Category Archives: Housing Industry

Bye bye 2012. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Many will agree that the year 2012 won’t be missed.  We witnessed Mother Nature’s wrath with a deadly tsunami, earthquakes (even Maine had an earthquake), tornadoes and  a hurricane that will take years to recover.  The presidential campaign divided a country … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s cold outside.

When I headed off to the office this morning, the temperature inside the car read 16 degrees, so it seemed like a good idea to re-post a previous post about fireplaces. The first fireplace dates back to the 16th century.  A … Continue reading

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Posted in December 2011, Housing Industry, Housing Trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Portland, Maine Forbes Top 10: “Best Cities for Young Professionals.”

We know how annoying it is to listen to someone boast all the time, but we can’t help ourselves.  Forbes Magazine just posted the “Top 10: Best Cities for Young Professionals” and ranked our Portland as # 6, beating out Massachusetts’ Boston # … Continue reading

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Posted in Housing Industry, Housing Trends, September 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our house is a very, very fine house.

Although the days of the McMansion don’t seem to be returning any time soon,  home buyers don’t want to sacrifice luxurious amenities.  Some of the traditional luxuries such as a large soaking tub is being replaced with a steam shower, formal dining rooms are now … Continue reading

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Posted in Housing Industry, Housing Trends, May 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Accolades Keep Coming

I previously blogged about all the positive stats about Maine with HousingPredictor.com ranking Portland as “#1 for Best Housing Market” and Inman News rated Portland as # 4 for “Top 10 Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2011”.  Yesterday Forbes came out with … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Baby!

We are celebrating 20 years of business.  We’ve witnessed the horrific 9/11 attacks, Gulf War, the new millennium, OJ Simpson trial, 3 Presidents, 3 recessions and the birth of social media and google, facebook and twitter. Although technology and building materials are … Continue reading

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Posted in February 2011, Housing Industry, Housing Trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Portland Maine: Best Housing Market

Housing Predictor put out its annual “25 Best Housing Market” forecast yesterday and Portland, Maine was ranked # 1.  According to the forecast, Portland has healthy employment, fewer foreclosures and distressed properties, which is producing a better housing market compared … Continue reading

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No man is an island.

It’s no surprise that the kitchen is usually the favorite room in the house.  For many, it’s the only time that the entire family can be together during the day.  Our dining room table hasn’t been used since the holidays because … Continue reading

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Posted in February 2011, Housing Industry, Housing Trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Thanks Phil.

Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow yesterday.  But it’s hard to believe that we are going to have an early spring when there is a couple of feet of snow on the ground and more on the way.  Living in Maine … Continue reading

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Posted in February 2011, Housing Industry, Housing Trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Home ownership and divorce

When I was growing up, the “American Dream” meant home ownership.  The American Dream can mean paying off the mortgage to one person or the ability to be able to afford a home to buy to another.  The government has helped Americans … Continue reading

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Posted in Housing Industry, Housing Trends, January 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment