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Home Showcase: 11 Cotton Drive, Gorham


MOVE IN READY home in one of Gorham's newest developments! Contact Gail Laprino
for a private showing or more information - 207-400-9504 or gail@fontaineteam.com

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6th Annual Bid For Wishes Silent Auction!

Join us for our 6th Annual Bid For Wishes Silent Auction! Benefiting Make-A-Wish Maine
View our Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/690072741447234/

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17 Essential Moving Day Tips

The most exciting part of purchasing a new home has finally come - MOVING DAY! However,
it can quickly turn into a very stressful experience, especially without proper planning. Here's
our 17 essential moving tips for a smooth moving day from beginning to end. Happy moving!

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6 Questions To Ask Before Choosing Your Real Estate Agent

Real estate agent ads are everywhere! We’re sure you’ve seen one or more of these already
today and cutting through the advertising hype to find the right agent can be tough. Choose
an agent that works for you by asking the important questions at your first hand shake.

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FREE Book Offer! The Limitless Real Estate Leader

Do you have a dream of owning your own business, but haven't had the courage to
make that first step? For the month of May, Brenda's offering future entrepreneurs
a FREE copy of her book - don't wait, stop in our office, call or email us today!

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Welcome Dustin!

Welcome Dustin to our Auburn location! Dustin can be reached at (207)576-0953
or at dustin@fontaineteam.com.

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Is There Such Thing As The "Perfect" Time To Sell?

Deciding to sell your home is a huge decision that you should not be taken lightly. While
there are many things to think about before listing it, the time of year (and time in your life)
should be a top consideration. Here’s a few other points to think about before selling!

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Maine Family Business Awards 2019 Finalist

We're so excited to announce we're among 24 other amazing family businesses selected
by the Institute for Family-Owned Business as FINALISTS for the Maine Family Business
Awards! Winners will be announced live at their annual gala on June 5th!

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Must-Do Outdoor Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

Finally, we made it through another Maine winter! Although there is a light at the end of
the winter tunnel, the melting snow also uncovers some potential damage that occurred
through the cold winter months. Complete a few tasks to start spring on the right foot!

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Welcome Hailey!

Welcome Hailey to our Auburn location! Hailey can be reached at (207)713-5941
or at hailey@fontaineteam.com.

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Welcome Diana!

Welcome Diana to our Auburn & Scarborough locations! Diana can be contacted at
603-489-8671 or by email at diana@fontaineteam.com.

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Is Condo Living Right For You?

Looking to downsize or move to a low maintenance property? Find out what makes a condo
different and weigh the pros and cons of condo living to decide if it’s right for you!

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7 Tips for First-Time Home Sellers

If you’re selling a home for the first time, it’s quite a different ballgame from what you
experienced as a first-time buyer. Ultimately, you’re in control of the process. Read through
our best tips since you call the shots on a host of factors during the selling process.

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Buying A Home? Do You Know the Lingo?

Comps? Staging? Note? Confused by the terminology used when buying home? To start
you on your home buying path with confidence, here’s a short list of some of the most
common terms used when buying a home.

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Housing Market Set To Spring Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]

Just like our clocks this past weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon
“spring forward!”  as well!  And with the time change comes Spring fever. Buyer demand increases
considerably in the Spring and Summer months. Now's the time to benefit from selling your home!

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Dreaming of owning a Vacation Home? Make it a reality!


Do you spend all winter dreaming of summer? You’re not alone! The dream of retreating to your
very own beach side condo, cabin in the woods or lakeside cottage may not be as far off from
reality as you may think. Maybe all you need is a firm vision of your long-term goals. 

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Do These 5 Simple Things Before Moving Into Your New Home


We know you're very excited to get in your new home and start making it your own.  So you're
starting with a clean slate, there are a few quick tasks you should take care of before moving
into your new home. Here’s a simple checklist to start your new home on the right foot.

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10 Home Staging Tips and Tricks to Sell Your Home Fast

It goes without saying if you want to sell your home as quickly as possible and get the price
you’re asking, setting the stage for success should be first on the list of things to do. Read
through these 10 tips and tricks to style your home to put your best foot forward!

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Thinking of Selling Your House? This is a Perfect Time!


It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season.
For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their homes on the market until then. The
question is whether or not that is a good strategy this year. And we are here to help you decide!

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The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale | MyKCM
One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering.
Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine
themselves living in the house. Find out how to set-up your home to sell fast!

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SPECIAL 35th ANNIVERSARY OFFER!

Make a no obligation appointment with one of our Top Realtors through March 2019 and
receive a FREE signed copy of Brenda's book, "The Limitless Real Estate Leader"!

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Who Decides The Listing Price?

Our first priority is to get your property sold for top dollar and in a timely manner in today's
market. In order to achieve this, you'll need a skilled, experienced real estate agent to help
you gather the information to make an informed decision about how to price your property.

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How Do I Find All Homes For Sale In Maine?

Cabin in the SnowWhether you are looking for a home, land, or multi-unit, and even foreclosure homes that
are listed for sale...you can find it all in one place. Start your search today!

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Why 2018 Was A Great Year For Home Equity!

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Do you love your home? If not, we can help!

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10 Great Reasons To List Your Home During the Holidays

Are you ready to sell your home, but think you should wait until after the holidays to list? Here are 10 great reasons
you may want to list now! 

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Best of the Best - 5 Years Running!

Thank you for continuing to support us! 

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Christmas Tree Safety Tips


Christmas is coming fast, and many people are putting up their trees and decorating for
the holiday. Every year we hear about Christmas tree fires and that is a sure way to ruin
the holiday. Remember these tips when decorating to make your holiday one to remember! 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment”

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3 Ways To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early!

Wouldn't it be nice to not have a mortgage payment?  

Paying off your mortgage early might be easier than you think!  
Here are 3 easy ways to pay off your mortgage faster...

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Emotional Mistakes to Avoid when Selling a House in Maine

Selling a home can be an emotional undertaking.  You have poured your time and money into a home that is now filled with memories.  It can be difficult, but if you can keep your emotional distance and try to view your home as a financial asset, it will be easier to make decisions that will likely benefit you and a profitable sale!

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Spooky Fun Halloween Attactions in Maine (2018)

It is once again, that spooky time of year when it is perfectly acceptable to try to scare the stuffing out of your kids or friends.  Are you ready to get out and see the sights and frights?  We put together a list of some of the spooky attractions waiting for you in Maine in 2018.  Time to haunt out some screams and scares...if you dare!

Mountain of Terror

at Lost Valley in Auburn, Maine

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Got Arsenic?

Did you know that 1 out of 10 wells in Maine has water that is high in Arsenic?

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Welcome to the Fontaine Team

We would like to welcome two agents to the Fontaine Team in our Scarborough office...

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Let's Fill the Van to Fight Cancer in Maine

Everybody knows someone affected by cancer.
so we are collecting cans!

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4 Reasons To Sell This Fall

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2018 Somerset County Sales

 

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Maine Things To Do In Fall 2018 From A - Z

Are you looking for something to do this fall in Maine?

Just because summer is coming to and end doesn't mean there is nothing to do...

Check out our A-Z list and get out and enjoy fall in Maine!!

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Scam Alert!

Beware of this Scam Targeting Real Estate Deals...
It could happen to you without you noticing!

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Join us at the B2B Trade Show

B2B Trade Show is Thursday!

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist:

Fall is the time to take care of items that can keep you safe and save you money this fall and winter.

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July Market Update

July was a busy month in the Maine Real Estate market!  

According to Maine Listings, 5304 properties sold from May 1st - July 31st in the state of Maine with a median sale price of $225,000.  That is a 9.76% increase in the median sold price during the same timeframe in 2017!  While not all markets in Maine are experiencing an increase in the number of sales and increased sale prices, the state overall is!  It is a great time to sell with plenty of gorgeous Maine weather left this year!  

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Have You Outgrown Your Starter Home?

Have You Outgrown Your Starter Home?

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#1 Reason To Put Your House On The Market Today!

The #1 Reason to Put Your House on The Market TODAY!

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Maine Home Prices Are On The Rise!

Maine Home Prices Are Up From Last Year!

According to the Maine Association of Realtors, Maine home prices statewide are up 10.69% for the quarter from April 1st - June 30th over the same time frame in 2017.  The median sale price for the quarter this year was $218,000 up from $197,400 in 2017. Not only are prices up, but the number of properties sold us also up by 2.7%.  

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Fontaine Helps You Sell Quickly

The Fontaine Unique Team System

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

Anytime you are buying a home, it can be stressful. It is especially important to be prepared
and to avoid missteps that could cost you a home that you have fallen in love with. Here are
our top 6 mistakes to avoid when buying a home! 

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