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Old 11-07-2011, 01:06 PM
 
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Question Looking to relocate to Maine from RI...

We are a large family looking to rent a 4 bedroom house. Something QUIET!! I've wanted to move to Maine forever. I suppose our opportunity has finally arrived. My husband can no longer work due to MS. I write. We have 4 children age ranges 10-18. We'll have our 18 year old's boyfriend tagging along since they are due to have a baby in March. As you can imagine, my hands are full!! We are hoping to find something very soon...as in ASAP. Looking long distance has been hell! We would appreciate any ideas or suggestions. I'm considering packing up and staying in a motel somewhere up there until we find a place. Not ideal for a family as big as ours. We are honestly looking for something out of the way.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:58 PM
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We are a large family looking to rent a 4 bedroom house. Something QUIET!! I've wanted to move to Maine forever. I suppose our opportunity has finally arrived. My husband can no longer work due to MS. I write. We have 4 children age ranges 10-18. We'll have our 18 year old's boyfriend tagging along since they are due to have a baby in March. As you can imagine, my hands are full!! We are hoping to find something very soon...as in ASAP. Looking long distance has been hell! We would appreciate any ideas or suggestions. I'm considering packing up and staying in a motel somewhere up there until we find a place. Not ideal for a family as big as ours. We are honestly looking for something out of the way.
Id look on maine's craiglist, and in some of maines newspapers online

portland press herald
kennebec journal
morning sentinel
lewiston sun journal
bangor daily news
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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We have tried that. We're hoping to find something away from the bigger cities. A lot of the listings seem to be out of our price range on craigs. Possibly many winter rentals. Some people I've contacted don't seem comfortable renting to someone so far away.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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Default Free yourself of pressures

Wondering if it MUST be Maine.. where the winters are like 9 months long and you have to have lots of money to pay for all of that heat, etc...

If you can get your family moved down to VA, you may be able to live with some dollars somewhat free'd up to eat. Check out Lynchburg
Compared to the rest of the country, Lynchburg's cost of living is 9.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
Check out Madison Heights just outside of the city.. A place to stretch out but be nearby amenities.
Here is a great place to look for house rentals:

"rentals" | "rentals" in Property For Rent in Lynchburg, VA + 50 miles - NewsAdvance
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Wondering if it MUST be Maine.. where the winters are like 9 months long and you have to have lots of money to pay for all of that heat, etc...
You are confusing Antarctica with Maine.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Ah, yes; Antarctica. Been there. Done that. There is a girl behind every tree.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA/Dover-Foxcroft, ME
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........winters are like 9 months long........

It may be that 9 months is the new 3 months.

Perhaps winter is anything under 40 degrees to the some folks.

Exaggerators Anonymous meeting just let out.

Ok....that's my devil's advocacy. Go Virginia I guess.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Ah, yes; Antarctica. Been there. Done that. There is a girl behind every tree.
Ha Ha

Never been to Antarctica myself, but no doubt there are nearly as many girls and trees in Antarctica as there are in the Arctic [where I have been]
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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We have family in SC and TN, but hubby can't tolerate the heat. Believe it or not colder is better. But not Antarctica cold!
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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Winters are 3-4 months long, just so you know.
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