Houlton, ME Real Estate News

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Real estate sales can be highly emotional.People and their life situations good or bad is one reason. The process of list, market, sell (repeat) is another part of the breakdown. Even with a real estate professional watching the dials, adjusting the levers in a property listing sale.But.The distinction of the source of the disappointment and often unneeded delay.Things not shake and baking the way everyone in the real estate equation desires.There is the rub that can lead to personal attack in the frustration. When all eyes are on the real estate sign owner on the front lawn. Whoever planted the silent salesman. Rather than all out problem solving, settle down and stay calm. People are different in how they filter what is going on too. When they try to help it often backfires. And more ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Most movies have happy endings. In real estate sales, not every property listing gets to the closing table.Life happens along the way. Pink slips from employers, too low credit scores and too high debt ratios combine to make real estate sales go south. To not even get off the ground. Death, disease, divorce can make a ME real estate deal go sideways too. When they occur right on schedule between the wanna buy, shoulda closed two step.The appraised value on a real estate  sale coming in too low.Of a property listing greased and on the skids ready to roll that does not get off the launch pad happens too.The list of fix this, replace that can be just too long.Too heavy to keep the real estate property sale afloat.And all the extra doodads adding onto the heavy drag down pressure of too man...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Land in Maine for sale, you can still buy a lot of property acreage for little money.Space, plenty of wide open surroundings is a given with all the land in Maine. Because less people, a little further up the pike, being parked on the Canadian border and big blue ocean all combine.To make it plenty of elbow room for land in Maine for sale.Many property listings of Maine land come with owner financing too!Which makes it even easier on the wallet or purse.For the family budget to handle the purchase of some Maine land.The best investment to create a spot to run away to in Vacationland.To use if you decide to eventually homestead, become a micro farmer.To use as a base to explore and discover the big state of Maine. Vacation land in Maine is one sweet investment that keeps giving back year...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Nothing helps real estate agents, brokers more selling properties than experience with those niche listings.Farm properties, rural real estate and just land for sale in Maine is a big part of our operation. Not just cute capes, rambling ranches, very Victorian Queen Anne houses. Hopping onto the MLS conveyor belt for the home cakewalk down the runway for all to ooh and aah.The afternoon of Memorial Day suddenly was spent driving green and yellow, a diesel four wheel drive.Growing up on a Maine farm and owning one meant it was just second nature.Inbred as a child working with three older brothers, a mom and a dad on a patch of family dirt.Farming in Maine, anywhere gets in your veins and runs deep.Heck back in the 1930's forty percent of us were farmers. Before the 1900's over ninety per...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Videos for real estate listings make the open house on demand property tours available anytime the buyer has the itch.The time to tap tap and watch, listen, learn. To one by one come in from the curb, pan the property listing for sale in the local inventory of real estate. To see, hear all about what the view is from all sides. All the updates, conveniences of this location and describing what type of buyer would be a good property match for this particular listing.Custom made, hand crafted, video shot, edited, rendered, real estate videos uploaded for anyone online to nibble at.If what the property buyer see warrants the time and attention to learn more. Then to climb the steps or roll up the handicap ramp to be guided, pulled through the real estate for sale. Not just the most expensi...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
People are in a hurry and the Internet has helped open up the real estate market in Maine.To reach with frequency and find more eyeballs, and with video, hit more eardrums to peddle the property listings. To promote the area too because the brand new to the Maine community property buyer puts his hand up.Has lots to ask for the FAQ about the local area long before moving on to what do you have on special for sale today?Before the kicking tires on the property listings in Maine for sale that would solve, find and fit the missing real estate puzzle piece.Which changes with the seasons and horsepower of the wallet or purse the Maine property listing buyer carries to make a purchase. If they are ready, willing, able as they scour the countryside in their real estate search process.So before...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Holidays, long ones with family and friends on a Maine lake, wouldn't a waterfront property listing be pretty peachy keen?This Memorial Day, can you see yourself grillin', chillin' next to some recreational water in Maine?Well, we sure can.And the steps to make it happen start with taking a video tour of Maine waterfront property listings.All price ranges, locations, types of Maine waterfront real estate here.Reach out, connect. Let's talk about your dream of blue and green.It's your life, your investment in four season fun like no other. Because as Kodak used to remind in their tag line on the commercials. "Time goes by."Make those memories listening to Maine lake loons, the rippling of water against the shore, with crickets, crackling open pit fires.And chairs in a circle munching hom...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Sellers and real estate agents, brokers are partners in the list, market, sell. And input from sellers is welcomed. But sometimes the thinking is a little out of date for the marketing. Or just the property owner thinks this would be a wise approach when it is not. There is so much behind the scenes of the listing and marketing of a property. Dealing with banks, lawyers, appraisers, zoning officials and life wrinkles.The have to do this before that can happen in the real estate timing to get to the property closing on time.Reach more on "Like Using A Medical Procedure On The Real Estate From 1953". I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
In the movies, the G-rated ones, properties get listed, sold quickly.Like in a perfect World. But anyone that has done time in the real estate trenches knows there are lots of variables.That make a property listing for sale safely arrive at a sit down for a successful closing.We are dealing with the public with their set of needs and desires.Their own objections to get accomplished from planting the silent salesman sign on the front lawn.Markets in real estate shift too. Up, down, sidesways.Or pretty much steady as she goes.Depending on how many other just like your property listings are on the real estate cakewalk.The agent or broker in a real estate sale sets the expectations, navigates the process through bankers, lawyers, marketing to find buyers.But there is a reason for so many hi...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The best of intentions but never have been a seller of real estate.That situation requires a helping hand and guidance to get from listing a place. Navigating the way in the steady as she goes to make it to a real estate closing safe and sound. All in one piece.But.Like many things in life, doing what you think would help does not.Knowing enough to be dangerous means the sale of a piece of real estate is pretty involved, requires skill and experience.Beginners luck works in marbles at recess.Black jack down at the club.Spills over into a few other areas in a lifetime.But peoples emotions, the timing to make a move or not, is financing a place this price possible?Is everything really lined up and ready for a real estate sale to happen today?To begin the purchase and sale agreement proces...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Without land, it would be hard to build anything to live in.To call home sweet home. And in our small rural Northern Maine market, land is a bigger component in the real estate list, twist and sell. Than just serving as a ho hum sized lot to provide a basic front, side, rear yard. With just enough room for the improvements.Land in Maine is not always used for housing either.Not just for creating improvements on it for kids, families, people container single or multi family housing . No no.91% of Maine is trees everywhere you look as you do a couple 360 degree spins.Many forested, wooded tracts are "tree farmed", selectively cut and thinned.Manicured and weeded land in Maine.To make the Maine land with hard and softwood species a V-8 high performer property acreage.To grow just as fast a...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Maine is rural, all about country living, farm life.And when 8 out of 10 people live in a city, the teenie weenie, extra space to go with your home is not the norm. Not in the cards every hand. Maybe not even possible. Not because of a lack of enough money. Just because all the open farm land was sold off, gobbled up and that's all she wrote.That corn field is not 300 houses, a shopping mall, an interstate cloverleaf exchange. Sprawl happens along with the crime, traffic, noise and grime of all these people. That seem to be in one major chicken with their head cut off hurry to get someplace they are not.Examples of Maine farms for sale to consider for growing, raising food or critters, livestock, small animals. If you are looking, hunting, fishing, wanting to find a collection of farms ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Maine is a small population big area state and the housing is low cost.So despite the thrifty nature of our residents to make do with what they have, the DIY to take it up a notch.The simple fact remains that all the low cost houses for sale in Maine make it cheaper often to make the big move. Cross town, out in the country or to a lake, something waterfront for a new pleasant boundary.Where your neighbor is more apt to be four legged, furry, not so talkative. Cheaper to replace than repair or modify to fit your situation in life is often the case on relocations, the move to and in, around Maine home circles.So a home for sale sign shows up and the marketing band starts up the chorus to attract the attention. For the pass the keys please at the real estate closing.(Those house keys are ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
If 57% of real estate buyers were holding portable devices to access your property listing, area information, you quickly realize the importance of mobile friendly websites.Google and the army of bots to search and elevate or push down in the ranks. Has issued the decree. Make it mobile friendly by the deadline of April 21st, yesterday. Or suffer the consequences people. Sobering. But pretty simple to swallow. If your website is not mobile friendly you are losing real estate property buying customers.Making it like NASCAR racing round and round.With all those left hand tight turns.At break your neck, gravity defying high speeds. Suddenly like someone pulled the plug. Yanked a vital  wire or two.With everything that was a blur around you  now winding down. Becoming much slower in your de...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
If you were a real estate seller, had a property listing being marketed aggressively, and oh oh, Zillow. Someone, bagging zzz's, asleep at the real estate listing status switch at the glass or ivory towers. The "Z thang" is showing the property listing off market. Not available. Then why would it need to be there to just take up space like a bump on a log?The property listing. Off the real estate market. Ah, no it is not. Quite the opposite.Live, large and in charge of making sure no one is sending the wrong signal. That is what the agent, broker, REALTOR works at day and night.To get the word out. Accurate information.To keep our own sites up to speed. Reflecting the status of each and every listing. To avoid confusion. Wasting anyone's, everyone's time.The Maine property listing curre...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
When you are shopping for a house, not needing to dig so deep into the hard earned savings works best.Maine is a place where the real estate property listings are loaded with extra value. Because this New England state is the crown. A little ways up the pike. Almost in Canada. So everything costs less, you just get more bang for your buck. Case in point to illustrate the spend less, get more for a Maine house logic.Just listed a home built from a detailed blue print design shipped over from England back in 1937. The owners needed a large home well appointed with built ins, fireplaces, tons of closets. But also the element of an extra home for a sister who would be living close but still have privacy.This 9 Park Street Houlton Maine home offers that... a primary residence, a "sister side...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
A lake home in Maine for sale, that is on your real estate radar to locate, secure, start enjoying.We can help you with the mission should you decide to accept that propery listing next to water, say a Maine lake. The fun kind of necessary water per day the doctor failed to mention. Not just the eight glasses of H2O to chug a lug, gurgle down the hatch each day.So do we have a suggestion for a lake home in Maine for sale?Why yes, yes we do.How about a wall of glass, something with three and a half baths, oak floors, cathedral ceilings.Oh an a big lot on a dead end road with you near the terminus.On the side to side wide open lake home in Maine deck. Nursing something hot or cold depending on the time of day. You, loved ones, down shifted, double clutched into Vacation mode. Toying with ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
"NEXT" hollered loudly, shrilly. The last real estate relationship shook side to side.A new one started with a blank etch o sketch. A brand new agent, broker, REALTOR to list, market, sell (repeat).Things were looking up in the question and answers about the property listing, the seller's timing, situation, expectations.But still you could smell it. The air of poison, toxins from the last real estate relationship. That left a bad odor, a sour taste in the mouth of the new brand of property dealer.Because of the rant and rave dialogue going in, continuing non stop.About what a jerk the last guy or gal was. In his or her mishandling of their real estate property sale. That failed to get to the finish line, the sit down real estate closing. To transfer the property listing from active to S...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Home, the motivation to get your own digs, to settle into a place of your own should be a strong one.Unless you are running from the law, work in a circus or are a rock star on tour pretty much all the time. With whatever is on your back much more than enough to satisfy life on the run, the road. On the trails you travel. The circles you make in the short experience called life.But when you are thinking family, holidays, traditions and backyards, living space for enjoyment away from work, home is where it happens.And owning the sticks and bricks is so so important.Which means you need to get financing for your home in Maine.To pull down a mortgage on your Maine house.To make the investment, be more concerned, involved with your local community affairs. Nothing creates security like a ho...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
You vacation in Maine, she has your focus, undivided attention.And beyond the get away long weekends, hunting or snow sledding trips, the leaf peeking visits in the fall for foliage explosive colors, you want more, need time together. To develop the love affair and get to know Vacationland better, like a local.So the plan to retire in Maine has been moved to the front burner if you are lucky enough to be in that place in your life.But what happens if you are a ways off from the going away retirement party and the gold watch.The shaking hands, years of service where you work now.Consider making what you are worth, being the boss, buying a commercial property, real estate in Maine. Where you can have it all. A working vacation so to speak and no better place to raise a family with small t...
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