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The Danger Using Maine Land Cost Per Acre Calculations Only.

The Danger Using  Maine Land Cost Per Acre Calculations Only.

What does Maine land cost per acre is a common question.

We field it all day and night long online, over the phone, in discussions in the Maine real estate office lobby. All land like people in Maine, anywhere are all different.

BIll Hersey, a long time Maine soil test septic system evaluator sums it up best on his business card.

“Like people, soils are different”. Maine land is so so not the same.

In profile, terrain slope and drainage, and location considerations all help in selecting the best piece of Maine land for you the buyer.

The mountian view, pretty Maine farm setting. What are you looking at? Does the Maine land have criss cross power lines going every which way? Or the easement for potential ones hidden in the legal description in the local Maine registry of deeds for the land?

Is it a swamp and what percentage of the Maine land is underwater?

Which is not bad if you are a beaver. But if thinking of building, those soggy conditions can dampen your spirits. Or make the dream a nightmare.

Right of ways, lack of road frontage and being lucky to be parked next to the waterfront all affect the value of the maine land per acre cost. So does the timbered hard, put away wet land in Maine. horses on maine land photo


Property acreage that a wood pecker would have to pack a lunch to journey over without running out of gas mid flight.

What else helps or hurts the value of Maine land?

The motivation of the seller and what is happening in his life. So does is there owner financing Maine land help to make the buying with monthly installments peachy keen easy peasy.

The better the Maine land buying terms, the more attractive, the higher the per acre cost for Maine land can be justified.

The larger acreages make the per acre cost of Maine land become lower too. The higher the price, the thinner the buyers applies for any type of real estate property listing. So does the supply of just like it property acreages for Maine land currently being marketed. fishing a maine lake photo

But. The budget to buy Maine land can cause lots of hoopla about what the calculator shows when total property acreage seems so so low.

Watch it. There is a reason in Maine land per acre cost just like anything else you buy or barter for in life. Why is the property for sale so so much lower priced than others that seem to be in the same category?

Be a Sherlock Holmes to figure out why after seeing the clues in the marketing.

If it all does not add up, there is a reason. Cheap Maine land is that way for a reason. Comes with the territory when a real estate buyer is on the hunt for cheap low cost Maine land.

Skimpy marketing makes it hard and wishful thinking kicks in. Wouldn’t it be nice if the property for sale, the Maine land has easy access, power, lots of wood on it to pay for itself if carefully selectively cut.

Yes it would. But no it does not is what you usually find when the calculator shows low cost Maine land for sale far below the rest of the acreages on the current market.

Junk land in Maine, cheap property never goes out of style and more recreational buyers want it that way. As they pool their resources to buy the Maine land.

I’m Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

207.532.6573 | [email protected] |

MOOERS REALTY 69 North Street Houlton ME 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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