Lewiston, ME Real Estate News

By Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!
(Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group)
Keller Williams Realty Mid Maine joins the KW Red Day 2010 event, volunteering in our community! Red Day was a great success and a blast for all of us.  This year the agents, staff, and families of Keller Williams Realty Mid Maine had the opportunity to assist new Self Help Homeowners working through the Community Concepts program.  It is kind of central/western Maine's version of Habitat For Humanity.  We joined the soon to be homeowners of 3 new Community Concepts homes in Lewiston Maine, leveling, raking, and seeding their new lawns and completing the interior painting. A Liitle About Community Concepts: Since 1965, Community Concepts, Inc. has offered a variety of social services that promote self-sufficiency within the people of the communities of Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford...
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By Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!
(Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group)
City of Lewiston Maine Household Hazardous Waste Depot, located at Lewiston's solid waste facility will open starting May 1,2010. The depot, started in 2005 is open to residents from May 1 through November on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays only.Visit www.avcog.org or call AVCOG at 783-9186 for additional details concerning the depot.Examples of waste, which WILL be accepted at the HHW Depot include: oil based paint, pesticides, anti-freeze, old pool chemicals, waste gasoline & fuels, and solvent based cleaners · for a more complete list, visit the Environmental Depot's web site - envdepot.com.  The HHW Depot is open to residents ONLY and cannot accept Hazardous Waste generated from businesses or other commercial firms. Examples of waste, which WILL NOT be accepted at the HHW Depot include:  ...
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By Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!
(Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group)
      The Lewiston Maine police department has just rolled out it's interactive police log website.  The city of Lewiston is one of only 8 cities nationwide to provide this service through RaidsOnline.com.  Ok, the name needs a little work, but the police department is hopeful that this new web feature will help Lewiston citizens to know what is going on in their neighborhood and perhaps become more involved with local community watch programs. The free and easy exchange of information between citizens and police has been shown to help reduce crime in other areas.  Lewiston has actually been previously named as an "All American City" and does not have an unusually high crime rate, but the city and police force are taking this proactive step to further improve their efforts.  Crime data...
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By Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!
(Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group)
LEWISTON WILL HOST MAINE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONVENTION Showing off it's credentials as the hub of Central Maine, the city of Lewiston will host The Maine Democratic Party Convention this year at it's premier facility - the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.  The event will take place May 21-22, 2010.  This event will bring delegates from across the state and give the Lewiston/Auburn area a chance to show Mainers all of the exciting improvements, renovations, and recent innovations in the twin cities.  1984 was the last time the convention was held in Lewiston, so delegates and visitors who have not been in town since, are in for many changes.  These conventions typically attract between 1500 to 2000 attendees and Lewiston is ready to welcome them all. If you have not attended an event at the Coli...
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By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
This morning I had the pleasure of attending the 11th annual Maine Milfoil Summit held at the University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn. The summit was sponsored by the Congress of Lakes Associations, Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, Lakes Environmental Association, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Portland Water District and Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program. The intention of the summit was to update folks about the ongoing efforts to fight variable-leaf milfoil, an invasive species. Highlights of the summit: -Maine Milfoil Consortium, a project based at Saint Joseph's College, is working to expand resources for combating milfoil in Maine lakes. Jackey Bailey, Director and Researcher for the Consortium, explained that the mission is to address the milfoil infestatio...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Home Value Update for Lewiston ME Through September 2009 According to Zillow.com, the listing prices of single family homes and condos have been flat in the last 3 months. The current mean listing price of homes for sale on the market in Lewiston, ME, is $149,500. Below is a chart of the trend of listing prices of homes for sale in Lewiston, ME, in the past year through September 2009: Median List PriceMore Lewiston Home Values   If you're looking for a home or condo to purchase in Lewiston, ME, or in the surrounding area, then try this home search. You can still buy a home with no money down with the USDA Rural Development Home Loan program. With the FHA Mortgage program, you can purchase a home with as little as 3.5% down. When you're ready to buy a home, find out how much home or con...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Get a Free List of Websites of Government and Bank Foreclosure Listings in Lewiston, ME There are a number of websites that contain free listings of government and bank foreclosed homes in Lewiston, ME. These websites contain descriptions, color photos, and addresses of the foreclosed homes for sale in Lewiston, ME. And, most of these websites have government and bank foreclosure listings nationwide. There's no charge to search the foreclosure listings on any of these websites, and there's no 7-day free trial period either. Virtually all of these websites do not require any personal information to get access to the government and bank foreclosure listings. You can access these foreclosure listings anytime you want and as often as you want - free of charge!  Get your own directory of fre...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
FHA, VA, and USDA Rural Development Loans in Lewiston, ME Are you looking for a home mortgage loan in the Lewiston, ME area? Then you've come to the right place! Northeast Community Mortgage is a mortgage broker serving Lewiston, ME, and many of the surrounding areas. When you decide to buy a home or refinance a mortgage in Lewiston, ME or in the surrounding area, your search for a home mortgage loan should start and end here.  With so many lenders to choose from in the greater Lewiston area, you should choose one you can trust to find the mortgage loan that will best meet your needs. As a mortgage broker, we help our clients obtain a loan from the lender who has the terms that best matches their needs. In terms of mortgage programs, we specialize in FHA, VA, and USDA Rural Development ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
The Mortgage Interest Rate Lock Advisory for Lewiston ME for October 13, 2009 Here are some of the events affecting mortgage interest rates today in Lewiston, Maine. What the Mortgage Backed Securities Market is Doing Today: The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 101.19 this morning - down 3/32 from Friday's close. The FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon is currently trading at 101.22 - up 1/32 from it's opening (as shown by the blue line). Last Friday, MBS closed down 19/32 for the day, and was 10/32 down for the week at 101.28. Remember, on mortgage backed securities (MBSs), as the price goes down, the yield goes up - and so do mortgage interest rates. I expect that mortgage interest rates will be 0.25% - 0.50% worse in price this morning as compared to Friday. The chart bel...
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By Roy L'Italien / Real Estate Professional, Make the Right Move...Call Me Today!
(Century 21 Avantage / Team L'Italien)
I am finding that today's market is more of a "normal" market. A few years ago just about anyone could walk into a mortgage company and get a home loan with little to no money down and marginal credit. Today with the foreclosures of those loans and adjustable rate mortgages, there has been some tightening of the reins as far as getting a home loan. However, it is still possible to receive a home loan with a great rate with little to no money down. If you are thinking of buying in today's market, I would not hesitate to sit with a mortgage broker and a realtor like myself and see what your options are. It is a great time to buy and there is nothing to be afraid of! Give me a call for a free consultation today!
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By Tanya Busch, Maine Real Estate
(The Maine Real Estate Network)
Thorncrag Bird SanctuaryThorncrag Bird Sanctuary in Lewiston, a 312-acre wildlife preserve, has been the primary focus of The Stanton Bird Club for more than 80 years. At an elevation of 510 feet, the highest point in the city, this sanctuary sits as a green capstone, a forested oasis surrounded on three sides by urban and suburban development. The "Crag", belonging to the family Thorne in the 1800's, is a familiar and well-loved landmark in Lewiston. The human use of this land over the decades has been as varied as the habitats and wildlife it has always protected. Uses have included: recreation and scientific research by Bates College, a sheep and dairy farm, tuberculosis sanitorium, homestead for the reclusive Elder Thorne, and facility for Highland Spring Bottled Water Company.Thorn...
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By Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!
(Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group)
Lewiston and Auburn Maine have much to offer, butDid You Know:Former TV "Survivor" star Julie Berry was born in Lewiston Former Baltimore Oriole Mike Bordick was a resident of Auburn TV/movie sensation Patrick Dempsey attended St. Dominic Regional High School Media personality Bryant Gumbel attended Bates College George H. W. Bush was stationed at Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport during World War II Senator Olympia Snowe is a native of Auburn Modern artist/painter/writer Marsden Hartley lived in L-A Marilyn Monroe's first husband, James Dougherty of Auburn, married Monroe, who was still known as Norma Jean Baker, when she was 16 and he was 21 The late folk performer Tom Rowe was from L-A The late folk perfomer Lenny Breau was also an L-A native son This little tid bit brought to you by...
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By Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!
(Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group)
So Much To Do - So Little Time!Maine is known for it's incredible scenery and wide variety of outdoor activities.  Here in the Lewiston Auburn area of Central Maine, we pride ourselves in the plentiful opportunities for outdoor adventures!  From the ski slopes, to the lakes, to the mighty Androscoggin river - We've got it all!  LA Arts has put together a great links page for many of the activities you and your family can enjoy in our area.  Click the link below to begin!  Don't miss the Great Falls Balloon Festival right herein Auburneach year!  Come visit us at http://www.tanyab.com/The Tanya Busch Team, Keller Williams Realty Mid Maine
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By Tanya Busch, Maine Real Estate
(The Maine Real Estate Network)
The Lewiston/Auburn area of central Maine has a rich and varied history.  The people of this region are hardy, resilient, and creative and have a longstanding reputation for adapting to the times and inventing creative solutions to what ever comes along.  LA Arts has put together an interesting time-line of our local history.  Be sure to check it out on their website by clicking the picture below.   We invite you to check out our little corner of Central Maine.The Tanya Busch Team, Keller Williams Realty Mid Maine207-689-9880     www.TanyaB.com 
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By Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!
(Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group)
The Lewiston/Auburn area, affectionately referred to as "LA" is a bustle of activity and a favorite location to catch a glimpse of the Maine arts scene.  For the latest calendar of Arts activities in the area check out LA Arts listings for "Live Happenings."  Click below to see the most current listings of events.    If you plan on visiting our area, please give us a call!  We'd be happy to send you a list of the latest and greates places to visit! The Tanya Busch Team, Keller Williams Realty Mid Maine207-689-9880www.TanyaB.com 
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By Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!
(Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group)
Interested in the Lewiston Maine area?The city of Lewiston Maine has put together a group of videos on their website to let you get a feel for this great area.  Just click the link below and it will take you to the Lewiston website home page.  Once there, simply click on the "Watch Our Online Videos" button and enjoy!Click Here for Lewiston Maine!If you are interested in Central or Western Maine, give us a call.We'd love to help you find your Maine home!The Tanya Busch Team, Keller Williams Realty Mid Maine207-689-9880www.TanyaB.com
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By No Longer Active
(Real Estate)
Those of you from the old days may remember the the series F-Troop that aired in the mid 60's.  The character Chief Wild Eagle used the line "It is Balloon" quite often when he saw a hot air balloon.  For the younger crowd I'm sure L/A brings to mind the Lewiston / Auburn area of Maine.  The twin cities are always referred to as LA and this weekend was the 15th annual Great Falls Balloon Festival.We travel to Maine quite often during the summer months and have been in town on several occasions during festival weekend.   This year we decided to do the overnight run so we would be there for the first launch scheduled at 6:00am  Friday morning. Launch conditions were perfect and the first Balloon was in the sky at about 6:15.  The field at the newly named Simard-Payne Memorial Park was fil...
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