It's always fun to cruise around Zillow and dream. Heck, sometimes the only place I "go" these pandemic days is Zillow. Today we are playing a little real estate version of "Would You Rather..."

You have $510,000. I know, just pretend.

Would you rather buy a Super Hip City Condo or an Amazing Rustic Waterfront Cottage? Both are on the market for $510,000. And both show off the very best of Maine.

For 510K, we can set you up with this sweet spot on the coast in Friendship Long Island. 3 bedrooms. Beautiful sites with no one around. In fact, you can't get there by road..only a boat! You're only civilization is a short trip to the fishing village of Friendship. This is classic Maine.

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OR,...for the same $510,00, we can put you right in the heart of Portland with the new condos being built on Commercial Street. You are steps away from all that makes Portland one of the greatest cities in the world. You are in the thick of it!

Sandy Johnson-Town and Shore Real Estate

 

With the Cottage-3 bedrooms and as basic a kitchen as you can get. According to the Zillow listing:

Fully furnished and all new appliances. Deepwater dock and moorings. Sweeping western views of Muscongus Bay. Accessible by private boat only (no ferry) Friendship Long Island has no roads; walking trails criss-cross this pristine 3-mile-long island. A true island escape

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With the condo, only 1 bedroom and a brand new living area. Plus, from the listing:

Master Bath with radiant heated floors, washer/dryer, high-efficiency systems, concierge service, club room, fitness center, dog wash, garage parking with charging stations, community bikes.

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With the cottage... your views:

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With the Portland condo, you're still only a few feet from the water. And all of this:

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Which one will you choose? You really can't go wrong! Now, we just gotta find $510,000...

 

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