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Happy Thanksgiving!

by Fontaine Family

Homes are Still Selling!

by Fontaine Family

Maine's Fall Real Estate Market is busy!

Often the Real Estate Market slows down in the fall...
but 2016 has been a great year for seller in the Maine Real Estate market. 
Property is selling and prices are starting to rise. 

So far in 2016, the Fontaine Team has closed 475 transactions...
and we are still going strong! 

In November we have...
listed 23 properties
put 31 under contract
closed 25 deals
and we still have half the month to go! 

Are you ready to sell your Maine home? 
Give us a call to take advantage of this great market
and get your property sold for top dollar faster! 

Auburn Location:   (207)784-3800 
Scarborough Location:   (207)289-3830

Scam Alert!

by Fontaine Family

Beware of this Scam
Targeting Real Estate Deals...

It could happen to you without you noticing!

Hackers keep coming up with new scams to obtain your private information and in turn your hard earned money. 
One of the latest scams has you wiring money
right into the hackers account without even realizing it...
and it has been happening here in Maine.

Hackers have been breaking into the e-mail accounts of real estate professionals and monitoring e-mails exchanged about real estate transactions.  When a closing is scheduled, the hacker will send an e-mail to the buyer with "new wiring instructions".  You might think this would be easy to spot, but they hackers have done as far as setting up e-mail accounts with similar names to the professionals involved in the deal.  The e-mail might look like it is coming from the Lender, Title Company or agent and may even contain a company logo or even your loan number.  If you actually follow the "new wiring instructions" you could end up wiring your funds right into the account of the hacker.    

So how can you prevent this from happening to you? 

1.  If you get an e-mail with a change to wiring instructions...pick up the phone and call your agent, lender, or title company to confirm.  Do NOT use the e-mail provided in the e-mail but look up the number or use the number you have used to contact them in the past. 

2.  If the e-mail makes any reference to a "SWIFT wire"
it may be a scam.  This term indicates that the destination
for the wire is overseas. 

3.  Do not send your bank account information, routing numbers, or PIN by e-mail. 

The saying "better safe than sorry" applies in this situation.  If you have any question or feel uneasy...pick up the phone and verify that the information you were given about wiring funds is accurate. 

The National Association of Realtors issued an alert
about this scam. 
Click here to read it.

Are you interested in working with an agent
who will look out for you and protect your interests
during your Maine real estate transaction? 

Give us a call today
and let us tell you how we can work for you! 

Auburn (207)784-3800 
Scarborough (207)289-3830

Fall Back

by Fontaine Family

Don't Forget to Fall Back 
Daylight Savings Time is coming to an end for 2016. 

On Sunday, November 6th at 2am...
yes, that time of year is already here...
it is time to set your clocks back one hour. 

The good news is you get and extra hour of sleep this weekend! 
The bad news is, it will be dark earlier this coming week. 

Happy Fall! 

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