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Market Update September 5, 2014

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If you are one that focuses more on winter in the greater Bethel, Newry and Sunday River region area, I need to inform you that summer and the upcoming autumn season is also sublime. Hence, the delay in getting this market update (the last was May 27).   I have been an especially busy broker in recent weeks, a reflection of …

Home Building Option: Bensonwood

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June 13, 2014 Sometimes Buyers can’t find exactly the property they are dreaming of when it comes to their ski house getaway. They dream of building something custom but feel overwhelmed by the process—let’s face it, we’re all busy. There’s the career and personal demands on top of maintaining a primary home. The thought of designing and building a new …

Market Update, May 2014

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Market Update—May 27, 2014 In my last market update in late March, Buyers were getting unburied from the snow, taking a look at properties and starting to make more offers. The stats show the trend continued as the sales volume in the past eight weeks picked up decidedly from the first few months of 2014. The most consistent performer for …

End of Season

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In the blink of an eye, parking lots are virtually empty.  The hustle and bustle of winter has been replaced with the quiet of spring, or as we call it in the Newry-Bethel region, shoulder season. Like many others in the resort business, it will be a restorative time for me once I adjust to the halted adrenaline rush of …

Special Purchase Program Extended through June!

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People’s United Bank has extended through June its special purchase program that provides discounts on interest rates and closing fees, PLUS a $375 closing cost credit!  If that’s not enough to convince you to start looking today for a single-family home,   condominium or piece of land to build your dream home in the Sunday River region, well, rates improved today.

Winter is still here, but Red Sox magnets are in.

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I just spent 24 hours in Portland, a mere 60 miles south of Newry, and couldn’t believe all of the grass!   There’s a line about five south of Woodstock where the snowbanks just begin to grow–and continue to grow–all the way to our driveway in The Colony at Sunday River.  In our neighborhood, the snow is piled high above our …

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Market Update March 2014

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In my last market update in January I declared that the months ahead were the busiest sell season, and well, to stay tuned.  Some 11 weeks later, I am poring over the Sales and Pendings—the season has not been typical. It’s been a terrific snowy winter in Newry and at Sunday River, with the occasional iciness and less enjoyable wintry …

Time to Buy?

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From my perch facing White Cap and the slopes of White Heat, Obsession and Shockwave, I’m thinking about the looming N’Easter that is forecast to dump oodles of snow on Sunday River.  As a lifelong skier, and more important, longtime ski resort town resident and worker, this is always a good thing.  More than 13 years ago I uprooted myself …

Why skiing is so special

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It’s the Monday after February vacation week, arguably the ski industry’s busiest week of the year and most vital to its bottom line business.  For Realtors, it’s an important week too, one in which we hope for lots of showings followed by offers.   And for families, it’s a week of outdoor fun, long days in to nights on the hill, …

Agency Update February 13: Snow!

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Snow, snow, snow today, on the eve of Valentine’s Day at Sunday River Resort, and more important for many, the start of the President’s Week vacation week.  With the roller coaster weekend weather that was January behind us (though plenty of fantastic days were had), we’re off to a promising month.  These coming weeks are the very prime of the …