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Welcome Maryanne!

by Fontaine Family

Introducing...
the newest member of our Scarborough Office!  
Maryanne Bear

Maryanne joins our team as the Listing Manager/Marketing Director for our Scarborough office!  She looks forward to helping her family, friends, and past clients in all their real estate needs as well as being the first face you see when you step into the lobby in Scarborough!  Maryanne has 5 years' experience as an Associate Broker serving clients in Southern Maine, Greater Portland, and the Lakes Region Area.  She is a member of the national Association of Realtors, current VP of Gorham Ice Hockey Association, and a member of the Porsche Club or America. 

Maryanne lives in Gorham with her husband, Adam...her two sons, Carl & Jake...and her Golden Retriever, Sage.  In her spare time, Maryanne enjoys watching her boys play hockey, reading, crocheting, and being outside. 

Maryanne can be reached at the office at (207)289-3830 or by e-mail at maryanne@fontaineteam.com.

Weekend Winter Fun

by Fontaine Family

The weekend is coming...
  In Maine, we love outdoor events
no matter what the time of year or weather,

and there are some great events going on this weekend,
so head out and enjoy!


Ice Festival of Lewiston/Auburn

Friday, February 19th - Sunday, February 21st 
Bands, Ice Sculptures, Outdoor Games, Ice Bars, & Great Food 
Check out more information and get your tickets here.


Old Orchard Beach Winter Carnival

Thursday, February 18th - Saturday, February 20th 
Character Breakfast, Ice Bowling, Night Sledding, Pub Crawl, & Marshmallow Toasting 
Get more information here.

What are you planning for the weekend?

Tax Deductions for Homeowners

by Fontaine Family

Tax Season is Quickly Approaching...
now is the time to start preparing!


Did you know that if you own your home, there are some tax deductions that you may be able to take advantage of to lower your tax bill?

Prepaid Interest Deduction  
If you purchased a home and paid "points" you may be able to deduct it during the year you paid it.  If you purchased a home this year, don't miss out on this one!

Mortgage Interest Deduction 
You may be able to deduct the interest you paid on the mortgage of your home each year on mortgages up to $1,000,000 (or $500,000 if you are married and filing separately).

Property Tax Deduction 
The real estate taxes you pay may be used as a deduction each year that you pay them. If you purchased a home this year, don't forget to check your closing statement to see if you pre-paid your real estate taxes.  If your taxes and insurance are paid out of an escrow account, check your escrow statement for the amounts that were paid toward your real estate taxes. 

PMI Deduction  
If you pay Private Mortgage Insurance on your mortgage, you may be able to deduct this if you meet the income limits.  If you did not put down a 20% down payment when you purchased your home, you may be paying PMI. 

Taxes are complicated, so it is a good idea to consult a tax professional to guide you when filing your taxes.  A reputable tax professional should be able to help you maximize the deductions available to homeowners and to lower your tax bill!

Kelly Webb Joins The Fontaine Team

by Fontaine Family

Kelly Webb Joins Fontaine Team


 

Fontaine Family – The Real Estate Leader is pleased to announce the addition of Kelly Webb to our team in our Auburn location.

Kelly currently lives in Monmouth with her fiancé, TJ and her daughter, Abby.  She grew up in Monmouth where she attended Monmouth Academy.  After graduation, Kelly attended Mid State Business school. 

Kelly worked as a legal secretary and then started her real estate career in 1990.  During her career she spent 7 years as the office manager at ERA Webb.  Kelly joins the Fontaine team with 26 years of real estate experience where she will be using her experience helping both buyers and sellers reach their real estate goals. 

In her spare time, Kelly helps at Apple Valley Bakery and TJ’s Place Restaurant and enjoys watching sports.  She is a member of BNI and holds an Associate Broker’s license.  Kelly Webb can be reached at (207)212-7445 or at kelly@fontaineteam.com.

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