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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Moving can be a daunting experience, especially when you have a boat. Whether you’re moving to Maine for the first time or simply moving from Portland to York or Camden, you’ll need to know what it… Read more
Blogged Tue Aug 19, 2014 by Doug Schauf Home Buying Moving Home Ownership
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University did a survey and here is 11 thru 15.Thanks,Dougdoug@makemaineyourhome.com Read more
Blogged Wed Aug 6, 2014 by Doug Schauf Market Conditions Home Buying Home Ownership
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University did a survey and here is 6 thru 10.  I will post 11 thru 15 next week.Thanks,Dougdoug@makemaineyourhome.com Read more
Blogged Tue Jul 29, 2014 by Doug Schauf Market Conditions Home Buying Home Ownership
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University did a survey and here are the first 5 results of that study.  I will post 6 thru 10 next week.Thanks,Dougdoug@makemaineyourhome.com Read more
Blogged Tue Jul 22, 2014 by Doug Schauf Market Conditions Home Buying Home Ownership
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
I found this graphic and was happy to see Maine has one of the largest increases.  Lets hope the rest of the year continues on this path.Thanks,Dougdoug@makemaineyourhome.com Read more
Blogged Tue May 27, 2014 by Doug Schauf Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
I found this graphic interesting.  You can see the lower price ranges are dropping off because the foreclosures and short sales in many areas are getting less and less.  On the other hand luxury buyers… Read more
Blogged Tue May 6, 2014 by Doug Schauf Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
One of the most common question we are asked is "what is the interest rate and what will they be if I wait?"  It is very hard to say exactly but this is a good graphic showing what some of the top analysts… Read more
Blogged Thu Apr 17, 2014 by Doug Schauf Market Conditions Home Buying Financing
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
By knowing how much mortgage you can handle, you can ensure that home ownership will fit in your budget.1. The general rule of mortgage affordabilityAs a rule of thumb, you can typically afford a home… Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 18, 2014 by Doug Schauf Market Conditions Home Buying Financing
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
These are interesting graphics.  The first shows what happened to the housing market before during and after the bubble.  The second shows what is projected to happen over the next few years.  A normal… Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 11, 2014 by Doug Schauf Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
As interest rates and prices rise this graphic shows you how it will affect your monthly payment.  We saw this happen last year when rates rose and should happen again this year.  Once again this should… Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 4, 2014 by Doug Schauf Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
By doing your homework before you buy, you’ll feel more content about your new home.1. Decide how much home you can affordGenerally, you can afford a home priced 2 to 3 times your gross income. Remember… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 18, 2014 by Doug Schauf Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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Zachary Adams, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Green Shoots?The US Economy would appear to be only growing at a slow to modest pace if you looked at all the economic headlines over the past two weeks. But when you look a little deeper inside some of… Read more
Blogged Fri Nov 22, 2013 by Zachary Adams Market Conditions Home Buying Financing
Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
I found this graphic interesting.  The real estate market is heading for a "healthy level" of pending home sales.  This year has been good for real estate but far from normal.  Still very positive… Read more
Blogged Tue Nov 12, 2013 by Doug Schauf Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
Herrigel Ken…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
For the 3rd Quarter ending  2013 the Portland Maine housing market saw 272 homes sell at a median price point of 233K. This represents a whopping 62% volume increase and a price increase of 7%!   Overall… Read more
Blogged Thu Oct 24, 2013 by Herrigel Kennedy General Area Market Conditions Home Buying
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Jonathan Rob…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Two of the 10 richest neighborhoods in New York City are in Brooklyn — up from zero in 2000, according to a new analysis.But as some Brooklyn neighborhoods have become wealthier, others are growing… Read more
Blogged Thu Sep 26, 2013 by Jonathan Robert Home Buying Home Selling Investment Properties
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Jonathan Rob…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
After years of dismal news, real estate market predictions for 2014 call for a continuation of a slow and steady recovery.Rising ConfidenceA slowly improving economy along with a steady increase in employment… Read more
Blogged Tue Sep 24, 2013 by Jonathan Robert Home Buying Home Selling Investment Properties
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Jonathan Rob…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Home prices still surging ... for nowBy Steve Hargreaves  @hargreavesCNN August 27, 2013: 10:52 AM ET   EmailPrint NEW YORK (CNNMoney)Home prices are still surging, but the pace of the… Read more
Blogged Tue Sep 24, 2013 by Jonathan Robert Home Buying Home Selling Investment Properties
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Jonathan Rob…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
These condos were selling 6 years ago for 8 to 35% higher. Great lease back program http://www.sunnyislesmiamirealestate.com/Sunny-Isles-Beach/Trump-Towers/ Read more
Blogged Mon Sep 23, 2013 by Jonathan Robert Market Conditions Home Buying Investment Properties
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Jonathan Rob…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
     J.D. Power: Prudential Real Estate Ranks Highest in 3 Segments for Customer Satisfaction       J.D.Power and Associates announced July 10 that the Prudential Real… Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 20, 2013 by Jonathan Robert Home Buying Home Selling Investment Properties
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