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Old 12-29-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Maine!
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Generally, if a home is languishing on Realtor, it is over priced. Valuable acquisitions occur within hours, a few days, but rarely more than a week. After that time, you would be sifting through dregs. The key is to find a savvy connection to keep you informed of current happenings and be able to move quickly when something meeting your criteria pops up.
Is this true?!?!?! if your talking hours and days, then very quick decisions will have to be made, I'm not very good at that and a savvy connection??? I've got my work cut out for me how does one find a savvy connection? is it in the yellow pages under "connection" or "savvy"?
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:19 AM
 
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You might want to subscribe to a local paper or two, drive over like was suggested to me (and thanks for the welcome and info, everyone), and get a feel for where you want to land? DH is planning on going over as soon as soon as we can swing it in the new year and his vacation re-ups.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Please keep in mind that QuinnsBestDad is down in Kittery. The southern area is far busier from a real estate POV than the northern areas.

Exceptional homes that are priced right will always go quickly, but you don't need to be sitting in the driveway of the home when the listing becomes active in order to buy a house. For most of Maine, you are looking at weeks, if not months, on the market.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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Please keep in mind that QuinnsBestDad is down in Kittery. The southern area is far busier from a real estate POV than the northern areas.

Exceptional homes that are priced right will always go quickly, but you don't need to be sitting in the driveway of the home when the listing becomes active in order to buy a house. For most of Maine, you are looking at weeks, if not months, on the market.
Cool. We definitely are not looking for an exceptional home-more like decent and cheap. I've been pouring over the modular ones, as I've seen beautiful, owner-built strawbale homes built right around old mobile homes, and if we lucked onto a nice one, we plan to build an addition. We aren't looking to build a McMansion, tho- most probably under 1500 sq/ft. I'm studying books on small homes, too, to see how we can get the most out of any space we either end up with or design to add on.
Depending on what his search comes up with for work up in Maine, we are leaning heavily toward near the New Brunswick border, where it's straight. Presque Isle looks pricey, but others in the general area and more northerly seem more reasonable in terms of taxes and prices. I will be studying Craigslist next for rentals - I love Craigslist, and looked to see how the Maine list was, but didn't think to check for rentals, duh.
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