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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Labor Day through Halloween is your window for preparing lawns for a lush spring.Although spring lawn care gets all the attention, fall lawn care is the make-it or break-it season for grass.“I’m… Read more
Blogged Tue Sep 16, 2014 by Doug Schauf Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor 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
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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Jonathan Rob…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
A must read!!!D.L.M. Corp. is a design/build general contracting and real estate consulting and developing firm. Over the previous 13 years, we have designed, developed and constructed several multi-family,… Read more
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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
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
Here is a great interview from HouseLogic.  Enjoy!Thanks,Dougdoug@makemaineyourhome.comAck! Our energy costs are going up because too many of us are making the wrong judgment calls about how to save… Read more
Blogged Wed Oct 17, 2012 by Doug Schauf Remodel & Renovate Going Green Design & Decor
Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
When shopping for a fence, you need to consider everything from style to function to how much maintenance it’ll require.A fence can do any of these things — if you choose the right one. There… Read more
Blogged Tue Jul 17, 2012 by Doug Schauf Home Selling Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Summer is just about here in Portland, Maine and so are the weeks.  Here are 7 ways to murder weeds with household items. You’ll save money and show no mercy to your garden’s uninvited… Read more
Blogged Tue May 22, 2012 by Doug Schauf Remodel & Renovate Going Green Design & Decor
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Spring has sprung in Maine so if you are considering an outdoor kitchen here is some great information.Specialty appliances for outdoor kitchens are hot items but you'll spend thousands of dollars for… Read more
Blogged Tue May 8, 2012 by Doug Schauf Quality of Life Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
A few cost-effective add-ons can give a modest deck an edge and deliver a handsome payback should you sell your house.Hidden fasteners for deckingFor years now, deck screws have been the fastener of choice.… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 17, 2012 by Doug Schauf Home Selling Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
I just finished my basement recently and it came out great.  Adding space to your home really changes your daily living.  I am in my new basement office right now writing this.Some unfinished basements… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 10, 2012 by Doug Schauf Tech Tips Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
Jeff Mateja, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
When selling your home, making improvements can drastically increase its appeal to potential buyers, and the kitchen is a focal point.To keep your kitchen renovations from getting out of hand, look at… Read more
Blogged Mon Jan 30, 2012 by Jeff Mateja Home Selling Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
When you need work done on your home it can be stressful.  Finding the right person for the job is the hardest part.  Here are a few things to do or ask when interviewing contractors. 1.   References… Read more
Blogged Wed Jan 25, 2012 by Doug Schauf Remodel & Renovate How To... Property Q&A
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