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Category Archives: Land buying hints

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 […]

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 it in a very few years because trees grow to obstruct it or buildings are placed right in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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