If you're planning a garden, choosing the ideal location is key to its success. The right combination of elements, such as proper soil conditions, sunlight, drainage, and more, will increase your chances of an excellent harvest.
Our real estate agents suggest the following tips for picking a spot for your garden:
When you want a fast, affordable way to upgrade your home, our real estate agents know that painting is an excellent option to give your home a quick makeover. Fortunately, your walls aren't the only thing you can paint in your home to help it look its best. Here are a few other simple ways to use paint to enhance your home.
The downtown area is full of many local businesses and attractions that delight residents and tourists alike.
Our real estate agents find a delightful mix of traditional and modern attractions at these great destinations in downtown Augusta.
Spring brings a lot of fun outdoor activities to the Kennebec Valley as our fields and forests come back to life with the return of countless bird species. If you're looking for a place to reconnect with nature this spring, our real estate agents are here to recommend the best bird-watching spots in the Augusta area.
Since separating from Massachusetts and becoming the 23rd state, Maine has created a rich history of its own. Learn about the fascinating past, present, and future of our state with a visit to the Maine State House, just minutes away from Augusta homes for sale.
History of the Maine State House
After a fierce rivalry among communities to be named the capital city, Portland emerged as the victor. But the honor proved to be temporary, as the state legislature voted in 1827 to make Augusta the permanent capital.
In order to meet the high standards befitting this honor, Maine hired famed Boston architect Charles Bulfinch to design the State House. Bulfinch's portfolio already included the Massachusetts State House as well as sections of the U.S. Capital and many prominent New England buildings.
The first meeting of the Maine Legislature in the new State House was held in 1832. Over the years, remodeling and expansion has included the addition of a west wing and the replacement of the original low dome with the high copper dome seen today.
The Maine State House complex includes the Maine State Museum and Blaine House, with Capitol Park bridging the area between the complex and the Kennebec River. While the Museum is currently closed for renovations, the State House and Blaine House are open to the public.
Visiting the Maine State House
Interior design trends are a double-edged sword: what looks great today may look hopelessly dated tomorrow. That's why so many people are now interested in timeless home decor. Here are a few of the techniques we've picked up over the years while staging our Augusta homes for sale.
National Pancake Day is coming up on February 21, 2023, and there is only one way to celebrate. Take a break from looking at Augusta homes for sale, and order a tall stack of pancakes from one of these local restaurants.
Our real estate agents know that high-quality seasonal skiing is one of the most sought-after reasons to settle in beautiful Maine. The Pine Tree State is well known for some of the best skiing in the Northeast. Whether you settle near Augusta homes for sale or elsewhere, you will never be too far from the slopes.
There are many different local ski resorts to choose from, catering to skill levels from beginner to expert. The biggest question is which one to see first!