Whitefield Maine Land Essay

“I need my 3,500 applications or I’m losing money on the land,” she told the Kennebec Journal earlier this month.

While an essay content to win land might seem unusual, this kind of real estate deal is growing in popularity around the United States. A quick search found recent essay contests for a multimillion dollar ranch in Arizona, a 6,200-square-foot log home (with indoor pool) in Indiana, and a 35-acre horse farm in Virginia. In most cases, the owners are looking to reap financial rewards above and beyond what they might get through a tradition sale — and if the interest is high, they will sometimes get it. A similar essay contest in Maine for a historic bed and breakfast that concluded last month netted the owner more than $900,000.

Despite claims of wrongdoing, states like Maine and Virginia do not consider such contests illegal because the winners are judged on skill and are not picked by chance.

Unfortunately for those interested in owning a wooded piece of Maine, the 3,500 minimum entries required by Manchester were never received — and the contest was ended earlier this week. She has promised to refund every entry — and also encouraged anyone with similar plans to think hard before launching an essay contest.

"I wish anybody who tries the approach to give away their land with an essay all the luck in the world," she wrote, describing the painstaking filing process she went through with every entry received. "In addition to all the work involved, it came with the expense of lawyers' fees, advertising fees and Internet fees."

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$16,000
0000 Somerville Road
Whitefield ME 04353
 
Land
±1.6000 Acr.
 
Convenient commuter location a short distance from Rte #17 and several regional employment markets. Easy lot for building with open spaces and trees for privacy.Year round living in a "sleepy" mid-coast community or plan your retirement or summers the way life is meant to be. Low taxes and quiet rural living.
Active
$22,000
0 Main & Somerville
Whitefield ME 04353
 
Land
±3.1200 Acr.
 
Active
$22,000
0 Main
Whitefield ME 04353
 
Land
±1.5800 Acr.
 
Active
$25,000
TBD East River Road
Whitefield ME 04353
 
Land
±3.0900 Acr.
Carleton Brook,Stream
 
Nice private lot just waiting for your camp or camping plans. This lot is a back lot with a right of way from the main road. It includes 55' frontage on Carleton Brook at the rear of the property. Enjoy the view from the wide open field. Wooded area is a mix of hard and softwood. Wildlife abounds. Driveway needs to be constructed-approx. 1000' in length.
Active
$29,500
0 Augusta Rockland Road
Whitefield ME 04353
 
Land
±1.5000 Acr.
 
Nice lot with some cleared land. Good location between Rockland and Augusta on main road for a business or home.
Active
$35,000
Lot 62 Wiscasset Road
Whitefield ME 04353
 
Land
±5.0000 Acr.
 
Wooded country building lot with privacy close to Augusta and Rockland.
Active
$44,900
91 Jefferson Road
Whitefield ME 04353
 
Single Family
3 Br    2/0 Ba    ±1,100 sqft.
±.6900 Acr.
 
Cape style home in the country. First floor offers a kitchen, livingroom, bedroom and bath. Second floor offers 2BR, family room area and bath. Large detached garage. Lots of potential to build equity here!
Pending Continue To Show
$45,000
20 Pittston Road
Whitefield ME 04353
 
Multi Family
Br    Ba    ±2,240 sqft.
±.7300 Acr.
King's Mills Brook
 
Investors take note! Two units- each with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Open concept kitchen/dining/living areas. Second floor unit is close to completion. Much of the main floor has been gutted- bring your ideas! Back deck to enjoy views of King's Mills Brook. Move in upstairs while you work on the main floor income property.
Active
$69,900
221 Pittston Road
Whitefield ME 04353
 
Single Family
3 Br    1/1 Ba    ±1,120 sqft.
±8.0000 Acr.
 
Here's a 3BR Ranch on a large lot. Back entry porch, kitchen and livingroom. Full basement. Large 3 car garage with a room above. Good country location. PRICED TO SELL!
Active
$89,000
2 Grand Army Road
Whitefield ME 04341
 
Single Family
3 Br    1/0 Ba    ±1,200 sqft.
±.6500 Acr.
 
This charming late 1800's farmhouse located in the center of town near the Sheepscot General Store,Clary Lake and other amentities Whitefield has to offer.This 3 bedrooms,1 bath, kitchen with a woodstove,dining room,living room, den, enclosed porch, forced hot air furnance and also a russian fireplace.Barn with lots of storage a garage bay underneath with an insulated workshop in the back of the barn and a large second floor large backyard for gardens.Access also off 218 where more parking area can be made.


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