Thorndike Real Estate News
Wednesday May 6 | via Herald Gazette
The number of single family homes being sold in our area is starting to catch up with 2004 pre-recession home sales. Knox County saw 112 units change hands in 2015 YTD compared to 152 units sold in 2004. Comment?
Apr 1, 2015 | via Republican Journal
What's Trending in Real Estate...Camden Hills Realty reporting with a 1st Quarter snap shot for Knox and Waldo County combined. The information has been assembled from various sources of varying degrees of reliability. Comment?
Feb 10, 2015 | via Republican Journal
For many years, co-owners Peg Worth and Michael Cunning admired Mitchell for his "in-depth knowledge and experience in the local real estate market, expertly helping buyers and sellers in mid-coast Maine," the firm said in a press release. Although Peg Worth passed away Jan. 15, 2015, one of her final wishes was to see Mitchell join the company, the release said. Comment?
Jan 29, 2015 | via Herald Gazette
Valerie is an experienced real estate agent who joins Legacy Properties as a very productive member of the local real estate market over the last 5 years. Valerie will be partnering with Leslie Tranchell, also of the Camden office, to provide an even greater level of service to her clients. Comment?
Oct 30, 2014 | via The Harbor Times Soup
The Belfast Maskers have had a wonderful year, and continue to strive to produce quality theater in the absence of a permanent theater building. However, as nice as it is for one's work to be successful, it's even better when the audience agrees! Belfast Maskers would like to extend a huge "thank you" to everyone who attended and supported our shows, and also to everyone who voted this year to make Maskers the 1st place winner for Waldo County's Best of the Best of 2014 for Theater! Please visit BelfastMaskers.com for more information about our shows, auditions, volunteering and donating. Comment?
Wednesday May 6 | via Capital Weekly
Nestled in a sunny, pristine and private setting is this immaculate 3 BR Cape with new features galore! Big great room with cathedral ceiling, brand new kitchen with gleaming granite countertops, large screened porch, walkout basement with exercise room or studio, two-car garage, plus an additional garage building. Plus new roofs, front porch, boiler, boilermate, fenced-in pet area, and fresh paint! Great use of space and good flow makes this house much bigger than it appears. Comment?
Apr 20, 2015 | via Capital Weekly
Better Homes and Gardens /The Masiello Group, honored its 2014 top performers at a company awards ceremony held in Augusta Friday, March 27. Agents from the company's 33 offices in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont were recognized for their accomplishments. Agent Meriwether Gill from the Camden BHGRE/Masiello received awards for her accomplishments of closed dollar volume and transactions in 2014. Comment?
Apr 14, 2015 | via Bangor Daily News
On Monday, lawmakers rejected a bill supported by Maine's hospitality industry that would have extended hotel licensing requirements to every entity that rents rooms overnight to guests for less than seven days. The prime target for the hotel industry, of course, were homeowners throughout Maine who rent out rooms in their houses through websites such as Airbnb . Comment?
Apr 12, 2015 | via Herald Gazette
Finding a niche for a new business in the Midcoast can be difficult; however, a local couple has figured out how to use their already established business to expand into their newest endeavor. On the Water Real Estate Inc., sister company to On the Water in Maine Inc. Vacation Property Rentals and Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc., is the new business opened by Justin and Tiffany Ford. Comment?
Apr 3, 2015 | via Sun Journal
That's because more than 2,300 homeowners and 540 businesses in Maine are facing annual increases in currently below-market flood insurance rates. Federal law changes that took effect April 1 will deliver rate increases to a subset of Maine flood insurance policyholders - about 3,300 - when their policies come up for renewal. Comment?
4 min ago | via The Hill
If congressional Republicans offered the president a deal that would make the tax code markedly more progressive, raise more revenue and also fund several of his second-term priorities, would he agree to such a thing? The answer the White House would undoubtedly give would be a guarded "yes" - but that such a deal would never come from the Congress. That is certainly true, but the White House could propose precisely such a deal and come out with an undisputed political and policy victory, regardless of whether Republicans accept the deal. Comment?
9 min ago | via PropertyProf Blog
It is no secret . . . that many borrowers are overcharged for title insurance. In 2007, the Government Accountability Office warned that the price of title policies was inflated by lack of competition in the title-insurance market, as well as apparently illegal kickbacks paid by title agents to realtors, mortgage brokers, loan officers and others who sent business their way. Comment?
21 min ago | via Tony's Kansas City
Everything real estate agents say is always in the best interests of their commission . . . So be careful following their advice. Comment?
24 min ago | via Reuters
Poland's Bank Association said it will propose on Wednesday a way to deal with the Swiss franc-denominated mortgages weighing on borrowers, but it will not include converting them at an old exchange rate that would punish banks and the economy. About 550,000 Poles hold Swiss franc mortgages, accounting for about 40 percent of all mortgage lending, most taken out before the 2008 global financial crisis to benefit from low Swiss interest rates. Comment?
24 min ago | via Castanet.net
Approximately five years ago we bought our little home. Five years ago we signed on the dotted line and became proud owners of our own townhouse. Comment?
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