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Maine Real Estate Resource Guide

Maine's Oceanfront Real Estate Specialists
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All About Maine Real Estate

Quick & Easy Maine Real Estate Search
Find the type of property you want and pick a price range. We'll automatically build you a list of every Maine listing that's on the market in our statewide MLS
Design Your Own Maine Real Estate Listing Search
Choose your own price range, year built, homes. vacant lots, waterfront, oceanfront, selected counties or towns, etc. You'll see every Maine MLS lisitng that's on the market in Maine plus get email updates of new listings and price changes as they occur. If you're buying coastal Maine real estate, do yourself a favor and find an experienced buyer's broker who knows the coast of Maine.
Search MLS Listings by MLS Number
Do you know the MLS number of the property you're looking for? Here's a place where you can easily search for any listings with a specific MLS number. Or if you know the name of the town you can search for Maine real estate listings by town name.
Coastal Maine's Real Estate Listings by Maine Town
If you'd like to search in a specific Maine town then this is the place! Pick a town and go. You'll see preselected price ranges for land and homes. Finding your dream property in Maine has never been easier!

Real Estate Listings by Maine Town
Drop-Down menu of coastal Maine towns. View listings by selected Maine town.
FAQ About Maine Real Estate
Overwhelmed? You’re not alone - you can find helpful home buying tips here. Many people find the process of buying a home daunting. No two buying experiences are the same, but these home buying tips provide an idea of the different steps you may encounter when buying a property. Housing remains a good long-term investment, and demographic demand favors housing over the longer term. Homeownership offers immediate benefits and long-term value. Homeowners accumulate wealth for the future while enjoying the benefits of a shelter that they can use, improve and sell.
Maine Mortgage Lenders - Banks & Mortgage Brokers
Our short list of professional and dependable mortgage lenders. You'll receive the highest level of service from these seasoned professionals. Put your mind at ease and know you're working with an honest, reputable and reliable lender. These referrals are experienced loan professionals ready to help with any of your financial needs during the home purchase or refinance process.
Maps of Popular Coastal Maine Towns
Maps of coastal Maine plus information about coastal Maine towns. Coastal Maine Maps, Maine Maps, Maps in Maine, Maine Town Maps, Maine Highway Maps, Maps of Coastal Maine, Maine Road Map, Maine City Map, Detailed Maine Map, Map of Maine Cities and Towns, Maine Street Maps, Maine Area Map, Maine Map, Map of Maine, Street Map of Coastal Maine, City Map of Maine, Driving Map of Maine, Road Maps of Maine, Online Map of Maine, Highway Map of Maine, Cities of Maine Map, Map of Coastal Maine. Maine's oceanfront and waterfront real estate agent specialists providing every real estate listing on Maine's MLS. Oceanfront and waterfront property listings including Camden Maine real estate, York Maine real estate, Portland Maine real estate and Boothbay Maine real estate. We are the Maine's waterfront and oceanfront real estate specialists offering a wide variety of oceanfront, waterfront and lakefront real estate listings anywhere on or near the coast of Maine.

Maps of Popular Coastal Maine Towns
Coastal Maine Maps and Town Profiles
Maps plus town profiles, local newspapers and points of interest for the followig towns along the coast of Maine: Belfast, Islesboro, Northport, Searsport, Blue Hill, Bar Harbor, Castine, Deer Isle, Ellsworth, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Edgecomb, Southport Cape Elizabeth, Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Damariscotta, Newcastle, South Bristol, Wiscasset, Freeport, Georgetown, Arrowsic, Phippsburg, Harpswell, Cundy's Harbor, Orrs Island, Bailey Island, Kennebunk, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beack, York, York Beach, Portland, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Rockland, Owlshead, Tenants Harbor, Vinalhaven, Friendship
Expanded Town Directory
Easy way to view all real estate listings in any town on the coast of Maine. Additionally, there's links to the town's Chamber of Commerce, a local newspaper, town facts, and local points of interest. Get to know Maine towns. Visit the chamber of Commerce. Read the local newspaper. Get local information.
All About Maine Towns
Videos, webcams, points of interest, town facts, etc. Local knowledge plays an important part in choosing the right place to live in Maine. With Maine's vastness it will help to have a trustworthy Maine buyer broker on your side to facilitate the process. One agent who will be your scout, guide, and intermediary wherever your search may lead.
Your local CoastWise scout, guide, and intermediary wherever your search may lead.
Local knowledge can be hard to come by. Often times we'll meet a client for the first time and we'll have to spend a great deal of time unraveling all the myths and misconceptions that have accumulated before arrival. We all agree that the internet is a great place to start searching for a new place to live or vacation. You can also learn a lot about Maine via the internet. However, most of us have had the experience of booking a room somewhere that seems idylic, only to find that the promised ocean view is through a telescope!
What Our Clients Say About US
Referrals from satisfied clients. We are professional real estate brokers specializing in representing real estate buyers on or near the coast of Maine. We know how the land, culture, and amenities of different areas vary, and we understand that your search for Maine coast property may cover a thousand miles of shoreline and many seasons. We are patient and resourceful. We're also skilled negotiators. Trained and ready to protect and advance your interests at every stage of the process.
Put Our Years of Experience To Work for You
There is a home somewhere on the coast of Maine that's perfect for you and it's our job to help you find it. We'll also help you negotiate your way to owning it. As you no doubt already know, the real estate buying process is becoming increasingly complex, with rapid changes and varying conditions in local markets. Our job, as experienced coastal Maine real estate professionals, is to offer local CoastWise knowledge.
Skilled Negotiators
No one knows coastal Maine real estate like we do.  We make it easy for you to fulfill your dream of owning property on or near the coast of Maine. We'll help you locate just the right property and guide you safely—and wisely—through the negotiation and acquisition of your real estate purchase. Put our years of coastwise knowledge and experience representing Maine's home buyers to work for you.
Call us today to discuss your search at:  800-293-4416.
Why Use a Buyer's Broker
By retaining the services of a qualified and professional Buyer's Broker, home buyers can have equal representation in real estate! If you are thinking of buying a home, or are in the process of buying one, you can't afford to do it alone. Most real estate companies are concerned with selling homes, not buying them. Don't find out you made a mistake after you move in.

We're licensed real estate professionals who will represent you. You can be assured that we'll always be on your side throughout the entire real estate buying process. Your money provides the funds for the transaction at closing and you deserve to have an agent on your side.

As your buyer's agent, we'll help you determine if a property is overpriced and we'll give you advice about offering less than the asking price.....
Buyer Resources for Coastal Maine Real Estate Buyers
No one knows coastal Maine real estate like we do.  Finding your dream property in Maine has never been easier. We make it easy for you to fulfill your dream of owning property on or near the coast of Maine. We'll help you locate just the right property and guide you safely—and wisely—through the negotiation and acquisition of your real estate purchase. Put our years of coastwise knowledge and experience representing Maine's home buyers to work for you.
Call us today to discuss your search at:  800-293-4416.
4 Facts About Maine Real Estate
All real estate is local. Another word for real estate is HOME. Mortgage money IS available. Owning real estate is still one of the best wealth builders available to a vast majority of people.
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Why You Need A Buyer's Broker
What leading magazines & newspapers say about the importance of Buyer Representation in a real estate transaction. You deal with your own consumer advocate and "Real Estate Coach" - whom you can trust. We give you our unbiased opinion and analysis, superb negotiation, transaction management, and true advocacy. Plus you see every property that meets your criteria over hundreds of miles of the Maine coast. One agent who will be your scout, guide, and intermediary wherever your search may lead.
Maine Shoreland Zoning
The Shoreland Zoning law requires that municipalities protect shoreland areas through adopting shoreland zoning maps and ordinances. Zoning ordinances provide for what types of activities can occur in certain areas. For example, they address building size and setbacks, and the establishment of resource protection, general development, residential, and other zones. Shoreland areas include areas within 250 of the normal high-water line of any great pond, river or saltwater body, areas within 250 feet of the upland edge of a coastal wetland, areas within 250 feet of the upland edge of a freshwater wetland except in certain situations, and areas within 75 feet of the high-water line of a stream.
Facts about septic systems and how they work
"So what happens after I flush the toilet?" Many of our real estate listings in Maine are serviced by a septic system rather than public sewer. If you're buying a home which is located in a rural area or a small community, you are likely to encounter sewer systems where the wastewater is treated by a septic system (also referred to as an onsite wastewater system). A septic system treats your sewage right in your own yard and releases the treated effluent back into the groundwater.
MAINE REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE RELATIONSHIPS
Unless you enter into a written agreement for agency representation, you are a customer-not a client. Until you enter into a written brokerage agreement with the licensee for client-level representation you are considered a "customer" and the licen- see is not your agent. As a customer you should not expect the licensee to promote your best interests or to keep any information you give to the licensee confidential, including your bargaining position.
Maine Lodging - Bed & Breakfasts, Inns & Motels
Most of our clients need a place to stay while they're looking for Maine real estate. Let us help you find a place to stay. We'll point you in the right direction. Just tell us where you'd like to stay & what you'd like to spend and we'll come up with some suggestions. Or pick up the phone and call us at 800-293-4416
Tips that can help make your house-hunting experience positive and rewarding.
The home buying process is a journey that requires you to pay attention to small details, ask questions, take notes and stay current with the real estate market.

Buying a home, says Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo, "is the most expensive, most complicated and most intimidating financial transaction most Americans ever make."

Tips that can help make your house-hunting experience positive and rewarding. Get personalized service and the latest market information you'll need to make a wise buying decision.
More Tips for Maine Real Estate Buyers
When you're in the market for a home, it seems as if there are millions of questions to ask -- and no doubt plenty more. As buyers we become so wrapped up in the physical aspects of the house -- the rooms, amenities, and structure -- that we give less attention to quiet issues which may strongly impact our ability to enjoy a home.

You are about to engage in a significant financial transaction, probably your biggest ever. You want to make sure the house is in good condition to prevent headaches down the road. It could potentially cost you thousands of dollars to replace or fix common system problem
Getting the Representation You Need in a Real Estate Transaction
Get the personalized service and the latest market information you need. Remember that while buyers and sellers need not be adversarial in actions and attitude, their personal interests are adverse. Buyers want the lowest price and best terms, and sellers want the highest price and best terms. We do not make wild claims that we will save a client $100,000 on their next home purchase. We do negotiate for our clients without any chance of real or perceived conflicts of interest. You would not expect less from your doctor, accountant, or attorney, so why settle for less on the biggest financial transaction of your life?
Resources for Testing Well Water in Maine
The question of whether or not to have your water tested is a serious one. It concerns the health of you and your family. Your water should be safe to drink and acceptable for all other household uses. In addition to illness, a variety of less serious problems such as taste, color, odor and staining of clothes or fixtures are symptoms of water quality problems. Even water that appears problem-free may not necessarily be safe or acceptable.

Consumers get their drinking water primarily from two sources: public water supplies and private wells. Public water systems draw water from rivers, reservoirs, springs or groundwater wells and have at least 15 year-round connections or serve more than 25 people. Most private drinking water comes from wells, although springs and ponds are sometimes used.

If your water comes from a public or municipal water system, it is regularly tested for contaminants regulated by federal and state standards, such as microbial pathogens, radioactive elements and organic/inorganic toxic chemicals. In most cases, water testing for health protection is not necessary for a person serviced by a public or municipal system. However, since water tests are conducted at the source, it is possible to have a problem in the municipal delivery line or in the home plumbing system that could contaminate the water.

Many homes in Maine are serviced by a private well. If your water supply is a private well, you alone are responsible for assuring that it is safe. So set up routine testing for a few of the most common contaminants. Even if you currently have a safe, pure water supply, regular testing can be valuable because it establishes a record of water quality.
About Radon in Maine Homes.
The most common source of indoor radon is uranium in the soil or rock on which buildings are built. As uranium naturally breaks down, it releases radon: a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. Radon gas enters structures through dirt floors, cracks and pores in concrete walls and floors, floor drains and sumps. When radon becomes trapped in buildings and concentrations build up indoors, exposure to radon becomes a concern.

The predominant health effect associated with exposure to elevated levels of radon is lung cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon causes about 14,000 deaths per year in the U.S.— however, this number could range from 7,000 to 30,000 deaths per year. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.

Even though you can’t see or small radon gas, it is easy to test for it in your building. There are a variety of low-cost "do-it-yourself" radon in air or radon in water test kits you can get through the mail, or you can hire a trained professional do the test for you
EPA Map of Radon Zones in Maine
Map developed using five factors to determine radon potential: indoor radon measurements; geology; aerial radioactivity; soil permeability; and, foundation type. Radon potential assessment is based on geologic provinces. Radon Index Matrix is the quantitative assessment of radon potential. Confidence Index Matrix shows the quantity and quality of the data used to assess radon potential. Geologic Provinces were adapted to county boundaries for the Map of Radon Zones.

All homes should test for radon, regardless of geographic location or zone designation. Elevated levels can be found in every county in Maine. All users of the map should carefully review the map documentation for information on within-county variations in radon potential and supplement the map with locally available information before making any decisions.
Green Homes, Buildings, Shopping & Green Building Products
Buying Maine Real Estate Has Never Been Easier. Find Green homes, Green buildings, Green shopping, Green building products in Maine and nationwide. Making your home a greener place is a commitment – to yourself, your family, your community and the world. But more than that, it is a learning process. As exciting new technologies, products and scientific breakthroughs constantly emerge, staying educated on the hows – as well as the whys – of maintaining a green home is the best way to ensure your efforts are as effective and beneficial as possible.
Our Blog - Coastal Maine News & Maine Real Estate Updates
Get to know the coast of Maine.  Follow Maine News.   Monitor the Maine real estate market.   Put our years of coastwise knowledge to work for you.   Finding your dream property in Maine has never been easier!   No one knows coastal Maine real estate like we do. From the soft sandy beaches of Southern Maine to the rugged shoreline of Washington County, we make it easy to fulfill your dream of owning real estate on or near the coast of Maine.   We're your coastal Maine real estate advisors.   We'll help you locate just the right property and guide you safely and wisely through the negotiation and acquisition of your real estate purchase.   Put our years of coastwise knowledge to work for you.   Call us to discuss your search. We're happy to help.

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Maine Life
All about life in Maine - Lobster Fishing Videos, Places, People, Photos, Scenic Views, etc. Get to know Maine and Maine living from the comfort of your home or office. Maine's quality of life is tied closely to the land. Recreation and serenity can be found from its legendary rocky coastline, to the magnificent mountains, splendid forests, and the crystal clear lakes. Maine is a large state with 3,500 miles of coastline and a total area that could contain all of the other five New England States combined. Maine is considered one of the most healthful states in the nation. Maine benefits from a four-season climate with a healthy, invigorating environment. Each season is enjoyed for its own unique splendor and recreational activities.
Maine Lighthouse Directory
The rugged coast of Maine is both beautiful and dangerous, especially when you're on the sea. Maine is famous for its fog, requiring many light houses in order to protect those who travel by sea from sailing into its long, jagged granite fingers. From York to Lubec, each of the Maine light houses is uniquely beautiful. Dedicated to place light house lovers from all over the world. Videos, webcams, scenic photos of Maine lighthouses. Visit and experience the beauty of scenic Maine light houses.