David North Construction

Building a home with David North

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Take the stress out of building a home. Over the years, I have talked to many home buyers who have contemplated finding the perfect building lot to build their dream vacation home on. However, for some, the thought of building from a distance can seem like a stressful task (although it doesn’t have to be!). I recently talked with experienced …

New listing in Bethel's popular Birch Woods

What are Closing Costs?

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Closing costs are fees that are a part of every real estate transaction, whether you purchase with cash or finance. They are also one of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of buying a home. In the state of Maine, the seller pays for their deed, transfer form, state transfer tax, and typically the commission. The buyer pays for their title …

This home in Bethel boasts a location that's close to ski and snowmobile trails

Pay Cash or Finance?

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Why finance a mortgage if you can pay cash? There are benefits to both choices the big question is what is the better return on investment. Making the decision requires taking a hard look at your finances. Is your financial house in order? Do you have enough in savings and are your retirement funds healthy? If so, this may be …

Fact: The value of this new home is based on an official market analysis.

Facts Versus Zestimates

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As a Realtor, the recent headline, “Homeowner Sues Zillow for Low Zestimate,” really caught my attention. As many of you may know, Zillow, the popular real estate search site offers free “Zestimates” which they define as an “estimated market value for a home, computed using a proprietary formula.” It serves as a starting point in determining a home’s value and …

Interior Locke Mountain Townhouse

Explore the Locke Mountain Townhomes

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Here at Sunday River, we have a lot of options for slopeside living. Have you skied down Tempest or Wildfire on Locke Mountain and wondered about the beautiful tri-level townhomes tucked in amongst the trees and built into the hillside? About Locke Mountain Locke Mountain is where the first trails at the resort were cut and from just outside your …

Renting at Tempest Ridge Townhomes

5 Things to Consider Before Renting Your Vacation Home

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Have you thought about renting your vacation home? Maybe you aren’t planning on using it for an extended period of time and you really don’t want it to sit empty. Or you may just want to take a bite of some of the costs of owning and offset some of your costs. Fortunately, a vacation market such as ours provides …

Can't you envision entertaining friends and family in this Tempest Ridge space?

Owning Hygge in the Mountains

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I was recently introduced to hygge, pronounced “hoo-ga,” the Danish lifestyle craze catching on everywhere in a big way. Based on my research, Danes seem determined to be the happiest people on earth, which I find remarkable considering their long cold winters with little light. Hygge, as I understand it, is best described as a feeling of coziness and a …