking price in the spring, but for winter listings,… Read more »

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Decorating Your Home To Sell

September 27, 2016 / Selling

Because most buyers and sellers first look for their next homes online, the importance of making a great first impression through professional photographs of your home cannot be emphasized enough.  Decorating your home to photograph well is equally as important.  Realty Times posted a fantastic and insightful article about how to decorate your home to… Read more »

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5 Reasons to Sell this Fall

September 14, 2016 / Real Estate Trends, Selling

Saying good-bye to warm beach days and endless summer nights does not have to mean returning to the confines and clutter of your home for the winter.  Fall is a great time to clean out the house and also a great time to make a change such as moving.  One of our favorite real estate… Read more »

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The Housing Market At Its Best This Summer

August 24, 2016 / Real Estate Trends, Selling

As summer’s end approaches and we see glimpses of Fall , it is the perfect time to examine the housing market over the last few months. Reading an article on CNBC from Realtor.com’s chief economist, Jonathan Smoke provides us with insight worth sharing with you all! This summer followed one of the strongest springs in about ten years. The… Read more »

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10 Keys to Buying Your Dream Home

August 17, 2016 / Buying

You know that “dream” home you have been creating in your head for years, but convinced yourself that it is either out of your price range or simply does not exist?  Now is the time to stop dreaming and start searching for it because it does exist, and in this market, you would be surprised… Read more »

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What to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Fixer Upper

July 27, 2016 / Buying

Knowing what to keep in mind when finding that cute house to fix up and turn into your dream home, especially when the budget is tight, is tough. We have outlined some major questions to ask yourself brought to you from houzz.com. These following questions will help to start planning for a fixer upper, while… Read more »

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