Deborah Barouch's (dbarouch) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty
Last week we helped a client relocating to Greater Portland get a very nice, and new (2004) contemporary colonial  under contract. The property had it all: Less the 3 mi to the ocean this exquisite single level, open concept home with a large master bedroom suite, gourmet kitchen with granite and...
We recently helped a client relocate to the Greater Portland Area. We spent time with her looking at both condos and singe families until she settled on a condo in the Applegate Association of Cumberland, ME.  The condo is an outstanding end unit boasting privacy in wooded tranquility.  Well main...
Have we bottomed out? The number of units in July '07 compared to the number of units sold in July '06 actually increased by 4% in Maine. The median sales price edged up a little bit also.Next month will tell us more. Stay tuned! Actually there are advantages to this current marketplace which doe...
"INTOWN PORTLAND, a peninsula swirling counterclockwise into Casco Bay, lies in thick cultural layers. Starting at New England's third-largest fishing port, Portland Harbor, men and women in foul-weather bibs unload lobster traps and tubs of Atlantic cod. Next is the cobblestoned Old Port, with i...
I have been selling realestate for over 20 years but it never ceases to amaze me the difficulties that can come up before a closing. Last week we got a panicky call from a title company that informed me of an undischarged mortgage on the property we were about to close on. These things can be dif...
We are crunching the numbers next week for the Feb. Portland area statistical update. It compares the Feb. numbers 07 with the Feb. numbers in 06. for number of listings, number of solds and number of pendings in Cumberland County. If you want to recieve our newsletter email us. Best Regards-    ...
Yesterday we had multiple offers on 1 of our new listings.It proves that if a property is desirable and priced right then it will get action in this marketplace. There are 2 schools of thought on pricing. #1  price it just above market value so you can have some negotiating room and   #2 price it...
Good Monday morning-    30 Year Fixed Rates  are at 5.78% and 10 Year treasury yield at 4.73%. It is a beautiful cold sunny Maine day. As I look out my window I see the the opposite shore fringed by snow against a brilliant blue sea.
Yesterday I showed an excellent property to the mother of some past clients. It is a very comfortable arrangement because the level of trust is already there and it is very easy to communicate when the client feels comfortable. I always appreciate these referrals. Last year I helped 3 individual ...
Recently I have become more aware of my  environmental responsibilities . I have realized that I must do as much as I can to protect my beautiful state from the effects of global warming.  Our economy depends on keeping Maine as pristine and pure as we can. Therefore we must be as proactive as po...

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