Portside Hosts Maine Open House Weekend!

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Portside is hosting Maine's Open House Weekend on May 20-21, featuring new listings and showcasing the state's top properties. Despite a 2023 inventory shortage with 18% fewer new single-family homes than last year, home prices have risen by 7.8%. The market benefits both sellers and buyers, with longer selling times and a decreased list-to-sale price ratio. Expect a seasonal uptick in inventory, creating opportunities for downsizing and younger buyers. The real estate market remains strong, with projected single-digit price growth and a balanced environment. Explore this weekend's open houses here.

Q1 Recap and Spring Forecast

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Maine's real estate market in Q1 2023 saw a 9.2% increase in single-family home prices but fewer sales. Condos had a 15% price increase but also saw fewer sales. Portside maintained its position as the #3 brokerage, offering dedicated agents and a collaborative culture. Spring may bring more inventory and stable prices.

Growing Mint in Your Garden: Tips for Making Refreshing Ice Tea and Mojitos"

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Are you looking to add some fresh flavors to your summer beverages? Look no further than your own backyard! Mint is an easy-to-grow herb that is perfect for making refreshing ice tea and mojitos. In this blog post, we will provide some tips and tricks for growing mint in your garden, as well as some ideas for using it in your favorite summer drinks. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, you'll find everything you need to know to grow and use mint in your own backyard. So grab your gardening gloves and let's get started!

Creating a wildlife-friendly garden in coastal Maine: attracting birds, bees, and butterflies

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If you're looking to create a beautiful and eco-friendly outdoor space in coastal Maine, a wildlife-friendly garden is a great option. By using native plants, providing shelter and water, and avoiding harmful pesticides and herbicides, you can attract a variety of birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden. Not only will this enhance the natural beauty of your property, but it will also support local wildlife populations and help maintain the delicate balance of the local ecosystem. So why not roll up your sleeves and get started on creating your own wildlife-friendly garden in coastal Maine?

Decorating Your Maine Home for Spring: Simple Tips to Refresh Your Space

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Spring is a wonderful time to refresh the look and feel of your Maine home, bringing in new colors and textures that celebrate the beauty of the season. Whether you're looking to create a cozy oasis or add some bold, statement pieces, incorporating some simple spring decor tips can help you transform your space in a stylish and timeless way. From adding pops of color to incorporating natural textures, these tips are sure to help you create a warm and inviting ambiance that celebrates the beauty of spring.

Rejuvenating Your Senses: The Joy of Opening Your Windows to Let in the Fresh Ocean Air In

Living near the ocean in Maine means you're treated to stunning views year-round, but there's something particularly magical about springtime. As the snow melts away and the trees begin to bud, the world around us transforms into a verdant paradise. The ocean takes on a deeper shade of blue, and the seagulls swoop and dive through the air with newfound enthusiasm. Opening your windows during this time is like being given a front-row seat to the rebirth of the natural world.

Hygge: The Danish Art of Coziness and Comfort

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Hygge is all about creating a feeling of comfort and contentment, and it's a concept that can be incorporated into your daily life in many ways. Whether it's through creating a cozy atmosphere in your home, enjoying simple pleasures, connecting with loved ones, or spending time in nature, there are endless opportunities to embrace hygge. The Danes believe that by prioritizing these elements, they can maintain a sense of well-being and happiness, even during the darkest and coldest months of the year. So why not give hygge a try and see how it can enhance your life?

5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Kennebunkport, Maine: Your Next Hometown

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If you're looking for a new place to call home, consider Kennebunkport, Maine. This charming coastal town has something for everyone, from stunning beaches and outdoor activities to great food and drink. And with a small-town feel and rich history, Kennebunkport offers a high quality of life that's hard to beat. So why not take the plunge and make Kennebunkport your new home-sweet-home?

Kennebunk, Maine: The Little Town with Big Charm - 5 Reasons to Make the Move

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Looking for a change of pace? Kennebunk, Maine might just be the place for you! With its stunning beaches, small-town charm, rich history, outdoor recreation, and excellent quality of life, it's no wonder why so many people are making the move to this little gem of a town. From lobster bakes on the beach to hiking through the woods, Kennebunk offers something for everyone. So pack your bags and come join us in this seaside paradise!

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