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Yearly Archive: 2015

Rent Vs. Buy A Home In Portland Maine

Rent Vs. Buy a Home In Portland Maine? Rent Vs. Buy a home in Portland Maine?  Many ponder this question, and buying may be easier than you think.  Let’s explore the process so that you can make an informed decision….
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Falmouth Maine Real Estate Report 10/2015

  Falmouth Maine Real Estate Report 10/2015 The Falmouth Maine real estate market strengthened a bit with 14 new listings in October compared to 10 in September.  The average list was $554,700 which was considerably less than the September average…
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Maine Tax Incentives And Rebates For Energy Efficient Upgrades

Maine Tax Incentives And Rebates For Energy Efficient Upgrades Maine tax incentives and rebates for energy-efficient upgrades are on the minds of many homeowners as winter is literally around the corner.  If you need financial assistance or to inquire about rebates, visit www.EfficiencyMaine.org….
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How Much Is Too Much When Renovating A Home?

  How much is too much when renovating a home? Over the years I have had many clients buy, plan to renovate, but decided to hold off because they were comfortable in the home. Then, when it came time to…
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How Does The New CFPB Closing Disclosure Affect Real Estate Closings?

How Does The New CFPB Closing Disclosure Affect Real Estate Closings? How Does The New TRID Closing Disclosure Affect Maine Real estate?  The Closing Disclosure and Loan Estimate were been implemented by the CFPB as of October 3, 2015.  There…
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Greater Portland Maine Real Estate Market Report 2015

        Real estate is very local.  When you hear how the real estate market is performing overall it is usually on a statewide or national level.  We recently learned that in the state of Maine single family sales have…
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Guide To Buying A Condo In Portland ME

Guide To Buying A Condo In Portland ME Are you considering buying a condo in Greater Portland ME?  What is a condo?  The term condo means “governed by a board of managers,” it is not a style of home.  A…
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Direct Bus Service From Portland Maine To NYC

Update* Concord Bus Lines has decided to offer another bus departing at noon daily beginning April 3, 2016 Direct Bus Service From Portland Maine To NYC Began November 2, 2015. Maine has gotten so much great press over the years….
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Isa Bistro – Portland Maine Restaurant Review

Portland Maine Restaurant Review – Isa Bistro – Bayside Neighborhood Dining at isa (supposed to be lowercase) was by far my most pleasurable experience in Portland so far.  It’s located in the challenged Bayside neighborhood which brings me back to NYC….
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Credit Repair Tips When Buying A Home

Tips To Maintain And Improve Your Credit Score   Credit is an area where most will have to tread lightly.  If you are considering buying a home your, our credit score plays a very important part of the home loan process. …
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How’s The Real Estate Market In Portland Maine?

How’s The Real Estate Market In Portland Maine? The summer has come and gone leaving behind many single family home sales in the Portland and South Portland Maine area.  To date, September has seen 105 single family homes sales compared…
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Indoor Winter Farmers Markets In Greater Portland, Cumberland County, and York County Maine

Indoor Winter Farmers Markets In Greater Portland, Cumberland County, and York County Maine. As we transition into the colder weather, the last thing I want to do is stop visiting the farmers’ markets.  Visiting the Deering Oaks farmers market on…
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Questions Every Home Seller Should Ask Their Real Estate Agent

Questions Every Home Seller Should Ask Their Agent When Selling A Home In Portland Maine As a Maine home seller it is important to know as much as possible about the real estate agent you choose.  Asking your agent the…
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Professional Tips For Selling A Home In Maine

Selling a home in the Greater Portland Maine area? Selling a home in the Greater Portland Maine area?  Here are some tips that will make your life a little easier when listing, presenting, and showing your home. 1) Hire A Professional –…
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Fall Festivals In Cumberland County, York County, Greater Portland Maine 2015

The Maine locals have a strong desire to get outdoors and experience all this great state has to offer. We love our seasons and have a whole host of events and things to do for each one.  Greater Portland Maine…
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