118 Moosehead Trail Suite 1, Newport, ME 0495 Patty Thompson

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Real Estate Showcase
How to be the buyer every seller wants to deal with
(BPT) - For years, the real estate market has been a buyer’s world, with ample inventory,
fewer qualified buyers, and highly motivated (read: desperate) sellers. This spring, some
signs are pointing to a shift back toward a seller’s market. If you’re shopping for a home
this spring and summer, chances are you’ll face increased competition from other buyers.
So how do you ensure you not only land the home of your dreams, but get the best
possible price from the seller and the best possible mortgage deal from your lender? By
becoming the buyer every homeowner wants to sell to - a financially stable, credit-worthy,
pre-approved purchaser.
“Just as lenders consider many factors beyond your credit score, when deciding whether
to finance your home loan, sellers consider more than just the offering price when evaluating potential buyers,” says Barrett Burns, president and CEO of credit score model developer VantageScore Solutions. “Buyers who can move quickly and decisively, who walk
through the door with their financing lined up and their credit in good shape, are best
positioned to stand above the competition this year.”
Steps toward being a better buyer
You can be a better buyer - one that will appear attractive to both lenders and sellers with some simple steps.
First, understand your credit score and the role it plays in the home buying process.
While a good credit score can ease the borrowing process for home buyers, it’s not the only
factor lenders will use to gauge whether to approve you for a loan, Burns says.
“A credit score predicts the likelihood of whether a borrower might default in the first 24
months of a loan,” he notes. “But lenders will also consider how much of a down payment
you bring to the table as a percentage of the purchase price, your income and your debt-toincome ratio when considering a mortgage application.”
Remember that lenders will pull your score from all three major credit bureaus, so it
pays to check your credit report and score with all three. Reviewing your report and score
allows you to catch and correct errors, and have a better idea of how potential lenders
might view your credit worthiness, and rest assured that obtaining this information does
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Sanger Davis
341-0140 (cell)
118 Moosehead Trail Suite 1,
Newport, ME 0495
or e-mail:
[email protected]
For more listings visit our website at
www.realtyofmaine.com
Price Reduced
New Listing
Patty Thompson
631-6354 (cell)
or e-mail at
[email protected]
New Listing
New Listing
Waterfront
MLS#: 1086538 Corinna: Beautifully restored
New Englander with 3BR/2BA, attached barn,
and separate 12’X24’ heated building for some
commercial uses. $119,900. Call Sanger
MLS#: 1004501 Dexter: Completely renovated
4BR/2BA in-town home. Large MBR offering views
of Wassokeag Lake. Property abuts 4 season
recreaton trail. Garage under. $79,500. Call Sanger
MLS#: 1078641 Harmony: Private 3BR home
sitting on 195 ± acres. 3 car garage, storage sheds
and nice covered front porch.Pellet stove and
furnace that uses your choice of wood, coal, or oil.
$270,000. Call Sanger
MLS#: 1095119 Dexter: 2003 Pine Grove Double
wide has 3 BRs, 2 full BAs, 1/2 BA, nice kitchen with
island, new carpet in LR. 2 car garage w/storage
overhead. Views of lake, also owns 50’ on the lake.
2 nice decks. $142,000. Call Patty
MLS#: 1095618 Dexter: Overlooking Lake Wassookeag, 1-2 BRs, full BA, LR has slate floors with
post and beam ceilings, open kit/din area. Nestled
in the pines, nice lawn leading to the lake. Enclosed
porch. Has shed for storage. $174,900. Call Patty
Waterfront
New Listing
Waterfront
MLS#: 1034483 Hartland: Nicely maintained camp
at waters edge. Enclosed porch on water side with
nice water views. Double lot, bunk house, and
storage shed. $169,000. Call Sanger
MLS#: 1096200 Newport: In-town 3BR/1BA
home with river frontage. Attached on car garage.
Nicely landscaped and conveniently located to area
amenities including short walk to beach and boat
landing. $117,900. Call Sanger
MLS#: 1090208 Newport: Waterfront w/3BR 2 BA.
Mstr.ste. Open concept living w/ lge. windows and
gas f/p with an open view of Lake Sebasticook. Walk
out basement, storage in oversized 3 car gar. w/loft
above. Paved drive, full-house gen.,spect. sunsets
$315,000. Call Sanger
New Listing
MLS#: 1096304 Dexter: 3 bdrm raised ranch w/
open concept living. Kitchen has slate floors w/radiant heat. Large master bdrm w/ Carolina heart pine
flrs. 2 full baths,1 has jet tub. Finished basement w/
family room,2 bedrooms and bath. Also on property
another well,septic. $155,000. Call Patty
Waterfront
MLS#: 1096504 Ripley: 4 bedroom Gambrel, 2 full
baths, open concept, has den, knotty pine interior
with wood floors. Porch on the front, deck on back.
2 car garage with storage overhead. Very private 26
acre lot. $164,900. Call Patty
Waterfront
MLS#: 1084303 Newport: Cedar log home situated
in very private location. 3-4BR, 2BA with fireplaced
living room. Open kitchen/dining area. Long covered
porch on each side of home. Great area for watching
the wildlife. $275,000. Call Sanger
MLS#: 1095760 Canaan: 2005 Custom built cedar
log home, open concept, radiant heat and woodstove. 3 BRs, loft area, views of the water. Porch.
Landscaped, ROW to the water to have your dock
and boat. $189,000. Call Patty
MLS#: 1083459 Newport: Freshly updated 3-4BR
home with new windows and siding. Located in
established subdivision in nice location, close to all
ammenities. $129,900. Call Sanger
MLS#: 1059211 Newport: Freshly updated
3BR/1BA ranch. Large living room, separate laundry
room, 2 car garage. French doors to backyard and
pool. No work left, move-in ready. $115,000. Call
Sanger
MLS#: 1086268 Palmyra: 4 season cottage overlooking Whites Pond, has 2 BRs, full BA, listen to the
loons from your private deck overlooking the water.
Located just minutes from a beautiful 18 hole
golf course and campground. Minutes from shopping and the highway. $104,900. Call Patty
Waterfront
MLS#: 1019433 Ripley: Beautiful 3 bedroom camp
with 1.5 baths, has hardwood floors down and laminte floors up. Open concept living, pine walls. many
updates done over the years. Comes completly furnished just move right in. 1 car garage and shed
on extra lot across the road. $169,000. Call Patty
MLS#: 1089485 Ripley: Log camp has 2-3 bdrms,
open living area, full bath. Could be year round.
Has concrete foundation, has well and septic. Roof
done in 2010. Has wood heat with a monitor heat in
basement & electric baseboard. Wrap around deck
overlooking water. $179,900. Call Patty
MLS#: 1068576 Saint Albans: Great get away
or make it your year round home. 1 bdrm w/loft
area, open living area, has wood stove and monitor
heater. full bath,deck on the back. Enclosed porch
on the front. Has well and septic, Snowmobile club is
across the main rd,trail nearby. $70,900. Call Patty
MLS#: 1074288 Saint Albans: 2002 contemporary
ranch home, has 1 bdrm and possibility of a 2nd upstairs just needs to be finished, open concept living
area, tile floors, with 14.2 acres has a finished barn
and another barn for the animals, Was a goat farm
owners have since retired. $159,900. Call Patty
MLS#: 1072915 Saint Albans: Very private 6.29
acres on dead end road, Cleared off and soil tested
for your home. Has been surveyed, Power is at the
street. Room for the animals, nice views, close to
Great Moose Lake. Seller will do owner financing
with 50% down. $28,900. Call Patty
Waterfront
MLS#: 1089773 Palmyra: Remarkable 2BR/2BA
ranch in quiet location. Attached,finished & heated 2
car garage, separate 1 car garage. Propane fireplace
in LR oper. w/o elec. Nicely landscaped. 2 miles
from Full interchange of I-95. Jacuzzi tub. Deck &
screened porch. $188,000. Call Sanger
MLS#: 1060189 Palmyra: Country horse farm on
24± acres! Quiet location with long rd frontage.
Home is cozy and comfy with exterior wood heat
boiler, backup oil. Heated dog kennel and lg 40x70
barn, fitted w/13 stalls.14000 bale capacity storage,
heated tack room. $225,000. Call Sanger
MLS#: 1060615 Palmyra: Fantastic opportunity to
own your own business! Formerly an ice cream/
seafood stand, has kitchen area and inside seating
capacity/bathroom
facility....possibilities
are
endless!! $79,900. Call Sanger
MLS#: 1006900 Saint Albans: Camp is located on
beautiful Big Indain lake. Camp is done in knotty
pine has 2 bdrms,full bath,open concept living,Has
18 inch walls. Woodstove in living rm also electric heat. Large deck on front overlooking lake.
$134,900. Call Patty
Price Reduced
MLS#: 1091716 Saint Albans: 3BR/1BA cape on MLS#: 1080974 Pittsfield: Nicely maintained
beautiful lot. Large deck at rear of home with private 3BR/1.5 BA home in quiet neighborhoold within
back yard. $79,900. Call Sanger
walking distance of schools. Attached 2 car garage
and separate detached 2 car garage. $147,500.
Call Sanger
MLS#: 1096986 Saint Albans: Privately situated
contemporary on 15 acres with lake access. 2
car garage with separate heated one car garage.
Whole house generator, decks, nicely landscaped.
$199,900. Call Sanger
MLS#: 1057870 Detroit: 3 bdrm, 2 bath home with
finished basement with family room, Has 84 acres,2
car garage under house. Country setting. $155,000.
Call Patty
Waterfront
MLS#: 1022984 Hartland: Beautiful, private 2 acre
lot on the water, 24x26 camp and bath house. Wood
heat, open floor plan and bedrooms upstairs. Has
septic. $139,000. Call Patty
MLS#: 1088214 Newport: Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, deck off dining area, deck off
walkout basement. Nice backyard, 2 car garage with
room overhead for storage, paved drive. $129,900.
Call Patty
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BUYER from page 14
not impact your credit score.
Understanding your credit score
is a more complex process than you
might expect. You can test your
knowledge about credit scores at
www.CreditScoreQuiz.org, a website created by VantageScore Solutions and its partner, Consumer
Federation of America.
When you have a handle on your
credit, consider other factors that
can make you a better buyer, including how much you have to put
down on a house.
The days of no-money down
mortgages are virtually over, in-
dustry experts say. Today, even
FHA borrowers will likely need to
make a down payment. How much
you need will depend on many factors, including the loan program
you apply for and the price of the
house you’re buying. Generally, it’s
a good rule of thumb to save 20
percent of the purchase cost for a
down payment.
Keep in mind, the more you
put down, the more instant equity you’ll have, the lower your
monthly payment, and the better
your chances of not needing private mortgage insurance (PMI),
which can add hundreds of dollars to your monthly payment. If
June 28 - July 4, 2013
you’re able to put down more than
a lender requires, a mortgage company may be willing to give you a
pass on other issues on your application, such as a less-than-stellar
credit score.
“Lenders and sellers are all looking for buyers who are ‘the complete package,’” Burns says. “While
you should take care of your credit
score, you shouldn’t obsess over it.
Instead, look at it as an important
part of the overall package of assets that can make you the kind
of buyer everyone wants to work
with.”
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MLS#: 1069586 Ebeemee Twp:
Great little hideaway on Ebeemee
Lake[Pearl Pond] in the middle of
Maine’s hunting and fishing territory.
Wood stove easily heats this open,onebedroom camp with small kitchen and
large living space.Bring your gear and
spend some quiet time. $119,000.
MLS#: 950791 Orneville Twp: 1
1/2 story seasonal cottage on Island
water front lot. Boat access only from
Little Boyd Lake or Big Boyd Lake at
Public Landings. Knotty Pine interior,
gas lights, gas ref. & gas range. Heated
by wood stove. Open sleeping loft.
$79,000.
MLS#: 1010144 Brownville: Seasonal cottage on small water front
lot. Screened in front sun porch over
looking the water.Features living room,
back kitchen, open sleeping loft up
stairs. There is a seperate bath/storage bldg. Beautiful views, slate steps to
waters edge. $98,500.
MLS#: 1072048 Milo: Spectacular hunting area just steps to atv and
snowmobile trails. This perfect hunting camp is located on 5 wooded acres
near Sebec River, Brownville and Milo.
If you’re looking for a getaway,this
could be the place. The view is really
something! $49,500.
MLS#: 1048365 Ebeemee Twp:
Lake Front cottage with 100’± water
ftg. Nice sandy bottom with beach area
to launch your kayaks. Mountain views,
great recreational area. Front wrap-around deck, sleeping loft, modern kit.
spacious L/R with slider. $114,900.
MLS#: 1065721 Dover Foxcroft:
Homey three- bedroom camp just
steps to Sebec Lake’s public beach and
boat landing. This double lot equals
1.69 acres. The bunkhouse has 1/4 bath,
storage space and workshop. As cozy
as can be w/ propane heat & fireplace.
Great year-round getaway. $92,500.
MLS#: 1078165 Milo: Cozy camp located on 4.17±acres. Well maintained
grounds. Great location to spend your
vacation at or make it your permanent
home. 4 season recreational area.
$44,900.
MLS#: 1091347 Lake View Plt.:
Remodeled cottage w/spectacular
views of Schoodic Lake, Mtn. Katahdin
& gorgeous sunsets! Lg. modern kitchen & livingroom both w/views. 2 bdrms,
wood floors, sky lights, propane fireplace. Sit back enjoy all that Schoodic
Lake has to offer $229,900.
Dexter-Cambridge Rd., Cambridge
6 +/- Acres, 3 Bedrooms 1.5 Baths, Drilled Well/Septic
Asking Price
$77,500.00
Milo Rd, Sebec, ME
3 +/- Acres With Frontage On Milo Rd.
Appraised Value
MLS#: 1087283 Orneville Twp: If
it’s peace and tranquility you are looking for, then this is the place for you.
The main camp sleeps 8 and there is
a newly built bunkhouse with sleeping
quarters. It has a generator for power,
some solar panels and a propane refrig. $170,000.
MLS#: 1060755 Ebeemee Twp:
Comfy cozy cottage on the shores of
Ebeemee Lake with year round access.
Knotty pine interior, screened in porch
overlooking the lake Comes furnished,
just bring food & clothes! 3 bdrms, 1
bath w/laundry. Very motivated Seller!
$139,900.
MLS#: 1086559 Guilford: Perfect
location for hunting or for your yearround home. These 39 acres allow for
privacy but just a step off the main
road. The snowmobile trail dissects
the other end of the property.Beautiful
Salmon Stream runs through property.
$85,000.
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MLS#: 1083475 Brownville:
Unique is the best way to describe
this property. It consists of 2 camps.
Main camp is a home w/marble & slate
fireplace, BBHW, windows all the way
across the front over looking the lake.
Great chance for a family type “compound” right on the water! $275,000.
MLS#: 1018936 Garland: Large shorefront lot with 263 ft. of frontage on Garland Pond. Lot Size: 2.22 acres. $52,900.
MLS#: 1052599 Milo: Nice high and dry lot with frontage on the Pleasant River. Power across the road. Great chance for home or vacation home! Have 4
seasons destination in Maine! More land may be available. $20,000.
MLS#: 1053981 Orneville Twp: Remote, but stunning. This wooded 3-acre waterfront lot could be your perfect getaway. If it’s privacy your looking for,why not
take a look and check out the possibilities. Water access only. Lot #4 of Cook Island Subdivision. $54,900.
MLS#: 1093071 Sebec: Serene lot on Garland Pond. Park your camper, relax and enjoy the quiet life on the water. 500 gallon holding tank in place. 100’± frontage on the Pond. $37,000.
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(BPT) - For most Americans
your home is the biggest ticket
item you will ever purchase. It’s
no wonder that people can take
months, and sometimes even
years, to find the perfect home.
When you walk into a house that’s
on the market, many times the
homeowner or real estate agent
has “staged” it to ensure that you
focus on the home’s greatest assets and overlook its flaws. Your
job is to look past all that to see if
this house is right for you.
Annette Lawrence, academic
director of design programs, at
The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, and Marissa Alexander,
interior design program coordinator at The Art Institutes International Minnesota, offer these
tips to navigate the real estate
landscape.
Before you ever step out of your
current home, make a list says Alexander. Your list should include
one column for “must haves” and
another for “wants.” “The wants
you can compromise on,” advises
Alexander. If you know what you
are looking for and what you
can’t live without, it’s a lot easier
to find it.
Many people get caught up on
the basic aesthetics of a home.
“The paint is not a big deal,”
says Lawrence. “Countertops are
not a reason to choose a home or
cross it off your list.” The shag
carpeting can be ripped out and
replaced. These are all easy fixes.
You should beware of the fixes
that can break the bank. Will the
roof need to be replaced? What
about other big-ticket items like
the heating and cooling system?
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Dover-Foxcroft - Brann’s Mills, Classic 1860
Greek Revival Farmhouse overlooks Brann’s Mills
Pond, totally renovated inside & out, 7 rms w/4 BR,
LR, kitchen/dining, parlor, attic, att.shed/workshop, barn for 2 car parking, adding new septic
and a new furnace. 4± A. $169,000 MLS#1094011
• Land/Home Packages,
• On-Lot Financing
• Land-in Lieu downpayment
• Trade-ins welcome.
Dexter - On the shores of Lake Wassookeag 3
BR Contemporary Ranch, full open view of Lake, 5
rms, LR, dining area/kitchen, 3 BR, utility rm, 100
ft. of frontage on lake, full sand beach, full glass on
lake side & deck, partially furnished. $275,000.
Possible Owner Financing. MLS#951937
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Parkman - Cozy Cape w/attached garage, 3 BR,
LR, DR, parlor, metal roof, oil & wood heat, upstairs needs finishing, country setting w/large ev- Dexter - 8 rm N. E. Farmhouse, 4 BR, LR, DR,
ergreens shielding home from highway. 1± acres. hardwood floors, 2 baths, detached garage, 23±
$55,000 MLS#1023781
aces, fields & woods dotted w/apple trees &
pines, views of Lake Wassookeag. $149,900.
MLS#1036110
Dexter - Totally furnished 11 rms, 5360 sq.ft.,4
BR, 4.5 baths, large kitchen, LR, DR, family rm,
kitchenette area, laundry area, exercise area,
workshop, 2 car garage, extra parking area across
street, many updates & meticulous gardens w/gazebo. Restart it to its previous life - A bed &
Breakfast $399,000 MLS#1036205
Does the perimeter of the house
slope toward it? That could mean
flooding during a heavy rain. And
what about the structural integrity of the foundation? A good
inspector will spot the red flags
and could keep you from making
a costly mistake. That inspector
will also check the chimney, the
insulation in the attic and the
gutters and spouts.
And there are things you can
check on before you call in an
inspector. “If you want to know
whether a floor is warping, just
take a ball and roll it across
the room,” says Alexander. If it
doesn’t roll straight across, it
could signal issues with the foundation.
Figure out what kind of layout
you want for your house. “Ask
yourself what kind of floor plan
you like,” says Lawrence. “Those
are the kinds of things that are
costly to change.” If the floor plan
is right for you, the cosmetics will
be a fairly easy and inexpensive
fix.
While you may think that this
home purchase will be one of
many, you should consider the
possibility that this could be your
home for decades to come. That’s
why Lawrence is a big proponent
of finding a home that allows you
to “age in place.” She suggests
you find a home with a first floor
master bedroom and laundry
room. Also consider how many
steps there are from the driveway
into the home. Are the hallways
and doorways wide enough for a
wheelchair or a walker?
Even if you do not think you’ll
need these accommodations, consider your home’s “visitability.”
If you have elderly relatives or
friends with disabilities, are they
going to be able to come to your
new home? “My grandmother was
one of my most frequent guests,”
explains Lawrence. “I had low
lighting and had painted the
walls dark colors. Consequently,
she couldn’t see too well when
visiting.”
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Abbot - 3 BR, LR, laundry area, finished basement
w/family rm, detached garage with workshop,
game rm, partially finished apartment, 20± acres
w/some wild blueberry bushes. Great year round
recreational area. Located on Moosehead Trail.
$139,000 MLS#1066299
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Dexter - Lake Wassookeag, 4 rms log sided camp
on concrete slab, 8x56 wrap around porch, open
concept down, 2 BR down & a loft up. 100 ft. of
beach area & 2 section dock; large lawn w/shade
trees. Shed. Propane heater. Some interior finishing needed. $189,000 MLS#1067716
Garland - 2 BR 980 sq. ft. 1979 trailer, new metal
roof, replaced windows, screened porch, 2± private
acres on paved road, detached studio and storage
building, large lawn. $69,000 MLS#1066949
Exeter - COMMERCIAL, Located at the Intersection of Rte. 43, Avenue Rd. and Stetson Rd., 3500
square foot building w/leased Post Office & 2 other
Dexter - TURN KEY RESTAURANT, Located on sections. It features sturdy construction and easy
the busy Moosehead Trail. This 5539 square foot maintenance. Concrete slab, vinyl siding and a
furnished restaurant was completely renovated in metal roof. $139,000 MLS#1096102
2004, seats 150, has a 1500± square foot kitchen,
2 large dining rooms and a bar. 6± acres. This is
a great property with many possible uses at
this price. $169,000. MLS#1070178
Garland – Garland Pond – Knotty pine interior
camp, LR/DR, bath, large upstairs BR (could be
2), drilled well, septic, 2 ± A., 200± ft. of frontage,
Dexter - A practical 6 rm, 3 BR in-town ranch w/ electricity 200± ft. away. $79,000. MLS#1029851
HWBB heat, oil furnace, new pellet furnace, LR,
kitchen/dining, hardwood floors, full basement, Ripley - Ripley Pond, 1.24± A. lot on Ripley Pond
office in basement, new metal roof. $79,000 w/120± ft. of waterfront. Attractive setting with full
MLS#1075211
view of Ripley Pond. $55,900 MLS#1049829
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How to make
your home stand out
(BPT) - The residential housing market is heating up, but before you post that for-sale sign,
consider making upgrades that
add style and value to your home.
With many buyers seeking wood
floors, kitchen upgrades and other
add-ons, it’s important for homeowners to highlight these features
so their property stands out from
the competition in today’s market.
When it’s time to sell, hardwood
floors not only add good looks,
they increase the value of your
home. According to a nationwide
survey of real estate agents commissioned by the National Wood
Flooring Association in 2012, 99
percent of respondents agreed
that homes with hardwood floors
are easier to sell. In addition, 90
percent said these homes sell for
more money.
Real estate agent Strader advises sellers to “upgrade their kitchens prior to going on the market
because buyers see kitchen up-
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grades as being rather expensive.”
He adds that, “Homes without updated kitchens will take longer to
sell, and will sell for less.”
“Many homeowners overlook
the low cost and high impact of
Architectural details - hardwood
crown moulding, baseboards and
other millwork - add depth and
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character, provide a finished look,
and change lackluster to extraordinary, so much so that according
to the 2012 National Association
of Home Builders’ “What Home
Buyers Really Want” study, crown
moulding ranks higher than other
luxury features such as fireplaces,
kitchen seating and window seats.
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11 North Street
Dover-Foxcroft
564-8073
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Office Phone/Fax (207) 943-5100
Evenings • Weekends 943-5013
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Dover Foxcroft: Shorefront cottage on Garland Pond, Just a step off the road this cottage
offers privacy, 132 feet of frontage with 1.6
acres, three bedrooms, bath w shower, beautiful views across the pond. $98,000
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376 Schoodic Lake: 3 BR, 11/2 BA waterfront home on a
.89± acre lot with 202’± of frontage. Comes with most all of
the furnishings, appliances and even has a stand-by generator. Large attached garage with electric openers plus a
2nd garage for workshop or extra storage. Large master BR
with walk-in closet, 2nd BR has a sky-lite and lake front
views and 3rd BR facing the lake. Enclosed family room
overlooking the lake. Just Reduced To $299,000
437 Milo: Six year old Kent Modular Home with 3BR / 2
Baths situated on a country lot with 100± acres of land.
Nicely landscaped with a variety of trees, flower beds and
gardens. Private well and septic, full walk out concrete
basement, large concrete patio plus a deck off the dining
area. This home also has HWBB heat plus a pellet stove in
the basement and comes with all appliances. A must see
property. $199,500
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436 Brownville: Well cared for 2BR/2Bath Bungalow
home located on a 110’ x 132’± corner lot. Many modern
updates have been done. Two car garage, paved drive, all
appliances, boiler mate hot water tank are just a few of the
extras. This home is ready to move into and is in very good
condition. $75,000
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1098601 Monson on Lake Hebron: Lovely
log home with 225 feet frontage on beautiful
Lake Hebron. Enjoy boating, fishing, snowmobiling, hiking and more from this lovely
home with kitchen, living room, den, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, porch and deck. Beautiful lot
and 2-car garage included. $249,000
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1089915 Sebec Lake at Bowerbank: Lovely
antique cottage on exceptional lot on Sebec
Lake. 99 feet of prime, deep water frontage,
detached boathouse. Cottage has greatroom
w cathedral ceilings, 3 bedrooms, bath, kitchen w slate sink, entryway, sun porch sitting
room. Unbelievable location. $229,000.00
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438 Schoodic Lake: 3+ BR waterfront cottage with ¾
BA located on a 100’ frontage deeded lot. Comes furnished,
has oil FHA heat plus a woodstove, modern septic system
and pumped lake water. Included is a 2001 Alumacraft
16’ boat and trailer with a 50 HP motor. With a little TLC
this would make an excellent 4 seasons vacation retreat.
$199,500
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June 28 - July 4, 2013
Offices in Dexter, Newport, Searsport, Camden, Ellsworth,
Waterville, Westbrook and Bangor.
1078169 Piper Pond in Abbot Beautiful
frontage on Piper Pond in Abbot comes with
this nice cottage with large kitchen-living
room, 2 bedrooms down and 2 bedrooms up.
Beautiful frontage, nice screened-in porch,
great condition. Excellent buy for $150,000
Call Lea at
207-270-0211
24 Main Street • Dexter,
158 Main Street • Newport,
160 Broadway • Bangor
C.B. Mattson, Inc.
360 Maine Ave., Farmingdale
P.O. Box 10, Gardiner, ME 04345
1-800-244-2297
Dial 711 for TTYS/TTDS
An equal opportunity provider
and employer
APARTMENTS
FOR RENT
DEXTER: 58 Main St. 2BR apt.,
upstairs $625/mo. Heat & hot
water included. Available June 15.
DOVER-FOXCROFT: 109 Pleasant
St. 2BR apt., upstairs, recently
renovated, separate entrance.
Heat, hot water & trash removal
included. $725/mo.
EAST
CORINTH:
Skolfield
Manor, 1 BR apt., upstairs $645/
mo. Heat, hot water, electricity
& trash removal included. Coin-op
washer/dryer on premises.
One year lease, references
and security deposit required.
Call 343-1447
email: [email protected]
439 Milo: Large well cared for four bedroom home located
in the center of town and within walking distance to stores,
post office, bank and more. This home is ready to move
in to, has a two car garage and paved driveway, enclosed
porch and fenced yard. A must see property. $72,500
441 Schoodic Lake: Modern 2BR/1Bath waterfront cottage with Gas Furnace & wood heat, drilled well, private
septic, newer 2-car garage, furnished, all on a 101’ deeded
lot. Offered at $249,000
“GET THE SERVICE YOU DESERVE”
Call for a “FREE” Market Value Analysis Today.
THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL
5048C Dexter $299,900
5O04J
Dexter
$695,000
4077P
Sangerville
$189,900
4O09M
Dexter
$229,200
5053A
Dexter
$115,000
Maine Properties Realty
86A Church Street, Dexter, Maine 04930
(207) 924-6600
www.maineprop.com
Opening available for skilled agent.
MLS#: 1091632 Hartland: Beautiful
waterfront
home
w/spectacular
setting & views from the living area
and the loft. Very nicely done w/2
baths, large deck for relaxing &
entertaining, daylight basement w/2
finished bonus rooms w/views,2 car
garage, beautiful landscaping and
much more for $349,900
MLS#: 1048979 Newport: Beautiful
1900’s colonial offers 5 bedrooms 2
bths, great kitchen and laundry area
w/tile floors, spacious livingroom,
formal diningroom, foyer all w/
exceptional tin ceilings, attached
barn, private inground pool and spa,
covered porch and much more for
$142,900
MLS#: 1098452 Newport: Beautiful
4 bedrm, 2 bth New Englander w/
some great original features & most
of the costly updates done, stunning
landscaping, many possibilities for
an at home business w/parking or a
spacious family home, 2 pellet stoves
make it economical to heat. Must see!
$159,900
MLS#: 1097894 Saint Albans: Great
potential, get-a-way or year round
home on the water? Nice 2 acre
waterfront lot w/well & 5 bedrm septic,
2 car garage all finished in pine and
heated ready for expansion or great
space for toys. Adorable 1 bedroom
apartment w/deck & more. $179,900
MLS#: 1078345 Saint Albans:
Beautiful 3-4 bedroom, 2 bath home
w/lg kitchen, open beamed livingrm,
master bedrm w/bath, private
manicured 26.5 acres w/fields, barn
for animals and 3 car garage w/
workshop. Special property, A Must
see at $229,900
MLS#: 1097791 Saint Albans: The
perfect place to kick back and relax!
Well done contemporary home w/2
BRs plus a loft, on a .62 acre Water
front lot w/100’ of waterfront w/
dock,10 x40 deck waterside, w/back
deck and deck off loft, open kitchen,
DR and LR, views! $279,900
MLS#: 1063791 Saint Albans:
Extraordinary waterfront log home
w/attached heated garage offers all
the extras you can imagine; dream
kitchen w/granite counters and
backsplash, tile floors, radiant heat,
master suite w/beautiful master bath,
great windows overlooking the water,
much more for only $399,900
MLS#: 1083087 Saint Albans:
Extraordinary WATERFRONT Property!
Almost 5,000 sq ft, 12 rooms, 4
bedrooms, 4 full baths, beautiful
kitchen & living areas, huge master
suite w/porch & wet bar, all well
done, over 3000 ft of garage space,
beautiful 2.6 acre waterfront lot many
extras, must see at $477,000
MLS#:
1092304
Sangerville:
Charming and well maintained
waterfront camp sits at waters edge
with everything you need to make
this a perfect get-a-way, drilled well,
septic and it sits on a beautiful 1.02
+/- acre waterfront lot with 150 feet
of great waterfront. Don’t wait at
$179,900
MLS#:
1091126
Sangerville:
Charming country farmhouse on 98
beautiful acres of gardens, fields,
woods and even a stream, offers all
the enchanting features you could ask
for, 4 bedrms, 2 1/2 baths, hardwood
floors ,newer kitchen w/oak cabinets,
spacious rooms, and so much more! A
must see at $210,000
MLS#: 1093279 Newport: Charming,
cozy & sits at the water’s edge w/
views of far off mountains & water
from almost every room, 2 bedroom
Gambrel makes a great get-a-way
or year round home, open living area
w/ lots of glass, wood stove, docking
system & many improvements
throughout. $154,900
MLS#: 1069237 Exeter: Here Is The
Best Of Both Worlds! Beautiful 1840,
well cared for Country Cape on 6
acres w/fields,woods & stream, yet
only 17 miles to Bangor, 4 bedrooms,
country kitchen, spacious rooms
for entertaining, propane and pellet
stoves for cozy relaxing & much
more...$139,900
2743C
Sangerville
$89,900
20X24 1 RM cottage with wood heat. Close to shore
Remodeled, 16x22, in exc. con.. Gray water system edge of 100± ft. on Manhancok pond having 3.56±
for sink and composting toilet in place, thermopane acres of land. A great place to get away and
windows, deck, and stg. bldg. 2O0± ft frontage on Have fun fishing and boating.
Echo Lake, 180± feet of frontage on year round road.
Installation of holding tank included in price.
Let us find your ideal property.
MLS#: 1037358 Hartland: Rustic
log cottage sits on the waters edge
w/spectacular views of the lake and
mountains, offers 100’ of nice water
frontage. Great spot to enjoy all the
waterfront sports or just relax. Cute
and cozy with large windows looking
out over the water. Just $129,900
Beautiful 17 room, 5 1/2 bath waterfront Bed & 2 BR log home with gas radiant heat, drilled well,
Breakfast, 19.76± acres with 1905± feet of shore- septic, 2Ox20 bunk house, frontage on Cotton
front. Post & beam with 2 stone fireplaces, 3 car Stream and Manhanock Pond. Priced to sell.
garage and a guest cottage and much more.
4013G
Dexter
$89,900
This could be from your back deck in the hot tub
looking out onto Lake Hebron. Home has many
antique and built-ins features, 4 bedrooms and
3 full baths, and has been operated as a guesthouse. This is a tastefully decorated and comfortable home on the lake.
Land Listings: Selection of 1 - 35 acre lots in
Garland, Sebec, Dover, Milo, & Brownville available with owner-financing option. Call for details.
MLS#: 1089971 Dexter: Well
maintained, spacious 4 bedroom
cape style home w/full basement,
back deck to beautiful yard, 2 car
insulated garage, exceptional 2 acres,
well groomed, close to amenities with
the feel of country! Don’t miss out on
this one! $149,900
24X28 log sided year round ranch on a well landscaped lot having 16± acres of land with 800± ft
by tax map of frontage on Big Lake Wassookeag.
2 bedroom, one bath. Open concept kitchen, LR,
DR. This home would make a great get-away or
live there year round.
Well landscaped 2 RM waterfront on Echo Lake.
6 RM, 2 BR with large deck, 24x32 stg. bldg or poss. 100± feet of frontage on the lake. Kitchen, LR, DR
bunk house, covered porch, 2 car garage on 1.15± combination, 1 BR and 1 BA, ready to move into.
acres, 290± ft. on Lake Wassookeag.
Featured Property
$189,900 MLS 1088891
Beautiful, just like new, 4 bedroom, 3
bath colonial on a private 2.56 acre
country lot, great floorplan w/spacious
rooms, livingroom w/fireplace, lg
master suite w/bath, attached 2 car
garage, back deck, full basement, and
much more! A must see and a GREAT
BUY at $208,950
5057C
Dexter
$149,000
5049M
Kingsbury
$92,500
On Kingsbury Pond, deck overlooks the water. Solar
power to run the lights and tv. 1O0 gallon holding
Residential and commercial property on the water. tank with pump for water from the pond. Cesspool
5 RM apartment with bonus 400 sq ft office space. septic, system. All on a 75x75 ft lot. Dock stays
with the property. Come enjoy the summer here.
Full 40 ft deck overlooking Lake Wassookeag.
175 SPRING ST., DEXTER
924-7902 OR 924-3594
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