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Real Estate Agent - Anne Plummer and Associates



As a boy in the 1950s on Little Sebago Lake in North Windham I fell in love for the very first time. The object of my attention was not Carolee Leadbetter, the pretty girl next door, but the boat next door, a 1956 Lyman speed boat! Our summer neighbors, the Ripleys, were exceptionally nice peopl...
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 place go." Well, if it is a sin, it was a sin of omission,...
North of the Rangeley Lakes area, running along the Canadian border, is the Jackman Region. The town of Jackman is the only town of any size in this region and has been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen for years. Nestled among the lakes and mountains of the Moose River Valley, ...
I got a call last Saturday from a gal inquiring about a property. She said, "Tom, you probably don't remember me, but you showed us some lakefront properties a few years ago." I immediately remembered her and her husband as nice folks from Massachusetts. She said, "We've been looking for 5 years ...
Northeast of Baxter Park and Katahdin lies the Houlton Region. Part wooded wilderness, part agricultural landscape, this region stretches from Sherman Mills in the south, up through Houlton and the end of the Interstate, then due north to Mars Hill. Most of the towns in this region are located on...
As one leaves the friendly confines of the town of Ellsworth, driving past the turn for Acadia and Bar Harbor and continuing east on Rte. 1, heading further "down east",  the character of the landscape begins to change and a general feeling of "ruralness" is pervasive. Passing the turn for the co...
Lakefront buyers usually come in pairs, like a husband and wife. Usually one is impulsive, passionate and emotional; the other reserved, rational and reasonable. One is looking for something he or she likes, while the other tries not to show much enthusiasm or partiality about any particular prop...
The big question that I have for you today, dear readers, might seem trite. But please indulge me. Will granite countertops make living at the lake more enjoyable? The bigger question is: Does a vacation home here in Maine have to have all the conveniences and lavishness of one's year round home ...

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