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Locations Real Estate Group cleans up Riverbank Park!

November 12, 2020

Locations Real Estate Group cleans up Riverbank Park!

Last Sunday, November 8, a team from Locations Real Estate Group dedicated their morning to cleaning up Westbrook's Riverbank Park. Breaking up into smaller teams, we accomplished a lot- collecting 10 bags of trash! The efforts were led by Locations agent Kate Hodgson, a longtime advocate for cleaning up litter in local communities and bettering the environment.

We plan to take on another litter cleanup day in winter, making our efforts seasonal. We are excited for more opportunities to give back and help our local communities and the beautiful environment of Maine.

Maine real estate stats stay strong

November 5, 2020

Maine real estate stats stay strong

According to the Maine Association of REALTORS, stats for housing sales continue to trend upwards. This continues the strong standing that real estate business experienced in the spring and summer. In fact, in September 2020, the percentage of units sold was 22.78% higher than in September 2019 (an additional 425 units sold!). Additionally, the median sale price increased by 19.56% compared in September 2019 (an additional $44,750!).

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Portland named one of the Top Five Best Cities To Live In!

October 15, 2020

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.

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The Urban Oasis 2020 in Portland special airs on HGTV!

October 8, 2020

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!

The HGTV Urban Oasis 2020 sweepstakes are open until November 25, 2020. You can enter twice a day and no purchase necessary! Click here for your chance to win the gorgeous Portland home featured on the show: https://www.hgtv.com/sweepst.../hgtv-urban-oasis/sweepstakes

Locations Real Estate Group participates in TrashDash 2020

September 24, 2020

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.

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Apple picking in Maine

September 17, 2020

Apple picking in Maine

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!

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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 plogging 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 plogging in the Mill Creek Park area in South Portland 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 individually 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.