portland: Maine State Pier Development May Move Forward - 12/17/08 06:33 AM
On Monday the Portland City Council held a workshop to discuss the future development of the Maine State Pier.  The result was an informal decision to re-open negotiations with Portsmouth-based Ocean Properties.
Three options were presented by the city manager's office for moving forward with the redevelopment of the pier and in the end they chose to move ahead with Ocean Properties, who last year lost the bid for the development project to local competitor The Olympia Cos. The city council scheduled a formal vote on the matter next month. At this time there is still no final decision on whether … (0 comments)

portland: Portland Maine Video - Using Vimeo - 12/11/08 04:10 PM
Welcome to Portland, Maine

The above video was created using Vimeo. It is an alternative to YouTube. … (1 comments)

portland: The Curse of Realtor.com - 12/01/08 05:14 PM
I have always been against Realtor.com and the other real estate portals - Trulia, Zillow, etc.  Our believe is in building the best website we can and them compete for local online marketing space.  Supporting my competition is only a business model that appears to work in the real estate industry.
I was just notifed that our bill for Realtor.com enhanced listings was up - and was I excited - knowing that more listings in 2008 will now cost me more for 2009!  But what really gets me is how shamlessly Realtor.com tries to promote their own products, with one of … (7 comments)

portland: Maine Home Sale Reports Updated - 10/28/08 04:42 PM
At our website - MaineHomeConnection - we just updated our 2008 homes sales statistics through the first three quarters of 2008. Sales results are available for York and Cumberland Counties in total, as well as selected individual cities and towns. Details are available at the link Home Sales and individual City pages.
Although unit sales for both single-family homes and condos are down in virtually every town, pricing has not experienced the same dramatic decreases, which is encouraging for sellers.
For the month of September the median sales price for a single-family existing home was $177,750, down 6.5% from one year … (0 comments)

portland: Relocating to Maine - 05/04/07 07:05 AM
Welcome Back To Maine! 
Maine is a very, very big state - often we get visitors to our site, MaineHomeConnection, who are not familiar with the overall geography of New England, let alone Maine.  As most realtors know, the single most used page on any real estate web site is probably the MLS Search.  We often get requests for property, especially Waterfront Real Estate that are hundreds of miles apart.  The Maine coast has over 3,000 miles of coast line, but from a practical standpoint, the majority of the population live in the southern section - Cumberland and York Counties, which includes the … (0 comments)

 
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