Compare Listings

Questions Maine Real Estate Buyers Ask …

Questions Maine Real Estate Buyers Ask …

Day in and out, certain questions are asked by Maine real estate buyers.

Beyond just where is the best financing for a home loan on a Maine property kind. The relocating, moving to Maine real estate buyers have lots of area questions. A lot of them around the weather in Maine.

To dispel the myths their hair dresser or barber whipped up in their head to worry and fret over.

So we have to assure the callers, emailers, the lobby real estate visitors that no, Maine does not have igloos, polar bears. That it is not dangerous being this close to Canada. And one by one, we address what they have been told by someone that has never been to Maine either.

But what else comes up in the conversations about properties for sale in Maine?

Around the chit chat and emails, another theme from out of state Maine real estate buyers is bad areas. Are there some towns to avoid or that are better or worse to invest in? Because where they are leaving with lots of people as far as the eye can see in every direction, there are burgs that shine or pale in comparison.

In Maine the small rural towns are scattered, all unique in their own special way. There are no bad areas or places to avoid. The concern becomes purely geographical. Determined by the dashboard odometer reading final count every trip you make to and fro, to this and that.

Whether shopping, to work, school or church, the travel time behind the wheel. That is a big concern because of where the out of state buyer is coming from, there was too much bumper to bumper. katahdin moose maine photo

 Crawling or stalling and life being spilled on the ground due to location.

Wasted waiting, hurrying in the scurry to get to whatever destination on the clipboard with the whistle hanging off it today.

So for the record if someone should ask. There are no bad towns to avoid. To tip toe around and not invest in for fear of never being able to sell the property listing. Should you have to make a move or relocation in or out of Maine. Some are located more in the boonies than others but maybe that is what you hanker right?

But consideration of how far to the Piggly Wiggly for groceries, to the mill job or school events is a big one. Because of time, gas, wear and tear on whatever you drive after the purchase of whatever you buy. katahdin baxter photo

Property taxes on the Maine real estate listing….. some towns are better run or have more industry to offset the yearly bill that gets sent out.

And everyone in Maine knows property tax bills mailed out on Fridays works best for reducing emotion and tension. 

So often the reason for the move north to Maine was the same complaint from back in the tea party held in the harbor skirmish. Too high taxes are not popular anywhere in the land.

So often a piece of property in Maine that is a 100 dollars less than another like it in another town gets the nod. Even if the drive time increases which means more gas and time spent in the further away location.

And also even though property insurance could be higher in the further away town that lacks a volunteer or full time fire department.

Hear to help with your real estate in Maine buying and selling questions, plus anything else you have on your mind to ask.

I’m Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

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.

Related posts

Farms For Sale In Maine | Buying Maine Farm Properties

Farms for sale in Maine, why is buying properties loaded with lots of land acreage so so popular?...

Continue reading
by Andrew Mooers

When Do I Lose My Deposit Buying A House In Maine?

Earnest money put down in real estate sale but when do I lose my deposit buying a house in...

Continue reading
by Andrew Mooers

East Grand Lake | Low Cost Maine Waterfront Properties

East Grand Lake, one super location for low cost Maine waterfront properties. Like most Maine...

Continue reading
by Andrew Mooers

Join The Discussion