Portland named one of the Top Five Best Cities To Live In!
We have always known that Portland is a gem of a place, but now our wonderful city is getting even more national attention! Location rating site, Liveability.com, ranked Portland, ME at #4 on it's Top 100 Places List! Portland's analysis was based on affordability, safety, economic stability, community, and accessibility. Other factors that played into Portland high rating were this year's job offerings, growth, and resilience.
The Urban Oasis 2020 in Portland special airs on HGTV!
Did you catch the Urban Oasis special on HGTV last night? The property featured was in Portland and Locations agent Cindy Olsen was featured on the show! Cindy was the broker for the property and she did a fabulous job! It was such an honor for Locations Real Estate Group to be involved with the show and we are so grateful to HGTV for highlighting Portland. They utilized local vendors and contributed to our local economy and real estate market during the COVID-19 pandemic. All of which we are so appreciative of!
Locations Real Estate Group participates in TrashDash 2020
On Sunday, September 20, Locations Real Estate Group was honored to participate in Keep America Beautiful's TrashDash 2020. The event was virtual in nature, asking participates to take part by cleaning up trash anywhere in their community. Our group, organized by Locations' agent Kate Hodgson, focused our efforts on Mill Creek Park and the surrounding area in South Portland. We collected six bags of trash and four bags of recyclables! GoGo Refill, a wonderful local organization dedicated to helping people reduce their use of single-use plastic, loaned us some litter grabbers to use.
It's officially fall! Here in Maine the days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing, and the air is a little crisper. Fall is a beautiful time of year in Maine and it is so good to take advantage of the lovely weather by getting outside and enjoying some seasonal activities. One of the best is apple picking and Maine has a number of fantastic pick-your-own orchards to choose from. Picking your own apples can be a socially distant activity that you and your family can enjoy while staying safe from COVID-19. Wondering where to go apple picking? We will go over some great local spots!
South Portland is one of the country's hottest zip codes in 2020
According to a new report from Realtor.com, South Portland is one of the hottest zip codes in 2020! Each year, Realtor.com analyzes over 16,000 zip codes to see how quickly homes are selling and how many views listings receive in each. In the top 10 zip codes, the east coast was overwhelmingly dominant, snagging seven spots and New England individually had a strong showing, too. South Portland came in at #5!
It's hard to believe that summer is winding down already here in Maine. While there are definitely a few hot days ahead of us to enjoy the pool and the summer sun to the fullest, the nights have started to get colder and the air is starting to get a bit crisper. Fall is a beautiful time of year in our beautiful state, with so many fun and lovely activities and things to look forward to. However, it is important to prepare your home for every season and fall is no exception! Here are some things you should do to get your home ready so you can thoroughly enjoy the season.
Recent data released from the Pew Research Center has shown that 1 in 5 Americans have moved or know of someone who has moved due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reasons for moving have included wanting to be closer to family, colleges closing, financial issues, the switch from working in an office to remote worker home, and finding homes that are more conducive in complying with stay-at-home guidelines and safety. For the past few months, the housing market has seen. greater number of buyers than available homes on the market. That seems definitely in line with the moving action that folks are seeing and experiencing during COVID-19.
Locations Real Estate Group sponsors Woodford Family Services 2020 Superhero 5k!
Locations Real Estate Group was honored to sponsor Woodfords Family Services 2020 Superhero 5k! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 5k was virtual for the first time ever and was still a great success, raising $8,000. Supporting our local community is important for the Locations team. We grow together!
We invite you to watch the 2020 Superhero 5k Wrap-Up video that features Locations co-owner Maureen Zemrak: