Knox County, ME Real Estate News

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
The gathering of state REALTORS from Maine, to learn much during continuing education credit classes. But the sweet spot of being a better REALTOR, local real estate professional is the real target. Happens in the hallways, cozy corners talking between classes or during breaks. Slurping coffee, listening, sharing the good stuff. What is working and why or not in the local real estate trenches. The sessions in a hospitality suites after a long day of meetings, the lunch chit chat establishing the real estate networking connection. So referrals on this property listing or when a buyer needs to leave one Maine real estate market and head to another. Who you gonna pass that prospect or potential Maine real estate listing too is decided during these conventions. Learning in real estate means...
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By John Herrigel, Portland, ME - Real Estate
(The Herrigel-Kennedy Group - Portside Real Estate)
The residential housing markets for Rockland, ME for the 4th quarter saw properties sell at a median price point of 127K after sitting on the market for an average of 126 days. The median sales price was down 20% compared with a year prior. Inventory shows 82 properties currently available, and 32 homes sold in the 4th quarter, which is a 28% increase from the 25 homes sold in the 4th quarter of 2012. The city of Rockland and a lot to offer from its rich history to it great shops and resturantes. A great place to raise a family or retire. Learn more about Coastal Maine’s friendly communities from the mid-coast to southern Maine – Herrigel Kennedy agents are experts in local Maine real estate. Call John Herrigel at 207-650-5383 or email    
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By George Kando, New England Realty Group, Southern Maine's Real Estate Team of Choice
( New England Realty Group)
The Maine Lobster Festival   July 31st-Aug 4th  Rockland, Maine Are you looking for a fun excursion for the weekend? Just a short ride to the midcoast Maine community of Rockland for The 66th annual Maine Lobster Festival. There is something to do for everyone. There is great Music: David Cassidy (I think I love you reference), The Spin Doctors, The Mallet Brothers and The Preservation Jazz Band are some of the nightly acts. Don't miss the Parade, lobster crate races, exhibits and demonstrations and of course the Main Attraction: Homarus Americanus...LOBSTER! 10 tons to be precise! (They expect to serve 20,000 lbs. of lobster by Sunday!) Schedule of Festival Events Sunday is Family Fun Day at The Maine Lobster Festival and admission is free for all ages. So load up the car, get to Rockl...
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By Ellie Shorb, Realtor DC, MD & VA Luxury Home Expert
(Compass Real Estate)
I've been a Realtor for 7+ years (in the DC Metro area) and I love what I do. But when my husband and I decided to purchase property in Port Clyde Maine, we knew we shouldn't do it alone. We hired our very own buyer agent - the wonderful Karen Rizkalla of St. George Realty ( She made the impossible happen for us! Karen took us to several properties and really hung in there with us when we said we had to stick with our budget. We ended up making an offer that went back and forth a bit, and at last we hit the jackpot. Karen Rizkalla is a pro! The fact that I am in the business, makes me appreciate being the client all that much more. I know how hard she worked for it! Here is a pic of the property- It is beyond our wildest dreams:  
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
Every year as the venue for the Maine REALTOR Association State Annual Meeting moves around Vacationland to set up shop, my favorite presentation segment is from MAR's Linda Gifford. Linda has been in MAR for 35 years handling legal hot line calls to give wise advise in the many situations in real estate that come up that are prone for misunderstanding if not handled professionally. With a full time legal hot line, and the continuing education credits you can receive toward fulfillment of every Maine real estate agent, broker, REALTOR's licensing renewal clock hours, that sold me on membership alone. Those two reasons are worth beyond the price of admission to being an MAR member. Yesterday attended two sessions starting with "Deeds, Descriptions And Due Diligence" lead by Art Geary. An...
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By Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!
(Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group)
  There is still time to visit one of the country's oldest fairs, the Union Fair/Wild Blueberry Festival in Union Maine. The first Union Fair was held in 1869 and with the exception of 1943 & 1944, it has been held annually every year since! The festival will be going on through Saturday, August 28th and today is Wild Blueberry day when you can enjoy FREE wild blueberries and even participate in the blueberry spitting contest!  OK kids, here is your chance to spit on purpose and get away with it! This is a traditional country fair with all the trappings, 4-H exhibits and competitions, lawn mower races, harness races, midway rides, shows, activities, and TONS of incredible Maine food.  The flying Wallendas are even here this year to perform!   The cost is only $8 for admission, $4 for k...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
   For 14 years, each Labor Day Weekend in Camden's Penobscot Bay, the Windjammer Weekend attracts schooners from the around the world. The local area has a rich seashore heritage and tradition.  The Windjammer Weekend  is a popular family event in Maine. Organizer and founder Annie Higbee says the event planning goes year round, and each year's celebration has grown.  Large schooners gracefully sail and parade into Camden Harbor. Schooner participants  and spectator numbers have grown yearly. Check lobster crate races, sample some local cuisine and enjoy Labor Day In Camden Maine!
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By Mike Morgenstern
(Prudential Northeast Properties)
In Midcoast Maine, we have a few new condominium projects.  Between Camden and Rockland on Penobscot Bay, my two main towns, there are 3 major projects that are of real interest.  Mills and hotels are the structures that have been condominiumized.  The Knox Mill, an historic Camden structure that had already been renovated by the credit card giant MBNA, is the largest development.  In Rockland, our best ocean view hotel, The Tradewinds, has converted some upper level suites to condos. Just up the street, the Narragansett Hotel has been redeveloped as condos. The City of Rockland is actually initiating a fourth project, as they contemplate the purchase of the Police Plaza building, to be shared with the Maine Lighthouse Museum.I am very interested in the underlying principles of condos, ...
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