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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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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10 Keys to Buying Your Dream Home

August 17, 2016 / Buying

You know that “dream” home you have been creating in your head for years, but convinced yourself that it is either out of your price range or simply does not exist?  Now is the time to stop dreaming and start searching for it because it does exist, and in this market, you would be surprised… Read more »

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What to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Fixer Upper

July 27, 2016 / Buying

Knowing what to keep in mind when finding that cute house to fix up and turn into your dream home, especially when the budget is tight, is tough. We have outlined some major questions to ask yourself brought to you from houzz.com. These following questions will help to start planning for a fixer upper, while… Read more »

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The Best Secrets to Buying a Home

July 20, 2016 / Buying

Aland Realty brokers know how challenging it can be for buyers to begin the home buying process. There are several major things to consider, and we can help you throughout the process. Do you want to know the best secrets to buying a home to get the most out of your money? If yes, you have… Read more »

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It’s Moving Day…UGH!

March 08, 2016 / Buying

We’ve been through more moves than you can count and lived through many moving horror stories.  We’re sure you have at least one “memorable” account to tell…did your movers dump all your stuff on your lawn?  Damage goods? Refuse to return your stuff?  Moving is never fun.  Making moving day(s) even more stressful with a bad… Read more »

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It’s Tax Season! 4 Real Estate Deductions For Your Consideration

March 02, 2016 / Buying, Real Estate Trends, Selling

One of the perks of homeownership can be the tax deductions, as Redfin outlines in its recent article about real estate tax deductions not to overlook.  However, they emphasize that “if your itemized deductions don’t add up to as much as the standard deduction you’re eligible for, the standard deduction would be the better way… Read more »

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Go Big(ger) or Go (To A New) Home?

November 11, 2015 / Buying

Zillow posted this article recently and we know it’s right on point for many of our customers and clients.  Do you love your location, neighborhood and hopefully your home, but are quickly outgrowing it?  What do you do…apply for Love It or List It? Hopefully we (and Zillow) can make this decision easier with these points:… Read more »

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