Houlton, ME Real Estate News

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
How is the real estate market in your home town? You and I get asked the question pushing the wire cart in the produce aisle. The same query is made when you are at the car wash making change for tokens or sitting on the bleachers at a local sports game contest. How's the real estate market in Maine is important news and not just toss around like talk about the current weather. Or the how about those Red Sox, the local sports team's winning or struggling record, etc. Family additions and needing more housing space is a big need. Downsizing or estate sales, forced divorce or investment purchases are too! People make decisions based on the real estate market conditions and want you the expert that works in the property listing trenches to fess up. Is it hot, cold, or meh... in flux and wh...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Buyers and sellers of real estate, they look to the professionals to identify, to clear cut the obstacles.To expertly lay down the path from realistic pricing to marketing the listing, to helping obtain financing, working to find solutions to obstacles on anything from anyone that comes up along the way to get everyone to the real estate closing.Sometimes bloodied, weary from extensions to satisfy all the layers of players surrounding the real estate listing to sale process.But fish or cut bait is the Maine expression.No time to whine. Just have to buck up, deal best with the red flags and not wave the white ones of surrender.For hard earned success, never let up results, the right navigation to a completed real estate property closing.Today more than ever, the online real estate websit...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
 You need a starter home, a retirement house and this home for sale at 26 Smyrna Street Houlton Maine 04730 can be both.Or buy, rent out for profit, use this property in Houlton Maine for a 2nd home, vacation destination. Low cost, highly maintained, quick occupancy because the ranch style home is vacant.Built solid in 1935, the attached garage came into the property picture in 1975 on this technically US Rt 2 location.That west direction from the edge of town makes four wheeling ATV and snow sled riding extra fun.Many lakes, a golf course just a few clicks in this west of Houlton Maine location.The rear porch room of the Houlton Maine one floor simple living home is 12x10, the garage 20x15 with inside entrance to the full cellar. Modern furnace serviced each fall religiously and the fu...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Real estate video, nothing better to show the local community flavor, the property listings currently for sale on the real estate market.But resistance. Why the fear of real estate video that lingers? The biggest critics like many things in life are not using real estate video. They cite videos they have seen, listened to that did they did not like and shelved the idea of shooting, editing, rendering, uploading the real estate loops. And then settle back on their haunches saying photos are fine, add some copy and call it good.The real estate buyer on a mobile device, many miles or time zones away does not feel the same about property listing video as 97% of agents, brokers, REALTORS.The dinosaurs who have no video channels or empty cupboards in the ones they did set up years ago. The on...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The experiences the real estate buyer enjoys because the property has right features on their hand crafted wish list. When the real estate listing is responsible for the lifestyle pursuit success, there is a strong connection that leads to a sit down or through the mails closing. The property in Maine sells itself because the match is perfect. It works, it creates the lifestyle the buyer is after.What do you like to do for fun, what past time soothes the nerves, trips your trigger?What could you never do where you live now that you wished you could?And are ready to make the move to find what is not available wherever the real estate buyer hangs his or her lid.Something is missing in the life of so many urban real estate buyers.Because they can not get what they need with all these peopl...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The title to the real estate, the important legal paperwork showing property ownership is stored inside the walls of the local registry of deeds. Maine has sixteen counties but 17 registry of deed locations. Lots of types of real estate deeds. But like the Brooklyn Bridge, the existence of a deed is not worth the paper it is written or typed on if the title to it is not yours to convey.  In our job as a real estate broker in Maine for 38 years, so many buyers and sellers figure if the deed to the property is a warranty one, all is good. I would rather have a quitclaim deed with squeaky clean title than a warranty deed with a flawed title behind it. Because you have to fix the flaws, or insure over them and a clean bill of health is always better than sickness to nurse back to health. Bi...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Maine has a great reputation, is on many lists held by travelers itching to visit Vacationland.Because Maine is four seasons outdoor natural beauty. Not crowded, the 4th lowest crime state. Imagine your surprise if a place like Maine you never visited was a state where you suddenly become an over night property owner. You inherited property, maybe a home, piece of land, lake place on the water front in Maine. Lucky you but now what to do with it?The timing in your life when another person who remembered you in their will passes away.And you inherited the whole nine yards or a share with other family members, or folks the deceased liked as much as you. Lots to consider with property taxes, settling the estate taxes, dealing with withholding of 2.5% if you are an out of state resident and...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Lifestyle videos for real estate buyers who don't know jack about the local events, friendly people that roam around the property listings. Why should the real estate buyer move and relocate or at least invest in anything for sale on the current market? Not everyone is Johnny On The Spot and jack rabbits into quick real estate buying decision making. One by one the neighborhood and community blog posts add to the local canvas picture. Which can be pretty stark and all white. Just a blank canvas in small rural areas  where the online information is a little scarce. Just not put online for all to see. The local video community tours create the buzz, share the flavor of the small town surroundings. With the never been to the burg buyer and also help give a shot in the arm to the locals liv...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Homes for sale with land in Maine. One hot topic that gets searched heavily in property listings available in Vacationland. The low cost real estate is a big attraction because of all the space around whatever you buy. Elbow room comes at a premium if at all in real estate where eight out of ten people are forced to live, in population centers. Maine is a rural state, more wildlife than people, just small towns, a handful of cities. And when you have a property location with less people, the perks beyond low priced, cheap real estate is no traffic, no crime, no pollution, no HOA's or heavy duty zoning layers of players for regulation.Maine is tough on the shore land zoning and protecting all this precious environment space we are blessed and enjoy year round.The instinct built into ever...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Entertaining inside a tiny house would be a stretch, but the old Victorian homes in Maine were built for large families, entertaining on the weekends.Everyone did not run away from home to work, then to dine out, hit the malls back before the Internet or Interstate and big box mall stores or drones delivering packages from Amazon within hours of the touch, tap tap, swipe ordering from a smart phone.Cutting the rug, shaking your groove thing. Big ball rooms on the third floors were used for dancing right at home not at a bar dance hall setting five towns away.The front foyers finished in handcrafted wood work, beveled glass windows and mirrors and coat rooms to handle the up onto the porch foot traffic from the communitiy neighborhoods. Where home owners took turns hosting parties at the...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Whip it up, dish it out, creating fresh real estate information to feed the property listing hungry public. Like any menu, something for everyone's taste better be on it. But what is served up has to be hot and ready to match the time table of the buyers or sellers. Because they don't operate on the 9-5 limitations used by real estate dinosaurs that used to roam the Earth. The buyers in our real estate audience are all after some of the same things. Lots of different information with questions needing complete answers. Resources on the websites of property listings round out the presentation and online experience for the user who better be able to navigate your site easily. Without using the back button or finally closing up the lap top, pushing away from the desk top or sliding the mob...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Home made, grown close to home and not losing the flavor that every real estate property listing has. The transfer of information, translation of what is on the ground surrounding the sticks and bricks, the community flavor. All that better be in the sauce of what spills out of the media offerings from a real estate office.Where the beehive buzz is about full details, delivered whatever method works best for the real estate buyer. And all with the sound of a clock ticking in the background for the property agent or the listing broker. Who better think like a NASCAR pit stop race crew member.Holding the gas tank high to gurgle and slurp in all the high octane fuel possible. To clean the windshield, removing another plastic layer of bugs, track grime and the after math of trading paint th...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
When a buyer of real estate is on the hunt for properties, listings for sale, there is nothing like selection.And easy web site navigation where the back button is not used, the flow of information is easy and rich, full, quickly transfered. Because the buyer like sellers are right out straight with the details of their lives.So properties, listings, Houlton Maine real estate.More than one flavor of real estate in Houlton Maine. But what if the user is a heavy video user? Likes to tap tap, sit back and listen, watch and learn?The tap, touch, swipe video real estate properties, listings in Houlton Maine are very popular.The shift to video, to delivering the properties to the buyer and not waiting for an office visit or call, makes it like a full service buffet of real estate information....
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
You bet Santa would be all over getting properties listed, sold right in the midst of holiday cheer.He would love to share the spotlight of the season's greetings and relieve a little pressure. To get folks, kid's especially what they want and are leaving assorted stale, dried out cookies and room temperature milk hoping to get. As sugar plums dance in their heads.While their parents have winter real estate matters to attend to that can not wait until spring or summer.Won't be put on hold because too much is riding on a real estate property sale happened. Showing up in the tea leaves.So snow or no snow, winter is a time when life does not stop in the real estate world. Lots of reasons to pour on the coal Santa probably left to get a buyers, sellers real estate life in order. Making New ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The ability to buy a house often depends on do you the home purchaser already own one? Are you obligated to pay off, take care of a previous promised loan mortgage balance before adding a new one to your financial commitments? So financing a home, working with a bank lender is the all important first step. Sit down at the table or get on the phone, text, visit with source of financing for a home. Before signing a purchase sales agreement on one that would be a house that could satisfied your current real estate needs. Or knowing the owner will finance the sale in monthly installments. That won't be so steep that they choke and can not keep up with the home loan amortization schedule. The first step to buying a home is taking a couple backward to secure financing. For the routine added t...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Real estate buyers are just as busy, their time just as important as everyone's elses involved in the list, market, sell (repeat). When you yourself are on a mission to hunt down the product or service you need in your personal life, you want to save time, money, frustration right?So real estate marketing, the property listing real estate delivery method that works best for your buyer is what your seller wants you to provide online, on the ground from your beehive.Buzz about the features, get excited about the local community events and show the buyer how this property might be the best in the real estate match making. Or please let me know where it does not fit your needs and we have a healthy supply of real estate property listing inventory to try on, take for a spin.Remember how your...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Google a city for things to do, where to shop or find a place to eat or stay for the night and page after page spills out in your lap. The online search for highly populated areas means lots of information to wade through and decipher. In a small rural real estate market location, online local information is not so plentiful. So if you are looking for information on Houlton Maine, you've come to the right place. Only a handful of zip codes needed to handle the population's mail. For the entire state of Maine one area code works just fine too. Maine is a big state in size but less folks found in raise your hands headcount Uncle Sam performs every ten years. But what makes a small Maine town great? Lots of things that folks living in a city long for... like a lower cost of living, no traf...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Country living puts you closer to nature. Less traffic, little crime and wide open space full of wildlife and scenery not people forces you to spend time with yourself. To be able to hear yourself think. In real estate, small Maine town price tags hanging on the property listings are lower to the ground too. So all the extra layers of players you find in a larger metropolitan real estate marketing arena are gone. Making a living as a property stager on a house selling for $37,500 just does not happen. You don't see the expensive time delay and like life in a small Maine town. Living without debt is the goal in small Maine towns. Small or no mortgage payments happen when there are not a lot of zero places in the price of property in small Maine towns. And land is plentiful, in large supp...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Real estate property listings don't exist in a vacuum and the new to your area or state wants more. To see, hear, learn about the location and what's so great, what good things are going to happen in his or her life, for their family if they follow through and buy the property listing under the hot spot lights of far reaching full throttle marketing? Are you using Pinterest to capture, display the eye candy of your great state, county, local community? Or feeding the Flickr photo stream? I hunt and peck on a private blog called Me In Maine to expose and explore local topics about the simple lifestyle in Vacationland. Because small town, rural country living is so so different than where eight out of ten people live. City, urban settings don't rock and roll the same. Other blogs besides ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Life on a Maine farm, are you after the country way of life?Farming is hard work, depending on your own wits, not the unpredictable weather. And outdoor living, pretty much doing something to stay on the Maine farm. If it is a working one that has to pay for itself. Unless you have a ticket, read the article on Maine farm barns. Knowing what you are eating, where it came from is pretty high on people's list these days.Good tasting, low cost food. Maine farm food. Want a second and third helping of that dished out on the dinner plate ?And heaped high. Please and thank you. On the other two meals you sit down for each day too?When the stomach is grumbling and needs silencing, filling. Something is causing all the cancer that claims the life of someone near and dear to you, or a classmate,...
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