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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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Easy ways to make a small space look bigger

June 11, 2020

Easy ways to make a small space look bigger

For many renters in apartments and those who live in older homes, small rooms and spaces can be a tough obstacle to work around. The newer trend of open concept and loftier rooms automatically lends itself to larger, more airy spaces that other places like apartments can lack. However, there are many ways to make a smaller space look better that are easy to do, they just take a little ingenuity and creativity!

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Home design tricks and tips that promote a healthy lifestyle

June 4, 2020

Home design tricks and tips that promote a healthy lifestyle

Health is wealth. How many times have we heard that? Maybe it’s the fact that the world and our country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, but many folks are starting to really focus on ways to keep themselves as healthy and safe as possible. A great place to spend some time and work on for this is your home and living spaces! There are so many easy and quick ways to make your home healthier, as well as some bigger projects that can be tackled in renovations. 

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Happy Anniversary to Locations!

May 28, 2020

Happy Anniversary to Locations!

This week we are celebrating our three-year anniversary as a company! On May 23, 2017, Locations Real Estate Group was born. We are so thankful to all of our clients for their support throughout the years. A HUGE acknowledgement, of course, needs to go out to our incredible team of agents and staff who make what we do everyday possible. 

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Maine Gardening 101

May 21, 2020

Maine Gardening 101

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and so, for many in Maine, it’s time to start our summer vegetable gardens. Vegetable gardening is a wonderful activity as it is relaxing, but can also be a fun challenge for those who are looking for one! According to experts, gardening is good for you because it gets you moving, get you a bit dirty (because, apparently, dirt is good for you!), boosts your mood, and connects you with nature- all which can be incredibly therapeutic. 

So, how can one best take advantage of the gardening season in Maine? Let’s dive on in!

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Thinking about repainting? Here are some tips!

May 14, 2020

Thinking about repainting? Here are some tips!

It’s hard not to feel cooped up during COVID-19! With stay-at-home measures, safety guidelines, and the often overwhelming feeling that being in an unprecedented time can give, it’s understandable that many of us feel antsy and uncomfortable! Since staying home and being safe are utmost priorities right now, it is important to take care of our mental health and energy by doing a variety of activities to benefit our mind, body, and home.

One great activity that you can dedicate some time to is repainting! This is a great activity because it devotes time and energy to more than just the painting process- a lot of work goes into planning and prepping, as well. However, it is easy to start feeling overwhelmed when it comes to painting, as it can be a pricey home improvement process. Let’s help calm those worries! Continue reading Thinking about repainting? Here are some tips!

Get fresh air while giving your property a fresh look

 

May 7, 2020

Get fresh air while giving your property a fresh look

It’s starting to finally feel like spring in Maine! The sun is shining a bit more than it was a month ago, the air is getting warmer, and we are shedding those winter layers. While Mainers continue to abide by Governor Mills’ Stay at Home guidelines as our state faces COVID-19, now is a great time to work on your yard. Not only will your property benefit, but you will enjoy the fresh air and be able to get out of the house in a way that is safe for yourself and others. 

According to the New York Times Home Maintenance Checklist, here are some lawn and garden projects that are great to work on during the spring months: Continue reading Get fresh air while giving your property a fresh look