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					                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday, September 7, 2007




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                                            See for yourself the points of differentiation at Great Brook Preserve: the larger lots, the preservation land that wraps
                                      “                          around it that is quite unique, and access to four seasons of amenities.
                                                                                                       Jeff Bailey, owner/partner                                   ”
                                                                                                             LandSource LLC




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The Great Brook Preserve has great views of the Maine mountains.




Maine’s Great Brook Preserve brings home value
          BY ROBIN ELLINGTON
   SPECIAL TO ESSEX COUNTY NEWSPAPERS                                                                                                                                                               VACATION-HOME OWNERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                       SETTING A TREND
   It’s the Maine event.
   You’re invited Sept. 22 to Great Brook                                                                                                                                                          According to the 2006 National Association of
Preserve’s Wine & Cheese soiree at the                                                                                                                                                             Realtors® Profile of Second-Home Owners,
Bethel Inn & Country Club from 6 to 8 p.m.
On that Saturday see and hear the advan-                                                                                                                                                           • While three-quarters of vacation-home own-
tages of second-home ownership and ex-                                                                                                                                                             ers purchased their home to use for vacations,
perience the beauty that is Maine.                                                                                                                                                                 one-third of owners reported that it was a
   “See for yourself the points of differenti-                                                                                                                                                     good investment opportunity as well.
ation at Great Brook Preserve: the larger                                                                                                                                                          • More than half of vacation home owners not-
lots, the preservation land that wraps                                                                                                                                                             ed that their interest in water sports was one
                                                                                                                                                                                                   of the motivations for purchasing their home.
around it that is quite unique, and access
                                                                                                                                                                                                   • The typical vacation home is located 220
to four seasons of amenities,” says Jeff
                                                                                                                                                                                                   miles from the owner’s primary residence.
Bailey, owner/partner of LandSource LLC                                                                                                                                                            • Nearly half of vacation homes are in resort or
based in Southern New Hampshire, devel-                                                                                                                                                            recreation areas.
oper of Great Brook Preserve in Bethel,                                                                                                                                                            • Vacation-home owners spend a median of 39
Maine. “Skiing, golf, hiking, fishing and                                                                                                                                                          nights in their home each year.
being local to everything sets this devel-
opment apart from others.”
   The Sept. 22 open house offers the op-
portunity for interested customers to
learn more about the property and get a                                                                                                                                                           buyers in the Sunday River Valley,” Bai-
property tour. The agenda calls for fall fo-                                                                                                                                                      ley says. “A two- to three-hour drive to a
liage, the launch of Phase 2 with closeout                                                                                                                                                        great vacation home for them is ideal!”
specials for phase 1, and pre-construction                                                                                                                                                           With an eye on conservation, Land-
                                                                                                                                                                                 Courtesy photo
pricing. Great Brook Preserve is one of the                                                                                                                                                       Source plans to develop only 6 percent of
                                                   The beauty of Maine can be seen from the Great Brook Preserve where land is being sold at Great Brook Preserve.
fastest selling developments in the Sun-                                                                                                                                                          the original 8,700 acres purchased. A ma-
day River Valley, Bailey says, “and with                                                                                                                                                          jor chunk of the land has been deeded to a
15 of the first 20 lots offered sold, Phase 1 is                                                                                                makes sense hearing about second-home             nonprofit land trust, Western Maine Char-
almost sold out. The Phase 2 launch is tak-                                                                                                     opportunities from trusted local real es-         itable Foundation. It’s important to note
ing place that weekend of Sept. 22.”                                                                                                            tate agents, Realtors who bring credibility       that every property joins the conservation
   Great Brook Preserve is your opportu-                                                                                                        and value to their very busy clients.”            land.
nity to purchase land in a premiere loca-                                                                                                         More than one-third of the buyers at               “We chose to only develop 61 lots,” Bai-
tion in Maine. With land prices starting at                                                                                                     Great Brook Preserve are from the North           ley says. “The Phase 1 road will be com-
$109,900, you could own a piece of Maine                                                                                                        Shore, he adds.                                   pleted by the end of October, and some of
real estate with stunning mountain views,                                                                                                         “Partnering with one of the fastest sell-       the early buyers are starting construction
land perfect for a vacation or second                                                                                                           ing, premium developments in the Sunday           of their homes this fall.
home, as an investment or a retirement                                                                                                          River Valley really made sense, especially           “Come Sept. 22 and see the spectacular
property.                                                                                                                                       when you consider the future of the Sun-          views of the Sunday River ski area,
   “Build whatever you want, with                                                                                                               day River Resort and the recent purchase          Grafton Notch and beautiful waterfalls,”
whomever you want, whenever you                                                                                                                 by Boyne USA,” says Ruth E. Pino, CBR,            he continues. “The development itself is
want,” Bailey says. “You are not tied into                                                                                                      GRI, Branch Executive for Carlson GMAC            filled with natural amenities such as walk-
building with us, and protective                                                                                                                Real Estate in Cape Ann and president of          ing trails and waterfalls and a gazebo
covenants protect the value. You can sell                                                                                                       the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.                 area. It’s a gated community with paved
the property 10 years from now — there is                                                                                                       “This is a great potential fit for our North      roads and underground utilities.”
absolutely no timeline for building.                                                                                                            Shore clients.”                                      And a “great way to leave your mark as
   “This Maine land is surrounded by a pri-                                                                                                       Points in Great Brook Preserve’s favor:         developer,” commends Maine Governor
vate preserve featuring several hundred                                                                                                           Fantasy golf — Golf Digest recognized           John E. Baldacci. “This is exactly the type
acres of conservation land with roaring                                                                                                         the neighboring Sunday River Golf Club,           of development needed in the state of
brooks and cascading Maine waterfalls,”                                                                                        Courtesy photo   designed by Robert Trent Jones, as one of         Maine.”
he continues. “A true gem in the moun-             Hut tubs are a great way to view the Maine mountains.                                        the top 10 new courses in North America.             To find out more about second-home
tains of southwestern Maine, Great Brook                                                                                                          Great hiking — Access to Grafton Loop           ownership at Great Brook Preserve, con-
Preserve is located just minutes from Sun-         uct with large lots, incredible views, 550   chase at Great Brook Preserve — when a          Trail as well as the Appalachian Trail will       tact Realtor Ruth E. Pino, CBR, GRI, of
day River Ski Resort and the award-win-            acres of preserved land and great access     lot of investment coming into the Sunday        appeal to every lover of the outdoors.            Carlson GMAC Real Estate in Cape Ann,
ning Sunday River Golf Club. The view of           to tremendous, four-season amenities,” he    River Valley.                                     Water world — Fish and kayak on the             978-283-8600. In Newburyport, contact Re-
the land from here is simply astounding,           says. “Second, Sunday River Resort is          “And, third,” he continues, “our North        river.                                            altor Val McGillivray, GRI, of Vernon
overlooking the slopes of Sunday River             poised for ‘Elite Status’ with the recent    Shore partnerships with Carlson GMAC              Ski New England — Sunday River Re-              Martin, 978-462-8551. To speak directly
and       the      sweeping,        dramatic       purchase by Boyne Resorts and their          in Gloucester and Vernon Martin in New-         sort features 128 trails and 663 acres of ski-    with one of Great Brook Preserve’s knowl-
Mahoosuc/Grafton Notch mountain                    track record of investing in year-round      buryport have gained us visibility. Those       able terrain.                                     edgeable land specialists call 1-800-978-
range.”                                            amenities and the premium feel of their      Realtors see the opportunity, how Great           “We did our market research and                 8980. Or e-mail info@greatbrookpre-
   Bailey attributes Great Brook Pre-              resorts. They are currently developing       Brook Preserve is a great fit for many of       learned that the North Shore of Massa-            serve.com to confirm you’re coming to the
serve’s popularity to three major points.          their strategic plan and real estate en-     their clients, so they have brought second-     chusetts represents greater than one-             open house scheduled for Sept. 22 and
   “Great Brook Preserve is a great prod-          hancements. Now is an ideal time to pur-     home value to their customers. It really        third of the skiers, overnight guest and          would like to make arrangements.

				
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