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Real Estate Agent - Anne Plummer and Associates

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2009 

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, with CO as a bypro...
01/29/2009
This past weekend, Bridgton proved once again that this area has more to offer than lazy summer days in the shade, fall foliage, and loon calls. Up to 5,000 people - and dozens of dogs - showed up to watch and participate in this year's version of the Musher's Bowl Winter Carnival - offering a va...
01/27/2009
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, a new, expanded Reny's for retail shopping, a...
01/24/2009
Thompson Lake has some of the highest water quality around, has a deep, cold water fishery, one marina (for sale, see below), and a great location - just thirty minutes from the Gray turnpike exit. Thompson Lake is big and brawny, but also has an "old-timey" feel about it. Boat traffic is not as ...
01/20/2009
Over the last couple of years we have been refining the search capabilities on our website to make it easier for potential buyers of Maine lakefront property to find what they're looking for - even if they're not sure exactly what it is they're looking for. With our Lakefront Locator you can sear...
01/19/2009
This mortgage news came into my email box yesterday: CHICAGO (MarketWatch) - The benchmark 30-year mortgage fell below 5% for the first time ever in Freddie Mac's weekly rate survey as economic weakness continued to push interest rates lower, the mortgage agency said Thursday. The article went on...
01/15/2009
While this general geographic area where we live and work is called the Sebago Lake Region (and rightly so), anyone familiar with this area knows there are several somewhat smaller lakes that are equally beautiful and desireable. The short list would include Kezar Lake, Long Lake, and Thompson La...
01/10/2009
Falling mortgage rates provide a reason for hope in a pokey, off-season Maine lakefront property market. As activity levels decline, so will prices, while strong inventories continue to offer lots to look at. Given the low mortgage rates, this combination of factors sets up a good opportunity for...
01/09/2009
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 is purchasing will come furnished. It'...
01/08/2009
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 great news! Are you getting the word out to to thos...
01/02/2009
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