Churches In Maine For Sale | We Have Sold A Few Over 35 Years.

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Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

Churches in Maine for sale, it is always a little sad to see the need to sell one.

And every new buyer for a Maine church is not planning to use it for a house of worship. We listed a Church of the Nazarene that became a small engine / sports vehicle repair and sales place.maine church for sale property listing photo

The former Christian Science Church property became a residence for a fellow who liked different, unique housing.

He dealt online with industrial pumps.

His old office before the move from Pennsylvania was a former rail road station.

Have had churches in Houlton Maine sold to get the extra ground. With a neighboring property owner absorbing the extra space.

maine church sanctuary photoAnd the Christian Missionary Alliance church stayed the same use.

But the Mormon, Church of Ladderday Saints bought it next.

Put lots of money into the structure.

Improved the parking by buying the Maine home next door, leveling it and doing major drainage work.

The former church always lacked parking, had a wet basement too.

That made Sunday School classes a tad soggy, musty at times.

So this week listed a former Methodist Church in Monticello Maine.

When you walk in after turning the key it hits you. You feel the membership of the past and "see" the kids, families that made this church a bit part of their life. That must miss, feel a hole from the closing the doors. stained glass church windows photo

Each and every stained glass church window I am sure comes with a tale that I have not heard.

You see the familiar local family names on the stained glass windows that fill the sanctuary.

The church property from end to end around the four walls with the bell on top.

See the rope to pull it in the video embed.

The corner lot is large, level and side street quiet. A short walk to shopping, the post office, gas for the lawn mower, car or adult toys. The stained glass windows are gorgeous... even without power on to add to the tour. Take the walk through video of 14 School Street, Monticello Maine Methodist Church.

 

I remember traveling north, attending a few services at this church as a member of the Houlton Methodist Church.

The four kids and I made the 16 mile trip north. But like many churches, it is hard enough filling the pews at the Houlton and Hodgdon Methodist Churches. So the Monticello Methodist church had it last service four years ago. The decision just made to find another owner, church or otherwise to put the structure to work.maine church view photo

The building is in good shape, the price is right on this Maine church.

Scope out the images, details of 14 School Street Monticello Maine Church property.

Priced at $49,500 with stained glass windows, kitchen equipment, handicap access ramps.

Creating 20 hardwood pews, the church in Maine property listing won't last long. The property listing taxes are except on a Maine church.

But the friendly small town of Monticello Maine is scrambling to figure out the property taxes if pulled off the church use rolls. We are thinking expect about $2699 or so and will update as the true figure is known. The town for a tax paying assessment is thinking of a value of $125,900.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

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Rainmaker
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Good morning, Andrew --- when referring to certain types of buildings or structures, we often hear the expression -- if these walls could speak and I'm sure that rings true(pun intended) when it comes to selling church property.   An interesting niche indeed!

Jun 17, 2015 12:54 AM #1
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Michael Jacobs ... You are do right. Here is link for more on this unique, low cost Maine church property for sale.

Jun 17, 2015 01:47 AM #2
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Always an interesting read from you Andrew. Loved Michael comments. Thanks for including this post in YouTube Thursdays. D

Jun 17, 2015 04:27 AM #3
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Debb Janes ... Thank you!

Jun 17, 2015 06:13 AM #4
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Andrew.  It is a shame to see a church being used for another purpose.  A sign of the times?

Jun 17, 2015 08:18 AM #5
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Roy Kelley
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A creative buyer can turn a church property into a very interesting home.

Jun 17, 2015 08:22 AM #6
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Conrad Allen ... Even with the tax exempt, no property taxes, paying the clergy expenses, figuring out a parsonage, etc and only so many in the pews. Well, the church rides on a business, profit and loss even with the break even, spread the bread across the water. I hope it stays a church too! To feed spiritually the word from the good book.

Jun 17, 2015 09:54 PM #7
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Roy Kelley ... I agree and have seen it done. My girlfriend and I ate recently at a church in Portland Maine called Grace that made the leap of faith. Into a neat restaurant for a high end experience with food and setting.

Jun 17, 2015 09:56 PM #8
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Amen Andrew but they still have to pay the bills.  Religion is losing it's relevancy in today's world.  A very sad commentary on today's values.

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Andrew Mooers you have a great listing and it will sell!  You have marketing talent on loan from God!  Best wishes for a quick sale!

Jun 20, 2015 11:13 PM #10
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Jim Crawford ... Thank you very very much!

Jun 21, 2015 12:29 AM #11
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Andrew Mooers 

Such a beautiful church. Would love to see it in person. Have a great week. 

Jun 22, 2015 11:01 PM #12
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Alan Kirkpatrick ... You can with video... kinda sorta.

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Churches are sometime bought by other churches...the one I attended as a child was....and then there is one quite near us that became a bank !

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Hi Andrew.  It's fascinating to see when some of these old unused churches get repurposed.

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