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Category Archives: buying land

Why look at land in the Spring

Each time of the year offer advantages to looking at land.  From a buyer’s perspective, however, if you have the flexibility, I believe the Spring is the best time to look at land you are considering.  Why?  Because it is when the land will look it’s worse!  We all can look at something and get […]

Land buying hints

When you are looking for land to buy, you should know the answers to these basic questions: What is the purpose for the land: primary home site, vacation home, weekend getaway, current recreation to be used for future retirement or . . . Important considerations for finding the right area for you: Waterfront View Distance […]

Lot size

People frequently come to me saying that they want an “x” acre lot.  I like to rephrase it by asking what they are trying to achieve.  I do that because I feel it is important to know how your new home will “feel”.  Part of that will depend on the how large or small your […]

General items to consider when buying land.

These thoughts on what to look for when buying a home site are a broad brush look.  See future posts for more detailed thoughts. COST TO DEVELOP THE LOT – UTILITIES – Are the utilities you want (power, cable, etc.) on the road beside your lot?  If not, how much will it cost to bring […]

Vacation homes for future retirement home

Many of our clients decide to buy land for their future retire and use it as a second home until they do retire.  This is a great way to plan for the future especially since expanded health and lifespans allow for an active retirement. If you are considering this you may want to consider some […]

View lots

When you buy a view lot, be sure you get what your paying for.  Your view is very special to you and you paid a premium for it.  Unfortunately, some people buy a view only to lose their view in a very few years because trees grow to obstruct it or buildings are placed right in the […]

Looking for Land for Sale for a Primary Home Site

Primary home sites – things to consider. LOCATION – How far do you want to commute?  Because there is generally less traffic in Maine, this question may be better answered as a time rather than distance question.   Generally the further you get from a city, the lower the prices become and more private the lots […]

Land for sale for Retirement

Two categories of buyers that I often see are those who are looking for a place to build a house to retire to and those who are looking to build a 4-Season home that they will eventually retire to. I find there are a few common themes that go into those decisions.  Primarily they are: the […]

What affects land prices

The biggest difference in land value is where it is located.  Land near a city,  a resort, National Park, etc. will command a larger price than land in a common, rural town.  What I am addressing here are the differences in price in the same general area. The basic ingredients to the relative value of […]

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