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World Wish Day

by Fontaine Family

Today is World Wish Day!


photo from Make-A-Wish Maine

"It was the wish of seven-year-old Leukaemia sufferer Chris Greicius to become a police officer. When police heard about this they wanted to help and granted his wish. Young Chris was a police officer for one day on the 29th April 1980. Others heard about this and thought that granting wishes for sick children was a good idea. So, the Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded and became one of the best-known children’s charities in the world.

This led to the birth of World Wish Day – the anniversary of the day the police granted Chris’ wish. There are now 48 countries involved in World Wish Day. People celebrate wish-granting across the globe by making dreams come true for sick children."

Each year Fontaine Team works with Make-A-Wish Maine to help grant the wish of a child in Maine.  The average cost of a wish is $6,000 and we would love to grant a wish this year. 

Click here to make a donation to our team

or visit our Bid-For-Wishes Silent Auction on Facebook
to bid on some great items. 
Score a great deal and help
grant a child's wish at the same time! 
Win! Win!


Homes Wanted!

by Fontaine Family

Fun Facts About Scarborough, Maine

by Fontaine Family

Fun Facts About Scarborough, Maine

  • Founded in 1658
  • 10th largest municipality in Maine
  • Covers 70 square miles
  • Population of 4,252 in 2014
  • Home to about 1,500 businesses
  • Google's eCity Award winner in 2013 - recognizing the strongest online business community in each state
  • Home of Maine's largest salt water marsh - the 3,100 acre Scarborough Salt Marsh
  • Named in the top 10 "America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2014" by Coastal Living Magazine
  • 292 Single Family homes sold in 2014
  • Median Single Family home sale price in 2014 was $333,376

Are you interested in buying or selling in Scarborough, Maine? 
Call our Scarborough office at (207)289-3830
to get started today!
 

Maine Real Estate Picking Up

by Fontaine Family

Sales Reports Indicate Stabilization
in Maine's Single-Family Existing Homes Market
  

According to Maine Listings, Realtors sold 13.31% more homes in February 2015
than February 2014.  The median sales price for homes statewide increased 4.62% to a median price of $167,400 for February.

For the 3 months between December and February single-family home sales were also up 10.10% for the state and the median sales price was $170,000 (up from $167,000 which was the median price from December 2013 - February 2014.)

Now that the snow is melting and the temperatures are getting warmer,
the real estate market is going to get even busier. 


It's a great time to buy with new homes entering the market every day. 
Check out single family home and condo listings here.

If you are considering selling, don't wait!  Buyers are out now. 
E-mail us at brenda@fontaineteam.com and one of our experienced listing agents
will meet with you discuss your individual real estate needs with no obligation!

Tax Deductions for Homeowners

by Fontaine Family

Take Advantage Of Tax Deductions For Homeowners

Are you prepared to take advantage of
all the tax deductions possible?  

Tax Day is fast approaching and as a homeowner there are certain expenses you can deduct related to your home.  In some cases the interest you pay on your mortgage, closing costs and property taxes can be used as deductions.  We all want to take advantage of as many deductions as possible so in order to help you prepare for tax day...
check out our list of documents you should have
to take full advantage of the deductions related to your home!


  • Settlement Statement (HUD-1)
  • Form 1098
  • Real Estate Tax Receipts
  • Mortgage
  • Receipts from Major Home Improvements
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