Tag Archives: home building

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

That’s Maine for ya

On a recent trip to New York, between the St. Lawrence River and the foothills of the Adirondacks, I was relieved that we were not spending the entire time on a busy highway.  We were able to enjoy Maine’s Lakes Region, … Continue reading

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Posted in Housing Trends, November 2011 | 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

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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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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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

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