Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Remodeling - Cost vs Value Report 2013

Every year this report is put out and can be very useful.  View the New England report by clicking the link below.

Click here to view the report.







Wednesday, January 23, 2013

5 Essential Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Contractor


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.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Financial Plan for Your Home


Your home is probably your biggest investment. To manage it, create a financial plan that takes into account repairs, upgrades, mortgages, insurance, and taxes.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Activity vs Inventory in the current Real Estate Market


I have been talking a lot about how activity is really picking up. The above graphic shows how pending (under contract) home sales is much higher and continuing to go up.  

Thursday, January 3, 2013

December 2012 - Real Estate Market Update

This market report gives you the real estate activity for the Greater Portland, Maine area. As expected for December, numbers are down but not as much as I thought.  There is a lot of activity even through the holiday season.
The following Multiple Listing Service (MLS) information is for the month of December 2012. Towns included in this report are Portland, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, Westbrook, Falmouth, Windham and Cumberland.