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Architectural Style – A Frame

The “A” shape is hard to mistake. This design has been a traditional vacation home or second home style since World War II. The A Frame has that woodsy but contemporary; campy yet dramatic; modern style, look and feel Continue reading

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Science Corner for Real Estate Agents – Arsenic

Arsenic, it sounds like the poison of choice from a gothic romance novel. Odorless and tasteless, it was once known as “the poison of kings and the king of poisons”. So why is it important for real estate professionals to know about arsenic in wood and water? Continue reading

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Architectural Styles – Saltbox

The Saltbox began as a simple rearward expansion. As families grew in size, more space was needed. Early one room cottages gradually expanded to two rooms, then two floors. The next expansion was often adding a single-story, lean-to, shed off the back. Continue reading

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Millennials are Turning 40!

These days Millennials are all grown up with long-term life goals, careers, and businesses. 40% are parents of Generation Alpha, for many, ownership of that first home is already a reality.  What are Millennials looking for in a home? Continue reading

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Architectural Style – American Craftsman

It was the end of the Victorian era, gone was the desire for elaborate, frilly, eclectic designs. The Industrial Revolution was in full swing. Every Revolution has a backlash. One backlash to the Industrial Revolution was the rise of the Arts … Continue reading

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Brief History of Odiorne Point

Odiorne Point is located at the tip of Rye jutting out into the Gulf of Maine. There is more than meets the eye as you stroll through this State Park. What meets the eye first is some of the best … Continue reading

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5 Lead Generation Ideas Outside of the Box

We are all in the lead generation business more than we are in the real estate business. Without leads you are, quite frankly, out of business. Or soon will be. So we call past clients for referrals, set up expired … Continue reading

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New England’s Flying Pests – Carpenter Ants & Carpenter Bees

Termites get all the glory but here in New England we have other bug’s to consider as well. Carpenter ants and carpenter bees are tops on this list. These wood boring bugs don’t care if the wood is inside or … Continue reading

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Positive Screen Savers

My Aha of the morning is to put positive affirmations and goals on the screen saver of my computer. With all the time we spend on the computer couldn’t it be interesting to have a subtle reminder scroll across your … Continue reading

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A is for Apple – Why Are There So Many Words That Start with A in Real Estate?

So many words starting with ‘A’ to learn in real estate pre-licensing. Here are some of my favorites and a few easy ways to remember them. Appraisal – Estimating property value by an individual who is state licensed in appraising … Continue reading

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