Month: January 2010

Some B&B’s and Inns make perfect weekly summer rentals…

Lately I’ve been hearing positive comments about how advanced reservations for weekly summer rentals and bed and breakfasts are looking good for the upcoming season. Some have said that they are booking up earlier this year. It’s made a lot of potential buyers think twice about investing in a second home that could possibly make …

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Amtrak’s Downeaster Passenger Rail service to extend service in Maine…

$35 million will be invested in Maine to extend the Amtrak Downeaster passenger rail service from Portland to Brunswick. “The project is a significant economic boost to Maine. It will put over 200 people to work improving the rail line and bring economic development to downtown train stations in communities like Freeport and Brunswick.” “Nearly …

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Maine’s Lodging Brokerage was no flatliner for me in 2009…

I sent an email to my sellers last week with an attachment of my web stats showing the recent activity to each of their listings. As one seller put it, “if that was an EKG at least there’s a pulse!” Voila, this blog post was born. Thank you, C.S! This has not been the easiest …

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Not sure you want to be a real hands-on innkeeper? Try this on…

I’ve posted about this concept before but it’s been a while. And with all of the recent activity I’m starting to see, I wanted to talk about it again, but more in depth this time. Kudos to this property owner in Durango, Colorado for such a great idea. It’s called “Nobody’s Inn“. Essentially it’s a …

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