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Homestead for sale in Northern Maine...bargain!


Joined: Aug 06, 2011
Posts: 12
My folks need to sell their place in Aroostook County.  I spent my teen years there and if you like the cold....snowmobiling, skiing, dogsledding.....or like me when I lived there, hiding out for a few months and catching up on all the indoor projects guilt-free!

When I was growing up, we raised most of our own food....pigs, chickens, goats for dairy and meat, a steer, and a big garden.  Gleaning is the custom in the area, too, and it is common to carry pails in one's trunk and stop on the side of the road when you see a harvester working in a field.  Lots of hunting and fishing year-round, too, with a large lake a few miles away and a catfish pond within walking distance.  Bear, moose, deer, rabbit, quail....don't forget the porcupines, too.

Two albums here:  Maine house:

Maine House- Interior and Exterior:

They'd take almost ANY offer to sell it soon, before the cold weather starts....that is by the end of September, folks!  Spits of snowflakes in October, and snow in November.  Yippee!!!
Karl Teceno

Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 91
Location: Portland Maine
where in Aroostook is it?

Joined: Aug 06, 2011
Posts: 12
St David.  I went to high school in Madawaska.  Their house is right on the trails.  I had a horse when I was a teen and could ride for hours without seeing another person, or could ride along the roads which have very little traffic.  It was beautiful.  If I could, I'd buy it myself and rent it....big rental business up there for snowmobilers!  Then I'd vacation there myself.

There is a big, newer garage made to hold two cars/vans with lots of room in front.  My parents had a decorating store in town and the garage was made to hold dad's work van, the car, tools, rolls of flooring, a work space, and a cedar closet for storing off-season clothes and camping gear.

There is an insulated chicken coop...water rarely freezes in there with no heat source!

The land is four acres, surrounded by farmland, some of which may possibly be for sale.  Farmer long retired, kids not into farming, and the farmer who rented the land recently went bankrupt.

Joined: Aug 09, 2011
Posts: 2
How many acres? Also how far is this from Caribou?

Joined: Aug 06, 2011
Posts: 12
4 acres, and about 40 minutes from Caribou if I remember correctly.....about to the middle of town, or to the hospital should be about that far.

Joined: Aug 09, 2011
Posts: 2
Great, thanks for getting back so quick. Will have the better looking half take a look and go from there.
Shawn Bell

Joined: Dec 06, 2010
Posts: 156
Do they still have this for sale?

Would they consider a lease to own?

Joined: Aug 06, 2011
Posts: 12
Yes, it is still for sale.  They would take a very low offer before considering lease to own....they were badly burned on a lease to own deal some years ago.  Really, go ahead and lowball it and see what happens!  PM or email me for contact info.
H Ben Bundy

Joined: May 08, 2012
Posts: 2
Is this property still on the market?
Frank Escalante

Joined: Nov 26, 2012
Posts: 11
Location: I live in a retirement community in Whiting, NJ.
Hi!, Mr. Hatfield,
I was just reading you post on your parents farm for sale. I do not know if it is stil availabe, but I thought I was worth a try to reach you. If it has been sold, do you if some one else may be looking to sell?? That would be goo information for me. If on the other hand Your parents farm has not sold I would be very interested to continue communicating untill we can reach a deal. Thought I live in New Jersey I am not opposed to go to mail for a visit. Even under winter comditions.
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