Archives for May 2008

Portsmouth New Hampshire Real Estate – Free Wi-Fi Area Expanding in Portsmouth

 Portsmouth NH Residents Benefit From Free Wireless!!

Portsmouth NH - Welcome to Portsmouth!

If you’re a homeowner in the downtown area of Portsmouth NH, you’ve already been enjoying some of the free wireless access the city put in place
a few years ago.  You could bring your laptop, grab a cup of
coffee or tea, pick out your favorite spot, and log onto the internet,
all while also doing some great people watching.  How cool is
that??


Living in Portsmouth New Hampshire
is just awesome, and this is just another reason why!

And now, that free wireless access zone is getting ready to be expanded yet again, thanks to the joint efforts of the City of Portsmouth, Cisco, local technology companies, and our Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce
With the current access zone, plus the newly announced access zones
that will be put in place throughout the year, we’ll have about 4 times
the size of the free wi-fi area that we have right
now.   

You can pull up in the downtown Market Square area and hook onto the
internet from many spots.  Check out our local parks, the great
outdoor cafes, plenty of benches all over town, and numerous other cool
spots – work in some really great surroundings.

The local businesses that are behind this terrific Portsmouth benefit are Single Digits, Inc.; Port City Web; Bay Ring Communications; and Scott Campbell and Associates.  These businesses are all part of eCoast.  And Cisco Systems, Inc. has not only donated all the equipment, they also are providing tech support for this program, too.   The State of New Hampshire has provided a state grant to help with this city-wide program.

And what does all that mean for Portsmouth New Hampshire homeowners and residents – no cost to taxpayers!  Now, just how great is that??    

                    Portsmouth NH - South End Waterfront

Another reason why living here in Portsmouth NH is truly just a super place to call HOME!!

If you’re thinking about making Portsmouth New Hampshire home, call me today at 603-431-1111 x 3839, or send me an email at ann@anncummings.com, and let’s talk real
estate!  I’d love to help you find your new home here in the Seacoast. 

I LOVE living here, and I know you will, too!

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Ann Cummings, Maine and New Hampshire REALTOR
  RE/MAX Coast
to Coast
  Portsmouth NH
  ann@anncummings.com
  888-349-5678 x
3839
  Servicing the
Coastal Areas of NH & Southern Maine
                    REALTOR

                        
            Ann Cummings New Hampshire REALTOR

Would you like information on the Portsmouth New Hampshire real estate market? Do you have questions about the buying or selling process? Give me a call at 1-888-349-5678 x 3839 or send me an email and let’s talk real estate!

Portsmouth NH Homeowners – Looking to Make Some Changes to Your Homes or Condos?

Portsmouth NH Homeowners – Looking to Make Some Changes to Your Homes or Condos?

Home Improvement Books

Every once in awhile, I look around my home and think about
making a few changes here and there. Change a little color here, rearrange some
space there, etc. If you’re thinking about how you can add a little spice to
your Portsmouth home, here are some interesting home trends
this year that might give you some inspiration:

  • Go Green – there
    are a huge variety of ways to implement eco-friendly living into our homes and
    condos. Flooring is a great example – look into bamboo flooring. It looks
    great, wears beautifully and is very easy to take care of. If you need new
    appliances, look for the “Energy Star” appliances.
    You can also get “Energy Star” windows and lighting products. Just as an aside,
    did you know that if you buy “Energy Star” products you may be eligible for tax
    credits?
  • Room Design – if you watch
    the magazines and have opportunities to go through newer homes, you’ll find that
    many now have home-offices set up in them. Mud-rooms have become popular again
    as well. Take a hard look at the space in your home – would these work for you?
  • Color Splashes
    today’s popular colors in homes and condos are more earth-tones. Those colors
    cause one to feel calmer and more restful. When I’ve been showing a lot of
    homes and condos lately, those that seem to elicit the most positive responses
    from buyers are those colors that are more natural and soothing.
  • “Smart” Homes
    technology today makes all of our lives more productive, and that would also
    hold true in our homes as well. There are systems now that allow us to remotely
    operate lighting systems, alarm systems, monitor heating systems, and more. I
    have a lighting system in my own home that allows me to turn on certain lights
    when I pull into the driveway, turn them off, or set them to different types of
    settings in groups for entertaining, etc.

    Shiny Polished Faucets

    These are just a few of the trends that we’re
    seeing this year and going into next year. For more ideas, check out the “Hot Trends for 2008 and Beyond” tips from Lowes. Some great
    ideas can be found in their trends information.

If you’re looking to make some improvements around your home – inside and/or
outside, here are some additional articles with ideas that might help you:

Thinking about selling your Portsmouth New Hampshire home or
condo
? Call me today at 603-431-1111 x 3839, or send me an email at ann@anncummings.com, and let’s talk real
estate!

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Ann Cummings, Maine and New Hampshire REALTOR
RE/MAX Coast
to Coast
Portsmouth NH
ann@anncummings.com
888-349-5678 x
3839
Servicing the
Coastal Areas of NH & Southern Maine
REALTOR

Ann Cummings New Hampshire REALTOR


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Portsmouth New Hampshire Real Estate – 8 Great Portsmouth Restaurants


Portsmouth New Hampshire
is one of the fabulous dining
destinations in the New England area.  We’ve got ‘more restaurants per
capita than most other towns/cities on the eastern seaboard’
, according to
Diner’s Club Signature Magazine.

If you love to eat out, Portsmouth NH is your kind of
place!  Those of us who have the good fortune to call Portsmouth New
Hampshire home
have a huge variety of restaurants, cafes, sandwich
shops, and more to choose from.

Here’s a sampling of Portsmouth favorites:

Lobster Dinner
**  BG’s Boat House Restaurant and
Marina
– great local seafood overlooking one of Portsmouth’s back channels. 
Delicious! 
191 Wentworth Road   Portsmouth New Hampshire  
603-431-1074

**  Dinnerhorn-Bratskellar
Restaurant
– great local seafood in the Dinnerhorn, and awesome pizza and
sandwiches in a pub atmosphere in the Bratskellar!
 980 Lafayette Road  
Portsmouth NH   603-431-0717

**  Library Restaurant
a fabulous steakhouse restaurant in the historic old Rockingham Hotel.  Esquire
Magazine named the Library bar one of the top 50 bars in the country – how cool
is that?!?
     401 State Street    Portsmouth New Hampshire  
603-431-5202

**  Margarita’s Mexican
Restaurant and Watering Hole
– wonderful authentic Mexican food, and a fun
bar with outdoor seating in summer months.  Happy Hour appetizers are just
yummy!
     775 Lafayette Road    Portsmouth NH   603-431-5828

**  Muddy River
Smokehouse
– delicious southern barbecue here in the heart of downtown
Portsmouth.  All-you-can-eat specials, named “Best Pulled Pork” in New England. 
Terrific live music in their Newbury Room!
     21 Congress Street  
Portsmouth New Hampshire    603-430-9582

**  Paddy’s American Grille
great casual food with an awesome lounge and billiards room with big screen TVs
all around.  A fun casual place to hang out!
     27 International
Drive   Pease International Tradeport   Portsmouth NH  603-430-9450

**  The
Old Ferry Landing
– downtown waterfront seafood dining overlooking the
Portsmouth Tugboats and all kinds of river activity.  A great place to spend an
afternoon – yummy food and cocktails on the river!
     10 Ceres
Street     Portsmouth New Hampshire    603-431-5510

**  Popovers on the
Square
– a fairly new bakery and cafe right in the heart of Market Square
downtown Portsmouth.  European atmosphere, pastries that look like art work,
free wi-fi, and outdoor cafe seating – simply a great place for yummy foods and
fun people-watching!
     8 Congress Street   Downtown Market Square   
Portsmouth NH  603-431-1119

               Portsmouth NH - Tug Boat

 

Thinking about making Portsmouth New Hampshire your home
Call me today at 603-431-1111 x 3839, or send me an email at ann@anncummings.com, and let’s talk real
estate!

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Ann Cummings, Maine and New Hampshire REALTOR
  RE/MAX Coast
to Coast
  Portsmouth NH
  ann@anncummings.com
  888-349-5678 x
3839
  Servicing the
Coastal Areas of NH & Southern Maine
                    REALTOR

                        
            Ann Cummings New Hampshire REALTOR

Would you like information on the Portsmouth New Hampshire real estate market? Do you have questions about the buying or selling process? Give me a call at 1-888-349-5678 x 3839 or send me an email and let’s talk real estate!

Portsmouth NH Real Estate – Ready to Sell Your Home or Condo?

 

Portsmouth New Hampshire Homeowners and Condo Owners

 

For Sale Sold Sign
Have you been thinking about selling your Portsmouth home or
condo
?  Not sure where to start to get it ready for the real
estate market
?  You want your home or condo to look its best right from
the start, so taking care of these things BEFORE you list your home.  Our real
estate inventory is a little on the high side, making this a very competitive
market right now.  You want YOUR home or condo to outshine the competition,
right?

Here’s a checklist to help you do just that:

Create a great first impression!

  • Walk around the outside of your house, and look at it with a critical
    eye.
  • Check your mailbox – make sure the number is clearly legible and make sure
    the box is firmly attached.
  • Get your lawn fertilized, and keep that grass looking great with regular
    mowings.
  • Plant some pretty flowers for nice splashes of color.
  • Freshen up your mulch.
  • Buy new ‘welcome’ mats to welcome your potential buyers.

                                                                       
Read Also:
Home
Selling Tips – Part 1

Make the inside of your home shiny
and spacious!

  • Go through your home and get rid of unwanted and unused items.
  • Have a yard sale – get rid of things you no longer want or need, and make
    some money while at it. 
  • Clean off the counters in your kitchen and bathrooms.
  • Remove all the artwork, lists, magnets, etc. from the refrigerator.
  • Make sure all lightbulbs are working – proper lighting makes everything look
    better.

                                                                       
Read Also: 
10
Tips To Get Your Home Sold – Part 2

To get your Portsmouth New Hampshire home ready for
sale
, I found a great
checklist
put out by Lowe’s that will help you get organized and really
ready to put your home on the market.  I found this list to be a big help even
if you aren’t thinking about selling, and you just want to be better organized
in your home or condo.


Thinking about selling your Portsmouth New Hampshire home or
condo
?  Call me today at 603-431-1111 x 3839, or send me an email at ann@anncummings.com, and let’s talk
real estate!

Search Homes Condos For Sale  
 Portsmouth NH Area Real Estate Market Reports

     
Contact Ann Cummings New Hampshire REALTOR  Featured Listings 
Read My Newsletter   

RE/MAX New Hampshire

                                  
 
Ann Cummings, Maine and New Hampshire REALTOR
  RE/MAX Coast
to Coast
  Portsmouth NH
  ann@anncummings.com
 
888-349-5678 x 3839
  Servicing the Coastal
Areas of NH & Southern Maine
                    REALTOR

   
                 
  
            Ann Cummings New Hampshire REALTOR

Would you like information on the Portsmouth New Hampshire real estate market? Do you have questions about the buying or selling process? Give me a call at 1-888-349-5678 x 3839 or send me an email and let’s talk real estate!

Super Memorial Day Meme 2008

Have you ever heard of a “meme”? If not, you’re likely not alone, and if you
have, well then you know the fun these can be to read. It’s the internet’s
version of helping readers to get to know a little more about the person who was
“memed”, and this time around, thanks to Mariana Wagner of Colorado Springs Real
Estate
and Laurie Manny of
Long Beach Real Estate
, I was ‘memed’. Dare I say ‘thank you
Mariana’and Laurie
?!? 😉

There
are two me-s in meme because it’s all about me. Meme’s are the perfect way to
let other bloggers know about you, let your audience know about you and get to
know and relate to other bloggers, expand your network and watch your sphere of
influence expand outwards. If you ever posed the question to yourself, “how many
degrees are between me and Kevin Bacon?” this is the way to find out.

I am asking 8 questions because when tipped over the number 8 is the
infinity symbol and that is totally geeky and 8 is my favorite number and it is
2008. Oh, how the stars have aligned!

OK – here are the eight questions, along with my answers:

1) Who is your favorite musical artist? (post a youtube
video)

Gosh, I have a wide and varied taste in music! I love Island and Reggae
music, classical music is very soothing to me, I love the oldies – 60′ and 70’s,
I love the music the Celtic Woman sing. I like Celine Dion, UB40, Cat
Stevens, The Who, oh I could go on and on….but I won’t! 😉

This is a video of the Celtic Woman, and one of my favorite songs they do –
“Sail Away”. They have the most exquisite voices – I could listen to them for
hours.

Would you like information on the Portsmouth New Hampshire real estate market? Do you have questions about the buying or selling process? Give me a call at 1-888-349-5678 x 3839 or send me an email and let’s talk real estate!