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Old 01-01-2008, 04:48 PM
 
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Well, we're not Catholic so that may have been part of the problem.

There is actually a realtor that I know in the Waterville area who buys the statues by the case and gives them to all of her sellers.
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:06 PM
 
Location: santa fe,nm
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What do you do with St. Joseph after the house sells? Dig him up? Or leave him there for the poor new home owner to discover? Can you imagine what they would think? I need a little more info before I try this one.
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Florida&Eastport
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When the property sells, you MUST dig up the statue, clean it, and carry it with you to your new home, where it should be kept in a place of honour. Failure to do this will lead to trouble with the sale or trouble with the new home or property.
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Down East Maine
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Default God's Light

We bought a piece of property in Maine that people would think we are crazy for buying. It is an old cape (1799) in Perry that needs total restoration. But its roofline is still so straight. When I saw it for the first time on an obscure site on the internet, while living in texas, it was as if it was touched by God's Light. We bought the place sight unseen from Texas. When I got to see it in person I was in awe. The light was magic and the house was one filled with love, even if no one had lived there for many years. I have a commitment to fix this home to its former glory. I walked around and could feel the calm loving atmosphere of the cottage. Hopefully it will be my retreat and the place our out of town vistors can come to to heal their souls soon. Always trust that voice (feeling) about a place! I do.
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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When the property sells, you MUST dig up the statue, clean it, and carry it with you to your new home, where it should be kept in a place of honour. Failure to do this will lead to trouble with the sale or trouble with the new home or property.

We never gave it another thought until we were already in Wisconsin. Hmm, maybe that's why we've hated it here so much. We jinxed it by forgetting to dig up a plastic statue!
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Florida&Eastport
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What do you do with St. Joseph after the house sells? Dig him up? Or leave him there for the poor new home owner to discover? Can you imagine what they would think? I need a little more info before I try this one.

Information for you...

http://www.catholicsupply.com/christmas/stjoe.html

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Old 01-01-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Eastport, Maine
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Math Teacher:

Your house sounds similar to the one we bought in Eastport. It was a house we looked in the windows at, and bought two weeks later without ever stepping foot in the house itself. It was totally renovated with love. I talked to the owner and he said he hoped we love the house as much as he did when he renovated it.

We looked at many homes, and passed through Perry numerous times. I saw quite a few that were structurally sound, they just needed some TLC. My father was a builder, and I know exactly what to look for, just as you, a straight roof line. The rest is just cosmetic. I suspect that I am a bit older than you guys, and didn't have the time (or energy) to renovate a home myself, especially being 1500+ miles from there.

I think when you see the home that you want, you take the leap of faith and just go for it. If the time is right, everything goes according to plan. We closed via FEDEX. Good luck in renovation! By the way, when I went to have water turned on in the home, Passamaquoddy Water told me that no water had been used in 10 years. The previous owner remodeled it, but never lived in it.
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Florida&Eastport
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To add to DH... Maine4.us:

I loved the house as soon as we drove up to it. It looked like a Maine cottage with the cedar shingles on the outside and when I looked through the windows and front door, you could see the open floor plan and lovely floors and the "light" caught my attention. The price was out of our budget so we did not make an appointment to see the inside. I had faith that circumstances would change if it was the house meant for us. The first week of September Danny got a call that the price had been reduced and the realtor sent us pictures of each room of the cottage. I was attracted to the "light" coming in the windows..."the light and the view" was what I was looking for and then I received the "sense of knowing" that it was restored with love and we were meant to live in that house.

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