Vacationland: Maine has the Most Vacation Homes in the Country

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There are some places where we set down roots for the practical reasons—maybe it’s for a job, good schools, or your proximity to the closest shopping district. And then there are those places we choose purely for the beauty, the lifestyle, and the joy a destination brings us. If this is your forever home, kudos to you. For the rest …

Your Quick Guide to Closing Costs

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Your dream home is within reach. You are now officially under contract. You have a great rate with a qualified lender. So, how much should you set aside for closing costs? Closing costs are a collection of various required fees you must pay when buying or refinancing a home. This is a one-time fee paid at closing, which is typically …

What You Need to Know About Buying a Condo

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Have you been considering buying a condo but weren’t sure about the details specific to purchasing in Maine? Condominiums associations have varying rules, regulations, and fee structures that differ from buying a single-family home, but your broker can help you navigate the buying process with ease. The Maine Condominium Act does a great job protecting buyers of condominiums in Maine. …

The Perfect Listing Photos

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Before you hang your ‘For Sale’ sign up, it’s important to have standout photos that represent your home in the best possible way. Now a day, most consumers begin their search for a new home online. Having professional and beautifully captured photos of your home is key to catching the eye of potential homebuyers! Find Your Team The Sunday River …

Have You Found the Right Agent?

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Buying your home is a journey and for that, you need your own real estate agent, a licensed professional who is familiar with local home values, neighborhoods, real estate trends and can write an offer and negotiate on your behalf. When finding your new home, try to think of your agent as a therapist/consultant/collaborator all in one. A good agent …

Low Maintenance Houseplants for your Ski Home

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A fresh storm just made it’s way to Bethel and the trees have become a resting stop for snowflakes, as well as the screensaver on your phone. As the sun goes down, that scenic view of the Sunday River’s 8 peaks fades away and the inevitable Winter gloom somehow takes a hold. So, what is the cure to a cozy …

8 Housewarming Gift Ideas for the New Year

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Your brother and sister-in-law just moved into their new ski cabin just in time for the New Year, and you are at a loss for what to get them as a housewarming gift. Whether it is a new mountain home or a cozy condo for weekend trips, Sunday River Real Estate has a few ideas both functional and decorative for …

Sunday River Market Update

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2019 is almost here, which makes it the perfect time to look back on 2018 and reflect on trends and changes in the real estate market. At Sunday River Real Estate, we are often asked what the local real estate market is like, especially compared to hotbed market areas such as Boston or Southern Maine.  Typically, we follow the trends …

The Latest Mountain Home Trends

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When you think about a mountain house, you probably picture a traditional; cabin style home with antler chandeliers, red plaids and an overwhelming amount of wood and rock. Nowadays, that look seems to be fading, and a more contemporary look with cleaner lines emerging. The Inside Scoop To get the inside scoop on up and coming trends in mountain homes, …

What to Know about the Imminent Home Inspection

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At Sunday River Real Estate, we encourage home inspections. Although buyers and sellers are adverse parties in real estate transactions, each can benefit from the knowledge an inspection provides. For the Buyer An article from realtor.com – a Sunday River Real Estate favorite – walks buyers through the home inspection process. When on the hunt for a new home, the …