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Old 10-15-2007, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Tumwater, WA
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Default Getting the land ready...

I have some property in Surry that is completely undeveloped and was wondering if anyone has any tips and possible peoples names to use for the land development. I am just going to be putting a mobile home on a acre of it and live in that while the actual house goes through all the planning and research that it will need. If anyone knows of a good deal on a mobile home that could be helpful as well considering our initial moving budget will be tight. However you have to make some sacrifices to get what you truly want in life.

I am so please to be able to come back to Maine after being gone almost 15 years, I look forward to all of your responses and maybe meet some future neighbors.
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:12 AM
 
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I have some property in Surry that is completely undeveloped and was wondering if anyone has any tips ....
Welcome back to Maine! 15 years is a long time. I have been goine for a year and it is to long. For developement I would suggest a really big garden, maybe doing some selective cutting and then putting your land in tree-growth! Grow your own food, get some firewood. Have a beautiful acreage to snowshoe in during the winter! What could be better.

Probably not what you are looking for. Sorry, just what I would do.
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:55 AM
 
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Water is pretty important. My parents have some undeveloped land in north-central CA and the latest estimate on a a well+pump setup was around $10k.

How about electricity?
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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A drilled well and pump here is about $3,500 in most areas. In Surry, check for salt in the well. As more people move down onto Newbury neck and draw water, some wells are being infiltrated by salt water. This can happen anywhere close to the ocean. You might get lucky and hit a strong vein of good Maine spring water that will last forever. You might buy a house from a retired couple and have six kids. When you start drawing more water than ever before from that well you could get salt a few months later.

Just something that coastal folks know that a newcomer might not think of.
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Tumwater, WA
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For developement I would suggest a really big garden, maybe doing some selective cutting and then putting your land in tree-growth! Grow your own food, get some firewood. Have a beautiful acreage to snowshoe in during the winter! What could be better.
I agree with that 100%!

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How about electricity?
I called Bangor Hydro and since the property is right on North Bend Rd. they said it will be no problem having a pole dropped in, I think it was around $500 or so for them to do that.

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A drilled well and pump here is about $3,500 in most areas. In Surry, check for salt in the well. As more people move down onto Newbury neck and draw water, some wells are being infiltrated by salt water. This can happen anywhere close to the ocean. You might get lucky and hit a strong vein of good Maine spring water that will last forever. You might buy a house from a retired couple and have six kids. When you start drawing more water than ever before from that well you could get salt a few months later
I would have never thought of saltwater in the well, thank you for that heads up. So do you know anyone in the area that I can call? I have tried looking online and have not come up with much, I am all the way in Texas Someone also mentioned I may need have a soil sample done? Is that something I talk to the Town of Surry about?

So many things to do and 6 months is starting to seem shorter and shorter when your 2000 miles away. I think I am going to subscribe to the Ellsworth American so I can get a list of local classifieds.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Tumwater, WA
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Just called a contractor about the well. He said he could do it for $1500 - $3000 depending on how deep he has to go. He said in rare cases it could be more then that, wow! So now I need to check with some folks on a septic system.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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Some contractors on/around the Peninsula (most also offer septic install, too):

M.E. Astbury (Blue Hill) (septic plus clearing, filling, roads, etc) (207) 374-5049
Atlantic Builders (Surry) (207)667-6222
Dugas Construction (Surry) (207)667-5735
Wardwell Construction (Orland) (800)692-7001
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Virginia (soon Ellsworth)
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can you post the contract name and phone number that does the well.
thanks
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