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Existing Maine Home Or Build On Land?

Existing Maine Home Or Build On Land?

You may have lived in a Maine home, somewhere a long time.

Made some improvements. Maybe even added on an addition, built a garage. But some times, often you undo, redo, make do with any renovation project.

Expensive concessions, work around maneuvers have to be taken.

And tackling a place, a Maine home or other structure that was not built with what you had in mind for updates in your floor plan.

Possible, the location of your house is in the wrong spot, on a difficult terrain or dinky sized lot but you have lived with it. Until now. You could handle the housing experiment an entirely new way. This life home movie can have a different, happier ending. Take a whole new direction, approach to your Maine housing needs. 

Invest, buy land, just raw property acreage in Maine that is unimproved.

Maybe waterfront. Possible a forty acre farm land acreage that is half fields and the balance wooded. Or an elevated country lot with a jaw dropping view, classic New England setting for the home in your head that is finally going to get built. Given a permanent mailing, 911 address you use on your Christmas cards.

Land in Maine bought first. Then slowly, carefully with lots of thought and study, you begin building from the ground up. Maybe the start for actual hammering, staging, concrete pouring in to forms and back hoes for building put off for a few years.

On hold until retirement time actually catches up to your life calendar for the construction process to begin in earnest.

With just Maine land there is nothing to tear down or remove.

No demolition debris at so much a pound. No modifying to make something work the way it was never intended. The new house radiant heated, energy efficiency design loaded. Blue printed with large open spaces. Instead of lots of little cut up rooms the original home you left behind was built with from many moons ago. 

More southern exposure glass treatment so the sunshine pours in to the interior. Allowed inside freely. To come in to the room and bathe you in healthy bright, friendly light. A fireplace to warm your bones next to on chilly days after a horse ride, cross country skiing or brisk moonlight walks.

And the floor plan you pick reflecting your lifestyle, hobbies, family size, personality.

Providing for a first floor bedroom and bath for your elderly parents. Your own use some day. A home office in the walk out cellar that over looks a lower backyard on this corner lot that slopes gradually.  That provides lots of parking and a sense of separation from home and work.

The old existing home… if you are still stuck back in that home. And scared, Maine Land Waterfront Settings.. Have Lots Of Lotsnervous and have just not been around much construction.

Think about what happens if you try removing too many walls in an old structure.

Consider are you ever going to be happy with the existing home?

No matter how many man hours, dead presidents you invest in it.

And do you like horse hair plaster removal dust?

Trying to live, work around all those many tradesmen that each have their own unique vision of how this final project is going to look after you say that’s it. Enough money expended. We’re done here fellas. Whether we actually are or not.

Envision cave ins or major sag can happen in an existing home. Those interior walls were put in the original design for a structural reason. Meant to stay in place for support. Until you came along with the loud, ear deafening inside chain saw work. All that blue oily eye stinging smoke on the weekend during demolition.

And picture the kids running downstairs. Expecting to see a hockey mask on Jason Voorhees or Freddy Krueger standing in the living room  wielding  a held high Husqvarna bar chain spinning saw. And you with a half crazed look as you hold it against, cut in to woodwork. Wondering if you could actually get to the hospital in time before bleeding out should you hit, sever a major artery.  

Land just Maine land. I know a Maine real estate land broker who has a wide selection of all types of property acreages in just as many price brackets. Call, click, visit him soon. Like how about today, now?

I’m Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker 207.532.6573  [email protected]  MOOERS REALTY  69 North Street,  Houlton Maine 04730

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Andrew Mooers

Welcome to our Maine real estate website. I am the father of four grown children, have listed, marketed, sold properties for close to 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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