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Old 09-29-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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Thanks Coaster.

Being in federal law enforcement and working cases involving drugs, guns, gangs, and such, I can honestly say that, though I am not "done" with city-life as of yet, by the time I'm ready to retire I'm going to be "done" with the crime, violence and drugs (not that you can escape that entirely) that plague the cities and the suburbs. I just want to own a quiet corner of the world on a lake, build my house, hang up my "don't tread on me" flag and enjoy the stars and the water - that's my dream.

I've checked out property so far in Otisfield, Casco and Hartford - after visiting the properties (the one in Hartford on Lake Canton was breathtaking), I didn't get knocked over with the "wow" factor. I made some inquiries into properties up in Monson (Piscataquis County) but that was more a camp (no electricity available), not exactly what I was looking for, but the property was drop dead gorgeous. I was interested in a large tract in Greenwood, ME but that was already under contract. Island Falls so far has been the big winner.

Do you guys recommend against using a realtor, or is it better for me to keep my ear to the ground and check out sites being sold by the owner, on say, a craigslist type of venue?
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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This site has most of the realtors up this way, plus For Sale by Owner (I am not affiliated in any way).
You can always just go ask the neighbors if you find a place that catches your eye; even if there's no "For Sale" sign on it. Some places just don't make it onto the market, but the owner will sell. Especially if he or she likes you....

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