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How to decide between a fixer upper, a pre-built home or new build

Posted by Veronica On December - 8 - 2015

Greater Portland has so many great homes to choose from that it can be difficult to narrow your options down to one. In particular, it’s hard to decide whether to buy a brand new house or an existing home. And if you go for the latter, it can be difficult to decide whether to get […]

What Happens to the Real Estate Earnest Money Deposit?

Posted by Veronica On December - 4 - 2015

Buying a house involves paying some fees before your mortgage payments even begin. It’s common to be a little confused about what money goes where, with the earnest money deposit being one of the most mystifying fees in the home buying process. Here’s what you need to know about your earnest money deposit before you […]

When is the best time to list your home in Maine?

Posted by Veronica On December - 4 - 2015

If you’re thinking about putting your Southern Maine house on the market, you might be wondering if it’s the right time to do so. If you’re not confident that you have made the right choice regarding when to list it, you could end up second guessing your decision when it doesn’t sell right away. Save […]

Selling Your Maine Home, What Stays and What Goes

Posted by Veronica On November - 24 - 2015

The only negative about moving in the great state of Maine is the cringe-worthy packing process. If you are transitioning from one Maine home to another, it is best to bring along only the things that you are sure you need to start your life in your new space. If you need more definitive advice […]

How Much House Can I Afford?

Posted by Veronica On November - 24 - 2015

There are numerous calculators available that try to tell you how much you can afford to spend on your new home, but they’re not accurate for everyone. That’s because each person’s situation is unique. So before you buy that beautiful lake home in Southern Maine that you’re pretty sure you can afford, consider the following […]

Understanding the new TILA Rules

Posted by Veronica On November - 18 - 2015

As you look for a home to buy in Maine, you should be aware of some changes in the real estate world as of 2015. In particular, the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule went into effect in October, and it changes some of the paperwork that you will encounter when you buy a house. With the […]

Fun Portland Maine Events in October 2015

Posted by Veronica On October - 15 - 2015

October 2015 Theater Belfast Maskers/Cold Comfort Theater, see website for locations. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Oct. 930-7244 Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Rd., South Paris. Snafu, Oct. 24. 743-8452 Children’s Museum & Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. Stage stories, daily; Roald Dahl’s The Witches, Oct.-Nov. 828-1234 City Theater in Biddeford, 205 Main […]

Pining for Maine: A celebrity haven

Posted by Veronica On October - 15 - 2015

Maine is wild, beautiful and worlds removed from bustling metropolitan centers like New York City and Los Angeles. So it’s the perfect place for frazzled and sought-after celebrities to get away from everything. Except other celebrities. Maine has long been an escapist destination for the rich and powerful. More than 100 years ago, the Rockefellers […]

What is a home warranty? Do I really need one?

Posted by Veronica On May - 22 - 2015

If you are considering buying a home in Maine, you should look into buying a home warranty along with it. The point of a warranty is to ensure that if important parts of your home need repairs, you won’t have to pay full price for them. Before you buy a home warranty, you should get […]

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 […]

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