Category Archives: Downeast Life

Poll: Have your vacation rentals been affected by major listing site changes?

It’s been about just over a year since Expedia completed its purchase of HomeAway. It’s been a year since the never-ending waves of changes started occurring in the the vacation rental industry. I’ve tried to explain all of the changes to prospective clients — folks who have never rented out their houses before — and […]

Am I thrifty or a crazy hoarder? Confessions of a dump picker

Where’s the best place to visit in New England?  Ask around and you might hear the Cape Cod National Seashore, Mystic Seaport, Tanglewood, Acadia National Park.  But real New Englander’s know the real best place to visit —  their own town dump.   My own fascination with the dump started when I read the Boxcar […]

Have You Seen This Perfect Seaside Cottage in Maine? (And You Can Own It!)

My inbox received a notification of a new house on the market for sale in coastal Washington County.  Yes, because I am a real estate geek, I receive notifications of all properties when they hit the market.  I’m not currently looking to buy another house, but, hey, you never know.  I really hadn’t been in […]

Should I put a Tesla charging station at my vacation rental?

 What do you know about Tesla Motors?  I’m not a car girl.  I know that Tesla is some sort of luxury automobile.  Or a battery.  Or a battery-operated automobile.  I don’t think there are many Tesla owners in Maine — thrifty Mainers aren’t apt to spend $75,000+ for an automobile that can’t haul a deer or […]