Houlton, ME Real Estate News

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Insulated houses save money for the home owner, fetch a higher price on the real estate market. Because no one has money to burn. Toasty warm is something folks seek out. But everyone wants to spend their weekly paycheck more efficiently. To have left over money from the house hold expense belt tightening for stuff that is just more fun. Or for savings to sleep better nights. And to live debt free and easy.Owning a woodlot in Maine makes heating the home not so micro managed or nit picking to squeeze out the most BTU's and to keep them inside the four walls, under the roof line.But not everyone in the real estate audience of home owners is a "son of a birch" and harvests their own renewable fuel resource from their own private timber stand.Maine is 91% wooded though and a plentiful  sta...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Haunted houses for sale in Maine, anywhere.They happen and somehow when it is trick or treating time and little monsters come up the front steps with open bags to collect the loot assemble. To ring the door bell, shout out and vanish. To the next door around your home address. The stories increase in volume. Online you see much about haunted houses for sale around the country. And the variations on a theme about why the reputation sticks surface again. Toilets flushing when no one is in the home.Listening to foot steps on the second and third floors when there is no furniture, no one supposed to be living at this real estate address.The one that looks neglected, that has low level Tubular Bells like in the Exorcists playing in the back ground. Heavy chains rattling, pulled along, across...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
When people ask a real estate agent, broker, REALTOR how's the market, nine times out of ten they are referring to house listings, home property sales.But in small rural areas, where the list, market, sell (repeat) is not just houses, homes, it is up to the local real estate professional to add land in Maine for sale. To the flavors of real estate offered. To the discussion about issues surrounding the listing and selling of Maine land acreage.Shoreland zoning is one of those issues that impacts what you can and can not do to land in Maine parcels after the real estate closing. Subdivision laws when you want to piece out the larger parcel of land is always changing. And impacts what you are allowed to do or not with the larger tracks of Maine land that the Vacationland state is famous f...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Empathy, sensitivity to the buyer and seller involved in a real estate transaction. It's always being in the shoes of the purchaser, the owner of  a property listing. When the new agent is getting his feet wet, he explains the process that is new to him too. That he is learning right along with the buyer or seller.After a few years under their belt, the expressions, the terms to explain this and that abbreviations, the more time put into several deals can take away some of the personal attention needed to communicate what is going on.To keep everyone in the real estate deal up to speed.To up to the minute convey what is dong on. To know what to expect, what could happen. What did happen and why. And the now what do we do options and why. Involvement is daily and just sending out an emai...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Drones for real estate are one more tool to enhance and relay the information transfer of property listing and local community events. The weather alerts whether you are on a Carnival Cruise site planning a school vacation boat ride vacation or shopping for anything else around the time of an approaching eye of a storm makes the Internet an easy way to quickly connect and protect. You must have seen a few of the "weather alert" buttons tacked on to the home page, other navigation areas of the websites you surf. Hurricane Matthew weather details as it heads into Florida from the Caribbean Islands.Got this email from the Federal Aviation Administration, the FAA in the inbox ....DO NOT FLY NEAR HURRICANE RESPONSE EFFORTSAs a result of Hurricane Matthew, there will likely be significant rec...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
People list and sell property, real life folks who live, work and play in the community of whatever size where the real estate is located.So besides the details of room count, square footage, number of baths and distance to schools or the hospital or Wally World, more is injected in the property listing information transfer. Especially for out of town buyers who definitely need Cliff or Monarch Notes on how things roll around the property listings they see online. A side blog called Me In Maine gets some of the ink we spill.Read the latest article on Kennebunkport Maine, the beaches, coastal vacation destinations.Whoever buy a local listing is going to travel and tap into the neat recreational options first.To visit to dip their toe. Sample the tourist attractions that make living in Ma...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Owner financing a home for sale in Maine. Sometimes the buyer could get bank financing, has all the price of the house for sale in cash. But his accountant said get a mortgage. A tad below the bank lending rates, something to slip into that is more comfortable. And without the overhead home inspection, appraisal, flood insurance, special title transfer closing cost, property repairs and all the hoops to jump through that adding a bank to the buyer-seller partnership causes.The bean counter says deducting the interest expenses before you retire and hit a lower income bracket makes the exercise "see what the seller will do" for owner financing a home for sale in Maine.We are not talking the rent to own, I can't get a loan today and won't be able to a year or two years or more down the roa...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Open a mic. Gimme a beat. Turn on a gel spot light.If your turned the tables and were the real estate buyer that knows nothing about the local area. If you had not started your search for property listing real estate information. What would you want, what do you need, what are you getting and how do you bridge the gap?For starters like real estate markets, no two the same.They are real, raw, up, down, sideways. Need a little polish to tighten it up. To present the good, bad and the ugly.Depending on the way the real estate winds blow currently.One big weather forecast does not work, cover the entire country either.Clothes come in different sizes, styles and prices for a reason.Thank Goodness we are not all alike. Or the World would be a boring, very predictable place.Real estate could b...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The kids are grown, you have a little jingle in your pocket and want to tackle a project, Do It Yourself Cheap Home for sale in Maine. The place can be your "cottage" for vacations until retirement in Maine. So round up your buddies, loved ones that have carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other building trade skills.Here is a Mr Fix It cheap home for sale  in Maine that has the location, view, good bones. Garage too! But cosmetics, updates, time for the renovations job jar to be dipped into and those slips of do this, do that items tackled.Do you wear a tool belt, know how to use the business end of a hammer and other carpentry tools? Bring me over that nail gun and level would ya please? Look over the property listing details on a cheap home for sale in Maine for in the $20's price br...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
There is something special about putting a little of  your hard earned dollars on the real estate closing table to create a rental property. One that pays for itself in time with a little guidance, plenty of blood, sweat and tears. To eventually get to the free and clear, all paid for status in your investment collection.Rental properties, the term does not just encompass large section eight multi families situations.The kind most folks only hear real estate horror stories about swat teams lobbing in tear gas canisters and court house steps to make them go away. When they don't pay and can't stay. Where yellow police plastic tapes keep people away, the media included when meth labs and other misdeeds happen and make the headlines in the nightly news. Where the property owner, the landlo...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The drive through window for banking, for convenience items, for hot and ready food to go. Real estate property listings should be served up quick and easy. To deliver the information using the eye candy, the video loops that capture the local sounds surrounding the current real estate listings for sale. But can you get home cooked, slow food not the hurry scurry Nascar quick like a bunny without the wait. Because time is money, delay means you snooze, you lose and no one likes to miss a perfect property that could improve their life that is much more costly than two and a quarter books of green stamps. The fly in at the right altitude, to slow down, adjust the air speed and lower the real estate fuel boom. To have a property listing buyer nuzzle closer and hook up, start the download. ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The different real estate markets, every single one of them across the land performs differently. The temperature of the property listing inventory, sale activity is rarely in sync too. In a small rural market like the one I swim in, list/market-twist/sell, what is important is kept simple. No home owners associations, no property listing stagers rolled in to change the wrong colors, suck out and replant new furnishings. And it is more how many bedrooms not what is the square feet. And bathrooms, just glad to have one. No matter if it is harvest gold or the newest color from Kohler. Or if there is an extra half bath, maybe a second bath, say hallelujah. Hands go in the air. So when what is important on the wish list for a buyer is formulated, the line items on that scratch paper is so d...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
When the first time home buyer was kicking tires on homes for sale, she was in a relationship and thinking filling, feathering the nest.Each nine months adding a new bouncing pink or blue wrapped bundle of joy. Shortly after buying the family sized home with extra baths, plenty of waterworks, the turn in the road of life happens. And no longer in a relationship but the bank still expected that super sized payment designed for two incomes, not one s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d to the max and beyond. The bank manager who had four kids, a husband who died in the woods when a widow maker tree came down the wrong way.No life insurance safety net in place.Again, change of plans but still saddled with too much housing.This time not for size of floorplan but the weight of the payment.The needs of the real ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Time is money, folks are busy and the last thing a real estate agent or broker wants to cause is delay. Of any kind in getting the needed information about a property listing for sale or just as important the local community surroundings wrapping around the real estate being peddled. So marketing, it starts with a strong million watt signal that has long reach with a healthy frequency. It goes without saying that whatever is marketed on that powerful beam has something worthwhile for gawking at, for listening to so no time is wasted on the other end of the real estate signal. Information delivery, just like fresh, piping hot tasty pizza round the clock is critical to make the audience as large, wide and deep as possible. Not just local but no boundaries, without limits to who you want t...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Ho hum in the presentation of anything in life does not make it memorable.What's for dinner, the taste improves with hunger. But there still has to be something worth grazing on. To satisfy a basic need. Real estate marketing is tapping into the needs of the audience. Satisfy that need by more thought, extra time going into the online listing presentation. If slam bam thank you ma'am.That lack luster spread will not make the buyer of a real estate listing return for more of the bland, without much flavor web insertions.Color, flavor, excitement and passion in anything gets noticed if it can be found.If the audience sought, the message harnessed, relayed to the right set of eyes and ears online.And folks like a story. To keep them hooked. Wondering where it goes, ends up keeping interest...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The desire to raise your own food, to know what you serve up and put on the Maine farm house table.That is a strong emotion and satisfying to grow your own. To raise and use close to home, locally sourced agriculture that is fresher, healthier and just darn right tastier!This new 1883 US Rt 2A Bangor Road Linneus Maine farm for sale could satisfy your hunger, thirst to play in the dirt.To make value added happen in the rich soil of Aroostook County Maine.The bread basket for Vacationland and way way beyond.Up to 8 bedrooms in this Maine farm home just not enough you say?The attic is 40' long, has stairway and is ready to add more.Water works for powdering your nose, soaking in the tub after working the fields or fruit orchards, tending critters. Has plenty. With a 2.5 count for bathroom...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The Greater Houlton Maine area does the fourth of July 4th celebration up in good fashion.For years, the Southern Aroostook County area has been a buzz with activities.Designed to appeal to all ages. And the costs are held down with lots of local sponsors that I am proud to be among thru the years.The fourth of july fair just gets better and better and the planning goes on year round.Thanks to some very dedicated individuals behind the scenes working their tails off.Functioning with very little sleep over the four days of fun in Vacationland's best place to spend the fourth of July bar none.Here is the schedule for the Houlton Maine Fair, fireworks, agricultural events.This link above outlines the events from the July 1st to July 4th celebration of our country's birth.Take part in some ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Speaking the lingo of the real estate buyer. Don't you love meeting someone that speaks lots of languages, is bi-lingual or 5,6,7,8 or more in the tongue communication department?In real estate our buyers are not from just a few miles around the property listings for sale in Maine. Your marketing better not be designed for only taking a property buyer seriously if they land in the agency lobby. Darken your door and say "I'm here". The buyers all out in the wild blue yonder and looking for your marketing signal. To tap into and get fresh, accurate, helpful time and money saving information.Providing the local that's the way it is is what local real estate professionals can do oh so well living, working, playing in the surrounds that wrap around the property listings.We have to be able to...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Before an out of state Maine real estate buyer sets his or her cross hairs on the target in "Vacationland" for recreational or retirement or job promotion gotta move property, something else has to happen first. Lots of local information about my home town Houlton Maine. Like the third or fourth or more pass through a hot and ready buffet, load me up. What's it like where you live, work and play Mister Real Estate real estate peddler? Rather than tell me with the buyer's eyes shut, ears open and leaving it to the imagination for the story telling to take hold, we like to use the online resources available to our real estate office in Maine. We do lots of local Houlton Maine information insertions for online and email tag a long attachments when we tackle the Everything Maine FAQ.  So th...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Anyway you cut it, real estate is handled best on the local level. And not just from the real estate professional guiding the process and setting the expectations.No no, local banking and all the other professionals brought into the real estate fray should always be local. Live in the local communities in Maine we cherish and preserve. From title companies to the repairs done by local tradesmen. Needed for mortgage lending underwriting for the thumbs up, clear to close memo to get circulated. Reach for local folks you know and trust, that are living near the property listings. We have lots of real estate gypsies darkend our door carrying sweets, fresh baked items to lure a piece of our business their way.And when they don't have local sticks and bricks they pay property taxes on.Or don'...
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