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Maine Green Homes are Here!

by Fontaine Family

Would You Love To Have A New Green Home?
How about a Green and Affordable New Business Location?

If you would like a green home built with whatever layout you want, that could be built quickly, and save on future costs & maintenance...
We have the solution for you!


Shelter+7 is a New cutting edge state-of-the-art eco-green "ultra-high performance building shell system"TM offers a healthier lifestyle as well as...

  • A very short construction cycle that reduces carrying cost and wait time.
  • Extremely rugged structure that can withstand high winds and heavy snow loads.
  • Low maintenance and low energy costs, increasing disposable income and the time to enjoy family, travel, and life.
  • Unlimited floor plan design opportunities to meet everyone's living, socializing, entertaining, and work preferences.
  • Smart home technology.

Best of all, they are being built right here in Maine! 

These buildings are very versatile and can be uses for a Residential home, Vacation home, Commercial building, or even Condos or Apartments.  There are unlimited design options with the floor plan and buildings can be constructed and weather tight in as few as 7-10 days!

Visit our Green Homes In Maine site to find out more and see photos and video of the building process!

Are you ready to get started on your Green Home Dream?  
Contact our Exclusive Listing agents to design on your Maine Green Home or Building today!

Click here to contact Charmaine Raby or call (207)577-1034
Click here to contact Caleb Labrie or call (207)754-4275

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Maine Real Estate July Recap

by Fontaine Family

What happened in the Maine Real Estate Market in July? 

 Androscoggin County 

157 new residential listings entered the market in July with an average list price of $188,766.  In that same timeframe 137 residential listings sold with an average sale price of $155,516.  Those listings took an average of 60 days to sell.  Just for comparison, the average residential sale price in July of 2016 in Androscoggin County was $149,944. 

Boy are markets different from area to area in Maine….

Cumberland County

582 new residential listings entered the market with an average list price of $379,695.  During July 502 residential listings sold with and average sale price of $353,371.  They took an average of 37 days to sell.  The average sale price of residential properties sold in July of 2016 was $329,057.

Quite a bit different from Androscoggin County, huh?
  Even within the same county there are differences…sometimes huge differences.  That’s where an experienced agent is so important.  They will help you compare the home you are selling or the home you are interested in buying to other comparable properties in comparable areas.  As a seller, this will help you price your home competitively to give you the best chance to sell quickly for best possible price.  As a buyer, it will help you make an informed decision about what a home is worth so you can have the best chance to purchase your next home without spending more than you should. 

Do you have questions about the market in your area?  Click here to e-mail us and one of our licensed agents will get back to you to answer your questions! 

All information from Maine Real Estate Information Systems as of 8/9/2017.

Sell Your Home Faster!

by Fontaine Family

Sell For Top Dollar Faster

What is the goal of almost every homeowner selling their home?
To get the most money possible in the shortest time possible!  Let's face it, when you decide to move, you want it over yesterday!

Did you know that Fontaine Team listings spend less average time on the market than homes sold by other companies? 
A Fontaine listing spends an average of only 64 days on the market! 

Are you ready to get your home sold FAST?

Call or e-mail us today to get started!

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

Are Zestimates Accurate?

by Fontaine Family

What are "Zestimates"?  Are they accurate?

If are buying or selling real estate, you have probably visited Zillow and come across their "Zestimates".   "Zestimates" are computerized opinions of value.  According to Zillow, they analyze "information on millions of homes for sale across the United States" to calculate home values.  So where do they get their information?  It appears that most of it comes from public record.  Sounds good, but public record is not always accurate.  For example, I searched for my home on Zillow. 

Zillow says               Actual

1 floor                      2 floors
937 sqft                   1160 sqft
Forced Air Heat         Propane Heat

Could an additional 200+ sqft affect the value? 
How does Zillow know the condition of the interior of the home? 
They don't  
Is it really appropriate to compare Maine homes to homes in California? 
No Way

How can you calculate the value of a home without actually viewing the home?  Wouldn't it make more sense to have an actual real estate professional come to view the home and compare it to homes in similar neighborhoods in similar condition?  An actual professional can see if the home is on a busy street, or has had a new kitchen installed. 

A professional will look for any number of things that may increase or decrease the value of a home.  I don't think a computerized "Zestimate" can do that.

Are you ready to have an experienced Real Estate Agent provide you with their knowledge of the local market, recent sales and the competition?  Give us a call at our Auburn office at (207)784-3800 or at our Scarborough office at (207)289-3830 to get started, today!

Homes Wanted

by Fontaine Family

We Have Buyers Looking For Properties That Meet Theses Criteria:

Buyer looking for a condo with 1st floor bedroom in Brunswick up to $300,000

1st Time Buyer looking for a 3 bedroom ranch in Lewiston/Auburn up to $140,000

Buyer looking for a waterfront property North of Lewiston/Auburn up to $275,000

Buyer looking for move-in ready home in Rural Development qualified area in the outskirts of Lewiston/Auburn up to $125,000

Investor/User looking for garage space for trucks in Lewiston/Auburn at any price

Investor/User looking for a gas station close to the turnpike between Brunswick and Fairfield up to $500,000

If you have a property to sell that matches any of these descriptions, call 784-3800 today...we could have your property under contract in 24 hours!

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