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What are some considerations I should ma
Posted 2 years ago

The northeastern United States is one of the most naturally beautiful places within the Union. New England boasts tiny, family neighborhoods as well as famous long-standing large cities. The Northeastern…

What are some considerations I should make if…
What is a HOA? What are the benefits?
Posted 2 years ago

If you're looking for a home in Southern Maine, you've probably noticed that many houses here are served by a homeowners' association, or HOA. This is an organization that charges…

What is a HOA? What are the benefits?
When is the best time to list your home
Posted 2 years ago

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…

When is the best time to list your home in Ma…
Understanding the new TILA Rules
Posted 2 years ago

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…

Understanding the new TILA Rules
Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Maine Home
Posted 3 years ago

Spring in Maine is a time to get ready to say goodbye to the cold weather and welcome some warmth for the first time in months! But it's also a…

Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Maine Home

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 a fixed mortgage, your monthly payments will not go up or down, they will stay static at one rate. A fixed mortgage is usually preferable to an adjustable rate loan because there is no chance... Read→

What Not to Do When Selling a Home

Posted by Veronica On May - 3 - 2013

When selling a home, it is vital that certain steps are completed, while it is advisable that other steps are not. In terms of selling your home, there are many things that can actually hinder your home sale itself and that will significantly hurt you and your bank account in the long term. The first thing that you must never do when selling a home is to have your pets around when prospective buyers are walking through your home. While your pets may be cute, not every prospective buyer will think... Read→

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 intermingle and be around each other in a safe and secure environment that is perfectly designed just for them. Senior housing is usually regulated to only allow individuals... Read→

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 credit score, then this will hinder or almost entirely null your chances of getting a good percentage rate or any loan for your mortgage whatsoever. Your credit score is important, but what is just as or even more important... Read→

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. If you prepare in advance, you will notice that your moving time is cut instantly in half. The way to prepare your move early is to start by selling off anything that you don’t need or want. Give anything... Read→

Waterfront Properties For Sale in Maine

Posted by Veronica On January - 30 - 2013

Maine is a beautiful area to live and primarily because of all the wonderful waterfront properties that are available within the real estate sector. Maine is home to very unique coastal properties as well as lakefront properties that are perfect for a wide variety of individuals that appreciate nature and splendor. These waterfront properties in Maine offer a high level of distinction from the rest of the properties in the area and there are many different types of waterfront properties in Maine... Read→

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 and integrity towards the purchase and it is used as a down payment if and when the buyer goes through with the offer. If the buyer does not go through with the offer, then the earnest money is left... Read→

Enter Our Photo Contest For a Chance to Win a $100 Gift Card!

Posted by Veronica On January - 18 - 2013

Have you recently renovated a room, completed a new build or a large renovation? If so, we want to see it! Submit your photo now!  Read More →

Our Maine Real Estate Classes

Posted by Veronica On January - 16 - 2013

EARN YOUR REAL ESTATE LICENSE IN THE NEXT 7 WEEKS! SIGN UP NOW AS SPACE IS LIMITED! Green Tree Realty has partnered with The Maine Center for Real Estate Studies and will be offering a New Sale Agent Class. This class is combination of the Sales Agent Correspondence Class & Live Classes. The live classes supplement the correspondence class by providing a structure and discipline to complete the class; a chance to ask questions and interact with the instructor and other students; a chance for... Read→

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 primary home and it is a home that they live in a few months or even a few weeks out of the year. But, in order to be classified as a second home, the home that is purchased... Read→

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As a Portland Maine real estate agency Green Tree Realty specializes in Residential and Investment real estate for southern Maine buyers, sellers and investors looking in the Androscoggin, Cumberland and York counties residential and investment markets.

We're Located At:
522 Washington Avenue,
Portland, ME 04103


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