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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
File these six upgrades under wish fulfillment, not value investment.Life is a balancing act, and upgrading your home is no different. Some upgrades, like a kitchen remodel or an additional bathroom,… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 4, 2014 by Doug Schauf Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Even the best vegetable gardeners can forget basics and make rookie mistakes. Here are 7 no-nos to avoid.Even if your vegetable garden is the envy of neighbors, it’s still easy to make rookie mistakes… Read more
Blogged Tue May 13, 2014 by Doug Schauf Curb Appeal Going Green Home Ownership
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Here’s what you need to know about snow on your roof and whether or not to remove it.When (If Ever) is it Necessary?The critical factor in determining excessive snow loads on your roof isn’t the depth… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 25, 2014 by Doug Schauf Curb Appeal Remodel & Renovate Home Ownership
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Is your front entryway ready for Halloween visitors? Keep everything fun and accident-free with these seven safety tips.1. Light the SceneProviding plenty of illumination ensures that your visitors can… Read more
Blogged Tue Oct 22, 2013 by Doug Schauf Crime & Safety In My Neighborhood Home Ownership
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Here are eight ways to help your home put its best face forward.The way your house looks from the street -- attractively landscaped and well-maintained -- can add thousands to its value and cut the time… Read more
Blogged Fri Oct 11, 2013 by Doug Schauf Home Selling Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Jonathan Rob…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Stocks soared to new highs Wednesday after investors embarked on a broad buying spree, propelled by a surprise decision by the Federal Reserve to keep its bond-purchase stimulus plan intact.U.S. Treasury… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 18, 2013 by Jonathan Robert Home Buying For Rent Home Ownership
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
The spring cleaning chore with the most fun potential is prepping your deck or patio for spring. Here’s how to do it with a touch of fun.Water toy #1: A pressure washerIf you don’t have a… Read more
Blogged Tue May 28, 2013 by Doug Schauf Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Save money over granite and be kind to your home planet. How? Pick a green kitchen countertop material when you remodel your kitchen.What’s green? Green kitchen countertops feature recycled or sustainable… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 23, 2013 by Doug Schauf Going Green Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Working from home can offer many advantages including tax deductions. Just take care what you try to write off for your home office on your return. Passing the IRS litmus testTo meet IRS guidelines,… Read more
Blogged Wed Feb 20, 2013 by Doug Schauf General Area Home Buying Home Ownership
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
You’re ready to remodel but you want to make sure you get the best contractor for the job. Here’s what to ask the candidates before you decide.1. Would you please itemize your bid?Many contractors… Read more
Blogged Wed Jan 23, 2013 by Doug Schauf Curb Appeal Remodel & Renovate Home Ownership
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Your home is probably your biggest investment. To manage it, create a financial plan that takes into account repairs, upgrades, mortgages, insurance, and taxes. Use our home financial plan budget… Read more
Blogged Wed Jan 16, 2013 by Doug Schauf Home Buying Property Q&A Home Ownership
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Have a plan for reviewing purchase offers so you don't let the best slip through your fingers...1. Understand the processAll offers are negotiable, as your agent will tell you. When you receive an offer,… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 24, 2012 by Doug Schauf Market Conditions Home Selling Home Ownership
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