Houlton, ME Real Estate News

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Homes for sale in Houlton Maine, take a peek at three. Then let us know what your reaction is to the property listings. And we can fine tune the selection suggestions. Let us hear from you, reach out, don't swallow the questions needing answering. First up, a just listed 3 Weeks Street Houlton Maine 04730 home. Sided and windowed in carefree vinyl. Has the garage, hedged rear yard and walk to everything location. Quiet side street location with the open front porch, rear handy entry mud room. Owned, enjoyed, pampered by one couple since 1952! Who were at the lake summers enjoying the joys of waterfront for a neighbor so no miles, no wear and tear on the house back in Houlton Maine not used. Watch the video for house for sale in Houlton Maine. This property new to the market house in Sou...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Marketing real estate property listings, it is like being a cook with many pots on the burners  that need tending. The tall empty crock pot with the basic ingredients sliced, diced. Made to walk the wooden plank. With a knife plowing sideways, pushing them in off the cutting board. Into the soup. Like it or not. Along the way of simmering and marinading, more wholesome fresh materials are introduced. To swim in the presentation that hits the spot. In the final work in progress presentation to be always tasty, filling. Filling the room around the monitor or hand held device with lovely smells. Baked in, released to please. Radiating from the real estate property listing, the local area it hails from too. Satisfying the hunger  for information about properties and the area they populate t...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
You find yourself needing a Houlton Maine home and want to sample just a few. But you are many miles away, it is a production to pack up the kids, point the car or SUV north to run the roads. Making several trips to find "the one" and then cranking up the marketing on the out of state home makes your head spin. It can seem like what comes first, the chicken or the egg dilemma. But buying is tied to selling real estate. Like dominos. And what is the best approach to make it all happen in the juggling. The "tale of two properties". So before you list your place out of state or if it is on the market, better yet. But for the mean time. Let's stay where you are and we will deliver a few properties, homes to consider from the inventory box of listing chocolates. First a ranch, one floor livi...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
If you are knee deep, love being down in the real estate trenches daily using the terms, it is like a reflex. Second thought to sling terms, the many used in real estate list, twist and sell. But if you're someone out in the wild blue yonder audience, it can all sound like Greek, Latin, Klingon. Like for starters, what do all those real estate designation initals tacked on like a charm bracelet collection really mean? And said in an Andy Rooney sing song whine "have you ever noticed not too many TSTH ones sported, spotted on real estate blazer lapel pin groupings?" The real estate terms like what the frig does rent to own, lease to buy really mean? Or tell me the A-Z of bank lingo, appraisal speak? Without the bull crap mixed in. Bring it down to Earth. Or just "bring it home" as Johnny...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
When you sell a property, a home in Maine to a couple, it is always interesting when they call you back. Now that it is eleven years later, the buyer who is now the seller gives us a jingle to sell. And sends along a list of improvements. With some of the items on the email not ones that boost the value. But part of the joys of ownership. When something breaks down and needs replacement. Or that was something the Maine home owner did for feathering the nest. That maybe the next one will not be as hand stand happy about when they add it all up. Like the way it was better.  Maybe hit or miss, somewhere in between is how the "improvements" strike a person! The next buyer takes a long hard look. Like the bank appraiser will too. For the consideration of "is this the one" that fits best phys...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Every morning as we enjoy fresh black coffee and XM music opening up the Maine real estate office, emails one by one are opened, answered. On average 225 of them are processed as we get the real estate workshop humming. One real estate buyer today asks how long are properties on the market before they sell in your area? The answer depends on the part of the market, type of property listing he is asking for a general time frame to expect. We could cipher out a number for say how long small Maine farms take to sell on average. Based on MLS local numbers for this category. Or what to expect for this price range of Maine waterfront listings for the same question applied. But like anything, it is just a number that could apply or not in this buyer's case. And the market shifts, changes and f...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The stories about real estate that involve you the agent or broker, do you hunt and peck, post those? It helps for everyone in the real estate audience to know you too have personal property experiences. That you are open and honest about in the sharing your own real estate buying and selling stories. You never want to forget your first time doing anything. It helps us stay sharp and sensitive to how we can help others in the same boat. And in real estate because we deal with people who don't do the property listing shuffle everyday, providing examples work so well. In the setting expectations, providing the education. On how the real estate buy and sell process works. The personal examples do the heavy lifting. Cut to the chase best. Experts in anything sometimes are not though. Like p...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Maybe you are the don't want a mortgage kinda real estate buyer looking for a Mr Fix It, Handyman Special Maine home. You have construction skills, wheelbarrows of patience. And just don't do debt or not flush with cash. This 25 Smyrna Street Houlton Maine home for sale is ideal for the take your time house buyer. What's the hurry? Sneak a peek. Lots of work has been performed from the new metal roof, gutting to the studs and horse hair plaster removal. Updates to wiring, plumbing, those are all done. Furnace has no miles on it, the Houlton Maine home has hardwood floors, tile ones too! The best part is the cathedral ceilings and open balcony. Add it all up and the $17,500 listed price makes the Maine real estate a bargain! IF you want a home in Maine for sale that is not finished. That...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Off the beaten path is a request we hear a lot in Maine real estate sales. And land, lots of property acreage wrapped around the Maine home for sale is the ticket. To protect the space, the peace and quiet. Room to roam, no crime, no people and only four legged neighbors that talk less, are a little furry. That is what happens when you are in rural Maine, the bonus along with the low price tags hanging off all the real estate listings. So how about serving up a few suggestions of properties, listings for sale in Maine with land to go with those homes?  It is my pleasure in the real estate matchmaking. To find the best fit, hit the target request for the property listing type hunted for today. Watch real estate video open house on demand tours of five Maine homes with land for sale. Here...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Life estate in real estate sales. We run into these type of contingencies that need to be hammered out. Included in the property sale. And can definitely tell you every property transfer with a life estate retained is a handled just a little bit differently. Life estate, other twists and turns that are hammered out to be part of a real estate sale. Never ever going to be something you can trust Zillow, or any other letter combination in the RTZ to provide the real estate answer. Only the local real estate professional can assess the situation. And for certain, arrive at a logical, common sense real estate solution. To know how best to custom make the real estate sale. To white glove fit. The needs of whoever the professional serves in the equation. A life estate application to a real es...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
When you work a long time in real estate, any industry, you learn a lot. You see changes called "progress",  "efficiency", "in the moment" that streamline the process of list, twist and sell. Highly technical and not leaving much room for low tech is theinformationtransfer order of the day. To keep up, or end up wearing hoof prints down your back. Trail dust, caked mud, tree bark and root debris on your front. So myths in real estate, they happen because the professional knows it is keep your eye on the ball.  Hand me that crescent wrench, the needle nose pliers and high speed sandpaper would you Bud? To stay well versed and polished, professional. All the time. Not once in awhile. Or when you feel like it. To make real estate matchmaking look easy, seamless. To keep her going, purring ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
We all want blue skies and sunshine to surround our real estate, the daily lives of our buyers, sellers, ourselves. And the weather on a particular day can make all the difference in the highly emotional playground of real estate list and sell. I showed eight houses yesterday in the Caribou Maine area to a relative who is a weather forecaster. And just as her job revolves around weather patterns, the showings were affected by the time of day. The weather we have to work with during the house property tours. Showing one home in Westfield Maine, outside Presque Isle the new snow sparkling sugar coating trees, driving in the winding driveway was the beginning of the lub dub increase. The "this could be the one". The Northern Maine home was country quiet, no neighbor in sight. The best neig...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Slide shows for real estate that claim to be videos that are not. The black and white silent movies were cutting edge for the time. But then talkies replaced the guy with the tinkling, tinny ivories with tacks on the string hammers. Then hold the honky tonk sounding flicker of stills to simulate motion show, bring in living color. All with the staging, lighting, sound and production technique improvements introduced for one big reason. Make it more like the real thing. To transport the audience members one by one into the production setting. So they forget they are in a movie theatre. Or watching on a flat screen or wearing virtual reality goggles. So they exclaim nervously to the guy or gal next door in a whisper. Scratching their head, muttering that they don't know where exactly they...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
When a buyer for farm properties in Maine for sale calls or emails, it is nice to discuss the listing. The one  that made them reach out. But at the same time, it is smart to above and beyond send out others real estate in Maine acreages. Like the property listing that made the intial connection. But to keep the Maine farm property or whatever real estate listing type buyer enthused, engaged. We do samplers for farm properties in Maine for sale. Because instead of making the buyer search through the entire listing stream. Or have to slice, dice and filter the site's inventory. It is nice to have the different types of Maine real estate in their own cozy helpful container. To print off and hand out for those making actual office visits. To email in our slow or direct campaigns. To make b...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The old "bake a tin of brownies" real estate trick, hit them in the stomach as soon as they open the door to the property listing. Say honey, I'm home. Making the real estate buyer feel at home. Every time they set foot in your new real estate listing. But it is not always the mission to remove the bad property smells that curl the nose. Instead careful attention to the pleasant ones that round out the four walls, floor and a roof. Over the years have done lots of door to door neighborhood canvasing. Whether an in town neighborhood I sure would like to have more listing inventory in. Or walking the entire sides of lakes in Maine to learn the lay of the land.  To determine with the neighbor's help in questioning, and the Hardy Boy / Nancy Drew real estate detective skills. Under the hand...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Engagement, the connection builds when something is needed, received at the other end of the signal. It goes both ways. Because you have something in your pocket to share, that flows from the fingertips connected to the inside lub dub strings. Generating from within a beating heart of a person that is raw and real. Can relate to what you need, that only they can provide just so. To be heard loud and clear among the din of the blogging landscape. Background singers for your real estate blog. Those are not really needed if you develop your voice for solos. Just like door prizes to tune in and win fluff. Radio stations blasting ads for a dollar a holler. Turning up RPM's a couple degrees to literally spin, promise to play more music per hour. And make other stations' versions of the same s...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
When you live, work and play in a small rural area of Maine, the Farmer's Home Administration became a pretty handy device. For financing homes to buy with just a dollar down. Back in the late 1970's, 1980's the pet peeve of FmHA was insulation. Thermal standards when other lenders were not so up in arms, cranked about the number of insulation inches in your attic. Or the R-value of your cellar walls that FmHA wanted "banked" from the inside. The thinking being, a warm family in a Maine home is a happy one. The less money siphoned off from the household budget the better. When talking about the cost to heat the sticks and bricks of a Maine home. Money to make the house payment, to go to the movies, pay for kid's braces. And other luxuries like oh, I don't know. Groceries, property upkee...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The buyer for property in Maine is not always looking for a home or house. Business properties in Maine for sale are very popular. Because often it is a case of "I love your state but what do I do for a job". How the other shoe drops. Many times, you want a good paying job, buy one. Be the boss, make what you are worth. By investing your time, heart and soul effort into a small Maine business listing.  Knowing what you have a talent for, would be good at. And have something to pass on or sell when it is time for the Golden Years. To back away slowly and shift gears. From business to pleasure. Retirement resale is the joy of working hard. The result of your labors. Creating a special needed place in a small Maine community. That would be missed if you hung it up and no one stepped forwar...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
To move or not and where is your home suppose to be anywhere? When you are not a gypsy, a fugitive, or hobo with the stick and bandanna of all you own in this World. Hopping slow moving freight train box cars. To points unknown. I have read six out of ten adults, 63% of us have moved to at least one new community in our lives and a little over a third have never left our hometowns. One movers and shakers housing study reports most adults have not ventured outside their current state in our country. While about 15% have lived in four states or more. So if you are one in the audience that needs to go, raise your hand. The urge to get up and go move is motivated by lots of factors in a person's life. Sometimes eviction, lack of payment and a dire change in your day to day life situation th...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The sticks and bricks, what it is like inside real estate is as important as where it is. Because even a cave man knows it is all about the three "L" stutter. Location 1-2-3 is everything. Because you the real estate buyer can yank out the harvest gold fixtures in the upstairs bath. Or peel up the thick shack rug hiding the beautiful maple hardwood flooring protected under it in the home's living room. You can not change the location. You don't own or control what happens around it. The layout of a place fits you the buyer's needs. That is pretty important in the which one is not like the others in the best one for me game. As the buyer filters, slicing into anything in the MLS feed that catches his or her eye. Saving time in the USDA grading for the one for me. The "where it is" often ...
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