" " " Maine's Waterfront Real Estate News: April 2008

Saturday, April 12, 2008

"Your Piece of Maine" Contest

As part of a social media campaign kicked off this week by the Maine Association of Realtors, a $20,000 Grand Prize is being offered to the public for creating the best You Tube video showing why they love, or want to own a piece of Maine.

There will be 10 prizes in all, including a $5000 second pize and eight $1000 third prizes. Contest details can be found at http://yourpieceofmaine.com.

This is one part of a multi-media effort to encourage first time home buyers and other Mainers to invest in their own piece of Maine. The contest is limited to Maine residents, anyone out of state who owns property in Maine, or Maine kids attending out of state colleges.

It's encouraging to see this industry organization taking action to stimulate our slowing economy...

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Maine 2nd Safest

Maine was ranked as the second safest state in the nation in the annual State Crime Survey published by CQ Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly. This is the 15th consecutive year that Maine has been reported in the top 3 safest states. New Hampshire ranked first and Nevada last