lakefront living

March 31, 2009

Keeping Maine Lakes and Lakefront Clean and Milfoil-Free

The ongoing battle being fought against invasive plant species as well as the increased scrutiny on lakeside erosion runoff has gone a long way in keeping our beautiful lakes and ponds clean, clear, and milfoil-free. But the battle being waged is one that will probably never […]
February 25, 2009

Maine Lakefront Property Offers Value in a Down Market

Even though we got pasted with a huge dump of snow a few days ago, I can say without reservation that spring is within sight. I have seen robins all winter long and a neighbor told me he saw a bluebird. Can spring be far behind? […]
February 12, 2009

Seeking Lakefront Perfection is the Enemy of the Good Maine Vacation Property

Writer/philosopher Gustave Flaubert coined the expression “Perfection is the Enemy of the Good”. I heard a variation of this quote recently when Maine’s Senior Senator Olympia Snowe, when explaining her decision to vote for the compromise stimulus package, said “Perfection is the enemy of the essentials.” […]
February 5, 2009

Buying Lakefront Property in Maine is Like Ballroom Dancing

Recently Mr Lakefront decided that it was high time that he learned to ballroom dance. If macho football players like Warren Sapp, Jason Taylor and Jerry Rice can risk making fools of themselves on Dancing with the Stars, surely I can give it a go too. […]
January 25, 2009

Bridgton Attracts Maine Lakefront Real Estate Buyers

The town of Bridgton is one of the most popular destinations for buyers of lakefront property in the Sebago Lake Region. And why not? Bridgton has some of the most desireable lakes and ponds in the area, has a downtown that boasts a new movie theater, […]
November 29, 2008

Maine Lakefront Real Estate – Keeping Up With “The Times”

While it seems sometimes that staying in touch with the Maine lakefront real estate market is all we do around here, I try to carve out time every Friday to look at a weekly feature section in the New York Times called “Escapes”. I always seem to find […]
July 24, 2008

Maine Lakefront Real Estate – Is a Fixer-Upper For You?

From time to time a lakefront listing will come on the market that will be in poor condition. Lakefront buyers will ask Mr Lakefront, ” Why did the owners allow the place to slip or fall into this condition?” “It’s a sin that they let the […]
February 28, 2008

Maine Waterfront Real Estate – A Good Neighbor Policy

Shortly after moving into my camp on Brandy Pond back in the nineties, I was paid a visit by some folks from across the lake. After exchanging pleasantries I found out the real reason for their visit. It seems that I had been leaving an exterior […]