Maine lakefront living

April 1, 2009

Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake Provides a Walk Back in Time

A hundred years ago the ability to afford a summer vacation in Maine was coming within reach of a growing middle class. The wealthy still enjoyed the amenities of grand hotel living at places like the Poland Spring Inn or the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton […]
January 29, 2009

Maine Lakefront Homes – Protecting Yourself From Carbon Monoxide

I’m taking a break today from writing about Maine lakefront real estate to pass along a “Heads Up!” from our State Department of Public Safety about carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and protecting yourself from it. It’s wintertime and homes are being heated by oil, gas, and wood, […]
January 7, 2009

Maine Lakefront Real Estate – Beware the Pitfalls of Personal Property

Most lakefront homes in Maine are sold to folks “from away”. These types of buyers have their primary home back in the suburbs of major cities like Boston, Hartford, and New York. When purchasing one’s primary home in the suburbs it’s rare that the home one […]
January 2, 2009

Maine Lakefront Real Estate – Getting the Word Out

 I got a call from my brother who asked me how the market is for lakefront property. I told him that selection was great, interest rates were at 5% heading even lower, prices had fallen 10 to 15% and sellers were motivated. He said, “Tom, that’s […]
December 4, 2008

Maine Waterfront Property – Opportunity Will Knock

If you are among those who think we’re in the middle of a deflationary cycle with regards to lakefront real estate, you’re not alone. It would seem that buyers continue to sit on the sidelines thinking prices will continue to go down. So far, so good, […]
September 18, 2008

Maine Waterfront Property – Living Green, Shopping Local

I was talking with a friend of mine in Portland today who publishes an annual guide to “living green” in Southern Maine. This book, called the “SunriseGuide”  is chock full of great information, but the bonus is that it contains over $5000 worth of coupons that help […]
September 2, 2008

Maine Waterfront Property – Can I Cut Down That Tree?

Buyers of waterfront property have many things to consider when looking for just the right property to buy. Right at the top of the list are questions concerning the land and what can and cannot be done with trees, bushes, and other vegetation that lie within […]
August 12, 2008

Maine Lakefront Real Estate Buyers – Victims of TDS?

When it comes to lakefront property is bigger really better? Recently, I sat down with a nice couple who own a 3,000 square foot lakefront home. It had four bedrooms and guest quarters over the garage. When I asked why they were selling , he said the […]
August 9, 2008

Maine Waterfront Property – Is Title Insurance For You?

When you buy a property you are usually given the option to purchase title insurance. The first time the option was given to me I asked, “Why do I need title insurance? I have paid good money to a title attorney to research the title and […]