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Your Known For What?

by Fontaine Family

Kill That Cabin Fever!

by Fontaine Family

It's the middle of February in Maine....
that means Cabin Fever has set in...
and there are 2 more storms in the forecast. 

It's time to Kill That Cabin Fever!

Here's our list of ideas to keep busy on a snowy Maine day!


1.  If You Can't Beat 'em, Join 'em

Embrace the weather, get outside, and enjoy the snow. Go snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or hiking.

2.  Paint It

Mix water and food coloring in spray bottles and spray it on the snow to "paint" a masterpiece on all that white stuff outside!


3.  Snow Ice Cream

Add 1 can (14oz) of sweetened evaporated milk and 1 tsp of vanilla to 8-10 cups of snow to make a sweet treat!

4.  Make Some Money

Clean out closets and basements and sell your unwanted items to earn some extra cash!  You can take photos and post items on websites like Craigslist or Facebook to get rid of them!

5.  Tax Prep

Gather paperwork and receipts to get a jump on getting your taxes done.  You are going to have to do it eventually, so you may as well get started.

6.  Stay Safe

Test your smoke detectors and change the batteries.  It's something you've been meaning to do, but you just haven't.  Now's a great time! 

7.  Movie Day

The classic snow day standby...catch up on your favorite shows or movies on Netflix!


Enjoy the snow day...soon you will be mowing the lawn instead of shoveling the snow!


Should You FSBO?

by Fontaine Family

Should You FSBO?

So you want to sell your home and think it might be a good idea to try to sell it yourself....without the help of a Real Estate Agent. 
Think again...

Call us today to find out how we can help you sell
for Top Dollar Faster!

10 Commandments of Buying a Home

by Fontaine Family

Buying a home is exciting! 

The thought of moving into a new home, makes many people want
to make a complete fresh start and change several things
in their life....new job, car furniture. 
The problem is, doing anything that changes your financial situation, could put your mortgage approval in jeopordy. 
Your best bet is to wait until after closing
to make any major changes or purchases. 
To help your buying process go smoothly we have come up with...

The 10 Commandments of Buying a Home

1.  THOU SHALT NOT change jobs, become self-employed,
or quit your job.

2.  THOU SHALT NOT buy a car, truck, or van...
or you may be living in it.

3.  THOU SHALT NOT use charge cards excessively or let your accounts fall behind.

4.  THOU SHALT NOT spend money you have set aside for closing.

5.  THOU SHALT NOT omit debts or liabilities from your loan application.

6.  THOU SHALT NOT buy furniture.

7.  THOU SHALT NOT originate any kinds of inquiries into your credit.

8.  THOU SHALT NOT make large deposits without first checking with your loan officer.

9.  THOU SHALT NOT change bank accounts.

10. THOU SHALT NOT co-sign a loan for anyone.


If you have questions about buying a home, give us a call at 784-3800 and one of our buyer agents will be happy to help!

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