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What are some considerations I should ma
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The northeastern United States is one of the most naturally beautiful places within the Union. New England boasts tiny, family neighborhoods as well as famous long-standing large cities. The Northeastern…

What are some considerations I should make if…
What is a HOA? What are the benefits?
Posted 1 year ago

If you're looking for a home in Southern Maine, you've probably noticed that many houses here are served by a homeowners' association, or HOA. This is an organization that charges…

What is a HOA? What are the benefits?
When is the best time to list your home
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If you're thinking about putting your Southern Maine house on the market, you might be wondering if it's the right time to do so. If you're not confident that you…

When is the best time to list your home in Ma…
Understanding the new TILA Rules
Posted 1 year ago

As you look for a home to buy in Maine, you should be aware of some changes in the real estate world as of 2015. In particular, the TILA-RESPA Integrated…

Understanding the new TILA Rules
Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Maine Home
Posted 2 years ago

Spring in Maine is a time to get ready to say goodbye to the cold weather and welcome some warmth for the first time in months! But it's also a…

Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Maine Home

Small Home Upgrades Worth Your Time and Money

Posted by Veronica On March - 28 - 2017

When it’s time for home renovations, most real estate experts prioritize bathroom and kitchen upgrades. These offer the biggest bang for buck, and instantly up the resale value of your home. However, these types of upgrades are both costly and labor-intensive. If you’re planning to stay in your home for at least another year, there are many other impactful upgrade projects that are well worth your time and money now, and will also return on your investment later. Here are a few examples: Replace... Read→

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10 Best Housewarming Gifts- People Actually Want

Posted by Veronica On March - 20 - 2017

While garden gnomes and embroidered napkin sets are nice, these gifts are not always usable for your friends. If you want your money and your friendship to stretch further, there are some gifts that pack a greater punch during a housewarming party. Here are 10 housewarming gifts that people actually want, use, and appreciate. 1. Personalized glassware Champagne and wine glasses are an inexpensive, yet usable gift. Take it a step further by gifting glasses that are personalized with names, initials,... Read→

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Portland, located on the Atlantic coast in southern Maine, is home to around 67,000 residents. The city is best known for its thriving economy, its colorful waterfront and port, its eponymous lobsters and its burgeoning food scene. Portland is neatly divided into more than two dozens distinct neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and personality. Portland Maine neighborhoods to consider 1. Arts District. Portland’s Arts District is centered along the upper portion of the city’s... Read→

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What Sellers Should Know About Green Upgrades

Posted by Veronica On October - 4 - 2016

If you are environmentally conscious, you may be interested in outfitting your home with green upgrades. Green upgrades can help your home run more efficiently and they can decrease some of the regular bills that come to your home. Performing improvements for efficiency will help decrease your utilities in a climate like Maine. Here are four things that you should be aware of before outfitting your home with green upgrades. You may need extra insurance If you make any upgrades to your home, it is... Read→

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Bidding Wars are Back in Maine

Posted by Veronica On September - 9 - 2016

The act of buying a home is already enough to make the average person break out into a sweat. The purchase of a brand new home is both exciting and nerve-wracking, as you will be expected to take care of and maintain one of your the most expensive possessions. Before you even get the home, you will have to go through the offer and acceptance portion of home buying. It is important to note that bidding wars are up in Maine and are a major cause of anxiety for home buyers. Here is what you need to... Read→

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Top 5 DIY Home Skills You Should Know

Posted by Veronica On August - 19 - 2016

When you live in a house, you don’t have the comfort of knowing that the property manager will help take care of any repairs you need. But sometimes it’s nice to not have to call someone for help and then wait for the handyman to arrive. If you want to feel fairly self-sufficient as a homeowner in Maine, it’s time to make sure you know these basic home skills. 1. Patch a hole in the wall Over time, the walls of your home can acquire scratches, nicks, and even holes. It’s... Read→

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New Construction. Advice for going this route?

Posted by Veronica On August - 2 - 2016

One of the best points of Maine rest estate is that nice plots of land are abundant. In suburban, city, and rural areas, you can find the perfect plot of real estate to place a home. Going with a new construction home can have its pitfalls. Here is some advice for Maine homeowners who may be interested in purchasing a new construction. Established, new build option: Be sure the project is completed and quickly If you are purchasing a home in a brand new real estate development, you need to be sure... Read→

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If you’re about to put your home on the market, or even if you just want to keep the future resale value of your home in mind as you renovate, it’s important to know which renovations are recommended. More specifically, what renovations will add value to your Maine house? Here are some of the best changes you can make to your home if you want to increase its value. Doors and Windows The good news is that upgrading doors and windows is not only affordable for most homeowners, but it’s... Read→

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Opening a Credit Card

Posted by Veronica On July - 7 - 2016

Credit cards have a lot of benefits, especially if you’re about to move to a new house in Southern Maine. After all, if you plan to rent an apartment or house and don’t have much of a credit history, using a credit card responsibly can help you build it up. The same goes if you want to eventually buy a house in Southern Maine. And of course, once you move, you’ll probably want to buy furniture for your new house, in which case a credit card could come in handy. But it’s important... Read→

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Living Large in a Small Space

Posted by Veronica On June - 24 - 2016

If your Southern Maine home is not as large as you’d like it to be, there are a few fixes for that. And the best part is that you can make several changes yourself, even while on a budget. So if you’re looking for a few ways to make your house or apartment in or around Portland, Maine feel bigger, these tips can help. Lighten Up Your Walls One of the most straightforward ways to make any room look larger is to keep the walls light. You can paint them white, beige, or the lightest version... Read→

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