What is it like to own a vacation place on a Maine lake? And anything to remember as you go into the purchase, consider the options? You betcha!

Boating with kids on a Maine lake...that the idea, the dream?
Boating with kids on a Maine lake...that the idea, the dream?

For starters, how far away from your home is the 2nd home, or vacation place? Can you see making the trek each Friday in the summer or are you tied to little league, local kid related obligations? Fun to own a Maine vacation place, but using it is nice too unless you want to rent it out for now for profit, to make it play. Also, plan on year round retirement here? Who plows the road, will it need a foundation and cost related, etc.?

     Maybe an empty lot is the way to roll and use for 5th wheeler for now. But remember that set back with shoreland zoning’s 250 region from high water mark means 100′ back to build. Or more down the road so something existing that is 30 feet from water’s edge, even if it is a pile of rotten boards, gets you into the front row.

Water in Maine..scope out the options here. Videos of lakeshore, local ME community events help you in picking where to own Maine waterfront too.

Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers

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