Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How did Hurricane Sandy affect you?



After searching 5 different places for a generator yesterday I finally found one at Cabelas.  If the power goes out at my house the basement will get 3 to 4 inches of water within a couple of hours. With part of our basement finished I didn't want this to happen.  I was very fortunate that we didn't need the generator after all.  The power stayed on and all is well here in South Portland.
As I watch the news, my thoughts and prayers go out to all the people that weren't as fortunate as us.  Watching the fires in Queens, NY and all the damage this storm has caused up and down the east coast is heart breaking. I have confidence that America will come together once again and help rebuild what has been damaged.
Please feel free to post your story.

Thanks,
Doug
doug@makemaineyourhome.com


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Are You Looking for Energy Savings in All the Wrong Places?

Here is a great interview from HouseLogic.  Enjoy!

Thanks,

Doug
doug@makemaineyourhome.com

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Ack! Our energy costs are going up because too many of us are making the wrong judgment calls about how to save energy. Here’s why we’re having a disconnect.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

September 2012 - Real Estate Market Update

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This market report gives you the real estate activity for the Greater Portland, Maine area. Even though most numbers went down from last month the numbers are still pretty good.  As we get closer to winter we will see numbers go down but they haven't gone down that much yet.  Lets hope this activity keeps going through the winter.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fannie Decides #RealEstateInvestors Deserve More Credit

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If your strategy is to buy and rent property as an investment, Fannie Mae has a few thousand homes they’d like to sell you.