Maine Real Estate For Sale !


The Three Little Pigs Struggled With The Build Your Own Home Concept.

There are wolves, fatalities, obstacles in anything, but building your own Maine home from scratch, from the land, ground up.

Could you do it? Sure you could. Here, take the carpenter's apron. Slide on these steel toed boots. It's hammer time without MC on the boom box thanks. Dial in some Daft Punk. Or your favorite artist. And many people do just that in the move from the city to the country. All part of the mind set to be more resourceful. And adopting the "if it is to be, it is up to me" thinking. That neons in the brain cavity, glows and grows more intense. Beginning slower and more turtle like and then rabbit flash fast. As fire in your belly happens, drives you, spurs you on.

Because it is your home in Maine you are building, on our own land. Sparked on by the freedom of the pay as you go construction approach. Get the Maine land first, hammer and nail, in a steady as she goes attitude to home construction in the Maine housing real life project. 

Not so many years ago it was if you wanted something done, it was up to the one and only guy or gal you talk to mornings brushing your teeth. That devil, fox in the mirror. There was no other option. You or forget it. Money not being present, in the picture can cause a person to look around. Become highly creative to consider other options to get to the finish line. Around the Candy Land chutes and ladders. The colored spaces of great and those not so stellar neighborhoods.  To park, land by chance on with the Monopoly board of life roll of the dice.

Maine is that kind of place.

With all the space. And individuals with feet to the flame, tested by fire, with self inflicted pressure to be more. All that you can be without wearing the Army green. Or carrying a carbine on a hot patch of dirt, or crouched low, walking softly on foreign soil. Learn more about living in Maine, the simpler approach free of all the distractions, filters and delays robbing, stealing a richer experience. Get the quality of life you only dreamed about. Maine, it is better than the real thing, still exists. Pssst, mum's the world, don't spill the beans, keep the secret lips sealed okay? (Smile)

If you are brand new to what's it like up here in the right hand corner of the world, out on this jut of land parked up against Canada, dubbed "Vacationland", "The Pine Tree State", start with small bites.

No thank you helpings. Dine on the buffet of Maine images, photos, pictures.

One at a time. Remember to pace yourself, take it slow and to go easy on the Maine eye candy to avoid cramps.

The lament, depression that can happen if stuck somewhere other than Maine. It is not like this everywhere I know. It is why I live in Maine full time, raised a family here and can not imagine how people can make one week a year's vacation or long weekend stretch, Cure the itch. Feed the need. To calm the urge, to get your fix. For the addiction screaming inside your head for four season natural beauty. The down to Earth but very well spaced out hard working, God fearing people dotting Maine's 108 small towns. All unique. Where lazy is not a disability, but a curse that everyone labors hard to avoid like the plague. Get here quick as you can, don't stay away so long.

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Comment balloon 8 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • June 29 2013 09:26AM


Andrew, this is an interesting blog.  I can't imagine building my own home by myself or with my partner/husband.  But, Maine is primarily rural.  So, I can imagine people building their own homes.  I have a lot of experience in rural areas in my life, but that will be a future blog.

Posted by Pat & Steve Pribisko (Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West) about 7 years ago

P and S ... If there was no other option to get a new home, and if you did not want a 30 year mortgage, suddenly you are tackling the project. Pay as you go, avoiding debt and bag the mortgage happens a lot. Or saved up funds and cash sales too. We don't like debt in Maine. The 46th lowest state for foreclosures, short sales. Prices for property are so much lower so it is an option. Downtown Chicago, not so much. Too many zeros in the prices, too many layers of permits, regulations and you have to hire it all done. Miss all the fun.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 7 years ago


I think I would stick with a professional to build my home.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 7 years ago
Andrew, Maine sounds like the perfect state for the rugged individualist! You are making it very enticing for anyone wanting to experience a bit of freedom.
Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 7 years ago

L times 2.... when you hired out parts but grew up working with tools, with an Uncle that is a professional carpenter, a brother that is a plumber and your neighbor is an electrician...suddenly it all comes together. Because of a lifetime of do it yourselfer.

Silvia ... less of what you don't need, more of what you thought was gone... that is Maine. People have not messed it up, not too many folks and proper spacing means common sense still rules the day.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 7 years ago

As Maine's main ambassador, you have shown us all ...all the reasons to grab that that house....and call it home...all  the best !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 7 years ago

S and D .... Build it yourself, you can do it if exposed to building, have the support around you and plenty of patience. With avoiding the long 30 year mortgage as the carrot to drive the pony in all of us. No debt, better life and the home slowly evolves without a lender breathing down the neck of the borrower to hurry up and do it you know just get the loan that is sold off and needing payments for three decades. To some mortgage are like slavery and they go a different route. Pay as you go. After the initial frame it up, have water and sewer, heat and is weather tight.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 7 years ago

Andrew  I am not sure working with hammer and nails beyond hanging a picture is within my capability.  However, I would like to design my home and hire the contractors after selecting the materials

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 7 years ago

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