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Category Archives: Western Maine Towns

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 […]

Cross Country skiing hidden gem

Unfortunately, the winter of 2015-2016 has not provided the snow for good cross country skiing.  There is still time and hope, but check first before heading up to Roberts Farm Preserve. Roberts Farm Preserve is a wonder.  The trails are well groomed.  On weekends and school holidays the warming hut is open and offers free […]

Waterford Maine

Beyond family history*, Waterford draws me because of the setting, the neighbors and the atmosphere.  Waterford is in the rolling foothills of the White Mountains.  The Waterford area allows for a wide variety of year round activities.  The  town has 7 lakes and ponds and the (aptly named) Crooked River.   Waterford is just a few […]

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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