Houlton, ME Real Estate News

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
More space than a 5-3-1 ranch style home, this 2500' square foot Colonial home for sale is located at 171 McSheffery RD Houlton ME.Imagine how spacious a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home sitting on a 4 acre country lot is compared to what you call home now. Open areas, no tight spaces inside or out of this Northern Maine new house listing. The counter tops in the pine kitchen are pure black granite! There is an six foot island and work station too!Open rear deck, front porch too compliment the one owner country home in Northern Maine.Living in Northern Maine means you get to tap into all that Vacationland offers.Learn more about the new house for sale listing in Aroostook County at 171 McSheffery RD Houlton ME property link. Or better yet, take the open house on demand 171 McSheffery RD Houlton...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Real estate agents and brokers are in and out of all kinds of properties.Homes that you better remove your shoes that are white glove clean. Others that you may come out of them with bed bugs and fleas. We see the best and worst of what is out there that needs to be sold regardless of the condition. The pricing of the property better reflect the shape it is in and how it compares to others competing for buyers in the same market too. Leaks from fuel oil heating tank for the hot air or baseboard hot water are trouble regardless of the price bracket the property is being peddled on the MLS inventory merry go round. We list, sell, trade properties with odors.The good and bad kinds that hang around the real estate listings. Inside and outside. The ones from a farm yard or barn, out in the f...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Seller's remorse, a scary feeling for a home owner. Who was Johnny on the Spot great guns to get this home for sale sold. But when the right buyer shows up to make their home sweet home, the current house owner cuts and runs. They thought they could but now they can't let go of the home. For a slew of reasons that cause the cold feet and night sweats. On the home sale the REALTOR has busted their gut to make darn sure a real estate closing happens. Elevating the task to  "do or die" important. Working together as a team pulling in the same direction with the same set of goals.To increase the curb appear and stage the premises inside and out. Fix this, replace that, make the home sparkle brightly and smell clean not like smoke, fish, kitty cat or a wet rover.Lots of other systematic step...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The property for sale in Maine.Not every home is created equal and each of us has different real estate needs in the puzzle of life.Those features that rank high on the list change too with time. Here is a home in the state dubbed Vacationland. That could be a pleasure to call home in Maine for just about across the board for all types of buyers. Is the timing right for fireplaces, one floor living, open porches, sun rooms and MUCH MORE? Experience luxury, feel special in this home sweet home. Watch video for 283 North ST Houlton ME.The home for sale in Maine, the luxury house property details for 283 North ST Houlton Maine.Enjoy beveled glass french doors in the formal dining room, an attached double garage with direct entry to the living area. Paved parking lot, hidden on over 3 acres...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The reasons given for easing into buying a home.Taking your sweet old time. Not rushing out to become a property tax payer in the alphabetical listing rolls for a municipality. Renting not owning a home. When is it prudent to hold your horses on rolling the dice to buy property to start the investment? If you can not get a bank loan, that is a good reason to keep renting a house or apartment. Because you don't have another choice. Or if you are relocating soon because of shaky employment prospects, maybe buying a home right now is not the best way to play your cards.Or you can buy a home, but in markets where affordable housing in your price range is scare, it's hurry up and wait. Take a number. Have a seat.Not wanting to mow a lawn, worried about paying utilities that you are used to b...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
When you list, market and sell properties in small town Maine communities the approach is simpler.The layers of players is missing. The prices for the real estate listings are lower to the ground. Which cuts out the need or money available for home stagers, landscapers, anything extra frill that is just not in the cards in the game of buy and selling small town real estate in Maine. Fill pot holes in the driveway, wash windows, replace dead or missing light bulbs and price it to sell quickly. The connection between the people in small town communities is strong too.There is a sense everyone needs each other, working together for the common good of the rural township or plantation.Crime is missing, so is traffic or grid lock during rush hour. Fewer or no stop lights, people are friendlie...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Every real estate sale requires special handling, but divorcing property owners demand  above and beyond attention.Custom made considerations to be extra sensitive to what is going on beyond in the background of the real estate sale. Just listing, marketing the property for sale can be tricky enough but add on the high temperature environment of a nasty divorce. Put on a helmet, keep your head down and chose your words slowly or just listen. Divorce caused real estate sales tend to be a little rocky at times, details losts in translation because of all the folks brought into the split up from married to single. Together to alone. Or overlap, with someone new in the partnership.Fireworks, not the fun kind. Emotions can run high and trust goes to heck in a hand basket during a divorcing c...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Frozen, stuck, not moving. Time is money and people needing to buy or sell real estate watch the clock constantly. Because everything is on hold in their life. Until the property gets listed on the market to start the trip to a sit down pass the paper closing. To make a move. Everything in the buyer and seller's life is at a stand still until the current personal real estate puzzle is solved. It is our job as the real estate professional to lay out the steps. When to pounce, how to avoid loss of valuable time and end up empty handed.Someone needs to take charge to lead, follow or get out of the way right?To advise the seller about what is the current market value and what loose ends need tying up and what projects the property owner intended to do that need to be scrapped. Now that the ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
How long is the real estate listing going to linger on the current market?Hear a clock ticking? Time is not your friend and like food left out to attract flies on the counter or in the forgotten in the ice box, nothing good happens the longer it hangs. Waiting for some brave soul that can part with the money needed to make it go away. Waiting for consumption, absorption on the real estate market. Properties that linger develop real estate mold. Or are frozen in time. Hurry up and wait. And wait. Wait some more. The property buyer can almost see the ten foot pole marks developing on the real estate listing and form the conclusion something is wrong.The property is being passed up for a reason. Often the only issue is the price. Often it is lack of full throttle marketing. Or both come in...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
No matter how big or small your lot is, your property borders something owned by someone else.Unless it is an island. So when something bordering you comes up for sale, should you buy it? To add to whatever you own and gain space, more elbow room. Or to remove a less than desirable neigboring property situation. The guy up all night banging a hammer and running grinders doing auto body work or his kids screaming their lungs out like banshees.And don't forget the barking dogs, three of them that makes you wonder how can the owners be sleeping when you can not bag some ZZzzzz's from the bow wow racket outside your bedroom window?The neighbors don't mow their lawn next door, they hay it once a year or a flicked cigarettes burns the tall dry grass out front. Keep your home owner's fire poli...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The home for sale at 17 Elm Street Houlton Maine 04730 is a new listing.The property with 2 baths sits on a spacious, level lot nearly 300' deep. And you could not be more ideally located with this handy spot a walk from community park. The ice arena, schools, ball fields and tennis courts, skate park are all at your fingertips to enjoy. Watch the real estate video for 17 Elm Street Houlton Maine. Features include 2 baths, up to 4 bedrooms, a laundry and porch room!More property listing details for 17 Elm Street Houlton Maine 04730.Kitchen appliances stay, the possession date is not going to be an issue.Move right in ready. Sun porch, laundry room, first floor bedroom option with 17 Elm Street Houlton Maine.The house for sale near the park, schools, everything small town living Houlton ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Maine has 4601 REALTOR members that list, market, sell real estate all over Vacationland.This year's Maine Association Of REALTORS annual meeting and state convention is again at the Samoset in Rockport Maine. Every third year this centrally located venue for a state REALTOR convention gets tapped to be the spot for learning.Lots of reasons to attend a MAR state REALTOR convention.For the continuing educational credits all in one concentrated swoop. From the seminars held through out the three day convention and for networking with other market leaders in local real estate from around Maine. For sharing stories around the tables eating meals and learning from others in the same real estate trenches. Lots of exhibitors and after being inside a room with no windows all day, those hospital...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Why do some real estate home sales not happen quick like a bunny?The reasons some properties just hang around forever. Don't get a SOLD real estate sign rider screwed on. And linger racking up the days on market clumped together amoung those other homes looking for a new owner. To reach in and draw,  to tap into the local inventory of listings.  People are involved in the house selling process is one big source of delay. Buyers and sellers can be a boisterous bunch. Too many others eyeballing the sales process and putting in their two cents for objections. The buyers and sellers come in all kinds of personalities and moods. Real estate is an emotional process good and bad with highs and lows.The swing up and down can cause rough seas for the real estate professional to navigate and keep...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Taking the property off the current inventory of real estate listings, how big a deposit, what sizes holds a property for sale?Until the buyer can travel from out of state or perform whatever inspection, meet whatever delaying contingencies before finally proceeding to the real estate closing. Log jams, kinks that stop the flow of every day living are dangerous. Time is money and delay in real estate marketing is costly.As a Maine real estate broker who has to explain to the next hot to trot cash buyer that a property they are getting sweet on is already under contract, you want to be as sure as possible.To uncover all the details, to look for red flags before advising a seller to sign this contract that takes the property out of serious marketing circulation.What to do, should the sell...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The home for sale at 8 Johnson ST Houlton ME would be ideal for the fixed income, retirement house buyer.Or the couple starting out and wanting to climb out of the rent rut where all those monthly checks are down the drain. Paying for someone else's home when you should be buying your own. The quiet neighborhood, the deep 117' lot with 132' on quiet side street every house buyer looking for a house in Houlton Maine will agree. You can not beat the private feeling with three sides lined with trees.Learn more about the one owner, circa 1994 ranch style home for sale in Houlton Maine.Property listing link for 8 Johnson ST Houlton ME 04730. Are you looking for a two bedroom, one floor, not wasted hallway ranch style residence? This home has two more bedroom options or you decide what to do ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Land in Maine, the property buyers line up for the cheaply priced, large in size acreages for sale.And when talking land for sale in Maine, it helps to know more about what type of property the buyer is after. Because land, the real estate with just the dirt and hold the buildings comes in more than one flavor. There are your house lots in town or country. The lake, river, stream, pond lots of land in all sizes too. The location is key but the size is a major factor. Because most out of state buyers who have lived in a city too long, want and need the space. As much acreage as possible because of being jammed in too tightly and they can change all that. Because is lots of land for little money. All the time.So land in Maine for sale, to farm or develop?What did you have in mind? And is ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The places on the water front in Maine, the real estate buyer hot line glows red hot for anything parked next to H20.The heavier load of requests through email, texts, phone calls and real estate office lobby visits in person. The fun, water front property listing demands increase a hundred fold. When snow shovels are put away in the shed or corner of the garage.As the mercury rises in the tube outside the real estate lucky enough to be parked next to water.To border a stream, river, pond, lake or the ocean front in Maine.Because everyone knows, kids and adults alike that water fixes everything!So Maine land near or better yet on the water front, lots of property that a real estate buyer can tow in a camper to set up for the spring, summer, fall. Or buy together with family members. The...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The 22nd year running of the Northern Maine soap box derby race is this weekend.Saturday, June 17th the dual purpose race happens in the Shiretown of Aroostook County, Houlton Maine. This race is the local for northern Maine and also serves as the venue for the state competition.Where gravity racers that put together kit cars put them to the test.Down "Derby Hill" where race cars are transported after safety checks to topside.Where lift, heavy unloaded soap box derby cars are rolled through the steps prior to launch. When Andy Sloat, long time volunteer asks "Drivers, are you ready? We have a green light from the bottom". Then the lever is pushed forward and a pair of cars in the current heat roll out of the channel iron gate.The soap box derby car release happening over and over as the...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
When you are a buyer searching for real estate listings in Maine, time is precious.Especially the new to the market properties. Because you the buyer have already studied top to bottom and side to side what is peddled for properties for sale. That may not match your price range, the gotta have, the don't want list for the ideal property listing. Fishing for information should be easy. No tangles in the net or traps cast and set to gather what is needed. The buyer should be able to drill down into more and more of what they are after and not feel teased or neglected. Left to dig, scratch, wait for information.Never ever have had anyone say there was too much information or imagery or video too long... they want everything  about the property listing for sale. Scan those surveys, floor pl...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
One of the biggest requests for information from relocating, out of town real estate home buyers is schools. Tell me about schools in the Houlton Maine area.The education of our children is everything to a parent who knows how important the schooling is to build the self sufficient, contributing citizen of tomorrow. Just like their parents did with them, teaching them life skills and more than reading, arithmetic. So schools in  the Houlton Maine. Information about schools in the Houlton Maine area, beyond just what is offered in the county seat is popular with online real estate home buyers. Who don't automatically know about the individual school administrations in this sprawled out area called Northern Maine.Other popular local searches is for jobs in Houlton Maine. And the all impor...
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