Month: April 2017

That Feeling of Home

The State of the Real Estate Market in LA By Dan Marois Real estate professionals are busy in Androscoggin County as they see the market for housing improving here, and statewide. “We are starting to see some nice activity,” said Barbara Trafton, a 10-year real estate veteran with the Maine Real Estate Network. “The inventory is less than a year, meaning that it is a seller’s market.” In a phone interview, Trafton had gathered her facts from the Maine Listings, a depository of real estate information available to REALTORS® with information that can be broken into many categories. “The...

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Strong Economic Development Draws Folks to LA

Why Lewiston Auburn is attracting business By Dan Marois A quarter of Maine’s population lives within 25 miles of the LA Metro area. That’s over 300,000 people according to the Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council’s website. And with 12% of the area’s workforce in the manufacturing business-people who make things-LA has a higher percent of employment in manufacturing than most every other place in Maine. Businesses want an area that is well located and an attractive place to live,” said Benson, noting that LA ranks high on both accounts.” “When a business is considering to locate in LA, they...

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FUN & Free in LA

Get fresh air, any time of year! By Pam Ashby While the primary focus of the Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary has been a wildlife preserve, there are many of us two-footed explorers that have enjoyed the trails through this 372 acre spot in Lewiston, as well. Sitting at the highest point in Lewiston, an elevation of 510 feet, the network of 4.4 miles of trails can be a great escape on any given day. Thorncrag encompasses many of the things found enjoyable when it comes to outside activities, all year round. Things like bird watching (of course), hiking, picnicking, snowshoeing,...

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