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Simple Tips for Better Home Showings

Posted by Veronica On February - 10 - 2014

Home buying is primarily based on emotions. Sellers should capitalize on this in every possible way. Have a showing plan in place. Stage your home, clean it immaculately and do the extra things that make your home shine in the best possible light. If you are a seller, shoving a For Sale sign in your […]

We believe that, as Maine State Law allows, everyone buying real estate in Maine should be represented – EVEN IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED REAL ESTATE IN THE PAST! Every transaction is different and the slightest complication will make you wish that you had engaged the services of a buyer agent. The Maine Real Estate Commission […]

Buying Investment Property: What to Look for in a Realtor

Posted by Veronica On January - 23 - 2014

When it comes to purchasing investment property, there are many different considerations. Price matters, certainly, but location, condition of the building, and what you plan to use the property for are all a part of the decision-making process. With that in mind, real estate investors shouldn’t try to find and buy properties on their own. […]

There Can Be a Cost By Waiting to Purchase

Posted by Veronica On May - 24 - 2013

In many instances, prospective buyers believe that the longer they wait to purchase a home or property, the better off they are, but the opposite is actually usually true. The reason for this is because instead of home prices and interest rates going down, in these tough economic times, they end up usually going up. […]

Types of Mortgages

Posted by Veronica On May - 10 - 2013

In regards to home ownership, there are two main different mortgages that are available. The first type is the fixed mortgage and the second type is the adjustable rate mortgage. A fixed mortgage is defined as a mortgage rate that stays the same for the duration of the mortgage length. That means, if you have […]

Senior Housing in Maine

Posted by Veronica On February - 19 - 2013

Senior housing is quickly gaining momentum as a very popular housing option for individuals that are in their twilight years. There are many great aspects about senior housing, but the most beneficial aspect seems to be that senior housing provides the tenant a living situation where seniors within the same age range are able to […]

Why Credit Scores Are Important When Buying a House

Posted by Veronica On February - 11 - 2013

One of the easiest and quickest ways to secure a great mortgage rate is by having a good credit score. The truth is that the majority of companies will first check your credit score to decide the rate that you will receive. If you have little to no credit or if you have a low […]

Moving Tips When Buying or Selling a Home

Posted by Veronica On February - 4 - 2013

Moving can be stressful, tedious as well as difficult, but it can also be pleasant, easy and quick, but it all depends on different factors that you follow when moving and preparing for your move. When moving, the best thing that you can do is just that, prepare ahead of time as much as possible. […]

Understanding the Earnest Money Deposit

Posted by Veronica On January - 24 - 2013

What it is and why it’s good to include it as part of your real estate transaction. Earnest money is specifically used to show that a buyer is serious about purchasing a property in regards to real estate transactions. Earnest money is paid by the buyer to the seller and shows a level of commitment […]

Buying a Second Home or Vacation Home

Posted by Veronica On January - 14 - 2013

These days, many home owners are choosing to purchase second homes. The second home that many people choose to purchase these days can be used for many different reasons, but primarily, the majority of people buy second homes to use as their vacation home. A second home is usually a reasonable distance from an individual’s […]

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