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Your Maine Home Color, Does It Really Affect The Property Resale Much?

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Color affects moods, emotions and creates pride, attraction to the ones that are the personal favorite, and Maine homes are no different.

Otherwise we would all drive the same color car, dress in the same shade of clothes.

All the time. Some areas are more conservative or liberal in use of the color chart too.

Standing out, or retreating to not cause attention to yourself happens either way depending on the zip code and dynamics of the real estate community norms, traditions.

Here is a blog post on Maine house, home color to read.

You wear black at a funeral, white at a wedding for a reason. The variety size of colors used for homes and roofs, shutter selection is not the same in all areas of the country though. Not so cut and dry simple.

And vacation properties at say a Maine ski area could dictate all the condos need to be one shade of light gray.

Or muted Earth tones. Something that blends in with the environment. So the paint, color police don't show up and start litigations to make everyone in the development toe the line. The color of your home, house affects the real estate sale.

I know of one red ski home when all the rest are poplar tree gray that is grandfathered in and not under the same color regulations. It must make it worth more if you want to be different and not be hampered by all the sea of color sameness. That everyone else has to subscribe to in the condo coloring drum beat theyl march as an absolute.

We live in America with freedom of expression but the wrong colors can hurt the sale of a Maine home, house.

What happens with the maine sea captains home photocolor wheel of exterior siding, roof and shutter coloring in your area of the country Active Rain peeps?

Just like you look best in this shade, color due to completion or hair tint.

Maine houses, buildings, homes are affected and look best or not so hot in the eenie-meenie-miney-moe selection from the color wheel at the local paint store.

And maybe the glow in the dark color for paint or siding or roofing, shutters was a blue light special low price.

But works better for safety reasons to stand out.

And causes your neighbors to have to close shades, blinds to sleep nights.

Because of color "radiation" pulsating from shades found only on early Mopar muscle cars with hemi engines under the hood of the early 1970's.

The color of a Maine tourmaline you like might be all wrong for application to a Maine home. But painted ladies, Victorian Maine homes demand the extra coloration from the buffet to pick from to highlight their fine features. To make a statement and stand out.

Maine, big state, less people, we spend our four seasons outdoors.

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Comment balloon 7 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • May 11 2013 11:28AM

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Andrew color can affect real estate Value.  Your post made me think of a house in my market which was painted in bright colors as a protest against the town,s zoning.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) almost 6 years ago

So true, Andrew.  I've seen some homes languish on the market a long time or sell for lower than market value, simply because the owner insisted on a special color.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 6 years ago

Jennifer .... the color police are everywhere and often folks want bright colors more knowing they can not use or that is gets under someone's skin. Of they got a deal on the paint, have poor eye sight and need the glow in the dark colors to find their way home, know this is the place..turn here. Yeah, that's it.

Gabe ... Brown colored, dark houses are harder to capture good images on if the lighting, outdoor weather or time of day does not cooperate. The fine details get lost in the dark dark places. Lots of brown homes, especially when log that can be stained different shades but look different when a blue log, green and not the red, brown, silver variations. To each his own and beauty in the eye of the house beholder. HOA's that don't allow color freedom are like the lawn police reminding you for second, last and final time to mow it, or move it. Leave.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 6 years ago

Most of our homes are governed by HOAs so it's hard to get crazy here in my market - however I see it from time to time! 

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) almost 6 years ago

I am glad we have an all brick home...I would have trouble deciding on the color...not really as we are governed by our HOA.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 6 years ago

Well done colors certainly catch the eye.  Some buyers may not prefer the bright color combinations.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 6 years ago

Every one has a different color scheme and it depends on what you are coloring. Your ice cream that is pistachio green adds to the appeal but not on a house, or what you are driving. Black cherry houses are hard to get light and bright photos on during a dark day. Thanks for popping, stopping in Roy!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 6 years ago

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