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Locations Real Estate Group signs up for TrashDash 2020!

September 10, 2020

Locations Real Estate Group signs up for TrashDash 2020!

Locations Real Estate Group is honored to take part in Keep America Beautiful's 2020 TrashDash on Sunday, September 20. The TrashDash is a blogging fun run. Plogging is the act of picking up litter when jogging or walking. Though the official 2nd Annual TrashDash will take place in Connecticut, Keep America Beautiful has opened up the event virtually to those who live elsewhere. The Locations Real Estate Group team plans on doing their blogging at one of the local Greater Portland area beaches or parks (more info to come!) on September 20.

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South Portland is one of the country’s hottest zip codes in 2020

September 3, 2020

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 had a strong showing, too. South Portland came in at #5!

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Time to prepare your home for fall

August 27, 2020

Time to prepare your home for fall

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.

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Locations teams up with HGTV for the HGTV Urban Oasis 2020 in Portland!

August 13, 2020

Locations teams up with HGTV for the HGTV Urban Oasis 2020 in Portland!

Photo courtesy of HGTV

We have exciting news to announce! Locations Real Estate Group had the honor of working with HGTV on the HGTV Urban Oasis 2020 in Portland! Locations Real Estate Group agent Cindy Olsen was the broker for this beautiful property. We are excited to share more information on this amazing property and how you can enter the sweepstakes to win it in the weeks to come! For now, click here to watch some great videos on the incredible design process. 

Moving surge due to COVID-19

July 30, 2020

Moving surge due to COVID-19

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.

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Locations Real Estate Group sponsors Woodford Family Services 2020 Superhero 5k!

July 23, 2020

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:

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Best color palette inspirations for your kitchen

July 16, 2020

Best color palette inspirations for your kitchen

As we head into the mid-summer season of quarantine, we also head into a new wave of home improvement ideas. During this time of home cooking, barbecuing, and fun summer recipes, it is also important to love and feel at home in the space that you are working in. If you are hoping to achieve a stylish, comfortable, and effective space in your kitchen, one of the best tips for starting your process is by choosing a flattering color palette for your space.

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Hiking right in our backyards

July 9, 2020

Hiking right in our backyards

We are gifted with so much in the beautiful state of Maine and perhaps the biggest asset is our access to the beautiful outdoors! With the gorgeous landscapes that Maine provides, it is all too easy to want to experience them to their fullest. Luckily, we often don't have to go far to get outdoors and explore Maine. There are so many incredible trails and trail systems throughout the state, even ones close to downtown Portland! With state COVID-19 guidelines and safety measures, getting outside and enjoying some local trails is a great way to experience our beautiful state in the summer while staying safe.

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Farmers’ market season in Maine

July 2, 2020

Farmers' market season in Maine

We really are lucky in Maine to have great access to a number of farms that produce healthy, locally grown and sourced food. Farmers' markets and CSAs are a great way to take advantage of these opportunities and bring healthy food to your kitchen and dinner table. In this post, we will talk about how to find a Farmers' Market and CSA program near you!

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10 tips to improve your home’s curb appeal

June 18, 2020

10 tips to improve your home's curb appeal

First impressions matter- at least they do when it comes to your home's exterior. No matter how lovely the interior of your house may be, the exterior can make or break a sale. Improving your curb appeal takes a critical eye, but once you have identified areas that need improvement, the steps to do so are rather simple and can play such a huge role! Read along for some tips from us and see what you can apply to your own home if you are thinking of selling in the future or if you want some ideas on improving things for your own enjoyment.

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