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.
Where there is a river, there is usually a valley, and our real estate agents want to introduce you to our favorite: The Kennebec Valley. You may already have had a chance to visit Augusta homes for sale, but there's more to see if you choose to journey into Kennebec's riverside towns.
Maine has no shortage of charming small towns with picturesque main streets. But the small city of Gardiner really stands out, with its revitalized downtown district a stone's throw from the banks of the Kennebec River.
If you happen to be in the Kennebec Valley looking at Augusta homes for sale, then a detour to Gardiner is well worth your time. These are just a few of the hidden gems you'll find in Gardiner's historic district:
While winter weather might make you want to curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book, that's not your only option! In fact, if you've been exploring Augusta homes for sale, you'll quickly find that there are plenty of fun wintertime activities to enjoy nearby.
Our real estate agents are often out and about showing the best Augusta homes for sale to customers like you. But it's important to take time out to do holiday shopping for all those you know and love! Luckily, there are countless options for gifts you can pick up right here in our local area.
If you've been busy exploring Augusta homes for sale, you already know there's a lot to love about living in this area. From the beautiful homes to the wide array of historic sites and outdoor activities, there truly is something here for everyone.
Soon summer will be over and it'll be time to think about getting your Augusta property ready for the fall months. Among the tasks you'll be facing is bringing your container plants indoors. There are some easy things you can do to make the transition successful. Not only will this help ensure the well-being of your plants, but you'll be able to show off your thriving plants when you list your home among Augusta homes for sale.
Fall's Coming: Time to Move Your Plants Inside
Maybe you've always just lugged your container plants inside and stuck them in the sunniest location you have with drip saucers and hoped for the best throughout the long winter months. The fact is, you can do a lot more to ensure the plants survive -- and maybe even thrive -- in less than optimum conditions indoors. Here are the steps to take.
Natural light in your home is beneficial to your health, mood, and energy level. While dark, gloomy spaces can make you feel depressed and lethargic, spaces filled with sunshine will quickly brighten your day. Augusta buyers who work with our real estate agents want homes with lots of natural light and impressive outdoor views.
As you discuss with our real estate agents the best home improvements to undertake before adding your house to Augusta homes for sale, one likely topic will be curb appeal. After all, the house's exterior is the first thing everyone sees when driving by or even looking at a photograph online. The driveway is a significant part of this image. At the least, you'll want it to be clean and in good repair. Starting with that baseline, let's consider some additional options.
Houseplants offer so many benefits! Bringing a bit of nature into our home environments can help us feel calmer, more rested, and more at peace. Houseplants can also be used to accentuate or bring attention to the finer points of your decor.
But which houseplants will work best? There are a good many to choose from, and some are more demanding when it comes to growing conditions.
If you've spent a lot of time exploring Augusta homes for sale and finally found your dream home, you're likely to find that you need to breathe new life into your garden and landscaping. Starting a compost pile is a great way to repurpose kitchen scraps and other organic materials into a product that contains a full spectrum of essential plant nutrients.
Maine's Kennebec Valley is home to some of the most beautiful, pristine forests in the Northeast. It's truly a spectacular place to call home, and our real estate agents enjoy every moment they get to spend here in the great outdoors. And with Earth Day coming right up on April 22, we can't wait to get out and explore nature's wonders.
More than 80% of Maine is forested. If you're new to the area, the sheer variety of plant and animal life can be almost shocking. We thought we'd help out by introducing you to some of the most common trees you'll see near these Augusta homes for sale!
With many companies shifting to a remote work model last year, thousands of Americans are enjoying the fact that their jobs are no longer location-dependent. As a result, it's no surprise that thousands of people are relocating to their favorite destinations. According to a 2020 Atlas Van Lines study, the state of Maine saw the third-highest percentage of inbound moves last year. Our real estate agents really weren't surprised. With beautiful scenery and great culture, Maine is consistently considered one of the best places to live in the United States.
Below are several reasons why thousands of Americans are choosing to call Maine their new home:
If it's time to replace the flooring in your home, two of the top options are carpet and hardwood floors. While both options can look lovely in your home, the best selection will depend on your specific circumstances. Our real estate agents know that buyer preferences will vary. Here are some things to keep in mind as you make your decision.
The winter season is upon us so let's waste no time enjoying the snow-filled fun. Our real estate agents are bundled up and ready to slide into as many winter activities around Augusta as we can. From ice skating and skiing to snowshoeing and snowmobiling, here are five fun outdoor activities around the Kennebec Valley that you can do this winter.