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Best Place to retire in the Northeast
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We are nearing retirement, and anxious to find just the right spot to build our log home dream. We are lifelong New Englanders, but would consider New York and states to the south, but probably not…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Kousen Sep 25, 2011.


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Tell us about yourself:
Recently retired and fantasizing about building a log home. I read two log home publications monthly and have assembled a large notebook of photos and articles cut from them. I long to leave the rat race and spend my time quilting and canning jelly in a modest log home somewhere in the northeast.
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What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
12-24 months

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At 11:50am on February 14, 2013, James W. Harbin said…

Hi Lynn, It is obvious that you intend to live in the north east. Katahdin Cedar Log Homes is in Oakfield Maine and can give you excellent service. They've been there for 40 years and they know how to design log homes for that climate. Jim and Pam Harbin

At 1:18pm on July 25, 2012, James W. Harbin said…

Hello Lynn, I see your dream is still alive. Consider Delaware for retirement. No sales tax,low tax rate.Atlantic ocean,Chesapeake Bay.Washington DC.,Philadelphia Pa.,Baltimore Md.,mild winters,and Katahdin Cedar Log Home Dealer/Builders, What's not to like? Feel free to call us at 302-945-6706.  Jim and Pam

At 11:08am on March 27, 2012, James W. Harbin said…

Hello Lynn, Go on and learn all about cedar. Katahdin Cedar Log Homes will match any written quote and do it in cedar. Tell them Jim and Pam sent you.

At 7:44pm on February 16, 2010, Penny Chiasson said…
well, i thought we would downsize, as my oldest has joined the army and the middle child graduates next year. However, the more plans we look at the bigger the house my husband wants. Besides, it will be nice to have rooms to accommodate the kids and grandkids on holidays and vacations. We are probably talking 3000sf plus a walkout basement with a shop at this point.
At 4:53pm on October 27, 2009, Randy Esposito said…
You have less maintenance in terms of treating the logs for insects and won't need to be stained as often. There is not difference in choices for stains just that wood type affects the appearance of the stain depending on the species. There are some rural towns in RI, but the price of land is usually the killer.

We'll be at the CT Home Show at the Expo Center in Hartford, November 6-8th. If you want to stop by we'll have log samples with us.
At 1:31pm on October 26, 2009, Randy Esposito said…
I hear that alot. But I'm curious to hear why you say you can't afford cedar? We sell both pine and cedar. The cedar on average only runs about 4% more but that is usually made up with not having to treat the logs and less maintenance overall.
At 9:45am on October 24, 2009, Randy Esposito said…
I'm in Woodstock over in the Eastern corner. Yes, I'm a dealer/builder for Moosehead Cedar Log Homes. Is it the bolt down system you like? That is usually only done on pine logs because of the high shrinkage. Cedar logs don't need that.
At 7:22pm on October 23, 2009, Randy Esposito said…
Hi Neighbor! Don't find many people from CT on here.

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