Be an Educated Consumer

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Be an Educated Consumer by Mike Cloutier The Marc Gup Real Estate Group Be an educated consumer. You are a first time buyer, or maybe you are an old hat at buying and selling real estate. The investment either way is huge. Choosing the right lender is very important, and choosing a local lender is the way […]

Upfront Homeowner Costs To Consider

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Upfront Homeowner Costs To Consider Budgeting for buying a home can be difficult enough when you’re just weighing mortgage options and a purchase price. But there are many other factors that go into the cost of home ownership. Some of them are one-time expenses that you’ll pay during the home buying process, while others will […]

Is “Impossible!” Really Impossible?

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Is “Impossible!” Really Impossible? By Dell Scruggs The Marc Gup Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty   Is “Impossible!” Really Impossible? I have encountered several people lately who said to me, “I can’t buy a house. I just can’t afford it,” or “I can’t buy a house, because I have bad credit.” In reality, you […]

We Can’t Yet Predict The Effects Of A Trump Presidency On The Housing Market, But One Thing Is Certain…..Life Goes On.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

We Can’t Yet Predict The Effects Of A Trump Presidency On The Housing Market, But One Thing Is Certain…..Life Goes On. Jennifer Sweeney We Can’t Yet Predict The Effects Of A Trump Presidency On The Housing Market, But One Thing Is Certain…..Life Goes On.  January 20, 2017, will mark the beginning of the results of […]

WHY PUT OFF THE HOUSE HUNT UNTIL SPRING?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

WHY PUT OFF THE HOUSE HUNT UNTIL SPRING? Why put off the house hunt until spring? You might be having doubts about being one of those intrepid house hunters out in the rain, sleet or snow to find your perfect home or investment in the winter months. Here are a few reasons why you may […]

Maine Sales and Values Up in September

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Maine Sales and Values Up in September In a September 22nd press release to the media we learn that Maine home sales increased 10.78% comparing August 2016 to August 2015. The median sales price (MSP) was $197,000 a 5.35% increase in that same time period. NAR reports existing home sales increased and prices increased nationally […]

How to get the home you want in a seller’s market

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

How to get the home you want in a seller’s market Angel Nichols of The Marc Gup Real Estate Group Buyers in this market are feeling the effects of a market with limited inventory.  Homes are going under contract faster than buyers can get into them and see them in some cases.  From a buying […]

What A Seller’s Market Means For Buyers

Monday, March 28th, 2016

What A Seller’s Market Means For Buyers Angel Nichols of the Marc Gup Real Estate Group The real estate market is in another shift phase and what we are seeing in  Cumberland County is limited housing inventory is affecting pricing and has caused the market to shift from what was a buyers’ market to a […]

Don’t forget about homeowner tax breaks

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Don’t forget about homeowner tax breaks One of the many perks of homeownership is big tax breaks. So whether you’re doing your taxes yourself or getting help from a professional, it’s important to take advantage of those breaks! Mortgage Interest Deduction: Before buying a home, a standard deduction may have made the most sense when […]

Refinancing: The Right Move?

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Refinancing, is it the right move for you? The federal reserve recently raised interest rates, and if you have an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM), it may be a good time to consider refinancing your home. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to whether your should refinance, so here are a few of the main considerations. How long […]