What We Never Hear Maine Home Buyers Say.
There are some absolutes in life that all can agree on and Maine home buyers have them too.
So do sellers of houses in Maine. For example, you never hear a Maine home buyer ask for something jammed in. A house too small and owning a very cut up, confusing floor plan. Where you bump into people and walls, doors.The room flow is not good.
But none object to too many closets. Or nifty built ins to stash stuff.
Maine home buyers don’t want a place that is lacking any lot, ground around the house either.
Give me Maine land.
Load it up.
Because Maine is wide open everywhere you look.
Other urban areas may serve up zero lot lines and wall to wall homes like meat and potato routine.Where it is why bother having side windows because all you see is the siding, into the home next door if the curtains are drawn.
Why does it happen/? Because space is at a premium in the city. In Maine, nothing could be more from the truth. So when no space inside or out, buyers say pass. And time to bring in the chainsaw to lower the property listing price.
So it will still sell as the price point tips the scale on the homes for sale with ten foot pole marks on them.
Extra bedrooms, another feature that when they are plentiful in a Maine home listing, no one says hold it. Stop. Unless double digit and they don’t want to run an inn or bed and breakfast.
No complaints because this property has too little bedroom count as a rule. Even the retired couple that does not like or do stairs wants the extra bedroom for grandchildren. Their kids who live out of state to visit with them, not stay at a local motel.
Same with the garage or extra bays if there is one. Because we get snow in Maine weather. Like to tuck those important vehicles inside and close the door for the night.
We take respect for all we own and protect it because money does not flow like honey. Is precious and carefully used in impulse spending controlled “easy does it.”
Some of the all important features in a small rural market are unique to rural Maine.
The list being oh so different if you were in a luxury market.
If the property listings, homes for sale were in an exclusive zip code that commanded higher prices. And very very rare as say a 1916 D Mercury head silver dime. So home buyers stop, drop, roll out the bank roll. The ones on their way up in life circles they want, need to travel.
With multiple offer situations when a new listing pops up for a house for sale.
Because of the extreme demand to get into certain neighborhoods for a variety of reasons.
Most involving perceived status gained or just to make yourself, your family feel like they have arrived. Are a cut above and deserve more than your average bear.
(Hurl, cough, sputter.) Excuse me.
Lost it there for a minute and got caught up in all the reasons I live in Maine. Won’t happen again… at least in this blog post. Promise.
There will always be a layer of the local population that wants to be “The Jones”.
But Maine is all about simple living, frugal not cheap.
Rich in ourdoor experiences that many die for to spend just a week a year here. To tide them over until the next twelve calendar months get flipped up or torn off.
So practical rules the day. The fact a Maine home has a new roof pleases the bank loan mortgage underwriters and the buyer alike. Rather than having a great room with cathedral ceilings for entertaining, a big kitchen for family meals is more sought. A horse shoe pit or open front, enclosed glass side porch wins points in Maine.
What is important is not store bought and money is taken out of the equation often times. More bartering and exchange of services happens.
Maybe it goes back to the farming way of life in Maine.
Where less is expected in the home unless it affects the farm living in other areas. Money invested in barns, machine sheds, more land and machinery takes priority over compatible wall paper and quartz or granite counter tops inside the Maine home.
We keep it simple to keep from getting caught up in spending for the newest and greatest.
We are content with what we have.
Don’t use our money for retail therapy. But to avoid debt and be free and clear. Not working for whoever lent us the money and instead feeling independent.
Maine is all about do your own thing, be an independent thinker.
And clear headed. Remember “As Maine goes, so goes the rest of the nation”. We are in it for the long haul.
Back to real estate buyers and what they ask for in Maine.
When the purchaser is from an urban area, lots of questions about do you have daily curb side thrash pick up, is there a home owners association to make sure certain standards are followed by the rest of the neighborhood? We smile.
Maine simple living. It is kept simple and less rules, more live your life your way. Without the crime, traffic and layers of players for permits to do this, that. Not as many regulations except protect that natural resource any way you can. To pass it to your kids in better or at least as good of shape.
Why not simple in a city this way? Too many people to maneuver. Some you can’t trust, most you don’t know.
Maine if low population.
Because head a half mile in any direction from a small Maine town which most of Vacationland is and voila.
No suburbs that take a half hour or more to get to in the daily commute.
Maine. You made it. Whew. You are in the country. If you want to target practice with a twenty two at cans go ahead. If your new dog barks as it gets used to the surroundings, no one cares or complains.
No neighbors, no one can hear or raise their hand and objects.
And you know the locals because you work on community events with them. There is a connection, an intimacy with the folks around you that are well spaced out and we can all breathe easy.
More and more we have gotten away from the majority rules. And one single voice can upset the apple carts. With fear of a lawsuit if we don’t consider that one person to avoid discrimination charges. You can still have freedoms that don’t get robbed because of so many other objections if you do. Maine, it is not like this many other places.
Few real estate home buyers object to our low priced property listings and all this extra Maine land to go with it.
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