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Five of Maine’s Best Island Communities

2012 September 12

Those who live in, or visit Maine can attest to its natural beauty.  But those who live in one of its many island communities can bring further insight into the most hidden and enchanting areas of the state.  This blog covers some of the best communities in the state along the jagged coast and raging sea.


Deer Isle

Deer Isle is much more than one island; it’s a conglomerate of over 20 islands, each offering their own unique charm. Though it is one of the most secluded areas within the state, residents stay for their whole lives. Boat builders and fishermen still make Deer Isle their home as they have for hundreds of years. The community has always put out some of the most talented sailors and boat builders in country, such as the winners of the 1896 American Cup. The delightful summers in Downeast Maine showcase the natural beauty of Deer Isle. Sandy beaches stretch the length of shoreline, as rockbound and pebbly areas occasionally interrupt. Local restaurants open their patios, allowing people to dine on fresh seafood as the smell of the ocean blows in. Whether you go to Deer Isle for work, play, or to live, it is certain to enchant all who come.

Mount Desert Island

Mount Desert Island is located in eastern Maine, also referred to as Downeast. Mount Desert is most recognized by Cadillac Mountain, the tallest on the Atlantic coast. As it is one of eight mountains that make up the island’s interior, you can expect varying terrain and majestic views from all around. The island has gone widely unchanged, appearing as it did when it was first inhabited by the Wabanaki tribe. Thanks to the Department of Interior and the Rockefeller Family, the Acadia National Park (which covers most of Mount Desert) has hundreds of trails and carriage roads that allow people to explore the pristine landscape.

Isle au Haut

Isle au Haut is located just off the coast of Mount Desert Island, also encompassing portions of the Acadia National Park. Accessed only by boat, the island is largely secluded, having only 80 permanent residents. In the summer months, droves of adventurous tourist come to Isle au Haut to escape into the Maine wilderness. Rustic cabins, seaside shanties, and primitive lean-tos provide places to stay, as visitors explore the landscape.

Peaks Island

Peaks Island is just three miles from Portland’s busy harbor. Only taking about 15 minutes to get there by ferry, it is a popular spot among people looking to catch the next boat out of town. Around 1,000 people call the island home year round though in the summer months the population increases threefold. There are parks, restaurants, and shops throughout, offering an array of activities and amenities. The backside of the island is particularly beautiful as it is heavily wooded and encompassed by public lands that feature walking trails and scenic vistas. People have been coming to Peaks Island since the 1600s when the Abnaki indians spent their summers along the shore. It was until the 16th century that the island became permanently populated, as fishermen and farmers took up residence.

Georgetown Island

Georgetown Island is located just south of Bath, along Route 127. Its sprawling marshes and estuaries feature thriving wildlife along Maine’s coast. Rippling channels and inlets invite fishing boats to pull in their catches, as tiny pine laden islands dot the shoreline. Georgetown Island is also home to the famed Reid State Park where Mainers come from far and wide to relax along many sandy beaches, and explore scattered rocky ledges. Josephine Newman Sanctuary is yet another place you can enjoy the beauty of the island. Its miles of trail traverse the marshy landscape around Indian Point, not far from the quaint shops of downtown.  If you’re looking for home in Midcoast Maine, check out MyMaineProperty.com for more information.


(Photos courtesy of Lee Coursey, Diana Moos, Frank H, and Sogrady)



April 2012 Market Update for Boothbay ME

2012 April 30

The Boothbay Maine housing market saw 4 single family homes and condos sell during March 2012 year. This sales volume was 300% higher than the previous month.  Residential real estate in Boothbay sold at a median price of 143Kdown 59% month over month.  Homes in Boothbay were on the market for a median of 193 days.

Agents with the Herrigel Group are your local experts on coastal Maine homes for sale including the mid coastal region. For more information on real estate contact John Herrigel by phone at (207) 650-5383, or by email at johnherrigel@gmail.com.

Bath Maine 1st Quarter 2012 Housing Update

2012 April 25

market report graphIn Bath Maine during the 1st quarter of 2012 a total of 23 homes and condos were sold. This was a 44% higher quarterly sales volume compared to last year as well as a 44% higher volume compared to the last quarter of 2011. Homes in Bath sold at a median price point of 129K. This was 17% lower than during the same time period last year. The median number of days on the market for homes in Bath Maine was 101 days – down from the previous quarter as well as the 2011 1st quarter.

For information on the historic Bath Maine homes contact John Herrigel directly by phone at (207) 650-5383, or by email at johnherrigel@gmail.com. The Herrigel Group are experts on coastal Maine homes.

March 12 Housing Update for Boothbay Harbor ME

2012 March 29

Last month 0 homes were sold in Boothbay Harbor Maine. This followed the trend of the previous month as 0 homes were sold in January 2012. With a total of 31 homes sold in the town of Boothbay Harbor during the 2011 year, it is easy to predict that sales will pick up for the year with the coming of spring’s warm weather.

Boothbay Harbor is a community of seasonal and year-round residents in a picturesque coastal Maine village setting. If you are interested in purchasing a home in Boothbay Harbor, please visit us online at www.mymaineproperty.com or contact John Herrigel directly by phone at 207-650-5383 or email johnherrigel@gmail.com. The Herrigel Group specializes in coastal Maine real estate, in the Boothbay Harbor region and beyond.

March 2012 ME Housing Update for Wiscasset

2012 March 27

During February 2012, 1 home was sold in Wiscasset Maine. This was a decrease from the previous month in which 3 homes were sold. The average price dropped by 5% to 157K. This was an increase compared to last year – the 2011 median price point for Wiscasset homes was 139K.

If you are interested on catching up on the latest happenings in Wiscasset, Maine, check out the Wiscasset Community Center calendar – everything from Easter egg hunt to spring softball info is listed.

Are you are interested in learning more about real estate in Wiscasset? Visit us online or contact John Herrigel directly by phone at 207-650-5383 or email johnherrigel@gmail.com. The Herrigel Group specializes in coastal Maine real estate, in Wiscasset and beyond.

March 2012 Housing Update for Bath Maine

2012 March 19

Spring is near83 Bath Maine homes were on the market in February. With 10 sales made during the month, this was 25% higher than the month of February 2012 and 100% higher than the sales volume one month earlier. Homes that sold in February in the city of Bath were on the market for a median of 93 days. The median price for Bath homes was 100K.

Explore  Mid-Coast Maine this spring and check out all the great options for Bath real estate. Visit the Herrigel Group on Facebook, or Twitter to get the latest listings.  Agents with the Herrigel Group are experts in coastal Maine real estate. Call John Herrigel at 207-650-5383 or email johnherrigel@gmail.com.

February Housing Update for Bath Maine

2012 February 20

HouseIn the month of January, just 5 residential real estate sales were made in Bath Maine. This is a 17% decrease in the number of homes sold compared to the previous month. It is, however, an increase in sales volume compared to last January, 2011. At 76 the average number of days on the market has decreased month over month. The median price was 165K down 6% from homes sold in Bath Maine in last January.

The mid-coastal Maine city of Bath’s Main Street boasts recently being chosen as a semi-finalist for the Great American Main Street Award. Congratulations to Bath’s Main Street community!  To learn more about real estate in Bath and more friendly mid-coastal communities contact John Herrigel by email at johnherrigel@gmail.com or phone 207.650.5383 or visit the Herrigel Group on google+

Feb. 2012 Freeport ME Housing Market Update

2012 February 13

ValentineIn January 2012, a total of just 6 homes were sold in the town of Freeport ME. This was 14% lower when compared to the number of sales that occurred in the January of the previous year. The number of sales for January 2012 was identical to December 2011. Freeport homes sold at a median price point of 279K, a 74% yearly gain. The average number of days on the market for Freeport homes was 117 – up from last month.

Freeport Maine is known for its charming village area with abundant shops, restaurants, and more. It is a great place for a Valentine’s Day date, or romantic getaway any time of the year, and a wonderful town to live in. For information on Freeport housing statistics, visit the Herrigel Group online, or contact John Herrigel directly by phone at 207-650-5383 or by email at johnherrigel@gmail.com

Midwinter in the Mid-coast

2012 February 7

Snow HeartWith the winter holiday season well in the past, and the spring still at a distance, mid-February is the great time to get out and enjoy a little excitement on the Maine coast. Just a week from Valentine’s Day, now is the perfect time to think about something to do in the coming week. One interesting event will be the Midwinters Night Dream art exhibit at the Chocolate Church art gallery in Bath. Check out a mixed media exhibit of photography, oils, ceramics, and more from 5 to 7pm, all with the “dreamy white winter” theme.

The city of Bath is a great place to see local art, taste local treats, and more. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Bath, or the southern mid-coastal region of Maine contact the Herrigel Group at http://www.mymaineproperty.com. The experts at the Herrigel Group can assist you in selling or buying a home in midcoast Maine.

2011 Real Estate Wrap-up for Falmouth Maine

2012 January 24

The Falmouth ME housing market saw a total of 152 homes sold during the past year.  This was an 11% decrease in sales from the 2010 year, with 170 homes sold during the 2010 year. Overall, inventory for homes for sale southern Maine has been decreasing in recent months, and this is true of Falmouth.  Homes in Falmouth sold at a median price of 382K, 4% lower in price than during the 2010 year.

To learn more about Falmouth Maine real estate and southern Maine property listings, please visit the Herrigel Group at online at myMaineProperty.com. The Herrigel Group can in helping you find the best in real estate of the greater Portland area and coastal Maine. To reach John Herrigel directly call 207-650-5383 or email johnherrigel@gmail.com

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