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      Maine Region Info

      Why Southern Mid-Coast Maine?

      Harpswell Maine | Southern Mid-Coast Maine Real EstateOnce you visit our beautiful area- Southern Midcoast Maine and Merrymeeting Bay, you won’t want to leave. This beautiful coastal region has white sandy beaches, unspoiled off shore islands, golf courses, shopping, excellent schools, and lots of scenic vistas.

      It’s a great place to live, work, and retire. It’s also a great place to buy a home, and here are some reasons why:

      1. The Bath-Brunswick area has a stable employment base, low crime rate, and is within a short commute to Maine largest city, Portland.

      2.  Brunswick Maine and the Southern Mid-Coast of Maine is very “cosmopolitan” because of Bowdoin College, Bath Iron Works and two hospitals, Mid-Coast Regional and Parkview, all of which bring new people from all over the nation into our community.

      3. It's hard to find a better place to live where you can enjoy the beautiful rocky coast of Maine and still be within an easy drive to the mountains and the Maine wilderness with its excellent fresh water fishing, hunting, hiking and camping. 

      Where is the Southern Mid-Coast Region?

      Situated on the coast of Maine, the southern Mid-Coast area in just 2 ½ hours from Boston, and conveniently located between the state’s major population centers.

      The area includes the communities of Brunswick, Bath, Durham, Pownal, Harpswell, Freeport, Lisbon Falls, Topsham, Bowdoinham, West Bath, Bowdoin, Richmond, Phippsburg, Wiscasset, and Woolwich.

      These picturesque communities create a special blend of small town coastal living with upscale shopping, health care and cultural attributes. The area also includes Merrymeeting Bay, a large fresh water confluence of six rivers, the Kennebec, the Androscoggin, the Cathance, the Eastern, the Muddy, the Abbagadasset , and many smaller streams.

      The Sheepscot River and the New Meadows River are also important waterways for boating enthusiasts. Harpswell is comprised of 2 rocky peninsulas and connected islands which project into Casco Bay. Route 1 and I-295 provide easy access to Portland, 25 miles south (30 minutes driving time). Bath is northeast of Brunswick on Route 1, 8 miles (10 minutes driving time); Augusta is 30 miles north by I-295.

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      Maine Climate

      At the 42nd parallel, the northern climate is tempered by the coast. Compared with inland regions, the cold winter is moderated by the ocean and the cooling breezes of summer bring welcome relief. July is the warmest month with an average high of 75 degrees and an average low of 55 degrees. January is the coldest month with an average high of 30 degrees and an average low of 11 degrees. Average annual rainfall is 44.8 inches; 72 inches of snow fall in a normal year. The cool sunny days of Autumn bring spectacular fall foliage.

      Tour Mid-Coast Maine Real Estate

      If you are planning a visit to our area or would like more information sent to you, call any of the qualified agents in my office at 800-882-5681. You are also welcome to just stop in to our conveniently located office at 51 Pleasant Street in downtown Brunswick. We would be glad to assist you with all of your real estate needs.

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      Links to local information:

      http://www.midcoastmaine.com/index.asp
      http://www.mainesmidcoast.com/default.aspx

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      Maine Buyer Market

      Harpswell Maine Property | Maine Buyer MarketMaine is a fairly large state and offers a beautiful variety of terrain, both urban and remote rural areas, sandy beaches and rocky coastlines to forested mountains and pristine fresh water lake areas.

      The types of real estate available are as diverse as the areas in the state. We have something for everyone. Whatever property you wish to buy, you want to make sure you’re getting the best possible value for your money.

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      Maine is a Home Buyer's Market

      There’s usually a good amount of real estate inventory available in all categories. The current Maine Real Estate market is best described as a home buyers market. A home buyer's market is what you get when there's more supply than demand.

      When there are more people looking to sell Maine houses than there are people looking to buy Maine houses, sellers may have to accept a lower price than they want to sell their Maine home. They may also offer other incentives. This is the ideal situation for buyers, because they can get a great deal.

      Predicting the Maine Real Estate Market

      Buyer's markets don't last forever. It's hard to predict what the market will do with any accuracy, though, and things change slowly. You might end up waiting months or years for things to change. And when circumstances do change, they may not change in your favor. This is an important factor to consider when you're deciding when to buy or sell real estate.

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      A CENTURY 21 Baribeau “Buyers” Agent can best advise you on market conditions, market prices, and availability. Contact CENTURY 21 Baribeau or call 800.882.5681 for more information.

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      Buyers Resources

      Selecting a buyer's agent to help you find your dream home is an important first step.

      He or she can represent the buyer's interest in a real estate transaction. Before making a decision, however, have a REALTOR® explain the pros and cons of using a buyer's agent versus a sales or dual agent.

      When you're ready to visit houses, ask your CENTURY 21® professional champion to help you with:

      • Arranging showings
      • Tracking the properties you've seen.
      • Identifying homes that meet your criteria - refer to your "what's right for you" list.

      Touring Mid-Coast Maine Homes

      After touring each home, write down what you liked and didn't like. Develop a rating system that will help narrow the field. For example, pick the house you like best on day one and compare all other houses to it. When you find a better one, use the new favorite as the standard. As your hired agent, CENTURY 21 Baribeau Agency also offers these services:

      • Provide ready access to our own listings, complete with detailed information and color brochures.
      • Provide access to thousands of listings through the state-wide multiple listing service and Realtor.com.
      • Respond honestly and accurately to questions about a specific property.
      • Disclose material facts known about the property.
      • Prepare for you a property value/market analysis.
      • Keep your bargaining and financial position confidential.
      • Negotiate the best price and terms for you.

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      Real Estate Agent Expertise

      Whether you are new to the area, a first-time home buyer, or seasoned investor, it is to your advantage to have CENTURY 21 Baribeau represent you. As your agent, we have fiduciary duties of loyalty and faithfulness to you, and with some of the best brokers in the area, we can save you time and potentially thousands of dollars in the process of finding and buying the right property.

      Contact CENTURY 21 Baribeau Agency or call 800.882.5681 for more information.

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