Portland, ME Real Estate News

By John Herrigel, Portland, ME - Real Estate
(The Herrigel-Kennedy Group - Portside Real Estate)
Great opportunity for a SF Home in Portland ME Single Family Home for sale in Portland, ME Overview Maps Photos $239,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 2506 sqftLot: 0.29 acre(s) Location 103 Wolcott StreetPortland, ME 0410USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: John Herrigel Green Tree Realty(207) 6505383johnherrigel@gmail.comhttp://www.mymaineproperty.com Listed by: John Herrigel Our recent listings Single Family Residential for $239,900 in Portland, MEWaterfront Home... Private Setting...Fully Renovated Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Jeff Mateja, Southern Maine Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty - Universal Properties)
A birthday dinner this past week found us on Wharf Street in Portland at Havana South, a delightful new (opened in June 2010) restaurant featuring a Latin inspired menu. While the interior decor offered a fascinating atmosphere and a perfect setting for a calm dining experience, we choose to sit on the outdoor patio overlooking the cobblestoned Wharf street and those passing by. Might I recommend carefully considering the extensive wine list, as we did before being greeted by their in-house wine expert. We made his work easy, opting instead for a carafe of the sangria, which was very pleasant on the warm evening. While awaiting the arrival of our appetizer Lobster Empanada, we enjoyed a basket of cornbread with sweet butter and olive oil. The lobster empanada with the mango sauce held u...
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By John Herrigel, Portland, ME - Real Estate
(The Herrigel-Kennedy Group - Portside Real Estate)
The east end real estate market in Portland Maine continues to be one of the hottest places in Portland to buy real estate. Currently there are 2 or 3 Single Family homes plus a handful of condos and multi units for sale. With the fantastic Eastern Promenade to look out upon, many local dining experiences to choose from and a quick walk to down town Portland it is no wonder it is such a desirable place to call home. The search screen below is a search of homes for sale in Portland, Maine. You can see all the homes for sale right now in Portland Maine. If you want to search other areas just change the search fields below. It is interactive. You can use it right here and now. No clicking to another site. Just search for your home right here. Have fun and don’t hesitate to call John Herrig...
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By Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!
(Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group)
Tweet Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, otherwise known as Lady Gaga thrilled a huge crowd this afternoon in Portland Maine.  The rally organized by the Servicemember's Legal Defense Network was held in Deering Oaks Park near the campus of the University of Southern Maine.  Mainers found out yesterday that Lady Gaga would be speaking, word spread quickly, as local officials scrambled to make plans to handle the anticipated crowds. The rally drew a HUGE crowd and was held without incident.  She was sharp, cutting, and direct while she rallied attendees to contact their Senators and urge them to vote for repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.  I can't say it any better than Lady Gaga, so without further ado, here is a video of her speech today.
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By Jeff Mateja, Southern Maine Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty - Universal Properties)
Lady Gaga will appear at Deering Oaks Park tomorrow, Monday, September 20, at 4pm, according to the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), just days after her controversial appearance on MTV's Video Music Awards; Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) will be holding a grassroots rally with young people near the University of Southern Maine campus on Monday, September 20, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. ET, at Deering Oaks Park, Portland, ME, in a major Senate push to break the expected filibuster by Sen. John McCain of the National Defense Authorization Act, to which repeal is included. The key U.S. Senate vote is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Keep updated on Twitter with the hashtag: #4the14k Sign up here. Certainly, we know with our Maine Republican Senators Olympia Snowe and Su...
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By Jeff Mateja, Southern Maine Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty - Universal Properties)
The Maine Red Claws with the help of eWaste Maine and The Portland Press Herald will help you get rid of unwanted and hard to dispose of electronics for FREE on Saturday, September 11 from 9am to 1pm at the Portland Expo parking lot, 239 Park Avenue, Portland. The recycling event we understand is open to Maine residents only. Should a business wish to recycle their electronics they should contact eWaste Maine at (207) 312-5700 or Clark@ewastemaine.com. Examples of Items Accepted: Household Electronics (TVs, DVD players, VCR, radio/stereo, microwave ovens etc), Computers and Peripherals (keyboard, mouse, scanner, printer etc), Batteries, Cell Phones, Game Consoles, etc. Examples of Items Not Accepted: Appliances and White Goods (ovens, washer/dryers, etc.) Freon Bearing Items (refrigera...
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By Jeff Mateja, Southern Maine Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty - Universal Properties)
Portland Maine trivia has heated up over the past few years with a number of Old Port establishments giving their patrons another reason to frequent downtown, and enjoy some mid-week entertainment and drinks while measuring and matching their wits, or test how quickly they can find the answer on their iPhone or Blackberry as we've seen in some cases (cheaters!...only kidding). You can play individually or as a team, and many of the trivia nights are quite competitive with great prizes awarded (gift certificates, ipods, vendor apparel and bar paraphernalia). In case Jeopardy is no longer cutting it for you, or you're looking for a great excuse to meet people, check out the following trivia nights; Monday Bull Feeney's - 7pm Siano's Old Port - 7pm Tuesday Binga's Stadium Smokehouse & Spo...
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By Jeff Mateja, Southern Maine Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty - Universal Properties)
Portland, Maine, can chalk up yet another honor with the recent recognition by Outside Magazine and being named near the top of their Top 25 Dream Towns article (August 2010 edition). Portland receives the Best Overall in the East honor, as Outside Magazine referenced the diverse economy in our wonderful city, the low cost of living, and the "small town charm with bigger city opportunities". Yet another fine honor and to share all that is great about Portland and the surrounding area with the rest of the world. Read more about why our city made the short list here - Best Towns 2010 - Portland Maine.
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By Jeff Mateja, Southern Maine Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty - Universal Properties)
Pat's Pizza, an icon for years in Orono, has thankfully arrived in Portland's Old Port at 30 Market Street. Owner Chris Tyll, has done a wonderful job capturing the well-known Pat's taste and wide variety of menu options beyond pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches. Pat's Pizza Old Port offers signature pizzas much like the new trend we have come to enjoy from the likes of their competition, Portland Pie Co. and Siano's Pizzeria, though the mainstay offerings like pepperoni, meat lovers, and taco pizza are available as well at affordable prices. A fourteen inch one topping pizza is $10.20, and $3.20 will get you a delicious hamburger. Oh, and did I mention Pat's makes their dough fresh daily, you can request whole wheat or low carb dough, and they even offer a gluten free option. Having grown...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Easy, careful on that slippery rock ledge and hurry, tides coming in along the Maine coast as you climb a ladder to your new Maine lighthouse property you just bought at auction. Everyone loves a family day at a Maine beach. My four kids and I had fun in this Sand Beach Maine image with incredible water, sunshine, picnic to remember. But imagine owning a Maine lighthouse full time. On your bucket list, your list to Santa this year? To own your own private ledge top historic Maine lighthouse?  Hop to it, don't be late. There is an auction for a lighthouse in Maine underway. Read more.... The 105 foot high Maine lighthouse is being auctioned off by the Federal government. Built in 1905, automated in 1959, with gps guidance so plentiful, the original use of this granite based Maine lightho...
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By Rick Beal
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
It's this Sunday, from 11 - 5.  The festivities kick off with a parade at 11:00am followed by live music, food, shopping, and surprises.  Events include pony rides, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirl and giant slides for the kids, a rock climbing wall and bungee trampoline for all ages, art and crafts from over 90 local artists and craftspeople, and live music for all tastes. Parking is available at the Spring Street Garage, Custom House Square Garage, Cumberland County Garage, One City Center Garage, Temple Street Garage, Casco Bay Lines Garage, Top of the Old Port Parking Lot, Elm Street Garage, Gateway Parking Garage and the Fore Street Garage which has $10 flat rate for the day. For More Information along with the most up to date information on Old Port condos, click on www.MaineHouseVal...
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By John Herrigel, Portland, ME - Real Estate
(The Herrigel-Kennedy Group - Portside Real Estate)
 For the month ending April 2010 the Portland Maine real estate housing market saw 56 single family and condo residential transactions occur at a combined median price of 233K with each home sitting on the market for a median of 53 days. This represents a transaction volume increase of 30% year over year and a pricing increase of 6%. Portland continues to be the anchor to a very strong regional market. To get more information on Cumberland county homes for sale please visit www.mymaineproperty.com, contact me directly at 207-650-5383 or via email at john@greentreemaine.com
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
      Houlton, Rumford, Camden, South Portland, Bangor Maine all has soap box derby race sites for boys and girls 8-17 to learn "the thrill of the hill". Now only Houlton Maine that has its own engineered hill to soap box derby race and this year is the state of Maine site for gravity kit car drivers. The having a hill and not having to take over a neighborhood street is part of the reason only Houlton Maine is still going strong since 1996's first race to find, produce a winner to send to Akron Ohio to represent the state at the All American Soap Box Derby. Why wait until you are sixteen to drive a car in Maine?   Sign up for the Houlton Maine race is NOW...visit our Maine Soap Box Derby site, the Northern Maine Soap Box Derby page for more images, videos, details on the history of our...
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By Rick Beal
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
24th Annual Chocolate Lovers' Fling - This Weekend in Portland    . It's this Sunday, April 11th from 1 to 4 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay on Spring Street.   All proceeds benefit Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine.   Check it out after attending all of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Open Houses this Sunday!   For the latest in real estate news check out www.MaineHouseValues.com  
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Increased Rental Property Profit Allows You to Take Yourself on Vacation. Portland,ME Take yourself on holiday using your increased rental property income. I was driving home in 11-degree temperatures from a meeting with one of our students. He was sharing with me about his upcoming vacation to warm and sunny Mexico. While some of you reading this are in warmer climes, most of us have been hit by an strangely cold winter and our minds go on vacation more often than our bodies! We all could use a holiday to break up the colder months. Our student mentioned that he skimmed a little off his rental income every month to add to his vacation fund. Not a bad idea I thought as I watched the snow blowing along the side of the road. In most rental situations, the property owner does not have anyt...
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By John Herrigel, Portland, ME - Real Estate
(The Herrigel-Kennedy Group - Portside Real Estate)
For the month ending January 2010 the Portland Maine real estate housing market saw 35 single family and condo residential transactions occur at a combined median price of 211K with each home sitting on the market for a median of 59 days. This represents a volume increase of 75% year over year and a decrease of 19% month over month. The median price increased year over year by 6% further reinforcing the housing recovery in the region. To get more information on Southern Maine homes for sale please visit www.mymaineproperty.com, contact me directly at 207-650-5383 or via email at john@greentreemaine.com
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By David Roberts, (207) 741-2006
(The Maine Real Estate Network)
WEICHERT, REALTORS ANNOUNCES DAVID ROBERTS, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Weichert, Realtors® - Waterglen Group is pleased to announce and recognize David K. Roberts as their Rookie of the Year. . This award is based on 2009 sales volume for the company among sales agents who have had their license less than 18 months. David has quickly built his portfolio of real estate business extending from Greater Portland to the Sebago Lakes Region. David lives in the historic Ferry Village area of South Portland, Maine with his family. Andrew Snyder, Weichert, Realtors - Waterglen Group's Designated Broker said: "In this challenging real estate market, David is a great role model for new agents for generating sales through hard work and excellent service to his buyers and sellers. Waterglen is extremely pr...
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By Rick Beal
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
On Saturday, February 6th, the Chinese American Friendship Association of Maine (CAFAM) will be celebrating the upcoming Chinese New Year (The Year of the Tiger) at Catherine McAuley High School, 631 Stevens Avenue, Portland from 10:30 A.M. to 4 P.M.   The event will feature Chinese crafts and games for kids, Chinese music and folk dance (including the debut of my 3-year-old daughter Emily), Interactive workshops and demos and, of course, fantastic Chinese food and merchandise.   Admission is $5 for adults ($3 for CAFAM Members), $3 for Kids ($2 for CAFAM Members) and Free for Kids under 2. For more information call 207-797-4033.
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By John Herrigel, Portland, ME - Real Estate
(The Herrigel-Kennedy Group - Portside Real Estate)
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By John Herrigel, Portland, ME - Real Estate
(The Herrigel-Kennedy Group - Portside Real Estate)
For the month ending December 2009 the Portland Maine residential real estate housing market saw 43 single family and condo residential transactions occur at a combined median price of 209K with each home sitting on the market for a median of 85 days. This represents a volume increase of 48% from December 2008 with median prices for the first time ALL YEAR not decreasing and holding steady at the 209K price point. To get more information on real estate in Southern Maine please visit www.mymaineproperty.com, contact me directly at 207-650-5383 or via email at john@greentreemaine.com
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