Does Your House Look Like A Haunted House?

Haunted Houses are scary and no one wants to go in them. You certainly don’t want your home to be labeled as such. Curb appeal in the fall and winter is just as important as in the spring and summer. If your house is currently on the market, consider doing these few things to make sure your home doesn’t look like a Haunted House this Halloween season and scare away any buyers. You want people to run into your home with smiles, not away in fear!

CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS!

With all the falling leaves and heavy rain we just got, it is important to make sure your gutters are not over flowing with leaves, pine needles or debris. Take a moment to clean them out and check your down spouts too!

MOW THE LAWN!

Every week we think, “This will be the last mow of the season!” And then the grass keeps growing and growing, Keep the lawn nice and trim for as long as this wonderful fall weather will let you. Don’t let it over grow and look abandon.

CLEAN OUT THE GARDEN!

This time of year a lot of your colorful flowers are starting to die and look dry and wilted. Clean out your garden of all weeds and leaves. If you want to add a pop of color to your yard, go to your local farm stand and get some of those beautiful mums. The colors this year are SO VIBRANT!

PAINT! PAINT! PAINT!

Nothing screams unkept like peeling paint. Before it gets too cold, scrape and paint all areas of the house that are peeling or flaking. Once the snow starts to fly, it will be too cold to take care of this and your home will look like an abandon haunted house all winter long. EEEKK! Now that’s SCARY! PLUS! If a buyer has a government funded loan, they may not be able to close on your home until the peeling paint is removed.

WINDOWS!

Wash your windows! Don’t let them look filmy or cloudy from the outside. If your windows have a permanent “fog” to them, then perhaps you have a broken seal. This can be remedied by any local window company. Also along those lines, if you have any cracked or broken windows, get those fixed too.

Buyers these days are looking for the COMPLETE PACKAGE when they buy their new home and they really don’t want to do any work to them. Maximize your showings and put more money in your pocket by taking care of the little things. Believe me, it will only benefit you in the end. OH! And it will keep your house from looking like the scariest house on the block!

 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

~APRIL

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New Listing! 17 Jarita Court, Portland, Maine

Condo living at its best! This condo has three large bedrooms including an AMAZING master suite with huge bath and walk-in closet. Offers a one-car, attached garage, laundry/storage area, private rear patio and ample storage! Great layout! Not a drive by!

Listing Price: $219,000
MLS #: 1140093
Baths: 2.5
Neighborhood/Assoc: Jarita Court Condo Association
Lot:
Roof: Pitched, Shingle
Full Tax Amount: $3,578
Style: Colonial
Sewer: Public
Year Built: 2005
Address: 17 Jarita Court Unit #17
Town: Portland
Bedrooms: 3
Fireplace: None
Floors: Laminate, Carpet, Tile
Monthly Association Fee: $265
Lot Size Acres:
Water: Public
Water Heater: Gas

Amenities:
Appliances Included: Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave, Range-Electric
Cooling: No Cooling
Heat System: FHW BB
Remarks:
Basement: Slab
Construction: Wood Frame
Exterior: Vinyl Siding
Vehicle Storage: 1 Car Attached

New Listing! 121 Point Sebago Road, Casco Maine

Take a peek at this adorable three-bedroom ranch on a private lot! This home offers an open layout, an eat-in kitchen and amazing potential with a partially-finished basement for entertainment room. The backyard offers a garden and hardscaping that leads to beautiful fire pit. There is plenty of room to add a garage if you desire.

Listing Price: $174,900
MLS #: 1147492
Baths: 1.5
Neighborhood/Assoc:
Lot:
Roof: Pitched, Shingle
Full Tax Amount: $1,891
Style: Ranch
Sewer: Private
Year Built: 2004
Address: 121 Point Sebago Road
Town: Casco
Bedrooms: 3
Fireplace: No
Floors: Wood, Tile, Carpet
Monthly Association Fee:
Lot Size Acres: 1.0
Water: Private
Water Heater: Of Heat

Amenities:
Appliances Included: Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Range-Electric, Microwave, Washer, Dryer
Cooling: No Cooling
Heat System: FHW BB
Remarks:
Basement: Full, Unfinished
Construction: Wood Frame
Exterior: Vinyl Siding
Vehicle Storage: No Vehicle Storage

New Listing! 16 Everett Court, Westbrook, Maine

Quiet, quality-built condo nestled in a serene, wooded Westbrook location. New roof, new windows, new kitchen, private 14×14 deck, 1 car garage, end unit with full bath up and half bath downstairs. Also boasts a low association fee – visit this sun filled condo today!

Listing Price: $155,000
MLS #: 1140636
Baths: 1.5
Neighborhood/Assoc: Everett Court Condo Association
Lot:
Roof: Pitched, Shingle
Full Tax Amount: $2,682
Style: Townhouse
Sewer: Public
Year Built: 1985
Address: 16 Everett Court
Town: Westbrook
Bedrooms: 2
Fireplace: No
Floors: Carpet, Vinyl
Monthly Association Fee: $148
Lot Size Acres:
Water: Public
Water Heater: Electric
Amenities:
Appliances Included: Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Range-Electric, Microwave, Washer, Dryer
Cooling: No Cooling
Heat System: Direct Vent Heater
Remarks:
Basement: Slab
Construction: Wood Frame
Exterior: Vinyl Siding
Vehicle Storage: 1 Car Attached

 

SOLD! 98 Dartmouth Street, Portland, Maine

98 Dartmouth St Portland

This is a great opportunity to owner occupy a large, two unit home in the USM area of Portland. Each unit is a mirror image of the other and offers two bedrooms, one bathroom, rear-enclosed porches and a dining area.

 

SOLD! 0 Central Street, Westbrook, Maine

0 Central Street Westbrook

This buildable lot located on a dead end street is stubbed for utilities and ready for your new home!

SOLD! 248 Bridge Street, Westbrook, Maine

248 Bridge Street Westbrook

This well-maintained three bedroom ranch-style home is located on a corner lot. This house offers a comfortable layout, hardwood floors, a generator and many other updates.

 

SOLD! 88 South Richland Street, South Portland, Maine

88 South Richland

While this home needs some love and attention, the location makes all the sweat equity you put into this home TOTALLY worth it. And the really good news is that you’re close enough to take walks to Mill Creek to enjoy all the amenities it has to offer!

 

SOLD! 12 Fessenden Avenue, South Portland, Maine

Fessenden Ave

Check out this solid, three-bedroom ranch-style home (with bonus finished space in the basement!) This adorable house offers an open kitchen, hardwood floors and a large yard with a deck and is located within walking distance of many of South Portland’s East End amenities including shopping, dining, and parks.

Listing Price: $169,000
MLS #: 1131246
Baths: 2
Neighborhood/Assoc:
Lot:
Roof: Pitched, Shingle
Full Tax Amount: $ 3,057 / (2014)
Style: Ranch
Sewer:
Year Built: 1969
Address: 12 Fessenden Avenue
Town: South Portland
Bedrooms: 3
Fireplace: No Fireplace
Floors: Wood, Vinyl
Monthly Association Fee:
Lot Size Acres: 0.220
Water: Public
Water Heater: Off Heating System

Amenities: 1st Floor Bedroom, Bathtub, Deck
Appliances Included: Dishwasher, Microwave, Range-Electric, Refrigerator
Cooling: No Cooling
Heat System: Baseboard, Forced, Hot Water
Remarks: None
Basement: Finished, Full, Walk-Out
Construction: Wood Frame
Exterior: Shingle
Vehicle Storage: 1 Car, Detached, Garage

New Listing! 716 East Bridge Street, Westbrook, Maine

   716-East-Bridge

Move-in Ready!

This lovely, cape-style home with two car garage sits on a large lot convenient to points north and south on Route 302 and Interstate 95. This home features a new kitchen, bath, floors and driveway. This house sits high up off the road and is simply perfect for backyard grilling!

Listing Price: $184,900
MLS #: 1129374
Baths: 1
Neighborhood/Assoc: n/a
Lot:
Roof: Pitched, Shingle
Full Tax Amount: $2,958 / (2013)
Style: Cape
Sewer:
Year Built: 1940
Address: 716 East Bridge Street
Town: Westbrook
Bedrooms: 3
Fireplace: No Fireplace
Floors: Carpet, Tile, Wood
Monthly Association Fee:
Lot Size Acres: 0.380
Water: Public
Water Heater: Electric

Amenities: 1st Floor Bedroom, Glassed-in Porch, Laundry-Hookup, Porch
Appliances Included:
Cooling: No Cooling
Heat System: Forced, Hot Air, Multi-Zones
Remarks:
Basement: Full, Unfinished, Sump Pump
Construction: Wood Frame
Exterior: Vinyl Siding
Vehicle Storage: 2 Cars, Detached, Garage, Storage Above