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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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Real Estate Lifestyle Property Listing Searches In Maine.

Real Estate Lifestyle Property Listing Searches In Maine.

Real estate lifestyle property listing searches in Maine are hot blog posting topics.

So we roll up the sleeves on both arms. To one by one hunt and peck blog posts that are fashioned to save time, money, to educate. And then attach to these fresh blog posts the right photos that tie in with the subject matter. Salt and pepper season them with the helpful links that go along with the hobby interests or uses for the property listing for sale in Maine. Matchmaking the real estate with right current property buyer out in the online audience.mainefallcolors3

A lot of the interest in our low cost real estate listings is from folks not needing a job.

Some already retired in the relocation to Maine. But more and more are in the category of telecomuters.

That are telecommuting to the online job outside Maine that does not get left behind in the packing up and heading north out of whatever state or country they last had on the upper left hand corner return address on their correspondence.

The employment in Houlton Maine becomes the job that comes packed up and right along with the personal treasures, all the furniture, the trinkets and nick nacks. That the property buyer throws in the trunk, tosses and ties down up on the roof with bungie cords. Or stashes in back of them to pull in the attached travel trailer. Hauled along like a shadow close behind as they pass over the big green bridge to the south heading north entering Vacationland. Ready for the next life adventure.

Some of the slices of real estate buyers are from the retirement pie portion of property buyers. The folks making the decision to invest in a piece of property here in Maine to use full or part time. The latter are snow birds. Often carrying golf clubs and chasing the white dimpled ball around courses like they are still working winters away from Maine in the sunny south where no snow shovel needed.

But back to the real estate lifestyle property listing searches in Maine.

The houses with large areas for a media room, for setting up a home recording studio for music making. Or to finally be able to have enough room for setting up a wood working shop. Or with a garage attached or detached big enough to take care of the family pair of vehicles for storage but also go above and beyond. To house the restoration of whatever needs it in an area for the old antique cars, boats, farm tractors or whatever collection trips the trigger of the real estate buyer.

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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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