Ask Folks To Think Real Estate, And Houses, Homes Come To Mind.

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Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

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. land in maine photo

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 for because of its rural nature.

Local zoning boards can rachet up the requirements beyond what the state of Maine suggests for land use too.

Minimum acreage land sizes, non-comforming building lots, HHE 200 soil tests and set backs all swirl around the land for sale in Maine. Can I build or not on this Maine land ? What can I do with this property listing after the ink is dried and the deed carrying the signature is recorded at the registry of deeds? Lots to consider when buying land, just land not a house or home in the real estate purchase. maine land for sale photo

More buying Maine land considerations that are important to not miss BEFORE you actually become the new proud owner of a property acreage of any size in the Pine Tree State.

The one up here in the upper right hand corner of the country.

Where I live in Northern Maine / Aroostook County there are 11 people per square mile. In Southern Maine as you inch closer to Boston there are 44 folks in the same sized square.

How is my job different peddling lots of land in Maine in the mix along with houses and homes of all kinds, prices, locations? I drive a Jeep for a reason. Higher clearance to get back into a wood lot and not rip off the exhaust system.

With four wheel drive to avoid getting stuck and pulling out the winch cable or using a wagon jack to lift it up. And place rocks, logs, something secure to shore up the roadway out of remote Maine land. land in maine photo

Tramping around the Maine land boundaries, the spotted borders and rock walls to find the corner pins on a Maine land parcel.

Taking images, shooting video of the stream or river or pond in the back corner.

Or figuring out how much cleared open acreage is pasture or could be cultivated for a farm field is part of the listing examination for the marketing of the Maine land too. So is study of conservation maps, plats maps from the survey folders at the local registry of deeds archives.

Figuring out where right of ways for access are or if there even is a legal way to get on and off the land in Maine for sale.

Encroachments, easements, shared wells or roadways add to the drama swirling around a piece land in Maine. Heirship, inherited property with title issues all come into the discussion when land in Maine is the daily double category to tap into from our current listing inventory.

Power line easements you can not see on the Earth but exist in the chain of title to the Maine land. Always on the look out for those and a cleared path on the Maine land is one hint that someone else has a claim to part of the land. maine land photo

The USA pipeline that came from Searsport to Limestone Maine used when the air force base that is now mothballed was up and running is one such easement.

That is hibernating and used as a snow sled and ATV trail.

But that once had a different purpose carrying jet fuel and heating oil to keep the Loring Air Force Base humming, protecting our interests around the globe.

The big land brokers out west have it harder though than here in Maine.

Those real estate property dealers have to get into water and mineral rights and who has what for hooks into the land listed for sale. In Maine, 99% of the times the water, any mineral in the ground is yours, the new land buyer. It runs with the land.  Water is plentiful here in lush Maine and not so moist in other areas of the country where too many folks have a straw siphoning off the precious resource. land in maine photo

Soil types, wood lot forestry management plans, setting up owner financing schedules that work for both the buyer and seller of land for sale in Maine.

And how to develop the land, arranging for whoever is picked locally to do the work, to add the improvements to the Maine land is exciting to me.

The big real estate real estate portals of RTZ don't do a good job helping the buyer figure out what is surrounding the houses, homes for land. There is so much left out and not provided. So the buyer of Maine land starts filling in the missing blanks for information. And often jumps to the wrong conclusion which confuses, adds tension and wastes time and money in the long run.

No spaces for the yes, no, maybe beyond road or water frontage or acreage is provided.

And the narrative section for remarks to help the buyer know what is the difference between land parcels is missing. So all the heavy lifting has to turn to the images, the video and plat maps that are uploaded for all to see. To save everyone time in the land for sale in Maine marketing merry go round razzle dazzle.

So if you are after land, or a house with land, a home with some property acreage, we are well versed on that type of real estate and ready to serve.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

207.532.6573 |  info@mooersrealty.com  |  MOOERS REALTY 69 North Street Houlton Maine 04730

 

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Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Wow, those photos are simply breathtaking!  YOu are talented!

Oct 21, 2016 12:19 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thank you Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647 ... Maine has the eye candy, space. All we have to do is keep the safety off the camera, and collect, upload and share the imagery of this four season setting called Maine. I love where I live as you must too!

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Oct 21, 2016 12:59 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Andrew Mooers - You really do point out information about the topography that many people wouldn't even think of. Maine is beautiful, but not for the faint of heart. Heating with oil is something many people in other parts of the country don't know about. Moose, bear, deer, and other wildlife presents challenges to property owners and drivers. They deserve respect. It can be a hard life or it can be the most exciting life one lives. Roads present challenges to private property too along with deed restrictions, including planning and zoning. Having someone who I consider an expert in Real Estate unique to the people in Maine is crucial. For that reason, I would only recommend you. 

Oct 21, 2016 12:20 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thanks very much Patricia Feager for the kind words! 

Oct 21, 2016 11:55 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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If only the distance were shorter...we would buy a chunk of some kind of Maine real estate...don't think it would have antlers...but it would have the tranquility and the simple life you depict so well in your posts !

Oct 23, 2016 08:32 PM #5
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson ... I bet our weather is not so different and someday we'll swap houses to give the other area a whirl.

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