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Kennebec Valley Holiday Celebrations
Can you believe that it's already time for another busy holiday season in the Kennebec Valley area? Throughout the region, you'll have a chance to enjoy the annual traditions that make our communities such special places to call home during the holidays and throughout the year. Whether you're looking to shop, see the sights, or help the kids get into the holiday spirit, there's something for every member of the family to enjoy during the holidays in the area. Our real estate agents have the details on four fun events to help you celebrate the holiday season and shop for the perfect gifts in the Kennebec Valley.

Family-Friendly Holiday Events in Kennebec Valley

  1. Gardiner Parade of Lights – December 1, 2018 at 4:30pm
    Take a break from shopping for Gardiner homes for sale to enjoy the Gardiner Parade of Lights, a true local tradition during the holiday season for many years. The Parade of Lights, which travels through downtown Gardiner, is filled with the sights and sounds of the holidays. It's also part of a busy schedule of holiday events throughout December in Gardiner, which includes Shop Small Saturday, the annual tree lighting ceremony, a visit from Santa, the Gardiner Festival of Trees, and the Johnson Hall Chanukah Celebration.

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Selling Your Home Over the Holidays
Home sales in New England don't stop when the leaves start to fall, and every station on the radio turns to Christmas carols. Many prospective buyers are eager to start the new year in a new home. This can present golden opportunities for motivated sellers to close quickly and do the same. Our real estate agents recommend the following six tips that can help you sell your Augusta, Maine home during the holiday season.

  1. Choose Your Price Strategically
    If the listing price is too high, it will linger and languish. If it is too low, it will appear as if there is a problem with the property. Aim for a sweet spot that accurately reflects the value of the property and your desire to sell with minimal negotiation. Buyers want a deal, but that doesn't mean you have to give the home away. Your real estate agent can help you set a price that is acceptable to you and attractive to buyers.

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Augusta Maine Restaurants Thanksgiving
A warm and relaxing Thanksgiving brings one of the best meals of the year.  Even our real estate agents take a little break from showing off Augusta homes for sale to get together with family to appreciate all the best life has to offer.

If you're feeling especially thankful this year, why not make it a holiday to remember and go out to one of our fine Central Maine restaurants to get your turkey day feast?

Each one of these five restaurants will provide you with a lavish feast fit for a king (or a pilgrim!), and you won't even have to lift a finger. It's all taken care of for you!

When it comes to the best Thanksgiving restaurants in Maine, these are our picks:

  1. Aunt Gin's - 48 Augusta Road, Whitefield, ME
    You can find Aunt Gin's online, on Facebook, or just down the road on Route 17 in beautiful Whitefield. It's already famous for its Sunday breakfast buffet, which draws crowds from far and wide for a heaping helping of comfort food. You'll find the classics, including delicious waffles and pancakes made right in front of you. Try the homemade blueberry bread pudding.

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Holiday Home Security Tips
The holidays are right around the corner, and so are the thieves just waiting for you to be away. A proactive approach to home security is the best way to protect your home and belongings. Our real estate agents offer this list of holiday home security tips.

  1. Don't Advertise Purchases
    Boxes and bags let thieves know what you have bought and where you bought it. This seemingly innocuous trash should be broken down and disposed of within trash bins. Even better, you can break it down and take it to a recycling center. If you are shopping online, it is also a wise idea to have your packages delivered to your workplace or to pick them up from a delivery center.
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