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issue 4 | september 2018

inside what’s

Augusta ME

Outdriving Our Competition LeadingRE & ListHub


the gap

between purchasing a house

& buying a home

Earle K e n n e y Agent Spotlight Our goal at Sprague and Curtis Real Estate is to assist you with some of life’s most important decisions. We’re local market experts, committed to our communities, and passionate about helping people and families achieve their real estate goals. We’re confident we have the experience and expertise to help you navigate your way to success. We’re proud that Earle is part of our team. Earle is tops in his field. Having been a REALTOR® since the late 1970’s, he has a wealth of residential and commercial real estate knowledge and experience to share. He has helped thousands of people and families buy and sell properties.

He loves helping people. Earle’s friendly, low key personality and extensive real estate experiences get him rave reviews from his clients. He is energetic and hard-working, and his attention to detail is second to none. Earle wants every transaction to be a successful and rewarding experience. He will be a fabulous resource to have on your side. Earle is a lifelong resident of the Kennebec Valley region. He knows the market well, and he can guide you as you explore the ins and outs of our various cities and

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towns, neighborhoods and areas. He enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for this beautiful region we call Central Maine. Earle knows that community involvement is part of being a good citizen. He has been involved with a variety of organizations including the Jaycees, United Way, Big Brother/Big Sisters, and the Realtors organizations. He continues to this day as a dedicated member of the Augusta Kiwanis and the Winthrop Lions clubs. Earle graduated with a business degree from the University of Maine. He lives in Winthrop with his wife, Margaret. They have a daughter Laura, who lives in Wyoming with her husband Darren. Laura and Darren are expecting their first child in November.

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U n i t e d Wa y o f K e n n e b e c Va l l e y Benefits the Strong Kids Annual Campaign More than 250 Silent & Live Items! NEW ENGLAND PATRIOT TICKETS | VIP NASCAR TICKETS & HOT PASSES TO PITS | PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES | CAPE AIR TICKETS Enjoy a night of fun and entertainment celebrating the 2018 John Bridge Award recipient, Charlene Bridge, and 104 years of strengthening our community. Join us for a silent auction and entertainment beginning at 5pm, followed by a live auction.

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Benefiting their partner programs in Kennebec Valley – including food bank services, and homeless youth outreach.

KVCAP Benefiting Independent Support Services

K . V. B . R . Benefiting Life Flight of Maine

Winthrop Sports Boosters Winthrop Lions

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the Capital City is a must on your next visit

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Downtown on Water Street

The Arboretum

The beating heart of Maine’s capital city, set along a historic stretch of Water Street just a short walk from the capital and across the bridge from Old Fort Western, Downton Augusta seems to have hit its stride offering visitors places to eat and drink like Circa 1185 and Otto’s, as well as the exciting Cushnoc Brewing Company. Come for city events or the weekly Farmer’s Market in Mill Park at the end of Water Street, one of the best around.

Crossing the Kennebec takes you to the Viles Arboretum, a vibrant showcase offering a refreshing selection of walking trails on 225 acres. The arboretum is home to a well-curated American Chestnut collection and the renowned hosta garden. Look up the regularly scheduled artist programs, like the annual Sculpture Symposium. The location is also one of Maine’s top in-town birding locales, with more than 39 Document species.

In addition to being Maine’s capital, Augusta is one of the more lovely and under-explored cities in Maine. Spend time at the capital complex, visit the Maine State Museum, cross over the Kennebec for an afternoon of living history at Old Fort Western, maybe shop the day away at the Marketplace at Augusta. Grab a meal or do some window shopping on Water Street.

The Capitol Complex

Active in Augusta

There is no getting around in Augusta without spotting the recently replaced copper dome of the state Capitol. Spend a little time getting the grand tour or skip it and simply relax and enjoy downtime in Augusta’s Capitol Park, the public garden directly across the street from the Capitol complex. The broad, grassy park is also home to the Maine Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Maine State Museum.

The entire Kennebec Valley is crisscrossed with trails, but Augusta is lucky enough to be home to some of the best maintained, and easily accessible trails around. One of these, Bond Brook Park, is Augusta’s must-visit spot. Amazingly, many area residents are unaware this park exists. But Bond Brook has a growing reputation and the potential to become a world-class trail –sports venue that supports Nordic skiing, mountain biking, trail-running, The Maine State Museum is another of the city’s delightful and hiking. and surprising attractions. Inside you will spot the With its deep connection to American history, a happening Lion, one of the nation’s oldest steam engines. Explore downtown, one of the state’s finest museums, and a growing 12,000 years of Maine’s history, or tour the museum’s population as a foodie destination, no visit to the Kennebec Valley prize exhibit-a spectacular three-story water-powered could be complete without spending time in the Capitol area. woodworking mill that was taken apart and re-assembled Reprinted with permission from the Kennebec Valley Tourism Council. inside the museum.

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listings local MLS # 1369220

MLS #1369220 $832,000 WINTHROP-Prime location at the head of Cobbossee Lake with expansive views 1 mile wide, & down this beautiful lake in central Maine. Quality built 4BR,3BA ranch on 1.2 acres. Open LR w/pretty stone fireplace & HW flooring. Custom kitchen cabinets, island & tile floor. 4BR,3BA, 1st floor master suite. Lower level has a 2nd summer kitchen or can be used as an in-law unit w/separate entrance. FR w/2nd fireplace & 2 BR. Stone patios & plenty of yard to run around. Separate 3 car-heated garage w/storage.

MLS # 1368340

MLS #1368340 $354,000 MONMOUTH-SPECTACULAR Cape style Farmhouse w/character and charm! Easy commute to Augusta/Lewiston/Auburn/Maine Turnpike. Lovely kitchen w/Cherry cabinets, appliances and new granite counter tops. Separate DR w/hardwood floors, brick fireplace. Master BR w/full BA & fireplace & an office/den also on the main level. 2ND floor offers a FR/media room, 2 BA & up to 4 additional BR. Attached garage. Also a separate Barn w/power & water, even a wine cellar.

MLS #1367276 $399,000 MLS # 1367276

READFIELD-Incredible views. Gorgeous setting, Exceptional 4 BR, 3 BA Post and Beam Cape w/11 ac. Approximately 3,500 S.F., wonderful layout. Bright, Sunny, lots of glass, open interior, exposed beams and beautiful trim. Cherry kitchen w/granite, vaulted ceilings, skylights, cherry hard wood floors, 1ST floor master suite, screened porch, patio & deck, rec room, heated workshop, more. 2 car attached garage w/overhead storage plus basement 1+ heated garage/workshop. Extra 5 Acre lot available listing #1367264

MLS #1366872 $249,900 MLS # 1366872

MANCHESTER-Charming Cape Cod style home, freshly updated, renovated (list of improvements available). Brand new kitchen w/ appliances, white cabinetry. Spacious LR w/brick fireplace, wood floors. Up to 4 BR and 2 BA. Nice 2 car garage w/covered walkway to house. Mudroom entryway w/laundry facilities. Great backyard, mature trees, nicely landscaped. Newly paved, lots of parking. Additional acreage and garage structure available for an additional cost.

MLS #1361983 $169,900 MLS # 1361983

MANCHESTER-Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch in Manchester's Gardencrest neighborhood. Open concept kitchen/living/dining room. Spacious master bedroom. Propane furnace and roof shingles installed in 2013. New hot water heater in 2016. Public water and sewer. Carport for vehicle storage. Well landscaped 0.6 acre lot on a dead-end road.

MLS #1369873 $162,000

MLS # 1369873

Well-maintained 3-4BR home with 1.5 baths. This home features many nice updates including the kitchen and flooring. Open concept kitchen and living room. Private deck off the kitchen for relaxing and outdoor dining. Lovely yard with great landscaping. Great value in a great location! House is wired for generator.

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Sprague & Curtis Magazine | Issue 4 | September 2018  

At Sprague & Curtis Real Estate, we guarantee that we will always operate in your best interest, represent you from start to finish, be hone...

Sprague & Curtis Magazine | Issue 4 | September 2018  

At Sprague & Curtis Real Estate, we guarantee that we will always operate in your best interest, represent you from start to finish, be hone...