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Old 03/30/06, 03:43 PM
 
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Nice little off grid homestead for sale in Maine.

I was looking around at houses and found this:

http://www.crownerealty.biz/detail.asp?item=11931

Looks like a great homestead for someone wanting to move north.

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Old 03/30/06, 07:47 PM
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Smile Neighbor...

Reads like the guy next door might be a pain...What about not allowing power poles? I thought that was up to the electric co. by eminent domain.

Anyway, nice place.

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Old 03/30/06, 08:14 PM
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$55,000?

22 acres of forest with a tiny hunting cabin for $55k, thats $2500 per acre! Up in Aroostook? LOL

somebody been smoking crack maybe.

I have looked at a lot of propertys myself, none of them went that high, but a lot of propertys for a lot less money.

Keep looking.

As for the power-line issue, I have seen that a lot. If you wnat power you have to install the poles and pay for the wire, then it is YOUR powerline. Hydro-electric will not take it over and will not own it, unless the line is providing power to over four customers. After you get permission, and after you install the poles, and after you install the wire, then if you have three other customers join with you, then Hydro-electric will be nice enough to take over maintenance of the line as if they owned the line.

My pole and my line on my property is mine, I paid for it.

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My stepkids live in that area and it is very wild and beautiful...LOTS of bugs, though...I met Jim Murphy...nice guy...

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Old 03/31/06, 08:18 AM
 
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Here is the guy with the deals in Penobscot co, not so far north, about 50 miles and up from Bangor. www.cwalakestreet.com

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I thought it sounded pricey, but I wasn't sure about the area. Particularly the no power line EVER issue. You might not mind, but it might make resale difficult. A friend just bought a place in Vermont, not too far??? A much nicer cabin on 25 acres, with a stream, and a lovely barn, for $65,000. So it doesn't seem like that great a deal to me. But what do I know. I don't live there. lol.

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$55k! Whoa, this is cheap when we have to pay a minimum of $145,000 for a 1800 sq foot here in Austin, TX so that's a huge bargain! Plus no electricity..that's cool...more $ to save. $97 property tax? My friends pay anything from $3000 to 8000 a year! The house seems to have a really nice porch which is a big thing in East Texas but not in Central Texas for some reason.....only negative thing about this property is 7 or 8 months of winter......brrrrrr!

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Old 03/31/06, 11:23 AM
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Does seem a bit pricey, but those two realestate sites really bring back some memories of childhood summers spent in Vermont and Rhode Island. Makes me almost want to move back and endure those winters again. And compared to land prices in my area, most of these places are a bargain even if they are a bit primitive and "need some TLC". This is my favorite of them all.

http://www.cwalakestreet.com/listings.asp?id=140

Neighbors are too close, but this place reminds me of my great grandfather Treffle's cottage in Washington, Rhode Island. He lived there year round with his son, Uncle Joe, who was head maintenance man at "The Projects" in Providence. That little house and the sheds were chuck a block full of furniture and other goodies Uncle Joe rescued from work. Everyone in the family went there first if they needed household goods , a boon to newlyweds and college bound kids. Actually it was a little family compound, cause the house next door belong to Uncle Henry and Aunt Esta and their two girls and the other side was Aunt Jeannette and Uncle Tommy Bousquet. Once every summer, mom and my grandmother would take us kids there for a few days. While the kids had the time of their lifes, the ladies would hose out the cottage and clean off a years worth of batchelor living grime. That little house is still there and I shudder to think what that house is worth now. Thanks for posting that site.

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Old 03/31/06, 11:27 AM
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$55k! Whoa, this is cheap when we have to pay a minimum of $145,000 for a 1800 sq foot here in Austin, TX so that's a huge bargain! Plus no electricity..that's cool...more $ to save. $97 property tax? My friends pay anything from $3000 to 8000 a year! The house seems to have a really nice porch which is a big thing in East Texas but not in Central Texas for some reason.....only negative thing about this property is 7 or 8 months of winter......brrrrrr!
Now ya see why we wanna get outta Jersey? We live in Southern New Jersey and are about 1/2 hour away from the beach (or "the shore" as we call it ). Real estate is outrageous, and nevermind the cost of renting! We were lucky--we got a good landlord and are paying a reasonable amount for this area. $875 plus utilities for a 3 BR, 2 Bath home on a lot less than 1/4 acre. The house next to us (okay, it's a relocated double wide but no one cares :P ) has the same size lot, maybe smaller--and sold for about $120,000.
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Here is the guy with the deals in Penobscot co, not so far north, about 50 miles and up from Bangor. www.cwalakestreet.com
I did a lto through these two real estate offices:

http://www.bobfenton.com/coastal_maine_listings.htm

http://www.acresaway.com/listing.html

But as I have stated before, after coming up here for two summers shopping for land, I really did not find what I wanted going through a realtor.

I found that property listed on the MLS is commonly double the price, if not really expensive.

Far more properties are for sale, but are not listed on MLS, and most properties for sale are not handled by realtors, AND most properties sale for much cheaper.



If you have river frontage, in a thick forest, expect to pay up to as high as $1,000/acre. If you dont have river frontage, or if it is rocky then subtract.

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I'm picturing getting to that outhouse while carrying the shotgun, looking for bear..LOL

and then there's coming OUT of the outhouse, etc.

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Old 03/31/06, 09:15 PM
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I'm picturing getting to that outhouse while carrying the shotgun, looking for bear..LOL

and then there's coming OUT of the outhouse, etc.



We have bear and moose, so?

What are you going to do with a shotgun?
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I'd have to say the bugs are more of a menace to man and beast than anything.....mosquitos (already got bit..yesterday in the barn!!!) then blackflies, no-seeums, deer flys, second hatch of blackflies...mosquitos at dawn/dusk..

Momma bears are only real threat and we did have one at camp behind the outhouse but she was just passing thru(w/cubs) and wouldnt get too close because the dog was watching....

Moose and deer will eat your garden....

And the prices are cheap (even cheaper than posted if you look around) BUT there are NO jobs to speak of...and selling anything you produce requires transportation....time and money.....where there are MODEST jobs the prices are higher...double, triple and more....

Maine is portrayed a lot nicer than the real deal....unless you have a fat wallet.....and lots of bug dope and a good snow shovel....

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Old 04/01/06, 07:18 AM
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I'd have to say the bugs are more of a menace to man and beast than anything.....mosquitos (already got bit..yesterday in the barn!!!) then blackflies, no-seeums, deer flys, second hatch of blackflies...mosquitos at dawn/dusk..

Momma bears are only real threat and we did have one at camp behind the outhouse but she was just passing thru(w/cubs) and wouldnt get too close because the dog was watching....

Moose and deer will eat your garden....

And the prices are cheap (even cheaper than posted if you look around) BUT there are NO jobs to speak of...and selling anything you produce requires transportation....time and money.....where there are MODEST jobs the prices are higher...double, triple and more....

Maine is portrayed a lot nicer than the real deal....unless you have a fat wallet.....and lots of bug dope and a good snow shovel....


All true.

A good strong economy means higher prices.

And the mosquitos and blackflies both have seperate seasons and wves of hatchings. Last summer I sprayed veggie oil on most of the standing water every second week, and it made a noticible difference. But even then, i still had to be careful during dawn/dusk.
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I'd have to say the bugs are more of a menace to man and beast than anything.....mosquitos (already got bit..yesterday in the barn!!!) then blackflies, no-seeums, deer flys, second hatch of blackflies...mosquitos at dawn/dusk..

Oh yes, the lovely bugs. Saw a few mosquitons already and the lovely cluster flies. I still haven't gotten used to them and we are going on 3 years living here.
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How many people know that the first black fly bites itch for up to a week???
No joke!!! One bug bite will irritate for a week.....and you never get just one....

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Old 04/01/06, 07:57 AM
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That was a joke..shotgun..outhouse..bear..

I lived in Maine for several years back in the '70's..loved it.Well do I recall smearing "Old Woodsman" on my face and arms..great stuff. Wonder if they still make it? An entire cloud of mosquitoes would turn right around and leave when they came across "Old Woodsman" goop..If I could handle those Maine winters, I'd still be living there..preferably somewhere near Machias..heaven on earth.

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