Hollis, Maine farming opportunity

Posted on May 11, 2017Last updated 1 week ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Other

Property Location:

861 River Road, Hollis, Maine

Total number of acres available with this property:

21-50

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

6-20

Acres of pasture:

6-20

Acres of forested land:

6-20

Is the property enrolled in a current use or other state program that affects property taxes?:

No

Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?:

No

Is there a forest management plan for forestland on the available property?:

No

Is the property certified organic, or does it qualify for organic certification under federal organic regulations?:

No
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

Run-in Barn with storage areas for hay, et. al; 20' X 40' greenhouse; large garage/workshop; fencing around most of paddock; lots of parking.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

I would like to sell 3 acres with the house which is a modular with an addition. It has the potential of two living spaces, one that could be rented out. 3-4 bedrooms, 3 baths. The rest of the property (26 acres) open to be utilized by the purchaser with the plan of retaining ownership in the future.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

Kibota tractor; dump trailer; flat bed trailer; plow truck.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

3 acres plus house and garage/shop for sale for $182,000. fair market value. 26 acres for lease to own. I am open to creative transition of ownership. My goal is to preserve this property forever. I have 35 acres on the Saco River. I will keep 6 acres for myself and build a house on it.

Sale price

$100,000-$200,000
Additional Information

Description

This property was once 50 acres, possibly more - probably farmed in the last century judging from the stone walls. In the 80's it was logged and the owners planted 3 fruit trees; blueberries, and other perennials. There is 1300 ft. of river frontage on the Saco River . I have had horses on this property for 16 years. We have had chickens and small personal gardens. There are 7 buildings on the property: a double wide modular with an addition and a two car garage and partial basement, totaling 2400 square feet; a big shop/garage; a barn with hay storage; a 20 X 40 greenhouse; a small cabin at the River; and two storage buildings in need of repair.

I would like to preserve this land forever and keep it from being developed. One way to do so, I think, would be to put it into a farmland type trust. I would love to see someone doing diversified farming here.

I believe the double wide modular was put in during the late 70's early 80's. Then an addition was added to one end for a home office. We bought it in 2000 and immediately put in new wiring. We repaired the huge wrap around/L-shaped deck with composite decking. We put on a metal roof and vinyl siding. About 5 years ago, we put in a new furnace and hot water heater. Most of the plumbing was replaced last year The whole house has been treated for mold and the crawl space de-molded. The house includes two living areas - one used as office space and the other for living space. There is also a whole house generator.  The house can be divided into two living spaces for possible rental income.

Depending on how you use space, there are 3 or 4 bedrooms. There are 3 baths.

Equipment includes: Tractor; tools; fencing; homemade trailer; dump trailer; flatbed trailer - available for use, but not sold with the house and three acres.

The breakdown of this offer is:

The land owner would like to sell 3+/- acres with the trailer. The rest of the property would be open to be utilized by the purchaser with the possibility of retaining ownership after the current land owner has lived out her life there.

Priced at $182,000

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