Loon Long Lake Loons

Have you ever heard the cry of the loon? What an experience to sit on your deck, have the loons swim by and call out to their “friends”.. l-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-n.

Living on Long Lake in Harrison, Maine gives me such pleasure. As I sit on my dock in the afternoon I am so intrigued by the beauty of the lake.

I am a Real Estate Agent working with Anne Plummer & Associates. It has been my pleasure to list and sell properties on Long Lake for a number of years now.
Long Lake is bordered by Naples, Bridgton and Harrison.

Call me if you are looking for a year round home, summer residence, or a camp
In any one of these towns.

I will be there when you need me.

Moose Sightings

I was listing a house off the Gore Road in Naples, Maine today (around the corner from Sebago Lake).  As I turned onto Lake House Road, I saw this huge moose in the road.  He or she was on the S-turns on that road, so I was glad no one was coming the other way.  I took these photos from my car, so hopefully they came out okay.

The second picture shows the moose standing by the sign showing how curvy that part of Lake House Road is.  The moose ran up the side of the road for quite some time, kept looking back at me, then crossed the road again and sauntered off into the woods.  The wildlife is one of the biggest reasons I live in Maine.  It made my day J

Jodi Chute

Real Estate for Baby Boomers

Baby boomers are the first generation in the last 100 years who have experienced the wild swings in the real estate market. I’m a baby boomer, and in a quarter of 100 years selling real estate in Maine. I’ve seen interest rates go from 21% to 3.5% for a 30-year loan. A new 3 bedroom, 1 bath ranch in the Lakes Region area, go from $69,900 to $169,900. Now it’s time to make that shift for the next phase of life, whether it be downsizing or buying a vacation home for the whole family that you will retire to, or not wanting to deal with the maintenance of a home and buying a condo.

One of the most difficult things I encountered as a real estate agent is to go to someone’s home to do a market analysis; one of the spouses has had a heart attack, is in ICU for weeks then passes away, leaving the surviving spouse with hundreds of thousands of dollars in hospital bills with no means to pay them. Your older years should not look like this.

Baby boomers should seek the help of an Elder Attorney for their real estate, life insurance and will preparations. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my children to have to deal with this if something happens along the way. I didn’t fall into the category of having little fear of mortgage debt, like 1/6 of baby boomers. I am more like my parents with a lot of old fashioned values.