Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Me REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Learn about Maine, The People, The Place, The Property. Maine. Get Here As Quick As You Can. Me Videos.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Thirty five Maine schools from as far away as Fryeburg, Woodland, MDI and everywhere in between traveled to Houlton Maine for the ME State Vocal Jazz Show Choir Competition April 4th, 2009. This Maine Show Choir video is a taste of what the large audience heard depending on which stage you were lucky enough to be close to. Maine youth are talented sportswise, musically, academically and learn work ethic helping in the potato fields, blueberry barons, coastal lobster pounds, etc. Enjoy the music video show, we saved you a seat. Maine..hear her calling your name? Get here as quick as you can! Here's another Maine music video with many high school capsulated
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Saturday, April 4, 2009
The first Pinto I owned was orange with a white bottom and rally wheels. It was sharp and had all the options. It was used, or excuse me, the technical correct term is "pre owned". It was taken care of and I never really looked over my shoulder much with fear of collision and never had a full tank of gas as a rule. The testing on the Pinto was not public knowledge as you remember. I also bought a new 1978 Pinto that was a strange blue color. It served me well on my commute from Orono Maine to Bangor radio and television stations where I worked during and out of the University of Maine at Orono.
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Maine Living Is Simple, Honest, Down To Earth Like The People.
Friday, April 3, 2009
It's thursday night, and I'm excited about the weekly routine of heading to the Temple Theatre for $3.50 bargain night. Went to the movie "Taken" and it was super. Two screens, neat as a pin, and all styled around the original design. You can feel the heritage, the history of this local landmark. Going to the movies. Big screen. Big silver screen. Surround sound, friends and neighbors pack the place. This is small town, local community. The owner of the Temple, Mike Hurley does a first class job. The history of Houlton Maine movie was aired on the Temple screens to celebrate the heritage of the local Southern Aroostook County area. If you are in Houlton Maine, walk downtown over the new River Front Bridge, eat at the Courtyard Cafe or The Vault. Take in a flick and take a stroll around the beautiful Victorian town of Houlton Maine.
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Life In A Maine Small Town Is Better, Healthier, More Fun.
When you live in Maine, you are spoiled in many ways. It's like getting the whole pie for desert, not just one slice of say fresh, not frozen Maine blueberry. Like two Maine lobsters, not one and again fresh, right off the boat from a cousin of a friend who works on the coast kinda thing. Not at the price someone eighteen states away would pay so its a multiple bonus situation.
When you grow up in another state or country, you get bits and pieces of what is this Maine place all about anyway. Thru conversation of "explorers" or "transplants" who have been here for a hunting, fishing, vacation hiking trip others learn the highlights when comparing notes on how each spent that week a year away from their primary home. The famous Maine potato harvest and local youth picking spuds comes up on a memory card indexed and store away in many people you bump into. Or it's an answer to a question on Cash Cab or Jeopardy asked about Maine. And Maine lighthouses..or taking advantage of climbing Maine's Mt Katahdin at Baxter State Park.
The average tourist when asked about Maine can recite the towns of Bar Harbor, Portland and maybe they ventured to the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. But locals know the good spots that don' make press. Litte places like Jackman, Vanceboro and TA R2 that are off the beaten path, unspoiled, original and locked in time.
Maine..whether sea kayaking, bird watching or homesteading on your own farm, there is so much to experience here. Can you hear your name being called in a whisper? That's Maine. Get here as quick as you can.
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Up to $8000 federal tax credit for first time home buyers if you qualify! Starting January 1st, 2009 buying your first home became even more attractive in addition to historically low low bank rates.
No repayment required unlike the previous tax credit, but home buyer must use the residence as a principal residence for at least three years or face recapture of the tax credit amount.
You can not have owned a home in the last three years prior to purchase. The tax credit amount equals 10 percent of the home's purchase price up to the maximum ceiling of $8000. This tax credit is a ticking clock and runs out December 1st, 2009. Now is the time to look for that new home. This tax credit is refundable and can be claimed even if the taxpayer has little or no federal income tax liability to offset. A refund check may be issued to the taxpayer for a portion or even all of the refundable tax credit (depending on the taxpayer's tax liability).
Restrictions on the first time home buyer's income apply though. Incomes up to $75,000 and married couples with incomes up to $150,000 qualify for the full tax credit. (Partial credits may be available for taxpayers with incomes over these amounts and you should consult your tax adviser for details and guidelines subject to change.)
If you have not done and filed your 2008 tax return yet, the tax credit can be claimed if the home was purchased on or after January 1, 2009. Waiting to buy just got another reason to climb on the horse buying horse and gallop to your local Maine REALTOR and local community lender.
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