Maine is one of the best places to retire. If you buy an older home that needs some renovating, here are some tips.
One of the things to consider when retiring to Maine is to buy an older home that may need some renovating to suit your needs and desires. An older Maine home can be full of charm but may be a challenge. So, we spoke to serial renovator and creator of the popular blog SoPo Cottage, Laurel LaBauve. You may have seen her on the pages of Down East magazine (May 2018) and other popular magazines. Laurel LaBauve along with her husband, Richard founded SoPo Cottage, a renovation business started in 2011. They focus on renovating one house at a time in South Portland, Maine and then resell the newly renovated updated home. We discuss with Laurel her process, things to consider when buying a home that needs renovation, lessons learned along the way, hiring a contractor, renovations for aging in place, staging advice and much more. 📸 Lovell Farm House, by Cricket Gentry on our Maine Homes website.