Checklist To Buying A Home

In honor of the Southern Maine Spring Market and all the new buyers, I thought it would be helpful to review a standard checklist on what to expect when purchasing a home in Maine. Depending on the location and type of property will determine the finer details of purchase.  For this article, I will presentContinue reading “Checklist To Buying A Home”

Taking a Moment to Improve your Sales

“HOW AM I DOING?” It’s the time of year to take stock of what we’ve done and how we’ve done it. And, to know whether we’ve been naughty or nice. Hopefully, those who judge are okey doke with our performance. Because of the hectic pace of everything we do, how often do we do whatContinue reading “Taking a Moment to Improve your Sales”

Housing Bright Spot: Construction Spending Rises

Construction Spending Rises U.S. construction spending rose 0.3 percent in April as private residential construction increased at the fastest pace in six months. Overall construction spending was up 6.8 percent compared with April 2011. Construction spending rose to an annual rate of $820.7 billion, the Commerce Department said on Friday, after an upwardly revised 0.3Continue reading “Housing Bright Spot: Construction Spending Rises”

The Housing Market Update – What to Look for

  Consumer Sentiment Jumps to Four Year High: While historically low mortgage rates and attractive home prices are important to make the housing market attractive, it is actually how a consumers feels about the economy and their own situation that drives demand. U.S. consumer sentiment rose to its highest level in more than four yearsContinue reading “The Housing Market Update – What to Look for”

FHA Mortgage Insurance RISING April 1st

It’s Official: FHA Hike of 75bps Will Come April 1.   The Federal Housing Administration is following through with its pledge to increase upfront and annual insurance premiums on its forward single-family business. The plan is to help rebuild it’s insurance emergency fund which has taken a hit over the last few years during theContinue reading “FHA Mortgage Insurance RISING April 1st”

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