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Maine Town Spotlight | Hodgdon ME - Aroostook County

Maine Town Spotlight | Hodgdon ME - Aroostook County

Hodgdon Maine is located in the collection of towns in Aroostook County.

Parked on the Canadian border and covering one six by six mile square township south of Houlton Maine. Bordered on the south by Cary Plantation, the west by Linneus Maine. Like other towns in the Southern Aroostook area, farming, logging timber helped put the school land grant on the map. Those two disciplines were what initially spurred settlers to load up the wagon and take the trip north into what was still part of Massachusetts until 1820.cowflies maine farm photo

Hodgdon Maine had 515 households the last US Census survey says. 1309 folks live in this bedroom community to Houlton Maine.

Hodgdon Maine  like Houlton and other towns in what was part of Washington County at the time had a fuzzy border line with our Canadian family and friends.

Loyalists to the King jumped back and forth of what they argued over, the real location of where the International border boundary line was or should look like, where it should be. It took many years for a concensus of opinions on the boundary line and so the railroad could set up shop in this region of the Northern Maine wilderness of woods, patches of fertile cleared fields and pasture land.

My mother was a Benn from a section of Hodgdon Maine called Benn Hill where a lot of Christmas trees come from thanks to local surveyor Fred Rooney who planted them as a side enterprise.

Major views generate from this elevation of Hodgdon but the real top shelf vista happens when you climb Westford Hill. Lots of picnics, a few outdoor music concerts with several local bands on flat bed truck trailers have created music on Westford Hill on the Cone Farm property. Probably a little grape juice, barley pop, fire water were mixed in with the live music strummed, sang by local musicians. Westford Hill, where the amps could be turned up nice and loud, because no one around to bother. 

Views from Westford Hill include Mars Hill to the north, to the west you see Mt Katahdin. And the view extends into Canada on the east. Much of the scenery to the south and west is in to unorganized sections of Maine that are still under populated. These vast woods are loaded with more wildlife than people.

Hodgdon Maine was formed in 1832, began keeping vital records in 1837.

There is rich history found in the cemetary on the Walker Road where my grandparents, lots of other relatives are buried. The plots lined along the hilly terrain grid work of driveways overlook the recreation fields where little league, horse shows and other Hodgdon Maine community events happen.

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Second Homes In Maine For Sale.

Second Homes In Maine For Sale.

Second homes in Maine for sale. Looking for a vacation property or retirement real estate?

Maine is a pretty state with plenty of open space, less people. And the word is out about how neat it would be to own a low cost second home in Maine.

Sometimes the second home in Maine is on the water front. deer  in maine photo

Other times in town, out in the country. Many have plenty of land acres surrounding them for a lifestyle that includes having lots of property. A feature missing where eight out of ten people live in a city, urban setting. Horses, planting something, raising something on the farm land in Maine that is part of the second homedream.

Empty grocery store shelves, losing power for days and other fear survival guides exploit make the purchase of low cost real estate in Maine seem a logical choice. Safety is not so common a feeling when you live where lots of people are clumped together. And not so many wildlife examples.

When more than one buyer is after a second home, the price goes up with the demand.

In small rural Maine with more wildlife and acreages of vast woods and not so many inhabitants create the prices that are affordable. Attractive to Maine second home buyers that are making the decision to spend more time in Vacationland than just a long weekend, a seven day time away from work chance to relax. Two buyers is good, three is better to create an auction setting feeling for the owner of what becomes someone's second home.

Besides the space, the ability to hear yourself think, Maine is sought after for a second home investment for other reasons. The no cost woods trails to explore, the lower expense to insure a place in the 4th lowest crime state. In part of the country where the cost of living is lower. The pride of workmanship is high in rural Maine. Getting away from high tension traffic, all those dead bolts and sliding chairs, security cameras and blinding external lighting.

In Maine you willl see stars you did not know existed over head in a sky of diamond sparkle on a black velvet back drop.

Light pollution, other kinds too is just not a concern when again there is less people per square inch. Northern Maine where I live has 11 people per square mile. Southern Maine is loaded with elbow room too but clocks in with 44 people for the same mile by mile square.

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Like A Traveler Needing Directions, Information, Real Estate Websites.

Like A Traveler Needing Directions, Information, Real Estate Websites.

When you are lost, trying to save time getting to your destination, real estate websites can add or take away from the same kind of experience.

Nothing beats helpful, easy, and not leaving the online real estate search session hungry. Or worse, frustrated because there is a delay getting what you were after. We get it.

And here's the other big surprise, everyone likes to absorb the property listings, the local community way things roll and ABC simple guidance differently. All buyers of real estate have time constraints these days. And even if they had all the time in the World, teasing them with all the properties sounding alike in the skimpy write up of the copy and pasted does not satisfy the hunger for information.derby2011 houlton maine tech day photo

Some real estate buyers like to read.

Others study the pictures. More and more gravitate to video or do all the above  in different degrees.

Being ready, stocking all the shelves of the real estate vending machines and serving up home cooked, individual attention getting presentations.

Media savvy. Kind of like a cub reporter, news broadcaster, handy with the camera stills and real estate video loops. To make marketing deadlines. As the conveyor belt from our real estate workshop spins viciously.

That's what today's real estate professional wearing the white lab coat does day and night. Or better be or the buyer for real estate, sellers too will find another portal that does provide the whole nine yards. And easily presentated so the back button is not used in frustration on real estate websites.

The website design for real estate websites can focus on the color, font, how simple or complicated the approach is. But what's inside, something good has to be put in those online component spaces to help the hit and run real estate buyer. The navigation is important to be predictable and natural.

But the size of the display, not wasting words in long rambling disconnected paragraphs has to be considered. All for the bottom line desire to not waste a second of the property listing buyer's precious time. You want the buyer to come back. A relationship is forming that hopefully goes beyond just the one site visit. That leads to being the buyer, seller of real estate becoming the broker or agent for life in the partnership. Not leaving the website like a dragon fly hit and run.

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Talk To Me Like A Local, What All Maine Real Estate Buyers Want.

Talk To Me Like A Local, What All Maine Real Estate Buyers Want.

The buyer for Maine real estate is not always local.

The Internet has opened up the waters considerable beyond the days of just running a few national magazine and big city newspaper ads to attract out of town property listing buyers. And because those new to these parts have often not much local information, in small rural Maine towns, the real estate broker becomes the cub reporter. Treating people however we meet them online or in person like travellers not tourists. maine mooersrealty photo

Tell us what it is like living in your small Maine town.

Well for starters, I would say many things make a small Maine town great.

What is it like living in a small Maine town.

So the local information, it is key to the never been to your area or only vacationed a few times real estate buyer.

And blog, shoot videos about small Maine town living, what do you do for fun in your area. Those media creations, reports never go on deaf ears or closed eye peepers in the case of simple community videos. Say a 4th of July video.

So the low cost property listings are important components on the moving, relocation to Maine.

They tug on the wallet, while the lack of traffic, no crime, fresh air and space, clean water ways pull hard on the heart strings. Of the Maine real estate buyer looking for an area that improves their life. With recreational and hobby options that come with the real estate listing they pick out and settle on. As the one for them to buy and relocate to small, rural Maine way of living.

So back to talking to you the reader like a local, an insider, as someone that loves living in Maine, you want to know more about the people, the vibe, the traditional way of how things rock and roll.

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The Maine Real Estate Listing Has Burial Plots, A Cemetery.

The Maine Real Estate Listing Has Burial Plots, A Cemetery.

Family burial plots on a piece of real estate in Maine we list to market and sell.

Why someone would not bury a loved on in a public maintained cemetery could be because of the wishes of the deceased. They instructed the family members left behind to plant me out back on the knoll with the valley view. Or if cremated, scatter those ashes, my body remains around the woodlot, or near the brook that the dearly departed enjoyed so much when alive and kicking. cemeterymaine2

I grew up on a Maine farm and when my father passed away, his wishes were to be cremated.

The family took the remains and one by one took a handful of his ashes, said a few words and spread them by individual casting them.

My Mom with her Bible in one hand, finished the ritual and said a prayer from scripture she thought appropriate.

It was a touching, personal moment that all of us took comfort in knowing that my Dad, the kid's grandfather would have appreciated.

The farm has been in our family over 100 years. But property disclosure about spreading those ashes on a part of the farm by Moose Brook would be something told to any outside of the family buyer. All the ones inside the family circle know and many were there.

But the laws say what about spreading those ashes to ashes around the state of Maine. Like many situations, it is better not to broadcast what is done because somewhere there is legislation prohibiting it. Here is what the state Of Maine says about disposal and final resting burial place procedures for a body.

So before delving into the experiences with family plots on real estate we list and sell, what are the rules for handling remains? Is embalming the body necessary if cremation is not used for treatment of the deceased? This is what the state of Maine says.

"Embalming is a process in which blood is drained from the body and replaced with fluids that delay disintegration. Though it is still a common procedure, embalming is rarely necessary; refrigeration serves the same purpose.

In Maine, if a body will be shipped by common carrier -- such as an airplane or train -- it must either be embalmed or placed in a container designed “to prevent the escape of fluids or offensive odors."

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