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Local Maine Real Estate News For Buyers, Sellers.

Local Maine Real Estate News For Buyers, Sellers.

People are busy and generic blog posts on real estate waste a lot of time.

There are millions of them in the way online taking up space. Many not even written by the agent and ghost writers that replicated them do all the hunt and pecking in the copy and paste.

When a blog post reader thinks they are getting needed help and information in the real estate process, things are good.

Right up until the point when they are wasting lots of time and spinning their wheels. Not getting what they hoped for and the blog post title promised. They thought.real estate blog photo

The real estate blog posts that don't have much in them and can seem machined.

Cranked up and spun out to go through the motions. The best Maine real estate blog posts are helpful. They save time, are fresh and current. Money is saved because the blog posts work to fill a need.

Questions about the real estate process and tips for the listing seller. For say tips on getting a mortgage as a real estate buyer. Folks that get what they are after return to the local real estate souce. Save me time and I am your friend because you provided me something I can use, that I needed.

You did not make me go hunt all over creation and you showed up online on that front page search engine listing because others were thinking pretty much the same thing. Everyone likes a little red hen in the real estate service providing, for anything you need more than you already have for knowledge or experience.

That's what the goal of this blog post channel is, to combine with the property listing information. To provide a whole lot more to keep you from running here for this, there for that. To have it all at your finger tips, to easily access because the website navigation and design are not difficult or confusing.

To continue the process from listing to the real estate sale closing and everything inbetween.

And especially to approach it all from the local level. Not the one if I was listing and selling property in Miami Florida or Spokane Washington or the island of Maui in the Hawaiian chain of tropical spots.

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The Top Ten Towns, Cities In Maine To Live.

The Top Ten Towns, Cities In Maine To Live.

The top ten list of anything can make those on it cheer and shout.

The other runner up locations that did not make the short list ask what do they know about Maine? About the secret of every small nook and cranny in Maine. Because Maine is a low population, a high eye candy state that logs in 4th lowest for crime, 46th lowest for FSSR (foreclosure, short sale, repossession) type real estate sales.interior maine fish and game club photo

How you know you are lucky to live in a small Maine town?

What makes a small Maine town great?

It is more than the attraction of no traffic, little crime, lower cost of living.

Or the fresh air, clean water. What makes a small Maine town great is never forgotten. And each trip to a population center reminds a country mouse of all the reasons why they made their rural home where they did.

Less people paves the way for a better way of life. Less or no zoning, fewer regulations needed in the herding the population when it is small in number. Common sense runs the day in small Maine towns not flush with cash but rich in surroundings and creativity.

 In my real estate job, daily I hear word of what the buyers from out of state are lacking.
 
Something is missing, they are unhappy. The long list of what attracts them to Maine is well known. But the individual reasons they seek out a property listing in Maine is a varied list of highly personal mixed in with the stock list everyone can agree on when polled. For why this patch of dirt in the upper right hand corner of the country called Maine for carving out a life, retirement, vacation property option that is always a great investment.
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4 Or More Bedroom Homes For Sale In Maine.

4 Or More Bedroom Homes For Sale In Maine.

The property listing order comes into the email server or voice mail with a buyer on the hunt for 4 or more bedroom homes for sale in Maine.

Family sizes smaller these days and less of a need for the larger station wagon size housing rides? 4 or more bedroom homes for sale in houlton maine photo

The size of the housing container need is just as big or even larger in many cases.

If you consider more in-laws are coming to your home to roost and you return the favor of providing the nesting for their Golden Years.

Or divorces on the rise mean your daughter and two of the sweetest grandchildren are going to be at the family table full time.

You add two extra table leafs to handle the additional plates and chairs. Because of economics for one of your children who needs help getting back on their feet, with the raising her kids. Just like when you add more children, blend families and pets from a new marriage. And your three, my four and any extras that show up in the mine, yours, ours in the kid head count. The kidlets have to sleep somewhere.

Larger homes that some would shun for size and maintenance expenses, heating costs are highly attractive to others who would be too cramped in anything small like a two bedroom ranch.

There is another reason the call comes in for 4 or more bedroom homes for sale in Maine too. The job is at home, online and needs an office studio to pull off that part of life's gig. So when we list a home in Maine for sale, I always think of the possible uses. For the many buyers with different needs out in the real estate audience.

That extra property listing space is pointed out for the possible extended family use, the hobbies of the buyer's lifestyle today, but also that it might work just fine for the home business. That can be a telecommute traveling to work on the copper or glass or through thin air. Or for the portion of the home where a goods or service is peddled. Mixing business with pleasure in the newly listed home for sale in Maine.

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Open Water, Lake Ice Fishing In Maine.

Open Water, Lake Ice Fishing In Maine.
Open water and ice fishing Maine lakes is one big recreational past time for vacationers, locals, kids of all ages.
 
Some who retire to Maine just to chase trout, salmon, bass. Whatever species of one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Recalling the Dr Seuss bedtime reading favorite before lights out when the kids were low to the ground and still at home. Grandparents especially talking about fish this big (arms stretched way way too wide) that got away. But not without a major league struggle to land that landmark fish on shore or in the bottom of a boat. And a whopper of a story that gets added to, past down through the generations.camplife maine ice fishing photo
 
The state of Maine has resident, non-resident licenses for fishing and some for aliens.
 
At first glance the thought of a space ship whirring down to a soft landing on iced over Moosehead, Sebago, or East Grand Lakes comes to mind. With imagery of bright Mopar neon colored marking lights rotating in mesmerizing rings, and LL Bean equipped alien life forms descending. Carrying tackle boxes, fishing nets, poles and wearing deep water waders.
 
Ready to fish in Maine.
 
Clumping down the lowering space age metal gang plank to do some fly fishing, ice or open water fishing on a Maine lake. Using a lazer rather than a Jiffy ice auger to open up the solid sheet of frozen water. I'm not telling them only five traps and keep them attended boys.
 
Have to ask a Maine game warden from inland fisheries and wildlife how many Area 51 type fisherman he has to check for licensing being current and the catch not being exceeded.

No individual (resident or otherwise) is permitted to fish in Maine without a fishing license. No matter what solar system or planet the angler calls his real home. The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife offers the permits to fish freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing license. Here is a list of complementary Maine fishing licenses for folks with head injuries, over seventy years of age, Native American and others in the citizenry.

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Selling Inherited Homes, Property In Maine, The Estate And Withholding Tax.

Selling Inherited Homes, Property In Maine, The Estate And Withholding Tax.
Inherited homes in Maine, what to do with the real estate now that Mom and Dad, or whichever family member is gone?
 
And when the time finally arrives when the loved one that owned and cared for the place won't be using the property in Maine any more.
 
Here is needed information on estate taxes in Maine as you delve into the homework stage of how to handle best the inheritance puzzle.
 
Lots to consider as you go through the important papers tucked away in the antique writing desk. To select an attorney, get everything in probating an estate underway. Effective January 1, 2016 there were changes in the Maine estate tax regulations. The rules to play by most significant change caused the Maine estate tax exemption increase to be equal to the Federal estate tax exemption.  loon in maine photo
 
The current Maine estate tax exemption of $2,000,000 means any Maine estate for a person who died in 2015 valued at less than $2,000,000 is exempt from Maine estate tax.
 
The Federal exemption level in 2015 was $5,430,000. The figure rises each year at the rate of inflation.
 
In 2016 both the Federal and Maine estate tax exemption increased to $5,450,000. Consult a qualified tax expert when running the numbers and to get the maximum due you in the inheritance of an estate and for advice on how to estate planned the best route possible in your own personal unique situation.
 
Also, what about that 2.5 % withholding tax on capital gains in Maine real estate sales?
 
Maine dot gov weighs in on the withholding tax details for your property sales if you are not a resident of Maine. And the sale price is $50,000 or over on the transfer paperwork that accompanies the real estate title deed carried up the court house steps, trotted into the registry of deeds. For recording, put on record for the World to see in the switch to a new owner(s).
 
So back to the Maine real estate end of the inheritance. You have three choices of what happens to the inherited real property in Maine. If you and your family inherited a home in Maine, one or all of you can move into it yourself and keep it. Use it for vacations, taking turns like a time share when time for some rest and relaxtion is carved out of the daily grind.
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