So, the coolest thing just happened. Ava and I heard a bird fly into one of the big windows that look out on deck. We went out to see if the little guy was okay (and honestly I didn't want Ava "playing" with a dead bird) and he was just standing there, a little off to his side, panting like crazy. I picked him up and he finally closed his mouth and stopped panting. We paced up and down the deck, rocking him a little and petting him and telling him it would be okay. I tried to put him down on the deck rail but he wouldn't let go of my finger so we just walked some more. Finally, he actually looked up at me like "OK, I'm ready now" so I put him on the rail again and he flew over to a tree!!! I was shocked. He stayed there until I got my iphone, snapped this pic of him and then flew off to Acadia. Love it.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
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Friday, August 26, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Life gets crazy sometimes but all I have to do is look at this crazy little Yorkie to know it is all worth it. I LOVE THIS DOG! :-)
Found this pic online of her as a puppy, in her former home. We didn't know each other then but we were just patiently waiting to meet... Thank you God for making that happen.
Posted by Maine Rooms at 9:59 AM
Friday, August 19, 2011
I was happy to be quoted in today's BDN article about our market. The writer, Matt Wickenheiser DMd me on Twitter this morning and I gladly provided a quote on Bar Harbor's market. Amazing how fast things can happen with social media. His writing is great and informative and he really captured the essence of today's market.
Posted by Maine Rooms at 6:02 PM
Monday, August 15, 2011
1. Naples, FL
> Expected price drop: -16.6%> Median family income: $62,800 (137th highest)> Unemployment rate: 10.5%> Median home price: $225,000 (40th highest)> Projected to hit lowest level: Q4 2012
Like much of southwest Florida, Naples was one of the fastest-growing communities in the country as it prepared for the millions of baby boomers on the cusp of retirement. When the housing bubble burst, however, the thousands of construction projects for condominiums and retirement communities were halted or lost money, and home values plummeted. From peak home value in 2006, prices dropped by 55%. They are expected to keep falling through next year more than any major city in the country. By Q1 2012, home values will drop an additional 16.6%, or nearly $40,000.
Posted by Maine Rooms at 5:58 PM