Tag Archives: opinion

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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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

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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House fluffing and Feng shui

My sister told me that I should be a house fluffer.  Whenever I am at her house we can’t help but rearrange her entire house.   I have been known to take a night stand out of their bedroom and put it next to the couch or … Continue reading

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To build or not to build

The decision to build a new home sometimes happens by accident.  Many of our customers have come to us because they couldn’t find what they wanted in the existing home market.  The inventory of homes available just didn’t fit the … Continue reading

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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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He loves me, he loves me not.

Gone are the days when you would place an ad in the paper or a home publication and wait for the phone to ring.  Up until recently, it was all about page rank on that all mighty search engine.  In order … Continue reading

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