When the Lights Go On {In Your Home}

August 17, 2018 / Selling

  If you are preparing to put your home on the market, you may be considering how to enhance its selling potential. Do you need new countertops? Should you repaint? What about the floors? Depending on your space, this will vary for everyone. However, there is one thing that can help almost every home: the… Read more »

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Favorite Farmers’ Market Finds

August 09, 2018 / Local News

  In celebration of National Farmers’ Market Week, we’re sharing some information about local farmers’ markets in the area, along with some of our favorite things to look for while you’re there! Our Favorite Finds FRESH PRODUCE (OF COURSE) Markets are a great place to stock up on your produce for the week while supporting… Read more »

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Own Your Own Vacation Home

August 02, 2018 / Buying

Pictured: 7 Old Salt Ln, York ME   If trips to Seacoast Maine or New Hampshire are your family’s annual tradition, it’s likely you’ve considered the option of purchasing a vacation home for you to enjoy during your time here. While it might feel like wishful thinking, it may be in your best interest to… Read more »

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Here Comes the Rain | Indoor Activities Around the Seacoast

July 26, 2018 / Local News

  We all love the summer sunshine, but don’t let the rainy days get you down! There are plenty of activities around town to fill your time, whether you’re enjoying a vacation away, a free weekend with family, or a night out with friends.   Sign Up for a Cooking Workshop What better way to… Read more »

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First Impressions | Landscaping Tips Before You List

July 20, 2018 / Selling

  It’s amazing what a well-maintained, picturesque landscape can do to enhance first impressions for potential buyers. Whether you’re starting from scratch or working to maintain existing landscaping, there are simple steps you can take prior to listing your home to prevent your lawn from looking lackluster.   Give Your Grass Some TLC Rather than… Read more »

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No Cookout? No Problem | 5 Family Activities for the Fourth of July

June 27, 2018 / Local News

  The Fourth of July is always a fun day to celebrate with a backyard barbeque, but sometimes all of the planning and busy schedules can get in the way. Lucky for you, there are tons of things to do around the Seacoast of Maine and New Hampshire, whether you’re spending the day with friends… Read more »

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How To Say “Aland” and What the “A” Means

June 09, 2017 / About Aland

As a non-franchised, independent, and exclusively local brand, Aland Realty gets a lot of questions about how to correctly pronounce Aland and what the A (with A circle above) means.  Our company is family owned, and family members’ heritage originates in a small archipelago called the Aland Islands off the coast of Sweden.  Aland is pronounced… Read more »

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Shortage of Homes For Sale…Explained.

May 25, 2017 / Buying, Real Estate Trends, Selling

Here on the Seacoast, we are experiencing low inventories of homes for sale, similar to what is happening nationwide.  Portsmouth currently has 86 homes on the market, Kittery has 38, York has 155, Ogunquit has 39, to name a few examples.  There are plenty of prospective buyers, who are able and willing to buy and… Read more »

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Yun: How To Slow Down Rising Rates

March 23, 2017 / Buying, Real Estate Trends

The National Association of Realtors’ chief economist Lawrence Yun says there is a way to slow down the federal government’s past 2 hikes in interest rates in just 4 months. Yun says if more homes are built, this will taper inflation.  The shortage of apartments and single-family homes is causing a housing shortage nationally.  In… Read more »

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Find the Right Mortgage Lender For You!

February 27, 2017 / Buying

Finding the right mortgage lender for you can be a challenge.  Even before surfing online for your next home, it is recommended by Zillow to start talking to potential lenders, to avoid the situation where you choose a mortgage lender out of convenience at the last hour. Additionally, pay attention to how your meeting, phone… Read more »

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