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More Accolades for Maine

The Maine Association of REALTORS reports healthy gains in sales of single-family existing homes and median sales prices statewide during April 2012. According to the Maine Real Estate Information System, Inc., 824 homes sold during April 2012, an increase of 8.71 percent … Continue reading

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Posted in Housing Trends, June 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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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Mainely Speaking

American’s Health Rankings, produced by the United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association and the Partnership for Prevention, has ranked Maine # 8 in the country as the healthiest state.  The rankings took into account a number of elements that … Continue reading

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Posted in December 2011, Housing Trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 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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Posted in April 2011, Housing Industry, Housing Trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Big Tease

Spring has been trying to arrive, but we are in Maine so anything goes.  Spring in Maine means a chance of a snow storm, which is what arrived today.  We usually don’t fret too much over it because with just a … Continue reading

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Posted in Housing Trends, March 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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