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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

How to Sell a Home in Maine

Posted by Veronica On January - 7 - 2013

In this day and age, it is beneficial to know how to sell your home in the most efficient and effective way as possible. The reality is that selling any home involves persistence along with a few proven techniques. The first step in selling a home is preparing your home for the sell. Clean it up as pristine as possible and update any old or broken appliances. Make sure to patch up any holes in the walls and create the perfect framework and foundation for the best sell. If you have extra money, make... Read→

Improving Curb Appeal

Posted by Veronica On January - 2 - 2013

If you are looking for an easy way to improve the look and appearance of your home, then you might want to improve your curb appeal with a few tried and trusted techniques. The reality is that improving the curb appeal on your home will dramatically change the way that potential buyers view your home. One of the easiest ways to improve the curb appeal on your home is to add detail to your driveway. The driveway to a home is the quickest way to add appeal. Simply add an edge to your driveway for the... Read→

Congress Extends Mortgage Debt Relief Act!

Posted by Veronica On January - 2 - 2013

On January 1, 2013, as part of the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations, Congress passed an extension of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act. This extension of this act, which has saved homeowners more than $1 billion dollars in taxes, is great news for struggling homeowners nationwide, and for the agents that represent them. The extension is now only awaiting President Obama’s signature. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act was originally passed in 2007 to aid the millions of homeowners... Read→

Two Things that Could Go Wrong During a Real Estate Transaction

Posted by Veronica On December - 26 - 2012

In regards to real estate sales, there are many things that could potentially come up as problems. Some of the most common things that could go wrong during a Maine real estate sale include incorrect home appraisals and faulty home inspections. Both are expensive mistakes in any real estate transaction. Incorrect Home Appraisals The most common problem that occurs in terms of real estate sales are incorrect home appraisals. Incorrect home appraisals can bring about a host of problems that include... Read→

Current Mortgage Rates

Posted by Veronica On December - 19 - 2012

These days, within the real estate market, mortgage rates are at around a 3% rate. The percentage of mortgage rate depends on a few key factors that firstly include the lending company that is providing the lending. In terms of Optimum First Mortgage, as stated on Zillow, the mortgage rate they are offering is at 3.277%, which falls at just about average or a little below average for what the usual mortgage rate is today. In terms of the Optimum First Mortgage percentage point, it is based on a... Read→

Home for the Holidays Pinterest Pin2Win Contest

Posted by Veronica On December - 18 - 2012

Pin2Win! What inspires you during the holidays? Show us what your house looks like or what you dream it would look like! Pin your favorite holiday decor & enter for your chance to win great prizes! All entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM on January 1, 2013. Winners will be announced on January 2, 2013. Entry Details here: We can’t wait to see your entries! Don’t forget to share the contest with others because you will be rewarded with a bonus entry!  Read More →

Call for Action: Do No Harm to Housing

Posted by Veronica On December - 15 - 2012

As we patiently wait to see if the Mortgage Debt Relief Act will be extended we are now hearing reports about the “Fiscal Cliff.” There is speculation that the mortgage interest deduction on income taxes may be part of the “Fiscal Cliff” deal. In other words, eliminating it! The National Association of Realtors is calling for everyone to voice their opinion on the matter by sending a message to our Senators and Members of Congress and let them know we are watching to see... Read→

For Sale by Owner Advice

Posted by Veronica On December - 7 - 2012

For Sale by Owner or FSBO is commonly referred to when a home is sold by the owner without the usage of a real estate agent or broker. The home owner represents themselves and may consult with real estate professionals along with a lawyer, but do not pay a commission for the sale of their home. If you are interested in selling your home and you are the home owner, there are several tips and tricks that will make the process easier. In order to successfully sell your home under a FSBO, it is important... Read→

House Styles in the Portland Area

Posted by Veronica On December - 5 - 2012

It is very important as a property owner or manager to get an idea of housing styles in your area. The reason for this is because of the fact that in order to sufficiently price the property accordingly or price the rental amount, you must utilize the other housing styles to get an idea of how much you can fairly charge tenants. The housing styles in the area can vary from different styles and this can change the price dramatically. If the housing styles in the area are priced above market value,... Read→

Maine Home Buyer Tax Credits

Posted by Veronica On December - 3 - 2012

These days, there are amazing tax credits for a lot concerning the real estate industry. Namely, the first-time home buyer tax credit as an exceptional tax credit for first-time home buyers. The first-time home buyer tax credit for 2012 includes getting 20% of the interest that you pay back every year for the next 30 years. The 2012 home buyer tax credit is actually better than the home buyer tax credit that has been offered in previous years. And, it is important to have the knowledge of any tax... 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.

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Portland, ME 04103


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