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Maine is well know for it dramatic oceanfront. When it comes to real estate along the coast you have many options - from the northern most regions which are fairly remote (and less expensive), to the southern coast which is much more urban and decidedly more expensive. Our most recent newsletter...
The syndication of listings on websites like Google Base, Oodle, Hot Pads, FrontDoor, Cyberhomes, CL etc is time consuming and I really question just how valuable. There will always be a lead here and there, but I believe the number of people searching for homes on these sites is few and far bet...
We have just updated our 2008 full year sales results for southern Maine, and as expected sales in nearly every town and community are below 2007 levels. Prices, contrary to what you might have been led to believe, have not fallen as sharply. Complete sales results and market statistics are avail...
With fewer homes selling in Maine, those involved in the real estate industry - agents, mortgage lenders, home inspectors and appraisers - are all feeling the affects. Through December of 2008, the number of people licensed to sell real estate in Maine declined 13.5% in the past year, and the num...
I am hoping to generate a few opinions on this subject. I know many agents use both VFlyer and Postlets. Both are good services and allow you to post listings to many national portals. However, in doing this, I can't help but think that you are compromising your own website. Both of these are ...
On Monday the Portland City Council held a workshop to discuss the future development of the Maine State Pier. The result was an informal decision to re-open negotiations with Portsmouth-based Ocean Properties. Three options were presented by the city manager's office for moving forward with the...
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Competition among national real estate sites is very competitive, to say the least. Keeping track of the top 10 visited each month is an obsession, since it has such a direct bearing on advertising revenue. According to Hitwise, a national tracking service, the sites with the highest market share...
I have always been against Realtor.com and the other real estate portals - Trulia, Zillow, etc. Our believe is in building the best website we can and them compete for local online marketing space. Supporting my competition is only a business model that appears to work in the real estate indust...
For September 2008 and Q3 2008 National foreclosure filings were reported on 265,968 properties representing a 12% decrease from the previous month but still a 21% increase from September 2007. One in every 475 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing in September. In its most recent repo...