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.
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.
Eight out of ten people live in an urban area.
But not because they want to, but have to if their job is only found in the bright lights, big city. More and more telecommuters are bucking the trend and moving to Maine to travel online back and forth to work driving a mouse.
Moving, relocating, why else do people do it? In swanky areas, where the zip code is dripping with prestige and the home owner’s association run a tight ship, those high end house listings have an audience.
Eager to put that street address in the exclusive subdivision on the upper left hand corner of Christmas cards and personal correspondence. In Maine, that is not the reason when you live out in the country on a large acreage with no neighbors, big fields for crops or critters. And trips to the woodlot out back to cut down, put in and rack, stack your firewood.
Moving to Maine, the perks are the fresh air and clean water and all this eye candy. The space is overwhelming and peace, quiet, solitude is a given when you remove all the people that are jammed tightly like sardines in population areas where the crowds are located. Our Me In Maine blog covers the moving, relocation reasons in detail. This is the place to be. It is not like this many other places. We hear it a lot. Maine, the way life should be. And still is small town friendly, family first, hard working and community involved.
Life is short and shuffling paperwork, waiting for permits to do this, don’t do that just wastes precious time.
There are a time when like the Walton’s television show, the grandparents shifted places with the new young family members using the bulk of the housing to raise a large family. Under one roof line, the older, wiser family members are enjoying privacy in a rear or side apartment, but available to teach lessons, help with household chores and feel helpful in the family. Everyone wants and needs a purpose in life. To feel loved, have shelter, be well fed and content.
Why else do people move in Maine?
The change in family status, when empty nest happens and the house that used to fit just is too big or expensive to maintain now.
Divorce in real estate sales is a big part of the business we deal with as over half of the folks we deal with are split up from a previous marriage. I had read somewhere the chances of a second marriage ending in failure was seventy two percent within the first two years of the knot tying nuptials being recited.
Blended families mean the need for more space.
Moving to a bigger place, one that can have a home business under the same roof or to get a better higher exposure setting all cause more business for our Maine real estate office. Neighborhoods change and new ones pop up and being closer to schools, the hospital, your new job all make the itch to move, to relocate from one home to another.
Poor health can cause the need for a move to something more economical or maybe even an apartment. Old age also causes stress for a home owner who can not mow the lawn, that lays awake nights fretting about the snow piling up outside in the driveway. Worry ages a person faster and widows, widowers let go of the house keys. They migrate to assisting living centers, housing complexes where there is a chance to be social. And a helping hand is extended both ways by the tenants that rent too around you.
When the economy tanks, if you live in a mill town in Maine where the biggest single employer shutters its windows, boards up the entrances and exits.
That make the need to move immediate. And getting the most for the home you own in Maine can be tough, less than you need to regroup in a healthy economic region of Maine where jobs are more plentiful and higher paying.
Maine is a big state.
When you say you are moving to Maine, where is the big second question needing an answer.
The southern half of Maine is more populated, higher priced. In northern Maine the average home costing $71,000 weighs in with a price tag of $200,000 for the same dwelling.
Making more is needed to handle the higher cost of living that happens the closer you get to Boston, other southern population centers.
So moving to Maine, we are here as a resource whether it is from instate, out of state or just across town.
Whatever you are needing for housing that does change in a person’s life time, the change in a home happens easily if we can provide you real estate service.
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