Summer Fun in Mid-Coast Maine!May 30th, 2013
This week, and ALL last week, hasn’t really felt like summer. In fact, we’re thinking those “April showers” missed the memo and are making up for it by giving us “May showers” instead. However, today is a beautiful day in Mid-Coast Maine and it’s making us think about the upcoming summer.
If you’re planning a trip or move to Maine this summer, here are some fun ideas to consider:
The list doesn’t end here; there is plenty to do in Maine. Each of our real estate agents has a thorough knowledge of the areas in which they work and live and are happy to give you as much information as you’d like!
Agent Highlight: Beverly DohertyMay 15th, 2013
Beverly works out of our Belfast office and has been a Jaret and Cohn real estate agent since October 21, 2001. She loves staying busy, and she’s looking forward to this being a great year for sales! Buyers are buying, and it will keep her on her toes this year! If potential buyers ask her about living in Midcoast Maine, she loves to tell them about everything there is to do in the area. Kayaking, hiking, and a number of other outdoor activities are some of the things that she likes to highlight. “There’s so much beauty!” Beverly says of Midcoast Maine.
In her free time, Beverly enjoys gardening at her home in Camden and being outside. She recently picked up kayaking; she loves going out on a lake or calm river to relax and decompress.
For an example of one of her listings, take a look at her Beaver Pond Road property in Swanville! Gorgeous views of Swan Lake from this 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom Cape!
Visiting the Maine Coast for Memorial Day?May 8th, 2013
The long weekend for Memorial Day signals the official start of summer, and that means the official start of Tourist Season in Maine. If you’re planning a Memorial Day trip to Maine for the three day weekend, we have some recommendations for you and your family.
Maine’s communities celebrate Memorial Day with parades through towns and ceremonies in honor of their veterans and fallen soldiers. The local parade in Camden goes right by our Jaret and Cohn office! If you’re visiting for the weekend, join the community in their local traditions!
If the weather’s nice, take a trip to one of the local beaches for a picnic. Birch Point State Park in Owls Head, Maine and Laite Beach in Camden, Maine are great locations to enjoy a nice day at the beginning of summer!
Take a leisurely hike, walk, or drive up Mount Battie! Spectacular views of Camden Harbor are a must-see while you’re visiting the area. Edna St. Vincent Millay also wrote her famous poem, “Renascence,” about this view.
You’re in Maine… Why not celebrate Memorial Day with lobsters from a local fisherman instead of hot dogs and hamburgers? Lobsters, corn on the cob, and dinner rolls make for a much better dinner anyway!
Featured Property: Beautiful Farmhouse in S. Thomaston!April 30th, 2013
With 3 bedrooms and 1 ½ bathrooms, this home is ideal for a growing family. This home also boasts a brand-new kitchen! For more information about this listing, please contact agents Charles and Mary Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured Property: Delightful Bucksport Home Near The CoastApril 17th, 2013
A wonderful single-family cape on Central Street in Bucksport. This home contains a 2 car garage, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and is situated on a 1.090 acre lot. During the wintertime, sit by a warm wood stove and enjoy the crackling fire. There’s plenty of space for a growing family in this home in the wonderful, seaside community of Bucksport.
A terrific price for this home! Contact Jaret and Cohn Real Estate Agent, Charlie Hunter, at email@example.com for more information about this listing.
Agent Highlight: Wes ReedApril 10th, 2013
Gorgeous properties on two of Maine’s islands, Vinalhaven and North Haven, are just a short distance off the coast of Rockland. Wesley Reed is the Branch Manager at The Island Group for Jaret and Cohn Real Estate, and has worked for Jaret and Cohn for 28 years.
Wes moved to Vinalhaven from Mexico, Maine in 1976 and never looked back! Before he started working for Jaret and Cohn in 1985, Wes worked as both a building contractor and an installer of septic systems on Vinalhaven. Our clients appreciate his experience with homes and his knowledge of island living.
According to Wes, Vinalhaven is the third largest island off the coast of Maine. The island contains a large grocery store, which often has cheaper prices than the stores on the mainland, a lumber yard, 4 plumbers, and 3 electricians. The island has a population of 1,300 year-round residents; this number grows to 4,000 during the summer. North Haven is about half the size of Vinalhaven, but also boasts many year-round residents and ferry access on a daily basis. “I truly love living here,” Wes said of his home on Vinalhaven.
Wes hopes to see the continued increase of serious home buyers. “There’s a confidence that seems to be coming back,” he said of the housing market.
Aside from real estate, Wes has a Masters in Fine Arts in Sculpture. He has his own granite business, Vinalhaven Granite Works. He is a member of the Vinalhaven Fire Department, the Vinalhaven Lions Club, and loves collecting antique lighting. He also owns two antique cars, one which is a Model A Ford that he’s had since he was fifteen.
It’s time to get ready for summer!April 3rd, 2013
It’s starting to really feel like spring! The snow is melting and the air feels a bit warmer. Have you started thinking about spring cleaning, or spring projects? There are a number of post-winter home improvements that homeowners should do to get their homes ready for the summertime.
Agent Highlight: Brenda PendletonMarch 26th, 2013
Brenda Pendleton has 29 years of real estate experience in Midcoast Maine. As a full-time agent for Jaret and Cohn Real Estate, Brenda assists buyers and sellers of homes by guiding them through the real estate market with her expertise.Brenda was second in the number of home sales for 2012, and she’s gearing up for the summer market! This spring and summer she is looking forward to promoting more listings and working with some potential homebuyers who are interested in moving to the Midcoast Maine area.Brenda has earned the ABR® designation, allowing her to network with over 30,000 Accredited Buyer Representatives throughout the United States. She has also completed a comprehensive course specifically designed for helping home buyers, making her a prime candidate for individuals or families hoping to buy a home in Midcoast Maine. Brenda says, “If you are looking to buy your first home or your third, call me and make your buying experience a positive one!”
When she’s not buying or selling homes, Brenda enjoys working in her garden, kayaking, playing with her dog, Eli, and essentially enjoying all that the Midcoast has to offer. She is a key player in Relay For Life, which will take place June 21-22, 2013 at Camden Hills Regional High School, and actively participates in the food bank collection at Jaret and Cohn Real Estate. Brenda also volunteers at the Midcoast Habitat for Humanity ReStore and participates in Samaritan’s Purse, which sends Christmas gifts to children all over the world who have recently faced natural disasters.
Visit Brenda’s agent profile and see her listings here. To make an appointment with Brenda, contact Jaret and Cohn Real Estate’s Rockland office at (207)-596-0352.
Green Home Ideas for St. Patty’s DayMarch 17th, 2013
Traditionally, green is associated with St. Patrick’s Day. As much as we love the color green, what are some things that you could do to make your home a little more “green” economically?
Looks like you’re in for some of that good ol’ luck of the Irish! Here are some ideas to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint in your homes.
1. Turn off the lights and use natural lighting in your home during the day. In the evening, turn off the lights when you leave the room.
2. Instead of buying plastic, disposable water bottles, buy a reusable water bottle and refill it throughout the day.
3. Wash your laundry in cold water instead of hot. In the summertime, line dry your clothes instead of using the dryer.
4. Shut down your computer at night.
5. Have an energy audit conducted on your home.
6. Pay your bills online to save paper. It’s also more convenient!
7. Support your local economy by shopping at a farmers’ market.
8. Create a home compost bin.
9. Switch your lightbulbs to CFLs.
10. Buy reusable grocery bags at the grocery store for your shopping trips.
Decorating your home for St. Patrick’s Day is great, but making your home truly green is even better!
Featured Property: 3 bedroom home close to Rockland BreakwaterMarch 13th, 2013
A tastefully updated home on Camden Street in Rockland. Enjoy sunny rooms, a new bathroom, new windows, and a new furnace. This home, located conveniently close to the Rockland Breakwater, offers ocean views and comes mostly furnished.
This home comes at a great price! You don’t want to miss this opportunity.
MLS #1078326 $109,000