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APRIL IS FAIR HOUSING MONTH

April is the month when we celebrate National Fair Housing Month. In this month we feel grateful for the Fair Housing Act that was passed on April 11, 1968. This law was designed to protect Americans from facing discrimination in selling or buying houses. It is also a basic human concept, and entitlement for people.…
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MAINE HOME SALES EASE DUE TO LACK OF
FOR-SALE INVENTORY

AUGUSTA (March 18, 2022)—Buyer demand for Maine real estate continues to fuel acompetitive market, and a lower-than-normal supply of single-family existing homes forsale has driven sales prices higher. According to Maine Listings, February 2022 salesdeclined 17.33 percent compared to February 2021, while the median sales price (MSP)increased 21.48 percent to $297,500. The MSP indicates that…
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How to Save Money for a Down Payment and Closing Costs on a New House

By Jamie Wiebe When you’re wondering how to save money for a house, it can start to feel like you’ll never scrape together enough for a down payment. Yeah, you already know that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Well, the same holds true for building a down payment. It takes time! How to save money for…
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What is CWOCT?

What is the CWCOT program? The Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Claims Without Conveyance of Title (CWCOT) program is intended to find better options to reduce the inventory of properties held by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The goal is to allow buyers to purchase homes through traditional public foreclosure sales and…
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MAY HOME SALES INCREASE 6.32 PERCENT

In a press release to the media today, Maine home sales increased 6.32% comparing May 2019 to May 2018. The median sales price (MSP) was $230,000, up 4.59% during that same time period. NAR reports that existing home sales were down and prices up nationally and sales and prices were up in the northeast comparing…
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MAINE HOME VALUES AND SALES RISE IN APRIL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: LISTED BELOW MAINE HOME VALUES AND SALES RISE IN APRIL AUGUSTA (May 21, 2019)— Maine Realtors report strong sales and rising home prices for April 2019. Maine Listings released statistics today indicating a 4.8 percent increase in sales of single-family existing homes (compared to April 2018). The median sales price rose…
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1st Board of Directors meeting of 2019

Greater Portland Board of REALTORS® held its first Board of Directors meeting of 2019 this morning! 

Laptops for Veterans

Alright, who is getting a new laptop this year? Do you know what to do with your old one? Here is my advice, give it to a veteran. Here is how: Laptops for Veterans Have a laptop computer that you no longer need, or that isn’t working properly? Donate it to a local veteran! Many…
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Welcome Shahida Keen!

Welcome to the newest #rougerealtor on our team Shahida Keen

Welcome Brandon Reilly!

Welcome to the newest #rougerealtor on our team Brandon Reilly.