Church offers house deal



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MOUNT DESERT — The United Church of Christ of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor is offering its former parsonage at 80 Summit Road in Northeast Harbor for sale at a reduced price to provide an affordable, year-round housing opportunity.

With roots dating back over 100 years on Mount Desert Island, The UCC of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor is an Open & Affirming Congregation. Our mission is to be God’s beloved community, welcoming all who welcome all, tending to the inward journey of nurturing faith and spirit and tending to the outward journey of practicing love and justice in our world.

The 1,958-square foot Summit Road property has six rooms, three bedrooms, a wood burning fireplace, porch and one full bath. The home is located on a .19 acre property near the town center within easy walking distance of Main Street, the Mount Desert Elementary School, library and the shore. The listing price is $279,000.

The reduced price is made possible through Affordable Housing Covenants and related Protective Covenants & Restrictions that the UCC of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor has placed on the property in consultation with the Law Offices of Nathaniel R. Fenton to ensure the home’s long-term availability to the local workforce.

Speaking on behalf of church trustees, Chair Joseph F. Cistone said, “We are thrilled to be able to offer this property at an affordable price as another important step in our Congregation’s mission to serve the year-round community.”

All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of an application, year-round qualifications and pre-qualified financing. A number of local lending institutions are assisting.

The house is listed through Carter’s Real Estate in Northeast Harbor.

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