33 ways to make your home energy-efficient

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Not too long ago in our country's history, talking about making your house "greener" might get you labeled a hippie tree-hugger. But times change, and as gas, electricity, and water prices creep up, more and...
11 Steps To Downsizing Your Home

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Nothing lasts forever -- including a home where you raised a family or lived most of your working life. And it's a fact of life that suddenly, a place that was perfect for you a decade or two ago might start...
21 Things A Real Estate Agent Should Do For You

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Just like in any other profession, there are good real estate agents ... and there are, unfortunately, subpar real estate agents, too. But how do you know if you've got a dreamboat or a dud handling your real...
Be Informed: What is Escrow?

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The first time you heard the term, "escrow" you may have been thrown for a loop. While the word may have had you confused the first time, here are some essential things to know about escrow—what it is,...
How to Find Down Payment Assistance Programs

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You just found your dream home, and it’s within your budget! One thing has you scratching your head though, how are you going to come up with the 20% down payment? You're worried that if you can't find...
How to Qualify For Maine Homestead Exemption

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Homestead Exemption FAQs1. What is the homestead exemption?The homestead exemption provides a reduction of up to $20,000 ($15,000 for 2016 and $10,000 for years prior to 2016) in the value of your home for...
Maine Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

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Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018  We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely.  Which...