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Old 11-04-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Deer Park, WA
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Thanks for all your help in advaced. Found a chunk of land in Alna that has me thinking about making an offer, and haven't seen much posted on it, so trying to find out a little more before I consider it. One real estate type called it "reminiscent of Currier and Ives".Not sure what that means. I plan on sitting on it till I can sell my place in Washington State. Waiting for the market to come back, who knows how long that will take. And then building. So if I like what I hear and do some more research online I may head back and take a look in person before years end.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:20 PM
 
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alna will give you peace and quiet, i've driven thru alna hundreds of times, there's a place called "head tide" a dam, where alewives(a fish) come in from the ocean,,,and are caught

it is close to wiscasset, damariscotta, boothbay harbor, pemaquid
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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Most of the towns in Lincoln County are "Currier & Ives" towns. That means they are quaint, picturesque and serene. I have family in Jefferson which is about 15 miles from Alna, so the two are very similar in topography and characteristics. Buying land in the area can't be a bad thing. If you check the land prices in nearby towns and villages, you'll see that they generally bring a good price. It is well within the Volvo line, so consider that when making an offer. I don't personally see how any investment in land in that region would fail to perform favorably for you later on. Keep in mind that I am not a financial consultant nor do I play one on TV. But if I had that kind of money, I would invest in property in that area.

One note of caution that I would add and much depends on your own point of view; avoid areas with a Homeowners Association and fees to that end. My cousins made the decision to give it a whirl lakeside and while they love the cabin and the lake, the Association is unbending of individual needs or resources. If they actually sell and leave, it will be because of the Association.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:37 PM
 
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alna will give you peace and quiet, i've driven thru alna hundreds of times, there's a place called "head tide" a dam, where alewives(a fish) come in from the ocean,,,and are caught

it is close to wiscasset, damariscotta, boothbay harbor, pemaquid
And smelts too! That area is great for smelting!
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Deer Park, WA
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And smelts too! That area is great for smelting!
MMMMMMMM I like smelt.

So the "Currier and Ives" deal is the area is the stereotypical "New England" area? Like on a Hallmark Card?
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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So the "Currier and Ives" deal is the area is the stereotypical "New England" area? Like on a Hallmark Card?
Yup
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:20 AM
 
Location: MA
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Alna is lovely. If you want to be right in the middle of a town where you can walk to general store, etc., Wiscasset is also very nice.

Last edited by rumorhasit; 11-05-2008 at 01:22 AM.. Reason: spelling
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:26 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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Isn't there a little intersection in Alna called " Cow$hit Corner" ? I think it's Alna. We heard about it as kids in highschool and just had to take a ride out there just to check it out. It was just as we expected, a little intersection on a one lane road surrounded by cow barns. Hmmm... wonder how they came up with that name?
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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Isn't there a little intersection in Alna called " Cow$hit Corner" ? I think it's Alna. We heard about it as kids in highschool and just had to take a ride out there just to check it out. It was just as we expected, a little intersection on a one lane road surrounded by cow barns. Hmmm... wonder how they came up with that name?
Maybe that's the port-o-potty for the cows, duh!
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Deer Park, WA
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Isn't there a little intersection in Alna called " Cow$hit Corner" ? I think it's Alna. We heard about it as kids in highschool and just had to take a ride out there just to check it out. It was just as we expected, a little intersection on a one lane road surrounded by cow barns. Hmmm... wonder how they came up with that name?
Well then it should suit me well people tell me I'm full of it and my eye's are brown. Might have to get into methane energy.
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