Houlton, ME Real Estate News

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
     You know how you hear an old song and it takes you back to when you were younger and reminds you of being a kid? As you remember the fun you had growing up, do your kids have the same environment of living in a great place to spend their childhood? As a parent, you make sure the family traditions of holidays, church, chores around the home and routines are built into the raising of your family. You teach your kids values, common sense and to think about the bigger picture of what the road ahead holds in store.  You basically prepare the child to be a productive, contributing adult that has the same skills to raise his/her family or your grandchildren in this case. Houlton Maine is a small town in Aroostook County and I feel lucky to have grown up here. But you also realize the area...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
    I grew up on a farm, and I remember our own family garden.  Peat moss pots with seedlings started early on the glass sun porches to get a jump on the season were part of growing up.  Dad also built a greenhouse too and as a little boy I remember how hot it was stepping in but how remarkably fast the plants on the trays shot shoots skyward.  Tomato varieties called "beef steak", green peppers all potted to start early for transplanting into the orange brown rich rusting soil of Maine that is so productive.   Dad had an eight foot sign made painted dark green with a local artist carefully painting in from stratch a giant ear of corn...complete with the yellow and white kernels shining thru but the husk and tassle still on and pulled back just enough to show the corn hiding inside. The...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Here is the latest newletter from Rotary International our Houlton Maine club just circulated for all to see. Are you a member of Rotary which is world wide, serving others above self? The Houlton Maine Rotary club meets mondays at noon at the Episcopal Church on Main Street. If you are ever in the area, call me and let me take you to a Rotary meeting. The food is super, the fellowship immense and we always learn something plus have fun along the way. Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Maine Real Estate For Sale And Area Information
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
    Air force brats just get used to an area, make friends and then its time to move to another base. As a kid my dad was a Maine potato farmer and had eight trucks that hauled those spuds to market in the cities of Boston, Hartfort and New York. So I learned the world was not flat by going on truck trips at the age of 10 and seeing the markets of these cities. My parents took my three older brothers to Winter Carnival in Quebec and we rented many places on the Maine coast for a family vacation. They also took lots of picnics and hiking trips to the many parks in Maine. So we grew up knowing there was life beyond our little town. I think traveling is key to know other areas and to settle where you are supposed to be in an area that fits. I have taken my own kids on many Carribean cruise...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
   Lots of talented folks meet here at ActiveRain. They are real estate agents, brokers, owners and bankers stagers, home inspectors, attorneys, escrow companies, technology pioneers and everything in between.  I enjoy "broadcasting" about the neat small town I live in of Houlton Maine, Aroostook County and the great state of Maine. Learning about new developments in the real estate industry, having a question pop up and posting it, and bingo...a slew of answers or varied perspectives make this a think tank. It's a place to brainstorm with a slew of professionals on free "retainer" 24/7.  Over the last 3 decades of being a full time real estate broker, I have seen several economic cycles, met so many nice buyers, sellers and folks associated with the business and been blessed to love go...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
     While the technicians are fixing the electron tube of the translator diode circuit on the transporter beam machine, you have a hour to spend in Houlton Maine. What do you have to see, do while here for that hour? For starters you visit Cary Library on Main Street and are amazed at the large collection for a smaller town and realize this is not your typical library.  The children's library portion has an original fireplace used during Christmas story time and Cary Library has an innovative summer reading program to teach children the joy of reading books. Next you stop in to the Houlton Chamber of Commerce door to bulk up on information brochures for Aroostook County and Maine.  Looking at your watch you still have time to tour the Historical Museum and then trot up Main Street to s...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The Images Show You The Fun.  Imagine Hundreds Of Kids Sliding, Laughing, Competing In Different Age Groups For Prizes. Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides! Suppers, Gut Busting Breakfasts, Free Movies At The Temple Theatre, Free Skating, Hockey Games, Bon Fires..Sliding On Derby Hill, Wild Winter Foot Race, Snowsled Parade Thru Houlton Maine ... Okay..You Get The Idea That Being In Houlton Maine This Weekend Is Important!Have Some Fun And Celebrate Winter This Weekend And Every First Weekend In Houlton Maine Because "The Moose Is Loose!"Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Promoting Houlton Maine Real Estate And Special Local Events       
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
    Bonfires, arena and outside skating, ice fishing derby, a snowmobile parades. Thru down town Houlton Maine, with free passes to our movie theatre, a Moosestomper's Ball, baked bean supper, sled poker run, half dollar scramble, horse drawn sleigh rides, cross country skiing, winter games and sliding down "Derby Hill" . Maine winters..we celebrate them, not hibernate or dread them.  The weather is predicted to be super..blue skies, crisp air and kids laughing as they scramble in the half dollar search in different age groups. Play in other family fun games and events in Houlton Maine.   "The Moose Is Loose!" idea came from past Houlton town manager Alan Bean who was the commander of Loring Air Force Base in Limestone where the event first started. With the closure of LAB, the winter c...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The living room in your northern climate home is warm as can be as you eat popcorn and watch reruns of "Gunsmoke".  Meanwhile, the pipes in the cellar rec room and upstairs in the mother-in-law bedroom are slowly freezing from lack of heat.  Pellet stoves...they heat the space you are in but unless you have a pellet furnace that's providing central heating thru out the Maine home, oh oh.  Or you could install another pellet stove and like the five fireplaces in some old New England victorians, stay busy making sure all those stoves are burning brightly. The thermostat that is often in the living room is told there's plenty of heat so it does not call for heat in other areas in homes that are not multi zoned in the case of hot water baseboard heating.  With hot air, same problem with th...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
You may have had a Walton's like up bringing, free of much tragedy or drama.  But say you had a fire as a little child that you remember, and everything was wiped out. That stays with you. The event imprints within you.  As a REALTOR working with someone that had a fire as a child, you start to realize the fire department in your town is critical to this person. Others wonder about your library and judge your area first on what type of library you have and how it is supported. A buyer with a medical condition suddenly makes the local hospital the number concern that decides if they locate in Houlton Maine or Portland Maine.  Asking questions of the buyer is helpful, but posting details on every aspect of the local turf that you can image, descripe, video and promote.  As a broker, when ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
     Living in a small Maine town with roughly 6700 people, not 6.7 million locals means new dollars put into the revenue stream is critical.  Unlike a city worried about urban sprawl or protective zoning to control development, small rural Maine towns put their efforts in to different endeavors.  Instead of worrying about where this subdivision goes or how large to allow it to be, you put your efforts into different planning exercises. For starters, if you have an ice arena and a strong local hockey program, helping set up tournaments where teams, their parents and fans travel to your town is economic development. These tournaments bring in new dollars...the out of towners spend money on gas, food, tournament and get a hopefully good first impression of your town.  It is part of local ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Climbing on a big bus, traveling four hours to a pair of hockey games... and an overnighter.  Ice hockey in Maine is big and here's a video of the highlights of a game between the Houlton Hodgdon Blackhawks ice hockey team and Greely. Fast paced, shift changes every minute and a half or less, players jumping over the boards, working together as the pace intensifies. As a fan, the games are a trick to catch everything happening on the ice, and you have to pay attention. No..not sitting down or talking with you fellow sports fans. On your feet, hollering support, proud of your hometown and the work ethic of the players on both teams, their coaches, their fans! Watch a game below. Visit the Houlton Hodgdon Blackhawks hockey site. Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Following Maine Hockey And Bas...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The Houlton Maine Humane Society has your Christmas present. The perfect gift for any age recipient! With close to 160 cats of all sizes, color, ages, and personalities, consider giving a living, loving present this holiday season. Don't adopt if the newness of something small and cute is going to wear off. Adopt because your family will be responsible for the care and attention of a four legged purring machine.  Or adopt because you or someone you know is all alone much of the year.  A cat is always glad to see you, especially when they hear the can opener going or wonder what you are snacking on. You will find yourself talking to the cats, reaching down no matter how busy to pat them on the head or stratch behind an ear.  And they are always near by...when you watch tv, my cat Allie, ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
You may start by watching some movies or videos on Maine before investing, selecting the area. You read somewhere Maine's crime rate is the nation's 4th lowest.  You like the sounds of that. In Aroostook County, the northern section of the state is as big as Connecticut and Rhodes Island with half the state's crime rate, no traffic and 11 people per square mile.  You can warm up to those numbers in your day to day life.  Top it all off with low low cost homes, farms, waterfront and land and Maine has gotten your attention as a place to live, to spend time for four season recreation. You want to invest here and are hungry for more details before you slide behind the wheel to drive here or climb aboard a plane to see for yourself first hand.  That's where video comes in...you don't tell t...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The Millar Civic Center ice is back on line and local Southern Aroostook Minor Hockey Games (SAMHA Website) And High School Varsity Blackhawk contests are underway! The Bangor Rams traveled north to battle the Blackhawks in the season opener.  The Blackhawks held the Rams until the third period when penalties tipped the scales for a Ram win 4-1.  In the second JV game, the Blackhawks won 6-4.  Watch the highlights in the Blackhawk's video below.  Log on to the Blackhawks website! Next game is against the Presque Isle Wildcats on their home ice at The Forum. December 9, 2008. Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Local Houlton Maine Sports Part Of Living In Aroostook County
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Music is B-I-G in Houlton Maine. This year's Winter Concert was tonight at the Houlton High School Auditorium that the kids haver out grown.  A new Houlton Community Arts Center is underway and the area is excited.  Watch the video thrown together to show you a taste of this concert.  The campaign for new seating continues. The Houlton Rotary club helped raise $10,000 in pledges for that area of the new arts center! Watch the video for the concert below! The bands and chorus of Houlton are well known around the state for incredibly success in competitions from jazz bands, percussion ensembles to show choirs year after year! Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Houlton Maine..Music Town Of Maine!  
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The newspapers made it official today although hammering away at it around the economic edges for months.  The country is in a recession...or correction.  My Dad used to preach "Son...you can't have everything going and money in the bank". Saving money for times like these were part of daily life in rural Maine. We had less money to manage and were better managers for it. Every day we watched our resources, took care of our property and treated others and their belongings with respect too.  With Christmas approaching, telling your kids that this season can be bright, filled with family fun, tradition, lots of holiday food but Santa is going to be a little light on the expensive electronic, latest fad "toys".  Reaction from kids should be a lesson in life that they will apply and recall ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
     Over $35,000 raised from the 1200 items contributed of goods, services and home made items in the Houlton Maine Rotary 53rd Radio/TV/Internet Auction. An extra $10,000 on top of that final tally above and beyond to make a dent in the new seating budget for the Houlton Maine Performing Arts Center too! In additon, more funds from the Dead River Oil 50/50 raffle and more pewter "Boy And The  Boot" $1000 statues pledged for the Houlton Regional Hospital's Health Foundation. Auction figures up from last year according to chairman John Tribou...great job all Rotarians, contributors, bidders! Watch night three of the auction...slick operation that helps fund projects this year like the Little League's "Field of Dreams" project and puts a big push into the HHS new music/arts wing! Picture...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
     As a kid, let's have fun, full time.  For adults to talk among themselves about how peaceful and beauitful being in the north Maine woods camping, hunting, fishing did not register totally then.  Oh sure, growing up and climbing Mt Katahdin with your family or hiking and those picnics with mom's world class food were fun.  Family gatherings every Sunday afternoon taking turns on which aunt or uncle's home we would visit.  Family and all the ages that occupy it together, laughing, sharing. But the great outdoors without people mixed in time to time was part of everyone's life in rural Maine too. Everything in balance, playing with your friends, getting your chores done and likeing the small town you were born in. Safe, secure, loved. Contenment. Seeing the older folks build into the...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
You work hard. The week is over, here is something to look forward to in Houlton Maine.  "Footloose" based on the 1984 hit movie is a high-energy musical about a young boy who moves to a small town and shakes up the status quo.  The Houlton High School music program is well known for its state champion show choirs, jazz bands, percussion ensembles.  Houlton has been nicknamed "Music Town Of Maine" so you know this production will be first class in entertainment and performance. Show times November 21 to the 23rd.  Visit the site for more! Or contact 207 532 6551. Cost of show $8 adults, $5 students. See you there! Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Houlton Maine Real Estate And Area Information 
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