Buying a house is likely the biggest purchase you will ever make, but you’ve got to live somewhere, right? While buying a home is a huge expense, it’s also a great investment. So once you’ve bought it, you can manage it in a way that will save you BIG money over time. Here’s [...]
We’ve all heard the old saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”—and it’s particularly true regarding your pre-winter home improvement projects. Here in Maine, winter brings great joy to everyone who loves skiing, skating, sledding, snowshoeing and more. But Old Man Winter can also do damage to your house. So we recommend [...]
If you’re like most homeowners, the phrase “tax-relief benefits” is music to your ears. Really sweet music! But as you go through your daily life, you probably haven’t had time to keep up-to-date on all the new tax-relief benefits for homeowners recently passed by the Maine State Legislature. So let’s take a couple of minutes to look at [...]
There are many things to consider when applying for a mortgage with your partner. In most cases, you're trying to qualify for the maximum amount of money with the lowest interest rate. But lenders don’t just take the best credit score and run with [...]
Moving is, by the nature of uprooting, chaotic and stressful. It’s a whirlwind of deadlines, cardboard boxes, and a whole new life.
So there is little surprise that on your first night in your new home, you might feel a little unsettled — which begs the question, “what to unpack first?”
Here’s what you need to know to lessen the feelings of being overwhelmed and get settled in [...]
What’s the difference between remodel vs. renovation? We’ve got you covered with a brief explanation of each process and how to choose which task is right for you and your home.
Having plenty of home security options to choose from is very important. This is because your home is your most valuable investment, so keeping it safe should be one of your highest priorities as a homeowner, first time or [...]
Small rustic kitchens can add a layer of coziness to any home. Often, they remind us of days gone by and create an atmosphere that makes any house truly feel more like a home.
We love small rustic kitchens around our office, which is why we’ve put together this list of helpful hints to get you started creating your dream kitchen.
So, whether you want to customize your own, or are looking for a home with an existing perfect kitchen, here are some key [...]
Here are the best winter renovations to increase equity to your home…instantly.
Winter isn’t coming – it’s here! As the snow falls and the temperature drops, there are certain home maintenance items that you need to start keeping in mind for the upcoming season. Here are a few winter-specific tasks to help ensure you’re [...]
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