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What are some considerations I should ma
Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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
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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 area is also where you can experience all four seasons in their entirety. The fall will cause the leaves to turn beautiful red, orange and gold shade, while the winters will coat everything in a misty white haze. Though beautiful and diverse, if you are thinking about a move to the Portland, ME area,... Read→

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When Should I Refinance?

Posted by Veronica On February - 5 - 2016

If it’s been a few years since you bought your home in Maine, you might be considering refinancing. Doing so can result in you getting a better interest rate or even a better type of mortgage loan, allowing you to save money and increase your equity sooner than normal. Of course, refinancing is not recommended for everyone. But here are some situations in which it makes sense to refinance your mortgage. You Have a High Interest Rate If interest rates were high when you bought your house in... Read→

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What is a HOA? What are the benefits?

Posted by Veronica On February - 4 - 2016

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 homeowners regular dues in exchange for keeping the neighborhood in great shape. Not surprisingly, there are many benefits to having a house within an area with an HOA. These are just the main ones you might want to consider before you decide to buy in such a neighborhood. Common Area Maintenance When... Read→

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Purchasing a brand new home is an exciting time. There are a lot of decisions to be made during home shopping, such as deciding if you want a cape style home on several acres or a townhouse in the center of town. Prior to looking at homes with your real estate agent, you should seek out approval for a loan. Here is what you will need to get qualified and how to prepare. In order to qualify for a traditional mortgage, you will need to have available income. The fewer debts you have, the easier it... Read→

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How to Buy a Home With a Low Down Payment

Posted by Veronica On December - 18 - 2015

If you want to buy a home and do not have much cash upfront for a down payment, don’t worry. You can likely still buy the house you want in Southern Maine. There are a few ways to do this without having to pay the typical 20 percent down payment. Before you start adding up the upfront costs of buying a home in Maine, you should check out a few types of loans that allow you to keep the down payment to a minimum. USDA Loan If you’re willing to look outside the big city for a home, you might... Read→

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What Does “Sold As Is” Really Mean?

Posted by Veronica On December - 8 - 2015

As you browse homes for sale in Southern Maine, you might see the phrase “sold as-is” on some property descriptions. This is most often seen on foreclosures and short sales. Before you make any decisions on whether to buy a “sold as-is” property, check out what this phrase means for most home buyers. The Meaning of Sold As-Is This phrase simply means that the seller will not fix up the house before selling it, so basically, what you see is what you get. The result is that... Read→

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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 a fixer upper or stick to a house that’s already in good shape. Before you make this decision, there are a few factors to consider, because each option has pros and cons. Reasons to Buy a New Build If you’re... Read→

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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 take the steps to buy a house in Southern Maine. What is the point of the earnest money deposit? The reason you have to write this check at all is to show that you are serious... Read→

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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 yourself the stress by getting to know the best time to try to sell your house in Maine. Then hire a listing agent who is experienced at selling beautiful Southern Maine homes... Read→

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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 for selecting the things that you toss and the things that you pack on the truck, read below for some tips. Take: All of the exterior maintenance products Maine is one of the most gorgeous states in the Union.... Read→

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