Houlton, ME Real Estate News

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
So often the write up of a Houlton Maine home for sale dives into the room count, features, location, property taxes, how many baths. And add a couple images. Spice it up with plot plan, video link and then move on. To the marketing treatment of another Houlton Maine home for sale. Or other type of property listing from farms, land to waterfront and small mom and pop businesses that come up for consideration.So back to the hunt and peck subject of this blog post on Active Rain this morning as a busy real estate day gets underway.The owners of the property at 3 Weeks Street, Houlton Maine.Let's start by telling you about them.Because who lived in a home for sale is valuable information.The stuff you only get off the grapevine from neighbors.Not usually from the real estate agent or broke...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
A few days ago your real estate buyer was all approved for a home loan. But oh what a difference a day can makes. Especially a Black Friday. A Cyber Monday can mess you up too. Because you shoot yourself in both feet and bleed out financially. Limited your chances, hurting your odds of getting the set of keys please. To climb heave ho out of the rent rut.During the life of a home mortgage loan it is all about keeping your nose clean.Eyes forward. Just answer the questions. Nothing more.Dotting the "i", crossing the "t" time.Underwriting guidelines don't go away or suddenly enjoy amnesty. And the regulations for financing a Maine home only get stiffer.In the selling the paper packaged up for the secondary mortgage market how low can you go competitive house loan rates.If you think of the...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Every day and night available to shop, the small rural real estate markets like the property listings in Maine are Black Friday specially priced.The reason?Gather around.Everything you know divide by three and four here for the norm in urban real estate markets.And compared to the associated higher cost of insurance.The pay scale for the tradesmen to fix and renovate in the concrete jungle landscape of no space, plenty of crime, lots of holler, pushing and shoving. Where flip the channel and sigh "whew". You made it.Relax, appreciate the friendly people, wide open space. Because in small rural Maine real estate markets it is not reach for your wallet or hang onto your purse. It is DIY. Call in a favor from Uncle Bob, your brother in law Zeke.To fix and repair without the bill but a prom...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The four walls, floor and ceiling you call the Maine home, the needs change depending on the people living inside.Especially around the holidays. When all the leaves for the dining room table pin everyone to the wall. Or there is just not room for a table period.Or space. In other areas of the Maine home for sale. When the little ones pitter patter down the halls. Lunge far and wide out into a room with the johnny jump up. Hanging on the top door ledge of a kitchen opening.Or there is a MIA, APB issued to find the sleeping areas. The need for bedrooms in the Maine home. Is the count for places to put the head in the bed high enough to fit the increasing family size? That the stork air drops once a year?So back to bedrooms in particular. The subject of this real estate blog post.Take thi...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The check list of what to do to make the real estate sign get the all important rider.Butterfly screwed on top for all to see. From  "Sale Pending" followed quickly by the "SOLD" panel showing up wasting no time.What needs to be done? To pick up the pace. To get to the property listing transfer sit down review of the HUD-1. For sliding the check one way. The other the keys pleasefor a real estate closing quick like a bunny. There are the long list of garden variety roll up your sleeves ways to get the real estate listing ready for show time.Things to do to make the place ship shape.To look it's Sunday best for the real estate video, the still images.For the all important walk throughs of serious real estate buyers and the lookie loos kicking the property tires alike.Declutter, deep six ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Using the many platforms to drive traffic back to your websites, email server, to make the phones ring loudly.Some platforms like Twitter,  Facebook get more of the oohs and aahs. But you do more than set up and let dust settle on the other social media marketing children. Pinterest, Flickr and other image board channel feeds often get neglected.Forgotten about because of too much time put on a few.When it is many that need feeding.Like the brood seated for a home cooked dinner or one of the other three meals at day.At say around the Walton's long wooden table. Feed them all.Obviously video is the 30 to 60 frames per second of "images, pictures" to showcase the area, the property listings for sale.Because the show and tell takes your buyer to the real estate, to the local community wher...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Restful sleep happens when everything is okey dokey.Peachy keen and rolling smoothly. But when a real estate transtion, any change that big happens in a person's life, the Zzzzzz pattern changes radically. Especially when it is a parent with the head in the bed. Tossing, turning, churning with the wind up of the blankets.Trying to rest up for the action packed day tomorrow involving kids. Juggling their busy lives and all the activities they are in on the refrigerator calendar. Scribbled in in hurried pencil or pen.Change is part of life.When self inflicted it is easier to take.When it happens without your control there can be anger, sadness.Negotiation to bargain for the best you can do with what you have to work with for obstacles. For the best outcome that affects you big time when h...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
In a person's life, lots of changes means moving, relocation and sizing up or down to fit the season.But when a small town Maine real estate buyer is brand new and from out of state or the country. First things first. Tell me about your area before we mosey on to the subject of what's new on the market. The property listings in Maine for sale in those coordinates on planet Earth can wait.Real estate is all about lifestyles choices too.Quality of life always doubles back to the real estate location. The sticks and bricks and your personal space. Protecting it.If you shake and bake one way, you want the new area to fit properly with what you like to do for fun at this stage.Or dove tail with the all important why you are making the change in your life. To get on one floor, have an area fo...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Too little time, so much to learn and glean when you can.  All of us struggle with time management and for real estate property listings buyers, video works best. Hands down, real full motion video with natural sound captured at the property listing is quick, easy, memorable. What is seen, heard in the show and tell is retained.Because no making the other end of the real estate for sale red rover red rover signal wait.Be confused, feel teased getting information.Or assuming this or that in a desperate hope because too much is missing in the transfer.Because of a skimpy write up, too few images, and no video link.No time drain in the read read like the wheels on the bus go round and round either.No hurry up and wait or 9-5 real estate office lobby hours to work around. Which is like the ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
A house for sale usually has contents here and there.Needed to enjoy living there. Unless the moving van just left and the place is ready for vacancy by the new Maine home buyer. But even though some home owners travel light, or load it up like a beat the buffet while living in the Maine home, there comes a time. Where no matter how they lived and used the place, the lack of getting rid of old stuff means someone has to do it.Unless the new Maine home owner thinks this cargo is pretty peachy keen.Let's keep it around and sort through and reuse what we can.Maybe have our own continuous garage sale instead of using those bays for vehicle storage.Often the "toys" in the garage, sheds, around the Maine home can attract attention but cause the galloping gimmees. Would you throw those in for ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Stay happy, home in Maine.Not much need to slide, slump, ten and two behind the wheel of the family mini van with this Maine home for sale. Walking is quicker. Have plans to move to Aroostook County? To the Shiretown of County Seat Of Houlton Maine? Healthy kids, adults too is what happens here with the home location in Houlton Maine.Near parks and rec programs, the junior and senior high schools, the downtown of Houlton Maine.Walk to the Cary library, up to community park. Those hoofing it adventures lead to just pure enjoyment. Better living, stronger outdoor connection with the fresh air and scenery. Watch your back hand spin improve and your agility on the tennis court get way way better.Just walk across the street and voila. Basketball hoops for a little alley oop too.While all the...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Streamlining the list and sell process of real estate means someone has to be the skipper.To point the ship, keep it away from the rocks and to see the mile stones along the way to the property closing. But like any process, there is education, expectations to set, and listening. Lots of open up your ears and be on the same level as your real estate buyer and seller. The real estate professional does this every day.That dog and pony wearing the blue and gold "R" is not the norm for a buyer or seller.Who only does this dance once, maybe a few more times in the course of their short time on Earth.So keeping a lid on the emotions or added stress from real estate drama. Means communication, availability and explanation on when, why, how. Looped email communications help everyone know where ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The small home town I live, work and play from and the 38 communities served by our Maine real estate office.The location is easy to find on US Rt 1, 69 North Street in Houlton Maine. But unlike Boston, New York City, Miami or someplace lots of people have visited and know about. My small town of Houlton Maine is a best kept secret.The jewel features that shine brightly are part of the magic.No crime, no traffic, clean water, fresh air.Low cost real estate prices. That helps too in the court and spark.And the lack of wall to wall, reach out and bump into someone is refreshing too.But the location, after we talk about Maine weather.Taking away the myth about thinking we are located in the Arctic Circle.The videos for real estate help deliver the property listings for sale in Maine to the...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Life waits for no one and along the way, making adjustments to make sure the best real estate end results happen consistently. Means what you always did is slowly or quickly no longer the best course of action in marketing.   If for years you have always done it this way, followed the herd. Used this service, bought this product from this vendor, maybe it is long overdue for a review. Fenced in when it is pass the time to jump it. Head for greener pastures. Out in the wild blue yonder.Case in point, realtor dot com. The changes to the platform, the options for other venues to generate exposure, cause the phone to ring, the email server to glow red.No longer is one portal enough to feed the masses. Splintered, fragment, special niche groups or pools of buyers and sellers need to be tappe...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The size of the lot on the water, a Maine lake is often precious. Unlike most listings for sale that come with plenty of land, elbow room around them. In small rural real estate markets like Maine, lots of land, less people, more wildlife is how things shake and bake. But when you get above and beyond for acreage on a Maine lake, bells whistles and fireworks go off.Or should if attention is given in the right places to expose the property listing on the waterfront that has the added acreage.So the 55 Landing Lane Timoney Lake Oakfield Maine property for sale. It has the six acres of land on the Maine lake. But the land has other features besides just size to make it shine brighter. It borders a year round paved road for over 700 feet! Asking $48,500! Not a misprint.To develop or for eas...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The house seller's barber has heard the same spiel, once a month about how anxious the property owner is to sell his sticks and bricks.The discussion fed,  shouted out to anyone within earshot pretty much shakes down the same old same old way. The gist of the conversations are about how motivated the home owner is to get to the real estate property closing.Will do whatever it takes. Above and beyond to "git 'er dunnnnn".Heck even give up a duplicate organ or two.So that real estate silent salesman speared in the front yard can be plucked, recycled, reused.Planted on another new property listing for sale, on another house two streets over, one block down from it.They say actions are louder than words.In real estate, ignoring the market that is not the one you wished was unfolding around ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
It's not like Christmas Eve, you have don't have lots of time to burn.When the flying deer are antsy, double parked and raising havoc with the roof shingles. Unlike when Santa needs help getting the toys operational in pretty much dark conditions. For the little ones with dancing sugar plums over their heads slumbering upstairs. No tick tock, watching the clock nervously.With a bead of sweat on your lip, dripping off your brow.When you take your time and no deadlines are hanging over you.Like with the real estate purchases when someone is cracking a whip.Trying to get you to hurry it up will you?Reaching for the passed hammer or nail gun.Relax. It's new day.Want to? See yourself pitching in? And the real estate property story continues but under your guidance and direction?But with a tw...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Get a lot for a little is always the cherry on top and homes for sale in Houlton Maine.They are like that free dessert with every meal. Here is the special of the day for $48,000. Take the open house on demand property listing tour right now of 8 Winter Street Houlton Maine 04730 home.Sided, fireplaced, features 2.5 baths, has three levels of living area. More on 8 Winter Street Houlton Maine home for sale. Enjoy a glass entry porch vestibule, patterned hardwood floors, bay windows, much more inside and out. Of this home that's a short walk from everything. In the Shiretown or County Seat of Houlton Maine, Aroostook County .If you are looking for a wholesome, safe place to raise a family in Maine. To retire to a lower cost of living, situated off the beaten path location.To a place offe...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The home for sale in Maine, the list of gotta have, don't want varies depending on the real estate buyer. Because the needs of the people living in the property listing are never carbon copy.And the season in their life, any disabilities or special needs have to be factored into the home for sale that would fit best. In the real estate matchmaking.Plus budget constraints, wrinkles in the monthly budget to pay for the place. Squeezing the coins. To get the most from less to purchase a house that dove tails with the folks inside the four walls calling it home.All those other pesky details to wrestle with that have to be ironed out. It's what we do, helping pass the keys please after the paperwork and slight sting of writer's cramp lingers. All the A-z steps prior to the sit down and every...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The point of marketing, of living, to make it the best it can be.To go over the top consistently. You can not be an Eeyore and pull that off. And it is more than harder work, more effort put in than the average bear. It is seeing the guy or gal in the audience and helping them. Remember Fred Roger's Mom reminding him when there is a disaster, look for the helpers.Be the helper. There is no room in the can I help you for selfish. People don't have to turn to you to list, market, sell. They will want to if your real estate marketing, the level of service is "it does not get any better than this".You take the do you like the person's personality or not out of the focus.And replace it with being helpful, setting expectations and keeping everyone in the boat. On the same timeline. With cours...
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