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Building A New Maine Home, Hammer Time.

Building A New Maine Home, Hammer Time.

Looking around, sniffing out what is on the market for Maine homes, houses is always the first plan of attack.

But what if nothing trips your trigger? Causes your heart to pitter patter a little stronger. Then building a new Maine home could be in your future.

Having it “your way” may be cheaper than buying an existing Maine home that is just not cutting it.

That requires the expense, labor, inconvenience of undoing, redoing, and sometimes make doing with someone else’s dream of how a Maine house should be built.

We are all different just like our family dynamics, personal preferences so in the long run, building a new Maine home could end up being cheaper.

And if in no gun to your head with a ticking clock hurry, pressure to whip it up faster than you would like to please a bank for a mortgage, just go slow. Can be a fun experience. If you have the luxury of stretching it out, thinking it through slowly. Creating a new Maine home on a patch of dirt, some land.

Buckling on the carpenters apron, with tool holster and opening up your Bob Vila autographed model carpenter’s tool box. To saw, hammer, plan and be your own general contractor. Hiring out, subbing those jobs beyond your scope of expertise. Or the ones you just don’t enjoy as much. But doing as much as you can yourself. Or with family, some friends help. Wearing a pencil behind your ear for the next few months. Maybe longer.

Insulated to today’s Maine home specs, designed with the latest building systems and all brand new. maine lupine land flowersNo smelly cat rugs. Ceiling leak stains either to kilz, repaint if you change house horses. Decide to hop on the new Maine land train to build your home on. 

No job jar or sudden emergency expenses from anything wearing out right on schedule.

Like an existing older house structure comes with unlike just land that may end up with a new Maine modular home on it.

That requires updates, renovations, attention that means opening the wallet.

Saying “AAaaah how much is this unexpected extra Maine home repair gonna cost ?” 

To run, create a tight, slack free house “home base”. To make sure your castle is up to speed maintained top to bottom. From side to side. Which the last two owners tried but just got behind. Ran out of money. Or were just not carpenters. So when you start a home project, how come it always becomes bigger? Because you can not see what is covered up. Until ripped out and here we go. (Groan, a lot of scratching your head starts).

Maine land is so so cheap and comes in a slew of types, locations and acreages.

Have what you always wanted in the spot you always day dreamed it should be. The new Maine home is you. Reflects, says so much about who you are, how you live. What you have finally earned the right to have through scrimping, saving, being cautious. Living within your means. Custom design to make your Maine home life easier, more comfortable.

maine fallcolors waterfront landBy the time you modify an existing Maine home to add a first floor bedroom it lacks for your mother in law that is gun shy of steps.

Can’t climb them.

Well a new Maine home all on one floor could be the way to roll.

Other handicap modifications in areas the existing Maine home was never designed for, that are costly to perform can again beg the question.

Why not consider building a new Maine home on a new piece of land acreage?

The new house plans you unroll and study, to see if this is the best fit means considering everything you do and don’t like about any home you have ever owned. Or grew up in.

Or features you just never had but thought wouldn’t it be neat to have built into a house. The new Maine home combines your experiences with housing up until now. And further weaves in the past times your enjoy. Or new phase of life you are entertaining that frees you up for new hobbies.

Cellar rec room for the quilting, media room with internal wiring, sporting passions could make you want to stay home more.

A cathedral living room with cheery fireplace. Open living design with areas, not a zillion small rooms. Creating a space to want to stay parked. To stop running the roads like you might have done when kids were overbooked. In everything going during their school years. But now empty nest means different uses for the new address you peel off. Stick in the left hand corner of Christmas cards.

At thebuild home on maine land home in Maine on lots of land you bite the bullet. And actually buy, own to start building while bank rates are low.

In Maine, when you move here from a higher priced, more crowded urban area means often you don’t need a mortgage.

You bring way more money from the proceeds in your out of state home to the new vacation location one in Maine that gets built solid but cheaper.

The cost of living in Maine is lower because cars don’t get stolen. Insurances are all the way around lower in the 4th lowest crime state.

Permits, regulations are a fraction too. Less people, easier rules. Exception, around lakes, rivers, streams, the ocean Maine shoreland zoning regulations happen. To protect, beef up the rules around our previous Maine waterfront. Existing roadways with power already established can also remove lots of extra check marks on your Maine home building clipboard check list.

A Maine land open field makes the let’s start the foundation, ground work, septic system with leach field and proper drainage easier.

Clearly a wooded lots means the sound of chain saws, construction graders. And a low terrain means (beep beep beep back up sound) dump trucks delivering lots of gravels loads. The more the greater the ching ching factor.

Southern exposure means no lights on and sunshine brought inside. To improve every one’s mood. Tomaine waterfront land make plants happy too. The view you want of the countryside or waterfront can mean it is a colder north orientation.

So if which lot to buy is an issue, the one with a southern exposure view of a lake, into the distance could be the one to latch on to and buy.

Land for sale in Maine to build a home.

Or to use for the fifth wheel camper trailer for now. Maybe to pitch a tent, set a cottage, cabin or camp on until Maine retirement, relocation move happens.

The shift from seasonal use on vacations becomes full time Maine living and pouring a full concrete foundation. Creating your new Maine retirement, relocation  home. Whatever the use, budget, stage of your life, I am here to help with what to consider, where to look and how to get a happy ending to your Maine home building story. It’s no fairytale. And I’ll make sure it does not end up a horror story.

Maine is the place with the space.

I’m Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

207.532.6573 | [email protected]  | MOOERS REALTY 69 North St, Houlton ME 04730 


Andrew Mooers

Welcome to our Maine real estate website. I am the father of four grown children, have listed, marketed, sold properties for over forty years. Lots of changes in the real estate industry over that many decades and daily we re-invent our job. I grew up on a Maine farm that I bought from by three older brothers. My youngest son continues in the tradition on that same Maine farm. Here to help with property searches for homes, farms, land, waterfront, multi housing rentals, small mom and pop business listings.

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