Portland, ME Real Estate News

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
I'm so grateful this summer (and really the entire year) has been bustling with Feng Shui Consultations (virtually and in-person) one after another! :) During the month of August, I made sure to carve out some much-needed rest and reset time. Well, maybe not fully rest, as my idea of a vacation is going on an adventure!A friend and I took a road trip up to Maine from New York, and one of the stops along our road trip was in Portland, ME. This was a tasty stop for sure! Everyone always speaks highly about the amazing flavor of Maine lobster and you know what?! They are absolutely right! I've never tasted such sweet, succulent lobster in my life!! If you happen to find yourself exploring the old streets of Portland, please be sure to have a cup of chowder at Gilbert's Chowder House.  In p...
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By James Wade, Tax attorney serving clients in Portland, ME
(Law Office of James D. Wade)
Not many people know this but the IRS has only a set time to collect unpaid taxes. Once this collection period passes, called a statute of limitations on collections, the tax debt is written off.  IRS Statute of Limitations on CollectionsGenerally, the IRS has 10 years from the date of assessment to collect a tax. Sounds easy right. Wait out the IRS for ten years and you're home free. Not so fast.First, 10 years is a long time and the IRS is certainly not going to sit idle. The IRS has the power to seize bank funds or garnish your wages. It can also file a lien on your property, which may make it hard to later sell it. A word of warning, if you owe a substantial tax debt and have assets of value than the IRS can file a suit in court to get a judgment against you. Court judgments can las...
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By Jane & Garry Smith, ABR, GRI, Realtors - Portland, ME - (207) 253-3195
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
$229,500, 3Bd/1Ba Single Family House, 960 sqft.    Jane and Garry Smith | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | 207-253-3195jane.smith@nemoves.com | 92 Maine Ave, Portland, ME 04103 North Deering-- 3 Bedroom Colonial home for sale in Portland, ME 04103 3Bd/1Ba Single Family House   $229,500 Year Built 1938 Sq Footage 960 sqft. Bedrooms 3 Beds Bathrooms 1 Bath Floors 2 Parking 2 Off street Laundry In Unit Lot Size 0.16 Acres DESCRIPTION Not too big and not too small - this charming 1938 era Colonial home sits on a pretty landscaped corner lot with lovely rear patio and sunny front porch to enjoy the outdoors! Updated Kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless appliances, tiled and hardwood floors. Newer FHW heating system! A wonderful condo alternative without the fees! Convenie...
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By Christopher Pagli, "I Stay Open Until You Close"
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
 Dining at isa (supposed to be lowercase) was by far my most pleasurable experience in Portland so far. It's located in the challenged Bayside neighborhood which brings me back to NYC. It's not about the location but the ray of sunshine their food brings to the neighborhood. Having met in Brooklyn NY, the owners, Isaul and Suzie decided to bring their prowess and vision to Portland Maine, how appropriate! Isaul is classical trained in French and Italian cooking, that alone is a recipe for success. This is the exactly the type of restaurant you would find in an up and coming Brooklyn neighborhood. They do take reservations for parties of 6 or more ONLY and I suggest making one because they start to fill up around 6:30.Upon entering you'll find simple, classic decor that stays true to the...
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By Christopher Pagli, "I Stay Open Until You Close"
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
The summer has come and gone leaving behind many single family home sales in the Portland and South Portland Maine area. To date, September has seen 105 single family homes sales compared to 119 in August. Only two of those sales were over a million. The average list price for September was $307,029 up from $298,328 and average sold price of $302,445 up from $296,009 in August.The sales/list price ratio of 99.10 is only down a 1/4 percent from last month. This is good news for sellers as many are getting very close to asking, if not asking, or over. Average days on market was 33, many homes are selling quickly. Proper pricing and marketing are the most important factors when selling a home. If you over price it will most likely sit on the market. Even more encouraging is the amount of b...
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By Jane & Garry Smith, ABR, GRI, Realtors - Portland, ME - (207) 253-3195
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
3 Brm Colonial for sale in Back Cove neighborhood, Portland, ME 04103  $279,000, 3Bd/1Ba Single Family House, 1484 sqft.    Jane and Garry Smith | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | 207-253-3195jane.smith@nemoves.com | 73 Codman St, Portland, ME 04103 Back Cove Colonial with large backyard! 3Bd/1Ba Single Family House   $279,000 Year Built 1940 Sq Footage 1484 sqft. Bedrooms 3 Beds Bathrooms 1 Bath Floors 2 Parking 1 Garage Laundry In Unit Lot Size 6969 Square Feet DESCRIPTION Opportunity awaits in this classic 1940's Colonial home in Portland, Maine's prime Back Cove location! Side entry leads you into a fireplaced Living Rm and Dining Rm beyond. Hardwood floors, built-ins & a Family Rm overlooks the backyard! Three bedrooms on the second level. Convenient to downtown Portland, Po...
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By Jane & Garry Smith, ABR, GRI, Realtors - Portland, ME - (207) 253-3195
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
$489,500, 4Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House, 2912 sqft.    Jane and Garry Smith | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | 207-253-3195jane.smith@nemoves.com | 132 Hope Ave, Portland, ME 04103 North Deering Colonial on large lot near Presumpscot River and Trails! 4Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House   $489,500 Year Built 2003 Sq Footage 2912 sqft. Bedrooms 4 Beds Bathrooms 2.5 Baths Floors 2 Parking 2 Garage Laundry In Unit Lot Size 0.84 Acres DESCRIPTION If you are looking for a large private lot for outdoor fun and maybe even adding an inground pool, this new listing has it all! Enjoy 3 season screened porch that steps out to beautiful patio and large lawn beyond! Gorgeous Maple and Granite kitchen with newer stainless steel appliances and center island! Open plan with arches, built-ins, gas fir...
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By Jane & Garry Smith, ABR, GRI, Realtors - Portland, ME - (207) 253-3195
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
3 Bedroom Cape for sale in North Deering, Portland, ME 04103 $292,500, 3Bd/1.5Ba Single Family House, 1576 sqft.    Jane and Garry Smith | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | 207-253-3195jane.smith@nemoves.com | 39 Autumn Ln, Portland, ME 04103 Cape Cod Home for sale in Bartley Gardens in North Deering! 3Bd/1.5Ba Single Family House   $292,500 Year Built 1962 Sq Footage 1576 sqft. Bedrooms 3 Beds Bathrooms 1.5 Baths Floors 2 Parking 2 Garage Laundry In Unit Lot Size 0.3 Acres DESCRIPTION Situated on a large, level and sunny lot is the 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Dormered Cape Cod with hardwood floors throughout, fireplaced Living Room, large windows overlooking private backyard and patio. A fresh new look through-out including new lighting, new cherry and granite bath and more! Great locati...
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Portland Maine's Oakdale Neighborhood-Homes and Condo's Why Do People Live here? Portland Maine's Oakdale Neighborhood is a small pocket neighborhood located directly West of the downtown peninsula.  It's boardered by Forest Ave to the North and Brighton Ave to the South.  To locals, it's known as the 'neigborhood behind the Great Lost Bear restaurant and pub'. Looking for a home in Portland's Oakdale? Interested in finding homes for sale in Portland's Oakdale Neighborhood? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this area of Portland Maine. What's the Neighborhood Like? Back Cove homes are a mix of multi family homes, single family homes, and a few condo's. Home values range from condo's for under 200K to historic homes in the 500-750K price range.  Now You Really...
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By Jane & Garry Smith, ABR, GRI, Realtors - Portland, ME - (207) 253-3195
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Contact info:Jane and Garry Smith | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | 207-253-3195 North Deering Two Family home on large lot near Payson Park! 828 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04103 $324,000 CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL AVAILABLE PHOTOS! KEY FEATURESYear Built: 1930Sq Footage: 2444 sqft.Bedrooms: 4 BedsBathrooms: 2 BathsFloors: 2Parking: 2 GarageLaundry: In UnitLot Size: 0.29 AcresProperty Type: Multi-FamilyDESCRIPTION Classic two family home is beautifully maintained and located at the top of Payson Park in North Deering! Each unit features 2 bedrooms, bath, hardwood floors, fireplaces and large rooms. Recent updates include two new heating systems & new windows. Oversized two car garage plus ample parking in paved driveway, sunporches in front and rear of the house and lovely large y...
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By Jane & Garry Smith, ABR, GRI, Realtors - Portland, ME - (207) 253-3195
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Contact info:Jane and Garry Smith | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | 207-253-3195 Solid 3 Brm, 2 Bath Cape Cod on Large Lot in Portland neighborhood under $200k! 38 E Commonwealth Dr, Portland, ME 04103 $199,000 CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL CURRENT PHOTOS! KEY FEATURESYear Built: 1956Sq Footage: 1265 sqft.Bedrooms: 3 BedsBathrooms: 2 BathsFloors: 2Parking: 1 GarageLaundry: In UnitLot Size: 10642 Square FeetProperty Type: Single Family HouseDESCRIPTION This well maintained home features gleaming hardwood floors, sundrenched Living Room with wood burning fireplace, Dining Room with built-in china cabinet, first floor Master Bedroom & finished bonus room in heated basement. Step into the Sunporch from the attached garage and enjoy the large backyard and patio! This home is low maintenance...
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Portland Maine's Back Cove Neighborhood Why Do People Live here? Portland Maine's Back Cove is located directly West of the downtown peninsula.  The Cove iteself is a tidal waterway.  The Back Cove trail is a recreational path which is a 3.5 mile loop.   Looking for a home in Back Cove? Interested in finding homes for sale in Portland Back Cove? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this area of Portland Maine. What's the Neighborhood Like? Back Cove homes are located in a traditional neighborhood design.  Primarily single family homes, there are several complexes of condo's as well as multi-family homes. Home values range from condo's for under 200K to waterfront and waterview homes in the Million+ price range.  Now You Really Want to Find a Home Here, Right? If...
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By Jane & Garry Smith, ABR, GRI, Realtors - Portland, ME - (207) 253-3195
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Contact info:Jane and Garry Smith | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | 207-253-3195 Click here to see all photos! Hip and Sassy One Level Home with open plan in Deering Center! 43 Anson Rd, Portland, ME 04102 $224,000 KEY FEATURESYear Built: 1951Sq Footage: 1200 sqft.Bedrooms: 2 BedsBathrooms: 1.5 BathsFloors: 1Parking: 3 Off streetLaundry: In UnitLot Size: 10367 Square FeetProperty Type: Single Family HouseDESCRIPTION Newly updated one level home features new white kitchen cabinetry, granite countertops & GE Profile Slate Appliances! Fireplaced Living Room with built-in bookcase and beautiful hardwood floors throughout! Kitchen opens to Dining Area and glass door steps out to new stone paver patio and gardens in a private setting and the end of a dead end street! Finished Family R...
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By Jane & Garry Smith, ABR, GRI, Realtors - Portland, ME - (207) 253-3195
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Contact info:Jane and Garry Smith | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | 207-253-3195 Multi-Family located in Back Cove Area of Portland, ME 77 Read St, Portland, ME 04103 $324,000 Click here to view all available photos KEY FEATURESYear Built: 1925Sq Footage: 3926 sqft.Bedrooms: 5 BedsBathrooms: 2 BathsFloors: 3Parking: 4+ Off streetProperty Type: Multi-FamilyDESCRIPTION Spacious Back Cove area 2 unit featuring large rooms, high ceilings, nice detail and separate utilities. This is a well cared for building in a great location with plenty of off street parking and nice grounds. Convenient to all in-town amenities, shops, nature trails.PROPERTY FEATURES Living room Dining room Storage space Basement Attic Range / Oven Refrigerator Yard Lawn Porch Hardwood floor Tile floor COMMUNITY F...
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By Richard and Jean Murphy, (207) 712-4796
(Harborview Properties)
                  Don't live near the water in Portland, live on the water. This is one of you only choices if you want to be in a unique location in the city. Call the Murphy Team at Harborview Properties, 147 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 712 4796         
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By Jane & Garry Smith, ABR, GRI, Realtors - Portland, ME - (207) 253-3195
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Contact info:Jane and Garry Smith | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | 207-253-3195 No. Deering - needing in-law or guest quarters?? 19 Alice St, Portland, ME 04103 $409,000 Click here for all photos KEY FEATURESYear Built: 1996Sq Footage: 3700 sqft.Bedrooms: 5 BedsBathrooms: 3.5 BathsFloors: 3Parking: 2 GarageLaundry: In UnitLot Size: 0.3 AcresProperty Type: Single Family HouseDESCRIPTION Value Priced Colonial offers nearly 4400 SF of finished living space in a great North Deering location! Open Kitchen and Family Room steps out to large sundeck and backyard beyond. Beautiful hardwood floors, Living Room with Gas or Wood Burning FPL, Formal DR and Great Room above Garage. Master Suite with spa bath and walk in closet. Second floor laundry, finished third floor with two bedrooms an...
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By Jane & Garry Smith, ABR, GRI, Realtors - Portland, ME - (207) 253-3195
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Contact info:Jane and Garry Smith | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | 207-253-3195 North Deering Cape abuts Pine Grove Park & Trail System 178 Virginia St, Portland, ME 04103 $185,000 Click here to view all photos! KEY FEATURESYear Built: 1931Sq Footage: 1056 sqft.Bedrooms: 3 BedsBathrooms: 1.5 BathsFloors: 2Parking: 1 GarageLaundry: In UnitLot Size: .1377 AcresProperty Type: Single Family HouseDESCRIPTION Perched on a lovely landscaped lot with stonewall bordering the backyard is this sweetheart Cape Cod home. Expanded in the rear, this home allows for 2 or 3 bedrooms and offers 1.5 Baths. Updated Kitchen with butcher block counters, stainless appliances, tiled flooring and freshly painted cupboards. Living room has wood floors. First floor bedrooms and finished second floor with...
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By Richard and Jean Murphy, (207) 712-4796
(Harborview Properties)
                MARQUIS LOFTS / 33 Lafayette St, Portland, Maine       http://www.randomorbitinc.com/projects/marquis-lofts/       Be in by Thanksgiving       Construction is well underway on the MARQUIS LOFTS located at the crest of Munjoy Hill in Portland, Maine. Urban residential development. 6 new 1 and 2-bedroom condos at 33 Lafayette St. 900 SF with garage parking, outside balcony, energy efficient. Walk to park, ocean and trails. Expected October occupancy. Six 1 and 2-bedroom Condos Priced from $350,000 - $360,000 900 square feet of living space       Parking indoors for 1 car at ground level Each unit has a private balcony Energy efficient and green building practices Create your own style in a real open loft Enjoy one of Portland's best neighborhoods and all it has to offer wi...
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By Richard and Jean Murphy, (207) 712-4796
(Harborview Properties)
40 Portland Pier condominium. 3-bedroom and 3-baths townhouse - 1,400 square feet. Secure garage parking, fireplace, washer dryer in the unit. Walk to fish market, restaurants, museums, shops, Green Trail and much more. Contact Richard and Jean Murphy, Harborview Properties, 147 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 04101 (207) 712 4796 $439,000    
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By Jane & Garry Smith, ABR, GRI, Realtors - Portland, ME - (207) 253-3195
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Contact info:Jane and Garry Smith | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | 207-253-3195 Deering Center 3 Bedroom Cape on Sunny Corner Lot 186 Warwick St, Portland, ME 04102 $174,500 View all photos here! KEY FEATURESYear Built: 1956Sq Footage: 1026 sqft.Bedrooms: 3 BedsBathrooms: 1 BathFloors: 2Parking: 3 Off streetLaundry: In UnitLot Size: 7056 Square FeetProperty Type: Single Family HouseDESCRIPTION Bring your own decorating ideas to this solid Cape. Hardwoods under carpeting, Low maintenance siding and newer roof! Open Kitchen and Dining, first floor bedroom and so convenient to shopping and neighborhood amenities!PROPERTY FEATURES Living room Dining room Storage space Basement Workshop Range / Oven Refrigerator Yard Lawn Hardwood floor Contact info: Jane and Garry Smith Coldwell Ba...
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