Waterville, ME Real Estate News

April 29, 6:30 p.m. Poetry and Music, featuring local poets Ted and Ruth Bookey and the vocal quartet reVerse, free, Reading Room, Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop Street, Augusta. FMI: 207.626.2415, April 30, 8 p.m. Alternative Contradance, traditional dancing to great modern bands, no experience needed, all dances taught and called, beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m., $8/adults, $5/students, Chase hall Lounge, 280 College Street, Bates College, Lewiston. FMI: May 1, 7 p.m. Capital Strings, featuring music by Vivaldi and Grieg, reception to follow, benefits Pineland Suzuki School and church, South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church Street, Augusta. FMI: 207.622.0552, May 1 7:30 p.m. "Seize the Mic" Finals, 12 remarkably tal...
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October 8, 7:00-8:00 p.m. "Precarious Balance," an interactive installation by Susan Bickford, a special collaborative performance with members of the Bates College Dance Community and musicians including Frank Mauceri of Bowdoin College, free, Charles Danforth Gallery, Jewett Hall, University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta. FMI: 207.621.3000, or October 8, 7:30 p.m. Susan Tedeschi, live in concert, presented by Sweet People Productions, $37.50-$42.50, Skowhegan Opera House, 225 Water Street, Skowhegan.FMI: 207.694.2524, or October 9, 2 and 7 p.m. "Sea to Sea in a Model T," travelogue film narrated by Don Van Polen, Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Ro...
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By Don Plourde
(Coldwell Banker Plourde Real Estate)
Well, a lot of people are wondering how our market is doing. We have weathered the storm pretty weel. I truly believe had the media not been pounding into peoples head how bad the market is, we would have continued just fine. It was the constant bombardment of how bad the market was in those overpriced area that makes people wonder if it is happening here. We had our best year in 2006 and it looked like 2007 would be another record breaking year. That was until the last quarter, thats when the effects of all the media kicked in. We were very quiet in December(maybe it was the record breaking snowstorms) and the phones slowed down. January 2008 has picked up and things appear to be rebounding. With T-Mobile in the area providing lots of jobs and the revitilization of the Hathaway buildin...
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By Marc Chadbourne
(Century 21 Nason Realty, Inc.)
It's time to let folks know that Maine's real estate market is going through some changes.  None of which have much of anything to do with the recent fall out of the secondary mortgage market.  Fortunately we don't always have the highest of highs but we also don't usually experience the lowest of lows. After 5 years of steady growth in appreciation and number of homes sold throughout the state of Maine things are settling. We have less sales, which means more homes on the market and market values for the time being are holding and/or dropping only the smallest amounts. Interest rates are very, very steady at around 6.00% to 6.50% depending on the lender, you and the program being utilized. When it comes to financing it really pays to shop around and not only see who's going to give yo...
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