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The Transition For Maine Real Estate Buyers Looking Over Their Shoulders.

The Transition For Maine Real Estate Buyers Looking Over Their Shoulders.

When a Maine real estate buyer lived out of state and whatever they did not like pushed them to move to the Northeast.

It is still hard to let go and not knee jerk react to the new surroundings in Maine. When the property buyer is used to mountains of paperwork, permits, delays in getting the simplest of things done.

It is easy to forget Toto, we are not in Kansas anymore but Maine.

It is not like that in smaller sized towns, not so restrictive but simpler living in Maine.

So the part of not locking your doors, friendly people making eye contact and with manners.

To hold doors open for you at the post office, the foodliner. To not suddenly sprout a dorsal fin and the Jaw’s music starts up low and under looking for that last parking space.

Because in Maine, help youself, there are plenty to go around. No circling need, turn off the background bed of edge of your seat suspense mood music for added effect.

 The less people, all the good that comes out of the uncrowded part of the living equation is not so hard to warm up to quickly.

It was what originally hit you hardest reason for the whole move to Maine kick in the pants remember?

But old habits die hard. The worry going into the move to Maine. And asking what towns to avoid. Basically where is the crime or seedier sides of the town list to circle and “X” out in red?

In small town rural Maine, there are no bad towns to side step. We are the fourth lowest for crime in the nation stats. It becomes more of a geographically exercise.

The consideration is how far from what is important to you is this property, the real estate in Maine location? 4th of july in maine photo

If an elderly parent is going to be living with you and they have medical issues, then a shorter A to B to the hospital is important.

Health care trumps the which property in Maine to buy selection of an property address that fits you best.

Because whatever it is, say the school for active kids in sports, for the what you do for employment location. All spell out what works best for the day to day behind the wheel, added expense of gas. Wear and tear on you and the iron horse.

Saving time not caught in heavy traffic in one big perk of the move to Maine. Again, not a lot of people.

Makes the urban laundry list of what is not so pleasant but comes with the territory dry up and go away. It ends up sure you love the natural four season beauty of Maine.

The lower cost real estate, car insurance, crystal clean water, fresh air and wildlife. Not two flowers summer maine photolegged population crowding you in.

Wagging an angry finger in your face is a nice surprise.

But right along with what else causes the smile on your face, both ends of the lips go up in a curve because of what we don’t have. And you are so glad we don’t.

No light pollution so you look up and see, say whoa.

Talk about a star filled Maine sky on a backdrop of black velvet. And the missing noise of six lanes of traffic, the banging, clanging of service trucks. The sirens of meat wagons and cop cars are gone.

So you can hear yourself think. Enjoy new sounds that replace the man made one of a city.

The sounds of nature… wind in the pine needles, sound of water against the shoreline and birds chirping. All kinds of them because they are happier living in small town Maine too. andy mooers kid photo

There is a pleasant adjustment to the slow it down move to Maine. But the tendency for some to keep looking over their shoulder out of state for the new Maine real estate buyer.

Saying expressions a lot like “back in Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvannia we always had to blah blah blah.”

Or you pick the out of Maine location you hail from now and are itching to high tail it out of pronto. And then in time realizing loud and clear.

Seeing the slow transition to realizing you are not out of state any more but lucky to live, work, play, retire, whatever in the move to Maine.

I’m Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME REALTOR

207.532.6573 |  [email protected]  | 

MOOERS REALTY 69 North Street Houlton Maine 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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