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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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Craignair Inn & Restaurant, on the water in Spruce Head, Maine…

I had a showing today at the inn so I grabbed my camera in hopes the snow had melted enough for me to take new photos. It was cold but clear and gorgeous with blue skies and puffy clouds. Besides, I figured out how to use my new DSLR on manual exposure which made a …

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Good news for Captain Briggs House Bed and Breakfast listing in Freeport, Maine

$45mil Freeport development underway…from MaineBiz February 24. Also in the works – a premier train station for Freeport to become a Transit Oriented Destination (TOD). Captain Briggs House offers a buyer a great opportunity while interest rates are historically low, while the area, and thus the potential of the area businesses continue to grow. Win-win …

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A unique Bed and Breakfast on the market…

This is Mountain Village Farm Inn Bed and Breakfast in Kingfield, Maine, the gateway to SKI Sugarloaf. A wonderful, fully renovated 1850’s farmhouse/cape on 7 rolling acres, separate “Gallery” building and huge L-shaped barn in very good shape with no evidence of sagging ridges. There are 6 guest rooms with private baths, a living room …

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The Swan Agency’s Lodging Division’s new website…

A Lifestyle, Investment and Home. This is something we at The Swan Agency have known about for quite some time, but it seems others are now catching on. People are giving serious consideration where to put their money and realizing that the investment in a lodging property, whether a hotel, motel, inn or bed and …

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Another Price Reduction…

Lakeshore Inn B&B in Rockland, Maine.Now offered at $429,000 (near appraised value) and the sellers are motivated. 5 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath private residence detached 2 car garage, huge eat-in kitchen and fantastic views of Lake Chickawaukie. Perfect as a 4 guest room B&B for new innkeepers just starting out or for experienced innkeepers looking …

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Kennebunkport Beach…

February in Maine…by the looks of the people and dogs walking along the beach you’d probably assume this was Spring or Fall? It was February 8th, cold and windy and I had a showing at the 1802 House Bed & Breakfast (which has amongst the most fantastic owner’s quarters of any inn I’ve seen). Naturally …

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Just announced…

The New England Press Association awarded the Mount Desert Islander newspaper first place once again for General Excellence and best weekly newspaper website. The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty was awarded best weekly newspaper real estate ad in all of New England! Kim Swan says that in a time of unprecedented struggles, things like this …

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The Guilford Bed & Breakfast, just listed!

Grandeur in the Maine Highlands The Guilford Bed & Breakfast, circa 1904-1918 This incredible grand mansion in Guilford, Maine has been through meticulous restoration. Currently, two sides of the home (color photo above) have been hand scraped, sanded and repainted in the classic tri-color palette, chimneys restored, dormers have been restored to their original splendor …

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