Post Thanksgiving Weekend

If you are as fortunate as many people thinking about this Thanksgiving week as it approaches its close, you have hopefully also enjoyed a couple of extra days away from work and the opportunity to spend extra time with family, extended family, and friends.
Whether you remained here in our great Maine Lakes Region, or if you traveled and enjoyed time elsewhere, everyone here at Anne Plummer & Associates hopes that your travels and this Thanksgiving holiday has been a safe, happy, and enjoyable one.
Come Monday many of us face several realities: back to work for most of us through the end-of-year upcoming Holiday Season, most of us also with an interest to again more carefully watch what we eat, and to pay attention to what we spend as we all are asked to invest in the “Season of Giving” in both commercial and philanthropic ways. And in today’s world those options are promoted on many media outlets: TV, Radio, Print, and increasingly more via social media. Those of you reading this blog at this moment are choosing to absorb information via a form of Social Media: A weekly Blog on a commercial Website headed by Anne Plummer & Associates who promotes it’s superior Maine Lakes Region waterfront and lakefront Real Estate business and group experience while promoting and advocating the very unique and special opportunities our Maine Lakes Region has to offer. Less than an hour to some the best beache anywhere, less than an hour to some of the Earth’s most majestic mountains including the ability to drive to the very top, of Northeastern North America, where the highest winds on our planet were ever recorded. Mt. Washington my be next door in our neighboring state of New Hampshire, however the beauty of waking up and looking out of your front- or backyards right here in the Great Lakes Region of Maine – admiring to the west the majesty that is the White Mountains, is just one amazing part of the essence of living here full, or part-time. Good luck to us all, in diet, all things Holiday, in safety, and in health.
Call us today, to take a look around for for that special view you dream of!

Why now? Please read..

We talk often about “why now”? A Sellers Market. Lowest interest rates expected in our lifetimes. The true beauty and real grace that our Maine Lakes Region natural environment provides us day-to-day. Those realities don’t hurt.. but here is the only reason that matters: Time. How much time do you and yours have left to really enjoy your life? This week ahead will be filled with visiting family, getting together, sharing important family time with those we love and do not see nearly enough of, in our lives: If, we are lucky..

I wrote this note to a friend I see rarely these days. Please read this, reflect on what is really most important to you.. and then call us to explain what is really important for you to enjoy, so that we can work with you to help make that happen..

Thanks to a Friend:
I am thankful for the digital glimpses of the strong roots that a caring dedicated person like yourself, evolved from. Having lost my Dad last year, your moment brings me real pause for you and yours.. and I am so very, very sorry for your loss. All my best to you and your family at this difficult time.
And may my sharing this, be mutually comforting:
The heartaches will not get much easier.. the intervals of grief coupled with true thankfulness, will vary.. and the grief and pain will indeed morph to a more consistent and growing true thankfulness in your hearts, of a life-well-lived.. and even though the dawn light, the bright noonday sun, and the twilight that hits the mason jar full of your precious coins will have you seeing things differently at different times, I can assure you with comfort and peace, that those specific coins you will seek, pick up often, and caress.. they will always be bright, vivid, easy to access, readily available, and increasingly treasured, even in the pitch darkness of the stormiest nights that you will encounter going forward. Even if you have to pick them up one by one, and place them no matter how many times, in a different, unshattered Bell Jar, as you move forward.. you will do so with thanks.
My most important perspective to share with you is that it will not ever be possible for me to somehow ever repay you, for what you – just by being you at _______ – provided quietly to me and so many others around me (and sometimes not so quietly, lol..:) such comfort, smiling confident “life is worth living” moments and sharing positive lessons often just-by-smiling-example.. so please know that the value that you have graced me with personally, first as a caregiver and now as a valued friend, is a priceless, and rarely discussed reality in my very lucky-to-be-here life. A key reason that you will always be one of the most personally treasured, bright, shiny, vibrant, weighted-with-importance (and understood-by-few in my life..) coins in my jar, is due in part to the gifts and blessings you’ve received from your great roots. There is nothing more important in this life than the real value of having made an important impact in a positive way on another persons life. Those of us blessed with good roots, are indeed blessed.
You and your family may feel flooded and possibly overwhelmed, with so many shared moments in the days and weeks to come..
May your many treasured moments bring you and yours only comfort, and increased peace.

Fact: Each of us has only so much time, and every moment is precious. Are you in your dream home? Do you live in your absolute ideal location? Unless you just responded with two quick “yes” answers: Trust us when we remind you that life is WAY too short to not spend it and live it optimally. Call us today. We’ll listen and help you make your dream, a reality!

Veterans Day Weekend

Veterans Day Weekend

Early November leads us to this Friday Veterans Day, and a rare “Friday to Sunday” three-day weekend for many workers. Banks, Credit Unions, the Post Office, and almost all State and Federal workers will be sharing in the observance of honoring our Veterans on Friday November 11th.
Here are some fun places for area events of interest here and beyond our immediate area.. check out these links and we recommend calling to confirm entertainment and events:

Brays:
Brays Link

The Galley here in town features Trivia and Music on Wednesday and Friday evenings:

Galley Link

In Gray:

Tailgate Link

In Windham:

Dena’s:

Dena’s Link

The Deckhouse:

Deckhouse Link

Gilbert’s in Windham (call):

Gilberts Link

Movies away from the corporate MegaPlex environment can be enjoyed here, with alcohol available in both venues, along with Big Sceen specialty events such as sporting events, Patriots football games, and again, call for schedules:

In Bridgton:

Magic Lantern Link

In Windham:

Smitty’s Link

When it comes to events in the greater Portland area, google can often be your best friend, however I do choose to look at this site for events both large and eclectic:

Portland Phoenix Listings

Enjoy yourselves this weekend, and if you would like to look at any properties here in the great Maine Lakes Region as part of your fun this weekend – or anytime – give us a call!
You will be glad you did!

Maine Lakes Region Real Estate


There are several things that are different about Real Estate in our great Maine Lakes Region this year, than in recent years past. A focus for this week’s blog – now that the kids have completed dressing-up and making their annual rounds and we are storing away the Halloween decorations, lawn mowers and outdoor furniture for the season, while starting to tune-up snowblowers and winter equipment – is that we want you to think differently this season, when it comes to Real Estate.
Here is why:
There is still a real demand for inventory. We have no idea how long the current trend of the number of people seeking to purchase will continue to outnumber – still greatly in comparison – the number of homes, waterfront, lakefront, land and lots available for sale in this, and many other regions. Yet these are today’s facts, which are coupled with historic low lending interest rates. Like those who focus on stocks and bonds, we have no idea how long a current trend can or will continue. The only thing that is guaranteed: Is change. Certainly, the Fed and interest rates will play a role in whatever is in our collective future. We hope that you will call us now, and we absolutely welcome you to stop by our office on Route 302 in Naples as well, located directly across 302 at the intersection from Route 11, you can’t miss our Anne Plummer & Associates Headquarters. Here is why you should stop by, whether you are a “traditional” thinker when it comes to the “best times to buy and sell” Real Estate, or not : There are many who are still looking for that ideal spot in our great Maine Lakes Region, for many traditional reasons:  Downsizing, family growth, it is time for that special weekend or vacation property for the family on or near the water.. and the fact is more people did not purchase during this “traditional” season simply due to the fact that all Realtors – residential and commercial brokers – had much lower inventories to work from. Demand is still high. Available inventory is still low. So our suggestion is, even if you are a “traditional” thinker in that you don’t want to bother to consider selling your property until Spring: Not only is it no bother, we strongly suggest it is in your best interest to investigate the possibilities at this time. Call us today. A wise person once told me that “Inaction, is definitely an action, and it is THE action that most often leads to regret”.
The real beauty in talking with us: The only downside to you, is not stopping by or giving us a call!

Out goal is for you to be glad, that you did.
(207) 693-5200