Houlton, ME Real Estate News

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Prepare for a round the clock surprise on property listing prices, always find low cost, cheap homes for sale in Maine. Like this example, a place at 8 Winter Street Houlton Maine 04730. Get one pretty piece of real estate, an affordable home with fireplace, siding, new roof and 2.5 baths. Hardwood floors, archways, french doors and lots of entrances/exits. Which make this cheap Maine home for sale one excellent candidate to seriously consider for extend family members. To all join forces with the monthly income to get more for less.The Houlton Maine home for sale has plenty of housing living space.When five bedrooms and an extra expandable attic with stairway exist and can be divided into more rooms. That is more than than ready to put to work.Your housing needs just found a property l...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Business people deal with long drawn out negotiations, set backs and surprises when wheeling and dealing in real estate property transactions.The average Joe and Jane Home Buyer and Zeke, Sophie Home Seller don't. The property sale loses its razzle dazzle fizz. Not everyone's emotions are high, lovely dovey in a good way like they once were.The more time delays and expensive roadblocks and everything hanging goes on, the less chance of a real estate sale happening. The clear to close memo being sent out for all to come and get it at the sit down conference room pass the house keys please.Like surgery, longer is not better on the operating table because complications come up when the patient is put under the knife wearing the mask and hooked to all those beeping monitors.The buyer and se...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Because not all the real estate property listings in Maine are purchased by local buyers, the need to hunt and peck about the area surrounding what's for sale is needed.Because folks invest in real estate because of the three L's. How high are the property taxes on a listing for sale in Maine is crucial information.Because the move from the populated center below Maine is what drives the process for many.Wanting to escape the high cost of living and searching for a cheaper place to live.That is safer, more spacious and less populated.The stage of life that a buyer of Maine real estate is currently parked affects the line of questioning too.Like divorce in Maine, buyers, sellers of real estate in Maine that are in the split desperately want questions answered to figure out how to move th...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
What do we have here requires a story. One that pertains to the task at hand.There is an old Maine saying that applies in most cases. It is hard telling without knowing. What is best for the mission at hand. What do you need help with Bub, Sport?Real estate is not a purchase you make and if regrets happen, then just toss it in the back of the closet. Out of sight and to soon to be forgotten.No no.It is taken way way more serious than that. Or should be.Because people are involved, lots of them. A hear that? A clock is ticking very loudly that puts a person's life on hold. Time is money. It is one costly mistake if every aspect of the property listing purchase and sale is not handled correctly. Things go south or sideways.Sharpness is needed out on the trail. Paying close attention. With...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Often times where you make the best salary is not where you really want to live. And most of the extra coins in the paycheck size quickly get eaten up living where the cost is higher. So sure, you make more, you spend more. And Uncle Sam wants you to dig deeper when April 15th rolls around and it is time to settle up on the IRS taxes. Pay in, but rarely get anything back of your own money.So Maine. What about Vacationland, the Pine Tree State?Maybe it is time to get serious.Ask not swallow those hot, burning questions.More on the FAQ.To get your motor running. Wet the whistle.Because as the Maine expression reminds, it is wicked hard telling, without actually knowing what's up Bub. Don't rely on information on your end from someone that has never even set foot in the state of Maine. Mis...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Houlton Maine is parked smack dab on the US - Canadian International boundary border. We have a big new shiny border crossing and Canada has the same just a little up the pike from Uncle Sam's port of entry.When the loonie, toonie is hurting for buying horsepower, Americans flock to Canada to shop.When the American dollar is weak in the knees, the Canadians do the same in this direction.So how does the value of Maine real estate react to the rise and fall of the currency exchange rate?Depends on the business sector you are in but general the entire areas senses the missing, or reduced Canadian traffic.In the trickle down economy any small Maine town feels in the circulation of dollars of any kind. The parking lots at the big box stores seem lonely, extra spacious.Less flow of cash into ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Are you a landowner in Maine or wishing you were one? If you farm your Maine land and look at the wooded sections as something needing the same attention to details you pour into the effort with your soil, then the Maine tree growth program may be something to check into and kick into gear. Talked with forester Irving Tower out of the Patten Maine this morning about the tree growth program. The intent of the program is to improved your woodlot, to manage the timber resource with respect for the environment and to safe guide the land use. Not just to save on your property taxes with a reduction if you file and continue your ten year woodlot tree growth plan.How to cut your wood seems less of a science when the woodlot being put into tree growth has been hit hard already.And not much of a...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
What works, or "meh", not so much in real estate marketing shifts constantly.But it never is a case of all or nothing. Just adjustment of the show and tell dials to boost the volume on this marketing tool. Pulling back a little on this lever to reallocate a little less or just a different mix of the resources of time and money. I love the game, sport of marketing Maine, the real estate property listings in it for sale. And all the neat people we meet in the matchmaking, musical house chairs experience with buyers, sellers and the exchange of properties of all kinds.Your profit is often in your expenses in the highly competitive world of real estate list, twist and sell (repeat).So real estate brochures, do you use them and how is that working for you in your property listing marketing A...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Anyone in real estate listing and selling knows no two markets are the same. Ever thought of changing places in real estate duties where you practice now just to see how very different? There are a number of Maine real estate agents, brokers who also have a license in nearby New Hampshire or the sunny south. Places like Florida, the Carolina's or even in the exotic islands of the Caribbean. For the surf and turf and split seasons to work where you play. To juggle two places to call home.But wherever you list, twist and sell real estate, the higher the prices, the more players involved.You don't run into home stagers on  homes for sale in Maine priced in the teens, low twenties.The houses for sale on the west coast with 7 point this, 3 point that and all those zero places do.  And you br...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Who needs a four bedroom home for sale in Maine? (Sound of happy kids jumping, hollering I do I do like the old Trident gum commercials.) So how about you? What is it you say?  When the average family size is declining in US households according to the census information collectors.I read this morning in a scan of the peepers that the average household size declined to 2.59 in 2010, dropping from 2.62 people in 2000.How come? One-person households is part of the reason reckoned during head count results. The number of single parents under the roof running the household rose from 25 percent in 2000 to 27 percent in 2010. This math statistic shows the figure is more than twice the percentage. From back in round not rectangular black and white television days in 1960. When number of the si...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Every real estate agent, broker, REALTOR has property listing sales where a divorce is underway or has happened. Sensitivity to the home owners in a divorce situation takes extra effort and lots of after hour calls and emails.If over half the population is divorced at least once, it is a big wrinkle in real estate home sales that can not be ignored.Divorce adds to the number of houses for sale, needing to be bought.Had a seller call today about whether or not a re-listing agreement on a piece of land in Maine had been received by our office.My secretary let her know no, we don't have the paperwork back yet.The out of state property owner explained the delay could be because the pair of owners had split, gotten a divorce during the Maine land listing period.And when sympathy expressed, t...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Online you read statements, reports about the real estate market across the land.Giving the impression it's pretty much carbon copy everywhere you go. When checking in on the properties that are listed and sold in any particular real estate market. Then drawing the conclusion that it is the same as you hop around to any new market. Sweeping, generalization statements are all over the media streams for the one size fits all. Well, like the weather forecast overhead where you are following this real estate blog post today.That won't work in every other location, real estate markets run differently too.Like most things in life it depends.Change happens in the black and white absolutes that turn many shades of gray. The property for sale is a fixed position asset.We wil have a seller ask of...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Information is what all of us need quickly, easily, that with just a few clicks is neat and complete.Everyone is busy or just does not want to waste time hanging around the Internet water cooler to glean what they need. Googling for real estate property listings for sale, for local area community information is no different.Even if you had all the time in the world, you would not want to spend it sitting in a chair in front of an eerie glow.Or legs up, an afghan across them with a cat, mouse, lap top.Maybe  holding a small smart device jn your hand to access what you seek on the run.Show me, tell me makes our video channel the best marketing vehicle for the delivery of information. The image channels help in different ways to create the buzz, rattle and hum. But we stock the shelves on ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The audience for anything you serve up, like the movie theater silver screen, choices are critical.Blog post readers want selection and more than chocolate and vanilla only. Active Rain blog posts number close to 3800 but other channels with topics that really help local information surfers are critical. Could you put them all in one spot? I think it is like a radio station that's slogan is trying to be everyone's place on the dial to settle in.You can not.Try playing a Barry Manilow, then spin some NIN or Merle Haggard or Canned Heat or Patsy Cline and a little Daf Punk.You don't want to know how few listeners are tuned in on the other end of the signal after sitting through that collection in your play list.Granted you can hit home runs on each of the channels that stand out on search...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Every year at the end of the calendar talk about how real estate agents are going to do video for their buyers.Property listing videos to make it easy, on demand open house tours on the buyer's schedule. Which I have found from the video logs, the busiest time of the real estate day is actually at night. To be precise 10:30 PM is the time the video channel useage spikes.Glows bright red and really hums. Because think about it, your buyer has the kids off to bed, the household chores for the day done. The clothes picked out and plan for the following day drawn up mentally. So legs up, blanket across the legs, recliner up up up and backed against the wall. As the lap top spills out the properties, community information they need for the "home work".Just toggle, listen, watch, learn. No ma...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
People buy, sell, trade properties and the Maine real estate listings better have unique features.Or extra helpings of this, that just like you and I do as the plate loads up during holiday dining. So special requests, yes real estate agents, brokers get them, take them. Not just ordering off the inventory menu happens. Makes the matchmaking of how about this, that Maine property listing home suggestion.Trying to find the right one like buying a present that is just right for someone special. That is hard to nail down in your guy feeling of will they really like this after the paper and bow get ripped off?The garden variety requests that come in over the phone, emails, texts and lobby personal visits call for the usual you would expect.Lots of Maine land heaped on and around the propert...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Avoid the rush, get your real estate drone legally registered, it's own unique identification number. Dec 21st, 2015 the online FAA registration process starts. And like a Black Friday door unlock of the front doors, there will be a crush, push if over a million drones are added to the numbers out there. Is there a new drone, quad copter or one with more engines parked under your office Christmas tree?Adding devices to enhance what you do, how you do it always deserves some thought.Thank goodness they have GPS, remember where home is.Flying the friendly skies with your drone, hovering over your property listings, in the home town where the real estate listings populate.Drones have been around awhile but suddenly everyone wants one. To strap on a video or still camera to get high up and ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The Internet has made folks lots sharper, shopping savvy. The bottom line, the low price on any goods or service is not that hard to learn. Just spend some time driving the mouse online. Google it, Ebay it. Up and down the cyber aisles of Amazon.To know what is a good deal.To recognize where you are paying more than you have to on something needing your hard earned cash. The swipe of the plastic with the magnetic strip and chip.To get the best deal, using retail me not, third party or store coupons. Making sure there is free shipping. And some bonus points on the card you use or a store reward program for the added extra warm and fuzzy feeling. Knowing by George, you scored yourself the best deal. In the shop till you drop. And not without leaving any extra cash, wasting currency at the...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Myths in real estate, they exist and sometimes someone has to step up to explain how things work. Behind the real estate marketing curtain. Over the holidays there could be real estate agents or brokers that want to be sipping the egg nog, munching on peanut brittle and moca balls. But the fact remains.The life of our buyers and sellers, of property listings, do not stop because of the tinsel, mistletoe and Christmas, New Years horn blowing. If an out of state buyer gets a job transfer, marching orders to proceed ASAP to your home town, be ready. When a seller of any of the Maine listings we peddle has to make something happen pronto, a little snow on the ground is not going to dampen the motivation.In fact, fear of frozen pipes and the drag of heating, snow plowing and all around worry...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Survey says "ding ding ding", the value of your property is?The crystal clear pulled out of thin air figure to expect would be right now? The no doubt about it "what what would your home sell for today number" is ?  (Long pause, silence, you could hear a pin drop situation with the in house studio and at home audience all on the edge of their seats, mouths slightly ajar). Well now people, it depends.Because of the old Maine expression. Used a lot on the coastal areas Chummy. "It is Mister Man hard telling without knowing."All the missing puzzle piece information we don't have cause we don't even know you, your situation.Haven't met the property for a looksie, sneak a peek.In whatever condition and location it happens to be parked in today. As the real estate professional tapped on the s...
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