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Maine Has Over 2500 Lakes, Ponds.

Maine Has Over 2500 Lakes, Ponds.

Maine lakes, ponds total over 2500 and add in another 1000 plus rivers, streams, brooks.

That is a lot of Maine waterfront property.

And it is clean, not crowded.

Unspoiled too the further north you trek in to Maine.

The cost of the Maine waterfront decreases proportionately to the mileage going the other way, racking up on your car dash.

All this translates in to the further in to Vacationland you go, the more private, the less populated and lower cost the Maine waterfront real estate.

And instead of being a few cottages or camp sites back with a right of way, in northern Maine you are parked right on the edge of the lake.

As you look for Maine waterfront, something on a lake, river, pond or the oceanfront, the size of your recreational and investment wallet comes in to play. And what your idea of fun on the Maine waterfront is. If ice fishing, jet skiing, sailing, are playing on the mental projector now showing, splashing on the inside wall of your head, larger Maine lakes are needed.

If just sitting and reading a book in a hammock, maybe a little kayaking or canoeing is in the waterfront cards, smaller lakes, ponds and rivers can save some money. Leave something left over in the Maine vacation property budget to build a structure.

Lots to consider buying Maine waterfront property. Something like milfoil infestation is not something that you want on the top ten list of what you are looking for in a Maine waterfront listing.

Checking Maine boat props from other lakes that come for a day of fishing, water skiing is critical to police milfoil.

Worrying about a float plane landing with a dangling piece of deadly infestation lake vegetation also scares the heck out of me. 

Soil erosion or lots of development around the Maine waterbody you are considering is a no no too. Roadways are fifty person of the erosion of topsoil or the big cause of non source point pollution. BMP (best management practices) and strong associations around the waterfront you are considering investing in part of the home work you need to do.

Before you buy, purchase any Maine waterfront property listing.

 I live on a local Maine lake and the association I belong to works hard to protect the natural resource. The goal to pass the Maine waterfront property on to our kids, the next generation in better shape than we received it. Soon we find our if we are awarded DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) funds to continue erosion problem areas on Drews Lake.

Undersized road culverts, plunge pool slow the racing water during a storm down or spring run off drainage is critical and on going around any Maine waterfront property. Especially as it gets more populated, the road use increases.  Septic sewerage systems that are malfunctioning, too close to the Maine waterfront need to be replaced. Community Development Block Grants are available in small towns around Maine on a first come, need basis.

There are also six major Maine river systems to also worry about, to think watershed erosion from a wood cutting, timber harvest operation many miles away hurting the quality of this precious resource too. We all need to be good stewards. Pass on the water resource in as good, hopefully better condition with respect for something that when it is gone, it’s not coming back.  

I’m Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker 

Visit 69 North Street Houlton ME 04730   Voice: 207.532.6573

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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 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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