Month: October 2009

Historic Homes of Maine

The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty recently launched another specialty division, Historic Homes of Maine. There are several agents involved in this division who took part in a course in Portland last week which was required in order to be considered a Historic Homes Specialist. Naturally, because the majority of my listings (being inns) are …

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What’s happening in the bed and breakfast brokerage market?

It’s a frequently asked question by both buyers and sellers. Actually, add in appraisers and bankers as well. Everyone wants to know if there are buyers out there. The answer is absolutely, yes. However, the ratio of buyers in certain buyer pools has shifted during the economic slowdown. The following represents the bed and breakfast …

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New PRICE REDUCTION on Island View Inn, Sullivan, Maine

This fabulous waterfront property has been reduced from $1,200,000 to $995,000. The inn offers one of the most fantastic views of Mount Desert Island that there is. Located just 15 minutes from Ellsworth and 30 minutes from the heart of Acadia National Park, its Route 1 location makes it a great spot for day trips …

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A beautifully restored late Queen Anne Maine bed and breakfast…

This is The Guilford Bed and Breakfast. Built around 1905-08, this gorgeous home several years ago underwent an interior restoration, but the exterior was never restored back to its original splendor using a three color exterior traditional “painted lady” appropriate of the era. Until now. The owners began a full exterior renovation last summer but …

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A fantastic aspiring innkeeper “bootcamp”…

We’ve just completed a wonderful Fall Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar (that we refer to as “bootcamp”, an intense 2 day session) full of information and interactive real-time cooking workshops for a full house of guests. This one held at The Danforth in Portland. There were seven attendees and four participating instructors and we covered topics from …

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