Explore Ogunquit, ME
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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This week my wife and I had the pleasure of enjoying the beautiful state of Maine.  We chose the town of Ogunquit in Southern Maine to spend some down time, rest, lie on the beach, and eat.The Maine coast is beautiful although the ocean water is colder than in New York or New Jersey.Ogunquit Beach We also went to Kennebunkport and Kennebunk BeachKennebunk Beach What would a trip to Maine be without Maine LobsterMaine Lobster at Barnacle Billy's After dinner got to hang out and check out some tourist spot.  It is bustling now in August.  I am sure not so much in January. There are many thriving businesses here in town and some are multi generation family businesses. Information and pictures provided by Grant Schneider, Performance Development Strategies.  Would you like to know how to ma...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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June 18, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Edith Jones Project, Portland-based 16 member, all-women Jazz Big Band, $14/adults, $12/students and seniors, Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bars Mills. FMI: 207.929.6472, www.sacorivergrangehall.org. June 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 2nd Annual "Pulling Together for Teens," Airplane Pull, team competitions to pull a ten ton WWII PBY Catalina airplane over a distance of twelve feet as fast as they can, also Classic Car show, Sanford Fly-In, food and more to benefit Maine Teen Talk, Sanford Regional Airport, 12 Presidential Lane, Sanford. FMI: 207.699.2464, www.pull4teens.com. June 19, 1-4 p.m. Wine Tasting, taste 7 wines for free, Tully's Beer and Wine, 45 Hannaford Plaza, Wells. FMI: 207.641.8622, www.tullysbeerandwine.com. June 19, 7:30 p.m. James Montg...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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September 3, 7-10 p.m. Jim Ciampi Trio at the Seaside Martini Club, enjoy great music and lucious drinks, even some BoSox on screens, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. FMI: 207.774.4527, www.thelandingatpinepoint.com/events September 3, 8 p.m. "Masters of American Operetta," includes music from great American composers Victor Herbert, Rudolf Friml and Sigmund Romberg, $10-$22, Hackmatack Playhouse, School Street, Berwick. FMI: 207.698.1807, www.hackmatack.org September 4, 6:30-10 p.m. Matt Fogg Trio, jazz, dinner specials to compliment entertainment, Nonatum Resort, 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport. FMI: 207.967.4050 or 800.552.5651, www.nonantumresort.com/Dining/specialevents September 5, 8-11 a.m. Pancake Breakfast, includes pancakes, sausages, coffee or tea, ...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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August 20, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. 36th Annual Sidewalk Art Show, downtown Ogunquit. (rain date-August 21). FMI: www.ogunquit.org August 20, 8 p.m. "Almost Maine," an enchanting midwinter night's dream filled with love, laughter and hope, prices vary, Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road, Arundel.FMI: 207.985.5552 or www.arundelbarnplayhouse.com August 21, 5 -7 p.m. Mama Mia's Pasta and Pizza Public Dinner, benefit for the Free Meals Kitchens of the York County Shelter Programs, Inc., $8/adults, $4/children ages 3-11, Dining Commons, next to Bakery at Notre Dame, Shaker Hill Road, Alfred.FMI: 207.324.1137 or www.yorkcountyshelterprograms.org August 21, 8 p.m. "The Producers," based on Mel Brooks's zany story of two theatrical producers looking to get rich quick on Broadway, Hackmatack Playh...
By Bruce Edgerly
(Ogunquit Sunrise Properties)
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About Ogunquit & Wells (edit/delete) Nubble Light in our neighboring town of York. Be sure and take time to truly "experience" ourVillage by the Sea and all it has to offer. For example: the beaches (Ogunquit Beach, Wells Beach, Drakes Island Beach, Long Sands, Short Sands), the Marginal Way, Perkins Cove, theOgunquit Playhouse, the art galleries, specialty shops, and the area's many fine restaurants. It's all within your reach as a visitor or resident of our beautiful area.   Ogunquit click ahead to Wells click ahead to surrounding areas   Ogunquit offers miles of sandy beaches, most notably Footbridge and Ogunquit Beach. Paid parking lots with restrooms are offered at each beach. Perkins Cove Full of quaint little specialty shops, fine dining and take-out restaurants, whale-watching t...
By Bruce Edgerly
(Ogunquit Sunrise Properties)
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June 2008 and buyers are still holding out........prices have come down and interest rates are still doing well...but buyers know that it is a buyers market and are expecting to benefit from it....Where many properties were selling 3 years ago 15% above assessed value...today properties are selling either at or just under the assessed value....Many buyers are hoping to come into the Maine market and get a lot for their money....but the truth is that many sellers have already marked prices as low as they possibly can....Many sellers today are having to go to closing with some cash in order to clear title...Buyers may want to understand the market that they are shopping in first of all.....for example Biddeford is a little different from Ogunquit....and the prices will dictate that....It ...
By Bruce Edgerly
(Ogunquit Sunrise Properties)
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A client of mine has experience the following scam so be alert.........A company called Liberty Investment Group out of Orlando Florida had promised a loan and they claimed to have had a private investor....well in todays market many people are looking for creative financing.......BE AWARE.....  The following is a step by step of events that occurred during this fraudulent act.Tom had received a call from John Wagner....who mentioned that he had an investor that was going to loan him the $60,000.00 that he needed but that Tom had to pay $5250.00 in an insurance that would cover the first 6 months of payments.....once he had the money he asked Tom to do a money gram to Canada and to send it to an individual person and not a company he said that this was the investor that needed to receiv...
By Bruce Edgerly
(Ogunquit Sunrise Properties)
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It is now 2008 and buyers are realizing that it is now or never....prices have come down and interest rates are still doing well...Many buyers are hoping to come into the Maine market and get a lot for their money....but the truth is that many sellers have already marked prices as low as they possibly can....Sellers today are having to go to closing with some cash in order to clear title...Buyers may want to understand the market that they are shopping in first of all.....for example Biddeford is a little different from Ogunquit....and the prices will dictate that....It is nice to see buyers doing their homework over the internet before seeking to see a property, but keep in mind that many properties out there are in an up side down loan and sellers can decrease their prices just so far...
By Bruce Edgerly
(Ogunquit Sunrise Properties)
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Market Conditions for Ogunquit, MaineReported by Bruce Edgerly, REALTORUpdated October 23, 2007. Current Market Rating: 112345Buyer'sSeller'sCurrent Price Trend: 212345FallingRisingThough the market has gotten weaker in some areas...properties closest to the ocean are still moving...Summer of 2007 even exceeded that of 2006...Buyers are still looking and know that this is the time to be buying before the market bounces back to the sellers court. It is now fall 2007 and calls are still coming in which leads me to believe that 2008 should be even better. Though the market has dropped drastically in other states, Maine is holding its own and sales have increased since 2006. This is a very good sign for Southern Maine Real Estate. It appears that buyers are trying to lock in to their second...
By Bruce Edgerly
(Ogunquit Sunrise Properties)
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How Much Can You Afford? Understanding how much you can afford is one of the most important rules of home buying. Depending on your individual situation, your budget can affect everything from the neighborhoods where you look, to the size of the house, and even what type of financing you choose.Bear in mind, however, that lenders will look at more than just your income to determine the size of the loan. Likewise, you may find that there are some creative financing options that can help boost your purchasing power.Loan prequalification vs. preapprovalOne of the best ways to determine your budget is to have your real estate agent or lender prequalify you for a loan. Prequalification is different from preapproval, because it is only an estimate of what you'll be able to afford. On the othe...
By Bruce Edgerly
(Ogunquit Sunrise Properties)
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Your Credit History As part of the loan application process, virtually all lenders will want to see a copy of your credit report. The report will list all your long-term debts (credit cards, mortgage payments, automobile and student loans, etc), as well as your payment history. If you don't have a copy of your credit report, most lenders will generally require you to pay for a copy when they process your loan application.However, most real estate experts agree that it is a good idea to obtain a copy of your credit report several months before you apply for a loan. This is so you have a chance to resolve any problems with your credit before your bank sees it. U.S. Federal law ensures that you have access to your credit report, which may be obtained from your local credit bureau or any of...
By Bruce Edgerly
(Ogunquit Sunrise Properties)
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Getting Your Finances in Order A crucial step in starting your search for a new home is having a clear idea of your financial situation. By getting a handle on your income, expenses and debts, you'll have a much better idea of what you can afford and how much you'll need to borrow.For lenders to verify this information, though, they're going to need to look at your financial records. It is also important to remember that you should include records for each person who will be an owner of the house. So before you even visit the bank, make sure you'll be able to provide copies of these important documents:Paycheck StubsRemember that lenders are most interested in your average income. Not only will they want to see this month's paycheck, but also how much you've been making for the past two...
By Bruce Edgerly
(Ogunquit Sunrise Properties)
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Finding the Right HomeReal Estate AgentsYou can sit down with a real estate agent and discuss your needs, type of area, style of home, amenities and everything you really want in your next home. Real estate agents can help you by accessing a Listing Service which covers all properties listed for sale within a specific area. Together, you can select the homes you would like to see, set appointments and preview homes in a short period of time. An agent can guide you through the entire process.Newspaper Ads/InternetMany people go through the real estate classified section or browse the Internet to find a home that appeals to them. However, your real estate agent will have many listings available that may not appear in the newspaper or Internet on a continuous basis. New listings come on th...
By Bruce Edgerly
(Ogunquit Sunrise Properties)
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Benefits of Home OwnershipCredit:Owning a home helps you establish financial credibility.Independence:Owning your own home provides you with independence and more privacy than renting. You are free to paint walls, plant flowers, keep pets and anything else within legal bounds.Investment:As you make more payments and own more of your home, you add to its investment value. Most improvements you make will also add to its value.Pride:A home reflects its owner's values and lifestyle. Owning a home can provide you with a source of pride, enjoyment and satisfaction.Security:A home can provide security against inflation because the value of your home increases as prices go up.Stability:Being established in a community provides a sense of belonging, stability and security.
By Bruce Edgerly
(Ogunquit Sunrise Properties)
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Please use these resources to exploreother offerings in Well and Ogunquit.Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce, Route 1, OgunquitThe Greater Yorks Region Chamber of Commerce, Route 1, YorkOgunquit Sunrise Properties is pleased to be amember of the Ogunquit and the Greater Yorks RegionChambers of Commerce.The Town of Ogunquit web siteThe Town of Wells web siteWells/Ogunquit Community School DistrictThe Town of York web site
By Bruce Edgerly
(Ogunquit Sunrise Properties)
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Email Bruce207-450-6513207-636-8059 (e-fax) http://www.bruceedgerly.com/ http://www.bruceaedgerly.com/Bruce Edgerly is a life-long resident of Maine. He has owned and operated a coastal property rental business in Ogunquit and Wells for several years. Bruce is a licensed real estate agent and also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maine at Fort Kent.With this background, Bruce is very familiar with York County and the Maine real estate climate in general. This knowledge will help him obtain the best price for your home or the most-fairly-priced property in the best location for you and your family.Bruce Edgerly is an Ogunquit Real Estate Realtor® with years of experience in helping people find new homes in Ogunquit and in surrounding areas. As your professional R...
By Bill Martin
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With the popularity of Ogunquit vacations increasing and the homes maintaining their value the interest in timeshares in Ogunquit has increased. With the high costs of spending one week in Ogunquit in hotels or property rentals many vacationers are finding that timeshares are an inexpensive way to vacation here. With maintenance costs around $500 dollars per week for a 2 bedroom 2 bath timeshare it has become cost effective to purchase timeshare. A 2 bedroom/2bath condo or home is around $1600 rent a week prime time so paying a maintenance fee of $500 a week for a timeshare makes it appealing to anyone interested in reducing vacation costs. Relatively speaking it will pay for it self over a very short period of time. Prime-time week sales appear to be making a comeback.....
Another wonderful guest called to make a reservation that was very concerned about the quality of the rooms. She did not trust pictures, having been burnt before by deceptive Innkeepers. Well I convinced her she would be more than happy or I would give her a nights stay and refund all her money if she was not pleased with our inn. Well summer arrived and I was out front dead heading my flower gardens when a nice women came up the roadway smoking like a chimney and crying(my nervous guest). I asked if everything was ok and she said they were to check in and they did not like the location of the Inn. Well I told her that there is nothing I can do about the location and that All I can do is provide the best rooms in town. Her freind that was going to stay with her loved the location. So I ...
And then there are the wonderful customers. On one occasion we had a couple stay with us from Canada. The husband could not speak a word of English and his wife was from the Philipines. She spoke some English and did the translating for the husband. They new I went for a 6 mile walk everyday at 4:00am and watched the sun rise. So the wife asked If I would mind if the husband joined me one morning. I was excited to have him walk with me and as I told them you never know what you will see.  Well the next morning sure enough the husband was outside waiting for me in his brand new sneakers he purchased at the Kittery outlets. We started out heading to Footbridge Beach to catch the sun rise and as we turned onto Riverbank a Fox ran across the road almost running into us. I'm not sure what my...

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