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Maine Homes Wanted!

by Fontaine Family

Looking for Maine Homes to Sell!

We have buyers looking for homes to buy and the market is experiencing a shortage of inventory. 

If you have considered selling, and your home fits any of the descriptions below, give us a call today!
We might have a buyer waiting and ready to buy your home! 


We have buyers looking for...

Buxton, Standish or Scarborough

  • Home offering owner financing - up to $150,000

Cape Elizabeth or Scarborough

  • Luxury Home close to the water with a chef's kitchen - up to $1,000,000

Lewiston/Auburn

  • Any Style home with 2 bedrooms - up to $100,000
  • Victorian style home - up to $200,000
  • Home with at least 2 acres of land - up to $140,000
  • Home with and in-law unit or nice 2 Unit - up to $200,000
  • Lewiston home - between $175,000 and $250,000
  • Home with lots of Acreage including Lewiston/Auburn and surrounding areas - up to $450,000

Gardiner, Randolph, or Chelsea

  • 2 Bedroom home - up to $100,000

Gorham, Windham, or Scarborough

  • Cape with 2-3 bedrooms - up to $275,000

Greene, Turner, Leeds, Sabattus, or Wales

  • Ranch or Cape with 3 bedrooms - up to $275,000

Gardiner or Litchfield

  • Land - up to $35,000

Gorham or Windham

  • Cape with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 1st floor bedroom - up to $300,000

Lisbon

  • Home with 2 bedrooms - up to $125,000
  • Colonial or Cape with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, & 2 car garage - up to $250,000

Old Orchard Beach or Brunswick

  • Multi-Unit property - up to $400,000

Portland or South Portland

  • Home in a walkable neighborhood with 2 bedrooms - up to $250,000
  • Condo with 2 bedrooms - up to $300,000
  • Multi-Units with 2-3 units - up to $450,000
  • Land - up to $130,000

South Portland

  • Condo or Single Family - up to $150,000

Scarborough, South Portland, Falmouth, or Cumberland

  • Newer home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a 1st floor master - up to $500,000

Standish, Raymond, or Windham

  • Waterfront on a small pond - up to $275,000

Yarmouth or Cumberland

  • Home in a neighborhood setting with 3 bedrooms & 2 baths - up to $500,000

 

or call us at 207-784-3800 in Auburn
or 207-289-3830 in Scarborough

5 Ways to Honor Memorial Day

by Fontaine Family

This Weekend is Memorial Day Weekend!


This is a day that we take time to remember and honor those who gave their lives so we can enjoy our freedom.  If you are looking for a way to honor those who have died serving our country on this Memorial Day, we have a few ideas...

  1. Place flowers on flags on gravesites at a Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
  2. Visit a Veterans Memorial.
  3. Fly the American Flag at half-staff until noon.
  4. Observe the National Moment of Remembrance at 3pm on Memorial Day.
  5. Visit Veterans at a Maine Veterans Home.

How are you spending Memorial Day Weekend?

Suns Out - Let's Go Have Some Fun!

by Fontaine Family

The Sun is Finally Out! 


It's time to get out and enjoy all that is going on in Maine in the spring.
There is so much to do in our communities this weekend.
Check out some of these great events!

First Art Walk & Free Tasting
at The Vault in Lewiston on Friday, May 19th
Enjoy the first Lewiston Art Walk of the season and sample a great selection of wines at The Vault.

Food Truck Festival
on the Gardiner waterfront on Saturday, May 20th
Music, Beer, Food, and Fun!

Bend and Brew
at Baxter Brewing Company in Lewiston on Sunday, May 21st
A yoga class followed up with a flight of beer and four courses from Mother India.

Bob Marley - Up At The Franco
at the Franco Heritage Center in Lewiston on Friday, May 19th
You can't go wrong with laughter and drinks on a Friday night! 

Street Eats & Beats
at Thompson Point on Saturday, May 20th
Taste offerings from local and visiting food trucks, as wells as beer, wine, and cocktails! 

Hops For Hope
at Rising Tide Brewing Company in Portland on Friday, May 19th
Drink craft beer, eat good food, and buy raffle tickets for a chance at prizes - all to support local families fighting ALS.

Wine and Food Walk
in Portland on Saturday, May 20th
A guided walking tour in Portland lead by Sommelier Erica Archer, featuring white wines paired with tastes of seafood dishes.

Bags, Brews, and Bikes Cornhole Tournament
at LA Harley in Lewiston on Saturday, May 20th
2 Player teams compete in a cornhole tournament for a chance to win $300 and bragging rights.

Improve Your Home's Value This Spring

by Fontaine Family

Are you considering selling and want to get the most out of your home? 

Your home's value depends on many factors, including location, age, size, and condition.  While you may not be able to do anything about your home's location or age, you can do things to improve the condition and sometimes the size to add value to your home! 


Boost Curb Appeal
Curb appeal isn't just the concern of the home sellers.  Even homeowners who are staying put are investing time and effort into maintaining the curb appeal of their homes.  Since anyone driving by will only see your home from the street, how well your property is kept from the outside provides a glimpse into how well it is maintained on the inside.

5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

  1. Maintain Your Lawn
    Mow, pull weeks, and make sure your walkways and driveway are free of debris.
  2. Keep Your Landscaping in Check
    Well-maintained shrubs and landscaping improve the look of your property.
  3. Clean Your Windows and Gutters
    Not only will this improve the look of your home, it is good home maintenance.
  4. Maintain Your Home's Exterior
    Keep your home looking like new by washing your siding or applying a new coat of paint every few years.  Touching up the stain on decks and the paint on trim and handrails can do wonders.
  5. Spring for New Home Accents
    Spruce things up with new accessories like new house numbers, fresh paint on the shutters, or colorful plant and flowers in the window boxes and garden beds.

Renovations That Pay Off
Remodeling is a great way to bring your home up to date, adapt to changing needs, and improve its value.  If you are planning on selling, making a few home improvements may make your home more attractive to potential buyers.

5 Renovations that Offer the Biggest Returns

  1. New Front Door
    Refresh your entryway and impress potential buyers with a new front door.  If your current front door is in good condition, a coat of paint or stain can make it look as good as new.
  2. Deck Addition
    Improve the indoor/outdoor versatility of your home by adding a wooden deck.
  3. Attic Bedroom
    An extra room that can serve as a bedroom, guest room, or home office can add value and make the home more attractive.  If you have attic space that is unused, this could be a great option.
  4. New Garage Door
    If your garage doors are old or dated, replacing them will add value to your home.  If they are still in good shape, consider painting them to freshen up the look of your home.
  5. Minor Kitchen Remodel
    The kitchen is one of the most popular renovations that homeowners tackle.  A minor remodel can update the space and entice potential buyer. 

Are you interested in knowing the value of your home in today's real estate market? 
We can help! 
Call today for a FREE opinion of value and talk with one of our talented agents
about what you can do to sell your home for top dollar faster!

Call our Auburn office at (207)784-3800
Call our Scarborough office at (207)289-3830

Homes Wanted!

by Fontaine Family

The Spring Real Estate Market is Heating Up!

Buyers are out shopping for homes but we are seeing a shortage of inventory on the market. 

That's great news for home sellers!  If you list your home at the right price, you could see multiple offers in a matter of days!


Right now, we have buyers looking for...

  • Lisbon - 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a 2 car garage - up to $250,000
  • Turner - 4 bedroom home up to $400,000
  • Waterfront Home - in areas surrounding Lewiston/Auburn - up to $400,000
  • Greene - homes priced between $150,000 and $200,000
  • Multi-Unit Properties - with 1-4 units in Portland or Lewiston/Auburn

If you are considering selling this year, and your home meets any of the criteria above...
give us a call today!  Your buyer could be waiting!

To find a buyer for your home fast,
Call our Auburn location at (207)784-3800 or
Call our Scarborough location at (207)289-3830.

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