Tag Archives: musings

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

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 , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

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

Home sweet Home

Usually this time of the year, Maine has some snow on the ground, but this year that isn’t the case.  Yesterday it reached 50 degrees!  As much as we enjoy a white Christmas, we don’t miss shoveling, scraping windshields and the bad … Continue reading

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