Spring has been trying to arrive, but we are in Maine so anything goes. Spring in Maine means a chance of a snow storm, which is what arrived today. We usually don’t fret too much over it because with just a couple of sunny days, it will all melt.
My favorite part of spring is seeing all the tapped maple trees, the tulips and daffodils trying to poke out of the cold ground and the first peek at grass, albeit brown grass. What is also great about spring is that the real estate market inevitably always shifts and buyers start to take their hopes of buying or building a home more seriously. It is also when sellers put their homes on the market in hopes of scooping up one of those prospective buyers.
Maine is starting to get a lot of attention recently and not just for its governor or its great restaurants. Inman News rated Portland # 4 for their “Top 10 Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2011” and HousingPredictor.com ranked “Portland # 1 for Best Housing Market“. We aren’t the least bit surprised. Maine’s natural beauty, slower-paced lifestyle and abundance of recreational activities has always been the state’s biggest appeal. It usually takes just one visit to Maine for someone to start planning their next visit, and that’s before they’ve even left the state.
The decision to move, especially to a new state, isn’t an easy one, but we feel moving to Maine is a decision that you won’t regret even if it snows in the spring.