Selling and Listing property in the Lakes Region

Selling and Listing property in the Lakes Region can be a rewarding job for me. I closed on a waterfront condominium on Long Lake in Bridgton last month for some great clients. It was a challenging process with the bank requirements and restrictions in the last few years. My clients have dreamed of owning a vacation home in the Bridgton or the Naples area, wanting to be on Long Lake. They have been vacationing in Maine on Long Lake for many years. Their dream was to have a place that would be easy to maintain, to own a boat slip and of course waterfront to enjoy summers in Maine with their children and grandchildren. They decided a condominium would work best for them. They are now the happy owners of their dream vacation home on Long Lake. They recently sent me a thank you card explaining how happy they are and thanking me for all my assistance. This reassures me that I am pursuing my passion, that Real Estate and working with wonderful clients is my dream job! Barbara L. Howe

Summer Fun

Last summer my mother-in-law, who is a member of the Bridgton Historical Society, took me to see Narramissic, an historical farm in South Bridgton. It is a little hard to find but is absolutely beautiful. We meet up with a friend of ours and had all four pups running around in the fields. They had a blast being off leash.  They also host town events like their annual Blue Grass Festival and many others; the farm house is old but cute, they also would do field trips for schools or maybe something educational for you to take your children to this summer and plan a picnic afterwards.

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This was a great article on how Radiant heat that I wanted to share on our blog:

Radiant Heat Cuts Bills 25% to 50%; E-mail 5 Reasons to Love It
Home owners can trim their heating bills by 25 percent to 50 percent by installing radiant heat, according to home ownership site HouseLogic. Radiant heat, where hot water runs through tubes or electricity courses through coils, costs $5-$15 per square foot to install.
Radiant Heat: 5 Hot Reasons to Love It: Radiant heat warms the body, not the air, producing a toasty feeling that takes the chill out of winter.
• Hear the silence: Unlike forced air systems, which hum and swoosh, radiant heat systems are quiet–no air echoing through vents or furnaces firing up.
• Feel the still: Radiant heat transfers heat from tubes or panels to people and things. No air rushes into and around the room, preventing drafts and static electricity that literally stands your hair on end.
• Breathe the air: Radiant heat is good for your allergies because it doesn’t kick up dust or pollen that swirls through the air and up your nose.
• Change the plan: Radiant heat is easiest to install in new construction, but it’s also simple to add to old construction or remodels. Radiant heat mats easily install under new tile, while radiant panels fit nicely on ceilings or walls. You don’t have to worry about where to put ducts or registers–radiant heat doesn’t need them.
• Set the temperature: Radiant heat, which can supplement other heat sources, is easy to zone through individual, programmable thermostats. Each room can feel the heat for as long and as high as you want.
By Wendy Paris, Published Oct 15, 2010

Sunrise on Long Lake

 What a wonderful moment looking out to the West Shore of Long Lake.  When I took this picture I felt an endless source of bright beginnings and inspiration.  Sitting on my deck and watching the morning sun spurred a love for capturing light, reflection and the magic of color with my camera.  There was a loon watching with me.  What a beautiful way to start my day.  If you are looking for a home with waterfront…..Long Lake is the place to be.   

Strawberry Short Cake

Was at Pie Tree Orchards the other day and found this whopper of a strawberry! They also have pea, apple, pumpkin, blueberry, and bean picking at the right time of the season. They will drive you out to the spot of picking or you can take a leisurely stroll. It is quite the experience; the views of the White Mountains are beautiful! If you’re looking to sell or buy in the area please contact me . For Pie tree orchard information click on link
Also try this easy strawberry short cake recipe:
1 box angel food cake, bake as directed
2 quarts Pie Tree strawberries, crushed
1 can sweet condensed milk
1 can whipped cream
Directions: after crushing your strawberries to your desired texture simply stir in the can of sweet condensed milk and refrigerate until ready to serve. Simply spoon over your cooled angle food cake and top with whipped cream!