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What is cap rate and why does it matter?

Posted by Veronica On May - 22 - 2015

Capitalization rate, which is usually called the cap rate, is a term that is commonly used in the investment real estate industry. The point of it is to figure out the total worth of any properties that are bringing in income. Essentially, the cap rate tells you how long it will take to break even […]

How to save your home from foreclosure

Posted by Veronica On May - 8 - 2015

Foreclosure may be the hardest thing to deal with when it comes to a home. When a bank forecloses on a home there are legal and financial consequences that must be dealt with by the homeowner. One of the biggest consequences may be the emotional ramifications of the foreclosure event. For this reason, emphasis should […]

Tips for Moving with Pets

Posted by Veronica On March - 6 - 2015

Moving with a pet can be stressful for you, and for your four-legged friend. There are plenty of things you can do, though, that will make things a little bit easier for your pet. That’s true whether you’re moving down the street or across the country. If you choose a place like Maine and you’re […]

Tips for Rehabbing an Old Home

Posted by Veronica On February - 13 - 2015

If you’ve purchased a lovely Maine home that’s older, one of the things you may want to do is consider rehabbing it. There’s a lot that can be done to make an older home more efficient, and to help keep the costs of operating and maintaining it down to a reasonable level. Some people are […]

Recent FHA Changes and How They Affect Buyers

Posted by Veronica On February - 6 - 2015

Buying a house in Maine is often a combination of a lot of fun and a lot of stress. With that in mind, how you’re planning to pay for the home can affect how stressful it is to make your purchase. If you intend to finance your purchase and use FHA as your lender, there […]

Fair Housing and Real Estate

Posted by Veronica On February - 6 - 2015

In real estate dealings, it’s very important that everyone is fair to everyone else. Sellers want to get the most they can for their home, and buyers want to pay as little as possible. That’s completely understandable, and something worth carefully considering, but there are also laws that have to be followed with real estate […]

Understanding Internet Home Buying

Posted by Veronica On November - 5 - 2014

With so many people using the Internet today, it’s not surprising that more and more of them are looking for their next home through online channels. There are a number of sites that provide home listings, including the sites operated by individual real estate companies. Finding your next home can feel like a chore, but […]

What you need to know about buying foreclosures

Posted by Veronica On October - 8 - 2014

Buying a bank owned property can seem like a great idea. You can often buy them for significantly less than the market would otherwise require, because the bank wants to get them sold and recoup some of its losses. They may send the property to auction, or they may list it with a Realtor. Either […]

What to do about mold – is it really a problem?

Posted by Veronica On September - 26 - 2014

When you’re getting your house ready to sell or looking at other houses to buy, one of the things you really don’t want to see are mold problems. With the cold Maine winters you might think mold can’t survive, but that’s not entirely true. There’s still plenty of moisture in the air throughout most of […]

Thinking of a Lakefront Vacation Home in Maine? …Here’s 4 Tips!

Posted by Veronica On September - 12 - 2014

Maine can be a wonderful place for a vacation home, and many people choose a lakefront option. Doing that can give you some of the best of what New England has to offer, since you’ll be so close to a number of outdoor activities. Here are 4 tips to help you find the best lakefront […]

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