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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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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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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The Drone Advantage in Real Estate

July 09, 2016 / About Aland, Real Estate Trends, Selling

Drone Technology. It is a buzz word we hear so often these days in politics, business, and even personal ownership. In real estate, we have seen its emergence in marketing packages for selling homes. Drone technology delves beyond static photos and creates a virtual “showing” for prospective buyers. It extends the marketing arm beyond the… Read more »

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5 Tips For Selling Your Home This Spring

April 05, 2016 / Real Estate Trends, Selling

With Spring (technically) here on the Seacoast, sellers looking to put their homes on the market should do so between now and June.  We’ve come across numerous articles with tips for sellers to successfully sell their homes this spring.  We’ve highlighted the best we’ve come across for you here and brought to you by Bankrate:… Read more »

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It’s Tax Season! 4 Real Estate Deductions For Your Consideration

March 02, 2016 / Buying, Real Estate Trends, Selling

One of the perks of homeownership can be the tax deductions, as Redfin outlines in its recent article about real estate tax deductions not to overlook.  However, they emphasize that “if your itemized deductions don’t add up to as much as the standard deduction you’re eligible for, the standard deduction would be the better way… Read more »

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Should You Rent Your Home to Others?

October 05, 2015 / Real Estate Trends, Selling

When deciding whether to move out of your home and into a new home, this is a question we hear frequently from clients.  Hopefully, this recent post from Realty Times can help you. Advantages: 1.  Renting your current property gives you more cash flow and often more time to look for your dream home and not be… Read more »

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What a wonderful summer, New England!

September 28, 2015 / Local News, Real Estate Trends

We want to take a moment to thank whoever is responsible for the wonderful summer we had here on the Seacoast.  After the long, cold winter of 2014-2015, a beautiful summer was well deserved.  It was also a very positive summer in real estate here on the Seacoast! In case you missed the real estate market… Read more »

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