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Enjoy a Stress-Free Retirement in Portland, Maine

Retired Couple Becoming a homeowner is a significant step in each individual’s life. It takes a great amount of planning, courage, and determination to take on such a great responsibility. Seniors, who are in the stage of life where they have to face retirement plans often come to the conclusion that, what once seemed like their perfect family house for four, five or six members, is now too huge of a mansion for just the retiree couple. READ MORE

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Welcoming Marble Back To Interior Design

Before granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, before everything was painted slate gray, marble was the go-to designer choice for those with taste. Walk into the right house and you’d find gorgeous marble countertops in the kitchen, shimmering marble flooring, and tiled marble backsplash. Of course, like all good things, the marble trend died out in the early 2000s. READ MORE

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Small Home Upgrades Worth Your Time and Money

When it’s time for home renovations, most real estate experts prioritize bathroom and kitchen upgrades. These offer the biggest bang for buck, and instantly up the resale value of your home. However, these types of upgrades are both costly and labor-intensive. If you’re planning to stay in your home for at least another year, there are many other impactful upgrade projects that are well worth your time and money now, and will also return on your investment later. READ MORE

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10 Best Housewarming Gifts- People Actually Want

While garden gnomes and embroidered napkin sets are nice, these gifts are not always usable for your friends. If you want your money and your friendship to stretch further, there are some gifts that pack a greater punch during a housewarming party. Here are 10 housewarming gifts that people actually want, use, and appreciate. READ MORE

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Investor Questions –specific neighborhoods in Portland Maine to recommend for potential future value thanks to planned improvements in infrastructure or other?

Portland, located on the Atlantic coast in southern Maine, is home to around 67,000 residents. The city is best known for its thriving economy, its colorful waterfront and port, its eponymous lobsters and its burgeoning food scene.

Portland is neatly divided into more than two dozens distinct neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and personality. READ MORE

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What Sellers Should Know About Green Upgrades

If you are environmentally conscious, you may be interested in outfitting your home with green upgrades. Green upgrades can help your home run more efficiently and they can decrease some of the regular bills that come to your home. Performing improvements for efficiency will help decrease your utilities in a climate like Maine. Here are four things that you should be aware of before outfitting your home with green upgrades. READ MORE

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Bidding Wars are Back in Maine

The act of buying a home is already enough to make the average person break out into a sweat. The purchase of a brand new home is both exciting and nerve-wracking, as you will be expected to take care of and maintain one of your the most expensive possessions. Before you even get the home, you will have to go through the offer and acceptance portion of home buying. It is important to note that bidding wars are up in Maine and are a major cause of anxiety for home buyers. Here is what you need to know about bidding wars and how you can prepare. READ MORE

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Top 5 DIY Home Skills You Should Know

A plumber uses a plunger to unclog a toilet.

When you live in a house, you don’t have the comfort of knowing that the property manager will help take care of any repairs you need. But sometimes it’s nice to not have to call someone for help and then wait for the handyman to arrive. If you want to feel fairly self-sufficient as a homeowner in Maine, it’s time to make sure you know these basic home skills. READ MORE

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The Top Renovations to Make Before You Sell Your House in Maine

If you’re about to put your home on the market, or even if you just want to keep the future resale value of your home in mind as you renovate, it’s important to know which renovations are recommended. More specifically, what renovations will add value to your Maine house? Here are some of the best changes you can make to your home if you want to increase its value. READ MORE