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Building A Boat House On A Maine Lake, How's That Shoreland Zoning Work?

Building A Boat House On A Maine Lake, How's That Shoreland Zoning Work?

The property on the Maine lake and what can you do to it if you buy it?

Valuable information and involves a crash course on shoreland zoning in Maine lake properties. The 250 foot shoreland zoning strip around Maine's waterfront is a sacred designation. No one wants to knowingly hurt the waterfront habitat and should be sensitive to why the regulations are in place. Because no protection of the Maine lake natural resource and there won't be anything worthwhile to pass on to the next generation.

Being a good steward and respecting the lake water quality and development around the waterfront isn't something you just know as a young grasshopper. It is taught through example by whoever owns and protects the shoreland zone around a Maine lake. They teach who they pass the property to the respect for the natural habitat. To tread lightly.

So boat houses on a Maine lake, can you put up one to get the watercraft under cover? If there was no boathouse on the shoreland you are about to purchase, there is no grandfathered structure to preserve and improve. The boat house on the Maine lake was a structure in place before the shoreland zoning was set up and the rules and regulations were drafted into law. loons4

So what if there is a leaning, sorry looking boat house that someone put into play out front of the cottage or lake front camp or home?

The mandatory shoreland zoning act of Maine was put into play in 1971. And steadily the protection regulations for Maine waterfront properties have been beefed up, better defined by the state. With local municipalities adding their own added regulations  above and beyond the Maine shoreland zoning law.

I tell someone as a Maine real estate broker to not tear down or remove the existing boat house on the shoreline of a lake without getting the local town officials involved.

Document what you are going to do with date, times, paperwork copies of all correspondence. Talking to the code enforcement officer before you get out the hammer and nails is wise. Partner up with that individual who often in small Maine towns wears the same hat in many of the municipalities lucky enough to have lake, river, pond, ocean or any waterfront resources within the town or plantation limits.

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New Property Listings On Maine Real Estate For Sale.

New Property Listings On Maine Real Estate For Sale.

Fresh, current and something new to consider when searching for new property listings for sale.

The Maine real estate selection is like anything in life. The greater the selection, the better the matchmaking for the best possible property listing fit. The price is always an object unless someone hit the power ball jackpot. Or suddenly learned they inherited boat loads of money from a long lost or near and dear favorite relative. drews lake chickadee kitche

What's for sale needs to be added to, the inventory of market real estate listings has to change.

To meet the demands of the buying public who scours the Internet. Takes the long trips and  drives the streets, roadways to see if anything new is available in current real estate listings. Waterfront listings in Maine is never well stocked enough and always in short supply, holding its value.

But back to what's new for property listings on Maine real estate for sale. It is never once and done when listing anything that requires marketing. Because the property listed when white stuff is on the ground, that has the ho ho ho Christmas tree front and center in the living room needs a change up in the image rotation.

New photos to bring the property that liners on the market into the next season makes real estate listings look current.

Changing the order of the pictures used to showcase and create the eye candy helps make an older listing look young and fresh. No one wants mold to grow on the marketing and a return to the listing portals to beef up the information has to happen. Or if it does not, the new listing agent on the Maine real estate will get a turn at the marketing array of information.

When "NEXT" is hollered, the silent saleman out front the property for sale is yanked and replaced.

Photos, narrative details, property videos along with plat maps and floor plans help the guy or gal on the other end of the marketing signal make the connection quick, complete, easy. That is what is needed on everything for sale in the listing inventory. 

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The Hokey Pokey Of A Real Estate Listing Sale In Maine.

The Hokey Pokey Of A Real Estate Listing Sale In Maine.
In our real estate list and sell job in Maine, we provide a service to buyers and sellers.
 
When you deal with the public you continuously adjust to meet the need in the best way possible to get positive results for everyone. That's the goal every real estate sale.You put your whole self in and turn it all about. Hey. That's what it's all about right?
No one said it is always easy. And every seller, buyer in real estate wants to feel like their property listing or sale is the only one I am working on. But all people are like snowflakes and wired very differently. Emotions can run high when are approaching closing deadlines, develop a glitch in the family relocation move plans and financial strain is often involved. canoe race 4 photo
 
You find out a lot about yourself, others too when pressure increases and the heat of life gets turned up to test everyone involved in a real estate sale.
 
Especially ones that get to a critical stage and the property closing is threatened to ever happening.
 
Round the clock personal service like the waiter or waitress at the local eatery who just knows when to visit the table without being too attentive.
 
That's what is needed, attention to detail without being obnoxious. To keep paddling. So everyone stays in the boat on the floating journey to the real estate closing safe harbor. It is a joy to have the elderly widow who trusts you to handle the listing sale as if you were family close related.
 
And the young couple who needs guidance in their first home buying foray lean on their real estate professional pretty hard.They are giddy and scared at the same time because they want to stop renting but worry about financing big numbers, carry the mortgage for up to thirty years. And juggling the other payment demands in the monthly budget that is pretty lean and mean in the accumulation stage of their life on Earth. So there is lots of conversation to assure, to guide the way to the sit down real estate closing to make it as stress free smooth, as rock bottom inexpensive as I can.
 
But aside from the nuances of every particular real estate deal, there are basic emotions to recognize and understand. So the real estate sale stays on course to a successful closing.
 
The one where the buyer and seller exchange well wishes, get up, smile, shake hands and head out of the closing conference room to hit the parking lot. Slide behind the wheel and get on to the next stop in their life.
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Moving To Maine, Why People Relocate Here.

Moving to Maine, why do people relocate here to Vacationland?

Well, before looking at the positives when the move is north to Maine, you have to examine the motivation to move. What puts fire in the belly, kicks you and me in the pants to get going and make a move. slauenwhite maine land photo

The reasons people move centers first around renting and wanting to own the four walls, roof and floor that house them.

Wasting money renting is like treading water and not adding to your personal wealth and happiness.

From the lease shift to owning, the reasons for more moves in a lifetime are because of the desire for more space, for a better location.

And often because in small rural real estate markets like Maine, buying bigger and better, more up to date and renovated is cheaper than trying to make a tired, weary collection of sticks and bricks into something more substantial. It is the return on investment and the always low to the ground real estate pricing in an out of the way state like Maine.

More on the mistakes made trying to add on to a home, why additions are tricky business and need extra special attention.

Or to be avoided like in the case of a mobile home additions where they were never designed for one.

The moving to Maine is a pull on the heart strings that haunts out of state buyers until they do finally act on the desire. Less crime, no traffic, low cost properties, all the wildlife and fewer people to deal with all add to the magic of the moving to Maine. Sometimes in retirement, the relocation to Maine is for the Golden Years. Or a second home for vacation use until the big retirement party happens.

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Delays Selling A Home, The House Owner Holds Up The Show And Tell.

Delays Selling A Home, The House Owner Holds Up The Show And Tell.

Delays selling a home, what adds to the days on market that cause shelf life problems?

The seller has a role in what can stop the momentum to get to a quick, profitable real estate closing. The what wastes time in a real estate home sale topic has been given lots of press. But the house owner themselves have a major role in what delays the sale. Or worse yet keeps the listing from even hopping on the new inventory of what's for sale for homes in the MLS local area. moose maine lake land for s

Most of us, me included would not have our homes up to snuff to just wander out front and step on a silent salesmen to start the process of announcing this place is for sale.

I know my home is not ready for the show and tell, come on in. That first impression is everything right? I would want to tackle the garage first because it is far from tip top tidy.

I would want to paint this ceiling in the cellar rec room that got a leak stain from the dishwasher problem last winter and to swamp out all the stuff the four kids left behind when they left the nest. Every room needs attention to tight it up. Make it ship shape. Garages especially are way way out of control after a Maine winter and neglect too. And no one wants an avalanche when closets are opened up and here comes lots of spilling cargo for all to see.

But beyond that personal list of what to do before put the place online and up for sale. In my travels of over 37 years of property listing, marketing and selling Maine real estate, I see the pattern. Of the Maine home seller who wants to not just detail the place and get it ready Freddy in A+ shape for property tours. They have projects that have been carried around in the gray matter for years that never got off the drawing board. But now that a house sale is contemplated, suddenly delays in getting the home on the real estate market are because of they renovations. That I try to explain are not all needed since a house sale is the plan Stan. But because the home owner has always wanted to do these improvements, they won't let go of them. 

In our small rural housing market in Northern Maine, if the kitchen gets a new floor in the latest color trend is not the end of the World.

Because when you have a home in Maine selling for $30,000, $40,000 and $50,000 it is not that all important to be within on the color wheel that the public tends to be picking from today. Value is a good roof, a heating system that is not from the last century and space inside and outside is on the gotta have list of the pretty frugal house buyers in Maine.

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