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Housing Prices Make Biggest Jump In 4 Years

According to a recent report from CoreLogic, housing prices have made their most significant leap in almost 4 years. Housing prices increased in all 50 states and were 7% higher in March 2018 than they were just a year ago—the biggest jump in pricing since May of 2014. Directly following the jump, consumer confidence in […]

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As Renting Becomes More and More Unaffordable, Homeownership Is On The Rise

When people think “affordable housing,” they typically think of renting. However, that’s no longer the case. According to Realtor.com’s most recent Market Outlook Report (from September 2017), rents rose year-over-year in an astonishing 78% of counties across the US. In fact, renting has become so unaffordable, it’s officially become more expensive than homeownership. According to […]

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21 Most Unusual Pet Encounters Realtors Are Still Reliving

If you thought cranky and quirky buyers and sellers presented one of the biggest challenges Realtors face, you may have forgotten about something even more unpredictable: their pets. Real estate industry experts shared the strangest encounters they’ve had with animals. Some are hilarious, while others are downright scary. All will make you think twice the […]

4 Hidden Costs Of Not Owning A Home

There’s no arguing there’s costs associated with owning a home. But the adverse is also true; there are also definite costs associated with NOT owning a home. The benefits of buying vs. renting has always been a hotly debated topic, with most people believing that — at least in the short term — renting is […]

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Think Owning A Home Is Out Of Your Reach? Think Again

In the current economic climate, a lot of renters thinking homeownership is out of their reach. But if you think buying a home is out of reach, you might want to think again. According to the National Association of Realtors’ Realtors Confidence® Index, first-time buyers accounted for 29% of all home sales from late 2016 […]

Realtors See the Darndest Things…

When you’re in and out of homes for a living, you see some pretty unusual things. From surreal artwork and outlandish furnishings to quick-fix-it jobs and animal-related issues, working as a Realtor often means you have to be ready for anything. The agents below fortunately had their phones on hand so they could share the […]

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15 Easy DIYs To Consider Doing Before Selling Your Home In 2018

Whether buying or selling working with an expert will highly raise your probability of success. Call us to gain a competitive advantage. We are a boutique agency serving all of Southern Maine. Visit Website Whether you’re prepping your home for sale, or plan on enjoying it for years to come, getting it into tip-top shape […]