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Since the pandemic began, more people can work remotely so Maine in general, and the Boothbay region specifically, have become a magnet for people looking for a healthier lifestyle. Because of this significant change in the way we go to work, people have more freedom in choosing where they work. This has led to a real estate boom locally, evidenced by rising land prices and a double digit increase in real estate transactions.

I and others I know have received an unsolicited letter and purchase agreement from Land Acquisitions of Long Beach, CA. My ownership record is listed with the Lincoln County Assessor and is public and available to anyone who requests it, so it was easy for Land Acquisitions of Long Beach, CA to get it. I also have received text messages from other companies — “We are interested in buying your property, as is w/no closing costs or realtor fees, for cash.”