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Maine Homeowners: Check your Mailbox in Early 2020!

Are you a homeowner in the state of Maine? You may be seeing a $100 check early next year! The Property Tax Relief Fund (https://www.maine.gov/treasurer/property_tax_relief/) in Maine is planning to distribute excess funds to households that qualified for the homestead

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Sweat Equity & “Fixer-Uppers”

sweat equity -before/after home

Buying fixer-uppers and pouring sweat equity into those properties trended almost a decade ago. While there are still plenty of investors who “flip” homes for a profit, buyers are trending toward homes that are move-in ready.  As this trend continues, the

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Recent Tax Re-Evaluation in Scarborough

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Have you recently received a letter about the assessed value of your home increasing as a result of the recent re-evaluation? Should you sell your house before it takes effect? Is your house worth more now than it was two

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Sustainable Home Improvements Before Selling

Sustainable Granite Countertops

With sustainable home improvements, it’s hard to decide what to do before selling a home. Many home buyers are enticed by the idea of sustainability.  Moreover, home improvements that address concerns about energy savings and efficiency can give your home a huge

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The New England Home: Cape Cod Style

Looking along any coastline in New England, you can find a soft rainbow of steep sloped roofs and weathered cladding. These simple box structures inspire an elegant, modest look of the historic colonial-style homes.  Moreover, they sprouted up to combat

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Mortgage Road Map: What to Expect!

Buying a home can be a daunting task. Between making sure your new home will meet all your needs and getting the best value, adding the mortgage process into the mix can be overwhelming. Thankfully our agents here at The

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Open House: 9 Tips to Prepare

For many sellers, an open house can be both an exciting and daunting process. Here is the first chance to have potential buyers come and view a property, but how does someone get ready to have that many people in

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2018 Property Taxes

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2017 – Another Year Of Increases

Maine Listings has released their annual figures for home sales in 2017. It was another great year for home prices! Statewide the median sale price was up 5.60% compared to 2016. Cumberland County median sale price was up 7.55% since

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2016 Housing Report

MaineListings.com has released their annual report of real estate sales by county. Cumberland county had a 2.68% increase in the number of homes sold and a 6% average price increase. York county has an 11.78% increase in the number of

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