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Jobs, Employment, Work In Houlton Maine 04730

Jobs, Employment, Work In Houlton Maine 04730

The employment picture, do you need a job, work in Houlton Maine to pay the bills?

To keep the wolf from your door. Food on the table, to meet your financial obligations that depend on a job. Earning your keep is less of a hastle when you get independence from debt though. Living without monthly bills is one of the major reasons that draws folks to Northern Maine's Aroostook County is a common response to what attracted you to this part of Vacationland?maine-woods-work-photo

Renewal resources like burning wood from your own land if a homesteader replaces being energy dependent. Knowing what you eat, feed your family is pretty near and dear to Mainer's who have a patch of dirt and farmstead a simpler life on or off grid.

So back to jobs, employment, work in Houlton Maine.

Do they grow on trees and make your head spin trying to decide which one is best. No. Like the lower priced real estate listings, the salaries and number of job options to further your career are limited. Less people, fewer jobs and highly skilled employment choices in Houlton Maine are scarce.

Some folks bring their job with them and work online in Northern Maine. Others what to change what they have been doing and don't want the stress of chasing the dollar to make ends meet that high cost city living demands.

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Stop Making The Landlord's House Payment, How Bad Do You Want A House?

Stop Making The Landlord's House Payment, How Bad Do You Want A House?

The rent rut, not liking it but how to climb out of it?

It can become a deep groove with steep sides. Is the curse of those that want to climb up and out into the ranks of successful first time home buyers for a Maine house.

Paying too much for rent, the extras you shell out in a less than perfect property unit means it is hard to put together the nest egg.

Which is the fuel to begin the process of the shift from renting to owning. For the key to the first time home buyer's home sweet home. A starter home on the real estate dart board because like a car, everything in life, you work your way up in small rural Maine.birds-nest-home-photo

I am living proof of how great the Maine State Housing First Time Home Buyer's Program really is for securing a home loan mortgage.

But I hear it daily. The renter who says they can more than afford the monthly house payments on this, that property listing. But a bank says differently because their debt ratios are too high.

The renter figures "I am paying more than the house payment now and am not under water, can pay my bills every thirty days. So I should be in the front of the line to buy that first house".

But the home loan mortgage underwriter guidelines says no dice, denies the home lending request until a lot of little things change.

Too much going out, none put away to pay those closing costs or even consider having a sizable down payment to wheel and deal with to get a mortgage approval for a Maine home loan.

The other problem is how easy it is to sign up for a new credit card and get a big discount off your first purchase using the plastic.

And for a car loan, easy peasy. Just sign here and drive off the lot. With a home loan, it is a little more involved, the stakes are higher and they can not tow truck your home like a car that suddenly is not being paid for and has to be dragged back to the car lot.

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The Debate On Listing Property, Holiday Marketing Real Estate For Sale.

The Debate On Listing Property, Holiday Marketing Real Estate For Sale.

When a seller knows a real estate sale is needed. When a buyer gets the idea that he or she, they need a property to purchase. Regardless of weather, which holiday is approaching or now happening on the kitchen wall calendar, get the place listed so buyers see them on real estate radar.

To give them consideration for factors like if the financing is obtained, if their house sells first, if the job transfer paperwork down state or across the country really gets stamped and approved.

A lot of contingencies in the perfect timing to buy and sell. Life does not stop for a little snow or because a man in red velvet, white fur with flying reindeer is on his way if you were moderately good this year. houltonmainechristmas

The property listing put online for all to see if it has a full motion video with audio to help the show and tell tag team of two senses.

Will get the buyer not quite ready but getting there to sneak a peek. And if they like what they see, it is off to the bank, or getting his place listed for sale is one at a time is the only way he can financially handle mortgages.

Spread the word way way beyond the local turf too.

Because the results of real estate marketing take time to bloom. And no advertising, no promotion is like flirting with a girl across the gym in the dark. Poor results because she has no idea what you are thinking. Does not pick up on the signal. And make it go both ways. Hopefully.

So this news flash just in about listing in winter, over the set of holidays.

Real estate sellers who want a sale should have their places online, advertized full throttle because less property owners do in the winter months. So less places to sit in the real estate musical chairs means more attention. Especially if the possession date is not a long delayed on.

The seller who says sure, I can move out so you can buy and move in has a distinct advantage selling their real estate listing.

Job transfers like coaches being replaced and rotated at the end of the playing season happen around the first of the year. If your place is listed, online, it gets gawked at, found online and in print and the buzz is about your place.

Unless, oh yeah, you are not online, did not list or yanked your listing off the market. For like a fire fly, on and off. Confusing buyers when it is and wondering why it is not again. farm houton maine photo

Changing the price of the real estate up and done causes the same stratching the head in wonderment out in the real estate audience.

January is a big month for relocation shuffling. And in the case of just land sales, waterfront real estate vacation properties, those type of listings get more attention.

When buyers do ease back during the holidays. And reflect on life at the Thanksgiving table or Christmas cocktail party. And decide now if the time to serious begin looking into a real estate listing in Maine that improves their life. That are always low cost, a high return investment that provides lots of enjoyment.

Home buyers have more time away from work during the holidays to look at property too. And the property decked out with Christmas lights, holiday cheer sparkle, shine brightest. Of course as the holiday passes, the real estate again needs rotating in new images if the place is still waiting for a buyer as spring approaches.

But back to listing during the holidays, the winter time end of the year means you have the jump on the rest of the sellers. Who believe just hold your houses, better wait until summer.

Because everyone knows real estate only sells in summer, a little in the spring and fall and never ever in Winter right?

We have the property sales from 37 years of listing and selling Maine real estate to prove otherwise.

The legal and banking professions ease up during the holiday work load so property sales go down the real estate conveyor belt fast, easier. Less pushing and shoving, competing with other property listing sales in the pipeline. All kinds of reasons to not pull the plug and stop the marketing of already listed properties too.

When that property goes dark online, the buyer who has been watching it like a hawk like others trying to get ready to buy in the background with personal loose ends.

They think geesh, darn, must have sold. Or is no longer for sale. The dream gets shaken and they wake up to look at what else is online. Other properties, not yours any more. What's that expression about strike while the iron is hot? Well not if someone tripped over the plug in cord or intentional stopped the flow of juice and things go stone cold.flickrtemplate0

And if you are a seller that entertains, is stressed and over extended during the holidays.

And can not think about staging the place, handling showings.

The news is that videos are open house on demand. Are the best your property will ever look because you did not start the blinking red light on the video camera recorder until everything was just so.

You have control of the property appearance in a real estate video. When no notice and just dropping in happens, not so much. Toilet seats are up, beds not made, and the cat box. Not so tidy that one day wouldn't you know it.

List your home, keep the property for sale marketing during winter months.

Make the possession date as flexible as you can and showings the least restrictive. But with real video, the place is being shown 24/7/365. So relax and happy holidays. Making plans for when the property listing does sell and you can move on with your life to the next landing spot.

Never hurts to look, browse listings right? To be ready.

Don't have to be a boy scout to know that. Sellers needing another home or piece of real estate look online all year round. That's why a place for sale should not be kept a secret or delayed in marketing to the largest audience possible and available on whatever device or location or weather of the real estate buyer.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

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MOOERS REALTY 69 North Street Houlton Maine 04730 USA

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Houlton Maine Area Schools

Schools in Maine, a state with vast space, more wildlife than people.

The wide open expanses make holding down expenses for providing a quality education a challenge in all parts of rural, lightly populated Maine. southside school houlton maine photo

And when a family is raised, educated in one of our many small Maine rural towns, the schooling is not just the buzz out in the halls, on the sporting field. Or up on the musical or theatre stage, in the arena or played out until the buzzer sounds in the gym.

The educational stream is not just received sitting, absorbing at the classroom desks of higher learning for Maine students either.

The Maine village helps raise the kids. The support comes out in the community, from the parents partnering at home. Mentors are your relatives, your parent's classmate, neighbors, town leaders, little league coach, Sunday school teacher.

Setting examples out in the local communities to guide and shape the young minds. To teach work ethic, postive attitudes, to create a skill set and build fierce pride in where they come from in Maine.

That is so important to a student's self esteem. To learn gratitude, to volunteer and consider we have to work together to achieve amazing results.

Getting an education, preparing the students with skills needed to survive, prosper and the encouragement to give back to the community where they live, work and play is what Maine healthy living is all about.

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Making Your Home Easy To Heat, Nice And Warm.

Keeping it cool or making it warm, the two extremes for the Maine home owner who wants to save money no matter which direction the thermostat points.

Maine has four seasons and air conditioning is not a big need like it would be in the hot hot sunny south with humidity or even with dry hot of the southwest.

But here comes winter in Maine ready or not.maine snow sled groomer winter weather photo

And so many myths about our winter weather in Maine.

More on the true picture of the climate, weather, temperatures in Maine.

We don't live in areas near one of the cold poles on the top or bottom of the globe.

We are 19 degrees average winter temperature and not 80 below zero as some outside of Maine who never set foot here would lead you to believe.

And our frugal natures means we all just strive to find ways to make it easier to heat our homes in Maine to save money.

So the house in Maine that needs tightening up to keep everyone inside nice and warm. Toasty, happy, and no one sees their breath when they rise and shine. Or through the day and house plants thrive like the family animals.

If you are the owner of say an old Maine farm house, and happen to own a wood lot, the amount of fuel you chew up over the course of winter is not so critical.

You saw up 10 cords, have another of the same amount all cut, stacked and under cover in the machine shed or barn, under a tarp or in the wood shed. Ready to begin the ritual of feeding the central heating source from the wood furnace in the cellar.

Maine winter not so big a deal.

And to help the furnace with a stick or two put into the antique kitchen wood stove, it's all good. Or the one I use, a 404 Jotul kitchen wood stove that is small but mighty.

How drafty, how air tight the Maine farm house is suddenly is not so important. When your renewable heat source is an unlimited supply of wood for heating the floorplan adequately.

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