Town of Kennebunk – HarvestFest

Celebrate the beginning of fall at the Town of Kennebunk’s annual HarvestFest on Saturday, October 13! Having volunteered at this event myself I can say that it is filled with fun, family friendly activities throughout the day. Examples include, pumpkin decorating, face painting, scavenger hunt, parade and more! I look forward to seeing you there! Click Continue Reading to see the HARVESTFEST flyer below.

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Summer Band Blast 3 at Waterhouse!

The third annual Summer Band Blast is returning to the Waterhouse Center in Kennebunk on Sunday, August 19 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm! It is sure to be filled with amazing music from local bands such as the Kennebunk River Band, The Dock Squares, Lincoln Continental, Leap of Faith and the Ketchfish Band. All you have to bring is a chair as this event is FREE! It is a benefit for Community Outreach Services so donations of nonperishable food items will be collected the day of the event. Click Continue Reading to see the SUMMER BAND BLAST 3 flyer below.

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West Kennebunk FAMILY FUN DAY!

The West Kennebunk Village Committee means it when they say “Join us for a Day of Fun”! They deliver on this promise by offering a wide variety of activities for everyone of all ages on Saturday, August 4 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm on Alfred Road in West Kennebunk. There will be a pancake breakfast, face painting, bounce houses, watermelon eating contests, crafters, a parade and MUCH MORE! Click Continue Reading to see their FAMILY FUN DAY flyer below.

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(JULY PRESS RELEASE) MAINE SINGLE-FAMILY HOME SALES AND PRICES UP IN JUNE

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AUGUSTA (July 23, 2018)—The Maine summer real estate sales season is in full swing. According to the Maine Association of REALTORS®, REALTORS® around the state sold 1,937 single-family existing homes in June 2018, an increase of 2.54 percent over June 2017. Home values experienced double-digit gains, with a 10.98 percent jump in the median sales price to $227,500. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less.

“It’s been a strong year for much of Maine and inventory is moving quickly,” says Kim Gleason, 2018 President of the Maine Association of REALTORS® and Broker/Owner of McAllister Real Estate in Hallowell. “The number of sales during the first six months of 2018 are nearly 2 percent ahead of the first six months of 2017, which was Maine’s best ever.

“In some areas of Maine, the markets are tight—multiple offers are prevalent, and prices show upward pressure.”

The National Association of Realtors today reported a national sales dip of 2.3 percent, while prices rose 5.2 percent to an MSP of $279,300. Regionally, home sales in the Northeast eased 4.0 percent over the past year and the regional MSP increased 3.3 percent to $305,900.

“Maine real estate continues to be a great investment, and those thinking of buying or selling need to consult early on with a REALTOR® who is knowledgeable of the local area for the best strategy and successful outcome,” adds Gleason.

Below are two charts showing statistics for Maine and its 16 counties. The first chart lists statistics for the month of June only, statewide. The second chart compares the number of existing, single-family homes sold (units) and volume (MSP) during the rolling quarter of April, May and June of 2017 and 2018.

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Source: Maine Real Estate Information System, Inc. (d/b/a Maine Listings). Note: Maine Listings, a subsidiary of the Maine Association of REALTORS, is a statewide Multiple Listing Service with over 4,700 licensees inputting active and sold property listing data. Statistics reflect properties reported as sold in the system within the time periods indicated. Contacts: Maine Association of REALTORS President Kim Gleason (McAllister Real Estate) – (207) 621-2345 – kimgleason@myfairpoint.net – Maine Association of REALTORS President-Elect Peter Harrington (Malone Commercial Brokers) – (207) 772-2422 peter@malonecb.com For more names: suzanne@mainerealtors.com

HARBORFEST – WELLS, MAINE

Looking for something fun to do this coming weekend? Then head on down to Wells Harbor Park (331 Harbor Road) to enjoy a day full of FREE games & activities on Saturday, July 28 from 11:00am-4:00pm! Click Continue Reading to see their HARBORFEST flyer below. Continue reading “HARBORFEST – WELLS, MAINE”

Kennebunk’s Music on Main – Portland Symphony Orchestra

I am excited to say that the Portland Symphony Orchestra is returning to the Kennebunk Waterhouse Center (51 Main Street) on Thursday, July 26 for a FREE concert! This will be its 4th annual concert and I am looking forward to volunteering at it this year. There will be seating available; however, it is highly recommended for those attending to bring their own folding chair as a large turnout is expected as has been in years past. The concert begins at 6:00 pm and I suggest making the trip to watch them. I had the opportunity of watching them during their rehearsal last year and FABULOUS doesn’t even begin to describe how wonderful they sounded. For more information please take a moment to visit the Town of Kennebunk’s website about Music on Main HEREContinue reading “Kennebunk’s Music on Main – Portland Symphony Orchestra”

Firework Show Schedules

SparklersThere is something truly magical each and every time I have the opportunity to watch a fireworks show. They are beautiful, fun and transport me to my many wonderful childhood memories when I had a front row view of them in my backyard. As my daughter is getting older I am excited for her to share that same excitement and awe. Continue reading “Firework Show Schedules”