Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The secret to life is to make the most of the circumstances you are dealt, to remember that family is everything, to think of others and be a good neighbor, to work hard and be passionate about your job. To make your community a better place to live, work and play. Local Houlton Maine and Aroostook County youth work growing up for their spending money. They are taught respect for others, for property and to appreciate all they do have not what they have for a list of galloping gimmees. The Northern Maine potato harvest will start in about three weeks and that is a time enjoyed by young and old alike as a tradition special to the "County". Already, youth have jobs lined up in the potato fields and spud houses to make money for those expensive A&F pants, or a new downhill ski coat, or to save for college or that "pre owned" car. Because Maine youth contribute to the cost of everyday life, they are more productive parts of a family which in turn translates into their role in the community they find themselves raising a familyand working in down the road. In Northern Maine there is less money to manage, so they like their parents are taught to be better money managers. Shut off those lights, don't leave that door open, don't waste food by taking more than you can eat. They split and store firewood as a family annual exercise. My kids remember trips to the Ludlow woodlot to load the farm truck with this year's heat supply of wood. The weather in the fall in Maine is gorgeous...little chill or crispness to air in morning or early evenings but a picnic in the woods as we take a break from loading and stacking wood is a time to talk, share laugh and spend time together. The kids feel part of the family because they contribute. They are needed and a special part of household. This experience and closeness translates into adults who don't look for a hand out or a country expected to take care of them...but rather what can I do to help, what work needs tackling that I can help with.
Northern Mainers are not lazy...and they are survivors. This year's oil price hike, quickly get on board with energy saving operations around the household. Many local neighbors though already had the two feet of attic insulation, box sills stuffed with pink stuff and weather stripping added to the new insulated doors and windows added years ago. Mainers don't wait until a crisis situation and are not just looking at a windows of the next twenty minutes..they plan for all the things that could happen and are prepared. Again it comes back to how they were raised, having to be more cautious spenders because money did not flow like water thru the household budget. I would rather make less but get more from my everyday dollar in rural Maine. With mortgages of $30, $40 and $50 thousand dollars, we don't need to have giant salaries to pay the lower insurance costs and for our free entertainment. In Maine, recreational opportunities are endless and all you have to do is get here or live here. Our backyard is "Vacationland". Hiking, moose spotting, skiing, fishing, boating, snowsledding and outdoor farming based lifestyle choices make Maine the place to live, work and play. We don't have or need full time police officers in our schools, we don't need to lock our doors, people wave, smile and are nice to each other. No need to carry a taser, no gangs, no smog, no traffic...just four season beauty and a pace of life that is sane, family oriented. Maine...the way life should be. Is something missing in your life? Maybe it's Maine. Come for a day, stay a lifetime!
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Houlton & Aroostook County Real Estate Information
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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Rather than the state tourism budget stretched to the max and plenty of lost opportunities to spread the word on vacation options in Maine, REALTORS can help row the "Vacationland" boat. Consider all the Maine real estate broker sites, blogs, video, social media sites they maintain. All of them should have links to www.maine.gov and www.visitmaine.com We have an activerain blog that is stocked with over 500 entries..many on tourism options and what a great state Maine is to live, work and play. Our Houlton Maine real estate site has links to close to 200 You Tube videos
On all these internet platforms and options, Maine REALTORS should double check to make sure they are linked to the state's sites to help broadcast four season living and recreation Maine value!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Some phone calls and visits from buyers for Maine real estate these days start with the assumption that nothing in Maine is selling. That the market is eating itself and welcome to half price sale days. That owners are desperate to sell and there is no market like the state they come from that may have a dire market with this type of market in place. You are not in Kansas any more Toto. Consider that you can, and could before the stalled economy buy a quality home in the $30, $40's, $50's in Houlton Maine and Aroostook County...and that the monthly payment on that small a mortgage is not going to choke you, and suddenly this part of the country up here in the right hand corner on the New Brunswick border of Canada is a ray of sunshine real estate wise. You don't lay awake nights worrying about foreclosure on a mortgage that is $250, $350 a month. It is cheaper than rent and everything other than gas and food is cheaper. Home insurance and car coverage is a third or half in some instances the cost in other areas and you quickly realize the real estate playing field in Aroostook County. It is tilted in the favor of the average little guy home owner. Small town commnity values and low cost attractive real estate that does not spike up and down hundreds of thousands of dollars...makes another positive case for living in Maine. Maine...the way life should be.