As a Home Builder/ Plumbing Contractor, the housing market plummeted 2 years ago and is in no way shape or form on it's way back in Northern Maine. We laid all 5 of our employees off, and are not intending to hire any of them back. The market has dessimated the areas businesses, and the previous housing boom spoiled us. I doubt the prices will go down any further, or up anytime soon. Most real estate is still overpriced, and it is hard to find, people are holding onto the pipe dream of getting what they paid in an ooverpriced market. Remember Realters help to set pricing in areas...(if you can get 150,000.00 for this, I should be able to get 200,000 for this syndrome) Also as a resident of Maine, unless you have been to, and enjoyed a lengthy visit in the area of which you are talking, I would reconsider retiring that far north. Snow, lack of Health Care and Convience to anything should be a considered factor in your purchase. Unlike the south where you can probably turn the lights off and leave for a season, a summer home in Maine comes with a HUGE LIST of Winter time responsibilities, and decisions. Do you keep it heated, or not, If you don't will you drain the house completly or fill it with antifreeze and drain it in the Summer, Who will Shovel the Roof, especially in Northern Maine...I live in Northwestern Maine, and we kick ourselves every winter for building a house that we can't leave because of radiant floors, and the proximity of the trees to the house (we get bad windstorms). Good Luck with your search, I'm sure when you find the perfect camp, you'll be blessed with it being in the price range you hoped for!