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2012 Home Building Trends

We are not surprised what the experts in the housing industry are saying will be this year’s home building trends.  The biggest factor and influence being the economy.  Although the economy is finally showing some big improvements, learning from past … 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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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

Marketing to the Millennials

National Association of Builders just wrapped up its annual International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando this past weekend.  Housing professionals from across the country and abroad attended the housing industry’s largest annual trade show and exhibition that featured the most cutting-edge designs, … Continue reading

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

Green this, green that. Enough already.

My monthly issue of Professional Remodeler arrived in the mail today.  The first page that caught my eye was the Editor in Chief, Jonathan Sweet’s editorial about ‘going green’ and how the phrase has been so over used.  I couldn’t agree more. Whether or … Continue reading

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Posted in Housing Industry, Housing Trends, November 2010 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Build or Remodel?

Remodeling can give new life to your home, add more space and increase the value and is the ideal choice if you love your location. Building new will mean that the house is exactly the way you want it and … Continue reading

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