Houlton, ME Real Estate News

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
How the property changes your life or enhances it, lake homes in Maine are prime examples. You seem more relaxed your friends say. Your mate and you don't drone out watching TV. Are active, out in the pair of kayaks. Going for walks during sunrise. Enjoying refreshments during the end of the day setting sun magic of solar fireworks. A lake home in Maine is one solid investment too. Like to rent it out for the income when you are not using it? Before retirement full time use, your CPA smiles and both thumbs go up when you finally buy a lake home in Maine. That pulls down, goes to work, creates a super rental income to help pay it off if there is a mortgage. Which considering the low prices, cash happens to buy one more often than not. Or any installments run the course and a mortgage bur...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
You the seller of a property listing are toying with who to eenie meenie miney moe for selection in a real estate agent or broker. What half dozen things should be on the list of considerations to expect to consider in your pick? The sale of properties is not a small matter for the listing owners or buyers. Everything that happens around you somehow involves real estate too. Buying, selling, trading it. Because we all need a place to live. Those property addresses on the upper left hand corner. Of Christmas cards change as life needs do too. Trading zip codes happens out of necessity. Sometimes because your income level spikes or drops. To make it a chop chop, a do it pronto priority. Factoring in with job transfers, the estate sales, caused by health issues, divorce splits and family s...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
You are thinking of buying or already own a wooded piece of Maine land. And are considering for the lower property tax deduction to have a licensed forester do a management plan to come up with a plan. To save money when the property tax bills come around in your mailbox to pay. To study the health of the current timber stand, to learn what needs doing to improve the wood lot. If you think of your woodlot as a garden of trees. It is tree farming. Using what you have, adding more to the mix. The same principles about thinning out the clumps of too many. To have better spacing to maximize the growth patterns and sunlight utilization. Lots of factors about the soil, drainage, gardening practices that apply to the Maine woodlot, land acreage in pretty much the same approach. To promote the ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Peddle to the metal and in some kind of a hurry in all those left handed high speed turns. Get in, get out of the pits is a lot like show me the house right now. And in series, one after another. Hurry it up will you please. Because a major clock, time is money is ticking in NASCAR racing just like real estate. As the round and round, in and out lap number rises. And the time sands drop to the bottom of the hour glass. Sifting through the property listings for sale make property listing videos the number one easiest way to do the real estate pit stops. So imagine you are that NASCAR driver sliding in sideways into the pits. Needing four new tires and a suspension track bar adjustment to go. The driver does not want someone leaning in his open net window. A video presentation on how grea...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The home tour for a house on 11 Franklin Avenue Houlton Maine, we shoot property video. So whenever the window of opportunity hits a buyer locally, far away out of state or the country, the video open house can happen. The front, side, rear doors always open. No need to wait until setting up a showing, finding an open office with an agent ready to roll when you look at the your watch. Realize it is practically the middle of the night. The place reviewed a bunch of times to see the land around the property for saleis what happens with well stoked property video playlists. The house, 11 Franklin Avenue Houlton Maine 04730 comes with a big lot. The lot, the real estate in Houlton Maine which in this listing presentation happens to be on a corner one features a garage, extra storage shed. W...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
We live in an age of full property listing disclosure, but where the cone of silence gets lowered. For the Mum's the word, loose lips sink ships. Here is the legal definition of cone of silence. Sharing information on a property listing for sale that you have sold three or more times. It can help that you remember the cellar wall crack, the wet basement, the old septic that you see being reported as "new septic system". When replacing a 300 gallon metal with a thousand gallon septic tank but no new leach field soil test designed for the bedroom count. Where in Maine the septic system HHE 200 is tied to 90 gallons of water per day per bedroom for the design. That takes into consideration what the horsepower of the soil is. To some, dirt is dirt. Soil is soil and like people, the soil pro...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The cone of silence, remember the black and white dialogue and what led to the need to lower the plexiglass state of the art communication insulator? The definition of cone of silence legal term. When it is Mum's the world sailor. The things you learn, retain in the grey matter in real estate list, twist, sell. Like the times at plate or home runs the 1967 pennant year for Carl Yastrzemski. Or which album Radar Love from the Dutch Band Golden Earring appears in the round and round black vinyl groves of tune-age?  When you are the broker for the fourth time on real estate offering, a property listing in Maine, you remember the listing. Like a teacher you experienced who charted the progress and watched the how you ended up shaping, polished in a small Maine town along the three R's way. ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Growing, raising your own food, you the owner of a Maine farm and loving the simple lifestyle. Hard work, but rewarding and you are the captain of your own destiny. No more driving 90 minutes one way, the same hour and a half back in the dark to the suburbs for you. Your kids are in bed, sawing logs and waiting on the sandman by the time you drag in, hit your out of state home driveway. You missed the how "did you day go" supper table conversation exchange. Sharing the prayers, bedtime stories and tucking them in one by one bedtime ritual long done and over with too. No kiss for you goodnight as you roll in late, get up early and hustle to chase the dollar. Get on and off the pike for the TCB. That's it. The high cost of living away from the rural country lifestyle is looking more and m...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Local is where you real estate property listing is, but your buyer does not have to come from just the community around it. Beyond a small circle that limits the audience, video for real estate listings makes the time is right this very minute. To show and tell, to tour the area, the local listings in it for sale. Video for 2015. Are you on board? Articles about real estate video. Making Real Estate Videos The Easy Way Why The Fear Of Real Estate Video? Seven Reasons For Really Poor Videos Happening. What Works Best For A Real Estate Video Camera? Tips For Adding Real Estate Video To Your Marketing Arsenal. With real estate videos offered off your agency menu, there is no delay for your property listing buyer on the hunt. Just not always local. No planning trips days or weeks away and t...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
We hear that a lot "I got to get out of this place". Like the song cranked loudly by Eric Burdon and the Animals. The  relocating, retiring to Maine talk. The reasons why the need for the move to Maine. Always always topped with the just "too many people, it's not safe, we're drowning in high cost of living and regulations". Help needed to get me and my family moved to Maine please. Clearly stated from the end of the phone call, email or real estate office visitor in person. Who clearly spells it all out. Cards all face up spread in a fan display of one by one across the table. The reasons why the strong need for the moving to Maine discussion has to happen. The same one held in lots of households outside Maine across the land around the pretty table setting, the family meals and holida...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Peace on Earth because it is Christmas day sacred. Should be just as attention getting, all important on all levels the other 364 days right? To apply what we learn to the way you and I live our entire calendar year. Merry Christmas and remembering what happened a century ago that teaches us much. Maintaining the spirit of Christmas under the harshest of elements. When good cheer, peace on Earth is needed the most. Putting down the rifles to accomplish more in a wintry gesture involving the distant singing of Silent Night. Sang in a different tongue. But still the same familiar tune striking a common universal language understood by all hunkered down on the battle field. Low like the below zero temperatures where so many lost their life in blistering cold skirmishes. The extreme loss of...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The neighbors part the Venetian blinds with two fingers and peer at the progress on the real estate next door. The new to the market listing that has all the bells and whistles. On the hunt, prowl for someone that is homeless. Searching property listings for a dial it in filtering cure in the real estate slice and dice. The sticks and bricks that has a steady stream of casual lookey loos. The serious and ready to sign on the dotted line ten hut types too. Plenty of wolf whistles from down at the curb troll by. The marketing for the real estate property listing. That is truly Camelot magical and casting a powerful spell. A beautiful thing to behold with stunning, plentiful image arrays. Video loops playing, showing, saying what needs to be aired across the land. The property listing clea...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The buyer of a Maine real estate listing is at the open door on the side of a plane flying over. Not going to jump until he or she knows what is down there below the wild blue yonder. Because relocation, moving to Maine is one big life changing step. The urban dweller has known for years something major is missing. The bright light big city mouse where eight out of ten people live. But not being all that happy all put in back in the rear section of their day to day thinking. Because of all the busyness. Until the time is right for the retirement, relocation to Maine move. Or just realizing living in the city is not where the best results occur with a young family. Maine villages, small towns help to raise the children. You have lots of support when you move, relocate to Maine. You are n...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Three times a day at least, most of us have the addiction to food, need a fix.Not just food when you live in Maine but organic, wholesome foodstuffs. Grown close to home, for the local field to the table delivery. Or from the pasture to the freezer.Canning and preserving in summer kitchens of old Maine farm homes.Not all glamorous when being done with preparing strawberries on the hottest day of a Maine July summer.The stewed tomatoes, bread and butter pickles put up  later on in the fall food preparation.But retrieving the fruits of the labor from the third shelf of the cellar root cellar.In the dead quiet of a Maine winter of drifting snow. Making it so so more than worth the effort.Because you gotta eat and hunger improves the taste.Quality food that you know was grown to strict stan...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
We all start with blank monitor screens to fill in with real estate marketing. Slanted tripod easels with snow white empty canvas held in place. To paint the water color or charcoal pictures. Add a dash of pen and ink imagery, seasoned with vibrant copy and rounded out with show and tell video to highlight the what do we have here? Maps, plats and floor plans, room and bath counts, the dimensions, all the property features. The transfer of information done the most creative but complete time saving way possible. Because your real estate buyer is crazy, wicked busy. Up late at night and with just a sliver of time to talk shop about property listings in Maine. You're on. You ready? Video makes the two sides of the teeter totter in synch, not in limbo. Our busiest segment of the real estat...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
You dream of Maine, she has what is not available, sadly missed where you live out of state now. Space, lots of it in every direction. Is what you lack, crave. Are on the hunt for day and night. Because like Eric Burdon and the Animals sang, "We got to get out of this place." Where the sun refused to shine, lamenting the nitty gritty of living in the polluted city. Break out, have hope, there is another way to live your day. Maine, all natural, unfiltered, and talk about low cost properties for sale. Videos for listings, real estate in Maine are the easy way to tap into the signal. To jump on and off the open house carousel of properties to consider. We are always broadcasting new Maine listings, properties here for you there. Local, out of state buyers like the ease of getting in and o...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The holidays are not always joyous, pretty paper, shiny ribbons and big bows. No certainty of bells will be ringing. Not everyone gets to try out the fresh potent mistletoe. Flirting,  dangling, hanging over the doorway leading to the front hall foyer room. The one with the sweeping, dual feed open, curving, winding natural imported wood staircase. Creating the holiday Hallmark card setting for half lit arriving guests. With multi color light strings arranged just so. Twinkling brightly, mingling with the smell of pine, holly berry, plum pudding. Something crooned, muttered about crackling chestnuts roasting on an open fire in the background low. Excuse me, sorry to interrupt this highly festive Active Rain blog post. To be a wet blanket. Killjoy. But my, gotta ask. Can I trouble you fo...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The bigger the better usually the response in sizing the cheap Maine land for sale inquiry. The more land, the added space to insulate the cabin, home. wherever you decide to build on the property acreage. We deal all types of Maine land. Because the use for the land for sale in Maine is varied. Some want the land to be for farming. Raising or growing something to come out of the good old Earth dirt. Or heavily wooded to enjoy harvesting, tree farming to do it again. Another cut with observing good forestry practices to assure it happens as soon as possible. Or the ordering up the land in Maine kept simple. Maybe planning to live off grid. Or for long weekends, vacations. Just make it low cost, you are not needing lots of acreage the instructions forthe real estate professional. Because...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Saw the location Colorado Springs flash on the screen of the video and it pricked my interest because youngest son went to college there. So as I get involved with the show and tell it becomes hard to not watch, rewind, and think "ahhhhhhhh" The power of a color and yes it is an ad but one that involves a four year old. Who has enthusiasm off the charts. Is only able to drive, shift three exciting gears of sincere, pure, innocent. But caught up in the emotion of something he loves, is passionate about and sticks with as he puts on the clothing of brown. As he pretends he is wearing the color brown to help others in the neighborhood with the "sign here please." And I will just be on my merry little way. Seeing things, hearing things from three feet off the ground reveals a lot.   The UPS...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Making it win win, not a kiss of death but the right move when the house you have is just not cutting it. Under performing to fit your day to day lifestyle, family needs happens. When it is beyond high time to make the days and nights run smoother for the people inside that home. Less frustrating, easier living is always the housing mission through out the use of it. When things on the real estate home front are not working out so hot. And it is time for a big change that involves the home sweet home that isn't so much any more. To make you fall in love not just like it again. But the options of what to do with the present house that needs replacement. There is the rub. As the plot thickens. Decisions, decisions that need to involve a real estate professional you can trust for which way...
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