Tag Archives: real estate

Why does everyone, all-of-a-sudden, have a service dog?

A Maine woman was booted from an airline this week allegedly because the airline suspected that she might be not really have a legitimate service animal.  In this case, the passenger happened to be blind and had a seeing eye dog. This  story hit home with me.  No, I’m not blind or disabled.  But I […]

OMG! I didn’t think of that! Basics for renting out your vacation home.

Back when I worked as an exclusive buyer’s real estate agent, most of my clients were looking to purchase vacation homes.  Almost every home that we looked at, the selling agent included in his or her sales pitch, “And it would make a great vacation rental”. So just WHY do people consider renting out their […]

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 […]

Vacation Rental Owners Are Livid About The New Traveler Fees

Vacation rental owners who advertise on HomeAway or VRBO or vacationrentals.com, you might have noticed some significant changes in the past few weeks.  I tend to be obsessively involved in following the goings on in the vacation rental world so, I can tell you that owner rental forums and Facebook groups have exploded in the past week […]

Is It Finally The Right Time To Buy A House?

I think that home sales and prices might finally be on their way up in Washington County (and, in fact, perhaps all of Maine).  It might finally be ‘the right time’ to invest in your weekend getaway, your retirement dream or your summer vacation home.  Prices are up only slightly…not dramatically — according to the Maine […]

Two Down East Homes for Sale With Income Possibilities

        I had the opportunity recently to tour two water-view sea captains’ homes for sale in Washington County.  Yes, I have a great appreciation of old houses and have a bad habit of falling in love with every old house that I visit. In this case, both were big and mighty homes build in the […]

The 3 Best Vacation Homes For Sale in Down East Maine 9/19/2015

Disclaimer:  Home buying is very subjective.  The criteria for the ‘best vacation home’ is only what I have seen and loved on my travels throughout Maine.  I have not received compensation in any way by any of the property owners or real estate agents.  I will be posting updated lists regularly as I discover different […]