Living In A Small Maine Town...

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Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

Country living puts you closer to nature.

Less traffic, little crime and wide open space full of wildlife and scenery not people forces you to spend time with yourself. To be able to hear yourself think. maine small town land photo

In real estate, small Maine town price tags hanging on the property listings are lower to the ground too.

So all the extra layers of players you find in a larger metropolitan real estate marketing arena are gone.

Making a living as a property stager on a house selling for $37,500 just does not happen.

You don't see the expensive time delay and like life in a small Maine town.

Living without debt is the goal in small Maine towns.

Small or no mortgage payments happen when there are not a lot of zero places in the price of property in small Maine towns. And land is plentiful, in large supply and so affordable. Build your own and go slowly with hand's on DIY underway.

Lots of bartering too with the jobs larger than one man sized happens in small Maine towns on a daily basis.

Lots of scratching other people's backs and the payment is something homemade like pie, a craft personalized to the receiver you appreciate having for a friend.

We learn from nature being in the great outdoors so much. And that we protect it. Should be humble, are just a speck and here a short time to learn to learn all we can. maine property real estate truck photo

To glean what our older family generations instill in us as important.

To never lose track of and what is critical to life's happiness and contentment is simpler.

Yesterday, I was on a luxury real estate site as we study site navigation, how other agents promote and provide the property listing and local community information.

And as you study the images of cavernous, room sized walk in closets, two or more per bedroom, and eight bathrooms for a three bedroom home, it shows how different country mouse and city mouse are. In what is important.

Instead of a 100 pairs of shoes per side of those walk in closets, our property listing imagery is of hundreds of acres of land. aerial maine land farm photo

An open porch for fresh air discussions with family and friends for free not 55 minutes pay with a credit card plastic swipe for the life coaching from a stranger.

I like to visit cities and travel but would not want to live in one full time.

We list and sell more properties because smaller profits are what happen at real estate closings.

Part you make less, spend less and come out ahead when you add in all you get for free in small Maine town country settings.

In small Maine towns you work an event, not pay for a ticket to attend it.

There is a connection and we all need each other. When a volunteer moves or dies, you feel the loss. Have to move closer to fill the gap. Eight out of ten people don't live in a small town. Which group are you in or have you straddled both lifestyles?

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

 

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Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Andrew Mooers ,

You paint such an idyllic community where people work together and are entwined in each others lives. This does exist in our great country ..thank you for reminding us and attracting those looking for this peaceful, non complicated way of life!

Nov 14, 2016 08:44 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thanks Dorie Dillard ! I live on a lake three seasons and watch the geese practice overhead like B-52's below radar and skimming the waterfront's surface. Over and over to get it right for the big flight. Sunday while puttering on a neighboring place just bought, the ducks were out in the middle and sounded like laughing under the approaching big moon as day handed it over to night at dusk. We learn from nature and that we should be humble, are just a speck and here a short time to learn and share all we can. Local videos of the community events happen.

Nov 14, 2016 09:18 PM #2
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Andrew Mooers Having lived in Orono, Maine as a teenager many moons ago, I can truthfully say that I have straddled both lifestyles. The one you aptly described in your post appeals to me more by the day.

Nov 14, 2016 09:29 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The Maine connection... I knew Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 there was something about you that rang a bell... how wealth is measured is so so different. What is important is simple in a small Maine town.

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Nov 14, 2016 09:36 PM #4
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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Andy, you paint such a wonderful picture of small town life in Maine. I have lived in a small town, and it was nothing like what you describe. Nothing. I could go for that! 

My very dear friend is from Allagash, her aunt was the "mayor".  Although Allagash doesn't have a mayor, some have called her that for years. I have heard such wonderful stories. Makes you just want to run up there and spend the rest of your life!

I'm still trying to figure out how to make that work for me, LOL. But in the meantime I always love reading your posts of life in Aroostoock County, ME. That will have to do for now!

Nov 15, 2016 12:51 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thanks Andrea Swiedler ... The Allagash Wildnerness Waterway region of Maine is one of the many attractive settings!

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Nov 15, 2016 01:07 AM #6
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

You ARE absolutely the Maine Maine ambassador...and certainly understand why the lifestyle appeals to you...but know the next time you are in the midwest...there is always a place at the table and a seat at the bar at the Hansons.

Nov 15, 2016 08:51 PM #7
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Good morning Andrew.  You make a compelling case for living in a small Maine town.

Nov 16, 2016 07:51 PM #8
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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You say it all in your first sentence Andrew - "Country Living Puts You Closer To Nature"...

Nov 18, 2016 09:36 PM #9
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Patricia Feager
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Maine is one of my favorite places on earth and I enjoy reading about your perspective of living in Maine. It humbled me too! I always have and always will love the people, the places, and my humble beginnings in Maine that changed my life for the better. 

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