Welcome to my website…

Greetings, all I’m very excited about having created this website for anyone to see my Maine scrapbook of photos, videos, blogs and provide links for my viewers to better understand why anyone would choose to live in Maine. Of course, the primary purpose of this website is to provide a resource tool for those thinking about buying or selling property in Midcoast Maine, but it’s also a valuable primer for those desiring to better enjoy our state. “Midcoast Maine” has long been my “frog pond” – I know it so very well! I wanted to create an online resource for… Read More

Maine Beach Walking 101

  One of my favorites is at Reid State Park in Georgetown – a 30 minute drive off Route 1 after you cross the new Bath Bridge, if you are driving northbound. Not only is this a popular summertime sunbathing and swimming beach (although a little too cold for me who is now into the senior years), it’s open year-round and it’s a great exhilarating walk on any day of the year – especially, if you need to “sort things out” or just refresh your soul. Walking the beach with someone special is always quality time, but a solo journey… Read More

The Best of Maine Wilderness Experiences!

    < Why am I writing this blog? Well, I have personally experienced Kevin and Polly’s “wilderness excursions” and it was perhaps one of the most memorable, most introspectively-satisfying and mind-relaxing interludes… I have done in a long time! We all have “roots” and we all long for “wings”… wings to carry us to the essence of who we truly are – or want to be. I guarantee you that doing a wilderness trip with Kevin or Polly will adjust your lifestyle focus to be more “meaningful.” It’s worth far more than an expensive visit to a psychiatrist! Mahoosuc… Read More

Suggestions on Visiting Rockland

In the 70’s, several Maine towns and cities revitalized their “sense of place” with a new look and commitment to preserving (and celebrating) their downtowns. Portland’s “Old Port District,” Bath’s Riverside Downtown, Kennebunkport, and Ogunquit are well-known tourist locations – but, Rockland is a very special downtown restoration. Before I give you some Rockland visitation suggestions (if you are traveling north on Route 1 in Midcoast Maine), you might want to stop off in Thomaston to visit the General Henry Knox Museum at the intersection Route 1 and Route 131, at the traffic light (www.knoxmuseum.org) and possibly, the Owl’s Head… Read More

Why we “do” what we “need” to do.

A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside. “Your son is here,” she said to the old man. She had to repeat the words several times before the patient’s eyes opened. Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man’s limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement. The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed. All through the night the young Marine… Read More

Home Purchase & Education Go Hand in Hand

For many families, schools are an essential consideration when searching for a new home. However, most property searches only offer property related criteria such as price, beds, baths, and square feet. As such, locating properties that meet the criteria for your family and your child’s education can be challenging, especially when you are less familiar with an area. For this very reason, this website provides you with the ability to incorporate school ratings directly into your property search as a primary criteria.  Additionally, you’ll have access to detailed information and statistics on local schools and neighborhoods on every listing detail… Read More

How to Track Your Home’s Value

Buying a home is generally the single largest purchase that we make in our lifetimes and most of us are interested in not only the value of our properties, but also the general value of like properties in our neighborhoods. Whether you have just moved into a new home or have lived there for years, tracking the market value of your property is essential for any informed homeowner. This website’s property search provides an excellent platform to track property values and market trends in your area.  In this post, you will learn strategies for tracking the value of your home… Read More

Become an Expert on New Homes Hitting the Market

Knowledge is power and early knowledge can offer you a powerful advantage, especially in tight real estate markets. Those who find properties first gain an edge by being the first have a chance to see new properties and thus the first to make offers. More often than not, this first to market knowledge pays off. This post will review how you can leverage the property search on this website to quickly access the newest properties on the market and how to setup email alerts when new properties match your criteria. It’s important to first point out that this website offers… Read More

Get Your House Ready to Show to Buyers

  A house that “sparkles” on the surface will sell faster than its shabby neighbor, even though both are structurally well maintained. I know that a “well-polished” house appeals to more buyers and will sell faster and for a higher price. Additionally, buyers feel more comfortable purchasing a well-cared for home because if what they can see is well maintained, they assume that what they can’t see has probably also been well maintained. In readying your house for sale, consider: how much should you spend to prepare your house for sale? exterior and curb appeal interior appeal Before putting your… Read More

Bringing our fallen troops back home

  I came across this very poignant video of the “Angel Flights” that bring our fallen servicemen and servicewomen “back home” after they have made the supreme sacrifice for their country. Click on the link below and enjoy…and reflect.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70Ikj1hZDnw&feature=related