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David Descha…, Real Estate Pro in South Portland, ME
Lately real estate agents are talking about using drones to capture video and promote their listings, but you need to wait because the FAA still has a ban on using drones for commercial use.  Drones Are… Read more
Blogged Thu Sep 11, 2014 by David Deschaine General Area Home Selling Tech Tips
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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David Descha…, Real Estate Pro in South Portland, ME
David Deschaine Roofing and now Dave is also Real Estate Agent In Maine which offers more options for home sellers and home buyers. Are you looking to sell your home? Learn why Better Homes and Gardens… Read more
Blogged Fri Mar 14, 2014 by David Deschaine Home Selling
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David Descha…, Real Estate Pro in South Portland, ME
Call: 207-329-8699 Shortage Of Affordable Homes In Portland Maine Requires More Home Construction - Developers are breaking ground all over the city of Portland Maine.This is a 57 unit, five-story building… Read more
Blogged Sat Mar 1, 2014 by David Deschaine Home Selling
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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
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
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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Herrigel Ken…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Southern Maine has seen a great start to the first quarter of 2014 for real estate, and the Greater Portland region is no different. Transaction volume in real estate went up 18%, with 547 homes sold,… Read more
Blogged Fri May 9, 2014 by Herrigel Kennedy General Area Market Conditions
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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
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
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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Doug Schauf, Real Estate Pro in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Make friends and influence your property values by creating neighborhood holiday traditions that build community spirit.In turn, you’ll help foster higher property values, strong schools, and lower… Read more
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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
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