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Three Reasons Homeownership is Awesome!

The jump from renting and apartment or house to owning your own home can feel like a massive plunge. Is it worth it? In a strong market, the trade off between cash for rent and a mortgage payment can be marginal. Responsibility for and cost of maintaining the property may fill that gap and make the move feel unnecessary. But there are rarely discussed personal rewards as well. Here are three reasons why homeownership is awesome!

1) Investment

The bottom line is, wherever you live, the money you spend to secure your space pays for somebody's real estate investment and provides income to someone. When you own your own home and make a mortgage payment, that someone is you. While that mortgage payment may not feel like income, what you are creating for yourself is equity in the property. Each payment means your investment is more and more in your favor. Over time you can utilize that equity to make other investments. That's awesome. 

2) Roots

The first time you pull into the driveway of a your own house, you'll feel "at home" in a way that renting can never create. In the State of Maine it is said that your ownership rights are from the core of the earth to the highest heavens.  Yes, the responsibilities are greater, but the benefits of those responsibilities are something you have worked for and created for yourself. Homeownership gives you roots. What you create from there is also yours. That's awesome. 

3) Community

One cost of ownership that might feel hard to swallow is property taxes. But there's an upside to this too on a personal level. When you own  your own home, you become part of a community.You may or may not choose to be involved directly, but you are now a contributing member of the network that manages and defines your lifestyle.You are not visiting or temporary. You live there. Make of it what you will, but that's awesome. 

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    BEST of the BEST in FREEPORT - 5 Years in a row - 2018

    We are SUPER Proud of our whole Group voted BEST of the BEST in The Northern Forecaster again this year.  We all work hard to serve our clients with local knowledge, vigilence to detail and good humor throughout the sales process on both sides of the deal.  Come visit us at 12 School St, Freeport Maine!  and a big THANK YOU to the Northern Forecaster for sponsoring the voting each year.  

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      Northern Forecaster Best of the Best Real Estate Agent

       

       

       

       

      Brett's Team Says:  "We were more than honored to be voted Best of the Best Real Estate Agency in Freeport by readers of the Northern Forecaster for the fourth year running.  We are grateful. We thank our clients.  With their good faith and teamwork, we make some great deals happen!" 

      Listed and under contract - 86 Henry Rd, North Yarmouth MLS 1314941

       

      Listed and sold  - 48 Hidden Oaks Drive, Freeport MLS 1289902 $340,000

       

      Listed and under contract - 19 Hogans Flat, Freeport MLS #1312375 $595,000

       

      Listed and under contract  - 26 Sarah Goud Road, Yarmouth MLS# 1308645 $595,000

       

      Listed and under contract - 47 South St, Freeport MLS#1314555 $395,000

       

      Listed and Sold - 251 Greely Rd, North Yarmouth MLS #1288513 $299,900

       

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        Enjoy Freeport center in a beautiful home!

         Brett's Team says "This Freeport home is placed perfectly in-town and filled with awesome spaces for every part of life.  Sellers have loved this home, and have made some excellent interior renovations.  Rewired, re-insulated, and remodeled, without losing the classic charm of the original.  Great spot!"

         

         

        The "what's new" in this home includes quartz kitchen counters, a more open kitchen living room configuration and an awesome third floor bonus room with built-ins and a sky light.  Once inside, you'll feel like you are "in the woods" with peaceful views out every window and placement on the lot that leaves road activity at the door. 

        Outside is a well landscaped lot and plenty of trees.  Great for gardeners, terrific for summer evenings on the deck, and plenty of sun in all the right places! 

         

        47 School St, Freeport  MLS #1311339

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          Find your Freeport Favorite this 4th of July

          Brett's Team Says:  Living in Maine is a dream come true for many people. The cherry on top is a classic home in Freeport! Take your pick with these - a subdivision beauty, an in-town gem, or a pasture/woodland homestead.  Any of these three make living in Maine what it should be.  Make your move this July 4th! 

          3 Becks Lane :  MLS # 1297272  $449,000

          47 South Street:  MLS # 1311339  $395,000

          2 Fawn Meadow Lane: MLS # 1313793  $589,000

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            West Bath Beauty - Light and Love

            Brett's Team Says: "This simple salt-box home is nestled in to a sweet spot in West Bath, Maine.  Just far away from the hustle-bustle, but close enough for easy commutes anywhere, 23 Boyd Drive has light, space and landscape views. A great place to all home." 

             

            The downstairs has an excellent two level layout that includes a lovely kitchen, dining area, living room and a bedroom easily used as a office, studio or bonus room.  Upstairs - space and light! 

            Pasture views are peaceful, offering rural sounds and big skies. 

             

            23 Boyd Drive, West Bath  - MLS #1306115 

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              Brett's Team Staff Spotlight - Brett Davis

               

               

              Brett's Team Says:  "This week's highlight is our own Brett Davis. With over 21-years in the business, Brett has built his successful, independently owned and operated Real Estate Agency on a personally held conviction that hard work, loyalty in relationships, and sincerity make the best deals great for everyone involved. Our recent move to 12 School St, Freeport, a building Brett bought, and renovated with his wife Amy, is proof in the pudding. Brett's team spirit makes things shine!" 

               

               

               

               

              Brett's Team new headquarters at 12 School Street is Governer's Gold, part of the Town historic pallet and part of Brett Davis Real Estate colors since he opened his own doors in May 2006. Located just around the corner from Main St Freeport, the Agency is within walking distance for shoppers and has private parking.  The interior is homey with a conference room that reflects the family dinner table. "Buying and selling a home is a big deal." Brett says, "We want people to feel comfortable."

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                Two Sweethearts in Cumberland

                Brett's Team Says: "Cumberland neighborhood lifestyle is a perfect blend of town convince and nature. Both of these homes are close to schools, close to town center and close to the golf course!  Everything close at hand. Terrific opportunity x2!"

                29 Farwell Ave, Cumberland  MLS # 1307150. Sweet home, with wonderful woods views! Great yard. Privacy.  

                 

                29 Woodside Dr, Cumberland  MLS # 1309809.  Another great spot, with access to walking trails. No through traffic, awesome finished basement. 

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                  Just over and just under 3000 square feet in Freeport/Durham.

                  Brett's Team says:  If you are looking in the Freeport/Durham area and need some space check out these two awesome homes.  Both are fabulously cared for, are on beautiful lots and have plenty of space for work, play and privacy. "City-mouse" and "Country-mouse" options! Take your pick. 

                   

                  17 Big Sky Lane - Durham MLS # 1299643 - Just OVER 3,000 Square Feet. 

                  This property built for action. Great garage, bonus space, farmer's kitchen and plenty of landscape to play on.  Check out the details here! and then schedule a showing.  Don't miss it. 

                   

                  3 Becks Lane, Freeport MLS #1297272 Just UNDER 3,000 square feet. 

                  If you're looking for a gentrified homestead close to town, with plenty of muscle for Maine weather and excellent available workspace, office space and living space, look no more.  Very well maintained. Ready for anything and everything! Lovely Gardens.  Check out the details here. Grab it! 

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                    Gem Property in Gray for Sebago Lakes Region Enthusiasts!

                     

                    Brett's Team Says: "If you dream to work in Portland and play in the Lakes Region but Windham home prices are just outside your budget, check out this brand new beauty in Gray!  Quality construction, great interior spaces, sweet lot! 30 minutes or less to nearly everywhere. Look no more.  Call us today."

                     

                    The first floor at 11 Jonah Way is open and airy.  There is a formal dining area, and plenty of room for relaxation, conversation and cooking. Both cozy and spacious, the first floor living area is surrounded by woodland views.  1st Floor Laundry room, optional 2nd floor laundry hook-ups. 

                    Bedrooms are big! High ceilings and dormers add elegance and exsentuate the outdoor views.  A front to back bonus room, separate but easily accessible off the first floor mudroom is a great additional play space or a fabulous work from home office.  Property is zoned for home business.  There is an office/den across from the second floor master as well.  

                     

                    Click here for full listing information: 

                    11 Jonah Way, Gray Maine - MLS # 1308644

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