Sláinte!

Sláinte!

St. Patrick’s Day in Southern Maine I’m not of Irish descent but my husband is and I appreciate the enthusiasm that people have for this holiday.  Like most holidays, it’s a good excuse to get together with family & friends, have some fun and share some food and drink! So how are you celebrating this … Continue reading

Spring Into Action!

Spring Into Action!

This weekend we “sprang forward” into daylight savings!  Longer, warmer days are ahead, both figuratively & metaphorically.  Strong signs are pointing a recovering housing market.  Housing markets across the country are seeing increased activity spurred largely by the record low-interest rates available and a steady stream of buyers.  Another trend, both nationally and here in … Continue reading

Weekend Getaways – Maine Islands

Weekend Getaways – Maine Islands

Are you looking to alleviate your cabin fever?  Try planning your first weekend getaway of the spring a.k.a day-dreaming!  Imagine yourself in the warm sun, exploring the natural beauty of Maine.  I would suggest taking a tour of one of Maine’s many islands.  There are several to choose from, and all provide a charming, quaint … Continue reading

How’s Your Heat?

How’s Your Heat?

Are you keeping warm this winter?  Nice & toasty?  Or shivering & waiting for spring?  Obviously as Nemo made it’s way through the Seacoast, it’s not very possible to make any significant renovations.  But as you’re hunkered down, this is a great time to take a look and evaluate your current heating system. Is it … Continue reading

2013: Is This The Year to Make Your Move?

2013: Is This The Year to Make Your Move?

Yes!  All signs point to 2013 to being a great year to move forward on those real estate plans here in southern Maine and New Hampshire.  Whether you are thinking about buying or selling, the time is now! Buyers *  Affordability index is high.  Mortgage interest rates continue to remain low and prices remain relatively … Continue reading

Get Warm Before You Catch Cold

Get Warm Before You Catch Cold

With a snow storm heading to the Maine coast and many people still sick or recovering the flu, it’s not a bad idea to stay vigilant about keeping warm and staying healthy.  My husband’s Grandfather used to warn about the dangers of catching a chill: “If you catch a chill early on, cold sets in … Continue reading

Pricing Your Home For Sale

Pricing Your Home For Sale

Is your home worth your asking price? The best way to answer that question is to separate what’s relevant to home buyers from what’s not relevant. Starting with the bare basics, home buyers choose homes based on: Price – their lenders tell them what they can afford Location – they know where they want to live and … Continue reading

Maine Blueberries Are Here!!!

Maine Blueberries Are Here!!!

August marks the start of blueberry season here in Maine.  And this year the Maine wild blueberry crops are expected to reach record numbers, with blueberry growers expecting their largest crop in over ten years! Fun Facts About Blueberries in Maine: 90-95 million pounds expected this year!  Maine averages about 80-85 million per year, the … Continue reading