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Why sell in winter?

January 14, 2021

Why sell in winter?

Winter may not seem like the ideal time to move, but in many ways it is a great time to list and sell your home! Not only is this true now with the remarkably strong market we have been experiencing consistently, but winter is always a great time to avoid the busy and popular spring market while benefitting from the other incentives that the winter season brings to the table. In this blog post, we will detail the benefits of selling your home in the winter. As always, if you are interested in selling your home and want to learn more, give us a call at 207-805-1811!

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Cleaning tips- What to avoid, what you need, how to reduce, and more!

December 10, 2020

Cleaning tips- What to avoid, what you need, how to reduce, and more!

Some people love cleaning, for others it is a dreaded chore. However you feel about it, cleaning your house is obviously a necessary task. But, with all the rooms in your home, all the surfaces, and all the cleaning options to consider, it can be tough to figure out what to focus on and what you can hold off on a majority of the time. In this blog post, we have included tips and tricks on how to maximize your cleaning efforts and prioritize your time. We hope it is helpful for you!

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Prepare your home for winter

December 3, 2020

Prepare your home for winter

It's hard to believe that it is already December...and with that, winter is right around the corner. Whether you are looking forward to the cold months or not, the time is now to start preparing your home for winter. Check out these helpful tips to make sure that you and your home are ready for the chill!

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Happy Thanksgiving from Locations Real Estate Group

November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving from Locations Real Estate Group

This Thanksgiving, we give our heartfelt thanks to our community. Thank you to our health care workers, teachers, grocery store employees, caretakers, and every member of our community who has helped take care of one another.
We are also so grateful for our clients and our agents who have supported our business here at Locations this year!
We hope you all have a comfortable and safe Thanksgiving with your family today.

Locations Real Estate Group welcomes Gloria Goguen

November 19, 2020

Locations Real Estate Group welcomes Gloria Goguen

Locations Real Estate Group is thrilled to welcome Gloria Goguen as our newest agent! Gloria Goguen is an accomplished business professional who worked close to 20 years at a Fortune 500 company in sales and marketing leadership roles. She is now leveraging her communication, relationship building, problem-solving, and negotiation skills to provide the highest level of service to her clients. Gloria will work diligently so that clients have the best possible real estate outcomes and experience.

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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