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PORTLAND: INVESTORS TAKE NOTICE! Impressive, fully occupied 6-unit in middle of the West End. Has been professionally-managed & well cared for. Excellent candidate for 1031 Exchange. Updated systems, quality tenants, non-smoking building. $919,000 The Murphy Team 207-712-4796


OLD ORCHARD BEACH: Like new, custom built, 3BR/2.5BA, 1550SF, 800yds from ocean. Hdwd flrs, granite counters, frplc in liv rm & master bedroom, open 1st flr w/custom kit, fenced yard, driveway. $349,900 The Murphy Team 207-712-4796 MLS:1283216

PORTLAND: Modern 900SF downtown 2BR condo in center of the city. Built ‘07, stylishly finished. Deeded parking, natural gas heat, h/w & cooking. W/D, bment storage & bike storage. Elevator, Panoramic views on common roof-top. $299,000 The Murphy Team 712-4796 MLS:1277085

SOUTH FREEPORT: Amazing opportunity to be part of a great community, excellent location, fully equipped deli/restrnt w/ endless opportunities. Bring your cooking skills & imagination & make this place shine. $399,000 Tim Seekamp 207-831-1066 Loren Ayer 207-504-4953 MLS:1282562

PEAKS ISLAND: Post & Beam w/magnificent antique beams, slate entry w/lg closet, 2 frplcs in great room & MBR. Off the beaten track yet close to surf & sea. Pine floors w/old squire nails, lots of skylights & great lay-out. $494,000 Rhonda Berg MLS:1259004

PEAKS ISLAND: Get your piece of Peaks Island in this simple comfortable home. The price reflects work that needs to be done but with your creativity and some elbow grease you can make this plain jane your own. $159,900 Rhonda Berg 207-756-3450. MLS:1261376

CARRABASSETT VALLEY: Pristine location w/beautiful hillside views. Great full time or vacation home, layout w/multiple options. Completely remodeled. Garage added 2003. Close to Carrabassett River in heart of miles of multi-use rec trails. $175,000 Christine Forsley 207-899-5960 MLS:1285145

SUGARLOAF: Ski in, Ski out. Walking distance to chairlift & Sugarloaf sports & fitness center. Ski locker w/unit, on shuttle route & full service restaurant/bar on 1st flr. Owner will finance qualified buyers w/10% down. $59,900 Christine Forsley 207-899-5960 MLS:1131146

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GORHAM - 2 lots available. 22+ acres for $100K; large back lot to enjoy peace & quiet; watch the snow fall. Another lot 3+ acre level lot in subdivision for $89,900 - ready for your builder; or perhaps we can help with one of our builders.

CASCO - Ranch, with right of way to Thomas Pond. Enjoy this cute 3 bedroom/1 bath as your year round or weekend get away in the center of the lakes region for under $160K! Text R129082 to 52187

HOLLIS - Coming soon, this beautiful Cape on over 3 acres of flat land. Open concept Cape with hardwood, granite. 2 Car garage, all for under $250K. Project to be completed soon. Text R129087 to 52187

BRIDGTON-Turn of the century farmhouse w/updates including new windows, updated roofing, fresh paint inside & out & refinished floors. Original trim & hardware & beautiful shingle work outside still in place. $100K

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SCARBOROUGH-3+ bedroom Split w/hardwood floors, oversized garage & unfinished bonus space. Set in walking distance to school & park. $230K Text P992898 to 52187

GORHAM-Newly updated 3 bed/2 ba w/custom kitch w/granite & stainless, new flooring, lg mud room, fresh paint throughout & a tree house for the kids! $245K Text R93075 to 52187

HOLLIS-Ready to go mobile home, 3 beds/2 ba, lg kit w/lots of cabinet space & high ceilings. Private lot w/low maintenance vinyl siding, newer roof & paved drive. $100K Text P345296 to 52187

LAND Dayton 2.15 acre lot - $54K 8.5 acre lot - $75K 10.65 acre lot - $125K Bring your builder or use ours! Close commute to highway. Text P973630 to 52187

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DAYTON-BRAND NEW to be built 3bed/2.5ba Colonial quality contruction including HW & granite. Enjoy nice country living set on 8.5 acres. $325K

LEWISTON- Multi family! Most work has been done, remodeled 1st flr w/updated kit, new & refin’d HDWD, tile bath. 2nd flr 1+ bed w/3rd flr expansion possibilities! $65K Text R93076 to 52187

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DAYTON - Ready for you now! Over 1500 sqft, open Kit/Living area w/cath ceilings, oversized 1st flr bath w/laundry, 3 beds & unfinished bonus room, 1 car garage Under $250K Text P301325 to 52187 STANDISH LANDDevelopers take notice! Hundreds of acres with APPROVED subdivision, and tons of potential serviced by public water in desirable neighborhood location 35-40 minutes to Portland. Sandy soils & materials on site a huge plus! The market needs your new homes! $399,900 Text R93077 to 52187

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Introducing Bramhall Row; 7 luxury Townhomes, to be built! Located at the edge of the Arts District, this smartly designed unit is a 4 level 3 bedroom 3 1/2 bath townhome boasting extra large private garage, personal elevator, 2 private decks, and high end appointments. There are numerous choices available to customize your new in-town home including tiled baths, appliances, flooring, and lighting. Live in this quiet unit but be walkable to everything wonderful that the city has to offer. MLS:1286698 $705,000 Text R139579 to 52187


Ed Gardner REALTOR® Ocean Gate Realty 511 Congress Street - Portland - Maine 04101 C: 207.415.4493 O: 207.773.1919

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TO-BE-BUILT 3BR/2BA ranch w/deck & garage on 4 acres. Quality details throughout, Hardwood floors, tile, stainless steel appliances & more. Great location! SACO $409,000 MLS:1281094 TEXT P780240 TO 52187

NOT A DRIVE BY & must be seen to be appreciated! Gorgeous 3BR/2BA cape w/lovely in-law apt. Lg kitchen w/bfast bar & sunny dining area w/slider to deck; & separate dining rm! Master w/walk in closet. Private setting on 2.8 acres. Att 2 car garage; huge basement WATERBORO, $315,000, MLS:1281095 TEXT P561331 TO 85377 WELL MAINTAINED, income producing, mixed use almost 2000SF building right next to the beach in Pine Point. 3BR/2BA residential apartment on 2nd floor w/ lease through May 2017. Excellent weekly summer rental income. 1st floor can be leased as a deli/convenience store. Lots of updates to building, systems, & equipment. Plenty of parking. Spacious back yard. Good value w/endless possibilities! $499,900 MLS/ID:1239809 TEXT P836815 TO 52187

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Trendy Bathroom Upgrades for a Quick Sell

2. Lighted vanity mirror Home improvement stores, design studios and online retailers carry a variety of lighted vanities in shapes, sizes, styles and light sources (LED, CFL or incandescent) to suit virtually every taste. Installing one is a simple do-it-yourself job that has a big impact on a bathroom’s appearance and usability.

4. Towel warmers Wall-mounted or free-standing, plugin or hard-wired, all towel warmers work the same way; heated bars warm towels hung on the rack, providing a cozy, warm towel every time you bathe. Plug-in versions install easily, while hard-wired ones may require professional installation.

5. Shower foot rest Foot rests are an economical improvement. Some suctioncup styles cost under $20. For a more refined look or enhanced sturdiness, it’s possible to find one that anchors into the wall through screws, or a style built into shower surrounds. If you’re redoing your shower stall, it’s the perfect time to add a stylish, sturdy foot rest.

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3. Double-flush toilet Dual-flush toilets use only the water you need to get the job done, so they contribute positively to a home’s overall footprint and can help save on water bills. They’re a lower-cost upgrade, and even more cost-effective when installed by a savvy DIYer.

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1. Skylights In rooms where privacy is a c o n c e r n , skylights can provide both natural light and ventilation. They’re beautiful, endowing bathrooms with a major “wow” factor, and practical. Energy Star-qualified no-leak, solar-powered fresh-air skylights can help trim electricity costs by providing natural light and passively venting moist, warm air from the room.

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A recent poll on Houzz, a popular home design website, asked consumers what bathroom improvements they desire most. Many of the answers were both luxurious and affordable, and others were downright simple changes to make. Here are five hot bathroom upgrades and some ideas for incorporating them into your home to ensure a quick sell.

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BRIDGTON- 8.85 ac, 3BR/2BA,with brook frontage in the heart of Lake’s Region. Family Rm, basement w/den, lg workshop & much more! $139,000 MLS:1284499 TEXT R90437 TO 52187

HARRISON-Bolsters Mills village, post & beam barn. 1st floor Master w/fireplace. Lg liv room w/ original mantel & fireplace.3BR/2BA $219,000 MLS:1287737 TEXT R114994 TO 52187

HARRISON-1840’s farmhouse,5ac,near Long Lake,4BR/2BA, 4 fireplaces, wood stove, wood floors, 2 car gar. Many original features $185,000 MLS:1278851 TEXT P1028294 TO 52187

SWEDEN-Log home w/wood floors, 2BR/1BA, farmers porch, screened porch, loft w/3rd BR, basement,full house generator & 30 acres!Wow! $199,000 MLS:1284871 TEXT R90439 TO 52187

HARRISON-4.5 Ac high on a hill with fields, lake & mountain views & exceptional sunsets! 4BR/2BA, din rm, sun room, mud rm, $224,900 MLS:1287108 TEXT R114979 TO 52187

HARRISON-East Shore Long Lake! 2 car gar, double lot & 102’ lake front in desirable location close to everything! $599,000 MLS:1287614 TEXT R114992 TO 52187

BUXTON $329,000 - Charming antique Cape offering wood flrs, exposed beams & wood stoves. Addition was used as a dog kennel w/10 runs. Great opportunity & convenient location come w/22 acres. MLS:1289136 Text R128455 to 52187

SACO $329,900-Brand New Colonial! Sunlit open concept w/ a white shaker kitchen, granite counters, ss appliances, tile/HW floors, 1st floor laundry, deck, master bedroom w/bath & walkin closets. MLS: 1277045

HOLLIS $46,000-Birch Ridge Subdivision. Neighborhood setting offering paved public street w/cul-de-sac. Surveyed & soils tested. MLS: 1263350 If desire earthwork reference MLS 1275720 $69,000

HAMPDEN $99,900 - Old Grange Hall building being sold ‘as is’. Lots of possibilities! Newer metal roof, drilled well, surveyed & very spacious floor plan. MLS:1288913 Text R128530 to 52187

GORHAM $224,900-Spacious 2460sqft colonial style home w/ a detached 2car garage on 3.06 ac. Offers 3-4 BR, 2 baths, spacious rooms & an open level yard. MLS:1284141 Text R60424 to 52187

GORHAM $129,900- 7.5 acre lot in the Narragansett Development District. A wide range of non-residential uses allowed. Just off the Gorham Bypass w/new business development started. MLS:1275927 Text P211376 to 52187

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light onto the countertop. When choosing the type of light bulb, it is important to know that although fluorescent bulbs and L.E.D.’s save energy, they don’t show certain colors accurately including reds, oranges or purples. Halogen and xenon lights do not save as much energy, but they show colors more accurately.

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Selling your home can sometimes involve spending money on home improvements that put a dent in your wallet, especially when it comes to updating your kitchen. Fortunately, there are low-cost alternatives for kitchen renovations so it will stand out to buyers interested in your home and create the best first impression. Here are 5 easy and inexpensive ways to make your kitchen stand out without busting your budget. Paint. A fresh coat of paint is a quick and relatively cheap way to add some color and brighten up your kitchen for a great eye-catching look. Painting the walls with a lighter color will open up the kitchen, making it look brand new and bigger. Lighting. Adding under cabinet lighting is a cheap way to update your kitchen. Strip lights and puck lights are especially helpful because they cast

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Organizers. Cabinet organizers are also a great way to update your kitchen, which can be as low as $30. For a clean look and more appealing kitchen, it is important to make sure everything in your kitchen and cupboards are organized and take advantage of wasted cabinet corners.

Flooring. Kitchen flooring can become very expensive in a hurry. Depending on the flooring currently installed, you should evaluate your options as your get ready to put your home on the market. Vinyl flooring is a cheap option, but it can be a hassle to install and laminate flooring may take more effort to fit the kitchen just right. For a cheaper and simpler alternative, consider adding area rugs and carpet runners to make your kitchen impress homebuyers without the major expense. Rearranging. Lastly, an easy and cheap way to update your kitchen is to move things around. If there is an eating area in the kitchen, you can open up some new space by rearranging the table and chairs. It is all about eye flow when you walk into a kitchen for the first time, so moving things around can make a world of difference. With a little work and some planning, it is certainly possible to renovate your kitchen while sticking to your budget. These easy and cheap alternatives for renovating your kitchen will ultimately help you sell your home to the best buyer for the right price.

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How You Can Take Control of Your Credit Score By Courtney Soinski

Here are some simple tips to repair your credit score: 1. Get a credit card from a major company. Before you go crazy, it is important to note that using a credit card and keeping a balance on one are two totally different matters. Running up a bill that you don't pay in full won't help you build credit. That being said, this tip takes discipline, but it's an easy way to improve a poor credit score if you pay your card off monthly. We suggest using it for things like gas that you will pay off on a monthly basis. 2. Get a prepaid credit card. If you don't trust yourself to use a credit card wisely or just don't want one, then you should get a prepaid credit card. This gives you a way to use a credit card without the temptation of

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As an example, a credit score of 620 or below would mean that the person looking to borrow would be categorized as a "sub-prime" borrower, whereas a credit score of 720 would mean that the borrower would be eligible for more favorable loan conditions.

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Both homeowners and real estate professionals know how important it is to have a good credit score. You may wonder how much of an impact it can have on your life - well, we're here to answer that question. A good credit score will mean that you qualify for the best loans, rates and terms. This great advantage will gradually save you money through reduced rates over the lifespan of a loan. Gerri Deweiler, a Director of Consumer Education, sums it up perfectly: "An excellent credit score equals money in your pocket."

running up debt. This will only allow you to spend the amount you have placed on the card and no more. 3. Be patient. Although it is difficult, it's important that you understand the process of repairing you credit won't happen overnight. Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to your credit score. 4. Check your credit score. It is very important that you understand that your credit report is accurate. So, checking the three credit bureaus on a regular basis is wise. These include Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. You want to know if anything incorrect is on your credit report so you can fix the situation before it damages your credit.

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SEBAGO Many lake-view rooms & 60’ lakeWEST BALDWIN - Large open concept side 4 FPs! Game capedecking. on 2 private acres.rm2 w/pool entriestable, with wet bar & views. Cathedral ceilings. cathedral ceilings. Huge deck.Garage 2 car garage $225,000 Bill$4700/wk. $999,000 w/rm above. Rents at Tufts MLS:1268554 Text T575749 to 85377

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WINDHAM - Spectacular 3 Bed 2.5 ings, Colonial exposed beams, b’fast nook, maint-free Bath with attached 2 car, 4 bed decking,inlakeside bunkhouse. septic, Cul-de-sac of a Avail quietfurnished! neighborhood $299,999above. Greg $499,000 Tufts Garage w/storage

MLS:1284974 Text R100444 to 52187

GRAY - Nearly new, geothermal, energy efficient

WESTBROOK - Beauty and functionaliCustomhome colonialisw/high end finishes. ty!dream Thishome! updated the definition kit, Spa-like MBR ste,touches, tiled rain shower ofCulinary turn key. With modern open & living space $225,000 Tuftsgarage. $419,900 soaking tub. Walkout basement,

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LAND ON SEBAGO waterfront lot in Sebago Lake GORHAM - Stately colonial near Estates. 301’village Big Sebago frontage, almostLegal 5AC! Gorham on over 5 acres. Common w/sandy beach, 3launch, boat slip in lawareaapartment, car & garage $350,000 Tuftsaway. $374,000 Steve Welsh area short distance MLS:1256409 Text P990888 to 85377

MOOSE POND - COMPLETE REMODgorgeous water frontage. W/POST&BEAM, Yr-rnd converted cotEL, HUGE MASTER tage w/huge open master ste w/walkout balcony. GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, NEW GARAGE BABBLING Greg 2BR/1.5BA, W/POST&BEAM, 1100SF, 0.14AC. $399,999 BROOK RUNNING $274,500 Sherry Hoar MLS:1277805 Text P202300 to 85377

NEW GLOUCESTER To be built 3BR/2BA on giant WINDHAM - Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2.5 surveyed 7.69AC lot. Many models to choose bath Multi-level home in cul-de-sac in from. Great location mins to Poland, Hillcrest Estate just .Close to Auburn, schools and easyI95. commute to Portland $254,900 Gray, $249k Steve Welsh MLS:1262127 Dan Text T11878362 to 85377 Text P990885 to 85377

BRIDGTON - Big things do come in winterized home built in ‘88 & 2BR cottage w/ small packages! Nicely updated ranch fieldstone Sebago Lk & sandy has easy fplc. livingROW andtolow maintenance. Super $169,000 Text DanHart McGowan beach atconvenient. end of rd. $219,900 T11878361 to 85377 MLS:1272337 Text P202291 to 85377


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SEBAGO 2 houses for price of 1! 2BR/1.5BA




SACO Lg 4BR/3BA home w/great asking

BUXTON - Let your pets run on this price private for this neighborhood. Hdwd flrs, huge huge, lot. Enjoy the peaceful open living space, fplcs. deck Easy bike location from the 2large and ride hot to tub. $275,000 Tufts T790347 to Ferry Beach State Park.Text $275,000 Bill Gray 85377 MLS:1273557 Text P202201 to 85377

SEBAGO 1.2AC Sebago Lake getaway. Furnished.

WINDHAM - Stunning 20 acre estate 4BR/2.5BA, great rm w/FP, Lg kit. Sun Room, Deck, Dock. minutes to Portland or Falmouth.Trout 235’ owned waterpool,potting frontage & 120’cottage Sebaik Assoc pond, heated andbeach 9 fenced gardens. TuftsBill Text Gray steps away. Great rental $595,000 history. $699,000 T11878360 to 85377 MLS:1278102 Text P202301 to 85377




GORHAM Lg home w/acres of trails, 3.5AC w/fruit STANDISH - 24 ACRES! Beautiful proptrees, grape nut trees & veggie gardens. ertyberries, zoned forarbors, agricultural use or resiOpen floor Very plan w/newer Vaultedammeniceilings dential. close toaddition. Windham and St College. $119,900 $319,000 Tufts &ties skylights. 2 rmJoseph’s master wing. Tufts Text T11878350 to 85377 MLS:1279033 Text P202315 to 85377

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GRAY Ranch w/ROW to Little Sebago! HDWD

GORHAM - Spacious home, Open charming & tile, gourmet kit w/granite. floor landscape, private setting with great plan w/frplc. Lg pantry, deck, 1st flrLarge launviews awaiting some updating. living roomvac, with fireplace $235,000 dry, central generator. $380,000 Tufts Debi Text T11878357 to 85377 MLS:1283013 Text R100451 to 52187

BALDWIN - Tucked away from road, charm

N.& YARMOUTH - Charming home, practicality abound, short walk to full Saco of sunlight. Hardwood floors, deck off River, short driverefinished to Sebago Lk. Year-round kitchen, newly bathroom $199,900 Debi Text T11878355 to home or getaway. $118,795 Amy Krikken 85377 MLS:1260187 Text P979493 to 85377

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