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Old 01-20-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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"The first thing that irratated me was realtor sites that searched by name of town, i can't imagine a more limited way of doing things, suppose you wern't from the area.then you have to go get a list of all towns and go one by one and then be aware of the town lines, i don't think so."

It's even worse than that. The towns in more than 52% of the state of Maine don't even appear on the MLS or Realtor.com. If you do a search by type of property like a 4 bedroom with garage on more than 25 acres the property might show up as being in "Unorganized Pis". Does this sound like a desirable place to live? Many prospective buyers just click off that one and keep looking. Actually the town could be quite nice, but the state doesn't want people to be able to find it.
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Deer Park, WA
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" If you do a search by type of property like a 4 bedroom with garage on more than 25 acres the property might show up as being in "Unorganized Pis". Does this sound like a desirable place to live? Many prospective buyers just click off that one and keep looking. Actually the town could be quite nice, but the state doesn't want people to be able to find it.
Why ? Do they want them in an area where taxes would be higher?
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Yes indeed. The goal of the Maine State Planning Office is for everybody to live in government approved apartments in "core service communities". The program to drive everybody out of country towns is called "rural cleansing". It is just as vicious as ethnic cleansing in places like Bosnia.
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Cold Spring NY
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Yes indeed. The goal of the Maine State Planning Office is for everybody to live in government approved apartments in "core service communities". The program to drive everybody out of country towns is called "rural cleansing". It is just as vicious as ethnic cleansing in places like Bosnia.
What is that? Core service community? Are you just jokin? It sounds like George Orwell 1984. If thats the case the "Maine state Planning Board" needs to be cleansed. (CLOSED)
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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What is that? Core service community? Are you just jokin? It sounds like George Orwell 1984. If thats the case the "Maine state Planning Board" needs to be cleansed. (CLOSED)
He's not joking and it's not just Maine. It's elitist, radical environmentalists behind it who have gotten into many government agencies across the U.S.. These elitists are waging a war on rural Americans, attempting to drive them out either directly (confiscating land and making it a park) or indirectly (wipe out the local economy through regulation or taxes). They may have failed so far to make Northern Maine a national park but they have not given up on their idea.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:44 AM
 
Location: West Boylston, Ma
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Actually, Unorganized areas were the first place I have been looking. Because they may not have all the amenities, figure that the prices of land etc might be lower. But that is just me I guess.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Be very very sure that your wife will be happy with "winter" because Northern Maine has very long ones.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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He's not joking and it's not just Maine. It's elitist, radical environmentalists behind it who have gotten into many government agencies across the U.S.. These elitists are waging a war on rural Americans, attempting to drive them out either directly (confiscating land and making it a park) or indirectly (wipe out the local economy through regulation or taxes). They may have failed so far to make Northern Maine a national park but they have not given up on their idea.
I recently attended an event where some of those folks had stalls. I even picked up a few of their brochures.

Wow!

They had petitions they were trying to get folks to sign, basically letters to legislators expressing the desire for more of Maine to be 'protected' for 'primitive uses' [non-motorized uses], and / or restricted access [for sight-seeing hikers but no fishing, no hunting, and nothing motorized].
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Actually, Unorganized areas were the first place I have been looking. Because they may not have all the amenities, figure that the prices of land etc might be lower. But that is just me I guess.
Cool.

We like Unorganized-Townships too.

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Old 10-29-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Be very very sure that your wife will be happy with "winter" because Northern Maine has very long ones.
In some cases it is the wife insisting that the move is made to Northern Maine.
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